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Why is Thanksgiving on a Thursday?

For the answer to why Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday peek in the kitchen to see who’s likeliest to cook the turkey feast. In 1863 in the midst of the Civil War, President Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring Thanksgiving a

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7 Bitchin’ Facts about the B-Word

In 1785, the Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue declared the b-word "the most offensive appellation that can be given to an English woman, even more provoking than that of a whore.”...

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Why is “panties” a creepy word?

For some, this common American nickname for women's underwear is the cotton-lyrca-blend height of word aversion, bested only by the cringe-inducing sound of "moist"...

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30 Badass Women Born in November

Movers, shakers and women's history makers born in November.

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TIME Suggests Banning “Feminist” in 2015

What overused word or expression is making your ears bleed the most this year? Personally, "it's just a compliment!" has really worn its welcome. But TIME magazine thinks "feminist" is a little more ban-worthy...

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5 Reasons Ebola Kills More Women

Why are 55 to 75 percent of Ebola virus casualties in West Africa women?

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Screening Is Key to Fighting Cervical Cancer

A few years ago, I got a nerve-racking call from my nurse. She informed me that my pap smear results were abnormal. I had a touch of what’s called cervical dysplasia, or abnormal growth of cervical cells. I would need

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The First Lady Pants in Congress

In 1969, Rep. Charlotte T. Reid (R-Ill.) became the first woman to wear pants on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Washington Post reported that the history-making black wool pantsuit aroused the curiosities of male members of

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9 Women Arrested For Wearing Pants

In the 1850s, women's petticoats alone could weigh 14 pounds. With the addition of foundation garments, bustles, multilayered skirts and bodices, a fashionable woman's outfit could cross the 20-pound mark. In response, early feminists and social progressives began arguing for

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