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Electric cars make their mark

2019 was the year electric vehicles grew up. From budget Kias to fleets of e-trucks, this was the biggest year for vehicular electrification yet—but several blockbuster launches belie a hard road ahead as automakers are forced to reinvent themselves.

2019 was the year electric cars grew up

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious for EVs.Tesla has done the yeoman's work of proving you can sell a million or so electric cars to the masses. Its Model 3 accounted for 1 out of every 6 EVs sold worldwide. Now VW, GM, Ford, and others have painted a giant target on Tesla's back. Let the race begin.

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Get smart about parenting

Raising a child is hard. But the “parenting is hard” trope, which feeds memes and dinner conversations, can be dangerous. It frames the problem as the individual failure of a single parent rather than as a social issue.

The hardest part of being a parent has nothing to do with raising kids

I always say we have to raise our girls to be brave, not perfect. But it's not enough for parents to try to do this work alone, we have to change as a society because our kids are getting messages from everywhere - media, school, classmates - so it's on all of us together.

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Fans react angrily to 'racist' ban on Serena Williams' catsuit

Fans react angrily to 'racist' ban on Serena Williams' catsuit

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  • I’m in disbelief of French Open’s decision. It is 2018, not to mention the catsuit was designed with Serena’s medical condition in mind.

    Love Nike’s response on Twitter: “You can take the superhero out of her costume, but you can never take away her superpowers.”

  • An unnecessary action that just makes tennis once again feel out of touch... there is constant worry that tennis isn’t attracting the young and now this.

    Let Serena be a warrior. It’s what the sport needs. And it’s her right.

    https://www.npr.org/2018/08/24/641549735/one-must-respect-the-game-french-open-bans-serena-williams-catsuit

    An unnecessary action that just makes tennis once again feel out of touch... there is constant worry that tennis isn’t attracting the young and now this.

    Let Serena be a warrior. It’s what the sport needs. And it’s her right.

    https://www.npr.org/2018/08/24/641549735/one-must-respect-the-game-french-open-bans-serena-williams-catsuit

  • This ban if not clarified clearly and properly, will go on to include by proxy ‘Muslim Female Tennis Players’ outfits in line with Serena’s. How is what she is wearing a violation, they’ve not specified. This prejudice against women must stop. In my opinion that is one of the best she has looked sporting

    This ban if not clarified clearly and properly, will go on to include by proxy ‘Muslim Female Tennis Players’ outfits in line with Serena’s. How is what she is wearing a violation, they’ve not specified. This prejudice against women must stop. In my opinion that is one of the best she has looked sporting any tennis wear throughout her career. Would be nice in other colors as well.

  • Nike released an ad about Serena Williams and the outfit designed specifically for her health that she describes as her ”Wakanda-style catsuit.” The copy: “You can take the superhero out of her costume, but you can never take away her superpowers. #justdoit”

    Serena Williams has often faced discrimination

    Nike released an ad about Serena Williams and the outfit designed specifically for her health that she describes as her ”Wakanda-style catsuit.” The copy: “You can take the superhero out of her costume, but you can never take away her superpowers. #justdoit”

    Serena Williams has often faced discrimination in tennis. She is drug tested far more than other top tennis athletes (she always tests clean), is body shamed because of her strong physique and consistently deals with alternately being over-sexualized and marginalized. Like many women of color she chooses to simply move forward with grace and grit.

  • I'd like Serena to 'take a knee' on the French open and simply choose not to play. In fact, don't play and attend in her catsuit. And it would be even if other players joined her in fighting this sexist and potentially racist decision. There is no way to truly decide if it was race driven but given the

    I'd like Serena to 'take a knee' on the French open and simply choose not to play. In fact, don't play and attend in her catsuit. And it would be even if other players joined her in fighting this sexist and potentially racist decision. There is no way to truly decide if it was race driven but given the recent revelation that Serena is specifically drug tested considerably more than other players, including one that was using PEDs, the thought of race playing a role is not farfetched.

  • It’s impossible to know if this was indeed driven by racism, but throwing around that kind of vitriol serves no one, especially people who deal with casual racism everyday and don’t have angry twitter users there to come to their defense.

