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The Social Wisdom of #WiredWomen Around the World by @msl group

Wired women online are an emerging power force around the world. In this original research initiative, MSLGROUP explores the commonalities and differences in the social, emotional and economic powers of wired women in the U.S., U.K., Brazil and in urban China.<p>With a foreword by Randi Zuckerberg of …

Social Media

Articles about 5 unique houses austin texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...<p>After an architectural epiphany, a family of traditionalists builds a monument to …

Architecture

Victims of acid attacks in India saying new law restricting sales being ignored

A gang of young neighborhood men would harass Sonali Mukherjee whenever she left home — taunting her, following her, hissing lewd comments.<p>But Mukherjee, 18 at the time, was not afraid. A sociology student, she stood up to her tormenters. After she threatened to go to the police, they sneaked into …

Massive House Made Of Fabric Is Unlike Anything You've Seen Before (PHOTOS)

The phrase "fabric house" might bring to mind a mental image of a play house, or perhaps an uncreatively-named sewing supply shop. But when cloth is put in the hands of Korean artist Do-Ho Suh, the resulting structure is absolutely mind-blowing.<p>Currently on view at the National Museum of Modern and …

Why I Promised To Tell My Husband Everything

<i>By Mei Mei Fox for YourTango.com</i><p>When my husband and I first came together as a romantic couple three years ago, we agreed to practice Radical Honesty in our relationship, meaning he and I wouldn't keep any secrets from each other bigger than a surprise party. The rule can prove more challenging to …

Married Ladies: Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Ever

In preparation for my move to a smaller place next month, I've been sorting through the detritus that has dogged me since my first divorce, trying to decide what is purge-worthy and what is worth keeping. I came upon a box of old photos -- rifling through photos being about as dangerous a time-suck …

Harry Potter Recreated in Real Life in New York Penn Station by Improv Everywhere

For the eighth mission in their ongoing “Movies in Real Life” series, Improv Everywhere recreated Harry Potter’s search for Platform 9 3/4 and the …

Women Are More Likely to Be Half-Naked on Screen and Other Film Stats

Nick Zurko of the New York Film Academy sent us an excellent infographic detailing just how unbalanced things are for women in Hollywood.<p>He writes:<p>I …

Estrogen May Not Help Prevent Fuzzy Thinking After Menopause

There's a widely held belief that women experience moodiness and fuzzy thinking because of the drop in estrogen during menopause. And women have looked to hormone replacement therapy for relief.<p>But researchers increasingly think there's not much of a link between declining levels of estrogen during …

More Girls Target Archery, Inspired By 'The Hunger Games'

The indoor shooting range at Archery in the Wild in northern Colorado used to be dominated by camouflage and hunters. But on this Saturday morning, the archery range is dotted with ponytails and 7-year-old girls like Y'Jazzmin Christopher.<p>The popularity of <i>The Hunger Games</i> series is fueling an …

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Listen To A Crazy Piano Invented By Leonardo Da Vinci

The "viola organista" gets built and played after 500 years.<p>Leonardo da Vinci, in between doing stuff like painting the best-known piece of art in the world, apparently had time to sketch up a quick blueprint for an instrument: the "viola organista," a piano-violin hybrid that he never built. It …

Leonardo Da Vinci

11 Teachers’ Tips on How to Handle Children

<b>The advice:</b> “If you want kids to listen, lower your voice instead of raising it. This forces kids to focus. Whisper, ‘If you can hear me, touch your …

Glow-in-the-Dark White Rockets Flannel Bedding

Vintage rocket ships that glow in the dark! Cozy cotton flannel brushed on both sides for an out-of-this-world feel.<p>Fitted sheet is fully elasticized …

Mother Creates Adorable Adventures for Her Sleeping Son

As we've seen many times before, with Adele Enersen's <i>Mila's Daydreams</i> or with Anna Eftimie's <i>Blackboard Adventures</i>, magical adventures can happen when a baby is dreaming. Well, that is, if the baby has a creative parent! In the series that's quickly making its way around the web, mother Queenie Liao …

5 Lessons Learned From Listening to Kids

As editor of <i>Highlights</i> magazine, I get tens of thousands of letters from kids every year. Following the tradition of the magazine's founders, I, along with my fellow editors, respond to each of those letters. This practice is one of the most profound ways we learn about kids and expand our sense of …

Kids

An artist recreated Blade Runner with 12,000 water color paintings

Holy wow this is impressive. Artist Anders Ramsell animated Blade Runner by painting 12,597 different water color paintings and stringing them …

3 Girls Smash Gender Roles to Smithereens in Toy Company’s Glorious Debut Ad

One of the most anti-feminist songs of the 1980s, "Girls" by the Beastie Boys, is recast as an empowering theme for young women in a new toy ad …

Nancy Pelosi discusses what it will take to elect a woman president

<b>(AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)</b><p>The first female speaker of the house discusses how women can break through the glass ceiling<p>Marianne Schnall<p>November 5, 2013 4:10pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?”<p><i>For her new book, "What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?," veteran</i> …

India launches first bank exclusively for women

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India launched its first public sector bank catering for women on Tuesday, an initiative aimed at economically empowering millions of women across the country who do not have access to basic financial services such as bank accounts or loans.<p>A woman selling …

What Men Can Do to Help Women Advance Their Careers

Over the past few weeks, I have been talking — a lot — about the themes of women and work. About how women haven’t even come close to reaching the heights of professional power that many of us once predicted would shortly come to pass; about how women today remain oddly chained to an expanded and …

The First Step to Being Powerful

“I am such a big failure. I can’t believe that I’ve made this mistake and it’s cost me months and months of time. I might never recover…What an idiot to not see that one coming.” On and on, he went. In distress, my colleague was clearly suffering because of a recent fiasco.<p>Seeking counsel, he had …

Research: Cubicles Are the Absolute Worst

My work station is an invading overlord. Belongings march across the long desk I share with several other editors, spilling out of my space and encroaching on the neutral zones abutting my colleagues’ work areas. To the east, legions of books, papers, and sticky notes advance, led by a squadron of …

A Framework for Reducing Suffering in Health Care

Patients suffer — predictably and so obviously that they bring clichés to life. They wince with pain. They shudder with fear. They lose sleep because of anxiety and confusion. And, as they suffer, they turn to medicine for help. But medicine, increasingly, has not provided them with relief.<p>A …