John Legend, Chrissy Teigen gave the gift of grief, here’s what they deserve in return

OPINION: Pregnancy loss is devastating, which is why those who’ve experienced it deserve to do whatever they need to access healing.

The photos released by Chrissy Teigen and John Legend should be revered for the gift that they are. As celebrities, they had no choice but to make their loss public, but they didn’t simply share their loss, they gave us images that let us in on their grief, and for that we should be grateful. 

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Losing a pregnancy is a special kind of grief. You mourn for everything that could have been. For hopes and dreams that will never be fulfilled. While some form of pregnancy loss impacts 10-25% of all pregnancies, and many women will experience more than one loss, we still struggle to talk about it, and often judge the women who do. 

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Funding Imbalance Persists For Women-Led Fintechs

The fintech industry has long been dominated by male founders. New research released Thursday highlights this ongoing gender disparity.

At the same time, the Deloitte report offers a glimmer of encouragement for women-run fintech start-ups—and suggestions for leveling the playing field.

The analysis shows that women-founded startups and those co-founded with men comprised 12.2% of the 3,017 fintechs in 2019, only slightly higher than the 10.9% (of 411 startups) recorded in 2010.

Why the disparity? “We are operating at the intersection of technology and finance, which are notably two industries woefully under-represented by women,” Alaina Sparks, Deloitte’s US fintech leader, tells Forbes. “The issue can be exacerbated by bias from those who have tremendous influence in providing the necessary capital to be successful—financial, social, and human capital,” she says.

Encouragingly, more dollars are being directed toward women-founded

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Arike Ogunbowale Talks Fashion, The Dallas Wings, And Social Justice

Arike Ogunbowale is one of the WNBA’s fastest rising stars. In just her second season in the league, she averaged a league-high 22.8 points on 41% shooting, 3.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game. In doing so, she earned the 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Award for scoring after posting the highest scoring average by a second-year player in league history.

The former Notre Dame guard took over games with ease this season, and was one of the more dependable figures on a young Dallas Wings team that was hindered by injuries this season. In 2020, Ogunbowale had 37 straight games in double-figures scoring, good for the second-longest double-digit streak in franchise history. She also had four games in which she scored at least 30 points.

As she showed this year in Bradenton, Florida, Ogunbowale is a force to be reckoned with in the WNBA. And off the court, she’s making

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Revolution Beauty Nightmare Before Christmas Collection Is Scary Good

Tim Burton fans know the truth. The Nightmare Before Christmas is a perfect movie. It’s both a Halloween and Christmas movie, has the best creepy music and its characters make the coolest costumes. Revolution Beauty’s Nightmare Before Christmas Collection is another fun addition to the Tim Burton fam. Because Halloween 2020 might not look like you expected it to look, there’s a chance you might be home making TikToks instead of out at a party. That’s OK. This collection is perfect for every transformation video.

The cruelty-free, affordable beauty brand is a favorite for its pigmented shadows in trendy hues. This collection is cute as hell with Nightmare-inspired packaging and shade names. This is the only time it’s appropriate to put “Bugs” on your eyelids. Whether you’re a Jack or a Sally, there’s a palette, cosmetic bag, lip gloss and highlighter perfect for you. The best part? Nothing costs

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Data Shows Fewer Afghan Women Than Men Get Covid. That’s Bad News.

— Sarah Hawkes, co-director of the Global Health 50/50 research group


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In May, in a small village in Herat Province in Afghanistan, Sediqa’s husband came down with symptoms of Covid-19 and was taken to a hospital in Herat City for treatment. When he came home, 10 days later, Sediqa looked after him.

Within a week, she fell ill, too.

“I had the same symptoms and day by day, it got worse,” said Sediqa, whose last name has been omitted for fear of repercussions. “I was feeling so weak, I didn’t feel like eating or drinking.”

But when she asked to go to a hospital, her husband refused. “He said ‘no way.’ He told me to sunbathe

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Pandemic may set women back for decades: report

The COVID-19 pandemic may have long-lasting consequences for women, a new report says

As if the threat to health and livelihoods stemming from the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t enough, a new report suggests that the lasting impact might be devastating for women, in particular.

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Bloomberg reported Wednesday that for Black and Hispanic women those projections are even worse. They say more than 10% of Black and Hispanic women remain unemployed during the public health crisis and it’s unknown what the future may hold.

Close-up of three African American girls wearing surgical masks. 3 young women sitting together using coronavirus protection measures after or during quarantine. (Credit: Adobe Stock)
Close-up of three African American girls wearing surgical masks. 3 young women sitting together using coronavirus protection measures after or during quarantine. (Credit: Adobe Stock)

In May of this year alone, the unemployment rate for Black women, which had rebounded somewhat for white women, was $16.5%, the highest rate recorded since the 80s.

One of the reasons

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Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Scenic Photo of Wedding Anniversary Trip with Husband Brad Falchuk



Gwyneth Paltrow sitting at a table smiling for the camera: Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk married in September 2018 at her East Hamptons home


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Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk married in September 2018 at her East Hamptons home

Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Brad Falchuk took in quite the view while celebrating their anniversary.

The couple tied the knot two years ago this week and are marking their anniversary with a trip to upstate New York. Paltrow shared a quick snapshot of their romantic getaway on her Instagram Story Wednesday, showing off the view overlooking a scenic lake surrounded by trees. Paltrow tagged the location as The Point, Upper Saranac Lake, a lake about 5 hours north of New York City.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Husband Brad Falchuk Meditate Together Every Morning

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“Oh, you know, just breakfast,” Paltrow cheekily wrote over the image.



Gwyneth Paltrow sitting at a table smiling for the camera: Matt Baron/Shutterstock; Gwyneth Paltrow/Instagram


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Paltrow, 48, and Falchuk, 49, wed at an intimate ceremony with only 70 guests and

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What the Hell is Biden Beauty?

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Image: Courtesy of Biden Beauty

A new “beauty brand” was announced on Wednesday called Biden Beauty—yes it is named after Joe Biden but no it’s not coming from his campaign. Despite labeling itself as a beauty brand and being represented by a beauty PR company, Biden Beauty sells but a single beauty product: the Biden Beat, which is a blue makeup sponge priced at $20.20, clever. Other merch on BB’s page includes a hoodie, a tote, and some pins and stickers all devoted to “Joe Biden’s natural beauty” but not items that will do anything for the wearer’s beauty. It’s unclear whether this is a cosmic joke, a makeup school final project gone wrong, or something sponsored by Ellen (seriously those hoodies look like Ellen’s show font). It also is very confusing why Joe Biden, who is an average-looking man at best, inspired this product, but it’s 2020 and

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Texans encouraged by Tytus Howard’s hard-nosed style against Steelers

Tytus Howard reacted fast to the charge of Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt.

The Texans’ second-year right offensive tackle managed to gain leverage quickly and hip-tossed Watt to the ground after stonewalling his pass rushing moves.

Although the Steelers got the victory and Watt had a productive day that included one sack and four quarterback hits, the Texans were encouraged by Howard’s overall performance. That included knocking down the Pro Bowl selection multiple times.

Howard allowed one sack and one hurry, according to Pro Football Focus. For the season, Howard has a 54.8 overall blocking grade, a 51.5

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