Women March against Misogyny and Racism Activism 

Women March against Misogyny and Racism

Georgia (EAN) – An ethnically diverse historic neighborhood in Tbilisi has become the battlefield for an ongoing cultural war in Georgia over minorities’ rights, with two demonstrations – one by ultranationalists, the second against them —  pounding the pavement of the district’s central Aghmashenebeli Avenue in the space of four days. Chanting “Women’s disobedience begins!,” scores of female protesters marched down the avenue on July 19 to oppose the misogyny, racism and an alleged gang-rape threat that emanated from last week’s March of Georgians, a protest that primarily targeted migration by Muslims from the Middle East. “We are here to condemn the harrowing Read More

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Meet the 27-year old woman taking on cosmetics giants Be Greedy Featured 

Meet the 27-year old woman taking on cosmetics giants

South Africa (LiveSA) – Being the owner of a lipstick brand happened by mistake for 27-year-old Connie Bhebhe. Trying to run her first business Cobe Fitness was a full-time job, as a result, her appearance was neglected.  “I was in fitness wear and a ponytail all the time, it was sad. I decided I needed to transform.” This is when she decided to start wearing makeup to give her appearance a much-needed glow-up. Identifying a business opportunity Connie realised there was an opportunity in the market after a trip to Canada. “I ordered some lipsticks from Anastasia Beverly Hills which Read More

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21 Canning Tips for Beginners A Woman's Guide to the Apocalypse 

21 Canning Tips for Beginners

(SurvivalSullivan) – As a child, I would marvel at the canning exhibits at agricultural shows with my mother. The peaches, plums and apricots in the jars displaying the blue ribbons, were perfectly positioned and the color seemed to capture the essence of summer sun-ripened fruit. I could only imagine the taste of the contents of those award-winning jars that only the judges were lucky enough to experience. Reaching that pinnacle of home canning isn’t so hard. It is something like medicine – to succeed as a doctor you follow procedures, and the most important of all is sterilization and Read More

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A manual for a new era of direct action Activism Featured 

A manual for a new era of direct action

United States (WNV) – Movement manuals can be useful. Marty Oppenheimer and I found that out in 1964 when civil rights leaders were too busy to write a manual but wanted one. We wrote “A Manual for Direct Action” just in time for Mississippi Freedom Summer. Bayard Rustin wrote the forward. Some organizers in the South told me jokingly that it was their “first aid handbook — what to do until Dr. King comes.” It was also picked up by the growing movement against the Vietnam War. For the past year I’ve been book touring to over 60 cities Read More

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The 5 Day Challenge: Learn One Survival Skill a Day for 5 Days A Woman's Guide to the Apocalypse 

The 5 Day Challenge: Learn One Survival Skill a Day for 5 Days

World (SurvivorSullivan) – Trying to learn everything there is to know about prepping and buying all of the survival gear you and your family could possibly ever need is an extremely daunting proposition. Most folks come to embrace the concept or preparedness after becoming worried about national/world events or after living through some type of natural disaster. The rush to prep after having one’s eyes opened about the plethora of SHTF scenarios which could soon unfold understandably sparks a frenzied “have to do everything at once…and right now” mindset. Newbie preppers must pause after their moment of enlightenment and Read More

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Rise in minimum wage linked to fewer teen pregnancies Culture 

Rise in minimum wage linked to fewer teen pregnancies

United States (JR) – Raising the minimum wage results in lower teen birth rates, especially among white and Hispanic adolescents, a new study suggests. Elected leaders nationwide are continually debating the benefits and consequences of raising the minimum wage in cities, states and at the federal level. Arguments often focus on how local business could be impacted and whether workers really would earn more money, considering companies might cut employees’ hours to control costs. Scholars are examining the issue to help policymakers better understand the implications of a higher minimum wage. Much of the newest research focuses on how it Read More

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To the Bone: creating eating disorder awareness or doing harm? Health 

To the Bone: creating eating disorder awareness or doing harm?

Australia (Conversation) – To the Bone – a film about a turning point in a young woman’s battle with anorexia nervosa – has attracted comment from mental health professionals and advocates. Critics have concerns it could cause or worsen eating disorder symptoms. The writer-director of To the Bone assured audiences she wished to dispel myths, not do harm. So which aspects of the new film might do harm, and which might educate the audience in a positive way? How might the film cause harm? It’s important to be clear that this film isn’t going to cause an eating disorder in Read More

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Jack the Ripper May Have Been Notorious US Serial Killer Dr. Death Culture Featured 

Jack the Ripper May Have Been Notorious US Serial Killer Dr. Death

United States (Sputnik) – A new suspect has emerged for the world’s most infamous unsolved case – Jack The Ripper. A theory has emerged which links the series of killings in Victorian London with the first serial killer to emerge in the United States. Dr. Henry H. Holmes built a hotel in Chicago in time for the World’s Fair, which was held in 1893. But the hotel was in fact a labyrinthine torture chamber and the guests would book in, but never leave. Holmes — who was born as the rather more prosaic Herman Mudgett — confessed to killing 27 people in his “murder castle” and was hanged in 1896. “I was born Read More

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An Indian Woman’s Eco-Friendly Venture Creates Paper Gifts That Grow Into Plants Be Greedy 

An Indian Woman’s Eco-Friendly Venture Creates Paper Gifts That Grow Into Plants

India (GV) – During national day festivities and other occasions, you might see crowds of people waving hundreds or thousands of little flags in celebration. But when the fun is over, those flags are often discarded, littering the ground. But what if they didn’t become trash? What if they contained seeds that with a little care grew into a plant? That’s the creative idea of one Indian nature lover with a master’s degree in forensic biotechnology — infusing seeds into disposable gifts. Mansi Shah launched her venture Gift Green a year ago, quitting her day job with a vision to do something good for the environment. Read More

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Which type of chocolate is best for your health? Here’s the science Health 

Which type of chocolate is best for your health? Here’s the science

World (Conversation) – The Aztec emperor Montezuma II said that a soldier could march for a whole day on a single cup of cocoa. But this was not the hot chocolate we would be familiar with today. It was gritty, bitter and often had a fatty scum on top. And if that doesn’t sound unpleasant enough, it was occasionally laced with chilli or human blood. Modern sweet chocolate – with its added milk powder and sugar – is a product of the industrial revolution. Until fairly recently, chocolate wasn’t even considered to be a potential health food; it was Read More

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