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Nike encourages young Korean athletes to defy their elder haters

In Korea, encouragement is largely seen as something that spoils kids: to get young people to work harder, adults often remind them of all the ways they’re falling short and everything they haven’t done. In a culture that values the wisdom of elders, those early, discouraging messages can be emotionally powerful That’s why a new commercial from Nike Korea is so radical: it actually encourages young people to defy their elders. The spot — part of Nike’s long-running “Just Do It” campaign — reminds young sportsmen and women to ignore the doubters standing in the way of their dreams The twist: some of those haters happen to legendary athletes themselves, parroting the same discouragement they faced Read more…More about Business and Advertising

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Plus-size women are using exercise as activism, and it’s glorious

It was a warm summer night and Ragen Chastain was in the middle of a training walk for her first marathon — a solid five miles into a nine mile trek. Suddenly, she was stopped in her tracks by jeers from a passing vehicle. “I heard someone yell, ‘Yo, fat bitch.’ I thought, Oh, that’s probably me.” As she turned to see who was yelling at her, she was confronted by a car of three men. Then, they started throwing eggs at her See also: 9 hashtags that champion body positivity for all “They missed me, a 300 pound woman, from 3 feet away,” she says…

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7 workers at Chinese paper mill die from exposure to poisonous gases

BEIJING — Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gases at a paper mill in central China, authorities said Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to strike the country involving dangerous chemicals. The accident occurred Friday after an employee fell into a pool filled with poisonous waste paper pulp during a cleaning operation, a statement from the Anxiang county government in Hunan province said

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Texas deputy fatally shot from behind while pumping gas

A sheriff’s deputy in Texas has died after being shot multiple times from behind while at a gas station Friday night, according to authorities The uniformed Harris County officer was filling a patrol car with gas at a Chevron in the northwest area of the county when he was ambushed, local police said. After multiple shots, the deputy, who was on duty, fell to the ground. …

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