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Fix-It Friday: Coloring Your World With Confidence… How To Choose A Paint Color

Choosing a paint color can be a daunting and stressful feat, especially if you don’t know where to start. I’ve seen many people with that deer-caught-in-headlights look as they stand stupefied in front of the paint chip wall. As far as I’m concerned, there should be a sign over the display that reads, "WARNING: Prolonged staring at paint chips can cause nausea, dizziness, and ... [Read More]

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Emma Lazarus: The Woman Who Gave The Statue Of Liberty Her Powerful Voice

July 22, 2016 by

167 years ago today, on July 22 in 1849, famed American poet Emma Lazarus was born in New York City to a wealthy sugar refining family of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish descent. A writer from an early age, she went on to become part of the late nineteenth century New York literary elite, and at age 34 penned the inspiring sonnet that would give the Statue of ... [Read More]

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The Real Women Of “Murderess Row” And The Woman Who Told Their Story

July 22, 2016 by

By Rebecca Price - Part of the appeal of Chicago – the longest-running American musical in Broadway history – is that although the events unfolding on stage occurred almost 100 years ago, they feel current. Audiences feel as if they’re watching an episode of Law & Order, with sensational characters, gripping plotlines, and crimes ripped from the headlines. That’s ... [Read More]

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My Experience As 1 Of The 100 Women Who Posed Nude In Protest At The RNC This Week

July 21, 2016 by

Earlier this week you may have seen that 100+ women posed nude near the Republican National Convention. The women were participants in an art installation/peaceful protest called Everything She Says Means Everything, with renowned photographer Spencer Tunick and his wife, artist Kristin Bowler. ... [Read More]

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“Let’s Fix The Future”: 10-Year-Old Launches Public Participation Kindness Initiative

July 21, 2016 by

On Monday, Fox40 News, a local Sacramento affiliate, ran a story on Leah Nelson, a 10-year-old girl from West Sacramento, who has embarked on a mission to “fix the future” with a public participation, pay it forward-style initiative she dreamed up in her bedroom called “Becuz I Care”. Designed to make the world a better ... [Read More]

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Meet Some Of The Leading Pioneers Of Pain Science

July 20, 2016 by

By Hayley Leake - The path of pain science has been paved by many notable figures – Patrick Wall, Ron Melzack, Rene Descartes, Max Von Frey, the list goes on. As these names spring to mind, a palpable absence becomes apparent. Where are all the ladies!? A gender gap in scientific contributions still remains today. Some suggest that science may be built on the shoulders of women ... [Read More]

This Video Perfectly Illustrates Why It’s Never The Victim’s Fault

This Video Perfectly Illustrates Why It’s Never The Victim’s Fault

July 20, 2016 by

More often than not, when something bad happens to someone the tendency for many people is to blame the victim. While it may occur in a variety of situations, we often see evidence of victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault and rape cases. To illustrate how absurd it is to blame the victim, the folks at Blue Seat Studios  ... [Read More]

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Meet The Stuntwoman Who Put The Wonder In ‘Wonder Woman’… Jeannie Epper

July 20, 2016 by

From 1975 to 1979, thirty-four years after the feminist icon's comic debut, Wonder Woman was brought to life by actress Lynda Carter on what was "the first, longest running and most successful syndicated television show with a serious female action hero." Captivated by her golden lasso of truth and bullet deflecting bracelets, we watched her death defying leaps and ... [Read More]

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