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The Not-So-Sexy Truth About ‘Sexy’ Magazine Covers

I can't say that modern day magazine covers surprise me. Somewhere along the line, probably decided by men in suits, the notion that 'sex sells' was born. Sexualised photos of successful women frequent the mainstream media. Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, Elle, Vogue, Paper, Rolling Stone, Maxim, and a huge host of other popular magazines regularly feature sexually explicit

Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Principal Ballet Dancer in History

Ballet sensation Misty Copeland has had quite the year. Beginning her ballet career at age 13. Two years later, she had won first place in the Music Center Spotlight Awards, and began her studies at the Lauridsien Ballet Center. Accepted into New York's American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company in September 2000, she

Questions Men Have About Menstruation, Answered. Period.

A tricky topic, often brushed off red-faced and with a lowered gaze by men around the world. But, hey it's all natural and it's good to be informed about exactly what is going on down there! So, for all those men  still pondering the mystery that is the female reproductive

Where is the Love?

"For if we breed more hate and anger in retaliation it will only grow stronger and play right into the hands of those who want to bring humanity down." I have been debating whether to write a post about this for the last two days and have decided that it is too

From ‘The Daily Show’ to Life on the Farm

"If everyone did a bit more, if they fell in love a little bit more, so much could happen" Jon Stewart, former longtime host of the popular, satirical news show The Daily Show, and his wife Tracey have left their comfortable life in New York City and headed for greener pastures

Top Tips For Picking Up A New Language

If you have just moved to a new country and want to pick up on the local lingo or if you just fancy impressing your friends and boss with a new skill set, here are some tips on how to pick up and stick with a new language: Have a goal

10 Books That Will Change the Way You Think

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert Author of the bestselling book Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert talks this time not about pizza, true love and spirituality, but instead of inspiration and creativity. Big Magic encompasses both Gilbert's 'soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism' that we know and love, whilst urging us to uncover

Lauren Singer and Generation ‘Zero Waste’

"I never anticipated that actively choosing not to produce waste would turn into my having a higher quality of life. I thought it would just mean not taking out the trash." Imagine housing two years worth of rubbish in a single mason jar. Impossible, right? For 21-year-old Lauren Singer, an environmental

Unattainable Woman by Jordan Hanz

YouTube sensation Jordan Hanz is known typically for her extravagant makeup tutorials, but has recently made a video sparking a lot of attention. Her video 'Unattainable Woman' is a social commentary on the damaging labels that affect women on a daily basis. In her stop-motion video Hanz says that, "If a woman

Brené Brown and The Power of Vunerability

Brené Brown's insightful and empowering TED Talk about love, worthiness, shame, fear and most importantly vulnerability will have you laughing and thinking more deeply about life by the end of it. A must watch especially for those of you going through transitions (such as friends and myself who have recently

Why Kat Von D Doesn’t Give a Damn About the Haters

If you don't know this inked up Queen of the tattoo industry by now then get ready to be inspired. Not only is the LA Ink star one of the most famous tattoo artists in the world, having inked up celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Demi Lovato, Denise Richards,

Top 5 Books Every Feminist Should Read

How to Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran If you are looking to understand the tumultuous perils of becoming a woman - then, look no further than Moran's funny and insightful novel How to Be a Woman. Everything from puberty, first jobs and first loves Moran tackles hard hitting issues regarding the demands

Serena Williams Is Breaking Records Off and On Court

6 Wimbledon championships and 21 grand-slam titles. Yet, why is it that the Williams' name always comes with a connotation of body-shaming? As one of the fittest females in the world (and hell, has she proved it!) Serena Williams most recent Wimbledon win has sparked up questions of steroid use

My Second Hand Wardrobe

Out with the new in the old. Recently, I made the decision to only buy clothing second hand and I must admit it has turned out to be a great test of my thriftiness and actually resulted in a lot more shopping than usual! (Sorry, wallet.) So, here's the why. First