Fix-It Friday: Amperage 101… How To Avoid Overloading A Circuit Breaker

You asked. She answered. Home improvement pro Norma “Toolbelt Diva” Vally helps a reader whose got more amps than her circuit can handle.

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Supporting Girls’ Sports Nationwide Brings Equal Opportunities To Play And Excel

Diana Parente, the Director of Title IX Operations for the New York City Department of Education, weighs in on the benefits of girls participating in sports.

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A Feminist Comic On The Double Standards Women Face

“Feminism is being free to decide who I want to be and how to act.”

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No Act Of Kindness Is Too Small

A great reminder that it doesn’t take much to be nice, sometimes just a few kind words will do.

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Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

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National Senior Citizens Day: This Is What 60 Looks Like

August 21, 2014 by

On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed every August 21st to be National Senior Citizens Day. He said, "For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute." But at what age do we all get magically promoted to the esteemed senior set? ... [Read More]

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Daughters Of A Cymbal Maker: Zildjian Women Are The New Keepers Of A 400 Year Old Legacy

August 21, 2014 by

What do the greatest rock bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, and marching bands have in common? Zildjian… a percussion brand that is synonymous with the finest cymbals in the world. In Turkish or Armenian, the centuries old word means “son of a cymbal maker.” But today it has evolved to include the “daughters of a cymbal maker,” ... [Read More]

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Love Your Lines Encourages Women To Celebrate Their Stretch Marks

August 20, 2014 by

Earlier this week, two moms launched the Love Your Lines Instagram account, to encourage women to post photos of their stretch marks to celebrate what their bodies actually look like. The idea came from a conversation the friends were having about how their bodies had changed after childbirth. Approximately 80 percent of Americans have stretch marks, ... [Read More]

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A One In 8.4 Million Chance Meeting Between A Young Woman With A Dream And A Pioneering Female Firefighter

August 20, 2014 by

To toast the three year anniversary of our founders meeting WYSK Brenda Berkman, who became the subject of the very first video profile we premiered on our site, the ladies headed over to the W Hotel for an evening of celebratory cocktails. They never could have predicted what ... [Read More]

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Yoga Journal Has a Major Body Image Issue, and By Issue, I Mean Problem

August 20, 2014 by

By hollypenny  - Yoga Journal (YJ) has a major body image issue, and I’m not talking about the latest one with Hilaria Baldwin on the cover. Actually, I kind of am, but it goes a lot deeper than that. YogaDork recently posted a peek at the suspected new Yoga Journal website, complete with diet tips and lots of Lululemon sponsorship, ... [Read More]

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Emily Calandrelli Shows Off Coolest Aspects Of Space In New FOX Series For Teens

August 19, 2014 by

Emily Calandrelli, a 27-year-old astronautics expert, has been named host of “Xploration Outer Space,” a new syndicated series set to air on FOX-owned stations beginning in September. Its goal is to show off the coolest aspects of space and science to high school aged teens. As the show's host, Emily will take viewers on a fascinating journey to the outer reaches ... [Read More]

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Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Bravely Announces HPV Diagnosis On Twitter

August 19, 2014 by

This past Sunday, Melissa Mark-Viverito, the Speaker of the New York City Council, took to Twitter to make a major announcement about a very personal issue. Putting politics aside, she was focused on health... her health, specifically. The 45 year old Speaker was recently diagnosed with a high risk strain of HPV and decided to go ... [Read More]

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Women Of The Mountain: Stories Of Six Women Rising Above

August 19, 2014 by

Women of the Mountain is a feature-length documentary told through the narratives of six women: three who run the world’s longest ultra-marathons through the world’s highest mountain ranges, and three who live in those rugged terrains. From the Himalayas to the Alps to the Sierra Nevada, this film tells the stories of resilient women ... [Read More]