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  • Where Your Head Goes is Where Your Business Goes

    The Paula G Company LLC
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:20 am
    In the short span of a week, I had two reminders of the powerful dynamic of paying attention to where your head goes and eyes look. Your head and eyes determine where you will go, how well aligned... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Power Of Being A Black Sheep

    She Takes on The World
    Natalie MacNeil
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Have you ever just wanted to fit in more? Have you ever wished people just got you and understood what you’re all about? If you’re sitting there thinking yes, then chances are good you’re surrounding yourself with the wrong people. In today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV, I’m going to talk to you about the power of being a black sheep and why fitting in just might be getting in the way of your success. (Trust me, I’ve got the pantsuits to prove it.)   I’m going to share some hard-earned advice, including how to lovingly set boundaries with well-meaning…
  • History Repeatedly Traps Women; Let's Call It Out

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    Patricia E. Grieve
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    The idea of women's inferiority is baked into our cultural history and still spews out at us from the Greek and Roman empires. We see it in the pressure for physical perfection, the abrogation of Title IX rights. Once we see these roots, we might be able to pull them out.
  • A Reminder

    Life in Transition
    Natalie Caine
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
     Who doesn’t have habits they wish they could magically end and move into more peace and happiness?  All of us have parts like the critic, the pusher, the judge, the punisher, the victim, the better than,   that are annoying for us and others.   In my breakfast support group, I shared suggestions for what to do when stuck in a habit and how to unglue yourself:   1. See it and wave it goodbye.  Like telling yourself, “sorry you are here, but I am not into you.” (the part of you that is defensive towards others). 2. Focus on something else, so you don’t spin…
  • High Risk Pregnancy

    Pink Lemonade
    Liz Gilbert
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    High-Risk Pregnancy: Why Me? Understanding and Managing a Potential Preterm PregnancyEvery year, 1 million U.S. women with high-risk pregnancies are placed on bed rest to protect their developing babies. Despite that, every year, about 500,000 newborns – one of every eight – arrive too early, according to the Centers for Disease Control.Enduring a high-risk pregnancy can be an overwhelming experience of stress, fear and unknowns, leading to more questions than answers. Many of these moms adhere to strict regimes of bed rest; face major changes in lifestyle and relationships; and are…
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    Learned On by Andrea Learned

  • Listen to Learn, Learn to Lead

    Andrea Learned
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    How often do you hear a leader described in the media as a “good listener?” Not often. That may be because, both in theory and by tradition, descriptions of leadership still tend to focus more on the output (decisive! charismatic!) than the input. But, the best leadership in practice today gets noted for its calibration toward the latter. And, social media is an incredible source for that. One business leader currently well representing the listening and learning “input” approach is Deidre Paknad , founder and CEO of Workboard (her third company). I first came across…
  • The Unheralded Beauty and Power of Social Capital

    Andrea Learned
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:49 pm
    What drives you? This question emerges at key transition points in most career journeys. When that gets nailed down, the world opens up – and a person’s potential impact as a change agent is likely to explode. So, what has made the difference and brought an ever-increasing sense of purpose to my own work? The combination of writing and connecting via social media with so many different kinds of people from diverse fields with a range of expertise. What a world this has opened up! Emphasis On Social Capital Social capital is the broader term used these days for the sort of relationship…
  • Leadership and Transparency 2015: The Social Media Imperative

    Andrea Learned
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    By the time “trends” get mentioned in the new year forecast blog posts, they can be little more “old” than “news.” Though forward motion is always worth celebrating, change usually happens more slowly. Take, for example, the call for more transparency in business leadership. While today’s startups are more likely to intentionally bake this into their corporate DNA, 100+ year old companies have a lot more embedded business culture to counter. Still, no matter the corporation’s size or embedded culture, the imperative of transparency really is, to be festive about it, “nipping…
  • Get On Social Media To Become the “Source”

    Andrea Learned
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    “All things being equal” is quite an overused phrase, but there can still be gold in what follows it. Whether it’s a consumer’s evaluation of cleaning products or a way to differentiate potential business consultants, the reasons why one option is chosen over another is especially key in a world of choice gone wild. As a business thought leader, don’t you want “[your name here] is the best choice” to be the end of that “all things being equal” sentence? I got to thinking about this recently as it relates to Tweetchat guests, conference speakers, podcast interviewees and NPR…
  • Social Media and the Introverted Leader

    Andrea Learned
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    The building conversation about introverts in the business world strikes a chord. Though few who have met me in person would guess it, I am one, with a capital “I.” Interestingly (and fortunately), using social media has been key for finding the balance that lets me think, work and connect most productively. Thanks to this tool, my ability to build a profile in my particular focus area, sustainability, is not hindered by the fact that I live in “remote” Seattle (compared to cities like NYC, Boston or San Francisco, I mean). Even with my strong introvert tendencies, I…
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    The Women's International Perspective

  • Word Press Ban

    Hamzah Hussain
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    By Bina Shah, Dawn, Pakistan- The night before celebrations of Pakistan Day, March 23, news began to spread on Twitter that Pakistani internet users were not being able to access WordPress, arguably the world’s most popular and widely used free blogging and publishing platform and content management system. Thousands of Pakistanis use WordPress to host their blogs, and many software developers use WordPress tools to create websites as part of their business activities. Quickly, users began to speculate that the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) had blocked WordPress blogs for…
  • Doctor is Pushing the Limits on International Abortion Laws

    Kim Amador
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
    by Purvi Thacker, The New York Times, USA - Dutch physician and women’s rights activist Rebecca Gomperts spearheaded a global movement in 1999 when she used a loophole in international law to provide non-surgical abortion services to women on a Dutch-registered ship in offshore waters. Her mission was simple — to provide reproductive health services to women in countries where abortion laws were restrictive or where there was precarious and uninformed access to such services. “The project had the fervor of unabashed advocacy, but it also tugged at the issue of reviewing abortion laws at…
  • Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot ‘wanted to destroy plane’

    BBC News - Home
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, named as Andreas Lubitz, appeared to want to "destroy the plane", officials said. Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin, citing information from the "black box" voice recorder, said the co-pilot was alone in the cockpit. He intentionally started a descent while the pilot was locked out. Mr Robin said there was "absolute silence in the cockpit" as the pilot fought to re-enter it. He said air traffic controllers made repeated attempts to contact the aircraft, but to no avail. Passengers could be heard screaming just before the…
  • Iran warns of bloodshed as Saudi-led forces bomb Yemen

    Al Jazeera English
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:42 am
    Saudi air strikes on Shia rebels in Yemen have triggered a furious reaction from regional rival Iran, with top officials warning that military action could spill into other countries. Saudi Arabia said that a coalition consisting of 10 countries, including members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), had begun air strikes at 2am local time on Thursday, targeting Houthi positions in the capital, Sanaa. According to Al Jazeera sources, the strikes carried out by 100 jets from Saudi and its coalition, have destroyed Iranian-made missile launchers in the capital Sanaa. The operation has been…
  • North Korea says it has arrested two South Korean spies

    Reuters: World News
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said late on Thursday it had arrested two South Koreans based in the Chinese border city of Dandong, accusing them of spying for South Korea.
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • Foods You Should Avoid While You're Pregnant

    Erin Kennedy
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Display Title:  Foods You Should Avoid While You're Pregnant Subtitle:  It is important to watch what you eat and drink during pregnancy. Here are our tips for a healthy pregnancy diet. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/pregnancy/content/foods-you-should-avoid-while-youre-pre... Align:  right Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • One Life, Two Illnesses: A Story of Multiple Sclerosis and Breast Cancer

    Erin Kennedy
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Display Title:  One Life, Two Illnesses: A Story of Multiple Sclerosis and Breast Cancer Subtitle:  After living with MS, Mary Kyle was diagnosed with breast cancer. But if it wasn't for this, her MS may be much worse. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Learn More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/multiple-sclerosis/content/one-life-two-illnesses-story-... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Dr. Ellen Antoine

    HER Radio
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    After years of health issues plaguing her family, Dr. Antoine wanted to understand the underlying causes rather than just treat the symptoms. Associated Editorial:  HER Radio - Health and Wellness Radio Show about Women Block Weight:  -3 Two Columns:  No read more
  • Abbie Gellman, MS, RD

    HER Radio
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, is a professionally trained chef and Registered Dietitian. Abbie has over 10 years of hospitality and food and beverage consulting experience and nearly 10 years of nutrition URL:  listen to Abbie Gellman, MS, RD Associated Editorial:  HER Radio - Health and Wellness Radio Show about Women Block Weight:  -4 Two Columns:  No read more
  • Ask HER

    HER Radio
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    On April 9th, HER Radio will be welcoming in a new segment! Every week, the show will open up with Ask HER, giving listeners an opportunity to ask Pam and Michelle any health and wellness questions. URL:  Visit HER Radio Associated Editorial:  HER Radio - Health and Wellness Radio Show about Women Block Weight:  -8 Two Columns:  No read more
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    The Work at Home Woman

  • An Inside Look at Photo Book Design for Profit

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Cathi Nelson Is the photo album destined to become another relic from the past? The answer is no. But just like many traditions it is evolving and that means there is an opportunity to create a business to meet the needs of families who cherish their photos, but don’t have the time or skill to […]
  • Practical Spring-Cleaning Tips for Your Business

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dawn Berryman Spring is officially here, at least on the calendar anyway. Are you ready? Have you been in a rut; have you thought about how you can project yourself and your business life forward this spring season? It’s easy to succumb to the winter blues and find yourself less motivated during the more […]
  • The Path to Becoming a Ghostwriter, Interview with CaroleAnne Hardy

    22 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Tell us a little bit about your ghostwriting journey. My path to becoming a ghostwriter was anything but typical. In college, I trained as an actress, learning how to interpret and become a character, and as a writer, learning how to tell a character’s story in a way that induces empathy and understanding. After two […]
  • When One Door Closes Another One Opens — But the Hallway Sure Sucks!

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Kelly Robbins Whenever you step into a new phase of life; from having a baby to working from home rather than in a corporate job, there is a transition period. The transition is that period between leaving your J-O-B and actually supporting yourself in your new business. The initial bliss of having a new baby […]
  • Tips for Maximizing Your Tax Deductions

    17 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Deborah Sweeney The deadline for filing your returns is a little under a month away. And, with around 20-25% of all returns filed within two-three weeks of that April 15th deadline, it’s probably safe to assume that a few of you are still working on those returns. A lot of small business owners depend […]
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    Women's Voices For Change

  • Marriage: Why Staying Together May Be Good For You (Dr. Ford on Emotional Health)

    Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D. A key finding in a new study on married couples is the importance of the role of friendship. Those who considered their spouse to be their " best friend" reported getting twice as much life satisfaction from marriage as others do. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Wednesday 5: Spring Exhibition Guide

    Women's Voices For Change
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    We look forward to another year of seeing more and more women continue to bloom and flourish on the museum and gallery walls. Here are our picks for upcoming shows, unveiling this spring, that feature Frida Kahlo, Björk, Yoko Ono, Marilyn Minter, and Pao Houa Her. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • CHANGE: Shelley Singer’s Response to Our March Challenge

    Shelley Singer
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:25 pm
    By Shelley Singer "I’m not suggesting that we woman of a certain age take on nothing new—only that we be kind to ourselves and make the change when it feels right." [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Movie Review: “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” Lives Up to Its Name—Unfortunately

    Alexandra MacAaron
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    By Alexandra MacAaron "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" may be a shadow of the former film. But there’s a fine reason to see it. Several fine reasons, actually. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • CHANGE: Susan B. Johnson’s Response to Our March Challenge

    Susan B. Johnson
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:25 pm
    By Susan B. Johnson Was she a fool? Did she need to change? Oh, yes! Let her count the ways. [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

  • On Obtaining Wisdom And Chasing Decisions

    Natalie Snapp
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Sometimes it feels like I live in that movie from the 1990’s, Groundhog’s Day (and yes, I know I’m dating myself here). In it, Bill Murray’s character experiences the same day over and over again. Which can be true in the life of a woman. There’s a template we live by and within that template, there are certain things we must do every single day. Pack lunches. Lay-out clothing for the next morning. Get kids up. Feed them breakfast, make sure their teeth are brushed and hair is combed, and do you have your permission slips/homework/Monday folder? They’re the…
  • Life Unstuck by Pat Layton

    Natalie Snapp
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Three years ago, I boarded a plane from Charlotte to Atlanta after attending my first-ever She Speaks Conference. I had just pitched my first book, Heart Sisters, and was sitting back in my seat to just exhale. Moments later, a bubbly and bright woman looked at me and declared her seat was next to mine. “Were you at She Speaks?” I asked because I could just tell. As soon as she confirmed my suspicion was correct, we began to talk. And talk. And talk. Until the wheels touched down in Atlanta – and I still wanted to talk more. We had an insane amount in common. Talking to Pat…
  • When We Think It’s Impressive to Be Busy

    Natalie Snapp
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    * Friends, I’m in Book Launch Land. I’m feverishly working to prepare for the release of Heart Sisters: Be the Friend You Want to Have. I’ll be re-posting some oldies (but hopefully you’ll think they’re goodies!) now and then so I can focus more on the upcoming release. Thanks for understanding . . . Oh – and I so appreciate you taking the time share on social media. This is the way of the writer these days and will help get the word out about Heart Sisters! A few years ago, I was talking to a woman who was in a panic because she didn’t think her kids…
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    Diva Marketing (Blog)

  • The Four Ts of Content Consistency

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    What is your best advice for a local small business that wants to leverage the web for marketing purposes? was the question my friend Paul Chaney, Editor of Web Marketing Today asked me and a few other "in the know" marketers. Thought you might enjoy my response! Great question Paul and one that many people will take from the strategy point of view: know your goals, how to measure them and your audience. Let’s look at this from a slightly different point of view: content consistency. I look at content consistency from two perspectives. The first direction includes tonality,…
  • Interview With N.E.D. - The Rock N Roll Docs

    4 Feb 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Doctors heal patients in many ways ... some even through rock n roll! N.E.D., an innovative rock band of 6 U.S. cancer surgeons, tours the country using their music to create awareness about women's cancer issues. As Doc/Musician Nimesh Nagarsheth told us in this Diva Marketing interview, "Through our music we are able to reach thousands at a time getting our our awareness and education messages and quite honestly have a great time doing it." N.E.D's heartwarming story inspired award winning producers from Spark Media to become N.E.D. groupies (of sorts) following the band for over…
  • An Interview with Advocate Health Care: Case Study #StoriesOfTheGirls

    6 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Breast cancer still impacts too many lives. Advocate Health Care launched a unique program to bring attention to breast cancer prevention, treatment and support. Understanding that women gain strength and the comfort from the stories they share and are shared they used digital and social networks to tell the #StoriesoftheGirls . Through the following interview Christine Piester, VP Marketing and Christine Bon, Manager Digital Marketing and Communication graciously provided us with a case study of the program. This post is dedicated to my sister Susan who I know is dancing in the stars. About…
  • Is Your Personal Brand Attracting the Right Audience?

    7 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    This week it was my honor to present at South Wired 14, formerly known as Digital Atlanta. South Wired is the longest on-going social media/digital marketing conference in Atlanta. It was my pleasure to share the stage, as co-presenters, with Dorothea Bozicolona-Volpe. South Wired is 5 days packed with smart people talking about issues of how to succeed in the ever changing and challenging world of digital marketing. Dorothea and I spent hours discussing what we could bring to the party that might be a little different and add value for the attendees. Our conversations led us to explore the…
  • Interview With American Marketing Association CEO Russ Klein

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    There's a new dude in town. Well in the world of the American Marketing Association. Russ Klein recently accepted the role of CEO for AMA and with that he now leads North America's largest professional marketing association. Of course, AMA dropped a media release which details Russ' credentials (impressive!). I was curious about the man-behind-the-logo. I felt I had a bit of a vested interest since my AMA affliation has a deep and long history from chapter president, to serving as facilitator of interactive and social media workshops and managing AMA's first virtual communities. One might…
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  • Thank you. I know.

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Some clarification after yesterday’s half-angry, half-tired post. I do appreciate the compliment that arrived in my comments and the spirit in which it was given. But let me speak plainly: I know I’m beautiful. Yes, it’s taken some years for me to see / acknowledge / accept that truth. But I have. The foolish man […]
  • Miss me.

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Yesterday I wore a dress. It's not a big deal, or shouldn't be.
  • 24 Hours Later

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Getting through the 24 Hour Project was a test on many levels. I'm still feeling proud of myself today!
  • Just like Rory Calhoun

    22 Mar 2015 | 7:46 pm
    I did it! I got through all 24 hours of the 24 Hour Project!
  • Taking It to the Streets

    21 Mar 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Yesterday I told myself that, if I could make it from midnight to 6am, I'd somehow find a way to get through the rest of my first 24 Hour Project. At this moment (7:22 pm), I'm not so sure.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • The Pressure of Egg Freezing

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:13 am
    A recent article on the New York Times blog finally released me to put into words something that has always gotten under my skin about egg freezing, and it’s this: if this option had been around when I was younger, and if I had been nearing the end of my twenties unmarried, I would have […]
  • Fast or Pretty?

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    We’re starting the process of re-doing the kitchen.  We’re going to resurface the cabinets, drop in a new counter and sink, get a new stove and hood, and paint the walls.  We’re keeping it simple; I’m not really a fancy backsplash kind of girl. Whenever I tell people our plan — to resurface rather than […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 30: Schrödinger’s Problem

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Going hand-in-hand with avoiding dreaded tasks like getting my hair cut are things that I refer to as Schrödinger’s problems. While I don’t love the dentist or doctor, I’m not scared of the tasks that […]
  • Filed Under “In Case You Didn’t Have Enough to Worry About…”

    22 Mar 2015 | 4:16 am
    The link told me that a study found that the number of friends you have affects how long you live.  Should I click over to PsychologyToday and find out how early I was going to die? I expected to see an advance copy of my eulogy written at the top of the screen, especially with […]
  • 537th Friday Blog Roundup

    20 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    Updated in the Middle If you read my blog on your phone, you may have noticed that it looks totally different.  That is because, after many requests (and a nice long wait on my to-do list), I finally got around to making a mobile version of the site.  By which I mean that I called […]
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  • Masked Intruder Attacks Last Abortion Clinic Standing in Mississippi

    Feminist Newswire
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    In the early hours of the morning Monday, a person in a mask wielding what appeared to be a machete attacked the Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Related posts: US Receives “C” Grade On Reproductive Rights Anti-Choice Extremists Target Abortion Clinic Director in Kansas Michigan Lawmakers Want to Create Even More Extraneous Requirements for Abortion Providers
  • Afghan Woman Beaten to Death for Burning Koran

    Feminist Newswire
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    A 27-year-old woman ‎who reportedly burned a copy of the Koran inside of a riverside shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan was brutally beaten and burned alive on Thursday. Shocking videos quickly spread on social media showing crowds of men surrounded by hundreds of onlookers assaulting the 27-year-old Farkhunda with bricks and sticks and repeatedly kicking her. The woman’s body was then thrown onto the banks of the Kabul River and was burned. Farkhunda’s parents told the police and that their daughter was mentally ill and that she had not committed the act intentionally. A spokesman for the…
  • Penn State Fraternity Suspended for Facebook Page of Nude, Unconscious Women

    Feminist Newswire
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:32 pm
    A Penn State fraternity has been suspended over the discovery of a private Facebook page with photographs of nude women, some of whom appear to have passed out, as well as photos of drug deals and hazing. No related posts.
  • Vice President Biden Pledges $41 Million to Clear Rape Kit Backlog

    Feminist Newswire
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Mikulski (D-MD) spoke yesterday at a Maryland State Police Laboratory to declare their support for a $41 million budget proposal to combat the national backlog of rape kits. Related posts: Testing Detroit’s Backlogged Rape Kits Has Already Identified 188 Serial Rapists Houston Is Finally Testing a Backlog of Thirty-Year-Old Rape Kits
  • Attorney General Confirmation Delayed Over Anti-Abortion Provision of Human Trafficking Bill

    Feminist Newswire
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    The Senate hit an unexpected delay in the consideration of nominee Loretta Lynch for attorney general due to the discovery of an anti-abortion provision hidden within a bipartisan human trafficking bill, which has recently reached an impasse. No related posts.
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  • Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

    Melissa McEwan
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    [Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.]Paula Abdul: "Straight Up"
  • In the News

    Melissa McEwan
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Extreme weather; death. Video may autoplay at link.] Tulsa area hit by deadly tornadoes: "One person was killed and several others were injured when a series of 'extremely dangerous' tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, knocking out power and leaving a massive trail of destruction. The twisters targeted the Tulsa area, and the state Emergency Management Services Authority confirmed that one person died at a mobile home park in the nearby town of Sand Springs. Three other people were injured—one critically, it said. ...Utilities companies…
  • Jeb Bush: "I'm the Worst!"

    Melissa McEwan
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    [Content Note: War on agency; sexual violence; disablism.]If you thought that George W. Bush was terrible on abortion rights, get a load of his terrible brother:As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) fundraises with his brother George W., the likely 2016 presidential candidate is widely being positioned in the media as the more moderate of the two. But on the issue of abortion, Jeb actually stands to the right of his elder sibling....[Jeb] declared in 2003 that he was "probably the most pro-life governor in modern times." As governor, Bush signed a law to create "Choose Life" license plates in…
  • Germanwings Crash Update

    Melissa McEwan
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    [Content Note: Description of airline crash; death.]On Tuesday, I mentioned that a Lufthansa Germanwings airbus had crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 on board. The cockpit voice recorder has revealed that the crash appears to have been intentional: The chief Marseille prosecutor handling the investigation into the crash of a Germanwings jetliner said on Thursday that evidence from the cockpit voice recorder indicated that the co-pilot had deliberately locked the captain out of the cockpit and steered the plane into its fatal descent."At this moment, in light of investigation, the…
  • Pence to Sign "Religious Freedom" Bill

    Melissa McEwan
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    [Content Note: Christian Supremacy; homophobia; transphobia.]Today, despite the fact that three major conventions have threatened to pull out of Indiana and corporations are balking, Republican Indiana Governor Mike Pence has promised to sign the heinous "religious freedom" bill in a private ceremony, shut away from any criticism or dissent.There is a lot of talk in Indiana about a recall for Pence over this, but whooooooooooops Indiana has no recall provision for statewide office-holders, because of course we don't.This bill is going to affect a lot of people—it's already tough to be a…
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  • This Is Weird. A Press Release from the House Judiciary Committee.

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    It's full of those moving GIFs which always make me feel as if I'm trying to follow table tennis played very fast by very small mice. But that's not what is weird about the communication.  The topic is president Obama and US immigration laws.  And the GIFs:In a reflection of the racial demographics of House Republicans, all of the GIFs in Wednesday's Judiciary Committee press release depict white people, among them Jennifer Lawrence, Britney Spears and Steve Carell. The vast majority of the 245 House Republicans are white. Seven are Hispanic, and two are black.Unlike House…
  • Monopoly. The Game.

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Yesterday was the eightieth anniversary of the game called Monopoly.  There's an interesting subtext to the history of the game.  Or a sub-game, if you wish:Legend has it that Charles Darrow, an unemployed salesman, invented the game in his kitchen in 1930. But the roots of Monopoly actually date back a few more decades, to a game called the Landlord's Game created by Elizabeth Magie in 1903. The Landlord's Game was meant to be educational, illustrating economist Henry George's belief -- inspired by the Gilded Age -- that property ownership by individuals is inherently unfair.
  • And To War, To War We go? On Iran As The Next Target.

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Joshua Muravchik has written an opinion piece in the Washington Post about what the United States should do with respect to Iran's plan to acquire nuclear weapons.  Muravchik would like some other people to sacrifice themselves in a war against Iran, because he believes that a war with Iran is the best possible answer to the disagreements. Even the title of the piece says that if you are in a hurry and can't read the rest of the column:  "War with Iran is probably our best option."  The opinion piece is fun to read if you ignore what it's all about.  Muravchik worries…
  • And More Grumbling

    18 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Suppose, just for the sake of an idle example, that you have spent the whole weekend and most of Monday working on post #3 in your series about women and IS.  Suppose that you have twenty footnotes, all with extra links and comments, and that the total length of the post is beginning to approach a small book.Suppose, then, that it's Tuesday, and you are ready to draw the finishing touches on that post.  You enter the edit mode on this ancient sewing machine called Blogger and start merrily typing away.You make a mistake, and then use the undo-command to correct that mistake.Instead…
  • Grumbling

    16 Mar 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Remind me NEVER again to promise a series of long-form posts on any topic whatsoever.  They take ages to write.  AGES!  And nobody probably reads long-form posts because they  now have that Public Service Announcement in their very name which warns potential readers that they are going to be loooong.This is an explanation for my recent silence on the blog.
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    Recent Articles

  • Spring Fashion For Little Girls

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    This collection of outfits for little girls are perfect for spring! Colorful floral and tribal patterns paired with denim and light weight blazers will…
  • Sweet Strawberry Reduction

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    Mastering a strawberry reduction is one of the easiest and most useful things you can do in the kitchen. Put this delicious and sweet sauce on cakes,…
  • Nutella Smoothie

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Chocolate hazelnuts are a popular sweet treat all over the world. They pair wonderfully with many different kinds of fruits and come together perfectly…
  • Banana Parfait

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:57 am
    If you want a sweet dessert that isn't too high in calories, this banana and yogurt parfait will be a simple and easy dessert for you to make. Layered…
  • Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    If you love chocolate covered cherries and the perfect combination of sweet and sour, these delicous and chocolately brownies will be your new favorite…
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  • 23 Mar 2015 | 7:40 pm

    Debba Haupert
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Friendship … is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. Muhammad Ali   I’m often asked about how you make and keep friends. I’m not necessarily the expert or best friend, but I have learned a thing or two after eight years of Girlfriendology and encouraging, observing friendships … they don’t just happen. You have to help.   It’s been months. A quick text. A tried attempt to get together but one of us was traveling or busy. No more spontaneous nights…
  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Blessings, BFFs and New Beginnings

    Debba Haupert
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day girlfriend! Gotta love the holiday that celebrates joy and silliness! (Have you seen the fake green eyelashes, flashing shamrock earrings and silly green outfits?! Believe me, they’re out there – just check out your local Irish pub!) Also, you have to love a holiday where, for one day, we’re all the same heritage – either authentically Irish or adopted into the green clan of funny-speaking leprechauns! My BFF Julie shared this Irish Blessing that fits into our message here on Girlfriendology: Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine. …
  • 5 Lessons from the BEST BFFs

    Debba Haupert
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:54 pm
    With a BFF by your side, life is GOOD – right? You don’t go alone. You don’t feel alone. You don’t laugh or cry alone. Maybe you want a BEST BFF, or maybe you want to be one, or maybe you recognize that life is better with a BFF by your side … we all have so much to learn from each other. That’s what we’re about here at Girlfriendology. A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. ~Unknown So here are 5 lessons from the BEST BFFs a girl could have (that hopefully will make you a better BFF too): 1. Be a Great LISTENER…
  • 8 Great Winter Dates for Girlfriends – Friendship Get-together Ideas

    Debba Haupert
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Good friends are like snow flakes … all different & all beautiful. Oooh baby, it’s cold outside! It would be easy to stay inside and hibernate until Spring arrives, but friendships need time together so we’re here with Eight Great Dates for Friends – even in winter. 1. Chili Party – Make up a BIG pot of chili and invite the girls over! Simmer it all day so the house smells wonderful, light the fire or at least some candles, open a bottle of Zin and have a relaxing dinner with great girlfriends! 2. Soup Party – A little different take on #1 … A fab…
  • Celebrating LOVE and Valentine’s Day | Friday Favorite Videos

    Debba Haupert
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Love is friendship, friendship is love. If love fails, friendship should remain. For friendship is the foundation of love. – Unknown Happy Valentine’s Day Girlfriend! We hope your day is filled with LOVE on this Valentine’s Day Eve! Actually we hope you have a day where you feel loved and you show your girlfriends how much they love you too! We like to share our favorite videos that we’d share with a friend. And, being on February 13th, we had to share our favorite videos about and inspiring LOVE. Be LOVED. LOVE yourself! LOVE your friends! What is Love? Amazing story…
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    Pink Lemonade

  • Just Beet It!

    Liz Gilbert
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    by Leanne Ely, C.N.CToday's Focus is on BEETSNow now! Don't turn your nose up! There's way more to beets that the purple gushy sliced things you see decorating salad bars all of over America. We're talking fresh beets, the kind that are in season RIGHT now!Beets are amazingly healthy; they tell you that all by themselves by their gorgeous color. Rich in folate, fiber, vitamin C, magnesium and a whole host of other vital nutrients, beets need to considered in your diet. Seriously!Here's Today's TRICK: Raw beets are easy to disguise in a beef and black bean burrito. Ask me how I know. :-) My…
  • Talking about sex with your kids

    Liz Gilbert
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Finding Your Prince in a Sea of ToadsWhat Dads Wish They Could Tell Their DaughtersWhile most dads would rather watch a Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants marathon than talk to their teenage daughters about sex and relationships, Dr. Kenneth Ryan, father of three girls, never runs away from the talk. As a relationship expert, Dr. Ryan seeks to help parents have normal, comfortable conversations about these important life topics.  No one feels the pain of a bad boyfriend more than the dad so start talking before she has a boyfriend - before her mind turns to mush.According to Dr. Ryan, one…
  • Easter Brunch... with a Twist!

    Liz Gilbert
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Easter is fast-approaching, Chef Anthony Stewart of the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa in Miamioffers healthier versions of all your holiday favorites—from Eggs and Lamb to the traditional chocolate bunnies.  As the executive chef at Pritikin, Anthony teaches guests how to eat and cook for your health - without sacrificing taste. he shares two of his recipes that put a twist on these foods to build a healthier (but still delicious) Easter meal that won’t add to the waist-line!Chef Anthony gives eggs a makeover with his recipe for Breakfast Quesadilla (just 100 calories per…
  • High Risk Pregnancy

    Liz Gilbert
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    High-Risk Pregnancy: Why Me? Understanding and Managing a Potential Preterm PregnancyEvery year, 1 million U.S. women with high-risk pregnancies are placed on bed rest to protect their developing babies. Despite that, every year, about 500,000 newborns – one of every eight – arrive too early, according to the Centers for Disease Control.Enduring a high-risk pregnancy can be an overwhelming experience of stress, fear and unknowns, leading to more questions than answers. Many of these moms adhere to strict regimes of bed rest; face major changes in lifestyle and relationships; and are…
  • Perfect Poaching

    Liz Gilbert
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    by Leanne ElyToday's Focus is on PoachingPoaching is method of cooking that is perfect for bringing out the best in delicate foods such as eggs and fish. Some people expand that to include chicken and shellfish and even fruits, but I stop with the eggs and fish, personally. I adore poached salmon and am sharing a favorite recipe with you today. Here's Today's TRICK:To keep your poached foods submerged, press a sheet of parchment paper right onto the surface of the poaching liquid. Works great! Just make SURE you use parchment, NOT wax paper, ugh! Guess how I know this?? Here's a TIP:To…
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    Petunia Face

  • The In Between Place

    Petunia Face
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    I realize now that I am in The In Between Place. Title Case cap like that because it makes it more romantic, a Destination. Which it is, even if it does seem neither here nor there, wishy washy which at least includes a wish for. I am no longer sick but not totally well yet, and here is where it starts to unravel, reminding me of Britney Spears' I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet A Woman, which for some reason always made me think of the word taint. How quickly it all goes from point A to point perineum.Not sure why this raccoon other than he speaks to me today. You, too, right?This morning I just so…
  • The 2015 (Hair) Farmer's Almanac

    Petunia Face
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:46 pm
    I haven't posted much lately simply because I have a new and very important job of Growing My Hair Out, second only to my first job title, CEO of the Chemo Recovery Unit, wedged somewhere in between my responsibilities as Chief Operator of Closet Organization, Taker of Too Many Cat Photos, and VP of Swallowing Handfuls of Vitamins So That My Pee Is Impressively Neon, L.L.C. IRL (In Real Life, for those who actually have a real enough life not to recognize the acronym), I am a writer at a cosmetics company. Now, while I love nothing more than a long morning of unloading the dishwasher and…
  • What Do YOU Do All Day? (Day +49, For Old Times' Sake)

    Petunia Face
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    I am the fat kid making fun of himself before anyone else does. Which I am pretty sure is not PC to say anymore, reference to fun or fat or kid (not to mention that for some sexist reason I feel even wronger writing "fat kid making fun of herself"), but here I am in the hair essentials aisle at Target having found myself in a fugue state staring at shampoo. What? Oh, yeah.Not pictured: Target Team Member stocking the shelves who seemed unsure if he should ask if I needed any help. Ma'am? Do you need me to take that picture of you standing in front of the hair essentials aisle looking…
  • Splayed

    Petunia Face
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Here's the deal: next time you go bald, you can totally pimp out a pic of yourself sitting in the sun so your brown eyes look almost green, a photo filtered within an inch of its no-longer-celluloid life and I won't say a thing. Except great pic! You look amazing, I'll say, neither of us mentioning that in real life you can now see the wrinkles on my forehead, the crease between my eyes, the red marks and whatnot, nothing to hide but everything exposed. There--like that. If you look hard enough you can almost read my mind...Because let's face it: my old hair was a slut. A big fat whore-y…
  • On Promises, Possibility and The Perfect Boho Chic

    Petunia Face
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    In a parallel universe I think I need this shirt, these jeans, this off kilter way of standing as if I am just pausing for a moment in my charmed, lucky life to stare straight into a camera for no other reason than it is all so beautiful.In this parallel universe I open all of my emails from Anthro and Shopbop promising, as they do, the season's best dresses for here, there & everywhere, deals on Cabo, facial peels from Groupon, my finger hovering over the buy button because, well, should I? Why not? And I do. They do. We all do in this parallel universe that is glimmering just off the…
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • Patients Work with Doctors to Make Choices About Care

    Guest Contributor
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:11 am
    By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Rose Gutierrez has a big decision to make. Gutierrez, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last spring, had surgery and 10 weeks of chemotherapy. But the cancer is still there. Now Dr. Jasmine Wong, a surgeon at UC San Francisco, is explaining the choices: Gutierrez can either have another lumpectomy followed by radiation, or she can get a total mastectomy. “I think both options are reasonable,” Wong said. “It’s just a matter of how you feel personally about preserving your breast, how you feel about having radiation therapy.” “I’m kind of…
  • ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ Celebrates the History of ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’

    Guest Contributor
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” filmmaker Mary Dore and Our Bodies Ourselves founders discussed the critically acclaimed documentary and OBOS’s place in the women’s movement following a recent screening in Boston (video is available). OBOS founder Norma Swenson later wrote this reflection; read more reactions in the comments. The founders are hosting an event May 3 in the Boston area to continue the conversation the film sparked about the women’s health movement, both then and now. by Norma Swenson As we approach International Women’s Day, viewing…
  • New Hesperian Book Focuses on Improving Health Through Community Organizing

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:44 am
    In the early 1970s, Hesperian Health Guides developed “Where There Is No Doctor,” a health care manual used by health workers and others involved in delivering primary care and promoting health programs. Hesperian now offers a dozen books and health materials in more than 80 languages. Its latest resource, “Health Actions for Women: Practical Strategies to Mobilize for Change,” released this month, is drawing kudos — from the likes of Cecile Richards, Judy Norsigian and Paul Farmer, among others — for its approach to helping women (and men) create change in…
  • What’s the Connection Between Snowfall in Boston and Health and Human Rights?

    Guest Contributor
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    by Amy Agigian Greetings from Boston, where we are currently experiencing Snowmageddon 2015. We’ve had four storms, accumulating over 7 feet of snow, in less than three weeks, making this the snowiest month in Boston’s long recorded history. But what does our unparalleled snowfall have to do with women’s health and human rights? First, the health effects of extreme temperatures hit those with fewest resources — money, housing, safety, good health — hardest. It makes sense if you think about it: If you’re already sick, or living in a violent home or neighborhood, added…
  • More Physician Training Needed to Recommend IUDs

    Guest Contributor
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
    By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News When Wendy Sue Swanson started out as a pediatrician eight years ago, it never crossed her mind to bring up the option of intrauterine devices – an insertable form of long-acting contraception – when she had her regular birth-control discussions with teenage patients who were sexually active. “The patch had been the thing,” she said, referring to a small, band-aid-like plastic patch that transmits hormones through the skin to prevent unwanted pregnancies. But Swanson’s approach changed after a casual conversation with her sister-in-law. This…
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    blue milk

  • On raising teenagers and family narrative

    blue milk
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:06 am
    A writer friend comes round. She brings her son, who is the same age as my older daughter. Once we carried these children in our arms; at other times we pushed them in strollers, or led them by the hand. Now he follows his mother in like a pet lion on a leash, a proud, taciturn beast who has consented, temporarily, to be tamed. My daughter has this same aura of the wild about her, as though beneath a veneer of sophistication she is constantly hearing the summons of her native land, somewhere formless and free that still lies inside her and to which at any moment she might return. The manners…
  • Like an idiot

    blue milk
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:59 am
    The matter became academic, because Graeber’s mother died before she got Medicaid. But the form-filling ordeal stayed with him. “Having spent much of my life leading a fairly bohemian existence, comparatively insulated from this sort of thing, I found myself asking: is this what ordinary life, for most people, is really like?” writes the 53-year-old professor of anthropology in his new book The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. “Running around feeling like an idiot all day? Being somehow put in a position where one actually does end up…
  • My latest article..

    blue milk
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:11 pm
    .. was about the Productivity Commission’s report on childcare and early childhood. (Whoops, I forgot to tell you). I snuck in some talk of universal minimum incomes, too. I don’t regret being a work-outside-the-home mother. There are many advantages to having parents in the workforce – higher family income and social capital opportunities, to name a couple. And as a, now, single mother I can attest to the benefits of staying attached to the workforce in terms of the longer term security it provides me. (Which is why it can make economic sense to work during the early years…
  • Showing me things found in rock pools

    blue milk
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
  • The problem with big ideas

    blue milk
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This is how social policy works, in baby steps and trial-and-error and tweaks, not in game changers. Leave the leaps and bounds to computing power. If a 49-cent deworming treatment really does produce a $30 increase in wages for some of the poorest people on Earth, we are assholes for not spending it. And this is where I landed after a year of absorbing dozens of books and articles and speeches about international development: The arguments against it are myriad, and mostly logistical and technical. The argument for it is singular, moral, and, to me anyway, utterly convincing: We have so…
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    Gadgets, fashion and tech for women – Gizmodiva

  • The huggable Minecraft Plush Animals are so much better than their pixilated parents

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:03 am
    How do you ensure your new born baby develops the same love and passion for the Minecraft games as you have harbored for all your life? Can you imagine your baby grows.. The huggable Minecraft Plush... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Look at the Dazzling 24 Carrot Cake

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    Want a bite of the 24 carrot cake? Yes its 24 carrot cake and not 24 Karat Cake, had it been the latter I wouldn’t offer you any! Anyways this looks like.. Look at the Dazzling 24 Carrot Cake... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Walk like a Superhero with Superman and Wonder Woman Hi-Top Canvas Shoes

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:05 am
    Look who’s canoodling on that shoe! It’s the power couple Superman and Wonder Woman looking in love and enjoying each other’s company on this lovely hi-top sneaker. The Superman and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dual Magnetic Measuring Spoons are Handy Kitchen Accessories

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:57 am
    It’s good to have help in the kitchen right? But help shouldn’t always be limited to recipes, its good to have help with the tools you need to make the delicious recipes... Dual Magnetic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Get Fit With The Tough Taskmaster kSafe

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:49 am
    How do you get work done with little kids? Sometime you rebuke them sometimes you reward them. Unfortunately the trick doesn’t work with adults so there has to be something that pushes.. Get... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Open Thread with Tagetes flower

    20 Mar 2015 | 4:48 pm
    A close-up photo of a Marigold (Tagetes) flower features for this week’s Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week. By Tracy Ducasse from North Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA (flickr.com) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons 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? *…
  • Open Thread with Pi

    13 Mar 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Pi Day celebrations feature for this week’s Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week. Pi-Pie By GJ [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsSo, 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…
  • When the world seems lousy, remember that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a Dissenting Collar

    13 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    In an interview for Yahoo News, Katie Couric took a tour of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s closet and checked out her lacy collars, and I’m cool with that. In fact, Ginsburg does have a collection of jabots (collars) she wears to spice up her boring, black judicial robes (as one does). She has everyday jabots, a Majority Opinion jabot (crocheted yellow and cream with crystals) for those times when she’s announcing a majority opinion in court, and a blue and white one for sleeping one off during the Statue of the Union address. Her awesomest jabot of all, of…
  • Terry Pratchett, RIP

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    Terry Pratchett, a kind man and wonderful writer, died this morning. He had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2007. His work was brilliant. When I was writing my dissertation, which became my first book, about feminist revisions of fairy tales and classical myth, I loaned Witches Abroad, a novel about fairy tales, but really about stories and how important it is not to let them control us, to my advisor. She gave it back to me the following day and said she’d had to put it down after ten pages, because reading it was too much like being inside my head. My head. I…
  • GOP presidential hopeful apologizes for attributing homosexuality to prison rape

    9 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    [Content note for rape] Ben Carson, Republican presidential hopeful and an actual brain surgeon, has apologized for an assertion in a CNN interview that homosexuality is obviously a choice because of prison rape. During the interview Wednesday morning, when Carson was asked by Chris Cuomo whether being gay is a choice, he replied: “Absolutely.” “Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question,” Carson said. Yes, Dr. Carson.
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    Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

  • Be Inspired, Renewed, and Beautiful

    Teresa Rodriguez
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    Sophie Azouaou In life, there are a few women who are the perfect trifecta: Beautiful, Smart, and Inspiring. One of those amazing women is Sophie Azouaou. She is the founder and  award-winning interior designer of SophiSticate Interiors. She also won the “Best of 2012″ Houzz Award for her Green remodeling designs by more than 1.2 million registered members of the Houzz community. Beyond creating beautiful spaces for others, she has taken her personal health opportunities and transformed them through healthy living practices. Because of her success in healing herself, she decided…
  • Sonoma International Film Festival: March 25 – 29

    Teresa Rodriguez
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Sonomawood picture: credit Robert Redfield One of the best solo weekends I ever had was at the  Sonoma International Film Festival. So much so, that I’m going back this year, but with a group of friends. Yes, Sonoma is fabulous, but when the film festival is in town, there is something ever more magical about place. The energy is great and the weekend is filled with fun events, amazing films, awesome venues, wonderful wines, and an endless list of shops you can visit between movies. What’s great is that the festival is five days long, so you can go up for a day, or spend the…
  • Barcelona: 72 hours of Seduction

    Sheila Gaspers
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    A visit to Barcelona, Spain’s largest city and the capital of Catalonia, offers a truly unique travel experience. Upon arrival, visitors are seduced by the architectural pageantry, picturesque plazas and parks. But it is Barcelona’s attitude – adventurous, edgy and high energy – that captured my heart. During peak summer months, Barcelona is a seductress that requires no beauty sleep. The streets are alive with activity 24/7, outdoor cafes and bars buzz with conversation and music fills the night air. Over the last 2,000 years, Barcelona has reigned as Catalonia’s capital…
  • Foodies Unite! World Nomads / Intrepid Travel Seek Adventurous Foodies to Join On Travel Assignment to SRI LANKA

    Christina Santos
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Seeking 3 adventurous #foodies to join us & @Intrepid_Travel on an all-expenses-paid travel assignment to Sri Lanka! https://t.co/flQzwS3vb3 — Chris Noble (@WorldNomads) February 19, 2015 When the call was put out to  “Cook, Snap & Share your most memorable travel recipe” to win a Sri Lankan food adventure, I heard it loud and clear and jumped at the chance to enter. My most memorable travel recipe is a simple one— yet poignant and oh so memorable to me. It’s taken from a page ripped straight out of my Au Pair diaries—ephemera from my halcyon days of my…
  • Napa: Women and Wellness Weekend March 6 – 8

    Teresa Rodriguez
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:37 pm
      Hey Divas! It’s the third annual Wine, Women and Wellness event March 6 through 8, 2015.  Wine, Women and Wellness is an epic culinary, viticulture and health-inspired weekend getaway created expressly to celebrate us fabulous fems. The month of March is Women’s History Month in the U.S. and International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8. The festivities will kick off on Friday, March 6, when The Westin Verasa Napa’s host a Grand Wine Tasting Event from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Solara Courtyard.  Girlfriends will have an opportunity to taste the wines of notable…
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  • Liebal Duo Server

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    You know what really elevates that $4 block of cheese from Trader Joe's? Serving it on something other than your leftover Super Bowl paper plates. May we suggest the lovely...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • fresh Lotus Eye Gel

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Hey there, it's your older, wiser self checking in with a hot tip from the future. You're going to want to step up your eye care game, and we're not...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Crate & Barrel Ceramic Bunnies

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    The logistics of having actual Easter bunnies in the house simply won't do. We don't have room for all those baby bunnies! Plus, our friends and relatives don't take kindly...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • SAIC Tonic Bar Cart

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    You know how everything gets clearer when you drink*? What if the actual place you store your booze was just as clear? We're getting deep on you, we know. Whether...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Phoebe Egg Platter

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    You know what gets a bad rap? Deviled eggs. They're so fabulously retro and they're also delicious. We've taken to updating ours with sriracha or truffle salt, but even our...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Depression in Young Women

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:24 am
    Vitamin D deficiency is more common than ever, and many experts are concerned that this deficiency may lead to a wide variety of health problems, including depression. The post Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Depression in Young Women appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • You Asked: Should Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Dose Be Adjusted During Pregnancy?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:51 pm
    For many women with bipolar disorder, lamotrigine (Lamictal) is an effective mood stabilizer.  Given its relatively favorable reproductive safety profile, lamotrigine is a reasonable option for women who require treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy. The post You Asked: Should Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Dose Be Adjusted During Pregnancy? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Does Caffeine Make Menopausal Symptoms Worse?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    Studies evaluating the relationship of caffeine to vasomotor symptoms have yielded conflicting results. The post Does Caffeine Make Menopausal Symptoms Worse? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Abuse as a Risk Factor for Perinatal Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:06 am
    Two recent reports explore the relationship between abuse and risk for perinatal depression. The first is a study which analyzed data from 53,065 pregnant women participating in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa).  Exposure (as an adult) to emotional, sexual, or physical abuse was based on self-report at week 30 of pregnancy, differentiating […] The post Abuse as a Risk Factor for Perinatal Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • What is S-Equol? Does It Really Work for Menopausal Symptoms?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    Approximately 70% of all women experience hot flashes and/or night sweats (also called vasomotor symptoms or VMS) during the menopause transition.  Although estrogen-containing hormone therapy is highly effective in managing these symptoms, various studies have raised concerns regarding the risks associated with prolonged use of hormone therapy and many women now use other non-hormonal options to manage their symptoms, including over-the-counter complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), including soy isoflavones, black cohosh, and omega-3 fatty acids.  However, the data regarding the…
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    Life in Transition

  • How to Deal with Regret

    Natalie Caine
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    As one of the Wall Street Journal Experts, Natalie’s blog was originally published at blogs.wsj.com. NATALIE CAINE: When heading toward retirement or sitting in this stage of life, doubts and regrets inevitably visit. It can be a painful time. But it’s also the perfect time to dig deeper, to find out more about yourself – and come out happier and more content for it. One of the most common questions I am asked by people close to retirement, or already retired, is, “why at times do I feel so off or unhappy when this is a good time in my life?”  From my experience, the answer is…
  • If You Want To Love Me, I Need You To Know My History

    Natalie Caine
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    With the permission of the group and not revealing any names, I share with you: In our woman’s group, we began with that sentence.  Each woman wrote a line and passed it around the table, adding on, not stopping to read.  Kleenex on the table, white unscented tall candle lit, circled by yellow daffodils, chocolate mints and apricots in bowls, coffee and tea.   The paper moved quickly in the beginning… 1. I am an only child who walks with crippling perfectionism. 2. I am an over doer, little feelings for me. Just keep me busy. 3. I was married five times.  I am not a…
  • Spring Break

    Natalie Caine
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    Whether you are a first time parent of a college student or experienced, you are planning their favorite meals and watching the clock, hoping their plane or car arrives on time. All together again and finally seeing their faces! I remember a group of college kids shared with me that they have been so stressed with exams, and social life. What they want when they get home is SLEEP and good food. They are excited to see their family and friends.  They aren’t looking forward to being asked a lot of questions or schedules of what parents think they should be doing while home. They wonder…
  • A Reminder

    Natalie Caine
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
     Who doesn’t have habits they wish they could magically end and move into more peace and happiness?  All of us have parts like the critic, the pusher, the judge, the punisher, the victim, the better than,   that are annoying for us and others.   In my breakfast support group, I shared suggestions for what to do when stuck in a habit and how to unglue yourself:   1. See it and wave it goodbye.  Like telling yourself, “sorry you are here, but I am not into you.” (the part of you that is defensive towards others). 2. Focus on something else, so you don’t spin…
  • Thoughts From Our Support Group

    Natalie Caine
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    When women gather and share, they leave uplifted, and with new tools to implement. When women gather, they have a place of belonging and a place to add meaning for others.  When women gather, they change what they want to change and appreciate what they love about themselves. I have been facilitating support groups since the 80’s and can still hear the voices of those women and the women today wondering , what is happening, what can I do, where do I fit in, etc.?  Curiosity keeps your fire lit. Support makes the road more scenic. Below are a few tips and shares: 1. Make time to…
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  • Staying Connected in a Noisy World

    Jamie Danno
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Picture this: It’s the start of a new work week. You wake up and tackle your “commute,” a short walk from your apartment towards your favorite coffee spot. Here is where you will park yourself, morning bun and latte in hand, for the next several hours as you dive into a sea of emails while overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Not a bad office view at all. For many of us, that sounds like a dream come true– wearing your favorite jeans and a comfortable t-shirt in a chic, cool coffee shop, working at your leisure. And for a select group, that is their reality. The workplace today does not…
  • Why Your “Friendship”; With Your Favorite TV Character Is a Good Thing

    Betty Confidential
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Why Your “Friendship” With Your Favorite TV Character Is a Good Thing This type of special friendship has a name—a parasocial relationship—and it could even be good for you. Here’s why. -Nadia Goodman, YouBeauty.com When Laura Moore, a business school student in Toronto, first “met” Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, she thought, “I’ve found my soul mate and she is on TV.” The clincher: A season one episode when Liz, explaining to Jenna how her new relationship is going, said “Terrible. I just want to go home and watch that show about midgets and eat a block of cheese.”…
  • NY Chic City Style vs LA Cool Style

    Betty Confidential
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    NY Chic City Style vs. LA Cool Style Both cities are hot, which city’s style is cooler? You be the judge. -Brittany Johnson, NewYorkGirlStyle.com New Yorkers are fast paced and loud, while Los Anglinos are laid back and relaxed. New Yorkers take cabs, subways and trains to get to where they are going. In Los Angeles, dwellers hop in their convertibles and drive. New York residents embody a style of classy chic, while Los Angeles denizens pull their looks from the ideal of bohemian comfort. The differing fashion trends and styles of New York and Los Angeles stem from the climate…
  • 3 Steps to Ready Your Closet for Your New Spring Wardrobe!

    Betty Confidential
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    3 Steps to Ready Your Closet for Your New Spring Wardrobe! The stores may be tempting you with their gorgeous new spring clothes, but make room in your closets first! -Harvey Helms I love the middle of February! Spring fashion and cosmetics are arriving! All my favorite mags weigh about 20 pounds each because they are stuffed with all the new deliciousness soon to arrive at a store near you. Or just a click away digitally depending on which shopping fix you need to satisfy. But girls, it is also that time of year to go into your closet[s] and take a long hard look at what has to go. If you…
  • 10 Top Tips for Great Online Photos

    Betty Confidential
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:10 pm
    10 Top Tips for Great Online Photos It’s surprisingly easy to look your best in a photo that’ll stand out from the rest online. -Kate Houston Whether you’re online dating, on Facebook, or Instagram your photo has to compete against millions of others. So how can you stand out? By taking tips from people who know how to get noticed–-advertisers. Oops, were you expecting advice from supermodels? Let’s face it, it doesn’t take an expert to make you look hot. 10. Let friends call the shots Though I recommend at least one professional headshot, enlisting friends has several advantages.
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • Fred The Newf is 21 Weeks Old!

