8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Dec 15 2014

The new Miss World is Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss, who somehow has time for pageants while being a fourth-year medical student.
Are these designers and entrepreneurs on the cusp of being the most influential leaders in fashion? Women's Wear Daily thinks so, and just named them the Ten of Tomorrow.
Uber continues to court controversy: Between rampant privacy issues and allegedly joyriding a passed-out passenger, the company introduced surge pricing during the hostage crisis in Sydney, Australia. Following backlash, it has now been offering Sydney residents free rides.
It was SantaCon vs. #MillionsMarch in New York on Saturday. Happily, the more socially conscious of the two groups outnumbered the bar-crawlers.
Ebola fear subsided stateside pretty quickly, but we shouldn’t forget that the tragedy is still going on for the people of Sierra Leone. Warning: The tale of 4-year-old orphan "Sweetie Sweetie" will tear your heart out.
The FBI is looking at the death of a North Carolina teen originally thought to be a suicide over suspicions that it may have actually been a lynching.
Of the 611 covers of 44 major fashion magazines in the past year, only 119 featured models of color. Harper's Bazaar had a big fat zero.
Finally, amid all the controversy stirred up by the Sony hack attack came the delightful revelation that Channing Tatum's email style is just like every Channing Tatum character, and we love him for it.
Courtesy Warner Bros.

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