‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

Website of the Week: Where Cool Things Happen

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The internet is full of unique and interesting facts and photos, but at Where Cool Things Happen, you can get your daily dose of all sorts of cool things accompanied by beautiful photos in the subjects of travel, art, gadgets, lifestyle, food – just about anything you can think of. “Our posts will give you that WOW...feeling. That's our aim. Finding cool stuff and to share if with you!” Here are just three examples you'll find on the site:

Urban Treehouse
The Urban Treehouse was designed by Luciano Pia and surrounds his apartment building in Turin, Italy. It's more than just something amazing to look at. Pia has a theory that his treehouse will absorb the surrounding carbon dioxide in the city – about 200.000 liters an hour not to mention the how it cuts down on noise pollution.

Tortoise Get Wheels
Here is a photo of Mrs. T., a 90-year old tortoise who lost her two front legs. The owners glued model aircraft wheels onto her shell and now she can move twice as fast!

Wave of Pollution
Although cool to look at, this photo isn't cool.The “Global Population Speak Out” origination published a powerful book that shows what effect humans have on the environment. Not to point a finger, just to raise awareness.


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