I'm reading I Am Malala right now, and it's fascinating hearing her talk about the rise of the Taliban in Pakistan. There's a fundamental fear of anything that would allow for individuality. Women must stay inside and wear the burqa if they come out. Men must grow beards of a certain length. Everyone must wear plain… » 7/23/14 10:34am Yesterday 10:34am

Considering the population of women in the world is about 3.5 billion, 700 million is a terrifying, sickening number. As much as it pains me that this practice goes on, I wonder what I can do about it as a white American woman? This seems to be something that is accepted by various cultures, so changing it would… » 7/22/14 2:09pm Tuesday 2:09pm

I recently started making my own homemade ice cream. Recipe: 2 parts heavy cream + 1 part sugar + flavoring (pureed fruit, vanilla, bourbon, whatever) to taste. Now that I know that's all that's in what I make, it makes me that much more wary of store brands and all the random crap in it. » 7/21/14 10:38pm Monday 10:38pm