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Blast Off With Nailbot

Looking back on my busy summer, I can tell you that one of my favorite memories is going to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. I was selected to visit Goddard for five days to learn more about space! During the week, I was able to talk to lots of NASA professionals, including the head of the largest heliophysics division in the word. The Parker Solar Probe that just launched, will orbit the Sun closer than any other man made object has before! Just as this probe has launched, soon Preemadonna’s Nailbot will be launching.

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History of Nails

In today’s American society, it is fair to say when males paint their nails it is considered stange. However, thousands of years ago painting nails was normal for men. Here where some examples.

In 3200 BC, people in Babylonia wore different nail polish colors to signify classes. The darker the color the higher class you are and alternatively the lighter colors were for lower classes. Even the soldiers would put on black and green nail polish. They actually believed having those colors on would intimidate and instill fear into their enemies.

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Cultures & Nails

Why are men in the US who have nice nails are frowned upon and labeled as feminine? Having polished nails is a very natural thing and in many other cultures this is normal. In this blog, I will discuss 2 cultures where having nice nails is a good thing.

Chinese

Believe it or not, historically in Chinese culture men have long nails to symbolize wealth. If you were a farmer you did not have the luxury to have long nails because they would break under your workload. The rich had long nails to show that they did not have to work even a day in labor intensive  jobs. Today, Chinese males regardless of class now can have long nails. It has become a way for Chinese males to express themselves. Many chinese men would also say that having long nails look better. Sometimes older Chinese males also grow out their pinky nail because they believe that having a pinky longer than the first knuckle of your ring finger would bring them a better later life. It is not just in Chinese culture that this is normal.

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Lifting and Nails - Alan's Perspective

pow·er·lift·ing

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Noun

  1. a form of competitive weightlifting in which contestants attempt three types of lift in a set sequence.

When I started to power lift two years ago, I was told that having long nails would hinder my abilities. However, I went against those who said that and kept my nails long. I have not once broken my nails lifting weights.

 


Hello Alan!

Meet the latest Preemadonna Ambassador and Intern!

Alan is a Freshman at Denison University. In High School he got very involved in the Chicago community.He worked on the executive board of both the Chicago Youth Alliance for Climate Action and the Junior Economic Club. These student led non-profit organizations focused on teaching youth on how to become better leaders.  

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Jacquelene - Preemadonna Coder & Artist

Hello beautiful Preemadonnas!

My name is Jacquelene Pham and I am moving toward my junior year at UCSC aiming for my B.S. degree in computer engineering. I have a loving family and group of friends back at home that continues to support each other to become better people. Scrolling through my social media feed one day, I found my friend Ankita, posting about a cool robot that left her painted nails fully designed– this was how I discovered Preemadonna. After hearing more about it, I was instantly amazed and inspired by how the organization put the two worlds of tech and beauty together. I knew it would be a wonderful place for me to contribute my passions and knowledge while learning more alongside the Preemadonna team.

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Charlotte Visits Preemadonna's Headquarters!

Hi Preemadonnas!


My name is Charlotte Horning and I am a sixth grader at The Kings Academy. I love coding, competitive cheerleading, and Starbucks. I remember when my dad picked me up from school one day and said that he had a surprise. He told me that he met this woman named Pree who has a company called Preemadonna. He said that her company created something called the Nailbot, and what it does is it prints designs on your fingernail. He also told me that I could go and meet Pree and the girls that work there and spend the day learning about the Nailbot and coding. As soon as I came home, I went to the Preemadonna website and found some videos of the Nailbot. I was fascinated by how it worked and wanted to learn more!

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Welcome Anisha - Creative Coder & College Intern

Hi Preemadonnas,

My name is Anisha Tavva and I am a rising third year at the University of California, Santa Cruz pursuing a BS in Computer Science. A couple of fun facts of myself include: I love exploring nature, I love reading&binge watching TV, I love to spend time with my family&friends. I have lived in the Bay Area my whole life and love exploring the vast food places and nature sites. I absolutely love spending my time in the city, San Francisco. I am a barista at a local café in my school and love interacting with people. I am beyond excited to be a summer intern for Preemadonna!

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Meet Ankita - Preemadonna Inspirational Coder

Hello Preemadonnas! My name is Ankita Upadhyay and I am currently a rising junior at UCSC pursuing a B.S. degree in computer science. I have a loving family with amazing, supportive parents, and a cute little sister who may or may not be better than me at coding. My best friend, Sneha, told me about Preemadonna and I was instantly intrigued by everything it stands for. Empowering women, inspiring creativity, and promoting self-expression all while utilizing tech skills by creating, inventing, designing…the possibilities are unlimited!

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Grace - Our Aspiring Entrepreneur & Preemadonna Community Manager

Hey Preemadonna people!

My name is Grace Quinn and I am a freshman this year at Indiana University studying business marketing and psychology. A couple quick fun facts about myself: I play the ukulele, I have two dogs named after my two favorite treats: Oreo and Rolo, I have lived in California my whole life so you can pretty much always find me at the beach, I am a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, and I am super excited to be a summer intern!

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