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Melissa Barrera

Melissa Barrera, born on July 4th, 1990 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico is a Mexican actress and singer.

For those who haven't followed Melissa Barrera's career from its beginning could easily assume that the actress became a star overnight - but that's far from the truth.

Barrera was born and raised in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and has been working hard for many years.

She started in passionate telenovelas and even did a Mexican reality show called "La Academia," where she met her husband, Paco Zazueta.

She landed a lead role as Lyn in Starz's "Vida" which lasted three seasons, then had her breakout Hollywood role as Vanessa in Lin-Manuel Miranda's film adaptation of "In the Heights.""

Things really started taking off for her from there. She took the lead role of Chama in an indie film titled "All the World Is Sleeping".

It is about a struggling, 30-year-old Chicana woman in New Mexico fighting for her life as she deals with substance abuse and losing custody of her daughter."

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Bozburun, Turkiye

Bozburun - is a gorgeous small seaside town with its own municipality in the Marmaris district, in southwestern Turkey. The permanent population is about 2000.

It is situated on the coast of the peninsula of the same name (Bozburun Peninsula) which extends in parallel to Datça Peninsula in the south.

The town faces across the sea to the town of Datça and the Greek Island of Symi (Sömbeki in Turkish). It is an integral part of the route of Blue Cruise charters that ply the crystal clear blue waters off the coast.

Although quieter than Marmaris Bay and its two centers of tourism of international renown - Marmaris and İçmeler, Bozburun is a special discovery for those more adventurous visitors who take the good, but curvy road about 45 kilometers or 25 miles further out of Marmaris.

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Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike, born on the 27th of January 1979 in Hammersmith, London, England, is an exceptionally beautiful English actress.

Her first screen credit was in 1998 for the television film A Rather English Marriage and she came to the attention of film-goers when she was cast at age 21 as the sexy Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day in 2002.

She won the BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2004 for The Libertine; and also received BIFA nominations for her performances as Helen in An Education in 2009 and in the role of Lisa in Made in Dagenham in 2010.

Other film appearances include Jane Bennet in Pride & Prejudice in 2005, Fracture in 2007, Barney's Version in 2010, and in the highly successful Gone Girl in 2014.

Her performance as Amy Elliott-Dunne in the latter was met with critical acclaim, receiving numerous awards and nominations, including for the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

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Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico is a town in Taos County in the north-central region of New Mexico in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Taos is home to more than twenty sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Initially founded in 1615, it was occupied sporadically until its formal establishment in 1795 by Nuevo México Governor Fernando Chacón to act as fortified plaza and trading outpost. It was intended for the neighboring Native American Taos Pueblo and Hispano communities, including Ranchos de Taos, Cañon, Taos Canyon, Ranchitos, El Prado, and Arroyo Seco. The town was incorporated in 1934. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,716. Taos is the county seat of Taos County. The English name Taos derives from the native Taos language meaning "(place of) red willows".

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Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey

Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, born on the 26th of May 1986 in Barcelona, Spain, is a French-Spanish actress and model. She is best known for playing Suzanne in The Sea Wall and the mermaid Syrena in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth film in the series. She was born to a Catalan father and a French-American mother. Her family moved to Paris, France when she was five years old.

She is fluent in French, Catalan, and Spanish, and she has also recently learned to speak English. She made her acting debut in 2007 on French television and has since appeared in films alongside Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Perez, and Daniel Auteuil. In 2008, she made her feature debut in the film The Sea Wall.

She began modelling in 2010, fronting French Connection's spring/summer and autumn/winter campaigns. Bergès-Frisbey, the face of French Connection's Spring Summer collection in 2010 (www.frenchconnection.com ) - 'THE WOMAN' campaign.

French Connection was founded in 1972 by Stephen Marks who set out to create well-designed womens clothing that would appeal to a diverse audience. French Connection now offers a fashion-forward clothing range as well as a full men's clothing collection. With quirky spins on design it prides itself on quality and affordable prices.

Berges-Fisbey was personally picked by director Rob Marshall and producer Jerry Bruckheimer to make her English language debut in 2011 in the highly-anticipated sequel: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

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Manitou, Springs, Colorado

Manitou, Springs, Coloradois a resort city in Colorado just west of Colorado Springs. It is known for its mineral springs and mountain landscapes - dominated by Pikes Peak.

