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Roseanne’s 2 Beckys Talk Being Pitted Against Each Other

Roseanne is officially coming back and for the first time ever, both Beckys will be sharing the screen! Lecy Goranson left the show for seasons 6 and 7, retuned for season 8, then left again in season 9. Sarah Chalke replaced her for those three seasons. However, in the reboot, both actresses will be back: Goranson will play Becky while Chalke will play Andrea, who hires Becky to be a surrogate for her.

Since they never got to work together on the show, once Goranson, 43, got the call for the reboot, she asked for Chalke to return, too. “I actually requested that Sarah come back and that we’d have scenes together when I first heard about the show coming back. I’ve said this before, but I really don’t like how people pit us against each other,” she told Us Weekly exclusively.

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“It’s ridiculous,” Chalke added, pointing out that the one photo shoot they did participate in together for the sitcom, they were asked to arm wrestle each other. However, about a year ago, they both appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and “had the best time,” Chalke, 41, added.

“That was really cool! I really wanted to know about Sarah’s experience on the show. I wanted to know what happened and how she felt about things, and it was just really cool,” Goranson added, also nothing that the way they both are included in the reboot really works.

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Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke on the reboot of ‘Roseanne.’ ABC/Adam Rose

“It could have been very broad, it could have been really over the top, but I feel like it was written in a way that was very dynamic and interesting,” the actress noted. “I feel like the way Sarah’s character was written was very interesting and could have gone a different way, in a much broader way, and I really appreciate that the writers are that good to do that. It just makes it more grounded.”

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Marketing to Your Clients: A Crash Course of Tips for Each Demographic

With the home improvement outlook looking healthier than ever, you shouldn’t be hard pressed to find customers looking for your business. Tailoring your brand marketing to meet customer expectations, however, is another story. Each client is unique, of course, but there are some preferences that divide customers from one another, particularly when it comes to age.

In the home improvement market, there are some distinct differences between the generations in advertising format preference, buying power, and the types of projects each gravitates to. Here’s a summary of the most critical characteristics for your home remodeling business.

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Courting the Aging Baby Boomer

Boomers are one of the major demographics driving home improvement. For one, most are homeowners—in 2016, nearly 80% of persons aged 65 and up owned a home. For another, they’re rapidly aging and retiring—by some estimates, around 10,000 boomers retire every day). And that means their focus is on the home.

Accessibility improvements high on boomers’ list of desired improvements. This generation has decided not to spend its golden years in assisted living or senior communities. Instead, they’re keeping their homes and “aging in place.” In fact, according to an AARP survey, some 87% of adults over 65 hoped to stay in their homes long term. But aging in place requires modifications to the home, particularly as regular activity and movement becomes challenging as homeowners age. Therefore, many clients will be asking for remodels that include accessibility accommodations such as wider doorways, ramps and new toilets and tubs.

The financial outlook for boomers is good. As far as finances, boomers have a lot more expendable cash than other generations—surveys show they hold around 70% of the disposable income in the US. Because of this, they tend to prefer luxury projects, materials and products. And that can mean higher-dollar improvements overall.

The boomer decision-making process. However, they’re also not likely to make any split-second decisions. This generation rightly views home improvements as major commitments, and so need to be nurtured carefully through all stages of the lead cycle.

Technology adoption is higher than expected. Boomers tend to prefer a personable, custom experience with great customer service. But they’re more willing than you might think to use technology. Roughly 34 million of Facebook’s 200 million users are 55 or over. Among older adults with smartphones, 76% say they use the internet several times a day, while 70% log into social media sites at least once daily, according to one Pew Research study. Therefore, you shouldn’t shy away from social media marketing and advertising geared toward this demographic, as well as high-tech touches like online appointment setting, digital portfolios and the like.

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Wooing the Forgotten Generation, Gen X

Boomers may be driving the home improvement market, but Gen X is close on their heels. This age group owns fewer homes than the generation before them, but they’re more likely to remodel. According to consumer studies, in 2016, 72% started a home improvement project, compared to 56% of boomers.

