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Meet Ms. Muscle… April Atkins, The World’s Strongest Seventh Grader (In 1954)

July 13, 2016 by

In the mid-1950s on California's famed Muscle Beach, there was one individual who "routinely blew minds" by performing "utterly improbable feats of strength." Her name was April Atkins, and unlike the adult strongmen who flocked to this birthplace of the physical fitness boom, she was only in the seventh grade ... [Read More]

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Spectacular Pencil Carvings By Cindy Chinn

July 12, 2016 by

Once living in the fast paced corporate world as a commercial artist, Cindy Chinn decided to carve out a new life for herself as a full-time fine artist. While exploring her many interests and mediums, Cindy discovered a love for pencil carving... and her pieces are spectacular. "I’d been seeing sculpted pencils and pencil leads online for the past few years and REALLY wanted to try my hand at it. My ... [Read More]

New Badass Music Video Featuring India’s Top Women Athletes Aims To Inspire And Empower

New Badass Music Video Featuring India’s Top Women Athletes Aims To Inspire And Empower

July 12, 2016 by

Nike, the brand synonymous with "Just Do It", is aiming to inspire and empower with a new three-word phrase... "Da Da Ding." Less mantra and more battle cry, it's an anthem backed by blood pumping beats and powerful lyrics that's been brought to life in this new music video, which delivers a stunning visual ... [Read More]

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Emily Howell Warner Was The First Woman Who Could Say, “This Is Your Captain Speaking…”

July 12, 2016 by

How many times have you gotten on a plane and had a woman come over the cabin P.A. to make the official cockpit intro, "This is your captain speaking..."? Rarely to never (depending on how often you fly). That's because by current industry estimates there are only around 450 women airline captains worldwide. ... [Read More]

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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

July 11, 2016 by

When we first featured illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky on WYSK last year, she was working on a series called Women In Science, a collection of spectacular illustrations highlighting the contributions of notable women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Now, those illustrations, ... [Read More]

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What Attending The United State Of Women Summit Meant To This 12-Year-Old Aspiring Astronaut

July 11, 2016 by

On June 1st, we proudly profiled 12-year-old Taylor Richardson, an aspiring astronaut from Jacksonville, Florida who is on a determined mission to be the first African American woman to travel to Mars. Two weeks later, the 6th grade honors student, triathlete, Girl Scout, literacy advocate, anti-bullying crusader, and changemaker ... [Read More]

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These Girl Scouts Share Their Inspiring Plans For Building A Better World

July 8, 2016 by

This feel-good video, which features a number of Girl Scouts from across the country talking about their respective plans for building a better world, showcases the positive impact girls can have on their communities and the world when they take action and lead. It accompanies news just announced this week that the first-ever Girl Scout float is set to debut in the ... [Read More]

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Veteran Police Officer Nakia Jones Delivers Powerful Response To Fatal Shooting Of Alton Sterling

July 7, 2016 by

Veteran Ohio Police Officer Nakia Jones, who joined the force in 1996 and wears "that blue uniform proudly," posted an impassioned response to the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling on her Facebook page yesterday. Over the course of her 7-minute video, she delivers a powerful message. ... [Read More]

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