Lara Rutherford-Morrison was born in Texas and now lives and writes in Pennsylvania. She’s into Victorian lit, weird history, and trashy books. She has a dog who is secretly a very small bear (but don’t tell anyone).

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A Dress Code Violation Allegedly Led To The Threat Of Arrest

Should a green, off-the-shoulder shirt keep a student from graduating? In Harrisburg, North Carolina, a high school student alleged that she was nearly arrested for violating the dress code policy. Ul...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Bride's All Male Bridal Party Is Precious

Photoshoots of bridal parties in matching robes, sipping mimosas, are nothing new, but this one — featuring a bunch of dudes, in pink satin, no less — is a refreshing take on the tradition. In Brazil,...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

People Share The "One In A Million Thing" That Happened To Them

Whether you believe in destiny or are convinced that everything happens by random chance, it’s fair to argue that weird coincidences happen all the time, serendipitous moments that you wouldn’t believ...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Read This Gen X Woman's Advice For Millennials

On Tuesday, Tangela Ekhoff, a self-described “writer, speaker, sit-down comic,” took to Twitter to lay down some wisdom for the younger generation. The Gen X woman’s advice for millennials is going vi...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

How Modern Medicine Is Failing American Mothers

Recent studies reveal that, in the last 15 years, the maternal mortality rate in the United States has increased significantly, even as it has gone down in other wealthy nations. Though the reasons fo...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

How VCs Talk About Men Vs. Women

A new study by researchers in Scandinavia reveals that venture capitalists talk about male and female entrepreneurs differently, allowing common gender stereotypes to impact their perceptions of entre...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Why We Need To Stop Comparing Men To Children

In recent months, it’s become common to see writers and pundits describing Donald Trump as a child. In fact, only yesterday, The New York Times published an op-ed, titled, “When the World Is Led by a ...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Woman's Clap Back At Her Congressman Is Epic

On May 8, Iowa Congressman Rod Blum held a town hall meeting in which he questioned why a 62-year-old man should have to contribute to pregnancy insurance. Retired special-education teacher Barbara Ra...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Here's What Life Was Really Like Pre-1990

A new askReddit thread asks, “People born after 1990, what intrigues you about life before then?” In the last 12 hours, lots of curious young people have submitted their questions about what life was ...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

People Are Upset About A Diaper Ad Called "Moms Don't Cry"

A Japanese ad for Moony diapers from Unicharm, titled “Moms Don’t Cry,” shows a new mom coping with the round-the-clock challenges of having a new baby, almost entirely by herself. The diaper commerci...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Post Makes An Important Point About Motherhood & Body Image

If you’ve ever spent much time around small kids, you know that they’re like little sponges, soaking up everything that the adults around them say and do — and as Brittney Johnson points out, that ext...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Site Just Made It Even Easier For Millennial Women To Invest

Investing is a key route to funding major life goals, from buying a house to retiring, and yet, frustratingly, women are less likely to invest their savings than men. On Monday, Ellevest, an online in...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Viral Photo Captures Postpartum Depression

On May 1, Kathy DiVincenzo posted two images of herself online: one in which she looks polished and perfect with her kids, and another in which she appears overrun, sad, and exhausted. Both, she said,...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Dangerous Social Media Game May Encourage Suicide

We’ve seen a lot of viral challenges in the last few years; some are harmless fun, some are ridiculous, some are sketchy, but none have been quite as disturbing as the “Blue Whale Challenge,” a danger...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Man's Post Shows There Is No Wrong Way To Grieve

After Russell Davison’s wife, Wendy, passed away following a long struggle with cancer last month, he slept with her body at home for six days. Now, the grieving husband’s Facebook post about coping w...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

The Heartbreaking Story Behind These Breastfeeding Selfies

On Monday, British breastfeeding advocate and vlogger Sophie Emma Rose was killed suddenly in a scooter accident in Thailand. In the wake of the tragedy, moms are sharing breastfeeding selfies on soci...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

One Woman's Open Letter On "Social Experiments"

Nothing makes a bad day worse like having a stranger accost you on the street and refuse to leave you alone. Yesterday on Reddit, a woman called out a man for doing “social experiments” that really ju...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Why This School Canceled Mother's Day

Making cards and crafts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is a common activity for school children, but should those projects take place at home? Teachers at a Canadian elementary school think so. Thi...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

How To Make Looping Videos On Snapchat

You know those magical life moments when everything comes together to make something completely, unexpectedly hilarious happen? Don’t you wish you could watch those precious seconds over and over and ...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

How Do You Make Cloud Eggs?

