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What We Can Learn About Shame & Sex From Yes, God, Yes

What We Can Learn About Shame & Sex From Yes, God, Yes

“I believe the feeling of shame is pervasive in almost everyone, from different cultures, different walks of life,” Morse says. “It’s not just about religion. It’s about society, media, and our family. [These] institutions do not offer accurate sex education.” Much of American sex-ed taught in schools still emphasizes abstinence, Morse says. “There’s all this…
What we can learn from the New Deal’s arts projects

What we can learn from the New Deal’s arts projects

In the 1930s, as part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and its Works Progress Administration effort, the federal government hired more than 10,000 artists to create works of art across the country, in a wide variety of forms — murals, theater, fine arts, music, writing, design, and more. It was part of a plan to…
4 lessons the US should learn from Italy’s coronavirus mistakes

4 lessons the US should learn from Italy’s coronavirus mistakes

The Covid-19 outbreak in Italy offers plenty of lessons for the United States and the rest of the world — if only we would heed them. A trio of academics — Gary Pisano, Raffaella Sadun and Michele Zanini — broke down some of the key takeaways from the Italian experience in a new Harvard Business…
Bernie Sanders Launches 2020 Run, Promises To Learn From 2016 Mistakes

Bernie Sanders Launches 2020 Run, Promises To Learn From 2016 Mistakes

Rebecca Brubaker, a 22-year-old from L.A. who currently supports Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for president, said she aligns with Sanders on most issues but was disenchanted after being harassed by his supporters, both in person and online, when she publicly backed Hillary Clinton. "If Sen. Sanders were serious about a revolution, about supporting minorities, he would…
The Worst Beauty Moments Of 2018 — & What We Can Learn From Them

The Worst Beauty Moments Of 2018 — & What We Can Learn From Them

Brands Were Accused Of Photoshopping Foundation SwatchesBack in August, it was uncovered that a handful of beauty brands were running a swatch scam. Refinery29 contributor Amber Rambharose reported that makeup companies were using photo-editing technologies to lighten or darken the skin of hand models in an attempt to make a particular foundation range appear more…
I Don’t Need A New Name — I Need People To Learn How To Pronounce It

I Don’t Need A New Name — I Need People To Learn How To...

So when a “Dear Abby” response resurfaced on social media earlier this week, I was — like many others — shook. In the column, an Indian father wants to balance his wife's desire to give their future children a traditional Indian name with his own desire for assimilation. “Not only can foreign names be difficult…

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