Is That A Threat? The Slippery Slope From Disagreement To Harassment

When Alison Leiby, a stand-up comic & writer, wrote a joke on Twitter, she wasn’t prepared for the violent and threatening responses she received from men.

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Gloria Steinem’s Lost Interview With Sally Ride From 1983 Remixed And Animated In 2016

“Without a doubt, I think the worst question I have gotten was whether I cried when we got malfunctions in the simulator.” – Sally Ride, 1983

Gloria Steinem’s Lost Interview With Sally Ride From 1983 Remixed And Animated In 2016

Adventurer, Stereotype Breaker and History Maker Galia Moss

“The message that I always give is to fulfill your dreams, never ever leave your dreams unrealized.”

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History-Making Olympic Legend Wilma Rudolph Inspires “The Quickest Kid in Clarksville”

“A timeless story of dreams, determination, and the power of friendship,” inspired by history-making track legend and American icon Wilma Rudolph.

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This 6-Year-Old Dreams Of Going To Space; Doll She Designed Is Already There In Historic First

This 6-Year-Old Dreams Of Going To Space; Doll She Designed Is Already There In Historic First

December 17, 2015 by

Following a thank you email sent on a whim by her mom to the company behind Lottie dolls, six-year-old Abigail was given an extraordinary opportunity by its co-founder Lucie Follet. The stargazing, space-loving girl, who counts retired Astronaut Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space, as her personal hero, was ... [Read More]

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You Can Be The Star Of A Classic Novel

December 17, 2015 by

Have you ever imagined yourself as the protagonist in your favorite book, so instead of Alice, you are the one tumbling down the rabbit hole heading toward the adventure of a lifetime? Well, you no longer have to imagine. There’s a cool, new website called Bookü that allows you to rename the characters in classic books making you the star of the story. It’s super simple - you ... [Read More]

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Pride And Paraphernalia: 5 Jane Austen Goodies For Devoted Janeites

December 16, 2015 by

On what would have been her 240th birthday, we're celebrating Jane Austen today with an assortment of not-so-sophisticated, but downright awesome swag that pays homage to the woman considered to be one of the greatest writers in English history. ... [Read More]

If Santa Was A Woman, Could She Do The Job? Here’s How A Bunch Of Kids Answered

If Santa Was A Woman, Could She Do The Job? Here’s How A Bunch Of Kids Answered

December 16, 2015 by

"No. For one, she'd get lost in the sky."  Creative agency Anomaly (London) put together this fun holiday video turned eye-opening social experiment that revealed more about kids and gender based stereotypes than they expected. Stuart Smith, Anomaly partner and chief ... [Read More]

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Two Modern Scholars Beautifully Present Vintage Stories Of Lesser-Known Fairy-Tale Beasts

December 15, 2015 by

The beast. The wolf. The frog prince. Compliments of the popular tales so many of us grew up with, certain animal characters are well known, instantly recognized by a one or two word descriptive and connected to a familiar plotline. But beyond them is a menagerie of fascinating other "creatures that walk, ... [Read More]

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11-Year-Old MC Soffia Raps To Empower Others

December 15, 2015 by

Soffia Gomes de Rocha Gregório Correa is a large name for a little girl, but it suits this 11-year-old from São Paulo, Brazil, who is using music to talk about big issues. Known to her legions of fans as MC Soffia, she raps about racism, sexism, beauty standards, education and other “social paradigms,” to inspire other kids who are growing up black in Brazil to be proud of who they are. ... [Read More]

Twenty Years After Its Release, Alanis Morissette Updates ‘Ironic’ Lyrics For 2015

Twenty Years After Its Release, Alanis Morissette Updates ‘Ironic’ Lyrics For 2015

December 15, 2015 by

"It's ten-thousand male late night hosts when all you want is just one woman, seriously!" In 1995, at age 21, Alanis Morissette released 'Ironic,' the third single from her award winning album Jagged Little Pill, and it went on to be an enormous hit. Now 41, the multi-talented singer-songwriter decided to give her original ... [Read More]

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This Artist Is Sculpting 2,000 Cups Made Out of Sugar, And They Are Spectacular!

December 14, 2015 by

Celebrated for her unique artistic style, which blends food and the fine arts, professional artist and cake designer Margaret Braun is creating and executing an installation of “2,000 Sugar Cups - a reflection on kitchen work, on production and replication" at the Museum of Arts and Design, where she is currently an artist-in-residence. ... [Read More]