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  • In Honor Of Ken Burns’ Series The Roosevelts

    iambossy.com
    BOSSY
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    Last night Bossy watched the Ken Burns’ series on PBS, The Roosevelts, which is to say Bossy and her mother and her daughter were ignoring the show and talking about boys. But when Bossy did turn her attention to the television, everything sounded vaguely familiar, as if Bossy had written a book about the Roosevelts herself. And then Bossy remembered she did write a book about the Roosevelts, dressed as a blog post answering the question: What if the Roosevelts were around today? To help with that task, Bossy turned to Facebook. You see, this was Franklin Roosevelt: Franklin Roosevelt…
  • Social Media IS Professional Development

    Learned On by Andrea Learned
    Andrea Learned
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Communications has a bad rap. Long (and wrongly) suffering a “soft skill” or lower priority taint, it – at the same time – is considered a key leadership strength. What? The disconnect has harmed the practice, and even seeing it as a “practice” or separate role has harmed the integration of communication into EVERYONE’s job.  Not to discount at all the importance of deeply trained marketing and communications professionals, but the power of their work is only further enhanced by more corporate leaders who can authentically (and comfortably) contribute. Therein lies the rub.
  • Ebola, Tsunamis and Droughts — How Gender Inequality Undermines Community Resilience

    The Women's International Perspective
    Katharine Daniels
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    by Sahar Alnouri, Devex, USA – Up to three out of four people who contract the deadly Ebola virus are women. Nearly two out of three people who died in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami were female. And women in Mali are widely seen as bearing the greatest burden during times of hardship and crisis. The reason women and girls experience disproportionately greater impact from disease outbreaks, natural disasters and other life-threatening hardships has little to do with biology — and much to do with gender roles. Read More »
  • 10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Menopause

    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online
    Erin Kennedy
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Display Title:  10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Menopause Subtitle:  Think you know everything there is to know about menopause? Check out these 10 interesting facts to see. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/menopause/content/10-interesting-facts-you-may-not-know-... Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Our 5 NYFW Musts: How We Go from Morning to Night

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    Totallyher
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Fashion Week tends to be jam-packed for many editors, bloggers, buyers and stylists, but there are a handful of items that can make being on the go a considerably less stressful endeavor. Celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno told us that “keeping lips hydrated and on-trend is always in fashion. NYFW is the perfect time to try something fashion-forward with your makeup and the most simple way to amp it up is your lip color.” Here’s a look at our must-have all-day lip color and four other New York Fashion Week musts. Burt’s Bees Cliché as it might be, there’s…
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  • In Honor Of Ken Burns’ Series The Roosevelts

    BOSSY
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    Last night Bossy watched the Ken Burns’ series on PBS, The Roosevelts, which is to say Bossy and her mother and her daughter were ignoring the show and talking about boys. But when Bossy did turn her attention to the television, everything sounded vaguely familiar, as if Bossy had written a book about the Roosevelts herself. And then Bossy remembered she did write a book about the Roosevelts, dressed as a blog post answering the question: What if the Roosevelts were around today? To help with that task, Bossy turned to Facebook. You see, this was Franklin Roosevelt: Franklin Roosevelt…
  • Farewell Dear Stella

    BOSSY
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Mere hours before daybreak and an appointment that would have decided things for her, Stella shut off her own light. She did it with grace and dignity, on her terms, at the Bossy family house with her people lying on the floor around her. Ironically it was a woman named Kitty who was responsible for Bossy’s Great Dane. It was 2005 and the Bossy family had just lost their aging dog to cancer. This prompted Bossy to launch what she calls the research process, even though Bossy’s mom refers to it as good as done. Bossy had always wanted a giant dog, which are hard to come by in mutt…
  • How Bossy Spent Her Summer Vacation – And The Two Years Leading Up To It

    BOSSY
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Hello, and welcome to I Am Bossy, a humor blog without the blog posts! Luckily the blog is still funny. Even if currently written and archived entirely within the confines of Bossy’s own head! Bossy hasn’t been writing lately because of the following items, in no particular order except from most important to even more important: Working. Bossy has been working full time at an Institutional Investment Firm. If you don’t understand what Bossy could possibly provide in skills to an Institutional Investment Firm, you are not alone! In fact you are joined by Bossy, along with…
  • Explaining Stuff To Aliens: How To Tell Time

    Lauren
    22 May 2014 | 10:19 am
    You see we have these things called clocks and no one looks at them because we have phones. Yes phones are for talking to people who aren’t there, but they’re also for telling time. No you don’t actually tell time anything, but rather telling time is the process of knowing what time it is. And you know what time it is because you look at a clock. Shall we begin? Clocks have numbers on them. Except sometimes they don’t: And each number represents an hour which is one hour long. An hour takes an hour, which is also sixty minutes. A minute takes a minute and is made up of…
  • Ten Word Tuesday: The Reading In Bed Edition

    Lauren
    7 May 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Look! It’s time for Ten-Word Tuesday on Wednesday! That’s because Thursday is the new Friday! Shall we? For the past week, Bossy has been sleeping with Keith Richards. In doorstop form. It all began when Bossy borrowed Keith Richards from Bossy’s friend Barbara because Barbara said, “It’s actually a very good read.” Which brings up an interesting point. Actually is never a word you want associated with your achievements. It’s like the time Bossy invited her neighbor Tracy over for appetizers, and Tracy said, “Actually the roasted beets with goat…
 
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    Learned On by Andrea Learned

  • Social Media IS Professional Development

    Andrea Learned
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Communications has a bad rap. Long (and wrongly) suffering a “soft skill” or lower priority taint, it – at the same time – is considered a key leadership strength. What? The disconnect has harmed the practice, and even seeing it as a “practice” or separate role has harmed the integration of communication into EVERYONE’s job.  Not to discount at all the importance of deeply trained marketing and communications professionals, but the power of their work is only further enhanced by more corporate leaders who can authentically (and comfortably) contribute. Therein lies the rub.
  • Forces Collide In Business and Sustainability

    Andrea Learned
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    Who would have thought: that marijuana would one day be a legitimate business with energy efficiency issues that demanded resolving;* that a study would show how biking and urban transportation issues connect with societal good; or, that company culture and employee engagement around sustainability could really matter in home building.** In just the first hours of my morning today, I found myself noticing these connections (with the help of Twitter) and celebrating that this is the new world of business. All bets are off. If ever you’ve thought “I’ve got to open up my business…
  • You May Lead, But Do You Influence?

    Andrea Learned
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Who are the leaders in corporate sustainability? When you hear that question, do you think of an individual or a brand name? The average business-aware person would likely spout brand names like Unilever or Coca Cola, given the coverage they get for various sustainability related practices. But, does knowing that these corporations “lead” mean they also influence others in learning and furthering sustainability in the broader sense? Not necessarily. Individuals have much more power to influence. Consider Unilever’s CEO Paul Polman as a theoretical example. He represents a global…
  • Do The Time: “Social” Relationship Building

    Andrea Learned
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    The following article, which originally published March 21, 2013 in Puget Sound Business Journal has been updated a bit. Conversations and articles abound on the power of social media. Many of those newer to the practice marvel about how something tweeted with a hashtag specific to an industry, for example, could have the potential to be seen by so many people. Often the business decision is made, on that point alone, to jump onto the two most familiar networks, Twitter and Facebook. Then comes the disappointment, and the myth busting truth: if you’ve got no existing “social”…
  • Relational Skills: The Secret Sauce for Business Leadership

    Andrea Learned
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    The definition of business leadership has changed, a lot, since the 1950s. The fact that there are many more women in leadership positions these days is rightly getting plenty of coverage now. But, beyond celebrating that women are bringing “it” to the table, what “it” is has yet to be been given its full due. What I’m talking about are relational skills and traits. Things like practicing empathy and understanding communications nuances are the secret sauce for business leadership success. But, while these have long been typed as “women’s ways”…
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    The Women's International Perspective

  • Ebola, Tsunamis and Droughts — How Gender Inequality Undermines Community Resilience

    Katharine Daniels
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    by Sahar Alnouri, Devex, USA – Up to three out of four people who contract the deadly Ebola virus are women. Nearly two out of three people who died in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami were female. And women in Mali are widely seen as bearing the greatest burden during times of hardship and crisis. The reason women and girls experience disproportionately greater impact from disease outbreaks, natural disasters and other life-threatening hardships has little to do with biology — and much to do with gender roles. Read More »
  • Our own Berridales?

    zubeida mustafa
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    by Zubeida Mustafa, Dawn, Pakistan – There have been repeated references to democracy and human rights by the dharna leaders and legislators in parliament, which have only increased myths about these political concepts. No one speaks about the empowerment of the people which should be the aim of democracy — to enable citizens to help themselves and win their rights. This idea appears alien to Pakistan. People’s empowerment is possible without actually bringing about a revolution. Thousands of miles away from home, I find business to be as usual in Glasgow, a city at present in the…
  • Vietnam urged to tackle ‘alarming’ rate of police abuse

    Reuters: World News
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    HANOI (Reuters) - Abuses by Vietnam's powerful police force are occurring at an alarming rate, a rights group said on Tuesday, and it urged the government to rein in offenders and create agencies to investigate complaints of beatings, torture and killings.
  • Namibia: EU Avails N$1.8 Million to Support Rangeland, Marketing Development

    AllAfrica News: Latest
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    [New Era]West Nest Lodge -The Rangeland and Marketing Development Support Project has been announced here at the 18th Namibian Rangeland Forum.
  • Panama Turns to Biofortification of Crops to Build Food Security

    Fabiola Ortiz
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Vicente Castrellón proudly shows his biofortified rice crop. The 69-year-old farmer provides technical advice to other farmers participating in the Agro Nutre programme in the central Panamanian district of Olá. Credit: Fabíola Ortiz/IPSBy Fabiola OrtizPANAMA CITY, Sep 16 2014 (IPS)Panama is the first Latin American country to have adopted a national strategy to combat what is known as hidden hunger, with a plan aimed at eliminating micronutrient deficiencies among the most vulnerable segments of the population by means of biofortification of food crops.The project began to get underway in…
 
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • 10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Menopause

    Erin Kennedy
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Display Title:  10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Menopause Subtitle:  Think you know everything there is to know about menopause? Check out these 10 interesting facts to see. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/menopause/content/10-interesting-facts-you-may-not-know-... Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • The Future of Male Birth Control: Is it Vasalgel?

    Erin Kennedy
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Display Title:  The Future of Male Birth Control: Is it Vasalgel? Subtitle:  The future of male birth control could be coming — fast. Vasalgel is proving to be quite effective in recent studies. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Find Out More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sexual-health/content/future-male-birth-control-it-vasal... Align:  right Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • 8 Things You Probably Had No Idea Can Cause Cancer

    Erin Kennedy
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    There's the common causes of cancer we hear about all the time like smoking, too much time in the sun and others. But there are also several things most people don't know cause cancer. Image:  URL:  Read Full Story Block Weight:  -4 Two Columns:  No read more
  • 10 Ways Stress Affects Your Heart Health

    Erin Kennedy
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Stress is very common for many people. They experience stress through various things like work, family, money issues and more. Stress can also have a negative affect on your heart. Image:  URL:  Read Full Story Block Weight:  -7 Two Columns:  No read more
  • 10 Ways Medical Innovations Are Changing Transplant Procedures

    Erin Kennedy
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Advances in technology are changing the medical industry immensely. Here are 10 ways innovations in medicine are changing transplant procedures and how they are performed. Image:  URL:  Read Full Story Block Weight:  -1 Two Columns:  No
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    TotallyHer

  • Our 5 NYFW Musts: How We Go from Morning to Night

    Totallyher
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Fashion Week tends to be jam-packed for many editors, bloggers, buyers and stylists, but there are a handful of items that can make being on the go a considerably less stressful endeavor. Celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno told us that “keeping lips hydrated and on-trend is always in fashion. NYFW is the perfect time to try something fashion-forward with your makeup and the most simple way to amp it up is your lip color.” Here’s a look at our must-have all-day lip color and four other New York Fashion Week musts. Burt’s Bees Cliché as it might be, there’s…
  • Your Guide to Wearing Burt’s Bees New Lip Crayons This Fall

    Totallyher
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:48 am
    After months of wearing lip balm and lightweight gloss, the move to deeper shades for fall doesn’t have to mean intensely rich lipstick. Make the transition with the latest lip crayon from Burt’s Bees. It comes in six different shades (perfect for any occasion) and will give you the pigment you want from a lip color, without the heaviness. Plus, it’s super moisturizing! Stash these anywhere, from your purse to your vanity at home — we promise you’ll want one of them on hand all season long. Makeup artist Katey Denno gives us her take: “Burt’s Bees’ new…
 
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    The Work at Home Woman

  • Living With No Expectations

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Dr. Barbara Seifert, CPC Imagine a life where all your dreams come true; a life that is filled with happiness, love for what you do and who you are, and enriched relationships. Sounds illusive doesn’t it? What if I told you that this is not only doable but easier than it sounds? And what if […]
  • Interview with Anne Hebert – Independent Marketing Consultant and Writer

    wahanelson
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Tell us a little bit about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey.  I moved to Austin, Texas after attending college in San Antonio. While I was looking for a full-time job, I worked as a freelance writer for two different companies. Then I took a job with a public affairs firm, where I worked for just […]
  • Peeps on Your Team: Getting Awesome Support People in Place

    wahanelson
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Rebecca Flansburg I love the poem from Maya Angelou called Every Woman Should. A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE one friend who always makes her laugh … and one who lets her cry … Time is a precious commodity and part of being a business owner is knowing when it’s time to call in the troops for […]
  • Can You Really Make Money From Home by Blogging?

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Holly Reisem Hanna My first experience with a blog was back in 2005. A friend of mine told me that I needed to check out this celebrity gossip blog called, Pink is the New Blog. After reading a few posts, I was hooked. Not only did I enjoy the daily gossip, but I loved […]
  • Icebreaker Games For Team Meetings

    wahanelson
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Deb Bixler Team meetings can often result in many new ideas and bring awareness to issues, but if members of the team feel uneasy opening up in a crowd, the whole company can suffer as a result. To gain more team input and effort and really get the most out of all team meetings, games […]
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    Women's Voices For Change

  • Wednesday 5: The Best of the Internet This Week

    Women's Voices For Change
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Fifty essential feminist films curated by Flavorwire; Viola Davis as the leading lady we've all known her to be; activists doctor CoverGirl's "Get Your Game Face On" ad to transform it into a tool against domestic violence; Katie Nolan of Fox Sports shares some of the more insightful and thoughtful commentaries on the NFL's domestic violence cancer; and surprising and not so surprising answers to... [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Theater Review: ‘Finding Neverland’

    Alexandra MacAaron
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    By Alexandra MacAaron Magic is at the core of "Finding Neverland." The main theme is that believing is all-important. We must find ways to keep or recapture the joys of childhood, or we perish. Will "Neverland" be a hit on Broadway? [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Dr. Pat Consults: When is Laser Treatment the Best Option for Skin Cancer?

    Anetta Reszko, M.D.
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    By Anetta Reszko, M.D. Because laser light penetrates to only a certain depth within the skin, laser surgery kills only tumor cells on the surface of the skin. As a result, the laser treatment should be considered for biopsy proven superficial low-risk tumors when other techniques were unsuccessful or are poor surgical candidates. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Poetry Sunday: Beachcombing at Summer’s End

    Women's Voices For Change
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    While those lazy hazy days of summer of which Nat King Cole once sang are wonderful in their way, there is much to be said for the precious moments walking the beach as autumn intimates its arrival. For Nikia Leopold, the treasures are many—not only those she can hold, but the hopes to which they lead. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Book Review: The Venturesome Life of Gail Sheehy

    Deborah Harkins
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    By Deborah Harkins Sheehy’s memoir is the tale of a tempestuous romance; a compelling look into the first stirrings of female revolt in the 1960s and ’70s; and the story of a reporter who throws herself into danger so persistently that her book is clearly the blueprint for a screenplay. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
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    Natalie Snapp

  • Why Christians Don’t Always Have to Agree

    Natalie Snapp
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    We sat contemplatively around the table, speaking softly about the struggles of marriage. I complimented her on her courage because for some reason, we feel shame when we admit our marriage is in trouble. I know because I’ve been there and felt it, too. I begin to share some of my own heart and experiences with my ten year old marriage, wisdom attained through the really hard places. Unfinished wisdom that still percolates and wisdom I know but don’t always allow my actions and choices to show it. I then share some heart changes I had to make in order for my own marriage to…
  • On Comparison and Stinkin’ Thinkin’

    Natalie Snapp
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Unfortunately, it’s a problem every woman in the world has experienced at some point. We hear we shouldn’t do it but we do. We hear it will steal joy but it doesn’t stop us. And we hear we should be happy with what we have and even if we think we are, it makes us doubt. When we compare, we look sideways at those around us instead of looking up to the God who tells us “You’re mine.” We focus on what we don’t have rather than what we do. And we fall into a trap of “it’s never enough” because there will always be someone who’s…
  • Friday Fun: Random Stuff That Made Me Laugh This Week

    Natalie Snapp
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It’s Friday and on Fridays, it’s time to exhale and just laugh. Here’s some stuff that made me laugh this week: (You will now sing that song for the rest of the day. Sorry.) Because my own circus is crazy enough . . . See . . . there ARE some advantages to living in a screen-obsessed world! Seriously . . . I would be in major trouble. I only know my mom’s number and Jason’s number by heart and I’m not sure either of them would come and get me . . . I’m sorry. I’ve never experienced this in real life, of course, but maybe some of you have (this…
 
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  • Eddy (30 Stories – 4)

    GirlGriot
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Eddy The young man at the counter in Jamila’s store drives me crazy.  He stands at the register like a statue, staring out the window as if he’s in a dream.  He never sees the customers who come to cash out after finishing their shopping.  Jamila always has to shout at him — “Eddy!  Customer! […]
  • Taking the Lead (30 Stories – 3)

    GirlGriot
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Taking the Lead Alma and Angelica unpacked all the boxed first to see what materials had been shipped ahead of their arrival.  Alma began sorting the contents into table displays, standing rack items, and giveaways while Angelica wrestled with the aging joins of the standing rack. “Is this your first conference?” she asked Alma. Almna […]
  • Details (30 Stories – 2)

    GirlGriot
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Details Romy’s wheelchair didn’t fit through the door between the apartment’s entry hall and the living room, but she told Harrison they should take the place anyway, that they’d find a way to make it work.  “I can always crawl,” she said, half smiling. “Funny.”  He looked away from her.  “You can’t make a decision like that, […]
  • Aiding and Abetting (30 Stories – 1)

    GirlGriot
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    (Thursday, I had an “Oh, hey, it’s September.  I should be 11 days into my 30 Stories in 30 Days challenge!” moment.  Right.  Funny how things can so totally slip your mind.  But I do feel like writing some flash fic right now, so … welcome to my “Some Number of Stories in 18 Days” challenge […]
  • My Subconscious Speaks

    GirlGriot
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    In this dream, I am an old white man, round and wrinkled, with wispy white hair across my bald, mottled head.  I’m a little like Mr. Magoo.* I am on a junk heap, the kinds of mounds of trash you see on the news when they talk about the shame of countries that have whole […]
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Why We Blog

    Mel
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Fine, it’s far from realistic: a boy posts a story on his brand-spanking-new blog and suddenly it goes viral and donations pour in from all corners of the Internet to help them pay for their dog’s surgical bills.  He’s able to Google his name and see that 2,876 people have read it.  But really, Jojo […]
  • How Do You Know Your Patronus?

    Mel
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    Last week, JK Rowling revealed the form her Patronus takes —  a pine marten.  Which is so adorable that I’ve stopped coveting the rabbit that lives in our backyard, and now I’m coveting my very own pine marten friend who will chillax with me while I write.  Nerdist also reviewed several characters’ Patronuses, and you […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 3: Makes Me Happy

    Mel
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* We watch Doctor Who every Saturday night, and Sunday morning, I go on the blogs and see what other people thought of the episode.  I tend to read other people who love the show as […]
  • Three Times Forms a Habit

    Mel
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    I recently downloaded an app that gives me 17 options for wave sounds.  I can listen to water slapping against stones or waves crashing on the sand.  I prefer one called “waves and froth” partially because it’s the most relaxing, beach-y sound and partially because of the commentary Josh makes about froth. So, I’ve been […]
  • 511th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    I can’t even… Fine, I will. The most offensive quotes from Time magazine’s “Why Not Having Kids Makes Some People Crazy” (beyond the title itself) are thankfully all crowded in the beginning of the article, such as, “So it’s not just whether they had kids that made people depressed or content, it’s how badly they […]
 
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  • Senate Republicans Blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act Again

    Feminist Newswire
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    The Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, marking the second time this year and the fourth time since 2012 legislators voted along party lines against the equal pay legislation. Related posts: Paycheck Fairness Act Expected to Come to a Vote Today UPDATE: Paycheck Fairness Act Advances in the Senate Legislation Introduced to Establish Fair Work Scheduling Practices
  • Ohio State University Agrees to Strengthen Sexual Assault Policies, Ending Federal Investigation

    Feminist Newswire
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The United States Department of Education has completed its investigation into The Ohio State University's compliance with anti-sex discrimination law Title IX, and OSU has agreed to take steps to strengthen its policies on sexual assault and harassment. Related posts: Congress Introduces Legislation to Protect Students from Sexual Assault Senator Boxer Pushes for Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocates at California Universities University of Connecticut to Pay Over $1.2 Million in Sexual Assault Settlement
  • Hundreds of Activists Rallied for the ERA This Weekend

    Feminist Newswire
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Nearly every speaker, in some way, called for the crowd to heed the message on the rally's banner: "Remember in November." Related posts: “From Passion to Progress” Briefing Brings Together Feminist Leaders and Hundreds of Young Activists Feminist Leaders and Activists Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision Blocked in the Senate
  • The Economic Recovery Isn’t Reaching Black Women in the Workforce

    Feminist Newswire
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The economic recovery isn't making a difference for African American women this year. Related posts: US Labor Secretary Speaks Out In Support of Paid Family Leave White House Holds Summit on Working Families Today Department of Justice Sues Pennsylvania State Police For Sex Discrimination
  • Violence Against Women Act Turns 20

    Feminist Newswire
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges. Related posts: ‘Revenge Rape’ in India Leads to Three Arrests Extensive Female Genital Mutilation Study To Be Conducted in the US Senator Boxer Pushes for Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocates at California Universities
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  • More Hobby Lobby Fallout

    Melissa McEwan
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    [Content Note: Religious supremacy; child abuse.]Perfect:Citing Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court's decision last June holding that the religious objections of a business' owners could trump federal rules requiring that business to include birth control coverage in its health plan, a federal judge in Utah held last week that a member of a polygamist religious sect could refuse to testify in a federal investigation into alleged violations of child labor laws because he objects to testifying on religious grounds.The case involves the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day…
  • Open Thread

    Melissa McEwan
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hosted by a sandwich.
  • Question of the Day

    Melissa McEwan
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Suggested by Shaker plot_thickens: "What kind of transportation do you use the most, and what's your favorite way to go from here to there?"
  • Just in Case

    Melissa McEwan
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Here is just a terrific picture of a greyhound who is very happy to be dressed as a unicorn, in case you need it:Sometimes you just have a day where you need a greyhound who is very happy to be dressed as a unicorn. I get it.[Picture via Etsy seller AcmeCouture, maker of many adorable things!]
  • Um

    Melissa McEwan
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    [Content Note: Misogyny; antisemitic violence.]So, I'm reading this story about a geep—a rare goat-sheep hybrid—just born in Germany, which sent me in search of pictures of the wee devil, which eventually led me to this article about a geep born last month in an Arizona petting zoo. Confirmed: Geeps are adorable.Anyway. At the bottom of the second article, there was one of those ubiquitous "Promoted Stories" ad blocks. I detest these things with an abundant loathing, and here is a pretty good example of why:Um. One of these things is really, really not like the others.It was so jarring.
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  • Why Can't A Woman Be More Like A Man? My Review Of A UK Telegraph Article on Biological Sex Differences

    echidne
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    This is the title of a new book about biological sex differences.  The first I heard about the book is today's article in the UK Telegraph.  The bolded bit at the beginning of the article gives us all the clickbait anyone would wish for:Yes, it's official, men are from Mars and women from Venus, and here's the science to prove itIn his fascinating new book the developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert argues that there is actually hard science behind many of our stereotypical gender rolesAfter all that the article itself is quite disappointing, because everything in it is pretty old…
  • Some Of My Pet Hates. On Twitter Opinions, On US Reactions to the Islamic State And Such.

    echidne
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    1.  A new journalistic fashion is to  write a short piece about what people say on Twitter on some issue.  The piece begins by setting out the point of the debate or describes some recent event.  It then goes into a list of Twitter comments and presents them as --- what?  As evidence?  As opinions?The latter, usually.  But what are we to conclude from those opinions?  That they are generally held?  That they are the most common opinions on some question?  That they are important opinions?  That they are unusual opinions?  Given by…
  • Speed Posting, 9/12/14: The First WOC To Lead the American Bar Association, Oscar Pistorius and Ray Rice

    echidne
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Paulette Brown is the first African-American woman elected to lead the American Bar Association.Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.  "Culpable homicide" in South African law is roughly equal to manslaughter.  His actual sentence could be as long as fifteen years or he could even avoid prison altogether, depending on the judge's decision.  The decision not to find Pistorius guilty of premeditated murder hinges on this:In South Africa, a perpetrator can be convicted of murder if he or she had foreseen that…
  • Meanwhile, in the state of Missouri, contraception and abortions are bad, guns good

    echidne
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    This post puts together three stories I read about Missouri yesterday.  The first is about a legal case where Paul and Theresa Wieland don't want contraceptive coverage to be available for their daughters who are covered in the parents' group health insurance policy.  The daughters are twenty, nineteen and thirteen.  The couple's lawyer argues that “The employees are to Hobby Lobby what the daughters are to Paul and Teresa Wieland,” Timothy Belz, an attorney from the conservative Thomas More Society, who represents the Wielands, told a panel of three federal judges on…
  • How To Read Reports: The New Unicef Report On Violence Against Children

    echidne
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:51 pm
    I learned about this new report at Think Progress:One in ten girls has been sexually assaulted. Six in ten children are regularly beaten by their caregivers. Half of all girls between the ages of 15 and 19 believe a man is “justified” in hitting his wife. Nearly one in five homicide victims are children.Those are just a few of the findings in a new report from UNICEF that details the “shocking prevalence” of violence and abuse against children around the world. The study — which represents the largest-ever compilation of information on the scope of child abuse — draws on data from…
 
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  • Month of Friendship, Day 17: Organize Your Closet with a Girlfriend

    Girlfriendology
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:38 am
    I like my money where I can see it … hanging in my closet. – Sarah Jessica Parker Need to get organized? Call up a girlfriend! My friend Carole is ORGANIZED. Like big time. She can sort through things, straighten them up and transform a space into something beautiful. In fact, that’s exactly what she helped me do to my closet a couple years ago. Together, with my organizing girlfriend, we sorted through my clothes, threw out pieces I hadn’t worn in years and rearranged it to be no less than magnificent! Sometimes you need a girlfriend, a voice of reason, a second…
  • Month of Friendship, Day 16: Get a Mani/Pedi Together

    Girlfriendology
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    You can’t buy HAPPINESS but you can buy a Mani/Pedi and that’s kinda the same thing Need a little girlfriend time? And maybe some pampering? Spending time with our girlfriends is perhaps the most wonderful experience of female friendship. The way that we communicate and share is unique to our friendship. Sometimes we laugh, we share, cry, laugh some more or walk side-by-side in silence. Always we connect like no other relationship and feel all the benefits that female friendship provides. We’re exploring lots of ways, during our Month of Friendship, to reconnect with old…
  • When Women Come Together … The Magic of Girlfriends

    Debba Haupert
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:40 pm
      Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens. Phylicia Rashad   Whether it’s laughing over something totally embarrassing or crying together over a very sad incident, there is something magical about the fascinating relationship we’re celebrating this month for International…
  • Month of Friendship, Day 15: Practice Random Acts of Kindness

    Girlfriendology
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    Want to make a friend’s day? Surprise her. Call her when she doesn’t expect it, leave a note in her cube, send her a really sweet tweet. Just do something out of the ordinary to show her how much her friendship means to you. Want to REALLY make her day? Practice random acts of kindness. Mow her lawn. Help her paint her house. Leave a gift certificate for a spa in her desk drawer. Bake her favorite Mac & Cheese (shared by Cathie – thanks!), do her laundry (thanks Alison) or weed her garden (thanks Joan!). It’s a great exercise actually. To get in the habit of going…
  • Month of Friendship, Day 14 – Host a Girlfriend Happy Hour (GNO!)

