Women in science share a message: Don’t give up

April 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)From across the fields of science they came, marching to show that women in science have a lot to say. Biologists and ecologists, medical researchers and EMTs, doctors and nurses, biomedical engineers and neuroscientists came with stories of why they fell in love with science. They ranged from little girls to seasoned science veterans, all carrying a message of what they’d like to tell other women. …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… shoppers returning items they did not want during a statutory cooling-off period. Consumer analysts Savvy Marketing compiled figures for BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme and found that among 1,000 online shoppers questioned, women’s clothing had been returned by 63% of them. Retailers said free returns were an important part of their business, but the costs had to be recovered somewhere or they risked going under. Related Topics Personal finance More From this publisher : …

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This is what protest sounds like

April 21, 2017

… an era of increasing outcry at the deaths of black men and women by police. Like “We Shall Overcome” did more than 50 years ago, Lamar’s “Alright” has become an almost unofficial anthem for those protesting injustice. “There are multiple messages,” says Salamishah Tillet, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. “One, you’re going to be alright because we’re going to get through this day and we’re going to be …

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Gen. Allen: Trump should call Turkey’s President back — and say this

April 19, 2017

… public airing, where he’s unambiguous as the President of the United States on his concerns over human rights, on freedom of the press, on the rights of women, on freedom of religion and the rule of law and all the necessary actions to preserve the democratic institutions of Turkey.” Referring to Erdogan, Allen warned that “history tells us that when you accumulate that much authority in one single person, it often doesn’t go very well.” …

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Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …

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Sarah Paulson is itching for a ‘Feud’ of her own after playing Geraldine Page

April 17, 2017

… Image: fx She was very happy to go out to France, to Europe, says Zeta-Jones. She wanted real stuff in her life. She went up against the studio heads. You dont do that now, but to do that then, when they were literally pawns in the chess game of Hollywood, the women she was tough! If a woman can live into her hundredth year, she must have been a lot tougher than [people thought]. De Havilland celebrated her 100th birthday in 2016 and remains a living link to Hollywoods Golden Age much like …

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How ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines is keeping up with Kim Kardashian

April 17, 2017

… The Magnolia Story chronicles their lives and how Chip and Jo became people who can slap their names on just about anything to make it more valuable. If you’re more of a magazine person, can they interest you in the quarterly Magnolia Journal? Kim’s detractors will certainly say that the difference between the two women is the same thing they always say about Kim she has no talent. But isn’t convincing the masses to see value in something that, at first blush, seems pretty …

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This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… Health workers connect pregnant women in emergencies to a local network of vetted taxi drivers, who are paid via the popular mobile money system M-Pesa to pick them up and get them to clinics, fast. “She lived with obstetric fistula for over 30 years. Which is just unbelievable. It just shouldn’t happen.” The Vodafone Foundation started to help, financially, in 2010, supporting a charity hospital called Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) in the …

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Online dating can be even more challenging if you’re a farmer

April 16, 2017

… understand it 31-year-old Mark Jervis an arable farmer in Warwickshire, UK entered the world of online dating four years ago in an effort to broaden his horizons after a big breakup and a series of “unsuccessful” flings with women in the area. But, finding a likeminded person in the local area who he didn’t already know proved challenging. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVideohub Whitelabel Pro The only solution for all your video needs.TubeTraffic PRO …

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Kim Kardashian is endorsing that morning sickness drug again with a weird #tbt

April 14, 2017

… or call 1-800-FDA-1088. For U.S. Residents Only. Diclegis is a prescription medicine used to treat nausea & vomiting of pregnancy in women who havent improved with change in diet or other non-medicine treatments. Limitation of Use: Diclegis hasnt been studied in women with hyperemesis gravidarum. Important Safety Information Do not take Diclegis if youre allergic to any of the ingredients in Diclegis. You should also not take Diclegis in combination with medicines called monoamine oxidase …

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‘Kindness is everything.’ It’s also your secret weapon for fighting Trump.

April 10, 2017

… Rosen Heinz, a longtime liberal organizer and activist from Madison, Wisconsin. Heinz has played an important role in making kindness a central cause for those trying to defeat Trump’s agenda. Soon after the election, she spontaneously got involved in distributing a lawn sign that broadcasts a powerful message. “In this house,” it reads, “we believe: Black Lives Matter / women’s Rights are Human Rights / No Human is Illegal / Science is Real / Love is Love / …

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‘SNL’ gets Trump and O’Reilly just right

April 10, 2017

(CNN)“Saturday Night Live” returned after a three-week hiatus and delivered a stinging and bold comedic takedown of both Bill O’Reilly and President Donald Trump’s alleged history of sexual misconduct with women. Although “SNL” was unfair in one way — it lumped Trump and O’Reilly’s history of sexism together — when in reality Trump’s is far worse. The show opened the show with Alec Baldwin as Trump at a town hall meeting in …

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Resistor beanies are the perfect headwear for scientists of the resistance

April 8, 2017

Heidi Arjes wearing one of her resistor beanies.Image: youtube/Heidi Arjes Heads up: There’s a new protest hat in town and it’s a must-have for science lovers. After pussyhats became the go-to protest accessory at the women’s Marches in January, scientists were inspired to create their own symbolic beanies to wear to the March for Science on April 22 in D.C. and hundreds of other cities worldwide. The beanies have a very geeky “resistor” design. They symbolically …

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Planned Parenthood’s Richards wishes more women made health decisions in Congress

