The GC4W News Weekend Reads Edition 23 is a collection of top stories and trending topics. 

With so much news content being published each day on, we have decided to start a new tradition to keep you informed and connected to the resources to improve your life and business. 

The following are top picks and trending topics on news:

1. How Barbie Ferreira Combats Hollywood Fat-Shaming

When Barbie Ferreira was a plus-size model, most of her friends looked like her. Soft, fleshy, bountiful. She was part of a group text chain, “The Fat Agenda,” whose members labeled themselves as the “fats in fashion.” As a teenager, she’d hated that word — “fat.” It was weaponized by schoolmates and anonymous commenters who trolled her Tumblr. But when she and the other curvy models began using it as a self-descriptor, it no longer felt as offensive. Ferreira’s relationship to her body has continued to evolve since leaving the fashion industry to pursue an acting career. Read more here.

2. Power Women Pay Tribute To Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg fearlessly dedicated her life to gender equality, propelling it to front and center in people’s minds. Her pursuit of justice is something everyone can learn from. Instead of having a sense of grievance over the barriers she faced, she let them fuel her moral courage and drive her mission to ensure that others wouldn’t have to endure the same roadblocks. Through RBG’s remarkable career, she showed that glass ceilings can be broken not only for individuals but also an entire nation.

The true impact of Ginsburg’s life is seen in how she shaped and paved the way for other achievers to rise. At the news of her death, power women, who in their own way have broken barriers, were asked to reflect on how RBG influenced their careers and inspired them to create opportunities for others, as she had done for them. Read more here.

3. The Only Way To Spa At Home

Now living in a time where that day of luxury seems quite far away, it’s more important than ever to ensure we find little ways to look after ourselves. We should be implementing small, positive aspects into the new daily routines we find ourselves so unexpectedly in.

Now is the time for the humble bath to make a comeback. In these uncertain times, having a tranquil bath that can restore your sense of self, reduce anxiety and soothe aching muscles, has never been so important. Read more here.

4. Candace Cameron Bure On Building A Successful Brand

Candace Cameron Bure, an accomplished businesswoman, actress, producer and director, serves as a role model for aspiring actresses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Most know her from her staple characters on the Hallmark Channel, Full House and Fuller House. However, for over a decade, she has built a reputable brand behind the camera through an array of successful entrepreneurial endeavors, including Candy Rock Entertainment, iCandy Productions and Candache. Additionally, she’s established prominent partnerships domestically and internationally, including DaySpring and CookCraft.  Read more here.

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