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

She was the first woman to receive a doctorate in France, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in physics, the first female professor at the Sorbonne, the first scientist to win two Nobel Prizes.

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

“… I am a geek, a (future) scientist, a sister, a daughter, a writer; yes, I am all these things; But I am also a girl, a girl who believes in equality…”

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Frances Glessner Lee: The “Godmother of Crime Scene Investigation”

“Frances Glessner Lee promoted a system where every unexplained death goes through a scientific autopsy, performed by medical examiner.”

[Lee studies a human skull. Photo courtesy of the Harvard Associates in Legal Medicine]

Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

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It’s “Don’t Fry Day”… Be Sure To Slip, Slop, Slap, and Wrap When You’re Outdoors

May 22, 2015 by

FACT 1: Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. To encourage sun safety awareness and help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day ... [Read More]

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Elbows to Ankles: One Woman Speaks Out On The Policing Of Girls’ Bodies By Educators

May 22, 2015 by

By Melissa Atkins Wardy - I’ve been speaking with the mom of a high school girl who was told at school this morning that her dress to her knees, cardigan to her elbows, and leggings underneath were inappropriate for school. The only skin this girl was showing was her forearms and hands. A school official told her boys were being ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: Low Water Pressure Faucet? Here’s An Easy Fix To Get The Flow Going

Is the flow at your faucet so low it takes 10 minutes to rinse one dish? The lack of pressurized flow is almost always due to a clogged aerator. The aerator is a small device at the tip of your faucet. It contains a screen(s) in it that does two things—filters out particles and creates a smooth neat flow of water (so it doesn’t chugalug ... [Read More]

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ELLE Australia Puts Breastfeeding In The Spotlight On June Cover… Subscriber Issues Only

May 21, 2015 by

Australian supermodel and new mom Nicole Trunfio is gracing the upcoming cover(s) of the June issue of ELLE Australia, on sale Monday. For the newsstand issue, she's featured "wearing Prada and a winning smile," while holding her son Zion Clark, but subscribers will receive a different, exclusive cover image ... [Read More]

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A Sneak Peek At The New Illustrated Edition Of Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”

May 21, 2015 by

Toni Morrison’s Beloved is considered to be one of greatest and most important American novels of the past few decades. It won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was ranked by a New York Times survey as “the nation’s best work of fiction of the past years.” The book, which was first released in 1987, has inspired a new beautifully illustrated ... [Read More]

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MANSPLAIN: The Magazine For Women, Written By Men

May 21, 2015 by

Meet Man You Should Know Matt Round, a self-proclaimed "all-round creative nerd" who hails from across the pond. He makes games and websites for a living, and for fun he whips together brilliant (and hilarious) pieces of creative like this gem... the debut cover of a "ghastly new publication." Of his MANSPLAIN magazine, Matt told WYSK, "It’s just a quick satire of ridiculous misogyny that I threw ... [Read More]

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Vintage Purses For 21st Century Feminists

May 20, 2015 by

Michele Pred, a conceptual artist, works with found and confiscated objects and technology to make both cultural and political statements through her art. Michele’s commitment to producing work that comments on contemporary society comes from growing up in a family of scholars, anthropologists, sociologist and geopolitical educators. Born out of a renewed sense of ... [Read More]

Hey POTUS, This Is How You Workout Like A Girl… FLOTUS-Style

Hey POTUS, This Is How You Workout Like A Girl… FLOTUS-Style

May 20, 2015 by

To mark the 5th anniversary of her Let's Move campaign, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, took to Twitter and Instagram to encourage everyone across the country to #GimmeFive ways they are eating better, being more active, and leading a healthier life. In response, many of the First Lady’s followers have been challenging her back. Among them, ... [Read More]