Thanksgiving Travel

2014 Thanksgiving Travel Forecast: Road Warriors Will Lead The Pack Going Over The River And Through The Wood

November 25, 2014 by

The AAA Travel Forecast for 2014 predicts that 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, the highest since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over last year. Leading the pack will be the road warriors ... [Read More]

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She Was Leaning In Back In 1908… Celebrating Gelatine Giant Rose Knox

November 18, 2014 by

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Rose Knox. Born today, November 18, in 1857, this WYSK is the woman you should be thanking when you whip out that Knox Gelatine packet to make your favorite Thanksgiving cranberry mold next week. Considered one of America's leading businesswomen, Rose co-founded Knox Gelatine in the late 1800s and revolutionized ... [Read More]

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Vietnam Women’s Memorial: Honoring The 265,000 Forgotten Women Who Served

November 11, 2014 by

"In an era of universal polemics and political unrest - with no thought of glory, with no fanfare or public notice - 265,000 women volunteered to go where they were needed, to do what was needed. The era was known as Vietnam, and these young women, most in their 20s, risked their lives to care for our country's wounded and ... [Read More]

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Queens Of Noise: Women In Punk Rock

Punk has a special place in my heart; I grew up listening to the likes of the Clash, and as I started learning to play guitar and bass, the distorted, smart commentary of these bands especially spoke to me. But the more I listened to these rock greats, the more I realized women in the field, particularly as musicians and writers, were anomalies. ... [Read More]

This Day In History: Shirley Chisholm Became The First Black Woman Elected To Congress

November 5, 2014 by

On November 5, 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress, representing New York's 12th District. She went on to serve seven terms. In 1969, Chisholm became one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus and went on to become ... [Read More]

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You Should Know The Real Story Behind Witches

October 31, 2014 by

As we head into Halloween Eve, we thought you should know the real story behind witches, their hats and why they're said to ride on brooms, condensed down to 3 minutes. Oh... and there's not a "sexy" witch in the bunch, unless you count our poster girl above. ... [Read More]

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Costume Designing Woman You Should Know… The Legendary Edith Head

October 28, 2014 by

Edith Head was a celebrated Hollywood costume designer. Her 35 Oscar nominations and 8 wins make her not only the most honored costume designer but the most honored woman in any category in Academy Award history. Today, on the 117th anniversary of her birth (October 28, 1897), we celebrate this legendary woman you should know. ... [Read More]

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Underoos For Adult Women? New “Super Undies” Feature Historical Heroines

October 24, 2014 by

Dear Kate, the leak-free underwear line formerly known as Sexy Period started by chemical engineer Julie Sygiel, has just launched a limited edition collection of “super undies” called The League of Ladies. Like bottoms-only Underoos for adult women, they feature the illustrated faces of four pioneering females from history ... [Read More]