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By Lin Lan
Birth control is so commonplace for some collegiettes that we often joke about it, poking fun at TV characters like Mindy from The Mindy Project, who forgets to take her pills until her assistant sneaks them into her coffee. Not so for men, whose birth control options are generally limited to condoms and vasectomies - one of which isn't entirely effective, and the other of which is irreversible. Now, it looks like the tides may be turning. If Vasalgel, created by The Parsemus Foundation, successfully passes its trials, it will be released in 2017 as the first male contraceptive that doesn't...
It’s 2 a.m., you’ve just left a bar, you’re by yourself and need to get back to your apartment. Your first instinct is to hail a taxi, but you’re a slightly uncomfortable about being driven by a man you don’t know. So what can you do?  Well, if you live in New York City, neighboring Westchester County or on Long Island, you will soon be able to request a female driver using the app SheTaxis—SheRides, which is set to launch on Sept. 16. App users will be asked if a woman is in their party. If there isn’t, they will be redirected to other taxi services, since SheTaxis aimes to serve only women...
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...