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Maria Goeppert Mayer Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom

American theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize winner Maria Goeppert Mayer is one half of the team credited with the proposal of the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus. This theory uses the Pauli exclusion principle — which states that two or more identical particles with half-integer spins cannot occupy the same quantum state within a quantum system simultaneously…

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Immortalized Her Life on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder was an American writer best known for the beloved children’s book series “The Little House On The Prairie,” which told the story of her childhood in a settler and pioneer family. The books, published between 1932 and 1943, were adapted loosely into a successful television show of the same name which aired from 1974 to 1983…

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Barbara Boxer Punched Well Above Her Weight in U.S. Politics

American politician and lobbyist Barbara Boxer served in the United States Senate representing California from 1993 to 2017. She is a member of the Democratic Party and previously served as the U.S. representative for California’s 6th congressional district from 1983 until 1993. Unabashedly outspoken, the 4-foot-11 powerhouse has shown passionate support for many progressive causes…

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The Top 50 Women Leaders of Jacksonville for 2023

Women We Admire is pleased to announce The Top 50 Women Leaders of Jacksonville for 2023. Living up to its nickname of the Bold New City of the South, Jacksonville has no shortage of strong influential women. This year’s awardees are highly successful individuals who are an inspiration to the next generation of leaders in areas including health, education, STEM, finance, retail, startups and more…

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Lisa Leslie Took Women’s Basketball Above the Rim

As a child, Lisa Leslie knew she was destined for stardom. In an interview with The New York Times, she recounted a story about how she started signing her name on all the paper around the house when she was seven. When her mother asked her why, she simply replied, “‘Because I want to give out autographs.’

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Maggie Stiefvater Wove Her Real-Life Struggle With Disease Into Her Fantasy World

New York Times best-selling speculative fiction author Maggie Stiefvater is best known for her series of fantasy novels “The Wolves of Mercy Falls” and “The Raven Cycle.” “The Wolves of Mercy Falls” consists of “Shiver,” “Linger,” “Forever,” and “Sinner.” “Shiver” remained on The New York Times bestseller list for more than 40 weeks in 2009…

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