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October 2014

Green tea chocolate chip cookies and the art of doing 10% less

October 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

It took me 3 weeks to make these stinking cookies.  Why? Because I have slight perfectionist tendencies. That’s why. When I made the first batch of cookies and they just weren’t green enough, I wasn’t too frazzled. I analyzed the situation, ordered new matcha powder and tried again a week later. But when the second batch still wasn’t ...

UNDER_WIRE takes to campus to #CarryThatWeight!

October 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Back in August, a student at Columbia University named Emma Sulkowicz started carrying a mattress around campus everywhere she went. She said she would do this until her rapist, who is a fellow student at Columbia, was expelled or left the campus on his own. According to Sulkowicz, the rape occurred the first day of her sophomore year of college ...

Fortune in the 5.2%: Women underrepresented as CEOs

October 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

Every year, Fortune magazine ranks the top 500 U.S companies based on gross revenue after adjustments made by Fortune to exclude the impact of excise taxes companies incur. At the top of the list are the expected contenders with Wal-Mart locking in at number one, Apple at number five, and AT&T ranked 11. You might be surprised with the ...

Take a step Yak before you post: How anonymous slurs affect women

October 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Anonymity tends to bring out creatures from all corners of the digital world. A recent craze is an app called Yik Yak, which has gained momentum on many college campuses. Yik Yak is a social media program that lets its users create and view posts anonymously. It is currently available for Android and iOS. The app utilizes the users location to ...

Return of Kings: a photographic journey through the minds of a bunch of idiots

October 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Although I do believe with my whole heart that stupid, misogynistic websites like Return of Kings should be avoided simply because oh you know, they are 1. run by fedora-wearing, basement-dwelling pieces of shit, 2. not backed by any facts what-so-ever and 3. gross gross gross, sometimes I do get lost on them in my own bubble of rage. I thought I ...

The price of fashion

October 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

For many teenagers American Eagle, Hollister, and other big name clothing brands are a sign of both social and financial status. When you consider teens pay upwards of $90 for a mediocre sweatshirt or half stitched pants, it is undeniable they are not only buying clothes; they are buying a brand. In fact, most consumer products that reach a high ...

What Happened this Week: Friday Links

October 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Curious about what’s been happening on the web this week? Here’s your round-up of events, issues, and news of the day: Felicia Day spoke out about #GamerGate and was promptly doxxed, just as she feared. How well does Hollywood deal with and portray mental illness, pretty poorly, as it happens. Despite the fact that people with mental illness ...

Science: Ladyparts Edition

October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ever had some questions about ladyparts? (Also known as the sex organs commonly possessed by cisgender women -but also trans men, and some genderqueer and other folks). Yes? Awesome, because below I have some super fascinating videos on these parts. First up, questions about periods and/or PMS? I’ve got a video for you. The folks over at ...

But…. it’s Cliff Huxtable! :(

October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

So there is a crisis surrounding a certain nostalgia-inducing figure in the news the past few days. Except for the fact that none if it is actually new information. The gist is that beginning in 2004, there have been thirteen rape allegations against Bill Cosby. I won’t even give all the details because you can read about all of it here, ...

Elsa Recommends Webcomics

October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

FYI: NSFW comics at the end The world of webcomics is vast but there are some comics that are just too good to be skipped over. I’m here to tell you my top five must read comics that you should definitely check out today! First up, is Questionable Content, a comic I’ve been reading for nearly 10 years. The characters are deeply developed, not ...
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