Marie Kondo ‘Gives Up’ on Tidying, Prompting Twitter to Devolve Into Mess

Marie Kondo ‘Gives Up’ on Tidying, Prompting Twitter to Devolve Into Mess by Kady Ruth Ashcraft (Jezebel)

The conversation around Marie Kondo and her embrace of mess reveals just how touchy a subject domestic labor is.

Conversations about domestic labor—cleaning, child rearing, cooking—carry a lot of emotional baggage and inherently have a racial dimension. In an online sphere dominated by the voices of lily-white momfluencers, it only makes sense that women of color—who, according to the Economic Policy Institute, make up a disproportionate share of domestic workers—would be uninterested in, or…

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Anti-Abortion Republicans Block Bill To Give Pregnant Workers Basic Accommodations

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) speaks at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Sept. 28, 2021. He recently opposed a vote on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Three Senate Republicans who oppose abortion blocked a bipartisan bill that would afford pregnant people basic workplace accommodations, such as a water bottle, a stool or extra bathroom breaks.…

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I Had An Abortion In My 40s. I’ll Never Forget The Shocking Thing The Doctor Said To Me.

I never would have guessed that my first abortion would be when I was in my 40s, married, and a parent already. But that’s the situation I was in when my pregnancy test came back positive in the first July of the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: I Had An Abortion In My 40s. I’ll Never Forget…

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Kanye West Attacks Mother Of George Floyd’s Daughter Over $250M Lawsuit: ‘You Better Get You Some Business’

He compared losing his Adidas partnership and being publicly criticized to the murder of George Floyd.“So when I questioned the death of George Floyd, it hurt my people,” he said. “I want to apologize. Because God has showed me by what Adidas is doing, by what the media is doing, I know what it feels…

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Black mother blasts Catholic school over students shouting n-word

According to the mother, who decided she would not disclose her name, the class began to act up when the “n-word” was read. Not only were the kids allowed to saw the word, but the teacher also encouraged it, according to what the woman said. While the kids were overusing the slur, the woman said…

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13 RSV Symptoms in Babies All Caregivers Should Be Aware of Right Now | SELF

Thanks to the pandemic, you’re probably a lot more aware of infectious diseases than you ever thought you would be. We wouldn’t be surprised if you can recite the symptoms of COVID-19 in your sleep and know all about the importance of getting your annual flu shot (especially this year). But there’s another virus that’s…

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In Ohio, Trans Students Triumph Against the Odds

Going into the next several months, many states will begin their legislative cycles anew. Activists I have spoken to are afraid that 2022–23 will feature even more anti-transgender bills than previous record-breaking cycles. Republican governors have taken to bypassing the legislative process after legislative defeats of banner anti-trans legislation. In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis has…

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Link to the Full article: Explaining the positive relationship between state-level paid family leave and mental health

As of April 2021, nine states and the District of Columbia had enacted state-specific paid family leave (PFL) programs, offering partial wage replacement to parents after the birth of a child. The Biden Administration also proposed the development of a national solution through the American Families Plan. Despite these advances, concerns with workforce disruptions and…

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Breaking the Cycle? Intergenerational Effects of an Anti-Poverty Program in Early Childhood | Andrew Bar and Chloe R. Gibbs | Head Start Intergen_1_31_2022.pdf

Despite substantial evidence that resources and outcomes are transmitted across generations, there has been limited inquiry into the extent to which anti-poverty programs actually disrupt the cycle of bad outcomes. We leverage the rollout of the United States’ largest early child-hood program, Head Start, to estimate the effect of early childhood exposure among mothers on…

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