    Girlfriendology
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Why limit Happy to an Hour?! GNO time! Plan a Girlfriend Happy Hour … or … where to wear your favorite new pair of shoes, or … the perfect end of a day with your ‘besties.’ When was the last time you saw your best friends? Got out of the house and didn’t have on yoga pants? (Okay, that might be a stretch, no pun intended.) Had so much fun laughing that you forgot all the stress in your life? We’re on a friendship journey through September, aka: our Month of Friendship of celebrating our friends. Everyday we’re sharing a way to reconnect with old…
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  • Weigh Loss Wednesday - Nutrition 101 Part 3 - Fats and Quick TIps

    Coach Jenn
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    It's time for another installment for Weight Loss Wednesday. Today, is our final Nutrition 101 lesson. It's about FATS. This is the smallest section since we should not consume too much fat, but some fats are essential to a healthy diet. In addition, I've added some overall quick guidelines for diet and nutrition success.Fats are used as an energy source during long periods of consistent low-heart-rate exercise. Fat is also beneficial for nerve conduction, healthy skin and hair, and hormone regulation. Fats from plants, such as canola, avocado, safflower and almond, tend to be better for your…
  • 7 Tips to Get You Where You’re Going--on Time

    Liz Gilbert
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Are you always wondering why your family and friends are always on time, and you're always late-- no matter what the event? If so, here are 7 tips to get you where you're going so you arrive in plenty of time. BE PREPARED AHEAD OF TIME. At least 24 hours prior to the time you must leave your home or office, make a list of everything you must do before you leave. Make sure you have enough gas in the car. Go to the ATM or bank and get the pocket money you'll need. Put your briefcase or purse right near the door. Gather what you're going to wear, so you can simply grab everything and get dressed…
  • Dinner Diva: Packaged Foods Must Haves

    Liz Gilbert
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    I am about to say something that many you of may be shocked by. Some of you may even utter an audible gasp. You ready? Some packaged foods aren't all bad. There, I said it! Believe me, the standard will always be food in its most natural form, but not everything in a package is evil. Let's take a look at some of the reasons and examples.The obvious first reason to like packaged food is the time factor. I don't have the time to always whip up a grand meal to feed my family because I do have other responsibilities outside the four walls of my kitchen (believe it or not). So how do you know…
  • Fall / Winter Fireplace maintenance

    Liz Gilbert
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    One of the most beautiful ways to keep warm this fall is to use your fireplace. There aren't many things I can think of that screams "cozy" on a chilly fall evening like curling up in the living room in front of a roaring fire.There is more to your fireplace though than just throwing in a log or two and striking the match. Keeping your fireplace well maintained can help keep your home safe (and warm).Have your chimney inspected by a professional every year. Although you won't find them walking around in soot-smudged clothes carrying large brushes around like in Mary Poppins, they are still…
  • Sexual evolution: what level are we at?

    Liz Gilbert
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    by Maryanne Comaroto Question: I'm curious to know why you think that dropping drawers is the end-all be-all point of no return. The reason I ask is that I have studied various naked and nearly naked cultures, not just in the human realm, but also among primates, who share 98% of their DNA with ours. In these cultures, there are no drawers to be dropped, and yet they seem to be quite evolved sexually, and have children who grow up understanding sexual boundaries and living peacefully. Why do you think that is? Answer: In order to answer this question about why dropping drawers is so important…
 
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  • Karate Girl: In which a girl is karate chopped back to life!

    Skye
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
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  • Ava Snow Battles Death: It starts here!

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    6 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
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    22 May 2014 | 5:50 pm
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    30 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
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    22 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
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  • Let's go

    Alice
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    After Michael Brown was murdered, I started reading. I heard the voices of my friends, rising up in rage. I read voices that were new to me and thought, that’s what needs to get read. This particular white lady should shut up and listen. But I also felt that silence implied an implicit acceptance of the terrible crimes committed—against Michael Brown, against Eric Garner, against Trayvon Martin, against Renisha McBride. And on, and on. This is unacceptable.    Henry is almost twelve. (Time marches inexorably and mercilessly forward; our amazement in the…
  • Sponsored post: summer reading

    Alice
    9 Jun 2014 | 1:41 pm
    This post is sponsored by Scribd.  I'm not a huge fan of summer, but I love summer reading. I grew up right next to the beach, which is a strange and hostile land when you’re as pale and unlikely to become a lifeguard as I am. I don't know how I went outside before serious SPF was invented, and even when science allowed me to venture out without bursting into flames, I preferred reading to camp activities like "archery" or "coming up with dirty alternate lyrics to 'My Sharona.'" On weekends, my bikini’d peers would cavort in the Long Island Sound, flirting with boys and…
  • Help for the hopeless (mouth)

    Alice
    3 Jun 2014 | 2:11 pm
      For most of my life, my mouth has been a train wreck. When I go to a dentist for the first time, they say things like, “I see we have quite a history!” and “Look at all this!”  For years, I would brush and floss diligently, only to somehow end up with more cavities than I have teeth. Especially after I had Henry. Pregnancy hormones, man. Also: caramels. Even before The Child, however, every cleaning was a gore-fest; every x-ray ended in the dentist tallying all the cavities to his assistant while I wept into my blood-soaked bib. Not surprisingly, these…
  • Forty five

    Alice
    28 May 2014 | 8:32 am
      So I turned 45 today. So that’s a thing I’m doing. Also apparently beginning sentences with “so,” now. I’m pretty sure I resolved to stop that somewhere back in my thirties, but hell, I’m FORTY FIVE. I’ve earned the right. By the time I’m fifty I’ll be misplacing modifiers everywhere. At 70 I’m only going to write in all caps. Send my son texts in serif fonts. See if I won’t.  I turned 35 a few months after I began this blog, and I remember turning 35 more than I remember any other birthday because 35 was the first…
  • The State of the Blog

    Alice
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:56 pm
    I had an interesting chat yesterday about blogging and the state of my blogging and how “blogging” is weird to say more than twice, blogging blobbing blugging blarging. And afterwards I thought, hey Self, why not share where I am with my readers? Why not? Have I learned NOTHING from “Show Your Work”? Should I not Share My Process? What Would Austin Kleon Do?   I’m at an interesting crossroads right now, and the good news is there are several ways I could go, but I think I may have a touch of the ADD because all the options are overwhelming me and as a result…
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  • How Do You Answer The Rumors That You Are A Silly Bitch? alt title: Liebe meine Apschminki!

    Petunia Face
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Things are getting a little Sprocket-y around here what with The Unspoken Thing and deaddays (which is the opposite of a birthday, duh). Have you ever thought about that? How every year you pass by your own date of death without even knowing it? Like maybe years from now you will die on September 16th and here we are--today is your very own deadday! Shit. Blow out the candles because there I go again.Wait. I can fix this.KITTENS! (Subhead: Kittens That Aren't Dying!)We got a new kitten. Make that kittens. Which makes me a crazy cat Sprocket lady, but that's cool. Meet Cinque,…
  • This Time Last

    Petunia Face
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    A game I like to play. This time last week I was at work writing about makeup. This time last month I was on vacation. This time last year I was holding my mom's hand.But this time today I have butterflies in my stomach. Isn't that strange? Of all the things I thought I would feel, I never once thought I would be nervous.This is what I remember: she had not spoken for days, maybe a week. Had not eaten. Her eyes were not really closed. The Hospice workers told me they had never had someone hold on for so long, and this made me feel both proud and sad. I wanted her to know that she could go.I…
  • In Other News: Sometimes That Is Enough

    Petunia Face
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Remember when I used to post stupid stuff about vaginas and leopard print coats and it was 2007 or 2010 or somewhere in between when I thought turning 37 made me old? I know. What a total lightweight I was.Which is why I'm posting this pic today. Because shit is about to get heavy in here, like when the news reports that a storm is coming and you look out the window and even though the skies are calm you know it has to be coming if they say it's coming. So I'm thinking it's coming? Friday will be the one year anniversary of my mom's death.Which might be why lately when I have wondered what…
  • Elephant

    Petunia Face
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:23 pm
    I read something the other day that absolutely felled me. It was simple, maybe a little stupid. It was this: There was a day your parents put you back down and never picked you up again.I thought about that obvious little sentence for the better part of a day, turned it over and thought about how one day I will put my children down and never pick them up again. And then I lifted Zoey who is almost as tall as I am and kind of cuddle-dragged her to make a sandwich with me, hummus and greens, lots of mustard.I know. How can I be gone for over 3 months and come back with no explanation, talking…
  • ¡Mucha Lucha!

    Petunia Face
    18 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    ¡Señoras y señores! Today we had a birthday party for the one, the only, Ozzy "Tres Años" el Guapo Mas Fuerte. The party was el Luchador-themed, natch, and the morning leading up to his party Ozzy ran around the house naked with nothing but his mask on. Of course I tried to take a pic, but he must have sensed a slideshow 30 years from now when I would totally show it at his wedding. (I am going to be the best/worst mother-in-law.) I ended up having a total Gypsy Rose Lee moment just to take the above photo, promising lollipops and another cupcake if he would just show me his muscles. He…
 
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  • Real Tips About Sexual Assault Everyone Can Use

    Guest Contributor
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    by Susan Sered The new academic year has started, and once again students are attending seminars on staying safe on campus. These orientation workshops typically focus on tips for how young women can protect themselves — such as be aware and stay alert, don’t get drunk, and stick together in groups. I’m sure all of this is good advice, but it misses what I have come to see as the crux of the matter: Teaching girls and women that they can avoid sexual assault if they just try hard enough places responsibility for rape on the shoulders of targets rather than on the shoulders…
  • Why Net Neutrality Matters to You

    Rachel Walden
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    When you want information on reproductive health and sexuality, it’s important to know that you can access Our Bodies Ourselves’s evidence-based information online just as easily as competing information from drug companies and anti-abortion organizations. Or that as you browse the internet, your internet provider doesn’t make it harder to access information it might not approve of. That, at it’s core, is what “net neutrality” is about: all content on the internet is treated equally and neutrally, and none of it is deliberately slowed down or delivered faster based on…
  • Hobby Lobby Fallout: The Government Wants Your Comments on Employer Coverage of Contraception

    Rachel Walden
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    In the wake of this summer’s Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, which allowed for closely held corporations to refuse, based on religious objections, to provide contraceptive coverage as part of their employee’s health insurance, there is now the question of what exactly it means to be a “closely held corporation.” How regulators define such corporations is important, because it will determine which for-profit companies can refuse to provide contraception coverage — or refuse coverage for any other services they oppose based on religious beliefs. Late…
  • Why Healthy Premenopausal Women Do Not Need Bone Density Scans

    Rachel Walden
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Ads that promote products to prevent or treat osteoporosis are all too commonplace, causing many premenopausal women to believe they need to undergo screening as the first step toward protecting their bone health. Next time you encounter one of these ads, however, remember that most healthy young women do not need a DEXA bone density scan. DEXA (or DXA) stands for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. It’s a fancy way of saying that the scan is a low-dose x-ray, often of the spine and hip, that looks at the density of your bones. These are sometimes just called a bone density scan.
  • So You Want to Be a Birth Doula?

    Guest Contributor
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    by Christine Morton, Ph.D, and Elayne Clift, M.A. Many women describe their reaction to learning about the role of birth (or labor) doulas – to provide physical, emotional and informational support to women before and during childbirth – as the ideal job they didn’t know existed. Some seek out doula training out of an ideological commitment shaped by their own birthing experiences (either wonderful or terrible). Since there is no licensing agency for doulas, there are no formal requirements for calling oneself a doula. However, many doulas choose to get certified by…
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  • The universe has not been built to scale

    blue milk
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    Oh my god, this poem by Dean Rader. Relational Self Portrait The universe has not been built to scale— everything is bigger or smaller than it seems: the sea, the hole, a ship, a sail, your line, the hook, your heart—that’s where the nail of desire drives deep. Sorrow can span a universe that is not built to scale even though rungs are strung from star to shell and back. We end of course where we began (that ship, that hole, that sea). And so we sail full speed toward the iceberg—too fast to tell if size or scale or course is plot or plan. The universe will not be built to scale. The…
  • What do you do if you’re 5?

    blue milk
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    What do you do if you’re 5 and your computer time is up for the weekend and now you want to sneak back on for some watching of favourite youtube clips while your mother is off reading in bed but you can’t spell much? You ask your mother, very innocently, if she can write the phrase “Lord of the Rings, War in the North” on a piece of paper cos no reason, really.
  • My latest article for The Guardian

    blue milk
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:25 am
    I was on a panel in The Guardian on Friday with john Quiggin and Celeste Liddle and others reflecting on Abbott’s first year as prime minister.
  • Selfishness and writing

    blue milk
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:47 pm
    This is a terrific essay from Helen Addison-Smith in The Overland, “Yes, men are better writers”. Recently, I received an email from a literary publication asking me to comment on why ‘women are underrepresented in major publications’. Since I’m a single mother, working six days a week, and I wasn’t going to be paid, I didn’t respond. But I thought I’d reply here, so Overland will give me cash. It’s simple, really. Men are published more than women because men are better writers than women. Do I need to say that there are great female writers? Maybe I do, because you…
  • out of idealism – and also out of cynicism

    blue milk
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    What people believe is essentially what they wish to believe. They cultivate illusions out of idealism – and also out of cynicism.. - Simon Leys, quoted in Ian Buruma’s wonderful review, “The Man Who Got it Right” in The New York Review of Books.
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  • Nicole Kidman’s Secret to Happiness

    rsdailythought
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 5 Easy Ways to Give Your Brain a Boost 15 Minutes to Party Desserts and More 7 Burning Questions About Laundry, AnsweredFiled under: Daily Thought
  • Amy Poehler’s Secret to Looking Your Best

    rsdailythought
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com A Month of (20-Minute) Meals How to Apply Makeup in 5 Minutes 7 Cute Summer-to-Fall SkirtsFiled under: Daily Thought
  • The Silver Lining to Missed Opportunities

    rsdailythought
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 15 Healthy Family Meals How to Apply Makeup in 5 Minutes 7 Trendy Slip-on Sneakers for FallFiled under: Daily Thought
  • One Thing to Never Be Afraid Of

    rsdailythought
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • Top 10 All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

    emilybschroeder
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Already day dreaming about a winter vacation to someplace warm?  Our colleagues at CoastalLiving.com have pulled together the top 10 all-inclusive Caribbean resorts. They say, “You go. You eat. You swim. You sip. All the relax-long day. It is hard work, but someone has to do it. Your only job: Choose from our ultimate list of the best places where […]
 
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  • This Week In Racist Police Profiling

    tigtog
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Just two of the latest incidents: Django Unchained Actress Accosted by LAPD After Kissing White Husband (who is subsequently referred to as her “boyfriend” in multiple news reports (oh and there was no police report of the event officially recorded since they realised she was a celebrity (kissing her husband outside her CBS workplace) and released her from the handcuffs they’d placed on her while they still thought she was a prostitute)). Police Repeatedly Shoot Black Utah Man In The Back For Carrying A Samurai Sword He Just Bought (the police managed to not get a single…
  • Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

    Jill
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Promote yourself. Netiquette reminders: Want to recommend someone else’s writing instead? Try the latest signal-boosting thread. we expect Content Notes as a courtesy to our readers for problematic content in linked posts and/or their comment threads (a habit of posting only triggering/disparaging links may annoy the Giraffe (you really don’t want to annoy the Giraffe)) extended discussion of self-promotion links on this thread is counter-productive for the intended signal-boosting –  the idea is for the promoted sites to get more traffic.  If it’s a side-discussion…
  • Shorter Dawkins: Real Feminists Agree With Me

    tigtog
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    And he wants the nasty ‘radical’ feminists to stop picking on (i.e. talking about the predatory sexual behaviour patterns of) his friend. As usual for him recently, he set this up with some plausibly deniable subtweeting and now is getting huffy about the reactions he’s just trolled for.  Expect the passive aggressive blog post ‘splaining how his critics just don’t know how to think properly about the deep thoughts of Dawkins within the next 48 hours. [Content note: links to material discussing rape culture, victim blaming, rape myths, sexual harassment] Look:…
  • Open Thread with Wookie Griffon

    tigtog
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    My dog-nephew wearing his winter walking coat features for this week’s Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week. So, what have you been up to? What would you rather be up to? What’s been awesome/awful? Reading? Watching? Making? Meeting? What has [insert awesome inspiration/fave fansquee/guilty pleasure/dastardly ne'er-do-well/threat to all civilised life on the planet du jour] been up to? * Netiquette footnotes: * There is no off-topic on the Weekly Open Thread, but consider whether your comment would be on-topic…
  • Why Janay Rice stayed

    Caperton
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Short answer: We don’t know, and it’s not for us to know or judge. [Trigger warning for domestic violence] An untoward amount of discussion, following Ray Rice’s February domestic violence arrest for beating then fiancee Janay Palmer (now wife Janay Rice) in a casino elevator, strayed to the fact that she stayed with him after the assault. How bad could it really have been, some asked, if she stayed with him? Married him? After all, we only saw the video of him dragging her unconscious body out of the elevator — we don’t know what when on inside that could…
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  • Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort: Everything in one resort, on one of Florida’s most beautiful beaches

    Shelley Seale
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:16 pm
    White sun-washed sand stretches for miles, against a backdrop of brilliant aquamarine ocean. You might think this is the Caribbean, but the Gulf Coast shore of Florida has some incredibly beautiful beaches that can give Caribbean ones a run for their money. One of the most fun and relaxing Gulf Coast Florida getaways is Marco Island. This six-by-four mile island is the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands, stretching south from Naples through the Everglades and to the Florida Keys. Situated along the white sand beach is the island’s premier resort, the Marco Island Marriott Beach…
  • Summer Fun in Telluride, Colorado

    Shelley Seale
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    While it may be famous for being a ski resort, there’s something happening in Telluride just about every week in the summer. This laid-back, hippie-chick mountain town plays host to everything from wine and food events to major music acts and, of course, outdoor and fitness adventures. The picture-postcard setting provides the perfect backdrop for the historic main streets filled with boutiques and coffee shops, and a top-notch foodie scene. For outdoor summer adventure, the San Juan Mountains are the ultimate playground. Hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding are popular…
  • EAT DRINK SF

    Teresa Rodriguez Williamson
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    Join the most incredible list of tastemakers, chefs, wine makers, mixoligists, and amazing events this weekend in San Francisco. They’ve got mobile bars. Two of them: This luxe custom Airstream wine lounge will be your VIP hangout. And this little beauty will be serving refreshments in a spot we’re calling Backyard Bites. They’ve got games: Try your hand at corn hole while sipping on a cold brew and nibbling on backyard-inspired bites. They’ve got cocktails. And beer. And wine. From more than 70 locales both near and far. They’ve got food and…
  • A Diva’s Daily Dose of Health: Sprayology

    Sheila Gaspers
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:41 pm
      Let me begin with a confession. Despite my good intentions to lead a healthy and balanced life, I always seem to fall short.  I am a determined diva who seeks out and stocks up on vitamins, supplements, herbal remedies and protein powders…only to remember the stash long after the expiration date. If this is not you, then you are indeed a better woman than most! For the rest of us, there is help. Sprayology offers a bountiful no-hassle boost to alleviate whatever ails you! The smartly packaged line of holistic and vitamin-rich oral sprays are safe, simple and portable!  …
  • Eleanor Roosevelt’s Lover : Free Theater in San Francisco

    Lynn Friedman
    4 Jul 2014 | 6:38 pm
    In the spirit of gay closets opening everywhere, Eureka Theatre presents Terry Baum in Hick: A Love Story – The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt. I’ve heard the rumors that President Franklin Roosevelt’s wife was gay. The producers want as many people as possible to learn about this love story so they have made all performances free. “Terry Baum’s performance, while proudly lesbian, is also centrally human: about love, passion, silence and back to love again. This is what we need from art: To be made more alive again.” -Dr. Pamela Nichols,…
 
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    Outblush

  • MIPACHA Clasico Aztec Print Low Top Sneaker

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Shoes are made for walking and exploring, so why don't you put on a pair inspired by the landscape and culture of a country far from your backyard? These MIPACHA...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Steam Creams and Oils Any Day Shampoo

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    There's nothing wrong with buying hair masks and deep conditioners like your life depends on it, but make sure you're not neglecting your everyday products - they count just as...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Game of Chromes

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    This little bottle of nail color ($10) has a lot going for it. It's got a perfectly punny and topical name, a trendy neutral color, a long lasting gel formula,...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Skinfood Hydro Fitting Snail Mask Sheet

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    We never thought we'd be cool with smearing snail slime on our faces, but the cute pink gastropod on the package won us over (okay, and the fact that it...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Atom Solid Multi-Purpose Coat Hooks

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Science: it's totally your thing, and even if you stare at atoms all day long through a microscope, you can't resist adding a few more to your collection via a...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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    Sizzle Says

  • Otis Day

    Sizzle
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    Today our little meatball turns one. A puppy is not for the faint of heart. Or the busy. Or the ones who have nice stuff and don’t want it ruined. Since Otis came into our life, we’ve ridden a roller coaster. From those first few nights where we took turns sleeping on the couch with him on our chest to the teething period that seemed to go on forever and our arms and legs looked like they had track marks to the destructive phase of acting out by eating books and holes in the carpet, we have loved this now-not-so-little puppy. He’s such a sweet pea. At the dog park he often…
  • 8 Will Be Great

    Sizzle
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    Dear Finn, Today you turn eight. Oh how the time has flown. Weren’t you just this little bundle? You’re eight going on fourteen. You’ve got smarts and attitude in spades. You swim like a fish, spending so much time in the pool you get prune hands. You’re great with animals. Otis, in particular, really loves you. Whether we’re doing yard work or watching movies, whatever we do together we have fun. Making you laugh is one of my greatest accomplishments. I hope your next year is full of adventure and laughter and wonder and friends and love. Everything good in life…
  • This kind of talk clears a lunch room.

