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10 Things You Should Know About Edith Clarke, A Badass, Pioneering Electrical Engineer

February 10, 2016 by

Edith Clarke was born 133 years ago today, on February 10 in 1883 in a small Maryland farming community. One of nine children, both her parents died by the time she was just 12 years old. Six years later, Edith made the life-changing decision to use the little inheritance money she received to study mathematics and astronomy ... [Read More]

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Novel By Madeleine L’Engle, Adapted For Film By Frozen’s Jennifer Lee, May Be Directed By…

February 9, 2016 by

UPDATE February 23, 2016: It's official! Ava DuVernay is confirmed to direct Disney's feature film adaptation of "A Wrinkle In Time."  Deadline broke the news today that Disney has offered Ava DuVernay (Selma) the director’s spot on a feature film adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time, the ... [Read More]

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A King Cake Introduced Us To New Orleans’ First All-Women Mardi Gras Super Krewe

February 9, 2016 by

On February 3rd, the Mystic Krewe of Nyx, a.k.a. the Goddesses of the Night, took over New Orleans as their parade, one of the largest of the dozens rolling in the weeks leading up to today, Mardi Gras Day 2016, headed down St. Charles. Boasting 39 elaborate floats carrying an astounding 2,232 extravagantly costumed riders, ... [Read More]

Monica Lewinsky Launches #BeStrong Emojis For World Safer Internet Day

Monica Lewinsky Launches #BeStrong Emojis For World Safer Internet Day

February 9, 2016 by

One of the largest global surveys of its kind, spanning 11 countries and almost 5,000 teens, reveals that one in five teens are cyberbullied, a fifth of whom felt suicidal. On this World Safer Internet Day Monica Lewinsky has joined forces with British carrier Vodafone to launch #BeStrong, an emoji keyboard app to help fight cyberbullying. ... [Read More]

A Ballerina’s Tale: Feature Documentary on Misty Copeland Debuts Tonight On PBS

February 8, 2016 by

This past summer, after 15 years with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), Misty Copeland was promoted from soloist to principal dancer, making her the first African American woman made a principal in the company's 75-year long history. This prima ballerina takes ... [Read More]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Offers Her “Awesome” Perspective On “Notorious RBG” Phenomenon

February 8, 2016 by

Last week, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the featured speaker in the Ursula Hirschmann lecture series at the European University Institute (EUI) in Italy. The conversation was led by Professor Ruth Rubio Marín from the Law Department, who at one point in the two hour interview asked the Associate Justice of the ... [Read More]

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11-Year-Old Marlo Mosely Was The Big Winner Of Super Bowl 50

February 8, 2016 by

While Payton Manning and his Denver Broncos took home the trophy in last night’s Super Bowl 50, there was another big winner on the field… 11-year-old Marlo Mosely, NFL’s Play 60 Super Kid. Marlo was one of thousands of young football fans who entered to win the NFL Play 60 Super Bowl contest, which encourages kids to be active ... [Read More]

6 Things You Shouldn’t Say To A Female Football Fan

6 Things You Shouldn’t Say To A Female Football Fan

February 7, 2016 by

“Yes I am a woman and yes I am a football fan. Somehow this qualifies me to be on the receiving end of senseless, sexist bullshit.” Roxanne Salvatore from Bustle is tired of how confused people are by female sports fans and has some tips on what NOT to say to a woman who loves football. I'm not sure when females liking football became some rare disease that afflicts only remote sections of our ... [Read More]

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