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Woman Claims Banana Republic Manager Punished Her Over Braids

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Woman Claims Banana Republic Manager Punished Her Over Braids

 

Destiny Tompkins of New York took to Facebook last week to accuse a Banana Republic store outside of New York City where she works of discrimination.

In her now viral post, Tompkins claims that the manager of a Banana Republic inside the Westchester Mall told Tompkins that her braided hair was “too ‘urban’ and ‘unkempt’’’ for the store’s image. Adding that the braids were not “Banana Republic appropriate.”

Tompkins’ Facebook post reads:

After her post went viral, Tompkins told ABC 7 that she plans on quitting her job and is considering legal action. She says she wants this manager to apologize, to be disciplined, and to understand why she was offended by the comments.

In a statement to The Cut, a Banana Republic’s spokesperson did not respond when asked if braids violated company policy. They did, however, reply with this:

“As a company, we have zero tolerance for discrimination. We take this matter very seriously and we are actively conducting an investigation. We are committed to upholding an inclusive environment where our customers and our employees feel respected.”

In a later statement, the chain confirmed that the store manager has been terminated.

Commenters blasted Banana Republic on the post:

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Hitchhiker Monkeys Hop Aboard A Speeding Motorbike

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Hitchhiker Monkeys Hop Aboard A Speeding Motorbike

 

Walking around the city is enough to leave anyone feeling tired, and these adorable monkeys are no exception.

Having had enough of using their own two feet for transportation, these two cheeky nuggets decided to hop aboard an unsuspecting motorcyclist’s bike to make up for lost time. The two hold on for dear life as the motorist continues to speed down the busy street.

Next time these two might want to consider calling an Uber.

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Source: Two Monkeys Hitch A Ride To Town On The Back Of A Motorcycle by FunnyAnimalVideo on Rumble

 

Somebody should inform these two that they need to be wearing a helmet. Safety first!

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Groom Falls To His Knees And Cries When He Sees His Beautiful Bride Walking Down The Aisle

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Groom Falls To His Knees And Cries When He Sees His Beautiful Bride Walking Down The Aisle

 

For many couples, their wedding day is one of the most special days of their lives.

Getting to show their friends and family the love they have for one another and to make that commitment can bring up so many emotions. One of my favorite things in the world is to see pictures of each spouse as they approach each other. The raw emotion and joy on their faces is something beautiful to behold.

For one man having his wedding near St. Louis, the reaction to seeing his bride left him literally doubled over.

Get out your tissues and watch as he falls to his knees upon seeing his soon-to-be wife. There’s not a dry eye in that place!

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This is beautiful. We all need a little more happiness and love in our lives. All our best to the happy couple!

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Study Finds Exposure To Air Pollution During Pregnancy May Shorten Babies’ Lives

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Study Finds Exposure To Air Pollution During Pregnancy May Shorten Babies’ Lives

 

It’s no secret that living in a polluted area can have negative consequences on our health, but did you know it could potentially affect babies before they’re even born?

According to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics on October 16, our lifespans may be affected by pollution as early as when we’re in the womb. Researchers looked at 641 pairs of mothers and their newborns who were delivered at or after 37 weeks, focusing on levels of particulate matter — also known as particle pollution — where the mother lives and comparing that to the length of the infant’s telomeres, or biological aging markers.

Using DNA from each baby’s cord blood and placental tissue, the researchers found that infants whose mothers had higher exposure to air pollution had significantly shorter telomeres, which couldn’t be explained by other factors such as the mother’s ethnicity, body mass index, or whether she smoked.

“Telomere length at birth has been related to life expectancy,” the study authors wrote, meaning babies born with shorter telomeres may not live as long as those with longer telomeres. However, it’s important to note that the study did not establish a direct cause and effect relationship between pollution and telomeres.

“Telomere length can be influenced by many parameters, among them stress,” said Jan Karlseder, director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at the Salk Institute. “Just to make up a possible scenario, it could be that mothers that live in more polluted areas are subjected to higher stress, which then leads to slightly shorter telomeres.”

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