Marie Curie

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

June 25, 2015 by

112 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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Her Name Is Lola… She’s An 11-Year-Old Feminist Who Sent Us The Most Awesome Note

June 24, 2015 by

Our Monday morning editorial meeting took the most amazing detour when the following email was read aloud. All we were told was that it was sent to our general mailbox. In the end, there was not a dry eye to be seen, and our WYSKy hearts were filled with pride and joy. Hi, I'm Lola Steigner, and I just want to say thank you. ... [Read More]

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Pink: The Unfortunate Gendered History Of A Great Color

June 23, 2015 by

A June 1918 article from the trade publication Earnshaw's Infants' Department noted, “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.” According to Smithsonian.com, pink didn’t become ... [Read More]

Title IX

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

June 23, 2015 by

Forty-three 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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Her Image, Her Voice, Her Story: A Celebration Of Australian Indigenous Women

June 22, 2015 by

Wayne Quilliam, one of Australia’s most respected Aboriginal photographic artists, has interviewed and photographed women across Australia for the new exhibit, Her Image, Her Voice, Her Story… a celebration of the diversity and strength of Australian Indigenous women. ... [Read More]

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Amy Schumer Just Gave Us Another Reason To Be Super Psyched About Seeing Madonna In NYC

June 19, 2015 by

When Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour lands in NYC this September, a bunch of us will be there; all 40-something-year-old Madonna "virgins," in the sense that we grew up with her music, but have never seen the legendary Material Girl perform live. Our collective excitement has been at a palpable level, but it just got blown ... [Read More]

Pilot Dad

Joy Ride: Pilot Dad Gives His 4-Year-Old Daughter The Flight (And Time) Of Her Life

June 19, 2015 by

Raphael Langumier, a flight test instructor and aerobatic pilot in Quebec, has accumulated more than 8,000 flight hours in more than 60 types of aircraft, since his first flight in 1991. So when his 4-year-old daughter Lea asked him to take her on her first aerobatic flight, and “do inverted things,” dad obliged and gave her the time of her life. ... [Read More]

This Is Precisely Why Every Woman Should Know How To Unclog A Toilet

A Cautionary Tale: Why Every Woman Should Know How To Unclog A Toilet

June 19, 2015 by

Almost four years ago to the day, American Standard released this video, which they say is "Based on a true story." Fact or fiction, it is hilarious! You panic, cringe, and gag right along with this poor woman who has found herself in some seriously deep doo-doo. For the brand it's a clever sales piece, but for us it's a cautionary tale that captures precisely why every woman should know how to unclog ... [Read More]