4 days ago
CVS promotes truth-in-advertising for beauty products

A special watermark will highlight imagery without material changes.

New initiative will indicate whether imagery has been digitally-altered

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1 week ago
5 Families Who Are Changing The World as We Know It

Propelled by a desire for change, these families are not waiting for the world to catch up.

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1 week ago
Golden Globes

"I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, 'me too' again." Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille award. #GoldenGlobes

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2 weeks ago
10 Not-So-Feminist Things You Should Stop Doing on Social Media

Considerations for a new year.

It’s not just trolls and men’s rights activists. There are some proud feminists who make problematic comments, too.

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3 weeks ago
Men Resist Green Behavior as Un-Manly

“Compared to men, women litter less, recycle more, and leave a smaller carbon footprint. Some researchers have suggested that personality differences, such as women’s prioritization of altruism, may help to explain this gender gap in green behavior.”

A surprising reason for resistance to environmental goods and habits

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1 month ago
How Individuals Move the Needle by Buying on Voluntary Carbon Markets

"Even though the overall volume of sales to individual buyers is small, they are still critical to the voluntary carbon markets, because they tend to focus on value projects rather than volume.”

"Individuals can and should play an important part, especially considering the average American is estimated to emit 17 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year just through daily activities."

Consider voluntarily donating to offset projects to account for your emissions for a year-end donation! Many links here.

The voluntary carbon market provides corporations and individuals a means to voluntarily fund projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the purchase of carbon “offsets.”

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1 month ago
Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

“The CDPH recommends not keeping your phone in your pocket, not putting it up to your ear for a prolonged amount of time, keeping use low if there are two bars or less, not sleeping near it at night and to be aware that if you are in a fast-moving car, bus or train, your phone will emit more RF energy to maintain the connection.”

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to..

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1 month ago
Joe Biden Says He Owes Anita Hill an Apology

This is good to know, but #AshleyJudd's video chat at the end of this on her experience being sexually harassed by #HarveyWeinstein an especially great listen!

He told *Teen Vogue* that he wishes he had done more for Anita Hill during her sexual harassment testimony.

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1 month ago
The Desirability of Storytellers

“Storytelling is a universal human trait. It emerges spontaneously in childhood, and exists in all cultures thus far studied. It’s also ancient: Some specific stories have roots that stretch back for around 6,000 years.”

Among Filipino hunter-gatherers, storytelling is valued more than any other skill, and the best storytellers have the most children.

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1 month ago
Even Low-Dose Contraceptives Slightly Increase Breast Cancer Risk

"Overall, Morch says, she and her colleagues found "a roughly 20 percent increased risk [of breast cancer] among women who currently use some type of hormonal contraception." And the longer the women used hormonal methods, she says, the higher their risk."

The absolute risk is very low. But low-dose formulations of birth control pills and other hormone-releasing contraceptives pose about the same risk to breasts as older formulations, a big study finds.

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