    Sizzle
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    I have named my fibroid Francis. I figure I spend a lot of time thinking about her, she should have a name. Francis is 7 cm. She sits comfortably (for her) on the top of my uterus. My uterus that measures about 7.6 cm in length. She’s really made herself at home, even embedded herself within the lining. Her particular placement makes it so there is pressure on my bladder, so that’s fun to think you have to pee more frequently than you actually do. So not only is she constantly reminding me she’s there with that nonsense but once a month she makes what has been since I was 13…
  • It’s Been a Year

    Sizzle
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    July is not my favorite month. Two years ago, I found out I had cervical cancer. One year ago (today), we lost our pregnancy to an ectopic rupture. These are not life events I have easily bounced back from. At the age of 19 when my father died, I thought that was the worst thing that could ever happen to me. At the time, it was. But that grief was different. It stretched like taffy, pulling me to a breaking point again and again. But this experience? It broke me. Shattered me in splinters of my former self. The last two years have been the happiest and the saddest of my life. Buying our…
  • Living In the In Between

    Sizzle
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:33 pm
    I haven’t wanted to write. In the last year I’ve closed myself up and tightened my circle of trusted confidantes which has essentially silenced this blog where I’ve (over) shared for nine years. It’s just all been so much, so nuanced, so extremely personal, that I couldn’t find the words to share it with you. But I feel compelled to try because I’ve been looking around for other stories like mine and I’m not really finding them. I know they have to be out there but is anyone talking about it? About what comes after losing a pregnancy and discovering…
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Better Peripartum Pain Management: An Intervention to Reduce Risk of Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    A recent report suggests that epidural labor analgesia is associated with a decreased risk of postpartum depression (PPD). This prospective study included 214 pregnant women from Beijing, China who were preparing for a vaginal delivery. Epidural labor analgesia was performed in 107 of 214 patients based on their request. Depressive symptoms were assessed with the Edinburgh Postnatal […] The post Better Peripartum Pain Management: An Intervention to Reduce Risk of Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Screening for Postpartum Depression: Uninsured Women

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    While we are advocating universal screening for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, it is unclear if we have the ability to provide mental health services to this population in need. One significant obstacle to treatment is health insurance; this is a considerable problem in this population, since many women may not want or be able […] The post Screening for Postpartum Depression: Uninsured Women appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Wellbutrin (Bupropion) Exposure and Risk of Cardiac Malformations

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Bupropion is commonly used to treat depression, and is also prescribed to support smoking cessation. Early data on bupropion-exposure during pregnancy raised concern for a possible increase in risk of malformations of the heart and large blood vessels in bupropion-exposed infants. Subsequent data from bupropion pregnancy registries has been reassuring, however, and do not demonstrate an overall increase in risk of cardiac defects following first trimester bupropion exposure. Although the overall risk of cardiac defects was not increased, the distribution of specific defects in these…
  • Internet Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Although postpartum depression (PPD) affects about 15% of all women after the birth of a child, most women with PPD receive no treatment. One of the problems has been inadequate screening for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Over the last decade, there has been an emphasis on educating health care professionals to reliably screen for PPD; however, other obstacles to obtaining treatment remain. Many women cannot find appropriate treaters in their area. Others are not able to get childcare in order to attend weekly appointments. Given these limitations, it is important that we explore…
  • Response to the New York Times Article on SSRIs and Pregnancy: Moving Toward a More Balanced View of Risk

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:21 pm
    We have received many emails and calls from colleagues and patients regarding the recent article on the safety of SSRI use during pregnancy published in the New York Times.  In this article, health writer Roni Caryn Rabin, detailed the risks associated with the use of antidepressants during pregnancy. The post Response to the New York Times Article on SSRIs and Pregnancy: Moving Toward a More Balanced View of Risk appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
 
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    Life in Transition

  • How to Cope When Kids Fly the Coop

    Natalie Caine
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Natalie was featured as an empty nest expert in a new article published in the Chicago Tribune. Natalie Caine, founder of Life in Transition, remembers the feeling all too well. As her daughter and only child prepared to venture off to college 3,000 miles away from home (moving from Los Angeles to New York), Caine feared how their relationship would change. She hosted a meeting with other parents in her shoes, and out of that blossomed her counseling service. She provides advice to parents preparing for empty nests. Caine and several other experts shared with us their tips for how to cope.
  • Let’s Try Again

    Natalie Caine
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Transitions can bring forward your worst and best parts of you.  What helps is to EXPECT BOTH. At one of my presentations, a woman stood and asked, “I don’t know why I get so angry quickly. It is embarrassing and I just can’t seem to stop myself.”  She bravely shared more about her current change. The details aren’t that important. What is valuable is she was in over load.  What she came to discover that day of sharing was that her anger was her automatic response. She hadn’t learned, safely, to be vulnerable. Under her quick anger were hidden tears. She figured this out…
  • Lasting Impressions

    Natalie Caine
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    I thought it would be fun, for end of summer, to share some of your happy moments.  I will begin and you add on. 1. Walks on the beach in the evening 2. Jackson Hole hikes to lakes and views of Tetons 3. Being with friends, who had more free time, to deeply share and catch up on NOW WHAT… 4. Braving up to speak on a pilot TV talk show segment 5. A walk with a very special person, in Venice, CA, talking about commitment 6. Seeing blue, August, jelly fish on the sand for the first time with hubby 7. Photographing sunrises 8. Music gathering at a woman’s home and remembering…
  • When Kids Leave Home

    Natalie Caine
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    “My sister is on her way to drop off her first college kid.” That is the call I got last week. I have never had a sister call about letting go and now what, as kids leave home for college, or marriage, or work. She shared how this boy, this little fire cracker boy, who slept in her back car as they caravanned on vacations, every summer to the lake, was more like her kid than any kid she ever knew. She took a photo of her back seat, lined with toys, boxes of cheese crackers, raisins, orange slices in baggies, juice boxes, water bottles, and sports equipment, and mailed it to his…
  • Grieving

    Natalie Caine
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
     I need to be in the rain. I was invited to sun, but not now. Rain is my companion to weep. I need to be in the rain. I was invited to sun, but I am not ready. I lost, she lost, and now, I don’t know. I need to be in the rain. If I cannot allow myself to be with thunder, then, I cannot heal. I know me.  I need to be in the rain. I will not sit soaked forever. So invite me, again, to sun. Natalie Caine M.A. Life In Transition, What’s Next? Empty Nest Support Services (800) 446-3310 or (310) 454-0040 Los Angeles Featured in Time Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Wall Street…
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    BettyConfidential

  • Surviving Monogamy: Tips From Your Gay Best Friend

    Betty Confidential
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Congratulations! You did the impossible. You met a guy who’s into you and he fits all of your major criteria: his hands feel great on your shoulders, you love the smell of his hair even when he hasn’t washed it, and you can borrow his clothes because you both wear the same size jeans. Wait, those are my criteria. Anyway, the point is, you’ve had the big conversation and have both agreed you are blissfully monogamous. Hooray! But, what do you do to make sure settling down doesn’t mean settling into an emotional stupor? Here’s my advice… Go Out, Be Flirtful, And Multiply Normally,…
  • The 10 Craziest Wedding Themes We’ve Ever Seen

    Betty Confidential
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Everyone’s been to that one strange wedding. Maybe the bride rode in on a motorcycle, maybe the groom sang his vows, maybe the entire wedding party was nude. We’ve all been to a strange wedding or two. But has anyone ever been to a wedding as out there as these?
  • How to Save Your Relationship in 7 Minutes Flat

    Betty Confidential
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Here are two facts of life that seem at odds. First, relationships—especially marriage and marriage-like partnerships—are good for us and good for our health. When you have a partner who supports you, encourages you, helps you be the best person you can be, and also has sex with you, this is about the most wonderful thing in the world. I take that back—it is the most wonderful thing in the world. Unfortunately, the second fact is that the quality (read: satisfaction, passion, trust, intimacy, etc.) of our relationships declines over time for just about everyone. Once you fall in love…
  • Trend Alert! Wear White All Year Long

    Betty Confidential
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:53 pm
    You know that ancient rule that you can’t wear white after Labor Day? It seems that big fashion enthusiasts enforce this rule. Athough many of us may abide by it, most don’t understand the meaning behind it. After some brief research, Jamie Danno, author of Jamiedanno.com, gave us all the details behind some justifiable reseaoning. “For centuries wearing white during summer was a way to stay cool– like swapping out hot cocoa for a watermelon cocktail. And, this action rings more true in regions along the East Coast and in those areas where there is actual seasonal…
  • A Woman’s Guide to Porn

    Betty Confidential
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Women have plenty of different opinions when it comes to porn – many love it, some are intrigued by it, others are scared of it, and a good portion think it’s just not their cup of tea. (And then, there are also women who are addicted to it, a subject covered in the New York Times article, “The Other Porn Addicts,” about a Kansas church that’s counseling young women with this problem.) But for those who enjoy visiting the erotic world from time to time, or would like to give it a try – whether it’s for pleasure, educational purposes or to explore fantasies – it can be hard to…
 
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • Boy Dog Names?

    Suzanne
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’m in search of the perfect boy dog name. About a month ago, I had a list of one hundred possible names. I narrowed it down to two. Now, I’m starting all over. My future dog will be my constant companion as a service dog. He has to have the perfect name. I know I do NOT want a name like Samson and/or Goliath … there are zillions of Newfoundlands with those names. There are also way too many Newfoundlands named after bears. An adult male Newf is HUGE but that doesn’t mean he has to be named Samson/Goliath/Yogi/Baloo. I head to Canada on Friday to meet the litter. I…
  • Mouthing Off About Random Things

    Suzanne
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    I seem to have a lot going on in my brain lately. Much of it has to do with puppies. Four weeks old!  Newfoundland Puppy. I also seem to have a lot of opinions about random things. Here goes …. •  The NFL has a public relations problem.  The problem exists because the NFL has always lived in a “look the other way” culture.  From the time boys are young, they’re forgiven bad behavior if they excel athletically.  Particularly in football.  Professional football players have a Code of Conduct clause in their contracts.  (As do most executives and employees of…
  • Holy Heat Wave!

    Suzanne
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    I got back to California last night. It was 98F  (36.7C)  INSIDE my house when I arrived home…. AT NIGHT! Sheesh! The a/c hasn’t stopped running since I got home. I have four very busy, scheduled, days here in California. And, oh my! THE LAUNDRY! My arm flipped out big time my first thirty six hours in Texas. It was a very (!!!) bad deal. I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised by it – It was a long trip and involved a lot of flights/states/hotels. I know, from years of experience, the more I use my arm the worse the pain gets. Luggage is the devil! It was a…
  • I’m in Texas …?

    Suzanne
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    I arrived in Texas late yesterday. I think. I keep getting confused regarding where I am, what day it is, and what time zone I’m in. Before I left Atlanta I took this fisheye photo of my surroundings: Good-bye Atlanta:  Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. I’ll admit to being tired. I have one more hotel, And one more flight ahead of me on this adventure. I knew when I booked this trip I was taking on a lot. (But, geographically, it made sense.) What I didn’t know, originally, Is that after this trip I’d only be able to return home for…
  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Suzanne
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’m in Atlanta now. And, to be honest, I don’t have much time to actually see Atlanta. I did take a few long exposure night photos. This is the only one I’ve had time to edit so far: Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. I love the bright green lights on the middle building. They look stunning at night and they reflect on the other buildings and the surrounding area. I was happy to get a chance to see my niece and her adorable baby while I was here. My family is scattered all over the country. It makes it difficult to see everyone on a frequent…
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  • boatcation: on the boatgram edition

    Casey
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    Most of our time was spent on the water slides, can you tell? One major bummer is the big slides weren’t working for the first four days (half) of our trip. Since school was back in session, there weren’t many kids on board so it didn’t seem to be a huge priority to get it fixed, but the families who were on board were pretty bummed. The ship we were on, Carnival Sunshine, was actually retrofitted and relaunched last year (originally built in 1995.) While we could tell it was an older ship (based on layout) everything on it felt fresh and updated. There were a lot of…
  • photo mess? this life will bring you photo bliss.

    Casey
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    There has been one item on almost every to-do list for the past three years, chances are you have a similar one on yours — or at least the thought in the back of your mind. “I need to organize and back up all my photos and videos.” You with me? Good, keep reading: Since you’re still with me, chances are the thought of backing up and organizing all your photos fills you with a certain sense of panic or doom. For me, it’s the fact that I use 5+ devices to take photos and videos which makes the task — in a word — monumental. While my DSLR photos are really well organized, my phone…
  • boatcation: off the boatgram edition

    Casey
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    What we did on each stop: Grand Turk: There was a beach and Margaritaville pool right off the pier, rather than taking a taxi to a more private beach we figured we’d go with what was there. The girls were able to witness a beer belly competition. So, that was fun to explain. (Free, aside from a little souvenir for my sister.) Puerto Rico (Old San Juan): You can find all that here. ($10 admission to the fort, $3 for pastries and $6 for water. Lots of water.) St. Thomas, USVI: We took a taxi to Magen’s Bay ($8 per person each way + $4 beach admittance for Cody and me.) This was our…
  • boatcation: puerto ricogram edition

    Casey
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Nothing wraps up climbing a bazillion 300-year-old stairs like buying pastries from the back of a truck on a street corner. Old San Juan? We dig you. (Pictured: Old San Juan, Castillo San Felipe Del Morro and Santa Maria Magdelena de Pazzis Cemetery) Copyright © 2014 moosh in indy.. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, the site you are looking at is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact mooshinindy (at) gmail (dot) com so we can take legal action immediately.Plugin by Taragana
  • random ankles

    Casey
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Last week Cody took Vivi into the restroom at a restaurant so she could do her business. When she was done, he asked her to stand with her nose in the corner so he could do his as well. Afterwards she burst out of the restroom and shouted “DAD DIDN’T SIT DOWN AND HE PEED OUT OF HIS BELLYBUTTON!” as soon as she saw me. Last night on FaceTime she asked my dad if he was pregnant. She also currently hates trees. (She has for awhile, one evening she simply got out of the car, looked around and said “I hate trees.” Her position has yet to change.) She blames all of her…
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    Viva la Feminista

  • New Book: Mothering in East Asian Communities: Politics and Practices

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Demeter Press is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of the collection, Mothering in East Asian Communities: Politics and Practices Edited by Patti Duncan and Gina WongIn Mothering in East Asian Communities, Duncan and Wong seamlessly rupture a homogenous identity category—that of the “tiger mom.” The editors invoke the works of diverse contributors who critically challenge essentialized identity categories and racialized and sexualized experiences of women of color within the institution of motherhood and practices of mothering. Here, the edited volume grapples with…
  • Summer of Feminista - Latina Feminist Friendships [video]

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Well we've turned on the heat at home, pumpkin spice products have hit the market and we have to wear socks again...this only means one thing, summer is over. But before we put away the lawn lights (ahem...), let's take some time to view this amazing video that Kat Lazo, Patricia Valoy, Dior Vargas and Raquel Reichard took the time to make in response to my prompt to talk about how your girlfriends fit into your feminism. Thank you mujeres for this video. It was moving, funny and sums up the summer perfectly. I'm not even going to attempt a summary post. Thank you to everyone who participated…
  • Update on Space Camp!

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    A quick update...1) I am all set! And we're now just one month away from me paying for the most expensive vomit ever. YES!!2) While I only raised less than half of what I wanted to pay for this birthday gift, I am closing down my GoFundMe campaign for two reasons. The first was the fact that they will allow campaigns to support the police officer who killed Michael Brown, but secondly they think raising money for abortions is bad. So ok, make a case that raising money for an officer before he's found guilty shouldn't be a big deal..Seriously, I'll give you that. And even PayPal and all the…
  • Book Review: Encyclopedia of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Encyclopedia of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan is a beautiful addition to any home library. Monaghan sets out a geographical encyclopedia which allows for anyone to find their goddess or heroine based on where they hail from. I am fairly certain this is the book I used early on in my goddess studies to attempt to create a personal global pantheon. The entries are fairly short, except as you might expect for the Virgin Mary, thus make an excellent starting point for any budding goddess scholar. Since it is an encyclopedia I did not read this cover to cover. I did though…
  • Summer of Feminista: Four Friends

    16 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Today Summer of Feminista is proud to welcome back, Linda Garcia Merchant. Linda Garcia Merchant, an award-winning filmmaker and Independent scholar, is technical director of the Chicana Por Mi Raza Project, a community partner for the Somos Latinas Oral History Project and the Chicana Chicago/MABPW Collection Project, a member of the LGBT Giving Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women and a board member of the Chicago Area Women's History Council. Watch the trailer for Linda's latest production 'Yo Soy Eva' , being released this fall.Every year for the past thirty years I get…
 
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    Tales of Wit and Charm, Where Sarcasm Comes Standard

  • 58 Days

    Sarah
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    My due date is 58 days away. I’m so ready for this to be over; pregnancy is definitely not my favorite stage in life. That said, I’m incredibly excited to meet our daughter. Our daughter. OUR DAUGHTER. I have to keep repeating that, because it just doesn’t feel real. Sure, I can feel her kick… um, constantly. Yet, my mind is having trouble grasping that this is a human and not just some freak medical condition that will just magically go away and not produce a human. You guys, a daughter! I am going to be in charge of raising another human being. The universe allowed…
  • Love is Weird

    Sarah
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Saturday afternoon, Chris and I were driving home after grabbing lunch. In an attempt to make idle conversation Chris asked, “What will you do someday when I die?” Because I’m SUCH a romantic, I didn’t skip a beat and said,”Kill myself, obviously. What will you do when I die?” He looked at me, as if in deep thought and said, “Probably build something.” Um, WTF, build something? I guess that’s fine, as long as it’s a shrine to me. Other posts you may enjoy. Or not, whatever. Chris Deserves a TrophyThe Sleeping Habits (or lack thereof)…
  • Baby Names

    Sarah
    18 Jun 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Today someone asked me if we had a name for the baby. Silly question, since I have named basically every inanimate object I’ve ever owned. “Of course we have a name! Right now I’m calling her Goddamn Fetus, but we are thinking of changing it in time for her birth.” At that moment I realized I am a monster and shouldn’t be allowed to procreate, but at least I’m a funny monster to some. Just not the person I was speaking to at the moment. But oh well, you can’t win over everyone. Other posts you may enjoy. Or not, whatever. Things Your Asshole Friends…
  • Things Your Asshole Friends Don’t Tell You About Pregnancy Symptoms

    Sarah
    27 May 2014 | 5:04 pm
    In an attempt to get our house ready for a tiny human that will be arriving in October, I took a couple much needed days off work. At 19 weeks pregnant, I have the energy to get shit done and wanted to take advantage before that disappears along with my waistline. A few hours into my de-junking project I got bored and ran to the grocery store to get that task out of the way. I raced through Harmons throwing basically anything vegetarian with protein into my cart and headed to the check-out line. Normally the cashiers are uber friendly, so it was really odd that the cashier barely spoke to me.
  • Procreation, It Happens

    Sarah
    5 May 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Pregnancy is so goddamn weird. And I’m not even talking about the weirdness that is happening to my body, but rather how people react. The most common reaction comes from my family to my husband. “Chris, we are just SO VERY proud of you.” Um, proud of him… for what exactly? Jizzing in their daughter/sister/granddaughter? Maybe it’s normal to tell an expectant father you’re proud of him, but to me it sounds so odd. How about being proud of me? I’m the one actually growing our daughter, and I’d like a parade… or at least a trophy. If that happens will someone please wake me…
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  • How To Employ The Right Person For the Job

    Sponsor Contributor
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
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  • Is it Getting Tougher to Manage Home and Office?

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    15 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
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  • 3 Tips to Develop the Right Image in Business

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    14 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
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  • Kate Wilson Joins the Women on Business Contributor Team

    Susan Gunelius
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
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  • Does The HR Profession Need To Embrace Technology?

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    12 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
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    Woman Tribune

  • Tuesday Giveaway Linkup: September 16th – September 23rd

    Holly
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Welcome to another great week of fabulous giveaways! If you’re a blogger, use this space to help spread the word about the giveaways you are hosting by linking them up in the linky below. While you’re here, lend some support to your fellow bloggers who have linked up and enter a giveaway or two. Who knows, you just may end up winning some really cool stuff! Here are the specifics on how our Tuesday Giveaway Linkup works: add the direct link to your giveaway below; do not leave links to your blog’s main page, social media accounts, or affiliate links. This space is open to…
  • EVERYONE REJOICE! ‘Gilmore Girls’ is Coming to Netflix

    Holly
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Even though the popular series aired its final episode in 2007, I am still completely, shamelessly obsessed with “Gilmore Girls.” I first started watching when the pilot aired in 2000, I still watch and re-watch the DVDs in bed before falling asleep at night, and I have even been known to watch the syndicated reruns that air on ABC Family on the occasional lazy afternoon. I simply cannot get enough of the fast-talking mother-daughter duo from the fictional Stars Hollow, Connecticut. While I still watch “Gilmore Girls” on a nearly constant basis, and have multiple…
  • Julep, BaubleBar & Shermans Travel Team Up for EPIC Fashion Week Giveaway

    Holly
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    I’ve been watching a lot of New York Fashion Week footage the last several days, and just like years past, the excitement is palpable. Between the stunning designs, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with top designers and models, it’s easy to start daydreaming about how you too could be in attendance at Fashion Week. Well, when we discovered that some of our favorite brands had teamed up to offer one incredibly lucky fashion lover a trip to New York City for Fashion Week 2015, we knew we had to share it with you! Shermans Travel teamed up with Julep and BaubleBar for an…
  • Tuesday Giveaway Linkup: September 9th – September 16th

    Holly
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Welcome to another great week of fabulous giveaways! If you’re a blogger, use this space to help spread the word about the giveaways you are hosting by linking them up in the linky below. While you’re here, lend some support to your fellow bloggers who have linked up and enter a giveaway or two. Who knows, you just may end up winning some really cool stuff! Here are the specifics on how our Tuesday Giveaway Linkup works: add the direct link to your giveaway below; do not leave links to your blog’s main page, social media accounts, or affiliate links. This space is open to…
  • Monday Morning Tunes: The Civil Wars

    Holly
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    It shouldn’t have taken me until now to write about The Civil Wars, or at least mention them. Since it has taken me until now to dedicate a Monday Morning Tunes post to them, I have to tell you that this incredible, four-time Grammy Award-winning duo has officially parted ways. Having been on an indefinite hiatus since late 2012, Joy Williams and John Paul White released a statement in early August announcing that their musical partnership had come to an end. Before this announcement, the only work the Civil Wars had released was the “Bare Bones EP,” consisting of alternate…
 
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    Rise of the Innerpreneur

  • More Than You Are

    Tara Joyce
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Do you notice the way it feels to leave the world you’ve worked so hard to create — here and now — for some idea of who you think you should be? In those moments, what is it that you’re grasping for? Do you feel overwhelmed by a desire to be more, to do more, to have more? I know I do. When we’re feeling less than, we’re in the midst of a painful conflict between being more and being who we are. It’s only in returning to the present moment and ourselves that we again trust in our innate ability to be grounded. Simply no larger or smaller than we naturally…
  • now, Now, NOW!

    Tara Joyce
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    For the sake of my personal and business health, I must not get caught up in the now, Now, NOW-ness of anyone or anything else. It doesn’t need to be NOW. I don’t need to hurry. Despite what I hear, and how I (sometimes) feel, there is no race to get to where I’m going. There is only NOW. There is only this space I currently find myself in. I do my best when moving at my pace — at the speed and energy that pleases and works for me. The rest of the world can have their pace, and I can remain confident in mine. For the truth is, I have all the time and space I need. There is…
  • All Opinions Are Not Created Equal

    Tara Joyce
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    People will always have their opinions. And some of them may be about you, and about your work. An opinion is simply one person’s point of view, one person’s way of seeing things. It’s no stronger or weaker than any another perspective. It’s no more true or false. It’s simply one person’s judgement. Nothing more. It’s the way in which one delivers their opinion and why, that allows their perspective to hold more weight or less. How do you deliver your perspective? And why do you present it? Within these answers lies the true value of the opinion. Not…
  • Conclusions

    Tara Joyce
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:06 pm
    When I feel I need to perform, my mind jumps to conclusions over and over about how YOU are interpreting and enjoying what I am doing or have done. Over and over I come up with negative judgements about what I have produced, and what YOU have decided. I can’t be perfect. IT can’t be perfect. And yet I WANT (it) to be, and, in part, I feel I NEED (it) to be. Maybe then SHE would be satisfied. I AM my own worst judge. Perhaps, my conclusions will always happen. Perhaps, my mind, my inner critic, will always have something to say. But I DO have a choice in what I do with these…
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    Get Organized Wizard

  • I Need Your Help! Proposed 2015 Program Schedule.

    Kylie Browne
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    We experimented this year with our first yearly program schedule that allowed members to participate in the programs as a group. The feedback was brilliant so we are going to do it again next year. Here is a link to the proposed 2015 program schedule. You’ll see all the programs are scattered throughout the year – plus a few new ones! This includes a brand new online program for 52 Organizing Missions, due to be launched in January.  At no extra cost to all of our Premium Subscribers! Please take a minute to click the link and let me know what you think. Is it too much? Too…
  • Avoiding Energy Drainers That Ruin Your Productivity

    Kylie Browne
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    The tricky thing about energy drainers is that you don’t realize at first that they are draining you. You give, they take, and take and take. Then all of a sudden you realize and think, Hey, that’s not fair! Below are the energy drainers to avoid if you wish to maintain your productivity and live your life simply but with purpose. 1. Toxic Relationships These relationships involve people who leave you emotionally drained and exhausted. A psychic vampire if you will! Psychic vampires are not bad people. You may even be a psychic vampire yourself. If you know that you take a lot…
  • 30 Home Decluttering Hacks

    Roelen Fernandez
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:48 am
    Clutter limits the brain’s ability to process information. It distracts you and makes you irritable, at work and at home. So says the study conducted by researchers from the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute.   The good news is that being organized has health benefits. Yay! You consume less energy and you gain mental clarity. Now, imagine a clean and organized desk at work, then going home to enter your clean and decluttered home. It’s a nice thought, isn’t it? Stress-free. But, how do you start living this kind of life? Below is a list of brilliant…
  • Identify Your Home Values And Create A Sanctuary

    Kylie Browne
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Does Your Home Reflect The Way You Want To Live? If you’re looking to declutter and reorganize the layout of  some rooms in your home, first consider your home values. Home Values What are home values? I like to think of these as those ways you make your house a home. Consider for example, which of the following values would you like your home to reflect: Comfort Beauty Warmth Order Family Minimalism Retreat or sanctuary Harmony Simplicity Visual clarity Aesthetic appeal Love Once you decide the tone you want for your home, you’ll be able to make fast and easy de-clutter…
  • Ways to Keep Your Hotel Room Tidy

    Kylie Browne
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:47 pm
    If you’re staying in a hotel room, chances are you’re on vacation, a business trip or having an overnight stay on a short journey. Less is more when you’ve got such little space! What’s the best way to keep your hotel room organized? Let’s start with these: Unpack. If you’re staying in that room for more than two nights, I would unpack. Store you bulky luggage in the closet, or in a corner and use the space freely without having to step over or rummage through luggage.  Hang it up. Use as many hangers as you can. Ask for more, or even take a few extras…
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • Here’s what to do when you’re feeling small. Reframe your power.

    Danielle
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Speaking at Just Love, One Billion Rising For Justice One of my most meaningful speaking gigs was for Eve Ensler and her Just Love event. Her effective devotion to ending violence against women, her creative gift of The Vagina Monologues and wrenchingly human and beautiful writing… to ride on her starbeam and lend my own voice to the consciousness that V-Day is raising — well, I would have walked on glass to be there. Honour of a lifetime. I was speaking in the afternoon so I sat in the audience and listened to the other talks. The women spoke of the psychology and spirituality of trauma…
  • The first ever Desire Map WORKSHOPS are rolling out! LA. Seattle. Vancouver. Calgary. The Bay Area. Victoria BC.

    Danielle
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    THE DESIRE MAP WORKSHOP LEVEL 1. A course for discovering your core desired feelings. It’s happening! A live, guided COURSE. With heaps of rituals, a-ha’s, and a Desire Map workbook to write your heart out in. Leading up to the January 2015 release of our Desire Map Licensing Program we are over-the-moon to present to you our pioneer team of Desire Map WORKSHOP leaders. Workshops are happening in six different cities in the US and Canada as weekend intensives, an overnight retreat, a six-week in-person experience, and a six-week virtual experience. Some are integrating yoga and…
  • A one-day Q&A event in LA for your writing & publishing dreams, with Linda Sivertsen, Justine Musk, & me.

    amandas
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ever wish you could have an hour, a lunch — or a whole day — to sit with a woman living her creative dream so that you could ask her: HOW? HOW DID YOU DO IT? AND HOW CAN I? Loves, it’s time! Get it real and get in gear. Write your own rules. Make your creative dream a new reality. I’m thrilled to announce the first-ever… OPEN BOOKS EVENT! Join Linda Sivertsen, Justine Musk, and me for an in-person, FULL-DAY Q&A immersion for your writing, publishing, and creative dreams. Think of it as a think tank intensive built around YOUR questions. A very full day of…
  • The Chorus (A poem for those of us always trying to get ahead.)

