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The Photos That Ended Child Labor in the US: See the “Social Photography” of Lewis Hine (1911)

The average person believes implicitly that the photograph cannot falsify. Of course, you and I know that this unbounded faith in the integrity of the photograph is often rudely shaken, for, while photographs may not lie, liars may photograph.  —Lewis Wickes Hine, “Social Photography: How the Camera May Help in the Social Uplift” (1909) Long before Brandon Stanton’s wildly popular Humans of New York project tapped into the public’s capacity for compassion by combining photos of his subje...
Tags: Google, Photography, New York, College, Kentucky, Life, Massachusetts, US, History, Pennsylvania, United States, Maine, Louisiana, Baltimore, Dorothea Lange, Tony


Washington state bans gay and trans “panic” defense for homicide

The legislation is named teenager Nikki Kuhnhausen, who was killed last year (Photo: Facebook) Lawmakers in Washington state have overwhelmingly passed legislation banning the so-called “gay panic” defense. This is when someone accused of a murder could claim the sexuality or gender identity of their victim was partly to blame for their actions. Although commonly called “gay panic defense”, it has been used across the LGBTQ spectrum. Washington’s legislation is named the Nikki Kuhnhausen Act....
Tags: Washington, Life, Senate, US, Lifestyle, New Jersey, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Jay Inslee, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Nikki, Trans Panic, Facebook Lawmakers, Gay Panic, Nikki Kuhnhausen, Kuhnhausen


Four years, two continents: a gay Chinese couple's journey for a surrogate son

Li and Xu fell in love in a country where gay marriage and surrogacy are illegal. Their story is part of a growing trendBefore Qiguang Li could pass through customs and step on to US soil for the first time, he faced a three-hour detention where he learned that he needed to be more candid about his identity. It was September 2015, after a long flight from Shanghai to Los Angeles. Li came with another man, Wei Xu, who asked a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer whether the two of them ...
Tags: Family, China, US, Life and style, US news, Shanghai, LGBT rights, Parents and parenting, Li, US Customs, Xu, Border Protection CBP, Wei Xu, Qiguang Li, Los Angeles Li


I’m 28, I Travel Full-Time & This Is How Much I Spent On My Trip To Paros, Greece

Welcome to Travel Diaries, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the last cent. Here, we offer a detailed, intimate account of when, where, and how our peers spend their vacation days and disposable income: all the meals, adventures, indulgences, setbacks, and surprises. This week’s travel diary: A 28-year-old PR consultant who travels full-time, shares a glimpse into her week in Paros, Greece, workin...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Milan, London, Greece, Australia, US, Chicago, Portugal, Athens, Cape Town, Greek Islands, West Coast, New England, Rio


Josh Waitzkin on Beginner’s Mind, Self-Actualization, and Advice from Your Future Self (#412)

“I think of learning as unobstructed self-expression.”— Josh Waitzkin Josh Waitzkin, author of The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance, is an eight-time US National Chess Champion, a two-time World Champion in Tai Chi Chuan Push Hands, and the first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under nine-time World Champion Marcelo Garcia. For the past 12 years, Josh has been channeling his passion for the outer limits of the learning process toward training elite mental performers in...
Tags: Usa, Learning, New York City, US, Lifestyle, David Foster Wallace, The Tim Ferriss Show, Tim Ferriss Show, Josh, Ernest Hemingway, Dan, Tim, Jiu Jitsu, Maurice Ashley, Kelly Starrett, Robert Kegan


A dirty secret: you can only be a writer if you can afford it

There is nothing more sustaining to long-term creative work than time and space – and these things cost moneyTwo in five: our new series about the disappearance of the US middle class Let’s start with me: I’m not sure how or if I’d still be a writer without the help of other people’s money. I have zero undergrad debt. Of my three years of grad school, two of them were funded through a teaching fellowship; my parents helped pay for the first. The last two years my stipend barely covered the child...
Tags: Money, US, Life and style, US news


