She re-created famous fashion ads to make a great point about diversity.

It’s important to know that someone who looks like you can succeed.

From a young age, Deddeh Howard was enthralled by fashion and its role in culture. Unfortunately, she was never really able to see herself in it.

“Something that always bothered me when you see these amazing images [was] that very rarely you ever see a black woman on them,” Howard, who grew up in West Africa but now resides in Los Angeles, wrote at her blog, Secret of DD.

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The White House Correspondents’ Dinner Has Always Been A Bad Idea

It’s long past time for the all-too-cozy event to end.

Politicians, journalists, and guests at the 2018 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images.

Each spring, journalists, politicians, and celebrities make their way to the Washington Hilton for the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. The fundraiser for the White House Correspondents’ Association is a time-honored tradition that dates back almost a century.

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What Does A Panic Attack Feel Like? Kevin Love's Vivid Retelling Nails It.

“Everyone is going through something that we can’t see.”

Just minutes into a Cleveland Cavaliers' game against the Atlanta Hawks, Cavs star Kevin Love knew something was wrong.

He was out of breath but struggled his way through the first half of the Nov. 5, 2017, game anyway. Moments into the third quarter, it hit him. Hard. For the first time in his life, he was having a panic attack. In an essay for The Players Tribune, Love described the experience:

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Scientists May Be On The Verge Of A Breakthrough In Diagnosing Brain Injuries In NFL Players

For the first time ever, doctors were able to spot the condition in a living person.

In July, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an updated study that examined the brains of deceased former NFL players. Of the 111 brains looked at, 110 came away with a diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease linked to aggression, depression, paranoia, memory loss, impaired judgment, and dementia. The condition is linked to repeated blows to the head, making it common among football players. A number of former players later found to have CTE died by suicide, including stars like Junior Seau, Dave Duerson, and Aaron Hernandez.

Aaron Hernandez (#81) takes a hit to the head during a 2011 game. In 2015, he was convicted of first-degree murder. In April 2017, he died by suicide. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images.

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Right After Announcing He Was Taking A Pay Cut To Raise Employees’ Salaries, Business Is Booming

Here's a story to show your boss. When it comes to taking care of his employees, Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price is going above and beyond — and business has never been better.

You might have heard a story from a few weeks ago about a CEO named Dan Price and his plan to raise the starting salary for his employees to $70,000 per year.

He told his employees about the change at Gravity Payments, his credit card processing company, during their quarterly staff meeting.

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