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    I can’t believe Fred has reached 21 weeks of age! Yesterday, we went for a walk to enjoy the ocean breeze. Fred has become accustom to my ever-present camera, sitting for me while I’m busy shooting, etc. Fred The Newf – 21 Weeks Old! I know you can’t tell by the above photo, but Fred began the day looking nice and neat. Of course, he was a mess by the time I took his photo. Yesterday, on his 21st week birthday, he also lifted his leg and peed like a boy for the first time. I thought that wasn’t supposed to happen until he was at least six months old?? (But then,…
  • Six Things I Like Lately

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    I’ve been home a lot the last couple months. (Having a new puppy does that!) With all my “leisure” time I’ve been looking at *stuff* online much more than usual. It started with my search for a Kentucky Derby dress, and it’s progressed (digressed?) from there. I thought I’d share a few things I like lately. (Sorry I don’t have photos uploaded of every item, but you can click on the links to see the items I don’t have photos for.)  My Filofax A5 organizer (in purple!)  I know it’s weird, but I love my planner.  I may not be organized…
  • March Madness

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    While the rest of the world concerns itself with basketball, I’m busy with my own version of March Madness. I decided to organize my “life,” but now my house is a mess. I’ve got piles everywhere that I’m “working on.” I have notebooks, and dividers, and page protectors and they’re all waiting for me. I never seem to complete a task without some type of interruption …. Like, for instance, a perfect Orange County sunset needing my attention. Perfect sunsets can’t wait, can they? And, of course, I have a constant Interruption-Maker in…
  • The Weekend

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    I had a relaxing weekend – and I needed it! I think Fred enjoyed himself too. Fred cleans out the last of a peanut butter jar. I had a lot of catch-up stuff to take care of over the weekend. I also took Fred for a walk in Laguna Beach. I try to get Fred out and about a lot. It’s important he be exposed to *everything possible* as part of his service dog in-training socialization. Fred has NO problem socializing when we go out. We were stopped every few feet by people wanting to pet Fred, ask questions about Fred (“What kind of dog is he?”), and/or have their photos…
  • Fred’s Latest

    20 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    I’m sorry, but I haven’t taken a single “real” photo of Fred since last weekend. This week was all sorts of crazy, and I’m glad it’s over. But, I can give you an update on how Fred is doing. Yesterday, I took Fred to be weighed. Fred weighs SEVENTY FIVE pounds and he is VERY, VERY, TALL! You can see in the iPhone photo below, Fred still has a mouth full of both baby and adult teeth. Fred, happy, at 20 weeks of age! One of Fred’s brothers (who was the smallest in the litter) is now fifty six pounds. Little brother may catch up and pass Fred someday,…
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    moosh in indy.

  • ABC, Meme With Me

    9 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Hey! Remember memes? They used to be all the rage when I started blogging eight years ago. This one was on Facebook, and today, I’m feeling slightly nostalgic. A – Are you single? Not in the least, very happily coupled, thank you. B – Birthday? April 28, 1982 C – Crush? Currently John Stamos for this Instagram photo. D – Drink you last had? Tropical Red Bull. It isn’t the necessarily the concept of Red Bull that I love, it’s the flavor. And the little can. It’s quite possibly my most favorite indulgence. E – Easiest person to talk to?
  • yeasty beastie and the three year itch.

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:17 pm
    (tmi ahead…you’ve been warned (dad.)) It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about my vagina and all of her related accessories, attachments, and ailments. You see, I have had trouble down yonder since I was 18: abnormal paps, several colposcopies, two LEEPs, countless vaginal ultrasounds, a hysterosalpingogram, a D&C, a laparoscopy, endometriosis, and PCOS in addition to serving as an escape hatch for two babies. Really my entire reproductive system should just be given menopause off. Like, “Okay ladies! You’ve done enough, go ahead and sit menopause…
  • the religious elephant in the room.

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    About one year ago, I stopped going to church. There’s a million reasons why, and if I were to give you the reasons you would either nod your head in agreement or you would give me the standard church answers every Mormon learns within the first year or two of membership. That is perhaps my greatest issue with the LDS church, it has become more about the culture and stereotypes rather than the doctrine. I do not have any real problem with the LDS church, in fact I have the utmost respect and gratitude for it coming into my life when it did. I needed a strict set of rules and guidelines…
  • Vivi-isms: Part 2

    8 Feb 2015 | 6:34 pm
    When Vivi isn’t meowing at me (her preferred form of communication over the last several months) she has squeaked out a few Vivi-isms. “My favorite shape is a heart. Daddy’s favorite shape is a square, LIKE HIS HEAD.” This: “My nickname is Sticks, you can call me Sticks.” “Dad? Why do you have lady legs?” This: *Playing in her room, stands up, walks over to the cat, squats in his face and farts on him* “Santa puts his hat on and hos, hos, hos, errywhere!” “I’m going to go play with bodies (Barbies), in the body (Barbie)…
  • The Importance Of Writing Down Your Love (sponsored by Hallmark)

    2 Feb 2015 | 1:47 pm
    I’ve paid $6 to park my car for an hour. I’ve paid $6 to get on an airplane faster. I’ve paid $6 for a substandard burrito and I’ve even paid $6 for a bottle of water. As I look around my house there are very few things still around that I paid $6 for, because while $6 may seem like a lot for some things, $6 will rarely buy you quality or permanence. I have amassed a collection of Post-It notes from Cody, every once in a while he’ll paper the house with them while I’m asleep. They don’t say anything particularly profound, but I keep every last one, and tuck them away where I can…
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    Viva la Feminista

  • #365FeministSelfie NW Retreat is in the books...

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    I really did not think that picture would actually take place.Over a year ago when I launched #365FeministSelfie, I did not think so many people would participate. Then when they did and started to talk about organizing a retreat? Shut the front door! No way. People are going to travel to meet people they met via selfies? Well over the weekend we did.  It wasn't a ton of people and in fact, it was the perfect number of people for the first, beta #365Feministselfie Retreat. I am so terrible at names, it was seriously perfect for me. You would think after seeing each other for over a year,…
  • First Woman to Head MLB Doctors Group

    18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    As a sports fan, I have always been intrigued as to why women dominate the medical field, but not sports medicine. You rarely think of them until you see your quarterback get knocked down or someone slides into second base and catches their cleat on the base. This is why I perked up when I learned that Dr. Kathleen Weber is poised to become the first woman to lead the Major League Baseball (MLB) Team Physicians Association in 2016. She is the Director of Primary Care/Sports Medicine and Women's Sports Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.This was an important interview for me…
  • Catching up with Thor, Wonder Woman and Ms. Marvel (Spoilers)

    13 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The last time you checked in on your blogging goddess, she had finished the first issue of the new Thor, the first two issues of Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman and a bunch of the new Ms. Marvel. Today she picked up the latest issues bringing us up to Thor #5, Ms. Marvel #11, and SCF Wonder Woman #6. And how are they? SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!THOR: We are still learning about the new Thor. The mystery woman is still hiding behind the mask, but we do learn that she cares about the original Thor. When he comes back from the dead (you knew he wasn't really dead!), she is relived. And while he…
  • How I Chose Happiness When #PhDLife Failed

    11 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Today bestselling publisher Linda Joy released Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness featuring the soul-inspiring stories of 27 amazing women who share their intimate stories of transformation. Choosing Happiness also includes Reflection Questions after each story which will empower you to integrate the vital lessons of each woman’s journey into your own life. For a limited time you can get over 40 transformational gifts with your copy of Choosing Happiness. Grab your copy today >> http://bit.ly/Happiness_Book*******************As some of you know, I went back to school…
  • Calls for Papers from Demeter Press (Indigenous Pregnancy, Mothers, Daughters, Social Media, Sons, Ambivalence, Immigrants)

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    There are a bunch of CFPs from Demeter Press, so I am posting just a summary of the calls with links back to the Demeter Press site with the full details. Warning, all links are PDFs. Good luck! Indigenous Experiences of Pregnancy and Birth [PDF]Editors: Dr. Jaime Cidro and Dr. Hannah Tait NeufeldDeadline for Abstracts: March 15, 2015In North America Indigenous Peoples are diverse in the way they embrace their traditional institutions and cultural practices surrounding pregnancy and birth. Traditional midwifery, culture, customs, understandings and meanings surrounding pregnancy and birth are…
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    Women on Business

  • Reasons You Need to Relocate Your Office

    Sponsor Contributor
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
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  • The Need for 2-in-1 Hybrid Talent

    Community Member
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:11 pm
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  • Your Business Productivity Is Down and It’s All Your Fault

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    23 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
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  • Interior Design Tips for Your Business

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    23 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
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  • How to Get Your News Covered in a National Newspaper

    Community Member
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
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  • Hello world!

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    Woman Tribune

  • Big Bag Bed Giveaway Event

    24 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Last week marked the official start to spring, which means that after a brutal, bitter cold winter, the sun is finally starting to shine again and it’s time to get outside and put the beauty back into your outdoor spaces. From patio sets, DIY projects, and outdoor decor to beautiful flowers and bountiful vegetable gardens, there is a lot of work to be done out there and we’ve collaborated with some fellow bloggers to give away a little something to help get you started. No matter what you want to plant or where you want to plant it, Big Bag Bed is a great solution. Made in the…
  • Tuesday Giveaway Linkup: March 24, 2015

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Every Tuesday, with your help, we’re rounding up some of the best giveaways going on around the blogosphere in our Tuesday Giveaway Linkup. Link up your ongoing giveaways using the linky below. Our preferred format for linking up is: Prize – End Date (Countries Open To) Please, PLEASE include the area(s) of eligibility your giveaway is open to. US only? US and CAN? Worldwide? Include it! It is so disheartening to click over to enter a giveaway only to find out it isn’t available to you. Give a Little Bit Find something that piqued your interest? Woman Tribune is all about…
  • Vehicle Theft Prevention #infographic

    23 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Your vehicle is one of the largest investments you will make in your life. Coming in at just over $30,000, or about $600 per month, a new car will account for one of the largest sums of money you will put down on one possession after your home. If you’re a fan of trucks, SUVs, or luxury vehicles, you can expect that price tag to be much steeper. Because of the sheer amount of money one will spend on a new car (or even a used car), you want your vehicle to last as long as possible. You make sure the oil is changed, you bring it in for regular tuneups, and you do your best to ensure…
  • Monday Morning Tunes: SXSW 2015 Music in 13 Spotify Playlists

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    visualistimages / Flickr South by Southwest (SXSW) is a series of film, music, and interactive media festivals and networking events in Austin, Texas. SXSW is the largest festival of its kind in the world, and this week in mid-March is the city of Austin’s highest revenue-producing event attended by about 30,000 registrants annually. Since SXSW 2015 just wrapped up, I thought it fitting to share some of the musical offerings attendees enjoyed for this week’s Monday Morning Tunes, including some of the performances that were given at the Spotify House. Spotify has been a huge…
  • CARE Knows How to Fight Poverty and Empower the World #CAREKnowsHow #ad

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    This post is sponsored by CARE, but my passion and support for making the world a better place for everyone is all my own. We are all familiar with the term “care package,” but do you know where it originates from? CARE.org was founded in 1945 after the end of World War II. 22 American organizations and thousands of people, including President Harry S. Truman, banded together to send lifesaving packages to starving survivors of the war in Europe. On May 11, 1946, the first 20,000 CARE packages arrived at the battered port of Le Havre, France, delivering supplies and a respite to…
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    Rise of the Innerpreneur

  • You’re Going to Make the Difference

    Tara Joyce
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    You’re not going to make the difference for me: I am. I’m not going to make the difference for you: you are. You and I, can not and do not need to save anyone from anything. However ardently you believe that I would be happier and more satisfied following your lead, you must resist the temptation to try to change me. You can not heal me. Only I can. There is a reason for where I am right now, and how you feel I “should” be or “could” be is not really relevant, helpful nor right. No matter the richness of the life you’ve built, you are still not…
  • The Value of Lightness

    Tara Joyce
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Are there things in your life that feel heavy and “work”-like? For me, dinner has long felt like a task that really weighed me down. I didn’t like how it needed to be planned, I didn’t like how long it took to make, I didn’t like how short it took to eat, and I didn’t like how I didn’t appreciate how it tasted once I’d cooked it. The action was wholly undesirable to me. Yet I had to eat — and so did my family. What was I to do? I needed to find a way to enjoy the process of the action — the beginning, middle, and end — not just getting to…
  • What Are You Asking For?

    Tara Joyce
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    I’m so intrigued by what I’m witnessing. With time, I’m learning of more and more business experimenting with not setting prices. Their individual approaches to doing so are wholly unique, with nuances tailored to meet their specific business needs. What is shared by each however, is their need to identify and communicate what exactly they are asking for their customer to do, if their customer is not paying a set price. How exactly does the exchange work? What are my needs as the seller and what role does the customer play in meeting them? What does the buyer need and what…
  • Competing for a Better Me

    Tara Joyce
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Can competing not help to better me, without needing to create conflict in my inner self and my outer world? It’s not competition itself that creates conflict in my inner being, but rather the intention behind that competition. Competing because I desire victory, and being a winner at the hands of another being a loser, undoubtedly creates conflict. For I have unconsciously decided that I am not enough, and that I’ll be more if someone else is less. Competition, in this intention, is an act of being better than others, and reducing myself. It’s an ego concept that invariably creates…
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    Get Organized Wizard

  • Protect Your Home From Break-Ins While You’re On Holiday

    Kylie Browne
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:32 am
    Nothing will ruin your holiday more than a break-in at your home. You may not be able to stop an opportunist from entering your home while you’re away, but there are some things you can do to make it more complicated for them. Tips To Protect Your Home Before Your Next Holiday 1. Turn Your Phone Ring & Answering Machine Volume Down If you have a landline, turn down the ringtone volume. If you have a answer machine, turn down the message volume. Nothing screams “I”M NOT HOME” more than a phone that rings and rings until you hear “I’m not home right now,…
  • Let’s Get Organized For After-School Activities

    Kylie Browne
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    My life has never been busier since I became a school mom.  My laid back approach to time management and home organization got a rude awakening. All it took was a few stressful mornings and afternoons of mismanagement to make me realize that I needed to make some changes. And it’s true, small changes can make a huge difference. With school hours (9am-3pm) being the fastest six hours of my day, I decided to tackle the afternoon rush and get organized. To help keep me on top of all of our after-school activities I keep bags packed and ready to go. Simple. Easy. Achievable. Here’s…
  • Get Organized For Birthday Parties

    Kylie Browne
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:47 pm
    March is a crazy time for me. Not only was my youngest son born in March, but so (it appears) were most of his friends. What on earth were all of these parents celebrating nine months prior? (Insert smirk here). The month of March is party central. My five-year-old’s social life is significantly more active than mine, which is sad for me, but fun for him! So in between attending March parties I also have to organize my son’s party. Get Organized For Parties With These 7 Tips 1. Choose a Date That Suits You and Your Partner Forget about the rest of the guests. Yep, lose the guilt…
  • Get Organized With Car Hacks, Tricks and Tips!

    Kylie Browne
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Simple car hacks, tricks and tips Here are some simple car hacks, tricks and tips to keep you organized while you’re out and about! 1. Stamps Keeping stamps in the glove compartment means you’re always ready to post! 2. Silicone Cake Liners These little gems are perfect for lining your cup holders so they don’t get filled with dirt and grime. 3. Gift Wrap This is great for busy moms. If you have room, keep some unisex gift wrap, sticky tape and scissors in the trunk to help keep you organized for unexpected (or forgotten) birthdays. 4. Baby Wipes Long gone are the days…
  • 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home *On Sale*

    Kylie Browne
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    A Decluttered Home IS Achievable If You Really Want It Yes, it really is that simple. Do you want it? If you answered yes, then the next step is making it happen. And this is where it gets hard. Finding the mindset and the motivation to make it happen. That’s where WE can help. Is This Program For You? If you: Feel overwhelmed by clutter Don’t know where to start Worry that you might need things – so you end up keeping everything Suspect you just have too much stuff Can’t decide what to keep and what to release Have forgotten what your surfaces look like Then 7…
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    Everyday Baby Steps

  • My Thrive Experience Week 2

    23 Mar 2015 | 6:17 pm
    It's been a little over two weeks since the beginning of my Thrive Experience. I'm still feeling fantastic. This update will be a bit shorter than my first because I haven't noticed a lot that's new. I've still got energy, and I'm calmer. Just more optimistic and relaxed, overall. I'm sure the improved sleep I've experienced has contributed to my better mood. And having the energy to get through my day absolutely makes me feel more optimistic. Before I always felt like I was behind on everything, and it seemed there was so little chance I'd get things done that it hardly seemed worth trying.
  • More About Le-Vel Thrive Products

    19 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    I wrote recently about the new nutritional line I am taking and how I have signed up to be a Brand Promoter for the company. I wanted to write a little more about the products and the goals I have for my experience before I take the time to write my next update letting you know how I'm feeling on the product. The company is called Le-Vel, and the product line is Thrive.  You may have seen myself and others posting about Le-Vel Thrive on Facebook and other places online or talking about it in your real life circles. The reason people are talking about it is simply because it is a product…
  • 25 Things I Betcha Didn't Know About Me

    15 Mar 2015 | 4:38 am
    My friend, Tracy, recently challenged the members of her Mastermind group to share 25 things about themselves in a blog post. I've never written one of these posts in six years of blogging, so it's probably about time I do. I tend to be pretty forthcoming here on the blog, as well as on Facebook and in my real life. I feel like there's not a lot I haven't shared about myself. But I'll give it a try. Here I go.  Most of you know that I've been online dating for awhile now. I guess I've always been a little boy crazy. I can remember chasing a male classmate around the room trying to steal a…
  • My Le-Vel Thrive Experience - The Beginning

    8 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    It's been nearly two years since my separation and divorce. It's been a stressful time, to say the least. I've learned a great deal and have come a long way in that time. However, if I'm being honest, the stress has taken its toll on me. On my mind and my body. Constant stress and worry can really do a number on a person. It tears away at your self-esteem, making you doubt your abilities and unable to see a time that will ever be better. It sends you looking for comfort in whatever manner is accessible. In my case, the most available, seemingly harmless comfort was food. I've gained a lot of…
  • 2014 Dating Recap: The Year of Second Chances

    16 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Well, I told some of my social media friends that I would be writing a summary of my 2014 dating experiences and what I learned from them. After all, I wrote one for 2013 that was pretty fantastic, if I do say so, myself. I had some incredibly meaningful relationships and some experiences that truly impacted my life straight out of the dating gate in 2013. I fully expected 2014 to be the year of only bigger and better things. Damn, I was cocky.  In looking back over 2014, what's stood out to me is that it seemed to be my year of giving second (third, fourth, etc.) chances. Some turned out,…
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • How to burn your patterns… and accidentally belong with Zen Buddhists.

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    I snuck a temple pic. But’s it’s okay… I’m with the band, man! I’ve walked by it a thousand times — a Zen Buddhist temple on a busy corner of my neighbourhood. Always intrigued. Always too busy, or had the dog with me, or bags of groceries. Curious for YEARS, but really, actually, just a bit scared to check it out. Shy and reverent. Reverently shy. Until a recent Sunday. Walking home from the lake, the temple was open for business and buzzing. “I could blend with the crowd,” I thought. I went to the foyer altar and inhaled the incense. And… I about-faced…
  • Sacred ink for your beautiful body. My Tattoo Collection launches TODAY!

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    The word “tattoo” comes from the Tahitian word ‘tatau’, which means ‘to mark something’. Not just to physically mark the body, but to put down an intentional marker, to make a statement, a living reminder. A tattoo is a declaration of what you cherish. Introducing… The Danielle LaPorte Tattoos Collection. Sacred ink for your body temple. Temporary, of course — for freedom. Featuring: Brave Love Joy is Power Sacred Geometry Collection #1 Core Desired Feelings Collection #1 Core Desired Feelings Collection #2 Core Desired Feelings Collection #3 Core Desired Feelings…
  • How do you set your standards and ethics? With one simple question.

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    I’ll make this backstory short: Someone tried to fuck me over. It had to do with the troublesome trifecta: trademarks, money, and blatant stupidity. End of backstory. So #TeamDanielle had a series of conversations about how to handle the character whom I shall call, Missy Menace (that’s generous, I think.) The following logic and facts were floated: Well… Missy Menace started out as a super fan. So MM must have a good heart underneath it all. Maybe it’s not intentional. Maybe MM is just truly daft to the law. MM is acting in very poor taste, but maybe MM is trying to…
  • 3 questions everyone on a team should answer.

    19 Mar 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Job descriptions have their function — they’re better when you put a human touch on them. Here’s an exercise #TeamDanielle now runs through, thanks to Steph, our head of People Potential. Each person tells the team, in plain language: 1. What I am in charge of is… 2. What I do every day is… 3. What you can count on me for is… The style of delivery was wildly different for each person. Some of us were very matter of fact and detailed. Some of us were more big picture about it. When we each shared our statements, it gave everyone an opportunity to fill in…
  • The Principles of Active Waiting vs. feeling-like-a-loser, losing-your-mind kind of waiting…

    16 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    I’ve learned a lot about waiting in the last while. I can’t say I’m a fan of waiting for what I want but I’ve finally learned to harness the waiting periods in a new way. Some might call it the virtue of patience, but I’ll never admit to becoming patient. I have a reputation to protect. Inactive waiting is total hell. It’s a sure way to get stuck, slip into complaining, and let your creativity get all flabby. You put things on hold. You start paying rent in One Day Some Day Town. You see everything around you as “not quite what I’m waiting for.” And then you get…
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  • Disgraced Rep. Aaron Schock Compares Himself To Lincoln In Farewell Speech

    Laura Barron-Lopez
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), who plans to resign next week amid a mounting ethics scandal, compared himself to Abraham Lincoln in a farewell speech on Thursday.Speaking on the House floor, the Illinois lawmaker likened his current “adversity” to the 16th president's troubled life.More...
  • What Crime Used To Look Like (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

    Simon McCormack
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    The Big Apple's criminal past is under the interrogation lights.Some 30,000 New York City crime photos taken by the NYPD will be digitized, thanks to a $125,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities announced this week, according to the New York Times.More...
  • What Magicians Can Teach Us About The Art Of Manipulation

    Carolyn Gregoire
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    When Jay Olson was a 5-year-old living in Vancouver, British Columbia, a magician pulled a coin from his ear and sparked a lifelong fascination with magic.Now a 28-year-old professional magician and a psychiatry graduate student at McGill University, Olson has recently conducted experiments using magic tricks to show how people's perceptions and choices can be manipulated.More...
  • This Man Quit Finance To Walk Dogs In The Norwegian Woods

    Alexander C. Kaufman
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Nearly five years after Matt Hein started working in finance in London, he’d had enough.“You have to get in in the morning before your boss, and you have to leave after your boss because that way your boss think you’re working much harder than you are,” he says in a short documentary profile of his life posted on Vimeo last week. “It’s a competition for who can be sat at their desk pretty much wasting their life. That’s not a way to live your life.”More...
  • Vanessa Hudgens Isn't Going To Coachella, So Who Will Usurp Her Flower Crown To Become Queen?

