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The role of women in the workplace has been slowly evolving over the past 60 years. However, in the U.S. and around the globe, much progress remains incomplete in the quest toward equal opportunity and the eradication of sexism in our work, politics and culture. Consider a few glaring examples: Women still earn less than men for the same work, even the U.S. Women's Soccer Team made national headlines this year in their efforts to receive equal pay to their male counterparts. And in politics, more than half of men say they are still "uncomfortable" with the idea of being governed by an elected, female leader.

In some ways, it's a fascinating psychological question: Do men hold onto antiquated and outright sexist ideas because our cultural institutions lack true equality, or do those powerfully lingering sexist ideas maintain the gap in gender inequality at home and abroad?

Regardless of who or what is to blame, these antiquated ideas remain powerfully entrenched.

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Hair Model Shows What She’s Like Behind the Smoke and Mirrors of Social Media

“Behind every pretty face or perfect lifestyle is a regular person … this is all cultivated.”

Hairstylist and model Ursula Goff has made a name for herself on Facebook and Instagram for her beautiful rainbow-colored creations. After receiving adulation from people across the world, she wanted to be clear that she’s not “awesome and perfect all the time” and that “behind every pretty face or perfect lifestyle is a regular person.” So she posted photos of herself without all of the photographic tricks and makeup to show her followers that she has flaws, too.

“I think it’s important to note that lighting, angles, facial expression, and make-up make a huge difference in photography and presentation (especially in my case!).”

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Startling Photos Taken By First Responders To The Puerto Rico Hurricane

About 60% of the island is still without power.

On Sept. 20, Category 4 Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. At landfall, the winds were up to 155 mph and immediately wiped out the island’s phone towers and power grids. The island would go on to experience record flooding, and two months later, around 60% of its residents were still without power. Recent reports show the death toll could exceed 1,000 people.

Although it’s hard to calculate the cost of such a disaster, Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rossello, asked the United States for $91 billion in relief. The Trump administration has only requested $29 billion to cover hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas combined. Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a $146 billion plan to rebuild or upgrade Puerto Rico’s critical infrastructure while eliminating the country’s $70 billion debt.

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Like Marty McFly exiting his DeLorean into alternate 1985 in “Back to the Future Part II,” waking up in Trump’s America every morning can feel like entering a bizarro version of the country. One of the most troubling aspects of this sinister new world is Trump’s childish Twitter rants against the news media, namely CNN.

Remember this tweet? It actually happened.

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