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  • 6 Tips For Coping When You’ve Forgotten Someone’s Name

    Gretchen Rubin
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin on creating your own personal happiness If you’re like me, you sometimes have trouble remembering people’s names, or even how you know them. A few years ago, while at a chaotic birthday party for a three-year-old, I was on the brink of going over to some little kid’s father to say, “I think we went to college together.” Turns out it was Dylan McDermott! In ancient Rome, the job of the “nomenclator” was to whisper or announce the names of people as they approached a politician. My husband serves this function for me; he has an uncanny…
  • How Bossy Spent Her Summer Vacation – And The Two Years Leading Up To It

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

    The Work at Home Woman
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Cathi Nelson Six years ago I had an idea for a business. I was excited, nervous, scared and determined to make it work. I was also inexperienced and very naïve. Here is a quick story of one of the many costly mistakes I made and a few tips, so you don’t make the same […]
  • Get Back In the Pool

    A.R. & Proud
    Lia Hollander
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:25 pm
    I think I'm finally at the point in my physical therapy journey where I can get back in the pool. However, to make sure I don't over do it, I won't bring my goggles and I won't bring my swim cap. But gosh, it will be nice to get back in the water.
  • ‘Mrs. Bogart’ was a ‘straight-ahead lady’ and a ‘good broad’

    Dana Cook
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    Remembering Betty Lauren Baby Bacall Bogartwith Kirk Douglas, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Rich, Larry Hagman, Bo Derek, Barbara Walters and others as collected and compiled by Dana Cook.  Cook’s collections of encounters with the famous have appeared in a wide range of newspapers, magazines and journals.  (cooks.encounters[at]gmail.com)   Schoolgirl crush? Kirk Douglas, actor …I went out occasionally with Betty Bacall, who later became Lauren Bacall. She was a junior at the Academy [of Dramatic Arts], not more than fifteen or sixteen years old. I was a senior, and had been…
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    A.R. & Proud

  • Get Back In the Pool

    Lia Hollander
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:25 pm
    I think I'm finally at the point in my physical therapy journey where I can get back in the pool. However, to make sure I don't over do it, I won't bring my goggles and I won't bring my swim cap. But gosh, it will be nice to get back in the water.
  • It's Always Nice To Be Thanked

    Lia Hollander
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    At the end of the last semester one of my very sweet students gave me this:and this:While all of my students thank me at the end of each class, it did feel nice to get an extra thanks at the end of the semester.Is there someone you are thankful for? Saying thank you may just make their day.
  • Get Back To It

    Lia Hollander
    20 Jun 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Have I really not blogged for two months? Well, time flies when you are having fun. Let's see, since we talked last I have:* been to Madrid, Spain for a great family vacation* taught American English pronunciation for 7 hours a week at Clark College for 6 weeks* got hit by a car while driving my car* went to numerous doctor's appointments to find out what is now wrong with my shoulder* learned that a frozen water bottle feels great when held against my painful rotator cuff (shoulder)I've also read some books, watched way too much TV and spend time outdoors. The English program I followed for…
  • Use It Or Lose It

    Lia Hollander
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    My Spanish class in high school put together a special year book. Here is my page from it.I wrote this 22 years ago, and have no idea what it says. I had to look up some of the words in a Spanish dictionary. Why? Because I don't use Spanish every day and therefore I have lost a lot of what I learned. So, when you learn a new language, you'd better use it or you will lose it!
  • Love Your Butt

    Lia Hollander
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    March is ... well, was Colon Cancer month here in the United States. The Colon Cancer Foundation was showing a video to promote medical screening. But I see it as a video with 15 different ways to say butt!1. booty2. bottom3. derriere (French)4. tuchus5. bum6. behind7. tushy8. caboose9. keister10. rump11. buns12. patooty13. fanny14. money maker15. gluteus maximusYes, there are many more words to say butt. And yes, there is one that is used quite a lot. (It rhymes with grass.) But it can't be said on certain American television channels, so it was not included.
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  • How Bossy Spent Her Summer Vacation – And The Two Years Leading Up To It

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

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

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

    8 Apr 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Bossy is going to tell you about her dream because people love when you do that. Okay. It took place last night. In the dream, Bossy got a puppy. But not just any puppy, it was a cross between a daddy longlegs spider and a stick figure drawn by an embryo: Bossy soon realized that although her puppy seemed to have the constitution of a blouse fiber, it did in fact need the typical puppy things, such as food and water and relieving itself out of doors: At first Bossy seemed to be meeting the challenges of her new docile puppy, who Bossy flanked during its daily routines, hoping the wind…
  • A Very Bossy Tutorial: April Fools’ Day

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Hello, and welcome to four-one-one-four! But you can call it Sister Mercy April is finally here. Unlike the first of every other month, April 1st marks the day we tell children the world is canceling summer. This is known as April Fools’ Day! April Fools’ Day goes back to the ancient Romans, who celebrated the Spring equinox with a religious festival they named Hilaria. Marking the end of winter’s gloom, the Hilaria festival featured the usual ancient Roman amusements, such as walking the length of the village crumbling under the weight of the Goddess statue you’re…
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  • ‘Mrs. Bogart’ was a ‘straight-ahead lady’ and a ‘good broad’

    Dana Cook
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    Remembering Betty Lauren Baby Bacall Bogartwith Kirk Douglas, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Rich, Larry Hagman, Bo Derek, Barbara Walters and others as collected and compiled by Dana Cook.  Cook’s collections of encounters with the famous have appeared in a wide range of newspapers, magazines and journals.  (cooks.encounters[at]gmail.com)   Schoolgirl crush? Kirk Douglas, actor …I went out occasionally with Betty Bacall, who later became Lauren Bacall. She was a junior at the Academy [of Dramatic Arts], not more than fifteen or sixteen years old. I was a senior, and had been…
  • 6 Tips For Coping When You’ve Forgotten Someone’s Name

    Gretchen Rubin
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin on creating your own personal happiness If you’re like me, you sometimes have trouble remembering people’s names, or even how you know them. A few years ago, while at a chaotic birthday party for a three-year-old, I was on the brink of going over to some little kid’s father to say, “I think we went to college together.” Turns out it was Dylan McDermott! In ancient Rome, the job of the “nomenclator” was to whisper or announce the names of people as they approached a politician. My husband serves this function for me; he has an uncanny…
  • Savoring the Joys of Summer Eating

    Mireille Guilliano
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    © Shutterstock Bestselling author Mireille Guiliano offers up a delectable recipe concocted from her favorite seasonal fruits. Now is the season of summer produce markets and local fruits and vegetables. They are tastier than supermarket or out-of-season varieties, so you can eat less and enjoy more — surely good for one’s health! Additionally, they are good for the local economy and environment (less transportation by-products). I was shopping recently at an organic or “bio” market in the South of France and was taken aback by avocados from South Africa alongside local melons…
  • Liza Donnelly’s Cartoon of the Week: The Best Thing About Summer?

    Liza Donnelly
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Liza Donnelly, noted cartoonist for The New Yorker, is also the editor, with her husband, Michael Maslin, of the book Cartoon Marriage: Adventures in Love and Matrimony by The New Yorker’s
  • Smartphones: The New Health and Fitness Tool

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:03 am
    Smartphones Rising in Fitness Unless your television has been turned off, it’s been difficult to avoid Apple’s latest commercial with a retro marching tune and lyrics “Go, you chicken fat, go.”  The catchy tune was written to kick-off President Kennedy’s debut of the Presidential Fitness Program in 1961. Fast forward to 2014 where fitness is still a challenge and smartphones have replaced tracking calories and weight by paper.  A look at the App Store shows thousands of apps in the Health & Fitness category.  From tracking your weight, counting calories,…
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    Learned On by Andrea Learned

  • Social Media IS Professional Development

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

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

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

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

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

  • Is Potential Asylum Enough?

    Kim Amador
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    This week’s ruling by the United States Justice Department granting an immigrant woman from Guatemala, who fled her home country due to domestic violence, the right to seek asylum is long overdue. As someone who has a personal history with domestic violence this ruling really hit home. I have dedicated my life and my studies to combatting domestic violence and for my Master’s dissertation I looked at United States Immigration Policy and United States Domestic Violence Policies to see if immigrant women are truly given the protections necessary. My findings suggest that while there has…
  • Gender Equity for Rural Haitian Women: An Interview with Kettly Alexandre of the Peasant Movement of Papay

    beverly bell
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Interviewed by Beverly Bell, Edited by Jessica Hsu The Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) is one of the largest small-farmer associations in Haiti with 70,000 members, of whom close to half are women. MPP was founded in 1973 to improve the living conditions of small farmers while working for social and economic justice. Here, Kettly Alexandre of the MPP Women’s Committee speaks to advances made over 40 years for women’s rights, equity, and an end to violence. Kettly Alexandre of the Peasant Movement of Papay Women’s Committee. Photo: Beverly Bell Even though the road has been long, we…
  • A Mother’s Anguish

    Kim Amador
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    by Pamposh Dhar, Tehelka, India – The night her son disappeared, Parveena Ahangar had a nightmare. She dreamt of being bitten by a dog; she was wounded and in pain, but there was no blood. She woke up and wondered what it could possibly mean. Little did she know that a real-life nightmare had already begun; a nightmare that has haunted her for the past 24 years. In the morning, Parveena was told that the army had picked up her son. Read More »
  • Food for Tomorrow

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    Nearly 1 billion people go hungry each day, while more than 34 percent of the U.S. population is considered obese. That these realities can exist simultaneously shows that our food system needs to be fixed—and soon. Food advocates, chefs, businesses, and eaters must collaborate with each other todayto ensure a healthy, affordable, and environmentally sustainable future for agriculture.  The Food for Tomorrow conference, organized by The New York Times with Food Tank as the official media partner, is providing a unique opportunity to change the food system to now. Hosted by Times…
  • The Many Ways to Map the Islamic ‘State’

    Kirstin Kelley
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    by Kathy Gilsinan, The Atlantic, USA – ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria tendstobedescribed as “swaths.” The estimated size of these swaths, which ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in June, varies widely in reports, from 12,000 square miles—”an area the size of Belgium,” per The Wall Street Journal—to 35,000 square miles, or “an area the size of Jordan,” as George Packer wrote this week in The New Yorker. Whatever else the caliphate is, by these estimates of territorial size at least, it’s starting to look more and more…
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • Heavy Equipment Firms Eye No Bluff Business Revival in 2015

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Distributors of heavy equipment like Axis Capital Singapore are positive business will pick up on the following year as demand is anticipated to start to recuperate on the back of the upsurge in infra read more
  • The Truth about Losing Baby Weight

    Erin Kennedy
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Display Title:  The Truth about Losing Baby Weight Subtitle:  Losing weight after giving birth is a slow and gradual process. Here's what you need to know about losing baby weight. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/pregnancy/content/truth-about-losing-baby-weight Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Join Michelle at the No Glass Ceiling Women's Conference

    Erin Kennedy
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Display Title:  Join Michelle at the No Glass Ceiling Women's Conference Subtitle:  Want to know how to shatter your own glass ceiling to live an empowering life? Learn how at this year's conference. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Find Out More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/community/share/join-me-no-glass-ceiling-womens-conferen... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Here's What You Have to Look Forward to With the Future of Health Technology

    Erin Kennedy
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Display Title:  Here's What You Have to Look Forward to With the Future of Health Technology Subtitle:  As medical technology steadily improves, health professionals are looking how to revolutionize and evolve health care. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/healthy-technology/content/heres-what-you-have-look-forw... Align:  right Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • 5 Signs of Sleep Deprivation: Do You Have Them?

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Display Title:  5 Signs of Sleep Deprivation: Do You Have Them? Subtitle:  People all over the country are walking around sleep deprived on a daily basis. Here are 5 signs you may be one of them. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sleep-disorders/content/5-signs-sleep-deprivation-do-you... Align:  left Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
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    The Work at Home Woman

  • Thinking of Starting a Business, Avoid these Costly Mistakes

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Cathi Nelson Six years ago I had an idea for a business. I was excited, nervous, scared and determined to make it work. I was also inexperienced and very naïve. Here is a quick story of one of the many costly mistakes I made and a few tips, so you don’t make the same […]
  • Enter to Win a $100 KOKOON Clothing Gift Certificate

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Need some new clothes for your fall wardrobe? We got you you covered. We’re partnering with KOKOON to give away a $100 KOKOON Gift Certificate to spend however you want. About KOKOON: KOKOON got its start in the fashion industry 26 years ago, selling to many major retailers and catalogs such as Nordstrom, Saks Fifth […]
  • The Changing Face of Social Media Marketing

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dawn Berryman As a small business owner, you know that social media marketing must be a part of your overall marketing and business plan. But how do you tackle this beast? Four years ago, almost every ‘fan’ your Facebook page had saw your posts in their newsfeeds. Interaction was easy. Engagement happened naturally. Now […]
  • Start a Home Business with Kaeser & Blair Inc.

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Family-owned company seeks independent dealers who want to make extra money working from home. Did you receive a free diaper bag at the hospital with the name of a baby products company on it? Or maybe you were given an ink pen by your insurance agent with his logo on it? Do you have a […]
  • Interview with Nicole Orozco – Founder of Mompreneur Media

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Tell us a little bit about your entrepreneurial journey. My journey as a mom entrepreneur began in 2005 after the birth of my daughter when I left my job as an advertising associate with a local newspaper to start an online baby boutique.  I loved being an entrepreneur and while I enjoyed the boutique industry, […]
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    Women's Voices For Change

  • Empathy, Informed by Pain

    Susan Lieberman
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    I don’t think I read as “old” to most people over 50. But one bum knee and any hope of a youthful image is shot. I am hobbling. I can’t get up gracefully. I wince when my knee is tweaked. I walk “old.” [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Fashion Friday: Colleen Caslin’s ‘Ageless Style’ on 1010ParkPlace

    Women's Voices For Change
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    If you're like us, you're tired of seeing clothes and magazines that don't reflect the women we see in the mirror: smart, accomplished, grown-up. 1010ParkPlace, founded by entrepreneur Brenda Coffee, is out to counter these kinds of misrepresentations with the understanding that a woman's style continues to evolve as she does. This week the site beautifully profiled "Women's Voices for Change"... [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Today’s Talk Topic: Riding in the World’s Toughest Horse Race at 61

    Women's Voices For Change
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    During a grueling eight-day, 625-mile race in Mongolia Barbara Smith rode 28 semi-wild ponies on a route that traces Genghis Khan’s legendary long-distance horse-relay postal system, devised in 1224. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Sexual Incompatibility: Might an Affair Save a Passionless Marriage?

    Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., and Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    By Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., and Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D. "Some people will judge you harshly for even thinking about having an affair. I will not. A 52-year-old woman has the right to decide how to run her own life. Seeking couples therapy from a sex and marital therapist might help you make a well-informed decision." [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: The Best of the Internet This Week

    Women's Voices For Change
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Sofia Vergara's skit at the Emmys erupts in accusations of sexism; despite that moment, it was a good night for roles for women over 40; a reminder of the things women couldn't do 96 years ago; ads that showcase income inequality between men and women are banned in certain airports; and in this week's dose of inspiration, a view of what 90 looks like! [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

  • Friday Fun: Baby Got Class

    Natalie Snapp
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Oh. My. I cannot tell you how much I laughed when I watched this latest from the Holderness family . . . Who cannot relate? Because if you can’t, I’m not sure we can be friends. But I love you anyway.   The post Friday Fun: Baby Got Class appeared first on Natalie Snapp.
  • The Everyday Radical

    Natalie Snapp
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    So on Tuesday, we talked about this whole movement to be “radical” in our faith. You can read more about it here. This is Part Two… Here’s the thing: we’re not all called to Africa. We’re not all called to sell everything, travel the country with an RV and proclaim Jesus to the world. We’re not all called to be homeless on Skid Row for months at a time. We’re not all called to adopt. I’m incredibly thankful for those who are. But sometimes, I think it can become more about showing the world just how “radical” we are. Sort of…
  • A PhD in People Pleasing? Why, Yes, I Do Have That Degree . . .

    Natalie Snapp
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A while ago, I got this beautiful package in the mail. I wasn’t expecting anything and the outside of the box looked so lovely. So being the almost 41 year old woman that I am, I ripped into that package like my kids unwrap presents on their birthdays. This is what I found: And who could resist that? So yes, I accepted the invitation to participate in Lysa’s blog tour for her new book, The Best Yes. Last May, I was blessed to spend a day with Lysa and some other ladies from the Proverbs 31 team learning how to integrate some really great writing strategies into Heart Sisters and…
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    Diva Marketing (Blog)

  • 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…
  • Why I Write - Blog Hop "Old Fashion" Meme

    4 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    When BBF Yvonne DiVita, author/founder of Lipsticking and BlogPaws, asked me to play along on an 'old fashion' blog meme or blog hop, I immediately said yes. Blog memes were popular before blogs were social media. So this post is not only fun but a bit nostalgia. I've always wanted to be a "Writer." However, I never really knew I was until I started Diva Marketing. Funny because I wrote all the time. I've always had/and have a little note book with me to jot ideas, impressions, thoughts. I write in coffee shops, on planes, on trains, in parks, in a car. I write most everywhere. With…
  • The Waffle House - A World Cup Battle To A Social Media Win With Meghan Irwin

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    The U.S.A. won against Belgium in the World Cup game. Well .. not really .. but sort of. The Waffle House, an American, iconic, southern, restaurant company, walked away with the social media trophy. Paying not one of the 75k dollar sponsorship fees, the Waffle House's followers organically helped score them the win via a social media waffle battle: sweet versus Belgium waffles. Many saw the battle unfold on Twitter but I wondered ... what was the back-story? How did it begin and what course of action did the Waffle House plan? Meghan Irwin, Waffle House, agreed to tell us what it was like…
  • Beyond The Ink Smudge To Digital Relevancy

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    "Always in motion is the future”– Yoda She was the daughter. That meant she was a second generation newspaper publisher. Diane Everson, publisher of The Edgerton Reporter in Edgerton, WI wasn’t the only one whose newspaper spanned generations at the 2014 Inland Press Mobile and Social Solutions Conference last month. In the room, where I had the pleasure of talking about social media in newspapers, were people who had a passion for their papers and their industry. As I quickly learned, running a weekly or small community newspaper is not unlike owning a small business. Except ...
  • Second Screen TV - Research

    11 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Picture this. It's been a stressful week and you're looking forward to a night of vegging out. The telly goes on and perhaps there is an adult beverage or two nearby. It's a scene played-out in many homes for nearly 70 years. Over the past few years a there have been a few changes in How we watch TV. On goes the TV set, you flip open your tablet and smart phone ready to watch. Only now you can chat with your friends about the show, play a few Walking Dead games and perhaps even buy that cute dress one of the actresses is wearing. Welcome to Second Screen TV and SocialTV. . A couple of weeks…
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    if you want kin, you must plant kin ...

  • Unseen, Unheard, Unvalued, Unimportant …

    12 Aug 2014 | 7:18 pm
    "Smile, big lady!" Yes, because any moment of my life can only be made better by some random man demanding that I smile. Because -- obviously -- I only exist to window-dress your day with my smiles. Yes.
  • Looking in the Mirror at the Missing Girls of Chibok

    20 May 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Still thinking about Chibok, still thinking about those girls.  Today, I tried again to articulate my thoughts. This isn’t an article about what we can do — or what someone should do — to bring those girls back home.  This is an article about education, about the fear of educated women, about the risks all of […]
  • What Raivenne can write: Bring Her Home

    10 May 2014 | 5:36 am
    I am still sad and silent.  But Raivenne is writing.  She is also using poetry to find a voice for the horror of Chibok and Warabe: Bring Her Home.Filed under: brain freeze, prejudice, race and racism, violence, wake up call, women
  • What I can’t write.

    6 May 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Too many things I don’t have the ability to write about.  Really just two.  Really just one.  How long will black women have to live in the world before we are seen as valuable, before we are no longer reviled, ridiculed, devalued, dehumanized, dismissed? I can’t write about Chibok’s kidnapped daughters because my impotence chokes […]
  • All good things …

    30 Apr 2014 | 8:53 pm
    And so National Poetry Month comes to a close.  Today’s Poetic Asides prompt is to write a “call it a day” poem.  This month of poems has seemed to fly by.  Crazy-quick.  It’s been an interesting month poem-wise, and I’m a little sorry to see it end.  A little.  I don’t think I could have sustained the […]
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    Stirrup Queens

  • 509th Friday Blog Roundup

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    I just watched online the pilot for a very cute new show on NBC this fall called A to Z.  It’s essentially 500 Days of Summer, with an online dating site swapped in for Joseph Gordon Levitt’s greeting card career. And you can watch the pilot too!  It’s 26 minutes long.  So… maybe a lunch […]
  • IComLeavWe: September 2014

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point. Blogging is a conversation and comments should be honoured and encouraged. I like to say that comments are the new hug–a […]
  • The Act of Wanting

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    I recently read Rainbow Rowell’s Landline, a cute book about a woman who discovers she can talk to her husband in the past via a phone in her mother’s house,  and she uses it to try to repair their marriage.  Midway through the book, her husband comments that he’s bad at wanting things.  In other […]
  • Could You Give Up the Internet?

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:51 am
    I picked up a book at the library that I was pretty certain I would need to own a penis to enjoy (note: own a penis; not borrow a penis), so I was pleasantly surprised to find Notes from the Internet Apocalypse thin but readable.  Fine, it was very thin, like a story stretched over […]
  • My Phone Number Showed Up on My Caller ID

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    When we got back from the beach, I checked the caller ID instead of playing the answering machine because I am just that lazy.  I was scrolling past the names when I thought I saw my own and backed up.  Wait.  I hadn’t seen things.  There it was: my own name followed by my own […]
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  • Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US

    Feminist Newswire
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals ruled for the first time on Tuesday that a victim of domestic violence fit a specific criterion for asylum: persecution for membership in a particular social group. Related posts: UK Religious Groups Unite to Condemn Female Genital Mutilation ‘Revenge Rape’ in India Leads to Three Arrests A Call for Action to Reduce Gun Deaths Among Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Terry O’Neill Was One of Hundreds Arrested Calling for Immigration Reform at White House Rally

    Feminist Newswire
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    O'Neill was arrested during El Dia Decisivo, a civil disobedience action led by Casa de Maryland and the newly formed Casa de Virginia. She spoke to the Feminist Newswire just hours after being released from custody. Related posts: New Clarification Requires Corporations Refusing Contraceptive Coverage To Inform Their Employees Executive Order Banning LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace Makes No Religious Exemptions “From Passion to Progress” Briefing Brings Together Feminist Leaders and Hundreds of Young Activists
  • New California Law Takes Military Sexual Assault Cases Out of the Chain of Command

    Feminist Newswire
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The law also now requires the California Military Department to report annually to the state government on sexual assault incidences and prevention plans. Related posts: ‘Revenge Rape’ in India Leads to Three Arrests Congress Introduces Legislation to Protect Students from Sexual Assault Peru Finally Complies with Sexual Assault Settlement
  • Illinois Expands Medicaid Funding for Contraception in Wake of Hobby Lobby

    Feminist Newswire
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    The Illinois Family Planning Action Plan would increase the amount of money set aside for health care organizations providing reproductive health care. Related posts: Supreme Court Decision On Wheaton College Further Threatens Contraceptive Access Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision Blocked in the Senate New Clarification Requires Corporations Refusing Contraceptive Coverage To Inform Their Employees
  • New Report Urges US Military to Allow Transgender Personnel to Serve Openly

    Feminist Newswire
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    A recent report has concluded that the US military has the resources it needs to allow transgender personnel to serve openly. Unfortunately, military policies don't allow them to do so. Related posts: President Plans Expansion of Sick Leave For Same Sex Couples Supreme Court Upholds California’s ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Ban Congressional Leaders, Advocates Speak Out Against TPP Citing Human Rights Concerns
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  • Flu Season is Coming and I’m So Ready.

    15 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
    This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated for the time I spent writing it, but the thoughts and words are all mine I was asked on behalf of MamasLatinas to participate in the Walmart Family Routine campaign. I was told I’d be given a gift card to purchase a variety of health and wellness products from Walmart. My first question was “will I have to write about products that help with gas?” When I was assured that wouldn’t be the case, I was totally in. I’ve been a mother for twenty one years. I have lived through many flu seasons. I know it’s…
  • #TBT What I Wrote to My Daughter When She Turned Four.

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    My baby girl will turn 10 on Sunday. I have feelings about this. I will write them soon, but I wanted to share what I wrote back in 2008 when she turned 4. Time is such a jerk. This is what you looked like at 6:39 am the day you turned 4 years old. When you were a baby, I labeled you a “Drama Queen.” I know that it’s not nice to label people, but Girlfriend? There was no denying your dramatic ways. This past year, I learned that your Dramatic Nature isn’t always a negative thing. Your flare for being a little bit over the top is proving to be an amazing asset. You can…
  • A Moment in a Marriage as Old as Dirt

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    He walked into the kitchen while I was finishing up the dishes. This Old Love by Lior came on. “This song reminds me of us.” I said as he walked past me. He had never heard the song. I walked over to him, wrapped my arms around his neck and looked up at him. I begin singing along while looking at his sweet face. “We’ll grow old together We’ll grow old together This old love will never This old love will never die” He smiled, buried his head into my neck. We stood there, slow dancing in the living room. I held him tighter as we swayed back and forth in time…
  • Choco’s Ride. Don’t Hate.

    13 Jun 2014 | 8:37 pm
    My husband decided to pimp out Gabby’s wagon so she could give her dog a ride in some shaded style. This was the result.
  • I’ve Still Got It!

    3 Jun 2014 | 8:13 pm
    I was in the kitchen roasting tomatoes and peppers to prepare fresh salsa for dinner. Gabriella and Tony were sitting at the kitchen table playing a game of Slap Jack. While I was roasting away, I heard the following Gabby: Come on Dad! Let’s go! Tony: Hold on. I want to look at your mama. She’s so pretty. Gabby: Okay, but please stop looking at her like she’s SUPER smokin’. *She turns to look at me* Gabby: Don’t get me wrong, Mommy. I think you’re pretty. But dad is looking at you like he’s about to drool! Twenty four years later and he still looks…
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  • Blog Note

    Melissa McEwan
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    [Content Note: Illness.]Shakesville will be on hiatus for the next couple of weeks, starting this evening.I am dealing with a new and somewhat serious health complication, which requires some medical tests I've got to get done promptly and some new meds to which my body's having a very difficult time adjusting.Also, to be perfectly blunt, I need a break from the daily torrent of threats and abuse that this work obliges me to navigate, while I focus on my health. The stress and anxiety of escalating harassment recently has taken a toll on my ability to focus on self-care, and I've just reached…
  • Happy Dogs Are Happy

    Melissa McEwan
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    [Content Note: Animal cruelty, but happy endings.]A year ago, the ASPCA and responders from The Humane Society of the United States rescued 367 dogs from a multi-state dog fighting ring in one of the largest documented federal dog fighting busts. The ASPCA just posted an update on some of the dogs who were rescued, who have gone to new homes where they are safe and loved, and it's pretty much the best thing ever. ♥
  • Film Corner!

    Melissa McEwan
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    [Content Note: Christian Supremacy; racism. DoNotLink used in first paragraph to Glenn Beck's site.]Well, it's been two minutes, so it's time for another terrific new Kirk Cameron film! His newest cinematic masterpiece is called Saving Christmas (because of course it is), which is "a scripted story about a guy named Christian White who represents the typical white Christian male and he's got a bad case of religious bah humbugs."Christian White! The lead character is named Christian White! LOLOLOL.Anyway. This movie is about the real meaning of Christmas—which is, naturally, getting super…
  • Quote of the Day

    Melissa McEwan
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    [Content Note: Misogyny.]"I think a lot of people want to be able to walk into a grocery store—particularly, a lot of the women—want to go and buy a bottle of wine for dinner, go down, buy a six-pack or two six-packs, buy dinner, and go home rather than what I just described as at least three stops in Pennsylvania."—Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, explaining why women support his proposed liquor law reform. Currently, only state-licensed liquor stores and some grocery stores are able to sell liquor in the state.Listen, women are busy! We need fewer stops so we can get home…
  • WTF

    Melissa McEwan
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    [Content Note: Racism.]I don't even know: "Lifetime Fails Its Awful Mission to Bring Out the 'Strong Black Woman' in White Women."Because black women make great accessories for folks basking in too much white privilege, Lifetime has announced a new show called "Girlfriend Intervention." From the looks of it, the show — featuring four stereotypically "strong" black women (Tracy Balan on beauty, Nikki Chu on "home and sanctuary," Tiffiny Dixon on fashion, and reality star Tanisha Thomas) — will bring out the "girlfriend" in timid white women.There is so much wrong with this, and Linda…
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  • The Weird Case of Dan Page

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Dan Page is the St. Louis police officer who was relieved of his duty because of this:The same St. Louis police officer who was seen on CNN earlier this week pushing Don Lemon back during a live broadcast from Ferguson, Missouri, has been relieved of his duty after video emerged of an hour-long speech he delivered railing against African-Americans, the LGBT community and President Barack Obama. CNN reported the news about Officer Dan Page, who made the controversial remarks at an Oath Keepers meeting just months ago.  He has now retired. I watched the video of Page's remarks at that Oath…
  • Let Boys Be Boys. Fox News And Elsewhere on Wolf Whistles And More. My Analysis.

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    First Part A recent article* about hookup culture and rape at US colleges had this quote from one of the students interviewed:Some men feel that too much responsibility for preventing sexual assault has been put on their shoulders, said Chris Herries, a senior at Stanford University. While everyone condemns sexual assault, there seems to be an assumption among female students that they shouldn’t have to protect themselves by avoiding drunkenness and other risky behaviors, he said.“Do I deserve to have my bike stolen if I leave it unlocked on the quad?” Herries, 22, said. “We have to…
  • Speed Blogging August 26, 2014; Useful Information

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    I seem to be currently blocked about writing in depth on any particular issue.  So this post is like giving you the raw ingredients and the chopping board and the knife when you were invited for dinner.  Sorry about that.First, this piece gives information about the racial divide among those who were killed by the police.  It also explains in detail what the data can tell us and what it cannot tell us.  The context for the link comes from recent events in Ferguson and elsewhere.Second, two recent pieces are about the way health advice, given via media, might be a bit…
  • Why Statistics Is Sexy. Or The Need to Distinguish Between Large and Small Numbers.

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    I've always liked statistics as a science  but never thought it hawt and sexy.  Now I wish we could make statistics more sexy (bare more skin?) in order to save more of us from falling into those hidden wolf traps of the net.  They don't have sharpened sticks, those traps (holes in the ground, covered by branches), but they do hurt our understanding in somewhat similar ways.An example of the wolf trap:  Someone writes on, say, racism or sexism in recent events and then gets attacked by trolls.  Suppose that in one scenario there are five very active trolls hammering…
  • The Cruelest Month Of All. On Recent News.

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    The foreign and domestic news I came back to (from my selfish post-vacation angle) are so horrible that my customary post-travel migraine hurts less, even before drugs, than the thought of tackling them, assuming that I somehow should have wise words on anything. Which isn't the case.  But neither is this August the cruelest month of all.  It just seems so, because of the access to global news which have not been good.  That access gives bystanders the feeling of participating, the diffuse feeling of needing to do something, yet knowing that there isn't much one can do.Against…
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    Recent Articles

  • Ice Cream for Breakfast: Creamy Iced Coffee

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    Hello ice cream, meet iced coffee. You two are a match made in heaven. What could be better than ice cream for breakfast?
  • Sweet Avocado Ice Cream

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    We've said it before, and we'll say it again, getting your kids to eat vegetables is a challenge! We love finding new
  • Ice Cream Bread

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    Some bread recipes can be complicated, but not this one! Not only is this recipe one of the easiest bread recipes we could possibly make, but it’s…
  • Peach Cobbler in the Crockpot

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Did you know you could make desserts in your crockpot? It’s one of our favorite ways to cook sweets, because besides set up, it’s basically…
  • Easy Chicken Pot Pie

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Nicknamed the “lazy chicken pot pie” this recipe is a cinch. It’s creamy, salty, and has just the right amount of fluffy biscuit-like…
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  • 24 things only Best Friends Understand

    Debba Haupert
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Best friends don’t necessarily have to talk every day. They don’t even need to talk for weeks. But when they do, it’s like they never stopped talking. ~Author Unknown Do you and your Bestie have your own language? Do you have funny ways of communicating that only you two ‘get?’ Girlfriend Crystal Collins and her BFF Monique not only have their own dialect, but they even have their own #hashtag! #MoCris And their own YouTube channel (hilarious!). Watch below for their fun friendship video and see if you and your Bestie share these … 24 things only Best Friends…
  • Back-to-School Gifts for Girlfriends – Celebrate the end of Summer & the start of School!

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Seriously?! Can you believe it’s Back-To-School Time? Thankfully we have our girlfriends to help us adjust and get ready for another BIG year. Each week we feature some girlfriend gifts as a way of showing your fab friends how much they mean to you. It could be for a birthday or sad day, a just-because-you’re-special day or maybe, at this time of year – aka: back-to-school, it’s a thoughtful way of acknowledging a child going off to school can be an emotional time (or time for celebrating!). And, for our girlfriends who are teachers or work in education, it’s a…
  • Celebrating Girlfriends – September International Women’s Friendship Month

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:27 am
    Every single day, our friends make our lives better. Every. Single. Day. So, in honor of the relationship that makes women healthier, happier, less stressed, live longer and feel more beautiful – we’re celebrating ‘Girlfriendship’ in September for International Women’s Friendship Month. It’s several weeks away but we’re busy planning things for September here at Girlfriendology. We’d love your involvement and help in celebrating female friendship. How can you help, get involved? We’re glad you asked! Coming in September on Girlfriendology:…
  • Do you have a Girlfriend like this? | Your Girlfriend Story #1

    Debba Haupert
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:43 pm
    There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. – Thomas Aquinas We all have a Girlfriend Story that deserves to be told. When a friend was there for you, inspired, supported, cracked you up (when you really needed it). A friend who has inspired you by her bravery, kindness, strength. A sister-friend, or a sister who’s your BFF. What’s YOUR girlfriend story? When I asked my amazing friend Judi (who also helps make Girlfriendology so awesome!) to make sure our ‘Your Girlfriend Story’ form worked, she replied with her girlfriend story ……
  • What’s YOUR GIRLFRIEND STORY? We’d love to share it!

    Debba Haupert
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    A Good Friend knows all your stories. A Best Friend has lived them with you. Unknown We all have a Girlfriend Story that needs to be told. When a friend was there for you, inspired, supported, cracked you up (when you really needed it). A friend who has inspired you by her bravery, kindness, strength. A sister-friend, or a sister who’s your BFF. We want to share Your Girlfriend Story on Girlfriendology to inspire, amuse, and help other women. We’d love to share your story on Girlfriendology. We’ll let you know when it goes live so you can share with your girlfriends.
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  • Becoming Heart-Smart: The Inner View

    Liz Gilbert
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    by Maryanne Comaroto Here's something you can repeat to yourself like a mantra: You need to use your head before you go to bed, or else you'll break your heart. Sadly, most of us can say that it wouldn't be the first times our hearts got broken. It sounds easy to remember this golden rule of thinking things through before having sex, but when you're in the heat of the moment and the chemistry is there, it's easy to confuse attraction for something deep and real. Notice I said that YOU will break your heart. Love happens within yourself, not "out there" or with the other person. When you feel…
  • Weight Loss Wednesday - Lose Weight Easily with These Mindset Tips

    Coach Jenn
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Happy Weight Loss Wednesday everyone! We've just moved and both my kids are sick, so I'm borrowing this great advice from Weight Loss Guru, Jayson Hunter, creator of the Weight Loss Made Easy plan. Enjoy!Quick weight loss follows with the right frame of mind. To lose weight fast, you need to be in the right frame of mind. I believe too many people enter into a diet plan without mentally preparing for it first.Quick weight loss is possible. Everyone knows that. But the challenge is keeping the pounds and inches off. And that takes the right mental attitude and social support. I've worked with…
  • Dinner Diva: Smokin' hot food trend: Smoked Salt

    Liz Gilbert
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    I've been reading more and more about smoked salt in food magazines and blogs. A lot of TV chefs and home chefs seem to be talking about gourmet salts more and more these days. USA Today has actually placed lowly old "salt" at the top of its food trend of 2012 list! Salt! It's not like it's anything new. For Heaven's sakes, it's been around since the beginning of time!So, what's everyone all shaken up about? (lol . . . see what I did there? I crack myself up sometimes.)The way I see it, these gourmet smoked salts not only add a distinctive smoky flavor and a pleasurable texture to foods, but…
  • 5 Quick Time Saving Tips

    Liz Gilbert
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    A minute saved is a minute earned! Try out these 5 quick and easy time saving tips! SEND BACK THE ORIGINALRather than typing up a brand new letter, answer routine correspondence right on the original letter you received. Make a copy for your records and mail the original back to the sender with your response. PREPARE FOR PHONE CALLSBefore you call someone, make a list of important things you want to say or ask. This way, you won't forget anything, and you won't have to waste time calling back later. SAVE YOUR WORK OFTENIf you use the computer at home or at work, and you're typing a word…
  • Six Simple things you can do to make your kitchen posh on a budget

    Liz Gilbert
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Every day, it's there.... staring at you... calling out for help... its cries going unnoticed... What could possibly be so pitiful??... your kitchen! Maybe it's stuck in the 70's with avocado green or harvest gold decor, or maybe it's just a plain old track-house kitchen - lacking in character and charm. You can do something about it, for just a small amount of money and a little investment in your time, you could have a really great kitchen that calls you to come in and enjoy your time there instead of dreading every moment. Try some of these simple tricks to spruce it up in no time...Get…
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  • Ava Snow Battles Death: It starts here!

    6 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
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  • Beasts of the Southern Wild: one of the stories we don't usually hear

    22 May 2014 | 5:50 pm
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  • The LXD: Where are the women?

    30 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
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  • Office Ninja: Made With Love By Geeks, For Geeks

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Eight Things I Loved

    5 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
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    Petunia Face

  • Elephant

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

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

    Petunia Face
    8 May 2014 | 9:49 pm
    A second after I sat down on the bus I noticed the wad of chewed up gum stuck on the side right next to my armrest. Only it was too late to change seats, the bus was moving, a woman had sat next to me, the bus was full so I told myself not to look at the gum. Just don't look at the gum. I looked at my phone, emails, HuffPo, was it going to get hot this week? The gum was blue. Don't look at the gum--god--how hard is it? Just don't look at the gum. So I closed my eyes and tried to fall asleep and thought about what if I sort of shifted in my sleep, would I touch the gum? Fuck, what if I…
  • =ƎE= (Apparently This Is The Emoticon For Knuckles)

    Petunia Face
    6 May 2014 | 9:13 pm
    So Ozzy's got this thing, a complicated ritual of greeting or parting, or sometimes just because he wants to give respect/he likes you. It starts off as a high five, then a fist pump (wherein he says pound very seriously, then it evolves into "elbows," then a chest bump (during which both participants are expected to say BOOM), then ending with a high five + a kiss if you're lucky.Except lately he's been punching me in the throat at the end. Which might be okay for a parting shot if you're fast but sucks as a greeting, especially if it means you get a time out. Which he does. High five,…
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    Petunia Face
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    Dear Zoey,One day someone is going to fall in love with the freckle on your bottom lip. If he is a poet, he will probably write odes to that freckle; if he is a shoe salesmen he may still. Or she, whatever, the point being there is a freckle on your lower lip that reminds me of hearing my favorite song on the radio while I'm driving with the windows open on a day that smells like sweet grass. Please don't grow up and wear too much lipstick.Last photo of 7.Sometimes now when I kiss you goodnight you don't stop talking and I end up kissing your teeth. Something something about Minecraft and the…
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • Why Healthy Premenopausal Women Do Not Need Bone Density Scans

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

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

    Rachel Walden
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    In medicine, the care that’s available — even when it seems like it should help — doesn’t always turn out to have any real benefit. From early-and-often mammograms to DES for preventing miscarriages, the history of women’s health is full of interventions for preventing or detecting disease that sometimes didn’t help, and sometimes led to real harm. Peggy Orenstein, author, most recently, of “Cinderella Ate My Daughter,” recently brought attention to another intervention that may not do many women any good — contralateral prophylactic…
  • Bringing Transparency to Cross-Border Surrogacy

    Guest Contributor
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    by Elayne Clift Following multiple miscarriages, a U.S. couple considers in vitro fertilization (IVF), adoption and surrogacy options. They finally decide to employ a surrogate to bear their baby in India. They meet with the agency and the selected surrogate before signing the contract and come away believing the agency’s “gestational mothers” are well cared for and decently compensated. But how transparent is the practice of cross-border surrogacy? Thanks to a recent MacArthur Foundation grant to the Center for Genetics and Society (CGS) and Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS), the information…
  • Mass. Governor Signs Abortion Clinic Access Bill into Law

    Rachel Walden
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick today signed into a law a bill to protect access to health clinics where abortions are performed. “I am incredibly proud to sign legislation that continues Massachusetts leadership in ensuring that women seeking to access reproductive health facilities can do so safely and without harassment, and that the employees of those facilities can arrive at work each day without fear of harm,” Patrick said in a statement. The law will be implemented immediately. It passed quickly through the legislative process following last month’s unanimous…
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  • Selfishness and writing

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

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

    blue milk
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Wonderful short story writing in The New York Post from George Saunders with “Jon”. ..and I will turn to her and say, Honey, uh, honey, there is a certain feeling but I cannot name it and cannot cite a precedent-type feeling, but trust me, dearest, wow, do I ever feel it for you, right now. And what will that be like, that stupid standing there, just a man and a woman and the wind, and nobody knowing what nobody is meaning?
  • For my latest column I was given exclusive access to Westpac survey data on high income professional women and men

    blue milk
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    .. And I wrote a little about my observations. But first, what makes the findings of the Westpac Report especially interesting is that this survey only looks at professional women and men with a minimum yearly income of $85, 000. In other words, these are Sheryl Sandberg’s women ‘leaning in’ and the men in the survey are those to whom they are leaning towards in the name of power and influence in the business world. Together, their attitudes are important signals about changing values in the corporate and managerial landscape when it comes to combining work and family.
  • On the amazing Nina Simone

    blue milk
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:21 pm
    It took her an hour to write “Mississippi Goddam.” A freewheeling cri de coeur based on the place names of oppression, the song has a jaunty tune that makes an ironic contrast with words—“Alabama’s got me so upset, Tennessee made me lose my rest”—that arose from injustices so familiar they hardly needed to be stated: “And everybody knows about Mississippi, goddam!” Still, Simone spelled them out. She mocked stereotypical insults (“Too damn lazy!”), government promises (“Desegregation / Mass participation”), and, above all, the continuing admonition of public…
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    Simply Stated By RealSimple.com

  • Simple Tricks for Healing Damaged Nails

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Weak, cracked, or stained fingernails? You’ve come to the right place. Our friends at PureWow have four tips to keeping those nails strong and healthy. To see all four simple tricks for healing damaged nails, click here. More from RealSimple.com:  6 Great Nail-Care Products Choosing the Best Nail Polish At-Home Manicure Must-Haves  Filed under: Where We're Clicking
  • The 2 T’s for Surviving Anything

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
      Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 8 Insanely Delicious Rum-Infused Desserts How to Apply Makeup in 5 Minutes 6 Outdoor DIY Projects for Your HomeFiled under: Daily Thought
  • An Author’s Thought on Happiness

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 15 Organizing Tips for Your Drawers 6 Back-to-School Apps That’ll Make Your Life Easier The Scary Truth About How Much Americans Are SavingFiled under: Daily Thought
  • Evidence That Flaws Are a Good Thing

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com Here’s How Stressed Americans Really Are (and How to Manage It) 21 Things to Know About Multivitamins 16 Dinners You Can Make in Just 15 MinutesFiled under: Daily Thought
  • What Your Sandwich Says About You

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Ever wondered what your sandwich says about you? Our friends at Huffington Post Taste say it best: “If a cocktail glass is a window into the soul, then the blank slate between two pieces of bread is a screen door to the heart, or in some cases, a dead-bolted artery.” To see the full article, click here. More from RealSimple.com: […]
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    Gadgets, fashion and tech for women – Gizmodiva

  • Zara forced to withdraw sales of offensive children’s T-shirt resembling Nazi concentration camp uniforms

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    Clothing giant Zara’s new children’s collection is the talk of the town! Unfortunately, it’s for all the wrong reasons! Little did Zara imagine that a simple looking... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Samsung unveils Gear S Smartwatch boasting in-built 3G connectivity

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch made waves in the nascent market the minute it was released. Since then, Samsung has regularly expanded its wearable tech collection, awing us with newer and more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Keep Your Eyes Open for Target’s Annie Capsule Collection

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:21 am
    Remember Annie the beloved broadway musical? Its turning into a major motion picture called ‘Annie’ (no surprise there) and thats not the only good part. Good news is little girls who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nutellaria, Nutella-lovers Heaven to Open Up in NYC Soon

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:16 am
    When I first heard of Nutella closing shop due to non-availability of raw materials I though we are doomed. But news of a Nutella restaurant on its way seems more than reassuring... Nutellaria,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hello Kitty Shaped Ice Maker For Kitty-Chan Frozen Fun

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:11 am
    How do Hello Kitty fans have a good time together? They all talk about their favourite feline, are probably wearing t-shirts sporting their favourite Kitty-Chan or for those who want to make.. Hello... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • They’re still trying to silence Anita Sarkeesian

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Since the launch of Feminist Frequency’s Tropes vs Women in Games, creator Anita Sarkeesian has faced a wall of abuse and threats from enraged critics of her detailed research that highlights misogyny in game fiction. This week, the abusers drove her out of her own home. Polygon Why the latest escalation from the constant rumbling fulmination that has become Sarkeesian’s normal background noise? Because she published another video in her series of critiques: Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 The Women as Background Decoration trope which is the subset of largely insignificant…
  • Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

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

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Because I’m feeling nostalgic right now for a simpler internet era, this classic cat macro aka LOLcat features for this week’s Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week. It’s Dangerous To Go Alone! Take This. So, what have you been up to? What would you rather be up to? What’s been awesome/awful? Reading? Watching? Making? Meeting? What has [insert awesome inspiration/fave fansquee/guilty pleasure/dastardly ne'er-do-well/threat to all civilised life on the planet du jour] been up to? * Netiquette…
  • Street harassment is a compliment, says writer we pray is joking

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    Now it’s time for that beloved and time-honored game, “Satire (Please, God, Let It Be Satire) or Not Satire”: Doree Lewak in the New York Post. Summer to me means three things: heat, hemlines and hard hats. It’s the time of year when I can parade around in a skimpy dress with strategic cutouts that would make my mom wince. And when I know I’m looking good, I brazenly walk past a construction site, anticipating that whistle and “Hey, mama!” catcall. Works every time — my ego and I can’t fit through the door! I’ll never forget my first time: At…
  • Ongoing in Ferguson

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Recently, in Ferguson, Missouri (in case you’ve missed it): - Ferguson Chief of Police Thomas Jackson called a press conference Friday morning to release the name of the officer who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Jackson used the opportunity to release a video and a 19-page report about a convenience store robbery the morning of the shooting, before naming officer Darren Wilson as the killer. It was only admitted in a separate press conference later that afternoon that Wilson hadn’t actually known that Brown was a robbery suspect when he stopped him and that, in fact, he…
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    Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

  • Summer Fun in Telluride, Colorado

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

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

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

    Lynn Friedman
    4 Jul 2014 | 6:38 pm
    In the spirit of gay closets opening everywhere, Eureka Theatre presents Terry Baum in Hick: A Love Story – The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt. I’ve heard the rumors that President Franklin Roosevelt’s wife was gay. The producers want as many people as possible to learn about this love story so they have made all performances free. “Terry Baum’s performance, while proudly lesbian, is also centrally human: about love, passion, silence and back to love again. This is what we need from art: To be made more alive again.” -Dr. Pamela Nichols,…
  • Lickety Split Lamb Lovers! It’s the 5th Annual Lamb Jam SF : Sunday July 13th

    Patti Mangan
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Top Chefs Compete Head-to-Head in the Fifth Annual San Francisco Lamb Jam SUNDAY, JULY 13 Fort Mason, San Francisco 1 – 5 p.m San Francisco’s top chefs, restaurants and local lamb fans will gather at the General’s Residence at Fort Mason for an afternoon dedicated to celebrating one thing, yummy in your tummy American lamb. Competing for the titles of “Best in Show” and “People’s Choice,” participating chefs will showcase their culinary skills by preparing a dish utilizing American lamb, with each dish being voted on by key media representatives and event attendees. The…
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  • Horizon App

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Our instinct is to take photos and videos with our smartphone while holding it in a vertical position. Later, though, it generally looks better to have these photos and videos...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Trina Pencil Holder

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Do all of your colleagues at work make fun of you because of that lame pencil holder on your desk? Well of course you think the answer is no... that's...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Melon Daiquiri 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    You slept through your alarm, the coffeemaker won't turn on, and the cat decided to use your bedroom carpet as a litter box. We don't blame you for wanting rum...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Toppik Hairline Optimizer

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    We're sure nobody else even notices the funky dip in your hairline that keeps you from wearing ponytails in public, but if it makes you feel better, try using this...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Repast Supply Co. Ravioli Rolling Pin

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    The Ravioli Rolling Pin ($99) by Repast Supply Co. isn't just gorgeous to look at (and hang from a hook in your kitchen) - it's got a real place in...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Low Dose Paroxetine Improves Sleep in Postmenopausal Symptoms

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Last year, the FDA approved the first non-hormonal treatment for hot flashes – a 7.5-mg formulation of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) paroxetine which was marketed under the name of Brisdelle. A new study suggests that low dose paroxetine (7.5 mg) not only helps with vasomotor symptoms, it can also improve sleep. In a […] The post Low Dose Paroxetine Improves Sleep in Postmenopausal Symptoms appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • A New Strategy for Managing Premenstrual Symptoms

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Current research suggests that women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) have an abnormal affective response to normal hormonal shifts that occur during the menstrual cycle. Some researchers have hypothesized a metabolite of progesterone (PROG), allopregnanolone (ALLO), may mediate this sensitivity. In rodents, exposure to or withdrawal from ALLO modulates GABA-A receptors and, in this way, […] The post A New Strategy for Managing Premenstrual Symptoms appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • New Data on Anxiety Medications and Pregnancy

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics are commonly used during pregnancy. However, there data regarding the reproductive safety of these agents has been somewhat mixed. Although initial reports suggested that there may be an increased risk of cleft lip and palate, more recent reports have shown no association between exposure to benzodiazepines and risk for cleft lip or palate. A new study shows no increase in the overall risk of malformations among children exposed to benzodiazepines. The post New Data on Anxiety Medications and Pregnancy appeared first on MGH Center for Women's…
  • Smoking While Pregnant: What are the Effects on the Developing Fetal Brain?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    When women come to us for consultation, we focus primarily on the risks of exposure to psychotropic medications. It is important, however, to consider the impact of other, potentially harmful, exposures that are common in women who suffer from psychiatric illness. For example, pregnant women with psychiatric illness are more likely to smoke and to […] The post Smoking While Pregnant: What are the Effects on the Developing Fetal Brain? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Research from the CWMH: For Menopausal Women Venlafaxine Does Not Appear to Affect Sexual Functioning

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    While many midlife women are interested in pursuing non-hormonal options for the treatment of menopausal symptoms, they are understandably concerned about taking antidepressant medications, such as SSRIs and SNRIs, that, while effective for treating hot flashes and night sweats, are commonly associated with sexual side effects. A recent study indicates that venlafaxine (Effexor, an SNRI […] The post Research from the CWMH: For Menopausal Women Venlafaxine Does Not Appear to Affect Sexual Functioning appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Health - iVillage

  • 20 Worst Pickup Lines and Why Guys Are Dumb Enough to Use Them

    Kimberly Dawn Neumann
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    When it comes to breaking the ice, would these guys get your number?
  • Are You Really Ready to Get a Dog Together?

    Ronnie Koenig
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Who is going to be responsible for taking care of it?
  • 32 Emotional Signs That He's Cheating

    Raymond B. Green with psychological input from Marcella Bakur Weiner
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    An excerpt from 180 Telltale Signs Mates Are Cheating and How to Catch Them.
  • Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Someone who has been mugged in a dark alley will likely never want to return there, having associated that location with a fear of being attacked.
  • So That's How European Women Stay so Slim!

    Amy Capetta
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    For over 20 years, Layne Lieberman, MS, RD, CDN has worked as a nutritionist and dietitian, yet she found that trying to break the grip of America’s love for fattening fast food was not an easy task. However, Lieberman found the answers to the health and obesity crisis during the two years she and her husband moved to Switzerland. “Looking at it from a cultural standpoint, I said, ‘Wow, it’s not that complex.’ When I learned about the cultures of the three healthiest countries in Europe—Switzerland, Italy and France—it became very clear to me how…
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    Life in Transition

  • Lasting Impressions

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

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

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

    Natalie Caine
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
      Hello Parents, As children leave home for college, work, marriage, gap year, etc. parents reach out to me, sad and wondering, now what? I have been so happy speaking and working with parents who are walking this milestone and wanting to get to know more about who they are beyond parenting.  They wonder about their relationships, role with their adult children (well, children heading towards adulthood), their spiritual side, creative side, wellness side, and what is next for them.  Some are care-taking parents and didn’t feel like they had time for emptiness or pondering the now what do…
  • Life in Transition

    Natalie Caine
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    Whether chosen changes or unexpected, it truly is an opportunity to be gentle, and get to know parts of you that had to be tucked in your socks. Now you find your new rhythm, over and over. Now you begin to ask yourself questions. What matters to me today?  What do I appreciate about myself? Now you check in daily, five times a day, asking HOW AM I DOING, WHAT AM I THINKING ABOUT, HOW AM I FEELING, WHAT DO I NEED TODAY and WHO CAN HELP ME? This becomes your new daily practice, and it honestly supports you. You know yourself better than you give yourself credit. When I was working with a…
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  • Tell-Tale Signs He Is a Smooth Operator

    Betty Confidential
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    You know the deal. There you are, out with your girls, and this attractive, intense looking man keeps making eyes with you at the other end of the bar. You make eyes back, and he walks towards you, drink in hand. He flashes a charming smile and hands you a drink along with some not-so-cheesy pick up line. Your stomach does a flip and you think, “Oh, this guy is good.” Read: Asexuality: The 4th Sexual Orientation? Fast forward a few hours. You are laughing, chatting it up with Mr. Seemingly Perfect, who now has enchanted all of your friends and even bought a round of drinks (well, a few…
  • 10 Important Lessons We’ve Learned from Terrible First Dates

    Betty Confidential
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The best part about dating is that horrifying dates are inevitable. If you’re shaking your head and wondering what’s so “best,” about that statement, then maybe you’re the type who’s never learned a lesson from a truly disastrous date. Bad dates are for learning, you guys. We took to social media to see what people had learned after first dates from hell. It’s hard to tell what’s scarier from the stories we received: the dates, or the actual lessons the men and women were forced to learn. We’ll let you be the judge. 1. Agreeing to a health…
  • Labor Day Beach Bag Essentials

    April Daniels Hussar
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Oh how I love summer! I spend as much time as possible at the pool or the beach, so a well-stocked beach bag is a must. I like to make sure I’m prepared not only to be entertained, but to keep myself hydrated and not starving, so I’m not overly tempted by the snack bar! This Labor Day weekend I intend to soak up as much beach and pool time as possible … I’m not ready for summer to be over!! Here are the essentials I’ll be sure I have in my bag: *A big, glamorous hat. Sunblock is great, but nothing keeps your skin (and scalp) safe from the sun like a hat! *Simple…
  • The IT Nail Polishes for Fall

    Betty Confidential
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:53 pm
    The IT Nail Polishes for Fall 5 shades of luscious nail polishes that’ll make your autumn glow! -Harvey Helms I love fall. There’s just something about it that makes me reflective and optimistic, especially with all the fabulous events and parties that will be here soon enough. There are also so many options to update your wardrobe! I don’t know about you, but my arms got a great workout from pouring over all our favorite fashion mags. I think Vogue weighed 12 pounds. Love it! One easy and inexpensive way to transform yourself into the fall goddess that dwells within is to start…
  • 12 Sexy Date Night Dresses Under $200

    Betty Confidential
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    12 Sexy Date Night Dresses Under $200 If you’re looking for dress that’ll make an impression on a date, we’ve got it! If you’ve been hunting for fabulous dresses to wear on a date, we’ve got them. If you’ve been looking for a dress that will take you from work or class to drinks with your cutie, we’ve got that too. These dresses are so fun and fabulous; you’ll wear them again and again. Read Meet the Beauty Maven Mom Behind Natural Grace Organics! 1. Menike dress ($189, shopsky.com). Leather halter detailing takes this dress from sexy to wow! 2. DG2 scarf print tunic dress…
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • Surf’s Up!

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    You’ve probably heard about enormous waves hitting the Southern California coast this week. The much-larger-than-normal sized waves were a result of a hurricane in Mexico. “They” say they were the largest waves to hit Orange County in decades. Honestly? I don’t remember ever, in my lifetime, seeing waves (in Orange County) as big as the ones I saw on Wednesday. I went to the (very famous) Wedge because the waves are always biggest there. They weren’t just BIG; they were big AND strong. (How big and strong were they?) I watched a lot of people being chewed up and…
  • Cooking, Cooking, And OC Women

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    I spent a good deal of yesterday cooking. Why? Normal people (and by normal people I mean MOST people) live on a regular schedule. My life is chaotic. Great sunset? I’m shooting. If there are clouds – I’m shooting. If there are massive waves – I’m shooting. If a client needs me at an odd time – I’m shooting. I have a hard time balancing my very unscheduled life, a lot of travel, and healthy habits. I haven’t exercised regularly since before my surgery four months ago. (In fairness, I’m still dealing with a sprained ankle and I’m very…
  • The Labor Day Lull

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    I always look forward to Labor Day, but for different reasons than most people. I want Labor Day weekend to be over with. I want the tourists to depart, and “my” beaches to be empty again. I know, I know … what a grouch, right? Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. After Labor Day, the crowds abate and life returns to normal. Not that my life is ever “normal,” but …! This year, I also want to time warp forward because in September I will be: 1)   Visiting my son in Texas.  (It will be HOT!) 2)   Going to Canada to meet the…
  • Hurricane Sunset ..?

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    There’s a hurricane off of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. It’s creating STUFF here in Orange County. For instance, we have huge monster waves. (Hopefully I’ll have time to get a few snaps today!) Some of those waves wanted to swallow my camera gear last Sunday. Thankfully, my client grabbed my gear before it was lost. As I drove home from the shoot, the clouds parted enough to create one of the prettiest sunsets I’ve ever seen. I pulled over and took a few photos. Then I drove a few blocks over and sat on a bluff watching the afterglow. (After the sun has officially…
  • Newfoundland Puppies – One Week Old

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    I want to share an update on the Newfoundland puppies. They turned one week old last Friday. The photos I’m sharing today were taken by Heartsease Newfoundlands over the last couple days. What could be cuter than this pile of puppies? Here is a photo of two of the boys taken the same day: It’s hard to imagine not loving such cute pups. They make my heart melt. Yesterday, some of the puppies opened their eyes for the first time! Hello world! I wonder what it’s like to open your eyes for the first time ever? It sure feels nice to have someone rub your neck, doesn’t it? I…
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  • random ankles

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Last week Cody took Vivi into the restroom at a restaurant so she could do her business. When she was done, he asked her to stand with her nose in the corner so he could do his as well. Afterwards she burst out of the restroom and shouted “DAD DIDN’T SIT DOWN AND HE PEED OUT OF HIS BELLYBUTTON!” as soon as she saw me. Last night on FaceTime she asked my dad if he was pregnant. She also currently hates trees. (She has for awhile, one evening she simply got out of the car, looked around and said “I hate trees.” Her position has yet to change.) She blames all of her…
  • straight teeth without getting stabbed by metal (sponsored by Invisalign)

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    So, braces are a teenager thing, right? Wrong. I figured orthodontists and talk of braces wouldn’t be a worry I’d have for at least a few more years, but after being a fly on the wall at a conference full of of dentists and orthodontists last year it turns out a child’s first visit to an orthodontist should occur no later than 7 years old and extreme issues can be avoided with minor intervention now. Which is to say, Addie’s teeth are a wee bit crowded in her mouth, each year I’ve watched them shift around and my worries of her dealing dental issues until she is…
  • meeting mr. cleveland

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:50 pm
    When we told Vivi we were going to Cleveland for the weekend she asked if he was nice and if he had toys at his house. She’s still wondering who Mr. Cleveland is, and she was a little disappointed she never got to see his house — but all in all she was pretty pleased with him, his museums, his bowling alley, and his pancakes. We all were. Pictured Above: Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Jack Flaps, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center. Special thanks to the Cleveland CVB for providing us with accommodations, meals, and attraction…
  • an hour with miss vivienne jean.

