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Shut up about costumes

Stop talking about your opinion of other women’s bodies like it matters.

Pics or it didn't happen

Ladies and gents, let’s all just take a brief moment to think about how many photos we have posed for over the past weekend, month and (heaven forbid) the past year.Social media has seriously inflated the number of photos that we take of ourselves and with our friends.

The art of dying

Elizabeth Bishop might have been right when she wrote in her poem “One Art” that “the art of losing isn’t hard to master.”But in light of the recent events concerning the assisted suicide dispute between two cancer patients, Brittany Maynard and Kara Tippetts, one must wonder whether there is also an art to dying as well.The debate boils down to this: Maynard is choosing to end her own life through assisted suicide while Tippetts is choosing to let the natural process overtake her.Although there are bigger political implications to the question, namely the ones regarding policies on assisted suicide, I’d like to point out that perhaps this debate about these two specific people is unnecessary.No matter how we might want to judge others for their actions and arrive at conclusions about whether they are contemptible or praiseworthy, the thought of this happening to someone close to the brink of death is disheartening.One might be inclined to argue that we are all on our way to dying and that dying shouldn’t change our judgments on acceptable behaviors for society.

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It's their life

A 29 year-old female made national news with her decision to partake in medically-assisted suicide.After weighing all possible courses of action, Brittany Maynard decided that rather than treating her inoperable brain tumor, she will end her life through prescribed medication, known as “dying with dignity.”The subject of doctor-assisted suicide is clearly controversial.The practice of dying with dignity is only allowed in a few states.

The real GMOs

The experimental cultivation of genetically modified foods for commercialization is a hot topic boiling within a thick soup of social and political controversies.

Not all gone girls

If you have yet to see David Fincher’s new movie "Gone Girl," or read the book by Gillian Flynn , you need to stop reading this column

Not on my turf

On Friday, HuffPost Women blogger Carol Bysiek published her open letter to the NFL online.

No room for debate

In a representative democracy, such as the one we currently have in the United States, it’s of the utmost importance that our representatives stand as engaged with the voting populace.

Misogyny in gay men

Misogyny among straight men is nothing new in our culture. It’s existed for as long as straight men themselves have existed.But what if I told you that there’s misogyny among gay men?

Jen's nude moment

Jennifer Lawrence has finally spoken out about the release of her nude photos back in August.The 24-year-old “Hunger Games” and “X-Men” star broke her silence in an interview with Vanity Fair.“I was just so afraid,” she said.

Empathize with the empathizing

When the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal broke, many were quick to throw their opinions and thoughts into the fray, including yours truly.

Nice girls finish last

It’s nothing surprising or new to hear that only 15 of the Fortune 500 companies are led by women CEOs.

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