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The Weekly Pulse, August 2-7: In the Fight Against COVID, Trump is Failing Us

For The Weekly Pulse (a revisit of an old Ms. column!), we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness. In this edition of The Weekly Pulse, we: run down recent updates on reproductive...

Weekend Reading: Biden’s VP Must Prepare for “Tidal Wave” of Scrutiny

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation in politics, on boards, in sports and entertainment, in judicial offices and in the private sector in the U.S. and around the world—with a little gardening and goodwill mixed in for refreshment! 2020 Booker Prize nominees,...

NY AG Letitia James Seeks to Dissolve the NRA, Citing Fraud and Abuse

“The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets,” said attorney general of New York Letitia James. (Matt Cohen / Flickr)Following an 18-month investigation into the National Rifle Association (NRA), New York Attorney General Letitia James...

How to (Actually) Start a Blog This Weekend

I don’t know about you, but I’ve tried to start a blog about a million times. From all the way back in middle school when I made a custom Tumblr dedicated to Evan Lysacek (honestly thankful this was never published) to many, many graphic design blogs I almost...

6 (Nearly) Free Ways to Transform Your Home

Sometimes your home just feels “off” (like a date with a good-on-paper person who doesn’t quite do it for ya.) You know what I’m talking about: the boxes are checked, but there’s just no zsa zsa zhu. It’s frustrating. And I have no advice for you on the...

School Closures Will Make It Impossible for a Quarter of Parents to Work

Kate Baum was looking forward to going "back to some sort of normalcy this fall" after finally being in remission following her cancer treatment that ended in July. However, without daycare and her 4- and 9-year-olds' schools being fully remote, she won't be able to go back to...

10 Things to Do If Your Confidence Needs a Boost

Confidence might sound like some fluffy, idealistic principle your Girl Scout leader used to talk about, but it’s the most powerful, tangible thing you can cultivate to achieve the life you want. You might have learned from ’90s makeover movies that once you make major changes, then you’ll...

Working Mom’s Viral COVID Email Auto Response Is a True Sign of the Times

Few things today sum up how working moms really feel during the work-school-daycare day. That is, until one mom set the quintessential email auto-response. Khara Jabola-Carolus, a mom of two who works as the executive director of the Hawai’i State Commission on the Status of Women, had enough of...

12 Newsletters Worth Subscribing To RN

Lately I’ve been taken with the maximalist approach (minimalism? I don’t know her) in basically every area of my life. A bust, a candle, a vase (pronounced vaaaaase), 45 coffee table books, and a giant geode on this entry table? Yes! Pre-shampoo, hair mask, shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner,...

Child’s Temperament May Drive How Much TV They Watch, Study Says

As the ongoing pandemic has forced millions of families inside, young kids are spending more time in front of screens than ever before. Of course, not all screen time is created equal, but experts still caution against the rising trend. Now, one study is saying that how much...