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Is Cindy Crawford's cellulite photo empowering?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A few days ago, when British journalist Charlene White posted on Twitter an apparently unretouched photo of supermodel Cindy Crawford, she launched a firestorm of debate over what women's bodies should look like as they get older.<p>The image showed the 48-year-old Crawford looking sultry, but …

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Women's bodies are being weaponized (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Lauren Hersh is director of Anti-Trafficking Policy and Advocacy at Sanctuary for Families and a women's right activist. She previously served as the New York director for Equality Now and was a prosecutor handling cases of gender violence. Aimée Lagos is an award-winning</i> …

Regular pot habit changes your brain, may even lower your IQ, study says

Using marijuana at an early age could have long-term consequences on your brain and it may even lower your IQ, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.<p>Researchers found that compared to nonusers, people who smoked marijuana starting as early as age 14 have …

An orientation to asexuality

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not just a phase.<p>They're not frigid, sick, repressed or broken.<p>Meeting the so-called "right one" isn't going to change anything.<p>But for people like Sandra Mellott, the questions just keep on rolling in from friends, family and loved ones who may mean well but don't understand what it's …

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Train your brain to crave healthy food - CNN.com

A superfood is easy to find in the grocery store, contains nutrients that are known to enhance longevity and has other health benefits that are backed by peer-reviewed, scientific studies. Broccoli makes the list because it's one of nature's most nutrient-dense foods, with only 30 calories per cup. …

Transgender military ban must be lifted (Opinion) - CNN.com

Landon Wilson, a transgender man who served as a cryptologist in Afghanistan, was kicked out of the Navy.<p><i>Editor's note: Shannon Minter is legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and co-chair of the Planning Commission on Transgender Military Service. The opinions in this commentary</i> …

Nude photo hack isn't Jennifer Lawrence fault (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Peggy Drexler is the author of "Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers and the Changing American Family" and "Raising Boys Without Men." She is an assistant professor of psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and a former gender scholar at Stanford</i> …

DMV says no makeup for driver's license photo; boy sues

The mother of a 16-year-old filed a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday claiming her son was sexually discriminated against when he was forced to remove his facial makeup for a driver's license photo.<p>Chase Culpepper, 16, was born a male but is gender …

NFL toughens domestic violence policy with six-game bans

In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league's policy on domestic violence, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday.<p>A second incident would be punished by a …

Medical marijuana laws may reduce painkiller overdoses

States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.<p>Researchers looked at medical marijuana laws and death certificate data in all 50 …

5 disturbing stats on black-white inequality

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have laid bare America's ongoing racial divide.<p>One source of that tension is the large financial gap between black and white Americans.<p>The figures are staggering.<p>A typical black household has accumulated less than one-tenth of the wealth of a typical white one. …

World getting 'super-aged' at scary speed

The world is graying at a break-neck pace and that's bad news for the global economy.<p>By 2020, 13 countries will be "super-aged" -- with more than 20% of the population over 65 -- according to a report by Moody's Investor Service.<p>That number will rise to 34 nations by 2030. Only three qualify now: …

5 things women couldn't do in the 1960s

Can you imagine pregnancy being a fireable offense? How about job security hinging on your weight or the softness of your hands? What if you couldn't open a bank account or establish a line of credit unless you had a husband to cosign for you? What if you had the grades to attend a school like …

Canada to donate untested Ebola vaccines

The first two doses of an experimental serum created to treat Ebola went to American missionaries.<p>Then the drug was sent to treat a Spanish priest.<p>The two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, appear to be recovering. The priest, Miguel Pajares, died Tuesday morning.<p>That's the problem …

Kim Kardashian's selfie orgy (Opinion) - CNN.com

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