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Lynda Carter Shares Her #MeToo Story Lynda Carter — the iconic actress behind the mid-'70s TV version of Wonder Woman — recently disclosed that she had been sexually harassed both on and off Wonder Woman’s set. Although she didn’t name her most serious harasser, she did disclose one horrifying incident, in which a peeping Tom cameraman drilled a  hole in her dressing room wall (seriously?!). Her story is a reminder: 2018 may be a year of cultural reckoning, but sexual harassment has been harming women for decades....
I started taking Prozac in December because, quite frankly, I was in the midst of a “nervous breakdown.” This an old-school term that is no longer used in psychiatry, but I have yet to find another one that more accurately conveys the process of losing your marbles, so I’m bringing it back. After a three-day Adderall stint (prescribed, for the record) to study for an exam last September and a particularly traumatic trip to Big Bend National Park (which is, in itself, a long story for...
This essay was written by a student at Mighty Writers, an education nonprofit that offers free writing classes to over 2,500 inner-city Philadelphia students a year. “Beautiful people are not always good, but good people are always beautiful” — Ali ibn Abi Talib  This quote is very inspirational to me. Its meaning enlightens me and always encourages me to do better. The quote, in my opinion, means that not everyone has a pure heart. That beauty comes from your deeds, not from your looks, and that no one can...

“Northampton...where the coffee is strong and the women are stronger.” Pull into the garage of Thornes Marketplace in offbeat Northampton, MA, and you’ll be greeted by this signifying mantra. Northampton has been a bastion of feminist rebellion and counter-cultural activity for over 140 years. Home to one of the first women’s colleges, Smith, it’s a hub of LGBTQ activism, artistic innovation, and revolutionary music. Drop into town and experience a unique, thriving enclave where women rule and creativity is queen. They don’t call it “Paradise...
My best friend and I are in a long-distance relationship, living thousands of miles and a very big ocean apart, and as such, we talk more often than what some people might call “normal” or “healthy." We reach for our phones at all hours of the day, full of joy or rage or anxiety, or just to spend a quick forty-five minutes analyzing the tone and punctuation of a professional email one of us has received. (Okay, but is someone mad if they end a...
  I am currently a university student studying English Literature. I sit in a lecture hall filled with 400 students, approximately ten of whom are people of color. Glancing around the lecture hall, the lack of diversity stuns me. As a British Indian, this makes me feel alone and secluded, like there is no one else out there like me. And it’s not only in the lecture hall: I take a look at my life and realize that within my friendship group, there is no racial...
Each year, I grow hundreds of plants from seeds started indoors—flowering annuals and perennials, heirloom and hybrid vegetables, and a wide variety of tomatoes. I’ve gathered my best tips and tricks here to give you everything you need to know to start your own garden. MaterialsSeeds (organic seeds suitable for your growing zone)36 3" plastic pots or small, plastic drinking cups with a drain hole punched in the bottom or seedling starter traysOrganic potting mix48" fluorescent shop light with T8 or T5 bulbs (one “warm” and...
Pillows have come a long way since crunchy, nasty feathers and flimsy Poly-Fil were the norm. These days, re-imagined models like the ones below with all kinds of cool bells and whistles are flooding the market. Use this handy guide to figure out if one of these deluxe clouds of comfort is right for you.  Dreampad Memory Support Pillow Price: $179 Website: dreampadsleep.com Features: As seen on Shark Tank, this comfy block of memory foam plugs into your phone and connects to a free app offering sleep-inducing music, timer,...
Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o Are Teaming Up In The Woman King, And We Can’t Wait To See It The Oscar-winning duo will star as mother and daughter in The Woman King, which is inspired by the true story of an all-woman African military unit in the 18th and 19th century. Ready to see Davis and Nyong’o fight off some French invaders? We certainly are. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter. Amandla Stenberg Turned Down Black Panther To Give Space To Darker-Skinned Actors Amandla Stenberg recently revealed that she...

In Valencia, Spain, they call it orxata de xufa and make it with chufa (tiger nuts). On the island of Puerto Rico, it’s called horchata de ajonjolí, and the key ingredient is sesame seeds. Some believe this classic beverage originated in Egypt, traveling to Spain and Italy with North African immigrants during the Middle Ages, and later making its way to the Americas with the conquistadors. Others claim it has its roots in Nigeria, where a similar drink called kunnu aya is made with chufa...