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Historic Rejection Letters to Women Engineers - The Atlantic

The Society of Women Engineers recently shared a trove of astonishing documents from the group’s archives. They’re letters, loads of them, all directed at women engineering students who had contacted various universities about their interest in connecting with other women studying engineering.<p>Lou …

Women in Tech

Want to Raise a Confident Girl? Encourage Her to Be a Little Bad | Inc.com

A while ago, I saw a little girl wearing a cheeky shirt that said <i>"Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go places."</i><p>It made me smile. I liked the thought of this little girl being a rebel (or at least being encouraged to be) at such a young age. With that mindset, she's more likely to grow up and see …

Self-improvement

Want to go camping without the hassle? Tentrr is the Airbnb of camping

Exploring the outdoors can be a relaxing experience. Beautiful views and the tranquil sounds of the wind through the leaves beats the hectic noise …

Artist hides giants in the wilds of Copenhagen, luring seekers into nature

<b>Part treasure hunt, part real-life Pokémon Go, the hidden giants (which are made entirely of scrap wood) can be found by treasure map or riddle poems.</b><p>…

Everyone Should Have These Military-Grade Flashlights In Case of Emergency

Two 500-lumen flashlights for $29.99.<p>When chaos comes knocking, don't get left in the dark. Light up the night with a flashlight on par with those used on the battlefield. The UltraBright 500-Lumen Tactical Military Flashlight provides total visibility when you need it most—and it's only $17.99 for …

Chrome casting tweak streams all videos directly to your TV

As a general rule, you send an entire Chrome browser tab to your Chromecast (or other Cast-ready devices) as a last resort. The quality is lousy enough that you only really want to use it when a service doesn't have native casting support, like Amazon Prime Video. Google may soon give you a good …

Thanks to a little-known airline hack, traveling around the world could be cheaper than you realize

I'll admit, I had nearly written off the possibility of booking an around the world trip and visiting a handful of countries in one fell swoop for fear that I'd never land on a total airline fare I could stomach.<p>Then I learned about the Round-the-World (RTW) ticket, a program offered by the major …

Frequent-flyer Programs

“Calculated misery”: how airlines profit from your miserable flying experience

They don’t need happy customers to make money.<p>The smartest move the commercial airline industry ever made was to convince consumers to pay extra for what used to be the minimum. It’s even got a name: “calculated misery.”<p>“Calculated misery” sounds like a movie featuring a slow-boil revenge plot — …

The gender pay gap is about motherhood. Everything else is just noise

It’s really lovely that the government is so keen on remedying the gender pay gap. Demanding companies publish what they pay employees so that the difference between male and female earnings can be seen nice and clearly, and – so the thinking goes – solutions sought sounds just peachy. Right?<p>Wrong. …

Google presents its open-source goodies to the world

​Google creates a lot of open-source software. Now, they've put much of it in one easy-to-find place along with the company's own open-source …

Mayim Bialik explains why we should stop calling grown women "girls"

Even in 2017, Blossom knows best. In a really thought-provoking video, Mayim Bialik spoke out about calling women “girls,” and it’ll truly make you …

Play Outside? You Need to Read This Book.

Want to learn how to maximize your enjoyment of the outdoors? How to go farther, hike faster, and be more comfortable in a wider variety of weather conditions? Want to give someone else that ability? Andrew Skurka’s second edition of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guidewill do just that.<p>In 2011, <i>Outside</i> …

Backpacking

Want More Women Leaders? Turn Up The Heat

Research published in 2015 in <i>Nature Climate Change</i> states that the thermal comfort model—the model used to regulate the temperature in many offices and public buildings across the developed world—is based on the metabolic rates of a 154 pound, 40 year old man. Women are generally smaller with more …

Business School

Why are so many women working below their potential?

