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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5 Arguments Feminists Are Tired of Having

I think it’s fair to say, in general, that feminists like to talk about feminism — because, when your advocating for equal rights for all and trying to dismantle centuries of systemic gender inequality, there’s an awful lot to say. But there are some…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

8 Hacks To Help You Get At Least 8 Hours Of Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation recommends that most adults get seven to nine hours of sleep per night. All of that sleep sounds fantastic — in theory. Actually getting that much sleep is a lot easier said than done. Luckily, there are simple sleep hac…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Breastfeeding Photoshoot Is Not Here For Society's Stigmas

Breastfeeding is widely regarded as a beneficial practice for new moms and babies, and yet many mothers still face stigma about feeding their infants when they’re out and about. Recently, a Tennessee photographer staged a breastfeeding photoshoot tha…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

7 Signs Your Mood Changes Might Mean Something More Serious

Are you feeling whiplash from shifting moods, swinging from happy to sad, from angry to relaxed? Everyone goes through upswings and downswings sometimes, but you should be on the lookout for signs that your mood changes are signs of something more se…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Politician Shut Down A Man's Wildly Inappropriate Pregnancy Comment

On Tuesday, Jacinda Ardern was elected leader of New Zealand’s Labour party. At 37, she is the youngest person ever to lead the party and only the second woman to do so. The night Ardern was elected, a TV presenter asked the politician about her preg…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Why We Need To Educate Young Kids About Breastfeeding In School

Breastfeeding is good for infant health, and yet many new mothers still struggle with the stigma against breastfeeding, especially in public. In a new report, medical experts in the UK argue that one way to lift the stigma is to start early, and requ…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Men Really Can Be Blamed For Holding Women Back In Business, Says Study

Women make up a tiny minority of CEOs. The reasons for this extreme gender imbalance are complex, but a new survey by the Rockefeller Foundation suggests that it can partly be blamed on bias from the guys up top. The study found that men’s attitudes …
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Turns Out, Women Who Have Kids In Their 30s Tend To Live Longer

As the age at which women are having their first child increases, many women, facing dire warnings about their aging fertility, are feeling pressure to have children early. A recent study reveals, however, that women who have children in their 30s li…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Badass Woman Delivered A Baby While She Was In Labor

Here’s your dose of badassery for the day: A Kentucky doctor delivered a baby right before going into labor. That’s right, literally minutes before her own contractions started, this doctor was helping another mom bring her kid into the world. Talk a…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Woman's Male Bosses Told Her To "Talk Less, Listen More"

This morning, a redditor who goes by “Nettonaut,” posted a thorny question on the TwoXChromosomes subreddit. The woman said her male bosses tell her to “talk less and listen more” and wanted to know: Is this a gender thing? Although it’s hard to make…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Hack For Lessening Stress Seems Awkward AF, But It Works

If you feel self-conscious about your tendency to talk to yourself, take heart! You may be doing something beneficial. A new study reveals that talking to yourself helps to relieve stress — if you do it in the third person. Strange as it sounds, bein…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Grandma's Response To The Arkansas Abortion Bill Is SAVAGE

A restrictive abortion bill is set to go into effect in Arkansas on Sunday. Critics argue that the law will require survivors of rape to get permission from their rapists to get an abortion. One grandma’s response to the Arkansas abortion bill has go…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

This Woman Is Sharing An Image Of The "Dimple" Was Really Breast Cancer

Most people tend to think of breast lumps as the chief indicators of breast cancer, but there are other breast abnormalities that can tell you something is wrong. Recently, Sherrie Rhodes gave an important reminder that breast “dimples” can be warnin…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Watch The Heartwarming Moment This YouTuber Came Out To His Little Brother

Oliver Potter is a 20-year-old vlogger based in the UK. In a video posted on Tuesday, the YouTuber came out to his 5-year-old brother, and the kid’s sweet response is enough to restore (at least a little of) your faith in humanity. Seriously, this vi…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

You Need These Tiny Babies Dressed As Disney Princesses In Your Life

There is a hefty dose of awfulness in the air at the moment, so here’s a little something to bring you some much-needed joy: Dangerously adorable newborn babies dressed as Disney princesses. You read that correctly: Tiny, scrunchy-faced newborn babie…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

11 People Share Their Polite Excuses To Leave A Party Early

We’ve all been there: You’re at a party, and you’re desperate to leave ASAP. But how do you do it without being awkward or angering your friends? Reddit’s got you covered: Yesterday an AskReddit had people share their best excuses for leaving an even…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

These Tweets About Trump's Transgender Military Ban Demonstrate Its Far Reaching Consequences

In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, President Trump banned transgender people from serving in the U.S. military “in any capacity.” Many critics of the move have taken to Twitter to denounce the ban on trans people in the military. They argue …
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

11 Things We Were Obsessed With In The '90s That Make Fidget Spinners Seem Normal

One thing that social media has done in the last few years is make bizarre trends more visible. Things suddenly go viral, flaring up everywhere and disappearing just as quickly. It’s easy to forget that we were obsessed with plenty of ‘90s trends tha…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

The Girl Scouts' 23 New STEM Badges Are So Awesome You'll Want To Earn Them All Yourself

Women are underrepresented in STEM, holding only 25 percent of U.S. STEM jobs. Much needs to be done to improve things, but one priority needs to be supporting girls’ interest in STEM early. Fortunately, the Girls Scouts are on it: The Girl Scouts ju…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

A Cancer Survivor Explains Why She Feels "More Like A Woman" Without Her Breasts Than Ever

In a video for Allure’s “Dispelling Beauty Myths” series, a woman looks into the camera and declares, “My name is Samantha Paige, and I’d like to dispel the myth that breasts equal femininity.” The artist and cancer survivor recounts her relationship…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison