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JFK's Grandson Obliterates Ted Cruz's Fantasy That JFK Would Be A Republican Today

JFK’s Grandson Obliterates Ted Cruz’s Fantasy That JFK Would Be A Republican Today

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Ted Cruz would like us all to believe that John F. Kennedy would be a Republican today if he were alive. JFK’s grandson not only disputed Cruz’s claim, he torpedoed it. In an op-ed for Politico, Jack Kennedy Schlossberg repeatedly demonstrated that the Republican presidential wannabe and JFK fanboy is full of bullshit. Cruz has referenced JFK on several occasions throughout his presidential…

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This mom wrote a moving message after a department store worker told her 13-year-old she needed Spanx

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A Dillard’s employee in Wichita, Kansas told Lexi Harris, 13, that she needed to wear Spanx, KAKE.com reports.

This did not go over well. 

Lexi’s mother, Megan Naramore Harris, told KAKE.com that they were shopping for a formal dress for Lexi. They had already found a dress that she liked, but she wanted to try on more dresses.  

Her daughter didn’t want to try on another dress.

“Since she’s very tall, I begged her,” Harris told the news station. “She tried it on, and walked out. She said, ‘Mom, this is not my dress.’ I said, ‘Well you look so pretty. Let me take a picture.”

The picture is to the right.

But things took a turn for the worse shortly after.

“In walked the sales lady and suggested that the dress was not very flattering to her,” Harris said to the news channel. “I don’t want to say exactly what she said because it was extremely unkind. But, she said, she needed to wear SPANX.”

She was obviously not happy with this.

“I told Lexi to go ahead and go change,” she said to the news channel. “I told the sales lady that my daughter is perfect just how she is. This is how God made her, and she looked beautiful. We were just having fun. Again, she said some not-so-nice things about her body, her body type. I told her, ‘I disagree with you. She’s perfect.’”

Harris posted the story alongside a photo of her daughter on Facebook, and it’s going viral.

The post is written as a letter to the Dillard’s saleswoman, and Harris uses the letter to shed light on a bigger issue: body image.

“I wish I had told you how many girls suffer from poor self image and telling them they need something to make them perfect can be very damaging,” Harris writes in the post. “Girls of all ages, shapes and sizes are perfect because that is how God made them. If they feel good in a dress, that is all that should matter. My daughter is tall, she swims, runs, dances and does yoga. She’s fit. She’s beautiful. She did not need you telling her that she is not perfect. I hope this is shared and gets back to you so that you should not say something like that to a girl ever again. You never know what negative or positive thoughts they are thinking about themselves.”

You can see the full post below.

Post by Megan Naramore Harris .

“At Dillard’s, our mission is to help people feel good about themselves by enhancing the natural beauty found in all of us. We train our sales associates with the goal of creating a completely positive experience with each visit. It is certainly never our intent to offend our customers.  We have reached out to this customer and her daughter, and we appreciate the outreach of so many of our followers and customers to bring this issue to our attention,” Julie Johnson Bull, corporate spokesperson for Dillard’s, told Business Insider in an email.

Harris told KAKE.com that she had been contacted by the retailer.

Business Insider has reached out to Dillard’s and will update when we hear back. 

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After the workshop we had some free time. The sun was about to set, so nine of us headed off to check out the Schlossbergbahn, which is a short gondola ride that takes you up to the top of Schlossberg Hill, where on a clear day, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Alps.

Unfortunately, the gondola got stuck about three quarters of the way up and we had to sit there for a while until it was fixed, but the view was excellent! We watched the sun set behind the cathedral and saw the mountains in the distance behind the city.

Once we got to the top, they couldn’t let us back on the gondola because they needed to fix it, so we walked down. It was a nice evening walk along the winding paths through the park and back over the pedestrian bridge into town.

Were my grandfather alive today, he’d be excited about how far we have come as a nation since 1963, he would feel a sense of urgency about the challenges that lie ahead and he most certainly would not be a Republican.
—  Jack Kennedy Schlossberg: Ted Cruz is no Jack Kennedy
A staple wardrobe item for American women is getting a huge makeover

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Dear Kate’s underwear has been gaining attention.

For years, the underwear industry has been primarily about sex. 

