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Here’s Why Having More Than One Bestie is the Best

As a kid, I thought people were only allowed to have one best friend. Life is black and white before you understand how the world works, and this caused a lot of drama in my elementary school social network, as my buddies constantly changed their minds on who was their greatest friend of all. I eventually learned that it's totally fine to have multiple close friends and that the variety is beneficial for everyone. In the words of Mindy Kaling's fictional alter-ego, "[A] best friend isn't a...

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11 Things That Should Never Make You Feel Ashamed

It can be a cruel world out there. Sometimes, you've really got to push the haters (or the haters in your brain) aside, and stand up for yourself. And other times, it just helps to be reminded you're awesome. Allow us to provide that reminder. We think you're awesome and you should never let anyone or anything shame you for feeling, thinking and being all the things that make you so wonderfully you. But let's get more specific. Here's a brief list of some things you should never, ever be ashamed...

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12 Simple Ways To Make Someone Else’s Day

Not to overuse an old adage (too late—I already I am) but it's the little things in life that can make all the difference. Last weekend, I witnessed an act of gratitude that got me thinking about how we treat each other—how one simple thing can change the course of someone's day. I was in downtown Los Angeles stopped at a red light, when I spotted two soldiers crossing the street toward the bus stop. There was a homeless man sitting on the other side of the street, who promptly stood up, took...

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'N SYNC Just Dropped A New Album

You were probably really impressed when Beyoncé dropped an album, unannounced, in the middle of the night on December 13, 2013. But, at the risk of a Beygency seek-and-destroy, I'm gonna go ahead and say that was nothing compared to what Justin Timberlake and Co. just did. 'N SYNC just released a

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Why Do Moms Really Leave the Workforce? It's Their Only Choice.

There’s an insidious undercurrent of thought in the American corporate world: Mothers just don’t make good workers. Their brains get hormonally addled when they have children, and they take their eyes off the prize and onto their newborns. Most people aren’t dumb enough to say this out loud, but occasionally...

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The Satantic Temple uses Hobby Lobby ruling to claim religious exemption from anti-choice biased counseling laws

Citing the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Satanic Temple is claiming a religious exemption from the anti-choice “informed consent” laws that require abortion providers in 35 states to give out biased, sometimes false, information about the procedure. Given that “the Supreme Court has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even trump scientific fact,” the Temple [...]

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"My 12 Year Old Was Blackmailed for Nude Photos"

As a mom, and a communications professional in the technology space, I’ve heard some pretty scary stories about kids’ use of social media. Predators lurking on Facebook, bullying happening via Twitter and even suspicious activity occurring on Minecraft.

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