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111 Years Ago Today Marie Curie Announced Her Discovery Of Radium And Made History

June 25, 2014 by

111 years ago today, on June 25, 1903, Madame Marie Curie (1867–1934), a Polish-born physicist and chemist, and one of the most famous scientists of her time, announced her discovery of radium, a new radioactive element, which was critical to the development of x-rays in surgery, and the field of radiology. ... [Read More]

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Social Media Is Buzzing About The New “It” Show Of Summer 2014… Rack & Ruin

June 24, 2014 by

Rack & Ruin, the latest binge-worthy show to hit the web, made its streaming debut last Wednesday, and is already getting rave reviews. The 5 mini-sode, female-driven comedy series centers on Saffron, a masochistic, people-pleasing Brit, desperate for a job and a new life, who lands a position at an absurdly toxic, ... [Read More]

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Sleep Deprived? Turn Off The Technology!

June 24, 2014 by

We all know that technology is taking its toll on relationships and family dynamics, but it’s also affecting our sleep! Whether it’s an email or a desperate attempt to respond to every wrong person online, the internet and all of its diversions are keeping us from getting enough zzzzz’s. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 95% of people ... [Read More]

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We Need More “Models Of Diversity”. Because Not Everyone Makes A Stand Standing.

June 23, 2014 by

Chelsey Jay, a 23-year-old woman from Essex, England lived the first 20 years of her life as an able-bodied person. Then, everything changed. She developed the neurological condition postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. POTS is a rare condition that affects blood flow, causing people afflicted ... [Read More]

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Forty-Two Years Ago Today, Title IX Passed, Marking A Legislation Milestone For Women And Girls

June 23, 2014 by

Forty-two years ago today, on June 23, 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was signed by President Nixon, guaranteeing equal access and equal opportunity for females and males in almost all aspects of our educational systems. It is considered one of the most ... [Read More]

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This Breast Augmentation Subway Ad Surprised Us… But, It’s Not What You Think

June 20, 2014 by

This past April, a new ad campaign promoting breast augmentation was plastered in New York City subway stations and train cars. There was a big to do over the ads, and even Andrew Cuomo, New York’s Governor, made a statement about the campaign’s “inappropriateness”, calling on the MTA to review its advertising policies. ... [Read More]

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He Painted His Toenails Purple To Cheer Up His Wife Battling Lung Cancer. It Turned Into A Movement.

June 20, 2014 by

Last August, just before her wedding, Valerie Brosdal, 53, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Having always lived a healthy lifestyle and not smoking a day in her life, it was a diagnosis that shook her and her soon-to-be husband Ralph Kapostins’ world. During the months following her diagnosis, ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: 10 Interesting Things You Should Know About Norma Vally… The Toolbelt Diva

June 20, 2014 by

This Woman You Should Know is so many things... a seasoned veteran of home repair and improvement, the former host of Discovery Home Channel’s series "Toolbelt Diva" and a show on Sirius Satellite Radio by the same name, an acclaimed author, a proud aunt, a mom to rescue kitty Dexter, an accomplished cook, ... [Read More]