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  • Use It Or Lose It

    A.R. & Proud
    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!
  • Ten Word Tuesday: The Dream Analysis Edition

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    BOSSY
    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…
  • Spring Recipes to Delight Every Table

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    wowowow
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    Entrees, salads and desserts to please a crowd. Spring always holds a special place in the year.  The last of the snow, sleet and storms have stopped making way for longer days and the desire to shed heavy winter clothes and meals.  Plates and recipes become lighter and brighter with the hues of colorful vegetables not weighed down by the heavy gravies and sauces of winter dishes. The first vegetables of spring are tender and green with a crisp bite making them perfect for a family gathering, lunch with friends or a change-up to the weekly dinner routine. Spring abounds and so should our…
  • Social Media for Professional Development: The Next Wave

    Learned On by Andrea Learned
    Andrea Learned
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
      Knowing that social media integration is crucial for your company and knowing how much can be gained when individual leaders learn to comfortably engage with it are two different things. I’ve only recently come to understand the distinction, and particularly in relation to business-to-business (B2B) purposes. Social media engagement – as professional development – is the next wave in leadership. My own enlightenment came about during a lively phone conversation with a higher education leader who had challenged me to help her see why she should make time for writing blog…
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Lost Legacy

    The Women's International Perspective
    cesar chelala
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    I met Gabriel García Márquez and Fidel Castro at the Convention Palace in Havana during a medical meeting I attended in Cuba in the early eighties. I also had the honor of being extensively quoted in one of his articles, “Con las Malvinas o sin ellas,” (With or Without the Malvinas). My article (which I had signed under the pseudonym of Juan Montalvo, to protect my family in Argentina) was a long interview with two leaders of the “Madres of Plaza de Mayo” organization in Argentina. They are a courageous group of women who still search for their sons and daughters who were “made to…
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    A.R. & Proud

  • 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.
  • Say Thank You

    Lia Hollander
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    I recently send this email to Judy Gilbert, author of Clear Speech and Clear Speech from the Start. And because I love teachable moments, I wanted to post it so you could see an example of an actual email sent from one American to another. We don't know each other, so it is more formal than an email I would write to a friend. ---------------------------Dear Ms. Gilbert, (I don't know her marital situation, so I am using Ms.)I have been teaching ESL/EFL for a year. My TESOL certification program did not teach me anything about pronunciation. But I have had many students complain that…
  • Remember Four Things

    Lia Hollander
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Here are four things to remember when you are learning English. Or any new skill or task.1. You are not alone. Ask for help.2. Practice it every day.3. Don't be afraid to make mistakes.4. If you fall down, get back up and try again.You can do it!
  • Get The Heel Out Of Here!

    Lia Hollander
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:35 pm
    My sharp eyed readers will notice the pun I used in the blog post title. Yes, normally, the phrase is, "Get the hell out of here!" but in my case, I am talking to high heels. And thus, the pun.I'm done with high heels. I. will. not. wear. them. any. more. They hurt my back, they hurt my knees and they keep me hobbled. I don't care that they elongate my legs, I don't care that they make me look statuesque. I'm done. D-O-N-E done.I need to be able to "run" from teaching one English class to another (this term I only have 10 minutes). I want to be able to walk around Spain for more than just 20…
 
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  • Ten Word Tuesday: The Dream Analysis Edition

    BOSSY
    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

    BOSSY
    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…
  • Bossy’s Ban On Ban Bossy

    BOSSY
    10 Mar 2014 | 5:48 pm
    As some of you may have heard because a Ban Bossy avalanche fell on your Monday morning, Sheryl Sandberg launched a campaign to murder a word. If you don’t know Sheryl Sandberg because you’re buried under an avalanche, here’s a brief tutorial: she was always at the top of her class, graduating from college with the highest distinction. She served as Chief of Staff for the Treasury and then Vice President of Operations at Google where she initiated the site’s philanthropic arm. Now she serves as the Chief Operating Officer of a little online project that rhymes with…
  • Valentine’s Day Alternatives

    BOSSY
    14 Feb 2014 | 7:03 am
    Oh good, it’s Valentine’s Day again, because you know how much the Undivorced enjoy celebrating the holidays of romance. Except the truth is Bossy never saw the appeal. While it’s true Valentine’s Day affords a chocolate-eating opportunity, it’s also the day we celebrate Cupid’s arrow through the heart and — is it Bossy — that’s just ow. Bossy never understood why Valentine’s Day gained in popularity given all of the other widely-known events worthy of celebration that took place on February 14th. Shall we? Happy Apple Parer Patent…
  • The Girl’s Guide To Super Bowl XLVIII

    BOSSY
    2 Feb 2014 | 10:57 am
    Hello and welcome to The Girl’s Guide to Super Bowl XLVIII. The first thing you should know is the X means 10 and the L means 50 and the V means 5 and III means 3 and put them all together and it EQUALS 68! Which is not the number associated with this Super Bowl, but rather 48! See how easy this is so far? The two teams competing are the Seattle Ospreys Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. The Seattle Ospreys Seahawks are named for fish-eating birds of prey while the Denver Broncos are named for Ford’s Sport Utility vehicle. You will be able to keep track of which team is which…
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  • Spring Recipes to Delight Every Table

    wowowow
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    Entrees, salads and desserts to please a crowd. Spring always holds a special place in the year.  The last of the snow, sleet and storms have stopped making way for longer days and the desire to shed heavy winter clothes and meals.  Plates and recipes become lighter and brighter with the hues of colorful vegetables not weighed down by the heavy gravies and sauces of winter dishes. The first vegetables of spring are tender and green with a crisp bite making them perfect for a family gathering, lunch with friends or a change-up to the weekly dinner routine. Spring abounds and so should our…
  • Lily Tomlin Teams with Jane Fonda for Netflix Comedy

    wowowow
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:20 am
    The Unstoppable Lily Tomlin wowOwow’s Lily Tomlin is having a busy year.  First, the surprise announcement that she and her long-time partner (wowOwow’s Jane Wagner) were married on New Year’s Eve. Now, the unexpected and wonderful news that she and Jane Fonda have teamed up to do an original 13-episode series for Netflix next year. Unstoppable Lily! Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to reunite for Netflix sitcom Veteran Hollywood stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda will reunite for a new comedy created by Netflix. Tomlin, 74, and Fonda, 76, will play long-time rivals who are brought…
  • Happy Spring – Flowers, Recipes and Spring Cleaning

    wowowow
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:44 am
    Spring has Sprung! Growing up, spring held the promise of warmer days, melting snow, daffodils poking through the soil, lighter dishes and of course… spring cleaning! Happy Spring! First Day Of Spring 2014 Arrives On Thursday, March 20 The first day of spring, which falls on March 20, hints that higher temperatures are not far off. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the vernal equinox (or spring equinox) takes place in March when the sun passes over the celestial equator. This year, the sun will move across the invisible … Read More at Huffington Post How to ensure a boundless…
  • What Makes the Oscars?

    wowowow
    27 Feb 2014 | 2:59 pm
    And the Oscar goes to… What makes the Oscars, well, The Oscars?  It’s the talk of the morning shows and all over the office.  From the list of nominations and predicting who should or will win to the red carpet and Master (or Mistress) of Ceremonies, it is our cultural routine.  A night of glamour, cinematic reflection of the past year and yes, the speeches. Oscars 2014: Complete List of Nominations The surprise of the day came from “Nebraska,” a film that nabbed six Oscar nods. For Best Picture, all the big names made it in as well, including “American…
  • 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

    wowowow
    28 Jan 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Get Ready for Gold The Olympians have been selected by their countries. Travel is being arranged and final practices take place for what has been, for many, a lifetime of preparation. The 2014 Winter Olympics will bring us new faces, 12 new sporting events, and a new view of Russia (formerly the Soviet Union).  At the same time it brings back memories of Peggy Fleming’s performance in 1968, Dorothy Hamill free skate in 1976, speed skater’s Dan Jansen and Bonnie Blair in 1994, and of course The Miracle on Ice in 1980 with the underdog U.S. men’s hockey team beating the…
 
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    Learned On by Andrea Learned

  • Social Media for Professional Development: The Next Wave

    Andrea Learned
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
      Knowing that social media integration is crucial for your company and knowing how much can be gained when individual leaders learn to comfortably engage with it are two different things. I’ve only recently come to understand the distinction, and particularly in relation to business-to-business (B2B) purposes. Social media engagement – as professional development – is the next wave in leadership. My own enlightenment came about during a lively phone conversation with a higher education leader who had challenged me to help her see why she should make time for writing blog…
  • Do Expert Expectations “Kill” the Social Media Star?

    Andrea Learned
    19 Feb 2014 | 12:01 pm
    I survey the business-to-business (B2B) social engagement landscape on a daily basis and tips, guidelines and “musts” abound. It makes me worry that overly expert expectations could be keeping a lot of smart people from engaging with social media. Is that what we want? Does turning social engagement into a realm of experts, gurus and absolutes kill the (potential) social media star? Allow For An Organic Learning Process One of the best ways I’ve found to motivate clients to write blog posts and even begin to monitor social media is by giving them permission to ignore what so many…
  • On Twitter, Reaching Out Is the Hardest Part

    Andrea Learned
    30 Jan 2014 | 8:19 am
    What keeps people, especially those in the business-to-business (B2B) world, from using Twitter? Being on a mission to identify those barriers for senior level corporate leaders especially, I see the biggest obstacle as the discomfort in reaching OUT first. The vulnerable truth is that it may take a few months of actively sharing the wisdom of others to build the powerful foundation of Twitter that will deliver the engagement potential you’ve been hearing about. Traditional business culture has created this sense that everyone should already know how great a given business is – and be…
  • Brand Sustainability Stories That Tell Themselves

    Andrea Learned
    17 Jan 2014 | 4:18 pm
    The following article first published January 9, 2014 in CSRWire. Sustainability can be a complex topic for any corporation or brand to communicate; yet to persuade the range of stakeholders to “buy” it, the “whys” and “hows” must be whittled down to their simplest form. Add to that already steep challenge the findings of the Hartman Group Sustainability 2013 Report: We are seeing a broad gap in the way consumers and companies think about and approach sustainability. That very few consumers today can name a sustainable company underscores the fact that so many Corporate Social…
  • Sustainability Leadership Takeaways for 2013: The Social Lens

    Andrea Learned
    24 Dec 2013 | 10:09 am
    Nothing is new about the fact that business leaders must evolve with changing demands. By also prioritizing sustainability integration, those usual demands and responsibilities grow exponentially. So, we shouldn’t be surprised that some business leaders have jumped in feet first to practice empathy, grow their communication skills, and think long term, while others (most?) have responded by digging in their heels. Why bother evolving when you will so soon retire, after all? But, the smartest corporations have not only been the bravest in facing sustainability challenges, they’ve…
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    The Women's International Perspective

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Lost Legacy

    cesar chelala
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    I met Gabriel García Márquez and Fidel Castro at the Convention Palace in Havana during a medical meeting I attended in Cuba in the early eighties. I also had the honor of being extensively quoted in one of his articles, “Con las Malvinas o sin ellas,” (With or Without the Malvinas). My article (which I had signed under the pseudonym of Juan Montalvo, to protect my family in Argentina) was a long interview with two leaders of the “Madres of Plaza de Mayo” organization in Argentina. They are a courageous group of women who still search for their sons and daughters who were “made to…
  • Besieged Muslims face murder, starvation in Central African Republic town

    Reuters: World News
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    BODA, Central African Republic (Reuters) - In normal times, the rickety wooden bridges at each end of the red-dirt main street in Boda were gateways to shops and a bustling market in the diamond-mining town in western Central African Republic.
  • Somalia: Good News for Somalis Sending Money Home

    AllAfrica News: Latest
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:09 am
    [African Arguments]Very good news on Wednesday when Barclays Bank agreed to give Dahabshiil, the Somali remittance company, sufficient time to find another way of transferring money from the UK and elsewhere to Somalia before closing its account with them.
  • Kenya: Induced and Forced Repatriation Is Ongoing in Kenya

    AllAfrica News: Latest
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:36 am
    [Fahamu]Refugees in Kenya are often the victims of inhumane and illegal treatment by the government. Activists must work with the government to abolish the practice of forcible repatriation and to improve the pathetic conditions in refugee camps.
  • Africa: In an Unequal World, We Need Inclusive Growth

    AllAfrica News: Latest
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:52 am
    [World Bank]For a very long time, the rich have known to some extent how the poor around the world live. What's new in today's world is that the best-kept secret from the poor, namely, how the rich live, is now out.
 
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • Do you suffer from springtime allergies?

    Jody Smith
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Yes and they're unbearable. Nothing seems to help. Yes. I take allergy medications which work for me. Yes but they are mild. No, thank goodness, I don't have allergies. View Results Image: 
  • Women Fight Back! Treatment for Painful Sex

    Jody Smith
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    Display Title:  Women Fight Back! Treatment for Painful Sex Subtitle:  Millions of women experience painful sex for a variety of reasons. The pain can range from mild to excruciating. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sexual-health/content/women-fight-back-treatment-painful... Align:  right Weight:  -7 Text Color:  Black
  • Over-involvement with Smart Devices Leads to Stress, Depression

    Jody Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Display Title:  Being Over-involved with Smart Devices Leads to Stress, Depression Subtitle:  Ever wonder how your smart phone or tablet is actually affecting you as a person? Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/mental-health/content/over-involvement-smart-devices-lea... Align:  right Weight:  -7 Text Color:  Black
  • Lost Ability to Communicate May Be a Sign of a More Serious Problem

    Jody Smith
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    Display Title:  Lost Ability to Communicate May Be Sign of a More Serious Problem Subtitle:  Aphasia occurs when the brain's control of language is damaged. Communication is difficult or impossible. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/aphasia/content/lost-ability-communicate-may-be-sign-mor... Align:  right Weight:  -7 Text Color:  Black
  • Does Vitamin D Really Help?

    Jody Smith
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Display Title:  Does Vitamin D Really Help? Subtitle:  That depends on a few factors. For instance, is it vitamin D2 or D3? They are not the same. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/wellness/content/does-vitamin-d-really-help Align:  left Weight:  -7 Text Color:  Black
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    The Work at Home Woman

  • Aim High and Win Big: Why Raising Your Prices Will Net You Better Clients

    wahanelson
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Lisa Stein Divorce yourself from thinking about your own, or your competitors’ business for a minute. If you were looking to hire house cleaners and these were your two options — what would you choose? $179 full home cleaning package from Maid Yourself at Home $29/hour, two-hour minimum from Maid Express Obviously, if you’re […]
  • Four Steps to Creating Your Work at Home Career

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Kelly Robbins Do you want to start your own home-based business, but you’re not sure where to start? Some of us start a business working from home because we have a clear passion and desire to help people in a certain way. We feel a calling deep inside and know exactly what we are […]
  • Win a Tastefully Simple Tonight Collection

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Do you struggle with what to make for dinner? Worry no more — because we’re giving away a Tastefully Simple Tonight Collection (Spring-Summer 2014), valued at $57.99. This kit allows you to make 10 meals to put in your freezer for busy weeknights, or just make ‘em as you go. All under $2.69 per serving! […]
  • How Great Writing Helps Expand Your Brand

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation.com The Internet has revolutionized marketing forever. Ads were once expensive, and had to be in your face or no one would pay attention to them. Today, you don’t have to slap potential customers over the head with pictures of your product or slogans in order to get them to […]
  • Interview with Becky Flansburg — Virtual Assistant and Freelance Writer

    wahanelson
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Tell us a little bit about your entrepreneurial journey. I’ve only had four jobs in my 48 years on this earth; babysitting, picking sweet corn, working in the office products industry, and running my successful virtual assistant and freelance writing business. Pretty amazing in a world where some people change jobs like they change socks! […]
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    Women's Voices For Change

  • What a Day for a Daydream!

    Janet Golden
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    Will those of us who like to daydream soon find ourselves medicated? Or pitied? Maybe those with speedy cognitive tempos will look up from their devices and see us tethered only to our imaginations, and suggest that we seek help. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Poetry Sunday: The Pull of the Moon

    Women's Voices For Change
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    This week features two holidays based on the lunar calendar. Add to that the events of both a blood moon and a lunar eclipse last week, and it seems particularly fitting to present “Hound Point” today. [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: The Distant Mother

    Women's Voices For Change
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    "Once my grandmother asked me why I wouldn’t speak to my mother on the phone. I didn’t answer. I only asked if my mother would come back if I were sick and dying in a hospital." [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Roz Reads: ‘Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food’

    Roz Warren
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    The author tracks down every knish-appearance in popular culture, from Yiddish theater to "Welcome Back, Kotter." Knishes in poetry. Knishes in popular song. (Including rap.) The knish in literature. The knish on Broadway. . . [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Today’s Talk Topic: “Don’t Cry—Strategize!”

    Women's Voices For Change
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    “Don’t cry, strategize” was the advice Khalida Brohi’s father gave to her when she cried as a child in Pakistan upon seeing women beaten. [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 - Embracing Life Just South of Perfect

  • When Our Mistakes Become Our Best Teacher

    Natalie Snapp
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Writing and reading have always come easy for her. She was incredibly verbal as a toddler and she has a way of arranging words into a poetic dance at just nine years of age. She doesn’t really have to work at it – to her, writing is as natural as walking. But math is a […]The post When Our Mistakes Become Our Best Teacher appeared first on Natalie Snapp - Embracing Life Just South of Perfect.
  • A Letter To My Sons (As You Prepare to Start Dating),

    Natalie Snapp
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    You all know how I feel about humility . . . It’s the building block to all healthy relationships – but we cannot experience true humility in our earthly relationships if we are not able to humble ourselves to God. A wealthy man who gives to charity but isn’t humble exhibits a heart that longs […]The post A Letter To My Sons (As You Prepare to Start Dating), appeared first on Natalie Snapp - Embracing Life Just South of Perfect.
  • Praying for Boys, Part Three: Going It Alone and Encouraging Boys to Dream

    Natalie Snapp
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Maybe you’re a single mom going it alone. Or maybe you’re a spiritual single mom – married to an unbeliever who leaves the parenting up to you. Or maybe you’re neither of these and just feel alone now and then. Or a lot. While this chapter is supposed to focus on single mothers, I have […]The post Praying for Boys, Part Three: Going It Alone and Encouraging Boys to Dream appeared first on Natalie Snapp - Embracing Life Just South of Perfect.
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  • Interview with Tamar Rimmon: Analytics Without The Glazed Over Look

    Toby
    23 Mar 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Part Two of a series of interviews with Adobe Digital and Social Media Summit Speakers & Attendees. Tamar Rimmon, Conde Nast, tells us how her team provides meaningful insights to senior managment and internal clients that support the brand's goals. About Tamar Rimmon - Tamar is Senior Manager of Analytics and Audience Development at Conde Nast. She works with Conde Nast’s brands – including The New Yorker, Glamour, and WIRED – helping them deliver unique brand experiences for their audiences and drive engaged users to their sites. Tamar’s career spans the television, publishing…
  • Interview with Cory Edwards: Creating Social Business Structures

    Toby
    23 Mar 2014 | 5:31 pm
    One of the benefits of a biz blog is sometimes 'fair trade' agreements. Recently Adobe reached out and asked if I would be part of a 4-member Insider group, along with Travis Wright, Elizabeth Osmeloski, Michele Kiss, that would help socialize their digital marketing conference next week .. Adobe Summit. Sounded like good learnings to share. With over 5000 attendees sounded like a biz carnival! Sounded like fun. Adobe also offered introductions to speakers and attendees who are doing innovative work in digital/social. More good learnings for us. And I've never been to Salt Lake City so I…
  • How To Create "Now I Care Stories"

    Toby
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:31 am
    Those who tell the stories well shape our lives. Often stories are as much about the people who tell them as they are of the story itself. In 2014, websites, blogs, social networks influence how we tell and pass along our stories. We might even add videos, podcasts, an infographic or graphic or two. "Those who tell the stories also hold the power." "Those who tell the stories rule society." "Those who tell the stories rule the world." These three quotes have been attributed to both Plato and the Hopi American Indians. Quite obviously they were worlds apart…
  • Social Media - Courageous Miracles

    Toby
    25 Dec 2013 | 5:26 am
    "We'll be known as the helpful store. The friendly store. The store with a heart. The store that places public service ahead of profit. The plan sounds idiotic and impossible...consequently, we'll make more profit than ever before." Nope, it's not a new innovative social network strategy (that would be a miracle of miracles!). In the classic film, Miracle On 34th Street, Mr. Macy took chance on a different way to conduct business. Customers would not be coerced into buying what they did not want; however, the real courage was if another store had a better or less expensive product…
  • Stories From Smaller NonProfits: ISDD (Innovative Solutions for Disadvantaged and Disability)

    Toby
    16 Dec 2013 | 5:09 am
    This is the 5th year of Diva Marketing's Holiday For Small Nonprofits Series. During December we invite nonprofits into Diva to tell their stories in their own very special way. It's our hope that you might find a new NPO that touches your heart. In between shopping, wrapping and checking your list twice, we invite you to take a breath and enjoy a few from the heart stories. At the center of this season's inspiration for joy, is of course, the children. It's our pleasure the first story is from an organization, ISDD, whose mission is to improvie the the lives/health of children living in…
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  • How to Make Him Addicted to You – Tips

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    19 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    The dating advice guide about drama method review
  • Ultimate Herpes Protocol – Herpes Treatment

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    5 Feb 2014 | 6:21 am
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    3 Feb 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Customized Fat Loss is made by Kyle Leon who’s a master in the area as he’s so assured about his plan he offers 100per cent money back guarantee which guarantees that Personalized Fat Reduction is a legit software. It has shined customizable, uncomplicated and uncomplicated fat loss strategies as well as the users won’t get tired of it as it includes a whole lot of variety. Complete, Customized Fat Loss plan has accurate possibility as it requires distinct variables like dietary demands and body kinds into account which is quite distinct from most generic weight loss plans.
  • Fibroids Miracle Review – Legit or Scam

    admin
    14 Dec 2013 | 2:16 pm
    Lots of girls have attempted Fibroids Miracle Amanda Leto and have been quite happy with their results. 8 weeks after choosing not to get surgery due to your manual, the I had was gone. Agnus-castus is one-of my own favored herbs for healing fibroids. This herb appears to function by regulating the creation of female hormones. Particularly, Agnus-castus raises the generation of the hormone progesterone, which will dampen and stability the consequences of oestrogen within the body.  I’m unaware of any studies that have looked especially at the effects of Agnus-castus on fibroids,…
  • The Truth About Fat Burning Foods Uncovered

    admin
    7 Dec 2013 | 7:18 am
    The Truth About Fat Burning Foods provides advice on straightforward and simple method to healthful eating. You only must follow guidelines and you’re set to get rid of pounds within months. And the great thing is the fact that you’ll be able to place most of the fat-fighting rules into practice within seconds. You may also make needed changes right out of the next meal. Even single meals that’s indicated within the eBook can assist you to lose more weight. They’re either rich in nutrients and particular minerals that foster thermogenisis or have scientifically-proven…
 
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  • The Short Goodbye

    DailyCandy
    28 Mar 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Dear cherished reader, It is with the heaviest of hearts that we write today to say goodbye. After fourteen years delivering you the best in food, fashion, and fun, this train, as they say, is pulling into the station. Rest assured that every single day that we have published DailyCandy, we have done so with delight. Our mission was always to charm and inform you, whether telling you about an innovative new restaurant in Brooklyn, a trendy boutique in Chicago’s Gold Coast, or a groundbreaking San Fran band. Through the years, nothing made us happier than helping an emerging designer from…
  • Our Date with a TV Star

    DailyCandy
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:45 am
    You know in The Notebook when Rachel McAdams first meets Ryan Gosling, and you’re like “This could never work!” and then it’s the sweetest love story of our time? Well, this video is basically the same thing. In today’s First Date, our woman about town, Lauren Lumsden, goes out with Billy Eichner, host of Fuse’s hit show Billy on the Street. The meet-cute happens at Manhattan’s East 12th Osteria, where they talked about Tinder, pickup lines, and Meryl Streep. Okay, so maybe it’s a little more like The Bridges of Madison County. Billy on the Street airs Wednesdays at 11 p.m. ET…
  • Diptyque Goes Beyond the Candle

    DailyCandy
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Diptyque’s Feu de Bois fills your home with fantastic fragrance. Now the bougie French brand wants a spot in your medicine cabinet. Its latest creation: a five-piece, plant-infused skin care collection. Start the nighttime ritual by cleansing one of two ways: A thick, moisturizing balm melts away dirt and waterproof eye makeup with sweet almond oil and floral waxes (ylang-ylang, geranium, mimosa). Add a few drops of water to the fine-milled Radiance Boosting Powder (made with rose, jasmine, and orange blossom petals) to work up a lather. Creamy white clay doubles as a quick exfoliating…
  • 3 Pore-Shrinking Primers

    DailyCandy
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    You can reverse almost any physical shortcoming these days. The exception? Pore size. Good news for beauty buffs: There’s a fresh crop of slick gels, creams, and serums that render pores nearly invisible (trust us — we tried them). Whether you’re looking for a quick cover-up or a long-term skin-smoothing solution, these three products will save some face. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser The clear, fragrance-free serum feels like a thick oil as you massage it into the skin (just a small dab should have you covered). It dries within 30 seconds for a smooth, soft finish. Brush…
  • Easy, Slurpable Spring Ramen

    DailyCandy
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Forget chicken soup: In Patricia Wong’s house, a hearty bowl of ramen soothes the soul. The Pasadena, California-based founder of video recipe collection Farm to Table Baby Mama makes the nourishing Japanese comfort food at least twice a week (since her boys, Patrick, 3, and Clive, 1, slurp it with gusto). We doubted a restaurant favorite could be easy enough for a weeknight, until Wong created this delightful demo and shared her recipe, below. I particularly love ramen because it’s so tasty, and you can get creative with the toppings. To be honest, it’s the easiest family recipe I…
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  • Say my name.

    GirlGriot
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The Poetic Asides prompt for today is “color,” to make a color the title of your poem and go from there.  I like that idea, and have written a few poems in the past about colors.  Specifically two poems about the color blue.  And so I immediately thought of blue when I read that prompt. […]
  • Looking over my shoulder.

