Close-up Of Person Hands Applying Silicone Sealant With Caulking Gun

Fix-It Friday: The Case Of The Unsealed Window Frame… What To Do When Moisture And Mold Take Hold

August 5, 2016 by

WYSK reader Annette wrote in with a question about window sealing. “I live with my sister and brother-in-law. He insists he is in charge of house maintenance, but has never bothered to caulk/seal the window of the room I'm in, and it constantly smells like damp plywood, I assume from the inside of the window frame." So Annette ... [Read More]

Olympic Boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields And Her Fight For Gold

Olympic Boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields And Her Fight For Gold

August 4, 2016 by

There are thousands of athletes competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and all of them have a story about their journey, but one that has really captivated us is that of boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields. In 2012, Claressa became the first American woman to earn an Olympic gold medal in boxing, a monumental achievement for anyone, but especially for a then 17-year-old living in poverty in Flint, ... [Read More]


This Dad & T-Ball Coach Wants To Make Sure Girls Hold On To Their Confidence

August 3, 2016 by

Parenting blogger Doyin Richards is the dad of two daughters, a feminist, and the T-ball coach for the only all-girls team in his local Los Angeles area league. In this video from Upworthy, Doyin talks about wanting his daughters to always have a seat at the table, whether it is playing T-ball or anything else they choose to do in life. ... [Read More]


Brilliant Cartoon Sums Up Trump And Clinton Campaigns In 19 Identical Lines, Read In Reverse Orders

August 2, 2016 by

"For Hillary, read it from bottom to top." This is the critical instruction that punctuates editorial cartoonist Joe Heller's "Two Views" cartoon, which he released last Friday to offer his perspective on the Trump and Clinton presidential campaigns. ... [Read More]


Exclusive: The Girls In This Viral Photo Tell Us What It Was Really Like On The Ghostbusters Red Carpet

August 2, 2016 by

A couple of weeks ago we posted this awesome photo on social media from the Ghostbusters premiere of Kristen Wiig sharing a moment with two young girls, Marissa Soto and Natalie Lopez. While a picture is worth a thousand words, we wanted to know more about the two girls and those priceless smiles. ... [Read More]


Martha Carucci Bravely Shines A Spotlight On Alcoholism By Sharing Her Journey To Sobriety

August 2, 2016 by

By Martha Carucci - What does an alcoholic look like? For many, the word alcoholic conjures up images of a person on the street drinking from a brown-bagged bottle. Someone completely destitute and disheveled. But what about the mom sitting next to you at a PTA meeting or soccer game? She may be just as miserable. ... [Read More]

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This School District Gets An “F” For Its Back-To-School Dress Code Flyer

August 1, 2016 by

It’s almost back to school time, and administrators are once again sharpening their pencils getting ready to enforce their dress code restrictions on students. In the most recent installment of The Educator Body Police Target… Young Women, last week the Freeburg, IL school district sent out this flyer to parents of middle school kids, ... [Read More]


Meet France Córdova… The Renowned Astrophysicist Whose Career Path Was Inspired By A Marshmallow

August 1, 2016 by

This 2-minute, animated video offers a brief, but beautiful look at the extraordinary life of internationally renowned astrophysicist France Córdova, in her own words. From being named NASA's first female chief scientist in 1993 to currently leading the only government science agency charged with advancing all fields of scientific discovery, ... [Read More]