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Feminism

This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism”

Well this is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while. Every single time women of colour talk about “white feminism” or “white feminists” within the context of discussions about the way that the mainstream feminist movement privileges whiteness, we deal with an onslaught of defensive white women insisting that they personally are not […]

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Ladyguides

How to Apply for or Renew Your U.S. Passport

I live in a part of the country where I can see Canada from my house. Until a couple of years ago, that meant frequent trips across the border–for that good Chinese food place, for the better view of Niagara Falls, to go to bars where the legal drinking age is 19–without much of a […]

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Food

We Try It: YummySoup!

I noticed recently that my recipe collection was getting out of control. Between the cooking magazines I hold onto just in case, the recipes I’ve printed off the Internet, and all the cookbooks I’ve picked up along the way as gifts or from the clearance racks, it easily fills two shelves on the living room […]

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Public Service

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, What Did We Do to the Place?

Hello! I can see lots of people have hopped in to the buddypress features and started playing, that’s fantastic and probably the fastest way to learn how everything works and how to use it.  We’re all still learning, too (I just found a new thing five minutes ago) so we will figure out how to […]

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Food

The Furious Kitchen: La-la-la Lentils

Yeah, yeah, I know lentils get a lot of shit for being the go-to food that everyone thinks poor people should eat instead of McDonald’s.  But the fact is, lentils are cheap, nutritious and a great replacement for meat.  Lentils have a ton of protein and fiber, they are versatile, and did I mention cheap?

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Life

Notice to Chivalrous Men

OK, you’re not being helpful when you hold a door open for me like this:

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You Complete Me Internet

YCMI: Vol V; Extra Braininess Edition

I found us a passel of links to browse during today’s coffee breaks.  Covering a gamut of topics including a little fashion, a little politics, funny stuff, news of the awesome and typewriter porn.  You’re smarter already, just having read this intro.  Let’s click on together…

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Ladyguides

Search Global, Follow Local: What to do on Twitter After You Have a User Name

So you’ve signed up for a Twitter account. Now what? You can start just like you started on Facebook — give Twitter your address book and it finds your friends. Register your email and allow searches via email, and your friends can find you. After that, it’s time to start finding other people to follow, […]

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Bodies

How to do a Breast Self Exam

Inspired by some intrepid Groupthinkers at Jezebel, who brought up the very valid point that sexualizing breast cancer awareness isn’t necessarily the best way to prevent breast cancer,  (Save second base? Really?) we thought it might be nice to be servicey and offer a basic how-to on self-exams.  Monthly self-exams, combined with annual mammograms for […]