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Vision Of Hope: Syrian Refugee Girls Create Inspiring Photos Of Their Future Selves

June 16, 2015 by

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question most of us have heard and had the chance to consider. But in many other parts of the world, girls are faced with the most challenging circumstances, and "reach womanhood without ever being asked about their dreams and ambitions," making it difficult ... [Read More]

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“Advice From My Mom” – Lunchbox Letters Become Source Of Inspiration For Master’s Thesis

June 15, 2015 by

When Skye Gould was in middle school, her mom, who was often traveling for work, wrote her dozens of advice notes and put them in her lunchbox. The two made a pact to save the letters, and they've been tucked away in a shoebox for more than a decade. Skye is now sharing them on a website she created as part of her master's thesis ... [Read More]

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Why Is Everyone Ignoring The Unempowered Language In Target’s Supposedly “Empowering” Swimsuit Campaign?

June 15, 2015 by

“Game changer.” “Empowering.” “Refreshing.” Body-Positive.” “Innovative.” These are just a few of the buzzwords a number of media outlets have used to describe the new 'Target Loves Every Body' swimsuit campaign, which launched last week. Taken at ... [Read More]

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Iranian Motorbike Racer Behnaz Shafiei Breaks Barriers and The Law For Gender Equality

June 15, 2015 by

Behnaz Shafiei is using her motorbike to break barriers for women in Iran, where women are actually banned from riding motorcycles. The 27-year-old is one of six women racers working to receive official certification from Iran's Motorcycle and Automobile Federation, which would allow them to race ... [Read More]

Laundromat Workout: Get It In Where You Can “Fit” It In

Laundromat Workout: Get It In Where You Can “Fit” It In

June 12, 2015 by

What's that? You don't have time to workout because there's a pile of laundry in desperate need of washing. Well thanks to Andia Winslow, founder of The Fit Cycle, a wellness philosophy that connects our bodies to our environment, that excuse just simply won't fly anymore. This is her Laundromat Workout, which might be the coolest workout we've ever seen. Andia, an elite pro athlete, certified fitness ... [Read More]

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A Rembrandt For Your Wrist

June 12, 2015 by

The Rijksmuseum, a museum dedicated to art and history in Amsterdam, wanted people to be inspired by its extensive online collection, which includes over 200,000 objects. In the spirit of the creativity the collections represent, the museum hosted a Make Your Own Masterpiece design competition this past spring. To enter, you simply had to create your own design using an artwork found in the collection. ... [Read More]

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The “Girls” Of Science Show Tim Hunt How #distractinglysexy They Really Are

June 11, 2015 by

Based on the truly asinine comments he made earlier this week, over the last 48 hours, British biochemist Tim Hunt managed to score himself more worldwide press than when he was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and knighted in 2006, combined. ... [Read More]

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Maureen Hickey Becomes First Female Firefighter To Join Milford, CT Fire Department

June 11, 2015 by

Less than 4% of our nation's firefighters are women, and more than half of paid fire departments have never hired a female firefighter. Well, that just changed in Milford, CT where Maureen Hickey has become the first female firefighter to join the Milford Fire Department. ... [Read More]