Emily Brooke

Why We’ve Dubbed Emily Brooke “The Guardian Angel Of Urban Cyclists”

February 20, 2014 by

Roughly 3,000 cyclists are killed or injured on Britain’s roads each year. Their greatest danger? The classic "blind spot" scenario. Their greatest defense? The innovative, new BLAZE Laserlight, a reimagined bicycle light, invented and patented by physicist turned designer turned bicyclist turned entrepreneur Emily Brooke, a Woman You Should Know. ... [Read More]


Cartoonist Liza Donnelly Takes On The Olympics

February 19, 2014 by

Whether you're following  this year's winter Olympics or not, you can't help but love these incredibly charming sketches of scenes from Sochi by New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly. Here are two of our favorites, you can check out the rest on her Twitter feed. Ms. Donnelly has been drawing cartoons about culture and politics for over thirty years. In addition to her work for The New Yorker, ... [Read More]

Ironworking, It’s Not Just For Men Anymore

Ironworking Women Making Their Mark

February 19, 2014 by

Ironworkers create the framework supporting the structure of our cities. These “skywalkers” work high above, on narrow beams, risking their lives swinging steel into place, welding and rigging in the fog, sun and rain, changing our landscape one building at a time. Traditionally, ironworking has been a male dominated profession with a strong brotherhood culture, making it difficult for women to break in. ... [Read More]

Myra Adele Logan

Dr. Myra Adele Logan: First Woman To Perform Open Heart Surgery

February 18, 2014 by

With February being both Black History Month and Heart Health Month, we want to celebrate a Woman You Should Know who deserves recognition across all fronts. Meet Myra Adele Logan (1908 - 1977), a pioneering doctor known for her selfless, humanitarianism. She is another perfect example of an extraordinary woman we sadly never learned about ... [Read More]


“Hero For The Planet” Dr. Sylvia Earle Gives An Impassioned Plea To Save Our Oceans

February 18, 2014 by

Dr. Sylvia Earle, called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and “Hero for the Planet” by Time magazine, is an oceanographer, explorer, activist, author, lecturer and woman you should know. Among her incredible achievements, Dr. Earle ... [Read More]


Social Media Fries: Birds Eye Launches Mashtags

February 18, 2014 by

Just when you thought mealtime was a chance for a brief break from all things social media, Birds Eye invades your kitchen table with their newest introduction, Mashtags (Mas#tags). Mashtags are a new range of potato shapes "designed for the social media generation". The various internet-related symbols include: hashtag, the @ symbol, an asterick, a smiley face and heart. ... [Read More]

best princess sheets

The Princess Duvet Cover That Taught Us A Lesson In Knee-Jerk Reactions

February 17, 2014 by

One of our editors saw this meme on a random Facebook page last week, and after passing it around the office, the immediate, collective reaction was "WORST. Sheets. Ever." This was bad princess culture at its finest. "What archaic-minded marketer was behind this?" We needed to know, but the meme gave no attribution to the image, so we went on a hunt ... [Read More]


New Period Panties Are Anything But Empowering

February 17, 2014 by

This is not a prank! Unfortunately, they are all too real. Period Panties are the brainchild of Anthony Hall, and his company Harebrained Inc. The “fun underwear that high-fives you for being a woman and serves as a friendly reminder to others,” has raised in excess of $225,000 on Kickstarter in the last two weeks. Yep, that’s a quarter of a million dollars for punny period panties. So, in addition to ... [Read More]