Welcome to BlogHer University: Mini Journalism School!

As we've been saying in our partnership with Public Radio International: Women's lives are newsworthy. But what exactly does it mean to be newsworthy, and how do news stories get told? ...more
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All The Gorgeous 2015 Oscar Dresses By Color

So many pretty white and blushing pink gowns on the Oscar red carpet for the 87th Academy Awards! Okay, so maybe the color choices weren't the best symbolism for the #WhiteOscars … but they looked gorgeous, especially when saved from debutante/prom vibes with embellishments (like Lupita Nyong'o and her 6,000 pearls) or sequins (like Julianne Moore's dazzling Chanel dress). ...more
The turquoise necklace was stunning, but my favorite look hands down was Julianne Moore's Chanel ...more

13 Things You Should Definitely Avoid on Friday the 13th

Today, there may be an inner voice that whispers in your ear things like, "Unlucky things happen to someone every day" and "Superstition ain't the way" and "If anything, you're probably a bit safer on Friday the 13th, because many people are hiding out and therefore unable to drop a safe on your head." Don't listen to that voice. Why take a risk? Beware these 13 things today, or chance your doom. 1. The internet. ...more
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Feminista Jones on Re-Creating an Icon in the Stunning ELLE Photoshoot, #WeAreBlackHistory

BlogHer Editor Feminista Jones and blogger Christina Brown joined a group of brilliant and gorgeous women to pose as civil rights activists and culture leaders in a photoshoot for ELLE called "#WeAreBlackHistory." ...more
I love this, though I'm struck at how the original photos showed these women in their natural ...more

Blogging for Beginners: Everything You Really Need to Know

Our BlogHer University February course is just for beginners. If you're considering launching a new blog, it's hard to be sure where to start. What do you do first? How much will it cost? What are the opportunities available for bloggers in 2015? How do you turn your idea into a reality? ...more

14 Days of Chocolate ... 1 Incredible Recipe a Day

Maybe you're looking for a romantic recipe for Valentine's Day. Or maybe you've already acknowledged that the one true love of your life is actually chocolate. Either choice is totally valid, and either way, the first two weeks of February is a fortnight filled with rich, chocolatey goodness. Image: John Watson via Flickr Creative Commons License ...more
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How to Find Amazing Photos You Can Legally Use and Add Text To

Here's the thing: You can't use someone else's photo on your blog or in social media without permission. Even if you give attribution and a link back to the photographer. Even if everyone you know does it all the time. Even if you think the photographer will like the promotion you're giving her. Even if you have ASKED permission from someone to use one of her photos in the past! ...more
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Golden Globes Fashion 2015: Prettiest Red Carpet Dresses

We saw black, white, and red (and shiny) all over the red carpet Golden Globes 2015 red carpet. But the styles weren't boring—more like bombshell, with sexy cutouts and embellishments, strapless and one-shoulder shapes, and lots of curves. Which dresses are your favorites?...more
On first glance, I thought Amal Clooney's opera gloves gave her a super-elegant Jackie Kennedy ...more

Welcome to BlogHer University! January Class: How to Add Text to Images

We've all seen the pretty-pretty graphics on social media, and possibly wished we were graphic designers … or could hire some graphic designers … or had the time and money to master Photoshop. In January, BlogHer staff and some of our favorite design-minded bloggers will show you easy (and often free!) ways to place your words onto gorgeous backgrounds—both photos you've taken and photos and images we'll help you find. ...more
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