Bill Nye The Science Guy On Women In STEM And His Top Secret Code Breaking Mom

“I would remind us that half of the humans are girls or women. So then why don’t we have all half of the scientists be women? What the heck?”

Bill Nye The Science Guy On Women In STEM And His Top Secret Code Breaking Mom

This 5th Grader’s Science Project About Stuffed Animals And Germs Was Published In A Medical Journal

Because of Gaby’s science project, kids are able to bring their stuffed animals into the O.R. for comfort, minus the health risk.


What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid? This Woman Is Challenging Herself To 100 Days Without Fear

“Not doing something you want to do because you’re afraid is the scariest thing of all.”

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10 Things You May Not Know About Beatrix Potter

“I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.”


Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally


One Mom’s Mission to Raise Awareness Of Life-Threatening Congenital Disorder, Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome

June 16, 2015 by

Melanie Varney and her husband Gabby Mason have three children. When their twin girls Indigo and Ocea were born last year, nurses, family and friends were commenting on how cute it was that Ocea’s tongue stuck out. When Melanie noticed that Ocea ... [Read More]


Vision Of Hope: Syrian Refugee Girls Create Inspiring Photos Of Their Future Selves

June 16, 2015 by

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question most of us have heard and had the chance to consider. But in many other parts of the world, girls are faced with the most challenging circumstances, and "reach womanhood without ever being asked about their dreams and ambitions," making it difficult ... [Read More]


“Advice From My Mom” – Lunchbox Letters Become Source Of Inspiration For Master’s Thesis

June 15, 2015 by

When Skye Gould was in middle school, her mom, who was often traveling for work, wrote her dozens of advice notes and put them in her lunchbox. The two made a pact to save the letters, and they've been tucked away in a shoebox for more than a decade. Skye is now sharing them on a website she created as part of her master's thesis ... [Read More]


Why Is Everyone Ignoring The Unempowered Language In Target’s Supposedly “Empowering” Swimsuit Campaign?

June 15, 2015 by

“Game changer.” “Empowering.” “Refreshing.” Body-Positive.” “Innovative.” These are just a few of the buzzwords a number of media outlets have used to describe the new 'Target Loves Every Body' swimsuit campaign, which launched last week. Taken at ... [Read More]


Iranian Motorbike Racer Behnaz Shafiei Breaks Barriers and The Law For Gender Equality

June 15, 2015 by

Behnaz Shafiei is using her motorbike to break barriers for women in Iran, where women are actually banned from riding motorcycles. The 27-year-old is one of six women racers working to receive official certification from Iran's Motorcycle and Automobile Federation, which would allow them to race ... [Read More]

Laundromat Workout: Get It In Where You Can “Fit” It In

Laundromat Workout: Get It In Where You Can “Fit” It In

June 12, 2015 by

What's that? You don't have time to workout because there's a pile of laundry in desperate need of washing. Well thanks to Andia Winslow, founder of The Fit Cycle, a wellness philosophy that connects our bodies to our environment, that excuse just simply won't fly anymore. This is her Laundromat Workout, which might be the coolest workout we've ever seen. Andia, an elite pro athlete, certified fitness ... [Read More]


A Rembrandt For Your Wrist

June 12, 2015 by

The Rijksmuseum, a museum dedicated to art and history in Amsterdam, wanted people to be inspired by its extensive online collection, which includes over 200,000 objects. In the spirit of the creativity the collections represent, the museum hosted a Make Your Own Masterpiece design competition this past spring. To enter, you simply had to create your own design using an artwork found in the collection. ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: How To Get Your Grill Ready For Summer

If you didn’t heed my "Bye Bye BBQ" advice about giving your grill a thorough, end-of-season cleaning as last summer turned into fall, you’re likely to find a mess under the lid when you go to fire it up now. As I warned back then, grease left on your grill from past summer fun can attract pests, and, left over months, can clog and even damage burners. ... [Read More]