9 Things You Need To Know Today (September 23)
1. Stella McCartney created a post-mastectomy bra — and it's beautiful.
In a tribute to her mother, who passed away from breast cancer in 1998, and survivors everywhere, Stella McCartney created a post-double-mastectomy bra that is both feminine and aids in the healing process. McCartney says, "We want to deliver on all fronts by providing technical support and comfort while women heal, without sacrificing on style, fashion, femininity and fit. We wanted to give all of that to the woman who is battling through this." (Vogue)
2. Spending time in nature is linked to better sleep.
According to a new study, people who have access to natural green spaces, parks, or beaches tend to enjoy higher-quality zzzs. (Health)
3. More than one in four women experience sexual assault in college.
A shocking new report reveals that 27 percent of women — and 9 percent of men — say they've suffered unwanted sexual contact on campus. (NYT)
4. Selfie-related deaths are more common than shark-attack deaths this year.
In 2015 so far, there have been eight deaths reported from shark attacks. There have been 12 selfie-related deaths, with the most recent being a 66-year-old tourist who died after falling down stairs trying to take a selfie at the Taj Mahal. (Mashable)
5. Pamela Anderson is writing a vegan cookbook.
It's based on her culinary show, The Sensual Vegan. (Flaunt)
6. Hedge-fund bro buys rights to AIDS drug and raises price to $350 per tablet.
Turing pharmaceuticals, founded by ex-hedge-fund manager Martin Shkreli, bought the rights to the drug Daraprim in August. Used primarily to treat patients with weakened immune systems — most notably in AIDS and cancer patients — one tablet used to cost $13.50. They now cost $350 each. In response, Hillary Clinton announced she will lay out a plan to curb pharmaceutical price gouging today. (NYT)
7. Jessica Alba walks through her morning wellness routine.
It involves Bulletproof coffee! (The Scene)
8. Denmark is radically reducing its food waste.
In just five years, the country has slashed wasted food by 25 percent. What can we learn from its success? (Fast Co. Exist)
9. Meet the man who is 100 years old and has five world records!
Don Pellman became the first centenarian to break 27 seconds in the 100-meter dash and the first to clear an official height in the high jump. He also broke records for men in the 100-and-over age group in the shot-put and the discus and set a record in the long jump. He is 100 percent pure awesome. (NYT)
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