    GirlGriot
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Today I slept long and late — one of the vestiges of my organization’s founding as a faith-based non-profit is that Good Friday is a holiday – and I feel like a person again.  I’m betting that I’ll feel even better on Wednesday, as I’m taking Monday and Tuesday off work and giving myself a mini-spring break.  A […]
  • Empty

    GirlGriot
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Feeling a little distant from myself tonight.  Nothing’s happened, at least nothing too terribly serious.  I let myself miss out on something I’d really been looking forward to, and I can’t quite forgive myself just yet.  Instead, I see all the ways my unending exhaustion of the last six weeks led right here.  Frustrated. Today’s Poetic Asides prompt […]
  • Elegy for Samuel

    GirlGriot
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Last night I got home late.  I had a message on my answering machine from the suddenly-discovered relative I emailed the other day.  Crazy?  Maybe, but not really.  I didn’t call.  It was already late.  And it’s late now, too.  And I have a class that will keep me out late tomorrow … But I […]
  • Fundraising A-Go-Go

    GirlGriot
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Tonight I’m doing something I have a hard, hard time doing: asking for help … specifically, asking for money. I am beyond happy at being accepted into the graphic novel workshop for this summer’s VONA Voices. The cost of the workshop, room, board, and travel are a bit stiff for me this year, however, so […]
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  • Hot Cross Buns

    Mel
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am
    “Do you know what hot cross buns are?” I asked Josh as he made coffee on Friday morning. “They don’t seem like something good to eat right now,” he pointed out.  In addition to being Good Friday, it was also the Jewish holiday of Pesach. “No, I just meant, do you know what they are?” […]
  • Dear Twin Kids, One of You is “Extra” According to the Atlantic

    Mel
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    Eeny meeny miny moe One of you is extra though Fertility treatments made it so The Atlantic told me to pick the very best one and you are not it. A tiny favour, all magazines.  When you are talking about human beings, unless you are referencing the phrase “the heir and the spare” when speaking […]
  • 490th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:20 am
    So I was about to start out this post by telling you that I was deleting Candy Crush from my mobile device. I’ve definitely slowed down in my playing. (I’m on level 421, so not making a lot of forward progress anymore.)  But moreover, I haven’t been able to have it sync with Facebook for […]
  • Birth and Death: Chelsea Clinton to Gabriel Garcia Márquez

    Mel
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    I got two CNN alerts on the heels of one another, attached to each other in Gmail like mating dragonflies.  Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.  And seconds later, Gabriel Garcia Márquez is dead. My favourite Márquez story is a popular one: “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.”  I used to teach […]
  • American Greetings Wants You to Know That Dads Suck… Until Father’s Day

    Mel
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Parenting is hard. You are responsible for another human being, 24/7. There are no sick days, no vacation days. (Unless you have child care, though even when you’re not there, you’re still technically responsible for this other person’s life.) When you sign on to parent, you have to parent regardless of whatever else is happening […]
 
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  • Dartmouth President Calls For Changes In Wake of Federal Sexual Assault Investigation

    Feminist Newswire
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon gave a powerful speech Wednesday night calling for significant changes on campus in light of its high rates of sexual assault, high-risk drinking, and discriminatory social scene. via Shutterstock “Darmouth’s promise is being hijacked by high-risk and harmful behaviors, behaviors that are hurting too many of our students, dividing us as a community and distracting from our important work of teaching and learning,” Hanlon said. “From dangerous levels of drinking, to sexual assaults, disgusting and sometimes threatening insults…
  • Texas Hospitals Revoke Admitting Privileges to Abortion Providers

    Feminist Newswire
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Reproductive health access in Texas continues to vanish in the wake of HB 2, the omnibus anti-abortion bill that, among other things, requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges in order to keep their clinics open. Three Texas abortion providers this week had their hospital admitting privileges revoked at nearby hospitals after abortion opponents threatened the hospitals with negative publicity. via Shutterstock Foundation Surgical Hospital of El Paso revoked Dr. Pamela Richter’s temporary admitting privileges last week without notice or explanation. Dr. Richter, who…
  • Federal Court Permanently Blocks North Dakota’s Extreme 6-Week Abortion Ban

    Feminist Newswire
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    A federal district court permanently blocked one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the nation yesterday, calling it “invalid and unconstitutional.” via Shutterstock The North Dakota law, HB 1456, directly challenged Roe v. Wade by banning abortions before viability and as early as 6 weeks. The law – styled as a “fetal heartbeat” ban – would have created harsh penalties for physicians who knowingly violated the ban, making it a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. The law had been temporarily blocked since July. “The court was…
  • Supreme Court of India Recognizes Transgender Rights

    Feminist Newswire
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    India’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that official documents must allow transgender people to identify as a third gender and directed the federal and state governments to include transgender people, known as hijras, in welfare programs such as education, health care, and job programs. via Kaetana on Shutterstock “All documents will now have a third category marked ‘transgender,’” said Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a transgender activist who petitioned the court. “This verdict has come as a great relief for all of us. Today I am proud to be an Indian.” …
  • 10-Year Old Girl Banned from Boys Basketball Team Will Now Play

    Feminist Newswire
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Ten-year old Albuquerque, New Mexico fourth-grader Jaelyn Bates plays on the Frey Academy Basketball team, and her coach, Kevin Frey, thinks she’s pretty good. “She always gives 100 percent,” Frey said. “She’s a competitor, and she makes others around her better. She’s definitely earned every minute she has played.” But last week, the New Mexico Select Youth Sport Club told Coach Frey that Jaelyn could not play with her team in the upcoming Southwest Salsa Slam basketball tournament – because she’s a girl. Tournament organizers sent an email to Frey explaining:…
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    Joy Unexpected

  • She is Rich

    Y
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:33 pm
    I often wonder how my job loss has affected my daughter. She’s had to give up things that she loves (like gymnastics) because there just isn’t any money. I feel like a failure and wonder if she’s upset with me for having put our family in this position. And then today I found this paper in her homework folder. My fears have been put to rest and I no longer have to wonder. She believes she is rich because she has a family. Amazing.
  • I Got to Play a Wedding Photographer For a Day and I Have The Scars On My Feet to Prove It

    Y
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:25 pm
    In 2009, my aunt Heidi passed away unexpectedly. She was the age that I am as I type this.   Forty two. She had many health problems, but no one expected her to pass away the day that she did. It was a horribly sad day for everyone who loved her. I loved her so very much and her death devastated me. She was one of the strongest women I’ve ever known. I know that sounds cliche, but how many women do you know who got SHOT IN THE HEAD and survived?  My aunt did. I knew she loved me dearly. I also knew that if I screwed up in school or got out of line, she would kick my ass. And I LOVED…
  • Protected: The Smith Family 2

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    17 Mar 2014 | 10:51 pm
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  • Stop Embarrassing Me, You Guys!

    Y
    4 Mar 2014 | 4:38 pm
    I I swear it was just yesterday that she thought we were the coolest people in the world and wanted to do everything with us. Now, we are the annoying Elderly People who interrupt her homework time to force her to take embarrassing Selfies with us.    
  • Happy 21st Birthday to the Son Who Made Me a Mother

    Y
    3 Mar 2014 | 10:19 am
      March 3, 1993 you made your entrance into our lives. I always tell people you were a perfect baby and it’s the truth in every way. You were calm, you were cuddly, you slept well, you didn’t fuss much and you made each day special and worth getting up for. 21 years later– the same is true. You have grown into a responsible, selfless, kind, hilarious (if sometimes annoying and YOU KNOW WHY I say that.) young man. I genuinely enjoy the person you have become. My wish for you today is that you do not waste your youth. You are living the best days of your life right now.
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  • Open Thread

    Paul the Spud
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hosted by amber.This week's open threads have been brought to you by the letter A.
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    Paul the Spud
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
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    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
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  • The Virtual Pub Is Open

    Melissa McEwan
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    [Explanations: lol your fat. pathetic anger bread. hey your gay.]TFIF, Shakers!Belly up to the bar,and name your poison!
  • Blog Note

    Melissa McEwan
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    I will posting the Virtual Pub shortly, because we're taking tomorrow off. Tomorrow, Aphra_Behn is coming to visit (news I am sharing with her permission), and I AM SO EXCITED because it's the first time we'll be meeting in person after knowing each other for SO LONG!YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!Earlier today, I emailed Aphra and said: "Do you know what the best thing is about your visiting, besides EVERYTHING? That I don't have the least little bit of anxiety about meeting you. Like, I totally need a haircut, and our yard looks like shit after this garbage winter, and I have a laundry…
 
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  • Meanwhile, in Russia. Extreme Sexism in a Politician's Speech

    echidne
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:15 pm
    On the one hand this man, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, is viewed as the right-wing clown of Russian politics, on the other hand he also happens to have power.  See what he says to a female journalist.It's like a volcanic eruption of most of the nasty memes about women:  Pregnant women shouldn't be at press conferences, women's libidos (the "beasts" between women's legs) drive them to say stupid stuff with their "dumb bitch" mouths.  Indeed, such women should be raped hard, and any woman who defends other women is a lesbian (meant as a slur).A rather nasty blob of primeval slime, this…
  • Egypt Cool With Divorce? What Do The Findings of The Pew Global Attitudes Survey Really Mean?

    echidne
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The Pew Global Attitudes project has a survey of eight "hot-button" issues, to see how the values associated with them vary in prevalence across countries.  The new Vox.com site has a quick summary of the findings.  The headline states:France likes cheating, Egypt is cool with divorce, and other things the world believes about sex and marriageIt's the bit about Egypt being cool with divorce that is worth looking into a bit more, because the overall tone of the piece suggests that it's surprising how OK Egyptians are with divorce. Later the story states:Divorce is slightly less…
  • Hillary Clinton, a Grandmother-To-Be! Will She Now Not Run For President?

    echidne
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    This is a silly post, suitable for a Friday.  USAToday wrote about the pregnancy of Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton:Former president Bill Clinton and his wife have made no secret of their wish for a grandchild. It's unclear how Chelsea's pregnancy will affect Hillary Clinton, who is considering a race for president in 2016.At the 2011 World Economic Forum in Davos, Bill Clinton told that audience, "I would like to have a happy wife, and she won't be unless she's a grandmother. It's something she wants more than she wanted to be president."Being a grandfather…
  • Speed-Blogging on Purgatory Thursday, 2014: On CEO Pay, The Two Countries of the USA and The Plight of Black Girls

    echidne
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Purgatory Thursday is my translation of the Finnish name for this day in the Christian calendar (kiirastorstai).  I like the mouth feeling of the term.What to read today, to go with the tone I set above?  How about executive compensations?The Times reported that the median compensation for C.E.O.’s in 2013 was $13.9 million, a 9 percent increase from 2012. The Wall Street Journal, which did its own, smaller survey a few weeks earlier, described the 2013 pay increases as representing “moderate growth.”Find out what the average growth rate in the US workers' wage packet is and…
  • On the WSJDLive Sausage Fest

    echidne
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Where The Digital World Connects.  That's the blurb for the WSJDLive conference, to be held next October.  Want to learn more about the conference?At WSJDLive, leaders from both established and emerging tech companies will explore the most compelling tech opportunities evolving around the world. Through dynamic on-stage interviews, intimate roundtables with experts on cutting-edge topics, and interactive events, WSJDLive participants will connect with peers in an environment of unparalleled discussion, debate and global discovery.Want to learn even more?  Here are the…
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  • BECAUSE Pharrel said to? The Word of the Year (& a Happiness Journey)

    Debba Haupert
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    As your girlfriend, I want you to be HAPPY (and I know you want the same for me, right?). Why? Well, because, as Pharrel says … Because I’m happy Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof Because I’m happy Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth Because I’m happy Clap along if you know what happiness is to you Because I’m happy Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do If you haven’t seen the video or heard the Pharrel Williams song, Happy, just look below. I know people who watch the music video every day simply because it makes them smile, and…
  • The Accidental BFF – 5 Places to Find New Friends

    Debba Haupert
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:04 pm
    5 Places to Find a BFF … We bonded at work. Both relatively new to the company, we found ourselves in some conversation that lead to sharing that we had no BIG plans for the weekend. That resulted in making plans together to meet at her condo pool, laughter over our silly attempt at synchronized swimming, and ended up being a 20+ year BFF-ship.* I wasn’t looking for a BFF. I was just looking for something to do that weekend. It proves the fact that an ‘Accidental BFF’ can be found almost anywhere, even when you’re not looking for one. And that that BFF who…
  • Happy Foods & our Happy Salad Recipe | Elements of Happiness

    Debba Haupert
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    A Happy Meal For Real This week we’re going to look at a few external ways we can affect our levels of happiness. In a word: food. We are what we eat, and to our good fortune, there are many foods that can actually boost our happiness. So food makes the mood and yes, chocolate is involved. We all tie food to our happiness. Eats that bring us joy can be as simple as a hot dog at a ballgame, a well decorated birthday cake, a lovingly prepared special occasion recipe or a pull out all the stops Thanksgiving meal with family and friends. The great thing about finding that food happiness is that…
  • Increasing Cash Flow | Guru Advice from Financial Expert Miata Edoga

    Judi
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    I don’t know about you, girlfriend, but there are a lot of times when I wish there were more cash in my wallet. When I was in college, my roommate and I spent more than one evening scrounging around trying to find enough change for an exciting dinner of ramen noodles and Doritos. These days, I don’t usually have to dig through couch cushions and jeans pockets to find dinner money, but I don’t always have the cash for the things I’d like (generally that means not buying new shoes). Our wonderful Financial Guru, Girlfriend MIATA EDOGA shares her financial girlfriend…
  • Dear Girlfriend who Feels Overwhelmed, Girlfriend Advice on Reducing Stress

    Debba Haupert
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Dear Girlfriend, Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is your TO DO list TOO BIG? Do you feel like your schedule, home and life are out of control? Does stress keep you up at night? As a girlfriend who cares, and who wants to help you be a better friend, we want to share some girlfriend advice to help you – and we invite you to share your suggestions and stories in the comments below! Taxes looming, a new home to decorate and fix up, a list of problems and projects, two jobs and a desire to maintain my friendships … I know the feeling! I’m overwhelmed and, to be honest, I’m…
 
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    Pink Lemonade

  • What’s Fake About You?

    Pink Lemonade Liz
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:30 pm
    by Maryanne Comaroto Someone once (or twice) said, know thyself. Let’s see; the Oracle of Delphi, Jesus, well, heck, about everybody worth mentioning has some twist on it. Why? Most of us who have been in therapy, read numerous self-help books, etc., are left being mostly acutely aware of what is wrong with us and eventually head back to the barn (what’s familiar). There is only so much we can take. And those of us who hang in there still complain of the loneliness and austere life it seems the road less traveled requires. “To Hell with it!” we say, “Life is short and I need a…
  • Here Comes Peter Cotton-Tail...

    Pink Lemonade Liz
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    Easter is only days away - it's time to dye those eggs so the bunny can hide them!  I've searched the web for some of the coolest egg ideas (and a few other ideas) and put them all together into one handy-dandy Easter guide...Eggs:Color Eggs with Shaving CreamColor Eggs with melted crayons (a great way to use up all those tiny little broken ones!)Tattoo EggsBaking Soda Egg ColoringSilk Tie Easter EggsDye the Inside AND the outside - fun to eat!!Other cool Easter Stuff:Eggshell Tealight CenterpieceChick-y Deviled Eggs (photo found on Pinterest, no link available -just goes to the photo)50…
  • Braving The Grocery Store with Kids

    Christine Jensen
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Just thinking about taking my herd of five children, ages 18 months to nine years, to the grocery store makes me break out in a cold sweat. I feel my heart racing; anticipating the nightmare that is sure to occur. A three year olds tantrum; the constant begging for this or that; the near magnetic attraction that seems to exist between their little hands and products on the shelves, all fill me with fear!If at all possible, I avoid these outings; planning grocery shopping and other appointments around times when my husband will be home to watch at least some of the children. As much as I try…
  • Weight Loss Wednesday - The Flax, M'am... Just the Flax...

    Pink Lemonade Liz
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    When I was a kid and had a splinter, my Grandmother would make a poultice of ground flaxseed and hot water. She would apply it to my splinter, bandage it up and send me home to let it sit overnight - and without fail, the splinter would be gone in the morning. Now, I'm not a scientist, but I'm guessing that the removal of the splinter had something to do with the hot water softening the skin and maybe a gentle suction as the poultice dried and hardened during the night - but however it worked doesn't really matter - just that it worked. How was I to know in the early 1970's, that the ground…
  • Dinner Diva: Beets - Tips, Tricks and a Recipe

    Pink Lemonade Liz
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today's focus is on BEETSNow, now! Don't turn your nose up! There's way more to beets that the purple gushy sliced things you see decorating salad bars all of over America. We're talking fresh beets, the kind that are in season RIGHT now!Beets are amazingly healthy; they tell you that all by themselves by their gorgeous color. Rich in folate, fiber, vitamin C, magnesium and a whole host of other vital nutrients, beets need to considered in your diet. Seriously!Here's today's TRICK:Raw beets are easy to disguise in a beef and black bean burrito. Ask me how I know. :-) My children (now 20 &…
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    Planet Jinxatron: Movies Feed

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Eight Things I Loved

    Skye
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    The first Captain America movie was fantastic, so I crossed my fingers that Captain America: The Winter Soldier would deliver. I was not disappointed! This film starts with Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America (Chris Evans), struggling to find his place within S.H.I.E.L.D., led by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Missions are not always what they seem, he never gets all the information, and Steve has a hard time fighting for and with people when he can't trust them. Can he fit in? Does he want to? But when Fury is betrayed, Rogers realizes there are bigger problems that need solving. The plot…
  • Divergent: Why is post-apocalyptic Chicago full of white people?

    Skye
    21 Mar 2014 | 5:21 pm
    So I saw Divergent. Divergent takes place in a post-horrible-war Chicago. As of the 2010 Census, Chicago's population was about 32% non-Hispanic white folks, about 33% African-Americans, and the other third from a variety of other racial and ethnic backgrounds. Almost everyone in Divergent is white. Zoë Kravitz and Maggie Q have speaking roles, and Mekhi Phifer has a little bitty part, and then there's just this... bunch of white people. Almost everyone in the crowd scenes, the rest of speaking cast... lots and lots of white people. What did they do with all the people of color? I mean, I…
  • Want to win a Veronica Mars Movie DVD prize pack? Of course you do!

    Skye
    19 Mar 2014 | 6:36 pm
    It's been very movie-licious around Planet Jinxatron lately, so why not keep it going with a giveaway? The nice folks at Warner Bros. were kind enough to help me do just that. I'm giving away a Veronica Mars Movie DVD prize pack, shipped to you once it's released in May (or thereabouts). Did you watch Veronica Mars? Hear about the Kickstarter for the movie sequel to the canceled show that raised $2 million in 10 hours? Oh yes it did! Deb Rox wrote on BlogHer (my company's site yay!) that Veronica Mars makes Kristen Bell Hollywood's new power player, and I think she has a good point. Here's a…
  • How To Train Your Dragon: A nice surprise!

    Skye
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:19 am
    We watched How To Train Your Dragon at the recommendation of my friend alianora. She's a fellow geeky mom with high standards for female characters in entertainment, and she had nice things to say about the gal in this movie, so I figured we were safe to jump in and watch it as a family one Friday night. In case you haven't heard about it, the movie tells of a young scrawny Viking boy named Hiccup (yes, really) who desperately wants to prove his competence by killing one of the dragons who continually attack his village. His dad's the head Viking, so that's some pressure, and also Hiccup…
  • Dredd: Why I enjoyed it, and why some people probably can't

    Skye
    5 Mar 2014 | 6:20 am
    Trigger warning on this review for brief mentions of sexual assault. Trigger warning on the movie for out-of-focus and brief but graphic imagery of sexual assault. Dredd is a film that I could enjoy, as entertainment, in part because I'm not likely to be a target of police brutality. Others may not have that privilege. Need more details? No problem. Here we go. Dredd is a post-apocalyptic fascist future where we've finally dispensed with those pesky "trials" and that bothersome "evidence" that's been bogging us down for so long. Instead, we've given "Judges" the legal right to imprison or…
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    Alice Bradley — Finslippy

  • May I Gently Suggest: Teen Angst Edition

    Alice
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    These are two very different books about teenaginess. Teenagedom. TEEN LIFE.  God, I remember how much I hated being called a teen. I remember taking a resort vacation with my family and my older siblings were like, “Don’t you want to check out the teen activities?” Then they snickered while I stormed off with my copy of Dubliners and my full array of head gear.  Anyway! Now that I’m well past that point in my life, it turns out I can read books about teenageness without feeling any empathy or even a twinge of discomfort. Except that that is a filthy lie.
  • How not to carry lunch. Also: about "CentUp"

    Alice
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    A couple of months ago I joined a writer’s collective, which is like a writer’s space except you get your own permanent desk and also you get to say you’re in a “collective.” It feels good, guys. Collective. Good mouth feel. The collective is about a half-hour walk from our place, or a couple of subway stops, but now that’s it’s sort-of spring I’ve been walking. I bring my laptop, of course, which is shoved into my backpack, and I also bring lunch, which is usually in a separate cross-body lunch pail thing that I bought for Scott and promptly…
  • M.E. in Trouble

    Alice
    29 Mar 2014 | 10:31 am
    My short story "M.E. in Trouble" was published in PANK magazine a few months ago. It’s a little more experimental than most of my stuff, and experimental is sort of their thing. The whole issue is great, so if the story appeals to you, you should buy it! Or subscribe! We need more independent journals like PANK. Also PANK is fun to say. You have to shout it. PANK.   I actually wrote this in graduate school. Which was, uh, 15 years ago. I submitted it to a bunch of places with no success, and I gave up on it. I’ve abandoned plenty of stories before, but this one really wanted…
  • Time to boil dinner!

    Alice
    26 Mar 2014 | 2:30 pm
    I’ve written before about the other Alice Bradleys. Let’s talk about this one. This Alice Bradley was, among other things, principal of the Fannie Farmer School of Cookery from 1915-1944. The cookbook pictured above (actually more of an advertorial pamphlet, Other Bradley) promised salads both alluring AND new, and it delivered, but today I’m going to a highlight an even more glorious example of Ms. Bradley’s expertise: The Alice Bradley Menu Cook-Book.   Now, I’m no expert on semi-aspirational Depression-era cuisine, but if I had to imagine what it was…
  • May I Firmly Suggest: Show Your Work

    Alice
    16 Mar 2014 | 5:26 pm
    What’s this? What has excited Ms. Bradley’s passions to the point that she can't gently suggest said item? This book has, my friends. This one right here. If you’re not familiar with Austin Kleon and his work, you’re in for a treat. Austin Kleon describes himself as a writer who draws; Maria Popova at Brain Pickings calls him as “a keen observer of and participant in the creative economy of the digital age.” I’d say he’s an artist, an educator, and a brilliant thinker regarding the creative process. His ideas are deceptively simple, but they…
 
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  • IstanBullshit

    Petunia Face
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Last weekend my brother, my dad and I began the arduous task of cleaning out my mom and Allen's house which, if you know anything about either one of them, you know that means wading through wooden buddhas and mannequins, doll heads smiling through clock faces, books, platform pumps stuck onto the legs of one large frog, snake skins, various animal skulls, feathers, artwork, ribbon, miniature boats and an unfathomable amount of very ploufy bedding, all the while listening to the two parrots talk to each other IN MY MOM AND ALLEN'S VOICES.You try to not let that get to you.Here we are, not…
  • I'm Ok

    Petunia Face
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    When we last left off I was feelingrather sorry for myself, so I thought I'd take a quick moment to update you on what I've been doing to make myself feel better.First off, there's this: my new spirit animal.This is V.C. Andrews, and if you don't know who that is then you can't sit at this table. And yes, I'm mixing Mean Girls metaphors with Flowers in the Attic, so? So.So. Me and a few of my favorite people at work have started The No Shame Book Club, and right now we are doing a close reading of the tome Petals on the Wind (in preparation for the Lifetime Original Film of the self-same name…
  • I Feel Sorry For Myself (And I'm Not Sorry)

    Petunia Face
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:21 pm
    The funny thing about grief, I am finding, is that it's embarrassing. Like no, no, everything's fine, stop looking at me like that, ha ha! Make a joke someone please, how do we extract ourselves from this conversation kind of embarrassing. Like maybe I smell, I don't know. Because do I? Smell? Can you smell it emanating from your screen? The smell of bad things happening to someone and you kind of want to turn away? Don't worry, I get it.It stinks.Chachi is dying. My mom died in September, then we had to put my cat to sleep on the day of my mom's memorial, then we got a new kitten,…
  • Allen

    Petunia Face
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Once upon a time there was a man who pulled beetles from blocks of metal. That might be the wrong way to tell his story, although scarabs are a symbol of rebirth so hopefully that works in a way. Other possibilities: He was a jeweler. A contractor. A fisherman.  No, instead I will tell the story of how once he knew another man, an acquaintance, in the town in which they both lived, and this other man thought his name was Bob or Dave or Bill, something that was most definitely not his name, and he let the other man call him Bob or Dave or Bill rather than embarrass him. They did…
  • The Tooth Fairy: An Epistolary Post

    Petunia Face
    23 Mar 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Saturday, March 22, 8:01 a.m.Dear Tooth Fairy,I was so excited for what I was going to get, I was really hoping for 10 dollars! I tried to lose my tooth, I wiggled it, I flicked it to the top of my mouth, I twisted it and I tried everything, nothing worked and after all that effort all you give me is 2 dollars. Just 8 more dollars please. If you don't accept what I need it's okay, I'm used to being upset. But please don't take away my 2 dollars because then I'll be broke because I only have 6 dollars!Love,ZoeySaturday, March 22, 10:41 p.m. Dear Zoey,Thank you for your letter. Not many kids…
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  • Smoke and Mirrors and Women, Oh My

    Guest Blogger
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    by Katherine L. Record Last week, the Supreme Court attracted lots of attention when it heard arguments about whether a corporation can exclude mandatory preventive benefits from its employee health plan, based on a religious objection to certain types of healthcare. This is a tale as old as time; religion has long been the basis for opposition to reproductive (i.e., women’s) health – including the preventive healthcare now in question, contraception. Yet this argument has nothing to do with government infringement on the practice of religion. In fact, the corporation, Hobby Lobby,…
  • Why Contraception is a Health Issue for Everyone

    Rachel
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:34 am
    Photo “ritual” by Monik Markus used under CC BY-2.0 from https://flic.kr/p/8YaubV Some of the media coverage of Tuesday’s arguments before the Supreme Courton the contraception mandate tended to pit women’s rights activists against social conservatives, making contraception seem like a lifestyle choice that only benefits some women — you know, the ones who have sex. What often gets lost in the debate is why contraception is considered a preventive health issue — and why treating it as such is beneficial for everyone. During the healthcare debate, the…
  • Experts Discuss Women’s Health Movement and Healthcare Reform

    Rachel
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:44 pm
    “We are a very rich country, but we have rationed healthcare in a way that is unconscionable.” Judy Norsigian, Our Bodies Ourselves co-founder and executive director, doesn’t hold back in this March 6 discussion on women’s health with Sonia Pressman Fuentes, National Organization for Women (NOW) co-founder. Luz Corcuera, program director of Healthy Start Coalition of Manatee, Fla., hosts the dynamic conversation, which covers the history of the women’s health movement and the founding of Our Bodies Ourselves and NOW, as well as current healthcare issues, the…
  • Teen Voices Magazine is Back, Improving the World for Girls Through Media

    Rachel
    12 Mar 2014 | 7:01 am
    For 25 years, Teen Voices magazine has provided a place for journalism and other writing created by and for teenage girls. This great publication, originally based in Boston, was on the brink of shutting down last year, but Women’s eNews took it under its wing, with plans to build upon its mission of improving the world for female teens through media. The first stories published by the new Teen Voices are now online and tackle diverse issues including recovering from anorexia; why some women wear hijab and others don’t; feeling unworthy; and letters to celebrities as role…
  • Stillbirths and Infant Health Risks Higher in California’s Artificially Conceived Infants

    Guest Blogger
    28 Feb 2014 | 12:02 pm
    by Miriam Zoll A new study published in the Journal of Perinatologyonline has found that in California from 2009-2011 there was a 24- to 27-fold increase in multiple births and significantly higher rates of preterm births, lower birth weights, fetal anomalies and stillbirth among infants born through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) or artificial insemination (AI) compared to babies conceived naturally. The retrospective study was based on 2009-2011 data from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and conducted by researchers from the Loma Linda University…
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  • The latest response to my 10 Questions About Your Feminist Parenting

    blue milk
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:08 am
    This response from Eliza at tea plus oranges is such a considered response that it’s hard to imagine it was written with a sleeping baby on her chest… and reading it was a lovely opportunity to revisit those first early months of motherhood. All my love to new parents. If you have a partner, how does your partner feel about your feminist motherhood? What is the impact of your feminism on your partner? I’m interested to see how this will pan out. It’s something we’ve talked about a lot at various stages of our relationship, mainly in relation to balancing two careers. We…
  • My latest article: my adventures in anti-sexist parenting for the new parents

    blue milk
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:51 am
    My latest column for Fairfax newspapers is here: Go ahead and brainwash your baby. There are few enough privileges as a parent, you might as well seize this one. If you want to change the world and make it a less sexist place then this little human sponge of yours is the best chance you’ve got. Because truth is, the world is going to try to brainwash your baby right back. I’m wary of anyone being too prescriptive about either parenting or feminism these days, I’ve made my share of compromises with both, and I’m not much interested in perfectionism. But in case you’re after a…
  • On film, feeling connected and conflict

    blue milk
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:14 pm
    This is a very satisfying article on an interview with Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi in The Saturday Papers. The notion of space is a fundamental ingredient in both Wenders’ and Zournazi’s notions of peace, explored through the connections created by – and between – people. In film, allowing the watcher to see what the other is seeing provides a gentle push to take into account and perhaps even momentarily assume the point of view of the other person. Wenders believes that the true acknowledgement of another’s existential space negates the potential for conflict. “As soon as you…
  • Beware the politics of ‘reasonable’

    blue milk
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:39 pm
    This is a very thought-provoking article from Elias Isquith in Salon on the return of the “view from nowhere” in political journalism. Probably no one has devised a better definition of the phenomenon than Rosen, who describes it as “a bid for trust that advertises the viewlessness of the news producer.” According to Rosen, the view from nowhere “places the journalist between polarized extremes, and calls that neither-nor position ‘impartial.’” As Rosen himself will grant, this inclination to be “objective” is not always bad. Indeed, journalism is impossible if its…
  • Your heart will hurt but you should read this

    blue milk
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    This piece from anthropologist Bree Blakeman, “A fieldnote from home”: This evening I nearly saw a man drown. I run the same route most afternoons, over the bridge and along the foreshore. This evening I was about to cross over the bridge when I saw something or someone splashing in the water. I stopped. It was a man, only a few metres from the banks of the river, and he was drowning. He kept trying to stand up before falling over, his head going under the water for a longer period of time each time he fell. Bree writes some beautiful, beautiful pieces about Aboriginal languages…
 
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  • Spring Espadrilles

    rebeccadaly
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    It’s possible that espadrilles are the ultimate spring shoe. They unmistakably welcome warmer weather, but they provide enough protection (and warmth) for those days that just didn’t quite get the message that it’s no longer winter. On top of that, they’re super cute—and super comfortable. Here are three great pairs to help start spring off on the right foot:   Check out more cute […]
  • What to Do If You Cut Your Bangs Too Short

    Rachel Stein
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Thought you’d be able to snip your own bangs juuust a tiny bit to clean them up, only to take too much length off? Tempting as it may be to kick yourself for not going to a pro, consider it a lesson learned for next time and be proactive now by getting the most out of the length you have […]
  • How to Ask For Cash as a Wedding Gift

    Brigitt Hauck
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    These days, plenty of engaged couples already have bedding, kitchen appliances, and other items you'd need to furnish a home and begin a life together. So, what's an engaged couple to do if they'd rather receive a cash gift?
  • Today’s Thought

    rsdailythought
    18 Apr 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 How to Dye Easter Eggs How to Plan an Easter Egg Hunt No-Dye Easter Egg Decorating IdeasFiled under: Daily Thought
  • Dry Shampoo Your Hair Like a Pro

    Benice Atufunwa
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Dry shampoo is probably one of the most amazing, stupendous, fantastic beauty items to ever grace the earth… but that dusty look you get after using it (I call it Dusty Head Syndrome) and the time you spend waiting for your hair to absorb the product can definitely put a damper in things. The good news: All you have to do […]
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    Gadgets, fashion and tech for women – Gizmodiva

  • Mobile Suit Gundam UC Tokyu Rapi:t: Are you ready to catch a ride on the Gundam-inspired express train?

    meghna
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Fans of the Gundam Series, the metaseries of space opera anime featuring giant robots called “Mobile Suits”, are probably terribly exciting about the upcoming release of the seventh... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A dress made of 1000 purple flowers and Kirsty Mitchell: Magic caught on film

    meghna
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    We all grew up reading fairy tales. The authors usually so a pretty good job of creating a visual canvas so spectacular that we can imagine every scene in the books in.. A dress made of 1000 purple... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Star Wars M&Ms: It doesn’t get better than this

    meghna
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Every ardent Star Wars fan know what is coming up in a couple of weeks; the most important annual celebration of the year – Star Wars Day! This year celebrate this wonderful.. Star Wars M&Ms:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Yuki Yamamoto Mommie & Me Plushie Masks

    neha
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:15 am
    Yuki Yamamoto Mommie & Me Plushie Masks will make you look like a chick, the real yellow one, and also like its mama. Sure they’re cuter than anything else and will only.. Yuki Yamamoto... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • This Prom Season Gift Your Date a KFC Chicken Corsage

    neha
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:07 am
    Prom is incomplete without a date, a corsage on her hand and a first kiss! But before you select the perfect corsage for her, let me introduce you to ‘the perfect corsage’.. This Prom... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

    Jill
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Promote yourself. Netiquette reminders: Want to recommend someone else’s writing instead? Try the weekly 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…
  • The Jameis Winston rape case was criminally mishandled, and it will always matter.

