The month of March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day also happens in March on the 8th of 2020. In honor both, the #WikiHerStory initiative aims to help close the gender gap on Wikipedia, the world’s largest online encyclopedia. Launched by the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia, #WikiHerStory brings together a collection of resources, events, and feature stories of the change-making women who make Wikipedia possible. It invites everyone to participate in adding content about women and their work to Wikipedia.Continue Reading →
Throughout 2018 there has been a total of 7,579 California Wildfires that has burned an area of 1,667,855 acres (6,749.57 km2), the largest amount of burned acreage recorded in a California fire season, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the National Interagency Fire Center. Though President Donald Trump has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for the California Wildfires victims still need assistance as they rummage through what is left of their burnt home. Below are some sites that are accepting donations for the California wildfire fire victims. Continue Reading →
The Texas capital, Austin, has been a city of technology and innovation for well over a decade with technology companies like Dell whose headquarters are located there. Coined as “Silicon Hills,” Austin has been named the 8th America’s Fastest-Growing Cities 2018 and 2nd The Best Cities for Young Professionals in 2017 by Forbes. Since 2011 the city has hosted Austin Startup Week which is five days of events celebrating Austin startups, the organizations and meetups for networking. During the annual event organizations and startups open their doors and host events for both locals and visitors who are interested in learning more about the startup scene in Austin. It is clear that Austin, currently, is ideal for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs. Continue Reading →
A women’s menstruation cycle is not exactly a coffee table conversation with your friends but given the amount of information online it should be. Statistics show a woman will spend approximately 3,500 days menstruating; furthermore the average women in a modern industrialized society menstruates 450 times in her life. Another menstrual statistic implicates that approximately 70% of women of menstruating age use tampons. A woman may use nearly 11,400 tampons in her life; is that not eye opening? Continue Reading →
Since the early 1900s, when music recording began, there has been a struggle on the cut of royalties between artists, right buyers and record labels. A great example of this is in 1981 when Tom Petty went head-to-head with MCA again in 1981 when the label pushed to sell his next album, “Hard Promises,” for $9.98 a piece which was full dollar more than the norm back then. Petty refused to release the record, stating that he wanted to keep costs down for his fans. He eventually won the battle but what a huge waste of time and energy. I am told till this day some artists still fall victim to a smaller cut of the royalties for their own work. Isn’t there a better way to make this all an easier process for both artist and right buyers?
This week was Gamescom in Germany and it was kicked off with a bang with the two new XBOX announcements from Microsoft. The two Xbox consoles announced were the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition and the Xbox One S 1TB Console – Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle . Continue Reading →
The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is held annually in San Francisco, California, at Golden Gate Park. The first festival occurred from August 22 to 24, 2008, and included over 60 musical acts from around the world. Bringing in 40,000 to 60,000 attendees a day, the inaugural festival was mostly a success besides a few hiccups here and there. Continue Reading →