Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence totally lived up to the badassery of her character Katniss recently when she helped rescue a young woman who collapsed outside of her apartment. Maybe she picked up some survival skills when training for the movie after all.
“In Plain English: The Affordable Care Act, including its individual mandate that virtually all Americans buy health insurance, is constitutional. There were not five votes to uphold it on the ground that Congress could use its power to regulate commerce between the states to require everyone to buy health insurance. However, five Justices agreed that the penalty that someone must pay if he refuses to buy insurance is a kind of tax that Congress can impose using its taxing power. That is all that matters. Because the mandate survives, the Court did not need to decide what other parts of the statute were constitutional, except for a provision that required states to comply with new eligibility requirements for Medicaid or risk losing their funding. On that question, the Court held that the provision is constitutional as long as states would only lose new funds if they didn’t comply with the new requirements, rather than all of their funding.”— Amy Howe, on the SCOTUS liveblog. (via whorlsaway)
To celebrate Title IX’s 40th anniversary, Nike has put together this incredibly touching ad featuring several accomplished female athletes — Joan Benoit Samuelson, winner of the first-ever Olympic gold medal for women’s marathon in 1984, women’s basketball legend Lisa Leslie, Marlen Esparza, Olympic boxer, and WNBA player Diana Taurasi — talking about their journeys to the top of their respective games. They get a little assist by some young girls suiting up for their own athletic journeys. Okay, they’re probably actors, and that’s why their lip-sync skills are so good. But you can bet they won’t come out of this gig thinking they can’t play ball — and win. (via Jezebel) Previously in Women’s Sports
Move over, Barbie playhouse, prefab dollhouses are out. In an effort to increase the number of women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related fields, three female Stanford graduates have created a DIY dollhouse that children can design, build, decorate, and wire with electricity. Roominate combines the comfort of playing with a dollhouse, a toy traditionally marketed toward girls, with new opportunities to explore circuitry, architecture, and design.