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Every Body is a Bikini Body

Oppressive beauty standards make billions for diet and beauty industries.

Laci Green is a sex education activist. She uses her YouTube channel to teach the internet-goers of the world about safe consensual sex, feminism, and identity. In this video she pairs up with MTV’s Braless to explain the history of bikinis. What initially started as a symbol of girl power, the bikini has now become a weapon used to shame women into buying more diet and beauty products. Businesses convince women that they are not beautiful if they do not fit a specific body size and appearance. This fosters an unhealthy culture of judgment and self-hate.

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Try to Spot the Drowning Person Before This Lifeguard Does

Summer brings about the heroes of the poolside.

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Summer Maker Camp Brings DIY Creativity to Life For Teens

At Maker Camp, tents and mosquitoes are totally optional.


Looking for a camp where tents and mosquito bites are optional? Thanks to Google and MAKE magazine's Maker Camp, a just-launched virtual summer camp that's rooted in "DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and discovery," teens can learn how to make everything from an easy balloon blimp to a rocket-propelled toy car—and it's all free.

The way Maker Camp works is each day at 2 PM EDT for the next six weeks the folks running it will post a different project or activity as a Google+ hangout. The hangouts feature an "accomplished maker" who walks students through the day's project. Or, if there's a maker space in their community, students can head there to interact with both makers and other student participants.

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GOOD Maker Challenge: Win $5,000 to Create Social Impact in Your Community This Summer

GOOD Maker is awarding a $5,000 grant as part of a Doing Good This Summer challenge.

The bright days of summertime seem to bring out the sunny side in all of us. Longer days and warmer nights drive flocks of people to take part in the season’s best festivals, hikes, performances, and picnics. How are you planning to make the most of the season while giving back to your community?

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GOOD Books: Dog Days of Summer GOOD Books About Dogs and the Humans Who Love Them

The last weeks of summer are finally upon us: distract yourself from this fact with some light-hearted dog stories.

GOOD Books is a weekly round-up of what we're reading and what we wish we were reading.

Books about man's best friend are the antidote to the summer doldrums. Dogs are happy, silly, rambunctious, and get to play all day. Wouldn’t you rather spend these last days of summer living vicariously through a pup?

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