    Caperton
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    Last week, the New York Times provided a breakdown of a breakdown — an accounting of the investigative errors that turned rape allegations against FSU quarterback Jameis Winston into a non-event. I’ll give you a minute to try and contain your shock. Indeed, how convenient it was that Winston was able to make it a year and a Heisman season before the allegations gained any attention. Long enough for him to become a local sports hero and her to become a bitter woman with buyer’s remorse who only decided to take him down after he became someone — the fact that she raised…
  • Weekly Open Thread with Pony and Foal

    tigtog
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Can you handle the cute? There’s more animals with their babies at this tumblr. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week. Can you handle the cute? | via philtippett.tumblr.com Apologies for the belatedness, the gorgeous sun today in Sydney after several weeks of rain was too much, and I went out and left my computer forlorn for most of the day. 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…
  • TODAY’S VLOG | Can Virgins Have Oral Sex?

    Guest Blogger
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    This is the first episode of Sex-Positive Gamer, where we play popular videogames whilst answering your shagging questions. Now your male friends have no excuses for not knowing their sex education (unless they were too busy with Planned Parenthood volunteering). Our adviser is occasional Feministe contributor Echo Zen. From outside, it probably seems we quit the Feministe vlog after just 4 months of vlogging. In actuality, despite scepticism from professors, we’ve been labouring for 4 months behind the scenes to reboot the vlog, brainstorming ways to deliver content with appeal beyond the…
  • Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

    Jill
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Promote yourself. Netiquette reminders: Want to recommend someone else’s writing instead? Try the weekly 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…
 
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    Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

  • Pawsitively Perfect Travel c/o The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel

    Sheila Gaspers
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Dog Loving Divas will delight in the new book by Kelly Carter, founder of The Jet Set Pets, a website offering advice and travel resources for pampered pets on the go…and their owners. Carter is no stranger to the challenges of a travel diva with dog in tow. For the last decade, she has circled the globe with her beloved long-haired Chihuahua, Lucy by her side. In her new book, The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel, Carter happily shares her travel savvy, secrets and fabulous finds from custom gear to canine spa retreats. The book, published by National Geographic Books, is an engaging…
  • Westin Playa Bonita: Central American Beach Getaway at the Edge of Panama City

    Shelley Seale
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Some travelers are beach people, wanting the sand-and-water experience under palm trees. Others are city travelers, preferring the excitement and diversity of entertainment that a metropolitan vacation offers. Westin Playa Bonita in Panama City is one place where you can have both – in style. The gorgeous property is just at the outskirts of the city, across the bridge from Panama City’s lively downtown and the Panama Canal. On this peaceful stretch of Pacific Ocean beach, with its golden sand and blue waters, the Westin Playa Bonita has all the makings of a hidden-away tropical resort;…
  • Win a FREE week stay a villa in the British Virgin Islands

    Teresa Rodriguez Williamson
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:42 am
    We’re partnering with a wonderful TangoDiva member who has created an amazing customized guide to help you find a career you love. What she has created can help you create a job that will make you happy and successful. It also gives you personalized tools that will help you tell others what you need. Pretty amazing stuff! Here are my findings My strength is I am insightful My interest is planning things My need is flexibility at my job My stress reaction is I get argumentative Dr. Sarah Brown owns a beautiful villa in the British Virgin Islands.  Well, Dr. Brown is about to launch her…
  • Heal and Hydrate at Home or Away with derma e® Tea Tree and E Antiseptic Créme

    Sheila Gaspers
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:58 am
    When in need of help with chronic dry skin and breakouts, I seem to consistently circle back to nature-based solutions. My latest find, while shopping the aisles of my local natural foods market, is the derma e therapeutic topical line featuring a fabulous Tea Tree Oil and Vitamin E antiseptic créme. The derma e skin care  line has  always been a trusted favorite of mine so I didn’t hesitate to give the créme a try. I was not disappointed and saw positive results in less than 48 hours. The derma e  Tea Tree and E Antiseptic Créme, which blends two of nature’s most powerful…
  • Tomales Bay and Beyond

    JoAnneh Nagler
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:04 pm
    One of the great joys of living in the Bay Area is that in one day you can travel from cityscape hipster happenings, past suburban villages and beyond, towards vineyards on lush farmlands. The day trip is a delight to the soul, takes virtually no planning, and gives the added joy and spiritual lift of feeling spontaneous. And so, with an adventurer’s spirit, my husband Mike and I jumped in the car and headed for Pt. Reyes. An easy drive from San Francisco, the path wound through sweet little Marin County towns, and landed us, as the road became more rural, in the gorgeous Marin marshlands.
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  • Osei Duro Matchstick Muto Mini Dress

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Call it your "every occasion" dress. Handprinted and handmade in Ghana, the tailored Osei Duro Matchstick Muto Mini Dress ($140) would look as good with a jean jacket and Chuck...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • M•A•C Strobe Cream

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    There are plenty of reasons why we're excited to try M•A•C's Strobe Cream ($32): it's billed as "the ultimate quick fix" for skin, it enhances the effects of light on...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Zipbuds Juiced 2.0 Zipper Earbuds

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    By the time you reach the age of thirty, you'll have devoted six full months of your life to untangling your earbuds. That may not be a scientific fact, but...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • GlamEar Pink Heat Protectors

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Who hasn't burned their ears with the curling iron at least once? Luckily, Clever Girl Innovations has our backs - these silicone heat protectors ($15) slide over the ears to...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Holiday Poppy Dress

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    Single during wedding season? Balance your rage by donning this cheery little poppy print dress ($168). And drinking champagne. Always champagne....Visit Outblush for the full post.
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  • Antidepressant Use Associated with Longer Duration of Breastfeeding

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Data was presented at the 18th Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) Annual Conference in Perth regarding the use of antidepressants among breastfeeding women. Analyzing the data from the Danish National Birth Cohort in Denmark, researchers examined outcomes in 368 women who were taking antidepressants prior to becoming pregnant.  Two thirds of the women (67%) […] The post Antidepressant Use Associated with Longer Duration of Breastfeeding appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Sleep Interventions During Pregnancy Reduce the Risk of Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    It should be no surprise that many women complain of disrupted sleep during pregnancy.  According to a recent study, approximately 28%-38% of women meet criteria for sleep deficiency during early pregnancy. (Sleep deficiency is defined as short sleep duration, insufficient sleep, or insomnia).As pregnancy progresses, sleep quality continues to deteriorate; during the third trimester, over half of all women report poor […] The post Sleep Interventions During Pregnancy Reduce the Risk of Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Positive Parenting Can Reduce Risk for Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    A recent study investigated the effectiveness of two pediatric primary care interventions for reducing the risk for postpartum depressive symptoms. The researchers tested two interventions designed to promote parental responsiveness: Video Interaction Project (VIP) is a relationship-based intervention, using video-  recordings of mother–child dyads which are used to reinforce positive interactions Building Blocks (BB) communicates […] The post Positive Parenting Can Reduce Risk for Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Support Women and Families with PPD and Raise Public Awareness: Climb Out of the Darkness

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    This is from Katherine Stone at Postpartum Progress.  Katherine Stone has long been an advocate for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  In addition to her website which provides information and support, she has helped to create and sponsor events which raise public awareness of postpartum depression and related disorders.  The largest event for […] The post Support Women and Families with PPD and Raise Public Awareness: Climb Out of the Darkness appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • A New Questionnaire for Diagnosing Perinatal Anxiety Disorders

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    While we have focused a great deal on the emergence of mood disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period, there is a growing body of literature that indicates that anxiety symptoms are prevalent during this period of time and may also affect pregnancy outcomes.  Certain items on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) may help […] The post A New Questionnaire for Diagnosing Perinatal Anxiety Disorders appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
 
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  • Seven Tools for Finding a New ‘You’ in Retirement

    lheidel
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    As one of the Wall Street Journal Experts, Natalie’s blog was originally published at blogs.wsj.com. NATALIE CAINE: I was hiking uphill, early this morning, and met a woman on the path. We briefly chatted. As I continued my hike, I heard her voice in my head, “I am 76 and started hiking at 62. It makes life worth it. This summer, I am going to try biking at the beach.” Now she becomes a role model for me and gets me excited about possibilities. I think when you are heading toward retirement or sitting in it, you can practice shifting the different voices in your head. For example,…
  • Staying Inspired During Challenges

    Natalie Caine
    10 Mar 2014 | 3:15 pm
    How do you keep going when you are sitting in challenges? Here are some suggestions: 1. Call someone you trust. Ask them if you can POUR your heart out. 2. What do you think a dear friend would do if they were in your shoes? 3. Exercise. Get outside and walk noticing what is in FRONT of you as you walk. 4. Trust, “this too shall pass.” 5. Give yourself simple PLEASURES, like movie day, at home and ordering in food. 6. DOODLE 7. Read quotations or STORIES that are uplifting. 8. There is always someone in a better place than you and in a worse. DELETE your need to compare.
  • Jump For Joy

    Natalie Caine
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:11 pm
    During one of my presentations with women, the theme was jump for joy.  I suggested they go home, take a photo, or bring an object that gives them joy or reminds them of joy or do something creative, like a poem, art piece, food, clothing, collection, etc.  You get the idea.   I am sharing this with you because we had so much fun. I want to pass the idea to you.  Even if you are not in a group, or don’t have friends that want to join in, do it for YOURSELF.  There is much more to the story of where we went from there, but I wanted to suggest you BEGIN. 1. What makes you jump…
  • I DID IT

    Natalie Caine
    27 Feb 2014 | 3:59 pm
    In one of our groups, we chose that theme for the week. It became a practice, daily. I DID IT.   The intention was to focus on the greatness in you and something you did that mattered to you, even if uncomfortable. Each evening I asked them to write down a positive view of themselves and then something they were going to do the next day or during the week.  Life happens. Schedules change. Here’s a short list of happy I DID IT stories: Up at 5:30, out the door for a hill walk, not the flats A letter to a friend telling her how she inspires me A call to a company to pitch an idea she…
  • Friendship

    Natalie Caine
    27 Jan 2014 | 11:41 am
    I often hear, as do you, about the lack of support and community people have today.  Tears fall from loneliness. You feel invisible. You just want a few friends you can have fun with and trust. I remember a group of women sharing with me that they feel embarrassed to talk about not having good friends.  They no longer connect with the friends they have had. It feels like they are going through a friendship divorce.  The biggest complaint I hear is that one feels they are initiating more than the other and then they feel forgotten when the other person doesn’t email or pick up the…
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  • My Husband’s “Other Woman”

    Betty Confidential
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    My Husband’s “Other Woman” Oh yes, I’ll admit it. I’m jealous of her self-confidence, her sexy British accent, the way she’s always ready to go… -Jennifer Ostrega Gold, ohmeimfine.com It’s hard to imagine that my husband of only four years is having a love affair, but he is. When I first found them together, I was powerless to do anything about it. He had one like her before, but he told me that she wasn’t big enough, so he wanted another one. She’s easier to touch, and he often reaches for her. I hate to admit it, but he just seems happier with her on long trips.
  • Hello Wedding Season! Would You Ever Consider a Non-Traditional Engagement Ring?

    Betty Confidential
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Would You Ever Consider a Non-Traditional Engagement Ring? A little muddy-brown diamond or a big, sparkling rock: which would you choose? -Faye Brennan Engagement rings are a big deal. We know this after Kate Middleton’s blue hand-me-down stunner (and her fiancé’s recent decision to not wear one at all) made headlines worldwide. Not only is an engagement ring a beautiful piece of jewelry, but it’s also one of the only tangible items that says every day for the rest of a woman’s life, “Sorry, I’m taken… and he really, really loves me.” So, what does it mean if your engagement…
  • Our Fave 10 New Fragrances for April

    Betty Confidential
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    10 New Fragrances for April New scents to bring in a new season. -Brittany Roshelle Davis While you’re ramping up your abs routine and spraying on a sun-kissed tan, add a little flare to the mix. Ditch your heavy winter fragrance for a light, flirty scent perfect for igniting your inner beauty. It just so happens April is a hot month for brand-new fragrances hitting the market. But fear not, you’re in luck. Betty Confidential has got your back. We want all you Betty’s out there to be in the know which is why we slaved day and night over this list.  We’ve got fragrances from Reese…
  • 6 Mascaras Elizabeth Taylor Would Love

    Betty Confidential
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    6 Mascaras Elizabeth Taylor Would Love Add a touch of Elizabeth Taylor-style glamour into your life.  -Brittany Roshelle Davis One woman set the stage for all others. Elizabeth Taylor was an award-winning actress, philanthropist, and style icon. She did it all with incredible grace. No one will forget her or her hauntingly beautiful eyes. Known for sweeping men off of their feet, Elizabeth had long, luscious lashes that centered attention on her unique violet eyes. In honor of this stunning icon, we’ve gathered the top full-bodied mascaras to give you the chance to sweep everyone off of…
  • Study Reports: Over Half of Americans Believe in Love at First Sight

    Betty Confidential
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Study Reports: Over Half of Americans Believe in Love at First Sight We’re talking L.O.V.E. The real thing… as soon as you see each other. Has it happened to you? -Faye Brennan I know I believe in lust at first sight, but love? I’m not exactly sold on the idea, mainly because I’ve never experienced it myself. I’ve never laid eyes on a guy and thought, “Wow, that’s the man I’m going to share my life with.” On the other hand, I have thought, “Damn! That’s the man I’m going to share the night with.” See the difference?
 
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  • Happy Easter

    Suzanne
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
  • Blah, Blah, Blah

    Suzanne
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    It seems like everyone I know is off on a spring break adventure. (Either this week, this upcoming weekend, or next week.) I’m jealous of all you Coachella people! I think, as a result, I might take a couple days off too. It *feels* like no one is even out there reading, anyway. Of course, I’ll probably change my mind and be back with a post tomorrow. But …? If I’m not here, no worries.
  • Shooting in San Francisco

    Suzanne
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    I realize I haven’t said much about my visit to San Francisco a few weeks back. It’s been a crazy few weeks … One night in San Francisco, followed by Napa, followed by Texas. I haven’t written about my Bay Area visit because I’ve barely even glanced at my photos from that visit. How can I write a post without photos? And what did I really do with only one night to visit? First of all, I intentionally didn’t let many people know I would be up north. Of course, I would have loved to see a lot of my friends. (I think I have more friends in SF than I do in The…
  • Moonrise Of The Blood Moon

    Suzanne
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    Did you see the blood moon last night? I never tire of the moonrises over “my” mountain. I can see the moon rise from my kitchen and family room windows. But, I went out on the patio to take this photo. Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. I’m a beach-rat through and through, but the mountains call to my soul in a special way. There really is something almost mystical about them. I’m truly grateful I live in a place where I can enjoy both the mountains and the beach. (And the deserts too, actually.)
  • The Weekend

    Suzanne
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    I had such a nice, relaxing, weekend. Saturday night I got together with some friends I hadn’t seen for awhile. We had dinner at Sol Cocina in Newport Beach. There’s something special about being near the water, being with old friends, and enjoying a lot of  margaritas  laughter. By the way, I really enjoyed the restaurant and I do recommend it for those of you who live in, or near, Orange County. I spent Sunday at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. It had been two years since my last visit. There’s something very intoxicating about being surrounded by FIFTY ACRES of blooming…
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  • madrid to be leaving.

    Casey
    26 Mar 2014 | 3:37 am
    The only other time in my life when my body has been this tired and confused were those first few days after bringing home a new baby. I have no concept of time, no memory of eating, I haven’t slept for longer than 3 hours at a time and my head feels all cold and floaty, like I’m just awake enough to remember to keep breathing. An opportunity came to me through the dozens of various connections I’ve made in this life and that opportunity had me in Madrid, Spain for the last five days. Until last week I had never been to Europe, traveled overseas or been completely immersed…
  • the one about the hit and run.

    Casey
    12 Mar 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Early Saturday morning I was sideswiped on the freeway and sent spinning into the center median of I-70. Whoever hit me simply drove off, they didn’t even slow down. After getting a clear look at the damage on my car today there’s no way they could have been unaware of hitting me. (Also, if you’re in Indy, it was a light silver SUV of some sort that hit me, the damage would be on their driver’s side front fender, there would most certainly be dark purple paint from my car.) It’s amazing how many thoughts go through your head in such an intense moment, I almost…
  • on fearing and finding.

    Casey
    2 Mar 2014 | 1:48 pm
    It’s a very strange thing to have really big emotions. When you’re young they’re looked upon as a flaw or weakness, and it continues that way until you’re grown — unless you learn how to use them. I’m still trying to figure out how to use mine. Creativity seems to be the best outlet for them, photography — having my camera in my hand is equal to holding onto something steady and solid. It can say things I can’t and see things I can’t describe. Writing is the same way. Being able to write has saved me countless times. I’ve been hesitant to…
  • the one about all the stomach flu blues.

    Casey
    18 Feb 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Hey. So I’m just going to go ahead and get it all out about today. Vomit. Vomit and poop for the last 48 hours from everyone but me. (SO FAR.) When there are three people suffering from this kind of sick and only one of the three is self sufficient that leaves me with the assist. Now, to be fair, the bigger one is somewhat self-cleaning, but seeing her poor little face with tears because she feels so damn awful and there isn’t a thing I can do for her — that’s a different story. She’s been pretty low key, she’s napped a lot and stayed pretty quiet and…
  • NYCharging.

    Casey
    5 Feb 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Hey there, lost my mind today when my lunch was interrupted several times by someone who claimed they didn’t know how to wash strawberries and then again by someone who kept making demands of said strawberries. I feel I should also mention I was hiding in the kitchen to eat my lunch so the circling vultures wouldn’t move in on what I had made myself rendering me lunchless. I’m in this stage of life where I don’t get to just sit down and eat, I get to serve everyone else, cut big things into small bites for some people and make sure everyone has a drink, enough sauce,…
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    Viva la Feminista

  • Stop Parental Notification Advocacy Day (#StopPNA)

    28 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    I reported last summer that Illinois now has a parental notification law being enforced and on my sidebar is a link to resources for minors who need a judicial bypass. But we know that a bypass is not the solution for every minor who is need of abortion care. That is why the ACLU of Illinois and the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health are heading down to Springfield to call for a repeal of this harmful law.#STOPPNA Advocacy Day Thursday, April 3, 2014 Buses leave Chicago at 6amBuses then leave Springfield at 3 pmRegister for the day!  Of course, if you are not in Chicago, get…
  • Time to bowl for abortions!

    26 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    Yes, it's that time of the year again when the Chicago Abortion Fund holds its annual bowl-a-thon! Sadly this year I can't make the actual event, but I'm still fundraising for them. I started the day out waaaaay behind in fundraising, but got a good number of donations to bring my total up to $390. So I'm only $110 from my goal of $500!So I'm hoping that I can count of my readers here to bring me over the finish line!How do you help do that? IT IS EASY! Simply head over to my fundraising page and click donate next to my avatar.I got a $200 donation on my team page & $50 off page, thus the…
  • GIVEAWAY: Flowers in the Attic DVD

    17 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    Oh yes...the recent Lifetime movie depiction of every GenX girl's favorite movie to sneak read is coming to DVD and you can get your very own copy.Did you miss the TV event of the Polar Vortex? Or maybe you watched it with glee and buttered popcorn and want to watch it again? Then you are in luck! Especially since there is a behind-the-scenes featurette. *excellent*My giveways are super easy. No hoops to jump through:DEADLINE: Friday, March 21st at 11 pm Chicago time (CDT)HOW TO ENTER: Just comment on this post and tell me when you first encountered the glory of the  Dollanganger family.
  • CFP: Interrogating Reproductive Loss: Feminist Writings on Abortion, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth

    15 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    CALL FOR PAPERSDemeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection, entitledInterrogating Reproductive Loss: Feminist Writings on Abortion, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth Co-Editors: Emily R.M. Lind & Angie DeveauDeadline for Abstracts: June 1, 2014Deadline for Acceptances: July 1, 2014Deadline for Completed Papers: November 15, 2014Publication Date: Early 2016 Feminist theories of the body, reproduction, and the institution of motherhood typically focus on issues of rights, autonomy, and choice. These themes become increasingly complicated when applied to questions of…
  • Looking for young feminists? Head on over to the west side of Chicago

    8 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    Because that is what I did last week.I was invited to one of Chicago's public high schools to talk about feminism with a group of girls. It was not one of the "crown jewels" of CPS. Instead it appears to be a school full of working class kids with big dreams. Due to the horrendous winter weather we continue to have, I ended up super late and only spent 20-25 minutes talking with the girls. I made the choice I did not even want them to introduce themselves because with 30 girls, that would had been all of my visit.Rather I asked them about Beyonce's essay in the Shriver report that I had…
 
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    Women on Business

  • Approaches to Board Succession Planning

    Tracy Houston
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
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  • Women: Four Tips For Being Understood On International Conference Calls When English Is Your Second Language

    Community Member
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:40 pm
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  • How to Make Your Business a Wi-Fi Hotspot

    Lionel Luigi Lopez
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:07 pm
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  • Best Colleges for Undergraduate Business Degrees that Land Jobs

    Susan Gunelius
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
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  • The Board Candidate’s Guide to Networking

    Tracy Houston
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
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  • Next Iphone To Be Known As Iphone 4S Not Iphone 5 Coming To Dash And T Mobile

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    If you have bought the all new grand Apple iphone then you must be willing to obtain iphone movies, video games, wallpapers, songs, apps, etc. and take the complete advantage of your new device. Reports vary: it appears not likely that a T-Mobile Vibrant will run unlock iphone on AT&T’s network and assistance 3G, and vice versa, since AT&T and T-Cellular have different 3G frequencies, but there is at least one report that 3G on the Vibrant is operating on AT&T. But you’re wondering how a lot faster is 4G than 3G, right? About 10 occasions quicker. 10! That indicates…
  • Tired Of Bed Bugs Use Seattle Bed Bug Detection For Best Results

    admin
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:10 am
    So as we established last time, there’s an NFL doubleheader every Sunday. But looking at the local TV schedule most weeks, you wouldn’t know it around here. In fact, there are 18 doubleheaders airing nationally on Fox and CBS (Two on week 17), but only six of them are guaranteed to air here. Instead of shelling out a lot of money for an oversized picture frame, I purchased an inexpensive poster frame. Yes, it’s plastic, but you would never know unless you walked up to the wall and started banging on the picture frame. For about I found a poster frame with double bed frame a…
  • Hair Pack For Dry Hair

    admin
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Yes, you can concoct 1 on your own; it is quite an simple, fast, and complete process. Subsequent are some instructions that will assist you to make one for your hair:Furnish your kitchen fue hair transplant clinic counter with a spray bottle, drinking water, and a hair conditioner. In a blender, mash the bananas and add the coconut milk and honey. Mix all the components well until you have a smooth paste with out any chunks. Apply this mask on damp hair making certain that all your strands are well coated with the mask. After twenty-25 minutes, clean your hair and shampoo and situation as…
  • What Are Dental Implants Issues You Should Know About Dental Treatment

    admin
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:42 pm
    A man’s loss of life following knowledge tooth surgical procedure has family members associates on edge. A guy went in for routine removal of his knowledge tooth last month in California, but died soon after the dental process. Now the family of Marek Lapinski is questioning the medical practices of the surgeon who administered a potent drug to the man who all of a sudden woke up from anesthesia, citing an April 3 ABC News report. I found instant results when I was carried out. My teeth had been whiter. It even brightened locations around dental function that I discovered hard to…
  • How To Treat Eczema On Fingernail Beds Tips To Help You Treat Eczema On Fingernail Beds

    admin
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Divan beds are known to provide the best comfort along with excellent support to the body. This makes this furniture items ideal for you to enjoy a peaceful sleep during night time. Today, you can find a wonderful range of such beds available in the market in attractive colours and different sizes to suit your home decor. With this, you are guaranteed to have the Silentnight miracoil 7 you are eyeing for. Some mattresses have foam tops on their mattresses instead of pillow tops. This gives travelers some of the comfort and firmness of a foam mattress without sacrificing support (because the…
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    Corporette

  • Weekend Open Thread

    Kat
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
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  • Weekly News Update

    Kat
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/corporette Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. If you're subscribing to our newsletter, please go to http://corporette.com/newsletter to sign up for the newsletter that is supported (the Feedburner/Feedblitz one will not be).
  • Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Three-Quarter Sleeve Drape Neck Dress (and: Deal Alert!)