    Stephanie Marcus
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    Vanessa Hudgens pretty much lives for Coachella and yet she won't be attending either date of the two-weekend music festival in Indio, Calif. this year.A rep for the actress confirmed to HuffPost Entertainment that the 26-year-old will be missing out on what she once called the "main event of the year" to make her Broadway debut in "Gigi." More...
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    The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC

  • My Path to Better Gut Health #skinnygutdiet

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    My Path to Better Gut Health #skinnygutdiet This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Skinny Gut Diet for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Taking the time to read The Skinny Gut Diet, by Brenda Watson, has caused a shift in my thinking in regards to my nutrition. Everyday, we are faced with fads, eat-this-not-that situations, and reasons why we should be cutting this, that, or the other from our diets. It’s confusing, and hard to navigate all the advice for someone who has a great knowledge of fitness and nutrition, but even harder for the average person. What are you…
  • Negative Self Talk: A Challenge

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Negative Self Talk: A Challenge I came across a link to this Dove video last night on Facebook. Oy. Negative self talk is so horrible, but we all do it. Even the most confident and emotionally healthy of us do it. Sometimes it’s almost like there’s someone else living in our heads that just blurts out random negative thoughts. (And yes, I realize it’s in French, but it’s still powerful, so be sure to READ the subtitles!) I have a challenge for you. Today, I want you to write down every single negative thought you have about yourself. Physical, mental, and emotional…
  • Step Into Spring Week 3 Check-In

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    Step Into Spring Week 3 Check-In Good morning, friends!  We’ve made it to another Wednesday, which is check in day here at the Sisterhood, so if you haven’t bunny hopped your way to your scale, head on over there and take a gander.  How are you doing?  Are you liking the way the scale is moving and your clothes are fitting?  Let us cheer along with you.  Leave us a comment with your scale and non-scale victories this week!  My scale hasn’t been moving but I did manage to complete a hilly 11 mile run this weekend which has to mean I’m doing something right :) As…
  • Toot Your Horn Tuesday + “I’ve Got This!” Moments

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:16 am
    Toot Your Horn Tuesday + “I’ve Got This!” Moments Hi friends. Take a look at the picture that goes along with this post. Don’t you just love the look on her face?! I do. It says ‘I’ve got this! And I’m damn proud to show it!” It’s a picture of empowerment, pure and simple. How often do we feel like that? That ‘Hey, I’ve GOT this!’ attitude? Sometimes, we fall into the false notion that it can only come with a big loss on the scale, our fastest 5k finish, or that Lifetime designation at Weight Watchers. All of those ARE…
  • Review + Giveaway: Sweet Spot Skirts

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:18 am
    Review + Giveaway: Sweet Spot Skirts I was a little anxious about trying a new skirt because I already have a brand I love BUT when I googled *best running skirt*, a new (to me) brand kept popping up. Sweet Spot Skirts. Although very loyal, I decided to give this new (to me) brand a try.  I am always willing to expand my brand love. Truthfully though, I was a little anxious and doubtful that a different skirt could bring me as much happiness as the one I already own. I don’t know what I was thinking because I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sweet Spot Skirts. How do I love thee?  Let me the count the…
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    Oh Hey

  • Worthy of the Week

    13 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    I’m taking some time off to speak at SXSW and visit family in Chicago and New York. I will (hopefully) be back before the end of the month. No promises. Worthy of the Week If you haven’t seen or read Obama’s Selma speech, you need to make time. So powerful. I’ve been watching this all week and can’t stop laughing. My sister sent me some Lucas’ Papaw Ointment and I’m obsessed. I’ve been using it for eczema on my face, but apparently it’s good for a few makeup tricks, too. I legitimately hate Daylight Saving Time. Love has no labels. Is 10…
  • 31 Days of Color: DIY Vivid Blooms Jewelry Box

    13 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ace Hardware has provided free paint samples. I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions and positions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware. I’m a renter. I like being a renter. It’s someone else’s problem when the AC stops working. I’m not responsible for watering the lawn. I can leave town and not worry about trash pickup. But that also means I’m limited on how I can personalize my space and I can’t paint my walls all those bold bright colors that I crave. What I can do is add pops of…
  • Snack Time Seasoned Pretzels

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    These seasoned pretzels are a take on my favorite seasoned oyster crackers which are always a big hit at parties (and during marathon NetFlix sessions). You can make them with pretzel sticks, nuggets, or twists and they’re ready in under 45 minutes. Snack Time Seasoned Pretzels Makes a big party bowl. (As with the seasoned oyster crackers, there are about a million variations of this recipe in existence. Feel free to leave your favorite seasoning combo in the comments!) Ingredients 1 bag pretzels — sticks, nuggets, or twists 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 packet buttermilk Ranch…
  • Worthy of the Week

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s cold outside, y’all. Worthy of the Week Are you worried about this woman’s health? If the answer is yes, may I suggest you worry about yourself. 30 books to read this spring. I’ve been in library mode for the past 6 months, but I did buy a few books on this list! Quokka selfies are on fleek. Uh…I’ve been wearing these since 1992. Hello, pizza bowls. (samples received) I’ve been using *deep breath* Colgate Optic White Platinum Express White Toothpaste and Colgate 360 Optic White Platinum manual toothbrush for the last week and I’m feeling…
  • Pho Around Austin #ATXBestEats

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m no connoisseur, but I am a big fan of phở. How can you not love something that has its own emoji? If you’re not familiar, phở is a type of Vietnamese soup, typically made from stock and spices to which noodles and thinly sliced meats and/or veggies are added. Bean sprouts and jalapeño are plentiful. Condiments make the varieties endless. I crave phở year-round because it’s rich and comforting but with the fresh zing of cilantro and lime. I’m slowly making my way around Austin to as many phở restaurants as possible based on friend’s recommendations.
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    YourTango | The Latest Smart Talk About Love

  • 2 HUGE Reasons Women Over 40 Have A Hard Time Finding Love

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Dating after age 40 is tough, and opening your mind to possibilities is the key to finding love. So ditch that fantasy list of qualities you're looking for in a man. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • 18 Signs You're Dating A "Collector" — A Man Who Collects Women

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Stamps. Bugs. Coins. First-Edition Books. Comic books. Bobbleheads. You think collecting is the purview of the nerdy, the creepy, or the childlike. (No offense, collectors, we all have our quirks.) Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • 7 Juicy Secrets ALL 'Good Girls' Need To Know About Being Sexy

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    Are you locked down by "good girl syndrome" in the bedroom? These seven rules of sex every good girl needs to know can help you break out of your shell! Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • 8 Things I Need You To Understand About My Daughter's Death

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Exactly a year ago from this day, we moved from our condo to a lovely family home. We had a very fantastic reason. Our family was growing, we were extremely happy to bring another baby Romero into our lives. Our Leilani was jumping joy that she was going to become a BIG sister. It was the most beautiful time of the year for us. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • Um, WHAT? 10 Totally BIZARRE Animal Mating Rituals

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    Humans aren't the only species with kinks and preference — animals have bizarre mating rituals, too! Some of their mating rituals can be sweet (like the creative bower birds) but most are just ... super-freaking weird (those poor praying mantises). Nonetheless, just like human beings, creatures in the animal kingdom follow strange albiet natural rituals to procreate and heck, some even have "rules" of consent (If you value your life, do NOT force a female hedgehog to do something she doesn't want to do). read more
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    Female Forum

  • How to Find Freelance Work

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Freelancing will keep you on your toes. Not only do you have to be an expert in whatever it is that you do, but you also have to learn how to find work. The ‘craft’ of many freelancers is generally a solitary one and work is done in a private, or personal, setting. Unlike the traditional work setting, rubbing elbows with people, being social and interacting with others in the industry on a daily basis is generally not the norm. However, to be a successful freelancer, you can’t keep to yourself. You must be social and you must market yourself. This can be intimidating, if you don’t…
  • Strategies for Working an Arts and Crafts Show

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:42 pm
    If you are taking your arts and crafts hobby to a new level and you are trying to make a small business out of it, go to as many arts and craft fairs and shows as possible. It truly is the only way to get your work out there and to build up your customer base. Here are some things to consider when preparing to take your hobby to the next level and entering a show or fair: Determining Prices When you make something, write down the cost of the materials as you go along. If you purchased something in bulk such as beads, divide up the cost per item you made. For instance, if the bag of beads cost…
  • How to Maintain Your Libido When You’re Single

    2 Jan 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Whether you hate the show or love it, there’s a particular scene during season two of Grey’s Anatomy that every single woman in a dry spell can relate to. When Katherine Heigl’s character, Izzie, finally has sex after a long unintentional bout of celibacy, she finds she’s now hornier than ever. When trying to explains the feeling to another character, George, she asks him, “You know when you don’t have sex for a while, you sorta forget how good it is, and you don’t really need it as much?” He responds with no, saying that doesn’t happen to…
  • You CAN Wear Red Lipstick

    8 Dec 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Is there a tube of red lipstick in your makeup bag? A lot of women say there isn’t. Many women avoid red lipstick because they feel they can’t pull it off. After all, red is a bold color. Yet, every woman can wear red lipstick. It’s true! There is a red lipstick for every woman. The key is choosing the correct shade of red and making sure the rest of your makeup is applied correctly. To discover which shade of red works for you, consider your underlying skin tone. If your base skin color has yellow tones, warmer reds with some brown undertones should work well. If your underlying skin…
  • Tips for Getting Past Those First Date Jitters

    8 Dec 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Going on a first date with someone can bring about a case of nervousness and anxiety that can be hard to get a handle on and control. Whether you are new to dating or just heading back into the dating scene after a long hiatus, here are some pointers that you can put in your memory to help you overcome those jitters. Compliments If you feel tongue tied or at a loss as to what to say to your date, you can’t go wrong with a compliment. Everyone likes to be complimented. Compliments are a great way to break the ice at the beginning of the date. You can compliment your date on their appearance,…
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    She Takes on The World

  • This Is Why You’re Not Getting Press

    Natalie MacNeil
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    I recently hosted a workshop for business owners where I kept hearing the same question: “How can I get press?” Before I could even respond, the excuses started piling up: “I’m just getting started.” “I don’t have the kind of network you have.” “I don’t have a publicist or PR experience.” Guess what? Neither did I when I started. Do you think media outlets were just lining up to feature a 20-year-old business owner? NOPE. But I knew one simple reason why my peers weren’t get press…and what I needed to do to make sure media outlets noticed ME. The answer is…
  • Are Your Goals “Too Big”?

    Natalie MacNeil
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    When I’m speaking at events, there’s always someone who comes up to me after my talk to share how they feel like a failure because they aren’t reaching their launch goals, or goal to write a book, or they aren’t making 6 figures. Every time, I tell them: Stick with it! Anything is possible, but it is challenging to earn 6 figures when you’ve only been in business for a year and you began with no startup capital and no customers. You can’t get discouraged when it doesn’t all happen right away! In today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV I want to talk with you about…
  • Ready To Ride The Big Waves In Your Business?

    Natalie MacNeil
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    Today I want to talk to you about surfing. When I was in Bali hosting my retreat, a few in our group decided to take some boards out and hit the waves. I opted for a long walk on the beach instead, because I love watching people surf! (And after trying surfing once, I realized I’m a MUCH better spectator, haha!) Anyway, it was a gorgeous day, and around sunset two guys who’d been in the water all day long caught a HUGE wave, and totally rocked it. I chatted with them after, and they were ecstatic about their luck with that one single wave. Then one of the guys said something really…
  • The Power Of Being A Black Sheep

    Natalie MacNeil
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Have you ever just wanted to fit in more? Have you ever wished people just got you and understood what you’re all about? If you’re sitting there thinking yes, then chances are good you’re surrounding yourself with the wrong people. In today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV, I’m going to talk to you about the power of being a black sheep and why fitting in just might be getting in the way of your success. (Trust me, I’ve got the pantsuits to prove it.)   I’m going to share some hard-earned advice, including how to lovingly set boundaries with well-meaning…
  • Build The Mailing List Of Your Dreams

    Natalie MacNeil
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    When it comes to building a business online (or even offline), there is one thing you ABSOLUTELY need to set yourself up for success: an engaged mailing list. By “engaged,” I mean a list packed with people eager to learn more about what you do, who want to stay updated on what’s going on in your corner of the web, and who, ultimately, will become your paying clients. When I started She Takes on the World as a wee blog back in 2008 things were so different than they are now. The gospel of “build your list!” had yet to be preached everywhere. In today’s saturated market, it can…
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    The Eloquent Woman

  • In England, I'm on the hot seat, and sharing TED talk insights

    Denise Graveline
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    In two weeks' time, I'll be in London and Cambridge, England, for two public speaking events. Here's an insider secret: These organizations put on my favorite public speaking events, which is why I come back to them again and again. You still have time to register and seats are available, though they're going fast. Please join me at:Public Speaking Question Time with Denise Graveline, an April 9 event for members of the Fabian Women's Network, in London at FWN headquarters. This group always has great questions about public speaking, so we've decided to give them the floor in a great British…
  • The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

    Denise Graveline
    23 Mar 2015 | 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:Teaching what? Women professors are prolific public speakers, but their student audiences rate and describe them differently from male professors.Stress reframe: Feel stressed about speaking? Reframe your stress as a signal to change.Double standards: A…
  • Famous Speech Friday: Rep. Terri Sewell's remarks at Selma

    Denise Graveline
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:45 am
    Aside from two First Ladies, she was the only woman speaker on the podium to honor the civil rights "foot soldiers" 1965 march across the bridge in Selma, Alabama. U.S. Representative Terri Sewell, a Selma native and its Member of Congress, set the tone and the stage for the day's high-profile speakers: Rep. John Lewis, one of the original marchers, and President Barack Obama.Sewell turned her short speech into a star turn on two counts. First, she kept the sentiment of the event from turning cloying and backward-facing, when she recounted words from one of the women foot soldiers who'd faced…
  • Guest post: The Woman Speaker Slot

    Denise Graveline
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    (Editor's note: Software engineer Cate Huston is a frequent reader of and contributor to the blog, as well as a client of mine. In this post, which originally appeared on her blog Accidentally in Code, she shares what it feels like from the speaker's view to be sought after only because you are a woman--a generally unseen part of the process that often leaves the woman speaker feeling even less wanted than when she was left off the program. I myself have stopped being part of "women's panels" at conferences, since I believe women speakers should be spread throughout the program rather than…
  • The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

    Denise Graveline
    16 Mar 2015 | 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:TED and popcorn? The TED conference is this week, and is offering affordable options to stream it live or on-demand in your livingroom. Will you watch?Board magic: Women directors change how boards work shares that when you have at least 3 women on a board of…
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    Parlour Magazine

  • Couple Tripping: Where to Turn Down Together, for Your Sanity

    Hillary Crosley
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    As working women—and men—with our careers and lives so tightly wound, sometimes you just need to fall apart for awhile. For me, hiding from society on the weekends has become my must-have reprieve and if I don’t get a break, I feel like I’ve shared too many secrets with strangers. When I reach this point, I piece myself…
  • Travel Bites: Loyalty for Newbies, Nude Vacays & More

    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Travel Bites is our weekly round up of the best travel relates stories, news and tips to help you GO in style. #TravelFly
  • Flying Solo Lady? Here Are 10 Places to Visit Alone.

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Traveling solo as a woman can be a rather scary prospect. Safety is clearly your utmost concern, who can enjoy taking in a new cultural experience with imminent fear looming? To be fair, safety is subjective. One woman may be immune to catcalling while another may feel angry or still another might be downright scared by a group…
  • DJ Buddha LovJonz’s Electric Relaxation for a Stingy Spring: Parlour Jams!

    Hillary Crosley
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re like us here in New York City, you’re awaiting warm weather with baited breath while watching snow fall (or melt) after what was supposed to be the first day of spring. HELP US. Fortunately, DJ Buddha LovJonz of Bridgeport, CT has a nice collection of grooves to help you pretend it’s time to break out that…
  • Travel Bites: Mint Goes Caribbean, Eating To Travel & More

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Travel Bites is our weekly round up of the best travel relates stories, news and tips to help you GO in style. #TravelFly
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    Gotham Gal

  • Transformation

    Joanne Wilson
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    I had a conversation with a very good friend of mine the other day about transformation.  Transformation is defined as the operation of changing.  That is a pretty broad description as it can be about a handful of variables.  Companies go through transformations when their original business plan changes or when they go from 5 employees to 20 to 200.  Homes go through transformations when a new family moves in or a room is redone or even a couch is moved.  Getting your hair cut in a new way is a transformation. I could go on and on about transformation.  More than likely that…
  • Tradition

    Joanne Wilson
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Tradition is well so traditional.  I don’t consider myself a traditional person at all but there is something about traditions.  Traditions can be anything from making sure that you never change the Thanksgiving meal to making brisket every year at Rosh Hashanah to wearing the same shirt to the Jet game every Sunday. Recently my niece had her bat mitzvah.  I did not have a bat mitzvah but for many reasons we decided that our children should each have one.  Watching each of them go through the process at 13 years was incredible.  Between all the homework, the friends, the sports,…
  • High Valuations?

    Joanne Wilson
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    I have a thesis and it is strictly around how much money I put in at the beginning, the amount I want to own of the company and that is directly connected to the valuation or cap. I am about to go on a rant. 10 years ago the valuations were very different.  In the past decade I’d say on average the first round of most of the companies I invested in had a $3 – 5 million cap.  Considering that the entrepreneur had spent some serious time building out the company, gaining traction, flushing out the product, etc. I was ok with that valuation.  I figure if we all believed that the…
  • Christy Frank, Woman Entrepreneur, Frankly Wines

    Joanne Wilson
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    An entrepreneur is a person who operates their own business that comes from their own idea and generally takes on risk to do it.  Someone who reads this blog introduced me to Christy Frank.  Christy is an entrepreneur who figured out what she really wanted to do which is owning and running her own wine store, Frankly Wines.  I love that she figured it out and is doing it successfully.  In many ways, Christy is the type of entrepreneur that keeps our economy going. Christy grew up in Tiffin Ohio which is basically an hour and a half away from any airport.  She was surrounded by…
  • do the hustle

    Joanne Wilson
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    Time and time again people ask investors the question which is what are they looking for when they invest.  My answer is pretty much the same each time.  I invest in people.  People who have a fire in their belly, that will stop at nothing to succeed, who are curious and tenacious.  I also have to like the business too. There are so many stories that I can all tell about companies we invest I have invested in.  The company is hanging on by a thread then capital comes in the door and everything changes.  They company continues doing the same thing over and over again and one day they…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • 4 Secrets to Ending Your Marriage with Grace

    Da Vinci
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:07 pm
    People sometimes come to the realization that their marriage simply is not working. No matter how hard they try, the unresolved, ongoing disagreements produce negative feelings, constant bickering and endless fighting. This tends to drive a wedge between people that eventually ends up in their marri... The post 4 Secrets to Ending Your Marriage with Grace appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Spring is HERE! Check Out Our Fashion Finds For The Season From Burlington!

    Da Vinci
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    Now that Winter time is over and we’re shedding our Winter closets and skin it’s time to get our Springtime style in order. I was SUPER excited to get this opportunity with Burlington because I’m in desperate need of a closet update lol. With Spring ushering in I’m forced to ... The post Spring is HERE! Check Out Our Fashion Finds For The Season From Burlington! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 5 Stellar Make Up Tips for any Face Shape

    Hannah Whittenly
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    The quest for the perfect, polished face can be as elusive as the mythical Holy Grail. All too often, make up guides seem overwhelming and tedious with complexities about face shapes and a litany of steps, but these 5 straightforward tips can elevate your look, no matter the shape of your face. ... The post 5 Stellar Make Up Tips for any Face Shape appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Baby’s Room: Ideas for Before You Bring Your Bundle Home

    Hannah Whittenly
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:06 pm
    New parents often get caught up in huge concerns like how they will parent, financial rearrangements, and working out a different work schedule. With the big disruption in their lives it’s no wonder smaller concerns like decorating the nursery can take a backseat. But it’s important not to neglect t... The post Baby’s Room: Ideas for Before You Bring Your Bundle Home appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • How to Choose a Marquee for a Wedding

    Da Vinci
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    Wedding Marquee hire is something that has grown in considerable popularity in recent times. More and more couples are doing their best to stamp their individual style and personality on their wedding and one of the best ways to do this is to opt for an alternative wedding venue such as a marquee. W... The post How to Choose a Marquee for a Wedding appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Maximizing the Impact of Videoconferencing

    Simon Davis
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Video conferencing is a rising trend with everyone from the rarified heights of the Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and shiny new startups. However, using video conferencing to its maximum potential and impact has some tips and tricks – and a lot of them are old school rules about communication and how to run a meeting.read more
  • Britain’s Top 50 Business Advisers of 2015 Announced – ABP Coaches Celebrate

    Guest Author
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Warren Knight and Daryl Woodhouse celebrate being named as two of Britain’s top advisers in business. The NextWomen learns more about their achievements which have earned this recognition. read more
  • How to Kickstart Your Fitness for 2015: Xtreme Gym’s Boot Camp!

    Clover Lewis
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Clover Lewis visited Xtreme Gym’s Boot Camp to find out what makes it different, what they have to offer, and whether she could handle the workout!  read more
  • An Interview with Kojo

    Lorraine White
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Lorraine White, Co-founder and Director of menswear brand, Hashtag Collective, was intrigued when she heard that Kojo, known best for being a comedian and radio host, was writing a book and a romance book at that. Above Romance is the new novel out by Kojo and Lorraine White went to meet him to find out more.read more
  • A Chat With Paula Slier, CEO of Newshound Media International

    Estelle Ah-Kiow
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Estelle Ah-Kiow was lucky enough to catch up with broadcaster Paula Slier.read more
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    Marcia G. Yerman

  • A Conversation With Amaranth Ehrenhalt

    Marcia G. Yerman
    7 Mar 2015 | 8:15 pm
    In what was previously a school building on 108th Street in East Harlem, I entered into the universe of artist Amaranth Ehrenhalt. I first saw her work in an exhibition at the Anita Shapolsky Gallery in New York. She is currently included in the gallery's group show, "Abstract Approaches," running through March 28. Having briefly met Ehrenhalt, I became intrigued by the statuesque, older artist who had a backstory that included art world history in both the United States and Europe. I was inspired by her steadfast commitment to her art, and curious as to why she was--for the most…
  • New Congress Targets Climate With "Fifty Days of Nay"

    Marcia G. Yerman
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:52 am
    While the public is coming off the Oscars, and a fascination with the new movie Fifty Shades of Grey, I have been focusing on a different story. It's called Fifty Days of Nay. It's the sad narrative of the first weeks of the new 114th Congress. It may not be sexy, but it has a lot of the same elements you would expect in a less than savory tale. There's big money, men who wield their power to bend others into submission, and plenty of questions about denial and morality. Needless to say, Sen. Mitch McConnell is not going to get the leading role in any film, but he is a star player in this…
  • Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

    Marcia G. Yerman
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    One of America's foremost photographers, Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), has too often been viewed through the narrow prism of her best-known work. The groundbreaking photos that she took during the Great Depression of breadlines, and the despair she recorded of those forced to migrate in response to the Dust Bowl, are permanent fixtures in the pictorial history of the United States. However, the depth and range of her photography extend far beyond those iconic depictions. In the book, Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, Lange's "lifetime in photography" is presented with equal weight given…
  • Birds Tell an Urgent Climate Change Message

    Marcia G. Yerman
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:23 am
    "The canary in the coal mine." That phrase has become part of the lexicon as a warning for danger. Now birds are cautioning humans about the imminent threat of climate change -- and the news is not good. This from a report based on seven years of research by the National Audubon Society. I checked out their website, which featured material on environmental events -- both national and international. I learned that the Baltimore Oriole may no longer be in Maryland by the end of the century and that coastal species, like the sandpiper, were imperiled by rising sea levels. I reached out to Gary…
  • The Work of Artists Is Not Play

    Marcia G. Yerman
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    When the public reads stories in the media about visual artists, it is all too often about art stars that are selling their works for six-figure sums or an item detailing glamorous parties on the art fair circuit. A shot of reality is being offered at the CUE Foundation under the leadership of Cevan Castle, a public programming fellow who has organized a six-part series of talks entitled, "If it's Not work It Must Be Play." I attended the first two panels, Economists on Under-Compensation of Labor in the Arts, and W.A.G.E. -- How Creative Labor Should Be Compensated. The third, The Artists…
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    Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global

  • Women’s Participation in Exporting

    Laurel J. Delaney
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    We are excited to learn that the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is working on an extensive study, “Women’s Participation in Exporting,” which will: Initiate the creation of a dataset similar to the data analyzed by Barbara Orser in her 2011 paper in the 2015 fiscal year. The SBA Office of Advocacy has expressed interest as well; together, the NWBC and the Office of Advocacy have opened discussions with Census about “contracting” this research to their office. A report analyzing the data would potentially commence in FY2016. Together with NWBC, we know…
  • Helping Move the Needle for Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide

    Laurel J. Delaney
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    Alicia Robb (pictured), senior fellow, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, attended her first ever Startup Weekend Women’s Edition in South America.  Startup Weekend is a program of Up Global that starts on a Friday night with roughly 100 people in a room, about half of whom pitch a business idea over the course of a 54-hour weekend event in cities all over the world.  What the experience taught Alicia is that gender-specific entrepreneurship support is a global need.  (Note:  That’s what WEGG is about.) When the program began, the first pitch was made by a man. By pitch…
  • Meet Our New Board of Directors for Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global (WEGG)

    Laurel J. Delaney
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    In order to meet the needs of fast-growing women-led/owned business owners and entrepreneurs like yourself, we are changing the formal structure of WEGG and will announce more about it soon.  It takes a village to accomplish great things in our world so I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to our new Board.  With International Women’s Day today, this is great time to feel proud to be a woman and for WEGG to make this announcement.  After all, the women of the world make it happen not just today, but everyday. The following individuals have committed to building…
  • Women Who Export Earn More, Employ More and Are More Productive

    Laurel J. Delaney
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    Our mission with Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global (WEGG) is to educate women business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide on how to go global so they can run healthier businesses and create a new future for themselves, their families and their community.  We are thrilled that The White House is also working to enable women business owners to export their products: It is important for women-owned businesses and firms to be able to export their products. Why? Studies have found that women-owned firms that export not only earn more, but also employ more people and are, on average, more…
  • Women Are in Power in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

    Laurel J. Delaney
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Out with the Year of the Galloping Horse (that’s my year by the way), and in with the Year of the Sheep, timid, with new hopes, new dreams and new aspirations.  What does the Year of the Sheep have in store for women?  According to The Philippine Star: • This is the year of womanpower, what with the southwest direction (signifying women) being lucky. The gentle loving hands that rock the cradle will surely rule the world. Female energy is at its peak, which may point to a woman ruling the presidential race in 2016 in a possible scenario of last-minute changes. What else does the…
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    Ramble Ramble

  • A…WOOD Watch? Yes, Please!

    10 Mar 2015 | 2:08 pm
    A few months ago, JORD watches reached out to me, to see if I’d like to review one of their lovely watches. One of their wood watches. Now, I’m not a big watch wearer, and I’m not a super stylish, accessories laden lady, but I jumped at the chance for one very, very simple reason. I’d been coveting a wood watch all year long. I don’t know where I first saw the concept of a wood watch, but every time it came across my radar, I was enamored. And then, when we went to Hawaii, I saw ads for them everywhere, and they were gorgeous. Which did not help my…
  • Chapter Books and Parenting Fantasies

    22 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Long before I had a kid, I had fantasies about certain aspects of having a kid. Idealized aspects in most regards, frankly, that included things like “my kid will always be the most well behaved in the room” and “my kid will eat whatever I give him” and the like. Actually HAVING a kid has made me laugh most of those pre-kid ideas away in the face of the realities of parenting an actual person. One small thing that I’ve always held on to though has been reading, and specifically reading longer chapter books with my kid. I grew up being read to, and memories of my…
  • Big Changes Small Changes

    13 Feb 2015 | 5:26 pm
    A couple of weekends ago, we painted the entire upstairs. It’s something we’ve talked about for a couple of years now–the living room was a nice enough blue, but the dining room was this green that turned out WAY brighter & yellow/green than we had thought it would, and it just never was our favorite. But painting is such a production, you know? Especially in your living space. It ends up being this hassle and so we talked about it and never did it and talked about it and never did it. But then, shortly after I started the new job, we just made the decision to go pick…
  • Beauty Empties

    10 Feb 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Whoa, I did another video. I’ve been making a point to actually use up the eight zillion products I have hanging around, and I decided to do an empties video to keep myself accountable. This video covers stuff from probably September to January. It’s long, and if you’re not into empties stuff, you’ll be bored. Unless you want to ogle the awesome new paint color. Enjoy!  
  • Pros/Cons

    3 Feb 2015 | 9:21 pm
    So, I’ve been in the new job for a little more than a week now, and it’s awesome and exhausting and mentally stimulating in a way I haven’t really had in a really long time. I remain super excited, and pretty damn happy. I’ve also been working from home for a week, and I figure I should share some of the pros/cons I’ve determined about that whole situation. Pros: No commute! I don’t have to wear shoes if I don’t want to If I get cold, I can go get a blanket, or go get a sweatshirt, or go sit in the sun If I get hot, I can go change into shorts, or a…
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    Here We Are...with Luci

  • Chick Flick Chat: The Best of Netflix Television Series To Binge Watch NOW!

