BY Maggie Carr in Boob Tube on Nov 13, 2012 |
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stopped by Sesame Street to dish out some career advice to the adorably oblivious, princess-obsessed Muppet Abby Cadabby.
“Pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career,” says Sotomayor. "A career is a job you train for and prepare for and plan on doing for a long time."
Though it is technically possible to make a career out of being a princess—and young Ms. Cadabby may have ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Nov 12, 2012 |
Last week at Maker Faire Africa, four Nigerian teenage girls presented a generator powered by—wait for it—pee.Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all 14, and Bello Eniola, 15, invented the machine, which separates hydrogen from urine with an electrolytic cell, purifies the hydrogen, and pressurizes the resulting gas through a generator to power a lightbulb. According to the girls, one liter of urine can produce up to 6 hours of ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Movies on Nov 12, 2012 |
It’s hard to pin down a woman with a gun (in more ways than one). Cathryne Czubek’s new documentary, A Girl and a Gun, takes on the historically complex relationship between American women and firearms—and the portrait that emerges may surprise those who expect another Bowling for Columbine.
Czubek captures some shockingly incongruous images—the mom with a baby in one arm and a shotgun in the other, the Tai Chi instructor proudly ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Eat Me on Nov 07, 2012 |
Clear your freezer: Girl Scout cookie season is nearly upon us. And you’ll need to strengthen your resolve this year, because Scouts aren’t just adorably shilling their addictive treats on a sidewalk near you: they’re also using social media to network with potential customers.
Girl Scouts are now using texts, emails, Facebook, and even mobile credit card readers to widen their customer base—and their strategy is working! Despite the ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in General on Nov 06, 2012 |
You thought your voting experience was painful? Check it: Galicia Malone, a 21-year-old from Dolton, Illinois, went into labor and somehow managed to vote before heading to the hospital. Her water had already broken by the time she reached her local polling station, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr.
“I wanted this to be a stepping-stone for my daughter,” Galicia, a first-time voter, said.
Galicia, we salute you! That kind of dedication is ... Read More