    Kat
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
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  • Coffee Break: Pave Gold Diamond X Ring

    Kat
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
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  • How to Deal with Political Talk at the Office

    Kat
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
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  • My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Rarity is at Build-A-Bear — $25 Build-A-Bear Gift Card Giveaway Event

    Holly
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:52 pm
    My Little Pony Friendship is Magic struck a chord with kids, My Little Pony enthusiasts, and lovers of nostalgia at large. Now, Build-A-Bear is getting in on the Friendship is Magic love and offering up plush versions of the My Little Pony cast to dress up and accessorize to your heart’s delight; including fan favorite unicorn, Rarity. Rarity is one of the main characters in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She is Sweetie Belle’s older sister, a seamstress in her shop in Ponyville, and represents generosity. With great big eyes that overload your cuteness sensors, Rarity and…
  • #SummerDreams Have Luggage Will Travel Luggage Set & $150 Old Navy Gift Card Giveaway Event

    Holly
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This winter was one of the worst on the books. After finally getting some warm spring days I’ve realized just how cooped up I have been and how badly I can use some excitement, fun, and most of all different. I’ve been bouncing some ideas off of my fiance and while we haven’t made any definite plans yet, there will be some sort of traveling in store for us. I’m determined to go somewhere, and to do something. If you and your family have plans of hitting the road this summer and you want to travel in some serious style, enter the #SummerDreams Have Luggage Will Travel…
  • Tuesday Giveaway Linkup: April 15th – April 22nd

    Holly
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Welcome to another great week of fabulous giveaways! If you’re a blogger, use this space to help spread the word about the giveaways you are hosting by linking them up in the linky below. While you’re here, lend some support to your fellow bloggers who have linked up and enter a giveaway or two. Who knows, you just may end up winning some really cool stuff! Here are the specifics on how our Tuesday Giveaway Linkup works: add the direct link to your giveaway below; do not leave links to your blog’s main page, social media accounts, or affiliate links. This space is open to…
  • Corey and Topanga are Back! New “Girl Meets World” Trailer

    Holly
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Remember Boy Meets World? OF COURSE you do! Corey and Topanga are all grown up and still as charming as ever in the Boy Meets World spin-off Girl Meets World coming to the Disney Channel. We’ve heard about Girl Meets World potentially becoming a reality for a while now, and nostalgia-racked millennials such as myself have still not stopped squeeing in anticipation. The Disney Channel is sure to have a laugh at what is sure to be a ridiculous spike in viewers ages 24 to 30 when the show airs. There is no release date set as of yet for when the new family comedy is set to premiere,…
  • April is National Poetry Month! 3 of My Favorite Poems Written by Women

    Holly
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Poetry has been a very important part of my life and my mental stability since I was a tween and young teenager. I really connected with my first poem when I was in seventh grade when I read a poem by Emily Dickinson as part of an English assignment. I fell in love with poetry as a form of self-expression quickly, began reading a lot more of it, and have a collection of about 600 poems I have written up until now. During my youngest adult years I went to weekly poetry readings around my city and read my work to people I was incredibly intimidated by and later grew to call my acquaintances. My…
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    Rise of the Innerpreneur

  • Pam Abrahamsson: Innerpreneur Spotlight

    Tara Joyce
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    PAM ABRAHAMSSON Founder of Rustica Gift & Pottery – find me on facebook – learn more about IPODERAC’s mission and how you can get involved I am: Pam Abrahamsson, the founder of Rustica Gift & Pottery, a destination for the color, history and beauty that is Talavera pottery from colonial Mexico! My passion is for: Bringing the unique and beautiful to people in a way which helps other people have better lives. My business helps you: Make your world more colorful and beautiful by making it affordable to purchase original art pottery for your home – while helping others…
  • And Another Thing I Think I Know About Personal Branding

    Tara Joyce
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:20 am
    It’s a table for two. In the end, it’s just me and you. I need to connect with you. You need to enjoy the experience of being with me. It’s you I need to tune into, and turn on. It doesn’t matter what we’re talking about, business or personal. Us humans, we connect one-on-one. Me and you. If you feel excited and passionate about what I give you, you will help broadcast my signal. If I connect with you, if I genuinely help you to fill a need, you will share what I do, and who I am. The experience of me stays with you. photo credit: Benoxi Related posts: Support My Work Yet…
  • What and Why We Buy

    Tara Joyce
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:49 pm
    I like to write about our Values, our Worldviews, and the Subcultures we inhabit — but I don’t think I’ve ever clearly explained why, have I? Maybe I’ve never written about it clearly before because it hasn’t been clear to me why it really matters until now. Having knowledge about these topics is a business owner’s secret weapon. For they determine what and why we buy. They’re psychographics and they explore an individual’s concepts of the world they live in. Demographics don’t have a chance against these bad boys. Can I Get a Definition? We use a lot of…
  • On Pretense

    Tara Joyce
    4 Mar 2014 | 1:34 pm
    It is a way of being that prevents connection. It is presenting a false story about myself and my life in order to control others perception of me. It’s a form of marketing or more specifically advertising, and it’s neither mindful nor empowering. While in my pretense, I’m not valuing my contributions fully nor am I fully valuing the contributions others. I am not being honest about who I am. I am determining certain elements of me are better and more desirable. How does it feel to hide parts of myself? My pretense is like my own beer commercial where I see blondes in…
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    Carrie Leber PR ~ Fashion, Accessory and Beauty PR

  • {Jewelry} Lenny & Eva Messenger Necklaces

    leberpr
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    We love the unique look and endless creativity that Lenny & Eva offers, and these pretty Messenger Necklaces with their poetic sentiments are a favorite.
  • {Trend Watch} Summer 2014 ~ Overalls

    leberpr
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    I have to say that while it’s a trend that is actually fairly appropriate for me – it’s not my favorite.  Sarah Jessica Parker rolled out her new shoe collection on the Ellen Show last month looking amazing in overalls – celebs like Selena Gomez and Keira Knightly have been wearing them to great result for more than a year, but I’m not sold on the comfort or convenience of overalls.  It’s still one of those items that looks best worn super tight on really skinny ladies, which is always tricky without the help of a stylist.
  • {Branding} Designer Backgrounds

    leberpr
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    With all the social media homepages around, never before have clearly distinguishable patterns and backgrounds been so widely seen.  Yahoo recently changed their homepage layouts – included in the change is a lovely array of designer backgrounds from Diane Von Furstenburg (above), Tory Burch, Rachel Zoe, Oscar de la Renta, Candela (shown below in that order) and more to use.  I love them all and couldn’t decide which one to use and thought wouldn’t it be fun to splash these across my twitter, tumblr and 0ther homepages.   I like that they don’t have logos splashed…
  • Living Magazine ~ April 2014

    leberpr
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    Living Magazine – Accessories Worth Packing
  • All You ~ April 2014

    leberpr
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    All You~ Memory Making Jewelry to Treasure
 
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  • Everyday cleaning essentials that simplify your life

    Kylie Browne
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:16 am
    Now that we have a cleaning schedule organized let’s consider what we already have in our households that can help make our cleaning regime simple and organized. You don’t need all the bells, whistles and marvels that late night television spruiks ad nauseum for 30 minutes at a time! Let’s get back to basics and make an inexpensive, practical list of ways to keep our homes sparkling. Vinegar – clean kettles, coffee cups, tea pots, tiles, chrome, fridges, enamel surfaces, washing machines, rust marks. The wonders of vinegar are endless. Here are 150+ uses for vinegar,…
  • A Simple Checklist For Cleaning

    Kylie Browne
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:46 pm
    It’s of no surprise that women tend to have a greater responsibility when it comes to domestic chores. Some of you may be lucky enough to have a husband (partner, significant other) or children to help with the load. And for those people I give you a heartfelt “yay for you!”. With my husband on shift work and my children still quite young, I tend to take on the majority of the household chores. And some days, it’s overwhelming! A study published in 2012 by  PLos ONE, researched the connection between domestic work and physiological distress. After studying more than…
  • 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home – Yes You CAN Do It!

    Kylie Browne
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
    Not another declutter program? No, not another… this is our most powerful home declutter program! 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home For the third time we will be running 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home online. So whether you’re a first timer or you’re back to refresh your decluttering challenges, be ready to start on Monday 7 April. Unsure about joining? Here’s what people are saying about the program: This program was just the push I needed to start to get my place back in shape – especially after the toll of years of on-and-off renovations.
  • Make Way For Change!

    Kylie Browne
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:31 pm
    A funny episode of How I  Met Your Mother saw one of the characters, Barney, refusing to allow any of his belongings to be thrown out when his new girlfriend, Quinn, moves in with him. Yet Quinn throws away most of her things so that they didn’t have doubles of everything. Barney was challenged by a friend who suggested that he didn’t throw anything away because he secretly didn’t think the relationship would work out. Hence,  he would be less  troubled and inconvenienced if the relationship did sour. His life wouldn’t change much. His apartment, his belongings, his…
  • What’s Your Learning Style?

    Kylie Browne
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Wikipedia quotes that Learning style is an individual’s natural or habitual pattern of acquiring and processing information in learning situations. One of the most common categorizations of learning styles is Neil Fleming’s VARK/VAK model, which includes: Visual learners Auditory learners Reading-writing preference learners Kinesthetic or tactile learners. We cover a lot of different styles of learning in our programs. We know a lot of you love keeping journals, writing checklists or using your iPhone apps to help you stay organized. And it was interesting to see the replies to…
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    Everyday Baby Steps

  • Online Dating Reality #1: You Will Probably Cry

    marybabysteps
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:02 am
    I've written a bit about my dating experiences here and on Facebook. I'm usually quite open about my life and always hope that what I'm going through is relatable, that maybe it can benefit someone else to share my story. As it turns out, I've had quite a lot of interest in my dating experiences. Many of my friends, mostly female, have told me they like hearing an inside view of the dating scene. I've had people ask me questions and share their own stories with me. So I've decided to delve into the topic even further here with a series of posts. Some posts will be lighthearted. Some will be…
  • Be My Neighbor Day in Pittsburgh March 22nd

    marybabysteps
    21 Mar 2014 | 11:07 am
    I am totally thrilled to be sharing information with you all about a local event happening tomorrow, March 22nd, at four YMCA locaitons in Pittsburgh. It's in conjunction with WQED and The Fred Rogers Company and is set to be a day of fun, family-friendly activities. Plus, it's free! Here's the official scoop: What: United Way of Allegheny County, in partnership with The Fred Rogers Company and WQED, presents “Be My Neighbor Day.”  OnMarch 22, 2014, four YMCA locations across the Pittsburgh area will host a variety of fun, free, family-friendly activities to give children the…
  • Why I'm Dumping the Dating Sites

    marybabysteps
    9 Mar 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Everyone who knows me in real life and through social networking knows that I have been engaged in online dating for several months now. As a newly single mom, who works from home, the idea of getting out there and meeting interesting people was very appealing. I made specific effort to reach out to men who were very different from those I would come across here in my town on a day to day basis. I wanted to expand my work-from-home horizons, to gain new insight and exposure to people with more variety to offer than I would find in my everyday life. As I wrote in a blog post shortly after the…
  • Hot or Not! App Review

    marybabysteps
    30 Jan 2014 | 12:55 pm
    I was recently asked to try out a new app called Hot or Not! that helps you meet people in your area. Since most of you know that I've been using dating sites for a number of months now since my separation and now divorce, it only made sense to give this one a go. Hot or Not! is a matchmaking sort of app for both mobile and Facebook use. I took some time to play with it and check it out, and I have to say it was kind of fun! I will admit that I haven't had a lot of time to use the app, but so far I've set up my profile and rated guys in my area as to whether their apearance and profile are…
  • The Dangers of Asbestos in Homes and Appliances

    marybabysteps
    23 Jan 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Although asbestos hasn’t been used in decades to build homes and in the construction of most major appliances, the unfortunate fact is that millions of families in the United States live in older homes that was constructed during a time in which asbestos was heavily used. Years of research and studies performed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded that asbestos, a naturally-occurring mineral, was the direct cause of extremely dangerous diseases such as malignant mesothelioma and asbestosis. Many asbestos victims have filed lawsuits against asbestos companies due to the…
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • Music Playlist: Stand on the edge of light.

    amandas
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    Music is sonic light. I worship at the altar of lyric and rhythm. And light. So this playlist gives me particular pleasure to present to you. More to come.   TRACK LIST: Stand on the edge of light. 1. Sunshine, Matisyahu 2. I’ll Take You There, The Staple Singers 3. Life in Color, OneRepublic 4. Edge of Evolution, Alanis Morrisette 5. It’s Time, Imagine Dragons 6. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing, Stevie Wonder 7. Waves, Blondfire 8. Icarus, White Hinterland 9. Stay Alive, Jose Gonzalez 10. Rainbowarriors, CocoRosie 11. Cosmic Love, Florence & The Machine 12. We Move…
  • My first NEON #Truthbomb Exhibition Art Series! Gettin’ all gallery on you.

    amandas
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    My team and I were talking about Brooklyn-based neon artist, Matt Dilling, whose philosophy on light was, well, transcendental. A minute later we were jamming about a #Truthbomb app we’re developing. And then zing-zap — the topics collided. Hey… what if … we made …. like, a neon #Truthbomb?! So we did! You can find the details on my new EXHIBITION art series here. We reached out to Matt and he gave us the magic Yes! we were hoping for. He took a tiny hand-scrawled #Truthbomb of mine et… voila! Well, not exactly “voila.” We laid it out in every…
  • AUDIO: Daily Desire Integration. A practical how-to on generating your CDFs.

    amandas
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Here’s an uber practical how-to and pep talk about generating your core desired feelings. In this audio I talk about: That guilty feeling associated with pursuing your desires. (It’s the price of admission to fulfillment.) Getting off track from your practice — should you keep trying, even when you’re sad and deflated, or wait until you feel more energized? Ideas for gentle, almost-micro actions you can take to generate your most desired feeling states. The difference between “generative feelings” and “reactive feelings.” Going to the center of…
  • Your True Nature is Luminous

    amandas
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Light is the most efficient force in the universe. And it’s your very core. Your true nature is luminous. Through the chaos, through the darkness, the broken heartedness, we will always circle back to light. Your true nature is luminous.  This week is the Week of Luminosity over here. I’m releasing a piece of art in a few days… all for light. What does “Your True Nature Is Luminous” make you think of? I asked, you answered. How brightly we shine when we’re in touch–acting with integrity and sharing ourselves authentically. A friend once introduced me…
  • Part 2 of Leaving the Church of Self Improvement… for the Temple of Me

    amandas
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Where did I leave off from? Right here with Part 1: Leaving the Church of Self-Improvement for the Temple of Me. To read the entire feature now, click HERE to download the PDF and tap into the designed reading experience. PLEASURE RULES I was waking up. I noticed that some very public people preaching tolerance were actually profoundly intolerant. I recognized the same evangelical forcefulness in the holistic community as could be found at any Baptist rally, despite the progressive, rainbow-colored branding. My disappointment and disgust spurred me to look for authorities who were The Real…
 
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    The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC

  • Easter by the numbers

    melissas
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    So, it’s Easter. A holiday blended with religious and secular traditions. And candy. Lots of candy. Today, you’re busy with friends and family and lots of food. You’ll either make ‘good’ choices or you won’t. I put ‘good’ in quotations because it’s alright to indulge every once in a while. Don’t beat yourself up over it. Enjoy it. (Just don’t eat the whole darn chocolate bunny in one sitting) Because you probably won’t read this until tomorrow (Monday), I’m going to give you the run-down on the history and candy…
  • Run the ‘Hood: Chasing the Sun 5K/10K Virtual Race

    Lissa
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Are you dreaming of sunny, warm days? We sure are! This winter has been long and dreary -we are ready to kick the cold to the curb and bask in the sunshine. What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than with a fun virtual race? On June 29th, we will be Chasing the Sun with our virtual Run the ‘Hood 5K and 10K walk and run! Not quite there yet? We have a 1-mile fun run, too! Charity:  Each race, we donate a portion of our proceeds to a worthy cause. In the past, we’ve donated hundreds of dollars to the Susan G. Komen fund, charity: water, the Wounded Warrior project, and…
  • The Older Sister / Finding Me

    Nancy
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’ve been reading some of my old posts. I came across this one and remembered how much I loved it. I remembered how much I loved writing it and how good it made me feel. I’ve decided to give it one more time around the block. Hope you enjoy it. Every year on New Year’s Eve, I sit down and I set some goals for myself. I refuse to make what everyone else calls resolutions. I have had too many years where I have failed at those rotten things and then felt horrible about myself because of it. This year, I set a pretty lofty goal for myself. I said that I was going to make 2013 my…
  • Thursday Three – Sugar Free Edition

    anng
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s time for another edition of the Thursday Three!! This week is the “Sugar Free” edition because, as most of you know, I’m on a sugar fast through May 14th. It’s going pretty well except for all the label reading, severe headaches (from withdrawal) and constantly looking for a source of protein that will satisfy my hunger! <grin> Granted I knew what I was up against for this week and I knew it would be a constant battle but OH.MY.WORD!! Sugar and its counterparts is EVERYWHERE!! Easter is coming up and with that comes all the candy and sugary treats! I…
  • Spring Into Action, Week 5

    lisa
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    Good morning, shrinkers!  We are experiencing the weirdest weather ever here in Central Texas- one day nice and sunny and warm and then an April cold front moves in with gray, dreary and cold weather.  But now it’s sunny and warm again.  I am obsessive about checking the weather- ha!  How are YOU doing?  Are you still going strong with this challenge? Faultering? Fell off the wagon? Never got on the wagon in the first place?  Get your head back to where it needs to be.  So much about weight loss is mental, where your brain is at (the same is true for endurance running).  Put…
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    Oh Hey

  • Worthy of the Week

    Corrin
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s time for Worthy of the Week! A collection of some of my favorite stories, recipes, fashions, and random links from around the web this week. Read something fabulous lately? Share your favorite links in the comments! Worthy of the Week I’ve never liked the Dove “Real Beauty” campaign. Veruca Salt is touring! Original lineup. First time since 1996. Best friends. These two are everything. I would move into a Habitat67 apartment in a heartbeat. The trailer for Gone Girl gives me hope. As does the movie being scored by Trent Reznor. Surprising kids with giant versions of…
  • Festival Fashion

    Corrin
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Coachella was last weekend. Lollapalooza is quickly approaching. Austin City Limits is on the calendar. And I can think of nothing worse than a music festival. I know, I know. I’m a Debbie downer. A stick in the mud. A wet rag. But we all know I’m not an outdoor girl if it doesn’t involve drink service, cool water (a pool or ocean, I’m not picky) and a good book. Especially not when it’s 110 degrees and there are thousands of people in attendance. But let’s pretend for a moment that I am a festival person. This would be my festival fashion pick. Comfy,…
  • Summer Citrus with Tic Tac® mints #tictacpack

    Corrin
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    This post was brought to you by the makers of Tic Tac® mints. I received compensation to write this post through the Tic Tac® Pack program. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this blog possible. All I can think about is summer sun, sand, and citrus. Inspired by orange Tic Tac® mints, there’s no better way to drive into the season than with summer citrus. From bathing suits to beach towels to the Tic Tac® mints in your beach bag, it’s fresh and sunny and sure to put you in a good mood. Create your own pack  of Tic Tac® mints at www.tictacmypack.com. Mix and match…
  • Worthy of the Week

    Corrin
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s time for Worthy of the Week! A collection of some of my favorite stories, recipes, fashions, and random links from around the web this week. Read something fabulous lately? Share your favorite links in the comments! Worthy of the Week NIN on ACL Live. I’ve got my tickets for the fall tour! A dancing panda on Instagram? Okay. Blogging friends…what do you think about this? I know it exploded earlier in the week but I’m still thinking about it. To me, it looks like a Saturday Night Live spoof and, considering I’m writing this at 6 am while sharing a piece of cold…
  • April Showers (mean super cute umbrellas)

    Corrin
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sometimes, you just need a good rainy day to lounge around in your stretchy pants, read a book that’s been on your nightstand for ages, and catch up on TV on DVD while cuddling with your pet. That may sound dreamy, but the reality is that torrential rains usually come when you’ve neglected to check the weather and you’re dressed for an interview or have a mile long list of errands to run. We all know those $5 drugstore umbrellas that we buy in a pinch don’t survive more than a drizzle and a light breeze, so it’s time to take control of our preparedness and…
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    YourTango | The Latest Smart Talk About Love

  • Idris Elba Is A Dad Again!

    cassandraguerrier
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    Yesterday, Hollywood leading man Idris Elba shared great news on Twitter, announcing that he and girlfriend Naiyana Garth welcomed a bundle of joy into the world. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • 'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 Spoilers: Is Tyrion The Murderer?

    lindseykupfer
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Is Tyrion responsible for the "Purple Wedding" murder? Warning, this article contains episode 3 spoilers! Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • Couple Alert? Tom Cruise Is Reportedly Dating This TV Actress

    fox news
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Reports claim that the Top Gun actor is dating a fellow scientologist who also happens to be a recurring cast member of 'Orange Is The New Black.' A match make in Scientology heaven? We think so. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • 49 Percent Of People Would Skip Sex For A Year To Have This

    womenshealth
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    There are very few things that some women would actually be willing to give up sex for — like a lifetime of happiness with Ryan Gosling or cheese, apparently. But now you can add overall health to that list: A whopping 49 percent of people in the U.S. would give up sex for a year for this. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • About That Time I Made My Jewish BF Meet My Parents — On Easter

    irenejay
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The first time I brought my boyfriend home to meet my parents was also Easter. And my boyfriend is Jewish. Whoops. Looking back on it, I give him credit for putting up with so much craziness on such a religious-oriented holiday. But the first time I brought my boyfriend home to my parents wasn't just Easter Sunday, it was also the first time for another milestone in our relationship. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
 
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    Female Forum

  • Preparations for Flying with a Pet

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:28 pm
    If you want to take your pet with you on a plane, but have never done so before, don’t let the planning and preparations overwhelm you. Here are some guidelines that will have you and your animal ready when the big day arrives.  Airline Pet Policies Call the airline you will be flying on and find out their pet policies and regulations. Each airline has a set of rules, and no two airlines will be alike. Some airlines will allow small dogs, cats, and birds to travel in the cabin with their owners as carry-on if kennels are small enough to fit under the plane seat. Other airlines will not…
  • Clothing Stains? Try These Removal Tips

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:08 pm
    It’s disappointing to get a stain on your clothes. Before you toss the garment, try to remove the stain. Some stains are easily lifted, while others require a bit more time and patience to remove. Here are some tips to help you remove those stubborn stains. How to Remove Tannin Stains Examples of tannin stains are coffee, berries, tomato juice, apple juice, grape juice, alcoholic beverages, tea, and colognes. Avoid using natural soap products as they can make these types of stains set in harder, which will make them more difficult to remove. Wash the fabric with a clothes detergent that…
  • How to Instill Family Values

    31 Mar 2014 | 6:32 pm
    As a parent it is easy to assume that our job is primarily to tell our kids what they can do and what they cannot do. Yet, the job of a parent goes well beyond just displaying a corrective nature when those types of situations arise. Our job as parents also includes instilling truths and values that we hold dear into our children. Every family unit needs guiding principles, or family values. These values will be different for each family, as each family is different. However, whatever the truths and values are that you want to teach, they will more likely take hold and stick if they are…
  • Are You an Unhappy Single?

    31 Mar 2014 | 6:15 pm
    If you are single and you hate it, you probably feel that your life is missing something and you walk around feeling unfulfilled. Many people do not feel happy or successful unless they have a partner, or an active dating life. If this sounds like you, instead of focusing on what you don’t have, identify what you do have. Only when you embrace life as it is and make the best of it will change and better things come your way. Why? Whether you know it or not you are probably projecting an unsuccessful and unhappy vibe. People generally steer clear of individuals who are continually down or…
  • Office Worker Out of Work? Consider Becoming a Virtual Assistant

    11 Nov 2013 | 2:59 pm
    If you have worked in an office as an assistant, receptionist, secretary, or other similar type position and you are finding it difficult to find work, consider becoming a virtual assistant. The job duties that you would be performing as a virtual assistant are similar to those you would do in a normal office – the only difference is you would be doing the work from your home. Also, the communication between you and your employer(s) would primarily take place via telephone or email. The need for virtual assistants is on the rise. According to SimplyHired.com, the need for virtual assistant…
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    She Takes on The World

  • What to Do When You’re Spinning Out of Control

    Natalie MacNeil
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    “I am way too busy.” “I took on too much.” “There is NO WAY I can keep all of this going.” Any of this sound familiar? If you’re at the point where your business is really moving and shaking, but you feel like it’s turning into a crazy carnival ride that you can’t get off, it’s time for you to take back control. (Click to tweet!) It’s pretty rare that you just wake up one day and the ride you’re on (your business or life) is spinning out of control. There are usually signs well before things head off the rails, like you’re not sleeping well, you feel snappish, or you…
  • For the Love of Leverage

    Natalie MacNeil
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    We all like to have money in the bank, obviously. But today I want to talk to you about all the things of value you have sitting outside the bank — things like your condo, your know-how, your side hustle, and your connections. Value comes in lots of shapes and sizes, and many of them aren’t shaped like dollar bills. (Click to tweet!) Some of the most successful people I know got to that place because they know how to leverage everything they’ve got. So, how about you? Are you ready to learn how to leverage ALL your assets so that you can put even more money in the bank without any…
  • My Favorite Diet (One That Will Help Your Business)

    Natalie MacNeil
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    If you’ve ever felt like you’re a slave to your digital device, caught up in a never-ending cycle of constantly checking your email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and just when you take a minute to step away – Ping! – another notification pops up to pull you back in, then this episode of She Takes on the World TV is for you! So you’ve probably read diet and nutrition books, you know what Wheat Belly is, and you’ve got a green juice practice that would make Kris Carr proud. But what about a digital diet? Have you ever taken one of those? To stop the digital madness, it is…
  • How To Put Together Your Dream Team of Mentors

    Natalie MacNeil
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:06 am
    This blog post is being brought to you by Visa Small Business. Wouldn’t it be amazing if your life were filled with wise, intuitive, smart-hearted people who could point you in the right direction? Well, obviously, right? Each and every one of us could probably benefit from some learned-the-hard-way advice and insight when our professional future is a bit foggy. Enter: the powerhouse mentoring team. Yes, that’s right. Not just one mentor but a team. It makes sense, right? It’s not fair to pin all our dreams – professional or personal – on an individual, so why are we looking…
  • Three Meditations You Can Do at Your Desk to Reduce Stress and Boost Productivity

    Natalie MacNeil
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:13 am
    I love hearing from SOOO many of you that you want more meditations — it really makes my heart sing! And today, I’m happy to give you more!   In today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV, I’m going to share with you three very quick meditations that you can do right at your desk at any point throughout the day when you’re feeling stressed or just need to power up your productivity. These are super-easy to do, but if you do them regularly, you’ll notice a HUGE improvement in how you feel while you work! Take a few minutes now to find a quiet spot and get comfortable.
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    shamanmother.com

  • What is the T word?

    Shaman Mother
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Trust, according to Webster’s dictionary is: “the belief in and reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc, of a person or thing.”  If you look back on your own life experiences, how many times your trust has been violated on many different levels of life?  I think every single one of us can share a story of how a trust was broken and how painful it was.  We can look at organized religions that have broken a sacred trust, as well as governments, banks, businesses, and personal relationships in which trusts are broken frequently.  You might ask ‘Is trust humanly…
  • The Joy of Eating

    Shaman Mother
    26 Nov 2013 | 12:41 pm
    Americans are obsessed with dieting; billions of dollars are spent by consumers on weight loss companies and diet literature.  Yet, one third of Americans are obese and out of shape.  Eating disorders are rampant on college campuses and women who are petite, lament how fat they are.  The new word for diet now is “CLEANSE” OR DETOX.  No one is happy with themselves, no matter what weight they are and the joy of eating is gone! Food experts are everywhere; everyone has an opinion about food: …..Do not eat meat it’s not spiritual. …..Raw food has all the nutrients in them so do not…
  • Integrity

    Shaman Mother
    8 Sep 2013 | 12:47 pm
    Integrity is an important virtue to cultivate. In our fast paced society many people over commit themselves and never follow through on their promises.  Honesty goes hand in hand with integrity like a harmonious chord.  People are conditioned to say what people want to hear, rather than speak the truth. Recently I made hotel arrangements with an online company that had “ Price Assurance”; I thought that this was the lowest rate possible.  I booked with them and then discovered I was over charged by hundreds of dollars.  The travel service told me that the hotel did not have the right…
  • Moment of Surrender

    Shaman Mother
    17 Jul 2013 | 5:14 pm
      Do you feel like life is one big struggle?  There is always some inner or outer conflict that seems to be upsetting our inner peace.  The lists of obstacles are endless: money, health, jobs, relationships, traffic, weather and so on.  I had a client come to me recently and tell me how tired she was of the struggle.  I decided to tell her this story.  A man discovered a chrysalis on his property one day.  Observing the progress of the metamorphosis fascinated him.   But after a period of time he watched helplessly as the caterpillar was struggling to be free of her encasement.
  • Pretending

    Shaman Mother
    2 Jun 2013 | 12:29 pm
    How much of your life do you feel like you are pretending?  Since our early years, we have been schooled, trained and handed over a set of beliefs from everyone around us.  We are told what is appropriate, who and how we should be behave and what to believe.  Education drills and dictates knowledge and society frowns on being different or controversial.  But do ever wonder who you really are? Identities are formed at an early age.  A child learns very young how to perform to get the love and attention they desire.  Some children give up on themselves, believing a judgment by a…
 
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    The Eloquent Woman

  • 5 famous speeches by women about the environment

    Denise Graveline
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:44 am
    Next week, we celebrate Earth Day, and it's no surprise that women have shaped so much of the public speaking about environmental issues. I've pulled these five speeches from The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women to showcase their messages about the environment, from pesticides and wildlife conservation to economic arguments for dealing with climate change.Fittingly for a global issue, this is a global array of speakers, with women from France, Kenya, the United States and the United Kingdom represented, and all of their messages ring true today. Click through to see video…
  • Women speakers: Are you the backup singer or the lead performer?

    Denise Graveline
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    One of the many insights I've had as I roll out my Be The Eloquent Woman workshops involves women who, in effect, are playing backup singer to other speakers. Here are some of the things I've heard in workshops and conversations in the last couple of months:"Since I'm in public relations, I'm really behind the scenes. So when I have to speak--at a press conference or in front of my peers--I don't feel sure of myself.""I like to think that I’m pretty good at chairing, even very large events with high profile speakers, whether the speakers are male or female, but I have been doing this since…
  • The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

    Denise Graveline
    14 Apr 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:Pressure cooker: LinkedIn's career expert talks about how she's learned to build her confidence under pressure--including public speaking pressure.This is phenomenal: Listen to poet Maya Angelou read her poem "Phenomenal Woman" -- I'm pretty sure she's talking…
  • Famous Speech Friday: Justice Sonia Sotomayor's law school question

    Denise Graveline
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    Sometimes, asking a question can seem like giving a high-stress, if short, speech. If you stand up in a classroom and confront the professor out loud, in front of everyone assembled, you're taking the floor--and could be displaying your own knowledge, or your ignorance. It's a risky, on-the-fly form of public speaking, one that takes confidence. Double the risk if you are questioning the authority who has the floor.All that would apply to law school classes, and to current U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who talked about not raising her hand in law school until the third year in…
  • Oxford notebook: Women speakers, speechwriters at #uksgox2014

    Denise Graveline
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    The second half of my England trip was to Oxford, where I attended the spring conference of the UK Speechwriters Guild and European Speechwriters Network and offered a pre-conference workshop, the UK debut of my Be The Eloquent Woman workshop. So I had a day of leading the workshop, followed by, as fellow speaker coach Alan Barker noted on Twitter, "A pleasant prospect: Sitting back and letting *others* be brilliant." Since I've keynoted and chaired this conference, getting the chance to listen and absorb was a fair treat.I learned last year that this conference (and its autumn…
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    Parlour Magazine

  • Twitter Travel Woes: Complain With Success

    Shannon Washington
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    When it comes to unexpected travel problems, social media and customer service, there is a definite art in getting the results you want.
  • Keep Your Luggage With You, With Style

    Shannon Washington
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Let’s be honest. Depending on the length and purpose of a trip, a carry-on bag will just not do. And while reports of lost or stolen luggage have actually decreased, that doesn’t mean that you can’t take precautions to ensure that your favorite shoes arrive with you, and if they don’t—that you know exactly where…
  • The Travel Seven: Ashley Patrice

    Shannon Washington
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    If you plan on traveling with Ashley, be prepared to take it to the max. Between cliff-diving in Croatia and sleeping in the African wilderness, this travel maven manages to keep it fun and arrive in style. Check out her travel life with her Travel Seven.
  • Vacay Hair: Seven Styles For Sand & Sun

    Shannon Washington
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    How much fun is a tropical vacay when all you are doing is your hair? Check out these seven texture friendly, protective styles that will battle the humidity and keep you looking as good as you feel on that beach chair.
  • Spring Sunglasses for Under $100

    Shannon Washington
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    While you may not need another reason to spend money, the fact that these sunnies are all $100 is a definite incentive for some spring shopping.
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  • Sexual Harassment at Workplace

    Premium Woman
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    Sexual harassment is a grave problem that is assuming increasing proportions throughout the world and across all cultures. Sexual harassment is unfortunately, a very common occurrence in workplaces. Irrespective of age, looks, academic qualifications, profession and marital status, sexual harass ment touches the lives of nearly 40-60 per cent of the women at the workplace and violates their basic rights to live and work with dignity. A congenial atmosphere is very necessary for effective working of the employees but sexual harassment can make women feel intimidated, uncomfortable and unsafe.
  • Dexterity & Decorum in Dating – Finding Partners of the Opposite Sex

    Premium Woman
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    Believe it or not, a British mother has hit upon a novel idea to find a suitable partner for her daughter by publishing an article in a London newspaper – Who wants to date my daughter? The question has been intentionally constructed to sound similar to the popular Who wants to be a millionaire?, the original British TV quiz show that inspired the desi Kaun banega crorepati! The catch is that prospective partners need to send in a 500-word essay to Linda Adams, the mother, stating the reasons why they should be allowed to date Sabina, her 24- year-old daughter. [&hellip
  • Why eat out?

