In the past couple of years, the concept of “binge-watching” or binge-anything is something that many people have become widely familiar with, as instant entertainment has become integrated into our modern society. As I, and many others, can attest, binge-watching in particular is a distressingly easy habit to fall into. I consider myself to be […]

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Scottish brewery BrewDog launched its newest, most “revolutionary” beer yet on Wednesday: the “No Label” beer. Made using hops that change sex before they are harvested, this no-label beer absolutely refuses to conform to the gender binary and all the other forms of rigid categorization present in the distilled beverage community — which is apparently […]

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This past week, Brazil hosted the first-ever World Indigenous Games, a kind of “Indigenous Olympics” that included 2,000 athletes from indigenous groups from all over the globe participating in a wide range of sporting events. The project was conceived by Brazilian indigenous leader Marcos Terena and his Intertribal Council, the Brazilian Ministry of Sport and […]

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“Why are there period ads everywhere?” reads the bold lettering on an ad developed by Thinx, a new company that has created underwear built to absorb period blood. “The better question is,” they also posit, “Why shouldn’t there be?” The salient question was originally aimed towards commuters on the New York subway system, but it […]

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After 12 years and 22 (mostly) unforgettable seasons, it’s “America’s Next Top Model” that is finally packing its belongings and going home. On Wednesday, Tyra Banks announced that the beloved reality competition series is coming to an end this December, tweeting that she “truly believes it’s time.” When I heard the tragic news, the reality […]

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It has been said that learning history also helps us to learn from our mistakes. “Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it,” right? This seems like a straightforward enough task, but consider this question: what are we to do if the history we are learning is flawed? Recently, a Texas mother encountered […]

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Ladies and gentlemen, Halloween season is upon us. You know what that means — discussions in October will consist of nothing other than the scary, the supernatural and best of all, the supremely awesome costumes. Whether you prepare for an entire year, the whole month or the day before, selecting the perfect Halloween costume is […]

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In the summer of 2009, a then completely unknown singer named Kesha burst onto the music scene brazenly proclaiming that the party didn’t start ‘til she walked in. She did that in a little song called “Tik Tok”, which went on to become one of the best-selling digital singles in history (it’s still at number […]

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The Washington public school system has one goal for their second grade students this year: learn how to ride a bike. Learning how to ride a bicycle is a staple of most people’s childhoods, especially here in the United States. When you’re a kid, learning how to ride a bike is often a pretty big […]

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