• Teen athlete challenges high school's dress code because he wants the right to train shirtless
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    Kristine Solomon

    Teen athlete challenges high school's dress code because he wants the right to train shirtless

    A cross-country runner is kicking up dust about a high school dress code that requires athletes to wear shirts at all times regardless of their gender or sport.

  • What it's like be 'locked in' your own body: Victoria Arlen on her miraculous journey from vegetative state to the Paralympics and 'DWTS'
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    Rachel Grumman Bender

    What it's like be 'locked in' your own body: Victoria Arlen on her miraculous journey from vegetative state to the Paralympics and 'DWTS'

    The on-air personality for ESPN and gold-medal Paralympian swimmer has overcome seemingly impossible odds after a health scare that could have ended her life.

  • 'She was hardcore': Girl's Sweet 16 gown was the perfect outfit for her first Tough Mudder
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    Sabrina Rojas Weiss

    'She was hardcore': Girl's Sweet 16 gown was the perfect outfit for her first Tough Mudder

    The ball gown didn't slow down the 16-year-old, despite getting heavier and muddier as the race wore on.

  • The Weird Way of Talking That Can Help With Stress
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    Yahoo Beauty

    The Weird Way of Talking That Can Help With Stress

    A new study finds that talking to yourself in the third person can help you cope with a stressful situation more easily.

  • Vogue Brazil Photoshops Models to Look Like Paralympic Athletes
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    The Mighty

    Vogue Brazil Photoshops Models to Look Like Paralympic Athletes

    Vogue Brazil is facing controversy over its new photo campaign featuring two able-bodied models, Brazilian actors Cleo Pires and Paulo Vilhena, photoshopped as Paralympian athletes Renato Leite and Bruna Alexandre.

  • Transgender Athletes on Embracing Their Inner and Outer Beauty
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    Savita Iyer

    Transgender Athletes on Embracing Their Inner and Outer Beauty

    Even if transition is challenging, it goes without saying that discovering a new body — what it can do, what it can wear — and finally living in one’s true gender is an exciting process.

  • New feminine hygiene ad shows how tough ‘girl blood’ can be
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    Simone Olivero

    New feminine hygiene ad shows how tough ‘girl blood’ can be

    “When surveyed, 41.7 per cent of exercising women reported that their menstrual cycle had a negative impact on their training and exercise performance,” Bodyform said in a statement. ALSO SEE: Is this Australian period commercial offensive to women?

  • This Texas Preteen Was Kicked Off the Cheer Team for Not Straightening Her Hair
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    Noël Duan

    This Texas Preteen Was Kicked Off the Cheer Team for Not Straightening Her Hair

    11-year-old Makayla Fallaw of Tomball, Texas, who was kicked off her cheer team. The preteen, who has been cheerleading since she was four years old, told local news station KTRK that her curls give her power and confidence. “Just a few weeks ago is the first time I had heard about a special hairstyle,” Fallaw’s mother Jenny told KTRK.

  • ‘Spectre’ Stuntman: ‘It’s the Little Stunts that Hurt the Most’
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    Noël Duan

    ‘Spectre’ Stuntman: ‘It’s the Little Stunts that Hurt the Most’

    In the new James Bond film, released in the United States today, you can spot Hanton in the chase sequence in Austria, where he is a passenger in the car, speeding down a dangerously snowy road. In Quantum of Solace, Hanton served as Daniel Craig’s James Bond stunt double did a balcony jump from three stories up in Panama without safety wires or cables. Hanton has won three SAG awards for his work in Skyfall, Inception, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, and holds a 2009 Guinness World Record for the most targets hit with a back somersault throw in one hour.

  • #CoverTheAthlete: Male Athletes Are Never Asked to Twirl
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    Noël Duan

    #CoverTheAthlete: Male Athletes Are Never Asked to Twirl

    Serena Williams. (Photo: Getty Images) Along the same lines of the #AskHerMore campaign, in which actresses are asking red carpet commentators to go beyond the outfit, there is a new burgeoning campaign for professional athletes called #CoverTheAthlete. Jessica Schnurr and Hannah Smit, two creative consultants at branding agency John St., made a video in which professional male athletes look flabbergasted or dumbstruck when they get asked the exact same questions that female professional athletes have asked.  “These are not the actual responses of the athletes featured in these clips.

  • Billie Jean King: Tennis Gave Me a Platform for Social Change
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    Bobbi Brown

    Billie Jean King: Tennis Gave Me a Platform for Social Change

    Billie Jean’s list of pioneering accomplishments is long. Billie Jean might be most famous for crushing former Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs in the “Battle of the Sexes.” The experience is being captured in two upcoming movies, one with Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks and another with Steve Carell and Emma Stone. Before their showdown, the then 55-year-old Riggs was very vocal about his opinion that women could never beat men at tennis and Billie Jean made it her mission to prove him wrong.

  • #SerenaSlam! 9 Times the Tennis Star Was More Fashionable Than You
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    Sarah Cristobal

    #SerenaSlam! 9 Times the Tennis Star Was More Fashionable Than You

    So you can see why, over the weekend, Williams didn't pay any mind to a senseless commentator that tweeted that “she is built like a man” attached to a photo of her in a curve-hugging red dress and sky high Christian Louboutin heels. While Williams paved her way to victory, she found an unexpected ally in author JK Rowling, who shut down the ignorant detractor. "Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. Of course Williams then went on to rack up another damning win in the style department — she wore a peach-colored gown to the Wimbledon Ball that she had bought and packed “just in case.” The long silk gown featured a bejeweled bodice, and the champion was practically glowing with glee.

  • Australian Designer Ditches Models for Athletes at Fashion Week
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    Sara Bliss

    Australian Designer Ditches Models for Athletes at Fashion Week

    Tired of too-skinny models, one Australian designers are taking a stand and casting athletes instead. At this week’s Australian Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, We are Handsome opted to feature women that represent a healthier ideal.