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How Sandra Ávila Beltrán Became The Cartel Leader Known As ‘The Queen of the Pacific’

How Sandra Ávila Beltrán Became The Cartel Leader Known As ‘The Queen of the Pacific’

The daughter of a cartel leader, Sandra Ávila Beltrán grew up surrounded by piles of cash — and never looked back.
Bethany Hamilton Lost Her Arm To A Shark — Then Got Back On The Surfboard One-Armed

Bethany Hamilton Lost Her Arm To A Shark — Then Got Back On The Surfboard One-Armed

"If I don't get back on my board," Bethany Hamilton said after the attack, "I'll be in a bad mood forever."
Aretha Franklin Offered To Post Angela Davis’ Bail In 1970 Because She Wanted “Freedom For Black People”

Aretha Franklin Offered To Post Angela Davis’ Bail In 1970 Because She Wanted “Freedom For Black People”

"I have the money; I got it from Black people — they've made me financially able to have it — and I want to use it in ways that will help our people."
Victoria Woodhull: The First American Woman To Run For President — 150 Years Ago

Victoria Woodhull: The First American Woman To Run For President — 150 Years Ago

After starting out as a Wall Street broker and suffragist, Victoria Woodhull made history in 1872 when she made a presidential run unlike anything the country had ever seen.
How Frances Perkins, The First Woman Cabinet Member In U.S. History, Invented Modern Working Conditions

How Frances Perkins, The First Woman Cabinet Member In U.S. History, Invented Modern Working Conditions

Although Frances Perkins was the first woman cabinet member in U.S. history and the principal architect of the New Deal, her story remains widely overlooked to this day.
The True Story Of Grace Marks And The Brutal Murder Behind ‘Alias Grace’

The True Story Of Grace Marks And The Brutal Murder Behind ‘Alias Grace’

Did 16-year-old Grace Marks of Alias Grace fame actually help murder her employer and his lover — or was she unfairly locked away?
Saudi Arabia Just Sentenced A Woman To 2 Years In Prison For Hugging A Man In Public

Saudi Arabia Just Sentenced A Woman To 2 Years In Prison For Hugging A Man In Public

Despite the kingdom allowing women to drive — lifting a decades-long ban — there are still many restrictive laws against women in place.
Meet Ida Lewis, History’s Most Heroic Lighthouse Keeper

Meet Ida Lewis, History’s Most Heroic Lighthouse Keeper

Throughout the late 1800s, Ida Lewis braved the waters near Newport, R.I. — and saved 18 lives along the way.
Newly Revealed Distress Calls Reveal The Final, Desperate Days Of Amelia Earhart

Newly Revealed Distress Calls Reveal The Final, Desperate Days Of Amelia Earhart

For 80 years, the disappearance of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart has fascinated the public. New research believes it's solved what exactly happened in her final days.
YouTube Trolls Are Much More Likely To Attack Female Science Hosts, New Study Reveals

YouTube Trolls Are Much More Likely To Attack Female Science Hosts, New Study Reveals

The study's analysis of top science-related YouTube channels revealed that women are more than twice as likely to be the target of negative comments.
The Story Of Annie Jones, P.T. Barnum’s Bearded Lady

The Story Of Annie Jones, P.T. Barnum’s Bearded Lady

How Annie Jones attained fame as P.T. Barnum's "Bearded Lady," yet still died little more than a circus "freak" in the eyes of the business that chewed her up and spit her out.