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Jameela Jamil just called out Khloe Kardashian for promoting dangerous beauty standards.

What you see isn’t always what you get, especially on Instagram. Celebrities who post fit photos of themselves while shilling diet products did not get that way because of the diet product.

When celebrities ignore the fact they got into shape with the help of personal trainers, healthy eating, and good old fashion Photoshop, they inadvertently promote unhealthy eating habits. When Khloe Kardashian posted a photo of her bare midriff with an ad for Flat Tummy Tea meal replacement shakes, she got called out for doing just that.

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The Good Place actress and body positivity activist Jameela Jamil put Kardashian on blast, calling Kardashian irresponsible for promoting both the shake and an unhealthy standard of beauty to her 89-plus millionInstagram followers.

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"If you're too irresponsible to: a) own up to the fact that you have a personal trainer, nutritionist, probable chef, and a surgeon to achieve your aesthetic, rather than this laxative product... and b) tell them the side effects of this non-FDA approved product, that most doctors are saying isn't healthy," Jamil wrote in a comment on Kardashian's post.

Jamil pointed out that drinking FlatTummy Tea is far from the healthiest way to lose weight, listing the tea’s gnarly side effects. "Possible Flat Tummy Tea side effects are cramping, stomach pains, diarrhea and dehydration... then I guess I have to," added Jamil.

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Umm… You get diarrhea, but you also get a flat belly? Thanks, but no thanks.

Jamil finished out her comment by asking Kardashian to do better. She’s a role model, after all.

"It's incredibly awful that this industry bullied you until you became this fixated on your appearance. That's the media's fault," she wrote. "But now please don't put that back into the world, and hurt other girls, the way you have been hurt. You're a smart woman. Be smarter than this."

This isn’t the first time Jamil called out a celebrity for promoting potentially dangerous diet products while failing to mention the help they get to look a certain way. Jamil tweeted photos of celebrities advertising diet products, with the caption, “Give us the discount codes to your nutritionists, personal chefs, personal trainers, air brushers and plastic surgeons you bloody liars.”

Celebrities are often in amazing shape, and it’s not because they drink meal replacements. Like Jamil said, it’s irresponsible to make people think buying a detox drink is all you need to do to look as good as a Kardashian. When will we see #sponcon for just feeling good about yourself the way you are?

10/10. The Mayyas dance.

We can almost always expect to see amazing acts and rare skills on “America’s Got Talent.” But sometimes, we get even more than that.

The Mayyas, a Lebanese women’s dance troupe whose name means “proud walk of a lioness,” delivered a performance so mesmerizing that judge Simon Cowell called it the “best dance act” the show has ever seen, winning them an almost instant golden buzzer.

Perhaps this victory comes as no surprise, considering that the Mayyas had previously won “Arab’s Got Talent” in 2019 and competed on “Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions.” But truly, it’s what motivates them to take to the stage that’s remarkable.

“Lebanon is a very beautiful country, but we live a daily struggle," one of the dancers said to the judges just moments before their audition. Another explained, “being a dancer as a female Arab is not fully supported yet.”

Nadim Cherfan, the team’s choreographer, added that “Lebanon is not considered a place where you can build a career out of dancing, so it’s really hard, and harder for women.”

Still, Cherfan shared that it was a previous “AGT” star who inspired the Mayyas to defy the odds and audition anyway. Nightbirde, a breakout singer who also earned a golden buzzer before tragically passing away in February 2021 due to cancer, had told the audience, “You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy.” The dance team took the advice to heart.

For the Mayyas, coming onto the “AGT” stage became more than an audition opportunity. Getting emotional, one of the dancers declared that it was “our only chance to prove to the world what Arab women can do, the art we can create, the fights we fight.”

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Three people engaged in conversation at a party.

There are some people who live under the illusion that everything they say is deeply interesting and have no problem wasting your time by rambling on and on without a sign of stopping. They’re the relative, neighbor or co-worker who can’t take a hint that the conversation is over.

Of all these people, the co-worker who can’t stop talking may be the most challenging because you see them every day in a professional setting that requires politeness.

There are many reasons that some people talk excessively. Therapist F. Diane Barth writes in Psychology Today that some people talk excessively because they don’t have the ability to process complex auditory signals, so they ramble on without recognizing the subtle cues others are sending.

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