Block Shop Sisters and the Painted Scarves from Rajasthan

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  By Agnieszka Bielecka What happens when you bring together two talented sisters, Indian textile artisans and inspirations from the American desert? The answer would be: Block Shop Textiles, a Los Angeles-based company run by Lily and Hopie Stockman. Back in 2010, while Lily was living in India, she fell in love with traditional textiles from the […]

10 Makeup and Beauty Care Items Every Health Savvy Girl Should Have

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  Makeup image via Shutterstock By Amalissa Uytingco Going green does not only refer to recycling and energy or water conservation. All over the world, emerging companies are applying the “green” philosophy to cosmetics, aiming to create environmentally friendly product lines that promote the use of natural ingredients. However, with the extensive range of companies […]

Red Means Stop: The Truth Behind Amsterdam’s Rosseburt

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Amsterdam Red Light District photo via Shutterstock By JJ Fox Sex, drugs and Heineken. Amsterdam is the home of hedonism for tourists the world over. Their lax attitudes towards all things taboo have labelled this city a heaven on earth for those seeking to escape the confines of an uptight society. Above all things, Amsterdam […]

Is Feminism a Dirty Word?

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Shailene Woodley photo via Shutterstock BY BETH LALONDE Shailene Woodley broke my heart. She really, truly did. As disappointing as I found Lana Del Rey’s recent declaration that feminism “is just not an interesting concept,” and Little Mix’s unanimous “no” when asked if they considered themselves feminists, Woodley’s rejection hurts the very most. See, I’ve been […]

The WEEP Women of Kenya

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Kenyan Woman photo via Shutterstock By Rose Taylor One of the most significant discussions today is centered around women’s equality and empowerment, making it a leading issue in the new global economy. Despite copious NGO’s and local charities working for women’s rights and empowerment, the extent to which such institutions are successful is variable. On […]

Something is Rotten in Modern Feminism

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Woman behind barbed wire photo via Shutterstock By Beth Lalonde Walk into any bookstore, and the evidence will arrest you at once: row upon row of glossy hardcovers, each one bedecked with an impossibly beautiful portrait of an impossibly wealthy woman. Big, aspirational verbs leap out at you in capital letters. Lean in. Ask for it. […]

These 10 Countries Have More Educated Women than Men

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Educated woman photo via Shutterstock There is no disputing that education is the key to breaking the chains of poverty; to suffocating ignorance and bigotry; and to empowering women all throughout the world who have yet to experience the freedoms that men enjoy. In a recent article, The Richest discusses 10 countries that have more educated women than […]

Then and Now: Women in the Workplace (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Has gender equality for women in the workplace significantly improved since the 1950’s? This infographic takes a look at how things were for Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and now Millennials.  One thing that continues to play a role in the outcome of women’s success is balancing a family and a career. We work less when […]