The NIH Chief Wants to End the ‘Manel’—Brainstorm Health

Hello and happy hump day, readers! The “manel” has seeped into conference culture–and none other than the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) himself wants to put an end to it. For those unfamiliar with the term, “manels” are panels at conventions, meetings, and other congregations of business, academic, and sociopolitical leaders that […]

Your Questions About International Women’s Day, Answered

Girl power. International Women’s Day is today and it’s being observed by all kinds of entities–governments, schools, charities, and companies–throughout the world. Here’s everything you need to know about the day celebrating half of the world’s population. What is the meaning of International Women’s Day? International Women’s Day is a global day to celebrate the […]

Social Movements Largely Absent From Oscars Red Carpet as Academy Awards Strive to Stay Apolitical

The world’s most important fashion show hit the red carpet Sunday at the 91st Academy Awards, as designer labels vied for attention-grabbing moments in the walkup to an unusual, host-less Oscars–replete with new rules aimed at reversing a drop in viewership. Last year, the Oscars strove to stay apolitical, and this year was no different. […]