Megan Grant is a professional writer living in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a competitive Olympic weightlifter, a devoted bookworm, and loves everything and anything DIY.

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Which Parliaments Have The Greatest Representation…

We have the tendency to think that the United States sets the standard for all that is good and right in the world; but in reality, we're still far behind when it comes to gender equality. In fact, we don't even make the top 10 list of the parliaments with the greatest representation of women. To determine which countries specifically came out on top, the Inter-Parliamentary Union gathered data on how many women were elected to parliaments, dumas, congresses, legislative assemblies, and chambers…

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Do Women Handle Pressure Better Than Men? Research…

Women are oft depicted as sensitive, vulnerable, weaker-willed; but the topic of a recent paper suggests that despite the stereotype, women handle pressure better than men — in tennis, at the very least. The study, titled Choking Under Pressure and Gender: Evidence from Professional Tennis, was published by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics. It found that in the game of tennis, when the stakes are high, big bucks are involved, and plenty of fans are watching their every move, male players are…

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Here's What Is Going On At THINX

THINX — the company that produces period-proof underwear that can replace your pad, tampon, or menstrual cup — has tried to destigmatize menstruation and is thus used to pushing boundaries. But recent allegations of what's been happening at THINX claim that the company brought that boundary-pushing ethos into its corporate culture in an inappropriate way. As reported by The Cut, former head of public relations Chelsea Leibow filed a complaint against former THINX CEO Miki Agrawal making claims a…

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What Happened At The UK Parliament? Shots Fired…

Chaos broke out today in the United Kingdom, as USA Today reports that a police officer was stabbed outside the UK Parliament, and a car ran over several people on the nearby Westminster Bridge. There are also reports of a shooting. The man who allegedly stabbed the officer was reportedly shot by police — who were called to the scene around 2:40 p.m. local time — and the Parliament is currently under security lockdown. While the details have yet to be confirmed, reports say that at least a dozen…

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How To Call Your State Representative Or Senator…

On this day in 1972, Congress first passed the Equal Rights Amendment; but all these years later, it's making headlines again. In this climate where communication between the people and their government is more crucial than ever, many citizens are wondering how to call your state representative or senator about the Equal Rights Amendment. There is a lengthy list of issues we want to discuss with our representatives — and here's yet another that deserves our attention, for a number of reasons. F…

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These Are The Happiest Countries In the World

Starting in 2012 and happening every year after, the World Happiness Report determines the happiest countries in the world; and the results for 2017 have been released — on March 20, World Happiness Day, no less. It uses the social foundations of happiness to develop this ranking list, assessing factors such as generosity, a sense of freedom, healthy life expectancy, having someone to count on, GDP (gross domestic product) per capita, and freedom from corruption. Around 3,000 respondents in each…

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Wait, So Is The Giant Chicken Real?

Loch Ness. Bigfoot. Giant chicken. One of these things actually exists, and it's not the one you want. A video recently surfaced online of the biggest poultry meat you've ever seen, leaving viewers asking one crucial question: Is this giant chicken real? We're all going to have nightmares tonight, because yes, it's real. And it's legitimately a behemoth of a chicken. It appears to be roughly the weight of a horse. Except it's a chicken. Upon seeing this video, my first thought was that this poo…

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12 Ways You Rebelled In The 2000s

Remember your angsty, pre-teen and teen years of the 2000s? Nobody understood you and you were a loner, and you wanted to make sure everyone knew — so you had very specific ways you rebelled in the 2000s, in case anyone was confused about where you stood in life. Your parents wanted you to be more like your sister, your teachers wanted you to try harder (because you were smart but "just didn't apply yourself"), and your crush had a thing for your BFF. So what did you do? You rebelled. Instead …

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8 Hacks That Make Life As A Lefty Easier

As a lefty, I was always told that I was special. Or maybe weird. It was one or the other. Anyhow, I knew one thing for certain: The world caters to righties. That's why, over the years, I've discovered a number of hacks that make life easier as a lefty. While I still roll my eyes whenever I jot something down and then subsequently smear it with my hand, I've found ways around many of life's little annoyances that pop up when you're a lefty. And there are plenty of them. It's not all bad. As a f…

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These Jobs Got '90s Kids' Entrepreneurial Spirit Moving

As a kid, it was always one of two things that led you to your first job: Either your parents threatened to cut off your spending money, or you were just itching for one sweet taste of adulthood. There wasn't a whole heck of a lot we could offer at that age, but that didn't stop the first jobs '90s kids had from burning a place in our memories. I, for instance, distinctly remember wanting to work in a law office. Instead, I ended up answering phones at a local gift shop and unintentionally drivi…

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