The Brief (and Sexist) History of Christmas Stockings

Christmas stockings are usually festive and stuffed with chocolate, so what's not to love? For the most part, nothing...

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5 Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Feminist

If you’re anything like me, you still haven’t done your Christmas shopping, and you’re getting super anxious about it. Like, nervous-sweat anxious. I mean, what are you supposed to get for all of those amazing people in your life who’ve supported

5 Ada Lovelace Facts You Probably Don’t Know

On December 10, 1815, Ada Lovelace was born in London. Now just shy of her 200th birthday, Lovelace is hailed at history’s first computer programmer and a beloved icon for women in STEM. So how did this Victorian-era genius come

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3 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Doctor Pronto

After I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease last year, it was time to find a specialist who could really help guide me through the condition: What medicine to take, what lifestyle changes to make, and on and on. I really

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Further Reading: 5 Fab Listener Recs

We cover some pretty interesting topics every week on the podcast. But with each episode clocking in at under an hour, we can't always hit every source or detail out there. Thanks to our smart and savvy listeners, however, we

30 Badass Women Born in December

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

Stuff Mom Never Told You…the STORE

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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

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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