"Sometimes you take a trip, and sometimes a trip takes you, shakes you, remakes you and how you see the world." - Kate Harris
In February/March 2015, Dr. Alison Criscitiello (a post-doctoral fellow and glaciologist at the University of Calgary, who kicks butt in Ironman competitions in her spare time, and holds ... [Read More]
Every year, an estimated two million girls give birth before they turn 15. Child mothers are often out of school, married and experience serious health complications from their pregnancies or deliveries. In fact, around 70,000 girls between the ages of 10-19 die from birth-related complications every year.
While these statistics are startling, they are just estimates, ... [Read More]
"The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card." Since making this comment about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in late April, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s words have continued to reverberate within the U.S. and around the world, eliciting lots ... [Read More]
May is National Bicycle Month, which was established by the League of American Bicyclists to celebrate the power of the bicycle, and to promote overall bicycle safety education. For more than a century, the bicycle has been an important part of the lives of many Americans, and has had a significant cultural effect on our society, ... [Read More]
James Corden and Cyndi Lauper duet a parody of the singer’s anthem "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" with lyrics about equal pay for women in the workplace… and it’s awesome.
“Guys, if she’s mad it’s not PMS / It’s cause you do the same job but she’s makin’ less / Don’t need no Midol just need more income / Cause girls they want equal funds / Oh girls just want equal funds!” ... [Read More]
mansplain (v.): (of a man) explains something to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing. - Oxford Dictionaries
Sadly, most women have been on the receiving end of mansplaining. You know, when a man interrupts or speaks over a woman to explain something that she already knows. ... [Read More]
In 2015, to commemorate Star Wars Day, a.k.a. “May The 4th Be With You”, a holiday observed around the world by fans of the legendary film franchise, Amiyrah Martin and her husband Brandon made a video titled Black Star Wars Fans Do Exist. Some folks from Parade Magazine happened upon it and fell in ... [Read More]
With today's column falling on Friday the 13th, I was inspired to share a tale of misfortune that, thanks to a bubbly, oxidizing twist, has a killer happy "Fix-It" ending.
Last weekend my nephew came home with a big fat blister on his foot that he had hiked on for hours resulting ... [Read More]