Generation responsible. Like their predecessors, Gen Xers take remodels seriously and aren’t likely to pull the trigger too quickly. They tend to do their homework before a project and don’t need to be guided through every decision. However, they’re also more fiscally cautious than boomers—understandable, given that they have less disposable income than their parents. However, don’t let that fact sway you away from this group. Marketing surveys have found that the average Gen Xer has roughly $ 1,300 in disposable income a month, and 96% report that they have some earnings left after paying for necessities and debts. They have money to spend. They just need to be shown the value of what they’re purchasing first.

Email is king for Gen X. The way to Gen Xers’ hearts is through email. Unlike the millennials after them, Gen Xers actually read email; 82% say they check their email every day. Consumers in their 40s and 50s vastly prefer emailing to other forms of communication like texting and instant messaging, and so are likely to react positively to newsletters and email campaigns.

Old-school marketing works well, too. In an unlikely twist, Gen Xers seem to respond to traditional marketing formats as well, particularly mailings. This generation checks its physical mail as diligently as its email—86% say they bring in the mail every night. That fact becomes even more remarkable when you consider that 68% regularly use coupons they get in the mail. A well-timed offer sent through direct mail could have a lot of traction with your Gen X customers.

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Hyping the Millennial Homeowning Vision

Long the fixation of media moguls and advertisers alike, millennials have largely gone overlooked by the home improvement industry. Some of that is understandable: until recently, most millennials were too young to enter the homebuying market. That’s not the case anymore, however. Millennials may not be snapping up homes like their predecessors (the housing crash put an end to that). But they’re still buying. According to Zillow, millennials pumped over $ 514 billion into the housing market in 2017. Eight-five percent expect to own a home at some point in their lives. Experts readily point out that millennials are delaying their decision to buy, not terminating it. So there’s no reason to ignore this group.

Millennial buying power. Up until recently, wages remained mostly stagnant, which restricted millennials’ ability to make purchases for the home. Last year, the US Census reported that household incomes had risen for the first time since 2007, signaling that the economy had finally bounced back. However, the average millennial salary remains low, driving this group towards low-cost housing options, including the classic “fixer upper.” Many of these fixer-uppers will need repairs and improvements; in fact, 75% of millennial homeowners engaged in a home improvement project in the past year. That means there should be plenty of business in store for the remodeling sector, particularly as millennials accumulate more income.

Variety is the spice of millennial life. Nursed on social media and used to Instagramming their lives, millennials are naturally attracted to spaces that express their personality. Marketers at home improvement stores say that millennial shoppers now expect a huge variety of colors, textures and varieties for each type of product, meaning that the more you can offer them customization and a wide range of options, the better.

It’s all about your reviews. Millennials may value their individuality, but they’re not likely to make a purchase without checking with a few friends first. This generation loves reviews of all kind; 68% say they usually don’t make a major purchase without asking friends. They’re also more likely to research products and services heavily on the internet before buying. So good ratings on community reviewing sites like Yelp, Google, and Facebook will go a long way to win over this demographic.

Energy efficiency improvements go the distance with this generation. One could write a whole book on the preferences of millennials (and indeed, many volumes on the subject exist). However, one characteristic that we have our eye on is their tendency toward making home efficiency improvements. Upgrades like solar energy, smart technologies, electric car charging ports and LED lighting are likely to make more headway with this group. But your company’s ecological footprint counts for a lot too. Millennials are much more likely to buy from companies with a squeaky-clean reputation for energy use and environmental improvements. Being able to speak to your company’s impact in these areas will set you apart from the competition for millennial dollars.

All in all, things are looking up for home improvement professionals. And that means good things are on the horizon, no matter your ideal customer.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have ‘profound sense of commitment’ to each other

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are showing a “profound sense of commitment” to each other and to marrying in the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.

Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, who was named the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2013, has met Harry several times and says that the couple is not going through with a grand religious service out of a sense of tradition.

