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Intriguing new titles celebrating women in physics and forensics Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe By Lisa Randall(Ecco)   In her brilliant and thought provoking new book, particle physicist Lisa Randall delves into a fascinating new scientific theory, connecting one of science’s greatest questions—What killed the dinosaurs?—to one of the most complex celestial elements in our universe: dark matter. Unlike most objects in space, dark matter does not emit or absorb light. Yet this force, Randall claims, could possess the ability to...
Earlier this week, the American Magazine Media Conference took place in New York’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, and like any good event, it was filled with some badass ladies. Every year, the conference brings together the most influential people in the magazine media industry to explore what’s on the horizon for magazine media. This year especially, the Association of Magazine Media (MPA) worked hard to highlight women in the magazine industry and discuss how magazine media can be used to expose and investigate women’s stories and...
Throughout history, both women and men have done some pretty outrageous things to adhere to the beauty standards of their day, and let's face it, that definitely hasn't changed. Today, we're still bleaching our teeth, lying in tanning beds, straightening or curling our hair, and pushing up our breasts with all sorts of contraptions. Beauty will always be something we chase, and it's not always a bad thing. Make-up and hair dye and fingernail polish can be a lot of fun, as long as you...
Boobs. Chest. Titties. Bosom. Melons. Knockers. Mammary glands. Humans have created a plethora of words to describe breasts. And there’s no denying it: the world is obsessed with boobs. And, why not? Boobs are wonderful and lovely. They’re the greatest symbol of female sexuality, and also—let’s not forget their most important purpose—nourish the little growing minds and bodies of our future generations. As a woman, I’m very happy I have breasts. They’re soft. They look good in small fleece sweaters. And I have...
There were over 120 films at Sundance this year. How does one even begin to crack that nut? I watched 21 films in five days and I didn’t even see any of the award-winning films. The good news is these great movies will all be picked up and you will have a chance to see them soon! 1. Christine Driven by a truly remarkable performance by Rebecca Hall, Christine is an exquisitely rendered dramatic look at the life of Christine Chubbuck, a Sarasota newscaster who, after...
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