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Pharrell and Timberland Turn Recycled Plastic Into Bee-Inspired Boots

The nature-friendly summer kicks have even been endorsed by the Queen Beyhive herself, Beyonce.

Just in time for summer, a buzzy new collaboration from Timberland and Pharrell Williams that’s also good news for nature’s tiniest friends. The boots, patterned to look like honeycombs and blades of grass, are produced with Bionic Canvas, a unique textile made from Bionic Yarn, a product co-created by Williams that utilizes organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles to produce a sustainable material. So far the boots have been a huge hit with trendsetters, including Beyoncé, who wore the shoes in her recent “Feeling Myself” music video with Nicki Minaj. Bee and Bey-friendly? We might just be feeling these kicks ourselves.

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Bumblin’ with the Bee: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Lil’ Kim

Why Lil' Kim matters more than we thought and is even better than we remember

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Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim Need to Learn This School's Anti-Bullying Rap

Hip hop beef is ubiquitous, but how about an anti-bullying track instead? Students at a North Carolina school are rapping a positive message.

Hip hop is famous for beef between rappers—and the latest, between female stars Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim, is fueling the release of diss track after diss track. Kim and Nicki could probably learn a thing or two from students at West Elementary School in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The entire student body, 350 pre-K to 4th graders, is using the lyrical art form to take a collective stand against bullying.

The "Bully Rap" is the brainchild of music teacher Monica Martin and guidance counselor Cindy Kiser. Martin told local station WBTV that "all the kids, they listen to rap," so rapping about not bullying makes it "much cooler."

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