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These college courses give students free money — so they can donate it all away

If someone asked you to picture a philanthropist, chances are a billionaire like Bill Gates or John D. Rockefeller Sr. would come to mind. But not all philanthropists are billionaires, or even millionaires for that matter. People who make modest gifts of time or money can make a big difference in their communities. We are...CONTINUE READING
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Body positivity isn’t enough. This book will teach you ‘radical’ self-love.

Sonya Renee Taylor, an activist and poet who identifies as fat, black, and queer, refuses to apologize for her body.  But she doesn’t want you to mistake her defiance for an abundance of self-esteem or self-confidence. Nor is it solely about body positivity, a movement that has empowered countless people but one that Taylor believes...CONTINUE READING
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Jimmy Fallon pledges to march in student-led protest for gun control

Jimmy Fallon will join March for Our Lives, a student-led protest for school safety and gun control, on March 24 in Washington, D.C. The Tonight Show host addressed the shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Monday night, in the first episode of the show since the tragic event. Fallon took a moment...CONTINUE READING
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Grubhub launches amazing map of women-led restaurants across the U.S.

Grubhub’s latest food delivery initiative makes ordering takeout a lot more gratifying. In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the popular delivery service partnered with Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) — a supportive resource for women in the culinary industry — to launch RestaurantHER, an effort that includes a map highlighting women-led restaurants across...CONTINUE READING
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Rose McGowan on Harvey Weinstein: ‘Everybody knew. I know that.’

Actress, activist, and author Rose McGowan stopped by Good Morning America on Tuesday to discuss everything from “The Monster” Harvey Weinstein and her love of Twitter, to her memoir, Brave, which was released today.  The actress, who reached a settlement with Weinstein in the late ’90s, is one of dozens of women to accuse the...CONTINUE READING
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend donate $200,000 to Time’s Up on behalf of U.S. gymnasts

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have shown their solidarity for the #MeToo movement by donating $200,000 to Time’s Up on behalf of U.S. gymnasts. Their donation appears on the organization’s GoFundMe page, alongside donations from other major celebrities and organizations. SEE ALSO: Allison Williams on the importance of the Time’s Up movement The couple’s donation...CONTINUE READING
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Timothée Chalamet on how the Time’s Up movement resonates with young men

After quite the bad year in Hollywood, it’s comforting to know the future appears to be in the right hands. With two nominations at the SAG Awards, Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird star Timothée Chalamet was asked on the red carpet if the Time’s Up movement against systemic sexual abuse in Hollywood...CONTINUE READING
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17 Instagram accounts showcase how important feminism is in 2018

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. There’s no surprise that feminism was the word of the year in 2017. After 2016’s political rollercoaster, people began using their voices, platforms, and actions to demand change.  However, the...CONTINUE READING
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All the best signs from round 2 of the Women’s March

One year after millions of demonstrators took to the streets in Women’s Marches around the world, it’s time for round two. And yes, everyone brought their finest signs — from the witty to the inspiring to the righteously mad. SEE ALSO: Nasty women (and men) to crowdsource ‘marching orders’ ahead of midterm elections Here are...CONTINUE READING
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