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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Last night, American Masters on PBS premiered its latest episode, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. Here’s a sneak peak of the film honoring the celebrated author, poet, and Civil Rights activist.



The Big Difference Between How Men and Women React When Their Co-Workers Wear Makeup

How is wearing makeup in the workplace received? This is the question examined by a study published in the journal Perception. Its findings:

“Researchers found that men view women who wear makeup as more prestigious, whereas women view those who wear makeup as more dominant. Researchers came to these findings after showing a group of mostly heterosexual men and women photographs of women with makeup on and without makeup on.” (ATTN:)

On the surface it might sound like a trivial aspect for women and the workplace deserving a scientific study, however, the study’s findings put forth that the social implications are a reality for both men and women.

“Previous research has shown that wearing makeup can be linked to earning more money at work. A 2006 study in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology found that participants “awarded women wearing makeup with a greater earning potential and with more prestigious jobs than the same women without cosmetics.” (ATTN:)

Read more on the study at ATTN:.



In this week’s dose of inspiration, we share the story of Edna Adan Ismail, who cashed in her life savings to build the first maternity hospital in Somaliland.


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