    Premium Woman
    21 Feb 2014 | 7:58 am
    Nowadays, eating at restaurants has become a pretty expensive affair. Every item on the menu has become costlier by a minimum five-10 rupees. Petrol prices are rapidly skyrocketing. Yet, I wonder to see the ever-swelling crowd of dinners and foodies at any little restaurant. This is indeed surprising. Cinema halls and multiplexes aren’t houseful any longer despite Indians being the most ardent cinegoers. Yet, all eateries seem to be bursting at the seams. This dining out culture has become an in-thing. I remember, it used to be a once-in-a-blue moon occasion when my parents would take…
  • Commitments Made Easier – How Not to Let a Break-Up Break You Up

    Premium Woman
    8 Jan 2014 | 3:11 am
    Falling in love and finding commitment are one of the beautiful experiences of life. However, the benefits don’t come across as easily as they might have in the previous century. In the fast-paced world of today, with options like e-dating and the liberty given by parents, youth is easily taking to being quickly involved. While there are abundant advantages, the downsides of being involved, at that young age, outweigh the former. Without realising one’s responsibilities, the required dedication gets missed. Moreover, with the plethora of options available for entertainment, boredom and…
  • 10 Stylish New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

    Premium Woman
    23 Dec 2013 | 12:22 am
    Are you still confused about what to wear to the New Yearʼs Eve party? Whether you party with family, friends or colleagues this New Year, you need an ensemble to stand out. Even if you donʼt want to buy something new, we tell you how to rethink and restyle your old clothes. Here are 10 stylish party options to choose from. Sparkling cocktail dress: Itʼs party time and a sparkling cocktail dress is an amazing outfit that will make heads turn. There are so many options to choose from. If the dress has sequins do not wear a necklace. Instead, [&hellip
 
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  • Home & Family and the Hallmark Channel celebrate season 2 with the Renew-It-All Sweepstakes

    Donna DeClemente
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    By Donna DeClemente, Donna's Promo Talk Home & Family, which is part of The Hallmark Channel family, is celebrating Season 2 of their series with the Renew-It-All-Sweepstakes which they launched on March 31. The sweepstakes is offering one lucky winner a chance to have their home renewed. The grand prize consists of $15,000 in cash to fix up a home along with a trip to Los Angeles for winner and guest to appear on the Home & Family set. Ace Hardware is a partner  providing a $2,500 gift card in the grand prize package along with Lumber Liquidators who is also a partner providing a…
  • 5 Ways to Play the What if Game... and be serious about it

    Yvonne
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    by Yvonne DiVita "I'm just funning ya," the kid in the commercial says, to a famous football star. This after challenging him with ways he, the kid, is going to become even more famous and also become the football star's mother's favorite...  "I'm just funning ya," the kid finally says with a lopsided grin. The football star smiles and nods, cause it's all in fun, don't you know?  "Or am I?' the little kid ends.  Or am I? The question isn't meant to be answered. The answer is... maybe, maybe not. The kid is yanking the football player's shorts, no doubt, but inherent in the teasing is the…
  • Calling The PollyAnna In All Of Us

    Yvonne
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    Post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess Okay, I admit, I try to think and be positive. There are days when I figure if I just fake it, it will happen, right? Blah. Somedays I just want to be negative. I just want to wallow in a bit of self pity, drown my sorrows in a bowl of ice cream and wear sweats all day. Is that wrong? I don't think so. If your bad mood persists, then it might be time to seek professional help, but for Pete's sake, there are times when you can just be in a bad mood! Since my cancer diagnosis I have really tried to embrace life, stop and actually smell the flowers, give in to my…
  • Spring Cleaning Your Online Reputation

    Alicia Lawrence
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Guest post by Alicia Lawrence If I Google your business right now, what will I find?  For most companies, the honest answer is “a mix of mostly good stuff… and a few bad things, too.”  This is a problem in a world where people get most of their information online.  It’s also the impetus to start considering how to “spring clean” your organization’s web reputation. When a potential customer checks you out using Google, Bing or Yahoo!, he or she has a tendency to believe what is read.  This makes it imperative to do everything in your power to ensure that the first 10 search…
  • Golf Resort Sweepstakes from Golf Pride/Golf Galaxy helps celebrate the Masters

    Donna DeClemente
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    By Donna DeClemente, Donna's Promo Talk Tomorrow is the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament, the first PGA major of the year. Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia has been the host of this yearly tournament since 1934. This year the biggest talk of the tournament has been that Tiger Woods will not be playing in the Masters for the first time in 20 years because of a back injury. Tiger recently announced he had a successful surgery for a pinched nerve that has been hurting him for several months. Phil Mickelson, a three-time Masters champion and the reigning Open Championship winner, is…
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    Connections for Women

  • Wanted perfect Mate, Meet all My requirements and Quash Yours!

    Connections for Women
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:41 am
    I've been doing some research this week in preparation for launching a new feature on the Connections For Women web site. We're planning, in conjunction with two of our experts, to offer on-line dating makeovers to members; a sort of coaching opportunity where we will review profiles, photos and goals. We'll encourage honesty and a clear vision of what the reader is after. And here's where my
  • Life Getting Back to Normal

    Connections for Women
    28 Apr 2013 | 6:27 pm
    Just done a sweep of the pool - darn acacia blossom is competing with the palo verde to fill it! In the course of my duties inspected pots. I have a total of 23 quail eggs in three nests! One may no longer be active but the other two are - flew up and scared the wits out of me - and Hamish the dog. My huge pot of "what the heck let them multiply pay no attention to them" Asian lilies are about
  • Onwards! Oh Say Can You Blog ......

    Connections for Women
    11 Apr 2013 | 2:25 pm
    Phew - that was a long sleep! But with temperatures in the seventies, orange tree full of blossom and two hummingbird nests on the back patio it's definitely time to come out of hibernation. Both Connectionsforwomen.com and our blog site have been subject of much discussion, reorganisation and forward planning ( see, we didn't just sleep all winter - we were thinking!) and moving forward do we
  • Not Dead, Just Sleeping!

    Connections for Women
    1 Feb 2013 | 8:45 am
    Ever been in a funk - a deep purple all enveloping funk? Can't get out of bed, don't know what to wear, lose contact with friends, eat ice-cream and potato chip sandwiches at midnight, can't do a thing with your hair  sort of funk. Well that's where Connections for Women has been the past year. Mulling change, envisioning change and doing nothing about it! So the snap out of it didn't occur on
  • So Many Consultants - So Little Time!

    Connections for Women
    23 Jul 2012 | 10:22 am
      Holed up at the cabin enjoying perfect weather and the company of an old friend from way back when days.  Last night over a bottle of very good wine and dinner we traded stories of time  spent in the internet dating pool.  No names mentioned but we both had a very similar experience with the Big One.  
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  • Casa Valentina at the Manhattan Theater Club

    Joanne Wilson
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    Casa Valentina is a new play written by Harvey Fierstein.  The play is based on actual events that took place and my guess is most people do not know about this slice of history. It is set in 1962 in the Catskill Mountains at an inn where heterosexual men who are fond of cross dressing and acting like women go to relax. They can be themselves and leave their corporate jobs, wives and children at home to spend a weekend of their own little slice of heaven.  Yet one of the members has decided to create an actual organization where they could all feel free to share their secret lives with…
  • Chocolate Macaroons

    Joanne Wilson
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:25 am
    I make macaroons every year at Passover.  They never look like I want them to look.  This year I opted out of the annual recipe and went for the chocolate macaroon recipe from Saveur.   These are really good.  They still spread a little but I can deal. This makes about two dozen 4 1/2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted 1 1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. salt 6 egg whites 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 325.   Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix together all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in…
  • Maintenance

    Joanne Wilson
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    If tomorrow, women woke up and decided they really liked their bodies, just think how many industries would go out of business. Dr. Gail Dines When did personal maintenance begin? I was getting myself the monthly coif and was thinking about personal maintenance.   The monthly haircut, the monthly hair dye (ugh), the eyebrow maintenance, the pedicure, I have stopped with the manicures (too much cooking), the variety of annual doctors check-ups, the every few months dermatologist appointment, etc.  It takes time to keep up.  I got laser surgery for my eyes at 39 so that is something that I…
  • Co-ed or single sex school?

    Joanne Wilson
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:25 am
    The right education is different for everyone.  People make different decisions based on a variety of reasons when it comes to education. When I was in high school and looking at colleges I am pretty sure I did not start out thinking about a single sex school.   I did not get a lot of direction in regards to what school I should apply to but I did know that I wanted to be in a city.  I took a trip to Boston to look at schools and I was hooked on city life.  I had an interview at Simmons College, a single sex school, and realized for a variety of reasons that it made sense for me.  I had…
  • My Struggle, Karl Ove Knausgaard

    Joanne Wilson
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    I just finished My Struggle, the first volume of six.  The entire series consists of 3600 pages.  It is a commitment and one I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy but I decided I would start with one and see what happened.  Considering the book is available in 22 languages plus some and has been read by one of every nine adults in Norway there must be a reason for it. The book is incredibly powerful and raw.  It is like reading the mind of someone and their most intimate thoughts and secrets.  The title of the book is interesting considering that Mein Kampf was the title for Hitlers…
 
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    Your Life After 25:

  • Let’s Face It: 6 Products that Will Give You a Face That Will Turn Heads

    Da Vinci
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    While there are many beauty products in stores today that promise to give you a glowing complexion free of blemishes and wrinkles and teeth that are sparkling and white, not all beauty products are created equal. We all have insecurities when it comes to our face—it might be wrinkles, acne, yellowin...The post Let’s Face It: 6 Products that Will Give You a Face That Will Turn Heads appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Spring Fling #RelationshipRant Twitter Party!

    Da Vinci
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Thank you all for joining out party tonight!  Be sure to use the hashtag “#RelationshipRant” to ask/respond/see all the party questions and responses! Tonight we’ll be giving away 4 $25 Amazon Gift Cards! (2 by entry form and 2 randomly selected from chat responses) Giveaway 1 Entr...The post Spring Fling #RelationshipRant Twitter Party! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Get A Stylish Workout With Reebok: Win $120 To Customize Your Reebok #StyleNeverStops

    Da Vinci
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I don’t know about you but I’m working hard to get my body in shape and feel my best. I’ve been changing up my diet and working out more so I wanted to invest in some awesome looking workout clothes… because well, there’s ALWAYS a hottie in the gym and one must look her...The post Get A Stylish Workout With Reebok: Win $120 To Customize Your Reebok #StyleNeverStops appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Join Us For A Beamly Party! Where The Social Tv Experience Just Got More Exciting! #Giveaway

    Da Vinci
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Many of you know that I’m always giving my riveting and sometimes comical commentary on my favorite tv shows like SCANDAL, Grey’s Anatomy, The Bachelor, Reign, and more. What I love is being able to connect with you all in that social tv experience… I almost wonder how we watched s...The post Join Us For A Beamly Party! Where The Social Tv Experience Just Got More Exciting! #Giveaway appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Don’t Get Duped! Here is What He Needs For His Closet and Style

    Kandace Heller
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Are you ready to start shopping? If you are trying to help the man in your life overhaul his closet, then follow this quick guide of five clothing tips. You will discover the perfect accessories and must-haves the man in your life needs to produce the perfect outfit every day. Whether he is headed t...The post Don’t Get Duped! Here is What He Needs For His Closet and Style appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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  • Make It Up Mama

    maiello
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Check out this awesome blog post from Laura of Make It Up Mama. She recently visited Lexington from San Marcos Texas. She had great things to say about skirt!, and several of our favorite local businesses including The Crushed Violet, Meg C Jewelry Gallery, Mulberry & Lime and Third Street Stuff & Coffee. Thank you Laura -- Lexington loves you too! Photo: 
  • Get Gorgeous Greenery at The Junior League Plant Sale

    maiello
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    The Gratz Park Neighborhood Association's Mayfest is making the Junior League of Lexington's 2nd Annual Plant Sale Possible. THere will be guided tours at the lovely Bodley-Bullock House and an opportunity to shop an array of potted plants, hanging baskets, and assorted vegetables! Come by on May 10, 9am-5pm support our local communit and fill your house with some beautiful arragemens! Photo: 
  • Beauty in Sustainability

    maiello
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    The Lexington Fashion Collaborative and Rubicon are hosting The Neighborhood Series Exhibit at The Lyric Museum May 9 to August 16! The LFC is known for constructing breathtaking garments, often from repurposed and recycled materials. This event was made possible through the support of Rubicon Global: North America's leading provider of sustainable waste and recycling solutions. Join skirt! at this event and admire the besuty in sustainability wih displays such as Wearable Art and The Northern Lights. Photo: 
  • skirt! After Work "Happy Spring" Gathering at Wines on Vine

    maiello
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:34 am
    With the worst of the weather behind us (hopefully), we are pleased to announce that skirt! After Work is back! Thank you to everyone who asked about our events. We took a little break, but we are excited to host our first event of 2014 at Wines on Vine! Appetizer & Drink Specials - Half Price Fried Shrimp- Special event pricing on red & white wines Photo:  read more
  • Bids for Kids

    maiello
    19 Feb 2014 | 9:09 am
    The Year of the Horse is a lively event organized by the Lexington Woman's Club (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization) to raise funds for their Clothing Center. Saturday April 26, 10am,  Embassy Suites -- 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington. Photo:  read more
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • When To Say NO To An Investor

    Alexandra Anghel
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Alexandra Anghel offers advice on when it's the right decision to say no to an investor.We have all heard the horror stories about how difficult it is to raise money, especially in Europe. Investors are used to saying no a lot and most of the time they have a valid reason for doing so. Not the right market, not the right product, not the right team.  So what do you do when you (finally!) get one of them to say yes? Do you analyze if they are the right match for your startup or if you have good chemistry? And when you get your hands on one of those coveted term sheets and it’s not…
  • The Art of Successful Negotiation

    Adriana Galue
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Adriana Galue considers the strategies and tactics involved in negotiation and the idea that adversarialism may not always be helpful when negotiating in business. Growing up in Latin America (LATAM), I was raised within  the framework that negotiating always involved adversarialism. Still today, when we talk about  “negotiating a good deal” in  LATAM, we think of a winner and a loser.Recently, while attending the Boulder, CO conference Startup Phenomenon, I had the great opportunity to expand my current perspective of what it means to successfully negotiate. During her…
  • Rormix Secures Funding From The North West Fund for Digital & Creative

    Emma Owens
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Manchester-based Rormix has secured investment from The North West Fund for Digital & Creative. Rormix helps users to discover music videos by independent and emerging artists via a mobile app and Youtube multi-channel network.read more
  • Lessons From A Scarecrow

    Bev James
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Bev James considers how a countryside bike ride inspired her to think about the importance of innovation in business and how to deal with change effectively.  When I want to relax and unwind there is nothing I enjoy more than getting my bike out and going for long rides in the countryside around my home. As well as keeping me fit and healthy I find that regular exercise in the open air is a great way to clear my mind. read more
  • 5 Global Expansion Tricks for the Ambitious Entrepreneur

    Allan Watson
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Allan Watson outlines his 5 Global Expansion Tricks for the Ambitious Entrepreneur.Your company may only have three employees and be headquartered in your parents' home, but that doesn't mean you can't dream about globalization. Expanding your startup globally is an entrepreneur's dream that you cannot ignore, what with all of us living in an increasingly connected world. Here is a list of five global expansion tricks that will pique your ambitions and propel you towards the path of startup superstardom.read more
 
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    Marcia G. Yerman

  • IPCC Report: Impacts, Adapation, Vulnerability

    Marcia G. Yerman
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Since the newest information from the IPCC came out last Monday, I have immersed myself in reading the details of the report. The New York Times captured the essence of the Working Group II findings with the headline: "Panel's Warning on Climate Risk: Worst is to Come." Yet in every conversation that I read online, there were two categories of commenters: Those who have given up on our national political system to mobilize ("Lost cause"); those who were indignant about the "climate hoax," especially as a thinly veiled excuse to "redistribute wealth" to poorer nations. I wrestled for seven…
  • Feminist Stories From Women's Liberation: 1963-1970

    Marcia G. Yerman
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    How far have women really come? Jennifer Lee's new documentary, Feminist Stories From Women's Liberation: 1963-1970, is aiming to reopen a conversation on feminism through a reexamination of the movement's history. Shining a light on the grassroots women who had less media visibility, Lee traces the fight for rights that now appear to once again be in danger. She also exposes the fissures within the movement, which continue to play out today. The motivation for her almost decade long journey of inquiry? Someone whispered to her, "Are you a feminist?" She felt compelled to answer, in a hushed…
  • XL Pipeline: Sen. Whitehouse and Rep. Waxman Question Koch Bros

    Marcia G. Yerman
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    As a writer on environmental issues, as well as a person concerned about the future of the planet, I am anxiously awaiting the decision on the XL pipeline. I keep questioning if the United States is ready to set an example by eliminating the extraction of fossil fuels as integral to American lives. Will we get down to the hard work of moving forward on a different path? With all the recent news about oil spills and the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez disaster -- you have to wonder about the advisability of 1660 miles of pipeline transversing the nation. It will be transporting 830,000…
  • The Expressive Edge of Paper

    Marcia G. Yerman
    18 Mar 2014 | 11:13 am
    With the New York weather finally thawing, gallery visits are back on the agenda big time. When I received an invitation to the Anita Shapolsky exhibit, The Expressive Edge of Paper, it struck a chord. Of the 27 artists included in the show, I had some personal connection with a number of them. I printed at Bob Blackburn's workshop; I studied with Karl Appel's colleague, Jan Cox; I have been influenced by and enamored of Ann Ryan's collages; I have interviewed Kendall Shaw. The Shapolsky Gallery has been on my radar since the 1990s, specifically when I profiled "Women Artists of the Fifties."…
  • Safe Climate Caucus Pumps up Advocacy and Action

    Marcia G. Yerman
    10 Mar 2014 | 9:57 am
    When I first wrote about the Safe Climate Caucus, they were new on the scene. Last year, the agenda of the Safe Climate Caucus was to have a member of the House of Representatives speak daily on the impact of climate change. Now, with new members on board, they are taking the social media track with weekly videos on YouTube and blogs on The Huffington Post Green page. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) has spearheaded the caucus, with 35 members committed to working on the issue. He has been a driving force in calling out the House Republicans on their recalcitrance, both verbally and by documenting it…
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    Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global

  • To Succeed, Women Must be Confident and Competent

    Laurel Delaney
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Is lack of confidence holding women back?  Authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman (pictured) make a good argument in The Atlantic that it is: Even as our understanding of confidence expanded, however, we found that our original suspicion was dead-on: there is a particular crisis for women—a vast confidence gap that separates the sexes. Compared with men, women don’t consider themselves as ready for promotions, they predict they’ll do worse on tests, and they generally underestimate their abilities. This disparity stems from factors ranging from upbringing to biology. Read the entire…
  • Success Stories Through Entrepreneurship

    Laurel Delaney
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Eleven women from India overcame hardships by becoming entrepreneurs. Sakubai Lokhande, is one such entrepreneur, who comes from a tiny village in Maharashtra and started making brooms and ropes. She says: “I come from a very poor background and hit the bed many a night on an empty stomach.” Read about how Sakubai and others overcame adversities and became entrepreneurs: Industry Body Felicitates Grassroots Women Entrepreneurs Photo courtesy:  FlickrFiled under: Country specific, Education, Enlighten Me!, Gender challenges Tagged: felicitates grassroots women entrepreneurs,…
  • 8 Tips From a Turkish Television Star

    Laurel Delaney
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    President Barack Obama with Baybars Altuntas. What does a television star have to do with growing global?  Plenty and through an interview, I had a chance to bring it all out. First though, it started with having the perfect combination of collaborating on a book deal (“Planet Entrepreneur“), being a member of the same global entrepreneurial membership organization (World Entrepreneurship Forum) and wanting to stay in touch with an amazing human being:  Baybars Altuntas. That’s how I pulled off interviewing Baybars (http://baybarsaltuntasnotes.com/about/), who in addition…
  • Female Beef Producers Talk Exports

    Laurel Delaney
    29 Mar 2014 | 7:17 am
    Two female beef industry leaders, Josie Angus and Prue Bondfield, both exceptionally knowledgeable on the opportunities and challenges involved with exporting produce, talk exports. Josie Angus runs Signature Beef, a family beef company in Australia that has grown to successfully brand and market to customers in 24 countries internationally. Prue Bondfield, along with her husband David, runs Palgrove Charolais.  They are strong in Australian beef cattle genetics and are focusing on exports of genetics and beef to Asia, having successfully marketed genetic product into a number of other…
  • Women Carry the Weight of Water on Their Backs in Developing Countries

    Laurel Delaney
    22 Mar 2014 | 5:34 pm
    According to Gemma Bulos in her article “Water, Dignity and Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in Kenya,” women outnumber male entrepreneurs in developing economies because they face higher barriers to entry in the formal labor market and have to resort to entrepreneurship as a way out of poverty. From Africa to Asia and elsewhere around the globe, the containers, the clothes, and the scenery may be different but the experience is the same. Women carry the weight of water on their backs, literally and figuratively. Worldwide, it is estimated that on a single day women can spend…
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    Vyne World

  • Woman to Watch: Nneka Rimmer

    thevyne
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:20 am
    Name:Nneka L. Rimmer Twitter Handle:Nnek_Nnek Hometown:Evanston, IL Education and Alma Maters:B.S. Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, JD & MBA from Northwestern University Occupation:Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group Roles you play in life: Mom, Daughter, Only child version of sister (Sister-cousin, sister-friend, play sister) Tell us about your career path. How did you get to where you are today? When I first graduated from college, I went to work as an engineer at Motorola, Semiconductor Products Sector. My five years in Phoenix were incredibly…
  • #DoWhatYouLove: Candice Bovian

    thevyne
    7 Mar 2014 | 11:40 am
    So Candice, tell us your occupation – what it is that you do and loveI am a Holistic Health Coach supporting working moms in an effort to feed their families healthier while also making sure that they take care of themselves. Was this something you always thought you wanted to do? Health coaching is a fairly new occupation, but food and nutrition have been one of my “passion areas” for about 20 years. So what was the catalyst? How and when did you decide that that was what you wanted to do? Like many others, my catalyst was a job loss. I was laid off after 13 years at the same company…
  • #DoWhatYouLove: Erica Ash

    thevyne
    7 Mar 2014 | 6:39 am
    Tell us your occupation – what it is that you love? I am (and absolutely LOVE being) a Performing Artist in TV, Film and Theater Was this something you always thought you wanted to do? In the back of my mind yes; though I was always steered towards more “stable” career choices (i.e. doctor or lawyer). So what was the catalyst? How and when did you decide that that was what you wanted to do? I actually believe it was divinely decided for me.  See I followed my parents’ instructions and decided to go the doctor route.  Only I got really bored of it and tired of studying so…
  • How I Found My Stride

    thevyne
    7 Mar 2014 | 6:20 am
    By Vyne Contributor, Karen Brown “So many times I defined my pride through somebody else’s eyes. Then I looked inside and found my own stride, I found the lasting love for me.  If I’m searching for my spirituality, passionately, I must begin with me.  There’s just me, one is the magic number.” – Jill Scott, One is the Magic Number, Who is Jill Scott Independent, driven, well-traveled and intellectual are but a few words that describe my life and career.  However, I’m not writing to discuss my independence, drive, intelligence, or career.  These words merely describe the…
  • #DoWhatYouLove: Tanisha Drummer Parrish

    thevyne
    6 Mar 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Tell us your occupation – what it is that you do and love? I describe myself as a maximizer. I help take people, ideas, and organizations from good to great.  One way that I do this work is as a Life and Leadership Coach. I coach externally accomplished women to be internally fulfilled via individual coaching, group coaching and workshops with my personal development business, Life Under Innovation, LLC.  I use elements of the design process to get people to become the innovators of their lives. The outcomes are that my clients dream bigger, act boldly, and live more fully because they…
 
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  • Italian American Girl - Garden State Film Festival 2014

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    I'm on the board for the Garden State Film Festival and we had another great year this time in Atlantic City, NJ. The venues and parties were larger and lived up to the expectations.  Throughout the weekend there were over 184 films to see and Q & A sessions with industry leaders and actors from film. Overall, this year was amazing - looking forward to 2015. Here are some pictures with Laura Dern, Bebe Neuwirth and Ed Asner.
  • ITALIAN SUPERSTAR ZUCCHERO RELEASES NEW ALBUM AND DVD — LA SESIÓN CUBANA — ON MANHATTAN RECORDS

    30 Mar 2014 | 7:07 am
    Hollywood, CA — Zucchero "Sugar" Fornaciari http://www.zucchero.it/eng/  the Grammy-nominated Italian blues-rock singer, and one of Europe's best-selling artists, will release his latest album, La Sesión Cubana,  via Manhattan Records. Known as a musical wanderer, Zucchero achieves a long-held dream of recording in Cuba with the best native musicians in Havana, and exploring the roots of American music along the way."My music comes from blues, from soul, and from gospel," Zucchero says. "This project is a trip from New Orleans to Cuba via Mexicali. Latin, Cuban, and Tex-Mex…
  • The Italian-American's Guide to a First Visit Home

    7 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Everyone’s first trip to Italy is bound to be special. The land’s natural beauty, rich history and vibrant culture create an atmosphere that’s unlike any other in the world. Coming to Italy for the first time is even more special if you come from an Italian-American background. You may technically be a tourist, but you’re also a child of the land who’s coming home to the place where you can trace back your roots.As a returnee to the motherland, you’ll want to see as much of it as you possibly can in the limited amount of time that you have. It’s your opportunity to reacquaint…
  • Cinema Made in Italy Presents 'HONEY' (MIELE) A film by Valeria Golino

    6 Mar 2014 | 5:38 pm
    HONEY(MIELE)A film by Valeria GolinoStarring Jasmine Trinca and Carlo CecchiBuena Onda Presents A Buena Onda and RAI Cinema ProductionIn Co-Production with Les Films Des Tournelles and CitéFilmsTHE STORY Irene lives alone on the coastline outside Rome. To her father and her married lover, she’s a student. In reality, she often travels to Mexico where she can legally buy a powerful barbiturate. Working under the name of Miele ("Honey"), her clandestine job is to help terminally-ill people to die with dignity by giving them the drug. One day she supplies a new “client”with a fatal…
  • GIGI D'ALESSIO Announces February North American Album Release and Tour

    5 Feb 2014 | 4:29 pm
    New York, NY — 2014 kicks off on a North American note for Gigi D'Alessio.  The Italian superstar will release his 18th studio set Ora via Sony Music on February 4th, followed by the kick off of his world tour.One of Italy's most popular recording artists, the Naples-born D'Alessio has sold 12 million copies and achieved 100 platinum awards during a 20 year career.  Ora features D'Alessio in collaboration with Neopolitan musician Enzo Avitabile on the track Notte di lune storte.  Avitabile recently came to the attention of American audiences…
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    Ramble Ramble

  • Miscellaneous Musings

    Ginger
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:59 pm
    I feel pretty scattered lately, but today especially–I’m tired like I didn’t sleep at all, even though I totally did. Who knows what THAT’S all about? I mean, it’s Monday, but c’mon. But I’m feeling the urge to do some musing, so…here I go: I did end up taking my mental health vacation days last week, and lo they were wonderful. I got to sleep in, have wonderful date meals with my wonderful husband, do a little shopping, a little meandering, and a fair amount of relaxing. It was just what the dr ordered…or it would have been, had we not…
  • Work, and Stress, and Stuff

