CATEGORY: WOMEN

Olivia Cummings is that girl whose kind of life you're jealous of. From her Instagram to her business, it seems like she's got it all figured it out -- world travels, beautiful jewelry and an impressive style. She's got friends all over the world, from Paris to Istanbul, she's seen and done it all. But how did this Australian entrepreneur create such a life?  How does she travel 365 days of the year while maintaining her own business? The main ingredient: passion. While studying at Melbourne University, she became enchanted with languages, but none more than French. After many trips back and forth across the Indian Ocean, Olivia finally moved to Paris. Her days were filled with wine and cheese, her vacations with adventures around Europe, India and Turkey...

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“In 1930, Davis moved to Hollywood to screen test for Universal Studios. Davis and her mother traveled by train to Hollywood and arrived on December 13, 1930. She would later recount her surprise that nobody from the studio was there to meet her at the train. In fact, a studio employee had waited for her, but left because he saw nobody who "looked like an actress". Bette Davis was not beautiful. Bette Davis was not tall. Bette Davis should not have been a movie star. Yet Bette Davis was the best actress Hollywood had ever seen. Davis was the co-founder of the Hollywood Canteen, and was the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, was the first person to accrue ten Acade...

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I've always been a fan of the ballet. I remember reading a New Yorker piece about Misty Copeland three years ago which explored her past, her present and her indisputable mark on the ballet industry. Considered a prodigy, Copeland did not discover dance until she was 13. This is about 10 years too late, a lifetime in ballet years, to start training. On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in ABT's 75-year history. Startling late was not the only hurdle in Copeland's life, however. By age 15, her mother and ballet teachers, who were serving as her custodial guardians, fought a custody battle over her. Meanwhile, Copeland, who was already an award-winning dancer, was fielding profession...

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