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How President Lincoln’s Death Launched the American Funeral Industry
by Brian Walsh
This was the first time most Americans saw an embalmed body, and it changed how we mourn the dead.
The Trump Effect, One Year Later: Thousands of Women Running for Office
by Christa Hillstrom
After Trump’s victory over Clinton, women realized how much the country needs them in politics.
Trans Youth Use Theater to Raise Awareness and Change Policy
by Sammi-Jo Lee
In this small town, the stage has become a venue to educate political leaders on transgender issues.
In the Water-Scarce Southwest, an Ancient Irrigation System Disrupts Big Agriculture
by Shoshi Parks
In New Mexico and Colorado, the “acequia” is more than just democratic water distribution—it is at the center of Southwest culture.
Giving Kentucky’s Young People a Reason to Stay
by Emma Eisenberg
A voice and the power to solve problems will make progressive young people see their future in conservative and economically struggling Central Appalachia.
During Childbirth, Enduring the Patriarchy Was the Hardest Part
by Rachael Rifkin
After nine months of misogynistic language from doctors and nurses, it’s easy to forget that you’re the decision-maker about your own body.
Preventing Sexual Harassment Begins in Early Childhood
by Megan Hicks, Poco Kernsmith, Joanne Smith-Darden
Sexual abuse is not just a “women’s issue,” and we need to stop treating it as one.
Lovehacking, and Other Habits of Happy Couples
by Kira M. Newman
Marriage research shows how strong relationships survive (even in these hard times).
Trump’s War on Opioids Won’t Work—But California Knows What Will
by Mike Males
More compassionate drug policy reforms in California have resulted in a drug death rate 40 percent below the national average.
What Happens When Men Say #MeToo, Too?
by Colin Beavan
As a self-identified feminist man who has survived abuse, I wonder how and if I should participate in the conversation.
4 Ways to Give Your Body Back to Nature After You Die
by Jennifer Luxton
These alternative burial methods give a purpose to your remains.
Winter 2018 National Student Writing Competition: Less Stuff, More Heart
For the 2018 winter writing competition students will write about the non-material gifts that they would like to receive for a special holiday, milestone, or birthday.
6 Horrifying Foods You’ve Probably Eaten
by Erin Sagen
Are you going to eat that? Because the food industrial complex is the stuff of nightmares.
Unapologetically Fat: A Challenge to How We See Women’s Bodies
by Ayu Sutriasa, Bailey Williams
Meet the social media stars fighting fatphobia.
How Inmates, Scientists, and Government Workers Are Teaming Up to Save This Butterfly
by Sarah van Gelder
The effort to restore prairie ecosystems in Washington state before they disappear.