Jaleesa Jones
Jaleesa Jones is a junior at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, majoring in Communications with a double minor in Journalism and student debt. She lives to write and gorges on all things journalism as it keeps her Id in check. In her spare time, she enjoys people-watching, watching romantic comedies like Scarface, and exercising her prowess in the art of sarcasm.
Latest Articles

Why I Bother to Pick Up the Pen at All

I don’t count my first day of living from the date on my birth certificate. No, I began truly living the first day I scribbled a puerile ABAB rhyme scheme in my Mead Notebook. I was in the sixth grade and facing an identity crisis, struggling to navi…
By Jaleesa Jones

Avoid the Big City, Avoid Postpartum Depression?

Pipe dreams of living in the big city? You may want to proceed cautiously, particularly if you plan to have children someday. New research from the Women's College Research Institute in Toronto has found that women who live in large urban areas are m…
By Jaleesa Jones

Should You Help With the Tab? (Men Want You To)

Check, please! Culturally, we've come to expect the man to go for the ceremonial grab of the bill at the end of a meal. But new research from Chapman University in California says men aren't so down with forking over the cash to cover the evening out…
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Do You Know Your IX? New Website Makes Sure You Do

Sexual assault has been a hot-button issue this year, particularly on college campuses as students pressure administration to tighten up sexual assault policies. In the wake of burgeoning student activism, "Know Your IX" has emerged as a new, online …
By Jaleesa Jones

An Alternative to Reconstructive Breast Surgery

Angelina Jolie's recent decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy was heralded as an aspiring call to action, even precipitating comparisons to Betty Ford. However, the media coverage overlooked the physical and emotional toll that mastect…
By Jaleesa Jones

Is PETA's Latest Poster Going Too Far?

Animal rights group PETA is known for using audacious campaigns to promote its agenda. However, the organization's latest poster, aimed at teenagers, pushes the envelope a little too far. The advertisement features 16-year-old singer Samia Najimy Fi…
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Study: Babies Are For Dumb Women

So, apparently, if you have any aspirations of being a mommy someday, you're an idiot. At least that's what esteemed anthropologist Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics surmises. In his latest controversial statement since his last head…
By Jaleesa Jones

What Does Research Reveal About New Fathers?

We're all privy to the idea of postpartum depression, a serious medical condition that strikes some mothers after childbirth. About 1 in 8 women experience this sort of depression, with symptoms ranging from insomnia and loss of appetite to difficult…
By Jaleesa Jones

Now Your Apps Are Fat-Shaming You Into the Gym

Sticking to a workout regimen is hard. I should know — I've been trying to drag myself to the gym at my college for the past two years. I can count on my fingers how often I've been successful. But maybe, just maybe, if I had a cute guy reminding me …
By Jaleesa Jones

$10,000 to Hook Your Friend Up?

Paging all self-proclaimed matchmakers: This woman wants you! An unnamed San Francisco ad exec has decided to take charge of her marital prospects after being inspired by Sheryl Sandberg's book, Lean In. (Because that's exactly the kind of empowermen…
By Jaleesa Jones

How to Get Over Your Ex (It's Not What You Think)

We've all been there: Solacing our girlfriend as she tearfully babbles about the ex we didn't like anyway. In the midst of her grief-ridden baby-speak, she mutters something about breakup sex. Your head swivels towards her at an angle menacing enough…
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Surprise! Study Says Women Prefer Funny Men

We've all heard the saying: Nice guys finish last. But new research from the Stanford School of Medicine suggests otherwise. In fact, women prefer goofballs. As reported by the University Herald, researchers performed brain scans of 22 girls and boys…
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Is This Music Video Racist?

In a feeble attempt to clamber out of the dredges of obscurity, Day Above Ground has released a new single called “Asian Girlz”. The music video is about as clever as its namesake, but it’s hardly as innocent as the band purports. In the video, the b…
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7 Things You Should Never Say to a Single Woman

Who could forget, in 2008, when Beyoncé peacocked across our TV screens in a leotard with her commanding anthem, "Singles Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"? I feel like every woman channeled her inner I am woman, hear me roar when that song floated onto air…
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Russian Lawmaker:PMSing? We Don't Want You at Work

PMSing? How about the day off? In fact, take two. Because no one wants to be around your crazy, hormonal ass. That’s my paraphrased version of Russian lawmaker and nationalist LDPR party member Mikhail Degtyaryov’s latest proposal. As reported by NBC…
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Are Women and Minorities Being Set Up To Fail?

We’ve all heard about the glass ceiling: the systemic obstacles that prevent women and minorities from climbing the corporate ladder, regardless of qualifications. This phenomenon leads us to celebrate the moments in which women and racial minorities…
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Lawyer: Pregnant Women Should Stay Indoors

You know what I hate? When pregnant women gallivant out in public. Ugh, just keep your Buddha belly and human parasite indoors. Seriously. We don't want to see it. That's the stance of Turkish lawyer and Sufi thinker Ömer Tuğrul İnançer. According to…
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Because I Couldn't Tell You in Reality: Dear #Oomf

One of the most ubiquitous hashtags in the Twittersphere is #oomf. The acronym stands for "one of my followers", and is often employed to send subliminal messages or "subtweets". There's even an entire account dedicated to the trend, @OhDearOOMF. Che…
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Is Working Shifts Harming Your Health?

Aspiring and expectant mothers may want to reconsider their work schedules. New research suggests that shift work may increase a woman's risk of menstrual and fertility problems, and steady night shifts may raise the odds for miscarriage. As reported…
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Want to Look Younger? Have More Sex!

Women have always tried crazy shit to preserve their youthful looks, from using snake venom to eating our own placenta. Thankfully, science says there may be a natural alternative to these drastic measures: Sex. Dr. David Weeks, a British consultant …
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