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What NOT to Call Beautiful Women

A lesson in racial microaggressions.

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ONE THING YOU SHOULD NEVER CALL AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN

There are many ways to kindly and respectfully compliment the way a woman looks. But one descriptor that should be left out of such comments? “Exotic.”

Cristen Conger of the How Stuff Works podcast, Stuff Mom Never Told You, takes on the topic of “exotic” beauty.

Watch the full video with Conger explaining how Lupita Nyong’o was “extocized” during the 2014 Oscar season here. 

Thank you for the love, Huff Post!

How to Help a Suicidal Friend

The news of Robin Williams is a reminder that depression is not something to ignore. This Stuff Mom Never Told You video offers advice on what to do when friends or family say they want to commit suicide. 

And if you need immediate help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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The Science of Best Friendship:

What’s the scientific function of BFFs? Cristen and Caroline put besties and bromances under the microscope to discover the pros and cons of how these influential relationships shape our lives.

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Why do we call it a “crush”?

How spoon —> mash —> crush.

Fact: boys smell like stinky cheese.

7 Strange Facts About the Male Body via Stuff Mom Never Told You.

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Why are breasts different sizes?

Or: what do boobs and testicles have in common?

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How Sexism Affects Men

Or: why men and boys have a vital stake in gender equality, too.

He Didn’t Say ‘I Love You’ Back

What’s a girlfriend to do when her boyfriend doesn’t drop the l-bomb back? Stuff Mom Never Told You has some suggestions.