Who Do the Streets in Your Town Commemorate?

The next time you are out for a run or relaxing day with friends, take a look at the street signs along your route. You’ll likely see that the most common street names are numeric (Second, Third) followed by trees (Oak, Pine). Of course, there are also many streets named after famous people like Martin Luther King, Jr, and George Washington. One thing you won’t see a lot of, however, are streets named after women.

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Equality in the Little Green Army

The composition of our military forces has changed significantly since the draft ended in 1973 and enrollment dropped from 2.2 million to just over 1 million (or less than 1% of the population). Today, about 16% of active duty personnel are women.

Interestingly, the diversity of women recruits tends to be greater than both their male counterparts and the population as a whole.  Yet, for the contributions during military service that women have made over the years, they had been excluded from one of the best known branchesPlastic Army Men. But that oversight is about to change., 8/30/2019
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Hite Health Solutions a Finalist in The Big Launch Challenge

We were excited to receive notice that we’ve been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Big Launch Challenge pitch competition.

This competition affords startups a great opportunity to generate awareness in the entrepreneurial and venture communities. The top two finalists vie for $20,000 and receive access to training, networking, and mentorship.

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Women’s Equality Day & Best Friends

As Summer comes to a close and we look forward to the Fall, two notable events share the same celebratory day, August 26th.

Women’s Equality Day

According to the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA), “At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 and passed in 1973,  the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as ‘Women’s Equality Day.’ The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote… The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.”

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What is endometriosis and how does it affect my menstrual cycle?

According to the National Women’s Health Network, “Endometriosis is a condition that causes the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus to grow outside of the uterus, resulting in period pain and a shorter amount of time in between cycles.”

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