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Touching Ad Normalizes Transgender Motherhood In India, Where The Issue Is Stigmatized

This commercial is redefining India's traditional family. The touching short film above, which Procter & Gamble's Vicks created, tells the true story of a young orphan in India named Gayatri who was adopted by 37-year-old Gauri Sawant, a transgender woman and social activist who lives in Mumbai. On the way to boarding school, Gayatri recounts her life, her adoption and meeting her new mother, Sawant, for the very first time. Gayatri says that her mother sends her to ... Read more

Teen Pulls Off Oscar-Worthy Promposal Asking Emma Stone To Dance

An Arizona teenager is reaching for the heights with this epic promposal. Jacob Staudenmaier hopes his exquisite recreation of a “La La Land” scene will tempt the movie's star, Emma Stone, into returning to her hometown of Scottsdale to be his date for prom at Arcadia High School on April 29. The 17-year-old budding filmmaker rewrote the lyrics to “Another Day of Sun” and roped in his friends to appear as extras for the clip. He posted the ... Read more

Paramount Says 'Ghost In The Shell' Flopped Because Of Whitewashing Controversy

“Ghost in the Shell” may have been doomed from the start because of the film's whitewashing controversy, according to a Paramount executive. The big budget movie, based on a film adaptation of a popular Japanese manga, flopped over the weekend earning just $19 million at the box office. Compare that to the film's $110 million budget and Entertainment Weekly's modest prediction that the movie would earn at least $30 million. Critics didn't think much of the movie either. “Ghost in the Shell” ... Read more

Eric Trump Doesn't Care He Was Hired Because Of Nepotism

When President Donald Trump handed over the reins of his real estate empire to his sons Eric and Donald Jr., critics charged that the decision was based on nepotism rather than merit. So it may come as surprise when Eric Trump agreed with those critics. “Nepotism is kind of a factor of life,” the president's second oldest son told Forbes Tuesday. “We might be here because of nepotism, but we're not still here because of nepotism. You know, if we didn't do ... Read more

An Honest Look At 20 Common Ingredients Found In Processed Foods

It's no secret that many of our common grocery store staples come with a long list of ingredients. While bread, for example, might only require a few ingredients when homemade, a loaf of sandwich bread from the store will often contain significantly more to keep it shelf-stable. We're not here to say that you should always bake your own bread ― we get that's not really an option in most of our modern lives. But we do think you should know what's ... Read more

Farmworker Rights Leaders Plan To Protest On Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

If you're planning on lining up at your local Ben & Jerry's scoop shop for Free Cone Day on April 4, you may come across more than just 5-gallon buckets of Phish Food and Chubby Hubby. There may be protests held outside the doors and folks eager to educate you on something called “Milk with Dignity.” Milk with Dignity is a campaign organized by Migrant Justice, a nonprofit based in Burlington, VT committed to human rights and food justice. Their goal is ... Read more

Documentarians To Create Immigrant Food Videos Targeted To Conservatives

Daniel Kline and Mirra Fine, the award-winning food documentarians behind The Perennial Plate, are shifting their focus from sustainable eating to immigrant and refugee issues. Their goal is to make five short films, highlighting five different immigrant or refugee families who sit down to a family meal. They then plan to take those films and target them to conservative viewers on Facebook. The goal of these films is to build understanding and connections by showing how ... Read more

11 Bacon Recipes You Should Try At Least Once

Our recent article on vegan eggplant bacon made us realize something: when people love real bacon, they love it something fierce. Bacon fans were none too pleased with this vegan alternative. To make it up to all bacon lovers, we set out to find some truly special recipes featuring your favorite smoky meat. We're talking bacon ramen, bacon fried rice, bacon pizza and even bacon-wrapped avocados. Basically, bacon everything. Here are the 11 recipes every bacon lover should try ― at ... Read more

Harrison Ford Faces No Penalties After Nearly Colliding With Passenger Plane

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Harrison Ford will not face a fine or any other penalty after an incident involving an American Airlines passenger plane. In February, the “Star Wars” actor was flying his plane and meant to land on runway 20-Left at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. Instead, he mistakenly landed on a taxiway where an American Airlines plane carrying 110 passengers and six crew members was preparing to taxi to takeoff. ... Read more

Jimmy Kimmel Burns Jared Kushner's Foreign Policy Cred In One Line

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Jared Kushner's Iraq visit to confer with leaders there landed him in the comedic crosshairs of Jimmy Kimmel on Monday. The host went after the rather short resume of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser in such global matters. “Dennis Rodman has more foreign policy experience than Jared Kushner,” Kimmel said. “For real.” Rodman, the flamboyant ex-NBA star, has made several trips to North Korea, calling dictator Kim Jong Un “a friend ... Read more
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