Paintbrush Portraits Take The Concept Of Upcycling To An Entirely New Level

“The paintbrush is self-referential, acting as both subject and object. It refers to the history of painting, through the medium of paint, with its own tool.”

The World is Your Oyster

Christmas Is On! Meet The Vet Who Just Cleared Santa’s Reindeer For 2014 Flight

As the Official Veterinarian of the North Pole, Dr. René Carlson is responsible for ensuring that Santa’s team of nine are healthy enough to make their annual trek next week.

Christmas Is On! Meet The Vet Who Just Cleared Santa’s Reindeer For 2014 Flight

Leggings With A Purpose. Educate A Girl, School Your Closet.

“Fashion can be so much more then something you simply wear, it can make a statement, have a story, spread awareness, and make positive change happen.”


If You Had Nine Lives How Would You Live Them? Artists Respond With Awesome Pop Art Series Of Iconic Heroes As Cats

Artists Candace Patterson and Will Kiser set out to create an inspiration packed, visual mashup centered on the two things they are obsessed with most: cats and pop art.



Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally


“Deplorable!” 7% Of U.S. Marines Are Women, Yet Less Than 1% Of FDNY Firefighters Are Women

December 10, 2014 by

Fact: There are only 44 women out of over 10,000 uniformed firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), the largest and most elite fire department in the world. This amounts to less than 0.5% and the lowest number of women out of all major fire departments in the U.S. Fact: Cities like Minneapolis and ... [Read More]

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Linda Lajterman’s Son Died Of A Drug Overdose. She Has An Important Message To Share.

December 10, 2014 by

On February 23, 2014, Linda Lajterman’s world was shattered when she found her 19-year-old son, Danny, dead in his bedroom. He had overdosed on a drug sold to him by a father in the neighborhood who had been dealing to the local high school students. She vowed his death would not just be another ... [Read More]


Texts From Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations With Your Favorite Literary Characters

December 10, 2014 by

Okay book lovers, this one is for you! What would your favorite literary characters say if they were armed with cell phones and could text? That’s exactly what inspired author Mallory Ortberg’s new book, Texts from Jane Eyre, a collection of clever and hilarious imagined ... [Read More]


Just Your Average, Everyday Twitter Rant About Sexism

December 9, 2014 by

Angela Dee, an accomplished actor and writer, whose impressive titles include WYSK, Funny Lady, Badass-Brit-Turned-Brooklynite, Smart Girl At The Party, Puppet Master To Saffron Lamb, and "Agent of Change," took to Twitter this afternoon and launched into an eleven point rant about sexism... and it's spot ... [Read More]

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The Surprising Truth Behind The “Armor Dress” That Whipped Our Facebook Page Into A Frenzy

December 9, 2014 by

Last week, we randomly stumbled on this photo in the deep bowels of the web. Having no caption or accompanying details, we didn’t know what we were looking at; we just knew this "Armor Dress" was insanely awesome and would make anyone wearing it look like a total badass. We came to learn - thanks Google! - that the dress was connected ... [Read More]


The Feminist Pole Dancer Perspective: Lean In and Spin

December 9, 2014 by

By  Alison Tedford - I am a feminist (a feisty one) and a pole dancer (a sassy one). I don't consider these aspects of myself to be in conflict. For the sake of context, I am by no stretch a feminist scholar. Feminism and pole dance have many different interpretations and mean different things to different people. I discuss pole dance ... [Read More]


Viva Hamnell, 82 Year Old Great Grandmother And Punk Rock Rebel

December 8, 2014 by

Viva Punk Rebel. 82, a documentary about octogenarian queen of punk Viva Hamnell, is a heart-warming portrait of rebellion, spirit and joie-de-vivre. Considered Britain’s oldest punk, great-grandmother Viva reflects on her rise to fame as a vocalist with legendary Cornish punk band The Bricks in the late 1970’s, her love of Vivienne Westwood-inspired style and her later notoriety during a sensational ... [Read More]

Eureka! New LEGO TV Ad Shows Girls As Independent Thinkers, Creative Dreamers, Inventive Builders

Eureka! New LEGO TV Ad Shows Girls As Independent Thinkers, Creative Dreamers, Inventive Builders

December 8, 2014 by

While LEGO has continued to hold a steady course on the polarizing seas of genderized toy marketing, its latest TV ad appears to have momentarily - 60 seconds to be exact - steered the brick maker toward Eureka, an island of enlightenment just off the coast of Girls Have Brains ... [Read More]