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Google Doodle pays tribute to first female war photojournalist to report from the frontline

Portrait of German photographer Gerda Taro seated behind a typewriter on a desk, Paris, France, 1936.Image: Fred Stein Archive/Getty Images You might not be altogether familiar with the face on today’s Google Doodle. But, you should be.  Gerda Taro, who’s depicted in the doodle, is considered to be the first female journalist to report from the frontline. She was a fearless pioneer who tragically died in the field when reporting on the Spanish Civil War.  Image: google SEE ALSO: Google pays tribute to suffragist with stunning Doodle Today 1 August…

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The rules of written English no longer apply to millennials on social media

Image: bob al-greene / mashable The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.  That’s because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of written English unique to social media. A rulebook which states that deliberately misspelled words and misused grammar can convey tone, nuance, humour, and even annoyance.  Dr Lauren Fonteyn, English Linguistics lecturer at University of Manchester, told Mashable “something exciting” is happening with the way that millennials write, and it goes far, far beyond our proclivity to use acronyms and “like.”   Fonteyn…

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Latina Equal Pay Day is hereseven months after the first Equal Pay Day

Eva Longoria is one of the leading voices on Latina Equal Pay Day.Image: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock Seven months ago, women marked Equal Pay Day—the day women had to work until in 2017 to earn what men did in 2016.  The April 4 date was based on an average statistic—80 cents to the dollar—that lumps all women’s earnings together. More than half a year later, Thursday marks Latina Equal Pay Day.  Latina women earn 54 cents for every dollar white men make. It takes just two months shy of two years for Latina…

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