Her mom refused to be seen in public with her. But now they're best friends.

It takes a lot of courage for someone with this kind of journey to open up, take off all of their clothes, and share their truth.

For Zoe Dolan, peeling off a few extra layers is for a good reason.

It's all in the name of style.

But not the type that's linked to a couture designer. It's a style that can't be bought because it's attached to one's self.

I'm talking about self-acceptance.

Now that's fantastic.

Transgender lawyer Zoe Dolan boldly stripped down to talk about her personal transition for The What's Underneath Project, which believes that "true style is self-acceptance."

Zoe's story may be one that's marked by addiction, sexual assault, and a ton of rejection — from both her family and 98% of the dudes she dated — but it's also one that's made her stronger, more passionate, and incredibly self-aware.

After the first few seconds in, I couldn't stop watching.

Wow ... what an incredible journey. Zoe sums it up best:

Hand claps and snaps for Zoe all around.

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They are sociable animals that live, hunt, and migrate together in pods, ranging from a few individuals to hundreds of whales. However, they are naturally reticent to interact with humans, although some solitary belugas are known to approach boats.

Once such beluga that's believed to live in Norwegian waters is so comfortable among humans that it played fetch with a rugby ball.

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Many of us are too young to remember the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 of 1986, much less any details about it. But thanks to a viral Facebook post from Misfit History, some attention is being shed on an incredible heroine who saved many American lives in the standoff.

The post reads:

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Ms. Mallari — who teaches at Los Medanos Elementary School in Pittsburg, east of San Francisco — took the singer's song, "Truth Hurts," and reworked the lyrics to teach her students how to be great.

Lizzo's song made history this year for being the longest running number one single from a female rap artist. The catchy original lyrics are about boy problems, but Mallari's remix teaches her students about fairness, helping each other out, and embracing their own greatness.

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The internet was ablaze after notoriously private actor Keanu Reeves, 55, walked the red carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala on Saturday with his new girlfriend, artist Alexandra Grant, 46.

It was refreshing to see a man in Hollywood dating a woman who's age-appropriate. Older actors are notorious for being with women half their age.

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