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What if rosé poached pears were an …

Spring is finally here, and we all know what that means. It’s officially rosé season! Bonus points if it’s got bubbles. On the off-chance that you get overly enthusiastic on a Saturday, and then on Sunday morning find a half…

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Mean Reads: perils of being funny at …

Jailed Saudi women’s rights activist subjected to ‘brutal torture and sexual harassment’, brother claims (Fox News) 3 ways women can help close the gender pay gap (Yahoo News) Being witty at work will be held against you (The Cut) Daring to…

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F That: Going to the nail salon—…

Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash My daughter, who is 6 years old, loves going to the nail salon. I get it, I used to love it too. It felt like a treat, an hour or so of pampering that…

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Mean Magazine launch celebration

Photos by Megan Bayley When it came to launching this online magazine, as well as the Mean Podcast, I figured I’d casually mention it to a few friends and if they thought it was any good maybe they’d tell some…

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Mean Magazine is a feminist blog and podcast that connects women across generations. Whether you were born into the silent generation, Generation Z, or somewhere in between, there’s a common thread to be found, and something to learn. We inspire,…

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Mean reads: Gloria Steinem, hair discrimination, Jenna …

New York City is banning discrimination based on hair styles (The Hill) Gloria Steinem to media: Where are the women? (Washington Examiner) Former KFC employee wins $1.5 million in breastfeeding discrimination lawsuit (People) Among 1 percent women, where are all…

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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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