    Danielle
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Chorus: The long time of loud striving the symbols of success keeping time in my head always a quarter b-b-beat behind. I came to a labyrinth in the woods. I was there for a holiday that was really a funeral that became my birth-day. A priest had made a labyrinth in the woods. “Anyone can walk it,” he said. Labyrinths need to be walked. So I entered the outer ring and all I could hear was the Chorus. Chorus: The long time of loud striving the symbols of success keeping time in my head always a quarter b-b-beat behind. How can I hear now? How can I hear now? Determination is a song…
  • A new guide for starting your own conversation group. Gather. Talk. Elevate.

    amandas
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Meaningful conversations with a lovely Vancouver conversation group. All light. Our new app, Conversation Starters (YA, download it HERE!), is making goodness like this happen: “I met a co-worker for lunch on our day off. I asked her one question. She answered and said, “ask another!” I asked, “What do you really want, but deep down, you think you don’t deserve?” She said, “a daughter.” Blew me away. Deepened our friendship, and opened a conversation we never would’ve had otherwise.” – Erin This. THIS is why we made it…
 
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    The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC

  • Back to Basics Weight Loss Challenge: Check In Week 2

    lisa
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Good morning Shrinkers! How did your week go?  Are you shrinking away?  Maybe not yet since it is only week 2 but soon enough, you could be.  I love the concept of this challenge- just doing what works and keeping it simple.  Notice I didn’t say *easy* because as we all know, if it was easy, everyone would be able to lose weight whenever they wanted to.  It takes dedication, commitment and discipline……and US!  We are here for YOU all along the way. The challenge started September 3rd and continues through Oct. 1. Short and sweet.  Fast and furious.  Down and dirty.
  • Turkey Trot and Mutt Strut Virtual 5k Training

    Bari
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:28 pm
    We here at The Sisterhood have a passion for fitness.  For many of us, that includes running and we all started out looking at that first 5k as our goal.  Is this a goal of yours?  Have you always wanted to become a runner but didn’t know where to start?  Are you coming back to running from a break?  Did you start training for a 5k but fall off the wagon? No worries!  I have just the thing for you!  Perhaps you’ve heard of the Couch to 5k Program.  Please take a moment to go check it out.  I’ll wait.  Are you intrigued?  Did you know The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans has…
  • Giving Back Feels Right

    anng
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
        Here at the Sisterhood we are all about giving back because we know how it’s the right thing to do. That’s the reason this site was created in the beginning; to give back and create a network of others to give back to, in regards to what we have learned or are learning to help each of us to be healthier and to lose weight! Since it’s beginning days in the fall of 2008, we have continued to find more and more ways to give back to our world around us. It’s just the right thing to do and it feels good! Three times a year we hold Virtual Races and we donate a…
  • The Older Sister / Kindred Spirits

    Nancy
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    I love to find out that there are people having the same problems that I am. Having a kindred spirit makes things just feel better. At least you know you aren’t alone in your troubles and having them be in my own age group is the icing on the cake. Last week, I did a post about how hard it is to avoid temptation when you are trying to lose weight. Doing the right thing is just so hard sometimes. Not all the time (thank goodness), but certainly sometimes. I asked our wonderful readers if they had any little tricks or ideas to help me with this issue. I got some great replies that I would…
  • Outdoor vs. Indoor Running

    melissas
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    And so it begins. The air is getting cooler, the rain is turning to sleet, which turns to snow (at least here in Colorado ALREADY!) and the motivation to go on a run completely fades away. The imminent use of the treadmill is in my near future, and I’m dreading it. I’m the type of person who prefers to run outdoors, with an ever-changing scenery, natural inclines and declines, and with my pup, of course. The treadmill takes away all of these components for me and running becomes boring – a chore. Plus, I’m now back in school (week 1 of grad school done! Only…
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    Oh Hey

  • Dinner with PlateJoy

    Corrin
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I enjoyed a week’s worth of food courtesy of PlateJoy. Affiliate links are used below — sign up for PlateJoy and we each get a $20 credit! All opinions are my own. I am not one to perpetuate busy (we’re all busy, we just have different priorities), but the past few weeks have been non-stop. To the point where I haven’t been able to make it to the grocery store. And sushi delivery knows I like extra spicy mayo with my tuna rolls. So when PlateJoy offered me a week of healthy, fresh, and ready to prepare meals, I answered with my stomach. If you’re unfamiliar,…
  • Nap Time

    Corrin
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I am a champion napper. No cat naps or lunchtime siestas over here. If I lay down for a nap, it’s a 2-3 hour time investment. And it’s in your best interest not to wake me up before I hit the two-hour mark. I’m not one of those nappers who can fall asleep anywhere, though. The conditions have to be just right. I need pillows, blankets, air conditioning, and relative darkness. Given the duration of my perfect nap, you’d think it would hinder my nighttime sleep. Not the case. I can get eight blissful hours of sleep shortly after a nap and I can note a handful of…
  • Worthy of the Week

    Corrin
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Worthy of the Week Texting anxiety caused by little bubbles. My sister and I were just testing whether the bubbles indicated typing or sending. We still can’t figure out how to adjust the settings so recipients don’t see us typing. Happiest. Dog. Ever. This is making me kick myself for not seeing the Vivian Maier exhibit in Chicago a few years back. Which makes me every more intent on seeing David Bowie Is. The most adorable plant delivery service (if you’re in NYC). It’s most likely the last thing I need, but I really want a watercolor portrait of Ollie. If…
  • Quilted Fashions Under $50

    Corrin
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Without realizing it, I have succumb to one of fall’s hottest trends — the quilted look. I bought two jackets and a short sleeve sweater and I can’t wait for the weather to cool off so I can wear them all fall. I love the added texture and weight quilting brings to clothes without all the bulk. Quilting is also synonymous with some pretty upscale brands and the pieces popping up at retailers this fall are doing a darn good job of looking much pricier than they actually are. Here are a handful of quilted fashions under $50 to add to your fall wardrobe! {top row} Asos quilted…
  • Buying Glasses Online

    Corrin
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I like wearing glasses. They’ve become my signature. But there’s something aggravating about someone who doesn’t need glasses wearing them as an accessory. Glasses are finally fashionable and I feel like it’s a reward for everyone who has suffered through being called four-eyes and had to wear wire frames and transition lenses. Stop stealing our thunder! But I digress. I gave up on buying my glasses from my eye doctor years ago because 1.) expensive 2.) they didn’t have any of the trendy styles I was looking for and 3.) expensive. Instead, I buy my glasses…
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    YourTango | The Latest Smart Talk About Love

  • Why You Must Stop Believing The Alpha Male Hype

    loveexpert
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Think alpha males are mysterious hunks? They may be but below the surface they are big, giant babies. Debi Derndt explains why dating an alpha male may not be worth the effort. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • I've Been Roofied 2x And I Think Anti-Rape Nail Polish Is Genius

    madeleineshade
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The thing that gets me is that there is an average of 237,868 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). That means that someone, somewhere in the United States is being sexually assaulted every one to two minutes. How is this happening? And what can we do to stop it? Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • 6 Reasons To Ask The Guy You Stalk On Facebook Out

    lpena
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    Dating expert Lauren A. Pena shares the dating rules and then why you should break them! Read on for the 7 reasons you should ask the guy you're crushing on on a date. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • Casual Sex Won't Make You A Slut (Or His Girlfriend)

    michaelhollan
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Saying you're into casual sex won't trick a man into dating you. Here's why. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • Here's The #1 Secret To Keeping The Spark Alive!

    yourtangoexperts
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    NDN Video ID:  26804539 Hitting a rouch patch in a marriage can be really scary, especially when thinking about all of the research that shows that couples tend to call it quits around this time. Who's to say that we'll come out of this stronger than before? How do we even end this cycle, anyway?read more
 
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    Female Forum

  • Could You Be Depressed?

    9 Sep 2014 | 4:18 pm
    If you have been feeling emotionally down for a while and you are having trouble shaking off the feeling, it may be more than just the normal ups and downs of life that is bothering you. It could be depression. Depression is not a sign of mental or emotional weakness. Many things can bring depression on - such as stress, life issues, hormones, and more. No one is immune to it and anyone can develop it. The National Mental Health Association reports that in the United States alone, 12 million women are diagnosed with depression each year. It also states that one out of every eight women is…
  • Transitioning from Print Writing to Online Markets

    9 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    If you are a freelance writer who writes for print publications like magazines and newspapers, you know that times are changing. Many print markets are going under as the Internet is taking over how people receive their information. If you want to advance your career and start marketing yourself as a writer to online markets, there are some things that you should know. Writing for print markets and writing for online markets are two different animals. And, how your articles will be found by the readers requires that you have some technical knowledge about search engines and how to write so…
  • 10 Things to Think About When Making a Birth Plan

    4 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    If you are expecting a baby, the chances are high that the labor and delivery experience is consistently on your mind. No doubt you generally know what type of birthing experience you want to have and you’ve voiced it to your doctors. Yet, instead of just voicing your wishes to your health care providers, you should take it a step further and write up a birth plan. A birth plan is a tangible list of the decisions you have made regarding the birth of your baby. Making out a birth plan will ensure that your wishes are very clear and that everyone that is assisting you with your pregnancy,…
  • Should Your Business Be in Your Home?

    4 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    For some business owners, home is not only where their heart and family resides, it is also where they have their businesses. Roughly one-fifth of all small businesses are being operated out of homes, and the numbers are estimated to rise. The types of businesses that individuals are doing in their home vary. Some are service-oriented jobs such as child or elder care; others are in the hospitality sector such as catering, bed and breakfasts and so on. No matter the type of business you want to start – be it your own bookkeeping service, specialty mail-order, computer software consulting,…
  • When a Partner or Spouse Dies

    10 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    The death of a partner is one of the most stressful losses you may face in life. When two people live together, they become emotionally dependent on each other to some degree. There are some couples who are so dependent upon each other that each partner feels like ‘a half’ and together they make ‘a whole.’ Other couples remain distinct, independent individuals inside the relationship and they are not very dependent on the other. The degree of your independence in the relationship will generally determine the grief work that you will have to undertake to come to terms with the death of…
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    She Takes on The World

  • The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done

    Natalie MacNeil
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    I’ve got some BIG NEWS to share with you today! As you probably already know, after having our most successful year in business yet, my team and I went on a little sabbatical. I think taking time to recharge is an important part of upleveling your business and your life. I took a vacation in England, Ireland, and Scotland with my love. I spent time working on my next book among the vineyards of France, and met with Conquer Club members in Paris. We also helped open a school in Tanzania, The Conquer Academy – it was the happiest day of my life.   It wasn’t no work, and all play.
  • Guided Meditation To Magnetize What You Desire

    Natalie MacNeil
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    A note from Natalie: My team and I are taking a sabbatical for the remainder of the summer, so we’re bringing back some of our greatest hits for you to experience for the first time or enjoy again… Summer’s always a great time for catching up on reruns! We’ll be back in the fall with some amazing new episodes for you. Are you ready to become a magnet for what you desire?   In this week’s episode of She Takes on the World TV, I’m sharing with you a guided meditation I created to help you magnetize exactly what you want in your business and life. It’s a meditation I…
  • Relationship Advice…For Your Small Business

    Natalie MacNeil
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    This blog post is being brought to you by Visa Small Business. Relationships are the most important part of building a business. I would argue that relationships are even more important than revenue because strong relationships and strong performance go hand in hand. Now before I start preaching on relationships in business, I will insert a disclaimer: I’m not perfect! I’ve had my share of relationships that have gone sour, and to say I’ve learned a lot along the way would be a huge understatement. Contrary to what many people believe (even the many acquaintances I know), I can…
  • Finding Your Purpose: A White Hot Interview With Danielle LaPorte

    Natalie MacNeil
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    A note from Natalie: My team and I are taking a sabbatical for the remainder of the summer, so we’re bringing back some of our greatest hits for you to experience for the first time or enjoy again… Summer’s always a great time for catching up on reruns! We’ll be back in the fall with some amazing new episodes for you. Today I’m serving up one of my all-time-favorite interviews with Danielle LaPorte, creator of The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul, author of the bestseller, The Fire Starter Sessions, and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. Even though this…
  • List Building Or Launching, Which Comes First?

    Kathryn Hocking
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    As an eCourse expert there’s a question I am asked a lot: Should you focus on list building — creating a large tribe — before launching a product? Or, can you launch a new product online successfully with just a small list? There’s a rule in the online marketing world, that you should have at least 1,000 subscribers before launching a product. And frankly it makes me really angry. Guess what? I launched my first ever eCourse to a list of just 140 people!   But let’s back up a little bit, because before I launched a course, I had to launch a business. I launched…
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    The Eloquent Woman

  • Instead of wincing, 10 things to look for on that video of your talk

    Denise Graveline
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    (Editor's note: I've just finished coaching the speakers at TEDMED 2014, and promised many speakers that I'd republish this post, which originally appeared in 2010 and has been updated annually ever since. They'll be seeing video of their talks in the coming months, and wanted to know what to look for. Use this list to spot problems, see what you did right, and make improvements, based on your own video. If you've just spoken at a TED conference, you also may find useful my list of 9 things to do with the video of your TED talk. It was a special treat for me to coach alongside Peter…
  • The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

    Denise Graveline
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see. Here's what I shared in the week just past:Frowny face? A study concludes that there are several near-universal facial expressions--good to know if you are presenting in another country.Meeting prep: This article on 3 ways to make your virtual meeting runs smoothly focuses on Google Hangouts, but the tips…
  • Famous Speech Friday: Sue Austin's "most mobile person" at TEDMED

    Denise Graveline
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:45 am
    This morning, I'll be wrapping up a week of backstage speaker coaching at the TEDMED conference here in Washington. Last year at TEDMED 2013, British artist Sue Austin managed to bring the audience to silence before she ever got on stage. That's because a short film was shown the day before she spoke at the conference, featuring Austin's performance art: An underwater dive she took in a wheelchair off the coast of Egypt.The video of that dive is mesmerizing. Only later do you learn that Austin, who lost her mobility after an extended illness, is using a National Health Service…
  • From the vault: 7 paths to success for panelists

    Denise Graveline
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    (Editor's note: Since this post appeared in 2009, my own views on panels have shifted quite a bit. I now advocate for panels without slides and technology, so the panel discussion can be a real discussion--and my own preference is to attend conferences with few or no panels. But into each speaker's life some panels will fall, so you may as well be prepared.) Speaking as part of a panel is a great opportunity to speak without the full responsibility for holding an audience's attention...a great way to break into speaking...and a real headache if you don't plan it right. To be a…
  • The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

    Denise Graveline
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see. Here's what I shared in the week just past:Sexism persists: Not all sexism is loud and obvious.Now hear this: 8 ways not to blow it when presenting to senior managers uses advice to attorneys bringing arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court to advise you on navigating your own halls of power.Attention! "Get…
 
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  • Bite Into Three Destinations With Cooking Classes

    Parlour
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Memories of delicious meals stay with us long after we've eaten, here are a few culinary courses to give you a taste for travel.
  • Puerto Rico: 5 Must-Dos To Make Your Friends Jealous

    Parlour
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    There are ways to win the vacation "Game of Thrones" and Ky is handing out news you can use.
  • Calling All The Girls…

    Parlour
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    Give us your crazy, your sweetest, your "OMG you are lying!" The best girlfriend-getaways make for the best stories, and we want to hear them ALL.
  • Travel Bites: NOLA’s Second-Lines, Solo Spain & More

    Parlour
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Because this is of absolute importance for visiting New Orleans, the 2014-2104 complete Second Line Season schedule is now out. Plan accordingly! [BONOLA] Seattle or PDX resident? Trade the rain for Bermuda because flights to our island neighbor are on sale for $391 roundtrip. You read that correctly. [TFD] Inspired by our going solo post?…
  • How I Do: Traveling Solo

    Shannon Washington
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    When it comes to seeing the world, traveling alone is inevitable—and in some cases preferred. But your first time can be a bit scary, so Shannon breaks down five tips for going solo.
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  • What will your verse be? #theworldneedsart #artneedsyou

    Yvonne
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    The non-profit organization Art as Action means a LOT to me. I've been on the board for 2 years and counting. While I don't perform, my daughter and granddaughter do. They embody the concept of Artivism, which is to perform in support of community, to share something bigger than the individual. This organization is focused on people, and the concept that art is fundamentally a part of the human condition. We believe: the world needs ART. Art needs YOU See below: ART as ACTION nurtures & cultivates a wide range of Artivists including:  People with Parkinson's Disease who uncover their…
  • STOP Making These Writing Mistakes

    Yvonne
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess Oh the misteaks we've scene! (Please tell me you see the mistakes in that prior sentence!) I'm not certain whether it's the texting generation or pure laziness, but the mistakes I see in the daily missives I receive make me cringe -- especially when they come from #womenofdistinction for whom I have great respect. Here are five mistakes you should be aware of and eradicate from your writing: You type and then simply hit, "send." Whoops, did you even give your email a once-over? If you haven't had enough coffee before you hit reply all you may be sending along a…
  • #nevergiveup #womanofdistinction Woman of Distinction

    Yvonne
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Yes I have tattoos. Yes I am pursuing my dreams of becoming a model... I have been told on several occasions that everything about me is perfect for modeling if only I didn't have those tattoos ... I've honestly thought about removing them to advance ... I have put each and every one of these beautiful tattoos on my body for a reason. Most of them are reminders ... visual tokens that show me how far I have come in this life ... I have spent years perfecting the art of loving myself fully and I have decided to not comprise who i am because my style doesn't for into the category mold of…
  • #WomenofWIPIN - Women in the Pet Industry Rock!

    Yvonne
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    by Yvonne DiVita The women of WIPIN rock big time! WIPIN is Women in the Pet Industry. I am a member. A proud member. This past weekend I experienced such profound acceptance by a large group of business women, it made me glad to be alive. Over and over, at the WIPIN conference in Portland, OR, women were saying, "Everyone here is so friendly! I am amazed by how giving they all are!" That's the catch-phrase of the weekend... Giving. The conference itself was about Growing. But we don't grow until we GIVE, isn't that true? Each woman brought a unique set of ideas with her. Each woman was an…
  • Creating Fresh Website And Blog Content: 3 Ways

    Yvonne
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess Does the idea of the "blank screen" make you cringe? It does for many entrepreneurs. After all, you're an expert in your business niche and that niche may not be writing. If you endeavor to write your own blog posts, here are three ways you can create content that will intrigue and enchant your readers: Use photos podcasts or video. As many blog sites to, host a "Wordless" day. As in a "Wordless Wednesday" in which you ask your readers to simply submit a photo under a stated theme. "Relaxation at home" for example could prompt your readers to send photos of…
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    Gotham Gal

  • Last day in Barcelona; Joan Miro and Picasso

    Joanne Wilson
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Last time I was in Barcelona we did not see the Joan Miro museum.  It is the weirdest thing how memories can come rushing back into your head.  As we drove up to the Joan Miro Foundation this morning I remembered that we had come up to see the museum but it was closed.  Instead we walked down the hill and somehow ended up going to a castle.  Eventually we took the funicular down the hill into the city.  I am so happy we got in this time.  What an incredible gem of a museum.  Miro was an amazing artist.  I loved everything about this place. You can not take photos inside only outside…
  • Abac

    Joanne Wilson
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    When we were deciding on which hotel to stay in Barcelona we went back and forth several times.  Last time I was here we stayed at the Majestic.  Well located but didn’t love it.  Too frenetic.  We were going to stay at the Abac Hotel where there are only 15 rooms but it is a bit far from everything that you want to walk to every day.  So in the end we chose Ohla Hotel.  The location is prime.  The restaurant downstairs is pretty good and we had lunch there on our first day here.  The hotel is just ok.  Have had a few issues and there attention to detail is seriously lacking.
  • Barcelona

    Joanne Wilson
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    The last time I was in Barcelona was the first time.  It was 8 years ago and I came with my Mom and Josh.  Josh was 10 years old.  My Mom took a trip with each of our kids when they turned 10.  I came along too.  It was fun to go back and read those posts before we got here.  Many of the restaurants we went to are still some of the ones to go to today. We got up and went for a much needed coffee.  I forgot how insanely strong the coffee is in Spain.  This place was just about coffee.  It is called Nomad Coffee Productions. Barcelona and I believe most of Spain is a late town.
  • Goodbye Provence, Hello Barcelona and Pakta

    Joanne Wilson
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    We got up early and drove through Beziers for breakfast.  We were going to stop in Arles but after having zero luck in finding a parking place we drove on.  This was our last meal in France. In order to truly move from one head to the other on our drive we listened to A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle on our drive to Barcelona.  Mayle is the one who reads the book so hearing his British accent about his experience in Provence among the France was a delight.  I remember reading the book when it came out in 1989.  This book  set a new standard for travel/food books that are now in…
  • Last night in Provence

    Joanne Wilson
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    We drove down into the town of Mausanne-les-Apilles for dinner at Le Bistro du Paradou.  The restaurant is located across the street from this absolutely adorable classic looking Provence home. I loved the feel of the place the second we walked in.  One large room with a bar that extends the entire length, wooden plank ceilings, tiled floor and just a great vibe.  Ends up they do not have our reservation.  I showed them the confirmation from the hotel and in the end we got (as far as we could see) the best table in the house.  The one that they use for when friends stop by.  The one…
 
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  • New #Cookbook The Pocket Sous Chef Is Now Available For Pre-Orders: @PocketSousChef #giveaway

    Da Vinci
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
      As we’ve been mentioning over the last 3-4 months, Da Vinci the founder of Your Life After 25 has been working on her cookbook “The Pocket Sous Chef”  The journey has been long and exciting but today marks a stupendous occasion, The Pocket Sous Chef cookbook, aprons and wine... The post New #Cookbook The Pocket Sous Chef Is Now Available For Pre-Orders: @PocketSousChef #giveaway appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Next Level Romance: Are you Ready to Move in Together?

    Hannah Whittenly
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Romance is laden with firsts. The first kiss, first date, and first anniversary are all pivotal moments celebrated eagerly by those newly in love, and the first shared place is no different. Nowadays, many couples move in together before getting married as a means to test the waters further. Here is... The post Next Level Romance: Are you Ready to Move in Together? appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Da Vinci Attends Macy’s Fashion Show: Hosted by Super Model Emme #MacysEvents

    Da Vinci
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    As women it’s important to remember that we all have different body shapes, sizes and fashion styles.  Whether you’re more slender of a full figured lady, it’s important that we all take the time to embrace our own beauty and not ridicule each other in the process. When I received ... The post Da Vinci Attends Macy’s Fashion Show: Hosted by Super Model Emme #MacysEvents appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Lifestyle Tips To Becoming An Effective Leader

    Da Vinci
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Leadership roles are appealing for a number of reasons. In the commercial arena, these positions pay better and they give people more control over the outcomes of their endeavors. Although you might have significant experience in a particular activity or industry, this does not ensure your success a... The post Lifestyle Tips To Becoming An Effective Leader appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • What Women Should Consider When Buying Sportswear?

    Da Vinci
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    When it comes to buying ladies sportswear no two types of sportswear can be considered equal. Walk into the nearest sports clothing store and just picking up whatever looks good from the racks is the wrong way to go about doing things. One of the biggest mistakes women make is buying men’s sportswea... The post What Women Should Consider When Buying Sportswear? appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    Marcia G. Yerman

  • Urge Pepsi to Stop Guzzling Tar Sands

    Marcia G. Yerman
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    In July of 2013, Moms Clean Air Force joined in an open letter to top North American businesses. The agenda was to strongly "urge" them to stop using fuel derived from tar sands sources. A call for an increase in "the efficiency of your vehicle fleet and shipping operations" was requested. The letter noted, "Extracting and upgrading a barrel of tar sands oil generates up to three times more greenhouse gas emissions than extracting a barrel of conventional oil." A 10-point fact sheet outlines the toxicity of this form of oil and the resulting ecological devastation from the extraction process.
  • A Conversation With Grace Graupe-Pillard

    Marcia G. Yerman
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Photo: Jamaal M. Levine In a refurbished synagogue in Keyport, New Jersey, Grace Graupe-Pillard works virtually non-stop creating art. The format varies -- paintings, video, drawing, and photography -- yet all are integral to her vision. Perhaps it is ironic that her workspace was previously home to an Orthodox Jewish congregation. Although Graupe-Pillard is adamant that she is an atheist, her sensibility is very much informed by the consciousness that came with having German refugee parents -- and relatives that perished in the Nazi death camps. Her work is infused with the concerns of the…
  • The Belarus Free Theatre: Committing Dangerous Acts

    Marcia G. Yerman
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    For those existing in the cultural space, art and life are intrinsically entwined. Director Madeleine Sackler brings that home in her film Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus, recently featured as part of the HBO Documentaries series. Sackler takes us to the Eastern European nation of Belarus to document how a troupe of actors have woven the material of their lives into their repertoire -- while simultaneously committing acts of political rebellion under the watchful eyes of a despot. I first became aware of the Belarus Free Theatre when they came to New York City to take…
  • The Military Battles Climate Change

    Marcia G. Yerman
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    While Republicans are mobilizing to push back against President Obama's carbon initiatives, those in military sector are sounding the alarm about climate change--and the slew of issues that it has the potential to precipitate. In case you missed the report issued in May by the CNA Corporation Military Advisory Board, which is comprised of sixteen retired Generals and Admirals from all branches of the services, the findings are grim. The research is a follow up to a 2007 report. Seven years later, the new title is "The Accelerating Risks of Climate Change." Underscored are the "severe risks…
  • Republican Mayor Jim Brainard Believes in the Science of Climate Change

    Marcia G. Yerman
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) recently met in Dallas to discuss how to move their cities forward in order to meet the challenges before them. Topics included energy related issues, the impact of pollution, and climate change. EPA administrator Gina McCarthy was on hand to take part in a panel, where she expressed how leaders could avoid the animosity surrounding climate change by stressing the related concerns of health, safety, and economics. One of the leaders focusing on the environment and sustainability was Jim Brainard, the five-term mayor of Carmel, Indiana. Brainard…
 
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  • Getting Started in Exporting. Are You Ready?

