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Katie Couric  NEW POD: We talk to @algore about climate change & look back at news + politics in 2018 with @mikiebarb. Plus Brian and I have a special announcement!

It’s time for another #GiftsThatGiveBack! I'm so very proud of my friends @mamashimony and @joanshifrin who are truly changing women's lives around the globe! Check out @globalgoods - this fair trade non-profit organization partners with artisan women in 23 countries around the world to improve the lives of women and their families in some of the world's poorest communities by providing design assistance and business training, financial support and fair living wages.
In hundreds of communities, where women are denied the opportunity to earn a living, Global Goods Partners provides dignified and reliable employment so women can provide for themselves and their families. GGP partners with embroiderers in Kandahar, Afghanistan who have been widowed by war, Guatemalan weavers who are earning an income for the first time, and Burmese artisans living in refugee camps in Thailand--all of whom are gaining new skills and making it possible through their fair wage incomes to provide a brighter future for their families.
100 percent of proceeds from the sale of products go toward strengthening the communities where GGP works and the artisan enterprises they support. GGP has so many gifts for everyone on your list, so choose a gift that gives back this holiday season (like this adorable weekender bag!)
🌟Order online by tomorrow and use code FREESHIP18 for free & Christmas-guaranteed shipping in the U.S.!🌟 #gifts #holidayshopping #greatcause #globalgoods #ggp #guatemalanartisans #madebywomen

Hi everyone! Head over to my stories to check out my @Instagram LIVE with Minnesota’s Congresswoman elect @ilhanmn. We talked about the new freshman class in D.C., how she got into politics, and her controversial tweet about the Vice President. #ilhanomar #congresswoman #dc #politics #loveher

This #GiftThatGivesBack comes from my new Insta friend Christina 😊 Sh*t That I Knit is a Boston based knitwear company run by Christina and her mom that sells hand-knit accessories all knit by women in Lima, Peru. They are able to earn money working from home so they can be with their kids which allows them to bring in an income without traveling far from their families. The company also donate Give A Sh*t Kits to young adults with cancer - so they can benefit from relaxing, meditative practice of knitting and take their minds off of their treatment for a couple hours (how great is that?!😊)Their hats and wraps are so cute - you’ll look good AND feel good! Go check them out at www.shitthatiknit.com 💖 #knitting #gifts #giftguide #giftsthatgiveback #lastminuteholidayshopping

I am completely starstruck in the midst of these powerhouse women!
🔹@laurenaunderwood is the newly elected congresswoman for Illinois’s 14th Congressional District. She is also a registered nurse and was formerly a senior advisor at the US Department of Health and Human Services.
🔹@drleanawen is the new president of @plannedparenthood. She is a former emergency physician and also served as the health commissioner for Baltimore City. Dr. Leana is also the author of the book “When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests” which is all about teaching patients how to advocate for themselves.
🔹@mikiesherrill is the newly elected congresswoman for New Jersey’s 11th District. She is a former federal prosecutor and US Navy helicopter pilot. If this doesn’t show the world is changing I don’t know what does! It was cool to be in their presence to say the least!
PS: Thank you @joannacoles for throwing such a fun and festive lunch! 💫#whoruntheworld #thefutureisfemale

In our constant and relentless search for happiness, making a difference, small or large in someone’s life may in fact be the real key. Tell me how you did this today if you’re so inclined! ❤️ #monday #mondaymotivation #ralphwaldoemerson #wisewords

My beautiful friend, Jenifer Estess died 15 years ago today of ALS. She was 40 years old. She was talented, vibrant, hilarious and an all around spectacular human being. She was the founder of @nakedangelsnyc a Manhattan theatre company that included legendary performers like @sarahjessicaparker @benstiller @marissatomei_id among others. Jenifer was told she had ALS when she was 35 and to “max out her credit cards.” That was unacceptable, so Jenifer, along with her extraordinary sisters, Valerie and Meredith started @projectals to support critical research for ALS (which will benefit patients with a whole host of neurological diseases as well.) 93 million dollars later, @projectals continues to work tirelessly to find new drugs that will slow the progress of this horrific and cruel disease and one day (hopefully🙏🏻) cure it altogether. I was honored to write the forward of Valerie’s book #talesfromthebed and am grateful to call the Estess sisters my friends. Today we celebrated Jenifer with her favorite #barneygreengrass delicacies and wished she were there. I miss her and will honor her by supporting the great work of @projectals If you’re interested in learning more about the exciting science this organization is funding you can visit projectals.org ❤️❤️❤️ #projectals #weloveyoujenifer

Good morning! I slept 10 hours (from 7pm to 5 am) and woke up raring to go! This week I’m going to post some ideas for gifts that give back and I love this one! @thistlefarms based in #nashville is a “globally minded social enterprise led by women survivors of trafficking, prostitution and addiction” that offers “hope and healing through sanctuary, community and employment.” Every purchase directly benefits the women who make these handcrafted natural body and home products. Their motto is love heals every body. Get it? I’ve purchased this body scrub as a gift for some of my friends. Hey who doesn’t like a good scrubbin’ right? If you all have any other good ideas for gifts that give back let me know! Stay tuned for some more this week including my favorite! ❤️ #happysunday PS see what a little sleep will do for you? I’m in such a good mood! 😄 #thistlefarms thistlefarms.org Go ladies!!! 💪🏼

Saturday Night Fever turned 41 this week! I could watch this all day! 🕺🏻Happy #Saturday #nicemoves #shakeyourgroovethang #saturdaynightfever #burnbabyburn 🔥 PS I’m sick so this post suddenly has a whole new meaning! 🤧

My heart breaks all year long for these beautiful children and their families, but especially on this day every year. I am sending a special hug to my friends Mark and Jackie Barden who started @sandyhookpromise to help prevent these tragedies from happening to other families in schools across the country. They also participated in a documentary I executive produced about gun violence called Under the Gun on @epix which illuminated the history of gun violence in this country and tells the personal stories of those who have lost loved ones in this most senseless and violent way. The Bardens’ strength and courage inspire me every day. Please hold them and all the victims of gun violence In your hearts. 💙 #sandyhook #restinpeace #remembertheirnames and yes! Please join @momsdemand @everytown or @lawcenter@Giffords.org to fight for sensible gun laws!

🎶It’s the most wonderful time of the year....🎶 The royal Christmas cards have been released and I am LOVING them! I just want to squeeze little Prince Louis’ cheeks! 🥰🥰 And liking the leg kick from Prince George-something I would have done as a cheeky tot! #royalfamily #happyholidays #toocute

The only benefit of waking up at 2:30am and not being able to get back to sleep (damn you jetlag!) is that your insomniac friends send you crazy videos like this one! Thanks @hairhousebronx aka Dana! I didn’t send out Christmas cards this year, so consider this mine to all of you! 🤪❤️🎄🎁🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻 PS Molner has some serious moves...particularly enjoyed when we did “the bump.” 😝

A #tbt with Taylor Swift since today is her birthday! 🌟🌟She was on my talk show back the in the day and told me all about her “unusual” song writing process. Happy Birthday @taylorswift!!! What’s your favorite T-Swift song?! #loveher #birthdaygirl #tswift #nowihaveshakeitoffstuckinmyhead 🤪

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