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Click HERE to LISTEN to the Chick Flick Chat podcast episode, The Best of Netflix Television Series To Binge Watch NOW! There are so many great options for consuming your favorite shows but none surpasses the Netflix library of television series, both old and new. Wondering how to narrow down the vast selection and decide what to watch on Netflix? Join me as I share my "best for binging" TV series to devour this season. I promise there are NO spoilers, so listen with ease, but there are lots of shows to add to your list after this episode… So grab your pen and paper! Whether it's Netflix…
  • Peppermint Patties - A Simple, Homemade, Chocolate Covered, Minty Fresh, Sweet Treat Recipe!

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:36 pm
    This is a fun, easy recipe that I've adapted for Here We Are after much testing and tasting! If you like the traditional York style peppermint patty, then you will enjoy making this eggless, homemade recipe.  These chocolate covered treats make a great gift in a pretty box or cellophane gift bag; are perfect for a refreshing, cool treat after a hot cup of tea or coffee; served as an after-dinner mint, or plated with a dessert. Or ANYTIME you feel like a treat of minty fresh goodness!!  Ingredients ❤ 1 Tbsp. Light Corn Syrup ❤ 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil (let the solid oil melt at room…
  • DIY Soothing Shower Vapor Disks For Cold and Flu Season OR An Anytime Spa Treat

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:55 pm
    DIY Shower Vapor Disks Cold and flu season calls for extra relief of stuffed up noses and sore sinuses. Besides using a Neti Pot, another all natural, easy way to help move things along is to add homemade, inexpensive, melting shower disks to your hot shower. Scented with essential oils, these puck-like soothers release beneficial aromatherapeutic vapors into the steam from the hot water as they dissolve. You may have seen similar, pricey aromatherapy shower tablets in the store; now you can save money and make your own! I've practiced a bit and here is my simple, cost-effective, DIY recipe;…
  • 2015: Be The Person You Want To Be

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Part 19 of the Here We Are Series:  Live Your Life Out Loud Another year, another month, another day to get this journey called life "right." Is there a right way? Maybe, or maybe not. We know that the manifestation of one's life is directly reflected by the choices they make in all aspects of life. So I suppose the answer is in making the choices that will manifest the best outcome for who you want to be. Each new day is a chance to begin again, no matter what yesterday held... BUT there is no better, brighter, or easier time than at the start of a new year to make definite, bold, and…
  • There Is Good In Life Every Day!

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:35 pm
    "Every day, be full of awareness of the beauty around you. Be full of gratitude for friends and family, for the goodness you find in others, for your health and all you're capable of. Be full of acceptance of yourself and others - without conditions or judging - knowing that differences and changes make life interesting. Appreciate the gifts of laughter and fun in your life, and find contentment in knowing that you can always control your ability to look on the bright side." By Barbara Cage. "There is good in life every day. Take a few minutes to distract yourself from your concerns; long…
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    Inter Press Service » Gender Violence

  • Opinion: Education as a Cornerstone for Women’s Empowerment

    Dr. Kirsten Stoebenau
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Girls who report that their domestic chores interfere with their schooling are three times more likely to drop out. Credit: Zofeen Ebrahim/IPSBy Dr. Kirsten StoebenauWASHINGTON, Mar 25 2015 (IPS)Earlier this month, the Barack Obama administration announced a new initiative designed to improve girls’ education around the world. Dubbed “Let Girls Learn,” the programme builds on current progress made, such as ensuring girls are enrolled in primary school at the same rates as boys, and is looking to expand opportunities for girls to complete their education.The Obama administration’s…
  • CSW 59 Wraps up as Delegates Look Towards 2016

    Josh Butler
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka speaks at the Commission on the Status of Women, which ended its 59th session in New York last week. Credit: UN Women/Ryan BrownBy Josh ButlerUNITED NATIONS, Mar 23 2015 (IPS)The Commission on the Status of Women, one of the biggest events on the calendar for United Nations headquarters in New York City, is over for another year. For two weeks, thousands of delegates, dignitaries, ambassadors, experts, and activists flooded the city, with more than 650 events, talks, briefings, meetings, presentations and panels all striving for the same…
  • Opinion: ‘We Owe It to More Than Half of the Global Population to Do a Better Job’

    Josephine Ojiambo
    21 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Courtesy of Josephine OjiamboBy Josephine OjiamboLONDON, Mar 21 2015 (IPS)Undoubtedly, we are at a crucial time in the advancement of gender equality.As we move towards consensus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we must ensure the rights of women and girls are firmly embedded in the post-2015 development framework.It was during my first electoral campaign that I came face-to-face with a patriarchal political system fuelled by corruption and violence, including sexual violence against women campaigners, candidates and the electorate.Twenty years ago, leaders and global activists…
  • Palestinian Women Victims on Many Fronts

    Mel Frykberg
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:17 am
    Islam Iliwa lost her home and cleaning products business in Gaza following an Israeli bombardment. She is one of many single, divorced mothers struggling to survive under the siege. Credit: Mel Frykberg/IPSBy Mel FrykbergGAZA CITY, Mar 21 2015 (IPS)Israel’s siege of Gaza, aided and abetted by the Egyptians in the south, has aggravated the plight of Gazan women, and the Jewish state’s devastating military assault on the coastal territory over July and August 2014 exacerbated the situation.In a resolution approved by the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women on Mar. 20, Israel’s…
  • Opinion: Rape in Conflict: Speaking Out for What’s Right

    Serra Sippel
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    Serra Sippel is President of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)By Serra SippelWASHINGTON, Mar 18 2015 (IPS)Earlier this month, President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned speech marking the 50th Anniversary of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama and the bloody attack on civil rights marchers by police.President Obama issued what was tantamount to a call to action for Americans to speak out for what is right. He stated: “…Loving this country requires more than singing its praises or avoiding uncomfortable truths. It requires the occasional…
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    The WIN Online

  • Nigerian police neglect widows of cops slain by Boko Haram – study

    The WIN Team
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    NAIROBI, 12 March 201By Obinna Anyadike, Editor-at-LargePhoto: Nigerian Police ForceAre the police taking care of their own?IRINNEWS.COM – – The Nigerian Police Force is not only failing to pay all the financial  benefits owed to the families of their officers killed in action against Boko Haram militants, but in some cases sexual favours and kickbacks have been demanded of the widows in return for the dues they did receive, according to new research in the northern city of Kano’s police command.The study, by the Kano-based Centre for Information Technology and Development…
  • U.N. to Spotlight Ecuador’s Punitive Abortion Law

    The WIN Team
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    By Fabiola Carrion and Amanda Klasing WeNews commentators Wednesday, February 18, 2015 This week international groups are joining Ecuadoran women and girls to urge the U.N. to press Ecuador’s government to reform its abortion laws. Currently unsafe abortion is the second leading cause of injury in women and girls in the country. (*LEFT: A young schoolgirl attends class in Cajabamba, Ecuador. Photo credit: Mark Tuschman for Planned Parenthood Global)(WOMENSENEWS)–Alejandra, a young woman from southern Ecuador, described what happened after she was raped. Her period was late, but…
  • Female academics face huge sexist bias – no wonder there are so few of them.

    The WIN Team
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    A new online tool reveals the stark gender bias in how students evaluate their university lecturers. This is yet another hurdle for women in academia to overcomeBy Laura BatesA professor helping a student. Photograph: Kristian Sekulic/Getty ImagesTHE GUARDIAN – Benjamin Schmidt, an assistant professor at Northeastern University, has created an online tool that allows users to compare the frequency of particular words in evaluations of male and female professors. Schmidt created the interactive chart using data from 14 million student reviews on the website RateMyProfessors.com. The…
  • Amazing new film “Honor Diaries” focuses on women’s rights around the world

    The WIN Team
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Women and women’s rights around the world are being violated and abused around the world, but 8 women are taking a stand to end the oppression of women and children for good. Check out this amazing extended trailer for “Honor Diaries” to see what women are reporting first-hand in their societies, and be sure to find a screening near you on March 8, 2015.      The post Amazing new film “Honor Diaries” focuses on women’s rights around the world appeared first on The WIN Online.
  • Thigh Gaps Weigh on Those With Eating Disorders

    The WIN Team
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:06 am
    Published February 15, 2015Patients often cite their thighs as a source of their body-image struggles, even when they are dangerously underweight. Listening to their extreme hatred for their thighs can be painful.DENTON, Texas (WOMENSENEWS)–Last month the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority forced Urban Outfitters to remove a photo of a model with a thigh gap from its website, calling the image “irresponsible and harmful.”As the director of an outpatient eating disorders program I couldn’t agree more. My patients usually cite their thighs as a source of their…
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    Feed the Beauty

  • A Good Should from Diane Von Furstenberg

    17 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    http://www.whowhatwear.com/best-dvf-quotes/slide16Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: aging gracefully, aging with style, baby boomer women, Diane Von Furstenberg, inner beauty, The Art of Aging
  • Wheeeee!

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: aging, aging gracefully, childhood, healthy aging, Joy, Pablo Picasso, seniors, The Art of Aging Facebook
  • Start Over

    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

    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

    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
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    Stretch Beyond Stuck Sanctuary

  • Embracing a Big Scary Exciting Adventure

    Rena Hatch
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:25 pm
    It’s freakin’ me out a little! Okay, if you know me, you know I don’t usually complain. I am all about empowering my clients to focus on their strengths and blessings so they can manifest more of that. And right now, I just gotta say this: I am so frickin’ tired and having minor-to-major freakouts every day. Wanna know why? I am getting ready to sell my house, my car and my husbands car and move across the country with my 2 cats and my awesome husband…and we don’t even have a place to live over there yet…and this all has to happen in a matter of a few weeks.
  • How to Keep a Yoga Retreat Mindset

    Rena Hatch
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    I just hosted my annual DeStress-Manifest Women’s Retreat. We ate lots of yummy, organic dark chocolate, did nurturing yoga, and tapped into ways to balance the body, mind, heart and spirit. Now that it’s over I wanted to share some strategies with those of you who couldn’t make it to the Oregon Coast this year. Here are some ways to Keep a Yoga Retreat Mindset everyday: Connect with your breath – If you are stressed or just caught up in the busy-ness of everyday, you can get disconnected from your body and your breath. Take a few deep breaths. It will ground you and bring you…
  • Secrets to Creating the Life You Want

    Rena Hatch
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    “More than any other factor, your life today is what you chose it to be yesterday. More than anything else, your life tomorrow will be a reflection of the choices you make today.” ~William E. Adams, Ph.D You are creating your life with your thoughts and your actions. You get to chose what you give your attention to. You get to chose where you put your energy. You are more powerful than you may realize. If you want to create a life you love, then don’t let your thoughts sink down into negative ‘story telling’. You know what I’m talking about. That story telling you do when you…
  • How to Activate Your Intuition

    Rena Hatch
    29 May 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Do you wish you trusted your intuition more? How might your life be different if you DID trust and listen to your inner wisdom? Well, your intuition, your gut instinct, your inner wisdom is always sending you messages. You may have just learned to ignore it. Or perhaps, like most of us, you listen to your noisy, ever chattering, rational mind instead. The rational mind is a fabulous tool when used consciously. It can help you come up with action plans and solutions to problems. But it can also keep you stuck in old ways of thinking. Intuition and inner wisdom can help you to make quick…
  • How to Rock Your Goals

    Rena Hatch
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    Wish you could rock out your goals like it was nothing? Do you struggle to follow through with your intentions? Try these tips to setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals and you’ll be feeling like a rock-star-goal-reacher (okay, I know. Kinda lame. But you know what I mean)! Specific- Be specific about what you want to achieve. Break it down into smaller, bite-size goals. If it is vague and fuzzy you will be less likely to achieve it. If you are too general you will have no way of tracking your progress. So write down specific, small goals for yourself and you’ll be so much happier with the…
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    Purposeful Woman

  • Forget Climbing the Ladder and Grab Onto the Jungle Gym

    JJ DiGeronimo
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    Since we were young women in the work force we were familiar with the phrase “climbing the corporate ladder.” We knew that this meant moving in our career from entry level to a position of power and leadership. Like a ladder, the trip was supposed to be ever upwardly mobile. And since we believed up was the only direction, we may have missed out on a few sideways opportunities along the way. Times have changed and the ladder may not be the best route to take. In fact Sheryl Sandberg believes we should consider the value of the jungle gym. In a Forbes article, Kerry Hannon shares her…
  • Tired of Missing Out on the Credit You Deserve?

    JJ DiGeronimo
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:35 am
    Does this sound familiar: you are sitting in a meeting and offer up an idea or a solution that pertains to the topic. It is a well thought out idea and you believe strongly in its merits. However, it appears to go unnoticed until someone else, often a man, brings up the same idea and the room goes wild with his brilliance. You want to stand up and say “Hold your horse – that was MY idea. I just said it five minutes ago. Didn’t anyone hear me? Can you hear me now?” But you don’t, because, well, what would it accomplish. You are just glad the idea has been heard…
  • CAbi, A Great Example for Tech Companies Seeking Leadership Diversity

    JJ DiGeronimo
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    I cannot count the number of times this year I have read, “If we could only find more women to apply” or my favorite “If women were more ready to lead we would promote them” or “Where are all the women leaders?”   Tech companies or any corporation looking to keep or attract more women leaders should examine CAbi as an example of how to develop an effective, rewarding and diverse culture. Since 2001, there are now nearly 3,500 Women Consultants who have helped CAbi grow into the largest social selling clothing company in the United States. Business…
  • Innovation Olympiad Offers Tech Challenge for Young Women

    JJ DiGeronimo
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:21 am
    I was thrilled to be invited by my friends at OneCommunity, Case Western Reserve University and BlueBridge Networks this weekend as  local girls were given a chance to bring forth their ideas on technology, innovation and collaboration. I led a Women in Technology panel with the fabulous women below that shared their stories with young women, ages 13-18, on how they have used technology to change the world. ·       ·         Nichelle McCall, CEO, BoldGuidance ·         Stephanie Takai, CEO, Innovative Devices Inc. ·         Rachel Wilkens Patel, Founder, HER…
  • Are You Easy to Refer?

    JJ DiGeronimo
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Referrals and word of mouth testimonials are the best way to gain new business, be considered for a new position or to grow your network. But just how easy are you to refer? People will naturally associate others with an industry, product or skill. If you don’t purposefully let people know how you want to be known, they will just make it up for you. A locally known business coach focuses on helping business women develop and grow a million dollar business, however, someone who clearly didn’t know her very well, endorsed her for event planning on LinkedIn. The coach was not…
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    Women Unlimited Worldwide

  • Struggling to fit everything in? Use your diary and the 3B’s!

    Alison Bradford
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    I work a lot with business owners to help them become more productive in their business, and a question I’m often asked is, ‘What techniques can you recommend to help me manage my time better?’ People are often surprised at my answer. It’s not Pomodoro or GTD or any of the latest apps and trends. In fact, I’ve seen lots of people using so-called ‘time management techniques’ as a form of procrastination, and spending more time ‘managing’ their time, than actually getting anything done! My favourite way of managing time more effectively is actually right under your nose,…
  • How to succeed in tech – top tips from 6 female founders

    Janet Newenham
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to some of the women taking the UK tech scene by storm. These women are heading up some of the biggest technology companies in London, running extremely successful websites that help female entrepreneurs to network, and are founding some of the most successful up and coming start-ups in the UK. We got in touch to find out what their secret to success is and discovered they all have one thing in common; these women will never put a limit on what they believe they can achieve in life and they are all absolutely fearless! Be fearless! “I am…
  • Lead magnets – What are they and why every small business should have one

    Cassie Hicks Kerr
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    If you’re building your mailing list you need an incentive to encourage people to join your list. That incentive is called a Lead Magnet (because it attracts leads!). Other names are “opt-in incentive”, “freebie” or opt-in giveaway”. It’s something of value that you offer in exchange for a prospects’ email address. The days of sticking a “Sign up for my newsletter” form on your home page and expecting people to sign up are long gone. The bar has been raised much higher and, as you know with the increasing volume of email we all receive every day, people are much more…
  • Brand story: ‘Once upon a time…’

    Karen Hardie
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Every brand has a story. A tale of how it came to be, the person behind the logo, its history, how it grew, its ups and downs, etc. A story can be compelling, interesting, some have even had TV series or films made out of them (I’m thinking Mr Selfridge or the story behind Apple). Many have used their story to great effect, so much so, that it’s become intertwined with the brand itself. But a brand story is more than just the company history. It’s a narrative, yes, but it tells the story of the heart and soul of the brand, its aim is to create an emotional connection with its…
  • Self-talk yourself to success

    Ebonie Allard
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Self talk has a really significant impact on our confidence and self esteem. It also has a huge impact on your happiness, and success. You may not think that you practice self talk. Perhaps when you think of self talk you imagine Beyonce or Victoria Beckham talking to themselves out loud, and it seems like a crazy, far-fetched thing to do. Maybe you haven’t heard of the term at all yet, but each moment of each day whether consciously or not, you have an inner dialogue running, talking to and about yourself. The thoughts that run through your mind and the things that you say form…
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  • Get All The Details About Kimpton’s Nightcap Program – Free Booze

    Alana Johnson
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Kimpton’s hotels will begin offering free booze as an added amenity. Here you will find all the details from the official Press release. It details more information on the expansion and current participating hotels.
  • 15 Quick Ways To Beat Jet Lag

    Alana Johnson
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
    Fifteen quick ways to beat jet lag like you’ve never seen it before. There are several of tips out there on jet lag, but this is especially comprehensive and I thought I’d share it with Smart Women Travelers. via Thomas Cook
  • What Else Do You Need To Know About Booking Your Hotel Room?

    Alana Johnson
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    There may be one more thing you need to know about booking your hotel room. Regardless of how you book your overnight hotel accommodations, always become a member of  the hotel’s loyalty program before you make the reservation. Booking your hotel room-Executive King Hilton Bandung SmartWomenTravelers.com This can be very helpful to you in many ways, from better rooms to upgraded amenities. The more you stay at a particular hotel chain, the better the benefits. Some of these may include a nicer room, a better view, free bottled water, quicker check-in and checkout, access to the…
  • Uh Oh, I’m Gonna Be Late For My Flight

    Alana Johnson
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:50 pm
    What if you are running late for your flight? Don’t panic. Or panic just a little but don’t get carried away. It won’t help you or anyone else. Here’s a little insider secret. Shhh, don’t tell anyone. Airline’s have been known to hold up a plane departure for certain elite status flyers or dignitaries. I’m not talking about an hour here, but if that passenger is running a few minutes late, the boarding doors may remain open a bit longer. Of course, these “special” travelers slink into first class so no one gets to see who they are but you know it is a passenger delay…
  • Holiday Road Trip Tips for You and Your Pets

    Carol Margolis
    24 Dec 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Is that your dog with his head hanging out the car window? With millions of drivers on the road this holiday season, many family pets are traveling as well. Here are a few holiday road trip tips to get you and your furry friends on your way. According to AAA about 99 million Americans are traveling throughout December and January. Unlike previous years, 91% of those travelers are taking to the road. I’m inclined to believe this may have something to do with plummeting gas prices, which are lower than they have been in the past five years. In fact it is the longest period of continual price…
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    Angela's Clues | Angela Santomero: Daniel Tiger, Blue's Clues & Super Why

  • Sara Solves It Update

    Angela Santomero
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    There has been a good amount of feedback and support for our Sara Solves It pilot.  But unfortunately Sara and her pals will not be moving into the Amazon Studios lineup, as they have decided against making the series at this point in time. But fear not! We’ve got plenty of scrumptious and smart kids media being served, as well as quite a few other incredible delicacies that are brewing in the pot! Should this newfound information cause you and your little ones restless nights or if you simply loved the program as much as I did, feel free to share your feelings with my friends…
  • Amazon greenlits Creative Galaxy II

    Angela Santomero
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
    After a successful first season of programming, Amazon Studios has agreed to green light a second season for four of their original children’s series: Creative GalaxyAnnedroidsGortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and  Tumble Leaf. Congratulations to all of the production teams involved with these uniquely smart programs. In an effort to strengthen and foster a love of the arts among the preschool set, we launched our Season I of Creative Galaxy on June 27th, 2014. Some incredibly talented actors lent their voices to the show, such as Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Cloris Leachman,…
  • Multilingual Power

    Angela Santomero
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    I had spoken with Ana Flores of Spanglishbaby.com about the importance of raising multilingual children. Her passion and her expertise was quite evident.  It was also nice to see a similar philosophy between the two of us.  While my goal has been to educate children through media, my philosophy is grounded in the belief that you must inspire kids and immerse them into the world of education, at their level, and not force the material. The desire to learn is far more important than anything else.   In similar fashion, Ana believes that a parent who shares their native language in the home…
  • Daniel Tiger & Creative Galaxy Take Gold

    Angela Santomero
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    The Parents’ Choice Awards help parents make informed decision. This time around, they’ve given gold medals to PBS Kids’ Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Amazon Studios’ Creative Galaxy!! The Parents’ Choice Awards provide a service to the millions of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and caregivers all over this country who are time-pressed and simply don’t have even a moment to pre-screen every product they give the kids in their lives. Since 1978, this is where the Parents’ Choice resource has stepped in. Needless to say, we are proud and…
  • Amazon Studios’ latest Preschool hit!

    Angela Santomero
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Here’s a little backstory on our latest pilot for Amazon Studios’ Sara Solves It. It features the brother and sister duo Sara and Sam on relatable mysteries that spring from the questions young children encounter in their daily lives. Each mystery is an interactive, math-based puzzle. Feel free to review Sara Solves It on Amazon Studios & be sure to let them know what you think during the 30 day pilot voting period!   xo Angela   Angela's Clues | Angela Santomero: Daniel Tiger, Blue's Clues & Super Why
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  • Where Your Head Goes is Where Your Business Goes

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:20 am
    In the short span of a week, I had two reminders of the powerful dynamic of paying attention to where your head goes and eyes look. Your head and eyes determine where you will go, how well aligned... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Can I Even Out the Ups & Downs of Being a Business Owner?

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:38 pm
    What business owner doesn’t feel the reality of the entrepreneurial roller coaster? This crazy ride is part of the reality of making the choice to step out on your own. It’s inevitable. It can be:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Add an Image to Your Blog Posts

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    I admit — I take some things that I do every day for granted.  I recently helped a client stop ripping her hair out in frustration by showing her how easy it is to add an image to a blog post.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Can I Take Time Off Without Feeling Guilty?

    15 Mar 2015 | 11:26 pm
    At some point in almost every client relationship I have with a self-employed business owner this question comes up (or some variation on it). Such as: How can I stop working at the end of the day/on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • FATAL ERROR: Don’t Let This Happen to You

    10 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    You think to yourself – “How hard could it be to update the software of my WordPress website by myself?” After all, you only have to click a button… So, you hit the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Becoming you

  • The Longest Ride – a NEW Nicholas Sparks movie!!

    Kathryn Rossiter
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:49 am
    I’m an unashamed romantic movie lover and Nicholas Sparks movies are my weakness. Even tho I’ve never read any of his books, my DVD of The Notebook has earned it’s worth back many times! So it’s with great excitement that I await the latest movie based on one of his books…. The Longest Ride directed by George Tillman Jr The movie stars Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston and Oona Chaplin and is about a star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon…
  • Beauty Buzz – A Nimue Review!

    Kathryn Rossiter
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:59 pm
    The number of skin care products that pass over my desk make it impossible for me to try every one so occasionally I pass on a range to a friend who might be able to use and review it sooner than I would get a chance to. And today’s post is exactly that…. a guest post by my model, make-up artist and beauty blogger sister-in-law… Kirsten Murphy Rossiter! While chatting recently she mentioned she was running low on her skin care products and I had just received a perfect little pack from Nimue which I thought might be perfect for her to try…. Read on for her Nimue…
  • What I… Sarah Duff from Duff’s Suitcase

    Kathryn Rossiter
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    This week I’m thrilled to be featuring yet another fabulous travel blogger, one of the very best, Sarah Duff of Duff’s Suitcase. A well-known and highly regarded travel writer and photographer who previously worked for Getaway magazine, Sarah is currently on a year-long trip through North and South America and is blogging all about it on her site…. All the articles are well worth a read, just be prepared for some serious wanderlust and unadulterated travel envy! Read on to find out more about Sarah…   What I…. Know, Traveling in the right way makes you a…
  • Top 10 Rest Stops for a Road Trip around SA

    Kathryn Rossiter
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:33 pm
    School holidays are around the corner which, for many South African families, means long drives and road trips to see friends and family around the country. Our family loves a good road trip especially because being on the road is a good way to see more of our beautiful country and we love driving new routes and discovering what is around the next bend! When driving long distances it’s vitally important to take regular breaks and lunch time at a quaint little farm stall or road side restaurant is the perfect excuse to take a break and have a rest on your long drive. Today I’m…
  • African Adventures: Zanzibar – A Spice Tour on the “Spice” Island

    Kathryn Rossiter
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:19 pm
    On our very last morning in Zanzibar we woke up to tropical rain, which means large droplets and puddles pooling all over the resort. We walked to breakfast huddled under an umbrella but that did little stop us getting soaked! At some points along the path our ankles were covered in water… thank goodness for my new Havaianas! One of the things on my Zanzibar bucket list had been to take a Spice Tour and as these are located near to Stone Town and on our route back to the airport we planned to do our tour on our last morning to save the costs of time and money traveling back and forth…
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    Nicole Yeary

  • #InspiringWomen: Nicole Yeary & Lisa Russell, Tech Entrepreneurs

    Nicole Yeary
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:32 am
    Originally posted on Scott Bryant:Left to right: Nicole Yeary & Lisa Russell One could say the tech world is similar to Hollywood, exciting, glamorous and a growing field where the best and brightest in technology can change the world and become overnight celebrities. But behind this façade is a darker side that is all…
  • Two in Two: SEO

    Nicole Yeary
    26 Aug 2013 | 4:29 pm
    Two things about SEO – 1. It’s in the details. 2. It’s not being lazy and taking the time to add (and remember) the finishing details. Two examples: 1. When you blog about something and you can embed your example, vs. screenshot (i.e. a tweet or instagram photo) use the embed function. 2. When you […]
  • Who do you live for?

