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Rebecca Adams grew up between New York, California and Texas, where she studied multimedia journalism at The University of Texas at Austin. She now lives in Brooklyn with an Australian and three houseplants perpetually on the verge of death.

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13 Women On The Politics Of Paying On The First Date

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 4:27 PM

Of all the awkward aspects of heterosexual courtship, figuring out how to handle the check at the end of the first date is one of the worst. Will an old-school date think you're sending platonic vibes if you offer to split the check? Or are you an asshole if you...

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How To Lose A Father And Become One, In The Words Of Etgar Keret

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 8:47 AM

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Etgar Keret wrote his first personal essay the day he became a father, which also happened to be the same day as a terrorist attack near the hospital where his wife was giving birth in Israel. As Keret waited in the maternity ward,...

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Overconfidence Actually Gets You Dates, Says Annoying Study

(23) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 9:58 AM

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.

The Background
There are many benefits to being confident -- confident people are considered more believable, they have

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The Type of Anniversary More People Should Celebrate

(5) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 10:06 AM

My childhood best friend and I met when we were five years old. It was the first day of kindergarten, and my dad got a kick out of the fact that there was a "Rebecca A" and a "Rebecca Z" in our class, so he nudged me in her direction....

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4 razões pelas quais a publicidade deveria abraçar (mesmo!) a diversidade

(1) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 10:21 AM

Estudos acadêmicos podem ser fascinantes... e muito confusos. Decidimos tirar todos os jargões científicos e explicá-los para você

O cenário

Quando se trata do corpo feminino, acadêmicos identificaram uma
“tirania do esbelto” na cultura contemporânea. Essa “tirania” é perpetuada por meio das modelos...

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8 coisas que os pais de crianças com síndrome de Tourette querem que você saiba

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 10:10 AM

Entre 15 de maio e 15 de junho é celebrado nos EUA o Mês Nacional de Consciência da Síndrome de Tourette. É uma época de conscientizar as pessoas sobre a síndrome, descrita pela TSA (Associação da Síndrome de Tourette) como “um transtorno desconcertante”.

A síndrome de Tourette (ST)...

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Até quando um casamento sem sexo pode sobreviver?

(3) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 12:41 PM

Se você perguntar a Heather*, ela vai dizer que, em geral, tem um bom casamento. Ela e seu esposo, com quem está há dez anos, se dão bem e se divertem juntos. A única coisa é que não têm relações sexuais — ou não têm há pelo menos quase um...

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For Women, There's No Such Thing As A Perfect Online Dating Photo

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 10:41 AM

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.

The Background
Studies -- as well as anecdotes from my social circle -- suggest that online daters consider profile pictures on...

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Why Some People May Be More Likely To Become Parents

(2) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 1:51 PM

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.

The Background
Sociologist Viviana A. Zelizer once described contemporary children as "economically worthless but emotionally priceless." That ethos might...

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This Could Be Why We Swipe Right For Questionable Men

(6) Comments | Posted May 30, 2015 | 11:51 AM

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.

The Background
It's been found that people determine whether or not they're attracted to someone within 100 milliseconds of...

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Sexe et mariage: Ces femmes qui souffrent en secret de ne plus avoir de rapports sexuels

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 11:44 AM

VIE DE COUPLE - Mariés depuis dix ans, Heather* et son mari s’entendent bien et ils sont très complices. Un mariage plutôt réussi, dirait cette femme de trente-deux ans. À un détail près: ils n’ont plus de rapports depuis presque un an.

Quand ils se sont rencontrés il y a...

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21 fotos de antes e depois mostram a força da amizade entre mulheres

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 11:27 AM

Quando minha melhor amiga me ligou para contar que estava noiva, chorei e depois fiz piada, dizendo que mal podia esperar para passar o resto da vida com o noivo – afinal de contas, o cara estava praticamente se comprometendo a passar o resto dos seus dias com minha amiga...

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Ces femmes qui souffrent en secret d'être dans un mariage sans sexe

(3) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 10:40 AM

Mariés depuis dix ans, Heather* et son mari s’entendent bien et ils sont très complices. Un mariage plutôt réussi, dirait cette femme de trente-deux ans. À un détail près : ils n’ont plus de rapports depuis presque un an.

Quand ils se sont rencontrés il y a quinze ans, ils n’arrêtaient...

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9 Pinterest Projects I'm Officially Giving Up On (And You Should, Too)

(23) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 5:34 PM

The Pinterest universe is filled with intricate hairstyles, ornate cakes, all-white bedrooms and nonchalantly beautiful people that all seem to suggest You can be this immaculately put together, too! All you need is a braid tutorial and a cookie sheet! But the line between aspirational and depressingly unattainable is often...

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There's A Feminist Mad Max Tumblr, And It's Absolute Perfection

(23) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 3:25 PM

"Mad Max: Fury Road" has been hailed as the year's "most surprising feminist triumph" by Vanity Fair and "a feminist piece of propaganda posing as a guy flick" by decidedly more hostile audiences.

In any case, considering that Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler

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Yet Another Reason Advertisers Should Embrace Body Diversity

(489) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 2:11 PM

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.

The Background
When it comes to women's bodies, academics have identified a "tyranny of slenderness" in contemporary culture. This...

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One Reason Why People Cheat, According To Esther Perel's New TED Talk

(365) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 11:27 AM

It's hard to quantify just how many people cheat, but with older estimates ranging from 40 to 76 percent, it's safe to assume there's a lot of infidelity going on. But what's really at the heart of these transgressions?

That's what renowned sexuality and relationships expert

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8 Things Parents Of Kids With Tourette's Syndrome Want You To Know

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 11:22 AM

May 15 to June 15 marks National Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month -- a time to raise awareness for what the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) calls a "baffling disorder."

Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder that's accompanied by involuntary movements, or tics, which are "frequent, repetitive and rapid."...

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Das geheime Leid der Frauen in einer sexlosen Ehe

(12) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 4:48 PM

Wenn Sie Heather* fragen, wird Sie Ihnen sagen, dass sie in einer guten Ehe lebt. Sie und ihr Mann sind seit 10 Jahren verheiratet, verstehen sich gut und haben Spaß miteinander. Sie haben nur keinen Sex -- zumindest nicht im letzten Jahr.

Heather ist 32. Im Gespräch mit der Huffington...

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How This 55-Year-Old Is Finding A New Normal After Leaving A Stable Job To Pursue Her Dream

(1) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 7:30 AM

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a 500-mile hike, starting...

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