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The Lowdown: 7 Facts About Leslie Jones in All Her Fun, Fierce Glory

If there's one thing the MAKERS team loves as much as birthdays, it's Leslie Jones and her exceptional Twitter presence: Read More »

4 Facts You Didn't Know About the Bikini

Exactly 70 years ago today, Louis Réard, a French designer, debuted a scandalous two-piece summer ensemble at a public pool in Paris. Read More »

An Open Letter to US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew On Why a Woman Needs to Be On the Front of the $10 Bill

In the great words of Alexander Hamilton, "A promise must never be broken." Dear US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Read More »

5 Things You Didn't Know About Gigi Hadid

This month, Gigi Hadid walked in shows in New York,  Read More »

9 Facts About Brave Journalist Ida B. Wells

Thursday's Google Doodle was dedicated to the intelligent and brave journalist, Ida B. Wells. Her world was plagued with injustice and cruelty, but luckily she was bold enough to fight back while inspiring others. Learn a little more about Ida's story below: Read More »

Lady Liberty: 11 Things You Didn't Know About the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty's arrived to New York City from France 130 years ago. Read More »

8 Facts About "Alice in Wonderland" to Feed Your Curiousity

Happy 150th birthday to Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" (not to be confused with an unbirthday of course). Both Wonderland books, "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through The Looking Glass," have been celebrated for more than a century by fans of all ages. Read More »

7 Female Spelling Bee Champs: Where Are They Now?

Two contestants were declared winners Thursday at the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee: Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, and Vanya Shivashankar, 13. Read More »