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No Fireplace? No Problem: 17 Woodsy Candles That Smell Like The Real Deal

No Fireplace? No Problem: 17 Woodsy Candles That Smell Like The Real Deal

In our most played-out winter fantasties, we spend crisp evenings luxuriating beneath cashmere throw blankets while the embers inside our home's vast hearth emit an oh-so-soft and smoky glow. Back in our quarantined-in-a-cramped-apartment realities, we're tangled up in a Snuggie trying to fix a digitized fire that keeps lagging from the crappy WiFi connection. Since…
The Problem With Trump Stripping The CDC Of COVID-19 Data Is Obvious, But Still Terrifying

The Problem With Trump Stripping The CDC Of COVID-19 Data Is Obvious, But Still...

News of the change reportedly came as a shock to the CDC, who were told that the information as it is currently filtered is too slow to process. “Today, the CDC still has at least a week lag in reporting hospital data,” Health and Human Services spokesperson, Michael R. Caputo told the New York Times.…
The Problem With Politicizing Face Masks

The Problem With Politicizing Face Masks

Seth Gillihan, a clinical psychologist, explored the mindset behind mask-wearing and why people don’t like being told what to do. According to him, a lot of it comes down to fear and wounded ego. "Many of us pride ourselves on our individualism. We want to make our own decisions, and stand out from the crowd,"…
The problem with comparing health care workers to soldiers on Memorial Day

The problem with comparing health care workers to soldiers on Memorial Day

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 90,000 health care workers have been infected with the virus, and many have died. To name a few, these have included: a beloved doctor who came out of retirement, a patient transporter in Illinois, a pharmacist in upstate New York, and a nursing home worker. And…
The Real Problem With The Viral “Mugshot Challenge”

The Real Problem With The Viral “Mugshot Challenge”

The viral makeup "trend" is as wildly offensive as it sounds: TikTok users create iterations of real mugshot-inspired looks — including bruises, smeared mascara, bandages, messy hair, and bloody noses — before snapping a photo that's meant to mimic a police lineup. The idea originated after users started posting compilations of actual mugshots and calling…
The Songwriters Hall Of Fame Only Nominated 6 Women — & It’s A Major Problem

The Songwriters Hall Of Fame Only Nominated 6 Women — & It’s A Major...

This year’s nominees, who become eligible after writing songs for 20 years, include three female solo artists: Carey, Patti Smith, and Gloria Estefan. The Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox, country songwriter Kye Fleming, and Broadway lyricist Lynn Ahrens were nominated alongside their male co-writing partners. The other all-male nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame include Outkast,…
The firing of McDonald’s CEO won’t solve the chain’s sexual harassment problem

The firing of McDonald’s CEO won’t solve the chain’s sexual harassment problem

The CEO of McDonald’s was booted from the company Friday after the board of directors discovered that he had a consensual romantic relationship with an employee. Stephen Easterbrook, who has been the top executive at McDonald’s since 2015, stepped down for his “poor judgment” in violating the company’s code of conduct, according to an SEC…
Halloween costumes have a size problem

Halloween costumes have a size problem

When Disguise Costumes released a “sassy” — read: “sexy” — Ursula-style costume for The Little Mermaid fans in 2012, it only came in straight sizes — no plus sizes. Critics immediately fired back. Ursula, as they rightly noted, is a sea witch of substance. “It’s outrageously exclusionary,” a blogger named Tavie wrote at the time.…
The Brett Kavanaugh allegations and the problem with “boys will be boys”

The Brett Kavanaugh allegations and the problem with “boys will be boys”

This weekend, in an essay adapted from a forthcoming book, the New York Times broke the story that Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh is facing a third allegation of sexual misconduct. Then, almost immediately, the paper plunged itself into controversy over a tweet it used to promote its scoop. “Having a penis thrust in your…
Social media’s conspiracy theory problem isn’t going away

Social media’s conspiracy theory problem isn’t going away

After convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in jail this past weekend, conspiracy theories surrounding his death almost immediately jumped to the top of Twitter’s trending recommendation page. #ClintonBodyCount and tweets mentioning the Clintons — and the baseless conspiracy theories that the Clintons have orchestrated many murders over decades — were widely circulated…

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