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North Korea's missile test fails, US military says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A ballistic missile launched early Saturday by North Korea in defiance of international pressure and at a time of heightened regional tensions appears to have failed.<p>The missile blew up over land in North Korean territory, said US Navy Cmdr. Dave Benham, a spokesman for the US Pacific …

North Korea

The Bank of England announced yesterday that writer Jane Austen will become the new face of the £10 note. As described in the UK's The Independent, "The decision is a swift victory for equality campaigners who launched a protest just three months ago after the bank declared it would be replacing social reformer Elizabeth Fry - the only female historical figure on a banknote - with Winston Churchill." "More than 35,000 people signed a petition complaining that replacing Fry with Churchill on the £5 note would wipe women from Britain’s history. The petition was handed into the Bank of England earlier this month." "Women’s Room founder, Caroline Criado-Perez, who led the campaign, said: 'This is a brilliant day for women and a fantastic one for people power. Without this campaign, without the 35,000 people who signed our Change.org petition, the Bank of England would have unthinkingly airbrushed women out of history.'" If you could choose to honor any woman on your country's currency, who would you select? To read more in The Independent, visit http://tinyurl.com/mrlowc6 Fans of Jane Austen will also be glad to hear that her novel "Pride and Prejudice" is included in Out of Print's amazing literary t-shirt series at http://www.amightygirl.com/pride-and-prejudice-t-shirt

“It’s hard for the protestors to accept that I do abortions because I’m a Christian.”

<i>He thought about his mother and sisters and the grandmother who died in childbirth and began to read widely in the literature of civil rights and</i> …

The Economics of Jane Austen

In her fiction, the 18th-century novelist wrestled with the same question that preoccupied Adam Smith: Does the pursuit of wealth diminish a person's moral integrity?<p>When Jane Austen died in 1817, her reinvention began. Her brother Henry Austen published, as the preface to the posthumous edition of</i> …

A Single Mother Prepares for War

A reminder of the challenges low-income women face when they're deployed<p>Becoming soldiers again, that was the task. This time they were given almost an entire year to prepare. Desma had been telling her children for months that there might be a deployment coming, but when she said it’s definite and …

Where the Great Recession Made Inequality Worse

The most dramatic increases were not in the usual places.<p>The most troubling reality of America’s ongoing economic recovery has been just how differently the recession and recovery have played out for the wealthiest households and for everyone else. The rich are getting richer, and income inequality …

Robert Reich: Just Imagine If People Were Paid What Their Work Is Really Worth to Society

What someone is paid has little or no relationship to what their work is worth to society.<p>Does anyone seriously believe hedge-fund mogul Steven A. …

If you could go see anything this summer what would you see? World's Largest Holstein Cow - New Salem, ND. (Still there!)

A Libertarian House on the Prairie

Shortly after John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate, four years ago, a journalist asked her sister Heather Bruce what books Sarah had read as a child. Only one came to mind: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House on the Prairie,” the third in a cycle of eight novels on pioneer life, which …

Today in Mighty Girl history, English mathematician Ada Lovelace, who is widely considered the world's first computer programmer for her invention of the computer algorithm, was born in 1815. The daughter of the poet Lord Byron and Anne Isabella Byron, Lovelace's mathematical talents led to a ongoing collaboration with mathematician Charles Babbage, who called Lovelace the "Enchantress of Numbers." While translating an article by an Italian engineer on Babbage's Analytical Engine, a proposed early version of a mechanical general-purpose computer, Ada added her own set of notes which contained a tremendous breakthrough -- the first computer program or algorithm. Lovelace is also credited with making the conceptual leap to develop a vision of the potential of computer to go beyond simply running calculations; in her notes, she raised questions about the potential of individuals and society using technology as a collaborative tool. For example, in 1843, she speculated on the potential use of computers in music composition, writing: "Supposing, for instance, that the fundamental relations of pitched sounds in the science of harmony and of musical composition were susceptible of such expression and adaptations, the engine might compose elaborate and scientific pieces of music of any degree of complexity or extent." Several recent initiatives related to women in computing have been named in Lovelace's honor including the Ada Initiative, a non-profit supporting women's involvement in open source technology (http://adainitiative.org/), and Ada Lovelace Day, an annual international celebration of women in STEM held in mid-October (http://findingada.com/). For a biography of Ada's life for readers 10 and up entitled "Ada Lovelace: Computer Wizard of Victorian England," visit: http://www.amightygirl.com/ada-lovelace If you're looking for ways to get your Mighty Girl excited about technology and science, visit our STEM section to browse over 200 fun, engaging, and high-quality science/technology toys! And, as with all A Mighty Girl pages, you can choose your favorite areas of interest, such as technology, engineering, the natural world, or math, from the left menu bar. To browse A Mighty Girl's STEM toy section, visit http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/toys-games/science-math For many stories of pioneering girls and women in science and engineering, visit our "Science / Technology" book section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/general-interest/science-technology Thanks to Makers for sharing this graphic!

