Make room for your dog(s) ladies, sleeping next to them gives you a better nights sleep

It’s true. The new study found a link between better quality sleep in women when sharing a bed with a dog.

The study, conducted by researchers at Canisius College, surveyed 962 adult women in the United States and 55 percent of them shared the bed with at least one dog and 31 percent of them shared the bed with at least one cat.

The results, published in the Anthrozoös journal, concluded a women’s sleep to be less disturbed when she slept with her fury friend beside her rather than a human beside her. The results also showed that when a women sleeps with her dog in her bed, she feels a stronger sense of comfort and security. Basically, this study was just proving everything we already knew to be true.

Sorry all you cat people out there, but women who slept in the same bed as their cat were found to be just as disruptive as sleeping next to another human which makes sense considering house cats have a tendency to be awake when their owners are not. Sharing a bed with cats even gave owners less comfort and security.

This gives us dog people another reason to brag about why dogs are so much better than any other animal. So basically, ladies, if you’re having trouble sleeping at night and don’t have a dog, allow this study to be the perfect excuse as to why you should rescue one from your local animal shelter.

 

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Victoria’s Secret Exec Made It Very Clear the VS Fashion Show Will Not Be Seeing Plus-Size or Transgender Models on the Runway

In an interview with Vogue, chief marketing officer Ed Razek addresses the lack of diversity at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and the lack of include sizing across the well-known brand. Clearly, we will not be seeing any transgender or plus-size models walking down the runway anytime soon, or maybe even ever.

Razek addresses the market the company aims to sell to by saying, “If you’re asking if we’ve considered putting a transgender model in the show or looked at putting a plus-size model in the show, we have. We invented the plus-size model show in what was our sister division, Lane Bryant. Lane Bryant still sells plus-size lingerie, but it sells a specific range, just like every specialty retailer in the world sells a range of clothing. As do we. We market to who we sell to, and we don’t market to the whole world.”

Razek even addresses his thoughts on having transgender women in the show saying, “Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute entertainment special.”

People didn’t seem too happy with his response, including Rihanna.

After the article dropped and fans reacted, Razek made an apology tweet for his wrongful statements, but many are wanting him to resign for the comments.

The company has been trying to get its sales back up since 2016, they’ve even had to close stores because of the declining sales.  Maybe refusing to change the perception they have on women’s bodies could be the issue. The CEO of the brand’s lingerie division, Jan Singer, has even resigned after just two years of being with the company. Could this be the downfall of Victoria’s Secret?

 

Women made herstory this Election Day

The so called Year of the Women just proved to be even more accurate. Not only was there a record-breaking number of women who ran for office, the result of the elections gave women another record to break — 117 women won elections across the United States and people are here for it.

At least 42 of those women are of color, and at least three L.G.B.T.Q.

There were even some record breaking firsts for women in different states:

 

Glamour announces 2018 Women of the Year

The magazine released a five cover reveal of the 2018 recipients which include Chrissy Teigen, Janelle Monáe, Viola Davis, Senator Kamala Harris, Betty Reid Soskin, Manal al-Sharif, the female activists behind the March for Our Lives, and the “Sister Army” who testified against sexually abusive gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Glamour even introduced the women on Twitter and gave a brief description for each as to why these women deserve Women of the Year.

Teigen, a social media phenomenon, wrote in an Instagram post  how honored she was to be included in the line-up with the other incredible women:

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Honored to be one of Glamour’s Women of the Year amongst other women I admire and adore so much. I’ve never been the most eloquent person and lately I’ve noticed myself going quiet – consumed by the news of the day, and not quite knowing what to say. Or wanting to say something but not really having the mental strength to handle the inevitable backlash. But I end up feeling worse. I want to speak up for those that can’t, for people that feel smaller or less-than because of the big talk of a small man. I PROMISE I am going to do what I can to live up to this title and live up to the bar set by incredible women like Kamala, Viola, Janelle. I am not worthy but I will continue to try to make you laugh, give love through food, and wad the panties of assholes trying to keep you down. I love you guys and am so appreciative of the platform you have bestowed upon me!! Thank you to @glamourmag for this incredible honor. #glamourWOTY

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According to the magazine, these inspirational women all have one thing in common: They aren’t waiting for the world to change; they’re getting the job done themselves. The December magazine cover will feature all of the women from the list, and they will be celebrated at Glamour’s annual Women of the Year Awards in New York on November 12.

 

Jaimee Lee Curtis makes history in new Halloween movie and she’s proudly bragging

The highly anticipated sequel to Halloween finally hit theaters last week and the numbers are proof that people couldn’t wait for the scary sequel to come out. It earned $33.3 at the box office, making it the highest October opening day ever.  It even passed up Venom, which broke the record before Halloween came out at $32.5 million.

Curtis allowed herself a “boast post” on Instagram:

and again on Twitter…

She was so proud of the success of the movie, she thanked her fans and encouraged them to continue to help beat the Venom record.

The movie just missed beating the Venom October record, but Halloween still crushed the box office, bringing in $77.5 million over just three days.

 

Amy Winehouse is going on tour, but there’s a twist.

Yup…you read that right. Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, said the late singer’s hologram will be projected on stage along with her voice and a live band.

Fans don’t seem to be too happy about this idea. Many think the concept sounds disrespectful:

Winehouse died at age 27 back in 2011 while dealing with substance abuse, and it shook the music world.  The tour is set to benefit Winehouse’s organization that works “to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people by supporting, informing, and inspiring them to help them reach their full potential.” Mr. Winehouse says the hologram tour would be the best way for fans to revisit Amy while also helping to raise money for an incredible foundation.

The tour, set to debut in the fall 2019, will be created by BASE Hologram, the same company that has produced hologram tours for American singer-songwriter Roy Orbison and opera singer Maria Callas.

BASE will hire an actress  to mimic Amy Winehouse’s stage movements and will then complete the rest of the look with prosthetics and computer-generated imagery according to BASE Hologram Chief Executive Brian Becker. “We will do the best we can in terms of honoring her legacy,” Becker said. “This is a celebration.”

A celebration it will be indeed. Winehouse was an incredibly talented artist gone too soon.

 

 

Taylor Swift repeatedly caused voter registrations to skyrocket after viral Instagram post

Taylor Swift encouraged all 112 million of her Instagram followers to go out and vote in the midterm elections on November 6th. Data from Vote.org show that Swift’s post has already made an impact. tswift.1539106484336

“We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift’s post,” Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org told Buzzfeed. 190,178 new voters were registered nationwide in the entire month of September, while 56,669 were registered in August. One viral instagram post thanks to Miss Swift has increased more voters in one day than an entire month.

Swift usually remains silent about political issues, but she felt compelled to speak out “due to several events in my life and in the world the past two years.”

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

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Swift even used her AMA acceptance speech as a way to encourage people to vote, reminding people that the awards won by everyone were voted on by the people just like the midterm elections.

The elections will be here before we know it, so if you aren’t registered to vote check out this map to see when the deadline is in your state to register and then head over to Vote.org to register.