vəˈräɡō/: a woman of strength or spirit; a female warrior.

INSPIRATION

Eiko Ishioka: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Eiko Ishioka honored by Google

Eiko Ishioka: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know   Eiko Ishioka is an Oscar-winning costume designer and the July 12 Google Doodle Honoress. Today would have been her 79th birthday. Ishioka was born in Tokyo on July 12, 1938 and died on January 21, 2012 at the age 73. “Earning her an Oscar, a Grammy, and two Tony nominations, …

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Google Honors Eva Ekeblad: The Scientist We Have To Thank For Vodka

Google Doodle Honors Eva Ekeblad

Today’s Google Doodle is a tribute to Swedish aristocrat and scientist Eva Ekeblad (1724-86) on the anniversary 293rd birthday. Countess Ekeblad is known for her scientific breakthrough of extracting starch from potatoes to make  way for vodka distillation – a cause for celebration for all of us! Here are five things you need to know about this incredible woman. Ekeblad came from Aristocracy Born Eva De La Gardie on July 10th …

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20 Things I Would Have Told My 20 Year Old Self

1. Learn as many languages as possible and say “hello” to everyone you meet. 2. Help others.                 3.Put good above all.  Surround yourself with positive people. 4. Ask for what you need. You may not get it, but you have the right to ask. 5.”Boys” will clean you out. Some “men” will try …

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Why I’m A Pro-Sex/Pro-Celibacy Feminist

I remember visiting London in the 90s–the phone booths were plastered with T&A ads. I was the stereotypically shocked American, raised on “goodness” and “Catholicism.” We can all see where that went. Anyone catch the flick “Spotlight”? It was quickly explained to me by my British friend that sex isn’t nearly as much of a big deal in Europe as …

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WIN the Deluxe Summer Staycation Giveaway!

Win the DELUXE SUMMER STAYCATION with Wine Awesomeness. Enter giveaway below. #wineallthetime Enter to win a weekend staycation in your city! Prizes include a Home Automation Starter Package from Smarthome, $500 of travel cash from The Guestbook, six months of wine exploration from Wine Awesomeness, a set of custom color sheets from Flaneur, a $250 AMEX gift card to splurge …

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