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It's about time. What's happening? Talk on the startup gender gap isn't new and the stats are harrowing. Women own a third of all businesses in the U.S. and only earned a mere 3% of all venture capital between 2011 and 2013. But this isn't a pity party. Lots of women-led

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Founders need to look sharp. DIY design is one way to plump up those visuals on a budget. What's happening? Instead of hiring web developers and Photoshop specialists, organizations and independents are turning to easy-to-use apps and sites that allow for editing and design without the hassle

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Keeping it natural with chemical-free deodorants, body care, and makeup brands What's happening? Organic and natural products are in high demand, and bath, body and makeup manufacturers are embracing better ingredients and environmentally-friendly packaging, according to Business Wire. This year popular products include spray deodorant, probiotic, superfood

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Moms and Dads are finding new gadgets to soothe, educate, monitor and entertain their kids. What's happening? At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, gadgets designed for families were all the rage. Gizmos like Elmoji, the code-teaching sesame street robot and Snoo, the self-rocking

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Women are shaking things up with bold pursuits for social change. What's happening? According to the 2017 Deloitte Millennial Survey, educated and employed young people between the ages of 18 and 32 increasingly believe in the power of local and nonprofit organizations to make ethical decisions and lead positive

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Apps, algorithms, and other innovations help the homeless What’s happening? Right now over 560,000 people are homeless in the U.S. and according to national stats, the number has declined from previous years. Yet, the problem still prevails.  This year the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

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Side gigging and independent contracting is the future What’s happening? The independent workforce (self-employed full- or part-time) makes up about 31% of the private U.S. workforce or 41 million people, an increase from last year, according to The State of Independence Report. That includes more than 13

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Periods. And we're not talking punctuation. What's happening?  In recent years, innovative products marketed to women seeking high-quality and stylish comfort during their menstrual cycles are gaining ground. Thinx launched in 2011 and continually paints the town red with their provocative ad campaigns. Why should you care?  This is

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