    Ginger
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    So I had a crazy ridiculous stressful day at work the other day. And I can’t get into any of the details of it on my blog, but it basically comes down to not being valued professionally by several people/groups I work with, and I kind of hit my limit the day that 5 different instances of an insane level of ridiculousness hit me. I finished my day off with a margarita the size of my head (you think I’m exaggerating here. I’m not), and going to bed at 9pm to try and sleep the stress and frustration away. I woke up this morning in a better place…or, at least I…
  • Snippets and things

    Ginger
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:23 pm
    I apparently can’t use my brain enough to do any real writing lately. So! Snippets it is! *Last week I was having a lot of head, face & jaw pain which the dr thinks is being caused by some kind of TMJ sort of thing, which is likely caused from…stress. Yippee. Anyway, the dr gave me muscle relaxers to help me get some sleep and guess what? If you go to bed around 10:00 every night for a week, your body kind of gets used to that. Huh. Who knew? Also, you know what else? Muscle relaxers feel GREAT. *I’ve gone about a week & a half without the stupid boot! I’m…
  • Hello Waffle Eyeshadow Reviews, Swatches & Thoughts

    Ginger
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:33 pm
    I’ve been meaning to write this for a while, but I kept needing “one more picture.” So let that be a warning that this is going to be a picture heavy post. And that you’re going to see a lot of close ups of my eye. It’s going to be weird. Sorry about that. I came across Hello Waffle originally through, I believe, Temerity Jane linking to the Summer collection*. Hello Waffle is an indie makeup store run by Christine, and after seeing her Summer collection*, I was intrigued. Just not intrigued enough to buy–indie eyeshadows are almost always loose shadows and…
  • Beauty Box 5 March 2014 Review

    Ginger
    23 Mar 2014 | 1:43 pm
    *I was sent a box to review, but was not compensated further.  All opinions and run-on sentences are 100% mine. When I first got this month’s Beauty Box 5 box, I was a little…meh. I opened it, took a bunch of pictures, and then set it aside. A few days later, I finally picked it back up and decided to go ahead and bust out a few of the items, and surprise surprise, I’m actually fairly pleased with the box. So let’s see what we’ve got, shall we?     Tree Hut Nourishing Hand Cream This is a really nice lotion, with a nice mango scent (I like it because…
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    Straight Talk 4 Women

  • What Your Parents, The Media and Our World Should Have Taught You About Romantic Relationships

    lmerlobooth
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    1.    If your significant other talks poorly to you, s/he will likely talk poorly about you. Bad mouthing a loved one behind their back is about that person’s lack of integrity, not your behavior. Choose your significant other wisely.2.    Getting married, having a baby or moving will not fix a relationship. These actions will instead amplify what is already there—the good, the bad and the ugly. Don’t look to these things as your savior. Fix the underlying issues before you get more deeply imbedded in them.3.    You are 100%…
  • The Story of Self-Sabotage…Karen’s Journey

    lmerlobooth
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    (Note: This is a fictitious story and “Karen” is a conglomeration of women and their life-sabotaging choices) Karen is 28 years old, single and has never been married. More than anything she wants to be married and have kids. She just can’t seem to find the “right” guy, though, and often seems to end up with men who are just plain bad for her. She doesn’t understand how that happens. She throws her hands up often, asking, “Are there any nice guys out there?” Next thing you know, Karen meets Bob. Bob’s “great.” He’s fun to hang out with, he can be nice when he wants to…
  • Stop the Silencing: Own Your Place in this World

    lmerlobooth
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    As I’m launching my next tele-class, Finding Your Voice, I’ve been reminded of all the ways women end up silencing themselves, playing small in their lives and even losing themselves in relationships. What’s interesting about the dynamic of losing your voice is that it’s often a subtle process. Initially, many women do speak up for what they want. They ask their husbands to talk more, they try to set limits with people who don’t treat them well and they often ask for support around their dreams. The trouble begins to happen though, when they are met with a “no.”  If this…
  • Building Your Accountability Muscles

    lmerlobooth
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:51 am
    People have this fantasy that “if only” their partner was kind, or respectful or caring or … (fill in the blank),  their relationship would be great; this is not how relationships work. The idea that your relationship would be fine or easy “if only” your partner…, is a convenient way of taking the responsibility of creating a healthy relationship off of yourself. Chances are your partner is thinking the same thing about you – if only you would…

 She said: “You never talk, it’s like I’m living alone!”
 He said: “I would talk if you weren’t nagging all…
  • Asking for What You Want

    lmerlobooth
    19 Mar 2014 | 6:05 am
    Directly asking for what you want can be a difficult skill to master for many women. One of the biggest obstacles for women with this struggle is worry. Women often get caught up in worrying about whether what they’re asking for is reasonable, whether the person is likely to give them what they ask for, how the other person might respond to their request and whether or not their request is likely to upset the other person. No wonder women struggle with asking for what they want; all of these concerns would paralyze most people!Rather than fretting over what is and is not okay to ask for or…
 
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    About.com Women's Issues

  • Money, Power, and Respect

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    The annual Equal Pay Day was just this past week and so it perhaps no surprise that lawmakers, politicians, and pundits were talking about money, power, and respect in connection to women....Read Full Post
  • Speaking Truth to Power

    7 Apr 2014 | 3:27 am
    Hello! This past week at Women's Issues has been about truth telling and truth seeking, particularly regarding women and the Supreme Court. With Hobby Lobby back in the news, "Hobby Lobby's (In)convenient Truth" takes a close look at the company's duplicitous stance on birth control. Be sure to read up on this developing story and check back with Women's Issues as I will continue to cover what this particular Supreme Court fight could mean for women....Read Full Post
  • All About the Affordable Care Act and Women

    30 Mar 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Today, March 31st, is the deadline for open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare. Here at Women's Issues at About.com we are looking at the current impact of the ACA for women.  First, "Key Facts on Women's Health in America" breaks down the current statistics on some of the most vital aspects of women's health in America....Read Full Post
  • For Many Women, Orange is indeed the New Black

    30 Mar 2014 | 6:51 am
    Although men outnumber the percentage of women in prison, the population of incarcerated woman has grown steadily in the last several decades. As more mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, and partners enter prison the reality of their experience is an increasingly significant women's issue. In "Is Orange the New Black? Facts About Women and Incarceration," I break down some of the stark and startling statistics about women in prison....Read Full Post
  • Influential Women in the News

    27 Mar 2014 | 6:54 am
    For the past several decades, many women have credited feminist leader Gloria Steinem with bringing women's issues and concerns to the mainstream.  This week Steinem turns 80 and there's a a lot to celebrate about!...Read Full Post
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    Here We Are...with Luci

  • 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…
  • Possibilities...

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    5 Mar 2014 | 6:42 pm
  • Heart of Hearts

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    13 Feb 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Happy Valentine's Day If you begin the day with love in your heart, peace in your nerves, and truth in your mind, you not only benefit by their presence but also bring them to others, to your family and friends, and to all those whose destiny draws across your path that day. ~ Attribution Unknown  💛💙💘💜💚
  • What is Happiness? For You, For Me, For Anybody

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    30 Jan 2014 | 10:49 am
    Happiness... Ahh, the elusive feeling every person seeks as the answer to their life's search. It's the reason we set goals, make resolutions, wipe the slate clean at the turn of each new year. Ask anyone what they want from life and you are sure to hear, "I just want to be happy." This amorphous ideal often makes it hard to put into words exactly what would make one "happy." So, at the turn of another 365 day interval, we try, once again, to adjust, shift, change, or alter our lives in an effort to satisfy this quest. At the end of last year, I was going through boxes and came across my…
  • A Perfectly Pink Idea For Our New Year

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    2 Jan 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Part 17 of the Here We Are Series - Live Your Life Out Loud  Realize that only in being kind to yourself can you really be kind to others. ~ Dorothy Draper, Interior Decorator, Trendsetter 💝💝💝 I invite all the HWA readers and listeners to join me in living Dorothy's approach to self-kindness each and every day of 2014. My best wishes to you all. Thank you for joining me on the continuing journey of living our busy lives better, brighter, and easier! ~ Luci
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    Inter Press Service » Gender Violence

  • Trauma Still Fresh for Rwanda’s Survivors of Genocidal Rape

    Fabiola Ortiz
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:48 am
    Claudine Umuhoza a survivor of Rwanda’s genocide believes that the country has a positive and united future. Credit: Fabíola Ortiz/IPSBy Fabiola OrtizKIGALI, Apr 11 2014 (IPS) Claudine Umuhoza’s son turned 19 this Apr. 1. And while he may be one of at least thousands of children who were conceived during the Rwandan genocide, he’s not officially classified as a survivor of it. But his mother is. Two decades after the massacre — during which almost one million minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus lost their lives — most Rwandans are still coping with the trauma of the violence. Most…
  • Anger Rises Over Racism in India

    Bijoyeta Das
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:14 am
    A photograph of Nido Taniam who was killed in a racist attack is displayed at the Arunachal Bhawan in New Delhi. Credit: Bijoyeta Das/IPS. By Bijoyeta DasNEW DELHI, Mar 25 2014 (IPS) L. Khino, 27, vividly remembers Christmas Eve at the Indian capital’s famed Connaught Place shopping hub four years ago: the blinking lights, the buzzing crowd, the winter chill – and the salty taste of her tears. Khino had just arrived in New Delhi from her home in India’s northeastern state of Manipur. “I was so excited. But suddenly a group of men surrounded me. ‘How much do you charge for a…
  • Women Seek Stand-Alone Goal for Gender in Post-2015 Agenda

    Thalif Deen
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Brazilian women have been making headway in traditionally male-dominated areas. Construction workers in Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Mar 24 2014 (IPS) The 45-member U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) concluded its annual 10-day session Saturday with several key pronouncements, including on reproductive health, women’s rights, sexual violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and the role of women in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The heaviest round of applause came when the Commission specifically called for…
  • Executions Rising in Iran

    Isolda Agazzi
    20 Mar 2014 | 3:20 am
    By Isolda AgazziGENEVA, Mar 20 2014 (IPS) As many as 700 people were sentenced to death in Iran last year, according to United Nations estimates. Most were charged with drug-related crimes and belonged to ethnic minorities, new studies show. “Despite signs of openness with the election of President (Hassan) Rohani almost a year ago, the human rights situation in Iran has dramatically deteriorated,” Taimoor Aliassi, U.N. representative of the Association of Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran – Geneva, told IPS.“Iran is the second executioner country in the world behind China, but…
  • OP-ED: Participation Is Key to Women’s Equality and Empowerment

    Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    Mar. 11, 2014 CSW event on accelerating progress on MDGs for women and girls. Credit: UN Photo/Paulo FilgueirasBy Ambassador Anwarul K. ChowdhuryUNITED NATIONS, Mar 13 2014 (IPS) The largest annual gathering with special focus on issues which impact on women and thereby humanity as a whole is now taking place in New York. It is the annual session of the Commission on Status of Women (UN-CSW) under the United Nations umbrella, attracting hundreds of government and civil society participants representing their nations and organisations. This is the 58th time that CSW is meeting and over the…
 
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    Feed the Beauty

  • Survive to Thrive

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

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

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

    Sophie Lumen
    20 Jan 2014 | 10:18 am
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: 50+, aging, aging gracefully, healthy aging, Sophie Lumen, The Art of Aging Creed
  • Change, Smush & Your Juicy Brain: Preventing Alzheimer’s

    Sophie Lumen
    13 Jan 2014 | 1:45 pm
    I recently wrapped up a year of rewarding work in an Alzheimer’s community as part of ‘The Art of Aging’ Project. This new video series is the result of that experience. An entertaining (I hope) mix-up of ‘Smush’ (creative out-of-the-boxness) & current research, it’s about prevention of the most feared aspect of aging in the […]
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    MyLunaKiss.com Blog

  • Confessions of a Mail Order Bride - Part II

    Tracy Lugo
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Subscribe in a reader www.mylunakiss.com White Strapless Ballroom Bridal Gown It's hard to imagine marrying someone you hardly know - most people might not but thousands of women do it every year.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sexy Women over 40.. Not Married? NO! Why?

    Tracy Lugo
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Subscribe in a reader www.mylunakiss.com Bridget Jones Diary - Single Heroine now in her 50'sOver the last decade there is an increase of sexy women over 40 that are SOLO (makes Sex and the City... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sexy Woman over 40: Diane Lane Video

    Tracy Lugo
    2 Mar 2014 | 10:10 am
      Subscribe in a readerAT9D86V5GEBT [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sexy Woman over 40: Diane Lane

    Tracy Lugo
    1 Mar 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Subscribe in a reader Diane Lane Born: January 1965Diane Lane is a Sexy Woman over 40! Lane is fresh faced, talented and is one of Francis Ford Coppola's favorite actresses of all time. MyLunaKiss... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Spring Breakers...Vapid Stalkers?

    Tracy Lugo
    7 Feb 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Spring Breakers/Natural Born Killers/True RomanceSubscribe in a reader by Vickie Retro Guns,Boobs and No Brains is the theme of Spring Breakers... this is not "Girls Gone Wild" more like film on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Last Shreds Of Sanity

  • The Words Won’t Come

    Shan
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    The words won’t come. I try. I put my fingers to the keyboard and press down, but they just won’t come. The words that used to flow so easily for me are…gone. Anything that does make it onto the screen is incoherent. The sentence structure, the grammar, the words themselves: nonsensical. This is the most […] The post The Words Won’t Come appeared first on Last Shreds Of Sanity | SoCal Woman Humor Blog | WordPress-Blogger-Website Designs
  • Book: The LAST Snowman Review And Giveaway

    Shan
    27 Feb 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Every once in a while, I get offered a review for a product or person I adore. It doesn’t happen as often as I would like, but I am very happy to say that today is one of those days. If you have never heard of JC Little, The Animated Woman, you are missing out. […] The post Book: The LAST Snowman Review And Giveaway appeared first on Last Shreds Of Sanity | SoCal Woman Humor Blog | WordPress-Blogger-Website Designs
  • A Timelord Christmas

    Shan
    25 Dec 2013 | 6:00 am
    Sadly, today we will see the transformation of our beloved Eleven (or is it Twelve?) into that bastard Capaldi who will undoubtedly ruin Doctor Who for time and all eternity. However, we still have the Christmas special to watch and see what happens when the morphing begins — and how he gets to that point. […] The post A Timelord Christmas appeared first on Last Shreds Of Sanity | SoCal Woman Humor Blog | WordPress-Blogger-Website Designs
  • Merry Christmas!

    Shan
    24 Dec 2013 | 6:00 pm
    Have a joyous, merry and wonderful Christmas! Spend time with those you love and cherish every moment you have with them. Life is too short to fight, bicker and worry about the material things. This celebration is about love, salvation and the amazing gift our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ gave to us by being […] The post Merry Christmas! appeared first on Last Shreds Of Sanity | SoCal Woman Humor Blog | WordPress-Blogger-Website Designs
  • The History Of Santa Claus And Christmas

    Shan
    24 Dec 2013 | 6:17 am
    I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy your families. Don’t let petty things get in the way of the magic that is Christmas. Hope, kindness and the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is why we celebrate this day, so please remember that and in His name, keep the […] The post The History Of Santa Claus And Christmas appeared first on Last Shreds Of Sanity | SoCal Woman Humor Blog | WordPress-Blogger-Website Designs
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    Stretch Beyond Stuck Sanctuary

  • Top 5 Ways to Get Unstuck

    Rena Hatch
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Stop unhealthy mind-body habits with awareness and these 5 tips. We all get stuck in unhealthy mind-body habits because they are familiar and comfortable. There is a part of your mind, I call the ‘comfort-seeker’ that actually wants you to keep doing what your doing and avoid change at all costs. Do you know why? Because the comfort-seeking mind thinks old habits mean safety and change means danger. In order to over come the comfort seeker you must connect with your Authentic Sacred Self. You must remember the truth of who you are behind all the ‘programming’ and habits. You…
  • Find, Follow and Flow with your Divine Purpose

    Rena Hatch
    10 Jan 2014 | 9:06 am
    Forget those New Year’s Resolutions! Do you ever even keep up with them after a few weeks? (Most of us don’t.) There is a much better way to make positive changes in your life. Often the resolutions can just end up feeling like a big ‘To Do’ List. Or it can end up feeling restricting and like you are trying to avoid what you naturally want to do. Wouldn’t you rather connect with what truly fills you up and lights you up? Wouldn’t it feel so much better if the changes you made felt like something you were deeply excited about? What if you had inspiration and…
  • FREE Ocean Relaxation

    Rena Hatch
    20 Dec 2013 | 4:10 pm
    Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Take two minutes for yourself and listen to this quick guided relaxation. “Just as a wave is a movement of the whole ocean, you are the energy of the cosmos. Don’t underestimate your power.” ~Deepak Chopra Click to listen: Ocean Meditation Let me know how you liked it. Did you feel more relaxed after listening? Please leave a reply/comment. K? In-joy, ~Rena
  • Are You Blossoming or Stuck In Fear?

    Rena Hatch
    13 Nov 2013 | 7:05 am
    “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin Have you experienced this? I know I often do. There are times in my life when I could no longer remain tight. I just had to stretch, expand and blossom despite being scared and unsure of my next steps. Like when I quit my career as a scientist to become a life coach, yoga teacher and earth medicine healer. It took the help of a life coach to keep me focused on the expansive energy of my dreams and vision instead of falling into the restricting energy of fear. Our…
  • Drained or Overwhelmed? Try this!

    Rena Hatch
    4 Oct 2013 | 2:39 pm
    If you are a heart-centered compassionate woman, your health can easily be affected by people around you. Do you often feel drained by events, people or life in general? You might think you need to change your diet, take vitamins, see a doctor or search for some other physical solution. Or maybe just a strong cup of coffee or tea. Hum. That sounds good. Doesn’t it? Instead … I invite you to consider this: There is a deeper, longer lasting solution. You can fix something on a superficial level by taking medicine or working on the physical level. When we take it to a deeper level,…
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    Purposeful Woman

  • Get Comfortable with Discomfort

    JJ DiGeronimo
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    As a woman in the tech arena, I truly support and encourage girls/women to seek out opportunities for a career in technology. The changes and opportunities in technology are limitless and women still have a very small foothold into this predominately male industry. I am also a business owner, an entrepreneur, which offers its own challenges and rewards. Both can be uncomfortable (as Bette Davis said “It’s going to be a bumpy night.”) and exhilarating! In an article on the subject: Visible and Engaged Women Breaking into the Tech Industry, the author has gathered a number of…
  • Enhance Your Knowledge with Free College Courses from MOOC

    JJ DiGeronimo
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    As part of your journey to create a more purposeful life, you may feel the need to increase your knowledge in a specific area.  MOOC is a great way to enhance your knowledge online and without spending a dime. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses – many of the best colleges and universities have opened an endless list of subjects to the public for the purpose of learning. You will find classes in journalism, math, entrepreneurship, computer science, humanities, social science, medicine, engineering and so much more. Here is a link to a list of the MOOC courses. Why haven’t…
  • Giving Math New Life For Young Women

    JJ DiGeronimo
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    One of the key elements of careers in STEM is the last letter…M is for Math. From the beginning, math has been a staple in our education – remember the three Rs? Reading, “riting” and “Rithmatics?” Danica McKellar, from the hit sitcom The Wonder Years and more recently from Dancing with the Stars, finished her acting career as a young teen and entered UCLA to study math. Talk about a right brain, left brain switch in focus. Recently she was a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and her energy and passion around a topic that often stumps the best of us…
  • 100 Women Leaders in STEM

    JJ DiGeronimo
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Stem Connector has compiled a wonderful list of 100 women leaders in STEM and the report is absolutely fascinating to read. Not only are each of the women highlighted but the beginning of the report talks about the value of girls and women in the STEM industries (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Here is just a sampling: Commitment to STEM is Vital to our Country’s Future According to Jeniffer Harper-Taylor of Siemens, “Our leaders need to be fierce advocates for STEM education.” It requires a world-class investment in STEM. Jennifer Grove with Southern Company shares in…
  • Are You Truly Satisfied?

    JJ DiGeronimo
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    James Altucher just wrote an article entitled the 10 Reasons You Need to Quit Your Job in 2014. Talk about a title that catches your attention. He is a supporter of entrepreneurs and is encouraging readers to take control of their own lives and not leave their destiny in the hands of others. He asks a question that really made me stop to think: Is Your Job Satisfying Your Needs? Great question.  Here is what he has to say: I will define “needs” the way I always do, via the four legs of what I call “the daily practice”. Are your physical needs, your emotional needs, your mental needs,…
 
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    Women Unlimited Worldwide

  • Feeling stuck in your business? 5 steps to get you moving

    Carole Bozkurt
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:10 am
    Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut? Or as if your business keeps stalling for reasons you can’t quite understand? Do you ever find yourself wishing you could recapture the professional progress you made in the past? These kind of feelings are incredibly common but before you start adjusting your actions, first you need to change the way you think and the way you approach particular challenges. In a moment, I’ll take you through five steps designed to help shake up your thinking for the better. But first I’ll let you in on a little secret…one of my guilty pleasures in life…
  • Free Podcasting Webinar

    Julie Hall
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:44 am
    I am really excited to be able to share with you this opportunity to learn all about podcasting from my personal coach and mentor Kris Gilberston. Last year I launched my own podcast, MicroEntrepreneur and I have to say that hands down, it is my favourite form of content marketing … and what’s even better is that it seems to the way thatcreates the most loyalty amongst my community as well. Everyone is jumping on the content bandwagon right now, but podcasting is still relatively new and it offers a great opportunity to stand out in an ever increasingly crowded marketplace. So I…
  • Women Unlimited is expanding across the UK

    Julie Hall
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    WOMEN UNLIMITED IS EXPANDING ACROSS THE UK TO PROVIDE LOCAL FEMALE BUSINESSES WITH TRAINING AND PEER GROUP SUPPORT Women Unlimited is expanding across the UK and launching additional local Business Clubs to assist the exploding numbers of Female-led enterprises. The Women Unlimited Team are running a road show of recruitment days through April and early May in London, Bristol and Birmingham in search for local business leaders to open up Business Clubs in their local areas. Details of venues and dates can be found…
  • 3 ways to escape the overwhelm vortex

    Joanna Pieters
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    You’ve got soooo much on… you can’t see how you’re going to get through the next day, never mind the next month… you’re being pulled further and further down into your own whirling, swirling world… Stop there, superwoman! I’m going to throw you the rope to grab onto, and a way to pull yourself out. But let’s get one thing straight. It is almost impossible pull yourself out of a vortex. You need someone else to help you. Thankfully,  the world is full of people with amazing skills, ready and waiting to be on the end of that rope. So grab…
  • Marketing and positioning the right products to the right audience

    Julie Hall
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    When you market to everyone, you market to no-one. Starting in April, we are really going to get under the skin of your ideal client so that you are marketing smarter and to the right people first time. Forget target markets… for micro businesses it’s all about getting one customer at a time. Who is your customer and how well do you know them? What we will be covering in your Ideal Customer What you should be looking for The mistake most small business owners make The difference between your Target Market and Your Ideal Customer… and why it matters How do you identify your ideal…
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  • Traveler Stories of Lost & Found

    Carol Margolis
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Losing an item while traveling is an all too-common occurrence. Just ask at any hotel front desk how many items are in their lost and found box and they’ll just laugh! Though for as many sad stories there are about lost items, there are just as many stories about items that are found and returned to their rightful owner. Here are happy stories by travelers of lost items which were found; and sad stories of items never to be seen again. Andrea said, I lived in New Zealand for 8 years and my sister came to visit me. As one does, we travelled around the North Island. One night on our way…
  • Traveling by Foot in the 39-Mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

    Carol Margolis
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    On May 3rd and 4th, there will be no airplane for me. No rental car. No cruise ship. Just my two feet will be taking me along the streets of Washington D.C. as I participate in the 39-mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Why am I walking 39 miles? Because every three minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. I want to do my part so no one has to face this disease again. Aside from the physical steps, I have pledged to raise both awareness and money for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I hope this worldwide issue calls to you and that you’ll support me in one…
  • Photo of the Week: Dunnottar Castle

    Carol Margolis
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, Scotland A stunning early morning photo of Dunnottar Castle. Cows roaming in the fields to the right, an old farmhouse to the left. And in the front, Oh Wow! Each step taken towards the old medieval fortress has your jaw dropping even closer to the ground. The castle has a long and storied past, including being sacked by Vikings in the 9th century and it’s chapel being burned down by William Wallace. This fortress is a must-see when in Scotland, as is the nearby town of Stonehaven. There is a steep access path to wear flat, comfy shoes. And if walking the…
  • If You Do Check Your Bag, Always Check This!

    Carol Margolis
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    Want your bag to arrive at the same destination as you? Up the chances of this happening by always checking that the correct airport code is on the bag tag! How can an incorrect airport code even end up on your bag tag, you ask? The airline has your itinerary so it should have the correct airport code, right? Well, yes. Though here are a few situations that happened to me that could have had me searching the world over for my bag had I not checked the luggage tag: The airline’s agent picked up the bag tag for someone else’s bag and put it on mine. In these days of…
  • Garrett Popcorn Shops Giveaway

    Carol Margolis
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    Do you have a favorite travel food? A dish or snack that has no equivalent back home? I certainly do, and I’d like to share it with you with a giveaway! Traveling through Chicago’s O’Hare, you may have noticed a long line of people buying popcorn in Terminal B. But they’re not just buying any popcorn – they’re in line for Garrett Popcorn – the world’s best, in my humble opinion. “The Chicago Mix” (half CaramelCrisp, half CheeseCorn™) is my all-time favorite. I don’t dare fly through the United terminal at ORD without bringing a bag home…
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  • save the dates! ♥  #ronalynandchris

    RLV
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Finally, some wedding goodies to share! With all the hubbub of Pinterest and weddinggawker, it’s so easy to get caught up with all of the DIY & whatnot. I often worry that I’ll try something and it doesn’t exactly work out exactly as pictured/described. Buuuut… I really wanted to do something unique. ( read the rest of save the dates! ♥  #ronalynandchris at bittensweetblog.com ) { bittensweet } © 2014 | permalink to save the dates! ♥  #ronalynandchris | see more of love & life, merriments, parties/events
  • happy 4th blogaversary, bittensweet!

    RLV
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    Hi. I know, I know. I’m celebrating my blog’s 4th birthday but I hardly spend time here. I apologize. I sound like a broken record, right? As one of my best gals explains, it’s so easy to become lazy when we have instantaneous sharing tools like Instagram and Twitter. I should use them to promote my blog instead. Shoot, I should probably call and visit people more too! :o) ( read the rest of happy 4th blogaversary, bittensweet! at bittensweetblog.com ) { bittensweet } © 2014 | permalink to happy 4th blogaversary, bittensweet! | see more of love & life, merriments,…
  • oh happy january

    RLV
    3 Feb 2014 | 3:30 am
    I always feel like as though January comes and goes. Am I the only one here? I thought the month was unproductive at first, but looking back, I did a lot! Took a trip to Richmond, VA to see my best gals. We went dress shopping for the bridesmaids, ate a fancy dinner at Bookbinders, saw the Hollywood Costume exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and ate some more! Twas a fun (but short) weekend! I also traveled back to Virginia Beach for a weekend to celebrate my mom’s 65th! A trip back home isn’t complete without seeing my best friends like Katrina! Met up with Aly for a…
  • 2014, here i come!

    RLV
    30 Dec 2013 | 3:30 am
    (You can tell how much I love my mint scarf. And that I edit all of my photos.) I cannot believe we’re only 2 days away from 2014. Time really does fly as you grow older. So, how was my year? It was pretty epic. A lot of life-changing moments and memories happened in 2013. I moved onto a new job, I got engaged, we made a recipe video, and etc etc etc. I captured most of those moments and memories on Instagram. Lazy? Yes. I watched a lot of television in the Fall. We no longer have cable but we have Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. With the help of our Rokus and Apple TVs, I’ve…
  • engagement teasers!

