An expert on animal behavior, Temple Grandin has designed humane handling systems for half the cattle-processing facilities in the US, and consults with the meat industry to develop animal welfare guidelines. As PETA wrote when awarding her a 2004 Proggy: “Dr. Grandin's improvements to animal-handling systems found in slaughterhouses have decreased the amount of fear and pain that animals experience in their final hours, and she is widely considered the world's leading In this field.
There was an ongoing debate about who was the better dancer, Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly. The answer, said one pundit, was Astaire. "Because Kelly made the easy moves look difficult, but Astaire made the difficult look easy."
Tish Baldrige was a woman of amazing energy and creativity. She was social secretary to Jackie Kennedy, Clare Booth Luce and Evangeline Bruce. She wrote many books but one of her first, "Of Diamonds and Diplomats," is still a great read decades after its publication.