Gal Gadot Shares New Trailer For Wonder Woman Film

March 13, 2017 by

On Saturday, Gal Gadot, the star of the upcoming Patty Jenkins directed, 'Wonder Woman' blockbuster, tweeted "Welcome to Themyscira. I am proud to present the NEW trailer for Wonder Woman!" This new "origin trailer" gives some insight into Diana's history by showing her as a young girl and getting trained in Themyscira.  Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, ... [Read More]

What We Tell Our Daughters About Body Hair

March 13, 2017 by

By Lauren Apfel - I learned to deal with unwanted body hair at my mother’s knee. I am dark and she is dark and this was part of my education in being a girl. I would sit on a low stool in her bathroom, which was big and blue-tiled, and watch as she depilated in one way or another. I was acquainted with the tools of the trade early—bleach for the face and arms, tweezers for the eyebrows, ... [Read More]

Thanks To Juliette Gordon Low The First-Ever Girl Scouts Meeting Happened Today, 105 Years Ago

March 12, 2017 by

105 years ago today, on March 12 in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low (1860–1927) assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia for the first-ever Girl Scouts meeting in the USA. It signaled the birth of a movement that broke with convention - reaching across class, cultural, and ethnic boundaries - to ensure that all girls be given an opportunity ... [Read More]

The Oxford Belles Present ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun(damental Rights)’

March 10, 2017 by

For International Women's Day, The Oxford Belles, an all-female a cappella group from Oxford University, released a cover of Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Want To Have Fun, which they are calling Girls Just Want To Have Fun(damental Rights). Listen closely, this version features an awesome empowering rap. ... [Read More]

‘Dope Queens of Black History’: Twin Sisters Recreate Images Of Trailblazing Women In Powerful Photo Series

March 10, 2017 by

For Black History Month, twin sisters Stephanie and AlysshaRose Jordan wanted a way to celebrate the “exceptional black women who broke down the color barrier and fought for equality.” So for 28 days, the two took turns recreating photos ... [Read More]

Hydrogen Rules: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900-1979) and the Composition of Stars

March 8, 2017 by

“You are young, and wrong. You must retract.” When fresh-faced zeal confronts experience, it usually loses. Scientists who think they’ve solved everything on day one usually find that they’ve merely wandered into a seductive semblance of a solution, the first of many in the years to come, ... [Read More]

The Strangers Within: Biologist Lynn Margulis and the Rebirth of Endosymbiosis

March 5, 2017 by

In terms of cell count, ninety percent of you isn't you at all. Bacteria, though by mass they only make up about two percent of a human being, account for nine out of every ten cells inside you. Some of them are beneficial, like the bacteria in your digestive system that help break down carbohydrates. Others, less so, like the mouth bacteria ... [Read More]

“Ladies, Just Try The Damn Box Jumps! Please.”… A Powerful Metaphor About Endeavoring In Life

March 4, 2017 by

By Samira Salman - In my workout class last week, the circuit included depth jumps. This involves jumping up onto a series of sequentially higher boxes, ending with the last box, which is 32” high. The instructor’s disclaimer: “if you don’t feel comfortable with any of the boxes, ... [Read More]

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