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Lone Star College System’s CyFair campus names new president

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News via the Houston Business Journal … Seelpa Keshvala has been named as the new president of the Lone Star College System’s CyFair campus. Her term begins March 1, 2016.

Source: Lone Star College System’s CyFair campus names new president – Houston Business Journal

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Paula Deen book signing on Thursday, December 3, 2015

BookshelfWHAT: Paula Deen book signing for “Paula Deen Cuts the Fat”

WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11 am

WHERE: Barnes & Noble Bookstores
2030 W Gray St.
Houston, TX 77019

MORE INFO: https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061748100-0

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Khloe Kardashian book signing on Friday, November 20, 2015

WHAT: Khloe Kardashian will be signing her book “Strong Looks Better Naked”

WHEN: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7 pm

WHERE: Barnes & Noble
2030 W. Gray
Houston, TX 77019

MORE INFO: http://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061746146-0

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Source: Houston-area book events: Nov. 15-21

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Video Pick: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Trailer

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Video Pick: “Imagine The Possibilities” from Barbie

Today’s video pick is from Barbie. Yes, you read that correctly, Barbie. Though the video promoting their new “You can be anything” campaign isn’t quite perfect, it’s the best thing I’ve seen from the toy company ever.

 

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These Are The Best Places In The U.S. For Women-Owned Businesses

Today’s recommended reading is from Fast Company: “These Are The Best Places In The U.S. For Women-Owned Businesses.”

According to the article, the top 10 metro areas for female entrepreneurship are:

  1. Boulder, Colorado
  2. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
  3. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado
  4. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
  5. Santa Rosa, California
  6. San Luis Obispo, California
  7. San Francisco-Oakland, California
  8. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
  9. Portland, Maine
  10. Fort Collins, Colorado

I was sorry that there isn’t a single entry from Texas on the list. We need to do better.

Read more: These Are The Best Places In The U.S. For Women-Owned Businesses

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Playboy Magazine Will No Longer Feature Nudes

I’m not quite sure why this amazes me, but it does. I still remember an episode of “Designing Women” where Julia repeatedly ran her car into the corner “newspaper” stand when they started carrying “Playboy” magazine (I think). And now that’s coming to an end …

Well, there goes the neighborhood, if your neighborhood is magazines being known for the thing they’ve always been known for. Starting in March, after years of circulation struggles, Playboy magazine will no longer include fully nude photos of women, just images of women as naked as you’d see them in any other mainstream publication.

The change takes effect in March 2016.

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Source: Playboy Loses the Playboy Within: The Magazine Will No Longer Feature Nudes

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100 Overlooked Films Directed by Women

Today’s recommended read is “100 Overlooked Films Directed by Women: See Selections from Sight & Sound Magazine’s New List” at  Open Culture. Worth taking a look, especially since Open Culture will give you links to several movies for free online viewing.

Greta Gerwig, Isabelle Huppert, and Tilda Swinton; directors like Jane Campion and Claire Denis, and critics like Amy Taubin and Camille Paglia, all focusing on female-directed films that deserve a second look.

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Source: 100 Overlooked Films Directed by Women: See Selections from Sight & Sound Magazine’s New List | Open Culture

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Serena Williams isn’t one of the top-paid athletes

Today’s suggested read takes a look at the reality of the “pay gap” between male and female athletes. Serena Williams is unarguably one of the most recognized athletes in the country, and absolutely one of the top performing. However, according to Forbes she is only the 47th highest-paid athlete in the world.

I got this via a Mashable article (linked below). An interesting topic that (as a non-athlete) I hadn’t thought about. It’s depressing to know that the gender pay gap influences every field out there.

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UTHealth names first female dean for medical school

Today’s recommended read is a story in the Houston Business Journal:

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has named its first female dean for the medical school.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has named Dr. Barbara Stoll as the new dean of the medical school, making her the first female dean in the school’s history, according to a statement.

Source: University of Texas Health names Barbara Stoll dean of UTHealth Science Center at Houston – Houston Business Journal