The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are a group of reassembled ancient cliff structures. Hundreds of steps lead up a steep slope on the Manitou Incline Trail. Manitou Avenue is home to art galleries and specialty boutiques.

Explore the authentic ancient cliff-dweller structures, investigate the Pueblo-style buildings and traditional clay oven, and examine the pottery, tools, and weapons used by these ancient and mysterious peoples.

Open since 1907, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings have preserved these historic artifacts for all to enjoy for generations to come.

The Manitou Incline is one of the most popular hiking trails in Colorado. The Incline is steep. It gains over 2,000 feet of elevation in less than one mile.

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Zhao Wei

Zhao Wei, born on the 12th of March 1976, is a Chinese actress, director and pop singer.

She is considered one of the most popular actresses in China and Chinese-speaking regions, and one of the highest paid actresses.

Born and raised in Wuhu, Anhui, Zhao is the youngest of two children. Her parents are Zhao Jiahai, an appliance designer, and Wei Qiying, a schoolteacher, and her brother is Zhao Jian - born in 1971.

She graduated from Teachers' College Elementary School and Teachers' College High School. Zhao studied dance for three years and practised the piano for six years.

In 1994, her performance of Tibetan dancing was shown as part of a local television spring festival celebration.

She has been awarded the Hundred Flowers Award, Shanghai Film Critics Award, Huabiao Award, Golden Eagle TV Award, as well as the Best Actress award at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

Zhao developed an interest in acting after she was first chosen to be a supporting actress in a film while studying at Beijing Film Academy.


San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico

San Carlos, Mexicois a beachfront subdivision within the port city of Guaymas, but is considered its own town in the northern state of Sonora, Mexico.

It is known for the translucent blue clarity and warmth of the ocean water in its shallow bays that lie in the Sea of Cortez. Given the size of the city, with nearly 7,000 inhabitants, there is a large number of RV parks, resorts and stores available.

There is also an active diving community. Many Americans and Canadians live in San Carlos during the winter months as the summer months are very hot and humid.

Fishing, scuba diving, and beach activities are all available. Another popular sport in San Carlos is sailing but one can also decide to skydive over the Sea of Cortez.

San Carlos is about a six-hour drive from the United States along the Mexican interstate Highway 15.

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Alizé Lim

Alizé Lim, born on the 13th of July 1990 is a French professional tennis player and sports television host.

Her career-high WTA singles ranking is world No. 135, which she reached on the 26th of May 2014. Her career-high WTA doubles ranking is No. 148, attained on the 7th of November 2016.

Lim made her Grand Slam doubles debut at the 2011 French Open, where she and her French partner Victoria Larrière had received a wildcard for the doubles main draw, but lost to the No. 6 seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy, 2-6, 1-6, in the first round.

Lim made her Grand Slam singles debut at the 2014 French Open having received a wildcard, where she lost in the first round of the main draw to occasional training partner and then-world No. 1, Serena Williams, 2-6, 1-6.

Lim has worked with Eurosport during the 2022 Australian Open, and presented their coverage of the event with Mats Wilander, Tim Henman, and Johanna Konta.


Staithes, England

Staithes, England, is a quaint old fishing village in North Yorkshire, England. Up until the 1900s, Staithes claim to fame was as one of the biggest fishing ports in the whole of the North East.

These days, it is more of a tourist destination with narrow streets and quirky properties clinging to its beautiful cliffside. So, it comes as no surprise to many that Staithes was crowned one of England's most beautiful villages to visit in 2021.

Staithes is split by a river marking the boundary. Cowbar Bank on left is in Redcar and Cleveland and the Yorkshire side of the village is on the right. There are so many beautiful places nestled along the Yorkshire coast.

While towns like Scarborough and Whitby are known to many, there are more secluded spots that often get overlooked but are well worth a visit.

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Delta Goodrem

Delta Goodrem, born on the 9th of November 1984 in Glenhaven, Australia. Delta is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress who signed to Sony Music at the age of 15. Her debut album, Innocent Eyes, recorded in 2003, topped the ARIA Albums Chart for 29 non-consecutive weeks.