    Laurel J. Delaney
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    Reminder – please join me at a webinar I am giving this Thursday, September 18th at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT (plan on about an hour for the webinar). Here are the six things I will cover: 1.  Why this is the best and easiest time ever to export! 2.  What you need to do to get your business export ready 3.  How to craft a back-of-the napkin export business plan 4.  How to create a social media and networking presence 5.  How to market your business worldwide 6.  How to use e-commerce sites as stepping-stones to export success To learn more and to register, visit:  Export NOW 110:…
  • Investing In Women Is Fair and Right and Makes Sense (and Here’s Why)

    Laurel J. Delaney
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Samoa According to Samoa International Trade Centre (ITC) executive director Arancha Gonzalez, women put back 90 per cent of their earnings into the community compared to 40 per cent with men.  “It’s a statistic that shows why investing in women is not just fair or right but actually makes sense,” says Gonzalez. Further, “because women re-invest in the communities so heavily they are a powerful instrument to achieve development.” According to Gonzalez, only one per cent of the global procurement market goes to women.  The Samoa program will help women’s groups…
  • WOW! International Go Topless Day?

    Laurel J. Delaney
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    “International Go Topless Day” 2014. I had to read this twice to understand what was happening.  On August 24th, New Yorkers – men and women alike – ditched their shirts and joined people around the world in celebration of “International Go Topless Day.” According to the New York Post: Around 200 bare-chested men and women chanted “Free your Breasts! Free your mind!” as they proudly marched from Columbus Circle down to Times Square and over to Bryant Park in the name of equality. A little history from Gawker on why this is happening: Every year since…
  • Meet Two Asia-Pacific finalists for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

    Laurel J. Delaney
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Jackie Stenson (L) and Diana Jue (R) of Essmart Global Jackie Stenson (L) and Diana Jue (pictured) bring social-impact technology to the populations who need it through their company Essmart Global.  This was a dream they nurtured during their undergraduate years at MIT.  They have been nominated as the Asia-Pacific finalists for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards and the only women from India on this list. After beginning operations, we’ve been supported by members of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, which we won in 2012. We’re also supported by Echoing Green, which…
  • Shaping the Future of Women in Business Worldwide

    Laurel J. Delaney
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Grand Hyatt, Beijing According to The United Nations, “the Asia-Pacific economy would grow by an additional $89 billion annually if women were able to achieve their full economic potential.”  Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia Pacific region. The APEC Women Leadership Forum has its program coming up soon – August 20 – 22nd.  They will discuss on how to enhance business networking, congregate role models to mentor next-generation leaders, explore new growth…
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  • Upcoming Fall Italian American Events - Columbus Day Parade, Educational, Art & Fundraising Galas

    7 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    PARADE -- This year's Columbus Day Parade will take place in New York City in October, visit the Columbus Citizens Foundation web page for further details and dates. http://www.columbuscitizensfd.org/The parade is broadcast on the major New York networks such as NBC. **Photo Credit - http://www.columbuscitizensfd.orEVENTS --For upcoming events all around New York City, featuring musical events, educational lectures, be sure to visit the i-Italy Digital Project site for the latest updates and features.GALA -- In October in Washington D.C., The National Italian American Foundation…
  • Keurig K-Cup Coffee Machine and Lavazza Drip Coffee Giveaway

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    It's that time of year, when we have an exciting giveaway for one lucky Italian American Girl reader.  The team at Lavazza are presenting a fabulous giveaway, which includes this really cool and super chic Keurig K-Cup Mini, which if you haven't had coffee yet from a Keurig you're missing an amazing little coffee machine.   Lavazza is providing one lucky reader a chance to win this machine along with the Lavazza drip coffees for K-Cup version, which is fantastic!    In order to enter to win this cool little machine and Lavazza k-cups in drip coffee versions, please comment…
  • Growing Up First Generation Italian American

    26 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
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  • Summer Italian Dishes - Garden Style Zucchini with Olive Oil and Salt ..

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Post by Italian American Girl.
  • Italian Summer Dinner Recipe - Roasted Italian Chicken, Organic Peas, Followed By Lavazza Coffee

    6 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Author - Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar'Extra Virgin'Summertime is the best time to experiment with cooking especially since you can use fresh ingredients from your garden or farmers market.  This month I decided to try a Tuscan version of roasted chicken, which myself and mother made. We used a version of the recipe from the new cookbook from Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar called 'Extra Virgin.' In the book, they actually grill the chicken with a lemon juice, rosemary, arugula combination. My version was a roasted chicken lightly brushed with olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper…
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  • Bring Back the Words

    Ginger
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    I’m falling down on the job over here. Let’s get some prompts up, shall we? And don’t forget you can write about any prior prompt at any time! 1. Tell us about a product you’ve been loving or hating lately. 2. Sunset (whatever that makes you think of/want to write about) Now get to writing!
  • So Much For That

    Ginger
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Well, it’s pretty obvious that I completely failed my August challenges. I at least feel like on the writing side, while I didn’t come close to my 5 times a week goal (HA!), I did manage to make 3 times a week pretty much every week. It’s not what I was hoping for, but it’s better than it was. I’ll take the failure that’s still an improvement. But oof, my commenting challenge. Yeah. That. Not so much. I don’t know WHAT it is lately with commenting. What ended up happening was I kept pretty much all the posts I *meant* to comment on in my reader, so by…
  • Life’s Entropy Cosmetics Review: Particle Contour Sticks & Eyeshadows

    Ginger
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:54 pm
    A while back, I was on reddit on r/indiemakeupandmore and I saw a post from a new indie owner. Her shop is Life’s Entropy Cosmetics, & she was launching her store with these products: eyeshadow, Lip Theories (which are sort of like the OCC Lip Tars but better. More on that later.), foundation elixir–a white product to mix with foundation to lighten it (she’s also working on a yellow one to add a warm tone), and contour sticks. She was offering a blogger pack that got me a bunch of stuff with a bit of a discount, so I caved. The blogger pack came with one full size…
  • Birthdays at 35 versus 5

    Ginger
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Another year older, another year wiser, or some such nonsense. Yup, another birthday has come and gone & though this one was a bit of a milestone, I still feel…the same I did at 34. Although I did buy myself an all new skincare regimen last week. Ok, maybe I’m a *bit* of a cliche. Contrast that with my almost 5 year old, to whom birthdays are a magical, mystical EVENT. I remember that feeling of being a kid, where the anticipation of a birthday is second only the the anticipation of Christmas morning. And sure, some of it was about the gifts, but some of it was also just about…
  • Paddling Around

    Ginger
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:34 pm
    One of the things on this year’s to-do list is to “do something really fun for my 35th birthday.” I never know what I mean by that when I make these kinds of statements in January, just that I want to do something more exciting than just go out to dinner. I love going out to dinner, don’t get me wrong, but we go out to dinner all the time–it’s not really anything more special than a typical weekend day. And this year I figured, well, it’s a “milestone” year, I’d like to do something really fun. Which is how I ended up on a stand up…
 
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    Here We Are...with Luci

  • See What You Want!

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Part 18 of the Here We Are Series - Live Your Life Out Loud Everything begins by being imagined... What is it you want? Think it, See it, Believe it, Be It. Now is the time to ponder and create!
  • Butterflies Are Free, So May You Be

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Every once in a while there is a fashion trend that goes beyond a current style to invoke a statement by the wearer. Personal style and fashion sense - beyond trends - are an expression on the outside of who we are on the inside. Over a year ago, I was looking for a butterfly ring, not a necklace, bracelet, or earrings, for me it had to be a ring. While no such ring landed in front of me at the time, this spring I was perusing the clearance jewelry at Old Navy and tah-dah, the sweetest butterfly ring appeared to light itself before me on the edge of the display. I knew, before I even tried it…
  • Getting Going with "Gone Girl"

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:18 pm
    A Summer Reading HWA Book Review If you haven't yet had the chance to pick up Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, now is the time to find yourself a copy. Besides being a great summer beach read, the film adaptation is set for an October release and you'll want to read it prior to seeing the movie. If you are an avid reader, you might agree that most books don't translate well over to film because so much of the character development and plot nuance is lost. I may be wrong, and time will tell, but I'm betting this is one of those situations. Plus, you'll enjoy this novel much more before the twists…
  • Cuckoo for Coconut Oil: 10 Easy Beauty Uses For This Money-Saving Must-Have Natural Product

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    13 Jun 2014 | 12:52 pm
     Shades of Chartreuse ~ Freshly Green Tips™ By now you've heard about coconut oil and the hundreds of suggestions for its use. Maybe you've tried it, maybe not, or you bought a jar and it's sitting on your cabinet shelf waiting for you to experiment with it (several people have told me they bought and didn't use it but aren't sure why). Not to worry... I've been experimenting with this wonderful, inexpensive, natural product for the last year and it's time to share what I've discovered. As always on Here We Are, I tested easy ways to incorporate this must-have household product into your…
  • Take Flight: Join The Second Friend-A-Day-In-May Campaign

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    29 Apr 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Spring has sprung... and life feels full of possibilities! It was a very long winter for most. Now is the time to shed our heavy coats and spread our wings! Two years ago, I launched the Friend A Day In May Challenge and it was a wonderful experience. So fulfilling that I shared my own personal lessons from the first approach to this idea. Last year, I was surprised to find that when I didn't implement it I truly missed the rewards it reaped - connections, kindness, laughter, happiness - all the benefits of friendship. This time around, I'm calling it a "campaign" instead of a "challenge"…
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    Inter Press Service » Gender Violence

  • LGBT Visibility in Africa Also Brings Backlash

    Joel Jaeger
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:48 am
    Kenyan LGBT rights supporters protest Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law. Credit: Dai Kurokawa/EPABy Joel JaegerUNITED NATIONS, Sep 9 2014 (IPS)Eighteen-year-old Gift Makau enjoyed playing and refereeing football games in her neighbourhood in the North West Province of South Africa. She had come out to her parents as a lesbian and had never been heckled by her community, according to her cousin.On Aug. 15 she was found by her mother in a back alley, where she had been raped, tortured and killed.“Homophobia becomes both a ruse and a distraction from other real substantive issues, whether…
  • No Easy Choices for Syrians with Small Children

    Shelly Kittleson
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    What remains of a street in Aleppo, August 2014. Credit: Shelly Kittleson/IPSBy Shelly KittlesonGAZIANTEP, Turkey, Sep 4 2014 (IPS)The woman who walked into the Islamic Front (IF) media office near the Turkish border was on the verge of fainting under the hot Syrian sun, but all she cared about was her infant son.With over half of the country’s population displaced, she was just one of the parents among the more than three million UN-registered Syrian refugees grappling with how to keep their children safe and healthy while dealing with the innumerable dangers inherent in war zones, refugee…
  • Afghan “Torn” Women Get Another Chance

    Karlos Zurutuza
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Rukia (in the foreground) recovers after a successful fistula operation at Malalai Maternity Hospital in Kabul (August 2014). Credit: Karlos Zurutuza/IPSBy Karlos ZurutuzaKABUL, Sep 2 2014 (IPS)“The smell of faeces and urine isolates them completely. Their husbands abandon them and they become stigmatised forever” – Dr Pashtoon Kohistani barely needs two lines to sum up the drama of those women affected by obstetric fistula.Alongside the health centre in Badakhshan – 290 km northeast of Kabul – Malalai Maternity Hospital is the only health centre in Afghanistan with a section…
  • Nepal Landslide Leaves Women and Children Vulnerable

    Naresh Newar
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Relief workers and aid agencies are worried about the security, protection and psychological health of women and children in post-disaster settings. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPSBy Naresh NewarDABI, Nepal, Aug 27 2014 (IPS)Living in a makeshift tarpaulin shelter, which barely protects her family from the torrential rainfall or scorching heat of this remote village in southern Nepal, 36-year-old Kamala Pari is under immense stress, worrying about her financial security and children’s safety.The family’s only house and tiny plot of farmland were completely destroyed by the massive landslide on…
  • India: Home to One in Three Child Brides

    Neeta Lal
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:52 pm
    In India, 27 percent of women aged 20-49 were married before they were 15 years old. Credit: Jaideep Hardikar/IPSBy Neeta LalNEW DELHI, Aug 20 2014 (IPS)Basanti Rani*, a 33-year-old farmers’ wife from the northern Indian state of Haryana, recently withdrew her 15-year-old daughter Paru from school in order to marry her off to a 40-year-old man.“In an increasingly insecure social milieu, where rape and sexual abuse have become so common, marrying off my daughter was a wise move,” she told IPS.“Who would’ve married her had she been abused or raped? Now, at least, her husband can look…
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    Be gay about it.

  • All Here Together (Eulogy delivered at Grandma Connie’s funeral today in Elkhorn.)

    Erika
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    ­Part of me thought she would live forever. That she would somehow escape the inevitable end faced by the rest of us because she was special, because she really got that life is to be led onto the dance floor with wild abandon and taken for a spin. As a child, I wondered secretly if she doubled as Mrs. Claus. The way she cooked and baked for so many of us without complaint. The way her eyes twinkled. The way her hair glinted silky, silvery white by the time I reached middle school. The way she created magic for her grandchildren. The way she was jolly. Grandma Connie was immortal to me. My…
  • Things.

    Erika
    3 Jun 2013 | 9:34 am
    There are things that have stayed, like the amber glass tumbler she swiped from the head table with Jimmy Carter’s mouth steam still fresh on the rim. Her canary canvas trench coat has stayed as well, even though the sleeves are too short on my arms. I wore it through college, not finding the thin receipt for cigarettes and gum in the pocket until I wore it out to a bar with friends three months after she gave it to me. I can picture her so clearly pushing the slip, folded, through the opening after writing out her check in the express lane. Her tan leather purse, voided and limp, rested on…
  • Things Beans and Bears Do: Like redeem themselves.

    Erika
    18 May 2013 | 7:20 pm
    Part of me thinks this post should be merely a photo of Jenn and I holding a copy of today’s newspaper, our eyes pleading for rescue. We remind ourselves daily, ‘We are the grown-ups. We are taller.’ Some days it works. Other days I sneak a little Malibu into my blueberry lemonade. The Bear is 4-1/2 years old now. She’ll be five in August. FIVE. She has grown into a delightful version of herself, thanks mostly to her amazing preschool teacher. She uses manners forty percent of the time, “brushes” her own teeth in the morning and really only melts down when…
  • The longest three minutes.

    Erika
    24 Mar 2013 | 5:32 pm
    She moved fast, her fluorescent pink sweatshirt with the psychedelic pony splashed across the front becoming  a streamer of light as she disappeared into the crowd. Jenn was ten feet behind me, disembarking the floor piano. The Bear was ten feet in front of me, half-posed to take off with her sister toward the sensory bin, half-frozen since her sister had other plans. It happened in a flash, like I’ve read in too many checkout lane magazines. The Bean was gone. My mom told me a story when I was little — or maybe I overheard her telling someone else — about a little girl my…
  • Evolution.

    Erika
    11 Mar 2013 | 6:33 pm
    There have been many moments recently when I’ve looked at my kids and wondered how they arrived here in my life. Or maybe that’s not it. I know how they arrived here, via social worker, after paperwork, in a compact car at night. It’s more a confusion about how I arrived here, playing the part of a grown-up who lives in a two-story colonial with a wife and two small people whose suns rise and set to me. My kids are not the strangers. I feel like I am. The last year has been busy. The busiest. Despite doubting it every other day, I have somehow managed to have it all. A…
 
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  • Start Over

    sophielumen
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: aging, aging gracefully, baby boomer women, F. Scott Fitzgerald, healthy aging, inner beauty, senior quotes, Sophie Lumen, The Art of Aging Facebook
  • The What’s Underneath Project: Jacky O’Shaughnessy

    sophielumen
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Thank you Jacky, for taking your clothes off with such grace and aplomb. But God bless you even more for baring your soul. I cried when she cried-little tears of empathy, big tears of relief. We’ve been caught up in the advertising industry’s messages of ageism and skinny-ism for decades…waaay too long. This video shares […]
  • Survive to Thrive

    sophielumen
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: age quotes, aging, aging gracefully, boomers, Feed the Beauty, healthy aging, Nikki Giovanni, seniors, The Art of Aging
  • There’s a New Revolution

    sophielumen
    14 Mar 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Originally posted on Aging Abundantly | Women Over Fifty | Empty Nesters | Caregivers | Aging Gracefully:Spring Rapture by Jo Louca I swear! Really! I’m sensing a new revolution! An underground explosion. A bubbling up of the voice of the wise woman warrior. We will not be had. We will not be put into preconceived packages, plastic ideologies,…
  • German Seniors Channel Hollywood Big Movie Calendar

    sophielumen
    23 Jan 2014 | 9:49 am
    A senior care provider in Essen, Germany, the Seniorenstift corporation Contilia, was inspired to recruit some of its residents to pose as Hollywood stars from famous movie scenes as part of a calendar. The models, ranging in age from 75 to 98 year old, posed as Audrey Hepburn, Kate Winslet and Liza Minelli for  for starters. Here we […]
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  • Recommended Must Haves for Your Career: The New Career Toolbox

    JJ DiGeronimo
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:27 am
    Guest Post by Cathy Posner Having the “right tools for the right job” is important.  Quite often I am asked questions like, “do I need a one-page or two-page resume?” Or, “how important is LinkedIn?” Based on those questions—and many others–, I’ve put together a list of primary “tools” you’ll want at the ready for every just-in-case situation, whether it’s an unexpected next job opportunity, a promotion, an invitation to speak, or a board position you’re considering. Below, are 6 of the “tools” you’ll want to have in your career “toolbox”… 1)…
  • An Impossible Math Equation – Missing Women in IT

    JJ DiGeronimo
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Ready for the math problem? It isn’t quite like “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” because for right now, there doesn’t seem to be an answer.  Here is the math story problem: If almost half of the work force in the United States is women why is there less than 17% of the technology workforce populated by women? From an already low base, female representation within both the IT professions and the IT sector have declined slightly over the past 10 years* It is a conundrum.  Recently this issue has been in the news and online – there aren’t enough women…
  • What Are Your Words of Wisdom?

    JJ DiGeronimo
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Hindsight is 20/20, isn’t that right? If we knew then what we know now…and all those other cliches are cliches for a reason.  As you stand where you are today, what words of wisdom would you impart on your younger self. Picture you as you were in college, ready to embark on the world, a passion for making a difference fueling your actions…what would you say to that person? Lottie O’Coner shared her words of wisdom for her younger self in a recent article and here are just a couple of her pearls: Play to your strengths You’re not meticulous and analytical, so stop…
  • Are You a Connector?

    JJ DiGeronimo
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    In a recent CIO article (Great IT Leaders Must Have This Trait)  talking about the traits of successful people in the technology world, it mentions the importance of being a connector. When you think about it, it doesn’t matter what your industry; being a connector has value in all walks of life. A friend of mine has a teenage daughter in her final year of high school. She is interested in a job in technology but isn’t sure where to start. Her mother said: “I have several contacts that have expressed an interested in helping you but you have to make the first move. Over the…
  • Do Toys Impact Our Careers?

    JJ DiGeronimo
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    When you were young, did you play with Barbies or Legos? Did you have the option to play with non-traditional gender-based toys?  At a recent meeting of women business owners a brief discussion began that led to what toys the women played with as children. The woman who is a mechanical engineer said that she avoided playing with dolls and hated playing “school” with her older sister (who has become a teacher) and preferred playing with blocks and an erector-set. While one woman who enjoys writing and art played with dolls well into her middle school years. Do the toys we provide…
 
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    Women Unlimited

  • How to make business connections as an introvert!

    Kathryn Hall
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    Imagine this scenario… Your name has been ticked on the register at the door and a badge has been slapped on your jacket ready to announce to the room who you are and how exactly how you can be of use to anyone. Having been directed to the table of coffee and croissants you automatically walk over and help yourself, only realizing afterwards that you don’t have enough limbs to carry your coffee, croissant AND bag whilst still being able to do the obligatory shaking of hands with everyone you meet. You don’t even know why you picked up a croissant. You’ve already had breakfast and…
  • Boundaries – Who Needs them – YOU Do!

    Wendy Kerr
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    If you are like most women I know, sometimes you are not sure where your work ends and your personal time starts, if at all. And then if you have a partner, family and other commitments, life can seem to be one amorphous lump of amorphous-ness! Phew – even I got tired writing that sentence! At times it can seem as if our calendar is controlling us, even though we are the person that adds the appointments to it. Bizarrely, it can feel as if we are addicted to this busy-ness. How did this craziness start and how can you get your control back? The good news is the addiction is not your fault.
  • Why big brands fiercely protect their brand colours and you should too!

    Karen Haller
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:13 am
    Can you name the maker of the red soled shoes? Or the company who wraps their chocolates in purple? Or maybe you have received a gift in a robin egg blue box? What these and other major brands have been able to achieve is brand recognition simply through their brand colour. Imagine if your brand was instantly recognisable through colour alone. Let’s take a look at three major brands who are instantly recognisable simply by their business brand colour. Cadbury When we think of Cadbury, what is the colour that springs to mind? None other than their ‘iconic’ purple. Cadbury…
  • Is it time your business life went on a diet?

    Carole Bozkurt
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    Do you know someone who is naturally slim? Do you find it annoying that it seems no matter what they eat they don’t put on any weight? I know quite a few people like that but I’m not one of them. I have to watch what I eat and consistently exercise to maintain my weight, which at the moment is nowhere near I where I want it to be! Since starting my own business the pounds have slowly crept on. The reasons are obvious enough, what with a change in schedule, being at home and near the biscuit barrel, and of course being seriously stressed on a regular basis! Yes, some people shed pounds…
  • What has ‘Happiness’ got to do with ROI?

    Michelle Hawkins
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:22 am
    Say the word “happiness” and half the room will cringe and glaze over at the prospect of another mumbo-jumbo self-help talk. The fact is “happiness” just doesn’t cut it for many business people, especially when times are tough and the focus is well and truly on the bottom line. But what if I told you that happiness is the greatest source of competitive advantage in our experience economy? What if I told you that most businesses have their paradigm of success the wrong way around? That the common belief of “if we work harder, we’ll be more successful and that will make us…
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    Smart Women Travelers

  • Can You Use TSA Pre✓ for International Flights? It Depends.

    Carol Margolis
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    Earlier in 2014 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expedited security program was expanded to include international flights. All international flights? Uh, no. Just those flights that depart from the U.S. on one of the agency’s partner airlines (Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America) and only if your flight is actually operated by one of these airlines. Does that sound confusing? Let me explain more on TSA Pre✓™ for…
  • You vs. Bed Bugs: Risk of Hotel Encounters

    Carol Margolis
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    I have travel thousands of nights over the years and, knock on wood, have had bed bug bites only twice and have never brought the critters home with me. Based on reports of how many properties have had problems at one or another time, I feel lucky with only being bitten on two occasions with minimal affect. In fact, I really don’t give much thought to bed bugs when staying at hotels, though I know my turn would change if they invaded my home. So just what are these bed bug things and are they really a problem? Bed bugs are nocturnal parasitic insects that have been feeding on the blood of…
  • Photo of the Week: Tokyo

    Carol Margolis
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    Tokyo is a huge city. It’s so big that it seems impossible to get it all in one photograph, let alone the small percentage of the skyline that I managed to get in this photo. But it is beautiful, especially at night. Everything but the Bay is all lit up. Consider taking an evening cruise to take it all in. I got the chance to visit Tokyo last summer during my Six Weeks to Summer challenge. Eating healthy in Japan was much easier than some of my other destinations. Just looking at this photo, I long to be back in Tokyo. Want more time and money-saving travel ideas, tips for successful…
  • Where Was Skype When I Was First Traveling?

    Carol Margolis
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    So many aspects of business travel haven’t changed over the years, especially for parents. It’s heartbreaking to miss the first day of school, or a birthday or your child’s first steps. I know – I missed a lot. I so wish Skype or any of the other myriad of free or low-cost video tools had existed when my kids were younger. Instead, I thought I was state-of-the-art with my AT&T calling card! Then I advanced to having a pager and felt so much better that my kids could send me a message at any time of day or night. I still remember the feeling of being in power with…
  • Photo of the Week: Toronto

    Carol Margolis
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:41 am
    I always love visiting Toronto. In my opinion, they have one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. The post Photo of the Week: Toronto appeared first on Smart Women Travelers. Smart Women Travelers - A Pearl Revealed In Each and Every Trip
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    Angela's Clues | Angela Santomero: Daniel Tiger, Blue's Clues & Super Why

  • Joan Rivers & Fred Rogers

    Angela Santomero
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    “Life is very tough. If you don’t laugh, it’s tough” -Joan Rivers Angela's Clues | Angela Santomero: Daniel Tiger, Blue's Clues & Super Why
  • Back to School Daniel Tiger App

    Angela Santomero
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    September means none other than back to school time, so let Daniel Tiger help your child with some of their early learning skills! For a limited time, Amazon is offering a download of The Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Day & Night App for just $1.99   The app, created by PBS Kids, has won a Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award and is being recommended by the fine folks over at Parents’ Choice. Head on over to Amazon.com and download your copy today & have a great start of the school year everyone!!   Sections within this app include: Doctor…
  • Daniel Tiger Twitter Party Aug 14

    Angela Santomero
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:54 pm
    As you’re probably aware by now, our little Daniel Tiger from PBS Kids’ Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood will be welcoming a new baby into his neighborhood tomorrow, Thursday August 14th. We are VERY excited about this BIG news! We will celebrate the new baby with a Twitter Party at 9-10 pm ET (Be sure to use #DanielTigerPBS). We will also be discussing important steps that new families might wish to consider when welcoming a new child into their home, especially in regard to siblings. We hope that the discussion will aid those families in similar situations & continue…
  • Creative Galaxy Craft Idea

    Angela Santomero
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
      Make your own party blower with paper, a straw and some tape.   Who knew being creative was so easy?   Thanks Arty..and Amazon Kids!!   Post by Amazon Kids. Angela's Clues | Angela Santomero: Daniel Tiger, Blue's Clues & Super Why
  • Creative Galaxy’s a Winner!

