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Baseball’s Other Jackie… The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig

April 2, 2014 by

83 years ago today, April 2, 1931, 17-year-old southpaw Jackie Mitchell, the second woman to play baseball in the all-male minor leagues, pitched an exhibition game against the NY Yankees and struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the most feared hitting duo in baseball history, back to back. The next day, the Baseball Commissioner voided her contract, claiming ... [Read More]

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Color War: Exhibit & Photos Capture The Changing Meaning of Pink

April 2, 2014 by

PINK! It’s not a new topic, but recently there has been an onslaught of controversial articles about the color and how the beautiful hue has taken on new meaning when it comes to gender, marketing, identity and parenting. The conversation has infiltrated all aspects of culture, which is represented in the current exhibit Think Pink, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. ... [Read More]

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You Should Know Someone With Narcolepsy… Her Name Is Julie Flygare

April 2, 2014 by

Meet Julie Flygare. She got her BA from Brown University (2005) and her JD from Boston College Law School (2009). She’s a published author, non-profit founder, blogger, yogi and runner who has conquered both the Boston Marathon and the steepest road race in the U.S. This accomplished WYSK also has narcolepsy and she’s on a mission to smash the ... [Read More]

Childhood Gender Roles In Adult Life [VIDEO]

Childhood Gender Roles In Adult Life [VIDEO]

April 1, 2014 by

This requires no introduction as it speaks for itself! Watch and enjoy. ... [Read More]

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A Nostalgic (And Hilarious) Poem About Technology

April 1, 2014 by

April is National Poetry Month, which was founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 to honor the art of poetry, and to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in America. Since day 1 of this 30 day celebration falls on WYSK Tech Tuesday, we thought we’d get the poetry party started with this clever, relatable, nostalgic, and belly laugh inducing ode to the digital world. ... [Read More]

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10 Books About How Women Innovators Are Changing The World

April 1, 2014 by

Learn how women are changing the world in science, politics and development through breakthrough innovations from these 10 must read books. ... [Read More]

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iArm Hits The Gadget Market, Causes “iWant!” Frenzy Among Multitaskers

April 1, 2014 by

In a WYSK Tech Tuesday exclusive, we’re excited to tell you about one of the coolest gadgets for your tech gadgets that we’ve ever seen. From the creative brains at Delta Technology, you've gotta check out the iArm, a genius forearm mount that gives you, well, an extra arm. This is hands-free, multitasking at its finest people! ... [Read More]

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Mongolian Girl Eagle Hunter Keeps Ancient Tradition Alive

March 31, 2014 by

When photographer Asher Svidensky made his four-month trek through western Mongolia to document Kazakh eagle hunters’ lives, he discovered a new story, one that surprisingly included girls. Eagle hunting is traditionally taught to boys by their fathers when they turn thirteen. Today, it is a dying part of Mongolian culture, as more and more young men are leaving ... [Read More]