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Powerful Images Show The Shocking Scars Of Verbal Abuse [Graphic]

May 29, 2014 by

“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.” But words do harm, and can leave emotional scars that have lasting affects. It’s not easy to see the impact of verbal abuse, which is what inspired photographer Rich Johnson’s Weapon of Choice Project, a visual demonstration of the power of verbal abuse, ... [Read More]

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Pioneering Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron: The Annie Leibovitz Of The Victoria Era

May 28, 2014 by

Although Julia Margaret Cameron’s photographic career began later in her life (age 48), and was short lived, spanning just eleven years (1864 - 1875), it was truly epic. She shot the glitterati and literati of Victorian Era England and, in the process, pioneered a new style of picture taking. Her soft-focus, closely cropped ... [Read More]

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Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and The Women Who Designed Them

May 28, 2014 by

Between 1900 and 1930, landscape design developed into a sophisticated garden culture in the United States. Estate owners created lavish flower gardens, cities landscaped public spaces, and magazines and newspapers began promoting garden design to a new growing audience. ... [Read More]

Kabul Women: A New Face Of Afghanistan Is Emerging

Kabul Women: A New Face Of Afghanistan Is Emerging

May 28, 2014 by

After decades of war, a new face of Afghanistan is emerging. The new web documentary, Kabul Women, by filmmakers Delphone Renou and Rémy De Vlieger, reveals a new generation of women who are fighting for change. The portraits include pioneering Afghan women - police officers, judges, artists, boxers, rappers - all standing up for their rights in a country rooted in tradition, but ... [Read More]

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Problem Solving Teen Inventors Amaze President Obama (And Us) At White House Science Fair

May 27, 2014 by

Students from Natick High School and Newton North High School, both in Massachusetts, traveled to the fourth White House Science Fair to showcase their Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam projects to President Obama today. The students joined more than 100 other students from around the country at the event, ... [Read More]

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Bald, Brave & Beautiful – Cancer Didn’t Stop This Bride From Walking Down The Aisle

May 27, 2014 by

Sometimes life brings us the rare opportunity to meet someone who reminds us what the important things in life are all about. Shannon Jones is one of those people. Shannon, 28, is a kindergarten teacher who lives in Redding, Connecticut. Four months before she was to marry the love of her life, ... [Read More]

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8 Things You Should Know About Using Sunscreen… On Sunscreen Day

May 27, 2014 by

'Tis the season of increased outdoor activities, and also the time of year when our mouths fall agape after hearing things like... "It’s cloudy outside. I don’t need sunscreen." or "I’m just going to do some gardening, not laying out at the beach. I don’t need sunscreen." Um… YES, you most certainly do! No matter what specific brand of fun in the sun you plan to ... [Read More]

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Honoring Women on Memorial Day

May 26, 2014 by

As noted by The National Women’s History Project, "Beginning with the American Revolution and continuing to the present, women have always volunteered in defense of our nation. Many of their contributions have been forgotten and are not recorded in today's history books." So we're taking this opportunity to call special attention to all of the women who have selflessly and bravely served our country, ... [Read More]