Women-Fronted Films are Top Three Highest-Grossing Movies of 2017

2017 Women Movies

It could be seen as a fitting response to a year in which Hollywood has been rocked by sexual harassment accusations against powerful men – the three most popular movies of 2017 in North America all featured female actors in their lead roles. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – the latest installment of the long-running space saga – overtook Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast on New Year’s Eve to become the top grossing film of the year in the US and Canada, according to studio estimates. Wonder Woman, the first world world war-set superhero tale that has so far been DC Comics’ only critical hit, came in at No 3. The last time the top three films were fronted by women was in 1958, when South Pacific, Auntie Mame, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof were the most popular American movies, according to box-office tracking websites.

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The Hidden Cost of Online Shopping

Holiday season is online shopping season. And with online sales expected to surpass $100 billion this year, that equates to a lot of fast and free shipping. But there is a hidden cost to all this shipping: its carbon footprint. In the newest installment of the Climate Lab video series — produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox Media — Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan takes you inside the world of online shipping and its impacts on the planet.

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Carolyn Drives an Austin Electric Vehicle!

Women of Green Austin Electric

Women of Green founder Carolyn Parrs got to drive an Austin Electric Vehicle recently! These all-electric cars and pick-up trucks offer a green transportation option to businesses, institutions, non-profit organizations and more.

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Redefining Prosperity for the Good of All

If you’re tired of hearing about all that’s wrong with the world and would rather get up and do something about it, then you’re in the right place. Doom and gloom can only go so far before we’re depressed and stunned into inaction…all while the world continues to slide. What can we do to help offset our impact on the planet and make this place safer and friendlier for our children?

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“Firsts”: TIME’s New Video Series on 45 Groundbreaking Women

"Firsts": TIME's New Video Series on 45 Groundbreaking Women

On Sept. 7, TIME will unveil Firsts, a multimedia project featuring candid interviews with 45 groundbreaking women. Some of these women — Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Aretha Franklin — you know well, and will get to know better through their stories of setbacks and success. Others, you may be meeting for the first time. All of them are extraordinary.

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Breaking Your Own Glass Ceiling: A Conversation with Women of Green Founder, Carolyn Parrs


This week Carolyn was interviewed on the podcast THE ENERGY PARADIGM. Host and creator, Victor Porak de Varna, discusses with her how women can break their own glass ceiling and make a difference in the world — and what young women need to know when they start out. Let us know your big takeaway!

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Minimalism: A Documentary About Finding More Meaning with Less


While in his 20s, Joshua Fields Millburn faced a trio of challenges: the death of his mother, divorce, and a deep dissatisfaction with his high-paying job. He decided to limit himself to only those things that served a purpose, hoping to find more meaning in life (“Love people, use things, because the opposite never works,” he says). His longtime friend Ryan Nicodemus joined him in an easygoing embrace of a “minimalist” philosophy, eventually resulting in the recent book tour that this film follows.

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A Day Without A Woman: A Look at Intersectionality


Within progressive circles, there is much debate about the women’s strike that was part of “A Day Without a Woman,” a nationwide protest held on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017. In this video, made on the day of the event, Lisa Blair discusses the strike through the lens of intersectionality, recognizing the multifaceted identities of women and our diverse needs and challenges stemming from other intersecting forms of oppression. Lisa Blair is a process-oriented psychotherapist, interdisciplinary artist and fine art photographer, activist and feminist focused on intersectionality.

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They Serve Bagels in Heaven: A Story of Love, Eternity, and the Cosmic Importance of Everyday Life


Irene Weinberg is the author of They Serve Bagels in Heaven, a 5-star rated memoir filled with humor, love and narrative flair. As Irene chronicles her healing journey from devastating loss to a renewed sense of inner strength, spiritual wisdom and passion for life following the death of her husband Saul, she also shares beautiful and important insights about healing both in heaven and on Earth

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Music professor receives patent to help fight bark beetles ravaging Western forests


UC Santa Cruz music professor David Dunn has joined forces with two forest scientists from Northern Arizona University to combat an insect infestation that is killing millions of trees throughout the West. They are applying the results of nearly a decade of acoustic research in an unconventional collaborative effort to stop bark beetles from tunneling through the living tissue of weakened, drought-stressed pine trees. The trio has now received a patent for a device that uses sound as a targeted sonic weapon to disrupt the feeding, communication, reproduction, and various other essential behaviors of the insects.

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