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16-Year-Old Designs Amazing Duct Tape Dress, Wins Art Award From Scholastic

March 5, 2015 by

In late fall 2014, 16-year-old Jamie Werner was given an assignment in her high school drawing class... create something to submit to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national program that has been celebrating the vision, ingenuity, and talent of America’s youth for over 90 years. Of the three art category options her ... [Read More]

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She Should Have Been The First Woman To Fly In Space… Meet Jerrie Cobb

March 5, 2015 by

Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb fell in love with flying the first time she climbed into her father’s 1936 Waco bi-wing airplane at the age of 12. From there, she went on to be a record-setting aviator and the first woman to pass qualifying exams for astronaut training in 1960, but wasn’t allowed to fly in space because of her gender. ... [Read More]

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Designing Outside The Lines: Dresses Made From Crayons

March 4, 2015 by

Over the years, we’ve seen dresses made out of unique materials including LEGO bricks, balloons, condoms and even milk. So it’s not completely surprising to see fashion designers turning to crayons to find inspiration. These amazing, one-of-a-kind masterpieces are the result of a partnership between Crayola and Bloomingdales. ... [Read More]

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Leslee Udwin Captures Both The Darkest And Brightest Recesses Of The Human Soul In Documentary About Horrific Delhi Gang Rape

March 4, 2015 by

"In 2012 an Indian student [Jyoti Singh] was violently raped on a moving bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists on death row while spending two years making a film about the case. She came away shocked by India's treatment of women ... [Read More]

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Today In Women’s History: Helen Keller Meets Her Miracle Worker Anne Sullivan

March 3, 2015 by

On March 3, 1887, the lives of two extraordinary women were changed forever when Anne Sullivan, a graduate of the Perkins Institute for the Blind, arrived at the home of the Kellers to work with their blind and deaf child Helen. As soon as Anne began working with the 6-year-old, ... [Read More]

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Makeup Artist Makes Mere Mortals Look Like Legends Leaping Off Pages Of Comic Books

March 3, 2015 by

Over the last three months, Lianne Moseley has catapulted herself from talented makeup artist to genuine badass, compliments of images she posted to social media showcasing her unique talent. Armed with mad skills, and a makeup application technique we liken to a superpower, she's able to transform mere mortals into their ... [Read More]

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In Black And White: Actual Employment Letter From 1939 Reveals Inequality Women Faced

March 3, 2015 by

In the late 1930s, 22-year-old Josephine Calavetta was working for Grant Photo Corporation, managing one of their many portrait photo studios in the New York City area. It was a job she landed right out of high school and she excelled at it, particularly in her role as a photographic colorist. But despite her superior talents and ... [Read More]

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Ride Like A Cowgirl: Chayni Chamberlain Becomes Barrel Racing Legend At Age 9

March 2, 2015 by

Sitting atop her 14-year-old horse "Flo Jo," 9-year-old Chayni Chamberlain accomplished something this past week that most people will never accomplish in a lifetime. Clocking a fast-and-furious time of 13.9 seconds, the third grader became an instant Barrel Racing legend when she took the top spot over 114 qualified entrants, all veteran ... [Read More]