    RLV
    20 Nov 2013 | 3:30 am
    I’ve been keeping to myself lately but I wanted to share these engagement teasers. Enjoy! ( read the rest of engagement teasers! at bittensweetblog.com ) { bittensweet } © 2013 | permalink to engagement teasers! | see more of love & life, merriments
 
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  • States With More Women in Office Do Better

    padmini
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Fri April 18, 2014 States With More Women in Office Do Better By Padmini Parthasarathy It’s a known fact that women don’t fare too well in federal government. Only 18.5% of our Congressional representatives are women. But there isn’t as much conversation about women in our state legislatures. Many of our senators and representatives came up through there. Moreover, state legislatures are key because they are the ones who draft the majority of laws that affect our lives directly. We wanted to see how having more female state representatives would affect the wellbeing of a state. It is…
  • Artists Explore Taylor Swift and Pop Culture

    amy cross
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Fri April 18, 2014 Artists Explore Taylor Swift and Pop Culture By Amy-Willard Cross Who’s Taylor Swift anyway? Such was the title of a recent art show in Brooklyn. Several cultural workers took on the question in a deeper way than Swift’s millions of Instagram followers might have. Her massive fandom/hatedom does merit some critical thinking. Curator Elizabeth Grammaticus explains her impetus for creating the show, "I like to understand any figure in pop culture, especially females—how people respond and engage with them tells us about our larger culture." The show also reveals the…
  • Restaurant Workers Are Hungry for Pay Checks

    padmini
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    Thu April 17, 2014 infographic Restaurant Workers Are Hungry for Pay Checks By Padmini Parthasarathy Leaving a gratuity in American restaurants is pretty much expected. For restaurant workers, those tips are the difference between feeding their families and going hungry. The current federal minimum wage for tipped workers is just $2.13. And nearly 70 percent of tipped workers are women. Saru Jayaraman, co-founder and co-director of Restaurant Opportunities Fund (ROC) United, has been lobbying to raise the tipped minimum wage. While the federal minimum wage has been raised five times since…
  • The Brands Who Loved Me: Companies Women Like and Loathe

    amy cross
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    Thu April 17, 2014 The Brands Who Loved Me: Companies Women Like and Loathe By Amy-Willard CrossBusinesses suddenly want to get into women’s purses. They’re waking up to the fact that women are the market, controlling 73% of consumer spending. The good news is that companies realize they have to talk nicer—and act nicer. So they’re trying to understand, and it starts with studies. MarketELLE asked women to cite their top 10 favorite brands out of a possible 100. They named Starbucks, Facebook, Google, Costco, Walmart, Ikea, and Dove. Mind you, these were…
  • BU Succeeds With Dorms for STEM

    padmini
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Wed April 16, 2014 BU Succeeds With Dorms for STEM By Padmini ParthasarathyThe ladies of STEM can stick together now. Last fall, Boston University opened a residence hall for undergraduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The hall is an expansion of the original WISE@Warren program, a floor for freshman women interested in the sciences.WISE-UP women have meetings, host lectures, and attend events relating to STEM and its pioneering women. It is also a safe and open space where women support each other and have an understanding of their housemates’…
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  • What are Business Metrics?

    paulag
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    I recently had an alarming number of business owners ask the question: “What are metrics? I don’t know what that means.” I believe there is no such thing as a dumb question, so I acknowledge each and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Where Do I Begin My Website Project?

    paulag
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    I recently ran a survey asking “What is the biggest question about making more money with your website?” I received a lot of super questions and I will be covering as many as I can in upcoming blog... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Choose a Good and Reliable Web Designer

    paulag
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    One question I receive all the time is: “How do I find and then know if someone is good and reliable and frankly worthy of building my website?” This is an important question because a website is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Business Strategy First: It’s Not About the Technology

    paulag
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:11 am
    “You just haaaavve to be on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, other social media, and have a blog!” “You absolutely need the new must-have app for business!” Sound familiar?  Have you heard... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Is it Worth the Effort?

    paulag
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:01 pm
    “Wow, that sounds like a lot of work. You guys are nuts. Why do you go through all that trouble?” That’s the reaction my partner and I usually get from family members and friends when we tell them... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Go on an Easter hunt at Typo

    Kathryn Rossiter
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:48 pm
    It’s Easter so in the spirit of the special celebration I thought I would take you on an Easter hunt with a difference… It will most likely be a far healthier one for your waistline, although maybe not for your bank balance! Let’s take a hop, skip and a jump around the lovely treats available in store at Typo…. There’s definitely a few things here that I’m hoping the Easter Bunny will be bringing for me… and if he can’t quite get them to me in time, he’s very welcome to drop them off for Mother’s Day which is really just around the…
  • Pretty Easter decor with Poetry

    Kathryn Rossiter
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Last week I popped in at an event that was being hosted for regular customers at Poetry in Cavendish Square. I love the shop and alway spop in every time I am in the vicinity so didn’t need too much of an excuse (plus they offer a 20% discount on the night!) When I arrived I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they had prepared a very pretty table to showcase some great ideas for Easter decor. I loved it! The use of natural items such as brightly coloured vegetables, pretty flowers, hessian, feathers, egg shells, greenery and their super cute glitter birds was inspired. Another…
  • Chocolate lessons at Chocolate House

    Kathryn Rossiter
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:39 pm
    On Saturday I, along with my husband and daughter, paid a visit to a little place called Chocolate House in Claremont where for a few hours we indulged in the decadence that is creating our very own chocolates. And for a couple of chocoholics like ourselves this was a heavenly experience! For the past few years chocolate enthusiast, Sheilagh Herringer, has given private chocolate lessons from her home and we were very fortunately invited the week before Easter to pay her a visit and create our very own chocolate masterpieces! There was so much she covered in the few hours we spent with her.
  • What I… Sam Taylor from Pomegranate Days

    Kathryn Rossiter
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:55 pm
    I met Sam a few months back when she attended the first Blog Boot Camp workshop which I ran along with Lana from Lanaloustyle. (“Like” our Blog Boot Camp Facebook page for news on when the next one is taking place!!
  • Win a R500 hamper of baby products from Checkers

    Kathryn Rossiter
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:13 am
    Checkers are currently running an amazing promotion on baby products and to celebrate they have given me a R500 gift hamper to give away to one lucky reader filled with a bounty of baby goodies! Included in the #CheckersBaby hamper is the following: wet wipes, vaseline, teething toys and gel, bum cream, baby shampoo, baby powder, creams, teething gels, toys, a sippy cup, snacks and organic baby tea as well as a beautiful baby blanket. See the boy and girl hampers below… How to enter: 1. Fill out the form below NameFirstLastEmailPhone 2. Leave a comment below by answering the question:…
 
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  • Free Goddess Card Messages

    shannvanderleek
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hello Beautiful, I’m so glad you’re here to claim a Free Goddess Card Message for the second half of the month. Our Free Goddess Card Message offerings have been so popular that I added a new deck to the mix and will share an additional message to set the energetic tone for the second half of each […]
  • What Kind of Flower Are You?

    shannvanderleek
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Morning Glory By Reba Linker  When I was five, my father planted morning glories in a window box on the fire escape outside the window of the bedroom my sister and I shared in our tenement apartment on West 163rd Street in Manhattan. The morning glories climbed from their window box, wrapping their tendrils around […]
  • The Inspired Living Giveaway

    shannvanderleek
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
      The Inspired Living Giveaway is underway and thousands of women from every corner of the world are saying yes to receiving the treasure trove of transformational gifts my friends and I have compiled for them.This is one of the most expansive, heart-centered, soul-inspired, gift giveaways EVER! Over 100 visionary mission-driven women, including me, have […]
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  • Why I Self Diagnosed With Aspergers

    Te-Erika Patterson
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    Aspergers Syndrome is a form of autism that is generally thought to be mild. Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication. Why would someone want to claim a “disorder” that hasn’t been professionally diagnosed? It’s simple. Diagnosing myself with Aspergers has allowed me to be less critical of myself and allows others to be more understanding when they interact with me. I’m weird. And it’s not just in the “I like to wear clothes that don’t match” type of…
  • Hoping To Find a Good Fit

    Te-Erika Patterson
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
    I have been MIA because I am over here being my SAVVY SELF! Let me fill you in on my latest adventure. I am hustling my ass off as a freelance writer through this site I was invited to join called Ebyline. Basically, if you have real reporting experience you’ll get real jobs, freelance assignments through here and I have been doing well pitching and already I have 4 assignments so I’m writing and hopefully I’ll get paid soon to catch up from when I lost my writing job a month ago. Also- within LA, many of you know I started my new blog Moving To LA TODAY. Well, with this…
  • Compassion Is Arrogance

    Te-Erika Patterson
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    What is compassion? According to Dictionary.Com Compassion: feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.   What is misfortune? According to Dictionary.Com Misfortune: adverse fortune; bad luck. What is arrogance? According to Dictionary.Com Arrogance: offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride.   How are these terms related? Well, they are all related by a common thread, interlocked like the cornrows of our society. We are often taught that in order to be a…
  • Te-Erika’s Diary: I Am Not Wife Material

    Te-Erika Patterson
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Being excited about my new project and relishing in the thought of its impending success led me to wonder how there could be anything better than the feeling I have right now. I feel giddy. I feel pretty. I feel powerful. I feel happy. I feel like I am on top of the world. No, nothing has happened yet, I’m still squeaking by financially but I feel so good about what I am doing that I just feel like someone just shocked me with a joy stick. I feel this brilliant filling from my core to my bantu knots and I can’t imagine feeling more satisfied and complete. I love organizing this. I…
  • Why MLM Businesses Are Scams

    Te-Erika Patterson
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    Multi-level marketing businesses may seem appealing at first glance. They offer you a dream that you could operate your own business, work your own hours and manage a team that supports you. They tell you that one day you too, can drive the pink Cadillac and be hailed by the company for your expertise and effort. They’re selling you a pipe dream and they know it. The average person will participate in at least one of these schemes during their lifetime due to crafty, charismatic leaders who paint a picture of ready-made success.  ”We have the business all carved out for…
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  • Are We Really Going to Perpetuate this Double Standard in Politics?

    lizodool
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    Yesterday Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former president Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, announced she is pregnant – a wonderful moment for the mother-to-be and her family, an opportunity to exhibit sexism in politics for others. In the Christian Science Monitor, Linda Feldman pondered how Chelsea’s pregnancy might affect her mother’s decision to run, or not, for president. She wrote, “Perhaps it’s sexist even to ask the question – how will a grandchild affect her decision – but until she announces either way, it will be out there.
  • How Working Mothers Do Business

    lizodool
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:47 am
    Last month I found out some New York-based friends were getting together for dinner the night before I was scheduled to be in the city for a work-related trip. I rarely see this group of women because we live in different cities and we are all busy working mothers. I was determined to join them; I value these women as both friends and colleagues. I rearranged some meetings on my schedule and changed my Amtrak ticket; all that was left to do was shift my hotel stay forward one night. I called the hotel and asked if they had availability for the night of the dinner. They did but the hotel staff…
  • Listen To Your Mother

    lizodool
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:12 pm
    I am thrilled to be a cast member of Listen To Your Mother Boston this year. Listen To Your Mother is a series of live readings by local writers in 32 cities nationwide in celebration of Mother’s Day.  The Boston show is scheduled for 2 p.m. on April 26 at The Old South Church. You can purchase tickets here. For information on the other 31 shows scheduled for this year, you can visit the Listen To Your Mother website here. And to give you a glimpse of what to expect at a show, watch one of my favorite performances from 2013. The post Listen To Your Mother appeared first on Hello Ladies.
  • Remembering

    lizodool
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:18 am
    photo credit: DCSL via photopin cc     The post Remembering appeared first on Hello Ladies.
  • The M3 Interview: Maria Menounos, Star of Chasing Maria Menounos

    lizodool
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:46 am
    Maria Menounos, Extra host and star of Oxygen’s new reality series “Chasing Maria Menounos” prides herslef on being organized but is still learning that family and health come first.  Where/when do you feel most successful? When I’m at my desk doing work and accomplishing tasks. It always empowers me. What is your number one rule for achieving success? Other than tending to the health and well being of your loved ones, everything you do in your day must somehow serve and support your dream or overall goal. That takes hard work and sacrifice but it’s the best…
 
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  • Grandma Gatewood Becomes Trailblazer for U.S. Hikers

    Ben Montgomery
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    At 67, the mother of 11 and grandmother of 23 became the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail solo, a pioneer for hikers and backpackers, says Ben Montgomery in this excerpt from "Grandma Gatewood's Walk." Four years later, she hiked the Oregon Trail.
  • Working Women Increase GDP; Female Vets Face Strain

    WeNews staff
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    Women's wages have dramatically increased the U.S. gross domestic product over the past three decades by the trillions. Also this week, female veterans experience more difficulties than men when returning to civilian life.
  • Halle Berry is Brilliant in 'Frankie and Alice'

    Jennifer Merin
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:37 am
    And among some April 18 openers catch this oddity: "The Final Member," a documentary about Iceland's Phallological Museum, a collection of carefully preserved male mammalian genitalia that needs only a human specimen to be complete.
  • Indian Courts Prop Door Open for Rape Survivors

    Swapna Majumdar
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    India's Supreme Court chief justice has promised to direct courts to translate legal advice booklets for rape survivors into local vernacular languages. Amid declining rates of conviction and a dismissive atmosphere, survivors are turning away from the system.
  • Iraqi Girl-Marriage Bill Called Vote-Getting Ploy

    Hajer Naili
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    The draft law has made international headlines, mainly for provisions allowing girls as young as 9 and boys as young as 15 to marry. But when questioned on the likelihood that the text will be passed, one expert said: "I would say it is less than 50 percent."
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  • Peony Floral Essence Water – For You and Your Bubbler!

    Hempista
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    This time of year all kinds of lovely flowers start coming into season, like the peony. The peony is one of my favorite spring & summer flowers and I could sit for hours with one of these huge flowers strapped to my face inhaling their ethereal fragrance. The peony also […] The post Peony Floral Essence Water – For You and Your Bubbler! appeared first on .
  • 4/20: A Day of Giving Thanks

    Hempista
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:12 pm
    I’ve never been into the huge smoke-out fests that are generally associated with the 4/20 holiday, for me 4/20 is more like Thanksgiving: a time to reflect on the progression of anti-prohibition thought in the collective mind of modern society, and give thanks. A time to reflect on the people […] The post 4/20: A Day of Giving Thanks appeared first on .
  • When Discrimination Kills: Attitudes About Food Allergies

    Hempista
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    As many of our regular readers know, I suffer from life threatening food allergies for which I must carry an EpiPen like a ball and chain wherever I go. These food allergies are a part of my defective immune system which includes multiple autoimmune conditions as well. People with autoimmune […] The post When Discrimination Kills: Attitudes About Food Allergies appeared first on .
  • Prohibition Propaganda Stands in the Way of Mental Healthcare Again

    Mister Bean
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    Mental illness is poorly understood, and mostly feared, stigmatized, or simply ignored – unless it qualifies as the topic of the news or a TV series or a movie for some reason. In the limelight it remains mostly poorly understood and inaccurately represented as well, although some decent insight about […] The post Prohibition Propaganda Stands in the Way of Mental Healthcare Again appeared first on .
  • Cannabis Rose Butter – Simple and Luscious

    Hempista
    6 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm
    If you’ve read my book you’ll remember some of the recipes based on this variety of rose, the Apothecary Rose. This is an ancient heirloom variety of rose that has a powerful fragrance and outstanding medicinal properties that are beneficial for all skin types. Cannabis and rose together make an […] The post Cannabis Rose Butter – Simple and Luscious appeared first on .
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  • Ready For This Jelly

    Splurgerina
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Let's talk about some bright, colorful, and happy things like these jelly/PVC shoes.
  • Gettin’ Leggy With It

    Splurgerina
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:47 am
    I recently rediscovered this photo of Jamie Chung (her style is almost always right up my alley!) and it served as perfect outfit inspiration for transitional weather.
  • Review: Matrix Biolage Deep Smoothing 6 in 1 Serum

    Splurgerina
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:41 am
    I was introduced to the Matrix Biolage hair serum a few years ago by a hairdresser. I was using Livon at the time and was fairly new to the world of hair serums. I thought they were sheer genius, like magic in a bottle, getting rid of tangles and making hair look smoother and shinier […]
  • Oscars 2014: Top 3 Favorite Looks

    Splurgerina
    3 Mar 2014 | 11:02 am
    Kate Hudson: Her silver beaded Atelier Versace gown fit her like a glove. Amy Adams: Blue is definitely her color, don't you think?! Lupita Nyong'o: When it comes to pastels, I tend to favor pink, but Lupita has now got me craving some powder blue in my closet!
  • So Bugged

    Splurgerina
    26 Feb 2014 | 10:10 am
    Freida Pinto at Cannes Film Festival 2013 Image via CoutureRani When it comes to accessorizing, I’m more of a dainty jewelry person than someone who likes to layer bold, statement pieces. At max, I go for one statement piece in an outfit. But what I do love is an offbeat design—so that even when I […]
 
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  • My Favorite CS Lewis Quotes

    Claire
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty I like CS Lewis’s work as an author, but I like him even more as an intellectual and man. Personally, I find the stories of his good friend, JRR Tolkien to be much more entertaining to read. The timeless wisdom he has passed on to mankind through his personal deliberations, though, has given inspiration and food for thought for many people, including myself. I personally find comfort in many of his axioms for which he is well known. To pay small homage to this amazing man, I have chosen a few of his quotes that I love the most to share with you. Hope you enjoy! If you…
  • 60+ Creative Marriage Proposal Ideas I Love

    Claire
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty Every girl obviously dreams of her wedding day and plans it out at least a little bit in her head. Equally, though, she thinks about her proposal. Being asked to be married is nearly as important as the day you get married. Most women have an idea of how they would they would like to be proposed to, but the vast majority of women would also like to be surprised. This can be quite the daunting task for a man. A heartfelt and sincere proposal is always best. But, if you would like to add in some flair along with it though, here are some ideas you can try. If she loves books,…
  • Irish Kiss Brownie Thumbprint Cookies

    Lindsey
    17 Mar 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Inspiring Pretty This St. Patrick’s Day I wanted something a little Irish… no.. you dont say… :) Yes, I do say! I wanted something with a little Irish Cream and a hint of mint.  What goes better with mint than chocolate? Uh Nothing.. Duh. So I found this really cool recipe that uses Irish Cream and I made a few of these cookies today. Its pretty delish and thanks to Frugal Foodie Mama they are going to be a hit!  Here’s what you’ll need to make them yourself: I chose to use this Brady’s Irish Cream because it had chocolate and mint. Bailey’s is,…
  • Spring Fever $500 Cash Giveaway!

    Claire
    10 Mar 2014 | 12:30 am
    Inspiring Pretty To help you recover from losing an hour due to daylight savings, we wanted to make you happy. To that end, we have joined a few bloggers to bring you an opportunity to win $500 straight cash. One lucky reader will get $500 to start the spring off well. To enter, complete the tasks below in the rafflecoper. You can also refer your friends using your unique link to earn even more chances to win. a Rafflecopter giveaway The fine print: Open to readers worldwide Must be at least 18 years of age Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EDT on March 23rd, 2014. Spring Fever $500 Cash Giveaway!
  • Awkward Wedding Photos Are Back!

    Claire
    6 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty It has been far, FAR too long since I brought you some of the funnier aspects of weddings. And, that in itself is a travesty. Sweet, beautiful and sentimental photos are lovely to frame and display around the home to commemorate your wedding day. But, what about those less-than-perfect moments? Do you they make it into the wedding photo album? They should not be left to waste. There is much enjoyment to be had from the awkward wedding photos by family, friends and strangers alike who visit awkwardfamilyphotos.com. But, do not be embarrassed by your awkward wedding photos.
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    The 8 Women Dream Project

  • When Hecklers Say You Suck

    Kelly Swanson, Be a Successful Speaker
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Funny Motivational Speaker Heads To The Land of Hecklers I have a love/hate relationship with YouTube. I love the traffic it brings me. And I hate the traffic it brings me. Because some of that traffic is vicious. Yesterday it happened again. I got one of those comments. It was a comment on my story […] Related Posts: Is Feedback Crap or a Direct Route to Dream Success? 7 Secrets To Conquering Stage Fright As A Keynote Speaker Is Your Dream A Job Or A Calling? Asks Motivational Speaker… Where Do Motivational Speakers Find Stories? Funny Motivational Speakers Find Humor In…
  • Face Your Body Fears

    Iman Woods, Heal With Therapeutic Photography
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    The journey to a career where I heal with photography started with my own insecurities. Even after losing a substantial amount of weight, I still work to accept my body and the progress I’ve made. I hope that reading this will help you face your body fears. I was lamenting the idea of a bikini […] Related Posts: 6 Ways to Love Your Body in the New Year No Matter Your Size Body Image: Will Your Body Image Improve After Weight Loss? Pay-It-Forward Beauty The Self-Esteem Problem in One Minute Learning to Say Yes to Your Dream The post Face Your Body Fears appeared first on The 8 Women…
  • Fitness Tip: Taking Photos of Your Food

    Heather Montgomery, Get Fit
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Are you on the road to get healthy and fit? Weight loss is a very visual process. Before and after photos show amazing progress and offer inspiration. Holding up an old pair of pants that can now fit two of you is very exciting. Weight loss sparks a lot of changes in how we eat, […] Related Posts: Want to Lose Weight? Top 8 Tips to Survive Thanksgiving Fitness Challenge: Your Food Portion Cheat Sheet Eat Like An Olympian For Your Dream Fitness How I Lost 75 Pounds Using These Dream Products: Part 3 How I Lost 75 Pounds Using These Dream Products: Part 2 The post Fitness Tip: Taking…
  • Blogging is Hard Work: Here’s 10 Tips That Won’t Make it Easier

    Catherine Hughes, Be an Online Success
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:03 am
    Blogging is hard work. Get over it. Blogging is more than simply sitting your butt down in a chair and pumping out brave words on some sort of word processing program, or for you die-hards, a legal pad with pen in hand. If you are a writer, to call yourself a writer, you need to […] Related Posts: How to Write a Blog Post that Goes Viral A Writing for the Internet Strategy that Makes Content Viral Common Mistakes Bloggers Make That Stop a Top Blog Dream Author Guest Big Dreamers The Secret to Blogging Success The post Blogging is Hard Work: Here’s 10 Tips That Won’t Make it…
  • Funny Motivational Speaker’s Tale Of A Love Note Gone Bad

    Kelly Swanson, Be a Successful Speaker
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    As a funny motivational speaker, I use lots of personal stories to entertain and engage an audience.  Some of them are really deep and inspiring. This is not one of them. Love Note Gone Bad So my husband’s been encouraging me to take more initiative in matters of the hanky panky persuasion. (Sounds like an […] Related Posts: Email Marketing Personal Development Newsletters Archieve Dollars and Cents: Is There A Hole In My Pocket? Child Abuse: I Did Not Always Live the Perfect American… Motivational Speakers Get More Business When They Motivate… Dreams Are Realized in…
 
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    Your Life After 25:

  • Let’s Face It: 6 Products that Will Give You a Face That Will Turn Heads

    Da Vinci
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    While there are many beauty products in stores today that promise to give you a glowing complexion free of blemishes and wrinkles and teeth that are sparkling and white, not all beauty products are created equal. We all have insecurities when it comes to our face—it might be wrinkles, acne, yellowin...The post Let’s Face It: 6 Products that Will Give You a Face That Will Turn Heads appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Spring Fling #RelationshipRant Twitter Party!

    Da Vinci
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Thank you all for joining out party tonight!  Be sure to use the hashtag “#RelationshipRant” to ask/respond/see all the party questions and responses! Tonight we’ll be giving away 4 $25 Amazon Gift Cards! (2 by entry form and 2 randomly selected from chat responses) Giveaway 1 Entr...The post Spring Fling #RelationshipRant Twitter Party! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Get A Stylish Workout With Reebok: Win $120 To Customize Your Reebok #StyleNeverStops

    Da Vinci
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I don’t know about you but I’m working hard to get my body in shape and feel my best. I’ve been changing up my diet and working out more so I wanted to invest in some awesome looking workout clothes… because well, there’s ALWAYS a hottie in the gym and one must look her...The post Get A Stylish Workout With Reebok: Win $120 To Customize Your Reebok #StyleNeverStops appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Join Us For A Beamly Party! Where The Social Tv Experience Just Got More Exciting! #Giveaway

    Da Vinci
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Many of you know that I’m always giving my riveting and sometimes comical commentary on my favorite tv shows like SCANDAL, Grey’s Anatomy, The Bachelor, Reign, and more. What I love is being able to connect with you all in that social tv experience… I almost wonder how we watched s...The post Join Us For A Beamly Party! Where The Social Tv Experience Just Got More Exciting! #Giveaway appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Don’t Get Duped! Here is What He Needs For His Closet and Style

    Kandace Heller
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Are you ready to start shopping? If you are trying to help the man in your life overhaul his closet, then follow this quick guide of five clothing tips. You will discover the perfect accessories and must-haves the man in your life needs to produce the perfect outfit every day. Whether he is headed t...The post Don’t Get Duped! Here is What He Needs For His Closet and Style appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    Ann Daly

  • Are you reaching?

    Ann Daly
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Ah, but a [wo]man’s reach should exceed [her] grasp, Or what’s a heaven for? — Robert Browning
  • Will executive coaching really get you results?

    Ann Daly
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    Last time, I summarized  Deborah Galuk’s doctoral dissertation research (“Executive Coaching: What is the experience like for executive women?,” University of Minnesota, 2009) about the executive coaching process for women. This time, I want to outline her findings about coaching outcomes. In other words: what’s the upside? Of course, every woman comes to executive coaching with a unique agenda. The results of executive coaching, according to Galuk’s informants, come in four general areas: Interpersonal effectiveness. After coaching, women reported a more…
  • Coaching: turn insight into action

    Ann Daly
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:29 pm
    What do women really get out of executive coaching? Beyond my own clients’ experiences, I’m always on the lookout for good research on the effectiveness of what I do. (“Does it really work?” “How?”) When PhD candidate Deborah Galuk conducted her dissertation research (“Executive Coaching: What is the experience like for executive women?,” University of Minnesota, 2009), she discovered a set of common themes. A coach, according to Galuk’s informants, is a trusted professional guide who expects action and guides strength-building. For…
  • Coaching reminders

    Ann Daly
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:33 am
    A weekly digest of the coaching reminders I shared online this week: “Perfectionism” is an excuse, not an explanation. Stop asking for permission. Stop trying to remember everything. Start creating checklists. Know the difference between fear and discomfort. Know the difference between “ready” and “prepared.” What you give your attention gets your attention. (Want to get more updates? Click here to sign up for my blog and get the Coaching Starter Kit for free.)
  • Erin Brockovich on power

    Ann Daly
    4 Mar 2014 | 8:25 am
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    Perfectly Flawed Woman

  • Planes, Trains & Transportation with kids.

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

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

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

    Tanya
    17 Feb 2014 | 3:15 am
    Colorado, September 2010 I’ve been putting this off. First it was because I wasn’t sure I could trust that it would really happen this time, I mean we started the discussion roughly four years ago. I remember the day. I was still working out of my photography studio in St. Petersburg and were there doing some clean-up around the exterior. The conversation about going to the Telluride Blues and Brews festival came up, not sure how. Anyway, this led to our desire to live out west, Colorado specifically, at the time. Between then and now there has been much discussion about PFMan…
  • Hot Rocks, a kids craft idea.

