Aug 2, 2017 8:44 PM
IN AQUARIUS (January 20–February 19): With Mercury retrograde in Aquarius, the sign that governs relationships, friendships are put at risk. Petty squabbles, misunderstandings, and miscommunications abound. Know who your friends are.
IN PISCES (February 20–March 20): Foggy thinking, daydreams, and escapism are the norm; day-to-day realities confound otherwise clear heads when Mercury, the planet that rules logic, is in Pisces, which governs illusion. Practice creative pursuits—writing, dancing, photography, film, or painting.
IN ARIES (March 21–April 20): Expect to be frustrated and frazzled. Assertive, impulsive Aries wants to move ahead, and all of the energy is going backward. Watch what you say and how you say it. Pay attention to what people say to you; you might be pleasantly surprised.
IN TAURUS (April 21–May 20): Take time to formulate your thoughts. Taurus, an unhurried sign, slows down the mental processes. He also governs banking, so delay money matters. Review financial matters, and position yourself for growth.
IN GEMINI (May 21–June 20): Because Gemini rules communications, be prepared for miscommunications when Mercury is in this sign. Expect lots of phone calls or none, and lost or misplaced mail. You may not articulate clearly, and gossip abounds. Old friends may reconnect.
IN CANCER (June 21–July 22): Expect annoyances at home with baking, gardening, and household duties under domesticated Cancer. Complete repair projects that weren’t finished or done correctly.
IN LEO (July 23–August 22): Avoid speculative investments. It is not a good time to buy and sell or do any trading. Instead, analyze your investment portfolio. Use your know-how and advisory skills to help friends and associates.
IN VIRGO (August 23–September 22): Challenging situations arise, especially in the workplace. Expect product delays and equipment breakdowns, as well as crankiness among coworkers under finicky, detail-oriented Virgo. Double-check your work before you call it finished.
IN LIBRA (September 23–October 22): Accept your physical attributes; do not have a makeover. Indecision reigns, so limit purchases—or risk returning them. Libra, representing beauty, grace, charm, and diplomacy, is out of balance. Refresh, relax, and rejuvenate.
IN SCORPIO (October 23–November 22): Emotions rule—not common sense—so beware. Avoid affairs of the heart. Passionate Scorpio is also secretive, and your secrets may seep out. Keep them in a diary.
IN SAGITTARIUS (November 23–December 21): It is not a time to travel, so reschedule or expect delays, lines, and lost directions. Instead, take care of local affairs. Patience and a sense of humor are needed.
IN CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19): Avoid buying, selling, or renting real estate un der Capricorn, the sign that governs property matters. Expect problems with paperwork, packing, and movers. Reunite with family or vacation at home.
A MAN WITH A MESSAGE
Mercury comes from the Latin word merx, or mercator, which means merchant. Mercury is the name given by the ancient Romans to the Greek mythological god Hermes.
Mercury is depicted as a male figure having winged sandals and a winged hat, indicating the ability to travel quickly. He was the official messenger of the ancient gods and goddesses and, as such, governed communications.
In 1782, Mercury became the first symbol of the United States’ fledgling postal service. Today, he is recognized as an icon of an international floral delivery service as well as the official symbol of the postal service of Greece.
In astrology, all of the planet’s attributes are rooted in ancient Greek and Roman mythology. In that context, Mercury is the god of travelers, literature, poetry, merchants, and thieves. He is cunning and clever and witty at a moment’s notice. But he is also recognized as a trickster and thief, prone to misbehavior.
Jun 26, 2017 6:09 PM
This de-clutter challenge will get your home back in order without completely overwhelming you and feeling like a never-ending job!
Even though I despise clutter, it keeps finding a way back into my life over and over again. When we moved here a year ago everything was in it’s spot and there was nothing out of order. I liked it that way and the whole place just felt fresh and clean.
Fast forward a year later and I’m looking at the television stand with DVD’s strung out all over, 4 junk drawers instead of one, and a big pile of who knows what on the counter. (Scroll down for a giveaway!)
It’s time to get back on track. If I want to live in a place that feels calm and un-busy I need to fix it. This de-clutter challenge I just wrote out seems like it will be the best place to start. It is way too difficult to try and fit it all in a weekend!