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:06 pm
    “LET’S GO TO THE PARK! I’m going to bring all my bunnies. Can I wear them in my backpack? I want little bunny on the outside. BUNNIES! WE’RE GOING TO THE PARK!” Nothing but smiles and giggles the whole way to the park, no complaints, no signs of distress, nothing but shiny happy toddler. She even found a big rock and declared it “…big enough and clean enough to be my rock.” Whatever, the kid loves collecting rocks. Just ask our washer and dryer. She collected a dandelion bouquet for me and we jumped over all the “hairy sidewalks.”…
  • back to schoola

    14 Aug 2014 | 5:34 am
    When I agreed to write about Schoola it was because I really liked the idea behind it. But I also believe in using the stuff I write about so I went ahead and signed up for my own donation bag and placed a clothing order to see how the process works. I requested the bag on Thursday, July 31st and it arrived Monday August, 4. I also placed an order for several items July 31st, received a tracking number Saturday, August 2 with delivery a week later. With the postage already paid on the donation bag, I was able to fill the bag up with all the waiting clothes and had it gone by lunchtime by…
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    Viva la Feminista

  • Book Review: Encyclopedia of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan

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

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

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sadly, yes, it is back to school time. And I'm sharing you one of the keys to Ella's success last year...The Order Out of Chaos Academic Planner.I was sent this at the start of last school year and had Ella use it to track her homework, assignments and her afterschool activities. I sat her down and talked her through the different ways to organize her life. We had used assignment books in the past, even one year just using a blank notebook with assignments on each page. And while she's been a straight-A student throughout school, I knew that fifth grade was going to be tougher than fourth…
  • Guest Post: Reflections on Anita Hill, Twenty-Three Years Later

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    VLF welcomes Lauren Miller's guest post about a recent viewing of "Anita: Speaking Truth to Power."Lauren is a Chicago-based womanist impassioned about all things related to holistic wellness for marginalized women. As Engagement Coordinator at Women Employed, she energizes young professional women online, and offline, to promote practices and policies that support real change for America’s working women. “I was raised to do what is right. And can now explain to my students, first hand, that despite the high cost which may be involved, it is worth having the truth emerge,” asserts Anita…
  • The Tragedy and Beauty of Mom Blogging

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    I've been blogging forever, well before Ella was a reality, when she was still just a glimmer in my eye. Before I became a "mom blogger," I was just a feminist blogger ranting about the world and George W. Bush's occupation of the White House. But as any woman who starts making friends in her mid-twenties quickly realizes, people start to have babies. And soon enough I did too.The beauty of mom blogging is that it is a way for us to connect with other new moms, to share our joys and fears. When we find a mom blogger who has kids just a big older than our newborns, she becomes our big sister…
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    Tales of Wit and Charm, Where Sarcasm Comes Standard

  • 58 Days

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

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

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

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

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

  • Unstable Organizations Can’t Grow

    Virginia Ginsburg
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
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  • 6 Reasons Women Have Problems Getting Loans

    Toni Nelson
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
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  • Best Jobs for Women Who Love to Travel

    Sponsor Contributor
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
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  • Paula Deen, an Amazing Comeback Of A Woman Entrepreneur

    Mary Isabale
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
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  • Why Your Clients Dictate Which Social Media Platforms Work Best For You

    A. Michelle Blakeley
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
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    Woman Tribune

  • While I’ve Been Away: I Co-Launched an Awesome Business

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    You may have noticed that I’ve been MIA off and on over the past couple of months. The time that I have been able to carve out to update here has really only been during the beginning of the week, resulting in music posts and giveaway linkies, and not much else. So I figured it’s about time that I explain myself and my sporadic disappearing act. Earlier this summer, a longtime colleague and friend of mine reached out to me with a writing gig she was hoping I could take on. We hadn’t spoken much in a while and it had been years since we last worked together, as I’ve…
  • Tuesday Giveaway Linkup: August 12th – August 19th

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    Welcome to another great week of fabulous giveaways! If you’re a blogger, use this space to help spread the word about the giveaways you are hosting by linking them up in the linky below. While you’re here, lend some support to your fellow bloggers who have linked up and enter a giveaway or two. Who knows, you just may end up winning some really cool stuff! Here are the specifics on how our Tuesday Giveaway Linkup works: add the direct link to your giveaway below; do not leave links to your blog’s main page, social media accounts, or affiliate links. This space is open to…
  • Monday Morning Tunes: Sia

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I have been on a total Sia kick lately. Cannot get enough of her. This is actually the second time I have written about Sia here on Woman Tribune. The first time was back in 2010, when she spoke out about developing a panic disorder after being outed as bisexual by celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton. Losing her privacy at the height of her fame and suddenly inundated by the peering eyes of the public, she suffered panic attacks and ultimately decided to leave the limelight of fame. After the 2010 release of her fourth album, We Are Born, Sia stopped putting out music under her own name. On…
  • Tuesday Giveaway Linkup: July 8th – July 15th

    8 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Welcome to another great week of fabulous giveaways! If you’re a blogger, use this space to help spread the word about the giveaways you are hosting by linking them up in the linky below. While you’re here, lend some support to your fellow bloggers who have linked up and enter a giveaway or two. Who knows, you just may end up winning some really cool stuff! Here are the specifics on how our Tuesday Giveaway Linkup works: add the direct link to your giveaway below; do not leave links to your blog’s main page, social media accounts, or affiliate links. This space is open to…
  • 6 Spotify Playlists to Wake Up To

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    The best thing about Spotify, besides being able to listen to virtually any music that has ever been released to the public and for free no less, is the ability to create and follow playlists. This feature has opened Spotify up to become the newest version of the mix tape; and there isn’t a person out there who doesn’t love a good mix tape. Here are 6 awesome playlists currently on Spotify perfectly tailored to start your day (and especially your Monday) off right. Songs to Sing in the Shower Amp up your morning by singing along to these classic hit tracks while you shower. 57…
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    Rise of the Innerpreneur

  • All Opinions Are Not Created Equal

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

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

    Tara Joyce
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Have you ever considered why you choose to set prices? For most of us, we set prices because we have been taught, and we believe, that if we do not, our customer will not pay fairly for the item of value we are selling. This feeling, of others not being willing to pay, is based upon the assumption of scarcity that permeates, and is the foundation of, our modern economy and economic theory. >> Read the rest of the article on Local Organics Food Co-ops Network‘s blog. As my new book catalyzes me to be more public about my business model and pricing method, I’m receiving strong…
  • The Whole Truth About Giving Freely

    Tara Joyce
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    There’s always been something about the statement, “give freely, receive freely” that didn’t work for me, but I could never quite put my finger on it. The sentiment sounded so lovely, but I knew there was something I was missing. I needed to see beyond the freedom ideal, to the totality of the statement. Have you ever been given something that is more work to receive than the value you place on it? Have you ever been given something that came with conditions? If I give freely, without restraint, I will receive freely, without restraint. But is giving, and receiving, in…
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    Get Organized Wizard

  • Identify Your Home Values And Create A Sanctuary

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

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

    Kylie Browne
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Moving house is a big project. Sorting. Decluttering. Packing. Unpacking. It’s enough to give you a headache thinking about it. A friend of mine is currently surrounded by boxes. Her hubby moved most of them into the garage, which means her car now sits in the driveway. She’s constantly complaining about not being able to find things. Or more importantly, find the time to unpack the boxes. It’s starting to get serious … the move was 6 months ago! “Help me!” Was the first thing she said when I saw her recently. “I’m stuck, and I’m…
  • 7 Insights Into Better Productivity & Time Management

    Kylie Browne
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Join us from Monday 18 August… If you: Waste time Procrastinate Get to the end of the day and feel you haven’t accomplished much Fail to make progress on important goals and projects Feel stressed and overwhelmed Struggle to stay focused Need to be a self-starter because you work from home or run your own business Want a greater sense of control in your life… Then you’ll LOVE 7 Days To Better Productivity & Time Management!  Don’t Take My Word For It… Here’s what others have to say: Wow! I loved reading this…it is just a huge relief! Sometimes I…
  • Stop Making Life Complicated!

    Kylie Browne
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    Here at Get Organized Wizard we talk a lot about specific ways you can simplify your life. “Be More With Less” is a concept we believe in. Often we hear from members who say, But my life is so complicated, I don’t know how to simplify my life! Really? Really? Let’s look at some issues in life that keep us stuck in a complicated vortex: Regret. If you’re living with regret, chances are that you are not moving forward. Regret can be debilitating, and worth considering our top 5 things to do, to avoid holding onto regret. Over commitment. Taking control of…
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    Everyday Baby Steps

  • Tips on Preparing for College #JourneytoCollege

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Kaplan Test Prep. I received compensation to write this post, and any opinions expressed are my own, and reflect my actual experience. My oldest is 15 and is entering his Sophomore year of high school! Where on earth did the time go? I hold a Master's degree in College Student Personnel and have actually worked as a college academic adviser. I know quite a bit about the developmental stages adolescents experience in college, the kinds of coursework they should take for most programs and the kinds of struggles they may face adjusting to higher…
  • Discovering What I Need in a Man After a Year of Online Dating

    2 Jul 2014 | 6:25 pm
    ** Disclaimer **  To any man I am currently dating or may date in the future, this is not an instruction manual or an itemized list of "must haves." I'm not idealistic or unrealistic enough to think you can pick and choose character traits of a partner as if they were items on a grocery list. This post is simply a personal reflection of what I've learned about myself regarding what's important to me in a romantic partner. I would never want another person to change simply to become what I desire them to be. Where's the fun in that?  ** End of Disclaimer ** I began the process of online…
  • Sometimes It's Best to Let Them Go

    18 May 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Recently, I told someone that I've seen a number of people come in and out of my life over the past year since my separation and divorce. That statement really struck something within me. It was a revelation of sorts. I realized that through my dating encounters, starting life on my own as a single mom and through some complex family issues, I truly have experienced a great deal of loss lately. I didn't realize until that moment just what an impact these losses have had on me and what a part they've played in the roller coaster of emotions I've experienced.  After giving it some thought,…
  • What I've Learned About Being a Single Mom

    4 May 2014 | 7:44 pm
    I'm 40, and I've been divorced twice. You'd think adjusting to being a single mom would be easier the second time around. Not so in my case. In fact, I think it's even harder this go around. After my first divorce, I held a regular job with decent pay and good benefits. I still struggled financially because daycare was expensive and my first husband was not in a financial position to pay child support at the time. However, I received a steady paycheck and never had to worry about how much money was coming in that week, unlike my current life as a freelancer. Also? I went from one relationship…
  • Everyday Baby Steps Has a New "About" Page!

    4 May 2014 | 2:38 pm
    I've been blogging here at Everyday Baby Steps since 2008. However, I can't tell you the last time I updated my "About" page. I know I had intentions to do so. That's why it was marked, "Under Construction" for the longest time. I recall noticing one day that the photographs of my family that I'd placed on the page were terribly out of date, so I took the old page down. Well, finally, I've updated my "About" page, and I must say that I'm quite pleased with it.  There are some things I may like to tweak here and there, but it's a good start for now. I've included a bit about myself and the…
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • One of my bigger announcements: We will be LICENSING The Desire Map process. So all you workshoppers, coaches, teachers, yoginis… prepare to lift OFF!

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Desire Map conversation group in LA, so much beauty. Photo by Catherine Just Photography After a lot of deep thinking, team jamming, and hundreds of requests over the last two years… we are going to license The Desire Map material so that… coaches, workshop leaders, community leaders, yoga teachers, school teachers, trainers, facilitators, and all kinds of inspirational mavens can offer Desire Map programs and earn their own money doing so. Whu-ZAM! I haven’t been resisting this, I’ve just been listening for the sacred timing and trying on ideas for business models…
  • Get on the alert list for my app. Conversation Starters launches next week!

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Next week, Tuesday September 2, we’re launching my first app!: Conversation Starters: A Desire Map App. To us, it feels like a sacred (digital) talking stick. And with it, we’re setting out to fuel a revolution of meaningful conversations. CONVERSATIONS STARTERS: A DESIRE MAP APP It has hundreds of questions to inspire connection. Simple questions. Profound questions. Go deeper with your girlfriends, with your work team or clients, with your partner at the cafe, with your own self and a journal. Click. Tap. Tune in. Get in. SIGN UP HERE to be notified the minute the app goes…
  • 5 pointers for developing freedom-based creativity & work habits. Which is to say, you’ve got to dissolve guilt and rock your own rhythm.

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    I posted this to my Facebook on a recent weekend: A note on CREATIVE FLOW…. I’m “working” today. Wasn’t planning on it. It’s a sunny, gorgeous Vancouver Sunday. But since my kid is running around the block with his neighbour buddies, I’m using this time to write, respond, vision. Last week I filmed in LA, curled up with friends, worked hard, lounged. Had ideas in between film takes, took it easy, made big decisions, put big things into motion, and put ice on my eyes before photo shoots to make up for lack of sleep. I’ve got a two hour meeting…
  • A big, luscious life comes from small, daily actions

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    A desire is the interface between you and the future. No desire is meaningless or inconsequential. If it pulls you, even a little bit, it will take everyone higher. Every desire deserves your attention.- especially the daily, repeating, seemingly small desires that circulate in your heart and mind.  This is the single most practical reason to get clear on your core desired feelings: you can make small improvements to your being and your life, on a daily basis. You don’t need to quit your job, necessarily. Or learn Spanish, or a whole new meditation practice, or a seven-step system. You…
  • Kundalini rising (A poem for your fire)

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am looking for a place to put this fire canvasses seedlings friendships desire the space to match the dream to reality and — without compromise – rise Listen, love. I sounded it out for you. Tune in below, or download to your devices HERE.   The post Kundalini rising (A poem for your fire) appeared first on Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life.
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    The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC

  • Journey to a Weight Loss Victory

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    This is Donya. She is a wife and mother. She is a friend to many of us here at the Sisterhood. She is a former writer for us. She is my new weight loss coach. She is also a true weight loss inspiration. This post is all about Donya and her journey to a weight loss victory! This is Donya on January 24, 2014. It was the day she started her amazing journey to a weight loss victory. I asked her some questions about her journey and she was excited to tell us all about it. I find her so inspiring and I hope you do to. 1. Can you remember the moment that you said “this is it, I’m done…
  • 6 Scents to Enhance Mind, Body and Spirit

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    In our rush to taste, see and touch, our desire to smell is sometimes muted. Bring wonder back to your senses by focusing on these 6 scents to enhance mind, body and spirit. Cinnamon: Not just a fantastic natural, calorie free sweetener that helps balance blood sugar, sniffing cinnamon is also linked to higher levels of alertness. Sprinkle cinnamon in your morning smoothie or favorite almond milk latte and refresh your senses. Peppermint: Feeling forgetful or fatigued? Take a whiff of peppermint. Studies have shown that smelling peppermint improves brain function, memory and visual-motor…
  • Sisterhood Shots: September Photo-A-Day

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    Welcome to another edition of Sisterhood Shots! I am not entirely sure how it came to be  September. I’m not ready for summer to be over, I’m not ready for my kids to go back to school, I’m not ready for fall! I can tell you what I am ready for……I’m ready to get Back to Basis, Back to ME! We’ve dedicated the whole month of September to getting back to the basics of weight loss and fitness! Our photo-a-day challenge is based on the ABC’s and that’s about as basic as you can get! If you’re not familiar with a photo challenge,…
  • Check-In: Pre Diet Bet

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
        Good morning lovely people! Today is Wednesday and that means it is check in day!! This will be our last weekly check in before our Back To Basics Diet Bet challenge so I want to make it a good one! Hop on the scale and let us know the good, the bad, and the ohmygoodnessI’msoexcitedtobegettingbacktothebasics!! I, for one, am glad that my self worth is not tied to the scale even though sometimes it seems like it is!! Last week when Christy posted about starting the Back to Basics Diet Bet I thought it sounded like something I should do but had not totally made the…
  • 30-Day Buns & Guns Challenge {monthly workout calendar}

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:34 pm
    We asked, you answered! The majority of our readers want a workout calendar that will do something about those arms and that butt! Here it is! It’s time to strengthen and tone your BUNS & GUNS with our newest free monthly workout calendar! Bonus? It will work your lower abs, too! Ready, set, GO! The Exercises As with all of our monthly workout calendars, these daily exercises are intended to supplement your current fitness routine. Be aware of your form at all times! It’s quality, not quantity that counts. If you find the daily total too difficult to achieve, go as long as you…
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    Oh Hey

  • Austin DogVenture

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    This post is sponsored by the lovely people at DogVacay. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this blog possible. Weekdays are busy, making it hard to spend quality time with Ollie beyond a quick spin around the neighborhood and a game of tug, but come the weekend we head out for an Austin dogventure! We like to hit the trails at Zilker Park early while it’s still cool and before it gets too crowded. Ollie likes the trail best when he can take in the sights and stop to smell (and pee on) the flowers. After a few miles, we head over to Barking Springs (are we the only people…
  • Five Favorite: Palm Springs

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I am super excited to be leaving today to spend a week in Palm Springs with my sister. We rented a car and we’re starting in LA, spending a day at Disney Land, and then making our way to the desert. We’re even meeting up with my parents for a day, who are in the area house-hunting. (Everybody keep your fingers crossed!) I’ve never been, so I hope it’s everything these photos make it seem. via ModFruGal via The House That Lars Built via inthralld via Studio DIY via Architectural Digest ©2014 Oh Hey. All Rights Reserved. Oh Hey sometimes contains sponsored content, paid…
  • Worthy of the Week

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Worthy of the Week Big changes around here! What do you think of the new design? It makes me happy. 29 ways to use my favorite emoji. Turbo the two legged chihuahua is everything. I am so terrible at remembering names. So terrible. Is this for real? 50 novels by women under 50. Get reading! Penguin slap fight! I was obsessed with Julia Child when I was little so this new book is about the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. I used to watch her show and eat cheese and crackers every afternoon. Cannot wait for these glasses. Buying buying buying. Why it’s physically impossible to…
  • Head & Shoulders

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    No matter if your hair is short or long, curly or straight, you’ve probably suffered from a dry, itchy scalp. I know it happens to me whenever I over-style my hair or the seasons change and the weather bounces from one extreme to the other. Most times, I stay away from dark clothes and wear my hair in a ponytail because dandruff shampoo isn’t known for smelling the best. But Head & Shoulders Fresh Scent Technology is a new breakthrough formula that leaves you with 100% flake-free hair that smells amazing and is easy to style. The water-activated fragrance boost also helps to…
  • Austin Staycation: Lakeway Resort and Spa

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I was invited to be a guest at Lakeway Resort and Spa. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this blog possible! I have a confession to make. I’ve lived in Austin for over four years and I’ve never seen Lake Travis. I realize how ridiculous this sounds. I mean, it’s a lake. In the city where I live. How could I miss it? Well, there’s no missing it at Lakeway Resort and Spa. The resort is tucked away in an upscale residential area that’s far enough from the city to feel like a vacation but close enough for a weekend getaway. All…
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    YourTango | The Latest Smart Talk About Love

  • Why Did Brangelina Get Married If They Were Already Committed?

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:29 pm
    When Brad and Angelina started living together they believed they didn't need a little piece of paper to prove to the world they are going to be together forever. Many children and one serious health scare later, however, now they are married. They also stated that they wouldn't marry until everyone else could, throwing their mega-watt star power behind LGBT marriage right efforts. But they walked down the aisle anyway. So, what happened? Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • Want Him To Fall For You? Make Him Feel Safe

    rori raye
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    What makes a man fall for one woman and not another? She's the one who makes him feel accepted for who he is, warts and all. Unless you can create this safety with a man, he will not be able to let his guard down with you...and share the emotional intimacy required for a lasting relationship. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • Tinder Is Too Harsh For Me! I Hate Swiping Left On Your Soul

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Looking for love on Tinder is complicated. Here are the men you meet while online dating and the reasons why a gal like me would swipe left. You're welcome. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • My Boyfriend Cheated On Me ... With A Man

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    What happens when your boyfriend is cheating on you with a guy? One woman reveals how the man she thought was her soul mate was really gay and using her as a cover: Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • 5 Weird Things Couples Do When They're In Love

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Usually, Reddit is where I find my daily dose of hilarious and often inappropriate meme images. But recently, a friend pointed me toward thread on Ask Reddit where couples shared the cute weird things that made them fall in love. And the whole thread is cute and weird and basically just one big love fest. Much like a unicorn, snuggling a narwhale surrounded by an entourage of bunnies and kittens. But in a world where love is often cynical and relationships can turn from sweet into knife-throwing in 60 seconds, I thought it would be a good idea to remind you all that love really is the reason…
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    Female Forum

  • 10 Things to Think About When Making a Birth Plan

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

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

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

    10 Jul 2014 | 5:37 pm
    If you have trouble keeping even a cactus alive and healthy in your home, you probably have given up on houseplants. Yet, don’t give up on them. They are a very nice addition to a home and they give their growing areas personality. Houseplants are also good for the air. The good news is even people with black thumbs can successfully have houseplants—without killing them—if the right types of plants are selected and general care tips are followed. Easy, Hard-to-Kill Houseplants The following plants are hardy and you don’t have to be a master gardener to keep these babies alive.
  • A Guide to Setting Boundaries with Your Teen

    28 May 2014 | 1:19 pm
    The teenage years can be difficult on both parents and teenagers. Teens are ready to display their independence, yet they are still dependent on their parents. While teens may act like they can handle things, they are still developing their identities and having boundaries in place is necessary. Boundaries give structure and provide safety. They also help guide teens along the right paths as they progress into adulthood. Talk to your teen about the boundaries you are setting and tell them the reasons for each one. Teens are more likely to stay within their boundaries if they understand why…
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    She Takes on The World

  • Relationship Advice…For Your Small Business

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

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

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

    Natalie MacNeil
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    A note from Natalie: My team and I are taking a sabbatical for the remainder of the summer, so we’re bringing back some of our greatest hits for you to experience for the first time or enjoy again… Summer’s always a great time for catching up on reruns! We’ll be back in the fall with some amazing new episodes for you! Today’s episode focuses on a reader question via Facebook. Rosie-Leigh, who is offering nutrition counseling through an online business, contacted me because she wants to know how to make more money in her business. Does this sound familiar? She writes, “Natalie…
  • Can A Sabbatical Help You Soar?

    Natalie MacNeil
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Gone swimmin’ here at She Takes on the World…   If you’ve been in my community for a little while you probably know that every once in a while my team and I take a sabbatical. I love having this time to reflect, refocus, and recharge our batteries so that we can be of highest service to you. I actually first got this idea from my friend Danielle LaPorte who also does a yearly sabbatical with her team to go away and create brand new stuff and rebirth products that they’ve offered in the past. Likewise, when we come back, I’ll have a bunch of new awesome stuff for you and…
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    The Eloquent Woman

  • 11 famous speeches by women about work from The Eloquent Woman Index

    Denise Graveline
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    Women's work is never done, they say--making it a natural topic when women give speeches. I've chosen 11 famous speeches by women about labor and work in advance of Labor Day, all from The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women. The work in question runs the gamut. These speeches touch on everything from "leaning in," ironing and mommy-tracking to garment workers, coal miners, engineers, attorneys and more. Success and failure, discrimination and how to support workers are all themes in these modern and historic speeches. Click through for text, video or audio where available, and…
  • Insights from 7 speakers and speechwriters: Our Inside Voice series

    Denise Graveline
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    Inside Voice is the interview series in which we ask speakers and speechwriters to share their public speaking insights. They dish storytelling, delivery skills, audience behavior, timing, stress, content, research, rhetoric and much more. Taken together, these seven frank interviews are a treasure trove of advice and encouragement for your own public speaking. Dip into these voices of experience:"Most speakers resist being vulnerable." TEDMED chief storytelling officer Marcus Webb says vulnerability is the key to authentic speaking."The listener will bring their own lens to your…
  • The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

    Denise Graveline
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see. Here's what I shared in the week just past:Fortunately, speakers have plenty: Here, some novel tips on how to use self-doubt to your advantage.Get news: Have you signed up for my free monthly newsletter, Speakers & Communicators?Solid structure: Prezi experts share tips on how to structure your…
  • Famous Speech Friday: Mindy Kaling at Harvard Law School's Class Day

    Denise Graveline
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    "I liked the way she takes on the 'I'm not qualified to speak' fear and makes it hilarious," said reader Cate Huston in recommending this speech for the blog. While I wouldn't advise you to use this much self-deprecation, you can pull it off when you're actress and comedian Mindy Kaling.In short order, she opens this 2014 Harvard Law School Class Day address by assuming she's getting a law degree, getting interrupted and corrected, poking fun that she's a Dartmouth grad and thus to be looked down upon, claiming she wanted to buy a speech online but was denied the use of her credit card...and…
  • Even famous speakers are made, not born: 4 examples

    Denise Graveline
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. President Bill Clinton. Lady Bird Johnson, a First Lady of the United States. Susan Cain, TED speaker. All seasoned, famous speakers who've reached millions with their oratory--the kind you'd call a "natural born speaker."But this quartet of famous speakers were all made, not born, that way. They started out as reluctant or over-enthusiastic speakers, had trouble getting a word out or even more difficulty reining themselves in--or remembering what they really wanted to say. And (you knew this was coming) they all turned around their speaking fortunes…
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    Parlour Magazine

  • Your Weekend Getaway In…Miami!

