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Going to the bathroom can be controversial these days.

Photo by Kinky Boots/Facebook.


Across America, a furious debate over who belongs in which restroom continues to rage.

It's a debate that's raised some hard questions.

Photo by Kinky Boots/Facebook.

Should states pass laws regulating who can pee where? How should those laws be enforced? Should ordinary Americans patrol public restrooms checking IDs? Would these bathroom vigilante squads be volunteer or would there be some kind of draft? Doesn't confronting a perfect stranger in a restroom for no good reason immediately make you the weird one?

Meanwhile, trans people, most of whom just want to be left alone to pee in peace, wait patiently while America makes up its mind.

Thankfully, Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein, and the cast of the Broadway musical "Kinky Boots" just recorded a fantastic music video with some sage advice:

GIF by Kinky Boots/Facebook.

It's not just informative, it's also catchy as hell. Do yourself a favor and take a listen:

Because seriously. Who cares where anyone pees?

Photo by Kinky Boots/Facebook.

Personally, when I'm in a bathroom stall, I'm not ... terribly focused on what anyone else is doing — quite the opposite, actually; please don't tell me what you're doing adjacent to me in the bathroom — much less what gender they are or what their genitalia looks like.

Call me ridiculous, but I don't think I'm alone here.

Despite claims to the contrary, no one is getting hurt by laws that protect trans people's right to use the bathroom that reflects their gender identity.

GIF via Kinky Boots/Facebook.

The number of sexual predators who have taken advantage of anti-trans discrimination laws to prey on people in bathrooms is virtually zero.

Male, female, genderqueer, transgender — we all want the same thing.

To be able to pee without nosy people telling us we're doing it wrong.

With any luck, America's legislators will start to get the message.

Photo by Kinky Boots/Facebook.

A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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People have clearly missed their free treats.

The COVID-19 pandemic had us waving a sad farewell to many of life’s modern conveniences. And where it certainly hasn’t been the worst loss, not having free samples at grocery stores has undoubtedly been a buzzkill. Sure, one can shop around without the enticing scent of hot, fresh artisan pizza cut into tiny slices or testing out the latest fancy ice cream … but is it as joyful? Not so much.

Trader Joe’s, famous for its prepandemic sampling stations, has recently brought the tradition back to life, and customers are practically dancing through the aisles.


On the big comeback weekend, people flocked to social media to share images and videos of their free treats, including festive Halloween cookies (because who doesn’t love TJ’s holiday themed items?) along with hopeful messages for the future.
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She's enjoying the big benefits of some simple life hacks.

James Clear’s landmark book “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” has sold more than 9 million copies worldwide. The book is incredibly popular because it has a simple message that can help everyone. We can develop habits that increase our productivity and success by making small changes to our daily routines.

"It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis,” James Clear writes. “It is only when looking back 2 or 5 or 10 years later that the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones becomes strikingly apparent.”

His work proves that we don’t need to move mountains to improve ourselves, just get 1% better every day.

Most of us are reluctant to change because breaking old habits and starting new ones can be hard. However, there are a lot of incredibly easy habits we can develop that can add up to monumental changes.

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