    Angela Santomero
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Hey parents. Remember when you first had a baby? That feeling of waiting and waiting to meet the baby and then she’s finally here!   Well, premiering a new show is NOT like that.   Premiering a new show is like loving your baby up for 4 years and then they finally go to preschool and share their brilliance with the world.   Premiering a new show is like THAT!     I want to thank all of you who welcomed Creative Galaxy with open arms.   I want to thank all of you who responded to the hard work from my team at Out Of The Blue Ent & so many other talented…
 
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    Business Growth through Intuitive Intelligence

  • From Storms Beauty Emerges [Business Flow Video]

    paulag
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    After a storm, it is always calm, beautiful, and glorious outside. Yet within that storm it can feel like you will never make it through. In your life and business when you hit stormy weather –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Get Quiet [Business Flow Video]

    paulag
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Some weeks create so much noise in your head and your day that you can be stressed to the max.   When life and business demands ramp up and the noise gets louder, you need quiet. Nothing good ever... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Decide if an Event is Worth Your Time (and Money)

    paulag
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    As a business owner, you are faced with a myriad of ways to spend your time and money. There are networking events, conferences, workshops, seminars, and the virtual equivalent of each. So how do you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Do You Know or Are You Guessing at How Your Business is Doing?

    paulag
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    Does your strategy look a bit like throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks? (And has anyone ever really thrown spaghetti at the wall?) Do you keep doing what you’ve been doing even if... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Start Where You Are [Business Flow Video]

    paulag
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    Sometimes life hands you “stuff”, so you have to make choices from right where you are vs where you wish you were. You have to start right where you are (the only place you really CAN... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Becoming you

  • What I… Liezel from Baked in the Cape

    Kathryn Rossiter
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Baked in the Cape is a baking inspired food blog written by Liezel. I recently sat next to her at a Whirlpool media event and got chatting, turns out we had met previously when I was interviewed for Blogger Online Radio but probably due to my nerves at the time I don’t remember too much of our first encounter. Anyway it was lovely to connect again and I thought you might be keen to find out more about her delicious blog and, of course, Liezel… What I…. Know Life is extremely precious, live each day like there is no tomorrow, dance like no one is watching and no matter what…
  • WIN: A night for 2 at Old Mac Daddy

    Kathryn Rossiter
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    Over the past few weeks I have been sharing a few posts about my amazing #SecretSunday spent in the Elgin Valley with a group of talented bloggers and influencers. Click these links to read more about the delicious lunch at Fresh on the Paul Cluver Wine Estate, the Cap Classique Wine Tasting at Charles Fox as well as my night spent sleeping in a trailer park with a difference, Old Mac Daddy, a favourite country getaway.   Today I’m super excited to be announcing an awesome new competition for one lucky Becoming you reader to win a night at Old Mac Daddy! Yes,…
  • Poetry Spring/ Summer Collection 2014

    Kathryn Rossiter
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Recently I attended the launch of Poetry’s Spring/ Summer 2014 Collection. The theme was a Secret Garden which meant it was such a pretty affair, I just had to whip out my camera and capture the loveliness! In keeping with the theme Poetry’s summer collection is full of florals and feminine details in an array of gorgeous colours. Here are a few pics of the event plus a sneak peek as to what you can expect in Poetry stores soon… I am a huge Poetry fan and as you can see if you feel the same way you certainly won’t be disappointed this season – so much to look forward…
  • A #SecretSunday spent at Old Mac Daddy

    Kathryn Rossiter
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A few weeks ago I was invited to join a group of bloggers and spend a #SecretSunday in the Elgin Valley. I shared a bit about my lovely lunch at Fresh on the Paul Cluver Wine Estate and our Cap Classique Wine Tasting outing to Charles Fox so today I’m sharing another post about my amazing experience, this time about Old Mac Daddy, the main destination for our trip and our accommodation for the Sunday night! If you haven’t yet heard about Old Mac Daddy where have you been?? This is the most awesome getaway spot and certainly the most picturesque trailer park ever! The authentic…
  • WIN: It’s time for Maaji Mania!

    Kathryn Rossiter
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Have you met the magic that is Maaji yet? If you have I know you’ll be super stoked to see a few pics of their latest Chimeric Wayfarer range for Summer 2014 and if you haven’t yet then behold the awesomeness that is this super stylish swimwear range…. Maaji Swimwear is eclectic & unconventional. It is designed for a modern and creative woman who likes to have fun with fashion. Don’t you think these are the best looking bikini’s you’ve laid your eyes on? No doubt about it these are the bikini’s to be seen in this summer, be it on the beaches of…
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    Transformation Goddess

  • Divine Feminine Spotlight With Jennifer Mizel

    shannvanderleek
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Welcome to the Transformation Goddess – Divine Feminine Spotlight for September! The intention of The Divine Feminine Spotlight series is to share transformational stories of women who have learned to walk in beauty, with the strength, courage, and pleasure of claiming their feminine sovereignty.    Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to the soulful Jennifer Mizel. […]
  • The Sensual Joy of Water

    shannvanderleek
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Enjoy this guest post from my new friend, Kamala Leslie. After reading this post I invite you to nourish your body and soul with a bath or invigorating swim . The Sensual Joy of Water   I slipped my body between two boulders that created a small surge of a waterfall in the downward flow of the […]
  • An Open Letter of Gratitude to Judy Blume

    shannvanderleek
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Dear Judy, I have been meaning to write you this letter for quite some time. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret has been front of mind as I mother my young daughter through her first years of adolescence. Thank you for making the choice to courageously pioneer a voice for young girls in the throes of puberty. You helped […]
 
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    My Savvy Sisters

  • PERFECTION- According To Beyonce

    Pam Cakes
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    Beyonce. The word is a proper noun and a statement. It is a statement of perfection. As perfect as a clear glass window. But why is Beyonce’s name linked to perfection? How does Beyonce’s life and lifestyle represent what today’s society equates to a woman’s perfection? Let me count the ways. 1. Beyonce is only LINKED to sleeping with one man in her life. Which we know isn’t true but she’s great at keeping up appearances. If a woman wants to be considered perfect by Beyonce’s standards, she must be pure and virginal until marriage. 2.
  • Why Kissing Is The Same as Having Sex

    Te-Erika Patterson
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Before we are old enough to make the move to engaging in sexual intercourse, we begin our tender intimate interactions with kissing. For some reason, once we become adults we forget that kissing was once our primary form of intimacy. Kissing is the same damn thing as having intercourse. Your body part penetrates the other person’s body. You exchange bodily fluids. Your body experiences the same tingles and lust and sensations. You are having sex. Just with tongues. Related PostsLetting Go Of Bitterness How to Train (Motivate) Your Man How To Argue Productively How To End An Abusive…
  • VICTORIOUS: The Saw Lady and The Breakdancing Bullies

    Guest Author
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:06 am
    VICTORIOUS- Is a series of stories written by women who have overcome obstacles and were strengthened by them. Not only do these courageous women share their stories with us, they detail how they overcame so that those who are seeking can become overcomers too.     Name: Natalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz Age: 36 Location: NY, New York I was an aspiring musician. I discovered I have a love for busking – performing in public spaces. Sharing my music with random passers-by fulfills me like nothing else. I get to have many of the pleasures of a hostess without the bother and…
  • If You Want To Achieve Greatness

    Te-Erika Patterson
    2 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    No one has the responsibility to become great during their lifetime. You can live a completely satisfying life without recognition or applause. We all have the capacity to shine during our lifetime and the truth is we will all experience a moment when the thing we excel in is celebrated or discussed.  That thing may not be the most honorable thing we do, but if it is something that you are really good at, at some point you will be recognized for it. There are those who will be recognized briefly for their talent and then there are those who will be revered for years to come. There is one…
  • How to Survive: Leaving An Abusive Relationship

    Te-Erika Patterson
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    There is no time to place the blame or berate yourself for not being strong enough to do it sooner. Right now, at this moment you have decided to leave an abusive relationship and I am going to try to prepare you for this journey as best as I can. You can do this. Follow these steps. 1. Document the abuse with pictures and in writing, including time, date and what happened. Tell someone. You have to tell someone what is going on. Forget being prideful, you need to have  a witness. 2. Create or learn a skill that you can use to create income for yourself. You can learn how to cut hair, braid…
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    Hello Ladies

  • How to Create Your Own Paycheck Fairness Act

    lizodool
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    If we can’t get our elected officials to help us close the gender based wage gap, we’ll have to do it ourselves. Yesterday the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, yet again. The bill needed 60 votes but fell short 52-40 with every Democrat voting aye and every Republican voting no. Two independent Senators split their votes. This is the second time the bill has failed to pass this year. Fair pay is not a political issue. It’s a matter of equity and economics. A record number of households are supported by breadwinning mothers. While the work world may discount these…
  • 3 Simple Ways to Observe Women’s Equality Day

    lizodool
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Today is Women’s Equality Day marking the anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. How will you observe this day? Here are three simple suggestions. 1. Exercise your right to vote. If you aren’t already registered, register to vote today, read up on the issues and cast a ballot in the midterm elections. They matter. Women are 51 percent of the population and we make a difference on election day. 2. Run for office. Research shows, female legislators secure more money for their districts and introduce more legislation. We need a critical mass of women in…
  • Thank Goddess It’s Friday

    lizodool
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:55 am
    How was your week? Do you feel that slight chill in the air and notice the acorns on the ground already? Don’t mourn the almost-over summer. Get excited about fall clothes – boots and sweaters and faux fur. To take care  of my winter wardrobe I want a Swash from Proctor & Gamble. Swash is an in-home drycleaner. It doesn’t remove stains, but in 10 minutes it will remove odors and wrinkles. Sure, I have the greatest dry cleaner on the planet, but I love the idea of eliminating one more errand from my life.     The post Thank Goddess It’s Friday appeared…
  • Why Becky Hammon Is Good News for My Son

    lizodool
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon has been named an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs and I think that’s good news for my son. Hammon is the second woman coach in the NBA, after Lisa Boyer, who was part of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ coaching staff in 2001-2002. However reports say Hammon will be the first woman full-time NBA coach. While the Chicago Tribune, and probably other online forums, are discussing whether or not the NBA will accept a woman coach, I am more interested in the impact Hammon’s new job might have on youth sports. My daughter has been coached by both…
  • Thank Goddess It’s Friday

    lizodool
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    www.wavehooks.com If your life is anything like mine right now, weekends aren’t that much more relaxing than weekdays. And sometimes the shower is the only time I’m not interrupted by my kids or my iPhone buzzing and ringing.  So imagine my delight when a friend told me about wine holders for the shower. Alone time with Sauvignon Blanc? I’ll take it. Shower wine holders are $9.99 and available from Wine Hooks and Jimmy Hook. Have a great weekend ladies.   The post Thank Goddess It’s Friday appeared first on Hello Ladies.
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    Latest articles from Women's eNews

  • Air Strikes on ISIS Worry Family of French Runaway

    Hajer Naili
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    The brother of one 17-year-old who ran away to Syria to join ISIS fighters sees a case of indoctrination via social media. He and others denounce the ease with which such minors have broken travel rules and crossed into Turkey without their parents' permission.
  • New Drug Law Tests Infants, Sends Moms to Jail

    Monique Brunson Jones
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:55 pm
    A Tennessee law designed to punish women who use drugs while pregnant can only hurt, not help, babies being born with withdrawal. We need more drug treatment programs, not laws like this that will deter women from seeking help.
  • French Teen, 14, Deserts Family, Joins Islamic State

    Hajer Naili
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:03 am
    Since 2012, up to 150 French women have joined the ranks of the Islamic State or Al Nusra Front. Here the family of a 14-year-old describes how her departure has left them stunned and wondering why the government isn't doing more.
  • Roxane Gay Lists 13 Rules for Female Friendships

    Roxane Gay
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:56 pm
    In "Bad Feminist," Roxane Gay writes that there are many myths surrounding women's relationships, those for and against them. In this excerpt from her book of essays, she maps out how to maintain these friendships and befriend other women.
  • NFL's Ray Rice Suspended; IWMF Website Hacked

    WeNews staff
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    The NFL suspended the Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice indefinitely after a graphic video was released showing Rice punching and knocking out his future wife. Also this week, the website of the International Women's Media Foundation suffered a "complex brute-force attack."
 
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    hempista.com

  • Marijuana Topical Products: Why DIY Makes Sense!

    Hempista
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    I’m sure we can all agree on how fantastic it is that so many states have some form of legal cannabis these days. If you are lucky enough to live in a state where there is a vast array of products to choose from because the law allows for that, then you’ve probably already tried […] The post Marijuana Topical Products: Why DIY Makes Sense! appeared first on .
  • PMS, Menses, Menopause and Cannabis

    Hempista
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    100+ years ago, it wasn’t as hard as it is now to feel better when that ugly PMS monster hits! You’d think with all of our modern medical advances the doctors would have something better to offer us than birth control pills and ibuprofen. Cannabis was used very liberally by the medical community 100+ years […] The post PMS, Menses, Menopause and Cannabis appeared first on .
  • Moroccan Inspired Hemp Stuffed Squash

    Hempista
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Harvest season recipes are always so comforting and delicious. This squash is a “meaty” vegan recipe that has a firm bite like a stuffed pepper or even a meatball by using hemp seed and brown rice. The flavor secret of this recipe includes the ingredient Ras El Hanout – literally meaning “top spices” or “the […] The post Moroccan Inspired Hemp Stuffed Squash appeared first on .
  • You Asked: What’s In My Cannabis Spa Bag?

    Hempista
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Do you have a special tote for all of your cannabis medicinals and spa potion accessories? Shelf or closet space for all of the things I need to make my cannabis lotions, baths, and other potions wasn’t convenient for me so I found a large open tote with plenty of divider space at the bottom […] The post You Asked: What’s In My Cannabis Spa Bag? appeared first on .
  • Cooling, Soothing Cannabis Cucumber Mint Lotion

    Hempista
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    This cannabis cucumber mint lotion was such a relief today! It’s the perfect hot August lotion and I really enjoyed it as a leg and back lotion for relief during this hot weather. There are no essential oils. This lotion gets its fabulous fragrance from the fresh cucumber and mint. I like those little Persian […] The post Cooling, Soothing Cannabis Cucumber Mint Lotion appeared first on .
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    Women's Refugee Commission - Women's Refugee Commission - Blog

  • Unaccompanied Migrants & Human Trafficking

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Congress returns today, September 8 to unfinished business: trying to pass a budget and respond to the President’s request for supplemental funding to address the increase of women and children coming to the U.S. seeking protection. When Congress left for its five week recess they had not reached a consensus on emergency funding for the crisis. Without approved funding, the Obama Administration was forced to divert funds from other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operations to meet the  immediate costs. This means that Congress needs to approve a spending bill as soon…
  • Ebola: Nondiscriminatory Virus, Uneven Burden

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:48 pm
    The Ebola virus is unique in many ways -- but not all. A series of facts about the current outbreak reflects a trend that the Women’s Refugee Commission consistently finds in its research and highlights in its advocacy: When crises happen, women and girls of all ages are uniquely vulnerable and disproportionately impacted.  Fact: The Ebola virus, which is transmitted to people from wild animals and infects humans through human-to-human transmission, is an equal opportunist. The virus, for which no drug or vaccine has been proven effective, demonstrates no preference for male or female,…
  • Urban Livelihoods: Leveraging What Works in the Local Community

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    Half of the world's 10.5 million refugees now reside in cities. They often have few assets, limited support networks, and are constrained by legal, cultural and linguistic barriers. To date humanitarian efforts have focused primarily on camp-based refugees, leaving the needs of urban refugees poorly understood.
  • CIYOTA: Uniting Youth & Solving Shared Problems

    12 Aug 2014 | 4:56 pm
    I am Joseph Munyambanza, a-23-year old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the age of 6, my village was attacked and I fled to Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Uganda. There, I lived among thousands of refugees. Driven there by different conflicts in different countries, we all ran from violence and its many problems. Even after arriving at the refugee settlement, a presumed place of safety, we faced poverty, violence, and disease. Many children lacked parents or guardians. Most children lacked quality education: in a camp of 23,000 people, 50% of whom were of school age, there…
  • Healing Invisible Wounds

    12 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    If you've glanced at the headlines or scanned newspaper photos in recent months, then you've come across the visual consequences of crisis and forced displacement. In Syria, millions of war-battered women and children trekking miles to seek refuge in neighboring countries. In Gaza, hundreds of civilians killed and homes destroyed. In the United States, thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America and arriving at the border. In the Central African Republic, scores of families leaving their homes to escape sectarian violence. Less easily captured by media are the…
 
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    Naked Girl in a Dress

  • Finding Calm in the Crazy

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    My life has been crazy this year. I planned a wedding, got married, launched a new blogazine, and merged two houses into one a couple of weeks before the wedding. And that was all in the first five months of the year. I went on to have the four younger kids here for a month, […] Click to read the entire post.
  • On Never Getting Old

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    It is not length of life, but depth of life. - Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am never going to get old. It’s not that I fear aging, but rather don’t want to be that person. The one who stops living life as an adventure because they hit a certain age. I don’t ever want... Click to read the entire post.
  • Love and Money

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    30 Sep 2013 | 11:28 am
    Early in dating, I told Sean a lot of things that would never happen in our relationship. We wouldn’t date seriously, exclusively, or marry. Ever, on the last one. He took it all in stride, never wavering in his confidence in himself or the possibility of something really great developing... Click to read the entire post.
  • Match Helps Single Parents Find Love

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    30 Sep 2013 | 9:01 am
    Online dating sites were helpful for me as a single mom; I was able to screen significantly before committing to meet someone (time saver!) and, as unromantic as it sounds, it was efficient. As a busy, single mom, these were important factors for me. I always believed there were special challenges... Click to read the entire post.
  • Making Time to Learn and Bond

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    20 Sep 2013 | 9:03 am
    Fully embracing life and being happy has been a goal that has remained a constant in my life since the split from my ex. In fact, shortly after our separation, I made a bucket list. Not things I wanted to do at an advanced age, but rather experiences I wanted to have in my life […] Click to read the entire post.
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    Inspiring Pretty

  • Wedding Photo Must: Father and Bride

    Claire
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty Last week, I discussed the grooms first look at his bride. We cannot overlook the sweet moment of the father of the bride’s first look at his daughter bride. It is just as tender as the groom first laying eyes upon his bride. These two men are both the main men in the bride’s life and their love is equally important – especially on the day where the bride traditionally leaves her parents and joins with her husband. It is always so sweet to see a father look at his adult daughter as if she were his little girl and that love permeates into photography. So,…
  • Wedding Photos Musts: The Grooms First Look

    Claire
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty A wedding day is the big day. After months of planning and a great deal of money spent, two families are brought together as a couple becomes husband and wife. With such significant moments happening all at once, it is very easy to miss the particularly precious moments and people that make a wedding special. Everyone remembers to take a photo of the wedding cake, but not everyone remembers to take a photo of the father of the bride when he first sees his daughter in her gown or the flower girl as she watches the bride get dressed. These are the tender moments that should not…
  • Sweet September $500 Cash Giveaway

    Claire
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Inspiring Pretty It has been far too long since we posted for our dear readers (but, we have lots in the making right now), and we thought the best way to start posting again would be with a giveaway! So we and a few other blogs have come together to give away $500 cash to one lucky reader in our Sweet September Cash Giveaway. Want a chance to win? Of course you do. To earn entries, just do whichever tasks you wish to do in the Rafflecopter form below. Each task earns you entries and increases your odds of winning the $500. You can also refer friends using a unique link to improve your…
  • Fourth of July Nail Art

    Claire
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty A manicure has gone far beyond a simple application of nail polish to nail art. As we have mentioned before, we love nail art, and the birthday of declaration of independence of the United States is an ideal event to practice creating some creative nail art. To help you, I have some unique and creative Fourth of July nail art ideas for you to try out. There are many options to show off your patriotism through nail art. You can paint on Old Glory or creatively display stars. You can also take advantage of the day and paint on fireworks or  just show off the red, white and…
  • Fourth of July Fashion Ideas

    Claire
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty It is difficult to believe that the Fourth of July is just around the corner! It seems like school just got out last week. Summer is in full swing now, though, and I could not be happier. Like most people around America, my family is now getting ready for the Fourth of July.  Along with food, fireworks, the day calls for some special Fourth of July fashion. We women are fortunate in that regard, because we have so many options. Bonnie gave some beautiful and creative red, white and blue Fourth of July fashion tips before, and I think it is time to provide an update the…
 
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    The 8 Women Dream Project

  • Finding Happiness in Taking on Big New Challenges

    Lisa Powell, Get Happy
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Breathing and just moving forward as I work on my new big challenge that is fun, exciting, an adventure and sometimes overwhelming, all at once! I am finding happiness in the process and the journey. Related Posts: Finding Happiness Through Living the Dream, Part II Finding Happiness Through Living The Dream, Part III Finding Happiness Through Dream Ups and Downs Finding Happiness When A Big Dream Comes True Finding Happiness in A Much-Needed Beach Vacation The post Finding Happiness in Taking on Big New Challenges appeared first on The 8 Women Dream Project.
  • Dreams on Hold: My Part-Time Job Ate My Training Schedule

    Heather Montgomery, Get Fit
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Dreams on hold look different for my fitness dream this time. “Fake it ’till you make it” is one of my favorite saying. There comes a point when you realize that even the faking it isn’t happening. The latest in my dream hurdles is time. I joke that I accidentally gave myself a part time […] Related Posts: Fitness Challenge: Ride 35 Miles for a Great Cause Post Race Depression Is Part of Fitness Dreams Fitness Challenge: 10 Week Dream Fitness Countdown Are You Slacking Off On Your Fitness Dream? Group Fitness Certification: Progress on Dream Goals The post Dreams…
  • How Getting Attention Online is all About the Draw

    Catherine Hughes, Be an Online Success
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:12 am
    When I was younger, I was part of a local ballet dance company that performed the Nutcracker Ballet every holiday season. We’d begin rehearsals at the start of summer while our director was making her plans for how to fill the auditorium to capacity. Her goal was always to sell out each and every performance. I must admit that […] Related Posts: Thousands Struggle With Their Inner Genius – But Never 8 Sites with Great Animal Magnetism Why You Aren’t A Success Online or Off When it Comes… How Hate Mail Can Fuel Your Dream Success A Writing for the Internet…
  • Does Your Bucket List Travel Destinations Include a Disney Halloween?

    Natasha von Geldern, Travel the World
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Is Disneyland one of your travel dream bucket list travel destinations? Have you ever thought of visiting Disneyland for Halloween? If not, and you are a big Disney fan, then you should consider spending Halloween at Disneyland. Most of the summer tourists are gone and fall is one of the best times of the year […] Related Posts: Happiness in Reinventing Ourselves on Halloween and Beyond Cocktail Recipes: Dreamy Party Drinks For Halloween World Travel Dreams Puerto Rico: Escape to the Caribbean Wine Travel: Arizona Wine Country Part 1 What Surviving the Halloween Blizzard Taught Me About…
  • Easy Travel Trips For Motivational Speakers

    Kelly Swanson, Do Public Speaking
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Life On The Road As A Motivational Speaker Most motivational speakers spend the majority of their time on the road, or in a plane, or a train, or a subway, or a minivan with a car full of luggage and product, a whining kid, a direction-challenged husband,  and a handful of petrified french fries under the […] Related Posts: My 21 Favorite Tools as a Keynote Speaker Top 10 Most Expensive Travel Mistakes 8 Essential Items to Pack for Your Round the World Trip So, Motivational Speakers, What’s Your Plan For 2014? 7 Healthy Travel Tips For Those With Summer Travel Dreams The post…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • New #Cookbook The Pocket Sous Chef Is Now Available For Pre-Orders: @PocketSousChef #giveaway

    Da Vinci
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
      As we’ve been mentioning over the last 3-4 months, Da Vinci the founder of Your Life After 25 has been working on her cookbook “The Pocket Sous Chef”  The journey has been long and exciting but today marks a stupendous occasion, The Pocket Sous Chef cookbook, aprons and wine... The post New #Cookbook The Pocket Sous Chef Is Now Available For Pre-Orders: @PocketSousChef #giveaway appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Next Level Romance: Are you Ready to Move in Together?

    Hannah Whittenly
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Romance is laden with firsts. The first kiss, first date, and first anniversary are all pivotal moments celebrated eagerly by those newly in love, and the first shared place is no different. Nowadays, many couples move in together before getting married as a means to test the waters further. Here is... The post Next Level Romance: Are you Ready to Move in Together? appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Da Vinci Attends Macy’s Fashion Show: Hosted by Super Model Emme #MacysEvents

    Da Vinci
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    As women it’s important to remember that we all have different body shapes, sizes and fashion styles.  Whether you’re more slender of a full figured lady, it’s important that we all take the time to embrace our own beauty and not ridicule each other in the process. When I received ... The post Da Vinci Attends Macy’s Fashion Show: Hosted by Super Model Emme #MacysEvents appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Lifestyle Tips To Becoming An Effective Leader

    Da Vinci
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Leadership roles are appealing for a number of reasons. In the commercial arena, these positions pay better and they give people more control over the outcomes of their endeavors. Although you might have significant experience in a particular activity or industry, this does not ensure your success a... The post Lifestyle Tips To Becoming An Effective Leader appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • What Women Should Consider When Buying Sportswear?

    Da Vinci
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    When it comes to buying ladies sportswear no two types of sportswear can be considered equal. Walk into the nearest sports clothing store and just picking up whatever looks good from the racks is the wrong way to go about doing things. One of the biggest mistakes women make is buying men’s sportswea... The post What Women Should Consider When Buying Sportswear? appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    Ann Daly

  • Women we love: Linda Lehmusvirta

    Ann Daly
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    I promise, this isn’t just a shameless ploy to get my garden noticed by “Central Texas Gardener (CTG).” It’s an early valentine to the woman behind my favorite gardening TV show, Linda Lehmusvirta. Linda began producing at KLRU-TV in Austin in 1983; she signed on with CTG six years later. She not only produces but also writes and edits the show, which is now broadcast in several PBS markets. And along the way, Linda has reaped awards from Garden Writers of America, Lone Star Emmy, and the National Educational Telecommunications Association. Gotta say, Linda has the…
  • Women we love: Gay Edelman

    Ann Daly
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:17 am
    My favorite thing on Facebook comes from Gay Norton Edelman: her “Just for today” posts are loving self-reminders about how to keep present. It’s an intimate experience, how she opens up her own practice for me to share. It’s like we’re back on a coaching call again. Yes, sometimes even a coach needs a coach. I called upon Gay last year when I wanted to revive my writing practice. I had more desire than direction, and she gently helped me tease apart the tangle of ideas and emotions. I had already glimpsed Gay’s warmth and wisdom when I visited her at Family Circle magazine during…
  • Jed or Leo?