And while you’re at it, you could do the 30 day happiness challenge at the same time!
- Empty out one junk drawer
- Purge your closet of the things you no longer wear
- Go through your movie collection
- Clean out your television stand
- Go through your mail pile
- Clean off your kitchen table
- Purge two kitchen cabinets
- Discard old books
- Clean out your wallet
- Clean out your purse
- Purge your makeup drawer/bag
- Clean out empty/almost empty containers in the shower
- Purge your bathroom cabinets
- Go through your families shoes (donate what doesn’t fit)
- Purge 2 more kitchen cabinets
- Organize your linen closet
- Purge your medicine cabinet
- Go through your freezer and dump old items
- Clear off your kitchen counters
- Empty another junk drawer
- Go through your fridge and dump old items
- Purge 2 more kitchen cabinets
- Get rid of unused accessories (jewelry, hats, etc.)
- Clean out your car
- Discard kids unused toys
- Organize toys that are left
- Go through board games and electronic games – donate unused
- Organize and discard cleaning supplies
- Purge 2 more kitchen cabinets
- Clean! Get your newly organized home all sparkly
When you’re done and your home is as organized as it’s ever been, I suggest printing off this cleaning schedule and follow it. That will keep everything tidy and not at all overwhelming. You’ve worked too hard to have your house be a mess again!
If you’re struggling to get rid of things I really suggest the Marie Kondo book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. She talks about the reasons why we hold onto things and have a hard time letting go then she walks you through it.
Jun 22, 2017 8:06 AM
Time to wake up your happy butts. Listen if your believe this or not is fine with me, but remember the truth will set you free. There are known and complete cures for all Cancers, Heart diseases, and Diabetic disease. For years the Illuminati, Cabal, and the Elite know this and will not share to save folks lives. Why? M O N E Y!!! Pure and simple friggin greed and control over the masses. Why do you think Scientist around the world come up missing or dead, because they have found the answers. Also in the last 5 years a lot of Holistic Doctors have come up missing or strange deaths - why? Those doctors found natural methods to cure above dis-eases without BIG PHARMA.
A "truth dump" is coming, hopefully full disclosure. Biggest truth dump that is scary to the Illuminati, and Cabal is religion. People will fight, wars, suicides, crazy, and some will believe the truth. Dr Henrick Clarke tried to reveal the truth about religion. Sadly only a few really listen and researched his information. Jesus is not who you think he is. Religion is man made. The first 3 Popes in catholic religion where Black men. There are 2 books in the book you call the Bible that are factual and truth, the rest is made up crap. There are many other beings on this planet above and below. Humans have been genetically assemble to be slaves to other beings, and your brain manipilated to here or see only their agenda's. Above God is "The Source" over all universes, dimensions, beings, star clusters. Bet ya didn't know that uh? Do you know there is no such thing is "time"? Time is a constant energy no beginning or ending. Learn to raise your vibration by eating healthy and exercise if you can. Open your mind to the possibilities, we are not alone. God-Director/Manager sent only 2 items to assist us in this realm, which is Angels and Miracles, that is enough.
Please don't just believe my information research it until you receive definitive answers. Religion is a farce, mind control, emotional manipilation. You are God and God is you period, I know that is a lot to digest but it is the truth. Question your doctor about methods of curing your concerns. You do have options and other doctors. Do your research when it comes to your health and mind. Waiting on God Bullshyt is not going to save you. Ask any Jevoah Witness that has lost a loved one. Do your do dilgence and make it happen for yourself or a family member.
Apr 29, 2017 8:32 AM
I woke up at 6am this morning with this on my mind. Having prior conversation with a friend last night upset me. This article is coming from my observations, experiences, marriage, and divorce. First off let's begin with your child or children are a gift from God. Secondly they did not ask YOU to be here. So state or vicissitude of life or fortune, here is a baby. Now the baby is here what kind of Mother are you going to be?
You love this child nuture this child, education, growth, strength, courage, family, understanding human differences. Now as you go thru life marriage, separated, single parent what legacy will you leave your child or children. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY?
