Craig Barritt / Getty Images Fashion designer Carrie Hammer’s mission is to make stylish workwear for underserved professional women. Her efforts aren’t just focused on the design aspect; in her runway shows, she started a campaign to use “Role Models Not Runway Models,” including accomplished women of different sizes and abilities with empowering stories. In February, … Continue reading »
Dr. Katie Hall Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it: a light-bulb glowing in the middle of a room with no wires attached. Looking back, it was a crude experiment, she remembers: a tiny room filled with gigantic copper refrigerator coils — the kind you’d see if you cracked open the back of … Continue reading »
The whole time she was pregnant, Ruth Oosterman said she had a terrible artist’s block and couldn’t create anything. But the second her 2-year-old daughter was born, “she became my muse,” she told BuzzFeed. “I would paint with her strapped onto my chest and when she was old enough to use a crayon we began … Continue reading »
Actor and former professional football player Terry Crews has already proved he’s multi-talented, but what a lot of people didn’t know is that he’s also a very talented artist.
Bryan Nieblas A French-inspired mansion has just hit the market for an astronomical $139 million, making it the most expensive home for sale in the U.S. The 60,000-square-foot estate, called “Le Palais Royal,” sits on over 4 acres and 465 feet of beachfront on Millionaires Mile in Hillsboro Beach, Florida. The “palace” features 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, and the first-ever … Continue reading »
Speaking of African royals and polygamy… Tens of thousands of Swazi girls danced before King Mswati in the annual Reed Dance, and a newspaper owned by the royal conglomerate used the occasion to announce that the king had wed his 14th wife, who he had selected from among the maidens at last year’s reed dance. … Continue reading »
Nollywood actress, director and producer Stephanie Linus stars in “Dry”, a story of Zara and Halima, who are both faced with the living conditions of child brides in West Africa.
Toastmasters International Sri Lankan human resources consultant Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, was recently crowned the World Champion of Public Speaking by Toastmasters International. Hettiarachchi survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world. He and eight other finalists competed at the Toastmasters annual convention last month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. … Continue reading »
An army of mechanical monsters causing havoc on the planet has been a prevailing theme in sci-fi stories since the genre was first conceived. However, in Kinshasa, Congo, a group of engineers are trying to re-brand the metal villains by outfitting them with cameras and sunglasses and employing them to direct traffic. Eight foot tall “robocops” that look like … Continue reading »