“I am very, very sure after conversations that this is no tick-box exercise of ‘We ought to get married in church,’ ” he told BBC Radio Four’s Today program. “There is a profound sense of commitment, of seriousness both about faith and about their lives together which is quite inspirational.”

Meghan will be baptised and confirmed in the Church of England before her May wedding.

Speaking of the wedding, Welby said: “Of course it’s important because people will look at it and they’ll see a model of how two people commit their lives to one another before God, in the presence of millions of people.

“That’s going to be wonderful, it’s always a beautiful moment.

“Every wedding is profoundly beautiful.”

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There’s a story behind each ornament on every Christmas tree

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Tara Shafer

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I love trimming our tree and setting out ornaments even more than I love Christmas morning. I think too, that if my kids were able to be really honest, they would agree. The tree trimming hype is less in comparison to an orgy of gifts, but the magic is more.

Holiday decorating seems less prone to go down in the creeping anticlimax that naturally occurs as children grow up. My oldest grieves the memory of Santa faith, but still insists upon decorating the tree with absolute abandon. That never leaves him.

So, yes. My favorite thing about the holidays — hands down — are the decorations.

This year we were late to the tree. By the time my entire family was all together, it was late on a cold winter afternoon in mid-December and the blue early evening light unspooled everywhere. There was a fire and the kids had chosen a tree, a wreath, and centerpiece at our local tree farm.

Earlier, I had set out the ornaments, hauled up once more from the basement. Everything from the dates on the newspaper in which they are wrapped to the ornaments themselves are evocative.

I make it a point to buy an ornament in as many shops as possible over the course of a year. I’m the lady buying the Christmas ornament in July at a shack at the beach. (A tiny lobster pot, a Hershey’s Kiss). I have a bulb for most family vacations I’ve ever taken. I love the memories associated with each one.

What makes these ornaments so special?

Ornaments represent moments in time. They are an artery to kid nostalgia which is, maybe, the cutest thing ever. When a second grader finds a blue sparkly snowflake made in preschool and cradles it gently in her hands as she finds the right branch. “Oooh, I made this when I was just a kid!”

But there is more. Ornaments ripen somehow as the memories deepen. I have a collection of tiny plaster animals given to us by my eldest son’s godmother and my cousin. These ornaments once hung in the childhood home of my paternal grandmother, whom I adored. The daughter of a frugal Canadian prairie minister, my grandmother hung these very ornaments on her tree when she was the age of my daughter. I love to think of their hands resting on the same object nearly a century apart.

The completely random selection of ornaments is what makes it all so great. I have antiquities on my tree, together with popsicle-stick reindeer and all the rest. Nothing goes together. It is all just a chaotic explosion of things catching lights and reflections.

In contrast to the gift exchange moments, the few hours we spend trimming the tree are beautiful, and respectful. There is an air of quiet joy as children unwrap memories and hang them up in a display of light against darkness. In such moments, my little family feels safe and contained in the universe of a snow globe. And it only lasts for a few moments — but I’ll take it with gratitude.

What is your favorite decoration and what is the story there?

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Donald Trump and LaVar Ball Really Do Deserve Each Other

At the start of this year, if you would have told me I’d be interviewing a China scholar about a deal in which President of the United States asks his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, for help to free three UCLA basketball players who’ve been held in a Chinese hotel for allegedly stealing sunglasses, I would have scoffed. If you said that one of those UCLA players was LiAngelo Ball, son of LaVar Ball — proprietor of $ 495 shoes, controversial and outspoken father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball — I would have laughed even harder.

Bet the under on that one, since I had to call up UCLA’s Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in US-China Relations & Communications, Min Zhou, to talk about LaVar Ball.

In hindsight, however, that LaVar Ball and Donald Trump would cross paths in the frenetic, utterly unpredictable 2017 news cycle was all but inevitable. Before returning home from a 12-day trip through Asia, President Trump on Tuesday confirmed that he asked President Xi, during Trump’s state visit to Beijing, to intervene on behalf of UCLA freshman basketball players Ball, Jalen Hill, and Cody Riley, who were arrested on shoplifting charges while in Hangzhou for UCLA’s opening game against Georgia Tech on Nov. 10. “They’re working on it right now,” Trump said. The players boarded a flight back to Los Angeles today.