Child shootings, Mother Jones: 194 child shooting deaths in 2013 show that America has a real problem.

In a piece that went up today on <i>Mother Jones</i>’ website, Mark Follman writes that at least 194 children aged 12 and under have been shot and killed …

Rand Paul’s patronizing excuse for screwing the poor

<b>Rand Paul (Reuters/Yuri Gripas)</b><p>Paul claims that public benefits are “encouraging unemployment.” An expert tells Salon why that’s insane<p>Josh Eidelson<p>December 10, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>With only days remaining for Congress to avert the year-end expiration of extended unemployment benefits, Sen. Rand Paul, …

Ayn Rand-loving CEO destroys his empire

The invisible hand waves bye-bye to Eddie Lampert, whose business plan has run Sears into the ground<p>Lynn Parramore<p>December 10, 2013 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Once upon a time, hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert was living a Wall Street fairy tale. His fairy godmother …

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North Korea warns of 'all-out war' as it refuses to sign pact with US

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".<p>The country also refused to sign a non-aggression pact that John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, offered last week on condition of …

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Repurposed potting bench/ garden sideboard/ room divider/ trellis

<b>Everyone has a little problem area in the yard- a spot where nothing has seemed to work out the way you’d hoped. I have many of these areas, and this</b> …

The Man Behind NOM’s New War on Transgender Students

Exactly one year ago, Frank Schubert was on top of the world. California’s gay marriage-banning Proposition 8, which he had helped push through, was …

How to Develop the Hireable Skills You'll Actually Need After College

When I went to university I ended up in a discipline (Sociology) that I surprisingly loved. It changed my perspective on the world and was overall a …

The Myths of Meditation | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When we look at the peaceful monks sitting in meditation we likely have some interesting opinions about what it is that they are actually doing. We …

4 Lessons Running Can Teach You About Writing

I hate running. The only redeeming value I see in it is that I’m learning some lessons about writer’s block that maybe will help someone. I hope.<p>But …

Creative Writing

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The Absolute Easiest Way to Compost

My friend Ryan Nevius is really cool. She's an environmentalist (hard-core!) who cares enough to make it simple for the laziest of her friends. …

Composting

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The Nia Technique to a Quiet Mind

With the upcoming deadline, and the mountain of work still left to do, you have no idea how you will get it all done on time. You are literally down …

Meditation

8 Newcomer Resorts Not to Miss

Fall is finally here, so it's time to put your cool-weather travel plans in motion. Here are eight fabulous, unique, brand-new resorts that are the epitome of wellness traveling at its best.<p><b>1. The Pearl at Rosemary Beach, Florida</b> If you are looking for a purely luxe, romantic getaway, you'll find a …

Florida

Barilla’s homophobia apology is too little, too late

The company’s weak apology isn’t convincing – and might not stop the boycott of its products<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>September 27, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Thanks, Barilla – you've given even the diminishing population of those of us who still love carbs and tolerate gluten just fine a reason to avoid pasta. …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

Sour Cream Recipes To Use Up Your Container (PHOTOS)

In our houses, sour cream doesn't last all that long. We're always folding it into mashed potatoes or dolloping it into soups, adding it to homemade ranch dressing and even sometimes our pastry dough. But even we have stared down a nearly full container, set to turn ugly at any moment. You too? We …