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  • Woman Who Anonymously Gave Millions To Female Artists Is Now Using Her Voice

    Not all superheros wear capes. One anonymous woman has been fighting gender inequality in the art world for decades by doling out over $5.5 million in grants to women artists. Now, 77-year-old photographic artist Susan Unterberg is revealing her secret identity so she can put her mouth where her money is.

    The grant program is strategically named Anonymous Was A Woman, an homage to Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, where she wrote about how women felt compelled to sign their work as Anonymous...


  • A New Netflix Documentary Is Changing Birth Control Policies Before Its Release

    A Netflix documentary is being credited with helping to get Essure, a form of birth contro l many people say has caused them serious harm, pulled from the United States market — even though the documentary hasn’t actually been released yet.

    The film, The Bleeding Edge, documents the forces that control the medical industry and the patients and advocates fighting for safer medications and devices. It comes from the directing and producing team behind The Hunting Ground and The Invisible War,...


  • Black Women & WOC Deserve More Than A "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Reboot

    Reboot culture has struck again: A new Buffy: The Vampire Slayer series is in development. From the information available so far, Joss Whedon will return to executive produce, while producer and writer Monica Owusu-Breen ( Midnight, Texas, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fringe) will be working on writing the script. But the most exciting part of this news is perhaps that along with Owusu-Breen taking part in the scriptwriting, a Black woman will be featured as the lead of the show.

    The news brought me...


  • Offset Arrested & Facing Felony Weapon Charges Days After Cardi B Gave Birth

    Migos rapper Offset was arrested on Friday in Jonesboro, Georgia, 10 days after wife Cardi B gave birth to their daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus. Now, he’s facing two felony weapon charges.

    Offset has been charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime. He’s also facing charges of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and an improper lane change.

    According to a press release from the Clayton County Police Department,...


  • Here's How To Knock Out Your Holiday Shopping Now At Nordstrom's Blowout Sale

    PSA: There are more than 100 days until the holiday season. Which, for most people, seems like a reasonable amount of time to not think about gifts yet — but most, my friends, is not all. Not everyone leaves their holiday shopping to the very last minute, and for those forward-thinking individuals, now is the time to make your first moves.

    The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale sets are some of the best gifts around right now. After all, wouldn't mom appreciate a La Mer set? What about your best friend...


  • A Week In Shanghai, China, On A $36,000 Salary

    Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.

    Today: a copywriter working in beauty who makes $36,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on watermelon. Editor's note: All prices have been converted to U.S. dollars.

    Occupation: CopywriterIndustry: BeautyAge: 25Location: Shanghai,...


  • "Jelly Nails" Are Trending On Instagram — & They're Perfect For Summer

    Nails have long been used as a form of self expression. Thanks to their commitment-free nature, you can decorate your fingertips according to any given mood or moment — and nail artists like WAH, Madeline Poole and Imarni are leading the way in intricate and statement-making designs. We thought we’d seen everything — from pierced tips to surrealist scribbles — but a new micro-trend has emerged on our Insta feed: #jellynails.

    With 4,000 tagged photos on Instagram – including Kylie Jenner's pink...


  • Every Beauty Product That Will Make This Retrograde Storm Bearable

    Astrology enthusiasts will tell you that this summer is a doozy for just about everyone. With four planets already in a backspin (Mars, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto), and Mercury joining within the next week, it's a stark understatement to say shit just got very real for all of us on planet earth. That is, if you believe in that kind of thing.

    One question you might be asking yourself now? How do you stay grounded during a planetary storm of retrogrades? Sure, some people will amp up their...


  • A Week In Ocean County, NJ, On $10/Hour

    Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.

    Today: an intern and food service worker who makes $10/hour and spends some of her money this week on a new razor.

    Occupation: Intern/Restaurant WorkerIndustry: Law/Food ServiceAge: 23Location: Ocean County, NJ Income: $10/hour, plus $3,000 one-time payment...


  • New Music This Week: Lera Lynn Is Old School, Sophia Black Is Not, & More

    Lera Lynn & Nicole Atkins "In Another Life"

    Lera Lynn dropped a duets album that is worth obsessing over. If you clicked play and thought her lilting alto sounds familiar, you may have heard (or seen) her on season 2 of True Detective. Or, it might just be that her particular brand of roots music feels so damn familiar. To me, this track just screams Roy Orbison: classic with his syncopation of delivery and that lifting vocal he was famous for.

    Sophia Black "fire"

    Self-confidence in a...


  • Remember Those Viral Google Art Selfies? There's A New Dance Version That's Even Better

    This past January, a strange phenomenon briefly overtook Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook: Post after post showed selfies of friends and celebrities juxtaposed with artistic doppelgängers. Behind these matches was Google’s Arts & Culture app, which let users take playful advantage of machine learning tools to find which framed masterpiece or sculpture resembled them best. Some of the comparisons were spot on. Others were, well, very rough approximations.

    Although the virality of art selfies...


  • The Best Tank Tops To Buy With Not-A-Lot Of Money

    Some may say a $50 or $100 dollar bill can't even get you very far these days. But, we've got proof to the contrary: You could land yourself a trusty summer essential — the kind you wear over and over and only remove for laundering (we'd hope). So, we hunted down the best summertime, beach-ready tank tops you could possibly buy — without compromising your savings account.

    You see, just as turtlenecks are to fall, tank tops are to spring and summer. Sooner rather than later, you're not going to...