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The time has come to make educating young women globally a priority. Access to education is hardly guaranteed in many areas of Africa, and for young women especially, menstruation is proving a formidable boundary. Afripads reports on Uganda: “menstruation contributes to absences of up to 4-5

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You bet your ROE it is. The wave of capital support for female-founded startups is building and so is the variety of educational resources to help ensure their success. But who has the time?  Fortunately there are a variety of formats to help women choose what best meets their

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From farm-to-table and table-to-farm. What's happening? Hyper-local farming is in focus this year, according to the National Restaurant Association, and farming innovations erupting in urban spaces, are making room for greens to grow on-site or on limited land. Aeroponic farming (growing plants vertically) and hydroponic gardens (growing

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In the medtech industry, funding is fertile.  What's happening? Women in the U.S. are waiting longer to give birth. (First-time mothers are an average of 26.3 years old.) A shortened egg expiration date means more women are turning to specialists in fertility for consultations and in-vitro

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From screen to closet. What's happening? In 2017, a third of consumers are ditching brick-and-mortar to buy from mobile devices, according to a PwC Survey. Shoppers will see more options to customize and personalize their shopping experience through social media outlets and they will expect platforms like video

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You only have one face. Take care of it. What's happening? Clean labels are everywhere --clean bath and body products, clean eating -- and cosmetics are no exception. People are willing to pay for better quality ingredients. Beauty trends point to customization and accessibility -- and consumers

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2017 is breathing new life into old buildings. What's happening? Flipping houses—the art of taking run-down or unfinished properties and renovating them into sellable homes—is going strong in 2017. Trulia reports that from 2015 to 2016 the number of houses sold to “flippers” increased to 6.1%.

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Ways to study and treat mental illness are going digital and investors are backing them. What's happening? With advancements in artificial intelligence and cognitive science (e.g., IBM Watson), the mental health industry is turning digital, and startups are seizing opportunities to help heal. Venture Capital funding

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