    Shannon Washington
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    A relaxing weekend trip in Miami? Yes Miami. Step away from the beach scene and take in the hidden city that we love for when we want to get away on a whim.
  • Ferguson Is in Flames, Mike Brown Is Dead But America Is Still My Home

    Hillary Crosley
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    As an American black woman, these last seven days have been so emotional that I cried this morning. I cried because I saw a photo of my friend’s daughter on first day of kindergarten and her little thrilled face at the things that she’s accomplished and what lies ahead. She’s hopeful and at almost 34,…
  • Travel Bites: Cheap+Chic Cruising, Hawaii History & More

    Shannon Washington
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:22 pm
    A 7-day cruse for under a grand, Curacao on the cheap and some amazing Hawaii travel history.
  • The Travel Seven: Shani Jamila

    Shannon Washington
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:21 am
    Whoever said that your creativity won't take you far was lying. See how Shani blends her artistic passion and travel wanderlust for a life that has taken her to over 35 countries and counting!
  • Passport: Oman, The Great Escape

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    While most head to the Middle East to visit the playground of the United Arab Emirates, many over look a quick side trip to another wealthy and luxurious Middle Eastern country, Oman. The country might not have the big name of its neighbor but it is well on its way. The culturally rich capital city of Muscat…
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  • What will your verse be? #theworldneedsart #artneedsyou

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

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

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

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

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

  • and the journey begins

    Joanne Wilson
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    We landed in Rome, picked up our car and got on the road to Il Pellicano.  You never feel refreshed when you get to Europe so we stopped to fill up the car and fill up on caffeine.  You can find good coffee at the roadside gas stations. Our first few days are being spent at Il Pellicano where we are literally chilling, reading, sleeping and eating.  We got to the hotel and went immediately to lunch with a few glasses of wine on the side.  Fried shrimp and calamari. Il Pellicano salad with mozzarella, tomatoes, greens and avocado.  Perfect. Took a long nap and then of course it was time…
  • Beyond The University, Why Liberal Education Matters by Michael Roth

    Joanne Wilson
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Yesterday we dropped off our kids at Wesleyan University.  The President of Wesleyan University is Michael Roth.  At the end of the day he speaks to the parents before they all depart leaving their children to begin their life as a student a Wesleyan.   This would have been the third time we saw Michael speak to the parents but the truth is we never showed up for the other two.  This time we went to hear the wrap up.   I am really glad we went. Having the head of the University speak about the experience that your child is about to embark on is powerful. Michael’s last book which…
  • A journey and the next chapter

    Joanne Wilson
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    I have been preparing for the empty nest chapter for the last 8 years.  Someone told me to look at my daily life and color code each of my activities.  I realized very quickly that a huge chunk of my time was devoted to the family.  That was fine for then but what would happen as each kid started to move out and begin their own life journey.  They would begin to rely on themselves not me and that huge chunk of time would become smaller and smaller until Josh went to college.  So I began a new journey for myself.  I had already been blogging and essentially leveraged that into angel…
  • Succotash

    Joanne Wilson
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Last salad of the season this year was a succotash.  So simple and so good.  You could almost throw anything in to this. 1 whole sweet onion chopped corn (as many ears as people you are feeding) frozen edamame beans (1 lb bag) 1 pint and a half of golden cherry tomatoes (you could use red) handful of basil chopped up lemon juice salt and pepper 1/2 cup of more of feta crumbled up Saute the onions in a pan with olive oil or butter.  I added the edamame in here and stirred until the it was warm (unfrozen).  Grill the corn on the BBQ and cut it off the cob when cool and add to the bowl.
  • Nicole Yeary, Ms. Tech, Woman Entrepreneur

    Joanne Wilson
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    As Just Works spreads its insurance plans into more small companies on a daily business I have been talking to the new head of sales to see where I can help.  I have made a few introductions and then he returned the favor by introducing me to Nicole Yeary.  He figured I would enjoy talking to Nicole about her business supporting women entrepreneurs.  I love that he sent me someone that I would should be talking to.  He was absolutely right.   Nicole has built an organization to help women start and scale their businesses in Chicago called MSTech. Nicole grew up in Ohio, east of…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • How Making A Financial Bucket List Can Lead To More Financial Freedom: #suntrustbucketlist

    Da Vinci
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Most people that know me can attest to the fact that I’m pretty good with money, over the years I’ve developed the discipline necessary to not spend or live above my means. I think fiscal responsibility is something we’re either taught by positive examples or learn through negative... The post How Making A Financial Bucket List Can Lead To More Financial Freedom: #suntrustbucketlist appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Find The Perfect Pair Of Jeans With The American Eagle Denim Guide: Win A $50 Gift Card!

    Da Vinci
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I received an American Eagle gift card as part of my relationship with the Quality Blue Community.  All opinions expressed are my own. Ok ladies, we’ve all been on the dreaded journey… you know the one “finding the perfect pair of jeans”.  To an amateur of fashion, or even a ... The post Find The Perfect Pair Of Jeans With The American Eagle Denim Guide: Win A $50 Gift Card! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Trying to Get Pregnant After 35? Learn the Risks and Benefits of Pregnancy in Later Life

    Da Vinci
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Not every couple decides to have children right away, and now that women have a strong presence in the work force, plenty of women are choosing to focus on a career before children. If you are trying to get pregnant after the age of 35, you may have been hearing reports on how difficult it is to ach... The post Trying to Get Pregnant After 35? Learn the Risks and Benefits of Pregnancy in Later Life appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Personal Finance Lessons We Learned From Our Parents

    Da Vinci
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Learning how to finance money and manage a healthy relationship with a budget is often an acquired skill that takes time to learn. For most people, learning how to invest and save for retirement can be a challenge and a difficult world to explore. Although finances may take time to understand, there... The post Personal Finance Lessons We Learned From Our Parents appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 5 Reasons Outlander Has Got Us Hooked!

    Da Vinci
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Many of you might remember us doing a post about 5 Reasons We Can’t Wait For Outlander To Start, now that the show is 2 episodes in and in full swing I can definitely say I’m hooked. I’m so hooked that I’ve been re-watching the first 2 episodes so I won’t suffer from wi... The post 5 Reasons Outlander Has Got Us Hooked! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Reigning as the Entrepreneur of Your Destiny: Inspiration from Career Contessa Founder Lauren McGoodwin

    Octavia Smith
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Octavia Smith talks to Lauren McGoodwin, Founder of Career Contessa – an interview series showcasing women's career stories – about Lauren’s experience with guiding women to reign as the entrepreneurs of their professional destinies.read more
  • Two German Ladies Make An Eco-IT Bag In Poland...

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    ...And maybe there is a revolution in that.Computers are the new social currency, and how we carry them around is as much our status as our choice between iOS and XP. Tatjana, from Germany, is the associate of mySTid and partner of Samka, the CEO of an innovative computer bag company based in Germany. Tatjana and Samka had been friends for years and lamented the inability to find trendy and sustainable bags for their busy corporate lifestyle.read more
  • Startup Diaries: From Farm Life to Glam Life

    Guest Author
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    SkinYoga is the brainchild of sister-trio: Radhika, Jagriti and Deepika. They were born in West Bengal in India and grew up in a 20-acre farm in Gujarat where they grew their own vegetables and milked the cows for their daily dairy. Later, they moved to other countries in order to pursue their respective college degrees. The transition from farm life to the concrete city life inspired them to create SkinYoga and to share with the world the importance of leading a yogic lifestyle.read more
  • Network to Net-Give?

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    How do you decide which of those invitations to networking events, to accept? Alyssa Jade McDonald discusses...read more
  • A Look into the Educational Technology Field: Kate Lewis, Commercial Director at Frog

    Adriana Galue
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Frog is a leading education technology solutions provider. Kate Lewis, Frog's Commercial Director kindly talked to Adriana Galue of her rise in becoming one of the leading figures at Frog, within an industry almost entirely dominated by men. With her vast experience spanning across several countries and working for some of the sector’s biggest businesses, Kate has helped shape a company that now has an annual revenue of £9.5m, offering learning tools to over 12million students, teachers and parents worldwide. read more
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    Marcia G. Yerman

  • A Conversation With Grace Graupe-Pillard

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

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

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

    Marcia G. Yerman
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) recently met in Dallas to discuss how to move their cities forward in order to meet the challenges before them. Topics included energy related issues, the impact of pollution, and climate change. EPA administrator Gina McCarthy was on hand to take part in a panel, where she expressed how leaders could avoid the animosity surrounding climate change by stressing the related concerns of health, safety, and economics. One of the leaders focusing on the environment and sustainability was Jim Brainard, the five-term mayor of Carmel, Indiana. Brainard…
  • Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958 -1971

    Marcia G. Yerman
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:22 am
    When I first walked into Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958-1971, I didn't immediately remember that the pristine space on Fifth Avenue was the site of an raucous opening I had attended decades ago for a 40th Anniversary Exhibition -- where Larry Rivers was present. Without the hecticness of a large crowd, there was a serenity that enabled me to see and be enveloped by the large-scale paintings (in addition to framed works on paper) in solitude, and with the advantage that an empty gallery allows. The premise of the show, as outlined in the press release, is to highlight a different time…
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    Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global

  • Meet Two Asia-Pacific finalists for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

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

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

    Laurel J. Delaney
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    The timing has never been better for businesswomen to get out of their own backyards and transition from local, regional or niche-market players into global players.  Here’s why. Women Are Ready to Take on the World The key:  It is evident that through export activities, women-owned firms grow more rapidly, hire more people, create more jobs and are more productive. Photo Credit: Jennifer Kumar Posted by:  Laurel DelaneyFiled under: Education, Enlighten Me!, global women entrepreneurs, Inspiration, Research Tagged: businesswomen ready to become global players, Laurel Delaney, take on…
  • Women Buck the Trend in Sri Lanka and Become Entrepreneurs

    Laurel J. Delaney
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Sri Lankan women. To achieve economic empowerment, women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka yearn for a successful career.  They also help their families, and the country, prosper.  Women entrepreneurship can contribute to a country’s development process in a number of ways. At an individual level, it creates employment opportunities for women.  Women seek entrepreneurship for many reasons.  While some women start a business based on an idea or innovation, or due to an unsatisfactory experience as an employee, others are compelled to start their own business due to ‘forced…
  • Stepping Stones to Prosperity for Kenya Women

    Laurel J. Delaney
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Empowering Kenyan women. It goes like this.  A New York-based social enterprise Bird & Stone sells jewelry and sends 15 percent of its profits to the SiSi Fund.  SiSi Fund: A micro-finance fund in Kitale, Kenya run by a nonprofit, it helps women, especially widows, get loans of anywhere from about $100 to $450 and learn business skills to start micro-enterprises ranging from fruit and vegetable stands to hair salons. Why do Kenyan women need money moreso than others in Kenya? Women, particularly widows, in Kenya, face a hard road.  When a woman is widowed, she traditionally…
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  • Birthdays at 35 versus 5

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

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

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:23 pm
    My blog is 6 years old today. Blogging is incredibly different today than it was when I first opened up that WordPress dashboard back then…in ways big and small, it’s not anything like it was. But I can’t understate how important this space, and the people I’ve met because of it, has been for me. I have had a place to express myself, to be silly, to mark milestones large and small, to record bits of my life–if for no one else, for me. And along the way, I have met some amazing people, and made some good friends. It’s been wonderful. So thank you, for…
  • Summer Thunderstorm

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    I woke up this morning, disoriented. I heard a rumbling, but couldn’t figure out what it was–dream? big truck? earthquake? My mostly still asleep brain couldn’t process what I was hearing. And then: CRRRRRRAAAAAAACCCCCCKKKKKK A giant peal of thunder shook the last shreds of foggy-headedness away. THAT was a noise I recognized, though we hear it incredibly rarely in San Diego. I love thunder when it’s a little bit away from where I am, the roll and rattle, the deep boom that vibrates through you. I reveled in the familiar, comforting sound for a minute, before realizing…
  • Bring Back the Words

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Let’s get this week’s prompts! (And don’t forget you can write about any prompt at any time!) 1. Look around you & write about something you see right now. 2. Exhale (whatever that makes you think of/want to write about) Enjoy!
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  • Butterflies Are Free, So May You Be

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

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

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

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

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:20 pm
    If you are a regular Here We Are reader, then you know that I live what I write, mean what I say, and say what I mean. When I came across this hiTask 7 Day info graphic, the "eat a frog" suggestion caught my eye. Not that I'm a fan of snacking on green reptiles, but the odd image is effective when applied to work tasks we often avoid. I knew I had to share it with you because after a long look at my TO-DO list, a fresh approach is as welcome as springtime tulips. If I'm experiencing this, then I suspect many of the busy women who read and listen to HWA are also in need of a post-winter…
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    Inter Press Service » Gender Violence

  • Nepal Landslide Leaves Women and Children Vulnerable

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

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

    Chau Ngo
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Abusers are often family members, making victims reluctant to report the violence. Credit: Boris Bartels/cc by 2.0By Chau NgoUNITED NATIONS, Aug 14 2014 (IPS)A veteran women’s rights activist, Patricia Brownell was still taken aback by the prevalence of abuse against older women she discovered during dozens of conversations she and her colleagues had with victims.They found that for every one official report of abuse made by agencies in New York State, there are 23 self-reports, with the abusers ranging from husbands, sons, daughters and other relatives to complete strangers.“In many…
  • Kenya’s Own ‘Erin Brokovich’ Changes Lives of Girl Survivors of Sexual Abuse

    Adam Bemma
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:20 am
    The Equality Effect brought together legal experts to pursue a class action lawsuit, which came to be known as the 160 Girls case, of girls who faced discriminatory police treatment, including police rape. The court ruled police must enforce the laws under the constitution, and properly investigate cases of defilement and rape. Courtesy: Fiona Sampson/Equality EffectBy Adam BemmaMERU, Kenya, Aug 11 2014 (IPS)Surrounded by endless rows of green tea plants, Mary carefully picked a leaf and placed it into a basket next to her. It seemed like an ordinary day at work for the 13-year-old girl from…
  • Former War Zone Drinking its Troubles Away

    Amantha Perera
    3 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Women and children are badly affected by the rise in alcohol consumption in Sri Lanka's Northern Province. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPSBy Amantha PereraDHARMAPURAM, Aug 3 2014 (IPS)Back in the day when the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ran a de-facto state in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, alcohol consumption was closely monitored, and sternly frowned upon.But after government forces destroyed the militant group in 2009, ushering a new era into a region that had lived through three decades of civil conflict, strict rules governing the brewing and sale of spirits have lost…
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    Modern B*a*g Ladies

  • Another Pillow Sham Upcycle Bag – Bang Bang

    Kim Lampe
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Here’s another easy Pillow Sham denim re-do.  BANG! BANG! I have several beige and white pillow shams I needed to dye them, as most people do not want white bags.  When I dyed a cotton/poly blend pillow sham with denim blue colored dye it looked like worn denim.  How fun! Here’s a quick picture pictorial on how to turn a white pillow sham into a worn denim tote bag. Cut out the back panels,leaving the outside trim, of the pillow sham to remove bulk. The pistol fabric is pretty unique.  BANG! BANG! This bag is for sale on our Esty store here.
  • Collecting Love Stories

    Kim Lampe
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    A woman contacted me through our Traveling Sanctuary Sisterhood Etsy store.   Her son’s preschool teacher was leaving due to health concerns.  She expressed what a huge influence she had been to her son.  She found one of our sisterhood bags in our store.  “I want to give her something special and I love this bag…it just spoke to me.” She wanted to know if I could gift wrap it and expedite the shipment. And this is what I love about owning a handcrafted business.  I have complete control over the extent I will take to deliver to a somebody who has trusted me to…
  • Upcycle a Pillow Sham into a Granny Chic Tote Bag

    Kim Lampe
    22 May 2014 | 10:57 am
    My sister Michelle showed me an idea she had for making a bag from a pillow sham she bought at a local resale shop.  She gave me a pillow sham and I started to experiment.  Here are the first three.  Two are available in our new Etsy store. Very nice Eddie Bauer Sham. I had to hand blanket stitch it together because it was too thick for the machine. Love how that turned out! Experimented with Tie Dye and Sharpies. Used two neckties as the straps. I'm using this bag to test the functionality. Loving it! Let's see how I made this bag. Some pillow sham’s back fabric overlap the…
  • How to Make Quality Hang Tags Using PowerPoint and Spoonflower.com

    Kim Lampe
    1 Nov 2013 | 11:53 am
    I am not mass producing Traveling Sanctuary Sisterhood Tote B*a*gs, as most are custom made.   I needed to come up with an attractive hang tag, but didn’t want to order a huge quantity, as I am still making changes to the content. I was using a postcard as the hang tag, but wasn’t completely happy with the how it was working with my product and brand.  I was also printing some supplemental paper tags which I was cutting out.  This was very time consuming and the ink is very expensive. I needed to simplify the content of the hang tag and find a way to economically print a small…
  • I Thank My Sisters. Our Journey of Self Discovery and Self Expression

    Kim Lampe
    17 Oct 2013 | 8:43 am
    My body of Self-expression, which cannot be separated from my experiences of others’ expressions.There is not one image here that I cannot connect to another persons expression. I am so filled with gratitude when I imagine the sisters that have been in my life.  I have a s(h)elf filled with experiences with amazing, courageous, brilliant, fun sisters.  Two pillars, one at each end, stand out.  One is from my childhood and one in from my middle age.  In large part they are the inspiration behind things I am putting my HEART into these days. In my memory Jana was the first person,…
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  • Do What Scares You Most

    JJ DiGeronimo
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    In a recent Fast Company article entitled 6 Women in Tech Share Theirs Stories, I was struck by one story in particular.  The first thing that amazed me was the fact that she is so brutally honest in her fears and thoughts of failure. And the second is the Epiphany that came from her fear. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” Eleanor Roosevelt I’m speaking of the VP of Sales for Pandora, Joanna Bloor. In short, she decided to follow a dream and move from Austin to San Francisco only to turn tail and run home just a few short days later. Whether it was a lack of confidence,…
  • Do We Really Need to be 100% Qualified?

    JJ DiGeronimo
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Women read instructions. Women ask for directions Women follow the rules In a recent Harvard Business Review article the author, Tara Sophia Mohr, states that women won’t apply for a job unless they feel they are 100% qualified whereas a man will apply if he is only 60% qualified. That is a significant separation. In the article, Why Women Don’t Apply for Positions Unless they are 100% Qualified, the author gives her thoughts as to why that is the case: First, it’s likely that due to bias in some work environments, women do need to meet more of the qualifications to be hired…
  • Are You Being Taken Seriously at Work?

    JJ DiGeronimo
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    In a recent article entitled Three Surprising Insights – an Events management article - women felt they are not being taken seriously on the job.  Women feel they aren’t being taken seriously: An astounding 20 percent of respondents indicated they felt their work isn’t taken seriously. “I think there’s still a tendency for people to look at women as the administrative staff instead of show management,” wrote one respondent. “On occasion you still get, ‘Can I talk to the show manager?’ asked with an undertone of ‘Who is the MAN in charge?’” Another wrote, “Some…
  • What Have You Learned Today?

    JJ DiGeronimo
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:04 am
    When we are in school, we can’t wait to get out. As you received your degree you may have even thought “I am never going to open a text book again for the rest of my life,” and yet there are so many things we can be learning. Learning is a life long endeavor; and not just new work skills but taking up a new language, learning accounting, social media or even auto mechanics. Education shouldn’t just be for the young. Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all…
  • Women Leaving S.T.E.M. Positions – Numbers Continue to Be Bleak

    JJ DiGeronimo
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    In the words of Fezzik from the Princess Bride…Inconceivable!   Not only are women under represented in some of the top technology companies in the world, they are also choosing to leave those positions. From a recent GeekWire mag article featuring the gender gap in tech fields, we learn: It’s easy to pin the lack of representation on a problem with the tech industry’s pipeline, but that belies the fact that women leave science, engineering and technical fields at a rate much higher than men. A 2011 study found that 15 percent of women who graduated with an engineering degree…
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    Women Unlimited Worldwide

  • 10 ways to a happy workspace

    Michelle Hawkins
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    Our state of mind is so important to our success at work. A positive, engaged brain has been heralded as the greatest source of competitive advantage in our modern economy. And it’s not hard to see why. Numerous studies have now shown that a positive mindset makes us more motivated, productive, creative, accurate and persuasive. It even makes us more resilient by strengthening our immune system, leading to less sick days and better overall health. Today, I’ll be looking at one easy place to start boosting your positivity – designing a happy working environment. If you’re at home…
  • The Secret to Success? Just be You.