It’s understandable, considering that the lingerie industry’s behemoth Victoria Secret was founded by a man with the initial intention of welcoming them with open arms to a lingerie store.

Lingerie, traditionally, has been by men and for men, even if women are the ones wearing it.

But that’s been changing.

Scores of underwear companies have emerged to appeal to the people who have to wear it: women. Negative Underwear has been focusing on functional, utilitarian, but high-quality underwear. ThirdLove has been zeroing on proper fit with a fancy app that uses photos to gauge proper bra size.

Then there’s the latest crop of emerging underwear companies, and they’re set on winning the hearts of women by designing menstruation-friendly underwear. 

Perhaps more so though than any other “female-friendly” underwear concept, these companies really, truly cater toward women. These ostensibly feminist companies ask women to celebrate components to womanhood that they’ve been previously told to be quiet about or struggle with.

The marketing campaigns have several pillars. For one, there’s the initial shock. Secondly, it might not appeal to men — but that’s the point. And thirdly, once the idea settles in, it makes sense. 

“For women with periods,” some of Thinx’s ad’s declare — in other words, most women. 

Thinx has made waves in New York City with its ad campaigns in subway stations with grapefruits and leaking eggs and declarative, provocative statements.

Spotted at #GrandCentral #StationDomination #THINX 💯 pic.twitter.com/6ua3WApvH1

— THINX (@SheTHINX)

January 30, 2016

This fall, it received an onslaught of press when Outfront Media — which controls subway ads —  tried to remove the ads, according to Mic. This was out of fear that children would feel the urge to ask their parents what, pray tell, are periods?

The ads went under review, but Thinx won the battle, The New York Times reported.

Pinch me, it’s happened. THINX has officially taken over the Bedford L Subway stop! Eeeeeeek!!!!! Pls come see it! Tomorrow we are having a 500 person @dybrkr pants off dance off celebration a couple of blocks away from the subway stop! Pls come by and say hi!! 7am-9am at Villain 50 N.3rd st! Snag tix @dybrkr yayyyyy!! @shethinx #thinx

A photo posted by mikiagrawal (@mikiagrawal) on Nov 9, 2015 at 7:40am PST on Nov 9, 2015 at 7:40am PST

The “period” component to the underwear is that it contains a cloth that can absorb the blood. It’s moisture wicking, leak resistant, and fends off bacteria. Founder Mikki Agrawal told The Cut reporter Noreen Malone that she could forgo using a tampon if she used Thinx. 

There’s also Dear Kate, which calls its undergarments "performance" underwear. The company has been on a mission to disrupt the underwear industry since its inception. The company was founded by Julie Sygiel, a chemical engineer.

Dear Kate has been also been receiving adulation for its ad campaigns. Honing in on its ‘tech’ theme, the company has featured tech industry executives in its ads. The company has also outwardly knocked Victoria’s Secret’s “Perfect Body” campaign.

#tbt to that time we showed Victoria’s Secret what perfect bodies really look like 💪🏽 #getitgirl

A photo posted by Dear Kate (@dearkates) on Oct 29, 2015 at 1:53pm PDT on Oct 29, 2015 at 1:53pm PDT

Dear Kate has also infiltrated the New York City subway system.

💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 Periods are taking over the MTA #paintthesubwayred #letitbleed ✨✨✨ #allredkate

A photo posted by Dear Kate (@dearkates) on Nov 9, 2015 at 11:55am PST on Nov 9, 2015 at 11:55am PST

 There’s also Panty Prop, which is slightly different, in that it’s designed to hold a sanitary pad in place — but again, it’s underwear designed to be functional for women and part of the larger for-women, by-women underweat movement.

“I literally started it because of having a problem,” Crystal Etienne, founder of Panty Prop — which has a patented design — said to Business Insider. 

She believes that there was just an empty space in the market, and women are celebrating that they have options now.

“Even with the lingerie industry, like I just think that they missed a whole market when they ignore that [space in the market]. It’s something that us as women … we have our menstrual cycles every month,” she said.

And there are more companies in this market — there’s Knockout Panties, Lunapads, and more, proving that this may be the next big thing in lingerie. 

“I think it’s more of just, now, having that option of having something. And now that we have it, now you know, we’re women. Women are strong. We know what we want,” Etienne said.

