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Taylor Swift Isn't Redefining A Common Word. She Is Saying It A Lot More Now. Yay.

World, meet Taylor Swift, feminist. If you're not already her fan, you will be. I know I am!And this moment is such a great example of Celebrity Role Modeling 101, it makes me glad that so many young people are her fan, too. She is taking us all to school. Let's try to get an A.

Lesson #1: Even 12-year-olds *could be feminist.*


Time travel as a way to begin the process of defining a word that people have problems defining (mostly because they haven't learned how to define it)! Are you confused? Keep reading. Taylor's got ya.

Lesson #2: Feminism is something to be proud of.

Lesson #3: Many girls don't *get* feminism, so they don't say they are one.

Feminism is not exclusively angry and disgruntled picket riots of complaints.

Lesson 4: Once you get feminism, it sounds pretty rad. Believing in rights and opportunities for EVERYONE! Ladies, dudes, and everyone? I'm in.

*"The More You Know" rainbow star shoots across my screen.*

Lesson 5: Being a feminist frees you from that feeling you should judge other women based on how they express their sexuality.

Spit out the haterade! Feminism makes it taste really bad!

Lesson 6: Feminism is about cheering on others and clearing the way for *everyone* to live life on their terms.

*cheers!*

A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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People have clearly missed their free treats.

The COVID-19 pandemic had us waving a sad farewell to many of life’s modern conveniences. And where it certainly hasn’t been the worst loss, not having free samples at grocery stores has undoubtedly been a buzzkill. Sure, one can shop around without the enticing scent of hot, fresh artisan pizza cut into tiny slices or testing out the latest fancy ice cream … but is it as joyful? Not so much.

Trader Joe’s, famous for its prepandemic sampling stations, has recently brought the tradition back to life, and customers are practically dancing through the aisles.


On the big comeback weekend, people flocked to social media to share images and videos of their free treats, including festive Halloween cookies (because who doesn’t love TJ’s holiday themed items?) along with hopeful messages for the future.
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She's enjoying the big benefits of some simple life hacks.

James Clear’s landmark book “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” has sold more than 9 million copies worldwide. The book is incredibly popular because it has a simple message that can help everyone. We can develop habits that increase our productivity and success by making small changes to our daily routines.

"It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis,” James Clear writes. “It is only when looking back 2 or 5 or 10 years later that the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones becomes strikingly apparent.”

His work proves that we don’t need to move mountains to improve ourselves, just get 1% better every day.

Most of us are reluctant to change because breaking old habits and starting new ones can be hard. However, there are a lot of incredibly easy habits we can develop that can add up to monumental changes.

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