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Lena Dunham wrote a self-serving ‘apology’ letter to the woman whose sexual assault claim she denied. The Internet isn’t having it.

Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Lincoln Center For a so-called feminist, Dunham does a mean impression of male entitlement. “This year has been incredible for women in Hollywood,” Lena Dunham’s love letter to herself, which promises to include an apology to Aurora Perrineau—somewhere—begins. “We have spoken and we have spoken loudly, and our voices, once muffled under layers of crinoline and repressed rage, have been heard.” In “have been heard,” she prematurely and presumptuously tucks the voices of #MeToo—many of whom remain radio silent—squarely in the past-tense. A summation…

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How this woman went from amateur yogi to extraordinary studio owner.

Adrianne “Ajax” Jackson discovered her true passion while pondering her future during a yoga class. All photos courtesy of Ajax and Magnolia Yoga Studio. She’d just turned 30, and her week had been a roller coaster. The first 30 years of her life had been amazing, she recalls thinking, but now she wanted more. “The next 30, for me, felt like that’s when I was really going to make my mark in the world,” she says. “I just started having those thoughts that you have in yoga where you’re reflecting,…

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These before and after photos show how difficult living with depression can be

Depression can make it difficult to do everyday tasks, like taking care of oneself or even getting out of bed, as these before and after photos of one woman show. Kate Langman, a stylist at Ulta Beauty, first saw her future client in the hair care aisle of Ulta, pulling bottles of “All Soft” Redken hair products off the shelf. Langman asked the woman if she needed help, to which she replied she was looking for something to fix her hair. According to Langman, the woman said she had been…

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This autistic 10-year-old wrote a short story, and people are loving it.

Libby Scott’s mom Kym said her 10-year-old daughter “hardly ever” would chose to read or write. Libby has autism, and her mom said part of the symptoms include rarely reading or writing. Photo courtesy Kym Scott. So when Kym saw that Libby had written a fictional short story, she wanted to rally support for her. She took to Twitter to share the story, titled “The Life of a Perfectionist.” In just a few hundred words, Libby describes a fictional character’s struggle to get through her day and the difficult interactions…

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‘Can you ask someone out at work?’ What is and isn’t sexual harassment at the office.

Image by Time’s Up/YouTube. Avoiding sexual harassment in the workplace isn’t hard. Please allow Donald Glover to explain. Rashida Jones has directed a new animated video with voiceover from Donald Glover that breaks things down nicely. The video is the latest effort from Time’s Up, an organization that was launched in early 2018 to help provide legal resources for women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted. “Is the culture shifting under your feet so fast, maybe you can’t make sense of it?” Glover asks. What might be most surprising…

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One week, 2 tragic deaths, and alarming stats on suicide: America, this is a wake-up call.

After two devastating celebrity suicides, the country is talking about the profound impact of mental health issues. Designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef and television host Anthony Bourdain both died by suicide within just a few days of each other. It’s two headline-grabbing instances indicative of a terrifying situation in our country. Photos by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images (left) and Mark Mainz/Getty Images (right). While celebrities garner wide attention when suicide and mental health issues occur, it’s an epidemic faced by millions of everyday Americans on a large scale. A recent…

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A huge thanks to those who openly share their mental illnesses. You saved my daughter.

We didn’t know that our teen daughter had an actual mental illness. We just knew that she felt extra nervous sometimes — and it was getting worse. She didn’t get excited nervous, like you’d feel before you go on a roller coaster, or uncertain nervous, like when you’re facing a big decision. Hers was the debilitating kind of nervous, the kind that takes over your whole body and brain. The kind where instead of fight or flight, you freeze, and nothing anyone says seems to help. It took us awhile…

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Nature does wonders for your brain. Here’s how to escape if you’re stuck in a city.

When I sit on a pillow on my bedroom floor to meditate, the first thing I notice isn’t my breath, or a sense of peace, or my inner voice — it’s the sound of cars zooming past my window. Normally I can tune out the noises of the city. I have to. I live in the middle of an urban area, so at all moments of the day, I can close my eyes and listen to cars honking, brakes squealing, and airplanes flying overhead. No matter how long I’ve called…

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These gorgeous portraits of badass, body-positive burlesque dancers are a must-see.

Trend after trend comes and goes, but one thing that seems to remain timelessly classic is burlesque’s retro glamour. No matter the event, if you want to turn heads without adorning yourself in recent trends, retro glam is it. And who else does it with more va-va-VOOM and straight-up sex appeal than burlesque artists? While retro glam may be the classic dress code, many curvy burlesque performers are making the art new and exciting. Take “nerdlesque,” for example, in which the performers celebrate their love of different fandoms like Star…

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A fiery rant about workplace etiquette during flu season is going … viral.

Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett has a problem with how we handle flu season in the U.S. During a recent taping of his podcast, “Lovett or Leave It,” Lovett touched on a topic we’re not actually hearing a whole lot about: the current flu epidemic. The flu — which experts say is the worst in nearly a decade and has already racked up a modest body count — is an issue that’s not getting much attention. Enter Crooked Media co-founder Lovett. He’s fired up about this year’s flu, and we…

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Kesha’s got some solid tips for beating the holiday blues.

If you have a tough time getting through the holidays, Kesha’s got some great advice. The past few years have been a bumpy ride for the singer-songwriter — largely sidelined while she battled producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, who she maintains sexually assaulted her, in court — but Kesha Rose Sebert emerged as a true force to be reckoned with in 2017. In August, she released “Rainbow,” her first album since 2012, to absolutely rave reviews. A month prior, she opened up about using her art as an outlet to…

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21 great self-care tips in response to Kumail Nanjiani’s thought-provoking tweet.

Kumail Nanjiani started an important conversation about self-care with a recent tweet. Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW. 2017 has been a long, exhausting year — which makes a recent tweet from actor Kumail Nanjiani and its responses so, so necessary right now. The “Silicon Valley” and “The Big Sick” star asked his Twitter followers how they “find the balance between being engaged and mentally healthy,” which is a major challenge for a lot of us who’ve spent the past year or so being more politically active and involved…

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This football player is stepping up to help break the taboo behind people’s periods.

When my sister used the words “free bleeding,” I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about. Rachel had started an organization called Kitty Packs to help eradicate free bleeding in the homeless community, and she wanted my support. The only problem? I really didn’t know what “free bleeding” was. My name is Joshua Garnett. I’m an offensive guard for the San Francisco 49ers. I bleed all the time. And I was a human biology major at Stanford too, so blood and the human body are subjects I’m pretty…

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Saying depression is a ‘choice’ only makes things worse. Allow Andy Richter to explain.

Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SiriusXM. Depression is not a choice, and anyone who says otherwise is just plain wrong. After reading a tweet that simply said, “Depression is a choice,” actor, writer, and comedian Andy Richter was so angry that he “pulled over after school drop-off” to vent on Twitter about what it’s like to live with depression and be constantly bombarded with unhelpful “advice” that so often amounts to little more than blame for those living with it. Quote-responding to this tweet may seem like shooting fish…

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