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Seoul, Korea’s $700 Million Plan To Make Women Happy… Pink Parking Lots And Crack-less Sidewalks

May 29, 2014 by

"When a woman is happy, everyone is happy." What sounds like a bad fairy tale closing line to us, is the actual foundation upon which government officials in Seoul, Korea have based a $700 million urban planning spend. Aiming to make their city a place "where women can live happily," their version of female Blissville ... [Read More]

Determined Nine-Year-Old Skater Girl Lands Her First 540!

Determined Nine-Year-Old Skater Girl Lands Her First 540!

May 29, 2014 by

Nine-year-old skater girl Sabre Norris from New South Wales, Australia just landed her first 540 on vert (basically a full circle and a half… a 360 Spin with another 180 in there so the board almost spins a full rotation twice). Here's the story in her own words: "My skating all started because I wasn't allowed to get a bike because we don't have a garage. So my mum bought us ... [Read More]

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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]