What I remember most about Jessica Rabbit is how she was always wearing that provocative red dress, cut oh so inappropriately low at the back, even just to run around town. Meet the real-life Jessica Rabbit, Miss Vikki Dougan, the 1950s ‘It girl’ who inspired the iconic cartoon sex bomb…
Researchers say these cultural forces are strong in the United States, Britain and Canada but far less pervasive in Russia, Asia and the Middle East, which have a much higher proportion of women in science and engineering. In Jordan, for example, girls score more than 8 percent better in science than boys do.
“For girls in some Arab countries, education is the only way to move up the social structure,” Mr. Schleicher said. “It is one way to earn social mobility.”
That’s the defining statement for The Hindsight Project, founded by Mat Zucker, Andrea Leminke and David Gaddie. Here you’ll find a series of short videos featuring successful creatives walking ad upstarts though some of the most fruitful lessons worth learn: succeeding on the business side (Barry Wacksman), writing clearly (Nick Parish) and how best to perceive the letters in your title (Ricardo Trejo), among others.
Think social media is just being used by large companies for gaming or brand awareness? Think again. Dow is on a mission to utilize social channels to make science a compelling career choice for millennials and the next generation.
This is kinda cool: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch of Sherlock, who’s already scored a role in the upcoming Hobbit film, has managed to secure a place in the Star Trek sequel as well. The crazy part is how he did it: by auditioning on his iPhone.
On Tuesday, February 28th, a twenty-nine-year-old Canadian male fan of Suzanne Collins’s dystopian young adult trilogy, “The Hunger Games,” logged onto the popular blogging platform Tumblr for the first time and created a site he called Hunger Games Tweets. The young man, whom I’ll call Adam, had been tracking a disturbing trend among Hunger Games enthusiasts: readers who could not believe—or accept—that Rue and Thresh, two of the most prominent and beloved characters in the book, were black, had been posting vulgar racial remarks.
In his new one-man show, William Shatner talks about his childhood growing up in Montreal — and the ups and downs of creating iconic characters, from starship captain James T. Kirk to lawyer Denny Crane.
By now you’ve undoubtedly heard that Facebook allows people to share their organ donor status. A friend of mine adjusted her information on the day of the announcement to reflect her donor status and someone quipped, “What did you donate?” Snark potential aside, it’s a wonderful way to bring the donor community together and to raise awareness about organ donation overall.
Originally the domain of scrappy startups, social media has definitely hit the big time -- or at least has become the province of big companies. The recent Social Media Fitness Study reported that large and mid-size brands significantly outscored their smaller counterparts, filing respective scores of 57 and 56 versus 44 (with 100 being the maximum score). While these results may surprise some, a deeper dive into the reasons behind the gap reveals intriguing insights into the overall state of social media fitness.
As we approach the 100-year anniversary of the sinking, there will likely be a plethora of TV, magazine, Internet and newspaper features covering the iconic event, looking at how the supposed ‘unsinkable ship’ met its maker on its maiden voyage, taking 1,517 passengers and crew with it to a watery grave.
Whilst you’ll no doubt know many of the anecdotes already, if you’re keen to relive the events through the eyes of those alive at the time, a new Twitter account has been set up for the month leading up to the anniversary of its sinking.
@TitanicRealTime will chart the Titanic’s epic journey through ‘live’ tweets, broadcasting as though they’re coming directly from those involved.
Salvador Dalí, the wacky surrealist known for his Fu Manchu mustache and painting melting clocks, was also graphic designer behind the classic Chupa Chups--an enduringly sweet, bright rendition of a daisy.
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