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Travel the World for Just a Few Bucks With Books!

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 29, 2019

Travel has been the subject of many a great book. Here are a few that we've loved.

Long Hours. Low Pay. High Stakes.

A Few Great Books About Teachers Making a Difference

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 22, 2019

Teaching calls for tough, determined, and self-sacrificing types. Here are five books highlighting inspirational, real-life teachers.

5 Books That Honor the Complexity of Motherhood

For Mother's Day

By Emma Zaratian • May 06, 2019

Mother's Day is this Sunday. It's a holiday often known for family get-togethers and floral bouquets. It's also a time to reflect upon our relationships with our mothers, whose complex personalities have so unmistakably formed our own. To that end, here are some memoirs and novels we think explore the deeper dimensions of those maternal relationships.

The Life of Hedy Lamarr

By Beth Clark • March 06, 2019

Hedy Lamarr wasn't just an actress who made history, she was a brilliant woman who shaped the future with her inventions. US Patent 2,292,387 in particular…the technology that made cell phones, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and more possible. Read on for more about the exceptional woman you'll want to thank the next time you get a text. (Unless it's from someone lame, but that's on them, not Hedy.)

8 Exceptional Women to Celebrate this Month

By Beth Clark • March 02, 2019

The Women's History Month theme this year is "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence" but March celebrates all women, including the 8 below who are champions of peace, persistence, and empowerment. (And nonviolent unless you count J.K. Rowling's stinging Twitter clapbacks, but we're not).

Celebrating Black History Month: 14 Black Scientists Who Changed the World

By Beth Clark • February 20, 2019

Black history IS history, and Black History Month is a time to celebrate both contemporary and traditional black history, beginning with a nod to Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the scholar who established what we now celebrate in an effort to collect, document, and backfill all of the history that was missing because it never made it into the books. Below are 14 scientists, mathematicians, and engineers who have made significant contributions to furthering the human race for people of all color.

Coming Out Day = Embrace and Celebrate Being You

By Beth Clark • October 11, 2018

Coming out as gay, lesbian, or bisexual is an emotional process no matter how much someone prepares, and one that continues long after the words are spoken and the secret is out. Whether you've already come out, you're on the verge, or you're still figuring things out, there's lots of support out there and you're not alone.

Happy Birthday, Mrs. O! (As in, Sharon Osbourne)

By Beth Clark • October 09, 2018

Feisty Sharon Osbourne, affectionately known to her followers as Mrs. O, has led more lives in her one than most people could in a hundred lifetimes, all with love and humor, even in the face of adversity. For the unfamiliar (welcome back from that deserted island, she's an author, mom of three, television host, media personality, talent judge, modern impresario, businesswoman, music manager, and the wife of heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne.

Celebrating Women for World Thinking Day 2018

By Bianca Smith • February 22, 2018

It's a day to reflect and be inspired women who've made a positive impact on the world.

People Who Have Changed the World

By Bianca Smith • January 15, 2018

From developing technology to saving lives, read about people who have changed the world.

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