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At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff.<p>Barbara Beskind says her age is an advantage.<p>"Everybody who ages is going to be their own …

San Francisco

Did a Real-Life Alchemist Inspire Frankenstein?

Mary Shelley is sometimes called the mother of science fiction for concocting the tale of a lab-made man who becomes a monster — but she may have had …

Literature

Have the Danes cracked childhood obesity?

<b>Childhood obesity has become a global epidemic, but it is not easy to treat. Now a scheme proven to help children shed pounds by asking them and their families to make numerous lifestyle changes has been adopted across Denmark.</b><p>A Danish paediatrician claims his pilot project has made a significant …

Diabetes

People Don't Buy Products, They Buy Better Versions of Themselves

There is the famous story about Steve Jobs when he invented the iPod and everyone in the news and the rest of the tech industry scratched their head …

Product Management

The Women Battling an Islamist Strongman

As Turkey’s president restricts free speech and ignores domestic violence, the country’s businesswomen are pushing back.<p>ISTANBUL—Turkish President …

DIY Paper Gift Bows | Mom Spark - Mom Blogger

DIY<p><i>posted by</i> Allison <i>on</i> August 12, 2014 // 22 <i>comments »</i><p>Shares 6K<p>I’m frugal. And by frugal I really mean ridiculously cheap. Because my work requires …

DIY: Marbling with Nail Polish

<i>Images and text by Amy Christie for Design Mom</i><p>Upon reading my DIY magazine last month, I was really excited at the tutorial for using nail polish to …

Create Colorful Wall Art with Foam

The other day I was at the craft store getting something for some projects. I don't even remember what (sometimes it seems like I spend more time …

Is there such a thing as Feminist Technology?

<b>Everyday Technology Gendered?</b><p>Privileged society uses technology everyday. We wake up with an alarm set on our phones; we read news while traveling to …

Is girls education the key to ending child marriage?

2014: a year of brave, inspiring, young feminists

From a seven-year-old who took on a supermarket to the girls who stood up to authority against violence, racism and inequality, these girls make the future look bright<p>In a year of incredible achievements for the movement and general feminist kick-assery, a wave of young women has demonstrated …

How many attacks on schools around the world?

<b>The murderous attack on a school in Peshawar has appalled people around the world, but perhaps even more dreadful is that this is far from an isolated incident.</b><p>The deliberate targeting of places of education has become a global blight.<p>An international study published earlier this year showed that …

Extremism

Innovative "Voices against Violence" curriculum mobilizes efforts to address the pandemic

"Voices against Violence" curriculum mobilizes efforts to address the pandemic<p><b>Date:</b> Thursday, December 18, 2014<p>In Pune, western India, at the World …

SheHeroes: A Web Series That Empowers Girls

Help us capture the stories of accomplished career women and inspire girls to pursue fields in STEM. | Check out 'SheHeroes: A Web Series That …

The Best Films About Women in 2014

<i>Women and Hollywood’s end-of-year coverage includes our “Best Women-Directed Documentaries of 2014 (That We Managed to See),” “</i><i>Best Women-Directed</i> …

Inspiration Porn: Why We Need to Stop Tokenizing Survivors

<b>We victim-blame some survivors, and we praise and admire others.</b><p>This is because we look for a certain thing in rape narratives. <i>We want to be …

Read About How Hotels Get You To Reuse Towels. Everyone’s Doing It

Researchers have figured out how to create (almost) perfect towel reuse signs by exploiting a common human foible.<p>Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency started a program to reduce hotel water consumption called the H2Otel Challenge. In addition to installing new equipment, …

EPA

Generation Z: 25 Things You Need To Know

This presentation reveals the top 20 research findings from Millennial Branding and Randstad's global Gen Z study. It's the first of it's kind and will help everyone understand what makes this upcoming generation so unique.

Millennials

5 Steps to Launching a Successful Pinterest Group Board

Download The Free Template to Designing Perfect Pinterest Pins in Minutes. 5 Pinterest Optimized Background Images Also Included

Make Better Use of Pinterest With These 5 Pinterest Tools

Advertisement<p>Whether you’ve already fallen for Pinterest or not, no one can deny the new network’s popularity. Instead of sharing your thoughts or …

How Venture Capitalists ruin Innovation

My apologies Fred Wilson, Paul Graham, Mark Andreessen, Peter Thiel and the rest. I respect and admire you all, and your colleagues. You have all …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

9 Things Exceptionally Smart Entrepreneurs Do to Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the words of Winston Churchill, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts". And this couldn't be truer for founders.<p>Every entrepreneur strives to be successful but the sad truth is that most …

Entrepreneurship

Instagram Deleted This Young Woman's Account After She Posted A Harmless Photo Wearing A Bra And Shorts

For months, Samm Newman filled her Instagram feed with photos of herself in bras and boy shorts. The photos were hardly risque. Baring a bit of skin, but nothing you wouldn't encounter at the gym or beach, it resembled thousands of other selfies taken by young women and posted to social media every …

Social Media

This Package Could Help Amazon Use 200 Times Fewer Boxes

Feel guilty about all the packaging waste when you order toilet paper shipped to your door? It doesn’t have to be like that.<p>This year, consumers will spend over $1.5 trillion buying things online, more than five times more than they did a decade ago. As e-commerce sales continues to grow–and …

How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets in 10 Easy Steps

After getting over a hundred emails over the course of the past year from readers asking how to paint cabinetry, <br>(I'm apparently not alone in my …

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Hillary Clinton Opens Up About The Monica Lewinsky Affair

Hillary Clinton has carved out a place for herself in the political landscape outside her husband's shadow.<p>But despite her many achievements, the former Secretary of State is still plagued by one topic: the Monica Lewinsky affair.<p>When speaking to "Woman's Hour" host Jenni Murray on BBC 4 radio last …