You don't need to be in a boys club to make a blockbuster. Duh.

No one knows this better than Melissa McCarthy. Can we take a moment and talk about this woman's resume? "Bridesmaids." "Identity Thief." "The Heat." "Spy." All Melissa McCarthy. All box office monsters.

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So it's no surprise that she's proud that her new movie has no shortage of women on set.

The actor/clothing designer/smile-enabler posted a photo through her social media accounts on Aug. 25, 2015, sharing that pride with fellow girl-power advocate Ellen DeGeneres.

And as it turns out, there are a lot of women making the new "Ghostbusters" movie happen.

Yes, that's (left to right) Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig in the front row. Yes, they're the stars of the new female-led "Ghostbusters" movie, set to release in theaters next year.

Yes, that's badass.

What's arguably even more badass are all the women behind the movie's four stars.

In the image, dozens of women who are part of the cast and crew sport signs describing their roles on set, filling roles from "script supervisor," to "stunts," to "writer."

It's clear gender equality was a priority throughout production of the Hollywood classic reboot. Seeing as research shows women are still majorly underrepresented in Hollywood — both in front of and behind the camera — that's sort of a big deal.

If a women-empowering, presumably hilarious (I mean, how can it not be?) film about busting ghosts doesn't get you to the theater, I don't know what will.


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As if the past handful of years weren't challenging enough, the U.S. is currently dealing with a baby formula crisis.

Due to a perfect storm of supply chain issues, product recalls, labor shortages and inflation, manufacturers are struggling to keep up with formula demand and retailers are rationing supplies. As a result, families that rely on formula are scrambling to ensure that their babies get the food they need.

Naturally, people are weighing in on the crisis, with some throwing out simplistic advice like, "Why don't you just do what people did before baby formula was invented and just breastfeed?"

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Your cat knows you better than you think.

Cats are often seen as being aloof or standoffish, even with their owners. Of course, that differs based on who that cat lives with and their lifetime of experience with humans. But when compared to man’s best friend, cats usually seem less interested in those around them, regardless of species.

However, a new study out of Japan has found that cats may be paying more attention to their fellow felines and human friends than most people thought. In fact, they could be listening to human conversations.

"What we discovered is astonishing," Saho Takagi, a research fellow specializing in animal science at Azabu University in Kanagawa Prefecture, told The Asahi Shimbun. "I want people to know the truth. Felines do not appear to listen to people's conversations, but as a matter of fact, they do."

How do we know they’re listening? Because the study shows that household cats often know the names of their human and feline friends.

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Emily Calandrelli was stopped by TSA agents when she tried to bring her ice packs for pumped milk through airport security.

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But for Emily Calandrelli, taking a recent work trip away from her 10-week-old son was far more challenging than it needed to be.

Calandrelli is a mom of two, an aerospace engineer and the host of the Netflix kids' science show "Emily's Wonder Lab." She was recently taking her first work trip since welcoming her second child, which included a five-hour flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. Calandrelli is breastfeeding her son and had planned to pump just before boarding the plane. She brought ice packs to keep the milk from spoiling during the flight, but when she tried to go through airport security, the TSA agents refused to let her take some of her supplies.

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