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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Self-liberation and the watershed moment of coming out

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

  • 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.

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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Men and women speak different languages, shows study

New research finds how power dynamics shape the speech of men and women.

  • A new psychology study finds differences in speech patterns between men and women.
  • Men tend to use more abstract language, while women focus more on the details.
  • This tendency is due to power dynamics that can be changed, concluded the researchers.
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Who was Jack the Ripper: Four theories on London's most notorious serial killer

New forensic evidence and three other theories on London's most notorious serial killer

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  • Forensic scientists said that they have unveiled Aaron Kosminski, a Polish barber, as Jack the Ripper.
  • Critics say the evidence is too weak to declare the case closed.
  • An earlier genetic analysis of letters sent to the police by Jack the Ripper suggested that the murders could have been committed by a woman.
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