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Women who appear as homeowners or home seekers across HGTV’s programming are portrayed almost exclusively in terms of extremes.
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Why Does HGTV Want Its Viewers To Hate Women?

Why must HGTV’s production and editing teams insist on painting the women who appear on their popular shows in wildly broad strokes of high Read...
Alli Hoff Kosik    |   01.16.18   |   SHARE
Dear Debt, It's Over!
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Dear Debt, It's Over 

I am not the only one who is running on this hamster wheel of debt. In 2017 Americans had a revolving debt of $1,022 billion. So, dear debt, it's Read...
Leolin Bowen    |   01.12.18   |   SHARE
Sadly, I know I'm not the only one who was hurt by Logan Paul's video.
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Why Logan Paul's Suicide Victim Video Hurts People Like Me

Sadly, I know I'm not the only one who was hurt by Logan Paul's video. I know because it's a hurt shared by so many survivors of suicide. Read...
Melissa Blake    |   01.11.18   |   SHARE
Astrology helps me make sense of the parts of life that science has no answers for.
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How This Stuck-Up Skeptic Fell In Love With Astrology

Astrology helps me make sense of the parts of life that science has no answers for. Things like: How do I figure out what I want? It gives me clarity. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   01.2.18   |   SHARE
image credit: Virgie Tovar via Instagram
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2017: The Year In Our Favorite Plus-Size Trends

Looking back upon the incredible plus-size trends and fashionistas in 2017, we were able to hone into some of the more ubiquitous trends. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   12.22.17   |   SHARE
I found clear parallels between Mawlid and another holiday back at home — Christmas. (Photo: Sabrina Toppa)
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Mawlid: The Little-Known Muslim Holiday That Looks Like Christmas

Each winter, Muslims around the world mark the birth of the Prophet Muhammad during Mawlid, an annual holiday celebrating the prophet's arrival on Read...
Sabrina Toppa    |   12.19.17   |   SHARE
“Most of us don’t want that intimacy with our co-workers. We have to be with them 40 hours a week. We don’t want to hug them, too."
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Please Don't Hug Me At Work 

Please don't hug me at work. Not from the front, side, and certainly not behind. Read...
Josie Gleave of SHESAID    |   12.15.17   |   SHARE
I realized that Chanukkah is about reclaiming identity.
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Abuse And Identity: A Chanukkah Story

I realized that Chanukkah, beyond the overloaded latke plates, called to me as a narrative about escaping abusive situations and reclaiming identity. Read...
No'a L. bat Miri    |   12.14.17   |   SHARE