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Day In The Life: A 12-Hour Shift In A Hard Hat And Ponytail

Day In The Life: A 12-Hour Shift In A Hard Hat And Ponytail

It's a hard hat life, for her. Ciara Seger works as a project superintendent (even though she has a civil engineering degree), and is in charge of multi-million dollar products. Forbes details Seger's daily routine and the trials and tribulations of a woman working with dirt every day... and loving it!

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/katherinelove/2016/08/30/day-in-the-life-a-12-hour-shift-in-a-hard-hat-and-ponytail/#4ff57ddb3cea

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Black Girls Code: The Next Steve Jobs Will Be A Woman of Color

Black Girls Code: The Next Steve Jobs Will Be A Woman of Color

The founder of Black Girls Code, Kimberly Bryant, feels that women are primed to make an impact in STEM.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/whitneyjohnson/2016/08/15/black-girls-code-daring-to-dream-the-next-steve-jobs-will-be-a-woman-of-color/#444aa45439b6

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More Women Are Starting Companies From The Ground Up, Literally

More Women Are Starting Companies From The Ground Up, Literally

In the last half-century, new food concepts such as vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, and a slew of others have gained major ground among Americans consumers. Consequently, this means that more farms have been dedicated to these special food classes, and women are actively involved in companies that ease the difficulties of raising food for each category. Women account for 30 percent of farm operators, bucking the stereotype of old, white men on tractors and a hayseed between his teeth.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/eveturowpaul/2016/08/11/more-women-starting-companies-from-the-ground-up-literally/#13f1b794730e

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Female Leadership: The Glass Ceiling Is Cracked, Not Broken

Female Leadership: The Glass Ceiling Is Cracked, Not Broken

The political sphere has been infiltrated by women. Theresa May has replaced David Cameron as Prime Minister of the UK, and Hillary Clinton is the first presidential candidate endorsed by a major political party in the United States. Yet, women holding major roles in the business and STEM worlds are still quite rare. After centuries of struggles for women to achieve the same roles as men, equality between the genders is closer than ever, but there is still more work to be done.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/amyjadesimi/2016/08/08/female-leadership-the-glass-ceiling-is-cracked-not-broken/#5b865b7a1c2c

Closing the Gender Data Gap

Closing the Gender Data Gap

In many third world countries, their data on humans in insufficient; so insufficient that some population data doesn't even include women! Even if a woman works and provides income for a household, because she isn't the man in charge the data won't acknowledge the wife. More thorough and honest data on females is imperative for gender roles and respect to conjoin.

Source: http://paidpost.nytimes.com/gates-foundation/closing-the-gender-data-gap.html?WT.mc_id=2016-may-nytnative_hpmod-gatesgirls-0516-0729&WT.mc_ev=click?module=PaidPostDriver&region=PaidPostMOTH&pgType=Homepage&action=click

Women And Girls, From 6 To 102, On The Impact Of Hillary’s Nomination

Women And Girls, From 6 To 102, On The Impact Of Hillary’s Nomination

Regardless of your political views, Hillary Clinton's presidential nomination is a win for humanity. Watch this inspiring video to see the impact the 2016 presidential race has had on Americans.

Video Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-women-and-girls-6-to-102_us_579ab26ee4b08a8e8b5d7a4d?section=us_women

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Why we need more women leaders

Why we need more women leaders

With Theresa May ascending to the Prime Ministry throne (get it?!) after David Cameron resigned, and Hillary Clinton running for president of the United States, women have made very serious cracks in the glass ceiling. However, two female politicians doesn't mean full equality with male politicians. Now that women have a foothold on the climb for equality, it's important for women at the top to foster the next generation of powerful female leaders.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/29/opinions/women-rising-benefits-society-young/index.html

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New York Times ‘Ghostbusters’ Review: Girls Rule. Women Are Funny. Get Over It.

New York Times ‘Ghostbusters’ Review: Girls Rule. Women Are Funny. Get Over It.

It would be a travesty to forget mentioning a certain all-female scientist movie. The remake of the 1984 cult comedy "Ghostbusters" has received very mixed reviews so far, but the NY Times calls the film "cheerfully silly" and praises Kate McKinnon in particular for being a "sublime nerd goddess." Even if the movie doesn't achieve unanimous adulation, the mere acceptance of an all-female cast is an encouraging sign.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/movies/ghostbusters-review-melissa-mccarthy-kristen-wiig.html?hpw&rref=movies&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0

Disrupting DC: Shana Glenzer Promotes Women In Tech

Disrupting DC: Shana Glenzer Promotes Women In Tech

Surprisingly, Washington DC is a hotbed for women interested in the tech field, as over 40% of tech workers are female. A great piece of advice in this interview; working in technology doesn't mean exclusively coding or computer science. Every tech company needs a marketer, a salesperson, an accountant, and a myriad of other occupations all companies employ.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/anushayhossain/2016/06/30/disrupting-dc-shana-glenzer-promotes-women-in-tech/#65c082502c33

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Smarter than you thought: Scientists show newborn ducklings can acquire notions of 'same' and 'different'

Smarter than you thought: Scientists show newborn ducklings can acquire notions of 'same' and 'different'

Ducklings are adorable: they waddle, and scatter, and follow their mother like their little lives depend on it. This last part is known as "imprinting." Newly hatched ducklings are always on their mother's webbed heels to become acquainted with world around them. A test at Oxford University shows that ducklings are such good imprinters that they can recognize differences in shapes and colors at the time they turn one year old! A must see for animal lovers.

