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A historic number of women are running for office this year. Heres why thats good news.

October 26, 2018

If what they say is true, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the woman. Image via Victor Lorano/Unsplash. From sister survivors organizing to prosecute their assailants to movements for equal pay in Hollywood and beyond, this year women across the country are demanding a voice on issues that matter. And in November, […]

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Kavanaugh and Ford might both be telling the truth. And that says something profoundly troubling about our world.

October 23, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh claims he has no memory of Christine Blasey Ford. Furthermore, he “never did anything remotely resembling what Dr. Ford describes.” To her. Or to anyone. Either he is lying. Or he is telling the truth. Throughout today’s hearing, I noted Dr. Ford’s repeated attempts to rein in emotion (she didn’t always succeed.) Judge […]

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The awesome reason you may already be seeing girls in Cub Scout uniforms.

October 22, 2018

If you think girls wouldn’t want to be part of the Cub Scouts, you probably aren’t aware of all the fun stuff they get to do. “You get to go to parks, you get to ride your bike, you get to pet a bug,” exclaims one young girl about why she loves being a Cub […]

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Shes an Apple engineer AND Victorias Secret model. These sexist trolls never stood a chance.

September 27, 2018

View this post on Instagram CODING IS FOR ANYONE! @science @girlswhocode From @codingblog #coding #codinglife #codingisfun #codingpics #coder #coderlife #programmer #programmers #programmerslife #programmerlife #programmerhumor #programming #programmings #programminglife #programmingcontest A post shared by Coding engineer (@coding.engineer) on Sep 6, 2018 at 9:47pm PDT Lyndsey Scott has a resume that almost sounds too impressive to be true: […]

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A Texas Senate candidate was asked about the NFL protests. His incredibly moving answer has people begging him to run for the White House.

September 14, 2018

Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images. Beto O’Rourke was asked about the controversial kneeling protests. His answer reminded people of the best things about America and true patriotism. The Texas Democrat is running an upstart campaign against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). No one expected him to win, or even come close, frankly. But his surprisingly strong […]

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This is what happens when a woman gets interrupted during a BBC interview.

September 13, 2018

South Korea expert Robert Kelly might have had a pretty standard BBC interview back in 2017 had his children not interrupted, creating an immediate viral sensation. In a nutshell, Kelly tried to power through a serious discussion about South Korean politics while his young daughter wanders in with a cheese stick, followed by her infant […]

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The four magic phrases to use when youre stopped by the cops.

September 6, 2018

Whether it’s a traffic stop that turns into “We smell something in your car” or a “driving while black” situation, you have rights when you’re pulled over, and it’s for the best if you actually use them. So how does this work, anyway? Well, you have rights when you’re pulled over. These have been established […]

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Baseball has taken huge steps forward in support of LGBTQ players and fans.

August 2, 2018

Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images. Pride nights at major sporting events have become as American as apple pie. Major League Baseball has made huge strides in recent years in recognizing LGBTQ fans and players. Only the Angels and the Yankees haven’t yet held Pride events. But with the Angels announcing plans to host Pride Night […]

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Did the ACLU discover that 28 members of Congress were criminals? Not exactly.

July 28, 2018

The future is now! And it’s kind of scary. Amazon’s come a long way from being the little online bookstore that could. Now, in addition to delivering your packages, running your smart home features, and telling you what to wear, it may also soon be helping the government track every move you make. A few […]

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Girl Scouts can earn 30 new badass badges in cybersecurity, space science, and more.

July 20, 2018

Girls Scouts can earn new leadership badges — and they’re awesome and relevant. Girls Scouts introduced 30 new badges to its lineup, giving girls a broad range of STEM and environmental goals to reach. According to the organization’s website: “The new programming will prepare girls to address some of society’s most pressing needs through hands-on […]

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