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Jane ni Dhulchaointigh: The Magic Is in The Process

David Smothers October 1, 2013

About this presentation Inventor Jane ni Dhulchaointigh recounts the roller coaster journey from having a crazy idea about being able to hack everyday objects to the creation and launch of Sugru, an incredible self-setting rubber. Or, as Jane puts it: the six-year process of going from “hmm” to “yay” via “eureka” and “wow.” Her takeaway?… Continue Reading »

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The Best Way to Get Women to Care About Football is with Clothes

David Smothers September 5, 2013

The beginning of September marks not only the start of New York City Fashion Week but the beginning of football season, which means its the ideal time for the NFL and Vogue magazine to hold a party celebrating the marriage of women’s clothing and sports. This week, the organizations had a fashion show/party in Grand… Continue Reading »

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A Fifteen-Year-Old Has Invented an Incredible New Kind of Flashlight

David Smothers June 28, 2013

Are you ready to play everybody’s not-so-favorite guilt game: what was I doing at that age? Ann Makosinski, a tenth grader from Victoria, British Columbia, has created a simple LED flashlight powered by body heat. So instead of having to recharge it or swap in a fresh pair of AAs every so often, you literally… Continue Reading »

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Auto Shops Don’t Mean to Overcharge Women, But They Do

David Smothers June 18, 2013

Researches at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management wanted to find out why customers receive different price quotes when they call auto-repair shops. Get ready to be very surprised (not): The biggest gap they found was between men and women. According to Slate: In 2012 [researchers] Meghan Busse, Ayelet Israeli, and Florian Zettelmeyer conducted an… Continue Reading »

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How to Become a Media Darling

David Smothers June 17, 2013

Whether it’s a “40 Under 40,” a “Top 10” or a “Most Powerful,” a spot on a media outlet’s list can spell major exposure for an entrepreneur — and lead to unprecedented opportunity. But how do you land on one? This week, a group of journalists, marketing experts and entrepreneurs took the stage at the… Continue Reading »

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What Your Tongue Tells You About Your Health

David Smothers March 28, 2013

Tongues are weirdly shaped — and perhaps not that attractive . . . But they do perform many helpful functions. And it is true: Your tongue can actually “talk” to you about your health, particularly the health of your all-important thyroid gland. And in a complimentary video presentation from renowned holistic medical expert Dr. David Brownstein, you’ll… Continue Reading »

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California’s second lady: Games need to ‘think bigger’ about portrayals of women

David Smothers March 28, 2013

AN FRANCISCO – Jennifer Siebel Newsom implored gaming entrepreneurs to feature strong women in their games, rather than highly-sexualized figures, at today’s Game Developers Conference. The wife of California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Siebel Newsom explored this issue when producing and directing the documentary film Miss Representation, which is highly critical of the media and entertainment industry’s… Continue Reading »

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Let’s talk about ‘women in tech’: Silicon Valley still has a gender problem

David Smothers March 17, 2013

I tweeted to female entrepreneurs and developers to ask whether they enjoy the “women in tech” conversation or avoid it, and why. I hit a nerve and received dozens of responses, which we compiled using Storify. Check it out at the bottom.   THE NUMBERS Women contribute to just 1.2 percent of open source software… Continue Reading »

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