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If boys are snips and snails and puppy dogs tails, what are little girls made of?


Learn how to be brave, daring, and free. Quick reads on:

  • Love 
  • Success 
  • Resistance

Let’s set the world on fire


5 steps to staying calm under pressure

Sometimes you’ve got to sell yourself.

How to defend your space bubble from rude men

You have a right to be comfortable.

Does he like me, how to know if a guy likes you

It’s hard to think rationally when you like someone. How could such an amazing creature like you back?

You’re awkward AF, but he probably still thinks you’re cute. Keep reading to find out why.

What makes a good sexual encounter, Sexual coercion, Azis Ansari, Louis C.K.

It can be difficult to know what makes a good sexual encounter, in the age of pickup artists who instruct men to push past no and box office hits that belittle women’s anger and normalize abuse.

Here are a few things you should look for in every hook-up.

how to protect yourself from sexual coercion

Sex should be a joyful act. But you can’t really say “yes” if you are unwilling or unable to say “no.” Here’s how to defend your boundaries.

How to love yourself more, four steps to conquer your critical inner voice.

Khloe Kardashian made headlines around the world when she admitted to wanting a tapeworm to get skinny. It’s a profoundly bad idea—parasites can cause anything from diarrhea and vomiting to death—but I get it.

Internalized hatred makes any product that promises freedom from unwanted body fat appealing. Keep reading to find out how to love yourself as you are.

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