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Women expose everyday sexism with #BeingFemaleinNigeria

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Nigerian women are exposing the realities of everyday sexism in their country using the hashtag #BeingFemaleInNigeria on Twitter.

The conversation quickly picked up steam after a handful of women began tweeting about it on Tuesday. It soon became a national discussion about discrimination and double standards.

The first tweets on the hashtag were sent by Florence Warmate, who is part of a small book club in Abuja, she told

Marijuana is now legal in Oregon, but you still can’t buy it yet

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Smoke it if you’ve got it, Oregonians, because you can’t legally buy it — yet

On Wednesday, Oregon officially joined the growing list of states where recreational marijuana use is legal

State voters approved measure 91 during the November election, making it legal for adults who are at least 21 to possess, cultivate and consume marijuana in Oregon

Although the state is still setting regulations for its recreational sales, residents

Chill turtle takes GoPro on a leisurely swim through Great Barrier Reef

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Maybe you meant to book a tropical vacation this summer and just kept putting it off. But does it even matter? It’s not like you were going to catch a piggyback ride on a turtle’s shell, relaxing like you’ve never relaxed before

This turtle doesn’t even know that the UNESCO World Heritage Committee is deciding whether or not his super cool hometown, the Great Barrier Reef, will be ruled as endangered. He’s just casually gliding through the ocean with a GoPro on his back, checking out some…

15 badass lady music videos before there was ‘Bad Blood’

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Taylor Swift’s latest video masterpiece, “Bad Blood,” is a tour de force when it comes to ladies kicking ass. But T-Swift’s not the only pop queen to harness what Lena Dunham calls the “lethal forces of femininity.”

From girl groups to dance troupes, there are plenty of video girl gangs we’d love to hang with/laugh with/hire as assassins.

Now if only Charlize Theron would start a band.

1. Beyonc

Despite the complaints, London beach body posters ‘not offensive’

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LONDON — More than 70,000 people signed a petition calling for the ads to be removed, dozens more defaced the campaign’s posters and others even stripped down to their bikinis for a protest in Hyde Park, but on Wednesday the UK’s advertising watchdog said the controversial “Are you beach body ready?” ads were not offensive or irresponsible.

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority received 378 complaints about…

Falling drone knocks woman unconscious at Seattle Pride

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One point for the “technology-is-ruining-everyone’s-lives” camp: a wayward drone struck a 25-year-old woman and rendered her unconscious during Sunday’s Pride parade in downtown Seattle.

According to the Seattle Police Department, the woman was in the crowd at the parade by 4th Avenue and Madison when an 18″-by-18″ drone crashed into a nearby building and fell into the crowd, striking her in the head in an…

Falling drone knocks woman unconscious at Seattle Pride

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One point for the “technology-is-ruining-everyone’s-lives” camp: a wayward drone struck a 25-year-old woman and rendered her unconscious during Sunday’s Pride parade in downtown Seattle.

According to the Seattle Police Department, the woman was in the crowd at the parade by 4th Avenue and Madison when an 18″-by-18″ drone crashed into a nearby building and fell into the crowd, striking her in the head in an…

Mystery woman with English accent and Australian memories turns up in San Diego

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Authorities are trying to identify a woman who appeared in Carlsbad, California in February, with apparently no memory of who she is or how she arrived there.

Speaking with an English accent mixed with unknown tones, the woman who calls herself “Sam,” was discovered by firefighters on a street corner in the beach community of San Diego in February. She had no belongings on her person, and could not recall personal informationNBC San Diego reported she was found in a dishevelled state, and in…

Greece defaults on $1.8 billion IMF payment

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ATHENS, Greece — Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund, deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.

With its failure to repay the roughly 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) to the IMF, Greece became the first developed country to fall into arrears on payments to the fund. The last country to do…

‘Disaster will happen’: Despair on the streets of Athens over financial crisis

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ATHENS, Greece —Nearly every day, Panos Kotssamanis visits a park near the historic Agios Sostis church in Athens to get a free lunch from one of the many soup kitchens in the city

“Everybody who is homeless and unemployed knows where to find food,” Kotssamanis says

Before the Greek crisis started, Kotssamanis was working in a hotel and making close to €1,000 every month — about $1,100. Two years ago, the hotel closed and…