It is one of the highest-selling Australian albums and is the second-best-selling Australian album of all time with over four million copies sold.

Goodrem's second album, Mistaken Identity (2004), was created while she was suffering from cancer. It became her second number-one album.

In 2007, Goodrem released Delta, her third number-one album, which saw another number-one single, "In This Life". Her fourth studio album, Child of the Universe (2012), produced the single "Sitting on Top of the World".

In 2016, her fifth album, Wings of the Wild, became her fourth number-one album on the ARIA Albums Chart, while giving her another number-one single, "Wings". Goodrem's most recent and fifth number-one album, Bridge over Troubled Dreams was released May 2021.

Goodrem has a total of nine number-one singles and 17 top-ten hits on the ARIA Singles Chart. She has sold over eight million albums globally and overall has won three World Music Awards, 9 ARIA Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and several other awards.

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historic town in Jiashan County, Zhejiang, China

Xitang - (Chinese: 西塘), formerly known as Xietang, is a historic town in Jiashan County, Zhejiang, China. It borders Luxu Town in the north, Yaozhuang Town in the east, Ganyao Town in the southeast, and Tianning Town and Town in the west.

As of the 2016 census it had a population of 57,400 with an area of 83.61-square-kilometre (32.28 sq mi). Xitang is a water town crisscrossed by nine rivers.

The town stretches across eight sections, linked by old-fashioned stone bridges. In the older parts of town, the buildings are set along the banks of the canals, which serve as the main transportation thoroughfares in the area.

Its history dates back to at least the Spring and Autumn period (770 BC–476 BC) when it was located at the border of the State of Yue and Wu.

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Alina Adzika

Alina Adzika, born on the 22nd of December, 1990 in Belarus came to international attention when she appeared in numerous videos of a YouTube Channel called Bald and Bankrupt as a traveling companion of a British travel vlogger and author.

She captured the attention of most of Ben's 2.6 million viewers with her great looks, quick wit and unpretentious personality..

It is unclear just how Benjamin and Alina became acquainted and when they decided to include Alina in numerous videos of travels in Russia, Belarus, Moldovia, Georgia, the Czech Republic, Cuba, and other locations in Africa such as Mauritas.

Anyone who has seen the videos on this YouTube Channel will agree that even though Ben's videos are very engaging and entertaining, the videos with Alina are the crem-de-la-crem.

There is something about her sense of humor coupled with her delightful personality that captures everyones attention and ellicits a certain respect for her ability to be such an easy-going and down-to-earth kind of girl.

She simply has that kind of presence that makes one immediately like her.

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Carolina Sevilla

Carolina Sevilla is the former Consul at the Consulate of Costa Rica in New York City, the former Minister Counsellor to the Security Council Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations. She is now the founder and managing director of 5minutebeachcleanup and the Director of Operations for BIONIC YARN.

BIONIC® transforms recovered plastic recovered from ocean shores into high-quality thread repurposed to create high-performance gear for O'Neill, Moncler®, Chanel®, Polo Ralph Lauren®, G-STAR Raw® and Burton Snowboards®, as well as reclaimed evening dresses for H&M® Conscious Exclusive collection and others.

Carolina studied International Human Rights Law and recieved her Masters in Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica and attended Universidad Federada Colegio Santo Tomas where she recieved a Master of Arts in Law - also in San José, Costa Rica.

She left her career in New York City to move back to Costa Rica to start an ocean clean-up initiative she named the 5 minute beach cleanup which she manages from her tree house on the beach in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica most months of the year or from San José in her home country of Costa Rica the rest of the time. Her videos have gone viral with over 22 million views - the global movement has over 30,000 followers. Recently at the Clinton Foundation - Clinton Global Initiative, Former US President Bill Clinton gave 5 MINUTE BEACH CLEANUP FOUNDATION a Commitment to Action for one of the 5 Minute Beach Cleanup Foundation's programs called Ocean HeroesⓇ.