Source: http://phys.org/news/2016-07-smarter-thought-scientists-newborn-ducklings.html

Microsoft triumphs in warrant case against U.S. Government

Microsoft triumphs in warrant case against U.S. Government

Microsoft has been keeping data offshore in Ireland, and that's fine. In an ongoing New York court case, the state desired information from Microsoft regarding a customer, and Microsoft rebuffed. A federal ruling upheld the legitimacy of Microsoft's right to keep data outside the United States private. Expect to see many corporation hold data outside the U.S.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/14/microsoft-wins-second-circuit-warrant/

Barbie’s Running for President, Too

Barbie’s Running for President, Too

A new third party has emerged in the 2016 presidential race. Barbie, released and running as president for the sixth time since 1992, is also running with a female doll, not Ken. Barbie presidential dolls have sold poorly in the past, but Mattel has decided to continue rolling out the original Barbie with a more "contemporary" wardrobe. The doll retails at $24.99.

Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/barbies-running-for-president-too-1468382461?mod=e2fb

NASA catches Moon 'photobombing' Earth

NASA catches Moon 'photobombing' Earth

Come on Moon, you can't photobomb; it's not 2013 anymore! NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite caught the Moon sneaking into a series of pictures of the Earth. The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on DSCOVR recorded the images to track environmental and atmospheric changes of the Earth, and this is only the second time EPIC or DSCOVR has glimpsed the Moon.

Source: http://phys.org/news/2016-07-nasa-camera-moon-photobombing-earth.html

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Pokémon Go will soon get ads in the form of sponsored locations

Pokémon Go will soon get ads in the form of sponsored locations

With the rousing success of Pokémon Go, companies are looking to cash in on the most popular app of 2016. Businesses are trying to purchase a spot in the app as a Proper Name manipulating the lures and Pokestops that identify locations with Pokémon pertaining paraphernalia. The payment would be on a per visit basis.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/13/pokemon-go-will-soon-get-ads-in-the-form-of-sponsored-locations/

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Jack Ma explains why this is the era of women

Jack Ma explains why this is the era of women

Jack Ma, the founder of the Alibaba Group and  the Chinese e-commerce giant, talks about women at his company, and the current role of women in business around the world. Ma cites women's technological acumen and communication skills, among other topics.

Source: https://www.techinasia.com/jack-ma-women

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5 mobile models for Nintendo’s other popular game franchises

5 mobile models for Nintendo’s other popular game franchises

STEM doesn't always have to be serious. Sometimes we have to remember how much fun it is to play video games, and how some lifelong gamers want to design fun software for the next generation. After Pokémon Go's minor success (sarcasm), Nintendo has created other mobile apps for series such as Mario and The Legend of Zelda.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/12/5-mobile-models-for-nintendos-other-popular-game-franchises/

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How To Thrive In Your Global Career Assignment As A Millennial Woman

How To Thrive In Your Global Career Assignment As A Millennial Woman

This Forbes interview's subject is Yewande Ogunkoya, 28, a business director at Maxus London, a British media agency. Ogunkoya's five pieces of advice to millennial women are:

1. Being open to cultural nuances and respect them

2. Thinking of your gender and age as an advantage

3. Taking advantage of the outsider perspective

4. Finding an activity to anchor you

5. Leveraging the global view upon your return

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ruchikatulshyan/2016/07/06/how-to-thrive-in-your-global-career-assignment-as-a-millennial/#8d80491521c1

Astronomers Find Evidence of Water Clouds in First Sspectrum of Coldest Brown Dwarf

Astronomers Find Evidence of Water Clouds in First Sspectrum of Coldest Brown Dwarf

The brown dwarf, WISE 0855, is relatively close to Earth (only 7.2 light years away) but also relatively mysterious. Until now. Astronomers at UC Santa Cruz have concluded that there is a strong possibility WISE 0855 has clouds formed from water, or water ice. These are the first clouds to have water outside of the Milky Way. Exciting!

Source: http://phys.org/news/2016-07-astronomers-evidence-clouds-spectrum-coldest.html

Mazda Issues Takata Airbag Recall After Demand from Chinese Regulators

Mazda Issues Takata Airbag Recall After Demand from Chinese Regulators

Over 70,000 Mazda vehicles in China will be pulled off the road for defective airbags. The airbag company, Takata, has already seen the United States and Japan recall cars with Takata airbags, and will provide a mess for the company and car owners alike.

Source: http://www.autonews.com/article/20160706/OEM10/160709938/mazda-issues-takata-airbag-recall-after-demand-from-chinese-regulators

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