I get so perterb with you Mothers that hold your child or children hostage for the money. Here are a few examples I have observed. 1. Don't pay child support, he don't see his child. (so now your child has become a commodity) 2. I need all that support check to pay my bills. (in the meantime where is the child's clothes, shoes, hair done, after school activities) 3. You can't keep a budget so your always using the child or children's money to make up for your mistakes! 4. Your child or children are at the age to work and help. (your oppportunity to teach them financial education. Instead you take most of their money earn, and then make them feel guility for wanting to keep any for themselves) 5. You make the child or children feel like a burden on you. (You made the choice to open your legs and become pregnant).
AGAIN, A CHILD OR CHILDREN ARE A GIFT FROM GOD! PERIOD!
So this is how you handle your gifts? What are you like on your Birthdays or Christmas time? You sit back and take a pause about all the mental anquish in this country today, and forget it begins at home, the root of the source.
Who doesn't want or need money? Using your children to get it, is a sad commentary for a Parent(s). Some folks will use their kids just to get a Welfare check or a SSI check. Use their names for bills or credit. (when they are grown wonder why they have no credit, it has already been burned by your Parent.) Karma is a bitch, and know one but God knows when pay day is coming OK!!!!!
Teach your child or children the value of money and how to use it. Not hold them hostage for your own benefits. Look at yourself, how are you living. Are you living above your means? Then take a course in basic economics help yourself, and family. We are not always taught about money when we grow up. We see Parent(s) paying the bills, but don't understand the process of why. If your receive child support or not the main rememberance is the gift that God has place in your hands to grown and nuture. Money will not give you that love a child has for you total and unconditional. Not understanding what money is gives them fear of not having enough. If know one has told you today that they love you, well I do!
Thank you, Lennis
Apr 26, 2017 7:30 PM
Natural Remedies for Arthritis Pain
What is the best home remedy for arthritis? Try out this arthritis remedy that will be a natural approach to relieving pain and without causing any side effects. Do consult your doctor before trying out these natural remedies for arthritis.
1. Sip A Turmeric And Ginger Tea
Turmeric and ginger are two anti- inflammatory ingredients that are an answer to help with osteon and rheumatoid arthritis. Turmeric consists of a very powerful and active antioxidant called curcumin which is responsible for reducing the levels of enzymes that cause inflammation.
Take 2 cups of water in a pan and bring it to boil, add ½ teaspoon each of ground ginger and ground turmeric. Reduce the flame and allow it to remain for 10 to 15 minutes. Now strain the concoction and add honey to taste. You can have this tea as natural cure for arthritis at least twice daily.
2. Peppermint and Eucalyptus Oil
Peppermint and eucalyptus have been one of the natural remedies for arthritis, that provides a soothing relief against the discomfort and can ease the pain caused by arthritis.
Mix 5 to 10 drops of peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil together and blend it with 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Olive oil works as a carrier oil that can dilute the essential oils. You can also use grapeseed oil or almond oil instead of olive oil. Store this oil blend in a dark glass bottle and keep it away from direct sunlight. This oil soothes your joints whenever you apply and massage this oil on the joints whenever they ache.
3. Home Remedies for Joint Inflammation
When we talk about arthritis, we are also talking about inflammation. During inflammation, there is increased blood flow and the chemicals are released into the blood. This attracts the white blood cells to the infected area and can cause irritation of the joints and swelling of the joints. There are a number of options that can treat joint inflammation like medication, rest, exercise and surgery depending on the age, severity of the symptoms and medical history. However, there have been a number of home remedies for joint inflammation.
a. Apple Cider Vinegar
Drinking apple cider vinegar or applying apple cider vinegar topically can help in relieving joint inflammation. Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar into 8 ounces of water. You need to drink this water at least 2 to 3 times a day. Apple cider vinegar is also effective when applied topically. Add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar in a bucket containing 4 cups of hot water. You can soak your foot in this bucket for 30 minutes. Apple cider vinegar helps to make our body alkaline and helps in soothing acute pain.
b. Ice Pack
Wrapping an ice pack around the affected joints can reduce the discomfort. During the joint inflammation, keep your affected joint elevated on a pillow and you can also prepare an ice pack and wrap the ice pack around the joints for 20 to 30 minutes at a time. This procedure can be done several times a day as it will help in reducing joint inflammation.
c. Ginger Root
The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger root add a brownie point as the home remedy for joint inflammation. Either ginger root can be added as an ingredient in certain home remedy recipe or it can be applied on the affected area. Take equal amount of turmeric powder, fenugreek powder and ginger root (dried) powder. Mix these powders well together. You can have 1 teaspoon of this mixture along with warm water. This powder can be taken twice daily. Other way of using ginger root is where this anti -inflammatory agent can be applied externally. Prepare a paste of ginger root with little water and apply this paste on the affected area. Now leave this paste for half an hour. You can apply this paste once daily.
