Jill Filipovic Investigates Expectations of Women at Work
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Jill Filipovic writes about women in the working world, but she herself knows what it’s like to make a huge career switch. In 2012, Filipovic left her full-time law career to write about feminism and politics for publications including The Guardian, The New York Times, the Washington Post, and, perhaps most notably, Cosmopolitan. She released her

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Why Divorce is Different for Millennials
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When my high school friend Maria married Esteban, we were all 23. As a bridesmaid in their wedding, I was asked to wear a pink dress (any shade of pink, because Maria was, and is, chill like that). On the morning of the ceremony, I arrived late to hair and makeup and promptly left my phone

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Social Media Could Be Raising Our Stress Levels
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If you’ve ever been tempted to unplug, there’s a good reason for it: Recent polling has found that people who actively use social media experience more stress around current events. In February, the American Psychological Association released the results of their annual Stress in America survey, which “has examined sources of stress and its impact on

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With Social Issues in the Spotlight, Are Lawyers the New Rock Stars?
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In the hours and days after the White House administration introduced its executive order to prevent travelers from some Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., airports erupted in protest. Families stood waiting for loved ones, dissenters waved signs. But off to the side, huddled over laptops in self-made encampments, the lawyers settled in. They had

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Why the Brontë Sisters Still Make Top Novel Lists
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Since it was published in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s groundbreaking novel “Jane Eyre” has never been out of print. It consistently shows up on top 10 lists of favorite novels alongside another Brontë novel, “Wuthering Heights,” according to Brontë biographer Juliet Barker. When it was written, Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights” “left contemporary audiences perplexed and disgusted. It didn’t

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3 Muslim and Arab-Americans Explain How to Be a Good Ally
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In January, the White House issued an executive order that aimed to bar Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. and restrict in-bound travel of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. Thousands of U.S. citizens and lawmakers expressed their disproval of what quickly became known as the #MuslimBan by gathering at airports across the country in protest. The next day,

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The Women’s March Drew More Than a Million: What Do They Plan to Do Next?
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Some estimates show more than 1 million people gathered across the world on Saturday—a bulk of them in Washington, D.C.—for a march calling for equal rights for women and minorities. The Women’s March on Washington was the culmination of more than a month of preparation, but the day itself was representative of a beginning rather than an end

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How Insurance Affects Birth Control Choices: One Woman’s Story
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Here’s a free recipe for an effortless humble pie this holiday season: 1. Decide to write a personal essay/objective investigation of the current female contraceptive landscape. Add in a healthy dosage of contemplation about getting an IUD before Jan. 20, 2017. 2. As you reflect on your contraceptive history, call up your ex-boyfriend from college whom

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