College Students Develop Prosthetic To Help 10-Year-Old Girl Play The Violin

April 25, 2017 by

Ten-year-old Isabella Nicola was born with a partially-developed left arm, but she hasn’t let that stand in the way of achieving her dream to play the violin. With the help of some bio-engineering students from George Mason University and a 3-D printer, Isabella now has a specially designed prosthetic to help her reach that goal. ... [Read More]

Brilliant New Documentary ‘Citizen Jane’ Chronicles Activist Jane Jacobs’ Battles Against The Urban Planning Establishment

April 25, 2017 by

In 1960 urban planner Jane Jacobs took on the “urban planning establishment” with her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, which explored the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. ... [Read More]

Watch: Short Film About A 10-Year-Old “Girl Boxer” Training To Be A Professional Fighter

April 24, 2017 by

Emily Sheskin is a New York City based filmmaker and editor making a film about Jesselyn Silva, a 10-year-old who genuinely loves the sport of boxing and is already training seriously to fulfill her dream of becoming a professional fighter. This short film - "Girl Boxer" - is part of a larger and ongoing feature film project that ... [Read More]

13-Year-Old Aspiring Astronaut’s Inspirational Speech At The March For Science

April 24, 2017 by

Taylor Denise Richardson is a 13-year-old who has aspirations of becoming a scientist, engineer and an astronaut one day. She has attended 4 NASA Space Centers including Space Camp; is a member of the Mars Generation as a Student Space Ambassador; a Girl Scout; ... [Read More]

Watch: 40 Years Is A “Long Time” To Rock, But Blondie Is Still At It With New Single

April 22, 2017 by

40 years after the release of their self titled debut album, Blondie, the pioneering new wave and punk band led by rock royal Debbie Harry, is releasing their 11th record, Pollinator, on May 5th. This is the official video for "Long Time”, one of the album’s singles… does anyone else hear hints of "Heart Of Glass" (1978)? "Heart Of Glass" (1978) ... [Read More]

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

April 22, 2017 by

Today marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, a campaign created in 1970 to "force environmental protection onto the national political agenda." It has since grown to be a movement that is credited as "the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe." More than a billion people participate ... [Read More]

Rachel Bloom Takes On Workplace Inequality With Original Song and Video #Ladyboss

April 22, 2017 by

Rachel Bloom, of The Golden Globe-winning series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, takes on workplace inequality in #Ladyboss, an “ode to the confusing conundrum of being both a leader and a woman at the same time.” On point, hilarious and all too real, Rachel and her back-up crew ask the tough ... [Read More]

United Women Firefighters And FDNY Are Looking For More Women To Join New York’s Bravest

April 20, 2017 by

This week the FDNY academy's graduating class included six women. While this is not the largest number of women in a graduating class, they bring the total number of women firefighters to 64 (or .6 percent), the highest number of women in FDNY’s history. While the United Women Firefighters ... [Read More]

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