“What they did was unfortunate,” Trump told reporters before leaving Manila and returning to Washington. Shoplifting penalties can vary greatly in China, but the players could have conceivably faced multiple years in jail.

Yes, Trump’s rescue of the Ball family is shrouded in symbolism. The President and LaVar Ball are classic carnival barkers who relish the media limelight. (Among LaVar Ball’s most outrageous statements: that Lonzo, the Lakers rookie, is the best player on the planet. He’s averaging 9.5 points per game, on an unseemly 31.3% shooting, for the 6-8 Lakers) They both appeared in WWE matches. They’re creations of our reality show world — while Trump had The Apprentice, Ball offers Ball In The Family on Facebook. They provoke strong reactions, positive and negative. Many people on social media have imagined Trump and Ball holding a joint press conference in the wake of the shoplifting charges. That would be quite a show.

This story, however, is more than an amusing sidelight. It does raise questions about selective justice. While the UCLA players go free, what about the human rights activists still imprisoned in China? “It’s easier for China to release American students than political dissidents,” says Zhou, the expert in China-U.S. relations, in a phone interview. “That’s a much more sensitive issue.”

The high-profile status of the UCLA players likely helped expedite their release. The Wall Street Journal noted that Detroit-native Wendell Brown, who was coaching a local American football team in China, is still in a Chinese jail after a September 2016 bar fight (he was charged with intentional assault).

China’s release of the basketball players carries diplomatic consequences as the world’s two largest economies haggle over trade and the North Korea nuclear threat. “It’s very important,” Zhou, a member of UCLA’s sociology department. “It’s a positive sign that the countries can work together.” The timing of the arrests helped the freshmen. Trump was also in China, on a state visit, when goodwill between countries generally ratchets up a level. Zhou’s happy China didn’t overtly use the detained students bargaining chips with the U.S. But don’t be surprised, she says, if China expects something in return down the road. “There’s still some sort of bargaining involved,” she says. “I’m doing you favor.”

Zhou’s thrilled that the students are returning home. “Kids make mistakes, and they should be given second chances,” she says.

Where does everyone go from here? UCLA coach Steve Alford will likely hand down some sort of suspension for his players. But at this rate, go ahead and expect LiAngelo Ball to hit the shot that sends UCLA to the Final Four, while his dad waves his Big Baller Brand kicks in the crowd. It’s November 2017. Anything goes.

 


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I have 5 baby carriers — here’s what each is good for

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Kelly Wilbanks

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I became a little obsessed with baby carriers after I found out I was pregnant with my second baby. I wanted ONE that would work for each of my littles at every life stage AND work as a front carrier AND be strong enough to hold my 40-pound 2-year-old.

What I found is that different carriers have different uses. Duh! The mythic Holy Grail carrier that that would let me do all the things wasn’t out there.

But I’ve tried many carriers, and I love to share what I’ve learned (I’ll even share my carriers if you live close enough). First, it’s important to know what features will help you and your baby the most. Do your babies grow fast? Do you want to travel light and need a carrier with a deep pocket? Do you overheat? What is the problem you want your carrier to solve?

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1. Problem Solved: Outward Facing — Miamily

We love our Miamily carrier because it has an actual seat built in. That means that our baby is actually sitting rather than hanging off our bodies. It’s the carrier we use for outward facing because our 5-month-old loves watching her sisters play.

I last wrote about it here two years ago and since then there have been some fabulous updates:

  1. The seat opens now so you can store items.
  2. The waist strap is larger for more ergonomic support.
  3. The velcro on the waist strap is higher quality and doesn’t snag your clothes.
  4. There are strong buckles instead of snaps to secure pieces together.

