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Fix-It Friday: Hey, UP YOURS… Your Recyclables That Is!

With it being Earth Day, I'm devoting today's column to upcycling... a fun and creative way to repurpose and refurbish trash bound or found objects (objet trouvé). It’s a trendy phrase in the DIY realm these days, but in the garbage world, the term popped-up back in the 90’s to describe converting old product into something of better use, quality, or environmental value. It’s the opposite of downcycling ... [Read More]

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High School Volleyball Player Fights Ruling That She Can’t Play On Boys’ Team

April 21, 2016 by

After 17-year-old volleyball phenom Anyela Aquino led her girls’ team to a city championship in the fall, she joined the boys’ varsity team to keep honing her skills through the spring season. Despite the fact that the coach and her teammates wanted her to play with them, ... [Read More]

6-Year-Old Aspiring Nobel Laureate Explains Dark Matter Using Cake And Candy

6-Year-Old Aspiring Nobel Laureate Explains Dark Matter Using Cake And Candy

April 21, 2016 by

"Dark matter is one of the greatest mysteries of the universe." Meet 6-year-old Samatha Kranthijanya, a math and science-loving first grader with a trifecta of stellar plans for herself: 1. to be a scientist, 2. to figure out dark matter with her brother, and 3. to win a Nobel Prize. On her quest to solve the intergalactic riddle, ... [Read More]

Site Engineer’s Entertaining Pitch To Inspire More Women To Join Construction Industry

Site Engineer’s Entertaining Pitch To Inspire More Women To Join Construction Industry

April 20, 2016 by

"1% of the construction industry workforce (onsite) are female and that's just shite!" Meet Michelle Hands. She’s a 31-year-old Site Engineer, based in Leeds in the UK, who has worked in the male-dominated construction industry for the last ten years. She doesn't claim that it's "an easy ride," but she does LOVE her job. ... [Read More]

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Author Chiquis Barrón Gives Advice To Empower Girls With Confidence In New Book “Good Things for a Young Woman’s Spirit”

April 20, 2016 by

Growing up is not easy, and today’s lifestyles and social trends add to the many challenges that young women face as they make their way through the world. Inspired to give young women motivation and inspiration, author and psychologist Chiquis Barrón ... [Read More]

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“You Should Be In The Kitchen Making Tea.” Why This Draughtsperson Quit Architecture And The Perspective She Gained

April 20, 2016 by

After accomplished architect Zaha Hadid died on March 31 at age 65, The New York Times asked female architects among its readers to talk candidly about their experiences in the profession, and published edited excerpts from ... [Read More]

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A Rugby Interpretation Of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”

April 19, 2016 by

Lindsey Oliver, a senior and rugby player at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was given an assignment for her recent documentary film class. The concept was to create a visual interpretation of a poem, and Lindsey chose Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise.” Using her love of rugby to convey Angelou’s message of how, with self-respect and confidence, ... [Read More]

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Ten Reasons I Will Not Be Buying A Pink Fishing Rod

April 19, 2016 by

Dear Mr. Fishing Store Clerk, I know you were just trying to be helpful. You saw me and my two X chromosomes walk into your shop on this beautiful day, you heard me say I was looking for a fishing rod and you dutifully ushered me to the new section in your 100-year-old family-run business where various models of pink fishing rods now live. I’m touched by your acknowledgment of my femininity ... [Read More]

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