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Following the footsteps of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science, which recognizes outstanding women researchers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.), L’Oréal USA launched a new website called For Girls in Science, where “girls can explore, discover, and achieve in the world of S.T.E.M.” The purpose is to inspire and empower girls to pursue S.T.E.M. careers through the websites plethora of videos of women scientists on the job, a career personality quiz, facts on famous women in S.T.E.M., career opportunities, and summer and weekend camps. The website aims to show young girls that science, technology, engineering, and math are useful, pra
There seems to be no escape. Everywhere we go we’re bombarded with celebrity photos that scream subliminal and obvious messages: Look like this woman! Have thighs like her! This barrage of unrealistic body ideals cause many parents to worry about how these images negatively affect the self-image of their teenage daughters. Enter Alice Hart-Davis and her teen daughter Beth Hindhaugh, who have taken up the challenge to combat the trend with a new book called 100 Ways for Every Girl to Look and Feel Fantastic (Walker Books, £9.99).
“It’s an awful fact of life that teen girls have to get their head around—that while their parents and teachers are telling them that their value as h