Babies, animals, and more glimmers of light in the dungheap.
Mikayla Holmgrem becoming the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in a state Miss USA pageant.
This important reminder from the Girl Scouts about consent and not having to thank any creepy relatives/friends of the family with a hug, if you don't want to.
When the 28 2018 Miss Peru contestants listed statistics on women's rights, sexual harassment, and violence as their "measurements" in a badass twist on pageants' bikinis-and-world-peace image.
When it was worth getting banned from Wikipedia.
Justin Trudeau's essay about raising his children as feminists, written exclusively for us (brush, brush).
This joke, based on the only science fact we know.
Thank you, Charli XCX, for giving us your "Boys" video.
This dad joke to top them all.
Sara Shakeel's beautiful, body-positive art.
Around 2:08 of this song.
Rihanna acknowledging that she knows you talk about her weight and responding with a wicked sense of humor.
Chrissy Teigen's annual Showing of the Stretch Marks, which should just be declared a national holiday already.
When we saw, first hand, why we need strong female leads. ("Made us smile" is used loosely here, because it's more apt to make you tear up.)
How much Stormzy loves his sweater.
When this good boy lost his job but charmed the world (and found other employment) in the process.
Tina Fey capturing the kind of smash-your-face-into-a-sheet-cake depths of despair many of us felt earlier this year so accurately it makes you suspect if she's watching us.
An estimated 3.2 to 5.2 million people in 600 cities nationwide taking part in the Women's March.
Elle Fanning wearing this puff-sleeve Rodarte ensemble that haunts my dreams.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber getting back together, which might've made you smile because that's the kind of going-against-everyone's-advice thing you would do. Or it made you smile because you're looking forward to the drama that could conceivably follow if/when they break up again.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature removed the snow leopard from the endangered species list. (But only a slight smile for this one, as they're still vulnerable.)
Meryl Streep kicking off the year with a legendary speech denouncing Trump and calling for protections for freedom of speech.
Obama having so much fun on his well-deserved vacation that we began to think he didn't miss us.
Blue Ivy wearing a tiny pink Gucci suit.
Mariah Carey giving an interview in which she said the actual words "I was focusing on the food." And "I don't know where that motherf*cker is," in response to a question concerning ex-fiancé James Packer and some alleged illegal gift-giving.
Drake hoarding Birkins for his future wife, even though she could be more into Kellys, just saying. But with that resale value, that's a fine investment.