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16 Old Ladies Who Make Aging Look Awesome

Who says growing older can't be fit, fun and fabulous?

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Vintage Radvertising: Afro Sheen

In the 1970s, Afro Sheen marketed the "poetry" of natural black hair.

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The First Lady of Cosplay

It's a well-known fact among science fiction fans that Forrest J. Ackerman was the first guy to ever "cosplay," arriving in a "futuristicostume" at the 1939 First World Science Fiction Convention. But what about his cosplaying companion, Myrtle R. Jones,

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15 Things Women Shouldn’t Do On Their Periods, According to Ancient Science

Considering how many chores women of yore were supposed to ditch during that time of the month, they could've really played up menstrual taboos to their benefit, making menstruation into a welcome monthly vacation when ladies could retreat to their

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Natural Black Hair in “Americanah”

This passage in Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche‘s fantastic Americanah jumped out to me as a must-share addendum to our “Curly Hair Conundrums” podcast in which Caroline and I briefly discuss the historical and persistent racial discrimination directed toward black women’s natural

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Strange But True: Uncombable Hair Syndrome

That fella’s fluffy hair isn’t standing on end due to static electricity, rather he has what’s called “spun glass hair.” A nickname for Uncombable Hair Syndrome, spun glass hair is an exceedingly rare genetic condition with fewer than 100 documented

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Do we expect too much from marriage?

Respected relationship psychologist and scholar Eli J. Finkel found that, on average, marriage satisfaction has declined over time while the happiest ones have gotten even happier. Finkel attributes this peculiar gap to the post-1965 era of the "self-expressive marriage," or

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The Most Beautiful Suicide

Trigger warning: discussion of suicidality and graphic imagery.

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11 Women Defying Gravity

"Those who don't jump will never fly." - Leena Ahmad Almashat

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The Real “Badass” Ladies of 1928

Who were the real "badass" ladies of 1928 whose Photoshopped image is now Internet famous?

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