    Nicole Yeary
    13 Aug 2013 | 7:42 pm
    Today I got a message from a friend I haven’t seen in nearly 15 years.  My Senior Prom date actually.  We worked together at Target back in the day… he was quarterback of our rival school… we were dates to each others prom–and that was back in 1999. Fast forward to today when I receive […]
  • “It doesn’t matter…

    Nicole Yeary
    8 Jul 2013 | 12:06 am
    “It doesn’t matter how good your business idea is; 99% of success is execution, 99% of execution is good marketing, and 99% of marketing is empathy. You have to know your audience.” Will Dean, founder of Tough Mudder And It takes time to know your audience.Filed under: News Tagged: audience, business, empathy, execution, idea, marketing, […]
  • Chapter 1: I walk down the street…

    Nicole Yeary
    11 Apr 2013 | 4:35 am
    Chapter 1: I walk down the street there’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. Chapter 2: I walk down the same street. There is a whole in the sidewalk. I pretend i don’t see […]
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    Transformation Goddess

  • Introducing The Soulmate Lover

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Soulmate Lover: A Guide to Passionate and Lasting Love, Sex, and Intimacy Every month I have the honor of spotlighting a brand new book that I think will resonate with you and the women who gather here for sacred exploration. This month it’s my pleasure to share a behind the scenes interview with Mali Apple, […]
  • Goddess Card Monday

    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
      Hey Beautiful, Welcome to Goddess Card Monday! I love beginning each week with a new goddess card message to inform the week ahead. Want to join me?  If you are called to choose a card, go for it! Click on the read more link to see which card you chose and to receive a free goddess […]
  • Divine Feminine Spotlight With Kendra E Thornbury

    18 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Welcome to the Transformation Goddess – Divine Feminine Spotlight for March! 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 and magical, Kendra […]
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  • ADVICE: My Boyfriend Calls Me A Slut In Bed What Do I Do?

    Te-Erika Patterson
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Dear Te-Erika, This may sound a little bit crazy but I don’t know how to feel about it. Last year I met a man at work and we hit it off but I kept him at a distance until just this past month. I do like him a lot and I know he likes me and the relationship has turned sexual BUT- when we have sex he calls me a slut, a whore and a bitch and he pulls my hair too! I have never experienced anything like this before and sometimes I wonder if I should stop him but outside of the bedroom he never talks to me like that is a sweetheart and a gentleman and treats me very well.… READ…
  • Top 10 Signs of Mental Maturity In Women

    Te-Erika Patterson
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:07 am
    When a woman’s grown up this is how you can tell. 1. We let go of the idea that there is a prescribed timeline of events for life. We release the expectations of life milestones and begin to look at life as it really is, an unscripted adventure. We allow others to live their lives as they wish, without judging them because we appreciate being free to do the same. 2. We release the notion that other women are our competition. All efforts to sabotage the success of other women becomes silly to us and we seek to form alliances instead of enemies.… READ MORE...Related PostsChange…
  • The Fool Proof Method To Choose A New Career

    Te-Erika Patterson
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:12 am
    Starting over in life is inevitable. Sometimes you will experience a loss that forces you to take a new direction and sometimes you will feel a nudge from your intuition that a new beginning is on its way. Whether you are dealing with the challenge of starting over by choice or by force, you may not have a clue what to do next. Well there is one simple way for you to decide what new direction you should take when it comes to a new career. Once you ask yourself this simple question you will experience an AHA moment that may change your life.… READ MORE...Related PostsYou Survived…
  • How To Meet Your Soul Mate Without Dating

    Te-Erika Patterson
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:20 am
    Some things in life take lots of effort; you can’t build a brick house without laying each brick. Other goals, like meeting your soul mate aren’t as tough as some would believe. Are you tired of putting in hours at the gym, combing through personal ads and being forced to go on blind dates set up by well meaning friends? All that work and no results, you’ve gone on more dates than you can handle and no one is a fit. But why not? Why aren’t you meeting the person who fits with you? The answer is simple; you’re trying too hard.… READ MORE...Related…
  • You Are The Author Of Your Own Misfortune

    Te-Erika Patterson
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:15 pm
    What does it mean when every time you turn around there is another challenge to face, another cross to bear, another battle to fight? Does it mean that you are cursed? Does it mean that your life is not worth living? Does it mean that you were born to suffer? No. It does not mean any of those things. Whenever we face challenges in life, they are there to offer us a choice. We can choose how we react to them and how much importance we place on these challenges. Maybe today you were venting because your car broke down. Maybe you decided that you had enough with a co worker who was constantly…
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    Hello Ladies

  • Women Making History: An Interview with Arianna Huffington

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    In advance of the Simmons Leadership Conference scheduled for April 2 in Boston, I had the opportunity to interview a woman making history – this year’s keynote speaker Arianna Huffington. The founder of The Huffington Post is promoting the paperback version of her New York Times bestselling book Thrive. I like the Thrive message; Huffington […] The post Women Making History: An Interview with Arianna Huffington appeared first on Hello Ladies.         
  • Celebrating Women’s History Month

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:11 am
      March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor women’s contributions to our society.  Did you think we forgot? Never. We’ll be celebrating all week on the blog. Stay tuned for features on women you should know, apps to help you celebrate,and an  interview with a  woman making history.             […] The post Celebrating Women’s History Month appeared first on Hello Ladies.         
  • 5 Women in History You Should Teach Your Kids About

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:01 am
    “We stand on the shoulders of our mothers and grandmothers.” Hillary Clinton spoke these words at the Massachusetts Conference for Women in December. I’d of course add great grandmothers to the list too. We all know women from our families and communities who were unsung leaders; women who made a significant contribution to our personal […] The post 5 Women in History You Should Teach Your Kids About appeared first on Hello Ladies.         
  • Thank Goddess It’s Friday

    20 Mar 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Thank goddess it’s Friday ladies. I hope you had a great week. I started the week taking a few vacation days and I ended the week discovering wine juice boxes. Not too shabby. Enjoy! The post Thank Goddess It’s Friday appeared first on Hello Ladies.         
  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day

    17 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Hope your day is full of Irish luck. Here’s a roundup of past St. Patrick’s Day posts, for your reading pleasure. Leprechauns Aren’t Real Are They? In which I’m tormented by a green version of the Elf on the Shelf. Happy St. Patrick’s Day In which we honor the goddess Brigid. Because behind every good male saint […] The post Happy St. Patrick’s Day appeared first on Hello Ladies.         
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    Latest articles from Women's eNews

  • Favorite Woman in History? Teen Shoots the Question

    Rose Shannon
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    A Teen Voices reporter hit the hallways of her high school in the Florida Panhandle and got answers ranging from Harriet Tubman to Ellen DeGeneres.
  • Wisconsin Health Politics Cold for Stay-Home Moms

    Christine J. Martell
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    Gov. Scott Walker's promise to refuse Medicaid expansion in the state is creating sets of insurance have-nots in Wisconsin. See how women with children in low-income families could be stranded while the rest of their family gets covered.
  • Vigils for Afghanistan's Farkhunda Are Continuing

    Sunita Viswanath
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    Afghan women carried her coffin on their own shoulders during the funeral procession. Our heartbreak is taking us into the streets. We have always believed in the larger society of Afghanistan and we will show it with our grief and outrage.
  • MuslimGirl Founder Says Islam Is Feminist

    Hajer Naili
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Amani al-Khatahtbeh, a veiled, Muslim, feminist, started her own online publication when she was in high school in New Jersey. "The most important thing for the movement," she says, "is to take a step back and empower women to speak for themselves."
  • History Repeatedly Traps Women; Let's Call It Out

    Patricia E. Grieve
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    The idea of women's inferiority is baked into our cultural history and still spews out at us from the Greek and Roman empires. We see it in the pressure for physical perfection, the abrogation of Title IX rights. Once we see these roots, we might be able to pull them out.
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  • Get that Spring Cleaning High! #springclean420

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:33 pm
    It’s that time of year to talk about spring cleaning–that process of deep cleaning our homes and offices with the windows thrown open, buckets of soapy water, and a tasty vape with an energetic strain like Durban Poison or Golden Goat, or even a spicy and motivating indica like Black Domina. Wait, what??!! It’s no […] The post Get that Spring Cleaning High! #springclean420 appeared first on .
  • Three Reasons Why Olive Oil Is The Best Base For Marijuana Massage Oils, Salves, and Ointments

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:54 am
    If you are a regular reader of my blog and/or have read the first edition of my book, you already know that I’m a huge advocate of cannabis spa preparations that are crafted with olive oil. I’ve been using olive oil as a base for my own preparations since I started creating my own recipes […] The post Three Reasons Why Olive Oil Is The Best Base For Marijuana Massage Oils, Salves, and Ointments appeared first on .
  • The Consumer Guide to Buying Topical Cannabis Products

    17 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    From the new Cannabis Spa Book, coming from Skyhorse Publishing in October! As a legal medical marijuana patient in the state of California, I’ve been purchasing topical cannabis products from dispensaries for many years, as well as making my own at home. I’ve put together a brief buying guide today for other patients and recreational […] The post The Consumer Guide to Buying Topical Cannabis Products appeared first on .
  • Will Cannabis Salves and Topicals Cause A Positive Drug Test?

    19 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Hemp Seed Ointment – No cannabinoids, safe for drug tests! I’m going to answer this question today because there is so much confusion about it, when it really doesn’t have to be confusing or complex at all. I would never tell anyone that they will have a clean drug test after using marijuana salves or […] The post Will Cannabis Salves and Topicals Cause A Positive Drug Test? appeared first on .
  • Hemp Milk for Beginners!

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    You’ve probably seen boxed hemp milk on your grocer’s shelves. But, did you know that you can make this delicious milk at home for a fraction of the cost of the shelf-stable hemp milks available in the store? It’s true! And not only that, it tastes better! So let’s get started today! First, you are […] The post Hemp Milk for Beginners! appeared first on .
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  • Sexual and reproductive health: An essential element of disaster preparedness and response

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    When Tropical Cyclone Pam slammed into the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Friday last week, it was a grim reminder that women and girls are particularly vulnerable in catastrophes--and that their sexual and reproductive health must be a mainstay of disaster risk reduction plans. Trust.org.
  • Invisible Women Must be Included: WRC at CSW59/Beijing+20

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    As the 2015 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) enters the second week, it’s clear is that, collectively, we’ve made great strides in the 20 years since the Beijing Platform for Action was adopted. New York is brimming with dynamic women from all over the world who daily work to combat the challenges that keep us from achieving the goal of equality. The amount of international attention and collaboration focused on this goal is a testament to the women who pushed against a wall of inertia 20 years ago. We can all agree that there is still not enough funding and not enough commitment…
  • A missed opportunity for empowerment: treating refugee girls as victims

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama just announced Let Girls Learn, which will consolidate efforts by the U.S. government to educate and empower girls abroad. I think the Obamas are on the right track and I look forward to tracking the success of this initiative. In the humanitarian community, we’ve been struggling with the best way to give girls tools and opportunities. Despite the fact that adolescent girls typically have begun to take on adult responsibilities – indeed some of them already are mothers themselves – they often lack the knowledge, skills and networks to…
  • Five Years After the Haiti Earthquake, Let’s Prepare for the Next Disaster Before It Strikes

    13 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and rendering almost 2 million homeless. Five years later, the country is still struggling to rebuild. Since then, natural disasters have continued, affecting millions more people around the world. Untold thousands have died, been injured or lost their livelihoods as a result. Women and girls are particularly vulnerable in disasters. If that is to ever change, steps must be taken before disaster strikes to address the particular needs of women and girls to ensure that they not only survive but…
  • 2014 at a Glance

    23 Dec 2014 | 4:55 pm
    2014 has been an amazing year for the Women's Refugee Commission. Check out our new infographic and take a glance at what we were able to accomplish this year with your support. On behalf of the Women’s Refugee Commission, thank you so much. We hope that you will continue to support our work and allow us to accomplish even more great things in 2015.
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    Inspiring Pretty

  • Announce Your Wedding Beautifully with BasicInvites.com

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty Have you heard about the new and improved website, BasicInvites.com? It is truly a unique website that can help you send out announcements for all of the events in your life, including weddings. For the bride and groom planning their wedding, Basic Invites offers matching sets of announcements from the save the dates to the thank you cards. Basically, any component that is printed on paper, Basic Invites can make as apart of a matching set. The wedding invitations? No problem. The wedding program? Easy peasy. The dinner menu at the wedding reception? Done! This removes the…
  • Wedding Photo Musts: The First Dance

    11 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty The first dance of the bride and groom is obviously a big deal. The song they dance to will be their special song forever. It will be played on anniversaries and bring the two back to their wedding day. That is, because for a moment, the couple were able to express their love in a romantic way with actions rather than words in front of the people in their lives. It is their moment alone together where they can just enjoy the romance and the thrill of the union they just made without having to having to express any words of their own. They will remember the details of that…
  • Brand Name Candy Bar Recipes

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty I admit that as an adult, the sweets that I love and crave have not changed, but I have steadily become more adept taste-wise to the chemical junk that is in many name brand sweets that I love. This is why my sister, Bonnie, now makes her own peanut butter eggs, “Cadbury” eggs and more at home each Easter. Her sweets are all-natural and taste is not sacrificed in the slightest bit. In fact, the taste is better, because you lose that latent chemical taste, which I have only picked up on as an adult. I have learned through these brand name candy bar recipes that you…
  • Wedding Photo Musts: The Flower Girl and Ring Bearer

    9 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty As you can see from our previous posts on wedding photos, they are quite important for the bride and groom as well as the many people that helped make their wedding special. You must get photos of all of these special people, such as the parents of the bride and groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, grandparents, college friends, the relatives that traveled across the country and so many more. However, you cannot overlook the cutest photos of the day: the wedding photos of the flower girl and ring bearer. Without a doubt, these will be the cutest photos of the wedding. I am sorry…
  • LushDecor.com $200 Gift Card Giveaway!

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty It is that wonderful time again, dear readers, when we try to make your week a little brighter by rewarding you with a giveaway, just because you are kind enough to come check out our blog. We cannot say how much we appreciate our readers, so we have teamed up with Lush Decor to offer you a $200 gift card to their lovely website. If you have not yet heard about Lush Decor, it is a lovely online store, which has mastered shabby chic decor home decor at a reasonable price. They offer bedding, curtains, showers curtains and more in many other styles as well. Regardless of what…
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    8 Women Dream Project

  • Choose Your Words

    Iman Woods, Therapeutic Photos for Women
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    This morning I saw a post on Facebook from a friend I admire. Her post summed up just about everything I try to share with other women. Things I know are very much a part of a personal journey that only each woman can take herself. When you stop flagellating yourself and start LOVING yourself, […] Related Posts: Society of Beautiful Finding Happiness in the Gift of Self-Love Words of Encouragement for Women Speakers Changing Body Image and Self-Esteem with Pinup Art 16 Ways to Feel Prettier Now: Public Speaking Advice The post Choose Your Words appeared first on 8 Women Dream Project.
  • Finding Happiness Through Being With Your Soul Tribe

    Lisa Powell, Get Happy
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    This past weekend, I had the privilege and the joy of getting to spend time with my "soul tribe" - other life coaches who are looking to expand our businesses and do fun, transformational work in the world. I have followed and admired the amazing Martha Beck Certified Master Life Coach Susan Hyatt for years, and I got to hang out with her and 11 other women in a mansion in Savannah, Georgia. Related Posts: Finding Happiness In Living Miracles Finding Happiness Through Magic Finding Happiness Through Working on Goals Finding Happiness in Creating A Magical Year Finding Happiness Through…
  • Fifty Shades of Fitness While Keeping Your Clothes On

    Heather Montgomery, Get Fit
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    For those who have avoided this trend that has spiced up girl’s-night-out conversations for a couple years, the Fifty Shades of Grey book series talks about sex. What does a book series focusing on a specific sex life have to do with your next workout? I guess it depends what you plan to do in the […] Related Posts: Top 20 Ways to Stretch after Workouts [VIDEO] Fitness Challenge Video: Dreaming of a Perfect Pushup Top 8 Dream Workout Trends in 2014 Top 10 Reasons to Squat Fitness Challenge: Check Your Functional Range of Motion The post Fifty Shades of Fitness While Keeping Your…
  • How to Use Google Trends to Make Your Content go Viral

    Catherine Hughes, Be an Online Success
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:18 pm
    When writers first begin showcasing their craft on the Internet they usually start with subjects that only they want to tell the world. It’s natural to want to “push out” subjects that have long been sitting inside your brain looking for a place to land.  For this reason, I always recommend that people have two […] Related Posts: Blogging is Hard Work: Here’s 10 Tips That Won’t The Secret to Being a Great Blog Writer A Writing for the Internet Strategy that Makes Content Viral Make Money Blogging: Ladies 1st Find Your Niche Blog Inspiration: Do you know…
  • Mentors Change Lives: An Unexpected Friendship with J.A. Jance (part 1)

    Karen Fisher-Alaniz
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
      A few weeks ago, I wrote about friendship. More specifically, I wrote about how women need friendships with other women. Today, I want to go a little deeper – into a type of friendship that is so rare, it only comes along once in a very long while. In fact, this type of friendship […] Related Posts: How to Write a Book in 10 Days How To Write a Fabulous Book Proposal The Secret of Making Raving Fans 8 Top Writing Contests for Writers With Publishing Dreams Starting Over at Midlife The post Mentors Change Lives: An Unexpected Friendship with J.A. Jance (part 1) appeared…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • 4 Secrets to Ending Your Marriage with Grace

    Da Vinci
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:07 pm
    People sometimes come to the realization that their marriage simply is not working. No matter how hard they try, the unresolved, ongoing disagreements produce negative feelings, constant bickering and endless fighting. This tends to drive a wedge between people that eventually ends up in their marri... The post 4 Secrets to Ending Your Marriage with Grace appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Spring is HERE! Check Out Our Fashion Finds For The Season From Burlington!

    Da Vinci
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    Now that Winter time is over and we’re shedding our Winter closets and skin it’s time to get our Springtime style in order. I was SUPER excited to get this opportunity with Burlington because I’m in desperate need of a closet update lol. With Spring ushering in I’m forced to ... The post Spring is HERE! Check Out Our Fashion Finds For The Season From Burlington! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 5 Stellar Make Up Tips for any Face Shape

    Hannah Whittenly
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    The quest for the perfect, polished face can be as elusive as the mythical Holy Grail. All too often, make up guides seem overwhelming and tedious with complexities about face shapes and a litany of steps, but these 5 straightforward tips can elevate your look, no matter the shape of your face. ... The post 5 Stellar Make Up Tips for any Face Shape appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Baby’s Room: Ideas for Before You Bring Your Bundle Home

    Hannah Whittenly
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:06 pm
    New parents often get caught up in huge concerns like how they will parent, financial rearrangements, and working out a different work schedule. With the big disruption in their lives it’s no wonder smaller concerns like decorating the nursery can take a backseat. But it’s important not to neglect t... The post Baby’s Room: Ideas for Before You Bring Your Bundle Home appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • How to Choose a Marquee for a Wedding

    Da Vinci
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    Wedding Marquee hire is something that has grown in considerable popularity in recent times. More and more couples are doing their best to stamp their individual style and personality on their wedding and one of the best ways to do this is to opt for an alternative wedding venue such as a marquee. W... The post How to Choose a Marquee for a Wedding appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    Ann Daly

  • Georgia O’Keeffe’s door

    Ann Daly
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    “In the Patio III” by Georgia O’Keeffe. Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation. Copyright Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. In honor of Women’s History Month, my essay on Georgia O’Keeffe published this month in Houston Woman Magazine. Enjoy! What was there to love about the abandoned house perched over route 84, north of Santa Fe by 53 miles? Its adobe walls were cracked and crumbling, the beams fallen, the doors dangling. Much of the roof had collapsed long ago. It was a ruin. But there is something about a ruin that inspires longing, and Georgia O’Keeffe…
  • Isadora Duncan: ambition was her religion

    Ann Daly
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    A great topic is inexhaustible! Twenty years after publishing my book on Isadora Duncan, I’m still finding fresh ways to write about the dancer’s extraordinary life and art. In honor of Women’s History Month: From all accounts (and I spent five years researching them), the modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan never, ever doubted that she would revolutionize the world. Before she was even born, Isadora’s mother was certain that her child would be extraordinary. Mind you, this may have been the side effect of an eccentric pregnancy diet. “She could take no food,” Isadora…
  • Should I stay or should I go?

    Ann Daly
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    Are you facing an important decision? (And who isn’t?) If you’re feeling stuck, consider Chip Heath & Dan Heath’s smart advice in Decisivie: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work: 1.  Widen your options. How can you expand your set of choices? 2.  Reality-test your assumptions. How can you get outside your head and collect information that you can trust? 3.  Attain distance before deciding. How can you overcome short-term emotion and conflicted feelings to make the best choice? 4.  Prepare to be wrong. How can we plan for an uncertain future so that we give our…
  • Are you a woman in balance?

    Ann Daly
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    Sadly, it’s still a familiar situation in 2015: When a woman worries about upsetting the apple cart, so to speak, if she dares to ask for something she wants, she is buying into the ages-old “good girl” syndrome. You’ve got to be a good girl, right?, attending to the needs of others rather than your own, to keep in the good graces of your family or co-workers. To be liked, of course. And goddess forbid if they don’t like us, if they think we’re not “nice.” In their now-classic book, Too Good for Her Own Good, Claudia Bepko and Jo-Ann Krestan…
  • Coaching reminders for this week

    Ann Daly
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:53 am
    Ready for a little mid-week boost? Here’s a compendium of last week’s daily coaching reminders. Tell me, which is your favorite? When things don’t go so well, fret not. Shrug your shoulders and tell yourself, “Live and learn!” Know the difference between working and grinding. If you don’t know what it is, then begin by understanding what it’s not. Know the difference between tough and mean. Power begins with self-awareness. Today isn’t a race. It isn’t a to-do list, either.
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    World Of Female

  • Help Him Get Help With His Drug Addiction

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    It can be difficult getting help for a family member with a drug addiction. The process can be both emotionally and mentally draining for everyone involved. The combination of the differences between the genders and the family dynamic can create a hostile environment, causing clashing, stress and humiliation. Drug addiction is not the same for men and women. Their reactions to it aren’t the same either. You won’t be able to appeal to the emotional side of a man to get help, like you would a woman. But, if you understand how to communicate with him, then you may be
  • Preventing and Alleviating Back Pain

    16 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    Back pain is one of the most common medical conditions and can result from a variety of factors, including sports activities, accidents, and the effects of aging on the body. Another major, and often overlooked, cause of back pain is prolonged sitting. Unfortunately, if you have a desk job, you probably sit for at least eight hours a day, and for five or more days per week. To make matters worse, you also sit during your commute, and even during your break time. Improving your posture and the ergonomics of your workspace can help reduce your risk of back pain,
  • What to Do When You Catch Your Aging Parent Abusing Substances

    11 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    You are all grown up and out of the house, but you can tell that something is wrong with your mom or dad. Your mom isn’t as active in her social groups as she once was, or your dad seems out of it whenever he talks on the phone. You may initially suspect that the years are catching up with your aging parents, but what you may be seeing is instead disguised signs of elder substance abuse. Alcoholism and drug addiction among adults 60 years and up are some of the fastest growing health problems in the country. Yet, the
  • 10 Types of Women Men Like the Most

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:14 am
    Men feel attracted to certain types of women and reject others. It’s in their nature to do so.  While there might be exceptions, as in any situation, here are the kinds of women that men usually like: 1. The childish woman There are some men that like childish women. They may appreciate the fact that this type of women is cheerful, playful and represents sunshine in their dull or stressful life. However, try not to exaggerate. Sometimes they need you to act responsible and wise. 2. The mysterious lady I think all men like a bit of mystery in a
  • Top 7 Ways to Make Your BF Jealous

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:10 am
    Have you been through a recent breakup with your boyfriend? Are you still craving for his love & attention but not getting any? Well, we are here to help! Don’t we all know how guys get all crazy jealous the moment they see you with another guy….well, it’s not all true! You see, a guy becomes crazy jealous when he spots you close to another guy only when he feels it’s GENUINE, however, if you and the new guy in your life seem to be a sham or some silly game that you’re playing, your ex won’t even bother- for
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    Perfectly Flawed Woman

  • Road Trip 2015 – Planning

    20 Mar 2015 | 3:01 am
    Road Trip 2015 Draft 2   It’s that time of year again! Time to plan our road trip to see the country and get out of the summer heat in Florida. During our road trip last summer we spent a good bit of time in California and Oregon, we love the West coast!  We were set on moving to Portland and had it all set in motion, we would have been moving there right now, this month. Well, things fell through and we’re ready to make St. Petersburg our home for the foreseeable future. However, the West still pulls on us with fervor. Originally we thought of staying closer to home, drive…
  • Last night in Venice.

    21 May 2014 | 4:01 am
    Our last night in Venice. Antico Gatoleto Just beginning to go through the 1500 or so images taken during our month in Italy and LOVE this one. The expressions. It was our last night in Venice, I believe. We had found a restaurant we wanted to try in the Ca D’ Oro neighborhood so we walked there from our flat in the northern part of Cannaregio, a decent walk, only to find the restaurant closed. So we walked around a bit and settled on what looked like a good enough place to eat. Ristorante Antico Gatoleto was just that, good enough, but when in Italy even that’s a good night. More…
  • Planes, Trains & Transportation with kids.

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
      Boarding Aer Lingus to Ireland, March 2011 I hear comments often referring to the dreadful long plane and train rides with kids.  I’m glad to say I don’t know what they’re talking about. Long plane and train rides for the most part have always been a pleasurable part of traveling for them and us as a family. It’s the beginning of the journey and for us the journey is part of the destination. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve encountered non-perfect situations (missed flights and other not foreseen delays). One that stands out vividly was on our way to…
  • Choosing accommodations in Italy

    7 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    Generally we prefer to travel low-key. We like apartments or b&b’s over a hotel any day. We’ve used sites like VRBO and HomeAway many times with much success and lately have come to love Airbnb. It’s similar to VRBO and HA but you can also choose to share a house/room with others or rent just a room or an entire home/apartment and they also have much better budget pricing available. With our newly limited budget (though we always have traveled with budget in mind even before my hubby resigned), this is a big bonus. We recently found a perfect stay right on the beach in…
  • Shit’s getting real!

