Mompreneur, a portmanteau of “mom” and “entrepreneur,” is a term used to describe a mother who balances raising her family with running her own business. Two mompreneurs share their tips for success
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I used to be the only biracial kid in the room. Now, my exponentially expanding cohort promises a future where everyone is mixed. By Nicholas Hune-Brown |
Mixie. Short for mixed-race person, can be used as an insult or a compliment. When everyone is a mixie, it’s no insult.
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The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) released an updated statement clarifying the policy and listing a number of select cases in which certified physicians are “allowed” to treat men
Being legally medically identified with your assigned gender is a requirement for getting coverage for some transition-related healthcare.
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Like every Dutch child, I celebratedSinterklaas every year. According to Dutch tradition, Sinterklaas, or Saint Nicholas, arrives in the Netherlands from Spain each November for a visit that culminates in him delivering sweets and presents to well-behaved children on the night of 5 December. This year, Sinterklaas has sparked a debate so fierce that even the UN has become involved.
No one likes their festive traditions tampered with – imagine trying to implement a countrywide ban on Christmas trees in the UK – but emotions over Sinterklaas run deeper. Most Dutch people identify themselves as inherently liberal, yet attacks on Zwarte Piet have been construed as an attack on Dutch identity – which is political dynamite, given the rapid growth of the far-right in recent years.
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As a push ensues to test for cancer-causing gene mutations that are common among many Jews, women are facing hard choices about how much they want to know.
Angelina Jolie opened the floodgate of BRCA1 and BRCA2 in the news (early diagnosis of possible breast cancer. A highly debatable subject in Israel, a country with one of the world highest percentage of breast cancer.
What about the social stigma and a rash of unnecessary operations, and also burden some women with information they may not want or know how to use.
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“Anna Smith: Disney’s writers are clearly making efforts to produce less compliant female leads – so why are we still lumbered with hourglass figures, tiny feet and huge doe eyes?
With two strong sisters at the centre of the story, Disney’s new animation Frozen seems like a winner for women. Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, it sees the fearless Princess Anna travel the kingdom to find her misunderstood sister Elsa, who has fled after accidentally plunging the land into an icy winter with her magic powers. Sure, there are men along the way, but they’re not the prize: this is about female bonding, self-awareness, independence. It’s also a musical with cracking songs. Even the silly snowman sidekick is funny.”
The magic of silver screen
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