146 Years Ago Today These Extraordinary Women Spoke Up For Animals When No One Else Would

“Animals have certain rights, as inalienable as those of man to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” – Caroline Earle White

WHS_group

This Is What Responses To Backhanded Compliments Look Like

“Usually when someone gives you a backhanded compliment, you feel offended but also powerless to protest. The drawings I made were a way for me to feel I was rejecting the insults I never responded to at the time.”

van_scribs

New NikeWomen Ad Aims To Empower, Plays Off Insecurities And Self-Doubt To Motivate… Huh?

Whether delivered with humor or not, are women really better for an ad that, once again, plays off insecurities as a mechanism to motivate?

New NikeWomen Ad Aims To Empower, Plays Off Insecurities And Self-Doubt To Motivate… Huh?

Woman Pens Awesome Love Note To… The Library

“There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the U.S. – a total of 16,541 including branches.”

Library

JLyn_March2015

Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

Hole in the grey plasterboard.

Fix-It Friday: What To Do If Pilot Holes Are Too Big For Screws Or Anchors

“What should you do if the pilot hole for screws or anchors is too big?” - WYSK Reader Airtas NV: Thanks for this great question because so many of us will relate to it! A loose shelf, a wobbling curtain rod, a hanging by a thread coat rack - we’ve all been there! I especially love this question because it reminds me of a repair I’ve been meaning to get to for months! ... [Read More]

2014 La Casa Azul Bookstore (5)

Aurora Anaya-Cerda: Moving Her Community Forward, One Book At A Time

April 9, 2015 by

By Career 2.0 - Opening an independent bookstore at time when most were shuttering their doors against the Amazon giant might seem like a risky and even foolish venture to some. But not for Aurora Anaya-Cerda. The determined California native spent six years working multiple jobs before ... [Read More]

Yes, The ‘Women’s Tax’ Is A Very Real Thing

Yes, The ‘Women’s Tax’ Is A Very Real Thing

April 9, 2015 by

“Have you ever noticed pink razors costing more than the blue ones? ‘Made for Women’s’ deodorant being more expensive than the ‘Men’s Sport’ edition? Women’s haircut listed more the Men’s? You’re not alone…in 1995 California did a study on gendered pricing, and found women pay $1,351 a year more for the same products.” The team at The Daily Share has created this ... [Read More]

Delaney-Softball-Smash-2014

Why 10-Year-Old Delaney Smith Loves Being A Girl

April 9, 2015 by

By Delaney Smith - Hey! This is Delaney Smith. I’m ten years old and I have been thinking that boys shouldn’t get all the credit for sports. I mean look at Hope Solo and Jenny Finch. Those two women inspire me. Just because I don’t like soccer or don’t pitch doesn’t mean I can’t LOVE them and the sports. Softball and basketball are my favorite sports. When I’m on the field or on the court, I’m usually a ... [Read More]

Emily Howell

Emily Howell Warner Was The First Woman Who Could Say, “This Is Your Captain Speaking…”

April 8, 2015 by

How many times have you gotten on a plane and heard a woman's voice come over the speaker, uttering the familiar phrase, "This is your captain speaking..."? Likely never. That's because by current industry estimates there are only around 450 women airline captains worldwide. To put that number in perspective, there are roughly ... [Read More]

Brave Miss World: From Rape Survivor To Beauty Queen On A Mission To Make A Difference

Brave Miss World: From Rape Survivor To Beauty Queen On A Mission To Make A Difference

April 8, 2015 by

(Warning: graphic material in trailer) Israeli beauty queen Linor Abargil was just 18 years old when she was abducted and raped in Milan, Italy two months before being crowned Miss World in 1998. In the 2014 Emmy-nominated film Brave Miss World, Linor and the film's director Cecilia Peck explore ... [Read More]

97_beetle-3

Her “Beetle” Backpack Magically Transforms You Into An April Showers Avenger

April 8, 2015 by

We love women innovators and Constance Guisset fits the bill to a... WYSK. The multitalented, Paris based designer has come up with a super cool way to deal with those April showers that can dampen your day and make you cry out, "Why didn't I take my umbrella!" as you shake your clenched fists towards the wet sky. ... [Read More]

lego_bag_multi

Colorful, Stylish Fashion Accessories Made With LEGO Bricks

April 7, 2015 by

The love of LEGO bricks has inspired many to design some pretty cool things including kitchen caddies, a wedding dress, and even a functioning prosthetic leg. We thought we'd seen it all until we came across these fashion accessories from Poland-based company Agabag. Since 2009, Agabag has been handcrafting handbags, jewelry and other accessories fashioned ... [Read More]