Food-focused social media has been blowing up lately with images of cloud eggs — fluffy, lightly toasted eggs whites with yolks nestled in the middle. Although these bizarre-looking breakfasts seem li...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

12 Questions To Ask Yourself As You're Making NYRs

We’re only a few weeks out from the New Year, and with that, people everywhere are saying, “Thank God 2016 is over,” and also “Time for New Year’s resolutions!” Before you pin down your goals for 2017...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

The History Of New Year's Resolutions

With Thanksgiving out of the way, we’re now barreling toward New Year’s, and, along with it, New Year’s resolutions. Why do we make special promises to ourselves at the beginning of the new year? The ...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Baby Doll's "Crying" Noises Are Going Viral

A mum in Wales was shocked recently to find that the new doll she bought for her daughter makes sounds that are… less than appropriate for children. Gail Turley alleged to Wales Online that the baby d...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

The Most Delivered Takeout Foods In 2016

It’s been a crazy year, and through good times and bad, there’s one constant: Everyone loves takeout. Yesterday, GrubHub released its “A Year in Delivery” study, tracking the top trends in food delive...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

How To Get The New iOS 10.2 Emoji

Yesterday, Apple released the much-anticipated update to iOS 10, iOS 10.2. The update comes with more than 100 new emoji, with an increased range of professions (for men AND women), facial expressions...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Netflix Study Reveals What Happens After You Watch

How do you like to follow up a serious binge-watch? Do you jump right into a new series? Watch movies? Take a break from TV altogether? Netflix recently conducted a study that analyzes what Netflix vi...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

How To Talk About Santa Claus With Older Kids

Small children who steadfastly believe in Santa Claus are just about the cutest thing ever, but, as kids get older, they’re going to discover the ruse one way or another. A Canadian mom recently poste...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Target Offers Quiet Hours For Kids With Autism

Holiday shopping can be overwhelming for anyone, but for people on the autism spectrum who struggle with sensory overstimulation, large stores bustling with crowds and holiday music can be a nightmare...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This High School Romance Ad Is Actually A PSA

Most people love movies with a good, twisty ending (ahem, Fight Club), but I was surprised to find that one of the most shocking endings I’ve seen lately came not from a film, but a two-minute commerc...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Read This Student's Post-Surgery Email To Her T.A.

As anyone who’s had their wisdom teeth out knows, hydrocodone is not messing around. Just ask Abby Jo Hamele, a 19-year old student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who recently got hers removed...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

There's A "Breastfeeding Barbie" On Etsy Now

Breastfeeding is recommended by doctors as an important source of infant nutrition and health, and yet many new moms still struggle against the stigma that our society places on the practice, especial...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Couple Had Their First Dance On A Highway

A universal truth of weddings is that you can plan and plan (and plan and plan), and there will still be unexpected hiccups — and in some cases, outright disasters — that arise on the big day. Case in...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Firefighter Calendar Just Lit Up The Internet

Is it just me, or is it getting a little warm in here? A calendar of Taiwanese firefighters from the New Taipei Fire Department is making its way around the internet, and it’s, er, pretty hot. To say ...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Someone Recreated Ross's Thanksgiving Sandwich

There are two things that Ross Geller taught me about life: One, leather pants are a lot more complicated than you might think, and, two, you should never EVER steal someone else’s sandwich. Especiall...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

You Can Math Your Way To The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Mathematicians work on a lot of important stuff, from developing complex financial models to understanding the structure of our universe, but one group of scholars is focusing on what really matters: ...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

7 Empowering Stands You Can Take Against Trump

At this moment, the prospect of four years of President Trump may be so overwhelming that you don’t even know where to start. But as difficult as it is to know where to begin, there are small but empo...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Can Electors Make Hillary Clinton President?

Following Donald Trump’s shocking win on Tuesday, you may have seen a number of petitions going around, asking electors in the Electoral College to vote for Hillary Clinton when they formally elect th...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

If You're Getting An IUD, Do It Now

In the wake of Donald Trump's shocking, deeply disturbing win on election night, many women are taking to Twitter to urge others to get an IUD before Trump takes office in January. Why the sudden push...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

The Current Election Maps Have Shifted Drastically

As votes pour in from across the nation, the election appears to be narrowing drastically, causing concerned citizens everywhere to chew their fingernails off in miserable anxiety and sway back and fo...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Is Colorado Winner Take-All?

Polls in Colorado will be closing tonight at 9 pm EST, and, since Colorado is a swing state, people will be watching closely to see which way the vote goes. Is Colorado winner take-all? The answer is ...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison