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This past week, I had the chance to attend The Keds Brave Life Summit — an empowering and inspiring event. Exceptional girls everywhere from New York City to the Netherlands gathered at the Hearst Tower on August 15, 2014 to celebrate being a brave woman. The summit got us thinking: As women in this century, we have so many opportunities, but so much is expected of us. Take something as simple as the stereotypical way girls sit versus the stereotypical way guys sit. Women are expected to sit up straight and cross their legs, while it is fine for men to slouch in their chairs with their legs...
Love may lift you higher, but it was making the Parisian bridges collapse closer and closer to the River Seine. In a sweet and classic tradition, couples in Paris would secure a padlock signifying their love onto Paris's Pont des Arts bridge, among others. However, the weight of all that affection turned out to be too much for the bridge, part of which collapsed this summer. The tradition of the locks began just a decade ago, but the burden of love is physically too much for the bridges already, according to Perez Hilton. Paris's solution? First--let us take a selfie. No, seriously. The city...
If only we devoured all of our required reading like we devoured The Hunger Games. We’re super jealous of the students at American University in Washington, D.C., because our literary dreams are their reality—The Hunger Games: Class, Politics and Marketing is being offered as a class at American this fall semester! The course will be led by Stef Woods, a professor from the department of history who has previously taught courses on Fifty Shades of Grey (that’s a whole ‘nother can of… whips?) When Woods read Suzanne Collins’s breakout trilogy, she realized its themes—“from food justice to...