Straight/Curve Film: A Documentary About The World Of Plus-Size Modeling

“When, how, and why did size zero become the norm when two thirds of women are considered ‘plus-size’ sitting between a size 10 to 14?”

Straight/Curve Film: A Documentary About The World Of Plus-Size Modeling

LEGO Minifigures Continue To Include More Women In STEM And Non-Traditional Fields

First there was Professor C. Bodin. Then came the trio of female scientists from the Research Institute. Now there are even more women minifigs with really cool jobs…

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One Of The Most Famous Women In The World Gets A Caffeinated Makeover

“This Mona Lisa painting is a mixture of Greek Coffee and Espresso brewed specifically to create the dark shades and to give the old vintage feel to it.”

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Two Raging Grannies Fighting For A Better Future For Their Grandchildren

“If I’ll be half as cool and alive as these two women, I will not be afraid of getting old.”

Two Raging Grannies Fighting For A Better Future For Their Grandchildren

Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

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Today’s Google Doodle Salute To Sally Ride Is Spectacular

May 26, 2015 by

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to go to space, serving as a crew member aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. The female physicist, who was 32 at the time of her mission, not only broke down barriers, but she pushed the limits of possibility for women and girls. ... [Read More]

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For The Forgotten Women Who Selflessly And Bravely Served Our Country

May 25, 2015 by

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day has its origins in the observances of organized women's groups who would come together and use flowers to decorate the graves of loved ones who died in the Civil War. And historically, from the American Revolutionary War to the present, women have always volunteered in defense of our country and served in ... [Read More]

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Moina Michael: The Woman Behind The Memorial Poppy To Honor Fallen Soldiers

May 25, 2015 by

We cherish too, the Poppy red That grows on fields where valor led, It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies. - Moina Michael, 1915 Woman You Should Know Moina Michael was a U.S. professor and humanitarian. Inspired by “In Flander’s Fields,” a poem written by John McCrae in 1915 during World War I that refers to the red poppies which ... [Read More]

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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]