    Jenny Boylan
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    Do you want to be your amazing self, share your unique talents with the world, get paid lots of money for it and be completely happy as a result? Then follow this path to success. The woman sat across the expansive, wooden desk from me, preparing to ask her final interview question.  “So Jenny,” she inquired, looking at me over the top rim of her glasses, “where do you see yourself in five years?” As soon as she asked it, I fought the urge to cringe outwardly. Instead, I maintained a professional-like expression, but thought: There it is…THE DREADED QUESTION. Up until this point,…
  • 5 reasons you’re not growing your business

    Joanna Pieters
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    To expand your business you need help. There’s only so much you can do on your own, and only so far your own skills will take you. What’s more, moving to a new level often means taking a big step: starting a new project, changing how you operate or opening up a new market. That means you have to bring in support, whether it’s the occasional freelancer or full-time staff. And that’s a huge block for many entrepreneurs and can stop you from growing your business. Learning how to find, delegate to and trust other people isn’t easy, but there’s no alternative…
  • Balancing business and family – how do you do it?

    Grace Marshall
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    It’s a challenge, no doubt about it. Children can be demanding, unpredictable and all-consuming. Come to think of it, so can a business. If you’re growing a business and a family at the same time, sometimes it feels like there’s just not enough of you to go around. It’s a learning curve for sure, and the more I work with different clients on this, and the more I deal with it in my own experience, the more I find that there is no one-size-fits-all perfect formula for balancing business and family. Some people find that strict boundaries work for them. Others will say…
  • Superwoman or Super Bonkers?

    Katie Day
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:22 am
    Your epitaph reads: I wish I’d spent more time doing the housework and looking after everyone else Yeah right! Like that’s going to be your wish. So, has the 21st Century really given us women what we want? Can we really be superwoman and ‘have it all’ or is it our time to find the balance in our lives and ask for what we want rather than assume we have to be brilliant at everything? How do you take your foot off the pedal and slow down? We are all so busy ‘doing’ that it seems impossible to pause for even a second and actually think about what we really want. So let me give…
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    Smart Women Travelers

  • You vs. Bed Bugs: Risk of Hotel Encounters

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

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

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

    Carol Margolis
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:41 am
    I always love visiting Toronto. In my opinion, they have one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. The post Photo of the Week: Toronto appeared first on Smart Women Travelers. Smart Women Travelers - A Pearl Revealed In Each and Every Trip
  • Thank You, Hotel Maid, for the Thank You!

    Carol Margolis
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    I am a prolific hotel maid tipper. Just about every day of every stay, I leave a tip for the hotel maid. I do this at hotels in North America as well as in countries where tipping is a custom. Sometimes I add a quick note of “Thanks” or “Gracias” or the local word for my gratitude; other times I simply leave the bills on the pillow. Very rarely, however, do I ever see a note of “Thanks” back from the maid. So I was most surprised and appreciative of this note: Thank You I hope you enjoyed your stay! Sanjuana Receiving this note was really special. While…
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    Angela's Clues | Angela Santomero: Daniel Tiger, Blue's Clues & Super Why

  • Back to School Daniel Tiger App

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

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

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

    Angela Santomero
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Hey parents. Remember when you first had a baby? That feeling of waiting and waiting to meet the baby and then she’s finally here!   Well, premiering a new show is NOT like that.   Premiering a new show is like loving your baby up for 4 years and then they finally go to preschool and share their brilliance with the world.   Premiering a new show is like THAT!     I want to thank all of you who welcomed Creative Galaxy with open arms.   I want to thank all of you who responded to the hard work from my team at Out Of The Blue Ent & so many other talented…
  • Creative Galaxy Premiere June 23!

    Angela Santomero
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Creative Galaxy!! Tonight’s the night of the big premiere. So excited to hear what everyone thinks of Out of the Blue Enterprises latest show for Amazon Studios. Much more to come!! xo Angela Angela's Clues | Angela Santomero: Daniel Tiger, Blue's Clues & Super Why
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  • Women Who Ask for Flextime Are Not Well Liked

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    Fri August 22, 2014 Women Who Ask for Flextime Are Not Well Liked By Padmini ParthasarathyBad news. Women who ask for the same work-life balance concessions that men do are not very well received. Assistant professor of sociology at Furman University Christin Munsch released a study on Tuesday about work-life balance discrimination. Apparently, men who make flexible work requests are perceived as more hardworking and likeable than women who make the same request.On the flip side, women who request to work from home or come in early and leave early for a few days are viewed as less committed…
  • Law and Order

    amy cross
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Wed August 20, 2014 Law and Order Copyright © 2014 VITAMIN W Media, all rights reserved.  This comic may not be reproduced or reposted without permission.  ferguson MO Rebecca Cohen gun rights right to bear arms protests gynotstar police brutality
  • The Trial That Made Rape a War Crime

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Fri August 15, 2014 The Trial That Made Rape a War Crime By Padmini ParthasarathySoldiers have raped and pillaged since the concept "soldier" and the act "war" have existed. However, using rape systematically as a tactic to destroy a population is a more recent invention. And international courts didn’t prosecute it as a crime against humanity until a horrific genocide in Rwanda that left an estimated 800,000 dead.  Documentary filmmakers Michele Mitchell and Nick Louvel are producing a film about the courtroom drama that unfolded. Jean-Paul Akayesu stood trial…
  • Best Non-Alcoholic Beverage Companies for Women: Consumers

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Mon August 11, 2014 Best Non-Alcoholic Beverage Companies for Women: Consumers By Anna Louie SussmanCONSUMERSWhen it comes to doing good, the big beverage companies are acting globally. Some, notably The Coca Cola Company, have made women the centerpiece of their corporate social responsibility. Coca Cola’s 5by20 initiative aims to empower women "across the value chain," from farmers to suppliers to retailers. Kraft and Unilever have partnered with the World Food Program to fund Project Laser Beam, which helps women farmers have acess to seeds, fertilizer, and loan credits.
  • Mad Men's Joan Encounters a Modern Office

    amy cross
    9 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Sat August 09, 2014 Mad Men's Joan Encounters a Modern Office Offices of the "Mad Men" era might seem pretty old fashioned with their rotary phones and white out. But today's workers haven't progressed so much, as you'll see in this "Funny or Die" video starring Christina Hendricks. Especially when it comes to the wage gap.  Sure, Joan might have smoked in the office and used a typewriter, but at least she became a partner in the firm—and  was able to share in the profits just as the big guys did. That level of ownership to this day is still pretty rare in the advertising biz. mad…
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    Business Growth through Intuitive Intelligence

  • Do You Know or Are You Guessing at How Your Business is Doing?

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

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

    7 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Have you ever said, gosh if I only knew then what I know now…? Who hasn’t right? We know we can never turn back time (no matter how much Cher sings about it) and the full picture hindsight gives you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Noticing Changes Through the Seasons [Business Flow]

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    When you revisit something over time, you can notice the changes. I paddle Lake Nockamixon near my home through all seasons (well, all the seasons that don’t involve a frozen lake!). Because I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What is Your Business’ Heartbeat?

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    Do you know the heartbeat of your business at any given time? You might even wonder sometimes, does my business even have a pulse? Much like your heart emits a pulse every minute of every day for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • My 5 Favourite Finds for August

    Kathryn Rossiter
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    It’s the last day of August (how did that happen??) and as usual that means I’m sharing my 5 Favourite Finds for the month today… And this month they all happen to be beauty products of one sort or another! Let’s get started…. 1. REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial with Vitamin C This product claims to be a 1 minute facial and at first I was doubtful – I mean how?? But after trying out this gel treatment a few times I can honestly say that it is amazing! The REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial is quick and easy to apply. And the results are immediate!! The product…
  • Women at Work – Yvette from Artesense

    Kathryn Rossiter
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Today I’m sharing another Women at Work interview. I’m going through a few changes “behind the scenes” in this department so I’m always interested to find out how other moms are managing their manic lives. This month we are meeting Yvette who is a mom of 2 little girls. She is based in Durban where she runs an online shop called Artesense selling handmade crafts – from jewellery, to art, to furniture! She calls herself a dreamer…. with a heart for the broken-hearted and poor and a passion for all things handmade! I love the care and effort that goes into…
  • NEW 6.5 kg Spindel

    Kathryn Rossiter
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:20 pm
    The life-changing Spindel laundry dryer is something I’ve mentioned on this blog a few times aver the past few years and so it’s only fitting that I share some exciting news with you: a NEW Spindel. Yes, the Spindel is now available is a bigger size – a 6.5kg capacity. Plus there are a few tweaks to the design, such as a recessed water spout and catch that keeps the lid up while loading, that make it even better than before. There’s never been a better reason to retire that electricity gobbling tumble dryer for good! The NEW Spindel 6.5kg offers a 40% greater load…
  • WIN: A R1000 gift voucher from Ackermans

    Kathryn Rossiter
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    It’s almost the end August which means it’s nearly Spring – great news for those of you who love sunshine! I’m a real summer baby and love soaking up the sun, and I also find it far easier dressing in sunny weather. Last summer one of my aims was to buy a few more dresses – long and short – they really do make dressing every morning so much easier. All you need to do is pick one and put it on. A pretty pair of pumps or sandals is the only other essential item (besides smooth legs of course!!) This spring/ summer season I’m definitely going to be…
  • The #LipstickEffect

    Kathryn Rossiter
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Whether we admit it or not most of us women love getting compliments, we may not know how to respond to them graciously but underneath our blushes we all love a little bit of love… Unfortunately compliments seem to be harder to come by as we get older…. and once there is a baby on the scene, well, you can forget it! What we as the new mom looks like (usually quite frightening) is irrelevant when there is a newborn baby to coo over!! Things go awry… we don’t feel great about ourselves so we don’t make an effort to look good, which means we don’t feel great…
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  • Rock Your Feminine Type to Rock Your Business

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    Rock Your Feminine Type To Rock Your Business is a wonderful guide to help you discover and flaunt your unique feminine superpowers. “You have Your Own Signature of Feminine Power. Find out what it is and how it can serve you and your business.” - Joy Balma One of the things I love most about this book is […]
  • Divine Feminine Spotlight Featuring Cindie Chavez

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Welcome to the Transformation Goddess Divine Feminine Spotlight for August! The intention of The Divine Feminine Spotlight 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 magical Cindie Chavez. Cindie is an intuitive […]
  • Beware The Story Snatchers

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    Enjoy this guest post by Transformation Goddess, Reba Linker… I’ve been working on re-writing my spiritual autobiography as part of my own healing, as part of my forthcoming book, Happiness is a Habit, and as part of what I offer as a coach. (No mountaintop guru here. I lead from the trenches – my journey […]
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  • PERFECTION- According To Beyonce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    3 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    President Obama signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act According to an analysis of White House staffer salaries done by The Washington Post, the White House has a gender-based wage gap. Per the Post analysis: the average male White House employee currently earns about $88,600 the average female White House employee earns about $78,400. more men hold higher-paying, more senior jobs in the White House than women do 87 men make more than $100,00 vs.  53 women According to White House officials quoted in the article, “men and women in the same roles at the White House are paid similar…
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  • NFL Toughens DV Policy; Emmys' Host Debases Latina

    WeNews staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that effective immediately there will be tougher penalties for any NFL employee found to have engaged in domestic violence or assault. Also this week, at the Emmys Bruce Rosenblum, chairman of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, asked actress Sofia Vergara to step onto a pedestal and show off her curves.
  • U.S. Hospitals Hinder Black Women's Breastfeeding

    Juhie Bhatia
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    The recent study finds that maternity centers may be part of the reason behind the country's racial breastfeeding gap. A film released this week, in honor of Black Breastfeeding Week, is aimed at changing the trend.
  • Report Urges U.K. Parties to Fix a Women Shortage

    WeNews staff
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    The U.K. has sunk to 65th place in global rankings of women's political representation. This report offers new annual data to explain the decline and urges parties to field more women in strategic races in 2015.
  • We Must Hear More from Ferguson's Mothers

    Kyler Sumter
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:40 pm
    As a black girl I'm way more interested in how mothers, grandmothers and sisters think we should respond to the protests, anger and distrust in Ferguson, Mo., after the killing of Michael Brown.
  • To Curb FGM, Our Project Focuses on the Cutters

    Juliet S. Sorensen
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:24 am
    This fall our pilot project in a town in Mali will test the premise that the women who perform female genital mutilation are also ready for a change. But first they need a new line of work.
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  • Cooling, Soothing Cannabis Cucumber Mint Lotion

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

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    One of the things you might have to endure if you are an autoimmune, AIDS, organ transplant, cancer or other kind of immune-compromised patient is the ever-looming specter of shingles coming to life. And in fact, shingles is exactly like a zombie. It lives in your dorsal root forever if you’ve ever had chicken pox. […] The post Cannabis Nerve Pain Salve – Yep, I had shingles. :( appeared first on .
  • The NHale Vape Pen: Review, Tips & Tricks

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Recently the NHale company sent hempista.com one of their nice vape pens for review. I love trying new devices because it seems like they all have features that make them different from the next brand. NHale does have some interesting features that I enjoyed! These are big vape pens — like the size of you […] The post The NHale Vape Pen: Review, Tips & Tricks appeared first on .
  • Ginger Orange Blossom Bhang

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    In the spring here in California the orange trees burst into blossoms that are so rich in fragrance you can smell them everywhere. Yes, even in the drought the trees gave us blossoms and fruit this year. The blossoms are a fine beauty and culinary ingredient, fresh or dried. When they are fresh they make […] The post Ginger Orange Blossom Bhang appeared first on .
  • Fresh Asian Mango Hemp Rolls

    11 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Hemp seed has always been a staple in our kitchen, not only because it’s from my favorite plant but because it is so versatile. If you thought that smoothies were the only thing you could do with hemp seed, well, think again! Hemp seed lends itself to replace meat or soy in a lot of […] The post Fresh Asian Mango Hemp Rolls appeared first on .
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  • Tienes un mensaje nuevo en tu bandeja de entrada

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Hola, Hay un mensaje sin leer de tu amigo/a esperando por ti. Haz click aquí para ver el mensaje: a.iqelite.com/j/hRfp5O/4ln/?hg=saRmSldQJH Saludos, El equipo de IQ Elite
  • It still feels like 2013 never really started. That’s...

    31 May 2013 | 1:18 pm
    It still feels like 2013 never really started. That’s probably a sign that I am still fucked up. Five months into the supposedly new year, the year my life is supposed to begin anew or something like that, and I have been living in standstill since I don’t even know when. Berlin is lovely and depending on who you ask, I have been waiting weeks, months, years to be here. Moving countries wasn’t a mistake, yet I can’t shake this persistent feeling that I have arrived too late to a party thrown in my honor. The perfectionistic side of me will not relent. She says I would have been…
  • The Saudi Marathon Man : The New Yorker

    17 Apr 2013 | 12:50 pm
    The Saudi Marathon Man : The New Yorker: A twenty-year-old man who had been watching the Boston Marathon had his body torn into by the force of a bomb. He wasn’t alone; a hundred and seventy-six people were injured and three were killed. But he was the only one who, while in the hospital being treated for his wounds, had his apartment searched in “a startling show of force,” as his fellow-tenants described it to the Boston Herald, with a “phalanx” of officers and agents and two K9 units. He was the one whose belongings were carried out in paper bags as his neighbors watched; whose…
  • Boston

    15 Apr 2013 | 1:51 pm
    I couldn’t get out of Boston soon enough when I was in the midst of leaving the country in January. I wanted nothing to do with the city any longer, and I felt like there was nothing left for me there. But of course there’s something I left behind, or I wouldn’t be this upset, this much of a wreck that I interrupted a family dinner to shove a smart phone in my boyfriend’s face. Surprisingly right now, I actually miss Boston. I even wish I were there. I feel something I didn’t think I was capable of feeling anymore. Homesickness. Powerlessness. I don’t know,…
  • I wanted to let you know that your blog has been a great source of comfort to me, though I've only popped in from time to time in the last few years. I was also socially ostracized in college (on a much smaller scale) when I was unhappy. Since then, I've felt that I'll never regain the confidence that I'd need to pursue my ambition of becoming an academic, a belief that my ideas could matter. Your passion and courage are so inspiring. They make me think I could be stronger, too.

    15 Apr 2013 | 9:19 am
    I think you’ve already demonstrated your strength by sharing this story (which I have been terribly tardy in responding to - my apologies). Hopefully, in writing me this message, you can recognize that the people who ostracized you were wrong in their actions and especially in their opinion. Your ideas DO matter. This note mattered to me, and I’m sure it will matter to someone else who is reading. I have been told many times that my work and writing are passionate and courageous, but if I am brave, it is only because I am continually humbled and inspired by others who have overcome far…
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    Women's Refugee Commission - Women's Refugee Commission - Blog

  • Ebola: Nondiscriminatory Virus, Uneven Burden

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

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

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

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

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Sifa Mateso's father passed away when she was in primary school. Her mother was left alone to care for her and her sibling. At age 14, Sifa decided to get married. "I thought I could make a better life and assist my mother and my sibling," she explains. "My mother faced many difficulties. The situation at home was getting worse every day." Soon after her first child was born, Sifa's husband began to abuse her, both physically and emotionally. She divorced him, packed up and headed back home with her child. Read the blog by Kulsoom Rizvi of the International Rescue Committee, about an…
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  • On Never Getting Old

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

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

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

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

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    19 Sep 2013 | 1:02 pm
    Sean and I have a busy life with work, five kids between us, a new home to decorate, and a wedding to plan. So last weekend when Sean brought up we should be Christmas shopping now to keep holiday craziness to a minimum, I immediately wondered how we would find the time. I have never […] Click to read the entire post.
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  • Travel to the Heart of the California Wine Country

    Natasha von Geldern, Travel the World
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Is your dream to travel to the heart of the California Wine Country and spend time exploring what some have called, “a wine-lovers paradise”? Then today is your California wine country travel day! Nestled in this so-called paradise in the heart of the California wine country is the 8WD project director, Catherine and her 8WD […] Related Posts: Wine Travel: The AVAs of California Wine Travel Dream: The Wineries of Healdsburg California Who Else Wants a Sonoma Wine Country Trip? Wine Travel Dream: Healdsburg Wine Routes Monday Off: Santa Barbara and Paso Robles Wine…
  • How Motivational Speakers Get Great Testimonials

    Kelly Swanson, Do Public Speaking
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Let Other People Sell You As A Motivational Speaker The most powerful way to get business as a motivational speaker is from people who have seen you speak. Most clients prefer to book speakers they’ve seen before. This isn’t always possible. So the next best thing for them is to talk to other people who […] Related Posts: Motivational Speaker Shares The Power In Testimonials Top 10 Things a Website Should Include For Motivational… Motivational Speakers Get More Business When They Motivate… 20 Steps To Get Started As A Motivational Speaker A Great Resource For…
  • Your Big Dream Lives Just Outside Your Comfort Zone

    Sue Levy, Empower Women
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Happy Thankful Thursday dreamers! This week I am grateful for when life forces you out of your comfort zone. It was motivational speaker and best-selling author, Denis Waitley, who once said, “A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with […] Related Posts: Your Dream Is Waiting Right Outside Your Comfort Zone Motivational Speakers Are Scared To Death Too Does Trying a New Fitness Class Scare You? Motivational Speaker Success Requires that You Create a… When Reaching for Your Dreams…
  • Finding Happiness in Helping Others Find More Joy

    Lisa Powell, Get Happy
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The inspiration came while driving a few weeks back, and I’ve been doing the groundwork to make it all happen. I am finding happiness right now in creating a program that is specifically designed to help others find more joy, to beat the blues, and to create lives they love. I believe part of my […] Related Posts: Finding Happiness When Others Around You Are Struggling 5 Steps to Reconnect with Your Joy To Live Your Dreams Practice Loving Yourself Unconditionally Taking A Leap Forward on A Longtime Dream Sign Up For My 30 Days To A Happier Ever After The post Finding Happiness in…
  • Fitness Trainer Motivates Others With Their Fitness Dreams

    Heather Montgomery, Get Fit
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    There is a point in every fitness dreamer’s path when they realize that they are helping others. As your fitness trainer, this has been a slow realization that it’s already happening. My racing experience has always been a singular experience. Not from a selfish perspective, but from an inability to torture my friends into participating. […] Related Posts: Get Fit Over 40 By Hiring a Coach Group Fitness Certification: Progress on Dream Goals Fitness Dream: Why I Love Being a Trainer Are You Slacking Off On Your Fitness Dream? Your Dream Is Waiting Right Outside Your Comfort Zone…
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  • How Making A Financial Bucket List Can Lead To More Financial Freedom: #suntrustbucketlist

    Da Vinci
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Most people that know me can attest to the fact that I’m pretty good with money, over the years I’ve developed the discipline necessary to not spend or live above my means. I think fiscal responsibility is something we’re either taught by positive examples or learn through negative... The post How Making A Financial Bucket List Can Lead To More Financial Freedom: #suntrustbucketlist appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Find The Perfect Pair Of Jeans With The American Eagle Denim Guide: Win A $50 Gift Card!

    Da Vinci
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I received an American Eagle gift card as part of my relationship with the Quality Blue Community.  All opinions expressed are my own. Ok ladies, we’ve all been on the dreaded journey… you know the one “finding the perfect pair of jeans”.  To an amateur of fashion, or even a ... The post Find The Perfect Pair Of Jeans With The American Eagle Denim Guide: Win A $50 Gift Card! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Trying to Get Pregnant After 35? Learn the Risks and Benefits of Pregnancy in Later Life

    Da Vinci
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Not every couple decides to have children right away, and now that women have a strong presence in the work force, plenty of women are choosing to focus on a career before children. If you are trying to get pregnant after the age of 35, you may have been hearing reports on how difficult it is to ach... The post Trying to Get Pregnant After 35? Learn the Risks and Benefits of Pregnancy in Later Life appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Personal Finance Lessons We Learned From Our Parents

    Da Vinci
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Learning how to finance money and manage a healthy relationship with a budget is often an acquired skill that takes time to learn. For most people, learning how to invest and save for retirement can be a challenge and a difficult world to explore. Although finances may take time to understand, there... The post Personal Finance Lessons We Learned From Our Parents appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 5 Reasons Outlander Has Got Us Hooked!

