Traveling Over The River And Through The Wood This Holiday? You Should Know Lydia Maria Child

She not only authored this famed line for a Thanksgiving Day poem (1844), she was a tireless crusader for Native Americans, slaves, and women.


Organic Tea, An Apple Watch, A Fedora… Alice In Wonderland Illustrated For 2015

Yes, Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland remains a timeless tale, but Vicky Leta and Andrea Romano thought it couldn’t hurt to give it “a little update.”


Giving Thanks To Sarah Hale For Crusading To Make Thanksgiving Day A National Holiday

Circa 1837, Sarah Hale used the pages of the influential magazine she edited and lobbied no fewer than four U.S. presidents to campaign for the national holiday.


Flight Of The Lady Hawk: All-Women Air Force Crew Broke Military Flight Record

“We’re not too far from the day when an all-female flight is not so special.”


Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

Jayne Eyre-ring

Lord Of The Rings: British Designer Creates Literary Jewels From Pages Of Used Books

November 17, 2015 by

When British designer Jeremy May and his wife were celebrating their first wedding anniversary - the paper anniversary - he wanted to give her something really special. So he got to work making her a laminated paper ring using the pages of her favorite book. The result was an extraordinary piece of jewelry that subsequently ... [Read More]


#FearlessFestNYC: They Came, They Experienced, They Were Empowered To Be Fearless

November 16, 2015 by

They hung with fearless founders and straight up badasses. They made new friends and ran into old ones. They talked with experts and sexperts. They used power tools (some for the first time ever). They Vinyasa-ed, ran, boot camped, hip-hopped, self-defended, and worked their cores. They created. They took time to relax. ... [Read More]

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The Ugly Truth Behind Sadie Hawkins Day

November 13, 2015 by

It's Sadie Hawkins Day. You know, the day when the girls are supposed to ask out the boys. Like us, you may have vivid memories of those dreadful Sadie Hawkins Day school dances, where the pressure was on and the gossip was flying about who would ask whom to the dance. Although it may have seemed like a fun novelty then, knowing what we know now, we think… not so much. The legend that we've always been ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday The 13th: 10 Clever Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide You’ll Feel Lucky To Know

November 13, 2015 by

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]


Learn An Hour Of Code From The Women of Star Wars

November 12, 2015 by

Want to learn to code from Princess Leia, C-3PO and R2-D2 as well as Rey and BB-8 ? has you covered! The nonprofit, dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color, has unveiled its third-annual Hour of Code campaign, and it’s out of this world! Thanks to a partnership with ... [Read More]


1959-2015: A Fascinating Look At The Changing Face Of Barbie… Year By Year

November 12, 2015 by

"I was curious as to exactly how Barbie’s face has changed across the 56-year span she’s been around. Personally, I think the molds they used from 1987-1995 are the cutest, but I was still a little girl playing with Barbies at that time, so I may be a bit biased." - tenaflyviper The result of this tumblr user's curiosity is this truly fascinating look at the changing face of Barbie... every year from ... [Read More]


National Adoption Month: A Letter To My Daughter On The Anniversary Of Her Custody Day

November 12, 2015 by

In honor of National Adoption Month award-winning author Carrie Goldman shares this letter she wrote to her daughter on the anniversary of her custody day. The letter is part of the series "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days" running on Carrie's blog Portrait of an Adoption. ... [Read More]


Vietnam Women’s Memorial: Honoring The 265,000 Forgotten Women Who Served

November 11, 2015 by

"In an era of universal polemics and political unrest - with no thought of glory, with no fanfare or public notice - 265,000 women volunteered to go where they were needed, to do what was needed. The era was known as Vietnam, and these young women, most in their 20s, risked their lives to care for our country's wounded and ... [Read More]