How the way we dress for work has changed over the last 100 years
- Workplace fashion has undergone quite an evolution throughout the past 100 years, starting with dressy looks and succumbing to subtle casualness by the time the 1950s hit.
- Women began to rock pants — and pantsuits — at work in the 1970s, and men started the "business casual" trend in the '90s.
- The look of a long torso was in for men in the '30s, so suits were adjusted accordingly, with widened shoulders and tapering sleeves.
- Power suits and padded shoulders were the trend of working women of the '80s, as exemplified by Melanie Griffith in 1988's "Working Girl," which led to an exaggerated, menswear-inspired aesthetic.
- Women opted for simple, muted pantsuits and men sported grayish ties and suit coats.
The evolution of American voting rights in 242 years shows how far we've come — and how far we still have to go
- While Congress granted citizenship to all Native Americans in 1924, many state-level discriminatory policies — such as banning people living on a reservation or enrolled in a tribe from voting, or instituting fees and "competency tests" — kept them from the polls for decades.
- While the 24th Amendment had already outlawed poll taxes in 1964, the VRA banned literacy tests, which election officials in the South used to keep African-Americans — who had disproportionately high rates of illiteracy from centuries of being denied education — from voting.
- The VRA also directed the Department of Justice to oversee voter registration efforts in counties where less than half of the African-American population was registered, and required that places with a history of discrimination obtain pre-clearance from the DOJ before implementing any new voting policies.
Police, Fox Entertainment push back on media report that Jussie Smollett attack was staged
- The Chicago Police Department and 20th Century Fox Television pushed back against a Thursday report from WLS-TV Chicago that said police were looking into whether actor Jussie Smollett staged the alleged January 29 attack.
- Smollett, an openly gay actor and musician, plays Jamal Joseph Lyon on the television show "Empire." In its report, WLS-TV claimed that police were investigating whether or not the attack was staged because the actor was being written off the television show.
- A spokesperson also said that Smollett answered follow-up questions from police on Thursday, countering the WLS-TV report.
- The Chicago Police Department is speaking with two persons of interest, Officer Guglielmi tweeted on Thursday.
- Smollett spoke to "Good Morning America" on Thursday, and he addressed those who have cast doubt on the veracity of his allegations.
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Viagra Sales Are Down. Here's Why Pfizer Maintains Its Market Lead Anyway
- Though sales are down, erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, as well as its generic formulation, still leads the ED drug market.
- Part of the reason the pharmaceutical giant can continue to cash in is that Pfizer introduced its own generic version of Viagra back in 2017, a white pill to distinguish the generic from the patented blue diamond-shaped drug.
- Several startups have also been built on generic libido drug sales, including Roman, which initially marketed itself as a men’s wellness company before pivoting to home delivery of impotency drugs (and then spinning off another VC-backed venture to help men stop smoking).
- Though well known as a male libido drug, Pfizer’s iconic pill, also known by its chemical name sildenafil, was originally formulated as a blood pressure treatment and was only later discovered to help men maintain erections.
The 22 most beloved best-picture nominees that got robbed of their Oscars
- Often, best picture winners don't line up with the most beloved or popular movie of the year by fans, or even critics.
- Although many of the most iconic movies in American cinema have been nominated for best picture, some didn't win.
- Another Scorsese masterpiece that is addictively rewatchable, and is arguably the best mafia movie ever made, lost to Kevin Costner hanging out with wolves.
- So the great movie lost the best picture win to "Crash," an emotionally manipulative ensemble drama that examines racism and sexism among residents of Los Angeles.
- But this is and probably always will be director Paul Thomas Anderson's best film ever, so it's a little disappointing that it came out in such a competitive year that its loss makes sense.
- But David Fincher turned the story about the founding of Facebook into a dramatic thriller that is Fincher's best movie to date.
Apple CEO Tim Cook promises to investigate the Saudi app branded 'abhorrent' for allowing men to track women
- Apple CEO Tim Cook has pledged to get to the bottom of a Saudi government app hosted on the App Store that was labeled "abhorrent" by a US senator for helping men control where women travel.
- While speaking with National Public Radio on Tuesday, Cook was asked about Absher, a benign-seeming government app that has been criticized for features meant to let Saudi men control where women travel.
- Cook's comments to NPR are the first time Apple has addressed the app after it declined to respond to INSIDER's repeated requests for comment.
- The second highlighted criticism of Apple and Google by human-rights campaigners for hosting the app.
- The crown prince got a rare tour inside the $5 billion Apple Park campus, in California, which included face time with Cook and other top executives.