    Ann Daly
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:43 am
    You know that parlor game so well-loved by celebrity interviewers — “Stones or Beatles?” “Beer or wine?” “Beach or mountains?” Well, I have a favorite question of my own: “Jed or Leo?” That’s Josiah (Jed) Bartlet and Leo McGarry of “The West Wing.” Jed is the president, the talent, the front-man. Leo is the chief of staff, the trusted advisor, the coach. It’s my nature to coach. I don’t need the spotlight. I prefer an intimate conversation. My value-added? To offer perspective and open up possibilities. I love…
  • Coaching reminders

    Ann Daly
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Here’s a digest of the daily coaching reminders I shared online this week. (For even more coaching advice, let’s connect on Facebook and Twitter!) It’s easier to resist than to grow. Know the difference between absorption and distraction. If you’re not learning, you’re slipping into irrelevance. Take it one step at a time. What’s your next step? Know the difference between judging and evaluating. If you’re not on a learning curve, you’re not learning. Know the difference between opinions and ideas. Further reading: Women we love: Linda Lehmusvirta Women we love: Gay…
  • Coaching reminders

    Ann Daly
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:42 am
    top 10 reasons women hire a coach | AnnDaly.com Here’s a digest of the daily coaching reminders I shared online this week. (For even more coaching advice, connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.) Do the work. Everything else is gravy. Inaction is not a confidence problem. It’s an inaction problem. The question is not, “Can I do it?” The question is: “Can I figure out how to do it?” Stop whining about not being “confident.” Instead, work to become a better learner. Pay attention to your body. Your body is your early-detection warning system. Nothing…
 
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    World Of Female

  • I Love Aviator Fashion!

    Baba
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Some fashions come and go, others remain timeless and classic. The Aviator style definitely falls into the latter category. Evoking images of Charles Lindbergh, World War II flying aces, and... Read more »
  • All You Need To Know About Diabetic Foot Care

    Baba
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    The feet of females suffering from diabetes are at risk because the condition can cause damage to the blood supply and nerves. The damage is likely if: ·  You live... Read more »
  • Brand Rehab: What To Do When Bad Things Happen To Good Brands

    Baba
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    Kmart never intended to become the butt of jokes. They were once the proud destination of smart shoppers everywhere. There was a time when saying, “I got it from Kmart”... Read more »
  • Home Improvement Means Investing In The Future

    Baba
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:29 am
    When it comes to making the decision of renovating and revitalizing your home, most people suddenly find themselves wondering just how far they should go. What rooms need to be... Read more »
  • Buying Jewelry without Breaking the Bank

    Baba
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Good jewelry doesn’t have to cost a million bucks. In fact, there are several places that you can find fashionable pieces in a variety of styles at prices that can... Read more »
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    a spot of whimsy

  • Big Girl Dress-Up.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Oh my, what a weekend!  It was exactly the bachelorette celebration I wanted but somehow even better, because my ladies committed so awesomely to the Gatsby theme, because we had perfect weather, and because my sister did just an incredible job of planning it all out in advance to just the right degree.  We arrived at different times on Friday (not helped by the insane thunderstorms that passed from Chicago to Detroit that night), but don't worry, since we stayed up until 4 a.m. (whatttt I never do that anymore) we all got in lots of chatting and marg-drinking time :)On…
  • It's a Party, Old Sport!

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    My bachelorette party, to be more precise, with a small substitution of the shores of Lake Michigan for East Egg and West Egg.  My sister has planned the whole thing (including these amazing invitations by Peace Love Design) with very little input from me, so I'm extra excited to see the weekend unfold!  It's our big summer blow-out (hoo-hoo!).We are just under a month to the big day.  Cannot believe it and cannot wait to see all these months of planning come together.Have a wonderful weekend.xo. di.*images property of Diane Crary
  • It's a Date.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hello friends, I'm checking back in to say hi and to show you one of the fantastic little items I've come across during my many (probably too many) Pinterest and Etsy wedding searches: Junghwa's Personalized Jewelry (created and designed by Amy Stewart)my favorite being the petite initial tags, pictured here with our initials and wedding date.  I tried to hold off on wearing it until our big day in October, but, well, I failed.  That's OK, right?    Happy Monday, and speaking of important dates - happy 2 year anniversary to my sister and…
  • Oops, I Did It Again.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Yup, I disappeared on you for another month.  Blerg.  How about some images of this very cool art installation at the Tower of London to make up for it?  The ceramic red poppies (888,246 to be exact!) signify and are in honor of British and British colony fatalities during World War I.  Designed by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, the name gives me chills: Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.The installation was unveiled in London just today, so if you're over there, go!  August 5, 2014 represents 100 years since the first day of Britain's…
  • Where in the World?!

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Unlike Ms. Sandiego, I haven't dashed off to parts unknown.  I'm still right here.  It's just summer.  And I've found myself with a second full-time job (planning our wedding).  That's not an excuse, more of an explanation :/  I'm going to try a little harder going forward to share at least one thing of interest per week.  And I am sorry for the silence.  Hope you're still here.And here's what I've been up to over the last month:Glimpses.{We bought tickets through How About We to the Museum of Contemporary Art's Tuesdays on the Terrace and it…
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    Witches' Brew | White Jesus Approved

  • CBS Pissed Off The Bajan Princess

    Witch Hazel
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    Rihanna is finally speaking out about CBS’ decision to yank “Run This Town” from last week’s Thursday Night Football broadcast in the wake of the Ray Rice debacle. The song included a Don Cheadle voiceover and was to open the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. CBS, presumably in cahoots with the NFL, opted to take a more serious tone and pulled the song and other parts of the pre-show. Rihanna, herself a victim of DV, was basically victimized again by having her project pulled from the show amid whispers of the obvious…linking her…
  • Brewchies at the Movies: No Good Deed

    Fleur Delacour
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Three of your Witches joined all the restless aunties in America this weekend at the theater to see Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson in “No Good Deed“. Ya’ll know the premise by now; convict, doorbell ringing, bad judgment calls and a twist. So let’s stir this cauldron a bit. Acting: Fleur:  Hmmm, Taraji is my DC boo but she basically plays the same chick in every movie. Looks like she borrowed Bey’s frizzy wig from “Obsessed” and gave it trim and a dark rinse.  I kept expecting her to call Idris, “Jody”. She still gets props though.
  • Brew Quotes: Martha Stewart on Gwyneth Paltrow & OITNB

    Witch Hazel
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Martha Stewart wants goopy Gwyneth Paltrow put a sock in it… a fancy, cashmere one. Stewart tells Net-a-Porter’s Porter magazine that the actress/lifestyle/food/health “expert” should shut up and not quit her day job. “She just needs to be quiet. She’s a movie star. If she were confident in her acting, she wouldn’t be trying to be Martha Stewart.” The former inmate also took a minute to critique the hit series Orange Is the New Black, saying: “They could have done that so much better. That girl [Taylor Schilling] is not good enough, the lead actress. I met…
  • NFL to Ray Rice: Kick Rocks!

    Fleur Delacour
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    “Of course sometimes shit go down when there’s a billion  dollars on an elevator …” – Bey Opps, wrong elevator! Only, chump change on this lift. Raymell Mourice Rice (ugh, that gov’t name sucks) ain’t got no job, no mo! T-illumant-Z got their hands on video from inside the Revel Casino elevator in Atlantic City showing Ray Rice knocking his now wife Janay Palmer the fock out in February! I mean wasn’t the video before of him dragging her off the elevator whilst little birdies circled her head enough??? The NFL initially suspended Rice for…
  • @Debrantney for President!

    Fleur Delacour
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
     <— the “how you say some silly shyt like that” look White Jesus only knows why Deb Antney from No Love & No Hip Hop Atlanta is my spirit animal! I guess ratchet television makes for some strange bedfellows. I think she reminds me of the candy lady in the ‘jects who wheels and deals all damn day with an unlit Newport hanging out of her mouth. You already know Wacka Flocka’s mama is everyone’s first pick in spades because won’t NO RENEGING be taking place, SON!  YOU RENEGE? YOU DIE! Deb is like the wise, raspy-voiced hood mom who schooled you…
 
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    Iyasostuff

  • Temptation is always lurking

    Osayi
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Temptation is always lurking, looking for access to your heart. You’re the only one that can protect your heart, because there will always be something that you can be discontented about. There will always be someone else out there that seems better in some regard. There will always be something that seems better. There will always be a situation that can get you thinking that life would have been better “if only…” It’s up to you to realize that even if life is not where you would like it to be, you can still be contented. It’s up to you to realize that the…
  • It’s all temporary

    Osayi
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Sometimes I forget that it’s all temporary. If I had known it would be the last letter or the last phone call I would get from my uncle, maybe I would have cherished it a bit more. If I had known it would be the last time I would hang out with some of my friends, maybe I would have made it count for more. If I had known that the pain from high school, or the challenges of college were all part of the process, perhaps I would have enjoyed it a bit more. If I had known that the heartbreak wouldn’t have lasted forever, perhaps I would have made the decision sooner, and moved on…
  • It’s just money

    Osayi
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    I was watching a movie the other day and there was this guy who gets “adopted” by an anonymous wealthy benefactor, and tells him (through the attorney) that he can buy anything he desires. And so this guy goes on a buying rampage – rents a place, buys expensive clothes, shoes, books, joins expensive clubs etc. Then he ignores his old friends because they cannot spend as much money as he can, and they are not quite as “sophisticated” as he is (I mean of course everyone should know how to use a fork and knife – *cue sarcasm*) But as you can expect, the…
  • That you may have hope

    Osayi
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    One of my favorite books of the Bible is the book of Romans. In Romans, there are so many instances where Paul talks about us being filled with hope… I am convinced that the reason God promises us so many things and why He provides so many things for us is not so that we can be happy, although he enjoys it when we are happy, but so that we can be filled with hope. Life can be so challenging some times. Some times things don’t work out the way you wanted them to. Some times people don’t act the way we want them to, or the we expected them to. When things happen that we are…
  • Open my eyes to your wonders anew

    Osayi
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:18 pm
    I was watching this movie over the weekend. There was this pill that when you took it, you were able to see things more clearly, and focus and come up with solutions. Things didn’t look so bad once you took the pill because all of a sudden there was hope, and you could see ways to get out of any and every solution that bothered you. Even if I could remember the name of the movie, I wouldn’t tell you because there were some graphic sexual scenes, and I had to avert my eyes since I wouldn’t go into anyone’s bedroom to watch them sleeping together, so I have no interest…
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    Girlilla Warfare

  • The Tough Talk: How to Discuss War, ISIS, and Terrorism With Your Kids

    Lisa
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Evan Field In the past nine years the Q & A topics in my home have covered body parts, how babies are made, how to be a good friend, religion, love, family, school … everything  a ‘nuclear’ family tackles in the confines of a safe suburban environment. My two kids are naturally inquisitive, and for the most part, they are positively receptive to the answers and lessons doled back. I am proud to say that we have done an A- to B+ job teaching them the appropriate lessons that pair with their questions and growing pains. We filter their misinformation and help them make sense out…
  • Screw Monotony — Mom’s Gotta Have Romance

    Lisa
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By E.J. Gordon This summer my girls were finally old enough to watch “Twilight” and sort of get it. Jay rented it for the three of them while our son was off at camp in an effort to get them out of my hair so I could work in the other room uninterrupted. But, alas, I am a girl too, and I found myself intrigued by the drama unfolding onscreen just a few feet away. I kept peeking in to see what was happening in this drama that had swept up all of the pre-teen and teen girls in its wake a few years ago. I confess that because I’m a bit of a literary snob, I’d never read the…
  • The Bond Girls: True Friendships Are About Being Stirred NOT Shaken

    Lisa
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Lisa Barr Yeah, yeah, yeah. I turned 50 last week. And if you had asked me about facing that milestone a month ago, you would have seen a totally different me: a woman who was afraid to face THAT number. Fifty sounded grandmother-ish; it also sounded half over (half dead or half alive — your call). And then in consecutive order over the next few weeks, it all changed. It went down like this: the walk, the concert, the drink  (correction: drinks), the dinner, and the Surprise Party. Not to ruin the ending but it was all about My Girls, My Peeps, My Sistahs who turned me around. The…
  • Wake Up, Sistahs – GIRLilla Warfare IS Back

    Lisa
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Lisa Barr No more lounging, no more chill time at the beach, pool, club, backyard, or wherever you vacay — because those dreaded school forms are now facing you again. The “just sign this … and this … and this” is back with an inky black vengeance. Not to mention the pressure: carpools, tryouts, buying books, supplies, gear, clothes, classes, tutors, doctors’ appointments  – all of that and more is eyeballing you. No worries, Ladies — GIRLilla Warfare is in the house, and you are SO not alone. At GIRLilla Warfare, there is no subject left…
  • Summer Solstice: GIRLilla Warfare Hits the Beach … and the Books

    Lisa
    9 Jun 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Lisa Barr Even bloggers need a vacation … well, kind of. GIRLilla Warfare is taking a Summer Break and will be back in the Fall just in time for Back-To-School … when Motherhood and To-Do is in full swing. I will be enjoying the summer with my peeps, and working 24/7 on my second book — Agent’s orders. Like my debut novel, Fugitive Colors, “Book Number Two”  will be filled with love, passion, and suspense — only this time around the heroine will be a Mom on the Move. It will be GIRLilla Warfare-meets-Tom Clancy. Stay tuned … I will miss you,…
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    Women You Should Know®

  • First African American Woman Promoted To The Rank Of FDNY Fire Lieutenant In 12 Years

    WYSK
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    Tracey Lewis, 41 of Brooklyn, will be promoted later this morning, alongside 55 other Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) members. Lewis will be the second ever African American woman firefighter to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the FDNY’s history (and the first in 12 years). Lewis has proudly served the FDNY for 17 years, starting her career off in the FDNY cadet program in 1997. This program was instituted to teach college students fire science and earn their EMT licenses while getting their foot in the door with the FDNY. Lewis served her community as an EMT from…
  • Women Of The World, A Random Man Has Life Changing Advice… Smile

    WYSK
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    A random man advises a lady to smile more, instantly changing the lives of women everywhere! Thank you Funny or Die for making such a brilliant video about one of our favorite topics, which we’ve previously discussed here and here. The post Women Of The World, A Random Man Has Life Changing Advice… Smile appeared first on Women You Should Know®.
  • History In Pink: 17 Year Old’s Mission To Unite A New Generation Of Female Leaders

    WYSK Guest Contributor
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Women You Should Know is proud to welcome Mary Dwyer as its newest contributor. She’ll be sharing her perspectives on feminism and empowerment in relation to issues facing young women today. At just 17 years old, Mary, a high school senior, is the founder of History In Pink, a new site she’s building, single-handedly, on a mission to unite a new generation of female leaders. By Mary Dwyer - Since first grade, I have been reading about women only as a single body. I have grown to admire people like Alexander Hamilton and F. Scott Fitzgerald because they had their own paragraphs, and…
  • She Started It: A Documentary Of Women Tech Founders

    WYSK
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Co-directed by journalists Nora Poggi and Insiyah Saeed, She Started Itis a documentary film about the rise of women technology entrepreneurs in the US and Europe. It is estimated that women have formed only 3% of all tech start-ups, and that women run only 4% of fortune 500 companies. In Silicon Valley, women receive less than 10% of all VC funding (Kauffman Foundation). She Started It is on a mission for change. “By showcasing these role models, we hope that young women will aspire to become entrepreneurs and consider careers in tech.” Shot on location in Silicon Valley, San…
  • ESPN’s Hannah Storm: “What Exactly Does The NFL Stand For?”

    WYSK
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Hannah Storm delivered this powerful segment on ESPN yesterday morning summing up the horrific past week for the NFL. “Fighting back tears, she spoke about how her excitement for the football season was destroyed Monday morning with the release of the Ray Rice video, and everything that came after it. She discussed the unanswerable questions from her young daughter.” – Sports Center UPDATE: NBC News just reported that the NFL has tapped one of its female executives to run a “social responsibility” team and hired three domestic violence and sex crimes experts —…
 
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    Its All About Women!

  • The One Thing You Must Do To Find Amazing Clothes That Fit

    Carol Tuttle
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Ever have trouble finding great clothes that fit you? Do you worry that you’ll never be able to put together amazing outfits until you’re smaller or dropped 10 pounds? Do you feel frustrated that you can’t find beauty in your size? I know exactly how you feel. Years ago, I was stuck in the same rut of feeling everything from frustration and humiliation, to depression and anger when I went shopping. I blamed myself—mostly my weight and my size. But this is just an illusion and it’s not true. Why You Can’t Find Beauty in a Certain Size Let me be frank with you, ladies: We’ve…
  • 10 Symptoms of Kidney Disease You Should Watch For

    Duncan Capicchiano
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Not to put too fine a point on it but… Kidney Disease is known as the Silent Killer. But before we get into what you can do about healing your body if kidney problems do exist… The best place to start is to understand kidney disease symptoms. You need to discover what these symptoms are, when they occur, and why they occur… It might seem pretty straightforward but for most people, understanding kidney disease and the related symptoms is anything but simple. This isn’t surprising since there is very little awareness about the ins and outs of kidney disease among the general…
  • Set On Losing Those Extra Pounds? Then Stop Dieting Like a Man!

    John Barban
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    When it comes to weight loss (as with many other physical and emotional aspects!) men and women are as different as night and day. One of the key reasons is because the hormonal environment is different between a man and a woman. For starters testosterone and estrogen are poles apart from man to woman and even more specific to weight loss… Leptin levels are also different. What’s leptin, exactly? Well, let’s take a look… Higher Highs, Lower Lows… Leptin plays a vital role in the control of appetite, metabolism and the signals involved in weight gain and weight loss. Leptin levels…
  • The Twelve Pillars for Living with Passion and Purpose

    Denise ONeill
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Does your current schedule have you living on automatic pilot? If you are yearning for something more and have a desire to discover your passion and purpose, these 12 Pillars can become the foundation to create a life of meaning. 1.     Discover Who You Are Get to know yourself: what excites you, enlivens you, brings you joy? What’s important to you and has deep meaning for you (not family, friends, society, but YOU)? As you engage in practices of self-love and design a life that reflects YOU, you ultimately create a life of meaning and purpose.  2.     Practice Gratitude Be grateful…
  • Boosting Your Intuition about Domestic Violence: How to Take Charge of Your Safety and Happiness

    Dr. LeslieBeth Wish - Premium Expert
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    If you have never been in an abusive relationship, it’s easy to think: Why doesn’t the person just get out of it? Well, think of these things: An abuser knows exactly what emotional buttons to push in his or her partner. The abuser is a master of finding that chink in the partner’s sense of self-worth and confidence. An abuser has emotional radar for people who need to please, and who tend to doubt his or her feelings, thoughts, and actions. An abuser slowly isolates the partner and keeps him or her away from social events, and family and friends who could provide the abused person…
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    The Indie Chicks

  • Relationship Jumper

    Julie Zantopoulos
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    “NO!! Kim, please don’t do it. Don’t jump!” Feel free to replace Kim with any name you want. I gotta admit that I scream in my head every time a recently single friend tells me, with starry eyes, that they’ve...
  • What It Means to Be a Woman King

    Corry Hanna
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The first time I ever heard the term Woman King was when I was in college. My friend and former roommate, Charlotte, sent us a postcard from California and signed it, “Miss all of you Women Kings, love, Charlotte.” The...
  • This One’s for the Guys

    The Indie Chicks
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    It’s time to poll the gentleman, ladies! We’ve given them invaluable insight into our minds but now it’s time to lift up the lid and see what they’re thinking. The next poll in our Indie Chick magazine is going to...
  • 5 Struggles Every Fantasy [Football] Girl Faces

    Chrystal Rose
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    For as long as I can remember I’ve been trapped between the two worlds of Tomboy & Girly Girl. As a little girl with an older brother, I was obsessed with him thinking I was cool. I climbed trees like...
  • Grabbing Your Feminism By the Balls

    Kat
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    It may come as a surprise to you that not everyone thinks I’m the sweetheart you all know me to be! I know. Crazy, right? In fact, in the time that I’ve been writing for the public, I’ve received a fair...
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    Haven Journal

  • Fall Outfit- Orange, Khaki, Brown

    amy
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    Great work outfit featuring rust colored shirt, brown belt, khaki pants, and brown danskos. Cute & Comfortable! Also showing off my natural curls 2item(s)      
  • A Working Mom’s Prayer

    amy
    20 Mar 2014 | 10:31 am
    I’m a working mom. Like so many other moms out there I leave the house before 7am and I don’t get home until after 4pm. That’s only if I have nothing else I have to get done…like run to the bank, go to the store, grab dinner, or attend any other social, work, or church related event. As a wife and mom, once I get home from work there is still plenty to do like make dinner, do laundry, pick up the house, eat dinner, do the dishes, and most importantly spend time with my husband and son. On an average day, I get to see my son for 3 hours and I know there are so many…
  • Let’s Get Back to Us

    amy
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:06 am
    My Dear Sweet Wife What’s the cause of all our strife? It used to be just us two and now the kisses are far and few The bills and stress are always looming And it feels like our tempers are always fuming Our marriage isn’t something I’m willing to lose Divorce will never be something I choose I want to see you and me smile So let’s go the extra mile The dinner and dishes can wait Because babe I want to take you on a date It’s time to stop the fuss Let’s get back to us Babe you’re my everything I meant it when I gave you that ring I promised you a…
  • Must Have Items for My Day

    amy
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:29 am
    Coffee First and MOST important part of my day. I absolutely love coffee and I have been drinking it everyday since I was 12. I’m kind of a coffee snob and I spend a small fortune on my coffee every year. I don’t go out and get a latte every day or anything like that, I prefer a good strong cup (or 2…maybe 3) of brewed coffee with a little bit of milk every morning. Every. Single. Morning. Cell Phone I feel naked without my phone. It’s pretty pathetic that I feel that way and I’m not proud of it, but my phone is kind of like a security blanket. I use it all day…
  • It’s Monday!

    amy
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:02 am
    Just a couple reflections from last week. Let’s start this week smiling! 1. New Car Last week my husband and I finally bought a new car. We have been talking about it for almost a year now. Big decisions like this take us forever to decide on.But, we finally did it. We got rid of my 11 year old car with 122,000 miles on it and traded it in for a brand new 2014 Subaru Legacy. So far we are loving it! It was hard to finally just bite the bullet and do it, neither of us have ever driven a new car before, but we are so glad we did. Having Holden really changed our perspective on a lot…
 
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  • Why Did Teaching Become a Pink Ghetto?

    Kera Bolonik
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Tags: This Woman's Work Most public-school teachers are women. And they’re still fighting for the fair pay and respect that feminists rallied for more than a century and a half ago. By Joanna Scutts
  • We Really Need to Boycott the NFL

    Kera Bolonik
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Tags: All the Rage For years, the players and their family members have been suffering and dying for the status quo in pro football. Something's gotta give. By Kate Harding
  • There Is No Rationalization for Corporal Punishment

    Kera Bolonik
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    Tags: What's Going On What Adrian Peterson did to his son was not "discipline"—it was abuse. So why are so many people who called out Darren Wilson and Ray Rice making excuses for him? By Kirsten West Savali
  • Marriage Isn't That Bad—Is It?

    Kera Bolonik
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Tags: TV FX’s 'Married' shows the institution at its worst—and it's not the only one. Where are the Cosbys and Conners of our time? By Joel Keller
  • DAME’s Newsfeed: “Yes Means Yes” Endorsement, ISIS Teens, Mike Tyson, + More

    jen
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    This week’s roundup of the good, the bad, and the “you can’t be serious” news that’s got everyone talking. By Lauren Schwartzberg Tags: What a Week!
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    Wealthcare For Women

  • Article Round-Up

    Russ Thornton
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Every once in a while, instead of my usual weekly article, I’ll share a collection of articles that I found interesting. Maybe you’ll find one or more of them interesting, too. So let’s get started, shall we? I have a client whose Mom passed away recently, and she asked for my input on the distribution of her Mom’s IRA. It turns out her Mom had named her estate as the primary beneficiary of her IRA, and this is something I advise against doing. In most cases, it is far better to name a specific person (or persons) as beneficiary for your 401k, IRA and other retirement…
  • Managing Your Retirement Income Like A Pension

    Russ Thornton
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Howdy. I hope you’re doing well. A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you an email I received from my planning team. It contained some terminology that, while common among my colleagues, left some of you asking for an explanation. Specifically, I had a few people ask me about the term “overfunded” that was mentioned in the email. And this is the reason today’s article has “managing your retirement income like a pension” as its title. While corporate pensions are becoming increasingly rare as more companies move to defined contribution plans like the…
  • Your Very Own Bill-Cutting Concierge

    Russ Thornton
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Good morning. I hope you enjoyed a nice, relaxing Labor Day weekend. I want to warn you . . . what I’m about to tell you will sound like some kind of get-rich-quick scheme. But it’s not. I’m going to tell you how I earned $180 for about 5 minutes worth of work. That’s the equivalent of earning an hourly rate of $2,160. And you may be able to do the same thing. Or maybe even more. Let me explain . . . Today, I’m going to introduce you to BillCutterz. Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, BillCutterz has been saving people like you and me money since 2009. Here’s…
  • With A Little Help From My Friends

    Russ Thornton
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today, I want to share a recent email I received from my financial planning team: Russ, We have posted your Q2 status reports and please note the following, XXXXXX – We would proposed changing the risk from Balanced Income to Risk Averse and increasing their Travel goal from $7k to $8k. XXXXXX – The plan is overfunded and unless we identify new goals or expand on existing goals, we will need to reduce their risk exposure. Please advise. XXXXXX – This plan is currently overfunded, and based on the existing parameters, we would need to adjust the risk from Balanced to Risk Averse in…
  • You Can’t Handle The Truth

    Russ Thornton
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but when I hear or read the phrase, “you can’t handle the truth,” I imagine Jack Nicholson’s character, Colonel Nathan Jessup, screaming it from the witness stand in the movie A Few Good Men. And honestly, sometimes I feel like screaming it myself. Not screaming it at Tom Cruise or you or anyone in particular, mind you. It’s just that I’m regularly frustrated to see smart people like you as well as your financial advisors make decisions that don’t seem to be based on much “truthiness.” For a few specific…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • New #Cookbook The Pocket Sous Chef Is Now Available For Pre-Orders: @PocketSousChef #giveaway

    Da Vinci
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
      As we’ve been mentioning over the last 3-4 months, Da Vinci the founder of Your Life After 25 has been working on her cookbook “The Pocket Sous Chef”  The journey has been long and exciting but today marks a stupendous occasion, The Pocket Sous Chef cookbook, aprons and wine... The post New #Cookbook The Pocket Sous Chef Is Now Available For Pre-Orders: @PocketSousChef #giveaway appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Next Level Romance: Are you Ready to Move in Together?

