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Perspectives

I’m Going on an Internet Detox

Don’t worry, Persephone is definitely on the safe list.

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Ladyguides

Etiquette: Grieving for an Audience

Grief is a complicated issue. I work in the death industry, and I view the tangible representations of grief every day. (In other words, I look at caskets. A lot.)

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Writing

How Facebook Made Me a Better Poet

You’ve probably heard of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, when hundreds of thousands of people attempt to write 50,000 words of their book in one month, November. (Why not start planning now? We have lots of articles to help you!)

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Technology

Google+: Nice to Meet You. How the Hell Does This Work?

This weekend, I received an email invitation to Google+, Google’s new social networking site. As I do whenever I experience anything new, I stared, confused, at my laptop screen trying to figure out what the hell I was doing. With the help of some more knowledgeable friends and through some trial and error, I think […]

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Pop Culture

Communication, the Digital Way

I liken the Internet to a huge mall full of stores and kiosks peddling every single item you can think of to a never-ending supply of customers. I bet the entrepreneurs looking to make their millions through this medium share my vision.   But one thing baffles me.

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Op Ed

Psst… Tumblr Serves Up Porn to Minors

(Ed. note: Some NSFW content and images after the cut) I’ll never forget the day I sat down with a large cup of coffee and my daughter’s laptop to do some leisurely Internet surfing. I clicked the bookmarked tab for Tumblr, not realizing that my 15-year-old (at the time) was already logged in and was […]

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Life

Walk for Choice: Coming to a City Near You

Ladies, there is a serious problem brewing in Washington. Right now, the GOP is taking advantage of their House majority by trying to severely limit your access to abortion. PersephoneMag’s Meghan Williams has already covered the basics, so read all about it if you aren’t up to date.

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Technology

Social Media: Is It a Woman’s World Now?

Women and men are socialized differently, and have been for centuries, long before computers and mobile phones became part of our daily lives. It follows logically, then, that men and woman use social media in different ways. Namely, women are more likely to use social media recreationally and to impart a high level of interest […]

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Technology

Babies, Periods, Weight Loss and To Do Lists: iPhone Apps for Women

Users of iTunes: I double dog dare you to search the app store with the term “women”.   Look in a mirror.  Now look back at your screen.  You are now a fecund uterus with a flabby ass who needs to buy milk and eggs.