Sara Shaffer (31) can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a firefighter. Following in the footsteps of her father and other family members, Sara started chasing her dream at an early age. Today, Sara’s hard work, heroism and commitment to her community - Prince George, Maryland - has earned her one of the most illustrious awards ... [Read More]
At just six years old Quincy Symonds may just be the best surfer and skater on the planet.
Wanting to spend more time with her dad Jake, who has been surfing his entire life, Quincy asked to accompany him to the beach one early morning while the family was on holiday. She didn’t know what surfing was, but she didn’t care, she was ready to figure it out. That was a year-and-a-half ago.
Quincy’s ... [Read More]
Last night, music’s top female artists were in command of the stage at the MTV VMAs (Video Music Awards) and they all made one thing very clear… an overexposed, gyrating butt is apparently the new symbol of female empowerment.
The show opened with solo performances by Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, who were ... [Read More]
Many have done it, but few admit to it. So before we all enjoy the last two "official" beach weekends of summer 2014, we needed to know, once and for all... is it OK to pee in the ocean?
Fortunately for us, on behalf of beachgoers everywhere, the American Chemical Society decided to answer this very question in the latest video in their Reactions series, which ... [Read More]
Spoken word poet Madiha Bhatti doesn’t like the objectifying lyrics and images that have become so prevalent in popular music today, so she wrote some of her own. Oh, and she has a little advice for “her girl” Beyoncé… right on! ... [Read More]
The gaming industry is expected to generate sales of $100 billion this year, and they have women to thank for that!
Yep, the gaming world, which notoriously depicts women in demeaning and unrealistic ways, or ignores them altogether, and which has been regularly criticized for its treatment of female gamers, has finally recognized the importance of targeting women as a way to boost its ... [Read More]
On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed every August 21st to be National Senior Citizens Day. He said, "For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute."
But at what age do we all get magically promoted to the esteemed senior set? ... [Read More]
What do the greatest rock bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, and marching bands have in common? Zildjian… a percussion brand that is synonymous with the finest cymbals in the world. In Turkish or Armenian, the centuries old word means “son of a cymbal maker.” But today it has evolved to include the “daughters of a cymbal maker,” ... [Read More]