    Da Vinci
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Many of you might remember us doing a post about 5 Reasons We Can’t Wait For Outlander To Start, now that the show is 2 episodes in and in full swing I can definitely say I’m hooked. I’m so hooked that I’ve been re-watching the first 2 episodes so I won’t suffer from wi... The post 5 Reasons Outlander Has Got Us Hooked! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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  • Women we love: Gay Edelman

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

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

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

    Ann Daly
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:42 am
    top 10 reasons women hire a coach | AnnDaly.com Here’s a digest of the daily coaching reminders I shared online this week. (For even more coaching advice, connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.) Do the work. Everything else is gravy. Inaction is not a confidence problem. It’s an inaction problem. The question is not, “Can I do it?” The question is: “Can I figure out how to do it?” Stop whining about not being “confident.” Instead, work to become a better learner. Pay attention to your body. Your body is your early-detection warning system. Nothing…
  • How my coaching client got a 40% raise

    Ann Daly
    9 Jun 2014 | 12:50 pm
    My coaching clients inspire me every single day. So when the Jill Abramson story broke, I took to heart the courage and confidence of a young client who recently stood up for her worth. I wrote an Op-Ed piece to share her success story, and the Austin-American Statesman published it this past Sunday. In case you’re not a premium subscriber to the Statesman online, I’ve published the entire piece here. Please help spread the word of what’s possible by sharing this post all the women you know! We may never know for sure whether the dismissal of Jill Abramson as executive…
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    World Of Female

  • Brand Rehab: What To Do When Bad Things Happen To Good Brands

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

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

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Good jewelry doesn’t have to cost a million bucks. In fact, there are several places that you can find fashionable pieces in a variety of styles at prices that can... Read more »
  • Make Money in Gold and Jewels with these Ideas

    4 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Any savvy investor needs to have commodities as part of their total investment portfolio. Gold tends to be the number one commodity to invest in. Should you choose to collect... Read more »
  • 10 Best Love Songs of All Time

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:19 pm
    It’s February, a time when most people’s thoughts turn to romance. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, you can’t escape hearing love songs on the radio at this time... Read more »
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    a spot of whimsy

  • It's a Date.

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

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

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

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    12 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    Just under the wire on the week, here's my hometown shower post thrown by my mama and sister.  A tea party theme with special little details (like favorite books used as centerpieces!) and lovely ladies to catch-up with.   And there you have it :)  Have a wonderful weekend.xo. di.*images property of Diane Crary
  • Life Last Week | June 10, 2014.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    10 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    What a weekend!  I still need to catch up on sleep.  I'll have a full post of pictures from my gorgeous bridal shower, but in the meantime, here's some highlights from prep-work, family time and wonderful gifts.  Glimpses.{Watching my sister arrange the florals for my shower.  They were gorgeous!}{Final preparations for one of our shower games: who has C-Rex?}{High school girls at the showa}{Thank you gifts to mom and sister for a gorgeous shower}{"LOVE" books, a gift from the shower :)} {Amazing basket of new bathroom decor from my sister}{Triple Crown hopes,…
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    Witches' Brew | White Jesus Approved

  • Brew Review: Moisturize & Shine with Teadora + GIVEAWAY

    Witch Hazel
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    Is your hair fried, dyed and laid to the side from too much summer sun, salt, chlorine and sweat? Then, run, don’t walk, to enter our latest beauty giveaway. One lucky winner will get the all-natural, sulfate-free, vegan shampoo and conditioner from Teadora, a $60 value. Jump over to my review at Beautiful Brown Girls to find out how Teadora worked for me, and enter the giveaway below. a Rafflecopter giveaway Good luck! Thanks to Teadora for sponsoring the giveaway. I received the products in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. Want more Witches’ Brew?
  • Brew Review: Banish Gray Hair with Rootstix + GIVEAWAY

    Witch Hazel
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Let’s talk about something you may be in denial about. Something you may be tucking under your headwrap or your weave in an attempt to just forget about it. That something is GRAY HAIR! We all probably have a few. I have more than a few and I’ve just gotten lazy about covering them. If you’re lazy, on a budget or simply can’t color your hair (I hear the preggo people shouldn’t do that), then you need to try Rootstix. It’s an easy, affordable way to keep your grays covered. I tested it out for you and I’m giving one away. Hop on over to my review on…
  • Brew Breakdown: “Atlanta Exes”

    Fleur Delacour
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    I just watched Atlanta Exes online at my desk (yes I’m trife) which quietly premiered last night on VH-1. Three words: de-press-ing! First of all, I don’t relish any type of break-up, especially the demise of black love, but these chicks are seemingly defining themselves solely by their breakup and the strength of their exes’ identity. Super sad and uncomfy to watch.  Think bootleg “Waiting to Exhale”, mixed with “Love & Hip Hop” and a pinch of  “Single Ladies”. It’s like Mona Scott and Terri McMillan had a lesbian one night…
  • WTF? Files: Kim Kardashian Inks #Selfie Book Deal

    Witch Hazel
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Kim Kardashian is raking in millions with her nonsensical mobile app. Soon, she’ll be sitting on millions more, thanks to a new book o’selfies that hits shelves next spring. “Selfish” (how fitting!?!) will feature more than 300 pages of Kim being, well, vapid Kim. The book was reportedly inspired by a collection of selfies she took for her new hubby for Valentine’s Day. But, nothing is just for Kanye’s eyes. Natch, the book will be sold to the public in April of next year. “Selfish” will set you back $19.95 for the same crap you can see on…
  • Rocsi: Fetch Team Trade?

    Fleur Delacour
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    My Fetch Club Franchise Players have always been rock solid; LaLa Anthony, Rocsi “pick-an-accent” Diaz and Miss Keri Behbeh! Now, in case you’re new around these here parts, we call anyone “Fetch” who is just annoying as the song “Happy” was the 9344th time you heard it, or someone whose presence, smile and the way they spell their name is just irritating at fock. Which is how Rocsi got drafted. Now, there are more members out there; some are secret like the Il-loo-mi-nati and sometimes they switch out, sort of like a Fantasy Football League for…
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  • Open my eyes to your wonders anew

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

    24 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I make money doing presentations. Yes I have an off-line job, and no it’s not “professional presentation speaker.” Basically whether it is for trainings or for presentations to clients or potential clients, I need my computer to help me earn my bread and butter. There was a time I would go to make presentations, and I did my best not to be embarassed by my laptop. The laptop case was cracking, the laptop charger was splitting, and to make matters worse the keyboard stopped working, so I had to buy an external keyboard. For weeks I contemplated how I would get a new laptop,…
  • 17 things I love about my husband

    17 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    The number 17 has always been a special one for me, my birthday, the day I graduated, and the day I got married. Today is my one year anniversary, and I must say that I feel like the luckiest girl in the world that I get to share life with this man that I call my husband, my boo, my best friend… So I wanted to dedicate this post to him and share these 17 things about him that make me want to be a better person 17. My husband is a great friend to everyone. Everyone knows that if Kehinde is your friend, he is your friend. He will always have a listening ear, and he is always willing to…
  • There’s enough space in the sky

    5 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    There’s enough space in the sky for all the birds that want to fly, and all the stars that want to shine, and there’s enough space at the top for the people that are willing to do the work. I’m often amazed at how quickly we hoard information, or try to jeopardize other people’s successes because we think that will make us more successful than others. But what I see time and time again is that it’s the generous people that have all around success, while the stingy people continue looking for more and are never quite satisfied. No matter what your desire is,…
  • Life is not fair

    9 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    When my ex (the one I wanted to marry) ended up getting married years before I did, I was angry and bitter. I felt that God wanted me to end the relationship, and since I (capital I) did the hard work of ending the relationship, I felt that I deserved to be married and happy before he was. But you know, life is not fair. I remember as a child we always talk about how things are not fair, and adults often told us that life is not fair, and we just had to deal with it. Lately I’ve been really thinking about how unfair life can be. Some people have more privileges than I do, and I have…
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    Girlilla Warfare

  • Wake Up, Sistahs – GIRLilla Warfare IS Back

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

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

    2 Jun 2014 | 10:03 pm
     By E.J. Gordon The term “Middle Age” immediately conjures up a milieu of knee braces, balding heads, and AARP subscriptions. But by definition, once you’re around 40 or so, you’re considered middle aged. It seems these stages of life are more about where you are rather than how old you are, so using that way of thinking, once your kids aren’t babies anymore, once you’ve started running your kids from school to the ortho to baseball practice, once you’ve said at least once, “Wow, I can’t drink like that anymore,” once you’ve seriously considered a cortisone injection to…
  • SUN Of A Bitch: 4 Steps To A SEXY (and Safe) Summer

    26 May 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Arden Edelcup (aka: GIRLilla Warfare’s “Beauty Babe”) “If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: Who Cares?” ― Tina Fey, Bossypants How gleeful are we that the long awaited yummy warmth of the sun is finally here. For those of us residing in the Midwest, the gloom and arctic air lingered for eternity. Now we can peel off those layers of itchy wool sweaters, and bask in the glow of the sun. Here comes the buzz kill — the sun is a sneaky friend.  She will woo you with her tingly warmth and promise you a youthful…
  • The Emotion Train: When Graduation Hits Home

    19 May 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Debby Shulman (who is photographed with her eldest son Joey, aka: The Graduate) This May has proven to be a wild ride on the emotion train. Some years are like that, in which we have to acknowledge that this month represents huge transitions for our kids graduating from high school and college … and even those who are moving on to high school. The flurry of commencement photos and my own son’s graduation from college has left us kind of scratching our heads and wondering how this all happened when we weren’t looking … It’s that quick blink and all of the sudden you’re watching…
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    Women You Should Know®

  • We’re Off To The Beach…

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Enjoy the last official beach weekend of summer 2014. See you in September! The post We’re Off To The Beach… appeared first on Women You Should Know®.
  • The Most Important “Sexy” Model Video Ever

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    New York City fashion models came prepared to shoot a sexy commercial. Then they were asked to do the impossible… According to NPR, “A [Save The Children] staffer lamented, ‘Moms and kids dying is just not a sexy issue.’ And from those words a sexy ad was born.” Their point: the issues facing mothers and children aren’t “sexy,” but they deserve everyone’s attention. #SOWM The Woman Who Saved The Children “The only international language in the world is a child’s cry,” said Eglantyne Jebb, the unlikely founder of Save the…
  • L’Oréal USA Becomes First Company in U.S. to Receive EDGE Gender Equality Certification, But What About #TruthInAds

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    Earlier this week, on Women’s Equality Day, mega beauty brand L’Oréal USA announced that it is the first company in the U.S. to be certified with the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) global standard for workplace gender equality. Launched at the World Economic Forum in January 2011, the EDGE assessment is the only business certification for gender equality in the workplace that is universally applicable across industries and countries. According to the company press release, “For the past six months, L’Oréal USA has been participating in EDGE’s certification process,…
  • 14-Year-Old Meghan LaPlante Catches Rare Blue Lobster

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Fourteen-year-old Meghan LaPlante may have one of the coolest summer jobs we’ve heard about. For the last eight years, along with her dad and brother, Meaghan catches lobsters off the coast of Maine and sells them to customers through her home business, Miss Meghan’s Lobster Catch. Meghan currently has a student lobstering license which allows her to maintain 150 traps. Working hard one day emptying her load, Meghan pulled out a very rare, vivid blue lobster. Only about a 1 in 2 million lobsters are blue. The unusual color is caused by genetic mutation that leads to excessive production…
  • Carefree Gives Us A More Real Take On Periods

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Carefree, the feminine hygiene brand, has released a series of videos promoting its new Australian website, and there’s nothing typical about them. Instead of cringing, we are laughing our asses off! You won’t see any blue liquid or women wearing white bikinis walking down the beach here. There’s no talk about “freshness” or the lack thereof. Instead, we get to meet Harmony Freebush, Fanny Glitterwinkle and Stefan Van Der Blöed, the period whisperer. The hosts offer us “lectures” on feminine hygiene, tampons and general period care. For so many years (like forever),…
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    Its All About Women!

  • What Your Numerology Name Can Tell You

    Blair Gorman
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Numerology is a look into how numbers affect our life, our personality, and everything else in between. However, the numbers in your numerology profile are not made up. Each number is a representation of something about you. This includes your name which is sometimes referred to as your ‘numerology name’. Your Name and Your Numerology Profile Several numbers in your numerology profile can be sourced from your name. Foremost among them is your Expression Number and your Soul Urge Number. There are also other numbers in your numerology profile which are derived from your full name,…
  • Top 3 Reasons Why Men Lie & What To Do About It

    Michael Fiore
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Why can’t guys just tell the truth? Why do they need to lie to you, the woman they love? Whether it’s the little things (that don’t even really matter), as well as important issues in your relationship that depend on an honest conversation… Why can’t men simply tell the truth? There are 3 main reasons that men lie to women — and understanding them can be the key to getting them to open up to you and giving your relationship a chance to work. 1. The First Reason Why Men Lie Sometimes men lie to you because they don’t think you want to hear the truth. Have…
  • Could You Be Suffering from Thyroid Problems?

    Tom Brimeyer
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Could you be suffering from thyroid problems and not know it? Do you have difficulty losing or gaining weight? Are you fatigued often? Is your skin or hair becoming very dry or brittle, or even severely falling out? You could have thyroid problems. The thyroid gland plays a very important role in your ability to metabolize food, store energy, manage weight and control body heat. Believe it or not, it’s also a key factor in your ability to think, sleep, talk and be healthy. Read on to learn more about the many thyroid symptoms women experience when your thyroid is out of balance. What is…
  • The One Thing All Women Want… But Are Ashamed To Admit

    Andrea Albright
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Have you ever thought that wanting to look better means you’re inexcusably vain? That maybe you are being arrogant or selfish to want a rockin’ hot body? As a natural weight loss coach, I’m here to tell you there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best and after listening to thousands of women over many years… I know there’s one part of their body that women want to look better. But sometimes they are too ashamed to admit it because they think that it might sound selfish… What part of the body am I talking about? Well, just about every woman on the planet secretly wants a…
  • This ONE Simple Secret About Happiness Could Change Everything…

    Denise ONeill
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I have a quick question for you: do you feel happy right now? At this moment? Or do you find yourself thinking that you’ll be happier only when you get married and have kids… When your kids are all grown up… When you get that dream job… When you retire… Or that all time favorite – when you lose 10 pounds! If you’re waiting to be happy “when…” you’re in good company. Most of us go through life believing that we’ll find happiness only when we’ve overcome challenges or achieved our next goal. This sweet, heartwarming video will show you that you don’t need to wait to…
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    The Indie Chicks

  • Saturday Link-Up

    The Indie Chicks
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Time for Link-up Saturday! We know you’re a busy little badass, but that shouldn’t mean missing out on articles you love every week, should it We’re putting together this week’s best reads for you so you don’t have to go...
  • Relationship Quick Tip #3: Sex Isn’t a Bargaining Tool

    Julie Zantopoulos
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    STOP lording sex over your man. Yes, it’s the most effective weapon in your arsenal but you have to stop depending on it! I’m serious, I see you rolling your eyes and sighing loudly, but this is no joke. Not...
  • Epic Dating Fail: A Kiss, a Flooded Bathroom and a Box of Twinkies

    Chiara Mazzucco
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I kind of pressured him into going out with me. I’m not ugly or anything; I’m just really in-your-face, especially when I’ve run out of guys to crush on. He was cute, socially awkward and had absolutely no sense of...
  • Make Love and Busy Life Work

    Guest Contributor
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    I’m an indie singer/songwriter and a couple years ago I was in the middle of a very heavy touring schedule. I had just gotten home from a run of shows and had to leave town again the next day. Tired,...
  • How to Rock Any Event Like A Pro

    Random Girl
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    As a single girl with a wide circle of friends, I find myself with invitations to a myriad of events, parties, and Girl’s Nights Out on a fairly regular basis. I’ve never been categorized as “shy” by any means, but...
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    Main RSS feed

  • ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)’ by Kate Bush

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    This week, Kate Bush played her first full concert since 1979, kicking off 22 performances of “Before the Dawn” in London, and by all accounts it was glorious, full of the drama and emotion and theatrics the British singer-songwriter is adored for.Author: DAME
  • Dear Julie: Advice About a Facebook Oversharer and Unwanted Beauty Recs

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Tags: Dear Julie DAME’s Friendkeeper tells us how to handle a friend’s social media TMI and put the kibosh on a well-meaning makeover we don’t want. By Julie Klam
  • Those Embarrassing Post-Pregnancy Ailments are Totally Preventable

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Tags: Women's Health Childbirth brought this writer a baby…and a catheter bag. Now she knows there’s an exercise regime that goes well beyond kegels, and every pregnant woman should be aware of it. By Katy Rank Lev
  • Emmys Reading Roundup

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:38 pm
    All you need to know about the hits and misses of last night’s mostly predictable awards show. By DAME Tags: TV
  • You Can’t Fight Rape With Nail Polish

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Tags: All the Rage Inventors are creating roofie-detecting products like nail polish, straws, and coasters. But why go through all the trouble when you can just listen to the testimony of a rape victim? By Kate Harding
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    Wealthcare For Women

  • With A Little Help From My Friends

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

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

    Russ Thornton
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Research shows that the happiest people take the time to appreciate the little things in life. To learn more about this, I encourage you to read this article by Eric Barker. Eric’s article is about 1,500 words, and if you don’t want to read the entire thing, here’s the punch line: Stop and smell the roses. Happiness researchers (yes, there is such a thing) call this “savoring.” Read the article to learn more about it and click some of the links in the article to explore some other related concepts and research. I think this concept of “savoring”…
  • Are You Asking The Right Financial Questions?

    Russ Thornton
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Many people mistakenly believe that my work is all about helping people with their investments. Yes, that’s an important part of what I do. But it’s not the most important service I offer. Where I really help the women and families that hire me is helping them ask – and ultimately answer – the right questions. Instead of focusing on your money, your investments, your year-to-date portfolio performance and other money-focused information, I think it’s a much more worthwhile exercise to focus on your lifestyle. Or what the money is for in your life and the lives…
  • Conservative Versus Aggressive

    Russ Thornton
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    How do you define the word “conservative?” What about “aggressive?” These are words that get tossed around a lot in my line of work, but I think they can hold very different meanings for different people. In fact, it reminds me of this line from The Princess Bride. For example, you might think of “conservative” as having minimal exposure to the stock market and owning mostly CD’s at the bank. Someone else might think of “conservative” and have more (or most) of their investments in a low cost, diversified total stock market portfolio…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • How Making A Financial Bucket List Can Lead To More Financial Freedom: #suntrustbucketlist

    Da Vinci
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Most people that know me can attest to the fact that I’m pretty good with money, over the years I’ve developed the discipline necessary to not spend or live above my means. I think fiscal responsibility is something we’re either taught by positive examples or learn through negative... The post How Making A Financial Bucket List Can Lead To More Financial Freedom: #suntrustbucketlist appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Find The Perfect Pair Of Jeans With The American Eagle Denim Guide: Win A $50 Gift Card!

    Da Vinci
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I received an American Eagle gift card as part of my relationship with the Quality Blue Community.  All opinions expressed are my own. Ok ladies, we’ve all been on the dreaded journey… you know the one “finding the perfect pair of jeans”.  To an amateur of fashion, or even a ... The post Find The Perfect Pair Of Jeans With The American Eagle Denim Guide: Win A $50 Gift Card! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Trying to Get Pregnant After 35? Learn the Risks and Benefits of Pregnancy in Later Life

    Da Vinci
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Not every couple decides to have children right away, and now that women have a strong presence in the work force, plenty of women are choosing to focus on a career before children. If you are trying to get pregnant after the age of 35, you may have been hearing reports on how difficult it is to ach... The post Trying to Get Pregnant After 35? Learn the Risks and Benefits of Pregnancy in Later Life appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Personal Finance Lessons We Learned From Our Parents

    Da Vinci
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Learning how to finance money and manage a healthy relationship with a budget is often an acquired skill that takes time to learn. For most people, learning how to invest and save for retirement can be a challenge and a difficult world to explore. Although finances may take time to understand, there... The post Personal Finance Lessons We Learned From Our Parents appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 5 Reasons Outlander Has Got Us Hooked!

