Guess who landed an internship with HBO’s Girls? The president’s accomplished first daughter, 17-year-old Malia Obama.  An aspiring filmmaker, Malia has been working on set in Williamsburg with show creator Lena Dunham and actresses including Jemima Kirke. The internship, however, is hardly Malia’s first foray into entertainment. Read More
Add a base primer of “Bye-bye DOMA,” foundation in “Obergefell v. Hodges,” and eye shadow from the “YAS” palette for the ultimate marriage equality look. Sound confusing? Have a look for yourself:   YouTube comedian, Megan MacKay hilariously celebrates the SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling by giving the issue a makeup tutorial. Read More
Are you missing Parks & Recreation? Have no fear—these crafts will help revive your love for one of the best shows to grace our televisions in a long while. Here are some fun crafts that pay homage to both the show and its D.I.Y.-superhero frontrunner, Leslie Knope. 1. This pattern advises to crochet a tiny horse in pink and white... but two shades of brown will better resemble Li’l Sebastian, the miniature horse (don’t call him a pony!) greatly beloved in Pawnee, Indiana.   2. Read More
Sesame Street’s Maria has been a staple on the show since 1971. Her warmth has enticed young viewers around the globe for over 40 years. Both Maria and the woman who played her, Sonia Manzano, broke many barriers, especially by being one of the first Latinas on TV. “I had never seen people of color on television,” Manzano said in an 2014 interview with CBS. “And that was like whoa! This show is really in your face and outrageous. Read More
If one step to a safe abortion is a doctor who can perform it, we need more doctors learning how to do so. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 51 percent of obstetrics and gynecology residency programs offer routine abortion training. There are three typical “tracks” for abortion care training: opting out, in which abortion training is scheduled, but students can choose not to participate; opting in, in which training is available, but not regularly scheduled; and programs in which no training is regularly available. Read More
In its annual salary report to Congress, the White House revealed some disappointing numbers. Currently, female employees are making 84.2 cents to every dollar made by a male employee, despite the female presence dominating with 263 staffed to 209 males. Considering Obama’s crowing about the pay gap, you'd think the White House would be doing better in this department. According to the White House’s website, “Under the President’s leadership, this Administration has made significant progress to bridge the gender pay gap. Read More
This year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup will go down in history. The number of teams competing this year doubled, making the competition more exciting than ever. The U.S. had an amazing 5-2 win against Japan, and this made them the first women’s team to ever hold three World Cup titles. There were also 17 out LGBT players and coaches in the Cup this year—17 more than the number that played in the Men’s World Cup last year. Despite all of this, it’s still sort of hard to feel happy amidst the rampant sexism of FIFA. Read More
You probably saw Humans of New York’s heartbreaking photo of a little boy, head in his hands, with the caption, “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me.” It quickly went viral, getting nearly 59,000 shares (and counting) on Facebook. Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton and talk show guru Ellen Degeneres showed their support on Friday. “Prediction from a grown-up: your future will be amazing,” Clinton wrote in a Facebook comment. Read More
Stop the presses. Another man has an opinion about funny women. Michael Eisner, former Disney CEO, told an audience at the Aspen Ideas Festival Thursday he thinks that funny, beautiful women are hard to find.  This opinion was shared during an onstage conversation with Goldie Hawn about why she'd been so successful in Hollywood. Eisner said, "From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman. By far. They usually — boy am I going to get in trouble, I know this goes online (ed. Read More
A new proposal that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is considering could mean hell for some domain owners. Currently, when you register a domain, you are required to provide a host of  personal information, including your mailing address, a phone number, and your email address. Anyone can look that information up on whois.icann.org. Luckily for those who would like a bit more privacy, there are companies you can pay to hide your information for you. However, this new proposal could take away that privacy for many domain owners. Read More