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…Play Nice

20141018-133719-49039771.jpgIf you missed the Gamergate conversation that happened this week, then you might want to stop reading right now. I don’t want to be responsible for destroying any of your faith in humanity.

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…Game On

Image Credit:  Thomas Ohlsson Photography on Flickr

Image Credit:
Thomas Ohlsson Photography on Flickr

Ladies, we’ve broken through a glass ceiling this week.

No, we haven’t closed the wage gap, but what we have achieved seemed far less attainable than equal pay.

According to a recently published study, adult female gamers have unseated boys under the age of 18 as the largest video game-playing demographic in the U.S.

I know, I didn’t know that we were vying for that title either, but we’ve done it.

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…Walk The Line

BuO0RcvCYAArab_In the world of advertising, attention grabbing is the name of the game, even if it isn’t always for the best reasons.

This week Nine West stepped over the line when they released their “husband hunting” ad campaign.  If that’s not enough for you, it’s paired with the “first day of kindergarten” ad.

Yes, those two occasions for which you need shoes — getting a husband, and after you’ve gotten a husband.

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…Take A Swing At It

20140716-071559-26159340.jpgThe Marvel Universe has caused quite the stir in the comic-nerd world this week.

If that last sentence made any sense to you, then you’re probably already well aware of the big news. For the rest of you, Marvel announced this week that Thor is going to be a woman.

Yes, that’s the same Thor portrayed by Chris Hemsworth in the Thor and Avengers films, and no, he’s not literally becoming a woman.

However his hammer, Mjölnir (yes, the hammer has a name), will be changing ownership. Read the rest of this entry

…Weather the Storm

hurricaneThis weekend marked the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season.  For those living on the East and Gulf coasts of the US, that means its time to prepare for anything.

Although, it may surprise you to know that the US is actually in the middle of a hurricane drought.  The last Category 3 (or higher) to make landfall in the US was a hurricane named Wilma that hit southwest Florida in October of 2005.

If you’re wondering what that makes 2012′s Hurricane Sandy, well technically it was post-tropical cyclone Sandy when it made landfall.

And according to a new out today from researchers at the University of Illinois, it Sandy’s name may have been to blame for a part of the storm’s devastation. Read the rest of this entry

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