Lara Rutherford-Morrison was born in Texas and now lives and writes in Montreal. 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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One Mom On Why She's Teaching Her Son Not To Share

Learning to share is a major step in any child’s social development, but can children be taught to share too much? Alanya Kolberg thinks so. In a Facebook post last week, the mom recalled teaching her...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Subway Photo Is Going Viral For The Best Reason

The importance of diversity to the fabric of the nation has been a huge (and essential) talking point in recent months, especially given some of the xenophobic, intolerant rhetoric that has dominated ...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

YouTube Updated The Policy That Restricted LGBTQ Content

In March, YouTube found itself embroiled in controversy when a number of LGBTQ content creators discovered that LGBTQ content was being blocked within YouTube’s Restricted Mode, without explanation. N...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

"High Herstory" Is The Feminist, 420-Friendly "Drunk History"

If you’ve ever watched Drunk History and thought, “I love this, but I wish it had a greater focus on female perspectives… and also more pot,” then today is your new favorite day. Take a gander at High...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

How Does The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Change Colors?

Today, the world is reeling from the Unicorn Frappuccino, an enchanted, fairy-dusted blended beverage that changes colors and taste as you drink it. WHAT IS THIS SORCERY? If you’re flummoxed by how th...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Shower Plants Are Blowing Up Pinterest Feeds

Is your bathroom looking boring and sad? Add some foliage! Shower plants are trending on Pinterest right now, with an increase in pins of 302 percent this year, and it’s easy to see why. Images of bat...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Here's What "Divorce Cakes" Look Like

People eat cake to celebrate life’s happy events all the time — but why should cake be limited to weddings and birthdays? Every major milestone deserves cake, and, unfortunately, sometimes milestones ...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Women In Academia Do More Unpaid Work Than Men

A study published this month in the journal Research in Higher Education found that women in academia do more service work than their male colleagues. Because tenure, salary raises, and other promotio...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Series Highlights The Devastating Effect Of Trans Bathroom Laws

Too often in the ongoing battle over anti-trans bathroom bills, supporters of such laws cite abstract, hypothetical “threats” as justification, ignoring the real, lived experiences of the trans people...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Student Has The Best Tax Day Jab At Trump

Belén Sisa is a 23-year-old Arizona resident, a student, an undocumented immigrant, and a taxpayer. Three weeks ago, she took to Facebook to share that she had paid her 2017 taxes, in order to make th...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Meet The First Woman To Win An NCAA Football Scholarship

When Becca Longo signed her letter of intent to play football at Adams State University next year, she made history. The 18-year-old Arizona athlete is the first woman to receive an NCAA football scho...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Why This Lyft Driver Wouldn't Drive A Drunk Woman Home

Last week, performance poet and Lyft driver Tro’juan Henderson refused to drive a passenger home, but unlike other recent instances of passengers being denied transportation — ahem — Henderson did so ...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Why This Chef Doesn't Want IvankaTrump.com's Coverage Of Her

What do you do when someone offers you press coverage — but with a brand that many see as associated — or, ahem, complicit — with the Trump administration? Angela Dimayuga, the executive chef of Missi...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Mom Had The Best Reaction To A Dress Code "Violation"

Rosey Abuabara was surprised last week when her 17-year-old daughter, Sophia, called her in tears because she’d been cited for violating her school’s dress code. The offending garment? A high-necked, ...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

An Anti-Abortion Lesson Compared It To The Holocaust

A Catholic high school in Alberta has sparked controversy for allowing a pro-life organization to give students an anti-abortion presentation that compared abortion to the Holocaust. The presentation,...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

You Can Give Uber Cross Streets Now

Do you love Uber but feel weird about giving strangers your address? You can put your concern to rest: On Thursday, Uber announced the launch of Uber’s new cross streets safety measures, an app update...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Read This Teacher's Letter About United

On Monday, video of a man being violently removed from a United Airlines flight after refusing to give up his seat went viral, and people are still pressing for answers about what led to the troubling...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

How Common Is It To Get Bumped Off A Flight?

Disturbing video of a passenger being forcibly removed from his seat on an overbooked United Airlines flight on Sunday has a lot of people asking questions about overbooking and “involuntary bumping.”...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Tote Bag Makes Light Of Terrorism

Slogan-based fashion might be all the rage right now, but there are some subjects that should probably not be the fodder of humorous catchphrases. Like, you know, terrorism. Clothing retailer Romwe is...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Watch Jimmy Kimmel's On Point United Parody

On Monday, video of a passenger being violently dragged from an overbooked United flight sparked outrage and sunk United Airlines into yet another PR mess. Late night talk shows were quick to skewer t...
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison