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What Kim Kardashian did versus what Angelina Jolie did in 2014 (and more)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ... and maybe some days it felt like the end of times.

What Kim Kardashian did versus what Angelina Jolie did in 2014 (and more)

Ho. Ly. Cow.

So much can happen in a year! And yet, so little can seem to have changed!


When it comes to the steady march forward (it's moving forward, right?!) of progress for women, it's been one step Jolie, then two steps Kardashian. Then four steps forward and one step back.

I mean, on the one hand, a girl who isn't even 18 yet won the Nobel Peace Prize for advocating women's rights. On the other hand, an extremist group kidnapped hundreds of girls. Terrifying.

The roller coaster of highs and lows are truly enough to give a person motion sickness. But Phoebe Greenwood's four-minute year-in-review won't. In spite of some you-can't-not-mention-them downers, her video is funny, informative, and galvanizing.

Here's looking forward to a 2015 with more equality, opportunity, and humanity for all.

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Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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