History And Science Of The Makeup Of Makeup… Is What’s In It Actually Bad For You?

History And Science Of The Makeup Of Makeup… Is What’s In It Actually Bad For You?

May 23, 2016 by

In an August 2015 article on the "makeup tax," The Atlantic reported, "Most women wear at least some makeup, some of the time," citing cosmetic use polls that report "between 50 and 80 percent of women use it at least occasionally." Given those numbers (and the fact that everyone on our crew uses some form of makeup), ... [Read More]

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Women Are Fighting Back Against Ridiculous Dress Codes That Require High Heels

May 20, 2016 by

Some women love to wear high heels and others can’t even imagine putting a pair on. Whatever your preference may be, the choice should be yours. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Whether working at a restaurant, in an office, or strolling the red carpet, women are ... [Read More]


From The Brains Of Women: 6 Geek-Tastic Goodies That Get Our Neurons All Fired Up

May 20, 2016 by

Space, science, grammar, books, hatching a plan for world domination, etc... whatever fuels your inner geek goddess is a very good thing, in our estimation. That's why we're suckers for nerd-licious goodies, especially when they're made by smart, creative women. Here are 6 we dig! Pictured above: Handmade writing journal by Sarah Matthews, owner and designer of Journal & Company ... [Read More]


Fix-It Friday: Toxic Dump… Get Rid Of These 3 Common Household Products

Under the kitchen sink or on a shelf in the garage can literally house a death arsenal. It's my opinion that using safe and eco-friendly methods should always be our first approach for fixing, cleaning, etc. There are occasions, however, after all green fixes have failed, going after a serious problem with bigger chemical guns may be necessary--like ridding a house of an out of control ... [Read More]


Some Pretty Cool Etch-A-Sketch Art By Jane Labowitch

May 19, 2016 by

Art can spring from pretty much anything as talent and imagination transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. We've seen incredible works made with yarn, paper, sugar, bees, leaves, dirt... even lost earrings. Now we can add a 60's childhood toy to the mix as Chicago artist Jane Labowitch masterfully creates one-of-a-kind, completely permanent works ... [Read More]


“Change Me… I’m Full!” Newfangled Tampon Alerts You Before Your Flow Runneth Over

May 18, 2016 by

Gadgets, gizmos, and apps are making it so we really don't have to think about much any more. We've now got endless options of device-based notifications that will alert us to do or remember just about anything. During a group project in her masters-level engineering classes at UC Berkeley, Amanda Brief decided to apply this ... [Read More]

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Introducing La Borinqueña, The Afro-Puerto Rican Badass Superhero You Should Know

May 18, 2016 by

Introducing La Borinqueña… a new badass superhero who discovers her amazing superpowers while on a trip to Puerto Rico. Created by art director and Marvel writer Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, La Borinqueña will debut next month at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City. Sporting a red, white and blue costume, ... [Read More]

Why Can’t Girls Code? New Campaign Takes On Gender Bias With Stereotype-Busting Satire

Why Can’t Girls Code? New Campaign Takes On Gender Bias With Stereotype-Busting Satire

May 18, 2016 by

In its latest campaign, Girls Who Code, the national non-profit dedicated to inspiring, educating, and equipping "young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities," confronts the fact that girls are "excluded from male-dominated fields like tech all the time" by answering the question... Why can't ... [Read More]