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  • How to Pitch: Dame
    Background: DAME has been around since the mid 1990s, and “is a magazine that is for everyone with a women’s point of view,” says Heather Wood Rudulph, managing editor. “We are 100 percent owned and operated by women, and our writers are most…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 6:54pm -
  • How to Pitch: Motherwell
    Background: Motherwell went live in 2016 and has become a resource for all things related to parenting and culture. The site covers a wide range of topics, ranging from pregnancy loss and educational issues to gender roles and the emotional fabric o…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 5:00am -
  • How To Pitch: Mom.me
    Monthly Unique Visitors: 5 million Background: Mom.me kicked off on Mother’s Day 2012 and was acquired in 2018 by Rock You Media (now known as Wild Sky Media). But the shift in ownership did not change the site’s primary mission of helping to gu…
    - 32 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 5:45pm -
  • How To Pitch: Shape.com
    - 33 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 5:58pm -
  • How to Pitch: Amtrak’s The National
    Circulation: 5.2 million Frequency: 6x/year Special Issues: Sports Theme (April/May); Kids Theme (Aug./Sept.) Background: Amtrak riders will have to look no farther than the seat pocket in front of them to find the latest issue of The National. The…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 6:28am -

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  • The beautiful future of solar power | Marjan van Aubel

    The beautiful future of solar power | Marjan van Aubel

    The sun delivers more energy to earth in one hour than all of humanity uses in an entire year. How can we make this power more accessible to everyone, everywhere? Solar designer Marjan van Aubel shows how she's turning everyday objects like tabletops…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 2:53pm -
  • Creative ways to get kids to thrive in school | Olympia Della Flora

    Creative ways to get kids to thrive in school | Olympia Della Flora

    To get young kids to thrive in school, we need to do more than teach them how to read and write -- we need to teach them how to manage their emotions, says educator Olympia Della Flora. In this practical talk, she shares creative tactics she used to…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 2:45pm -
  • How you can help save the bees, one hive at a time | Noah Wilson-Rich

    How you can help save the bees, one hive at a time | Noah Wilson-Rich

    Bees are dying off in record numbers, but ecologist Noah Wilson-Rich is interested in something else: Where are bees healthy and thriving? To find out, he recruited citizen scientists across the US to set up beehives in their backyards, gardens and r…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 2:53pm -
  • Why I turned Chicago's abandoned homes into art | Amanda Williams

    Why I turned Chicago's abandoned homes into art | Amanda Williams

    Amanda Williams shares her lifelong fascination with the complexity of color: from her experiences with race and redlining to her discovery of color theory to her work as a visual artist. Journey with Williams to Chicago's South Side and explore "Col…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Mar 19, 2:40pm -
  • The secret to scientific discoveries? Making mistakes | Phil Plait

    The secret to scientific discoveries? Making mistakes | Phil Plait

    Phil Plait was on a Hubble Space Telescope team of astronomers who thought they may have captured the first direct photo of an exoplanet ever taken. But did the evidence actually support that? Follow along as Plait shows how science progresses -- thr…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 2:52pm -