A King Cake Introduced Us To New Orleans’ First All-Women Mardi Gras Super Krewe

Boasting 39 elaborate parade floats carrying 2,232 costumed riders, the Mystic Krewe of Nyx just became the first all-women Mardi Gras super krewe.

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Monica Lewinsky Launches #BeStrong Emojis For World Safer Internet Day

“In today’s world, particularly online and especially for younger people, support—knowing you are not alone—is vital and can even save lives.”

Monica Lewinsky Launches #BeStrong Emojis For World Safer Internet Day

A Ballerina’s Tale: Feature Documentary on Misty Copeland Debuts Tonight On PBS

“I don’t think the classical ballet world will ever accept me. I’m black. I have a large chest. I’m muscular.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Offers Her “Awesome” Perspective On “Notorious RBG” Phenomenon

“So Justice Ginsburg how does it feel to become at this stage in your life this character, this T-shirt, fingernails, mugs image…”

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Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

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Valentine’s Day Hater Offers Her Simply Beautiful Take On Love

"I hate Valentine’s Day." WYSK Lifestyle Contributor Leah LaRocco is not shy (nor alone) when it comes to expressing abhorrence for February 14th. Her reasons are personal and varied... from how it made her feel when she was single, and current pressures to set up "some weirdly unromantic dinner in a crowded restaurant" with ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: How To Silence The Whistling, Whining, Or Roaring Of A Noisy Showerhead

February 12, 2016 by

"After my shower is turned on for a minute, I start to hear a sudden roaring sound.  Any suggestions of what needs to be done?" - WYSK Reader Gary NV: Thanks, Gary for this question! I’m giggling to myself because it’s reminding me of a hotel I recently stayed in where the shower sounded like jet engines ramping ... [Read More]

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Wearable Art: Intricate Wigs Hand-Cut From Paper

February 11, 2016 by

Inspired by the motifs and characteristics of historical time periods, Russian artist Asya Kozina has created these incredibly elaborate wigs, all hand-cut from paper. In her Baroque Paper Wigs series, Asya curls and cuts paper sheets to form the most outrageous and impressive wearable sculptures we’ve ever seen. “Historical wigs always fascinated me, especially the Baroque era. ... [Read More]

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Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11, 2016 by

Today is the inaugural International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day that was established by the United Nations to recognize women's contributions to the field, with the goal of achieving "full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls." According a recent study conducted in 14 countries by the U.N., women and girls continue to be excluded from participating ... [Read More]

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Sixth Graders Write, Record Anti-Bullying Song To Inspire Confidence In Other Girls

February 10, 2016 by

"When they say I throw like a girl, I say girls can rule the world" Lexi and Maddy, two 12-year-old sixth graders at a middle school just outside of Chicago, were "tired of boys bullying them and telling them that they did things ‘like a girl.'" So they channeled their frustrations into creative energy ... [Read More]

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10 Things You Should Know About Edith Clarke, A Badass, Pioneering Electrical Engineer

February 10, 2016 by

Edith Clarke was born 133 years ago today, on February 10 in 1883 in a small Maryland farming community. One of nine children, both her parents died by the time she was just 12 years old. Six years later, Edith made the life-changing decision to use the little inheritance money she received to study mathematics and astronomy ... [Read More]

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We Are Not “Still” Nursing, We Are Just Nursing

February 10, 2016 by

By Natalie McCain - Full-term nursing has nothing to do with being “mom enough” and it isn’t “extreme.” We don’t do it for sport, to win an award, or to be recognized above anyone else. We don’t do it to prove a point, to make a scene or to be praised. We are just mothers nursing our children. Below is a collection of portraits and stories from mothers who breastfeed ... [Read More]

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Novel By Madeleine L’Engle, Adapted For Film By Frozen’s Jennifer Lee, May Be Directed By…

February 9, 2016 by

Deadline broke the news today that Disney has offered Ava DuVernay (Selma) the director’s spot on a feature film adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time, the science fantasy novel by American writer Madeleine L'Engle, first published in 1962. The script is written by Oscar-winning Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee, who counts the classic book as one of ... [Read More]