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Air Force to Give Women More Time to Get in Shape After Childbirth

In an effort to retain female service members, the Air Force has announced that women will be able to defer their annual fitness test for up to one year after either giving birth or miscarrying a pregnancy that lasted at least 20 weeks. The change, which doubles the current post-pregnancy deployment deferment period,… »7/16/15 12:10pm7/16/15 12:10pm

Spring Break Forever: A Week of Drinking With Cruise Ship Performers

The ship rocked in the waves as I stared down at my glass of wine. I knew I had a choice to make. We had been at sea for just a few hours, and it was already clear that I only had two real options for survival. I could spend the week blackout drunk by the pool — relying solely on margaritas for sustenance — or I could… »6/16/15 12:50pm6/16/15 12:50pm

Bride Who Killed Niece After Wedding Claims It Was an Accident

Last year, Christina George-Harvan had the best and worst day of her life: On one hand, she had just gotten married and was deliriously happy; on the other, she shot her niece dead during an argument after the party. Now, George-Harvan has taken the stand to defend herself against accusations that she shot her niece… »3/27/15 3:20pm3/27/15 3:20pm

Everything You Need to Consider Before Having Another Child

In many ways, deciding whether to have another child is even harder than deciding on having the first one. It's a lot more complex than asking "Do we want more children and do we have enough money? Okay, go!" Adding another child is almost like creating a whole new family again. Here are some things you should… »3/20/15 2:42pm3/20/15 2:42pm

Storytime With Mom: A Genealogy of Rape

"If two people come together," my mother began, "who've never had any power except by the way of abuse, it's going to be bad. Both of us had power exerted over us as children. I eventually learned that as an adult, I was still doing the dance, seeking out abusive relationships. That doesn't mean it was my fault. But… »3/01/15 3:13pm3/01/15 3:13pm

The Real Meaning Behind the Shitty Christmas Gifts You Didn't Ask For

I used to think that getting a crappy Christmas gift was a reflection on the bad judgment and lack of creativity of the giver of said gift. And, in some cases, it is—the plastic bag of anti-aging Avon cosmetics for a woman with a "medium to dark" complexion that my mean aunt gave me when I was a freckle-faced… »12/26/14 3:30pm12/26/14 3:30pm

How to Deal with a Racist Relative Over the Holidays

Do you have the misfortune of spending the holidays with one or more of your racist relatives? Are you not sure what to say when they unleash their casual, subtle or overt racism at the dinner table? If so, Franchesca Ramsey—creator of Shit White Girls Say...to Black Girls—has you covered with this thoroughly helpful… »12/23/14 5:40pm12/23/14 5:40pm

What to Do on Christmas When You Don't Celebrate It

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year—unless you're like me and don't celebrate it. Then you're stuck with a world mostly shut down and seemingly nothing to do. Fortunately you have quite a few options, whether you're along or with friends, to make December 25th a fun day off regardless of your observances. »12/24/13 4:18pm12/24/13 4:18pm