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When Skinny Dames Made Men Vamoose… #ThrowbackThursday

March 13, 2014 by

Despite the images that brands like Target use in their fashion advertising today, there was actually a time when "thigh gap" was NOT something to celebrate or aspire to. In fact, "skinny dames" were the pariahs of society, called out as unglamorous, unsexy, unpopular, beanpoles whose slight frames made men head for the hills. ... [Read More]

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Plant Your Pencil, Grow An Herb… Upcycling At Its Coolest And Greenest

March 13, 2014 by

Even if you do most of your writing with your fingertips these days, most of us still pick up a pencil every now and again. You write, you sharpen, you doodle, you sharpen, working that pencil all the way down until you've got nothing left but a stub. Imagine if you could take that useless stub and grow it into something useful, delicious, and fun? You can... with a little upcycling ... [Read More]

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Women In the Workplace: Then Vs. Now (Infographic)

March 12, 2014 by

From an equality standpoint, how do women really stack up in the workplace today when you look at titles held, advancement opportunities, aspirations, and how having kids factors into the mix? To answer that question, the folks at Human Resources MBA compiled all the info and put it in graphic form to show us. Check this out. ... [Read More]

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Yarn Bombing A Subway Car For Smiles

March 12, 2014 by

Anyone who takes public transit on a daily basis would likely agree that sometimes, it just sucks! The smell, the crowding and the complete lack of courtesy can really wear you down. It’s this daily grind that motivated street artist London Kaye O'Donnell to “yarn bomb” a subway car with crochet hearts and a smile in New York this past Valentine’s Day, and the results… well, you can see for yourself in the ... [Read More]

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From Trash to Art Treasure

March 11, 2014 by

Elisa Naranja Metalica Insua, 24, is a mixed media artist from Argentina, who uses other people’s trash to create her lively, colorful art pieces. She arranges a "cocktail" of materials, including toys, buttons, jewelry, components from ipods and computers, and other every day items she collects into her works. Fascinated with U.S. pop culture and iconic characters from American films and TV, Elisa also ... [Read More]

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Worship of Tools Day: Top 6 “Tools” Women Need To Tackle Life

March 11, 2014 by

Tools Day, a suspect national day of "worship", is celebrated every March 11th. Described as "a guy thing", as evidenced by the fact myth that "there are few things that the male population worships more than his tools" (a. who comes up with this stuff? and b. who writes it so poorly?), we wanted to throw a monkey wrench into the day since WE ... [Read More]

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She “Had An Eye At The Tip Of Each Finger”… Meet The Outstanding 19th c. OB Who Invented The Vaginal Speculum

March 11, 2014 by

Marie Gillain Boivin was born in Montreuil, just outside of Paris, in 1773. She was educated by nuns who ran a hospital at Etampes, where her talents attracted the attention of Madame ... [Read More]

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Dads Pose With Their Babies In A New Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign

March 10, 2014 by

It’s 2014 and women are still being stigmatized when it comes to breastfeeding in public. Just a few weeks ago, a Delta Airlines employee informed a customer that she could not breastfeed on a flight without a cover. The interaction between the customer and the representative created a firestorm on social media. ... [Read More]