Back in the Sixties, American professor Dr Laurence Peter wrote a satirical book called <i>The Peter Principle</i>, in which he argued that most male workers are promoted one level above their competence. Almost 50 years later, another book is set to spark a similar debate by proposing that the reverse is …

Gender

The world’s longest recreational trail gives you 15,000 miles to find yourself

For almost two years now, Dianne Whelan has been on a mission. In July 2015, the 51-year-old filmmaker set off from Newfoundland to hike, bike, canoe, snowshoe, and ski Canada’s Great Trail, a 24,000-kilometer (14,900-mile) casting call for the world’s most intrepid voyagers. If she succeeds, …

Adventure Travel

Withings Steel HR Review: Heart tracking and 3-week battery make a great combo

I’ve struggled a lot to find the right fitness wearable.<p>Smartwatches don’t always have a heart rate sensor, and when they do, it’s often poorly implemented. I like Fitbit’s Charge 2 a lot, and the new Alta HR looks sweet, but sometimes I just want something that looks and feels like <i>a watch.</i><p>Enter …

The Girls With Radioactive Bones

How the “radium girls” revealed the danger of radiation, and fought for safety standards<p>They would, quite literally, glow. During World War I and the years thereafter, dozens of teenage girls and young women worked in radium-dial factories, painting glow-in-the-dark numbers onto watches and …

Dream Chaser Spacecraft May Be Used For Hubble Repair Mission

The final servicing mission to the venerable Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was in 2009. The shuttle Atlantis completed that mission (STS-125,) and …

Space Exploration

Best Jobs In The World: Work Where You Play

Start your New Year off right—with volunteering and working in the outdoors.<p>Playing in the outdoors is one thing, but have you ever considered a job …

National Parks

Micro-Scholarships Help Take Bite Out of College Costs

Micro-Scholarships Help Take a Bite Out of College Costs<p>Earn Scholarship Money for Doing Well in School<p>Updated October 27, 2016<p>Most parents and high …

College & University

Patagonia Wants To Refurbish Your Old Clothes And Sell Them To Someone Else

The clothing company will now take your old clothes back and give you store credit. But they won’t throw them away–they’ll be fixed up and then resold.<p>If you have an old Patagonia jacket or sweater in your closet that you no longer wear, Patagonia now wants it back.<p>In a new take-back program that …

Sustainability

Pull-Behind Kayak Cooler

CreekKooler is the name of this ingenious solution, a tow-behind cooler that follows your boat! A great way to float drinks and ice out to your …

Camping

The 12 Best Travel Sites And Apps You Need Right Now

Planning just got WAY easier.<p>It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start planning your next life-changing trip. But with so many options to choose from and so little time to plan, you’re gonna need some assistance.<p>Behold 12 of our favorite travel sites, popular with travel bloggers and …

Google Flights

Scientists Predict Star Collision Visible To The Naked Eye In 2022

Scientists predict that a pair of stars in the constellation Cygnus will collide in 2022, give or take a year, creating an explosion in the night sky so bright that it will be visible to the naked eye.<p>If it happens, it would be the first time such an event was predicted by scientists.<p>Calvin College …

Universe

Top 10 things to do in Fort Myers & Sanibel Island

For Florida away from the theme parks, it doesn’t get much better than the Gulf Coast barrier islands of Fort Myers and Sanibel. We check out the <b>10</b> …

This digestive tracker can help you control your farts

LAS VEGAS — Nothing can stop you in your tracks faster than a bad case of the tummy rumbles.<p>We've all had an unfortunate bout of indigestion but this …

10 Downright Dreamy Trains to Take Before You Die

The most romantic — and civilized — way to travel.<p>If you've had enough of the indignities of air travel (and there are so very many) and long car …

12 Hiking & Adventure Books Worth Reading

These Books Will Inspire You to Put Them Down and Get Outside<p>At CloudLine, the only thing we like better than a great pair of hiking socks is a good …

Find free stopover vacations with AirWander flight search

Flying to London? You could spend three days in Amsterdam on the way for free or cheap. That’s the promise of AirWander, a new flight search engine for the adventurous. AirWander finds you inexpensive stopovers — essentially multi-day layovers when you can explore a connecting city between other …