Wilton Manors mayor dies of heart attack at 41

Justin Flippen (Photo: @justinflippen | Twitter) The Mayor of Wilton Manors, Justin Flippen, died suddenly yesterday after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 41. Flippen was driving to Tuesday evening’s City Commission meeting when he became ill. He was rushed to hospital, where he passed away, according to officials. “We are very sad. Our hearts go out to Justin’s family and friends,” the Wilton Manors city officials said in a statement. “This is a horrible loss for our community.” Ad...
Tags: Florida, Politics, US, Lifestyle, House Of Representatives, Lgbtq, Stephen, Palm Springs, Ad Friendly, Queerty, South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Justin, FAU, City Commission


Wilton Manors mayor dies suddenly aged 41

Justin Flippen (Photo: @justinflippen | Twitter) The Mayor of Wilton Manors, Justin Flippen, died suddenly yesterday. He was 41. Flippen was driving to Tuesday evening’s City Commission meeting when he became ill. He was rushed to hospital, where he passed away, according to officials. Early reports suggested he’d suffered a massive heart attack. Today, Police Chief Paul O’Connell, after consultation with the Chief Medical Examiner, said the cause of death was a brain aneurysm. “We are very s...
Tags: Florida, Politics, US, Lifestyle, House Of Representatives, Lgbtq, Stephen, Paul O'connell, Palm Springs, Ad Friendly, Queerty, South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Justin, FAU


University of Toronto FEZANA Professorship Proposal

Dear friends, For several years, our own Ervad Jehan Bagli and the FEZANA team has worked hard to establish an academic program for advanced studies and research in the Zoroastrian religion, and ancient Iranian languages of our texts in order to perpetuate them and keep from becoming extinct. This will offer students an opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Zoroastrianism, understand and translate the ancient languages, and will increase awareness of Zoroastrianism worldwide. In 2018 FEZA...
Tags: News, Life, US, Toronto, North America, University of Toronto, Ontario, Pahlavi, Avesta, Ervad Jehan Bagli, University of Toronto FEZANA, Institute of Zoroastrian Studies, UOT, Department of Near and Middle Eastern, Atha Zamyad Yatha Afrinami Homi D Gandhi


MAC Is Launching a Second Selena Collection After the First One Sold Out in Minutes

MAC's Selena Quintanilla makeup collection nearly broke the internet when it launched back in 2016 and sold out in a matter of minutes, but now the brand is giving fans of the late Tejano icon a second chance at getting their hands on makeup inspired by her. The brand announced on Feb. 25 that a second capsule collection honoring Selena will be launching later this Spring. The first MAC x Selena collection was released on Oct. 1, 2016 to a pretty overwhelming response; it immediately sold out o...
Tags: Mac, US, Beauty, Women Of Color, Selena, Latina, Mac Cosmetics, Selena Quintanilla, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Makeup, Popsugar, Celebrity Collaborations, Quintanilla, Suzette Quintanilla


Gay men’s skin cancer risk may be more complicated than tanning beds

Another study has found that gay and bi men are more prone to skin cancer. One of its authors has speculated that increased use of tanning beds may not be the only factor driving this. The same researchers also carried out a separate study into skin cancer and gender identity. It found gender non-conforming individuals also have an increased risk of skin cancer. The two US-based studies were published last week in the scientific journal JAMA Dermatology. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.d...
Tags: Health, Boston, Hiv, US, Lifestyle, HPV, Skin Cancer, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gay Men, Gnc, Reuters, Arash Mostaghimi, Brigham and Women 's Hospital, JAMA Dermatology AdBridg, Mostaghimi


How to Motivate Your Employees on a Shoestring Budget

While financial bonuses are great incentives for your employees, there are still some great methods to keep your workforce motivated, even on a shoestring budget. For example, 1 in 4 US employees would say yes to a pay cut if that would mean having more time off. Finding the right motivators may seem challenging, but fortunately, there are many things your staff will appreciate as much as money. Here are a couple of ideas for you to consider. Offer Flexible Hours and Locations Your employee...
Tags: US, Careers, Management, Michael, Shoestring Budget, Workplace Wellness Program Introducing, Comprehensive Pension Package Offering


