Yes, pregnant women can do amazing things. Get over it.

April 28, 2017

An elite athlete who also happens to be pregnant.Image: Getty Images Hi. It is 2017. Are we really still amazed that women are capable of working while pregnant? News broke Wednesday that actress Gal Gadot was five-months pregnant while she did re-shoots for Wonder women. She did the required stunts and even had a cutout in her armor for her protruding belly, which was covered in green so they could edit it out later. And, of course, there was last week’s revelation that Serena Williams …

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China’s all-girl boy band

April 28, 2017

(CNN)Made up of all girls, this “boy band” is the latest in the androgyny trend in China. “We’re a girl band. But we look more like beautiful young men, not young girls,” said band member Min Junqian. “So the positioning fits us more. “ Their promotional photos present the five girls ages 18 to 24 in short hair, ties with pants, sitting with spread-out legs. They also are shown in shorts, like tomboys playing soccer, for their affiliation with the …

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Amazon wants to rate your outfit, and that should worry you

April 27, 2017

… religious affiliation (hello cross above your bed), and potentially a lot more. Advertisers openly say it’s best to sell make-up to women when they feel “fat, lonely and depressed.” With this data, won’t have to guess. Zeynep Tufekci (@zeynep) April 26, 2017 Machine learning algorithms can do so much with regular full length pictures of you. They can infer private things you did not disclose. Zeynep Tufekci (@zeynep) April 26, 2017 …

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Inside the stealthy club for entrepreneurs who want to change the world

April 26, 2017

… was a male-dominated affair, and this year’s K50 the top 50 Kairos fellow-lead startups selected by a group of advisors and investors as the best of the best was almost entirely male. (Jain notes that globally, the organization is about 40 percent women.) Ambition and high-profile connections aside, the fact remains most startups, even Kairos-backed ones, don’t see long-term success. But Jain says it’s less about any one startup that comes out of Kairos as much as it’s …

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

… disarmingly honest. Rightly or wrongly, people have come to expect that level of intimacy when a public figure brands their personal experiences, which is what may have lead to suspicion about Sandberg’s motives. That wariness isn’t helped by the glaring blindspots on display in her first book, Lean In, a tome on workplace equality that didn’t truly grasp the nature of women’s challenges outside of corporate boardrooms. Sandberg also happens to help lead the tech company …

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CNN 10 – April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

… like it’s very important for people to know about Sister Tesa, not just of the role that she played in my life, but just watching the role that she played in so many women and children’s lives. SISTER TESA, CNN HERO: How are you? You’re back home. SUBTITLE: What was it like seeing your hero become a CNN Hero? TALLEY: I’ve felt blessed, like I feel honored that I was able to honor her in such a significant way. WILSON: I was in JFK and, of course, they show CNN on all the …

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Psst: You’re probably using all the wrong photos on dating apps.

April 22, 2017

… appealing. For women, sports photos were 166 percent more likely to get liked; for men, they were 45 percent. While its possible a lot of people are interested in finding someone whos active, Abramowitz suggests these photos work especially well because they give people a natural conversation starter. Hey, Im into tennis too obviously works a lot better than a plain old “Hey.” SEE ALSO: Can this dating app end ghosting for good? One thing this data makes very clear is that our …

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It’s the worst possible time for ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix

April 22, 2017

… into an ecommerce success story with $300 million in sales, filed for bankruptcy in November. Before that, the company had two rounds of layoffs and was hit with a lawsuit alleging the site fired women when they got pregnant. On the fashion side of things, the once edgy site faced a slew of more affordable, teen-friendly competitors like Tobi and Missguided. Weeks before the show debuted, the similarly buzzy (albeit style-wise, very different) ModCloth was bought by the less-than-feminist …

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Celebs warned by FTC to label their sponsored Instagram posts

April 20, 2017

… rule. Public Citizen called the FTC’s action “welcome, but insufficient” on Wednesday. “Instagram has become a Wild West of disguised advertising, targeting young people and especially young women,” Public Citizen president Robert Weissman said in a statement. “Thats not going to change unless the FTC makes clear that it aims to enforce the core principles of fair advertising law.” WATCH: Kim Kardashian called the flu ‘an amazing diet’ and, …

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Marvel just showed off the first ‘Black Panther’ footage, and we couldn’t be more excited

April 20, 2017

… in Burbank. SEE ALSO: Carol Danvers, Marvel’s first female superhero, is also the most powerful From the footage here’s what we know about Black Panther: Chadwick Boseman may be playing the King of Wakanda, but there’s no way his T’Challa is the only star of this movie the warrior women of Black Panther are going to be its vibrant force. The footage is sure to please Marvel fans everywhere, many of whom have been yearning for more of the Dora Milaje since their …

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High school kicker becomes first female with NCAA football scholarship

April 19, 2017

College football got a little more interesting this year. One high school senior just made history by becoming the first female to receive a football scholarship at an NCAA Division II school or higher. SEE ALSO: First woman to run Boston Marathon returns, and this time she has another powerful message Becca Longo signed with Adams State University in Colorado as a kicker – the same position she played at Basha High School in Arizona. About a dozen women have played football for NCAA …

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70-year-old woman finishes Boston Marathon, and there’s way more to her story

April 19, 2017

… George Takei, Dan Rather and former WWE wrestlers The Bella Twins praising her tenacity. More than a few Twitter commenters invoked the rallying cry, “Nevertheless, she persisted,” to honor the anniversary of Switzer’s milestone. And persist, she did. “I knew if I quit, nobody would ever believe that women had the capability to run 26-plus miles,” Switzer wrote in her memoir. “If I quit, everybody would say it was a publicity stunt. If I quit, it would set …

