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4 Reasons 'Yes Means Yes' Policies Are a Turn On

(2) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 5:06 PM

No matter the cause -- whether it's our lack of comprehensive sex education, an ingrained rape culture, or ignorant institutional policies -- the fact remains: sexual assault is a serious issue on college campuses across the country. The numbers don't lie: One out of every six American women...

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What Young Women Really Need to Know About College

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 5:57 PM

I went off to college my freshman year under the impression that I was headed towards the greatest experience of my life. Hastily-constructed college movies full of crappy dialogue and 30-year-old actors with perfect faces and bodies cast as 18-year-old freshmen had completely swayed my idea of what to expect,...

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7 Women Who Got Their Big Breaks Before They Turned 30

(9) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 4:17 PM

Often we hear more about notable young women's appearances than their intellect and character.

Of course, there are plenty of women who make valuable contributions to society during their youth that have nothing to do with their looks or sex appeal. We've rounded up seven of the many...

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Marissa Mayer Avoids Discussing Women's Leadership In Tech

(78) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 4:13 PM

Between announcing a pregnancy soon after getting the job and banning Yahoo employees from working from home, Marissa Mayer's first months as CEO of Yahoo were hardly without controversy. And yet, despite public skepticism, Mayer has undoubtedly advanced the company, acquiring Tumblr, introducing...

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8 Actresses Who Wrote Complex, Female Roles For Themselves

(33) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 8:20 AM

"Quality roles in studio films are just not available in great numbers for women, period," Joe Reid succinctly wrote for the Tribeca Film Festival's blog in May.

Research backs up his claim: while half of all moviegoers are female, 33 percent of all characters and only 11...

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Laverne Cox, 'Orange Is The New Black' Star, On The Necessity Of Diverse Female Characters

(12) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 11:13 AM

"Orange Is The New Black," Netflix's newest hit show, has been widely acclaimed for its dynamic representations of diverse and authentic characters. And few people are more excited by this arguably unparalleled diversity than the show's own cast.

One such cast member is

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7 Reasons Why Risk-Taking Leads To Success

(14) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 11:01 AM

Women are not exactly known for taking risks. Especially in the wake of the economic recession, women's supposed restraint has even been lauded as studies ask whether or not the financial crisis would have occurred had more women been in positions of...

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Spreadsheets App Will Tell You If You're Good In Bed

(31) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 9:34 AM

It's hard for any of us to get through a day without technology, but it seems to be increasingly difficult to get through the night without it, either. Apps are being welcomed into the most intimate areas of individuals' lives, helping people meet new sexual partners, make

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Jennifer Tress Turns An Insult, 'You're Not Pretty Enough,' Into A Body Acceptance Movement

(843) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 11:46 AM

Jennifer Tress' first marriage ended after her husband cheated on her because, as he told her, she "wasn't pretty enough." Instead of letting a horrible insult destroy her, Tress -- a consultant for the federal government by day -- was inspired to start a body acceptance movement.

According to

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America's First Sex Manual Has Some 'Interesting' Thoughts On Virginity, Same-Sex Marriage And Female Pleasure

(94) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 9:47 AM

On the internet, there are seemingly endless resources for information about sex -- for better and for worse. But where did Americans get their sex education way, way back in the day? It turns out they read Aristotle's Complete Master-Piece, In Three Parts; Displaying...

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Kahnoodle App Makes Reigniting Your Relationship Into A Game

(7) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 12:13 PM

We often joke that there's an "app for everything" but these days it seems that may actually be the case -- especially when it comes to love and sex. There's an app for hooking up, breaking up, reviewing potential partners, and now there's an...

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Why Author Sophie Fontanel Chose To Be Celibate For 12 Years

(1229) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 9:42 AM

The world is obsessed with other people's sex lives. It's a fact that entire multi-billion dollar industries count on. But the one thing people find as fascinating as other people having sex? When they deliberately don't -- something author and senior fashion editor of French Elle, Sophie Fontanel, recently discovered...

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Danielle Steel, The Bestselling Author Alive: Men Ask Me 'Are You Still Writing?'

(132) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 2:42 PM

Danielle Steel is the bestselling author alive and the fourth bestselling author of all time. And yet even she isn't immune to belittling comments about her career.

Steel revealed in an impassioned post on her personal blog on August 5th that she is sick...

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Lifetime Movies Are Mostly Directed By Men

(8) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 10:35 AM

Lifetime's content is unquestionably targeted toward women. Ironically, it doesn't seem like it is equally created by women.

On August 5th, the Hollywood Boys Club tumblr claimed that Lifetime does not hire female directors for their made-for-TV movies at the same rate they hire male directors....

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These Anti-Suffragette Postcards Show Fighting For Change Has Never Been Easy

(33) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 1:58 PM

Though it’s easy to take your ability to vote for granted, it’s important to remember how relatively recently this right was won -- 93 years ago to be exact. August 18th marks the 93rd anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification. And while a woman’s right to vote is a given...

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Do We Really Need A Gluten-Free Dating Site?

(15) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 1:55 PM

There are some products and services developed specifically for gluten-free individuals that make perfect sense, like gluten-free food brands, restaurants and cookbooks. But do people leading gluten-free lifestyles really need their own dating website?

The creators of GlutenfreeSingles, a dating website...

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9 Women Who Succeeded Later In Life

(64) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 8:58 AM

Our society perpetuates the idea that success can only be obtained in youth -- or, if it's obtained later in life, it's the product of years of linear, single-minded effort. Despite the many articles touting prodigies and 'OMG This 20-Something Did Something Amazing' headlines, many women accomplish far...

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Andrew Jenks' 'It's About A Girl': Episode 5

(6) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 1:25 PM

"It's About A Girl" is a new web series from filmmaker Andrew Jenks, charting the experience of looking for love in your twenties -- and what happens when your expectations don't quite match up to reality. A new episode will be posted here on HuffPost Women each week.

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Why Working Women In China Are Taking Extreme Measures To Look Young

(15) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 10:10 AM

Women all over the world routinely invest in their personal and professional success, paying substantial amounts for degrees, impressive wardrobes and beyond. But in China, some women are going to extreme lengths to ensure success -- they're investing in cosmetic surgery.

A recent study from the Chinese University of...

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10 Reasons Ellen DeGeneres Hosting The Academy Awards Is The Best Thing Ever

(74) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 12:26 PM

It's official: Ellen DeGeneres announced on Twitter this morning that she will host the 2014 Academy Awards. Cue the collective excitement.

There's no doubt DeGeneres will do a great job -- after all, she was nominated for an Emmy in the (now nonexistent) Outstanding Individual Performance...

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