Nobody Tells Beyoncé And Her Celebrity Friends That They're Anything But Bosses

I read a lot of "banning words is stupid!" comments in my Facebook and Twitter feeds when Lean In launched its #BanBossy campaign. But here's the deal: The focus should be on the bigger picture, which is how many of us are using language like "bossy" in a derogatory way toward young girls who are simply asserting themselves. It may seem like a small issue to some, but the campaign is speaking to the young girls sitting in classrooms right now who are afraid to speak out. Sometimes the seemingly little things can make a big difference to young girls' confidence.So to the young girls online reading this: Beyoncé, Condoleezza Rice, and Jane Lynch have your back.

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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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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16

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Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

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