Monthly Archives: March 2015

Coffee with cream and racial debate: Starbucks #RaceTogether campaign is not changing race relations

Race is an ongoing conversation in America. Recent events, like Ferguson, continue to highlight how far equality is from being realized and how far racism is from being eradicated. There is undeniable value in activism and informed discussions in working toward improved race relations in America.   Unfortunately, Starbucks’ new #RaceTogether campaign falls short.   Starbucks is a… Read More

Interview etiquette: Invasive questions you don’t have to answer

In the r/AskReddit subreddit, commenters responded to the following question: What is the most inappropriate question you’ve been asked at a job interview?   In ideal scenarios, the questions that a potential employer asks an interviewee reflects the character and moral fiber of both the employer and the company they are representing.   Women are sometimes asked… Read More

Daddy issues: Ashton Kutcher draws attention to fatherhood struggles

There is no shortage of things to complain about when it comes to public restrooms. However, there’s one issue in particular that’s made its way into the spotlight thanks to some celebrity attention: the scarcity of changing tables in men’s public restrooms.   Actor and new dad, Ashton Kutcher, recently spoke up about the problem… Read More

Eating your way to wrinkle-free skin: New anti-aging chocolate is redefining skincare

Who wouldn’t want a legitimate excuse to eat more chocolate? That excuse might be just around the corner, thanks to Lycotec, a UK company turning chocolate into edible skincare.   Esthechoc, which is composed of 70 percent dark chocolate and enriched with ingredients like cocoa polyphenols and a potent algae extract, is the first chocolate of its kind,… Read More

Women leaders in STEM: Cynthia Breazeal is making the personal robot a reality

cynthia breazeal - (TED.com)

Since the inception of science fiction, humans have been fascinated with the idea of owning a personal robot. Rosie, the robot maid from “The Jetsons;” R2-D2 and C-3PO from “Star Wars;” and Wall-E, the lovable Disney character, have all shaped our desire for wanting a personal robot for our own families.   Dr. Cynthia Breazeal… Read More

Sexist label crisis involving Indonesian clothing company Salvo Sports

In honor of International Women’s Day last week, we have seen a lot of individuals, organizations, and brands vocalizing support for women’s rights and the need for gender equality. Unfortunately, there’s also no shortage of individuals, organizations, and brands that continue to show us how far we still have to go before achieving these goals. This… Read More

Apple’s “Spring Forward” keynote event presents new Apple watch

Apple keynote events consistently demand worldwide attention. The hype behind them is so big that a website exists called wheniskeynote.com.   In the weeks before keynote events, Apple aficionados speculate over what surprises will be announced. The most recent Apple event, “Spring Forward,” took place last week in Cupertino, California.   Among the first of CEO… Read More