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This is an excerpt of an NPR interview with Geena Davis interviewed by Jacki Lyden. LYDEN: Maybe you've noticed something missing at the movies - like women. I'd like to say hooray for Hollywood, but women make up a minority of movie creators: 7 percent of the directors, 13 percent of the writers, 20 percent of the producers. That's nearly five men for every woman working behind the scenes. Our cover story today: film's forgotten females. Out of last year's biggest movies, 28 percent of the speaking characters were female. That's down from a third, five years ago. Those numbers are from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. Every time there's a movie starring women, the media is very excited to say well, this changes everyth...

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If there's one thing we've learned about ourselves in 2017 it's that we are resilient. I feel I can speak for all of us when I say that 2017 tested us, over and over again. But we've made it through and can breathe again. We can finally stop carrying the emotional baggage we've been dragging for the last 12 months. So as we enter a fresh new start, it's important to pause and take a reflective moment. Where are we still feeling drained and empty? Where could we improve? What wounds are still healing? To truly make the most of this new year, we need to take an honest look at ourselves. This beautiful January Horoscope written by Caitlin Conlon perfectly depicts what each sign should be working on and working towards in the new year. CAPRICORN - Get y...

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Anger is a difficult emotion. It causes us to "see red", lose control and spur the situation on with reactions we almost always regret. One of the marks of maturity is being able to handle anger, to acknowledge it and move on from it. Anger is a poison. We all know the saying "holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die." It's a common saying because it's true. Unfortunately, it's not that easy to just drop anger. We don't know where to put it. We don't know how to leave it behind. While there are different techniques that work for everyone, here are some of the most profound and useful lessons from writers, teachers, Buddhists and healers. Hopefully you will find one that resonates with you. Drop it and Relax Someti...

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