  • I just can’t understand why they banned her outfit. I’m not the most stylish person, but I just figured they should wear what helps them perform the best. I don’t care if Serena was playing in her pajamas the skill, she brings to the game is remarkable.

  • The French Open has banned Serena Williams' black suit, saying that, ''I think that sometimes we've gone too far...One must respect the game and the place."

    Okay, I am quite serious now. Does anyone know why the Serena's outfit is less "respectful" of the game of tennis than the normal outfit? I really want to know it.

  • health is one good reason but racist? really?

  • Tradition. Tradition by its nature is slow to change. You don’t wear jeans on a golf course. You respect the game. You don’t wear a catsuit at the French Open. You respect the game and the place.

    A catsuit is about winning but winning isn’t everything. How you go about winning is just as important.

    Serena

    Tradition. Tradition by its nature is slow to change. You don’t wear jeans on a golf course. You respect the game. You don’t wear a catsuit at the French Open. You respect the game and the place.

    A catsuit is about winning but winning isn’t everything. How you go about winning is just as important.

    Serena can change tradition but she will need the support of many players to do so. Is she a leader? Or is she just out for herself?

  • I believe that there are certain traditions and practices which need to be retained in sports. I agree with the decision to ban such cat suits. if we do not place a stop to it, people who have no clue about sports and who do not respect tradition will dictate our way of life.

  • There was a time when Muslim women wore similar dress code in sports and then we're critized. Now same fate on this talented women. If that dress is convenient for her, let her have it.

  • She could wear a raincoat and cement shoes and still whip their asses........old farts running seemingly civilized sport......pfft!

  • Someone asked if Serena was “just out for herself”, among other stupid comments. The outfit was made for her in order to help prevent blood clots. In case you didn’t actually READ the article, she developed serious blood clots in her lungs after the birth of her child. People who have had blood clots

    Someone asked if Serena was “just out for herself”, among other stupid comments. The outfit was made for her in order to help prevent blood clots. In case you didn’t actually READ the article, she developed serious blood clots in her lungs after the birth of her child. People who have had blood clots must stick to a strict regimen of preventative measures to prevent more in the future. An example is having to wear automatic calf massage devices when hospitalized. Stimulation and pressure on the legs is necessary to keep the blood flowing properly when involved in strenuous activities that increase heart rate and, therefore, pump blood faster. This catsuit does that on her calves and thighs. It’s tight because it NEEDS to be tight, or she could die right there on their stupid little court. Please educate yourself. This action is ridiculous and petty. I don’t think it’s racist, but I do think they have their priorities twisted.

  • If the outfit is for her health then attempting to ban its use is wrong, plain and simple.

    Was the French official simply out of touch or.........

    Look out, Wolf! WOLF!

    WOLF!!!!!!

  • this is fascist and sexist no matter how you cut it. But Serena is stepping like a true queen and not responding to such blatant hate by the French open. I remember seeing this ad on Twitter and I just couldn't wait to see it in other colors and prints. I don't understand how they think this is going

    this is fascist and sexist no matter how you cut it. But Serena is stepping like a true queen and not responding to such blatant hate by the French open. I remember seeing this ad on Twitter and I just couldn't wait to see it in other colors and prints. I don't understand how they think this is going to keep her down. she's an amazing player and she will kick ass no matter what.

  • The French Open or the people that’s going to get Serena need to understand that yes he does have a wide husband but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have into relational relationships we are human we are bound to whoever we love it give a hard to want to use them to clarify your love means more anything

    The French Open or the people that’s going to get Serena need to understand that yes he does have a wide husband but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have into relational relationships we are human we are bound to whoever we love it give a hard to want to use them to clarify your love means more anything then what people say or do Love is a powerful word in a mean so many things by why do we love the hate and hate but we love

  • I've always found Serena Williams to be attractive. She's always been about fashion. It should be a surprise to no one.

  • Recreational clothing has improved along with equipment. See NO reason to ban her cat suit. I remember our golf club when golf skirts could be no higher than an inch above the knee...ah...no more. Tennis is a physically intense sport and just like better football helmets, protect the players!

  • My suggestion is to invite "open independent investigators".

    Too many factors entangled.