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Confirming what we all knew already, this week in birth control news: free birth control lowers pregnancy rates and actually saves money. 1. Colorado dramatically reduces teen pregnancy For the past six years, Colorado has provided teenage and low-income women with long-acting birth control, such as IUDs. Not only were they low-cost or completely free for many women, they could be obtained confidentially from local clinics. The program has been a stunning success. Read More
Imagine if Paula Deen cared about fixing her racist ways as much as she cares about butter? The former Food Network star posted a photo to social media of her and her son, Bobby, dressed as I Love Lucy’s Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. Ricky Ricardo is Cuban-American. Bobby is not. Just to make sure that this is extra wrong, he dons brownface. Image via Mic “We had so much fun on this episode y’all,” the caption reads, “I just had to share this photo with you.” No, no you did not. It gets worse! The picture was taken from an episode that aired in 2011. Read More
For years, the icons on Facebook have stayed the same. Last year it updated the notifications globe to be less America-centric. Depending on what region you’re viewing Facebook from, you’ll either see an Europe-centric globe, an Asia-centric globe or the original America-centric version. Now, Facebook has finally updated its people icons and it’s all due to one designer, Caitlin Winner. Winner was looking at the icons one day when she realized the female icon had a chip in her shoulder. Read More
Curiosity cabinets gained popularity during the Renaissance, and are considered the precursor to museums. Originally, a “cabinet of curiosity” referred to an entire room filled with extraordinary items. Eventually, though, the term came to mean a single “curio” cabinet used to display a personal collection of objects—including (but certainly not limited to) preserved animals and bugs, bones, teeth, claws, feathers, horns, coral, stones, shells, plants, medical objects, drawings, paintings, interesting relics, and creepy doll heads. Read More
Meet Caya, a new and improved version of the diaphragm birth control option. For those unfamiliar to what a diaphragm is, the idea is simple: a flexible, dome shaped cup is vaginally inserted to block the cervix, thus preventing sperm from entering. This is awesome news for women looking for a non-hormonal option of birth control due to either medical conditions or personal choices. Its process of creation took 10 years and involved user feedback to make this a modern, easy-to-use device. Read More