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Model Ebonee Davis Gets Real On What It's Like Being Black In The Fashion Industry

(2) Comments | Posted February 17, 2017 | 10:36 AM

It's no secret that it's tougher for black women to succeed in the fashion industry than it is for white women.

The lack of representation — from the runway to advertising to the pages of magazines — is still a major problem today.

And although the fashion biz...

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10 Books To Get You Through The Winter

(6) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 12:50 PM

Let's face it: Winter. Sucks.

Although we're in the middle of cold weather season, we’re already dreaming of summer days.

Unfortunately, for most of Canada, that won't happen for a while. But there is some good news: Although you might not be able to take a trip down south, you...

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South Koreans Share Their Thoughts On Black People In Eye-Opening Video

(12) Comments | Posted February 15, 2017 | 12:06 PM

People of colour face racism no matter where they go. But sometimes, it's more overt in some countries than in others.

Ghanaian TV personality Sam Okyere recently shared the racist experiences he faced in South Korea on an episode of the talk show “As You Say."

Okyere went...

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Vogue's Diversity Issue Features A White Model Wearing Yellowface

(6) Comments | Posted February 15, 2017 | 10:47 AM

Vogue just took one big giant step back when it comes to including diversity in its pages.

After being lauded for putting plus-size model Ashley Graham on the cover of its March issue, the fashion magazine infuriated the Internet with images from a photoshoot featuring white model Karlie...

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Valentina Sampaio Is The First Transgender Model To Cover French Vogue

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2017 | 10:38 AM

Bravo, French Vogue!

In a first for the magazine, the fashion bible has put transgender model Valentina Sampaio on the cover of the March 2017 issue, paving the way for major fashion publications to step it up (ahem, American Vogue). The cover reads "Transgender beauty: How they’re shaking...

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Toronto Bar Faces Outrage After 'No Means Yes' Sign Infuriates The Internet

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2017 | 10:45 AM

If you need any more proof that Canada has a problem with misogyny too, look no further than this Toronto bar.

Locals Only, located in the heart of the city's entertainment district, disgusted the Internet this weekend thanks to a sign that made light of sexual assault.

On Saturday, Toronto...

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Women Have Less Confidence Than Men When Applying For Jobs

(2) Comments | Posted February 10, 2017 | 10:25 AM

Fact: There are more men in leadership roles than there are women.

The 2016 Fortune 500 list showed that just 21 companies had women at their helm, meaning women hold a pathetic 4.2 per cent of CEO positions in the United States' 500 biggest companies.

And if...

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Woman And Her Rapist Share Stage For TED Talk: 'There's Hope After Rape'

(6) Comments | Posted February 9, 2017 | 11:12 AM

Most victims of rape would never want to see their rapist again but one woman is turning that notion on its head.

Thordis Elva was raped in 1996 by her boyfriend, Australian native Tom Stranger, when she was just 16 years old.

But decades later, the two...

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If You're Having Kinky Sex, You Should Tell Your Doctor

(3) Comments | Posted February 8, 2017 | 10:27 AM

With "Fifty Shades Darker" almost in theatres, it's only natural for couples to think about experimenting with a little BDSM in the bedroom red room of pain.

But if you are thinking of engaging in kinky sex, you should probably let your doctor know, according to a new study.

Recently...

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Tegan And Sara Slam Juno Awards Over Lack Of Female Nominees

(13) Comments | Posted February 8, 2017 | 9:57 AM

Tegan and Sara have put the Juno Awards on blast.

Yesterday, the Canadian Academy of Recordings Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced the 2017 Juno nominees, but unfortunately, there was barely any female representation — and the sisters took notice.

While the indie-pop duo were proud to nab three...

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Figure Skaters Perform Sexy 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Routine To The Weeknd's 'Earned It'

(39) Comments | Posted February 7, 2017 | 9:56 AM

It's Christian and Anastasia on ice!

French pairs figure skaters Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres recently performed a "Fifty Shades of Grey"-inspired program at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 25 in Ostrava, Czech Republic, and the duo nailed the sexy chemistry that the film's two leads...

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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Shares Her Former Struggle With Bulimia

(10) Comments | Posted February 6, 2017 | 10:59 AM

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has opened up about her former struggle with bulimia.

Speaking at an event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for Eating Disorder Awareness Week on Feb. 2, the prime minister's wife discussed how she used to ask herself why she used to suffer from the eating...

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A New Relationship Could Actually Help You Lose Weight, Says Study

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2017 | 10:13 AM

It may seem like new relationships cause one to gain a bit of weight, what with being wined and dined, skipping workouts for date night and late nights watching TV and eating takeout.

However, new research suggests that a blooming love affair can actually trim your waistline — and no,...

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Beyoncé's Pregnancy Reveal Is The Most-Liked Instagram Photo Ever

(13) Comments | Posted February 2, 2017 | 10:16 AM

Long live Queen Bey!

After shocking the world on Wednesday with a pregnancy announcement like no other, Beyoncé can now claim another achievement: having the most-liked Instagram photo ever.

As of press time, the 35-year-old singer's pregnancy reveal post has more than 8 million likes in...

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Gender-Fluid Actor Eligible For Male And Female Categories At Canada's Leo Awards

(7) Comments | Posted February 1, 2017 | 11:35 AM

This is a big step for inclusivity in the Canadian film industry.

A gender-fluid 11-year-old actor from Vancouver has been deemed eligible to enter into both male and female performance categories for a Canadian award show.

Ameko Eks Mass Carroll, star of the short film "Limina," will be...

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The 2017 Oscars Still Lack Gender Representation Among The Nominees

(2) Comments | Posted January 31, 2017 | 11:14 AM

The Oscars may have finally gone woke, but women are still not represented among the 2017 nominees.

This year, the number of women nominees in the non-acting categories was pretty laughable — if it wasn't so sad.

In a study conducted by the Women’s Media Center,

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Healthy Babies Probably Don't Need 'Smart' Monitors, According To U.S. Doctors

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2017 | 11:34 AM

It's common for parents to use baby monitors to keep an eye on their little ones, but researchers are now saying some of these devices don't have any medical benefits.

Modern "wearable" baby monitors are used to not only capture video of tots, but also measure babies' vital signs, including...

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Mahershala Ali Says 'I'm A Muslim' In Powerful SAG Awards Speech

(3) Comments | Posted January 30, 2017 | 10:26 AM

Mahershala Ali took the opportunity to use the time during his acceptance speech at Sunday's 2017 SAG Awards to speak out against President Trump's immigration ban.

During the speech, the actor, who picked up the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Moonlight," talked about his conversion to...

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Iranian Actress Boycotting 2017 Oscars Over Trump's 'Racist' Visa Ban

(80) Comments | Posted January 27, 2017 | 10:21 AM

An Iranian actress says she's boycotting the Oscars, but not because of #OscarsSoWhite.

Taraneh Alidoosti, who stars in "The Salesman," nominated for best foreign-language film, said she won't be attending the 2017 Oscars come Feb. 26 as a result of President Trump's visa ban for Iranians, which she...

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Kerry Washington On Racism In Hollywood: 'Why Do We Allow The Myth Of Risk To Exist?'

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2017 | 11:26 AM

It's common now to see women of colour headlining successful TV shows, but back when Kerry Washington was cast as Olivia Pope on "Scandal," she says TV studio, ABC was celebrated for taking a risk on her.

And she thinks Hollywood shouldn't be celebrated for casting people of colour; it...

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