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  Like many of us out there, I can boil pasta and scramble eggs, but roast a chicken? Nah. Enter Hot Mess Kitchen: Recipes For Your Delicious, Disastrous Life by Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman (with a foreword by Mindy Kaling!). It’s a cookbook for those of us with no skills but who want to learn. Moskowitz and Berman pair culinary know-how with a dash of personal writing and a dollop of humor, resulting in recipes like “Trying To Make Ends Meet Tofu,” “My Ex Is...
    A sexist internet troll recently stated that he could beat any trained female athlete in a fight, and MMA professional Tara LaRosa accepted his challenge. The match was to be broadcast live via Facebook on January 6th, except for one small thing: the police and the State Athletic Commission showed up and shut it down. The internet troll still wants to make the bout happen, suggesting that it could perhaps take place in someone’s “backyard.” Humiliating this ridiculous man sounds like fun, but does it set...
Silvina La Poderosa jumps from the corner of the ring to land on her opponent, Reyna Torres, during an exhibition fight in Senkata, El Alto I’m standing in Murillo Plaza, in central La Paz. It’s the center of city life, surrounded by state buildings and Bolivia’s presidential palace. The big round clock on the palace strikes four. The clock is a mirror image of a traditional clock, and the hands run counterclockwise. I want to find out why, but first I will have to experience some...

So, hello, brand new year. Unfortunately it’s also hello to diet talk overload. Yup, it’s everywhere. The diet industry goes crazy in January. Over the years, I have managed to switch off from most of the Weight Watchers ads and gym discount flyers. I basically make it my business to mute the diet industry; I don’t buy magazines that tell me I’m not good enough, I don’t follow social media accounts that constantly talk about weight loss, and I shun brands that use body shaming...

  Years before coming out as queer, I was a suburbanite who would say, "That's so gay." I was in an unofficial clique of The Blossoming Queers with Complicated Home Lives, and though our homes were hard, sometimes entering public space was even more complicated. Most often, we took refuge in quiet places — basements, the bridge over the imaginary creek, the little hallway between the round-table cafeteria and band room, in the embrace of each other's borrowed jeans, in the excess of mix CDs titled with...
  SirensJennifer Bacquial (right) and her fellow Sirens on a milk delivery Two years ago, Julie Bouchet-Horwitz, founder of the NY Milk Bank, sent an email to Jennifer Bacquial, the president of the Sirens Women’s Motorcycle Club in New York City, with an unusual request. Would the bikers be interested in delivering breast milk to hospitals and private homes on behalf of the NY Milk Bank? “I told her to give me a call. We talked. I was clueless. I didn’t even know milk donation was...
  After writing a memo that stated that Google was being discriminatory to the straight conservative white men by promoting racial and gender diversity, former Google employee James Damore has filed a class action lawsuit against the tech company, reiterating that Google discriminates against.. you guessed it...straight white conservative men, NPR reports. Damore was fired in August, shortly after writing a memo that outlined everything from what he saw as biological differences between men and women to why having race and gender based programs are, as he said, “...

    Surprise! Ellen Page is married! Eee!! Page quietly announced the exciting news on Instagram yesterday, sharing a few photos of herself and her wife Emma Portner along with a simple message: “Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife. @emmaportner.” Portner also shared a few photos with a similar message: "I get to call this incredible woman MY WIFE! @ellenpage I LOVE YOU!"   Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife. @emmaportner A post shared by @ ellenpage on Jan 3, 2018...
    All women should be strength training. Period. It promotes overall health, a better night’s sleep, higher energy, and more confidence. That’s why I created Ladies Who Lift—an all-female strength training and weightlifting workshop—with the goal of building a community of badass women who are ready to defy weightlifting expectations and find what works for them on an individual level.When it comes to fitness and exercise, it is important to recognize and respect that everyone has different ideals and goals. There is no single type of...

  In a study conducted by Scientific American with over 2,000 American and Chinese participants, researchers found that people perceive that there is a link between “green behavior” and femininity — which means that men aren't recycling because they think it's too girly. This study was done as a response to previous research suggesting a gender gap in "green behavior." According to Scientific American,  past studies have shown that women have been found to recycle more, litter less, and leave behind a smaller carbon footprint than men. In...