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Couple Sues U.S. State For Right To Name Daughter 'Allah'

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2017 | 11:02 AM

A U.S. civil rights group is suing Georgia after the state refused to give a couple’s daughter a birth certificate because her surname is “Allah.”

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on behalf of parents Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk. The couple welcomed their daughter...

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9 Essential LGBTQ Books You Need To Read Right Now

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2017 | 3:18 PM

Stories about LGBTQ relationships are not highlighted in the mainstream media as much as they should be, but these stories are just as powerful and engaging as any other and explore themes surrounding not only sexuality, but identity and self-acceptance.

Here, we’ve rounded up nine beautiful books that normalize...

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Here's Why You Shouldn't Say 'Good Job' To Your Kids

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2017 | 10:39 AM

According to Parent Speak author Jennifer Lehr, everyday phrases such as “good job” can be harmful to kids because parents use them too frequently and without explanation.

“Our children want to please us and, ultimately, you can create a people-pleaser,” she explains in the video...

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Mom Explains Stretch Marks To Daughter In Most Body-Positive Way

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2017 | 10:27 AM

A Florida mom gave her daughter a fantastic body-positive response after the child asked about the stretch marks on mom's stomach. Why? Because “it matters how we talk to our daughters about our bodies.”

“Well when I was a little older than you, I got some...

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Female Actors Who Were Paid Less Than Their Male Counterparts

(8) Comments | Posted March 24, 2017 | 4:23 PM

Hollywood’s gender wage gap is not a new issue, but it’s one that keeps coming up. Everyone from Emma Watson to Viola Davis — and even some famous men (we’re looking at you, Bradley Cooper!) — have spoken out about the topic in the past few...

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Cate Blanchett Is So Over Hollywood's 'Obsession' With Beauty

(4) Comments | Posted March 24, 2017 | 12:38 PM

Cate Blanchett has been in the limelight long enough to know that Hollywood has an absurd “obsession” with beauty.

In a new interview with The Cut, the 47-year-old actress got real about the industry’s pressure on women to look perfect.

“There’s so much pressure...

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Sephora To Offer Free Beauty Classes To People Undergoing Chemotherapy

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2017 | 11:08 AM

Sephora is launching a wonderful initiative to help cancer patients adjust to their changing appearance.

Starting April 9, the brand will introduce Brave Beauty in the Face of Cancer – a free 90-minute beauty class for women and men with cancer. The hands-on...

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Kate Winslet's Speech On Overcoming Bullies Will Make You Feel Empowered

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2017 | 12:39 PM

It’s hard to believe that Kate Winslet was once bullied for her looks, but she was. And now she’s inspiring us with her story on how she overcame that bullying.

On Wednesday, the 41-year-old actress attended the fourth annual WE Day event in London, U.K., where she...

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Petition Calls Out Netflix For Whitewashing Actors In New Movie 'Death Note'

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2017 | 11:25 AM

Netflix’s “Death Note” is the latest adaptation under fire for whitewashing.

On Wednesday, the first trailer sparked outrage after it featured a cast of white actors, despite the fact that it’s based on a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba.

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Two Thoughts Kids Have When Their Parents Fight

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2017 | 2:40 PM

Fighting in front of your kids can be damaging to their self-esteem and self-worth, according to Dr. Phil.

“When [home life] is volatile, [the child] doesn’t know from one minute to the next whether it’s just going to all blow up and be gone,” he explains in the

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5 Reasons Constance Wu Is One Kickass Woman

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2017 | 2:07 PM

Constance Wu might be known as the hilarious Jessica Huang on ABC’s “Fresh Off The Boat,” but she’s so much more than just an actress. The 35-year-old has proven time again that she’s a feminist, activist and humanitarian who's not afraid to speak her...

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Electronics Ban On U.S. And U.K. Flights Has Parents Panicking

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2017 | 12:00 PM

Sometimes giving kids screen time is the only way to keep them quiet. That’s why moms and dads everywhere are collectively freaking out over the electronics ban on inbound flights to the U.S. and U.K.

On Tuesday, the U.S. government announced that all electronics (other...

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This Epic 'Wheel Of Fortune' Fail Will Make You Facepalm Hard

(3) Comments | Posted March 22, 2017 | 10:19 AM

We’ve seen our fair share of “Wheel of Fortune” fails, but none have made us facepalm quite as hard as this.

On Tuesday, a contestant named Kevin was one letter away from solving an obvious puzzle. Under the category title, the screen read “A...

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Starbucks Barista Reportedly Body Shamed An 11-Year-Old Girl

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 11:54 AM

Starbucks has launched an investigation after one of its baristas reportedly body shamed an 11-year-old girl.

Tween Teigahn Sangster was visiting a Starbucks branch with a friend in Edinburgh, Scotland, when the incident occurred. After ordering a small caramel Frappuccino, she noticed the barista had written...

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'Power Rangers' Will Be The First Superhero Film With A Gay Protagonist

(5) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 10:40 AM

“Power Rangers” is about to become Hollywood's most inclusive movie yet. The reboot of the 90s children’s show will be the first big screen superhero movie to feature an LGBTQ protagonist.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the second act of the new film reveals...

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Watch These Kids Solve Your Biggest Parenting Problems

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2017 | 11:49 AM

Parenting can be tough. Between figuring out how to sleep train your baby to making sure your kids eat healthy to helping them with homework, being a mom or dad can be an overwhelming job.

But, according to kids, it doesn’t have to be....

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How Much Emma Watson Is Making For 'Beauty And The Beast'

(3) Comments | Posted March 20, 2017 | 11:22 AM

Emma Watson is raking in the cash thanks to Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 26-year-old actress was paid US$3 million upfront for playing the heroine Belle. But, Watson could potentially make as much as $15 million for the film, depending on...

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Celtic Baby Names: 10 Beautiful Monikers You Don't Hear Every Day

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2017 | 10:21 AM

There’s no denying that Celtic baby names are beautiful. Not only do they have unique sounds and spellings, but they are also full of meaning.

Since there are seven nations in Europe – including Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany – that have retained Celtic roots and culture,...

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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Wants Men To Be Better Mentors For Boys

(26) Comments | Posted March 17, 2017 | 3:19 PM

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau continues to emphasize the need for men to be involved in the fight for gender equality.

On Wednesday, the 41-year-old mom, activist and wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended a reception for United Nations’ 61st Commission on the Status of Women.

Grégoire Trudeau...

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BBC Interview Would Have Been Different With A Mom, Says This Spoof Video

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2017 | 11:38 AM

Last week, Robert Kelly’s live BBC interview was hilariously interrupted by his kids. Naturally, a spoof video has surfaced, and it swaps the now-famous father for a mom, with vastly different results.

“Jono and Ben,” a satirical New Zealand-based TV show, shared their hilarious take...

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