    Da Vinci
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Many of you might remember us doing a post about 5 Reasons We Can’t Wait For Outlander To Start, now that the show is 2 episodes in and in full swing I can definitely say I’m hooked. I’m so hooked that I’ve been re-watching the first 2 episodes so I won’t suffer from wi... The post 5 Reasons Outlander Has Got Us Hooked! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    Woman\'s World : India’s Prime Health, Beauty and Lifestyle Community

  • Best Homemade Remedies to Treat Health Problems with Turmeric

    Neha Garg
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    Turmeric is a culinary spice majorly used in South Asia. It not only gives color to our food, but also acts as medicinal agent which has active anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti bacterial properties. Turmeric is used as an Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years and has treated thousands of people. Whether you have Arthritis, Cancer, Burn, Cold, Acne or any other thing; Turmeric is the solution for all. Make Turmeric a part of your everyday life and see how effectually it helps you. Below listed are some health diseases and their homemade remedies to cure them. Take a look and…
  • Tutorial on Silver Smokey Eyes By Gursimran-Makeup Artist India

    Neha Garg
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:02 am
    Well, most of you are familiar with black Smokey eye makeup, but today I will illustrate you a different way to achieve a Smokey eye look using two different silver shades. This look fades from darker color at the base of the lashes up to lighter shade at the brow bone. Follow these simple steps to attain this amazing look in less than 5 minutes.  Get Silver Smokey Eyes: 1.  Prime your eye                     2.  Highlight                    Highlight underneath…
  • Interview with Delhi Make Up Artist: Riya Vashist

    Neha Garg
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    Imagine it’s your bridal day. Your Mom is running in all directions finishing up various last minute niceties and your Dad is in back and forth for no explanation at all. The darkness has shadowed the day so it’s going to be a beautiful evening. This is the moment you have dreamed about whole your life. This is the day your life will transform forever. Your friends and Cousins show up to be a part of your most wonderful day.  The fairy-tales that you talk about, the dreams you have for the upcoming future, you can’t accept as true this day is finally here. And then it…
  • Interview with Pawan Sachdeva- An Acclaimed Fashion Designer

    Neha Garg
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    The Delhi Based Fashion Designer PawanSachdeva started his journey from the aisles of fashion by graduating from NIFT.  The designer has been ruling the fashion industry, both in India and abroad, for over a decade now and is well acclaimed for his distinctive styles and immaculate finish.  Whatever he does, Pawan’s personal attention to every garment blesses his creations with a personality, which is unmistakable. A personality, which reflects in the label, he lends his name to As an artist, Pawan portrays the world by weaving his thoughts & inspirations to craft the…
  • 20 Most Excellent Home Remedies for Mole Removal

    Neha Garg
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Did the ugly mole that you see in the mirror bothers and annoys you? Do you find ways to hide it with concealers and other possible things? Did your mind wanders and concerns you often about this mole? Is the skin tag putting your beautiful face in to flaws? Are you thinking to consult a doctor regarding the same? STOP! I have listed various homemade remedies for you after a long search over the web which would help you. I would recommend you to try these natural remedies for mole removal before opting for any medical treatment. They are highly commendable and have nearly no skin damage or…
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    Inspiring Beauties

  • Synthesis

    Anthony Alde
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    SynthesisOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
  • Botanical

    Jeylyn Japitana
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    BotanicalOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
  • Blend

    Anthony Alde
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:05 pm
    BlendCombine Together. A mixture of different things or qualities. Beauty Question : How do you maintain your beautiful face?Beauty Tips : eat vegetablesOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
  • Amazing

    Anthony Alde
    26 May 2014 | 9:57 pm
    AmazingCausing great surprise or wonder. Astonishing!Name : Monica FabianBeauty Question : What are your secrets for being happy?Beauty Tips : Start each day with a grateful heart.Ordinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
  • Captivating

    Anthony Alde
    5 May 2014 | 10:21 pm
    CaptivatingAttractive. Fascinating. Charming. Name : Katrine MasangkayBeauty Question : How do you manage stress?Beauty Tips : Think something beautiful. Eat healthy foods. Wash your face at least 3 times a day, in the morning, afternoon and night before you go to bed. Sleep early. You should drink plenty of water. Don't wear make up if not necessary. Always smile. Think that you are beautiful and of course just be contented for who you are and what you are. Don't let other people put you down. To maintain your beautiful hair, use shampoo, every other day but use conditioner daily. Should put…
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    Payal Pandya
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    If you’re heading off to Goa, don’t forget to carry your flats, shopping bags, sunscreen, hat and raincoat in monsoon to enjoy all the exotic pleasures Goa has to offer. But remember  these things while you enjoy those great delights.… Continue Reading →

    Payal Pandya
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
          Hi Girls, Still confused about the right blush and happy cheeks? Well, this is a normal Phenomenon for most of all girls in our school days that we struggle to find the right cosmetics according to our… Continue Reading →
  • Website Review: Dealguru.askmebazaar.com

    Payal Pandya
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:12 am
    Hi Guys, What’s up and what the plans for this weekend?? Well, mine is watching some new Hollywood movie & as usual just shopping the household stuff on every Saturday ;( I hope being a working female/male you get to… Continue Reading →
  • DO YOU DARE: THE HOT & COLD MAKEUP LOOK? Presenting Nude Magic by L’Oréal Paris India!

    Payal Pandya
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:58 pm
     Presenting Nude Magic – The new liquid powder foundation for impeccable, flawless skin! It glides on your skin and transforms to a fresh, powder-like finish. It’s so light, like you’re wearing no makeup at all. It leaves your skin even and perfectly… Continue Reading →
  • Chunky knits are the new trend for fall 2014 fashion

    Payal Pandya
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:27 pm
    It’s may look a bit messy and awful to layer up in chunky knit sweaters, scarves, boots and comfy coats —  because there are still so many more sun-soaked summer days are remaining in the season. But let’s  think practically, Eventually… Continue Reading →
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    Of Means and Ends

  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    What it would look like if Marvel drew male superheroes the way they draw females ones. A Marine Corps veteran rants against rape jokes in the military. How does a 9-year-old come to shoot a fully automatic weapon? California passed a law requiring affirmative consent on college campuses. Kat Stoeffel makes the case for objectifying men without guilt. 11 better ways to deal with rape than nail polish.Filed under: weekend reading
  • What’s wrong with those (white) people?

    Rebecca Griffin
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Sadly, but not surprisingly, the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson has brought our country’s most virulent racism to the fore. A prime example, which I have not had the stomach to visit directly myself, is the fundraising page to support Darren Wilson, the police officer who took Brown’s life. From what I’ve seen featured on other sites, it’s a virtual playground for the worst humanity has to offer.  One of the sentiments you’ll find there, and reflected elsewhere in the discussion of Ferguson, is why black people are so up in arms about police violence…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    The first episode of The Daily Show’s new podcast goes behind the scenes of their great piece on campus sexual assault. A man is facing online threats for taking in a Guatemalan refugee family to demonstrate compassion to his children. Why we should stop calling abortion a “difficult decision.” ”My past is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.” Meet the first female head of a major North American professional sports union. Trayvon Martin’s mother writes a moving open letter to the family of Michael…
  • What we must remember after Ferguson

    Rebecca Griffin
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    photo via slate.com Every time there is a tragedy like the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, we are reminded of the many lessons our society has sadly failed to learn. It’s wrenching to watch yet another family grieve a young person who paid the ultimate price thanks to racism and institutional failure. As we fight for justice for Michael Brown and others, we must also highlight the lessons that will help our country prevent these tragedies in the future.  Don’t get distracted from the core issue: racist violence. It’s very common in the…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    photo via philly.com The news this week was dominated by the disturbing events in Ferguson, Missouri. More on that to come soon, but in the meantime some other weekend reading recommendations: Mo’ne Davis became the first girl to throw a shut out in the Little League World Series. Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal for mathematics. Install this extension on your browser to see where members of Congress get their campaign funds as you read about them in the news. Another reason to like John Oliver. How women are affected by benevolent sexism. Art that aims…
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  • Top 4 Fashion Tomes That You Will Love

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Tale of Two Cities

    Catherine Abalos
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Our Leading Ladies share their top 10 from Los Angeles and San Francisco When we founded The Single Diaries a year ago, we had no idea we wouldn’t be in the same city so soon. (Don’t tell me I’ve never been in a long-distance relationship.) Separation anxiety aside, we are finding one major plus to […] The post A Tale of Two Cities appeared first on The Single Diaries.
  • All Hail Our Single Girls

    Jennifer Hacker
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    A Shout Out to Our Amazing Contributors, Our Single Girls As we celebrate 1 year of The Single Diaries we would be remiss not to recognize the Single Girls who have contributed to the making of this site. From our long-time friends to friends whom we’ve recently met, there are nearly 50 amazing women whose talents make […] The post All Hail Our Single Girls appeared first on The Single Diaries.
  • 12 Months a Single Girl | Our Manifesto Revealed

    Catherine Abalos
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Happy 1st Anniversary to The Single Diaries! A year ago, Jen and I launched The Single Diaries. We first tested the idea on our closest circle of friends several months before that. When we saw that our message resonated with them we knew we had the support to keep reaching. As we commit to year 2, we […] The post 12 Months a Single Girl | Our Manifesto Revealed appeared first on The Single Diaries.
  • Single Girl Reads | The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

    Catherine Abalos
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    9 reasons you need to read James Martin, S.J.’s Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Anything When Jen and I were developing the idea for The Single Diaries, we agreed that our main focus would be on relationships: romantic, platonic, familial, but most importantly the one with self. One major life influence for each of us is […] The post Single Girl Reads | The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything appeared first on The Single Diaries.
  • How to Take the Perfect Vacation Pics

    Jennifer Hacker
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    6 Tips to Capture Your Picture Perfect Vacation  When I sat down to create my vision board at the start of the year, “Be More Creative” was one of the goals that topped my list of 2014 resolutions. For me, part of accomplishing this goal meant becoming more familiar with the DSLR camera I’d purchased. Fortunately, the year has […] The post How to Take the Perfect Vacation Pics appeared first on The Single Diaries.
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  • Some Best Budget Vacations For Summer In USA

    Adity Bera
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Are you thinking where to travel this summer so that it will be a budget vacations but it will be worth it? Well, there are many places in the USA where you can go for a vacation in the summer time. The names of some budget vacations are Yellowstone National Park, Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee, mammoth cave national park in Kentucky, Mirror Bay in California and many others. 1. Yellowstone National Park in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming is up for its awesome scenery and you will get an amazing experience going this place. It will notThe post Some Best Budget…
  • Real Madrid Club de Futbol

    Adity Bera
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Real Madrid Club de Futbol is generally known as Real Madrid, it’s a professional football club and this club is based in Madrid, Spain. The football club is also known as Real. Real Madrid club was founded in 1902, 112 years ago from now. At the beginning it was named as Madrid Club. In 1920, King Alfonso XIII gave the name Real Madrid Club. In Spain, the meaning of real is royal. Since 1947, the team has played home matches in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium which is of 85, 454 capacity. Unlike most of the European football clubs, Real MadridThe post Real Madrid Club de Futbol appeared…
  • Some Nail Art Designs Ideas For You

    Adity Bera
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Add some flair to your look by doing attractive and stylish nail art. Nail art can make your look more gorgeous by complementing your outfit. There are many nail designs that you can create at home. You can try glitter and jewels, duo-tones, blended colors, polka dots, stamping or marbling to create a gorgeous effect. 1. First of all prepare your nails by removing the old nail polish. Then trim and file your nails. Shape your nails and make them neat but do not make them too small because you are going to create nail art, for this some spaceThe post Some Nail Art Designs Ideas For You…
  • Detox remedies for each age range

    Helena Negru
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Detox remedies are supposed to work on everyone, no matter what age or gender they are, but the truth is detox process is different for each individual. And “details” like age or gender, as well as the type of lifestyle you have are crucial for a detox remedy to work well on you, without leaving you tired or weak. Detox remedies for 20-30somethings A woman in her 20s is very active, learning, going to parties and possibly having a part-time job. She goes out a lot and her life rarely leaves her the opportunity to eat well or healthy, asThe post Detox remedies for each age range appeared…
  • Effects Of Going Off Birth Control Pills

    Adity Bera
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Usually women take birth control pills when they are not ready to be a mom. Going off birth control pills can be confusing. There are several effects of going off such pills such as acne, weight gain, abdominal cramps, lack of a period or discontinuation etc. Birth control pills prevent the ovulation and this way they work. When you stop taking the pills, the hormones will be excreted from your body, it usually takes a couple of days. This is why when women miss a couple of days to take birth control pills, there is a chance of getting pregnant.The post Effects Of Going Off Birth Control…
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    Paris To Go

  • Le Pavillon des Canaux

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm
          These are the worst blog photos in the world (these are the best), but that's ok. I have other nice qualities. Like my ability to objectively review Le Pavillon des Canaux despite the glaring red flag raised by their weekly yoga classes. All unpleasant memories of La Recyclerie were wiped clean with one glimpse of the colorful, graffiti-laden exterior, courtesy street artists Alëxone et Supakitch. Those handles apparently mean something, as do the monikers Sinny and Ooko- to me, they are but new neurons forming in my hippocampus, cultured by delicious…
  • 10 Pieces, 1 Year: Minimalist Project 333, Zero-Waste Paris Style

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm
    To be beautiful and functional, a wardrobe need not necessarily be extensive. With careful thought, planning, and coordination, even the least elastic of budgets can permit one to be surprisingly well-dressed. Acquired over several years, these are all the clothes and accessories I own, save for seasonal accessories- a pair of gloves, an umbrella, one scarf, etc.Project 333- What's included: 1. Beige shirt dress2. White t-shirt3. Wool-silk sweater4. Green trench coat5. Black wool skirt6. Navy wool dress7. Jeans8. Pumps9. Sneakers (they look nice with all my dresses, in a Kelly Rowland…
  • Zero Waste Beauty and Grooming

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Over the past year, our bathroom sink has become very photogenic. We don't have a medicine cabinet or much storage in general, which is one motivation for avoiding unsightly plastic. With everything out in the open, I'm more conscious of the products we choose. Ideally, they combine quality, healthful ingredients with pleasing aesthetics. Quotidian objects don't have to look clumsy or ugly- things we rely on to face each day can be beautiful, a joy to use. Moving here wreaked havoc on my skin, hair, and self-esteem in general, so a daily routine of simple, well-designed products that don't…
  • Postcard from Bangkok: One Night at Opposite Mess Hall

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
        For all his accolades, Jess Barnes doesn't fit the stereotype of the louche, dictatorial head chef. He raises pugs, loves his girlfriend, is all smiles, and surprised my husband with a gift of Chipotle Thaibasco- the perfect stuff- after a friendly exchange via Instagram. The lovingly prepared dishes at Opposite Mess Hall are stunning but not pretentious, filling yet artistically presented. Barnes personally went over every gluten-free item on his locally based, seasonal menu, and the Marou dark chocolate tart + strawberry soft serve wowed my dessert-averse…
  • Storing Food Without the Refrigerator: The Real Way

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    Photo, Jihyun Ryou Recently I unplugged the appliances, turned off the hot water heater, and attempted to live no impact for a week. This year, I biked or walked almost everywhere, took the stairs instead of the elevator, ate seasonally + locally, and gave up toilet paper, so I decided to try life without electricity, too. Mostly, I think EDF is ripping us off and wanted to see if they adjusted our bill to reflect a week of non-consumption (they are, and they didn't). I found that Korean designer Jihyun Ryou's system (above), while pretty, was a bit excessive. You don't need sand or…
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    Jennifer Stinnett

  • Week One: #20NewThings – I’m on a Segway!

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

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

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

    Jennifer Stinnett
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:19 am
    Getting to an event in any industry either as a blogger or even as part of your business (employee or business owner), actively using twitter at the event is extremely beneficial to you! Why use Twitter to Tweet during an event? Using Twitter while you are at an event is an easy and great way for you to network, listen to conversations happening within your industry and gain some exposure for yourself (business or blog)! Using Twitter can be a great source for Business Development beside LinkedIn. Twitter allows you to connect directly with those at the event you are attending (and an…
  • It’s Always About The Great People You Meet!

    Jennifer Stinnett
    31 May 2014 | 1:33 pm
    One of the things I greatly appreciate in life is the ability to meet and keep great friends. These friends are always there, like minded, ready to encourage and brighten your day! While at the CoffeeCon Event in Chicago – I got to meet some great new people I hope to call friends and catch up with long time friends. One long time friend is Vonnie from ChallengeU2Cook! I met Vonnie’s husband thru work at conference I spoke at in Michigan some time ago. Social media led me to connect with his wife. Warning: Vonnie’s Facebook page is dangerous, fabulous food photos come thru…
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    Language of PMS

  • Point of inflection

    Julia Robinson
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    drowning in surges of hormonal waves bomb thoughts of death explode by the kettle; as I sip sickly sweet tea my mind tortures me images of burning at the stake. Do other women go through this? I collapse in bed unable to stop howling to the stars veiled by the glare of the sun; unaware of reason for this bellowing pain. Pretending herodom I actually try to lift my head. Leaving behind a tear stained pillow I stumble around cruel ideas out of the room, disconnected from this floor where my feet ambulate and head into the woods. Another’s pace is walking me vertigo slow I am half blind…
  • Lightning Storms

    Amanda Ginsburg
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    The slam of the door shot like lightning in my nerves. A sad rain cloud flooded my face Because you may leave me while I’m bleeding. These lightning rainstorms have broken many. Whether it’s about money, poverty, children or bitchery. So I took Birth Control Pills in order to chill, To carry sunshine in a warm smile. Then the convulsions, the acne, the fits of rage took me down the road of the Salem Witch Trials. So I went to the Doctor who told me to do Art not Science. I outgrew my symptoms through a great creative alliance! Now I have you and you have me. The Sun is shining in…
  • Working in the Village

    Amanda Ginsburg
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Fire me! Fire Me! Just go ahead and Fire Me! Cigarette burns like pillaged villages and I am screaming. Blood pours between my legs like hot iron being casted into knives and swords. I Quit! I Quit! I’ll go ahead and Quit! For these fireball hormones and these war zones only want to surrender to peace after all as I withdrawl into something bolder; a recovered soldier,a humbled artist that cries to sleep at night till the battles on the body is over. Hire Me! Hire Me! Just go ahead and Hire Me! I promise you Springtime and Lilly’s in the sun. The war is over, the village rebuilt…
  • Untitled

    Julia Robinson
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Bang! Here again my beautiful walls reduced to the sheerness of falling curtains of tears, safety lost as flies become monsters buzzing in my shadow. All I withstood as the month flew by comes up through me hounding my nerves into the desperateness of a fox too exhausted to run any more from the baying of the hounds. The post Untitled appeared first on Language of PMS.
  • Untitled 2

    Amy Bennett
    27 Jun 2014 | 10:18 am
    you heal, give presents and presence to your self. Be extra kind to your body and your heart. They don’t have thoughts or words of their own, just feelings and emotions. I like to take candle lit bubble baths and plan early bed times and indulge my cozy whims to read or watch fun stuff, on hard not fun anniversaries. You will get through this. grieving, coping, and healing does get better with time. I promise.Know that it really does get better. I find that crying really helps. To me crying is not a sign of weakness, but of self love. That you are strong enough to let go of things you…
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    Hers.today | Different news for different mood

  • Feedback Loop: UI annoyances, remotes and speed-reading apps!

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. Frank Spinillo Happy Saturday! Welcome to another edition of Feedback Loop! This week we’re talking about those minor user interface quirks that just really grind our gears. Once you’re done letting the hate flow, find out whether or not speed-reading apps are… Source : Feedback Loop: UI annoyances, remotes and speed-reading apps! The post Feedback Loop: UI annoyances, remotes and speed-reading apps! appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Observer Magazine Competition: Win designer furniture!

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. Guardian Staff Enter now for your chance to win … Source : Observer Magazine Competition: Win designer furniture! The post Observer Magazine Competition: Win designer furniture! appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Observer sudoku

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. Guardian Staff … Source : Observer sudoku The post Observer sudoku appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Observer killer sudoku

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. Guardian Staff … Source : Observer killer sudoku The post Observer killer sudoku appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Twitter makes it easier to decide who you’ll follow first

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. Jon Fingas Twitter said early this year that it would do more to help first-timers follow people, and it’s now making good on its word. The social network has just revamped its sign-up process to help you tailor those first follows to your interest. Rather than… Source : Twitter makes it easier to decide who you’ll follow first The post Twitter makes it easier to decide who you’ll follow first appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
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  • American Chat Show Host Jimmy Kimmel Does Friends!

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

    Marisa T
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    Our favourite foodie, Gabriella, takes time out from working on her fantastic blog Thyme & Honey to share this mouth-watering recipe with Spec. We’ve all been there, tired, hungry, perhaps a little hungover. A steaming hot bowl of ramen is a sure fix, but recreating your favourite Wagamama style dish at home can be a little […] The post Gabriella’s Easy Miso Ramen with Soba Noodles appeared first on Spec63.
  • The Ultimate #GBBO Essentials From Nicola Lando Of Sous Chef

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Nicola Lando is the founder of souschef.co.uk, an online retailer for adventurous cooks, they provide a huge range of often tough to get ingredients, some amazing recipes as well as kitchen tools, tableware and cooking related gifts. They are featured regularly in the press and with the Great British Bake Off once again inspiring the […] The post The Ultimate #GBBO Essentials From Nicola Lando Of Sous Chef appeared first on Spec63.
  • An Amazing Way To Pay Tribute And Mark The Centenary Of WW1

    6 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    The dry moat at the Tower of London is currently being transformed as ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper are taking on the task of planting 888,246 ceramic poppies to commemorate every military fatality from Britain & the Commonwealth in World War 1. The first stage of the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and […] The post An Amazing Way To Pay Tribute And Mark The Centenary Of WW1 appeared first on Spec63.
  • Print Club London, Turning Great Films In To Great Art!

    6 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    One of the highlights of the summer season in London is the Film4 Summer Screen event at Somerset House. Returning for a second year, Print Club London, have curated a show inspired by each film showing at the event. There are some excellent prints on display and Print Club London have done a fantastic job picking a […] The post Print Club London, Turning Great Films In To Great Art! appeared first on Spec63.
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