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5 ways to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day around the world

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Health, education, women’s rights, economics, sustainability — some of the most pressing issues facing the world today are linked to menstrual hygiene and women’s lack of access to basic sanitation.

That’s why May 28 marks the second-annual Menstrual Hygiene Day, spearheaded by Berlin-based nonprofit WASH United to break the silence surrounding menstruation, which often leads to debilitating social stigma that negatively affects women and girls across the globe.

5 ways to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day around the world

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Health, education, women’s rights, economics, sustainability — some of the most pressing issues facing the world today are linked to menstrual hygiene and women’s lack of access to basic sanitation.

That’s why May 28 marks the second-annual Menstrual Hygiene Day, spearheaded by Berlin-based nonprofit WASH United to break the silence surrounding menstruation, which often leads to debilitating social stigma that negatively affects women and girls across the globe.

Live from Google I/O 2015: Android M, wearables and more

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Google’s biggest event of the year is about to kick off. Each year, developers from around the world gather at the company’s I/O developer conference to hear the latest news and updates from Google’s top executives.

As with previous years, Google’s Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai will start the event Thursday morning with an opening keynote that will be jam-packed with news on Android, Chrome, wearables, virtual reality and other products.

The…

Live from Google I/O 2015: Android M, wearables and more

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Google’s biggest event of the year is about to kick off. Each year, developers from around the world gather at the company’s I/O developer conference to hear the latest news and updates from Google’s top executives.

As with previous years, Google’s Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai will start the event Thursday morning with an opening keynote that will be jam-packed with news on Android, Chrome, wearables, virtual reality and other products.

The…

What slut-shaming looked like in the 1920s

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July 12, 1922

In Chicago, Illinois, a woman is being arrested for defying a Chicago edict banning “abbreviated bathing suits” on beaches.

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In 1919, 20 special deputies called “Sheriffettes” were sworn in to monitor the swimwear of the bathers at Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York.

8 cheap ways to transform your home into a wellness retreat

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Relaxation doesn’t have to come in the form of an expensive resort with seaside views and a deep tissue massage at noon.

A wellness retreat is an immersive vacation with a focus in rejuvenation through fitness and health, with activities such as yoga, meditation and biking. Like other vacations, guests chow down on delicious food and enjoy luxurious spa treatments. However, unlike other vacations, there are also health…

The brown ballerina exists. Why we need to lift her up

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NEW YORK, New York — In three to five years, no one will be talking about diversity in ballet.

That’s according to Virginia Johnson, a founding member and artistic director of New York City’s famed Dance Theatre of Harlem. In a few years, she thinks it will be a boring topic “because it will have happened,” she says in a light but commanding voice. Soon, she says, the largely white world of ballet will be populated with dancers of color.

Soon — but not today. Not in 2015.

Today, the ballet…

5 can’t-miss apps: ‘QuizUp,’ StubHub, Hoopla and more

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With rumors swirling around the upcoming Android Mand Apple TV updates, you could have easily missed some of this week’s best new apps.

Luckily, each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes QuizUp’s redesign, an app that leverages public libraries to let you borrow music and ebooks and new StubHub features that help you plan around the events you’re going…

1920s erotic postcards are today’s PG-13 selfies

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Image: Bob Thomas/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Like the vast majority of erotic postcards from

Bigger is better? Apple reportedly working on 12-inch iPad

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Is bigger better? Apple apparently thinks so.

The Cupertino tech giant is reportedly developing a 12-inch version of the iPad that would sport several features its smaller 9.7-inch and 7.9-inch counterparts lack, like the ability to view two apps side-by-side and allow several log-in accounts

According to a report from 9to5Mac, which cites several sources familiar with the matter, those software features could be unveiled…