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Amy Poehler should be sitting on that stool. Here's why she's not.

A group of high-profile women highlight gender inequality in a clever way.

The Clinton Foundation's "No Ceilings" campaign released a star-studded video featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Cameron Diaz, Sienna Miller, and Padma Lakshmi to illustrate just a few of the many challenges women face in the fight for equality.

These women are taking a stand, saying that we simply aren't there yet.

Additionally, a number of magazines are missing their cover girls. Brands ranging from Vogue to Allure are fighting for equal rights for women.






The No Ceilings website contains a lot of great information about the struggles remaining in the path to gender equality.

  • The U.S. is 1 of only 9 countries worldwide that doesn't provide paid maternity leave.
  • Women spend up to five more hours each day doing unpaid housework than men.
  • Nearly 70% of countries' constitutions don't protect girls' rights to secondary school.
  • In developing countries, 200 million fewer women have access to the Internet than men.
  • 1 in 3 women are victims of sexual violence.
  • The pay gap remains virtually unchanged over the past two decades.
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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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Small actions lead to big movements.

Acts of kindness—we know they’re important not only for others, but for ourselves. They can contribute to a more positive community and help us feel more connected, happier even. But in our incessantly busy and hectic lives, performing good deeds can feel like an unattainable goal. Or perhaps we equate generosity with monetary contribution, which can feel like an impossible task depending on a person’s financial situation.

Perhaps surprisingly, the main reason people don’t offer more acts of kindness is the fear of being misunderstood. That is, at least, according to The Kindness Test—an online questionnaire about being nice to others that more than 60,000 people from 144 countries completed. It does make sense—having your good intentions be viewed as an awkward source of discomfort is not exactly fun for either party.

However, the results of The Kindness Test also indicated those fears were perhaps unfounded. The most common words people used were "happy," "grateful," "loved," "relieved" and "pleased" to describe their feelings after receiving kindness. Less than 1% of people said they felt embarrassed, according to the BBC.


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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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