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19 Attractions on the Map of a Woman’s Heart

What does a woman’s heart look like? No, not this: Over at Brainpickings, curator Maria Popova showcases the 19th-century Map of the Open Country of a Woman’s Heart, which is largely divided into the five major regions: Land of Love

An Illustrated History of Tennis Fashion

In response to our recent podcast “Women’s Tennis: From Pat Ball to Grand Slams,” super-talented illustrator and Stuff Mom Never Told You fan Erin Dreis sent us a nifty illustrated history of women’s tennis fashion she created for a local

Meet the World’s Oldest (and Raddest) Yoga Teacher

In 2013, Guinness World Records named then-93-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch the world's oldest yoga instructor. Even though Porchon-Lynch has had a hip replacement, it hasn't slowed her practice, which she told the BBC she plans to keep up "until I can't

Are lady mags afraid of powerful women?

In many ways, one could easily argue, mainstream women's magazines are like the mini-Bud Lite Limaritas of the publishing world: fetchingly packaged, surprisingly satisfying and packed with stuff that's not-so-great for me. Yet I love them both.

Swimsuit Season Lies No. 5: Bikinis Are Bad for Women

The bikini itself wasn't invented as some sort of sartorial tool of female repression to feed the male gaze (yes ma'am, I just said that). In fact, the shrinking of women's bathing attire was heralded as a form of emancipation.

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The Most Photographed Woman of the Edwardian Era

When Lily Elsie took the stage in 1907 in the leading role of "The Merry Widow," London audiences and theater critics swooned. The operetta was such a hit it ran for 778 performances, making the lovely Elsie a bona fide

Why Breakup Songs Hurt So Good

Humans have pretty low emotional pain tolerances, and research has shown that people instinctively seek out distractions away from sources of whatever unpleasantness ails, hence the indefatigable sales of alcohol and ice cream. When trouble arises in interpersonal relationships, the

7 Reasons Women’s Clothing Sizes Make No Sense

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Swimsuit Season Lie No. 4: The Beach Body

Models' "ideal bodies" and perfectly smooth silhouettes we see sporting swimwear and such aren't exactly the real deal. Sure, these women are genetically predisposed to have lovely figures, and they're paid to keep themselves trim. However, let's not lose sight

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Women’s Work: Exploration

17 incredible explorers who scoured the globe against all womanly odds.

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