    24 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Norway, summer 2013   I can’t believe it, after talking about this move for over four years, Michael’s last day of work is this Friday! He decided we needed a family cruise to celebrate prior to us heading to Italy and the road trip across country, so we leave this Saturday morning for a 5-nighter to get things going.  Then my father comes to visit for a week and we’re off to Italy for a month. Much of my time lately has been spent either with the kids on our un-schooling adventures, getting the house ready for us to be gone for many months…
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    a spot of whimsy

  • The Stroke of Midnight.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:11 pm
    I have returned from semi-blog retirement for a little fairy tale fun to commemorate Disney's new live-action Cinderella.  I have not seen the movie yet (waiting until Easter weekend so I can see it and FROZEN FEVER with my sister and mom), but I am super excited.  The above pictures are two of the gorgeous captures by Luna Dulce Photography on my wedding day, my own Cinderella moment.  For more beautiful Cinderella-related art:Watch Katie Rodgers of Paper Fashion's balletic dress design come to life and the story behind it.Early concept art for the Disney animated version.Lily…
  • Nutcracker Sweets.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Though this is our "off" year for our biennial trip to The Nutcracker, when 2 of my bestest friends asked if I wanted to join them this year, I clearly said yes.  Our ballet date is tonight, and it couldn't have come at a better time.  This has been a rough week for yours truly, with worry and lack of sleep dominating the proceedings, and getting lost in the Kingdom of Sweets is exactly what I need.  Racked has an awesome collection of photographs from the costume department of the NYC Ballet.  A few of my favorites are below, but be sure to check them all out here.Have a…
  • D + C | Honeymoon Part 2: Kauai.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Kauai.  What can I say?  If you thought my Maui post had too many pictures, my apologies for this one.  Kauai is just gorgeous, and I couldn't hold myself back.    {Our first day on Kauai!}We flew Hawaiian Airlines from Maui to Kauai and made it to our hotel by the late afternoon.  We stayed at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, recommended to us by several previous honeymooners who said it was the most incredible place they'd ever stayed - they were not wrong.  Though the actual beach in front of the resort is nowhere as amazing as the Westin's in…
  • The Living Dead.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Our Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration was a huge success this weekend!  Margaritas, sugar skulls, a long make-up application process (it took us about 90 minutes to do!), and a pub crawl with our skeleton friends had us celebrating the living and mourning the dead in style.{What a fine-looking bunch of calaveras (skulls)}And now we're mourning the end of another Halloween season, while already plotting our return to Salem next year, when the 31st will fall on a Saturday!xo. di.*images property of Diane Crary
  • October Eves.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Happy Halloween!  2 posts in one week?!  I can't believe it either!  But I thought my favorite holiday warranted sharing a few pictures from our rehearsal dinner, way back on October 3, where we let our love of Halloween shine through :) A few little details worth mentioning:The gold leaves on the table (spray-painted lovingly by my dad) were collected last October from the 3 places we call home: Connecticut (Conor); Michigan (Me); and Chicago (both of us together).  They were pressed in books all around my parents' house for almost a year, then mixed…
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    Witches' Brew | White Jesus Approved

  • Brew Commentary: Angelina Jolie

    Fleur Delacour
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:46 am
    I can’t say I was extremely surprised when news surfaced that actress Angelia Jolie recently had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent ovarian cancer in which she showed a genetic precursor. Cancer already killed her beloved mother, grandmother, and aunt. This latest preventative surgery followed her much-publicized double mastectomy two years prior. Supporters and critics sounded off then as they are doing now, opining as to whether this is the right thing to do or team too much. Jolie’s ordeal made me think of my paternal grandmother, who passed away from breast…
  • Will You Watch?: Lip Sync Battle

    Witch Hazel
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    John Legend & Common competing on “Lip Sync Battle” Jimmy Fallon is known slay a musical sketch on The Tonight Show and during his days on Saturday Night Live. Fallon has turned his love for the lip sync battle into an actual show… think Putting On The Hits (yes, I’m old), but with celebs! Lip Sync Battle will feature the likes of Common, The Rock, Mike Tyson and John Legend competing, with LL Cool J and my e-boo Chrissy Teigen hosting. If Common loses, maybe he’ll extend a hand in peace. Take a peek.   Lip Sync Battle debuts on Spike TV Thursday, April 2nd…
  • Switch Hitter: Phaedra Parks

    Fleur Delacour
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    <–Orange is the new black – literally! I’m still hanging onto this season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for some reason. It’s so wack though! I’m over Kandi’s indecisiveness and her Koated Pickle Fingers, her ratchet mama, counseling sessions and NeNe’s hard hair hats! I have to take pause though and address Ms. Phaedra Parks, attorney to the hasbeens starrahs. While her husband Apollo Asunder is doing an eight-year bid for some white collar shenanigans; Phaedra is busy stretching out this prison wife angle. Last night, she boo-hooed to Sarah…
  • Unmask Moisture with Sleep Spa + GIVEAWAY

    Witch Hazel
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:40 pm
    I’m always on a quest for the new, now, next when it comes to beauty and health. A Witch isn’t the whippersnapper she used to be, so it’s important to keep that skin right and tight as the years progress. Can’t be in struggle mode ’bout the face. So, when I can find inexpensive and at-home ways to keep it together, I’m game to try new things. The Sleep Spa masks from Montagne Jeunesse quickly treat your skin, leaving behind enough nutrients that moisturize your face for the next day. Jump over to my Beautiful Brown Girls beauty feature to find out more. In…
  • Brew Music: Jill Scott “You Don’t Know”

    Witch Hazel
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    O.G. Brew Beauty Jill Scott is back on the music scene after taking a few years off to make some movies. Jilly from Philly dropped her new single, “You Don’t Know,” last night. She also posted this reminder that she’s “officially” on Instagram. Looks like a promo campaign is starting. Could a new album be in the works soon? Take a listen to “You Don’t Know” The song is available on iTunes right now. You diggin’ it? UPDATE: Here’s the new vid! Want more Witches’ Brew?
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  • Best BB Creams: The Unconventional Guide

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    As a girl you must have heard about BB creams. But what are they? Do you know the full form and what exactly it is supposed to do? Here are some basic information to understand and select the best bb…
  • Home Shoe Repair: Fix Squeaky Shoes

    24 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    Squeak, squeak, squeak….is this how your smart sexy shoes go? Shoes are supposed to make you reach your destination without much attention and squeaky shoes are actually announcing it loud. This is a common shoe problem and it generally happens…
  • 10 Home Remedies for Dandruff

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    Dandruff generally occurs due to some internal problem like a fungus overgrowth. Like if you are having too much sugar and yeast in your diet you may get dandruff. So to get of dandruff has to be both an internal…
  • Kill Spending Temptations in 5 Easy Ways

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    One of the common problems that I am always fighting is the spending urge. There is always a valid reason to buy that thing. Unfortunately, when the credit card statement comes, things don’t seem to be that justified. Check out…
  • 5 Fitness Gadgets That Made The Cut

    5 Jan 2014 | 10:56 am
    The winter has set in and the holiday mood is still prevailing, giving you the perfect excuse to escape your fitness regime. But what if I tell you that there are fitness gadgets that will make you look forward to…
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    Girlilla Warfare

  • Freaky Friday: Here’s What Happened When I Traded Places With My Teenage Daughter

    23 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    By Debby Shulman Sometimes our worlds collide. I don’t mean in an astrophysical way, but more of a “Freaky Friday” way, in which your kid says something and you are hearing yourself … or a version of yourself that you haven’t spoken to in well over 35 years. Mind you, I’m not waking up in the body of my 16-year-old (hang on, that comes later), but I am for sure going down the rabbit hole, back into my own 16-year-old head more often than not these days. And it’s dark in there. Little phrases and facial expressions resonate a long forgotten attitude, when I pretty much thought I…

    15 Mar 2015 | 10:03 pm
    By E.J. Gordon It’s widely acknowledged that having children dampers our sex lives. When our children are born, our bodies need to heal before we can engage in sex. And when they do heal, we are often too tired from midnight feedings to want sex. As they get older, we deal with the physical fatigue of taking care of our kids. Whether it’s fighting with them at bedtime or needing to hold them all day during their clingy phases, we often say to our partners, “I just don’t want to be touched or needed for one more minute today.” As our kids get older, as we get our physical freedom…
  • Shattering the Silence of ‘Acquaintance Rape': Jessica Harris Shares Her Story

    8 Mar 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Lisa Barr, editor of GIRLilla Warfare:  It’s no secret to you, my readers, that I have three teenage daughters, and my eldest is heading off to college in the fall. The issue of “Acquaintance Rape”, so bravely discussed here by Jessica Harris, 23, hits close to home — my girls; my fears. I asked Jessica not to hold back — GIRLilla Warfare readers want the truth, and most importantly, we want the tools NOW to guide our kids before a potential tragedy occurs, and we also want the knowledge of how to deal with the trauma should our child get assaulted. Here’s…
  • The Age of Anxiety: Stop Stressing Out Your Kids

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:27 am
    By Debby Shulman When I was a freshman entering high school, our well-known, endearing and ultra-conservative principal gave the same welcome speech year after year. Word for word, he spoke to us about the excitement of high school, exploring new activities with different groups of friends, recognizing we were still so ‘little.’ His well-rehearsed and most repeated phrase?  “Green things grow.” And while E. J. Duffy’s words and memory still linger throughout the hallways of my alma mater, I am particularly reminiscent of his child-rearing philosophy these days. Troubled from…
  • ‘Date Night’ & 50 Shades: How Can I Arouse My Wife? A Husband’s Perspective

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    By Evan Field So we went to see the movie. Yeah that movie. 50 Shades. Before the movie … My wife, excited as can be, telling me that this will be a GREAT date movie. Making side comments about how there’s no way we are making it to dinner afterward because she will need to be taken home and I will have to get rid of the babysitter at lightning speed. Before the movie, I was neither here nor there about the actual film, but I was extremely excited about the effect it might have on my betrothed, knowing how the book brought out her carnal side. Popcorn bought, seats taken, lights…
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  • Dear Readers - Thanks for sticking around!

    Erin Gibson
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Hi Friends, long time no see!This is an exciting and awkward post to write.I'm excited because I'm here to tell you that Gingerous is moving to a new home at Gingerous.net, and also moving a little bit away from personal stuff and random internet fodder (don't worry, there will always be some) towards the goal of becoming a resource for getting your shit together and building an awesome life. That's something we've danced around here, but that's going to be the primary focus from now on. Don't worry, it's still me at the helm and it will always be my voice.I'm going to ask you to do me a…
  • I Make Lists: 5 of My Mediocre Superpowers

    Erin Gibson
    19 Nov 2012 | 3:00 am
    I've never really had one talent at which I am supremely awesome. I was a passable soccer player, but I was never amazing. I'm a pretty decent artist, but not so good that I'd win any competitions. I can't sing, can't play an instrument and cannot do a cartwheel to save my life.That said, I have acquired a few rather mediocre superpowers that make me proud...I can stomp around in 4-inch heels all night. I had a job for awhile that required full-time business dress and gave me an excuse to splurge on some high-powered heels. I'm 5' 7" + change barefoot, so in my 4-inch stilettos I'm…
  • Linkography

    Erin Gibson
    9 Nov 2012 | 5:00 am
    Guys! Since I (deliberately) missed last week's Weekend Linkage as I was drinking beer and watching Netflix getting some much-needed R&R, you get twice as many links this week! You can thank me with this.Go go go!Does Norway every cease to be charming? Nope.Consider why you're apologizing.I can always get behind pizza for breakfast. So obviously breakfast pizza for breakfast is even better.Teenager Rochelle Ballantyne is set to become the world's first African American female chess master.Oh gosh. So sweet. Blub blub blub.Absurdly amazing gourd carving. Yes, I said gourd…
  • New Tunes - BIGkids "Superhero"

    Erin Gibson
    6 Nov 2012 | 5:00 am
    Can we talk, awkward, gangly, freckle-faced little girl full of piss and vinegar? I get you. I so, so get you. I even owned a pair of those horrible round glasses when I was your age. Good grief. Get out of my brain.New Tunes - BIGkids "Superhero"
  • I Make Lists: Goals and Things

    Erin Gibson
    5 Nov 2012 | 5:00 am
    So we've gone over my To-Do List compulsion, yes? Yes. But I also like to set a few goals for the month at hand. Most of them have a vague deadline and are just sort of general self improvement tasks and reminders, like "Try to yell less" or "Cake is not a meal." I don't usually think these are very noteworthy, but I was inspired to make some of them public, because hey why not? I can write lists for days about things I need to do better!1. Get back to drinking lots and lots of water.I'm usually really good about the whole hydration thing. I don't drink soda, except for the…
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    Women You Should Know®

  • Women By The Numbers In Pictures

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    Some statistics on the status of women by Eleri Mai Harris, journalist, artist and associate editor at The Nib. To see this series in its entirety, visit The Nib. The post Women By The Numbers In Pictures appeared first on Women You Should Know®.
  • Don’t Measure A Woman’s Worth By Her Clothes

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    This new campaign by Theresa Wkokka and Frida Regeheim, along with a group of students from Miami Ad School in Hamburg, Germany, perfectly captures the absurdity that comes with measuring a woman by the neckline of her top, the length of her skirt or height of her heels. Although not a completely unique idea, this execution expands on the one seen in 2013 by Pomona Lake, and serves as reminder that too often women and girls are under intense social judgment for the simple act of getting dressed. Unfortunately, the fact is that what a woman chooses to wear can and likely will dictate…
  • Samsung Camera Phone Mode PERFECT-ly Captures Ugly Influence Of The Beauty Ideal

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    None of us are Samsung Galaxy users, so we were blissfully in the dark about the smartphone’s “Beauty Face” camera mode until we read this piece by Chris Stokel-Walker for Medium. The 25-year-old writer recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Ace 4, and discovered its built-in and automatic – yes automatic - “facial imperfection” corrector when he went to take a picture of himself. Here’s how it works… when you use the camera on your Samsung phone to take a selfie or a picture of someone else’s face, the Beauty Face mode jumps into action and…
  • Hate Mail Lesson: Uncombed Hair Threatens The Natural Order

    WYSK Guest Contributor
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    By Heidi Stevens – The people have spoken, and the people hate my hair. “How could anyone take seriously anything written by an author whose accompanying picture makes her look like a tramp, with greasy, matted, uncombed hair?” a fellow named David wrote me recently “For heaven sake, comb your hair,” offered a woman named Jacquie. “Your picture instills not one iota of a knowledgeable person.” “I would ask you to develop some insight,” wrote Amy, “but anyone who thinks the hairstyle you have is attractive likely is overflowing with too…
  • Monica Lewinsky: The Price Of Shame In A Culture Of Humiliation

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    “I was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo, and, of course, ‘that woman.’ I was seen by many but actually known by few. And I get it: it was easy to forget that ‘that woman’ was dimensional, had a soul, and was once unbroken.” Monica Lewinsky, a woman who found herself at the epicenter of a media maelstrom in 1998 when she was just 24-years-old, gave a candid and brave talk at the TED2015 conference last week and had us hanging on her every word. What she said is important, it is relevant, and should give everyone great pause. This is not something…
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  • 10 Secrets to Fabulous, Fearless Organizing

    Maria Gracia
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Have you ever casually flipped through a home or decor magazine and then stopped when you came across the photos accompanying the articles? These are usually images of immaculate, organized spaces…many with somewhat pricey decor. For instance, I’ve looked at some of my favourite magazines and seen craft rooms without a spool of thread or scissors out of place… A children’s closet with teddy bears perfectly lined up next to three perfectly folded blankets… A home office with high-end, brightly-colored storage containers and on and on… It’s organizational utopia! It’s…
  • The Real Reason You Can’t Lose Weight is Because You Don’t Know How to

    Fiona Wilkinson
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Have you gradually gained weight over the years? Are you trying to lose weight and just not getting anywhere? Or maybe you’ve lost some weight, but not enough? Or you’ve gained it all back again…? If this sounds familiar, then I know how you feel! And you probably think it’s your fault because you just don’t have enough willpower and are weak. Well, this is simply not true. The real reason is that you just don’t know how to diet effectively and keep the weight off. Think about the following questions: Do you eat even when you’re not really hungry? Are you sometimes worried that…
  • 3 Pitfalls that Prevent YOU from De-Cluttering YOUR Life

    Christine Conway
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Are you ready to rid your life of clutter… Once and for all… Create a life with flow, balance and abundance? Often times when your life takes on the feelings of overwhelm, it’s due to the amount of clutter you have in your home. Just reading that sentence may create more overwhelm for you. That’s why I am sharing three great tips that have helped hundreds of clients conquer their clutter. When most people think about clutter, they think about piles of stuff. But piles of stuff are not the only clutter in your life. I define physical clutter this way: Anything you don’t use…
  • Feng Shui Do’s and Don’ts for Your Workspace

    Christine Conway
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The set-up of your office has everything to do with how stressful or productive you’ll be in your job… Whether you work for yourself from home or you work in a larger corporate office space… or even in a tiny gray cubicle! I spent 29 years in corporate America so I know firsthand how the space you create for yourself is crucial to feeling relaxed, yet productive too. I worked from a small cubicle with hundreds of other people on the floor — all in open cubicles — yet I still managed to apply Feng Shui to my office. When I applied these principles, my job changed immensely and…
  • Be Careful What You Wish For

    Denise ONeill
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Have you ever wished you could be in someone else’s shoes? Maybe she’s prettier. Maybe she has effortless success. Or maybe she has that amazing relationship you dream of having. This can be a treacherous line of thought because for every person we envy, there is bound to be someone else who wishes they could have what we’ve been blessed with. This simple movie is an important reminder that we should be supremely grateful for every little thing we have instead of gazing upon the “greener grass next door.” For the truth is, we can never know what someone else has been through. What…
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    The Indie Chicks

  • 6 Reasons to Look Good for Yourself

    Samantha Minor
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whether she’s married, single, or somewhere in-between—a woman should always take the time to look good for herself. There is nothing wrong with dressing up or working out to look good for the opposite—or same—sex, but it is much more rewarding to do it for no one other than yourself. No one is ever going […] The post 6 Reasons to Look Good for Yourself appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • Nailing Your Interview: 6 Tips for Success

    Jess Witkins
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Whether you’re just about to graduate or looking to change career paths, we can all benefit from a little practice interviewing. In my past life as a senior sales manager, I interviewed hundreds of men and women of all ages and backgrounds, and their interview styles ran the gamut. Recently I had the opportunity to […] The post Nailing Your Interview: 6 Tips for Success appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • Beauty Accounts to Follow on Instagram

    Samantha Minor
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m constantly online looking for the best makeup artists and beauty gurus to help me step up my game. The best place to get a visual of what these ladies can do is on Instagram. If you need help with eyeliner application or advice on the best makeup brands to buy, you can bet on […] The post Beauty Accounts to Follow on Instagram appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • I Hope Your Breakup Hurts Like Hell

    Julie Zantopoulos
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    I hope your breakup hurts like hell. I hope that you feel like the sun will never shine as bright again and like you’ll forever float in a sea of loneliness. I hope you sleep on tear stained pillows after ugly crying. I hope your breakup hurts like hell because if you love right, it […] The post I Hope Your Breakup Hurts Like Hell appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • 8 Ways to Live in the Moment

    Lisa Santeramo
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s hard to come to terms with the loss of a close friend, family member, coworker, classmate, or colleague. Death is a thief to us all, especially when it occurs so suddenly. It seems cruel and unfair. Recently, a great friend of mine lost his life in a horrific and extremely unexpected accident. The thought […] The post 8 Ways to Live in the Moment appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
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  • Throwback Thursday: “Inside My Love” by Minnie Riperton

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Minnie Riperton’s “Inside My Love” had a heyday in the’90s—it was sampled by both A Tribe Called Quest on their now-classic Midnight Marauders album, and by Timbaland on Aaliyah’s ’96 song “Heartbroken.” But such snippets give us only a mere taste of this delicious single she co-wrote (with her husband, music producer Richard Rudolph) for her 1975 album Adventures in ParadiseAuthor: DAME
  • Dear Julie: “Help Me Stop a Bad Romance” + “My Friend Found God”

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Tags: Dear Julie DAME’s Friendkeeper helps one woman steer her friend clear of an unhealthy ex, and another who doesn’t want to see the light. By Julie Klam
  • My Breast Surgeon Asked Me Why I Didn't Want to Be "Normal"

    Kera Bolonik
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    Tags: First Person Imagine the surprise of the writer, recently diagnosed with cancer, arguing with her female doctor over whether to reconstruct her breasts. By Mary Anne Mohanraj
  • Why Do We Feel So Ashamed About Sex?

    Kera Bolonik
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
    Tags: Shameless Sex From Monica Lewinsky to former porn star Candida Royalle, every woman has been judged for her sexuality. And the ramifications run much deeper than most of us realize. By Rachel Kramer Bussel
  • Grow the Eff Up!

    Kera Bolonik
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:29 am
    Tags: Humor Brooklyn’s new pre-school for adults has this writer hoping for death by Play-Doh. By Sarah Miller
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    Wealthcare For Women

  • Compensated Risk

    Russ Thornton
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The word “risk” gets tossed around a lot when it comes to financial decision making. And especially when it comes to investing. You’ve heard of “risk versus reward,” right? But as I’ve written before – inspired largely by this paper written by the founder of my firm – there’s more to risk than just investment returns. Or there should be if you ask me. Today I’d like to introduce the concept of “compensated risk.” As you might suspect, it’s pretty much what it sounds like . . . risk that you’re compensated for…
  • Carl Richards New Book Giveaway

    Russ Thornton
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Enter to win a signed copy of the new book from Carl Richards. There are 3 signed copies available. Only available to U.S. residents – will not ship out of the country. You can enter multiple times on multiple days to increase your chance to win a copy. a Rafflecopter giveaway To better understand the nature and scope of the advisory services and business practices of Wealthcare Capital Management, Inc., please review our SEC Form ADV Part 2a, which is available here. Past performance is not a guide to future returns. Before acting on any analysis, advice or recommendation in the…
  • Not A Matter Of If, But When

    Russ Thornton
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Recently I’ve had a couple of clients ask me if they should lighten up on their fixed income investments and tilt more of their portfolio toward the stock market. Some of them are the same people that, when the market fell sharply in September, 2011, were asking if we should get out of stocks completely and sit on the sidelines for a while. I’m not being critical. This is an example human nature at its best. By the way, my answer in most cases is to ask which of their personal goals have changed to the point that would necessitate subjecting their financial plan (and lifestyle)…
  • Starry Eyed Surprise

    Russ Thornton
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    As if selecting a trustworthy financial professional wasn’t already difficult enough, it can quickly become even more confusing if your potential advisor is a “Five Star Professional.” To set the tone for this article, and in keeping with the title above, you may want to give a quick listen to “Starry Eyed Surprise,” a song by Paul Oakenfold. If that sounds familiar, it was the background music for this 2005 Diet Coke commercial. So what’s up with all the “star” references? Well, this goes back to an article I wrote in October, 2013, about how…
  • Avoiding The BIG Conversation

    Russ Thornton
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s important to me to help women who are “suddenly single” as a result of divorce or becoming a widow. However, many of my longstanding client relationships are with happily married couples. Elizabeth and I will celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary this May, and while our relationship has had it share of ups and downs, I couldn’t be happier about spending the rest of our days together. But what is the secret to a great marriage or any type of personal relationship, for that matter? I think Fort Worth, Texas-based financial advisor, Roger Whitney, may have the…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • 4 Secrets to Ending Your Marriage with Grace

    Da Vinci
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:07 pm
    People sometimes come to the realization that their marriage simply is not working. No matter how hard they try, the unresolved, ongoing disagreements produce negative feelings, constant bickering and endless fighting. This tends to drive a wedge between people that eventually ends up in their marri... The post 4 Secrets to Ending Your Marriage with Grace appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Spring is HERE! Check Out Our Fashion Finds For The Season From Burlington!

    Da Vinci
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    Now that Winter time is over and we’re shedding our Winter closets and skin it’s time to get our Springtime style in order. I was SUPER excited to get this opportunity with Burlington because I’m in desperate need of a closet update lol. With Spring ushering in I’m forced to ... The post Spring is HERE! Check Out Our Fashion Finds For The Season From Burlington! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 5 Stellar Make Up Tips for any Face Shape

    Hannah Whittenly
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    The quest for the perfect, polished face can be as elusive as the mythical Holy Grail. All too often, make up guides seem overwhelming and tedious with complexities about face shapes and a litany of steps, but these 5 straightforward tips can elevate your look, no matter the shape of your face. ... The post 5 Stellar Make Up Tips for any Face Shape appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Baby’s Room: Ideas for Before You Bring Your Bundle Home

    Hannah Whittenly
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:06 pm
    New parents often get caught up in huge concerns like how they will parent, financial rearrangements, and working out a different work schedule. With the big disruption in their lives it’s no wonder smaller concerns like decorating the nursery can take a backseat. But it’s important not to neglect t... The post Baby’s Room: Ideas for Before You Bring Your Bundle Home appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • How to Choose a Marquee for a Wedding

    Da Vinci
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    Wedding Marquee hire is something that has grown in considerable popularity in recent times. More and more couples are doing their best to stamp their individual style and personality on their wedding and one of the best ways to do this is to opt for an alternative wedding venue such as a marquee. W... The post How to Choose a Marquee for a Wedding appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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  • Lenskart.com – Sunglasses Summer Carnival

    Paayal Pandyaa
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    About LensKart.com Lenskart is India’s leading online shopping portal for eyewear. With a country-wide reach including cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad, online shopping India has been made easy with Lenskart. You can order from a gamut of options ranging from sunglasses to eyeglasses to contact lenses for men and women. It […]
  • South Indian Delights for Food Lovers by Best Restaurants in Chennai

    Paayal Pandyaa
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Prems Graama Bhojanam Casual Dining – Cost for 2: Rs. 400 Also Read: Deluxe Chennai Hotels for Upscale Travellers 3 star hotels in Chennai replete with cozy amenities Savour authentic Chinese at these restaurants in Chennai It’s a house converted into restaurant with seating arranged on different rooms, located on Sardar Patel road, a small lane […]
  • Deluxe Chennai Hotels for Upscale Travellers

    Paayal Pandyaa
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:41 am
    Deluxe Chennai Hotels for Upscale Travellers Also Read: 3 star hotels in Chennai replete with cozy amenities Savour authentic Chinese at these restaurants in Chennai The Leela Palace Chennai A fabulous product and another feather in the cap for The Leela Group! This hotel is one of the luxury hotel in Chennai with a fabulous property […]
  • #RapAgainstRape” Awasthi and Uppekha Jain viral rap video condemning rape!

