Our natural instinct is to shield our children when we hear bad news. Sometimes, however, shielding our children means talking to them about some very messy topics, to equip them to handle the situation best.
Beauty is the template for every fairy-tale heroine, says Amanda Filipacchi, daughter of a former elite Ford model. She has written a novel about an attractive woman who dons an elaborate, unattractive disguise to find real love. "It's sad how important it is," she says of beauty. "It's kind of tragic."
On any given night in San Francisco, officials estimate there are at least 6,700 people living on the streets. The city is trying to turn it around — as are other California cities struggling with the problem of homelessness.
In Hot Girls Wanted, a Netflix documentary examines the stars of the teenage porn industry, the Internet's most popular. And while it's easy to think of them as damaged or broken, they usually are just like all of us.