You can only shudder to imagine the latest calendar: combat girls. Israeli female soldiers in basic training bared almost all in a series of photos posted on Facebook.
It's not clear whether the young women were engaging in a subversive act or trying to bring a bit of erotic fun to their day jobs, but one thing's for sure: their commanders weren't impressed.
According to an article in the Daily Beast, the IDF soldiers were promptly apologizing to their superiors after their "immature antics" went viral on social media. Apparently Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that 88 percent of “all roles in the IDF are now open to women.”
It's hard to imagine what the young soldiers were thinking when they posed for the photos. Most likely they weren't. Frustrating, because it's hard enough for women to break into careers in the army. Then a group goes and pulls stunts like this one, which essentially shoots feminism in the foot.
Were the soliders simply letting their hair down and assert their femininity in an ultra-hard male environment? Or were they making an entirely different statement altogether?
In a sea of depressing news stories, this little clip is short and sweet and will probably—scratch: definitely—renew your faith in humankind. And all you have to thank for it is a two-year-old little guy named Diogo Mello, with a penchant for the Beatles.
In the video taken from Laughing Squid, Diogo and his dad Christian do an absolutely adorable duet of “Don’t Let Me Down.” In fact, it's so good, it gives John and Paul a run for their money.
Watch, then spread the grin to all your friends...
Calling all beautiful people! We know that you already reap so many rewards by virtue of your pretty face alone. But now you may be headhunted by employers who only recruit attractive people.
The free service apparently allows employers to vet prospective staff from a 750,000-strong members base of lookers, deemed such through an online vote. Only those considered beautiful get to stay.
"An honest employer will tell you that it pays to hire good-looking staff," said BeautifulPeople's managing director, Greg Hodge "Attractive people tend to make a better first impression on clients, win more business and earn more."
This service sounds like it's right up Abercrombie's alley. In fact, we're quite surprised its CEO didn't think up the startup himself.
Obviously there are some industries—say, cosmetics—in which beauty is practically a prerequisite.
But beyond that, is the site pragmatic or simply discriminatory? Is it time to add 'good looking' to the skill set on your resume?