A Week At A University In New York, NY, That Costs $52,000 A Year

Welcome to Money Diaries – College Edition, where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern women: money. We’re asking college students how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.Today: a Student/Technical Assistant at a university that costs $52,000 a year who spends some of her money this week on Ito En Green Tea. Occupation: Student/Technical AssistantIndustry: Higher EdAge: 20Location: New York, NYSalary: $15,600...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, New York, Minneapolis, Ebay, US, Eu, Walgreens, Brooklyn, Iowa, Mta, Portland, Manhattan, Jesus, Salt Lake City


NABLA Cosmetics Nude Cutie Palette Review & Swatches

Nude NABLA Cosmetics Nude Cutie Palette ($24.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, permanent six-pan palette with three shimmery shades and three “Latex Matte” shades. The Latex Matte finish is quite interesting and complex while actually… working well. It has more of a cream-powder base that looks almost vinyl-like–not quite matte and a bit like the subtle sheen a cream product might produce paired with flaky sparkle. Because of the creami...
Tags: US, Eu, Beauty, Fda, Christine, Payton, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Smashbox, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Sisley Paris Toffee, BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana


NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette Review & Swatches

Coral NABLA Cosmetics Coral Cutie Palette ($24.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, permanent six-pan palette that featured two matte shades, three metallic shades, and one more satin shade. All six shades were pigmented, long-wearing, and were easy to work with. The shimmer shades had a creamier, more emollient texture but weren’t too slippery applied and still worked well with brushes. The brand could be clearer about which shades were Pressed...
Tags: US, Eu, Beauty, Sydney, Fda, Christine, Makeup Palettes, Milani, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Kevyn Aucoin, Mattes, Temptalia, Lake CI


10 Toppers That Will Upgrade Your Mattress Without Buying A New One

We get it: buying a new mattress is an ordeal that's an equally big investment for both our finances and general wellbeing. But today, instead of pushing ourselves and our budgets to pull the purchase trigger on one, we're here to talk toppers — aka the affordable solution to upgrading that tired old box spring.We hunted down the highest reviewed mattress toppers from the best bedding brands across the web, sharpening them down into the top-ten hit list ahead. There's a premium pad for every typ...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, US, Spa, Cowboy Bob Amazon, Wayfair Lucid, GOLS, Avocado Green Natural Latex Mattress Topper, Mary Avocado ReviewerAvocado Green Mattress Topper, Teresa Amazon, Visco Elastic, Walmart Saatva Mattress Topper Best, Sally Saatva


Sleep Sustainably With These Top Bedding Brands

Although our best intentions are to approach every day as Earth Day, sometimes we need a reminder (and a little green-guidance) in order to lead more eco-conscious lives. In honor of supporting worldwide environmental protection every day, we're tackling an at-home sustainability step that's easy enough to practice in your sleep — and it all starts with making a more sustainable bed.We rounded up the top sustainable companies that are redefining our concept of what trendy bedding looks and feel...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Usa, California, US, Earth, Northern California, Snowe, Gryphon, Global Organic Textile Standard, Oeko Tex, Boll Branch, Buffy Buffy, Alterra Pure Snowe Home, Snowe Boll Branch Boll Branch, SÕL Organics


Trump makes Richard Grenell first openly gay cabinet member in history

Richard Grenell and President Donald Trump (Photo: @RichardGrenell | Twitter) Donald Trump is appointing Richard Grenell, US ambassador to Germany since 2018, to the position of acting Director of National Intelligence. The President tweeted the news last night, saying, “I am pleased to announce that our highly respected Ambassador to Germany, @RichardGrenell, will become the Acting Director of National Intelligence. Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look forward to work...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Hollywood, Senate, Germany, US, Lifestyle, Intelligence, Cia, Donald Trump, Lebanon, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, Mark Warner, Mike Pence


