It seems to be the cool thing these days to have female protagonist in leading roles.

From Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, to Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  From Wonder Women who makes a prominent appearance in the new film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, to the ensemble cast of the new Ghostbusters remake out later this year.

While this trend has often been described as good for girls, as a great article from Quartz.com recently pointed out,  it’s actually also good for boys!  As these leading ladies are showing up in blockbuster films that are targeting both male and female, young boys are seeing strong women in leading roles and not just as sidekicks and […]

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I am a huge tennis fan.  I have grown up watching the Williams sisters.  In their early days on the tour, I was a drawn to their fascinating story but I admit that I was a skeptic.  As their games developed and matured, their talent was unquestionable – the number of titles that they have […]

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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly recently returned from spending a year aboard the International Space Station (ISS).  What many may not be aware of, is that Scott Kelly and one half of a set of twins.  His brother Mark is a retired astronaut and they were specifically chosen to take part in a study to test […]

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Earlier this week, Bill and Melinda Gates published their annual letter.  Bill Gates is famously known as the founder of Microsoft.  Since then, his efforts have been focused on the Gates Foundation, established by him and his wife as the largest foundation in the world which supports initiatives in education, world health and development.

In […]

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Misty Copeland is a world renown dancer but she is not what I would consider a household name in the U.S.  While some in Asia may be familiar with her and her accomplishments, most probably are not.

Her story is one of true inspiration and deserves to be shared.  It starts in the most unglamorous […]

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CodeGirl is a new documentary that tracks the story of 5,000 girls as they compete in an entrepreneurship and coding competition by Technovation.  The documentary has been released online and is being hosted by YouTube through Nov. 5.  Lesley Chilcott, who is an award winning filmmaker for titles including “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Waiting for […]

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Yesterday the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced.  Among the winners were three scientists from China, Ireland and Japan.  Youyou Tu of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine was award one half of the prize for discovery of a “novel therapy against Malaria.”  Tu is only the 12th woman among the […]

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On this day in 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first female justice of the Supreme Court, the highest court in the United States of America.  She served as the only female justice of the Supreme Court until 1993, when she was joined by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  In 2006, she retired from […]

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