50 Years Ago Today: What Has Changed?
Some things change for the better. Some things barely change at all. And some things, change for the absolute worst. History gives us an unvarnished lens into our progress. It reminds us of all our mistakes and our triumphs.Read full story
We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Sharks. But They Should Be Afraid of Us.
I am not afraid of many things in this world. But the usual roundup of deadly creatures — like snakes, spiders, and sharks, are always on the top of my list. I’ve seen Jaws, after all. And it wasn’t pretty. The dah-nah, dah-nah, dah-nah as the music heightens right before the attack, didn’t help. I had nightmares for months after seeing that film. And I’ve never been able to enter the ocean without a slight chill running through my body at the thought of a nearby shark swinging by for a visit.Read full story
Inventions That Have Changed the Game for Women
Today, I rarely think about the microwave sitting in my kitchen or the lights in my house. As a working mother, I am more focused on things like equal pay, equal access, taking down sexual harassment and the ability to control what goes in and comes out of my body.Read full story
7 Steps We Can Take to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint and Protect Our Oceans
You may be reading this article from the comfort of your apartment, decked out in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Perhaps you are even snacking on a roast beef sandwich and thinking about taking your car for a spin.Read full story
5 Tips from the Women in Your Workplace
#4: MantypingImage via Canva Pro and Courtney Burry. Men of the workplace — you may be a big fan of women’s rights. You may even have a lot of women in leadership roles in your company. Congratulations. These are all laudable accomplishments.Read full story
What Can the United States Learn from Finland?
Finland recently took home the title of "the happiest country on the planet." This frosty nation with a population that could fit inside the state of Minnesota, is often shrouded in the darkness between the months of November and February. In Lapland, temperatures can often dip well below freezing.Read full story
Why Are So Many People Suffering from Food Allergies Today?
Five years ago, I ended up with a mysterious illness. Effectively, my immune system took a roller coaster ride and ended up going completely off the rails. My body never recovered.Read full story
4 Awesome Activities You Need to Do Together Before Getting Hitched
Jumping off the deep end and getting married is a big deal. It takes commitment, money, and time. Did I mention the money? An average-sized wedding costs $33,900 and you’ll be lucky if your divorce costs anything less.Read full story
The High Cost of Fashion on Our Planet
How today’s fashion trends are damaging the environmentPhoto by Maude Frédérique Lavoie on Unsplash. You may be reading this article sitting in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Your washing machine may be chugging away in the background cleaning your dirty clothes. And if you walk over to your bedroom closet, you may even find several items that you haven’t ever worn.Read full story
Tree Hugging: It’s Not Just About Saving Those Trees
It's not just about saving those treesPhoto by trevor pye on Unsplash. Tree huggers and tree sitters. There are plenty of labels that have emerged over the years to refer to the people intent on protecting the trees and forests across the globe.Read full story
If You Can, Do. If You Can’t, Teach.
In 1903, George Bernard Shaw came out with a single phrase that has plagued teachers to this day, “Those who can, do; those who can’t teach”. Woody Allen, took it once step further in his screenplay Annie Hall when he wrote,Read full story
It’s Time for the Period Tax to Disappear
Women have always struggled with their periods. Not only has bleeding been perceived as taboo in many countries across the globe, but women through the ages have also been forced to rely on a whole slew of unsavory materials, ranging from moss and papyrus to wooden sticks to keep their periods hidden and at bay.Read full story
Why You Need to Give Up Fighting Your Kids Over Screen Time
Let’s face it-kids and teens spend an incredible amount of time online these days. According to a recent study by Common Sense Media, teens spend an average of almost 8 hours on their phones, and tweens aged 8 to 12 spend just under 5 hours online. But kids aren’t the only ones with their noses in their laptops and phones. A recent survey from Rescue Time found that parents also spend just over 3 hours a day scrolling through their phones.Read full story
The Mental Health Struggles of Physicians Mirror Problems That Affect Us All
Last year, the death of Lorna Breen, a medical director of the emergency department at New York Presbyterian Allen Hospital, garnered headlines across the United States. She had taken her own life. Her story highlighted a disturbing trend in the medical field, namely — the underlying struggle of physicians with mental health and suicide.Read full story