Trump makes Richard Grenell first openly gay cabinet secretary in history

Richard Grenell and President Donald Trump (Photo: @RichardGrenell | Twitter) Donald Trump is appointing Richard Grenell, US ambassador to Germany since 2018, to the position of acting Director of National Intelligence. The President tweeted the news last night, saying, “I am pleased to announce that our highly respected Ambassador to Germany, @RichardGrenell, will become the Acting Director of National Intelligence. Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look forward to work...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Hollywood, Senate, Germany, US, Lifestyle, Intelligence, Cia, Donald Trump, Lebanon, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, Mark Warner, Mike Pence


Transitions, Training, and Birkie Preparation: A Q&A with Riitta-Liisa Roponen

To view Riitta-Liisa Roponen’s complete FIS profile requires a lot of scrolling and selecting “show more.” The 41-year-old raced her first World Cup in Munio, Finland on November 28th, 1998. More than 20 years later, she raced her final World Cup event, helping the Finnish relay team to 3rd in Ulricehamn , Sweden on January 27th, 2019.  She went on to race at the World Ski Championships in Seefeld, Austria, placing 22nd in the 30-kilometer mass start skate , then ended her season racing...
Tags: Usa, Sweden, Colorado, Interviews, US, Lifestyle, Sport, United States, Skiing, Community, Finland, North America, Fis, Hayward, Fischer, Sun Valley


Podcast #586: The Story of the Skiing Soldiers of WWII

In the winter of 1940, a group of civilian skiers was sitting by a fire in a ski lodge in Vermont shooting the breeze about how the US Army needed an alpine division like the militaries in Europe had. That conversation transformed into a concerted effort to turn their idea into a reality, and the creation of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division — a unit which would play a vital role fighting in the mountains of Italy during World War II. My guest today has written a book on these skiing, snow-bo...
Tags: Europe, Podcast, Life, US, America, Italy, Army, US Army, Vermont, Tommy Caldwell, Maurice, Zoro, Military History, Zicam, 10th Mountain Division, Maurice Isserman


RadSwan Founder Freddie Harrel Is Revolutionizing the Black Hair Market

Frédérique Harrel is on a mission. A Cameroonian beauty, born and raised in Paris with time spent in London (and now NYC!), 32-year-old Harrel is a blogger, public speaker, and beauty entrepreneur currently gearing up for the launch of , a direct-to-consumer beauty brand that's been touted as "the Glossier of the Black hair market." After working in fashion and digital strategy - including stints at ASOS and Topshop - Harrel created the workshop series SHE Unleashed, which brought women togeth...
Tags: Asia, London, NYC, China, Nigeria, US, Brooklyn, Beauty, Paris, Alicia Keys, West Africa, Geneva, Women Of Color, Asos, Black, Black History Month


Spring & Summer 2020: Theme and Silhouette

It’s time for talking trends on YLF. Earlier this week I reported on the big seven trends, and gave a colour and pattern forecast. Today we’re moving on to themes and silhouettes. Remember that trends last for years, and even decades, these days, and that Doing Your Own Thing (DYOT) is what matters most. Some looks are mainstream, while others are fringe. Pick what’s to your taste from the buffet of trends and sport things your way. You’ll notice a lot of ‘90s looks coming through. The early and...
Tags: Fashion, Africa, US, Meryl Streep, Maxis, Pick, Spring 2020, Summer 2020


Franklin Graham says he’s not homophobic, LGBTQ folk are “truthophobic”

Franklin Graham (Photo: Cornstalker, via CC-by-4.0) Christian evangelist Franklin Graham has criticized LGBTQ activists who successfully managed to derail his planned tour of the UK. The US-based pastor, aged 67 – son of the late Billy Graham – was due to appear at eight large towns and cities arenas around the UK later this year, kicking off in Glasgow on May, 30. Related: Franklin Graham writes an open letter to LGBTQ people: ‘We’re all sinners’  AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.displ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Life, US, Lifestyle, New Jersey, Glasgow, Jesus, Graham, Christian, Lgbtq, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Billy Graham, Franklin Graham


