Why More Couples Are Dating Long-Distance
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Between our generation being the most educated ever and technology keeping us more connected than ever, the old saying “you can’t have it all” is a thing of the past. Today’s couples with independent career ambitions are flipping the script on what it means to be in a supportive relationship. According to a survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers of

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Nausheena Hussain Inspires Muslim Women to RISE
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If you met Nausheena Hussain today, you’d think she’d been organizing women forever. In only a few short years, the executive director of Minneapolis-based Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment has helped create a safe space for Muslim women to learn how to engage in their communities and make change where they are. It’s a simple

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Here’s What Happens When You Feel Overqualified at Work
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Underemployment is a very real thing for our generation.  In 2016, more than half of college-educated millennials reported they were underemployed, or overqualified for their jobs, in a survey by Accenture. If you’re doing a job you’re overqualified for it probably means you’re making less money than you think you should be. But it turns out that situation isn’t

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Why You Can’t Judge a Date by Their Photo
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Swipe left, swipe left, swipe left. Nope, nope, nope. It’s really, really easy to judge people on Tinder by their online dating photo. There are just so many options. And why wouldn’t you want to match yourself with only the people you find the hottest? That’s totally fair. But there’s also a case to be made

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Hooking Up While Traveling: What You Need to Know
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A quick Google search of “hooking up while traveling” brings up many, many how-tos. You might never have considered it before (I’m exposing how very uncool I was as a teen and young adult), but hooking up with people you meet on vacation is totally a thing. As Laurel Miller wrote for Refinery29, “there’s something about being

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How Whales Could Disrupt Fishing in Alaska
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For six years, Alaska-based marine biologist Ellen Chenoweth has been watching humpback whales do something very peculiar. The giant ocean mammals usually feed in deep water. But some of them have learned that moving in close to shore can get them an easy meal. A handful of humpbacks have been feeding at Southeast Alaska’s salmon hatcheries,

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The Social Science Behind Emojis
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Oh. Em. Gee. It’s kind of incredible how much language has evolved since texting and other forms of digital communication have become as common as eating, sleeping or breathing. And a lot more common than actually talking on the phone. Take emojis for example. Some might see the swell of emoji culture as a sign

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Do First-Time Homebuyers Pay Too Much?
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Is the “Millennials love avocados too much to own homes” meme still funny? Probably not. But, when it was funny, it was because it touched on what seems to be a common misunderstanding about young adults: that misplaced priorities—preferring the finer things in life to scrimping—are to blame for our lower rate of homeownership and financial

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The Secret Recipe for ‘The Great British Baking Show’
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If you watched “The Great British Baking Show” the same way I did, by which I mean mainlining three seasons over the course of a month in the dead of winter, then you probably also started to catch on to some of the series’ finer points. During my latest “GBBS” binge, my roommate and I

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What Janet the Zebra Taught Scientists About Migration
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It might seem to us laypeople that scientists have discovered everything there is to know about the natural world. It is the 21st century, after all. Are there any surprises remaining anywhere? But in 2012, biologists made an incredible new discovery, one that changed the way animal scientists think about migration on the African continent. (In

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