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Yao Chen

In 2014, Forbes listed Chinese actress Yao Chen as the 83rd most powerful woman in the world. Born in the Fujian province of China, the star of rom-coms and action flicks has been dubbed the Angelina Jolie of China. Yao Chen made her acting debut in 2005’s My Own Swordsman. She went on to play in the show, Undercover, and made her stage debut as the heroine of A Story of Lala’s Promotion in 2009. Chen won the Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress in 2010. A media darling Chen is a beautiful, young woman, wife and mother. She could settle comfortably into her own little world and simply bask in fame if she chose to do so. Far from hiding behind her fame, Yao Chen uses it to advocate for the charities and environmental and human rights causes she supports, one of which is the United Nations Refugee Agency.…

Mae Jemison

In 1992, engineer and physician Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman astronaut when she took flight aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. A lifelong lover of math and science, as a child she thought space travel would be a commonplace occurrence. Encouraged by her parents in her early years, Jemison studied science and its connection to nature. A skilled, avid dancer as well, she chose to pursue her love of science over her love of dance because, “You can always dance if you’re a doctor, but you can’t doctor if you’re a dancer.” Always dreaming big and never one to back down from a challenge, Jemison overcame many obstacles in her pursuit of her dream of becoming an astronaut. An elementary school teacher asked if she meant to answer nurse instead of scientist in response to the question of what she wanted to be when she grew up. Not even…

5 Health Hazards caused by Toxic Ingredients present in Feminine Care Products

Feminine hygiene and care products still seem like a taboo topic of discussion even in the 21st century. The issues associated with these specific products are rarely ever shed light upon which is in all honesty, quite ignorant. Unfortunately, not more than a third of the population is truly aware of the dangers we women are exposed to due to the toxic chemicals present in most of these personal cleaning products. Personal care products are designed to be in constant contact with your skin. The skin is a delicate and permeable organ that is highly susceptible to any adverse reactions or infections owing to the presence of these harmful chemicals. Some of these include carcinogens, reproductive toxins, allergens and endocrine disruptors. Many might be confused about the source of these. Tampons have dioxin, furans and pesticide residues. Sanitary pads, in addition to the previously mentioned chemicals, also contain adhesive chemicals…