We have really enjoyed using this carrier and getting to know the family behind the brand. They have three small children, just like me, and use their carriers every day. It’s the best carrier in my stash for my inquisitive baby and my aching arms. (Miamily, $ 169)miamilly-carrier

2. Problem Solved: Overheating in Carrier — Carryon Airflow Lillebaby

I found myself overheating when I would go from outdoors to indoors when I was wearing my daughter. Vivianne, who also runs hot, would be sweating right along with me.

The Lillebaby carrier is mesh and allows for maximum airflow. We actually took this carrier with us when we traveled to Hong Kong last fall to visit family. We just knew we’d want a carrier that wouldn’t make us sweat in the tropical weather. (Lillebaby, $ 150)

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3. Problem Solved: Extra bag to carry items — Ergo Original

I reviewed this carrier two years ago, but it’s still one of my favorites. I love the super large front pocket. I can put a diaper, wipes, keys, phone, and a binky in there with room to spare. It truly leaves me hands-free when I’m out walking with my girls.

The cute polkadots aren’t bad either. I even got a mini-me version for my two-year-old so she can wear her baby like Mommy. (Amazon, $ 119)

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4. Problem Solved: Carrier that stores small — Boba

Some days you know you’ll be out and, though you don’t need one more thing to carry, a carrier might be helpful. This lightweight, compact option from Boba fits the bill. You can easily slip it in a purse or diaper bag to have on hand should it be needed.

I often bring a carrier with me when I’m grocery shopping just in case my daughter needs a change of scene towards the end. It’s a great travel option too especially if you have a young walker that might get tired or slow the crew down with their tiny little legs and wandering spirit. (Boba, $ 70)

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5. Problem Solved: Skin-to-skin — Ergo Adapt

In the fall I reviewed the Adapt Ergo carrier, but little did I know how handy this carrier would become for a friend of mine. She adopted a newborn in December, but there were some medical complications and his stay at the hospital lasted two weeks. He was poked and prodded as they ran test after test.

Once he was finally home he, understandably, didn’t want to be touched. His smart momma used the Adapt Ergo carrier because it offered skin-to-skin contact without a heat-producing insert. It definitely helped her bond with her baby after all the craziness at the hospital. (Target, $ 145)Ergo-Adapt-Carrier

These, of course, are just the carriers I have in my stash and not an exhaustive list. I hope this list helps you as you search for the right carrier for you and your baby. Oh, and here’s a little nugget of advice from a seasoned baby carrying mama: sometimes you do need a carrier for her and one for him. It just depends on what problem you’re trying to solve.

What’s your main reason for using a baby carrier?

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The Good FightThe Good Fight takes one stumble back with last week’s episode, but two steps forward with “Not So Grand Jury.” The Mike Kresteva (Matthew Perry) arc finally came to a close and not a…

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Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s Love for Each Other ”Can’t Get Any Stronger” as They Enjoy Alone Time in Paris

Zayn Malik, Gigi HadidThe only thing shining brighter than the Eiffel Tower at the moment is Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s romance.
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What Happens When Couples Pick Surprise Tattoos For Each Other

Choosing a surprise tattoo design for your partner just might be the ultimate test of trust in a relationship. (It’s also the ultimate taste test ― pick the wrong font and you’re in trouble, buddy.)

In the BuzzFeed video above, two brave couples do just that. 

“I’m hoping I really love this tattoo because I’m going to be walking down the aisle with this tattoo,” one nervous bride-to-be says.

See how it all goes down in the video above. 

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Recognizing the Gift Each Moment Bears is a Mindfulness Practice

“Appreciation of life itself, becoming suddenly aware of the miracle of being alive, on this planet, can turn what we call ordinary life into a miracle. We come awake to such a realization when we recognize our connection to a spiritual dimension.” ~ Dan Wakefield

I am just now coming out of a weeklong physical challenge, having dealt with a nasty little virus that snuck up on me and really whacked me upside the head. The most startling part about this for me was that I never get sick. So, for the better part of five days, I was doing that metaphysical self-analysis thing. You know, the guilt trip, seeking the cryptic cause of the negative experience, blah, blah, blah. It’s a pointless exercise in feeling rotten about feeling rotten, but it seems that on special occasions, we all have the tendency to get out the hammer and start pounding. Fortunately, my prayer partner called me and pulled me out of that nosedive. As I regained my sense of the Beloved’s ever-presence, my mind began to focus on something a bit more productive, and in the process of evicting this visiting virus, I consciously invited it to be my master teacher of the moment.