We are giving you health benefits of ginger and reasons to include this miraculous herb in your daily life.
4. Home Remedies for Knee Pain Caused Due to Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is the common form of arthritis and is commonly called as wear and tear arthritis, occurs even in young people though the chances of developing osteoarthritis increases after the age of 45. The knee is the commonly affected area. People who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee (degenerative arthritis of the knee) have pain, swelling, feeling of warmth in the joint, stiffness and decreased mobility. There are a number of treatments to deal with osteoarthritis of the knee like weight loss, exercise, pain relieving drugs, physical therapy and surgery in extreme cases. There are home remedies that can help with knee pain associated with However, these remedies are useful during mild or moderate pain and you also need to consult a doctor regarding the treatment.
Lemon is considered to be beneficial as a home remedy for knee pain due to Lemon contains citric acid that act as a solvent for uric acid crystals, which is also one of the causes of certain types of arthritis. You need to cut 1 or 2 lemons into pieces and tie these pieces into the cotton cloth and dip in warm sesame oil. Place this cloth on the affected area for 5 to 10 minutes. You need to do this twice daily until you get relief from the pain. You can also have lemon juice prepared in warm water on empty stomach early in the morning.
b. Mustard Oil
When we have knee pain, it is always advisable to massage with warm mustard oil as the remedy for arthritis.This massaging improves the blood circulation and relieves the pain. Take about 2 tablespoons of mustard oil and heat this oil. Now we need to chop one garlic clove and fry this clove in the oil till it turns brown. Cool this oil and strain the oil. When this oil is lukewarm, massage this oil on the knees in a circular motion. Now cover the knee with a plastic wrap and apply warm towel on the knee for few minutes. This treatment is effective if done twice daily for one to two weeks.
Whenever we talk about natural remedies for arthritis, it is always essential that we take care of our diet. We need to have a low fat, low cholesterol diet consisting of complex carbohydrates. If having salads, do not exaggerate on the dressing. Just make it simple like lemon juice and salt. Avoid spicy foods and fried foods and excessive consumption of tea, coffee, alcohol or chocolates.
You will love to know some knee strengthening exercises that you can do to ease up on your knee pain…
Apart from natural remedies for arthritis pain and diet, exercise also plays a crucial part in improving the flexibility, strengthening the muscles and reducing the joint pain. For some it may sound next to impossible. But you don’t need run like an athlete or swim like a pro. A mild to moderate exercise will help you to maintain a normal weight and ease upon your pain. Aerobic exercise like walking, bicycling, swimming or just raising your arms above your hand or rolling your shoulder forward and backward are effective. Body awareness exercises like yoga, tai chi can help in relaxing your muscles and improving the balance. But make sure you consult the doctor regarding the forms of exercise that you can do. Let the instructor know about your condition and avoid positions that can lead to pain.
Apr 26, 2017 4:00 PM
- Supplement facts
- Directions for use
- 1-ounce bottle
- Additional information
- Why Cellfood is for
Introduction to Cellfood
Cellfood is a proprietary formula produced by NuScience Corporation in an FDA-compliant facility that is GMP certified by the Natural Products Association. Cellfood contains deuterium sulfate, ionic trace minerals, trace enzymes, and trace amino acids. It provides an unsurpassed oxygen and nutrient delivery system, and is absorbed quickly and efficiently by the body. Cellfood’s unique structure oxygenates and feeds the cells— cleaning and tuning up the body’s systems throughout the day. Cellfood is made from plant substances, and is yeast-free and gluten-free.
