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Venus And Serena Williams Slip Broadcaster’s Mind, But Andy Murray Sets Him And Olympic Tennis Record Straight

August 15, 2016 by

And the gold medal for "Selective Memory" when it comes to women’s achievements in Olympic history goes to John Inverdale. The pro, who gets paid to know the facts about the sports he's covering, gave a fact-lacking performance ... [Read More]

‘Hidden Figures’ Tells True Story Of 3 Brilliant NASA Women Behind Historic Space Launch

‘Hidden Figures’ Tells True Story Of 3 Brilliant NASA Women Behind Historic Space Launch

August 15, 2016 by

'Hidden Figures' is "the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John ... [Read More]

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Fix It Friday: When Your Bowl Runneth Over… How To Deal With A Clogged Toilet

My oldest niece, Delphine, moved away from home when she started school in Bordeaux, France, living sans parents for the first time. She shared with me that the scariest, most embarrassing moments in her little apartment were when the toilet would get backed up. The rising bowl water, floating debris and all, would send her and her ... [Read More]

Why Women’s Clothing Sizes Don’t Make Sense… It’s Not You, It’s The Industry

Why Women’s Clothing Sizes Don’t Make Sense… It’s Not You, It’s The Industry

August 12, 2016 by

It’s safe to say that most of us have gone into a store, grabbed the size we think we are, but when we go and give the item a try, it doesn’t fit. Well just know, “it’s not you, it’s the industry.” Today's standard clothing sizes are vastly different than they were 50 years ago. In this Vox video, Dion Lee documents the inconsistencies ... [Read More]

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New Collection Aims To Disrupt Gendered Fashions With Bold Suit Options For Girls

August 11, 2016 by

By Lori Day - There are lots of startups these days offering alternative clothing for children, but none that seek to bring to mainstream consumers the cool suit designs grabbing the media spotlight and making headlines today because they are being worn ... [Read More]

“Queen of Katwe” The True Story Of Chess Champion Phiona Mutesi’s Path From Poverty To Grandmaster

“Queen of Katwe” The True Story Of Chess Champion Phiona Mutesi’s Path From Poverty To Grandmaster

August 11, 2016 by

Not sure how this one slipped by us, but based on the trailer alone, we cannot wait to see Queen of Katwe. The inspiring film is the true story of a young girl who rose from a poverty-stricken community in Uganda to become an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair, Queen of Katwe ... [Read More]

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8 Things You Should Know About Elizabeth Holtzman, Pioneering Politician And Serial Glass Ceiling Smasher

August 11, 2016 by

In 1972, Elizabeth Holtzman, a 31-year-old woman who had never run for public office, ran for Congress. Her rival mocked her campaign, the Democratic political "boss" dismissed her, and a major newspaper focused on her height and weight instead of the substance of her platform. Undeterred, Liz went on to win that race, ... [Read More]

Renee Goust Writes/Performs Musical Response To Being Called A ‘Feminazi’

Singer Renee Goust Writes/Performs Response To Ignorant Trolls Who Called Her A ‘Feminazi’

August 10, 2016 by

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Renee Goust is a feminist, and has been since learning "the actual meaning of the word, which just seeks equality between men and women." But when she started to voice her opinion online, the trolls crawled out of their social media caves, spewing "hateful messages", which included calling ... [Read More]

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