5 Things You Should Know About History-Making Olympic Gymnast Oksana Chusovitina

August 9, 2016 by

"On the podium, everyone is the same whether you are 40 or 16. You have to go out and do your routine and your jumps." Over a gymnastics career that has spanned more than a quarter century, she’s won nine world championship medals on vault (a record for most individual medals on a single apparatus) plus ... [Read More]

Whether She Wins A Medal Or Not, Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Makes History In Rio

Whether She Wins A Medal Or Not, Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Makes History In Rio

August 9, 2016 by

By now you have likely heard of U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad, the fencing phenom from New Jersey who became the first American athlete to compete at the Rio Olympic Games in a hijab (headscarf). While she didn’t win an individual medal this week, Ibtihaj has made a different kind of history. ... [Read More]


NBC Olympic Commentator Tweets That Parents of Simone Biles Are NOT Her Parents Because She’s Adopted

August 8, 2016 by

By Carrie Goldman - By now, everyone is talking about the powerful, incredible Simone Biles, the top contender for the all-around gold medal in gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. One person who is doing the talking, however ... [Read More]


Twittersphere Corrects Chicago Tribune’s Sexist Tweet About Bronze Medal Winner Corey Cogdell-Unrein

August 8, 2016 by

Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune tweeted a link to a story* they did on Team USA’s Corey Cogdell-Unrein after she won the bronze medal in women's trap shooting… but rather than name the accomplished three-time Olympian, they opted, ... [Read More]


Meet The 6-Year-Old Baller Whose Crazy Dribbling Skills Have Earned Her Phenom Status

August 8, 2016 by

Samaya Clark-Gabriel is your average 6-year-old, but when she has a basketball in her hands something truly extraordinary happens. Over the last few months, the pint-sized baller has developed a crazy skill set that defies age, physicality, and logic, earning her the hometown moniker "Brooklyn Phenom". ... [Read More]


Women in Science: The Card Game

August 8, 2016 by

By Dale DeBakcsy - Creating a research lab is tough. You’ve got to recruit people of complementary talents, give them the resources to be successful, and keep them just happy enough to not want to leave but, you know, not too happy. That dynamic of recruitment and opportunistic head-hunting is at the core of Luana Games‘s latest educational card game: Women in Science. ... [Read More]


10 Wise And Witty Quotes From Lucille Ball That Remind Us Why We Love Lucy

August 6, 2016 by

On October 15, 1951, I Love Lucy made its television debut, cementing Lucille Ball’s status as one of America's top comedic actresses, and pioneering a new sitcom genre that would influence countless family-related sitcoms for years to come. The success of the show was unmatched, as was Lucille’s perfectionism and hard work. ... [Read More]


Elena Votsi’s Story About Designing the Olympic Medal Is Gold

August 5, 2016 by

By Marion Fasel - How did Greek jewelry designer Elena Votsi who is known for her bold sculptural work win the competition to design the Olympic medal for the Summer Games?  The story started right before the 2004 Olympics in Athens.  To celebrate the return of the event to its place of origin, the Olympic Committee decided ... [Read More]