• Rayne Ellis on Like An Adult

    People Who Live In Cities Are Actually More Patient Than People In Suburbia

    People Who Live In Cities Are Actually More Patient Than People In Suburbia

    Depressed. Stressed. Apathetic. Aloof. Rude… Adjectives used to describe city dwellers typically range from not complimentary to insulting, with a side of sweeping generalizations. Whether it’s due to the pace, the population or temperatures, both city residents and outsiders like to characterize city living as not all it’s chalked up to be. But science has […]
  • Rayne Ellis in Life

    15 Poems To Remind You Why National Poetry Month Is Worth Celebrating

    15 Poems To Remind You Why National Poetry Month Is Worth Celebrating

    The love of poetry in America is dying, if not dead already. In 2009, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released a study excitedly announcing that American readership was up from previous years, but an interest in poetry was at a 16-year low. Down from 17 percent in 1992 to 8.3 percent in 2009, […]
  • Rayne Ellis in Women

    16 Tweets That Prove Women’s Day Was Powerful All Around The World

    16 Tweets That Prove Women’s Day Was Powerful All Around The World

    Women throughout the world joined hands in support of one another for International Women’s Day yesterday. Celebrated since the early 1900s, IWD was founded with the idea of celebrating “the social, economic, and political achievements of women,” according to the organization’s website. Interestingly enough, the organization cites a 15,000 women’s worker march in 1908 down the New […]
  • Rayne Ellis on Off The Grid

    This Spring Break Playlist Will Make You Want To Hit The Road ASAP

    This Spring Break Playlist Will Make You Want To Hit The Road ASAP

    Bipolar weather got you down? Failed all your new year’s resolutions? Hate everyone at work? It’s time for a break – a spring break. Not even three full months into 2017, and the year is already shaping up to one for the books. Is it a good book? Probably not. So whether it’s for dancing […]
  • Rayne Ellis on Women's History Month

    Disney Princesses Imagined As Women’s Rights Activists Get Real AF

    Disney Princesses Imagined As Women’s Rights Activists Get Real AF

    As if they haven’t seen enough battles in their lifetimes, our favorite Disney princesses are suiting up once more to stand with women. Reimagined by Portland, Oregon native, Amanda Niday, the princesses donned present-day versions of their most memorable attire. Belle is in overalls, Ariel is in a crop top. Tiana is wearing a choker. […]
  • Rayne Ellis in Life

    5 Books That Will Get You Out Of A Funk And Make You Feel Inspired Again

    5 Books That Will Get You Out Of A Funk And Make You Feel Inspired Again

    On March 2 for the past 20 years, areas of world have unified in celebration of one of the most important inventions ever: books. Initiated as a method of getting kids under 18 to read more in the UK and Ireland, World Book Day Ltd. sends book vouchers to children from participating schools, who can then take […]
  • Rayne Ellis in Life

    There’s Actually A Reason Your Face Matches Your Name, According To Science

    There’s Actually A Reason Your Face Matches Your Name, According To Science

    Science says our names might actually influence us more than we think. A research team collected data from eight different studies which suggest cultures have assigned characteristics to various names in such a predictable way that even a computer algorithm can guess more accurately than chance. Deemed “the Dorian Gray effect” after the Oscar Wilde […]
  • Rayne Ellis on Just The Way You Are

    Nike Empowers Hijab-Wearing Athletes In Emotional New Ad

    Nike Empowers Hijab-Wearing Athletes In Emotional New Ad

    Earlier this week, Nike Middle East unveiled an empowering ad featuring female athletes in hijabs. The ad starts off with a woman peering outside of her door, nervously, before leaving for a run. Then it cuts to another woman in a hijab, skateboarding down the middle of the street. Then, a montage of female athletes […]
  • Rayne Ellis in Sex

    Why Texas Has One Of the Highest Teen Birth Rates In The Country

    Why Texas Has One Of the Highest Teen Birth Rates In The Country

    Teen birth rates in the United States have been rapidly declining over the past two decades. In 1991, the national birth rate for 15- to 19-year-olds was at 62 births per 1,000 females. Data from 2014 has that number below 25 births per 1,000 females. The rates have never been this low, and according to the […]
  • Rayne Ellis on The College Life

    10 Things You Can Only Relate To If You Were A Student Athlete

    10 Things You Can Only Relate To If You Were A Student Athlete

    It’s been said time and time again, but being a college athlete is hard work. You have to balance school and practice schedules, all the while starting a career, having a social life and somehow still have time to sleep. Something has to suffer right? During the season, it’s your social life; in the off-season, […]
  • Rayne Ellis in Politics

    5 WTF Reasons Texas Is Quickly Becoming The New Florida

    5 WTF Reasons Texas Is Quickly Becoming The New Florida

    From teenage face-eaters, to golden tickets to heaven, Florida has some of the strangest headlines in the country. Florida never disappoints…#Headlines pic.twitter.com/blnXJ4eOD6 — Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) February 1, 2017 I guess hot weather can make people do crazy things? This could be the reason why Texas, another state that frequents 90-degree weather and above, is on the way […]
  • Rayne Ellis in Politics

    7 Things You Need To Know About ICE, Trump’s ‘Deportation Force’

    7 Things You Need To Know About ICE, Trump’s ‘Deportation Force’

    It’s been about a month under the Trump administration, and already, the nation has been inundated with attacks on the marginalized. Donald Trump’s executive orders gave the go ahead on the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines a month after Obama decommissioned it, banned US-backed foreign organizations from offering abortion counseling and threatened to remove federal funding […]