TRUCE – Teenagers Promoting Cyber Kindness [VIDEO]

TRUCE – Teenagers Promoting Cyber Kindness [VIDEO]

January 24, 2014 by

We get so excited when we see kids helping kids and this new video/PSA by TRUCE, a teen group promoting cyber kindness, is exceptionally cool. TRUCE: Tolerance, Respect, Understanding, Compassion and Empathy, was started in 2010 after two teen suicides in the group’s San Francisco Bay area community occurred, ... [Read More]

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Meet The First Ever U.S. Olympic Women’s Ski Jumping Team

January 23, 2014 by

The Sochi Olympics haven’t even started and these three women are already making history. Meet Lindsey Van, Sarah Hendrickson, and Jessica Jerome, the first ever U.S. women’s ski jumping team. Ninety years after men started ski jumping in the Olympics, women are finally allowed to compete. ... [Read More]

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It’s National Pie Day, Spread Some Peace One Pie Piece At A Time

January 23, 2014 by

Today is National Pie Day! Considered one of the most traditional of American desserts, pie has actually been around since the ancient Egyptians. Pie came to America with the first English settlers and was traditionally made with meat. Over the years, the tantalizing treat has evolved, and today is considered as “American as apple pie”. ... [Read More]

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Tough Mothers: Pregnant Women Walk 44 Miles On Frozen River To Give Birth

January 23, 2014 by

Child birth is tough enough, but imagine having to walk 44 miles over nine days on a frozen river just to reach the nearest hospital to give birth safely? Oh yeah... then you have to make the same trip in reverse to bring your newborn home, all while the temperature plummets to -35°C (-31ºF)! ... [Read More]

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The Chandelier Of Lost Earrings

January 22, 2014 by

Architectural artists Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell from Manchester, England are specialists in large-scale glass installations. They create outstanding masterpieces for public spaces, where their art becomes a part of people’s everyday lives. The duo’s most recent project, The Chandelier of Lost Earrings, is not just for viewing by the public, but actually makes them a fundamental part of the ... [Read More]

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Literacy Legend: 13 Year Old Girl Distributes Over 1 Million Books To Kids In Need

January 22, 2014 by

Meet Maria Keller, a not-so-ordinary 5th grader from Plymouth, Minnesota. The book-lover, turned champion of literacy founded a successful 501c3 nonprofit - Read Indeed - when she was just 8 years old. Her mission: to get 1 million books into the hands of kids in need before she turns 18. Amazingly… she’s already ... [Read More]

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You Should Know That Facebook Is Keeping Things From You… On Purpose

January 21, 2014 by

Have you noticed anything different about your Facebook News Feed, of late? Maybe certain friends seem to be posting less or some of the pages you "like" appear to be less active. The truth is… your besties, family, and favorite pages (i.e. Women You Should Know) are probably just as active as always, but Facebook restricts (they say "curates") MOST of what you and ... [Read More]

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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker: The Woman Who Refused To Give Up

January 21, 2014 by

Mary Edwards Walker (1832 - 1919) was a surgeon, abolitionist, outspoken advocate for women's rights, dress reformist (she wore pants), all-around character and badass who refused to live within the confines of gender-based roles. No wonder she was known as "Contrary Mary". ... [Read More]