Posts Tagged: women

Women of Interest—Truus Menger Oversteegen

Truus Menger-Oversteegen was a Dutch painter and sculptor who was honored for her anti-Nazi, Dutch resistance activities (along with her sister Freddie and a third woman, Hannie Schaft) during the Second World War. Oversteegen was born August 29, 1923, in the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands.  She and her younger sister were born to… Read more »

Women of Interest—Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the editor and cofounder of MuslimGirl.com, which is the number one blog for Muslim women in the United States. As a result of her tireless work on Muslim Girl, at twenty-three years old Amani was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in media. Forbes 30 Under 30 is issued annually with the… Read more »

Women of Interest—Mary Agnes Snively

Mary Agnes Snively was born on November 12, 1847, in St Catharines Ontario and died 85 years later on September 26, 1933.  She never married nor had children.  Snively was an educator and a nurse who was known as the “Mother of Nurses in Canada.” After graduating high school Snively taught for almost twenty years. … Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Live Your Dream Awards Sponsored by:  Soroptimist Deadline:  November 15, 2018 Potential payout:  from $1000 to $16,000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be women who are the primary financial supporter for themselves and their dependents, have financial need, and are enrolled or have been accepted into an undergrad degree program or a vocational/skills training… Read more »

Women of Interest—Dorothy Hodgkin

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin was born May 12, 1910, in Cairo, Egypt, and died July 29, 1994, in Limington, Warwickshire, England.  In 1964 she was the third woman awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her development of protein crystallography. Dorothy’s other discoveries include the structure of penicillin, Vitamin B12, and the importance of insulin in… Read more »

Women of Interest-Indira Ghandi

Indira Gandhi was born November 19, 1917. in India and died October 31, 1984, in New Delhi, India.  She was the first, and, to this day, the only female Prime Minister of India.  She was in office from January 24, 1966 to March 24, 1977 and again January 14, 1980 till her death in 1984. … Read more »

O is for…

“Next Valentine’s Day, forget the chocolates, forget the flowers, show up with a We-Vibe, and you will be the best guy.” – Dr. Lauren Streicher, author of Love Sex Again. Orgasms—perhaps especially female ones—have long been a taboo topic. In “Let’s Talk About Female Orgasms,” a frank but funny video from The Atlantic magazine, Dr…. Read more »

Tricks for Tuition

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of .. a dinner companion? According to this recent CBC News article, rich men and women are available to take young students out to dinner. That’s right, students can dine like royalty and get paid for… Read more »