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Colleen Jordan Designs Mini Bike Planters And Vases To Make Your Ride Even Greener

April 11, 2016 by

When Colleen Jordan was an Industrial Design student she dreamed of doing a project that would allow people to carry plants on them... small farms growing on raincoats, little plants living on lapels, flowers hitching a ride on bike handlebars. Almost every professor she presented her idea to said, “Not in my class,” which made her want to do it even more. Now a successful ... [Read More]

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Ahead Of The Game: Ancient Roman Girl Athletes

April 11, 2016 by

By Elizabeth C. Goldsmith - When I was a girl in high school back in the ‘60s, the only team sports available to me were swimming and field hockey. By the time my sister hit high school they had added Cinderella softball and Powder-Puff football. After Title IX, things changed. That’s the modern history of women’s sports. These thoughts returned to me on a recent trip to Sicily, ... [Read More]

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The Feminist Bake Sale That Led To Death And Rape Threats

April 11, 2016 by

By Madeline Price - If someone had told me, one week ago today, that a simple bake sale aiming to educate students about wage disparity in Australia would rile up a university campus to the point of death threats to the organisers, would reach media sources across Australia, the UK and US, and would result in the single most successful ... [Read More]

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Higher Learning Poster Woman: Meet Graduate School Barbie

April 8, 2016 by

By Unknown Author - Graduate School Barbie comes in two forms: Delusional Master’s Barbie™ and Ph.D. Masochist Barbie™. Every Graduate School Barbie comes with these fun-filled features guaranteed to delight and entertain for hours: Grad School Barbie comes out of the box with a big grin on her face that turns into a frown after 2 weeks or her first advisor ... [Read More]

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Photo Project “Techies” Highlights The Underrepresented In Silicon Valley

April 8, 2016 by

Silicon Valley has a diversity problem. And while it's well-documented that from entry-level positions to the boardroom the tech sector is dominated by white men, there are still many others working in the ever-growing industry. ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: Say Hello To My Little Friend… The Bitchin’ Basin Wrench

At some point, most homes will experience a loose faucet, especially in the kitchen where handle grabbing and sprayer yanking are a given. Not only annoying, a loose faucet allows splashed water to drip through the sink deck and down into your cabinet, eventually warping wood, and causing mildew. Over at my girlfriend Deb’s house, I noticed her kitchen faucet ... [Read More]

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White House Aims To Close Workforce Gender Gaps By Tackling Stereotypes In Media And Toys

April 7, 2016 by

In a statement released yesterday, the White House announced plans for a day-long conference aimed specifically at "breaking down gender stereotypes in media and toys so that our children can explore, learn, and dream without limits." On board to discuss the best ways to meet this critical challenge, which the White House ... [Read More]

Trishaun Coleman: The Young Woman Who Brought Us To Tears With This Performance

Trishaun Coleman: The Young Woman Who Brought Us To Tears With This Performance

April 7, 2016 by

We had the great privilege of attending opening night of the 7th annual Women in the World Summit that included a series of compelling, devastating and inspiring talks, performances and back-to-back panels of fierce women speaking out on a range of global issues they are each bravely tackling on the front lines. The final ... [Read More]

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