Cellfood is created by a proprietary process in which these nutrient-rich plant substances are held in a negatively-charged suspension of deuterium sulfate (an isotope of hydrogen). The result is a remarkable formulation which— by utilizing the same technology used decades ago to split the atom— actually ‘dissociates’ (splits) water molecules within the body by weakening the bonding electrons, and gives birth to cascades of vital, life-giving oxygen. This newly-born oxygen, combined with an array of vital nutrients, is carried throughout he body— cleaning, toning and building the cells and tissues hour after hour, day after day. Since our bodies are over two-thirds water, this oxygen and hydrogen source is virtually unlimited.
How does Cellfood work?
When you mix Cellfood with purified water or juice and ingest it, its proprietary water-splitting action begins the moment you take the first sip. This cascading time release of oxygen typically peaks within 8-12 hours, and then keeps working hour after hour. Cellfood releases oxygen whenever and wherever it’s needed— and if no longer needed, no more is released. And, its essential natural minerals, enzymes, amino acids and electrolytes are delivered simultaneously throughout the body on the deepest cellular level.
Cellfood is a miracle of electromagnetic design. Since Cellfood is colloidal and negatively charged— just like the blood and lymph fluid— there is a natural synchronicity between these fluids. Cellfood and its nutrients move through the cell walls easily, and its vital nutrients are absorbed and assimilated quickly and efficiently. And, Cellfood is a di-pole, di-base delivery system, delivering its nutrients to the cells and tissues under any conditions. (Di-pole means Cellfood is effective in any polarity range of the body; di-base means it’s effective in any pH range and will tend to normalize the body’s acid/base balance). Therefore, Cellfood is exceptional as an overall delivery system not only for its own nutrients, but also for any other nutrients or substances introduced into the body within the same 24 hour period. Notably, there is no known toxicity associated with Cellfood.
Importantly, Cellfood won’t create free radical damage. Free radicals— believed to be a primary cause of aging— are positively charged ions of oxygen. Since Cellfood’s released oxygen molecules are negatively charged, they seek out and attract these dangerous free radicals, joining with them to form stabilized oxygen.
- What is it?
CELLFOOD is the world’s #1 selling oxygen + nutrient supplement. For more than 45 years, NuScience Corporation has manufactured Everett Storey’s original CELLFOOD formula containing trace minerals, trace enzymes, and trace amino acids.
Cellfood – Free radical scavenger (powerful antioxidant)
Free radicals are atoms (or groups of atoms) that are missing an electron. These highly reactive molecules become even more dangerous in the human body when they react with and damage other important cellular components like DNA. Antioxidants are directly responsible for the prevention of cellular damage by neutralizing and eliminating free radicals. In a recent study, CELLFOOD was shown to decrease excess free radical activity by up to 27%.
Cellfood – Helps detoxify the body and balance pH
CELLFOOD’s colloidal and ionic formula has a negative charge (as measure by Zeta potential testing). This negatively charged solution (like blood and lymph) allows for the rapid absorption and assimilation of nutrients. This process enables the body to more efficiently eliminate toxins and balance pH.
Cellfood – Athletic performance enhancement
In addition to the numerous general health benefits, CELLFOOD has now become the supplement of choice for many professional athletes. In a study conducted at the University of Pretoria, CELLFOOD was shown to increase oxygen uptake (VO2 Max), increase ferretin (iron storage), and decrease lactic acid accumulation (muscular fatigue).
Cellfood – Ingredients
CELLFOOD is made from the finest substances. CELLFOOD does not contain any ingredients that are on the “list of banned substances” for professional and amateur athletic competitions and associations. CELLFOOD is non-addictive, non-invasive, and completely non-toxic when taken as directed.
Apr 25, 2017 5:43 PM
In today’s article, we’re going to present you a miraculous recipe for losing weight which will make this difficult process very simple for you! It is made very quickly.
You can keep it in the fridge for one day or whenever you need to.
Just mix one batch of it every morning before you have breakfast and that’s it!
- 1 liter of water
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
1. Boil the water in a pan and then add the cinnamon inside.
2. Leave it to simmer for 5 minutes and after that turn the heat off.
3. When the mixture is cooled down, add the honey in it and stir everything well.
4. Filter the liquid into a cup and divide into two half-cup quantities.
Apr 25, 2017 5:01 PM
Mar 26, 2017 9:21 PM
The man who invented Monopoly did not invent Monopoly. Charles Darrow made millions off the game that he sold to Parker Brothers ― 30 years after a woman named Elizabeth Magie created it.
