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Democratizing the Maker Movement

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 09.09.2015 | Technology
Aaron Dubrow

The fact that millions of Americans are building airplanes in their garage, meeting at makerspaces to work with strangers on customized robots, and collaboratively solving society's problems at hackathons, is a beautiful thing.

The Army of Tiny But Ferocious Voices

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Most people who are capable of doing more have no idea they can choose to do so. Creating a life that means something to you, that brings you fulfillment and joy, is possible. And you can choose this.

How to Start Before You're Ready

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Conventional wisdom tells us that to know where we want to go and how to get there, we must first understand where we are. We must love ourselves before we can properly love others. We need to take care of ourselves before we can provide for anyone else.

Stripping Down to What's Real

Mel Sellick | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

There's been a promising trend online and in advertisements towards loving the skin we're in. From the just released MAKERS series #YourBodyRules, f...

The Feminist Emojis Of Our Dreams Have Arrived

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women

Last month, Apple released a new version of emojis which included a more diverse range of skin tones. We rejoiced, of course, but every now and th...

From Geek to Chic: Our Nation's Most Innovative Makers

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science
Jayme Cellitioci

As a designer of children's science and creativity-based programs, maker is a popular buzzword in my world, but I find it exciting to know that it has seeped its way into common vernacular.

Turn RadioShack into MakerShack

Robin Raskin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

To my Boomer eye, the best thing about RadioShack is a much bolder and a potentially bigger win. RadioShack could claim its rightful position as the center of the Maker universe, the same way it cut its teeth on tinkerers all those years ago.

12 Things That Successful People Actually Do

Gabriela Mueller Mendoza | Posted 04.29.2015 | Good News
Gabriela Mueller Mendoza

Think about the most successful persons in your own professional field. What are the things they normally do on daily bases that propel their success?

Spotlight on Austin's Noah Marion Quality Goods

Sarah Stodola | Posted 04.05.2015 | Small Business
Sarah Stodola

It makes for a dramatic entrance, stepping off Austin's South Lamar Boulevard into Noah Marion's combination shop, cafe and studio. To the left is a long counter, above which a neon sign beckons visitors to "Live Well."

Drink More Good's Root Beer Syrup: See How It's Done

Sarah Stodola | Posted 01.15.2015 | Taste
Sarah Stodola

How's this for burning the midnight oil: Two nights a week at around nine in the evening, Jason Schuler heads over to the commercial kitchen in down...

Give American This Season

Scott Paul | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Scott Paul

First comes Thanksgiving, a heritage slightly scarred by glitzy parades, football, turkey fryer incidents, and overeating, but still imbued with volunteerism, thankfulness, and family.

Xeroxed Penises And Other Things Pioneering Businesswomen Had To Endure

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women

It's no secret that American boardrooms have not been kind to pioneering businesswomen, and a new documentary sheds light on just how ridiculous thing...

Roadmap to Leaving Your Corporate Job and Starting a Creative Business (Part 1 of 6)

Sumeera Rasul | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Sumeera Rasul

Last winter, while talking to one of our designers, Isobel Schofield of Bryr Clogs, it hit me how many of us still sit at our corporate desk jobs dream of creating a life that gives us more freedom and control.

2014: Year of the Funny Women -- Record 60 Women Get Last Laugh At NY Comedy Festival

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Beverly Wettenstein

With all due respect, this positive progress report on Women in Comedy is a tribute to Joan Rivers. She persevered to pave the path for generations of funny women. Rivers auditioned seven times over three years, before making her Tonight Show debut in 1965.

Ebola Is Not the Only Story About Africa: An African Technological Renaissance

Nathaniel Manning | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology
Nathaniel Manning

What is exciting is building manufacturing capacity in Africa might be one of the biggest opportunities for pulling millions of people out of poverty.

These Women Are Killing The 'Pretty Isn't Funny' Stereotype

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Women have always been funny, but it wasn't until recently that society allowed them to look beautiful and make us laugh. Filmmaker Heidi Ewing, wh...

#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

The Next Economy: After 'MarketWorld'

Robert Moran | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Robert Moran

If we want a clearer picture of emerging trends and the next economy, we need to better understand the effects of automation on employment, sharing on existing business models and household production on political views.

Post-DOMA: Honoring The Work Of An Incredible Leader

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been one year since the United States Supreme Court heard the landmark federal marriage equality case of United States v. Windsor. Now, Roberta K...

Why It's So Important For Older Women To Share Their Stories

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

During the 17 years I edited 'Ms.' I learned how to identify our history-in-the-making: if one woman is experiencing something, there are surely countless others who have been keeping quiet, convinced that they are either the only ones - or simply insane.

The F-Word: What Chelsea Handler and I Have In Common

Susan Lyne | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty
Susan Lyne

I could list a dozen moments in my career when the f-word took up a very visceral residence in my body -- and here is the advice I wish I had gotten.

Challenges for Women in the Arts: Reflections on the MAKERS Conference

Lia Chavez | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

The feminists I know are intriguing creatives, entrepreneurs, mothers and lovers; we love our lingerie and our men (not necessarily in that order), and are passionate about excellence, human dignity, empathy, collaboration and co-creation.

Sasha Bronner

Chelsea Handler: The Moment You Always Dreamt Of Can Scare The Sh*t Out Of You | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.13.2014 | Comedy

Chelsea Handler is the queen of late night comedy and a master at turning her life’s most ridiculous stories into best-selling books. Speaking at th...

Sasha Bronner

5 Lessons Chelsea Handler Can Teach Women About Getting Ahead | Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women

When asked if she's funny all the time, late night talk show host and potty-mouthed comedian Chelsea Handler answered without taking a breath, "In my ...

Women in Business: Q&A with Priya Haji, CEO and Co-Founder of SaveUp

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Laura Dunn

Priya received the Social Innovation Award from the Social Venture Network for her vision to change the way the world does business, and in 2009 was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.