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Doubting yourself at work? Boost confidence with …

Social media is bursting with #girlbosses, #powerfulwomen, and #badassbabes. A historic 102 women were elected to the House of Representatives in 2018. It feels like women are on the rise! We’re unstoppable! There’s a lot to be excited about, that’s…

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Mean reads: diet drinks and stroke, app …

More women winning science prizes but men still win the top ones (Harvard Business Review) Multiple women including Mandy Moore accuse Ryan Adams of abuse (The New York Times) Diet drinks may increase stroke risk in older women (Web MD)…

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How to have a guilt and otherwise …

Can we all agree this is the most fraught holiday of them all? But it doesn’t have to be that way. Let’s remind ourselves what the holiday represents and how we could all use a lot more of it. Love!…

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Mean reads: the clap heard ’round the …

The clap back heard ’round the world (CNN) Nancy Pelosi explains why she clapped like that (HuffPost) Nancy Pelosi’s daughter responds to the clapping frenzy (USA Today) 13 best SOTU Nancy Pelosi clapping memes (Harper’s Bazaar) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveils Green New…

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Why the F not: rainbow nails

I can wind up down a rabbit hole of nail art DIY videos any day of the week and then wonder what just happened to the past hour of my life. In fact, it took me about three days to…

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A photographer builds a colorful world in …

Just a few blocks from San Francisco’s famous Painted Ladies is, from the outside, a more muted Victorian house. But head to the back of the building and you’ll find photographer Anna-Alexia Basile’s technicolor world. Her tiny 156-square-foot space is alive…

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Post Malone: enjoyment for all ages

The crossovers between my cultural interests and my 18-year-old son’s happen more often than I ever would have imagined. Usually, it’s music. Despite the misogyny and violence in much of what he listens to (anyone who thinks you can stop…

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More beauty, less makeup

Surely you’ve encountered Cindy Joseph, a former makeup artist turned model (at 50!) who founded a line of makeup called BOOM. If you haven’t, perhaps it’s because your social feeds identify you as younger than 40. But her approach to makeup…

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Why the F not: bright AF eyeliner

I have gotten super lazy about my makeup. And that was A-OK with me until this morning when I was cleaning out my mess of a makeup cabinet and found a blue eyeliner pencil and had to make a Kon Mari…

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Mean reads: Men afraid to mentor, women …

Photo by A L L E F . V I N I C I U S Δ on Unsplash How did feminism come to include everything from environmentalism to Palestinian rights? (Washington Post) Women over 30 are leaving their husbands…

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How to live in a 970-square-foot home …

It sounds like a collector’s nightmare: moving house from from a 2,000+ square foot home into a tiny five-room cottage. It was indeed daunting for Michelle and Tony Johnson, who were moving with their 4-year-old from a sprawling family home…

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