Remember when you accidentally swallowed your gum in elementary school and your friends convinced you that it'd be in there for seven years? If you've seen the headlines about the new White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, you probably read about his daily gum habit—about 35 pieces of cinnamon-flavored Orbit gum, chewed and swallowed, all before noon.
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Sunscreen is supposed to shield your skin from the ultimate buzzkills of summer—sunburn, premature aging, and most importantly, a heightened risk of skin cancer. While this is a well-known fact, there are still several people who prioritize a nice golden tan over their own health and well-being.
If you're a mom on Instagram, your feed is likely full of two types of women: the type that shares pictures of their six-pack days after giving birth, and the ones who proudly flaunt their stretch marks and loose skin in the name of female empowerment. Both women are incredibly inspiring in their own way, but it's not always about getting back into shape or embracing your so-called "flaws." Sometimes it's about cutting yourself some slack and taking the time you need to come to terms with your new body—and no one knows that feeling better than Kristelle Morgan.
If you're into fashion, you will probably recognize Hanne Gaby Odiele. She's a Belgian fashion model who has appeared in major magazines as well as advertising campaigns for designers such as Alexander Wang and brands like Topshop. She also happens to be intersex, which she revealed as part of a campaign with InterACTAdvocates for Intersex Youth, an organization that advocates for intersex visibility and awareness.
Mary Tanasse was ready to do whatever it takes to make it to the Women's March in Washington last Saturday. Despite being diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, the 87-year-old hospice patient was determined to be with her family and witness history.
Even in the face of deteriorating health, the grandmother of 27 was determined to make her wish come true—and asked her doctors to do everything in their power to ensure she had a chance to stand up for her beliefs.
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