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Take Back Halloween: A Costume Guide For Women

October 13, 2014 by

Once again nothing seems to be safe from being transformed into a sexy costume this Halloween season. Last year, we introduced you to the sexy hamburger, and that was just one of hundreds of cheesy iterations of food costumes you could find in the shape of a tube dress. This year, things have gone even further (as if that's possible) into the sexy realm, and not just for women, ... [Read More]

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8 Female Skaters That Changed History

October 7, 2014 by

By Nina Zietman - Skateboarding is a man’s world. At least, until these female pioneers came along and shook things up a bit. From the famous image of Patti McGee’s handstand on the cover of Life magazine in 1965 to Hillary Thompson, the world’s first transsexual pro skater, these women have been pushing new boundaries in skateboarding for decades. Without them, female skating ... [Read More]

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10 Things You Should Know About Jerrie Mock, The First Woman To Fly Solo Around The Globe

October 2, 2014 by

Earlier this week Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world, died at her home in Quincy, FL. She was 88. In 1964, Jerrie was a 38-year old housewife from Columbus, OH when she set out on the 29 day, 23,000 mile journey, accomplishing what her childhood hero ... [Read More]

The Evolution Of The Desk (1980 – 2014)… Cool Time Lapse Video Shows How Technology Has Transformed Personal Office Space

The Evolution Of The Desk (1980 – 2014)… Cool Time Lapse Video Shows How Technology Has Transformed Personal Office Space

September 30, 2014 by

BestReviews, a company incubated out of the Harvard Innovation Lab, has encapsulated this history of technology, as it relates to the office, in this time lapse video, The Evolution Of The Desk, "demonstrating the steep shift from cork boards and fax machines to Pinterest and PDFs." ... [Read More]

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10 Intriguing Female Revolutionaries You Didn’t Learn About In History Class

September 17, 2014 by

By Kathleen Harris - We all know male revolutionaries like Che Guevara, but history often tends to gloss over the contributions of female revolutionaries that have sacrificed their time, efforts, and lives to work towards burgeoning systems and ideologies. Despite misconceptions, there are ... [Read More]

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First African American Woman Promoted To The Rank Of FDNY Fire Lieutenant In 12 Years

September 17, 2014 by

Tracey Lewis, 41 of Brooklyn, will be promoted later this morning, alongside 55 other Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) members. Lewis will be the second ever African American woman firefighter to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the FDNY’s history (and the first in 12 years). Lewis has proudly served ... [Read More]

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History In Pink: 17 Year Old’s Mission To Unite A New Generation Of Female Leaders

September 16, 2014 by

Women You Should Know is proud to welcome Mary Dwyer as its newest contributor. She'll be sharing her perspectives on feminism and empowerment in relation to issues facing young women today. At just 17 years old, Mary, a high school senior, is the founder of History In Pink, a new site she’s building, ... [Read More]

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Alice Stebbins Wells: Meet The First Woman Police Officer With Arrest Powers In The U.S.

September 12, 2014 by

In 1909, seasoned Los Angeles social worker Alice Stebbins Wells (b. June 13, 1873) petitioned Mayor George Alexander and the City Council to adopt an ordinance providing for a Los Angeles Policewoman. According to one historian, she argued that society was changing, and reasoned that "children and abused and sexually ... [Read More]