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5 Cities That Are Perfect for First-Time International Travelers

The world may be your oyster, but if you’ve never traveled outside the United States before, that pearl can look pretty intimidating. And with so many interesting places to visit, how can a girl even know where to start? It might be tempting to visit London or Sydney or another English-speaking city for your first international trip — and there’s nothing wrong with those cities! — but if you want to stretch your comfort zone a little and visit somewhere that can offer you something new...

Ruth Gordon Schnapp, California’s First Woman Structural Engineer

In the year 1933, the Long Beach Earthquake bore down on Southern California with the fury of revelation.  At 6.4, it was not the largest earthquake to ever hit the state, but it left behind a shocking amount of structural damage, particularly to schools.  The reason for the heavy school damage, it turned out, was the unreinforced masonry (URM) construction that many public buildings up to that time employed as a cheap and effective default.  URM buildings feature bricks and cinderblocks as load bearing elements that...

One Of The Few: Florence Price, America’s First Black Woman Composer

1888 was not an auspicious year for a black girl to be born in the United States.  The Federal government had ignominiously turned tail on Reconstruction just twelve years before, abandoning the black population of the South to whatever indignities that section of the country cared to inflict on people who had known barely a decade of shambling semi-freedom.  A girl born in that year had little to look forward to but black codes, the resurgent KKK, Jim Crow, segregation, and the death of anybody attempting...

Cancer researcher becomes first woman to win 4,000km cycling race

A German cancer researcher has become the first woman to win one of the world’s toughest cycling races in her first ultra-distance event. Fiona Kolbinger, 24, from Dresden, said she was “so surprised to win” the Transcontinental, which traverses 2,485 miles (4,000km) from Burgas in Bulgaria to Brest in France. She took 10 days, two hours and 48 minutes to complete the challenge, which included about 40,000 metres (131,000ft) of climbing. Kolbinger was one of 265 riders to begin the seventh edition of the race, which...

5 Important Tips For Setting Up Your First Real Home

Jul 24, 2019 by Pete McAllister Sharing is caring! You may have been house sharing, renting or living with parents before deciding to buy your first home. No matter what your residential history the step into homeownership will be one that gives you a different experience to what you are used to. If you prepare properly and research what you need to know then it will be a much easier transition so let’s take a look at some of the main things you will have to...

Powerful “Harriet” Film Trailer Offers First Look At Cynthia Erivo As American Hero Harriet Tubman

Focus Features has just released the first trailer for “Harriet”, the highly-anticipated biopic based on the inspiring life of American freedom fighter, hero, and icon, Harriet Tubman. Directed and co-written by Kasi Lemmons, the film, in theaters November 1, 2019, stars Tony, Emmy and Grammy-winning actor Cynthia Erivo in the title role. “Harriet”, which also stars Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, and Clarke Peters, “tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes....

Mrs Hinch shares parenting fears as she reveals first look at her adorable newborn baby son

Cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch, Sophie Hinchliffe, recently welcomed a baby son, who she and her husband have named Ronnie James George. The Instagram star – who found fame sharing cleaning tips and tricks – has been taking some time away from her hugely popular account while she settles into motherhood. But Sophie recently returned to the platform to share the most adorable post with her 2.6 million followers – the very first photo of baby Ronnie! The utterly gorgeous professional picture sees Mrs Hinch and her...

First Annual 51Fest Hits NYC Next Week With Inspired Screening Lineup Of Films Made By Or About Women

51Fest, the film festival of our WYSKy dreams, kicks off in New York City next week and we’ve already got our tickets in hand. Presented by Women in the World and IFC Center, this inaugural multi-platform event “puts women where they belong: at the center of the story.” Over the course of four days (July 18-21), audiences will get to see the premieres of 10 feature films, series and documentaries all by or about women. Each screening will be followed by in-depth conversations with the creators...

Shabnam Rezaei Produces New Hulu Kids’ Series That’s Among First To Feature Openly Gay Main Character

You should know Shabnam Rezaei, co-founder of Big Bad Boo Studios, a premier animation company, and Oznoz, an educational platform featuring cartoons in 10 languages with no ads. A true champion of producing inclusive content for kids, Shabnam just released her latest animated series – The Bravest Knight – that’s breaking new ground. Now streaming on Hulu, it centers on a family with two dads and their adopted daughter, making it one of the first shows in children’s TV to feature an openly gay main character...

Dating a Senior? Here are a Few First Date Ideas

Jun 30, 2019 by Jamie T. Wiseman Sharing is caring! When dating a senior, the dynamics can be a whole lot different from dating a younger person. Dating for young people can be unscripted, spontaneous and fun. While spontaneity maybe appreciated and encouraged when dealing with seniors, there is usually some limit to what you can expect or what they can accommodate. The same thing applies to a first date with a senior. The rules (or lack of one) that exist between younger dating folk may...