Woman Pens Awesome Love Note To… The Library

“There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the U.S. – a total of 16,541 including branches.”

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As Men Took First Steps On Moon, Cynthia Peterson Made Historic Stride On Earth

Forty-five years ago she joined the UConn faculty as its first female professor in the physics department and has never left.

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Top 3 Reasons It Sucks To Be A Female CEO… According To Locket’s Yunha Kim

The tech startup founder also covers why it’s awesome, and how perspective matters.

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Passover… The Festival, The Symbolism, The Food For Thought

To our friends celebrating, we wish you a Spring fresh with new promises and a Passover blossoming with joy.

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The Book of Momisms: Like My Mother Always Said…

March 25, 2014 by

You know those unique catch phrases your mom has been spouting since you were a kid? We’re talking about her special expressions – touching advice, pearls of wisdom, signature witticisms, or wacky world insights – she’s shared over the years that kept you entertained, made you feel loved or caused you to roll your eyes in utter embarrassment. ... [Read More]

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Thanks To A Bug Landing In Her Imperial Tea (c. 2640 BC), We Have Silk

March 25, 2014 by

Just as a young Isaac Newton stumbled upon the law of gravity while sitting beneath an apple tree and getting bonked on the head with fruit (as the story goes), the young Empress Xi Ling Shi was sitting under a mulberry tree when, compliments of a bug landing in her tea, she made a discovery that also changed the world. ... [Read More]

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Those Who Knew This Mysterious Nanny Had No Idea She Was One Of The 20th Century’s Greatest Photographers… Until Now

March 24, 2014 by

We LOVE a good mystery, so when we heard about this WYSKy one, it jumped right to the top of our list. This Friday, March 28th, a fascinating film is opening about a woman whose life is described as “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” ... [Read More]

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New Study Shows Most U.S. Women Don’t Know The Signs Of Stroke

March 24, 2014 by

A study released by the American Heart/Stroke Association last week, finds that 1 in 5 U.S. women can't identify a single warning sign of a stroke. Stroke is the third leading cause of death among women in the United States. In a survey of more than 1,200 women, only 51% of the women knew that sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the face, arms or legs is ... [Read More]

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A 4-Year Old Girl And Her Bulldog

March 24, 2014 by

Harper, 4, and her family’s English Bulldog Lola, are best friends and spend every day together. Her mother, photographer Rebecca Leimbach, inspired by their unique bond, has been photographing the duo since the early days of Harper’s life. In an interview with Today, Rebecca explained that she and her husband had wanted to give little Harper a sibling, but after numerous rounds of IVF, they were unable ... [Read More]

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Wadjda: The Beautiful, Groundbreaking Movie About A Girl And A Bike That You MUST SEE

March 21, 2014 by

Directed by Haifaa Al Mansour, the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia, WADJDA is the first full-length feature ever filmed entirely in the Kingdom. A beautiful story of hope and perseverance, it centers on a sweet, but spirited 10-year-old girl who pushes the boundaries of what her conservative Islamic culture, her traditional ... [Read More]

Homophobe + Gay Stranger + A Hug = Some Very Awkward Moments

Homophobe + Gay Stranger + A Hug = Some Very Awkward Moments

March 21, 2014 by

Taking a cue from the recent viral First Kiss video that took over the web last week, the Gay Women Channel gives us First Gay Hug, A Homophobic Experiment. Pairing homophobes with gay strangers for an embrace creates some very awkward moments to say the least. Although developed as a parody of the First Kiss video and cast with some actors, ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: Spring Home Maintenance Tips… DIY On The Inside And Out

Finally... spring has officially sprung! Along with feelings of renewal that accompany spring fever, let’s remember that our home needs more than the basic spring-cleaning (although Lord knows, it’s wonderful when we recover lost closet space as we out with the old.) After this long winter and the effects of cold temps, it’s time to give the exterior of our home a good look ... [Read More]