    Paayal Pandyaa
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:01 am
    These Mumbai girls Pankhuri Awasthi and Uppekha Jain uploaded a video, within 48 hours of going online, their song “#RapAgainstRape” reached more than 200,000 views on YouTube and the number is still going up. “We’ve had responses come in from all over the world—we’re so overwhelmed. We thought that we were making a video for Indians, to […]
  • Make-up for Difference This March – Sneak Peak March Fab Bag

    Paayal Pandyaa
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    Hi Girlies, I am so obsessed with the fab bags and here I’ve got the another Fab Bag treat of this month. I must say, I am in love with everything I got in this Fab Bag especially the bracelet. Let’s have a quick look at these great products:- Palladio Herbal Lipstick – Rosy Plum […]
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    Of Means and Ends

  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    12 famous women’s responses for why they don’t have kids. Fandor offers a list of indie films that go beyond the Bechdel test with depictions of complex relationships between women. A playlist of songs that pass a version of the Bechdel test for music. 15 female-fronted bands appearing at SXSW. The Supreme Court will decide whether Texas must issue Confederate flag license plates. UVA saw large protests after police brutally beat a black student. Why Facebook is being sued for gender and racial discrimination. A Google employee points out that their CEO is interrupting his…
  • Watching a young black man arrested on the train and seeing the racism of the police laid bare

    Rebecca Griffin
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    protestors flood the Capitol in Wisconsin after the death of Tony Robinson (via latimes.com) I could hear to person in the row in front of me breathing heavily. It sounded like more than the light panting of someone who ran to catch the train. Something was off about it, and it made me wonder if he had been running away from something or someone. Before long, I saw a person out of the corner of my eye, heard a gruff “Stand up!”, and saw that it was a police officer. He wrestled the young black man to the ground trying to handcuff him and yelled at him throughout to stop moving and…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    Enjoy these lego versions of the 4 women who have served on the Supreme Court. Michael Hughes is using #wejustneedtopee to show the potential repercussions of discriminatory laws preventing transgender people from choosing which bathroom they use. The Refuge Restrooms app helps transgender and gender non-conforming people find safe places to use the restroom. Artist Makeda Lewis has a new afro-feminist coloring book. Steve Buscemi is producing a documentary about Check It, the first known gay and transgender gang. The filmmakers are raising funds on Indiegogo to complete the project. As she…
  • Crisis pregnancy centers and the lies that endanger women’s health

    Rebecca Griffin
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    Imagine that you think you might be pregnant and you don’t know what to do. You go to a place that offers free pregnancy testing, counseling and “abortion consultation.” Once you’re in a closed room with a “counselor” between you and the door, it turns out that the counseling is a barrage of lies and manipulation. If you get an abortion, they’ll “scrape out your uterus” and you might never be able to have children in the future. Your boyfriend will break up with you because you remind him of “something he’s not proud of.”…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    8 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    International Women’s Day 100th anniversary poster by Favianna Rodriguez Happy International Women’s Day! Faith groups that provide services to immigrants are trying to block emergency contraception for raped migrant children. The indispensable Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Ferguson report. 9 egregious examples of racism from the Ferguson report. Stop calling children’s gun deaths “accidental.” Jessica Valenti on the importance of angry female politicians. Study shows female-led films bring greater return on investment. John Travolta, Joe Biden, and why men touch…
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    Toast Meets Jam

  • Behind the Scenes! The Brand Gals Interview

    Allie Lehman
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:24 pm
    For our interview, Kelsey and I met at a the quintessential cafe, Aroma Coffee and Tea. The cafe is located in Tujunga Village, a hidden gem of Studio City. Seats look plentiful here but be warned. If you’re heading there for weekend brunch get there early or prepare to wait. When we arrived the line […] The post Behind the Scenes! The Brand Gals Interview appeared first on Toast Meets Jam.
  • The Brand Gal | An Interview with Kelsey Borlan Lee, founder of The Brand Gals

    Jennifer Hacker
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:24 pm
    In this episode of Toast Meets Jam I get the scoop from the gal behind The Brand Gals, Kelsey Borlan Lee. We joined up at Aroma Coffee and Tea, one of Kelsey’s favorite brunch spots in Studio City. The cafe is the sister to The Alcove cafe, a spot you might be familiar with if you […] The post The Brand Gal | An Interview with Kelsey Borlan Lee, founder of The Brand Gals appeared first on Toast Meets Jam.
  • Up Next on Toast Meets Jam – Kelsey Borlan Lee!

    Allie Lehman
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    An Interview with Kelsey Borlan Lee, founder of The Brand Gals Coming up next on Toast Meets Jam… Kelsey Borlan Lee, founder of The Brand Gals. I first met Kelsey at Snap, a photography/Instagram workshop for entrepreneurs. I’d learned about the workshop fittingly through Instagram where I’d been following The Brand Gals. The adoring fan […] The post Up Next on Toast Meets Jam – Kelsey Borlan Lee! appeared first on Toast Meets Jam.
  • The Editor-In-Chief |An Interview with the Founder of Millennial Magazine, Britt Hysen

    Jennifer Hacker
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    In this episode of Toast Meets Jam I sat down with Britt Hysen, the founder and editor-in-chief of Millennial Magazine. We met at one of Britt’s favorite east-side spots The Alcove Cafe & Bakery in Los Feliz. Over almond milk lattes she shared her take on today’s generation of influencers, the qualities that make these go-getters successful, […] The post The Editor-In-Chief |An Interview with the Founder of Millennial Magazine, Britt Hysen appeared first on Toast Meets Jam.
  • Up Next on Toast Meets Jam – Britt Hysen!

    Jennifer Hacker
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    An Interview with Britt Hysen, founder and editor-in-chief of Millennial Magazine Coming up next on Toast Meets Jam… Britt Hysen, founder and editor-in-chief of Millennial Magazine, shares her take on today’s generation of influencers, the qualities that make these go-getters successful, and why she’s made it her mission to tell their stories. Check back next […] The post Up Next on Toast Meets Jam – Britt Hysen! appeared first on Toast Meets Jam.
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  • Changing the world, one period at a time. With tampons!

    Helena Negru
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    Having your period is not funny. Nor a pleasant time, as depicted by advertisements. But for women in certain undeveloped countries having their period means staying home from work or school. And Sheva needs you to change that! Changing a life. Period. A bold woman like you created Sheva, a community aimed towards women, to help girls around the world live their lives to the fullest, by providing them with the necessary education. The brand evolved around the idea of cosmopolitan women helping their developing countries counterparts by buying personal hygiene products from Sheva. In this way,…
  • Shed 100 pounds in three small steps: Hanna’s weight loss success story

    Helena Negru
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    Weight loss is a marathon. A story about struggle, commitment and many obstacles you must overcome. And motivation plays a big part in weight loss, so let’s discover Hanna Preston, who lost 100 pounds during her successful weight loss journey. Hanna Preston was a typical Massachusetts teen, who played soccer and took dance lessons. But her cravings were putting pressure upon her and she was gradually gaining pounds. By the time she reached her junior year of high school, Hanna was 265 pounds at a 5’10 height. Her weight was already upsetting her when one of family members was…
  • Morning people, don’t read this! Five things only late sleepers will understand

    Helena Negru
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:21 am
    Morning people are another race. Literally! These superhumans are able to wake up in the morning and can resist the natural urge to sleep in. Here at Viiva we are all late sleepers and can relate to your problems, so let’s share the sleepy goodness and the daily challenges in our lives. Late sleepers’ secret language Fnerrr, meh, ughhh, yeh – this is a piece of advice from a late sleeper. Oh, you can’t understand it? Well, then you are definitely a morning person, because us late sleepers always communicate in our secret language couple of hours after the alarm clock…
  • Celebs mini-me! Kaia Jordan is Cindy Crawford’s doppelgänger

    Helena Negru
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    Cindy Crawford’s kids were bond to be ridiculously good looking, but her daughter Kaia is a real mini-me! Former model and her 13 year old daughter Kaia are really hard to tell apart. Cindy Crawford’s mini-me Cindy Crawford, 48, can be proud of her daughter, who stole all her beauty. In old photos posted by the teen, Cindy Crawford looks exactly like her daughter, except the braces, so we can expect the little one to step on the catwalk at any time. The smile, the eyes, the long legs, Kaia has them all from her mother, sign of awesome genetics. Kaia Jordan Gerber has an older…
  • Weight management friendly recipes

    Helena Negru
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    Losing weight is just the easiest part of a weight management process. By the way, losing weight it’s a process and it requires a strong management. Back to business, weight management gets tough when you reach the weight you want to keep. In order to do that you must change your entire diet and stick to it for years. To help you revive your recipe book, here are ten weight management friendly recipes to try. Four Cheese Pasta Pasta is one of the foods you need to avoid while you deal with a weight loss issue, but this recipe introduces a healthier, skinnier, version of a traditional…
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    Paris To Go

  • Zero-Waste Beauty, Simplified

    22 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    Paris, c. 2012, photos Emanuela CervoWhat did you do last week? I sold my hair straightener and quit makeup. Makeup is a kind of clothing for your face, so it seemed disingenuous to write about "my simple wardrobe" without streamlining my physiognomic one.This isn't a radical change. Many Parisians forgo makeup for various reasons- personal preference, motherhood, age, profession. However, I'm surprised I lasted this long. I don't have the skin to pull off the no-makeup look. My prominent buccal fat pads never quite disappeared, my pores enlarge every year, and I've struggled with…
  • My Wedding Dress

    20 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Recently on a plane, I asked the stewardess to hang up my garment bag. "Is it your wedding dress?" she asked. Me: "Yes." Stewardess: "Is it white and beautiful?"Passenger seated in front: "When are you getting married?"Another stewardess: "You're getting married in Paris? How romantic! Let me see the diamond.""It's grey, I think it's beautiful, I got married two years ago, and I don't have a diamond," I answered. "Oh," said the first stewardess, losing interest. She dumped the garment bag on her colleague and walked away."No diamond," the passenger mumbled, burying her head in…
  • Lily of the Valley Tea Bar, Paris Marais

    17 Mar 2015 | 11:47 pm
     I'm standing awkwardly- Season 1 Jess awkward- in front of Lily of the Valley, phone in hand, patrons on the terrace eying me critically. Light streaming through the window projects a rainbow on the patterned floor. A server rushes under the plafond végétal with a silver tray set for tea, brown sugar cubes, tiny spoons, and all. "If you move to the corner, you'll get a better photo. That's where I usually sit," says the girl studying by the window. "Do you come here a lot?" I ask. She smiles sheepishly. "I only discovered this place a few days ago," she explains, "I've…
  • Bojus

    17 Mar 2015 | 2:03 am
    I first accosted Alix when I spotted her walking an angora cat around l'esplanade des Invalides. "Teach me everything you know," I said, in English, grabbing her arm. She didn't mace me, so when I ran into her- slim, glowing, annoyingly perfect-looking- outside Oh My Cream and she held up a freshly Kure Bazaar-festooned hand in all its wood pulp and organic wheat glory, I listened to what she said: "You'll love Bojus, from Christian David, the creator of this vernis... everything is made in France... gluten-free... zero-waste... polyphenols... refill your bottles."*I did nothing with…
  • L'Établisienne

    10 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
      Vintage furnishings, woven baskets, female entrepreneurs, and hacksaws- it's the stuff Kinfolk issues are made of. But L'Établisienne members- and founder Laurence Sourisseau- convey more of a "future CAC 40" than "Chattanooga hipster sous vides an egg" vibe. In a culture in which everything from home pickling to knitting is increasingly ethicized, L'Établisienne gives space-deprived, time-crunched Parisians the tools to build, create, and restore without professional training. Housed in the former Trébulle couverture-plomberie, L'Établisienne is…
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    Hers.today | Different news for different mood

  • William Feather

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age.” The post William Feather appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Herbert Hoover

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “All men are equal before fish.” The post Herbert Hoover appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Desiderius Erasmus

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.” The post Desiderius Erasmus appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Scipione Alberti

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “Secret thoughts and open countenance will go safely over the whole world.” The post Scipione Alberti appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • The Art of Living—Finding Our Creative Space

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. By Katy Style, art, creativity—these words have so much buzz. It’s easy to read a story about a beautiful, free-spirited freelance photographer who travels endlessly and write it off as trendy and… READ MORE The post The Art of Living—Finding Our Creative Space appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
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    Women Fitness Magazine

  • Change Unhealthy Eating Habits

    Women Fitness Magazine
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine When you put unhealthy food into your body, you probably won’t look and feel your best. Bad eating habits can cause acne, fatigue, mood swings, and lead to a number of serious diseases. If you’re looking for a fresh start for your health, consider banishing all the junk from your pantry and following a clean diet. Here are ten things to know about eating clean: 1. Stick to the perimeter of the grocery store While there are a few wholesome offerings in the center of the supermarket, most aisles are full of preservative-laden chips, cookies and crackers. Avoid most…
  • Best Vitamin C Rich Foods

    Women Fitness Magazine
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine All of us know how essential Vitamin C is for our immune system health. Vitamin C is also needed for normal growth and repair of body tissues. The best way to get enough Vitamin C is through food. Fortunately, there are many Vitamin C rich foods that we can consume every day to stay healthy this spring season. In fact, it’s important to keep a great supply of these foods in the fridge all year round, but especially in spring, when many people suffer from vitamin C deficiency. Enjoy learning about delicious Vitamin C rich foods to eat more this spring and make sure you…
  • Beginner Tips on How to Run Without Walking

    Women Fitness Magazine
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine When you are a non-runner and you want to start running, this can be a hard challenge. Whether you want to lose weight or simply better your health, running is one of the most effective ways to reach your goal. Apart from numerous physical health benefits, running is good for your mental health as well. Many people think that only professional runners can run without walking, however, beginners can do it too. Here are tips to follow if you want to start running without walking. 1. Begin with stretching Stretching is an important thing that you should always do before…
  • Reasons Why Men in 30’s Cheat

    Women Fitness Magazine
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    Women Fitness Magazine Infidelity is increasing at an alarming rate. Statistically, men are more prone to cheating than women and it’s estimated that up to 60% of all married individuals will engage in some form of infidelity at some point in their marriage. The question is, “Why?” Why do men cheat? Well, there may be a number of reasons and is probably different for every man in different stages of life. Let’s look into the reasons Why Men in 30’s may be cheating. 1. Pre-midlife crisis I know it’s annoying to be labeled as going through a midlife crisis at any age over…
  • Most Romantic Movies Ever

    Women Fitness Magazine
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    Women Fitness Magazine Looking for some romantic movies to watch tonight? These are great movies to watch with someone or on your own – they are sure to leave you feeling good, and knowing that love is always in the air! 1. Casablanca   Casablanca (1942) is the ultimate Hollywood romance. Set in Morocco in WW II, the ex-patriot owner of a bar, Rick, has to choose between Ilsa, the love of his life, or helping her husband in the Czech resistance against the Nazis. He’s never stopped loving her, but he never expected to see her again. When she walks into his place, it’s obvious she…
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    The Women Talk

  • DIY: Garterized Circular Skirt with Lining Tutorial

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    25 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Make your own garterized circular skirt with lining yourself with this easy to follow DIY tutorial by Meream. She makes it easy to follow with her step by step instructions. The post DIY: Garterized Circular Skirt with Lining Tutorial appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • How to Make Money From Webtoolhub

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:37 am
    Making money online couldn't get any simpler. Here are some tips on how to make money from Webtoolhub. You don't even have to do a lot to earn some cash. The post How to Make Money From Webtoolhub appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • 30 Fun and Creative DIY Easter Activities for Kids

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    It's that time of the year again. The one that kids just love. Yes, Easter! Here are some fun and creative DIY Easter activities for kids in case you are looking. The post 30 Fun and Creative DIY Easter Activities for Kids appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • Link Parties: How to Grow Your Blog Following

    19 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    In order to get your blog noticed, use link ups to link your blog posts. Not only do you get more traffic but also meet like minded bloggers with similar ideas. The post Link Parties: How to Grow Your Blog Following appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • How to Make Money on Fiverr

    16 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Wondering how to make money on Fiverr? Learn these powerful tips and tricks to see how you can start making money from home fast using Fiverr. The post How to Make Money on Fiverr appeared first on The Women Talk.
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    Gracie Guru

  • Make plans with someone who makes you happy this week.

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    22 Mar 2015 | 10:45 pm
    The post Make plans with someone who makes you happy this week. appeared first on Gracie Guru. The post Make plans with someone who makes you happy this week. appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • Why Being Our ‘Authentic Self’ Is Harder Than It Sounds

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    16 Mar 2015 | 10:20 pm
    The post Why Being Our ‘Authentic Self’ Is Harder Than It Sounds appeared first on Gracie Guru. “Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical, person that you are!” -Mandy Hale Just be yourself. Simple enough. Right? I beg to differ. Being our self is actually much easier said than done – and I think it’s about time we recognized this.  Ironically enough, being authentic to ... The post Why Being Our ‘Authentic Self’ Is Harder Than It Sounds appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • I’m lonely…

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    16 Mar 2015 | 9:38 pm
    The post I’m lonely… appeared first on Gracie Guru. Q. I feel so lonely all the time. It’s not that I don’t have friends or a caring family but I just feel sad and I don’t know how to fix it. A. First of all I just want to let you in on a little secret, everyone feels lonely from time to time (even ... The post I’m lonely… appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • For every negative thought that arises in your mind – replace it with two positive ones.

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    15 Mar 2015 | 10:27 pm
    The post For every negative thought that arises in your mind – replace it with two positive ones. appeared first on Gracie Guru. The post For every negative thought that arises in your mind – replace it with two positive ones. appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • Do one thing each day that makes you feel extra happy.

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    9 Mar 2015 | 6:13 pm
    The post Do one thing each day that makes you feel extra happy. appeared first on Gracie Guru. The post Do one thing each day that makes you feel extra happy. appeared first on Gracie Guru.
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    The Women Who

  • Marian Machismo

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Marian Machismo is a Melbourne-based artist and screenprinter who has captured the heart and essence of our collective youth, 90s pop songs and the beautiful struggles we all face as we try to make our own paths in this world. Her art is a reflection of both herself and of the world around us and, like the artist herself, Marian’s work is honest, nostalgic, skilled and stunning. Looking back can you define the one exhibition, project or moment that gave you and your art the exposure you have today? In 2013 I was invited by Just…
  • Anne Day

    21 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Anne Day’s career focus has always been women and children, as she has moved from leadership roles in the not-for-profit sector, to government and communications work and finally to opening her own consulting practice. It was while running her own consultancy that Anne started Company of Women as a way to meet up and connect with other women entrepreneurs. Company of Women is now an award-winning organization which Anne leads on a full-time basis. Company of Women was set up to be a dynamic women’s networking group for…
  • Dallas

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Dallas is an Australian-born, New York based Kid Coach, Youth Facilitator and Nanny. Dallas is one of those naturally radiant people who genuinely find the joy in everyday. She has started Skilled With Kids to assist everyone in having a better and closer relationship with the young people in their lives, be it with their children, nieces and nephews, in a professional capacity or even help you to better relate with your friend’s children.   What first lead you to working with youth and children? I always loved kids. I grew…
  • Clarita Farrugia

    15 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Clarita Farrugia is the woman behind Tom Boi, a new Australian clothing line that which makes briefs and shorts for women and bois. The brand launched late in 2014 and has had great successes so far, with women who are were as fed up as Clarita with the quality and cuts of women’s underwear flocking to purchase these new bad-bois. Clarita speaks to The Women Who about how the company started and life as an entrepreneur. Tom Boi was born from frustration at the current fashion industry, and it’s division of the sexes. How does…
  • Emma Lovell

    12 Mar 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Emma Lovell started her communications business, Lovelly Communications, in 2009 and now has an impressive collections of clients which includes the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Eureka 89 Events & Dining, The Fundraising People and REDgum Communications, as well as assisting charities such as Alzheimer’s Australia NSW and Disabled Wintersports Australia with their digital communications pro bono. How did this young woman get her start? Hard work. What was your first job out of school/ University? It actually was my…
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    Sweetie Bomb

  • Jojoba Oil versus Olive Oil for Clogged Pores

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    Oil cleansing is a trend that seems to be winning over the hearts and faces of many who are prone to clogged pores and acne, but it is an art. When confronted with the question of whether or not olive oil is better than Jojoba oil that is a no brainer. Olive oil in even its purest form is an accident waiting to happen for anyone with sensitive skin or skin that is prone to clogging.   Jojoba Oil Facts and Tips Jojoba oil can lead to breakouts for someone with extremely sensitive skin, but it is nothing like what
  • 8 Early Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer You Shouldn’t Ignore

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:12 am
    Your health is never anything to play around with, and you should always make sure that you are tuned in to any changes that occur that may be cause for concern. If you ever question something that you find, you should see a doctor rather than let things go to chance or see what happens. Your health should always be your top priority, and since ovarian cancer is in the top ten causes of death for women, these are some signs you should never just look over: 1.    Pelvic or abdominal pain. If there is no pre-existing condition that might
  • Professional Teeth Whitening or Home Teeth Whitening – What is the best method for your budget?

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    The dilemma between professional and home whitening is a never ending one, and cosmetic whitening is growing in demand in alarming rates. All of the major dental care brands are releasing whitening product lines. This has enabled the prices for whitening to become very affordable from home, and effective. Professional services can be done in one of two ways, an in office visit or with a prescription to utilize at home in a kit. More of the patients chose the home kit for convenience and longer term whitening options. Professional treatments and kits will run hundreds of dollars. Home teeth
  • Exactly how safe is the Lemon Juice Diet?

    22 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    Lemon juice diet involves taking lemon juice for a given amount of time basically seven to ten days without eating anything else. In this diet at least twelve glasses of the lemon mixture of water, a tenth teaspoon of cayenne paper, two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and maple should be consumed. The process is commonly known as the master cleanse that detoxifies the body and aids in reduction of weight. You can take a glass of salt water or natural tea in the process. This diet gives the body a break from the usual digestion process creating a neutral
  • Yes, You Can Get Acne On Your Butt! Here are 5 tips to get rid of it!

    21 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    We all know no one wants to talk about the things that happen on our behinds, but it’s true that we can easily end up getting acne on our bums. Sometimes it’s abbreviated to “buttne,” and oftentimes it goes along with having it on your back, but it’s a little more…well, special in its own way. It’s unsightly, it’s painful, it’s gross to talk about. But there are things that you can do in order to get rid of it!
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  • Hedgehog’s Dilemma: The reason why sometimes it is best to maintain a safe distance with someone or something

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
    Share this Post Hedgehog’s dilemma or the porcupine’s dilemma is an old urban fable. During one cold winter night, a group of hedgehogs (porcupines) gathered together and they stuck very close to each other to beat the chilling cold. But very soon their quills started to hurt and cause irritation to each other, so they had to disperse. Before long, they again felt the chills of the cold winter night and were left with no option, but to huddle together again as a group. Quite predictably  within some time they had to move away from each other because of their quills. This process…
  • Best episode from Julian Assange’s talk show: Mushroom for a lazy Sunday afternoon

    22 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    This is a weekly series of videos and documentaries, to bring you opinions from the brightest minds, on topics touching upon history, philosophy, psychology and culture & society. Sit back, relax and enjoy This week, Magic Mushroom Factory brings to you, one of the best episodes of Julian Assange’s political interview show, World Tomorrow.  In this episode, Intellectual superstar” Slavoj Zizek, debates with David Horowitz, a renowned stalwart of hardline conservative American political thought and an unrepentant Zionist. The topics covered jumped backwards and forwards at a…
  • Turn on, Tune in, Drop out: Timothy Leary on The Merv Griffin Show

    21 Mar 2015 | 3:19 am
    Timothy Leary was a former Harvard professor and psychologist who (in)famously advocated the use of psychedelic  drugs for its possible therapeutic  benefits  and for  the expansion of human consciousness. Leary was a noted psychologist and a researcher, before becoming this highly controversial and polarizing figure (at one point President Richard Nixon described Leary as ‘The most dangerous man in America’) Along with his colleague Dr Richard Alpert (who would later adopt the name Ram Dass, the author of the famous book ‘Be Here Now’) he started a project called, ‘The…

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:34 am
    Share this Post“I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book” -          J.K. Rowling If you are an avid reader then in all probability you must have used books as your personal therapist(even if you haven’t heard about the term ’bibliotherapy’). Our favorite books are those that capture the exact same predicament we are facing at that moment in our lives through a fictional (or non-fictional) narrative. Bibliotherapy is defined as, an expressive therapy that uses an individual’s…

    19 Mar 2015 | 1:06 am
    Bhagat Singh is undoubtedly one of the most beloved revolutionaries in India. He ironically holds deep affection among both the conservative right wing faction and also among the left wingers (although Singh was a staunch communist) Bhagat Singh is largely viewed in a unilateral manner in our country. He is beheld as this radical revolutionary who used violent means to free India from the clutches of the British. While that is true to a large extent, it is just one side of the man. What most schools fail to cover in their history lessons is the fact that he was also an extremely well-read and…
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    Reach for the Cosmos

  • 52 Week Savings Challenge

    22 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    I'll admit, I was once very terrible at saving money. I got better, by finding creative ways to keep more cash in my wallet. This year, I'm participating in the 52 week money challenge, developed by Kassandra Perry-Moreland. It's now week 12, and I've saved over $100 in cash, $78 of which is from the […] The post 52 Week Savings Challenge appeared first on Reach for the Cosmos.
  • Essential Steps to Planning a Vacation

    20 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
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  • 5 Instagram Workouts to Try Today

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:39 am
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  • Womens Day Giveaway

    12 Mar 2015 | 5:08 am
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  • VIDEO: Happy Womens Day!

    8 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
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