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Brittany is a freelance writer and blogger from southern New Jersey. She specializes in writing for millennial women and, through much of her work, strives to empower others about their life choices.


The Real History of Black Friday

Black Friday, the day known to many as the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season, is here. Legend has it that Black Friday brings retailers out of the red (financial loss) and into the black (financial gain), hence the name Black Friday. In fact, it turns out that while the earnings made by businesses … Continued

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Kylie Jenner is Trolling All of Us

Kylie Jenner is pregnant—or is she? If you’ve been reading the entertainment headlines lately, you’ve likely seen conflicting reports. With articles ranging from The Billboard‘s “Kylie Jenner Pregnant With Travis Scott’s Baby” to Elite Daily‘s “5 Clues Kylie Jenner Is Not Pregnant, In Case You’ve Been Wondering,” it’s hard to know who or what to … Continued

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Stop Demanding that Celebrities Tell Us About Their Fertility Struggles

Are celebrities misleading women about pregnancy? Researchers think so. Authors and researchers from New York University School of Medicine and New York University Langone Medical Center completed a comprehensive study of popular women’s magazines—US Weekly, Cosmopolitan and People—over a four-year period. The Daily Mail reports their findings as follows: “Just over half of female celebrities … Continued

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The War on Bake Sales

News of a new report by the Jamie Oliver Foundation in conjunction with Sheffield University stunned many in the U.K. last week. According to The Telegraph, the report cites research concerning school fundraisers, including that ever-popular fundraising staple: bake sales. “The culture of high fat and sugary foods used as rewards, in fundraising and in … Continued

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Women Aren’t Nags. They Just Engage in More ‘Emotional Labor’ Than Men?

In “Women Aren’t Nags—We’re Just Fed Up,” a recent article for Harper’s Bazaar, Gemma Hartley explains wanting just “one thing for Mother’s Day: a house cleaning service.” However, her husband didn’t seem up to the task. After contacting a single cleaning service and deeming it too expensive, he decides to clean the house himself. Disappointed, … Continued

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Joss Whedon Was Never a Feminist

In a vitriolic essay posted recently on thewrap.com, Kai Cole outs her ex-husband, (and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator) Joss Whedon as a hypocrite, not the feminist he often likes to claim he is. Cole explains, “He hid multiple affairs and a number of inappropriate emotional ones that he had with his actresses, co-workers, fans … Continued

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Magazine that Fired Previous Editor for Being Too Old Now Refuses to Use Term ‘Anti-Aging’

Come September, Allure Magazine will no longer use the term “anti-aging.” Editor-in-chief Michelle Lee explained the reasoning behind the decision in a recent statement posted to the popular magazine’s site. “Whether we know it or not,” she writes, “we’re subtly reinforcing the message that aging is a condition we need to battle – think antianxiety meds, … Continued

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