It’s a tale as old as time: A man took credit for a woman’s idea.
We’ve seen this theme play out through history, with women’s work being erased from the labor movement, civil rights movements, and over and over again in science.
In the spirit of unearthing the “hidden figures” whose stories often go untold, we’re highlighting remarkable women who, despite their contributions, were sidelined by men.
Happy Women’s History Month!
1 1868: Margaret Knight invented the paper bag machine.
In 1868, while Margaret Knight was working at the Columbia Paper Bag Company, she began thinking about the possibility of a machine that could create flat-bottomed bags, one that would be much faster than the slow process of manually assembling them.
Within a few months, she created a working model and took it to a local shop to refine her machine. According to ASME, she moved to Boston to work with two machinists on it.
A man named Charles Anan came by her shop to examine Knight’s machine. When she went to file a patent, her application was rejected because one had already been given to Anan.
Knight sued and won.
2 1900s: Alice Guy was the first female film director and first female studio owner.
Alice Guy made over 100 films in the early 1900s before marrying the manager of the production studio she worked for, a man named Herbert Blaché. She became the first female film studio owner opening Solax Studios in 1910.
According to Broadly, Guy was reversing gender roles on screen decades before the term “gender role” entered the lexicon. In one film, she imagined “a world in which women flourished in traditionally male roles while men writhed under oppression.”
Ironically, her name would eventually be erased and her husband would get the credit for her visionary work in film. He opened a studio after she did, convinced her to merge companies and to let his name be at the forefront.
According to Broadly: “In 1920, author Carolyn Lowrey published The First One Hundred Noted Men and Women of the Screen and dedicated a page to Herbert Blaché’s legacy, making no mention of Guy. Lowrey did so kindly mention a few of her films — she just falsely credited them to Blaché.”
3 1903: Elizabeth Magie invented Monopoly.
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According to the New York Times, secretary and stenographer Elizabeth Magie was outspoken politically and “lived a highly unusual life” because she supported herself and didn’t get married until she was 44.
In 1903, she designed a game called “Landlord’s Game” to protest “big monopolists” like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller.
More than three decades later, a man named Charles Darrow claimed a “version of it as his own,” and sold his game to Parker Brothers. Darrow made millions for the game we know today as Monopoly, while Magie’s creation earned her around $500.
4 1930s: Lise Meitner discovered nuclear fission.
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When Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, Austrian physicist Lise Meitner was acting director of the Institute for Chemistry. She eventually had to flee, but kept in touch with chemist Otto Hahn. Letters between the two of them show that they discovered nuclear fission together in the 1930s.
According to Dr. Chris Padgett, a history professor at American River College, Meitner was denied proper credit due because she was Jewish and a refugee. “Hahn, who stayed loyal to the Nazis, later won the Nobel Prize for this work, but refused to give Meitner credit,” he said.
The Berkeley Nuclear Research Center calls Meitner’s story “one of the most glaring examples of women’s scientific achievement overlooked by the Nobel committee.”
5 1900s: Nettie M. Stevens discovered that a man’s sperm determines the sex of a child.
In the first decade of the 1900s, scientist Nettie M. Stevens found that male sperm carried both X and Y chromosomes, while women only carried X chromosomes in their eggs, which lead her to the conclusion that a baby’s sex is determined by the male sperm.
Another scientist named Edmund Beecher Wilson independently came to the same conclusion at around the same time as Stevens, and submitted his paper to The Journal of Experimental Zoology 10 days before she did. Wilson did include a footnote that he was aware of Stevens’ findings.
According to a journal article by physicist and historian Stephen G. Brush, “The scientific and chronological relation between their contributions has rarely been specified, and the role of Stevens, who died in 1912 before she could attain a reputation comparable to that of Wilson, has sometimes been forgotten.”
6 1950s: Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu discovered the law of parity.
During World War II, Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu joined the Manhattan Project (the Army’s secret project to develop the atomic bomb) at Columbia University.
