IF YOU ARE READING THIS, IT DID NOT. We say "HOORAY!"... not because we're still here (we knew we would be), but because we can finally be rid of all the 12.21.12 end of the world claims, most of which relied on "wishful thinking, wild pseudoscientific folly, ignorance of astronomy, and a level of paranoia worthy of Night of the Living Dead", as E. C. Krupp, Director of Griffith Observatory in LA so ... [Read More]
WTF?!: "If there were fewer women and more 'male aggression' in Sandy Hook Elementary School, the massacre there never would have taken place"… via Think Progress
Man of The Year: Time magazine hasn't named an individual woman news-maker of the year in almost three decades… via Huffington Post
Times, they are a changing: South Korea elects its first female president. Park Geun-hye, 60, is expected ... [Read More]
If you are one of the more than 60 million people who visit Starbucks each week, then saddling up to the counter to place your coffee order is probably no big deal. You are well versed in the standard menu and quite proud of your well crafted order... a coffee beverage masterpiece that is uniquely yours made to the exact specifications you dictate to the barista.
But then you hear someone ask for a ... [Read More]
We always get jazzed when we see young people getting involved in politics and social justice, especially teens, who are usually portrayed as apathetic, unconcerned and lazy. But, we know that there are many do-gooders and ass-kickers out there who give us great hope for the next generation, and Tiffany Chao is one of them. ... [Read More]
Joan of Arc, Mother Teresa, Harriet Tubman, Coco Chanel, S.E. Hinton, Sacagawea, Maya Lin, and so on. Each of these women has her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world. But did you know that all these female movers and shakers, and a host of others, made their historic marks before hitting age 20?
We had no idea, until we came across Girls Who ... [Read More]
"You can’t be what you can’t see". Ain't that the truth!
MissRepresentation.org, the social action campaign of the documentary film, has put together this new, incredibly impactful video, giving us a closer look at how women have been portrayed in advertisements in 2012. Although women continued to make big strides this year on Capitol Hill and in the boardroom, we clearly still have a long way to go ... [Read More]
In my teens I was engrossed with music, but I simply could not stand a lot of the dance, synth-heavy, auto-tuned music I often heard on the radio. If I was in the car with my family, we would turn on the radio, change the station until we fully cycled through all of our options, and eventually I would end up listening to my own music. I loved the distorted sounds of Nirvana, the political themes of The ... [Read More]
Remember in the not so distance past having no idea what chipotle was, even struggling to pronounce it? Now its smoky and subtle heat can be found in so much of what we eat from mayo and sauces, to fast food, beer and chocolate. With each new year, as global tastes evolve, spices and flavor profiles are introduced that go from obscurity to ubiquity, just like chipotle did. McCormick, a company on a quest to ... [Read More]