Is ‘sexy’ being redefined? If so, what does it mean for the fashion industry?

Some lingerie lines have failed to keep up with a new era.

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  • According to L Brands, the Victoria's Secret fashion show, which began in 1995, has been cancelled to shift its focus on digital marketing.
  • Since the advent of the fashion, the female body has been dissected and commodified to promote new feminine ideals for sales. This might be ending.
  • Feminist demands have given rise to body inclusive brands such as Aerie, ThirdLove, Universal Studios, and Savage X Fenty that redefine "sexy."
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Open academic culture, more crucial than ever, is in peril

Why campuses are becoming polarized — and what we can do about it.

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  • The narrowing of academic freedom is a major problem for institutions of higher education.
  • Social media, external pressures, and increasingly diverse student bodies — while providing some positives — create more opportunity for misunderstanding and miscommunication.
  • Reaffirming the value of and commitment to open debate ensures a more vibrant academic culture.
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What is to be done about the problem of creepy men?

Creeps, it seems, are everywhere.

"The Irritating Gentleman" by Berthold Woltze (1874)

These days, 'creepy' is a popular pejorative.

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  • 12min summarizes hundreds of best-selling books down to essential 12-minute microbooks.
  • Microbooks are downloadable in both text and audio formats.
  • You can request a 12min summary of any non-fiction book not in their vast library.
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Love big ideas? Big Think is seeking a social media intern!

Want to build your skills while working on content that makes you smarter, faster? Apply now.

  • Big Think is seeking a social media intern to join its team in December.
  • Applicants who know their way around YouTube's creator studio and are skilled in Photoshop will be highly valued.
  • Passion for ideas and a broad interest in the world—including science/technology, design/architecture, global development, entertainment/arts—is a must.
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Self-liberation and the watershed moment of coming out

Sally Susman explains how to use truth-telling moments to your future benefit.

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  • The biggest decision of Pfizer executive Sally Susman's life was to come out as gay in 1984, when society was not as accepting as it is now.
  • She was told she would never have a spouse, a career, or children; those were the fears told to her by the people who loved her most.
  • Defying that prediction became her personal north star, and 31 years later she has done it. Susman used that truth-telling moment of coming out as a way to focus her ambitions and plant the seeds for her future.



So grateful for my ex: Men hold more positive views of former partners than women do

Many people often continue to harbour positive feelings towards their exes long after the relationship is over.

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Break-ups are always hard, with love and companionship giving way to feelings of resentment and the souring of once treasured memories.

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Yes, the research confirms: Managers shouldn’t sleep with subordinates

Shouldn't mutually consenting adults be allowed to make these decisions for themselves?

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McDonald's ousted its CEO over a consensual relationship with an employee, just a week after U.S. Rep. Katie Hill stepped down due to a similar allegation.

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