Melissa McCarthy tweets a photo of all the 'remarkable women of Ghostbusters.'

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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Inside the walls of her kitchen at her childhood home in Guatemala, Evelyn Klohr, the founder of a Washington, D.C.-area bakery called Kakeshionista, was taught a lesson that remains central to her business operations today.

"Baking cakes gave me the confidence to believe in my own brand and now I put my heart into giving my customers something they'll enjoy eating," Klohr said.

While driven to launch her own baking business, pursuing a dream in the culinary arts was economically challenging for Klohr. In the United States, culinary schools can open doors to future careers, but the cost of entry can be upwards of $36,000 a year.

Through a friend, Klohr learned about La Cocina VA, a nonprofit dedicated to providing job training and entrepreneurship development services at a training facility in the Washington, D.C-area.

La Cocina VA's, which translates to "the kitchen" in Spanish, offers its Bilingual Culinary Training program to prepare low-and moderate-income individuals from diverse backgrounds to launch careers in the food industry.

That program gave Klohr the ability to fully immerse herself in the baking industry within a professional kitchen facility and receive training in an array of subjects including culinary skills, food safety, career development and English language classes.

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Gem is living her best life.

If you've ever dreamed of spontaneously walking out the door and treating yourself a day of pampering at a spa without even telling anyone, you'll love this doggo who is living your best life.

According to CTV News, a 5-year-old shepherd-cross named Gem escaped from her fenced backyard in Winnipeg early Saturday morning and ended up at the door of Happy Tails Pet Resort & Spa, five blocks away. An employee at the spa saw Gem at the gate around 6:30 a.m. and was surprised when they noticed her owners were nowhere to be seen.

"They were looking in the parking lot and saying, 'Where's your parents?'" said Shawn Bennett, one of the co-owners of the business.

The employee opened the door and Gem hopped right on in, ready and raring to go for her day of fun and relaxation.

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."