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These States are Trying to Take Away Trans Rights in 2021

As state legislatures begin their 2021 sessions, lawmakers across the country are taking aim at transgender rights, with a multitude of bills aimed at preventing trans youth from accessing life saving health care, and excluding trans girls from participating on girls’ sports teams at federally funded institutions. As state...

Six Standout Moments from Nancy Pelosi As House Moves Forward on Impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during her weekly press conference on Friday morning. (Screenshot from NBC News) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has been a driving force in Congress’s response to last week’s Capitol riots, when domestic terrorists attempted to personally attack and intimidate her by breaking into her...

SCOTUS Abortion Pill Decision: Sotomayor Takes Up Mantle of Dissent, Following in RBG’s Footsteps

At what is perhaps the highest peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., many Americans are taking steps to limit exposure: ordering groceries, skipping social events, foregoing nonessential doctor’s visits and even isolating from loved ones. But when it comes to ensuring safe access to medication abortion,...

‘A Five-Alarm Fire’: Experts Fear 2021 Might Be Even Worse for Working Moms

In 2019, Shanita Matthews was living the American dream. One of six children raised by her grandparents, she grew up in a household filled with love, but in such poverty she lacked basic necessities like toothpaste and underwear. Food came from fishing and subsistence farming. But Matthews rose above...

Women’s Representation: U.S. Political Dysfunction Is Due To an Antiquated Voting System. It’s Time for Electoral Reform

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! Commerce secretary nominee and...

What Companies Must Do in 2021 If They Want to Keep Their Talented Working Moms

The latest job report showed us that 140,000 jobs were lost in December—and all of them were held by women (primarily women of color). Over 800,000 women left the workforce in September of 2020, and one in four women said they were considering leaving their jobs. That’s an...

15 Hilarious Tweets About How ‘I Hope This Email Finds You Well’ Is Absurd Right Now

We all hoped that 2021 might be a little less eventful than 2020, but the first half of January has proven we were, ahem, overly optimistic. It’s been a wild ride already, and we have hundreds of days to go in the year. So, needless to say, it’s pretty...

A Zen Garden Will Help You Find Tranquility Now

Life can be stressful, and we have to take our moments of peace where we can find them. If running off to a tropical vacation isn’t an option, consider bringing the meditative quality of a Japanese Zen garden right to your desk or coffee table. These lovely desktop...

Bindi Irwin Recreates Parents’ Sweet Moment With Maternity Photo

Bindi Irwin is in her third trimester and looking forward to welcoming baby soon! But there was one photo op she didn’t want to miss during pregnancy—recreating a sweet maternity photo her parents took 17 years ago.In the photo, Bindi’s mom, Terri Irwin, is pregnant with her little...

Mom’s Viral Post Shows Scary, Hidden Ways Baby Can Drown At Home

Drowning continues to be the leading cause of accidental death in kids aged 1 to 4—and the scary fact is it can actually occur at home, along with near pools and other large bodies of water. One mom and former paramedic is making the drowning dangers at home...