However, the lesson I sought was not about what was in my consciousness to create such an experience but rather what I missed out on in my life while I was busy feeling rotten about feeling rotten. Here was my awareness: As I sat down this morning to write about these thoughts, I noticed a large vase full of beautiful roses sitting right there next to my computer monitor. My wife Diane has a talent for growing flowers, and I thought this was a lovely gift, her way of beautifying my office after a week of me hacking, drooling, spitting, and coughing all over the place. (I know, that’s gross, huh? That’s what she said too.) Well, I went to thank her for her thoughtfulness and told her that they would really brighten up my day! She looked at me, paused, and smiled curiously, saying, “I put those roses there four days ago, honey.” Four days ago! Now, that would not be such a bad thing had I not been sitting at my computer off and on for all those days, doing much of my usual business. Granted, I was a little less focused than normal, but nonetheless, there they were, glorious roses, in full bloom right in front of my nose. Had I not been so busy feeling rotten about feeling rotten, perhaps I might have seen the roses earlier and enjoyed them even more.

Life is like that, isn’t it? We can have the most glorious and beautiful gifts stuck right under our noses every day, but if we become overly preoccupied with the challenges that life is guaranteed to present, we never see the gift that lies in the moment at hand. In truth, we don’t need to be stricken with the inconvenience of a virus or other more serious maladies to be oblivious to the gifts of the moment, do we? Do you ever get to feeling badly that things seem to be going poorly in some area of your life? Do you ever get so caught up in the drama of what’s unfolding that you lose sight of the gifts that life is laying at your feet in every holy instant? If you do, stop and think about my roses. The gift was made long before I was ready to enjoy it; what a waste of that beauty! The beautiful gifts that life brings us every day are beyond measure, but we have to be willing to be mindfully present enough in the moment to see them. What gift has been laid at your feet today? Perhaps now would be a great time to stop, look down, and appreciate it, because as with my roses, it may not be there forever. Appreciate the gifts that life brings you in every moment. You deserve them.

This writing is an excerpt from Dennis’ book, The Art of Being – 101 Ways to Practice Purpose in Your Life

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Gwyneth Paltrow Wonders Why Women Are So ‘Vitriolic’ To Each Other

Gwyneth Paltrow thinks women need to stop being so mean to each other.

Paltrow appears on the February 2015 cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK. Inside the issue, she discusses her relationship with Chris Martin and paving her own way beyond her famous parents. While she says she has developed a sisterhood with her colleagues at Goop, she also acknowledges how badly women can treat each other.

“Women really need to examine why they’re so vitriolic to other women; why they want to twist words, why they want to read about someone else in a negative light and why that feels good to them … But I also know a huge tribe of women who are loving and supportive of other women, in ways that are completely transformative,” Paltrow says.

In October, Paltrow’s feud with Martha Stewart made headlines and ended with the actress publishing a recipe for “Jailbird Cake” on her website. Many took this as a jab at Stewart, who went to jail in 2004 for insider trading.

The 42-year-old star tells Bazaar she has learned “the power of kindness and the importance of nonjudgemental ways of looking at others.” She also defends a woman’s right to be whoever she wants.

“I think we are a generation of women who are different in a lot of respects, and some of us want to be ambitious, and for it not to be a dirty word,” she adds. “We want to be feminine and soft, we want to be maternal, we want to be sexual, we want to be explorers — and we can be a combination of all of these archetypes. You can be powerful, but you can also be vulnerable.”

Read the full interview in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, on sale Jan. 2. Also available as a digital edition.

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