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Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …

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Turkey’s democracy died today

April 18, 2017

… claims that he wants to be the new Sultan, reprising Ottoman glory days, when one man had full power and Turkey led the Muslim world. Many worry about how far the President will go in pushing his socially conservative and religious views as he tries to reshape the country. women were incensed when the President spoke of the “delicate nature” of women and declared that “Our religion [Islam] has defined a position for women: Motherhood.” …

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How ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines is keeping up with Kim Kardashian

April 17, 2017

… The Magnolia Story chronicles their lives and how Chip and Jo became people who can slap their names on just about anything to make it more valuable. If you’re more of a magazine person, can they interest you in the quarterly Magnolia Journal? Kim’s detractors will certainly say that the difference between the two women is the same thing they always say about Kim she has no talent. But isn’t convincing the masses to see value in something that, at first blush, seems pretty …

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Kim Kardashian is endorsing that morning sickness drug again with a weird #tbt

April 14, 2017

… or call 1-800-FDA-1088. For U.S. Residents Only. Diclegis is a prescription medicine used to treat nausea & vomiting of pregnancy in women who havent improved with change in diet or other non-medicine treatments. Limitation of Use: Diclegis hasnt been studied in women with hyperemesis gravidarum. Important Safety Information Do not take Diclegis if youre allergic to any of the ingredients in Diclegis. You should also not take Diclegis in combination with medicines called monoamine oxidase …

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How to be a persuasive leader (hint: it’s about the ‘moment before’)

April 13, 2017

… some new iteration of our companys values will have any impact on the bottom line. However, not only is the science conclusive, when Anson Dorrance was asked how he led the women’s soccer program at the University of North Carolina to 21 NCAA women’s Soccer Championships, Dorrance responded, For me, language is everything. Its the same reason, as Cameron Craig explained about his 10 years at Apple, Steve Jobs read and personally approved every press release. And its why, when Daniel …

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Model shares Instagram of her cellulite to show ‘how bloody natural it is’

April 13, 2017

… you.)” Howard continues. As a result of this, Howard says she felt her cellulite was “shameful” and “an oddity”. “It wasn’t until I got older and saw other women’s bodies that I realised HOW BLOODY NATURAL IT IS. It’s nothing to be ashamed of,” she says. Howard says her cellulite isn’t her favourite part of her body, but she knows it doesn’t make her feel any less ugly, nor is it something she feels embarrassed about: …

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This woman wants to open the world’s first Vagina Museum

April 11, 2017

… “virtual museum” for vaginas which is, by any other name, just an educational website about female sexuality. There are also a handful of pieces of art and small exhibits installed in wider museums. But, as Schechter points out, “there is no physical space wholly dedicated to vaginas and the people who have them”. Schechter says that vaginas “are not talked about enough” and that’s contributing to an overall lack of understanding about women’s …

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Hillary Clinton Calls For Strike On Syrian Regime’s Airfields

April 7, 2017

Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee, said at the women in the World summit in New York City that a retaliatory strike would prevent Assad from carrying out similar attacks in the future. U.S. officials believe Assads regime is responsible for Tuesdays sarin gas attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Skeikhoun. Hillary Clinton said the U.S. should “take out” the Syrian regime’s airfileds.  I still believe we should have done a no-fly zone, she said.We should …

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The ‘Big Little Lies’ killer isn’t who you’d expect, and that’s why it’s perfect

April 3, 2017

… Here’s what we learned in “You Get What You Need.” (Even if what we really need is another season with these awesome women.) Who died: Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgard), who finally got his comeuppance for abusing his wife, Celeste (Nicole Kidman). Bad to the bone. Image: HBO Celeste wasn’t the only one scarred by Perry’s years of violence: His actions also caused their son, Max, to start bullying one of his classmates, Amabella Klein, who blamed school …

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In a truly shocking turn of events, Blac Chyna is dissing Tyga on Snapchat

March 30, 2017

… discussing their son, King. “He likes everything that I like: cars, women, jewelry. I’m trying to cut back with him on the gifts because he gets very, very spoiled. He is very spoiled,” Tyga said. “He thinks he is supposed to have all of that, so I have to kind of teach him that I work hard to get everything. Image: blac chyna/snapchat Image: blac chyna/snapchat Image: blac chyna/getty It’s unclear what exactly Blac Chyna is calling him out for, …

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Ivanka Trump to attend women’s empowerment summit in Berlin

March 29, 2017

(CNN)Ivanka Trump is making her first trip abroad since her father took office, representing the United States at a women’s empowerment summit in Berlin late next month. The trip was first reported by the Associated Press. “Looking forward to working together in Berlin next month to promote the role of women in the economy and the future of our workforce globally #W20,” Trump posted on Facebook late Sunday evening, linking to AP’s report. She will join four additional …

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Stop with the leggings shaming and let women dress how they want

March 29, 2017

Oh the horror … LEGGINGS.Image: Shutterstock / FXQuadro United Airlines’ recent leggings ban has done much more than anger the online world it’s sparked an important discussion about the ongoing struggle women face dress in regards to unfair dress codes. Though the great “should leggings be considered pants?” debate has been around for years, the controversy surrounding women’s dress codes was furiously reignited after Shannon Watts tweeted about two girls …

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