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Feeling lost? Follow these reproductive justice accounts.

Feeling lost? Follow these reproductive justice accounts.

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The incessant negative news and vapid takes on our social feeds can easily feel overwhelming, building on a sense of dread felt more deeply as our political leaders once again strip away our right to bodily autonomy. But, on the other side of the perhaps dull coin, social media has ushered in a new era of increasingly democratized access to political organizing and health education for those who want to join the fight for reproductive justice. While the tenants of reproductive justice have existed among women, LGBTQ communities, and organizers of color for decades, the term itself was coined in 1994 by Black women organizers in Chicago, meeting ahead of the International Conference on Population and Development. The group named itself "Women of African Descent for Reproductive Justice" and
The best teen movies to stream on Netflix to relive your awkward years

The best teen movies to stream on Netflix to relive your awkward years

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Being a teenager is hard. And Netflix is here to remind you just how hard.Whether you want to revisit your younger years or are still facing the ups and downs of high school, the streaming service has curated a collection of films that are achingly (and often hilariously) relatable. We've searched through Netflix's catalog to find some of the best teen movies out there, from films that focus on lighthearted first loves to those that zone in on the more serious complications of being an almost adult.Ready to feel young again? Then check out these incredible coming-of-age teen movies, which you can stream on Netflix right now.1. The Edge of Seventeen "The Edge of Seventeen" is a modern teen classic. Credit: Moviestore/Shutterstock ...
Period apps in a post-Roe world: What you need to know

Period apps in a post-Roe world: What you need to know

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In a historic 6-3 decision on June 24, the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. Soon after the decision was announced, a worried call to action quickly arose online: Delete your period tracking apps. Tweet may have been deleted (opens in a new tab) It's not the first time this sentiment has bubbled up on the internet. Earlier this year, when the Supreme Court leak warned us of the decision to come, the same message spread across Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and more. Women and people with uteruses who rely on these apps to monitor their health were suddenly fearful of how their collected data could be used against them in a hypothetical criminal case about abortion. With this latest Supreme Court decision ...
You've got to try homemade air fryer French fries. Here's how to make them.

You've got to try homemade air fryer French fries. Here's how to make them.

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French fries are the perfect side dish. They hardly ever disappoint. I contend even a bad French fry is pretty decent. But a really good french fry? A really good fry is unmatched. It puts a bad fry to shame. Now the problem with cooking fries at home is that it typically requires deep frying. And that involves a ton of oil, which creates a mess and takes a long time. But don't worry my pals: You can actually make quite good French fries in the air fryer. They'll taste delicious and require a minimal amount of work. And you won't have a vat of oil to discard at the end of the process. SEE ALSO: The best air fryers for making crispy food faster than the oven Here's what you need to know.Ingredients3 Russet p...
The best Kindle deals at Amazon ahead of Prime Day

The best Kindle deals at Amazon ahead of Prime Day

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The best early Prime Day Kindle deals:BEST DEAL: The Kindle Paperwhite (2018) is everything you need in an e-reader, and it's waterproof to boot — $69.99 $129.99 (save 46%)BEST REFURBISHED OPTION: This Certified Refurbished Kindle (the no-frills 10th-gen model released in 2019) is just as functional as a new one and costs half as much — $39.99 $79.99 (Prime members save 50%)BEST ESSENTIALS BUNDLE: The Kindle Essentials Bundle features the Paperwhite (2018) version as well as a fabric cover to protect your screen and a power adapter — $124.97 $139.97 (save 10%)BEST SPLURGE BUNDLE: The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Essentials Bundle includes a fabric cover and charging stand with the best Kindle yet, featuring automatically adjusted self-lighting and wireless charging — $229.97 $249.97
Meet DALL-E 2, the AI program generating photorealistic images from text descriptions

Meet DALL-E 2, the AI program generating photorealistic images from text descriptions

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Developed by OpenAI, DALL-E is an AI program trained to generate images from text descriptions. It was originally launched back in January of 2021, but now the second generation of the artificial intelligence system, DALL-E 2 is in the works. DALL-E 2 is not yet publicly available, but features some impressive new upgrades including a 4x greater image resolution allowing it to generate photorealistic images. Source: Marshable
Lena Dunham's first 'Sharp Stick' trailer spotlights sex talk and Jon Bernthal's bare chest

Lena Dunham's first 'Sharp Stick' trailer spotlights sex talk and Jon Bernthal's bare chest

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If you've been waiting to see what Lena Dunham would get up to next in film and TV, today's your day.The first trailer for Sharp Stick is here. Dunham directed the 2022 Sundance entry, which stars Kristine Froseth as Sarah Jo, a sensitive and wide-eyed 26-year-old caregiver from Los Angeles who's just trying to find her way. That uncertainty leads her right into the arms and bare chest of her married boss (Jon Bernthal) and the chaotic life lessons that follow. Sharp Stick stars Froseth, Bernthal, Dunham, Luka Sabbat, Scott Speedman, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Taylour Paige, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It's set for a limited release in New York and Los Angeles on July 29, followed by a wide release on Aug. 5. Source: Marshable
Patient Advocacy Groups (PAGs) are forging a more equitable future for public health

Patient Advocacy Groups (PAGs) are forging a more equitable future for public health

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You don’t need us to tell you that the past few years were a challenging time for the global healthcare system. You likely gleaned it from the headlines with every refresh — the shortage of hospital beds, a deluge of news and complicated medical information, and patients being turned away for annual wellness exams, mental health visits, and even chemotherapy treatments. This is where patient advocacy groups, or PAGs, have stepped up to meet the evolving needs of patients. Patient advocacy groups are organizations that provide education, resources, support services and more to patients and their caregivers. Basically, PAGs play the all-too-important role of bridging the gap between patients and the medical system. Patient advocacy groups around the world have long been a source of community