Maybe it's not particularly sexy, but the people buying this underwear don’t seem to mind, and Etienne thinks this new wave of underwear is just beginning. 

“I think it’s actually just started,” she said.

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Burgruine Speckfeld im “Bärlauchwald”.

Wer sich im Frühjahr auf die Burgruine Speckfeld im unterfränkischen Landkreis Kitzingen wagt, sollte keine Abneigung gegen Knoblauch-Geruch haben, denn der ganze Boden des Schlossbergs ist mit Bärlauch bedeckt, es ist aber wirklich ein Erlebnis, durch den nach Knoblauch riechenden Wald zu wandern.

Von der um 1250 erbauten Burg selbst, ist noch ein Teil eines Turmes, der Brunnen und ein paar Kellergewölbe erhalten, der ehemalige Burggraben ist auch noch gut sichtbar. Wie viele Gewölbe noch vorhanden sind, scheint wohl nicht ganz klar zu sein, da das ganze Areal mit “Betreten verboten - Einsturzgefahr” Schildern übersät ist.

How to save time and money at Trader Joe's

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Under Armour is using Gisele for an aggressive expansion plan — and it should terrify Lululemon

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Under Armour should make Lululemon nervous.

The sportswear company reported another set of impressive results for the fourth quarter.

The apparel category grew 22% in net revenue at $2.80 billion in the past year. 

Lululemon has not reported its annual results yet, but in 2014, the company reported annual net revenue of $1.8 billion.

Although Under Armour is technically bigger than Lululemon, Lululemon’s strong point is its women’s sector.

Although Under Armour does not disclose revenue by gender, consulting firm Conlumino estimated that Under Armour’s business approximately splits at about $1.14 billion for women, and $2.69 billion for men, meaning that the men’s sector makes up the bulk of the business. Conlumino estimates that Lululemon’s business, though smaller, has a larger women’s sector (a estimated $1.72 billion for women and $0.33 billion for men.)

But now, Under Armour is threatening Lululemon even more by zeroing in on its women’s business for 2016.

CEO Kevin Plank said on a recent earnings call that he plans on growing the women’s business to be “at least as large if not larger than our men’s business.”

If Under Armour’s women’s business was bigger than $2.7 billion, it would trump Lululemon tremendously, and arguably usurp the company entirely.

And the company already has momentum.

Plank mentioned that Under Armour’s women’s brand was the number one selling category with ecommerce, and that’s growing more rapidly than either men’s or the youth category.

“At current growth rates, Under Armour’s women’s business should be bigger than Lululemon’s by 2017,” Neil Saunders, CEO of Conlumino, said in an email to Business Insider. “Interestingly Lululemon is trying to grow the men’s side, however, while it is having some success I think it is much more of a challenge for it to do this than it is for Under Armour to move into women’s.”

“As such, Under Armour’s stated intention is worrying for Lululemon. Certainly not all of the customer overlap and Lululemon has some strong levels of loyalty among its female customer, but this represents yet more competition in a market that is already quite crowded,” he wrote.

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Misty Copeland has helped sales soar at Under Armour.

One reason for this success might be that Under Armour has something Lululemon doesn’t: a star spokesmodel.

A large part of this growth was by using what Plank called “personalities” — namely star ballerina Misty Copeland and supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

Copeland is a large force behind the “I will what I want,"campaign, which seeks to empower female consumers.

This is a huge disparity from Lululemon, which utilizes "brand ambassadors,” or local athletes or yogis, as opposed to celebrities.

Lululemon, however, has cultivated a community that helps set it apart from its competitors.  It keeps customers coming back through offering events like free yoga classes and running clubs.

Analysts think that Lululemon is going to send sales soaring in 2016. Analysts at Wells Fargo Security highlighted how the company is zeroing in on improving its design, production, and supply chain.

But in October, Lululemon’s founder and former CEO Chip Wilson pointed out that Under Armour was worth significantly more than Lululemon.

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American Masters kicks off its 30th season on Friday night with a profile of Mike Nichols, best known now, I suppose, as the director of The Graduate and the HBO movie of Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America. Those with longer memories know and love Nichols’ work with Elaine May: As a comic duo in the 1960s, they improvised some of the funniest comedy routines anyone has ever created, leaving behind a series of classic comedy recordings that are still exceedingly funny today.

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