    Hannah Whittenly
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Romance is laden with firsts. The first kiss, first date, and first anniversary are all pivotal moments celebrated eagerly by those newly in love, and the first shared place is no different. Nowadays, many couples move in together before getting married as a means to test the waters further. Here is... The post Next Level Romance: Are you Ready to Move in Together? appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Da Vinci Attends Macy’s Fashion Show: Hosted by Super Model Emme #MacysEvents

    Da Vinci
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    As women it’s important to remember that we all have different body shapes, sizes and fashion styles.  Whether you’re more slender of a full figured lady, it’s important that we all take the time to embrace our own beauty and not ridicule each other in the process. When I received ... The post Da Vinci Attends Macy’s Fashion Show: Hosted by Super Model Emme #MacysEvents appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Lifestyle Tips To Becoming An Effective Leader

    Da Vinci
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Leadership roles are appealing for a number of reasons. In the commercial arena, these positions pay better and they give people more control over the outcomes of their endeavors. Although you might have significant experience in a particular activity or industry, this does not ensure your success a... The post Lifestyle Tips To Becoming An Effective Leader appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • What Women Should Consider When Buying Sportswear?

    Da Vinci
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    When it comes to buying ladies sportswear no two types of sportswear can be considered equal. Walk into the nearest sports clothing store and just picking up whatever looks good from the racks is the wrong way to go about doing things. One of the biggest mistakes women make is buying men’s sportswea... The post What Women Should Consider When Buying Sportswear? appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
 
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    Woman\'s World : India’s Prime Health, Beauty and Lifestyle Community

  • Interview with Delhi Fashion Designer – Karishma Sondhi

    Neha Garg
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:32 am
    Delhi Fashion Designer “Karishma Sondhi” is arguably the most influential new designer of the moment, thanks to his legendary designs which fuse together hand-drawn prints and vivid color. She is an amazing soul and a fabulous designer who takes her inspiration from the surroundings. She could be new to the industry but her designs are well-known and are of very high quality with uniqueness in every wardrobe that she designs. In a personal-professional interview with “womnasworld”, this is all she has to say about her journey so far! Me: Shall we start the interview?
  • Interview with Delhi Fashion Designer – Gautam Gupta

    Neha Garg
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    There are people who are completely galled by the good fate of others. Then there are those who feel uplifted by it, walking away with a smile on their lips, and a song in their hearts. Gautam Gupta’s life that has been anything but ordinary, he has some kind of model of how to thrive in the lowering shadow of a legend. He started at a very early age and has attained heights today. He knows how to put the word – Fashion Designer into perfection, and he has done every possible thing to stand where he is today. Gautam Gupta is an Indian Designer and the founder of…
  • 10 Health Tips for Expecting Mothers

    Neha Garg
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    PREGNANCY, it happens to thousands of women everyday around you. On a daily basis you might hear that your friend, sister, cousin, neighbor, and many of your relatives are enjoying this blissful phase but when it happens to you. . OH MY GOD, you would believe that you are the most wonderful person on this earth and feel out of this world. Craving for food, a constant smile on your face, extra attention from family and relatives, happiness around, Pregnancy fills it all. Pregnancy adds amazing colors to your life, and makes you happy with every inch you gain. Make the stage more wonderful and…
  • Top Benefits of Coconut Water for your Hair

    Neha Garg
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    Coconut water is not just a plain drink to ease your thirst; in actual fact it is a natural and powerful drink that highly benefits your skin, hair and overall health. I love long strands and always preferred for the same, but as you know it’s not at all easy to get what you desire for. Same happened with me; I tried various shampoos, oils and other things but still did not see any major changes or advances. One day while I was searching all over the net about “Natural methods to grow your hair” I happen to stumble across many natural remedies and products to grow hair…
  • Top Benefits of Drinking Coconut Water for Skin

    Neha Garg
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    Coconut water is said to be a nature’s gift to us. It not only treats our health naturally but also gives you a healthy and glowing skin. Yes, now you do not need a skin specialist, salons or those expensive creams to treat your skin right. You just need that green in color, very healthy Coconut water to set everything at place. It works equally best when applied on your skin or drinking it directly. It is a popular and nutritious beverage which contains almost 94% of water in it. Read below to see how coconut water helps you treat your skin in a better and effectual way.
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    Girl Xplorer

  • 5 Things We Loved About ‘The Luxe Cafe’

    Payal Pandya
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:54 pm
    While stumbling upon internet and looking for some fashion and lifestyle inspiration, I came across this website. TheLuxeCafe.com is fashioned as a virtual salon for the serious purveyors of luxurious living and has a...
  • 5 Ways To Style Dungree

    Payal Pandya
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
        1. With a basic black T-Shirt When you have no idea of how to style your dungree, the simple and easiest way I follow is to pair it up with a Basic...
  • Review: Revlon’s Mad About Mauve Lipstick #304 & FOTD

    Payal Pandya
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    Hi Girls, I am mad about make-up and in every fortnight my make-up concentration shifts to different stuff. Last month, I was more into hair and eye  make-up stuff and from last few days...
  • Jeans And Shoes- Perfectly Teamed Up

    Payal Pandya
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    While putting step in our teenage, most of us are confused about pairing up the stuff and have to be embarrassed in starting days. once we get to know these small secrets of teaming...
  • Expert’s Eye: Trends To Watch This Season

    Payal Pandya
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Fake fur, flat shoes and minimal pleats as fashion embraces but what about pink hair? As I mentioned 7 season highlights in my post Chunky knits are the new trend for fall 2014 fashion and some of...
 
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    Of Means and Ends

  • What is a “good abortion”?

    Rebecca Griffin
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    photo via washingtonpost.com Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is in the news again for sharing her abortion story in her recently released memoir. She shares the heart wrenching tale of ending two wanted pregnancies. It’s brave of Davis to share these personal stories, surely anticipating the ridiculous pushback and prying questions she would face. As many people have pointed out, while it’s very important for people to share these stories to end the stigma around abortion in this country, it’s no woman’s responsibility to carry that burden. But Davis’s…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    Two women get married after 72 years together.  A photo essay on women who risked everything to expose sexual assault in the military. As Cosmo dives into elections this year, they offer 10 reasons young women need to vote in the midterms. Every president in the last quarter century has gone on prime time TV to announce bombing Iraq. 24,000 transgender voters could be disenfranchised by voter ID laws. 17 black women who deserve their own biopics. Advice from Ask Polly: “Fuck wondering if you’re lovable. Fuck asking someone else, ‘Am I there yet?’ Fuck listening for…
  • Tell us what the rules for women are, so we can break them

    Rebecca Griffin
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    It’s hard for women to do anything right if you want to measure by the constraints that society puts on our behavior.  Jay Smooth put out this great sarcastic video rant that sums this up well following the debate around the hacking of celebrities’ private photos. You should watch the whole thing, but here’s a snippet: There’s a lot of stuff in the news about women, how women are treated, right now. And I want to contribute and be a part of the conversation, but I’m having trouble keeping track. Does anyone have a complete, up-to-date list everything women are…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    6 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    Gun control group takes on open carry policies at grocery stores in new ads. Janet Mock on how she came to embrace the term feminist. A new Minnesota law provides doulas for incarcerated women. 10 documentaries about political women. Police in North Carolina arrested a young black activist and politician for distributing voting rights leaflets. Private prison stocks are rising with the influx of unaccompanied migrant children.Filed under: weekend reading
  • It’s sleazy at the top: on women, power and body policing

    Rebecca Griffin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    photo via cbsnews.com There’s no question that we need more women in power. But if we ever needed a reminder that climbing to the top doesn’t insulate women from sleazy sexism, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) gave us one this week: “In Off the Sidelines, Gillibrand, 47, shares a sobering incident in the congressional gym, where an older, male colleague told her, ‘Good thing you’re working out, because you wouldn’t want to get porky!’ On another occasion, she writes, after she dropped 50 lbs. one of her fellow Senate members approached her, squeezed her…
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  • Top 4 Fashion Tomes That You Will Love

    Staff
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    This year has seen the launch of more fashion books than ever, from those covering beautiful dresses, to those offering tips from renowned designers. If ...
  • Why You Need a Cup of Coffee

    Staff
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Whether you like it black, iced, with sugar, or hot, one thing for sure is that coffee serves plenty of benefits to you. A number ...
  • Social Media Can Make You Stupid: New Study Suggest

    Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:33 pm
    s We all know that social media can make us unproductive, especially when we tend to take offensive on things posted online. It has also ...
  • Living a Stress-Free Life through Meditation

    Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Don’t you just love having a day or two that is stress-free? Perhaps you woke up feeling wonderful, had an opportunity to meditate, before you ...
  • Exclusive: Queen Latifa Caught Kissing….. Who?

    Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Queen Latifa was caught on Sunday sharing a sweet kiss with her dear friend, Eboni Nichols. It’s said they were on a vacation in Sardinia’s ...
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    The Single Diaries

  • Surprise! Those Home Workout DVDs Do Work (ft. P90)

    Jennifer Hacker
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    An Experiment in Fitness and Nutrition with P90 Ermahgawd I’m a before and after photo. (Pause for a moment of disbelief). When I moved to LA the most valuable thing I packed was an open mind.  I told myself I’d be up for whatever experiences were thrown my way. Auditioning for a reality TV show– […] The post Surprise! Those Home Workout DVDs Do Work (ft. P90) appeared first on The Single Diaries.
  • Single Girl Reads | Gone Girl

    Catherine Abalos
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Four reasons you need to read Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl before it hits theaters If you haven’t seen the trailer for Gone Girl, click through and scroll down. You’ll have chills down your spine, and not the Grease kind. The movie starring Ben Affleck hits theaters October 3rd, which means you have three weeks to dive into this psychological […] The post Single Girl Reads | Gone Girl appeared first on The Single Diaries.
  • In Defense of Millennials- Featured on GirlTalkHQ!

    Jennifer Hacker
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Why We Should be Proud to Call Ourselves Millennials This June I attended an event featuring a panel of all female millennial entrepreneurs. It was there that  I was first introduced to Asha Dahya, a pint-sized powerhouse Single Girl. Asha is the founder and editor of GirlTalkHQ, a site dedicated to “female empowerment and inspiration for millennial women”. As […] The post In Defense of Millennials- Featured on GirlTalkHQ! appeared first on The Single Diaries.
  • All Roads Lead to the Kitchen ft. The Hungry Traveler

    Jennifer Hacker
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Jordan Hamons of The Hungry Traveler Takes an Unexpected Leap from Marketing Maven to Queen of the Kitchen “Take the risk and pursue what you love” The Hungry Traveler has us aching for the finer things in life. Its pages tease us with images of foods we want to feast on in places we want to […] The post All Roads Lead to the Kitchen ft. The Hungry Traveler appeared first on The Single Diaries.
  • Fall in Love | Style Inspiration for the Season of Change

    Catherine Abalos
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    6 looks to get you excited for fall There’s something magical about fall. “September is the January in fashion.” September is when school starts, and who can forget the feeling of a clean slate and a fresh notebook? I love the delightful image that Joe Fox (Tom Hanks’ character in You’ve Got Mail) gives us: a bouquet of […] The post Fall in Love | Style Inspiration for the Season of Change appeared first on The Single Diaries.
 
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  • Some Cool Medium Hairstyles That You Can Try In Spring

    Adity Bera
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    When spring comes we all feel happy thinking we can put away our jackets and can enjoy the sunny outdoors. In this season you can bloom into a new look that will turn everybody’s head. So here are some gorgeous medium hairstyles that you can try in the spring. The Leslie- This medium hairstyle features a side part with curls that are curled in random direction. To do this hairstyle, use styling product to wet your hair. Next take a large round brush and blow dry your hair. Apply heat protection and then curl random sections using a medium barrelThe post Some Cool Medium Hairstyles That…
  • How To Color Hair At Home?

    Adity Bera
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Everyone loves swag and your hair is the most important part of your personality which helps you in changing your look. You try different things to make your hair attractive like cutting, hair styling and dying. Heading to salon after every six weeks is a tough job, but as like other people you also must be ready to do anything for your hair. Have you ever thought to dye your hair with different techniques, like dying a hair at home? But if you don’t know that how to color hair at home there is no need to worry about. WeThe post How To Color Hair At Home? appeared first on ✌…
  • Flooring Ideas For Room Decoration

    Adity Bera
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    No matters how much your furniture is delicate and decent, but if the flooring of your home is not up to date then the beauty of your home is incomplete. If you don’t know how to decorate your floor then don’t you worry we have brought some awesome brilliant flooring ideas for room decoration for you. Simple and decent floor sometime make your room divine, you can choose simple marble of dull white or cream color for your flooring. The combination of white furniture and dull color flooring look great. Another flooring idea for room decoration is the best useThe post Flooring Ideas…
  • Have morning sex for a healthier life – tips for great mornings

    Helena Negru
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Morning sex is not just a pleasant switch from the wake-up alarm, but has multiple benefits for you and your partner. First, during the intercourse your bodies release happiness hormones and an antibody which helps you stay healthy and boosts your immune system. Second, morning sex straightens the bond between you and your partner, which leads to a better relationship. And there is a third reason to enjoy morning sex: intense intercourse counts as workout and promotes a good appetite. Eating a rich and complete breakfast after the exercises between the sheets will help you both stay fit and…
  • How to make a flawless back to school makeup

    Helena Negru
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Apart from a ravishing wardrobe and the latest high tech devices, all teens need to learn how to apply the best eye makeup for the new school year, so let’s have a flash-class on back to school makeup. One of the most important things you must take into account is what makes you look good. This means that you need to know your flaws and accept them. Then hide them, if you can, as the high school is not the best place to put on multiple layers of makeup. Be natural Instead, stick to the latest trend in makeup: naturalThe post How to make a flawless back to school makeup appeared first on…
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    Paris To Go

  • How to Bike in Paris

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Today was a big day for me- the first time I've biked in Paris alone. I tend to panic a lot and run into car doors, plus I'm a poor navigator so I'm really proud and self-congratulatory right now. When I reached my destination, the Vélib' station was closed and I couldn't figure out where another was, so I just went home afterwards The anticlimactic ending to my personal victory was actually a good thing, because I'd put some Chinese eggplant in the oven to roast (scored and rubbed with bean paste, coriander, chili peppers and garlic) and accidentally left the knife in the pan. Classic…
  • How to Eat in Paris for €50 A Week: 10 Ways to save money on Organic, Gluten-Free, and Zero Waste Groceries

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:59 pm
    When I was single, I spent $25 a week on groceries. Primarily vegetables, my diet also included ground turkey, wild caught salmon, steel cut oats, chia seeds, and beans supplemented by lots of locally grown apples and berries (and Almond Joy). Growing up, I'm pretty sure my mom spent less than that to feed four of us, before celiac-friendly products became widely available. I didn't eat a lot of carbs and stuck to things that were inherently gluten-free (such as Almond Joy), which left plenty of money over for me to buy secondhand designer clothes and travel the world,…
  • What to Do In Paris This Weekend: 10 Free, Fun, and Cheap Ideas

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    I hit kind of a bump when it comes to zero-waste last week. I had to go the doctor and he said I was "allergic to Paris" and gave me a prescription for four plastic and packaged products. Consequently, here are ten things I might be doing instead of blogging about zero-waste this weekend:Discover the softer side of my least favorite airline at the free Air France exhibition in Grand PalaisVisit La Jeune Rue and the upcoming quartier's first restaurant, AnahiEnjoy Paris' first meatball-only restaurant, BallsHave a bite on the terrace at the brand new Hotel PeninsulaSoak up the last bits of…
  • Things I've Been Cooking Lately + Almost Zero-Waste Gluten-Free Pie Crust

    11 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm
     Casa Yellow  Small Tomato CrostataMy New Roots  Summer Stuffed Patty PansRue Magazine  Mason Jar Mini PiesRight now the markets are full of yellow, white, and green pâtisson, an heirloom squash named for scalloped Provençal cake molds. I'm constantly cutting them up to heap onto salmon or into ratatouille, which is kind of a waste considering their unique shape. The wonderful My New Roots site has the perfect solution, preserving their lovely fractal design, while Casa Yellow's handsome e-book adds variety to my tiny tomato salad repertoire.To make the crusts for the…
  • Mûre + Pancake Sisters: New, Gluten-Free (and Zero-Waste) Friendly Paris Cafés

    7 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
     Mûre6 Rue Saint Marc75002 ParisPancake Sisters3 Rue Lucien Sampaix75010 ParisIt seems all the new places opening in Paris right now are offering gluten-free options. Really, they have no choice- with more and more actual French people being diagnosed celiac, restaurants are hard-pressed to accommodate the gluten-intolerant. Even the great David Toutain, when I visited his much-lauded restaurant at Invalides, came out and described all the gluten-free items (there are many) on his inventive 42€ to 98€ tasting menu. Last week, as per usual I got lost on my way to La Tresorerie and…
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  • Week Three: Make A New Dinner – #20NewThings

    Jennifer Stinnett
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Week Three in the #20NewThings challenge was an idea that came about by Rona from BalancedBee.com! “Let’s make spring rolls!” was her suggestion. To which I said “How do you spring and roll? It sounds like you need to be a contortionist.” To which she rolled her eyes at me and said “You’ll like it, promise!” So … over to Balanced Bee’s house I went to make Spring Rolls with Peanut sauce…. The agenda was simple … create spring rolls and see if we would actually want to eat our creations. At least that was my goal, Rona had…
  • Week Two: Stop and Take in The Views #20NewThings

    Jennifer Stinnett
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Week two in my #20NewThings challenge was during my travels back home to Wisconsin. It’s tough to think up “new things” to do when traveling because of created plans and a need to stay on course with those plans for you and everyone else. Then there’s the visits, the activities, flight schedules, rental car returns, etc. That’s when I realized … we all get caught up in our daily lives. We make sure we go to bed at a specific time, get up at a scheduled time, commute at a certain time, arrive to work at your scheduled time. We work a full day, keeping to the…
  • Week One: #20NewThings – I’m on a Segway!

    Jennifer Stinnett
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    As part of my #20NewThings challenge I have going on for the next 20 weeks, here is week one’s new thing from me! Riding a Segway. Not a particularly interesting challenge and of course, not one you might consider being in “the danger zone” of challenges. I mean, it’s not like I jumped out of plane or scaled a mountain wall or anything. It’s still a challenge for me. I headed out to Port Cape Canaveral last week with a Groupon for Space Coast Segway Tours. I was joined by my friend Rona Bomkamp from BalancedBee.com. Along with our Segway tour, we decided that we…
  • 20 New Things – Your Challenge

    Jennifer Stinnett
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    If you have a been a previous reader of Jennifer’s Review you know by now the site has been sold. It’s gone, moved on to better hands and I now keep my passion for wine a bit more private. It was a fun time writing about wine, writing in general and meeting some great people at great companies along the way! My next venture is to write a book. Seems like it should be an easy move going from 5 years of writing on a blog to creating a simple book right? Wrong. Writing online and book writing are 2 different things and in my case, I’m not writing about wine in my book.
  • Admitting Your Mistakes

    Jennifer Stinnett
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    If there is one thing that I’ve learned over the years, it’s about admitting mistakes. It’s so interesting to me that this can be one of the hardest things to do. Admitting your mistake fights your egotistical instincts, pulls at low self-esteem issues and makes you want to hide behind a lie out of fear. Admitting your mistake, is overcoming a lot of emotions isn’t it? (There’s a great article about how to admit your mistakes by Lifehacker.org here) Some mistakes however, when we let go, seem to make the best outcomes. I’ve made lots of mistakes over the…
 
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    Spec63

  • Genius Advert From Ikea That Spoof’s Apple In A Big Way

    Chris
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    No power cables! Eternal Battery! Ultra HD! We love this advert that has a pretty big poke at Apple. Good work Ikea! The post Genius Advert From Ikea That Spoof’s Apple In A Big Way appeared first on Spec63.
  • The Best 5 Pairs Of Pool Sliders Around, inc. Competition To Win!

    Chris
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    Carry on reading to the bottom of the article for your chance to win one of five pairs of the Nike Sliders featured! Summer 2014 has shocked us with a huge range of strange fashion footwear and although the weather has turned, it looks like the trend is here to stay. You may not have […] The post The Best 5 Pairs Of Pool Sliders Around, inc. Competition To Win! appeared first on Spec63.
  • Sportshop Decathlon Pick Their Top Women’s Running Shoes

    Chris
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    With Summer pretty much behind us now, the experts over at sports retailer Decathlon have been kind enough to get in touch and let us know about the women’s running shoes on offer so you can get out and crunch through the fallen leaves over the next couple of months. Below are their top picks […] The post Sportshop Decathlon Pick Their Top Women’s Running Shoes appeared first on Spec63.
  • This Instagram of Kate Moss and Cara Delevigne is Perfect

    Marisa T
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Monday just got amazing as Queen M and D got together for a cuddle on set at Burberry. If you needed cheering up today then this image of a match made in heaven will do it. Two of fashions most influential muses in one beautiful, black and white picture. Perfection. Expect to see more of […] The post This Instagram of Kate Moss and Cara Delevigne is Perfect appeared first on Spec63.
  • American Chat Show Host Jimmy Kimmel Does Friends!

    Chris
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    It might come as a surprise to you that it was over 10 years ago that the final episode of Friends was originally broadcast on our screens, not counting the millions of repeats on E4, and coming up on 20 years since the first ever episode was shown! Now if you are like me, that […] The post American Chat Show Host Jimmy Kimmel Does Friends! appeared first on Spec63.
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    24 Ladies

  • Healthy Eating Does Matter to Ovarian Cyst Sufferers

    miovskivlatko
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Everything in your body is reacting to your eating habits. Everything. You know you get low on energy at times, but did you know that poor eating habits can contribute to the formation of ovarian cysts?Your body is fighting itself to get a share of the meager nutrition you are putting in it if you […] The post Healthy Eating Does Matter to Ovarian Cyst Sufferers appeared first on 24 Ladies.
  • Successful Women in Business – Learn From Their Examples

    miovskivlatko
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Successful women are something to behold! Because you have to know that she has suffered. I know several women that are highly successful and there are several things that they have in common. One is they don’t think of themselves as just being a woman, what I mean by that is, they don’t put limitations […] The post Successful Women in Business – Learn From Their Examples appeared first on 24 Ladies.
  • Motivation 09.10.14

    miovskivlatko
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Dialy Motivation, Share and Like us On Facebook ! The post Motivation 09.10.14 appeared first on 24 Ladies.
  • Rihanna Is Super Polite at Versus Versace

    miovskivlatko
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    Let it be known that Rihanna  still says “excuse me,” “please,” and “thank you”…at least when she’s moving through a crush of paparazzi before a catwalk show. Last night, the pop culture empress was making yet another appearance at Fashion Week, this time at Anthony Vaccarello’s Versus Versace debut. And when she tried to climb over […] The post Rihanna Is Super Polite at Versus Versace appeared first on 24 Ladies.
  • Top 7 Tips For Wrapping With It Works Body Wraps

    miovskivlatko
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    If you seriously want to tighten, tone, and firm your troubled areas using It Works Body Wraps, keep reading. I am about to share my top 7 tips for getting best results. Keep in mind that while everyone is different and will experience different results, these proven techniques when done correctly will help anyone achieve […] The post Top 7 Tips For Wrapping With It Works Body Wraps appeared first on 24 Ladies.
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    The V Complex

  • Excessive Force Phenomena

    Victoria Maxwell
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Missouri Teen in Coma A Missouri teen landed in the hospital Sunday after a stun gun was used by police to subdue 17 year old Bryce Masters. Masters was pulled over by police who were looking into a warrant for a female attached to the car. The teen then allegedly resisted police in exiting the car and the stun gun was used. He is currently in critical condition do to oxygen restriction to the brain, according to paramedics. The FBI is now investigating the officer who used the Taser as to whether the use was excessive and whether Masters did in fact resist. Excessive force is the new shark…
  • Facebook and Busting Down the Wall

    Victoria Maxwell
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    Women Are The Future At the Cybersecurity Management Summit last week, Facebook’s director of security operations Jennifer Henley made a very poignant statement regarding the future of security. Women. Henley stated that empathy and a focus on people rather than technology is necessary in order for the industry to move forward. In order to do this, however, the view of women in the security industry needs to be changed. “Nine times out of 10, if you ask someone to picture a person working in security they’re going to picture a man — most often a white man.” The…
  • Who Says That? (Charlize Theron vs Arkansas)

    Victoria Maxwell
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:22 pm
    You’re a professional. Act like one. An Arkansas circuit court judge was fired this week after leaking confidential court information regarding actress Charlize Theron’s single parent adoption and admitting to offering to be her “baby daddy.” According to news outlets, Judge Michael Maggio was posting “anonymously” on the LSU fan site tigerdroppings.com about various court cases he has handled, and making controversial comments about them regarding race, gender, and sexuality. First off, whoever let this man be on the bench has no sense of character.
  • Up All Night

    Victoria Maxwell
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    An Experiment? Yes. Tonight is an experimental post in many ways. New media (no animated gifs tonight!), free thought topics (stream of consciousness FTW!), and a test of social media. Why, you ask? Mostly because it’s 1am, I’m off tonight, and bored out of my mind. Also, I began to realize my Sims had much bigger and better ambitions than me and it was becoming depressing. The sad truth.   So now what? Whatever I want, frankly. But nice of you to ask. I don’t know how many of you work overnight shifts, but I’ll have you know, the sleep schedule sucks. Sleep all…
  • Let It Go

    Victoria Maxwell
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:15 pm
    A Heartfelt Message     Ever had someone in your life that just refuses to go away? One that shoots your blood pressure through the roof every time they pop up? I know what you’re going to say. “Just ignore them. Don’t feed into it.” But you know what? After so many years of them refusing to get the hint, there comes a time where you just have to put your foot down. This is the case tonight. I finally told someone off after three and a half years of ignoring them. Of blocking them. Of very actively avoiding them and moving across the damn country. And you…
 
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