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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
"Sometimes you take a trip, and sometimes a trip takes you, shakes you, remakes you and how you see the world." - Kate Harris
In February/March 2015, Dr. Alison Criscitiello (a post-doctoral fellow and glaciologist at the University of Calgary, who kicks butt in Ironman competitions in her spare time, and holds ... [Read More]
Every year, an estimated two million girls give birth before they turn 15. Child mothers are often out of school, married and experience serious health complications from their pregnancies or deliveries. In fact, around 70,000 girls between the ages of 10-19 die from birth-related complications every year.
While these statistics are startling, they are just estimates, ... [Read More]
"The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card." Since making this comment about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in late April, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s words have continued to reverberate within the U.S. and around the world, eliciting lots ... [Read More]