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Facebook Places: Track Your Exes (& Lose Your Friends?)
    Why its unique tagging functionality could be a disastrous way for everyone to find out where you are at all times, without your permission.

Save the Honey Bees! (Here's How)
    Celebrate National Honey Bee Awareness Day and take action.

8 Quick Getaways for Steven Slater Wannabes
    With the JetBlue inflatable-slide-riding hero Steven Slater still rocking the tarmac of justice, MC envisions eight other sticky situations in life in which an escape hatch would come in handy.

How You Can Help Stop Child Sex Slavery
    The Body Shop partners with The Somaly Mam Foundation and ECPAT in a new campaign against child sex slavery in the US.

Father of 'Honor Killing' Victim Noor Almaleki to Stand Trial in November
    The father of Noor Almaleki, the 20-year-old 'honor killing' victim Editor at Large Abigail Pesta reported on in this month's issue of Marie Claire "An American Tragedy," p. 98), will stand trial in Arizona for his daughter's murder in just

A Woman's Race to Save the Congo
    After learning about the genocide of Congolese women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lisa Shannon decided to dedicate her life to the survivors of a war raging on the other side of the globe.

How Google Can Help You Time Your Sunset Date
    With a simple search, you can find out exactly when you should cue that romantic walk on the beach.

Must-See Film: Redlight
    If you happen to live in New York City, skip "The Bachelorette" tonight and go see something real: a documentary about young girls who are being sold into sexual slavery in Southeast Asia. We're talking girls as young as five years old.

The 3 Weirdest News Stories of the Week
    What does a ballerina, the Hell's Angels and Jesus have in common? They all had some seriously ridiculous stuff happen to them this week.

Guards Ban Lawyer from Entering Jail, With or Without Bra
    A Florida attorney was banned from meeting with her incarcerated client because of what was underneath her shirt.

Researchers Confirm Indian Man Does Not Eat or Drink … Anything
    An Indian yogi claims he hasn't eaten or drunk since age 12, and scientists are baffled.

New Evidence May Prove Amanda Knox Is Innocent
    According to CNN, jailed mobster Luciano Aviello claims he knows who the real killer is: his own brother.

Teen Sailor Abby Sunderland Found Safe and Sound
    Rescue teams have located the 16-year-old girl who was in danger at sea while competing to be the youngest to sail around the world.

Saudi Cleric Advocates Breastfeeding—for Grown Men
    In Saudi Arabia, it’s illegal for women to socialize with men, but a proposed law in the Arab kingdom would create a legal way for women and men to mingle. How? Brace yourself— by having women breastfeed men.

Californian Sailor Girl in Danger in Indian Ocean
    A 16-year-old competing to be the youngest to sail around the world solo is seeking rescue hundreds of miles from land.

White House Reporter Helen Thomas Retires After Israel-Palestine Remarks
    After her now-infamous remarks last week that Israel should "get the hell out of Palestine," the 89-year-old journalist ends her career.

What if the BP Oil Spill Were in Your Hometown?
    How large an area would the BP spill cover if it were happening in your hometown?

Tipper and Al Will Mash Faces No More
    Two weeks after their 40th wedding anniversary, Tipper and Al Gore announce that they’re separating.

Shocking: Meet the Baby Who Smokes 2 Packs a Day
    Two-year old Sumatran baby Ardi Rizal smokes two packs a day

Russian Women Saved from Sex Trafficking in the Nick of Time
    Plus, find out how you can get involved in a new human trafficking public awareness campaign.

Breaking: Female Terrorist Malika Found Guilty
    Last year, Marie Claire met and spoke with terrorist Malika el Aroud, described by authorities as an "al Qaeda living legend." Today, she was convicted.

Brothel Brigade: Ukrainian Group Takes a Stand Against Prostitution (May 2010)
    An anti-prostitution group in the Ulraine is raising eyebrows with their protest tactics.

Women's Illegal Clothing
    Dresses, pants, bras and heels: in 2010 these articles of clothing can still land a woman in some serious trouble.

Faking It: A Legacy of Knock-Off Fashion
    The art of fraud is on full display at Thailand's Museum of Counterfeit Goods.

Style Highlights at the Olympics
   

Charity Spotlight: Give a Heart to Africa
    Two and a half years ago a Canadian volunteer named Monika Fox taught and worked with Tanzanian women in need. That three-month experience had such a profound effect on Fox that last May she returned to Moshi, Tanzania to start her own non-profit org

Ski Jumping: Discrimination at the Olympics? (February 2010)
    It's 2010 and women still aren't allowed to participate in the Olympic ski jumping event.

Sanitary Pads...Made Out of Bananas?
    It's not every Harvard Business School grad who puts her degree to use making sanitary pads out of banana trees.

Musicians Collaborate to Combat Sex Trafficking
    Sinead O’Connor and Mary J. Blige Join Forces to Combat Sex Trafficking with New Single

Virginity for Sale
    A new product aims to save lives by making women into "virgins."

A Girl's Guide to the Late Night Fight
    For the last few weeks the late night talk show host war has been generating headline after headline. We’ve asked some of the smartest funny-girls around to break it down for us in a simple and easy to understand timeline.

Help Women in Haiti Now!
    Pregnant women in and around Port-au-Prince are without access to even the most basic health services.

Things We Love About December
    Our favorite things in December 2009.

The Body Shop Combats Child Sex Trafficking
    The Body Shop is raising funds and awareness for the child sex trafficking epidemic.

Back to School for Sudanese Refugees
    Kenyi has teamed up with local teachers to make sure these women get educated, too, instead of winding up in low-paying gigs like housecleaning. Her Thinking Outside the Box Learning Center, an offshoot of a nonprofit she launched called the Communit

What We Love About October
   

Stranger Danger: How to Protect Yourself
    The recent car abduction and murder of a young woman left L.A. in shock. How can you protect yourself? Listen and learn.

Iran's Dating Game
    How to Dodge a Flogging

The Lost Girls
    Collateral damage in the war in Iraq? Young women.

Abortion Wars
    How did late-term termination become the third rail in the abortion debate?

Things That Make Us Love August
    Your list of hip happenings this month.

Pride in a Young American Woman
    I often gaped at Monira as she shared stories of responding to acid survivors in extreme condition and of fearlessly demanding answers from her superiors.

Bangladesh is My Cup of Tea (Part II)
    I often gaped at Monira as she shared stories of responding to acid survivors in extreme condition and of fearlessly demanding answers from her superiors.

Happy Bastille Day: Vive La France!
    If you're still wearing red, white, and blue, wishing that 4th of July weekend didn't end, have no fear! There is reason for continued celebration: Bastille Day!

Bangladesh is My Cup of Tea
    I wanted my travels to initiate a dialogue about our lives as women. As it turns out, these amazing ladies were already speaking. I just needed time to sit with them over a cup of tea, and start listening!

Celebrate Independent Women
    My visit to Hasina’s home where she was attacked with acid as she slept five years ago was emotional, beautiful, out of my comfort zone, and definitely an experience I would always remember.

Remembering Women Around the World
    My visit to Hasina’s home where she was attacked with acid as she slept five years ago was emotional, beautiful, out of my comfort zone, and definitely an experience I would always remember.

Good News for Women Everywhere
    2009 Americans for UNFPA Student Award Winner, Nicole Paprocki

Portrait of an artist: Maya Lin
   

The Women of The Acid Survivors Foundation
    2009 Americans for UNFPA Student Award Winner, Nicole Paprocki




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