A Time magazine survey found that only 38% of women called themselves "very" or "extremely" ambitious, while 51% of men described themselves that way. It's not that women aren't ambitious, it's that women are less likely to own their ambitions. On top of that, many women are actively discouraged as soon as they show signs of wanting more than what they've been assigned to. But "The Good Place" actress and activist Jameela Jamil is not going to be one of those people who thinks you should say "sorry" anytime you dare to dream.

Jamil posted a photo taken at a Comic Con panel with an inspirational message that you might want to keep on hand the next time you're waffling about going for the gold.

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When I found out I was pregnant in October 2018, I had planned to keep the news a secret from family for a little while — but my phone seemed to have other ideas.

Within just a few hours of finding out the news, I was being bombarded with ads for baby gear, baby clothes and diapers on Facebook, Instagram and pretty much any other site I visited — be it my phone or on my computer.

Good thing my family wasn't looking over my shoulder while I was on my phone or my secret would have been ruined.

I'm certainly not alone in feeling like online ads can read your mind.

When I started asking around, it seemed like everyone had their own similar story: Brian Kelleher told me that when he and his wife met, they started getting ads for wedding rings and bridal shops within just a few weeks. Tech blogger Snezhina Piskov told me that she started getting ads for pocket projectors after discussing them in Messenger with her colleagues. Meanwhile Lauren Foley, a writer, told me she started getting ads for Happy Socks after seeing one of their shops when she got off the bus one day.

When online advertising seems to know us this well, it begs the question: are our phones listening to us?

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