How model Rain Dove is challenging fashion conventions

The former firefighter is making it her mission to change how we see gender through clothes. “I’m not what you’d consider to be a ‘pretty girl’ so I’ve always just felt a little alien,” she tells Newsbeat. Despite modelling for Elle, Vogue and Calvin Klein, she says she is still fighting discrimination. Image captionRain models men’s and women’s clothes for some of the biggest brands on earth (photo: Steven D. Feist) Modelling as a man The 27-year-old New Yorker has taken an unusual route into fashion. A former genetic engineering…

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Education is pivotal, Faust tells Miami students

MIAMI — Shaunte Butler’s mother never missed an opportunity to remind her daughter of the pivotal importance of a strong education. “She always told us, me and my brother, that college was the key to success and a better life,” said Butler, who took that sage advice and ran with it. The Miami native graduated with a degree in neurobiology from Harvard College in 2014 and is now a first-year student at Yale Medical School. Butler returned to her old high school Thursday along with Harvard President Drew Faust, one…

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Mark Zuckerberg is worried about sensationalism in news. But Facebook could do more to help.

Until recently, Mark Zuckerberg liked to think of Facebook as a basically innocuous social utility. But that view has taken a beating in recent months, as news shared on Facebook had a huge — and, critics say, pernicious — effect on the presidential election. In an open letter released on Thursday, Zuckerberg grapples with the implications of Facebook’s growing power. “For the past decade, Facebook has focused on connecting friends and families,” he writes. “With that foundation, our next focus will be developing the social infrastructure for community.” Many of…

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Paris Hilton is back. Because fashion just can’t help itself.

NEW YORK — Paris Hilton is back. You remember Paris, right? The hotel heiress with the platinum hair who was the boldface party girl of the early ’00s. She was the original rich kid with a reality show; the savvy scion making cash off her name just by showing up at parties. The skinny girl with a sex tape and a pocket pooch who always posed for the paparazzi with her head cocked confidently to the side and with a knowing smirk looking like she’d invented this drug called being-famous-for-nothing…

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No, the Nokia 6 White Colour Variant Is Not Coming

Nokia 6, which was sold out in a minute in the first flash sale, is indeed exclusive to China, despite it appearing on an e-commerce website in the Philippines. HMD Global has also denied, in a way, that there is a White version of the smartphone. Recently, several media publications claimed that the Nokia 6 smartphone was available to buy via a third-party online retailer in Philippines and come in a brand new White version. It turns out that the Nokia 6 smartphone being sold via Lazada platform is not…

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There is such a thing as too much fashion

Come spring 2017, Pakistan’s nascent fashion fraternity is set to get very busy and even the most avid aficionado may end up wondering that perhaps the onslaught of design is going overboard. Lawn, typically, is primed to surge into the market at full-throttle, boasting a designer name and trying to enamour a considerable clientele with the usual slew of embroidered borders, silk dupattas, sequined patches, flotsam and jetsam. Sidling into the unstitched market are also formal chiffon suits — once again, designer-created — mostly targeted towards the bling-lovin’ party-hopping woman….

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George Soros: Trump is an imposter

“An imposter, a [political] conman and a would-be dictator,” is the verdict of billionaire investor George Soros on Donald Trump. Speaking to a packed audience at his annual dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr Soros said he was confident Mr Trump’s powers would be limited by Congress. “He won’t be able to get away [with being a dictator],” he added. Ultimately, Mr Soros said he expected Mr Trump to fail. “The ideas that guide him are fundamentally contradictory. He has three chiefs of staff instead of one…

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Here’s Why Food Is So Insanely Expensive at College

If you’re wondering why college costs so much these days, take a look at the main dining hall at Wellesley College. The $65 million Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center features floor-to-ceiling windows through which students can admire Lake Waban while enjoying made-to-order omelets for breakfast, Niman Ranch ham sandwiches for lunch, dinner entrees featuring local seafood, and, for dessert, all-you-can eat ice cream. Wellesley, in Wellesley, Mass., requires all undergraduates to buy a contract for the dining hall. The cost: $7,442 per year, or almost $12 per meal. That’s almost…

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Lifestyle modification is the key to good health, says Pooja Makhija

I have read a lot about the Garcinia Cambogia pills online. A friend too, told me to take them to speed up weight loss. What diet do I follow in conjunction with these pills? Garcinia Cambodia pills, the so-called ‘miracle drug’ to weight loss. Well, we don’t gain weight by some miracle and no miracle will help us lose it either. Garcinia Cambodia in it’s natural form is a sweet, harmless tropical fruit from Indonesia. It’s rind contains a compound called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) which is claimed to suppress appetite…

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Heart disease risk: Genetics vs lifestyle choices – Which is higher?

New Delhi: Heart disease is the single largest cause of death in India, with heart attack claiming one life every 33 seconds, making it responsible for one-third of all deaths caused by heart conditions. Currently the country is seeing nearly two million heart attacks a year and majority of the victims are youngsters, as per cardiologists. Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is also the number one killer in the Unites States. Most people have a family history for heart disease that increases an individual’s risk of developing the…

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