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Open Thread

This Open Thread Is Full of Beyonce Wisdom

Kittens, when I’m feeling down, I turn to the wisdom of the almighty.

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Is Learning Something New

Oh, the things that grandmothers say. Mine has always been a big fan of acquiring knowledge. She used to nag us endlessly to sign up for all kinds of courses. And you know what? I can’t help but feeling that I should have joined that Italian exchange program. Maybe laziness wouldn’t win me over so […]

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Photography

Picture This: Signing Off

The time has come for me to say adieu and bid you all a happy life with your cameras, but before I go, I wish to impart a few pieces of wisdom.

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Perspectives

Listen to the Mothers

I recently had lunch in a room full of women who sport a great deal more grey hair and wrinkles than I. When counting birthdays, most of them have long since passed the umpteenth celebration of their 39th birthdays and are proud to declare their actual age. Seventy-nine, 83, 98 – however many birthdays have passed […]

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Op Ed

Don’t Make Windows into My Uterus: On Religious Freedom and Reproductive Rights

Once, a very long time ago, in a faraway kingdom called Jolly Olde England, there lived a newly crowned queen by the name of Elizabeth I. Now Elizabeth wasn’t just any queen. She was the result of a revolutionary break with the established church just because her dad wanted to divorce his first wife in […]

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Perspectives

What Women Want

Last night, I was laying in bed with my boyfriend and grading papers while he read out loud some funny Internet answers to ridiculous questions. I was having a good time and laughing quite a lot until he read one that wasn’t very funny at all. The poster asked, “What is the secret to understanding […]

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The Daily Goodie

Daily Goodie: Owls are Wise

There’s so much wisdom in owls. They know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. They know that the only way to get answers is to ask questions: “Who? Who?” And, of course, they know just how horrible hangovers are. Even if you’re not a drinker, you know […]