Child Sexual Bullying

I have a 32yr old special needs daughter. she doesn’t walk or talk.. she’s in diaper…I also have custody of my 12yr old grandson. He belongs to my other daughter I’ve had him for about 6yrs.. I can barely bring myself to say the words.. But I caught my grandson touching my daughter inappropriately…very inappropriately.. Please help me..I don’t want my daughter at risk..I also don’t want my grandson removed from my care.. Does it mean that he has extreme issues? He said he hates himself for it an...
Tags: Family, Sexual Assault, Sex, US, Therapy, Teen Issues, Abuse, Trauma, United States, Violence, Sexual Abuse, Inappropriate Sexual Behavior, Juvenile Sex Offender


7 Tips to Attract Gen Z to the Workplace

  As a business owner, you’re often wondering how to inject fresh ideas and perspectives into your venture. Depending on the line of business you’re in, it might even be essential to keep up with the current rising and falling trends. Perhaps you’re afraid of getting swept away in the appropriately named “Silver Tsunami” and getting stuck in a “we’ve always done it this way” work attitude.   Whether it’s a fundamental need for your business or whether you’re apprehensive of the statistics of t...
Tags: US, Careers, Bruce Lee, Employee Hiring, Pie Healthcare


If you’re nasty: 8 times Janet Jackson was a total badass

Janet Jackson announced this week that she’s planning another comeback and we couldn’t be more excited. The singer will be releasing a new album and hitting the road for a world tour later this year. The 53-year-old hitmaker took to Instagram to make the big announcement, telling fans: “Hey U Guys! I’ve heard all your wishes and now from my lips to your ears. I’m working on my new album and going on a brand new World Tour this summer! Both titled “Black Diamond.” I love u guys so much and I’m #...
Tags: Instagram, Justice, Entertainment, US, Lifestyle, Hillary Clinton, Madonna, Jackson, Donald Trump, Justin Timberlake, Oprah, Badass, Michael, Black Diamond, Ad Friendly, Queerty


Some Thoughts on Coronaviruses and Seatbelts

Hope is not a strategy. — James Cameron A prescient article titled “Body Count” by Epsilon Theory/Ben Hunt (@epsilontheory) was recently sent to me by one of my smartest and most connected friends.  It paints a spooky picture of the Chinese reports of what has been informally referred to as “Wuhan coronavirus.” Per the WHO this week, the official virus name is SARS-CoV-2, and the disease it causes is COVID-19, much like HIV causes AIDS. Here is one portion from this essay (edited for leng...
Tags: China, US, Lifestyle, Risk, Risk Management, United States, Who, James Cameron, Wuhan, Risk Taking, Annie Duke, Ben Hunt, Cronkite, Writing And Blogging, Risk Mitigation, Coronavirus


Feeling Down? Fight Back With These Top Tips!

Most people go through periods of feeling down. Some for longer than others. But fighting back is one of the most important things you can do. Sitting down and letting it swallow you up won’t do you or your loved ones any good. Instead, you need to try and push your way out of the slump. Unfortunately, it comes at different points of life. For some, middle age is a particularly hard period to get through. Others get it in their twenties or thirties. There’s no right or wrong. Everyone is d...
Tags: Health, Fashion, US, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Canada, Exercise, Healthy, Health Tips, Hobby, Health & Fitness, Light Therapy, Home Life


What to Watch: Queer history on TV, a Guatemalan love story and Juliette Lewis trailing a killer

Margret Cho in ‘Visible’ Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever your entertainment needs, we got your back (and hopefully your mind) with Queerty’s weekly “Culture Club” column with some of the highlights of new releases, streaming shows, classics worth revisiting, and what to drink while you watch. The Must: Visible-Out on TV Out-gay director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, The Keepers, Ask Dr. Ruth) returns with his most ambitious—and impressive—projec...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Feature, New York, Entertainment, La, Norman Lear, US, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Georgia, Juliette Lewis, Netflix, Lgbtq, Janet Mock, Eastern Europe



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