Hey POTUS, This Is How You Workout Like A Girl… FLOTUS-Style

Hey POTUS, This Is How You Workout Like A Girl… FLOTUS-Style

May 20, 2015 by

To mark the 5th anniversary of her Let's Move campaign, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, took to Twitter and Instagram to encourage everyone across the country to #GimmeFive ways they are eating better, being more active, and leading a healthier life. In response, many of the First Lady’s followers have been challenging her back. Among them, ... [Read More]

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Iranian Artist And Activist Atena Farghadani In Prison And Facing Trial After Drawing A Political Cartoon

May 20, 2015 by

In an effort to increase the nation’s population, in 2014, the Iranian parliament voted to restrict access to contraception, making IUDs, vasectomies, and voluntary sterilizations illegal procedures. In response, 28-year-old artist and activist Atena Farghadani drew an “inflammatory” cartoon ... [Read More]

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WYSKy News: BBC Is Creating A TV Movie About The Brontë Sisters!

May 19, 2015 by

Well this is awesome… BBC just announced that a new drama about the beloved Brontë sisters (Charlotte, Emily and Anne) is being brought to television. To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters, is an original film written and directed by award-winning television writer and playwright Sally Wainwright, who is known for her work ... [Read More]

What’s In A Name? This Fascinating Look At US Girl Name Trends From 1880 – 2013 Offers Some Clues

What’s In A Name? This Fascinating Look At US Girl Name Trends From 1880 – 2013 Offers Some Clues

May 19, 2015 by

Mary. Bertha. Tiffany. Jennifer. Amy. Dorothy. Emma. Have you ever wondered how first names come to be and gain in popularity? According to the data gurus at Abacaba, in 1880, there were less than 100,000 baby girls in the US. But by 2013, there were almost 2,000,000, and the name bubble grew ... [Read More]

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She’s Got Legs, She Knows How To Use Them… As Super Cool Bookmarks

May 19, 2015 by

Meet Olena Mysnyk from Kyiv, Ukraine. She has a masters degree in architecture, and is also making quite a name for herself as a master of object design with her super cool, leggy bookmarks that give the phrase "dive into a good book" a whole new, whimsical meaning. Using nothing more than polymer clay, acrylic paint, varnish, and metal, Olena crafts her ... [Read More]

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Founded By 11-Year-Old Mandi Simon, “Simon Says Give” Celebrates Kids By Helping Them Celebrate Their Birthdays

May 18, 2015 by

We’ve known for quite sometime that there is no age minimum when it comes to big ideas that can change the world, and at just 7 years old, Mandi Simon knew she wanted to make a difference in the lives of other children. In 2011, Mandi presented a ... [Read More]

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Headstrong: A New Book Featuring 52 Of History’s Brightest Female Scientists

May 18, 2015 by

When rocket scientist Yvonne Brill passed away in 2013, the New York Times published an obituary (which has since been edited) that started with a paragraph about her cooking skills, and her role as a wife and mother. It wasn’t until the second paragraph that readers learned about Ms. Brill’s incredible achievements and brilliant ... [Read More]

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Strong Girl Anthem, #Strengthie Photos Aim To Crush Extreme Poverty With Girl Power

May 18, 2015 by

On May 13th, ONE.org, the international advocacy organization, co-founded by Bono, that works to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, launched its latest campaign, Poverty Is Sexist, which aims to empower girls and women in the poorest countries, so that they can lift their own communities ... [Read More]