She claims this helped her during times of stress
There aren’t many people who can say they’ve endured the stress levels which Hillary Clinton experienced during her years of politics.
While she had already run for office in the Democratic primaries over eight years ago, Clinton faced a much more grueling campaign when running for the presidential office opposite Donald Trump.
While many men and women alike rooted for the possible-first-female-POTUS, Clinton also faced investigations and constant battles against partisan scrutiny.
In her new book, “What Happened”, Clinton describes a breathing technique which helped her rebalance during stressful periods.
The alternate nostril breathing method is very common in yoga practices.
While there is no scientific evidence to back up some of the claims she makes about the breathing’s impact on left/right brain areas specifically – the breathing is certainly a great way to pay close attention to your depth and pace of breathing.
When you focus on inhaling and exhaling – especially with such precision as this technique – you may very well guide your body out of an anxiety attack.
She has a lot to say about how women are treated in today’s society
Amber Tamblyn has been acting since childhood, and her exposure to the ups and downs of Hollywood has encouraged her to speak out against the repeating sexism she witnesses in the business and in today’s culture in general.
She revealed that she faced sexism in her young teenage years in the show biz, but at the same time she aims not to make her appeal about her own personal experience but of the general phenomenon which we have accepted as the status quo.
Women are told to watch what they wear, be careful where they go, watch what they say, watch how they raise their children and how they speak – it seems like there is an endless list of rules of etiquette and safety which women need to follow in a world they should feel free to conquer and explore.
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It was an exciting acheivement for the actress, producer and screenwriter
You may have heard her name for the first time during this year’s Emmy awards, but Lena Waithe has been leading a behind-the-scenes role as a writer for several TV series and viral videos.
Now, she has been publicly recognized for her achievements on one of the most prestigious stages one can hope to give a thank-you-speech on.
Waithe won the award for co-writing an episode of “Master of None” (in which she also appeared as an actress) with series co-creator and star, Aziz Ansari.
The episode, called “Thanksgiving”, was based on Waithe’s personal experience of coming out as a lesbian.
Overcome with emotion while receiving the award, Waithe emphasized the importance of diversity in the entertainment industry.
Her intriguing personal character, as a lesbian African American woman with a great sense of humor and wit, altered the character which Ansari first planned to create and gave the character a makeover towards becoming more diverse and with it, more intriguing.
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A study takes a closer look at the phenomenon
A new study published by “Computers in Human Behavior” suggests that the reason for the overwhelmingly male online “trolls” (a term given basically to people who enjoy bringing others down cowardly and anonymously online) is the presence of higher narcissism levels in men.
The study explains that cyberbullying is mainly a form of drawing attention to oneself.
While women tend to use Facebook for more prosocial reasons, such as feeling connected and a sense of belonging, men are said by the study (in general speaking, of course) to use it with more anti-social and narcissistic motives, such as attracting admiration of themselves.
Well, here you go ladies – scientific proof that women are less bullies than men.
Don’t forget, however, that we still have a long way to go.
Social media is still a place of hatred, jealousy, bullying and shaming.
Moms shaming each other for their parenting methods, women posting photoshopped images to set unrealistic claims of what “perfection” looks like, and celebrities gathering flocks of fans to attack one another online because of silly feuds.
Men and women need to stop spreading hatred and start showing more support for one another – because on the other side of the screen are sitting real people, with real emotions.
This new model received an amazing wave of serendipity
Remington Williams was working at a Chipotle restaurant in Austin, Texas, when a sudden turn of luck turned her life upside down – in a great way.
She was washing dishes when a scout noticed her and approached her with a near-fantasy-like proposal to come to New York and kickstart a modelling career.
She signed with the prestigious agency DNA Models, and almost immediately landed a spot at Calvin Klein.
With literally no modelling experience whatsoever, Williams was personally taught how to walk by Raf Simons.
She ended up being chased after some of the biggest names in the fashion industry, landing job after job, when the previous week she was just getting by at a restaurant chain.
Through all of the Glamour, this girl is keeping it real in a beautifully humble way:
Williams told Vogue that she was surprised at how supportive her fellow model colleagues were in accepting her and supporting her through the new journey.
She believes that these young women will be her close friends for years to come, and as for her personal life which she temporarily left behind – she plans to continue her studies in graphic design while pursuing her newly successful modelling career at the same time.
Now this is a Cinderella story we like to hear!
Her response was on spot
Lauren Chan didn’t build a career around modelling, in fact, she works as a talented editor in Glamour magazine and through her work vigorously advocates for inclusiveness in the fashion industry when it comes to catering for larger body sizes.
This month, in the New York Fashion Week, Chan took a new role on herself and actually walked the runway, modelling in Chromat’s swimsuit and activewear show.
Chan posted a photo of herself proudly and confidently strutting in a swimsuit on the catwalk, and Chromat also posted a picture of her to their own social media account.
Both posts, sadly, received a plethora of negative comments – mostly from men who body-shamed the gorgeous woman for “daring” to rock the catwalk with confidence.
