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Reese Witherspoon Says She Feels Fear in Her Life 'All the Time'

Reese Witherspoon Says She Feels Fear in Her Life 'All the Time'

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Even Reese Witherspoon has moments of fear and doubt, but the actress says she’s come up with a way to combat those bad feelings when they bubble up. “I see as this little creature that lives in my life all the time, and I can either pay it attention and not get anything done or I can march ahead and ignore it,” the A Wrinkle in Time star told Marie Claire for its March 2018 issue.  “Sometimes I just have to jump two feet into a cold pool and go, ‘OK, I believe in myself enough, I know I work hard. I know I can always bet on myself,'” she added.  Witherspoon, who recently revealed in an emotional speech that she was sexually assaulted by a director at 16, also spoke about the women’s movement currently sweeping Hollywood and beyond. “It shouldn’t just be about financial success,” she said
How Speedskating Teen Maame Biney's Infectious Joy Is Winning Over Audiences and Olympians Alike

How Speedskating Teen Maame Biney's Infectious Joy Is Winning Over Audiences and Olympians Alike

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First there’s the smile, then there’s that laugh: When short-track speedskater Maame Biney is excited about something, the whole world knows it — and she’s had good reason to be thrilled in recent weeks. Ever since qualifying in December for the American team at the 2018 Winter Olympics, the 18-year-old Biney’s enthusiasm has infected the internet; and her contagious joy is earning her the notice of spectators at home and her fellow Olympians on Team USA. “Can we all take a moment to appreciate this ray of sunshine?” figure skater and bronze medalist Adam Rippon posted on Saturday, alongside a photo of the two, with Biney (as ever) beaming. Set to compete in both the women’s 500- and 1,500-meter races this week in Gangneung, South Korea, Biney is the first black woman who’s ever qualified
American Luger Chris Mazdzer Makes History With Silver as Leslie Jones Gushes About Him on Twitter

American Luger Chris Mazdzer Makes History With Silver as Leslie Jones Gushes About Him on Twitter

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Less than a month ago, luger Chris Mazdzer took to Facebook to share his mounting frustration over a persistent rut he had fallen into — and from which it seemed he may never escape. “What kills me on the inside is not the fact I made a few small mistakes,” he wrote, “what kills me and has been driving me wild for over a year now is the fact that no matter what I do my top speed and ability to be with the top guys in the world has disappeared, and I don’t know why.” That was on Jan. 21. Then on Sunday — exactly three weeks later and in his third Olympic appearance — Mazdzer won a silver medal in men’s singles luge at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, the first American to ever make the podium in that event. “It’s 16 years in the making,” he told reporters after his victory, which he tr
How Snowboarder Chloe Kim Is Poised to Dominate the Winter Olympics — at Just 17!

How Snowboarder Chloe Kim Is Poised to Dominate the Winter Olympics — at Just 17!

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Even now — after the record-breaking, after three gold medals at the Winter X Games, after all the press coverage — 17-year-old snowboarder Chloe Kim still gets nervous before she drops into the half-pipe to compete. “I’m shaking, my heart is pounding out of my chest, it’s like I’m freaking out,” she told PEOPLE in the fall, prior to her debut at the 2018 Olympic Games. “But once I’m moving, I feel fine and I feel relaxed.” And it shows: Kim, who won’t turn 18 until two months after the Winter Olympics, has dominated the women’s half-pipe in recent years, with back-to-back medals at the X Games every year since 2014. On Dec. 15, she qualified for Team USA — the second time she’s made the cut (the first was in 2014) — but the first time she’s actually been old enough to compete in the Olymp
Kylie Jenner Steps Out for the First Time Since Welcoming Daughter Stormi

Kylie Jenner Steps Out for the First Time Since Welcoming Daughter Stormi

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First-time mom Kylie Jenner may not want to do anything except “hold her baby,” but she left little Stormi at home over the weekend for her first public outing since giving birth. The 20-year-old makeup mogul, who welcomed her daughter on Feb. 1 with boyfriend Travis Scott, was seen on Saturday with BFF Jordyn Woods in Los Angeles. The pals were photographed getting out of a black SUV. Jenner was wearing black bicycle shorts and black top, covered by a beige jacket. Jenner also wore a fanny pack around her waist and a pair of sneakers. Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter. RELATED GALLERY: From Stormi Webster to North West: A Complete Guide to the KarJenner Kids’ Debuts After month
Snowboarder Jamie Anderson Defends Her Title and Wins Gold in Women's Slopestyle — Again

Snowboarder Jamie Anderson Defends Her Title and Wins Gold in Women's Slopestyle — Again

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Snowboarder Jamie Anderson has successfully defended her golden status. The 27-year-old grabbed gold for the second time in the women’s snowboard slopestyle at Phoenix Snow Part in South Korea Monday morning (Sunday night stateside). Anderson also took home gold in the 2014 competition in Sochi — its Olympic debut — which means Anderson is currently the first and only woman to earn gold in the event at the Games. Blustery conditions caused a delayed start to the event and handicapped the majority of the competitors, according to a release from the U.S. Olympic Committe, which also noted that :Anderson successfully navigated the course for a score of 83.00 on her first run, then watched as the field was confounded by the windy conditions.” Her win comes just one day after 17-year-old snowbo