April 6, 2017

(CNN)Amid ongoing calls to defund Planned Parenthood by many conservative Republicans in Congress, the group’s leader declared Wednesday that they’d face less fire if there were more legislators “that could get pregnant.” “They’ve come at us and come at women in a way that is much harsher than I even imagined,” Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said during a panel at the women in the World conference Wednesday in New York. “Frankly, if …

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Melania Trump, Queen Rania visit DC public charter school

April 6, 2017

… from Trump Tower to the White House at the conclusion of the school year, her platform as first lady is coming into focus. While she said on the campaign trail that she planned to focus on combating cyberbullying on the campaign trail, recent appearances also indicate her interest in women’s empowerment and education. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsOctosuite – Affiliate Link Cloaker + Image Editor COMBO OCTOSUITE allows you to replace the need for a social media …

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US cuts women’s health funding to UN

April 5, 2017

Washington (CNN)The US cut funding for a UN program for women and girls, a move that critics said was based on faulty information, could lead to greater instability in the Middle East and hurt women around the world. The United States, as promised, has drastically cut funding to the United Nations’ most significant population agency, which helps women in 155 countries around the world. The Trump administration announced the move late Monday, sending notice that it would pull $32.5 …

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It’s plausible Trump incited violence, federal judge rules in OK’ing lawsuit

April 4, 2017

… letter that he sincerely regretted pushing the woman. Heimbach, too, acknowledged his role in the incident, writing in a blog post that he helped “the crowd drive out one of the women,” the ruling states. Reached by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch blog last year, Heimbach did not express remorse. “This is clearly a political prosecution, and it’s a miscarriage of justice,” Heimbach told the blog. “I’m not surprised we have a biased …

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Kentucky’s last abortion clinic sues to stay open

March 31, 2017

(CNN)The only abortion provider in Kentucky could be required to close its doors Monday. EMW women’s Surgical Center, based in Louisville, received a letter “out of the blue” on March 13 from the state’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services that said the center would lose its license in 10 days, according to court records. The Cabinet granted an extension until April 3. EMW, later joined by the ACLU, filed a lawsuit in Western District of Kentucky to stop the …

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#TBT: Margaret Chase Smith and her ‘place in the sun’

March 31, 2017

… in her daily work, Smith fought for women in the military. She was the driving force behind the women’s Armed Services Integration Act, which, when signed into law by President Harry S. Truman in 1948, granted women serving in the military regular status. What can perhaps be called Smith’s brightest moment in the national spotlight came in 1950, when Smith spoke out on the Senate floor against anti-Communist Sen. Joseph McCarthy in her “Declaration of Conscience” speech. …

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Daily Mail is getting dragged all over town for this mindblowingly sexist front page

March 29, 2017

… journalists and members of the public. Alas, the sexist commentary didn’t stop at the front page. Inside the paper, a headline above a column by Sarah Vine read: “Finest weapons at their command? Those pins!” “But what stands out here are the legs and the vast expanse on show. There is no doubt that both women consider their pins to be the finest weapon in their physical arsenal. Consequently, both have been unsheathed,” read Vine’s column. Vine referred to …

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Hillary Clinton makes most political remarks since losing election

March 29, 2017

(CNN)Hillary Clinton took the stage at a diversity conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, making her most political comments since losing the 2016 presidential election. “There is no place I’d rather be than here with you,” Clinton said, before adding: “Other than the White House.” During her keynote address at the annual conference hosted by the Professional Businesswomen of California, Clinton spoke largely about women’s equality and peppered in criticism …

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Ivanka Trump to attend women’s empowerment summit in Berlin

March 29, 2017

(CNN)Ivanka Trump is making her first trip abroad since her father took office, representing the United States at a women’s empowerment summit in Berlin late next month. The trip was first reported by the Associated Press. “Looking forward to working together in Berlin next month to promote the role of women in the economy and the future of our workforce globally #W20,” Trump posted on Facebook late Sunday evening, linking to AP’s report. She will join four additional …

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13 feminists with legendary Twitter game

March 26, 2017

… has become a new battleground to be won. Here are thirteen women whose Twitter game is on point: 1. Caitlin Moran Caitlin Moran, journalist and feminist author, is known for her frank feminism. She isn’t afraid to go there. Periods, body hair, sex. No stone is left unturned in Moran’s quest for equality. Hey women who are anti-feminist because you think it’ll get you laid: There’s dick on the right side of history too – and it’s better. Sofie Hagen …

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Snap Inc. is expanding its Australian footprint with a huge sports deal

March 20, 2017

… be brutally slaughtered by Facebook. Snapchat will cover games during the 2017 men’s season, including the grand final match, as part of the app’s “Our Story” feature that compiles snaps from viewers, players and the league itself. Each team’s home stadium will also get a unique Geofilter for fans. The company already covered the 2016 AFL grand final and a 2017 season preview as part of “Our Story” features, as well as covering the AFL women’s …

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Young Yahoo hacking suspect showed off the good life

March 18, 2017

Ancaster, Ontario (CNN)A few years before there was Karim Baratov, the guy who parked expensive cars in his driveway and posted sketches showing the very good life — complete with money bags, women and a swimming pool — there was Karim Baratov, the high school student who got into a little trouble. Baratov, who has been indicted by a US grand jury in connection with a massive hack of Yahoo information, just last month wrote on Facebook that, while a teen, he managed to make lemonade …

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