On the bright side, however, the negative comments also drove in a wave of support from women who were inspired by the editor’s modelling debut, and thanked her for showing the true diversity of beauty.
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Graham is still fighting for more body diversity
Rihanna’s Fenty fashion line has been making huge waves in the industry.
The line was further expanded when she launched Fenty Beauty, which sells 40 different shades of foundation to be more inclusive – especially as African American bloggers have recently proved that darker skin tones are simply not catered to thoroughly enough in the makeup industry.
Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma collection received a round of applause for its inclusivity when it came to ethnic diversity among the models in the New York Fashion Week, but Ashley Graham noticed one type of model that was nowhere to be seen – a plus size model.
While she praises the show for being “amazing”, but not yet inclusive enough.
After being “fat shamed” this year for her recent weight gain, perhaps some women expect Rihanna to set a proper example of just how gorgeous and bad-ass bigger bodies can be – and break the Fashion Week norms which are still not featuring a substantial about of body type variation.
Setting an example is the most powerful method of teaching
Sister Margaret Ann was not going to take some rest days when the school she teaches in was closed down due to the hurricane which devastated Florida.
Miami-Dade County policemen noticed the nun, fully dressed in her heavy religious attire, sawing away at fallen branches and helping remove them from the blocked roads in her community.
The officers posted a video of the courageous nun online, and they went viral.
She explained that although police assured her that the debris would be cleared up by the officials, she believed that it would take too long and didn’t want people being hurt in the process.
Her idea was to actively contribute and set the positive example she preaches on, with her own two hands.
She used a chainsaw which she had found in her school, and wasted no time getting to work, all by herself, on chopping up local fallen trees.
Sister Margaret Ann is the epitome of practice what you preach.
What a Girly Warrior!
The starlet celebrated her sobriety with a heartwarming reward
On Saturday, Demi Lovato was honored for her 5 years of sobriety by the Summer Spectacular to Benefit the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention, in Beverly Hills.
It’s an ongoing effort for Lovato, who makes sure she keeps herself mentally and physically stable with regular workouts, visits to her therapist and by staying close to people who have a positive impact on her.
These days Lovato co-owns treatment centers called CAST which help others overcome similar struggles as her own.
She also recently visited Houston, Texas, to lend a helping hand to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
She is filling her sober life with positivity, activism and empowerment.
She is dreaming big, and ready to take on the world with a new, positive outlook on life, while at the same time picking up others who have fallen to the same dark emotional struggles she has gone through herself.
This Girly Warrior has risen with more glamor and power than ever – and we love following her journey.
She was not about to sit quietly while a magazine ruins her reputation
Rebel Wilson left the supreme court in Melbourne victorious and relieved, after winning a lengthy defamation case which she filed against Bauer Media.
The amount awarded to her in this case was unprecedented in Australia for any defamation case to date.
The publisher, which owns several magazines, had published a series of articles claiming that Rebel Wilson was a serial liar, lying about her age, real name and childhood in order to build a likable character with a greater chance of succeeding in Hollywood.
Wilson claims that she was rejected by several movie roles due to the harsh defamation and the judge estimated a high level of financial damages directly caused by the spread of false information by the publisher.
Wilson stated that she will not be keeping any of the money, which she will donate to charities as well as the Oz film industry.
Her real goal was her reputation, not the money.
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She opened up on Instagram about the intimate journey
Selena Gomez has opened up in the past about the devastating condition which caused her to enter rehabilitation after the diagnosis led her to a phase of anxiety and depression last year.
Many fans have noticed that Gomez stayed quiet during the summer despite releasing new music, and she decided to open up about the cause of her disappearance.
The brave singer shared some very personal photos on Instagram, announcing that she had received a kidney donation from her friend, 29-year-old-actress Francia Raisa.
The incredible sacrifice of her amazing friend has helped her in her journey of battling Lupus, a battle which also involved chemotherapy and was painful both physically and mentally.
While it is still not clear as to Gomez’s current health state, we are hoping for her full recovery.
She is supported by the love and good wishes of millions of fans who are waiting to see her back in full health and continuing with her passion for music the way she knows best.
Something has to change
A 6-year-old girl from Idaho has been servicing her community with free fresh lemonade to raise awareness for a terrible problem with the school systems in the US.
With the glass of lemonade, the passer-by is educated about the problem of school lunch debts and is asked to donate for the cause of helping poverty-stricken children pay for their lunches.
It’s an unfortunate event when a child, dependent on the funding by their parents, is punished or humiliated for not being able to pay for his or her own lunch.
Why is this system still not being changed?
Why isn’t there taxpayer money going to the funding of a basic necessity in the school system.
We have heard already terribly sad stories of children forced to do chores around the school such as cleaning the cafeteria to pay for their lunch.
Should a child be punished for their parents’ financial inability?
Should anybody be punished for it?
This little girl is an inspiration, but we deeply hope for a better solution to come.
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