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unique women of the world

Women from around the world that are living on the edge, doing something special, making a difference or generally in possession of a unique nature. In my book these women should be put in positions of power and allowed a chance to see what they would add to our world, instead of the men that promise blah-blah-blah and then fill their own pockets as well as the pockets of their buddies. The way I see it, any of this diverse group of women would be an improvement. These are the kind of women that should be put in positions of power. They would make positive contributions with their time and resources and leave the world better for having been here. And not to mention the fact that they all certainly look far more appealing...

From century to century throughout history the men have ruled the roost in politics and business and relegated the home as the place where the women were to direct their attention and efforts. The women have done their job admirably, but the men have failed miserably in most cases. Their politics are corrupt and their businesses have turned into large greedy corporations. The patriarchal model is evidently not working so well - so maybe it's time to hand the reins over to the women. The wars and conflicts around the world are the result of male dominance in politics, and more often than not, are set in motion to benefit male controlled corporate interests. Turn on the evening news anywhere in the world and you'll see images of angry men in conflict and women and children in flight. It is time for change...


As a global women's advocacy organization, WEDO envisions a just world that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. WEDO's mission is to ensure that women's rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles, as well as the linkages between them are at the heart of global and national policies, programs and practices.


Started in 1915, when 1,200 women from a diversity of cultures and languages came together in The Hague during the First World War, to study, make known and eliminate the causes of war. They issued resolutions, sent out delegations to most countries engaged in the First World War and created our organisation: the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. WILPF for short.


W4 - Women's WorldWide Web is an online collaborative platform dedicated to empowering girls and women around the world, through education, microfinance, access to ICTs and networking. Connect with us and co-create opportunities for girls and women to thrive.


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization's goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Kristin Espinasse
First French Essais:
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by Kristin Espinasse

Kristin Espinasse is the American woman behind the blog French-Word-A-Day.com. Her personal essays make up the books "Words in a French Life" and "Blossoming in Provence." As a columnist at France Today, her back page "Dernier Mot" is read by Francophiles bimonthly. She lives in Provence with her French husband, their two children, and two golden retrievers. Sign up for her free word journal at www.french-word-a-day.com In her latest book of colorful photos and tender essays, Kristin shows us how she overcomes cultural "tests", always finishing with an "A" for amour de la vie!



Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.


The Council of Women World Leaders is a network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers. The Council currently has 49 Members. The Council's mission is to promote good governance and enhance the experience of democracy globally by increasing the number, effectiveness, and visibility of women who lead at the highest levels in their countries.


The Women's Refugee Commission is having positive impact on the lives of displaced women, children and youth around the world. Their programs focus on reproductive health, economic livelihoods, displaced youth, asylum seekers and people with disabilities.


The International Federation of University Women (IFUW) is an international, non-profit organization of women graduates. We were founded in 1919 by women who believed in the importance of education and working together for peace, international understanding and friendship.

Women in the World Foundation

Women in the World is a movement dedicated to advancing women and girls through stories and solutions. The Women in the World Foundation is a powerful initiative dedicated to driving solutions that advance women and girls.
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International Museum of Women

International Museum of Women invites you to experience this innovative twenty-first century museum and be a part of advancing the lives of women around the world by participating in their global online exhibitions and supporting their efforts with a secure online donation!

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Handmade Palestine

Looking for a meaningful gift? Interested in supporting fair trade or the environment? Handmade Palestine brings you the work of over 20 women's cooperatives, artisans and designers from all over the area - Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Gaza, Hebron, Haifa, Nablus and Ramallah. All these individuals struggle to sustain livelihoods under military occupation and are tremendousely grateful for your generosity and support. Your purchase enables them to recieve fair trade for their work and with every other penny plant trees at Mashjar Juthour.

See thier fine work at www.handmadepalestine.com

The Girl Who Ran Across Africa

At the age of 27 Emma Timmis became the first female to run the Freedom Trail, a 2,400 kilometer through track from Durban to Cape Town in South Africa. This later led to running West to East across the continent of Africa, from Namibia to Mozambique.

This incredible run took Emma 89 days, covering the distance equal to 94 marathons, or almost 4,000 kilometers.

Emma suffered an injury that kept her at home for an extended period, so she wrote a childrens book about her runs across Africa to inspire young girls. The book is now available from her website at: www.emmatimmis.com

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