It’s Earth Day… Meet Rachel Carson, The Woman Who Inspired Modern Environmentalism In 1962

While Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day in 1970, it is Rachel Carson who truly inspired the modern environmental movement with her book “Silent Spring” in 1962.

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Happy Birthday Belle Case La Follette… Another Kickass Trailblazer We Never Learned About

She made her voice heard at a time when women were expected to stay home and stay quiet.

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The Inspiring Teacher We Met… On Twitter

“I’m braver than I believe, smarter than I think, and I’m important… I can be anything.”

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Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

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

April 14, 2015 by

In the late 1800s, the treatment of animals was not a topic of concern or conversation. Animals were considered utilitarian, and consequently, inhumane treatment was commonplace. But a small group of extraordinary women, led by Caroline Earle White, raised their voices to fight animal cruelty in the ... [Read More]

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This Is What Responses To Backhanded Compliments Look Like

April 14, 2015 by

We’ve all been subjected to backhanded compliments; just when you think you are about to receive praise...zing, you are hit with an insult. Having been on the receiving end of these “sugarcoated insults” more than once, artist Vanessa Papastavros (aka Van Scribbles) was inspired to create her series “Backhanded Compliments” in an effort to ... [Read More]

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

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

April 14, 2015 by

Yesterday, NikeWomen launched what they describe as “a women’s initiative - called #betterforit - to inspire women to be active, take on new challenges and conquer personal goals.” They say it, “harnesses the bold voice of women today… with a lighthearted tone and humor.” Sounds great, right? We thought so until we saw ... [Read More]

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Woman Pens Awesome Love Note To… The Library

April 13, 2015 by

By Cheryl Laughlin - The studying was relentless. I couldn’t screw up. I immersed myself into an SAT-like study bubble. And when I got to the library that Saturday, I nailed it. I wrote my name, my age (six!) and my phone number, and the kind librarian handed me my first library card. In the eyes of the library, I was a bona fide adult. (Okay, my mom probably co-signed ... [Read More]

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Rock Pioneer Joan Jett To Get Her Rightful Place In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

April 13, 2015 by

This Saturday, April 18, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will, at long last, be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Among the 8 legendary groups and artists being inducted this year, Joan Jett is the only woman, which is an all too familiar spot for this fearless pioneer who has fought for everything she's achieved over ... [Read More]

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Highly Anticipated Notorious R.B.G. Book Cover Revealed

April 13, 2015 by

Back in January, one of our favorite Tumblr pages, Notorious R.B.G., announced the launch of, “Notorious R.B.G.: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” a full-length biography on the pioneering Supreme Court Justice. R.B.G. Tumblr’s creator, NYU law student Shana Knizhnik, along with her co-author MSNBC ... [Read More]

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Autism Advocate Debbie Hilibrand Is Creating A Better World For Individuals Like Her Son

It’s April and that means Autism Awareness Month – an important campaign that, among other things, brings attention to the fact that autism statistics are now an overwhelming 1 in 68, according to recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control. ... [Read More]

Longboard Skate (And Dance)… Like A Girl

Longboard Skate (And Dance)… Like A Girl

April 10, 2015 by

Meet Brazilian longboard skater Ana Maria Suzano, and prepare to have your mind blown. What this girl can do on a longboard, which is essentially a faster version of a skateboard, is truly unbelievable. She skates. She dances. She rocks! According to Guanabara Longboard, the skating collective and school in Rio de Janeiro that published the video, Ana Maria has been making history in the sport (and art) of ... [Read More]