Fix-It Friday: 6 Non-Toxic Ways To Keep Bugs Out Of Your Garden

“Somebody’s been eating in my rose bed…and I’m pissed!” – Norma ‘Toolbelt Diva’ Vally


How Disney Pixar’s Inside Out Forever Changed My Relationship With My Child

“I walked out of the theater with a new way to talk to my daughter about her emotions…”


Forgiveness Day: 10 Awesome Quotes To Inspire You To Forgive Someone (Or Yourself)

“Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.” – Indira Gandhi


Amy Poehler And Seth Meyers Reunite For A New “Really!?!” Thanks To Andy Benoit And His Idiotic Take On Women’s Sports

“Really, Andy Benoit? There’s nothing in women’s sports worth watching?”

Amy Poehler And Seth Meyers Reunite For A New “Really!?!” Thanks To Andy Benoit And His Idiotic Take On Women’s Sports

Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally


Phyllis Sues: At 92 Years Young, An Incredibly Inspirational Yogi Of Mind, Body And Adventurous Spirit

June 24, 2015 by

By YogaDork - Speaking of defying “yoga body” stereotypes. Meet Phyllis Sues. At 85 she walked into her first yoga class and it changed her life. At 92 she’s got us so inspired we feel like dancing the tango. (More on that later!) Phyllis Sues, ... [Read More]


Her Name Is Lola… She’s An 11-Year-Old Feminist Who Sent Us The Most Awesome Note

June 24, 2015 by

Our Monday morning editorial meeting took the most amazing detour when the following email was read aloud. All we were told was that it was sent to our general mailbox. In the end, there was not a dry eye to be seen, and our WYSKy hearts were filled with pride and joy. Hi, I'm Lola Steigner, and I just want to say thank you. ... [Read More]

[Lee studies a human skull. Photo courtesy of the Harvard Associates in Legal Medicine]

Frances Glessner Lee: The “Godmother of Crime Scene Investigation”

June 24, 2015 by

By Roman Mars - The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, Maryland is a busy place. Anyone who dies unexpectedly in the state of Maryland will end up there for an autopsy. On an average day, they might perform twelve autopsies; on more hectic days, they might do more than twenty. ... [Read More]


Pink: The Unfortunate Gendered History Of A Great Color

June 23, 2015 by

A June 1918 article from the trade publication Earnshaw's Infants' Department noted, “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.” According to, pink didn’t become ... [Read More]

Title IX

Forty-Three Years Ago Today, Title IX Passed, Marking A Legislation Milestone For Women And Girls

June 23, 2015 by

Forty-three years ago today, on June 23, 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was signed by President Nixon, guaranteeing equal access and equal opportunity for females and males in almost all aspects of our educational systems. It is considered one of the most ... [Read More]


Her Image, Her Voice, Her Story: A Celebration Of Australian Indigenous Women

June 22, 2015 by

Wayne Quilliam, one of Australia’s most respected Aboriginal photographic artists, has interviewed and photographed women across Australia for the new exhibit, Her Image, Her Voice, Her Story… a celebration of the diversity and strength of Australian Indigenous women. ... [Read More]


Amy Schumer Just Gave Us Another Reason To Be Super Psyched About Seeing Madonna In NYC

June 19, 2015 by

When Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour lands in NYC this September, a bunch of us will be there; all 40-something-year-old Madonna "virgins," in the sense that we grew up with her music, but have never seen the legendary Material Girl perform live. Our collective excitement has been at a palpable level, but it just got blown ... [Read More]

Pilot Dad

Joy Ride: Pilot Dad Gives His 4-Year-Old Daughter The Flight (And Time) Of Her Life

June 19, 2015 by

Raphael Langumier, a flight test instructor and aerobatic pilot in Quebec, has accumulated more than 8,000 flight hours in more than 60 types of aircraft, since his first flight in 1991. So when his 4-year-old daughter Lea asked him to take her on her first aerobatic flight, and “do inverted things,” dad obliged and gave her the time of her life. ... [Read More]