She continued her work at Columbia when the war ended. Along with two male colleagues, Dr. Tsung-Dao Lee and Dr. Chen Ning Yang, she “overthrew a law of symmetry in physics called the principle of conservation of parity,” according to the National Women’s History Museum. “Wu observed that there is a preferred direction of emission, which disproved what was then a widely accepted ‘law’ of nature.”
In 1957, the men received the Nobel Prize for their breakthrough. Wu was excluded from the award.
7 1951: Rosalind Franklin played a big role in discovering the double-helix.
While working as a research associate at the King’s College London in the biophysics unit in 1951, Rosalind Franklin and her student Raymond Gosling discovered that there were two forms of DNA, a dry “A” form and a wet “B” form.
According to Biography.com, “One of their X-ray diffraction pictures of the ‘B’ form of DNA, known as Photograph 51, became famous as critical evidence in identifying the structure of DNA.”
A colleague named Maurice Wilkins showed Photo 51 to competing scientists James Watson and Francis Crick — without Franklin’s permission.The duo used Franklin’s findings as a basis for their DNA model and won a Nobel Prize for it in 1962 — four years after she died.
8 1952: Willie Mae Thornton was the original singer of “Hound Dog.”
In 1952, singer and songwriter Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton recorded “Hound Dog” — a song Elvis Presley would eventually cover and make famous.
Nevertheless, she persisted, and achieved great success, being inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1984. Her song “Ball and Chain” (made famous by Janis Joplin) is on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame list of “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.”
9 1960s: Margaret Keane was actually the artist behind “The Big-Eyed Waifs.”
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The subject of Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes,” Margaret Keane was the painter who created “the big-eyed waifs” — pieces of art that became wildly popular in the 1960s. Her husband, Walter Keane, convinced her that they would make more money if he put his name on the paintings. Years later, she claimed in court that he threatened to kill her if she ever went public with their secret.
Eventually, Margaret divorced her husband and told a radio host the truth in a 1970 interview. She challenged Walter to a live painting contest to prove she was really the artist; he didn’t respond.
Then, in 1986, she took him to court. According to a People Magazine article at the time:
“Margaret, 58, and Walter, 70, hadn’t laid eyes on each other for nearly 20 years when they walked into federal court in Honolulu last month. They proceeded to have at it in an often heated 3½-week trial. Margaret acknowledged that she had gone along with Walter’s claims during their marriage, but only because he threatened to kill her and her daughter by a prior marriage if she revealed the truth. At the behest of her attorney, Margaret sat before the jurors and in 53 minutes painted a small boy’s face with those unmistakable outsize orbs. The painting, Exhibit 224 of the trial, may be her greatest artistic triumph.”
10 1960s: Jocelyn Bell Burnell was the first person to observe radio pulsars.
As a graduate student at the University of Cambridge, Jocelyn Bell Burnell helped Anthony Hewish and Martin Ryle construct a radio telescope to monitor quasars (a massive and extremely remote celestial object). It was Burnell’s job to analyze the data from it.
According to Biography.com: “After spending endless hours poring over the charts, she noticed some anomalies that didn’t fit with the patterns produced by quasars and called them to Hewish’s attention... Over the ensuing months, the team systematically eliminated all possible sources of the radio pulses — which they affectionately labeled Little Green Men, in reference to their potentially artificial origins — until they were able to deduce that they were made by neutron stars, fast-spinning collapsed stars too small to form black holes.”
In 1974, Hewish and Ryle received the Nobel Prize for Physics for the discovery.
11 1963: Anna Arnold Hedgeman organized the March on Washington.
Anna Arnold Hedgeman was the only woman on the organizing committee for the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech.
But according to Bowdoin College professor Jennifer Scanlon, who authored a biography about Hedgemen, the civil rights leader was “hidden, concealed, out of sight” by the men around her. Not only did Hedgemen galvanize many different groups of people to participate in the march, she organized transportation and made sure attendees had food and water.
Says Scanlon: “She also demanded that her male colleagues provide women a speaking voice during the march, but as in other things relating to gender, the men proved unrelenting in their sexism.”
A group of leaders who organized the March are often referred to as the “Big Six.” Of course, Hedgemen (or any other woman, for that matter) was not included in that group.
Hedgeman is shown above with her hands on the map of the mall, posing with A. Philip Randolph and Roy Wilkins, two of the men among the “Big Six” organizers of the March.