    Tanya
    9 Dec 2013 | 4:00 am
    Groovy Our kids attend a home-schooling co-op once weekly. They love this co-op, it’s full of fun non-academic workshop-like classes such as Robotics, Yoga, many forms of arts, dance and music. Our daughter Addy chose to take Metal Working/Jewelry Making and Garden Art this semester. This week in Garden Art they made Hot Rocks where they took smooth river rocks, heated them up and melted crayon on them to create magical rocks to use as paper weights, garden decor, etc. To heat the rocks up you simply place them in a heated oven or toaster oven until hot. Using tongs, carefully remove…
 
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    a spot of whimsy

  • Spring Forward | Easter Bonnets.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Easter is always special to me around these parts because 4 (!) years ago on Easter weekend, I hit publish on my first a spot of whimsy post.  But Easter is special in general - obviously from a religious perspective, but also as a bright line in the sand between winter and spring.  I am so looking forward to celebrating it this year with a quiet yet productive weekend in the city formerly-known-as Chiberia (never again!).  I wish you happy Easter wishes, and have a wonderful weekend.xo. di.*images property of Diane Crary
  • A Song of Ice and Costumes.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    I have recently discovered that Michele Carragher, the woman behind the incredible and gorgeous embroidery on Game of Thrones, has a website.  I have now died and gone to costume design heaven.  Just a small sampling for you here.  Behold more of her insanely beautiful work, no, art, for the show right here.Be sure you see the creations come to life in this short time-lapse video.  And holy moly, Michelle even created her own "dragon scale" technique for Daenerys' costumes.It's a great week to be a Game of Thrones fan :)xo. di.*images via Michele…
  • Grateful | April 14, 2014.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    I am Grateful.  For wonderful family.Pictures of the Week.{Love this type of daffodil!}{Saturday brunch at home}{Granola parfaits}{Saturday night dinner; C's hidden talent}Links Worth Sharing.Oh my goodness, 8 Million Flower Petals exploding out of a Costa Rican volcano!  via PoppytalkThere was a bit of a kerfuffle over the release of the American Blogger documentary trailer this week.  I thought Clementine Daily's words on it, and The Importance of Telling Your Story were well-said.A Beatrix Potter-inspired Easter Egg…
  • Spring Forward | A Special Meeting.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    This has been such an intense week of non-stop deadlines, I cannot even believe it's Friday.  Our Save the Dates went out in the mail, our wedding website (courtesy of C's brother's mad skills!) went live, and I'm in the midst of one of those crazy busy periods at work that consume a person.  Can't slow down yet, though!  We have a big weekend in Michigan ahead - C's parents and my parents are finally all meeting together.  His parents have met my dad, but that's it in the 4 years we've been together, so this is big!  We'll be doing our menu tasting and rehearsal…
  • Make | With Darby Smart.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    I contacted the wonderful and new(ish) company Darby Smart, an online community of craft and DIY projects, a few months ago to learn more about their DIY kits, as I was super interested for myself, but also thought my readers would love to know more about their projects.  I was so pleased with this great start-up's response, and now here I am sharing my first Darby Smart project!After subscribing to Darby Smart's newsletter for a few months, I finally made a move and purchased my favorite project, the Mini Magnetic Terrariums.  Darby Smart launches new, simple DIY…
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    Witches' Brew | White Jesus Approved

  • Brewchies Not At The Movies: The Other Woman

    Fleur Delacour
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    Side chicks are definitely The New Black and Hollywood is celebrating the decade of the mistress with “The Other Woman” (<—- what an original title). It stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Sports Illustrated model and Tig Ole Bitty holder Kate Upton. It’s not a stretch by watching the trailer to figure out that the wife (Mann) and the two sidies team up to take down the cheater. Think chick-flick on steroids…. and molly! Almost forgot – Nicki Minaj and her Queens lilt both pop up as a random secretary or something that doesn’t make any damn sense.
  • Brew Review: Bust Up Your Dead Skin with Bodycology + GIVEAWAY

    Witch Hazel
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Spring is here and it’s time to polish up your cute and show off some skin. If you haven’t shown your legs in months and your feet need this kind of scrubbing… …then, it’s time to grab some Bodycology sugar scrub. The good folks over there sent me a jar and let me tell you, this stuff is great. Read my full review over at Beautiful Brown Girls and while you’re at it, ENTER the giveaway below to try it for yourself! a Rafflecopter giveaway Good luck! I received this product complimentary, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own! Want more…
  • Porsha Williams Has The Most Beautiful Mugshot Ever

    Witch Hazel
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Porsha Williams is serving lips and tousled hair in her mugshot, hunty! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star turned herself in after an arrest warrant was issued following that fight she got into with co-star Kenya Moore. You knew that was coming, right? The former Miss Litigious USA got mollywhopped during the recent reunion taping, which just so happens to air this Sunday. If I ever get hauled down to the pokey, I will surely have a makeup artist on standby. Porsha is charged with misdemeanor simple battery. Porsha’s people say she’s fully cooperating with the investigation.
  • Brew Tube: The Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Extended Preview

    Witch Hazel
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    Mona Scott-Young continues to blur the line between reality and “my God, nobody acts this way, do they?” with her new season of VH1′s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. In the upcoming season, Hossseline and Steebie are official, Scrappy has moved on to one of those Basketball Wives chicks, Kirk wants a DNA test and Benzino is getting shot at funerals. Oh, and just because it’s Monday… Mimi is making sex tapes with her knockoff Stevie J boo…nevermind that she has a kid whose face is plastered over the show and social media. Never mind that, right? Season three…
  • Ride Along DVD Giveaway + Meet the Witches

    Witch Hazel
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you’re in the DC area this Tuesday, join us for an after work game night at Penn Social. We’ve partnered with Universal Studios to bring you a fun night of drinks, games and free stuff! Details below… WHAT: RIDE ALONG Game Night WHEN: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm WHERE: Penn Social – 801 E Street NW, Washington DC 20004 WHO: This is a 21+ event, ID will be required WHY: Win RIDE ALONG prizes, play games and enjoy the night! Come and spend your tax day with us. Hope to see you there! And, don’t worry if you’re not in the DMV area. We have free swag…
 
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    Black Girl Nerds

  • What Should I Eat Tonight?: A Flowchart

    Jamie Broadnax
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Lauren Harris is a high school senior at an arts school. She is an advocate for the educational enrichment of African-American children and is also very interested in researching how African-American women are perceived by themselves and by the rest of the world. She enjoys online shopping, curly hair, macaroni and cheese, “The Twilight Zone”, and Friday nights playing The Sims. Please read more of her work at her blog www.afrogirltalks.com.
  • A Spring Clean Out for Charity

    Jamie Broadnax
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Most of us don’t have the luxury of enough closest space to keep both our summer and winter season clothes hanging up at the same time. With the weather warming up and the switching of your wardrobe happening, it’s the perfect time to clear out some space and get rid of what you didn’t wear this winter.Another perk of enjoying the warm temperatures, is getting your friends together for cocktails and catchup. Add an extra twist by having everyone bring over their clothing and accessories they are planning to get rid of to donate to charity instead. There are plenty of local and national…
  • BGN Girl: Tiffany Brunson

    Jamie Broadnax
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    I am still slightly uncomfortable with calling myself a ‘nerd”. I have never really thought of myself that way- but, let the record show that I have always been a little different. I’ve always spoken a little different, acted a little different and had a slightly different outlook. It’s all about perception I guess. So, if we must squeeze me into a box–I’ll take it. Once upon a time I was from Brooklyn, once upon a time I was from Toronto, once upon a time I was from Long Island and now I reside in Atlanta, Ga. I love music- I like the great singers of our time, (Whitney, Celine,…
  • The AfroFuturist Affair

    Jamie Broadnax
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    The AfroFuturist Affair is a community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Black sci-fi culture through creative events, community workshops, blogging, and creative writing. The Afrofuturist Affair uses proceeds from events to fund the Futurist Fund Community Grant. The AfroFuturist Affair is a founding member of Metropolarity.net, a 215 Speculative Fiction Collective. Rasheedah Phillips, Esq. is a 2008 graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law. During the fall of 2002, she began her college career at Temple University as a Criminal Justice major, after…
  • UNCF Invests in Minority Education

    Jamie Broadnax
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Grammy-winning artists Jill Scott, the Isley Brothers and Tye Tribbett joined the soulful Alice Smith, Sevyn Streeter, Marsha Ambrosius, August Alsina and Spoken Reasons performed at the 35th annual UNCF An Evening of Stars®. Actor-comedian Anthony Anderson returned to host the show for the second consecutive year.Superstars Snoop Dogg, Usher, Jill Scott, Trey Songz, Queen Latifah and the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation participated in acknowledging student “Rising Stars” by presenting scholarships to them that will make a difference in their ability to finish college. Each…
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    Iyasostuff

  • Womanhood – dropping balls

    Osayi
    26 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Do you hear that? Yeah that sound… that’s the sound of balls fallling… I attended an event for professional women the other day, and they talked about how as women, you constantly have to juggle multiple balls – family, work, church, friends etc. And sometimes you will drop some of the balls… That was a scary thought to me. I never want to drop any balls but you know… Many years ago (about 20 years ago), I got very sick, and I was in the hospital for many days. My mother, a professional woman, left everything and stayed with me in the hospital during the…
  • 44- he should always let you have your way

    Osayi
    27 Feb 2014 | 10:31 pm
    hey y’all – It’s time for a new series, that I plan to turn into a book… We would like to talk about relationship fallacies that are ruining our relationships, and how we can fix them… I’m still working on a title, so if you have any suggestions I would appreciate it :-). This is a series on relationship fallacies for the rest of the series, please click here. – FALLACY #44: He should always let you have your way What can I say? I love having my own way… is there anyone who doesn’t love having their own way? well I’m not Mrs. Anyone, I’m Osayi.
  • 5- He should like you all the time

    Osayi
    18 Feb 2014 | 7:49 am
    hey y’all – It’s time for a new series, that I plan to turn into a book… We would like to talk about relationship fallacies that are ruining our relationships, and how we can fix them… I’m still working on a title, so if you have any suggestions I would appreciate it :-). This is a series on relationship fallacies for the rest of the series, please click here. – Fallacy #5 He should like you all the time. I know you all think I’m so perfect, but I’m not (hehe)… There are times that I do things to disappoint my parents, or my husband, but because they…
  • Dearest Mr. Ex – Cried – Bella Naija

    Osayi
    13 Feb 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Hey All, So I did my annual Valentine’s post on Bella Naija. See an excerpt below, and check it out when you get a chance. Thank ya – Dearest Mr. Ex Posted on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 9:25 AM By Osayi Dearest Mr. Ex, Did I tell you I cried? Oh yes I cried. In fact there were many nights when I went to sleep crying and woke up still crying. It was hard for me to get over the heartbreak that all our dreams, hopes, aspirations, and plans for life together could have ended so abruptly… so painfully. Did I tell you I cried when you told me that you were now dating my…
  • Let’s talk about rape

    Osayi
    1 Feb 2014 | 7:02 am
    I was listening to the radio the other day, and a lady was sharing her experience of getting raped in Lagos. She was on the way from work at night and she was crossing the pedestrian bridge when three men attacked her, led her to an empty school building, beat her, took all her stuff, and raped her… and then beat her again when she did not act like she was enjoying the sexual activity… I was really saddened and hurt by what happened to her. And as I sat there listening, I could almost hear people saying “why was she out at night?” “why was she walking alone at…
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    Girlilla Warfare

  • Happy Hunting! With Love, GIRLilla Warfare

    Lisa
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Wishing all of our Friends, Family and Readers a Spectacular Easter Holiday — With Love, The GIRlilla Warfare Team
  • He’s Gotta Have It: Hot (AND Happy) Wives, Money, & Cool Cars Are What REALLY Keep Men Young

    Lisa
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Evan Field All men are very different in their crusade to conquer their fears of mortality. The one thing we do NOT freak out about is our aesthetic value. As we men age, our image is very important to us, but superficial image issues fester in other places that are higher on the totem pole than our physical looks. There are reasons for everything, and there are many guys who DO care about their hair color, skin tone, belly size, unibrows, etc. I will say this … there is absolutely no excuse for nose hairs protruding from the nostrils. That’s just as bad as an open zipper. We tell our…
  • Competitive Parents: Did She Just Say THAT?

    Lisa
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Anonymous Mom I had another one of those “WTF! I can’t believe people really say these things!” moments last week. I was at dinner with a friend who was talking about a soccer coach at a Division 3 school who was interested in her daughter playing for the team. The problem was that the average ACT score at that college was a 23 and “who wants their kid going to college with those kind of kids!” Now I’m not saying that my friend’s daughter should choose a school that doesn’t meet her academic abilities or standards just for the chance to play soccer at the collegiate level.
  • True Detective: How to “Out-Lie” Your Lying Kid

    Lisa
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Debby Shulman Ahhh, the innocent lies of teenagers … they feel so infallible they would rather take their chances and lie through their teeth rather than risk not being able to do what they want. In their adolescent desire to have the freedom to go wherever they please, most will stop at nothing in their effort to get out that door without so much as a goodbye. The faster they run, the more suspicious we become.  Yet, the stories we share with our friends are sometimes truly funny because all our teens are so ridiculously clueless.  And the pattern is repeated over and over again,…
  • Men & Aging: Do They REALLY Accept It — Or Is This An Illusion?

    Lisa
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Arden Edelcup “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” ― Franz Kafka My husband just turned 50, which means that I officially sleep with a man with an AARP card. Those first few celebratory days during his birthday week, he gleefully showed it off half expecting our friends to exclaim, “Holy shit man, you look like a teenage stud muffin. No way are you that old.” When no one reacted with shock at the sight of a 50-year-old looking guy brandishing an AARP card, he quietly tucked it away into…
 
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    Women You Should Know®

  • Meet The WYSK Who Put The Wonder In Wonder Woman

    WYSK
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    If you were raised in the 70’s, you likely grew up with Lynda Carter’s version of Wonder Woman, a smart, beautiful and incredibly strong superhero who spun her way into viewers’ hearts and imaginations. Captivated by her golden lasso and bulletproof bracelets, we watched her death defying leaps and jumps as she caught the bad guy week after week. What we didn’t know was that there was another woman putting the “wonder” in Wonder Woman… Hollywood stuntwoman, Jeannie Epper. “I just never thought I couldn’t do it.”For just $250 a day, Jeannie Epper stood…
  • Fix-It Friday: How To Use Eggshells In 6 Unexpectedly Egg-cellent Ways

    Norma Vally, WYSK DIY Contributor
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Easter is upon us! So are all of the fun family egg related activities – coloring, decorating, hiding, hunting, basket filling, devil-ing (my Aunt Rose’s deviled eggs are our holiday favorite!). An egg-stravaganza of eggs! But did you know that eggshells are A LOT more than they’re cracked up to be? Turns out eggshells offer many natural DIY uses in the home and garden. So in the likely event you’ve got more eggs on hand than you know what to do with, read this! You’ll see that saving your eggshells now and throughout the year is an egg-cellent idea. How To Use Eggshells In 6…
  • What Women & Men Think Ideal Female And Male Bodies Look Like

    WYSK
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The UK-based lingerie and sex toy company BlueBella, recently asked a group of women and men to describe what they think the perfect woman and man would look like. The test group, which was made up of 500 women and 500 men, used the body parts and features of celebrities to “build” the perfect body from head to toe. The results may surprise you. For men, features of their “ideal” woman include Scarlett Johannson’s hair, Megan Fox’s face, Kim Kardashian’s breasts, Michelle Keegan’s tummy, Kelly Brook’s full hips, and supermodel Rosie…
  • Kitchen Throw Down: Cool Countertop Finishes Set To Dethrone Granite

    WYSK
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    When it launched in July 2012, Whirlpool’s Ice Collection rode into the kitchen design scene like a futuristic knight in shining white (or black) armor (actually mirrored-glass), rescuing kitchen renovators and home buyers from the propaganda that’s painfully drilled into viewers heads by almost every HGTV show participant… that “stainless steel appliances” are the end-all-be-all. Now “granite countertops”, the long-time companion to “stainless steel appliances” and HGTV’s other ubiquitous kitchen darling, are on their way to déclasséstatus compliments of some really…
  • What Anthony Mackie (aka The Falcon) Says Little Girls Deserve

    WYSK
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    Actor Anthony Mackie is currently starring as The Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In a recent interview with Geek Dad, he was asked how he feels about being the first African-American superhero. He replied, “It’s cool,” and added, “it’s exciting,” before moving on to talk about role models for kids. That’s when he brought up the subject of women and girls… he had us at “Wonder Woman.” Here’s what he said: “Scarlett (Johansson, Black Widow in the film) does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder…
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    Its All About Women!

  • The Fats to Protect Your Heart

    Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy - Premium Expert
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    As a practicing physician, my patients keep me on my toes with a steady stream of questions. One of the most common involves supplement recommendations, especially when it comes to which nutrients are most important. When I reply that omega-3 essential fatty acid is at the top of my list — even for healthy individuals — patients often ask why. After all, they’ve been told many times that fat is a forbidden food. How times have changed! The good fats that make up the omega-3 family are called essential fatty acids (EFAs) because our bodies can’t produce them — we must obtain…
  • 5 Things Women Do on Dates that Make Men Run for the Hills!

    Dr. LeslieBeth Wish - Premium Expert
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:02 pm
    I’m sure many of you have wondered why a man didn’t call back — or call you at all after you had what you thought was a wonderful conversation. It’s very confusing. Doubts swirl through your mind such as: was I too quiet or too opinionated? Did I talk about my ex too much? I wish I had a magic answer or a sure-fire way to know a man’s heart. After all, some men like agreeable women, while other men like women who challenge them. However, my research revealed the top things women do that drive men away.  5 Things Not to Do 1. Don’t be a smothering mother. Most men and women…
  • Should You be Worried About Ovarian Cysts?

    Carol Foster
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    As a woman, ovarian cysts are something that should be on your radar of concern, especially if you’re in childbearing age.  There are many questions you’ll need to have answers for, like… What is an ovarian cyst? How do you correctly diagnose it and treat it? How do you identify the root cause? Is it possible to prevent ovarian cysts? In this article, we’ll explore all these questions and help you understand these different factors in order to seek appropriate treatment. Getting to the Real Cause of Ovarian Cysts An ovarian cyst is a collection of fluids surrounded by a slender wall…
  • What Your Numerology Name Can Tell You

    Blair Gorman
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 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,…
  • Real Women, Real Wisdom: Producer Joyce Johnson Reveals How YOU Can Help Heal and Change the World (Plus Catch a Limited-Time Free Screening of Joyce’s Movie)

    Neerja Sharma
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You’re a pro at juggling a hundred things on your to-do list but there are some things that just seem WAY too big to even think about… I’m talking about the tough stuff like free education for every boy and girl in the world, child rights, human rights, women’s empowerment, poverty… Feels overwhelming, doesn’t it? I admit that I’ve stopped myself from thinking about it because I’m just one person and it feels like one person can’t possibly make a difference. Maybe you feel the same way too… But it turns out that you, me — every single one of us — really CAN heal and…
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  • Confessions Vol44

    The Indie Chicks
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    “My pregnant for the first time friend wanted to leave a social event yesterday because there were children there making some noise. She said she’d had enough and she thinks her kid will be different. My outside reaction, a subtle...
  • Link-Up Saturday: Our Links + Your Links

    The Indie Chicks
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:25 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...
  • Readers, Help! He Called My BFF HOT!

    The Indie Chicks
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    “I am at a total loss of words. Like, I don’t even know how to react right now because we’re all going on a trip next weekend and I just can’t even think about us all in the same place....
  • Are You Proud?

    Julie Zantopoulos
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Are you a stay at home mother? Are you a blogger? Do you do beauty/fashion videos? Do you go to school, work as a server, have a corner office, drive a beater, drive a BMW, rent a house, own a...
  • Rules of Casual Relationships

    Julie Zantopoulos
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    A lot more women are taking control of their love lives because not everyone has the time or energy required to maintain a relationship. I am among those women. I’ve had my share of casual romantic relationships in my time...
 
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  • Our Promo for Hala Expo IV

    Dore Satellite
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:47 pm
  • Hala Ramadan Invitation

    doreaccessories
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    We will be honoured to received you in our booth #53 during Hala Ramadan Expo 4 from 20th till 22nd April in 360 Mall. We are displaying the latest collection from the elegant French fashion accessories brand SATELLITE.
  • A little advice

    Dore Satellite
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    To Buy or Not to Buy..!! Is there a piece of clothing or accessory that you are just dying to have? Does it pry at your mind every chance it gets? Well, if you’re anything like me, it happens to you a lot. You will see a pair of shoes that you can’t live without or a bracelet that would go perfectly with this outfit you own. Well, if you are floating in money then that is perfectly fine, but normal people can’t afford to shop so impulsively like that unless they want to end up in debt or with very little extra money. So, here are some tips that I use to regulate and control how much I…
  • Pure as Snow

    Dore Satellite
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
  • Launching our Online Store

    Dore Satellite
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:23 am
    We are very much delighted that we have finally launched our online store which contains most of the items that we have. It has been somewhat difficult to plan and set up the whole thing, but with the great help of our friends at A+ design, we eventually managed to get it done. The store process is straightforward; the customer can basically roam around the site and once decided on certain item(s), she will be directed to create an account to fill all basic details such as the name, address, email, and phone number. After that, the customer will be requested to confirm placing the order and…
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  • My Wizards Of The West Top Pick Bathing Suits For Summer 2014!

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Summer is only 2 and a half months away! Yay! Is anyone else as siked as me?! I love love love summertime. I am a little bias though, since my birthday is in July LOL. Hey, but what girl doesn't love presents right?! Anyway here are some of my favorite one piece bathing suits from http://wizardsofthewest.com.I love how they are all so unique and not the same old suits everyone else will be wearing. I am all about making a statement with fashion. I love the boldness and clarity of the patterns too. http://wizardsofthewest.com also has leggings, bags, accessories, tops, etc. So…
  • Elegant Hair Braid Bun & Blue Smokey Eye Videos...My New Fave Youtuber!

    9 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    For those who know me well, know I spend hours on Youtube looking at videos of makeup/skin care and occasionally hair. I found 2 really great videos by a newer Youtuber called "MaliMakeupMinnie". She is so adorable and I love her accent. Not to mention, her skin looks gorgeous and her makeup skills are fierce! As a freelance makeup artist I sometimes have a hard time watching other people do their makeup badly and then post videos for other girls to try LOL. So I am very picky about what I watch. I really felt like Mali Makeup Minnie did a great job and created a look I would like to dupe at…
  • Teeth Whitening By Smile Brilliant & Giveaway!

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Have you heard of or tried Smile Brilliant? It is amazing! I was sent a kit for my honest review and let me just tell you guys I am loving it! I'm a smoker and a coffee addict and even I saw results! Unfortunately I had a before & after collage on my phone and deleted it by accident while trying to clear up some memory. As soon as I take some new ones I will add them to this post. So let me tell you a little about what Smile Brilliant is...It is: An affordable teeth whitening solution that delivers great teeth whitening results on a budget!The kit includes:~ High Intensity LED Accelerator…
  • Beautygravitation.com ~ One Stop Shopping For Thousands Of Beauty Products!

    30 Mar 2014 | 9:43 am
    Have you ever found yourself searching for products you want one by one? On Amazon for hours trying to find all the things you want? I sure have. So now that I stumbled upon Beautygravitation.com I figured I'd share it with you all. They have THOUSANDS of beauty products listed!! It even sends you to Amazon.com to find more than one purchase option available so you can compare prices. You know what that means....SAVING MONEY! You guys know how much I love a bargain lol. They even have their own Beauty Store offering some great products at a great prices.On the site you will find…
  • Makeup Mannequins - Featuring FaceArtistPro.Com

    30 Mar 2014 | 6:13 am
    Have you ever wanted to practice a new makeup look but had no one to practice on? Or how about wanting to try a bunch of looks and didn't feel like putting all that on your face and having to keep wiping it off? Well I suggest you try a makeup mannequin. Wiping away at your skin or someone else's skin over and over as you practice can cause some serious irritation and aggravation. Not to mention it's really annoying. So why not use an object that can dupe the look and feel of a face. Plus, it won't talk back and can sit still (my 2 biggest pet peeves) LOL!Faceartistpro.com sells a few…
 
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    Pandagon

  • Boys’ club Britain: The world’s most sexist country, according to UN envoy

    pandagon
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    A sexist ‘boys club’ culture is rife in Britain, a senior United Nations official said today. It leads to the ‘over-sexualisation’ of young women and the ‘marketisation of their bodies’ in the media, said Rashida Manjoo, who spent 16 days in the country examining the issue. She said: ‘Have I seen this level of sexist culture in other countries? It hasn’t been so in-your-face in other countries. I’m sure it exists but it wasn’t so much and so pervasive. I’m not sure what gives rise to a more visible presence of sexist portrayals of women and girls in this country in…
  • Feminism’s Twitter Wars

    pandagon
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
    Twenty-one feminist bloggers and online activists gathered at Barnard College in the summer of 2012 for a meeting that would soon become infamous. Convened by activists Courtney Martin and Vanessa Valenti, the women came together to talk about ways to leverage institutional and philanthropic support for online feminism. Afterward, Martin and Valenti used the discussion as the basis for a report, “#Femfuture: Online Revolution,” which called on funders to support the largely unpaid work that feminists do on the Internet. “An unfunded online feminist movement isn’t merely a threat to…
  • Women are leaving Wall Street

    pandagon
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    Wall Street will not see a woman lead a major investment bank anytime soon, judging by the lack of women on bank executive committees of the major firms, say critics. Only a handful of the executive roles at the major banks are held by women. And the financial industry, typically dominated by men, will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. “The big question is when we will see a women heading a major Wall Street bank? It’s not happening in the next three to five years,” said Alex Lebenthal, president and CEO of Lebenthal & Company and member of The Committee of 200 (C200),…
  • The Myths About Women and Immigration

    pandagon
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    Women’s rights activists have long maintained that our national immigration narrative is in fact riddled with assumptions and stereotypes. These preconceptions are made against immigrant women with legal status in this country, some to women with no legal status, and some to both. Scholar and activist Pramila Jayapal is co-chair of We Belong Together, a campaign launched by a coalition of groups seeking to redefine the priorities of the immigration debate and raise awareness on why immigration reform is basically a women’s issue. To that end, here are eight of the most common…
  • Obama Puts Pen to Paper to Help Close Gender Gap in Pay

    pandagon
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    President Obama on Tuesday signed two executive measures intended to help close longstanding pay disparities between men and women as Democrats seek to capitalize on their gender-gap advantage at the ballot box in a midterm election year. Mr. Obama, standing in front of a platform of women in a picture-ready ceremony in the East Room of the White House, said his actions would make it easier for women to learn whether they had been cheated by employers. He called on Congress to pass legislation that would take more significant steps. “America deserves equal pay for equal work,” he said.
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    Wealthcare For Women

  • The Portfolio Of Your Life

    Russ Thornton
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    As I’ve shared with you before, I consume a lot of information online from a variety of sources. While some of this information is related to helping me in my financial planning work with women, I also enjoy mixing up the financial stuff with a range of other sources and topics. A couple of non-financial resources I enjoy include James Clear and Farnam Street. In fact, in past articles, I’ve shared stories and ideas that I originally found on each of these sites. One site that I haven’t shared with you before comes from Jeff Goins. Jeff is a writer and that’s what…
  • What Story Do You Tell Yourself About Money?

    Russ Thornton
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    We each have a story we tell ourselves about money. How about you? What’s your personal money story? If that question doesn’t have you thinking, maybe this will . . . I’d like you to read this short article by Seth Godin. Go ahead. It will take you about two minutes. Perhaps now you’re thinking about your money story. If you are, I’d like to encourage you to take this exercise a step further and think about how your money story impacts your money decisions. For instance, what money story did you learn as a child? Was money scarce while you were growing up? Was…
  • Smart Car Buying Guide For Women

    Russ Thornton
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Many of the women that I work with want to include future car purchases in their financial plan. And with the cost of cars going up, it only makes sense to plan ahead for these expenditures. For some help and guidance in the arena of automobiles, I turn to my friend, Gail Dunn. Gail is the owner of Women’s Automotive Connection, and she helps women (and men) make smarter automotive purchase and service decisions. Here’s Gail . . . Although women buy 54% of all cars in the U.S., and influence 84% of all car purchasing decisions, the misconception still remains that we don’t know…
  • 3 Big Mistakes When Dividing Retirement Plans In Divorce

    Russ Thornton
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Howard Phillips If you’re a woman who is going through a divorce, and you and your advisors are negotiating the division of your and your spouse’s marital assets, one challenge you will face is the division of your and your spouse’s retirement benefits/accounts. To address three of the most common mistakes made when dividing retirement plan assets in divorce, I’ve invited my friend and colleague, Howard Phillips, to share his unique expertise on this important topic. Here’s Howard . . . The first or second largest asset in a marital estate is one or both…
  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    Russ Thornton
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Forgive the Hunger Games reference, but I think you’ll find it fitting for today’s article. Maybe you’ve heard of the “S&P 500.” It’s a stock market index that follows 500 of the largest companies in the US. The “S&P” is short for Standard & Poors. Twice a year, Standard & Poors releases a scorecard report that shows how actively managed mutual funds performed relative to passive investment indexes. In other words, how well did the mutual funds that are designed to beat the market through research, superior investment…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • Let’s Face It: 6 Products that Will Give You a Face That Will Turn Heads

    Da Vinci
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    While there are many beauty products in stores today that promise to give you a glowing complexion free of blemishes and wrinkles and teeth that are sparkling and white, not all beauty products are created equal. We all have insecurities when it comes to our face—it might be wrinkles, acne, yellowin...The post Let’s Face It: 6 Products that Will Give You a Face That Will Turn Heads appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Spring Fling #RelationshipRant Twitter Party!

    Da Vinci
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Thank you all for joining out party tonight!  Be sure to use the hashtag “#RelationshipRant” to ask/respond/see all the party questions and responses! Tonight we’ll be giving away 4 $25 Amazon Gift Cards! (2 by entry form and 2 randomly selected from chat responses) Giveaway 1 Entr...The post Spring Fling #RelationshipRant Twitter Party! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Get A Stylish Workout With Reebok: Win $120 To Customize Your Reebok #StyleNeverStops

    Da Vinci
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I don’t know about you but I’m working hard to get my body in shape and feel my best. I’ve been changing up my diet and working out more so I wanted to invest in some awesome looking workout clothes… because well, there’s ALWAYS a hottie in the gym and one must look her...The post Get A Stylish Workout With Reebok: Win $120 To Customize Your Reebok #StyleNeverStops appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Join Us For A Beamly Party! Where The Social Tv Experience Just Got More Exciting! #Giveaway

    Da Vinci
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Many of you know that I’m always giving my riveting and sometimes comical commentary on my favorite tv shows like SCANDAL, Grey’s Anatomy, The Bachelor, Reign, and more. What I love is being able to connect with you all in that social tv experience… I almost wonder how we watched s...The post Join Us For A Beamly Party! Where The Social Tv Experience Just Got More Exciting! #Giveaway appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Don’t Get Duped! Here is What He Needs For His Closet and Style

    Kandace Heller
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Are you ready to start shopping? If you are trying to help the man in your life overhaul his closet, then follow this quick guide of five clothing tips. You will discover the perfect accessories and must-haves the man in your life needs to produce the perfect outfit every day. Whether he is headed t...The post Don’t Get Duped! Here is What He Needs For His Closet and Style appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
 
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  • Think

    Anthony Alde
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    ThinkOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
  • Sunshine

    Anthony Alde
    14 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    SunshineName:Nina Rica AlmeridaEmail:hanna_ganda@yahoo.comBeauty Question:How do you maintain your beautiful face?Beauty Tips:beauty restOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
  • Leopard

    Anthony Alde
    5 Mar 2014 | 9:39 am
    Beauty Question:How do you take care of your skin?Beauty Tips:eat more vegetables.. =DLeopardOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
  • Onyx

    Anthony Alde
    9 Jan 2014 | 7:23 pm
    OnyxOnyx is a banded variety of chalcedony. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color (save some shades, such as purple or blue). Commonly, specimens of onyx contain bands of black and/or white.Onyx is known to separate. It can help release negative emotions such as sorrow and grief. It is used to end unhappy or bothersome relationships.source : crystal-cure.comOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
  • Soul

    Anthony Alde
    8 Jan 2014 | 7:06 pm
    SoulThe soul, in many religious, philosophical, psychological, and mythological traditions, is the incorporeal and, in many conceptions, immortal essence of a person, living thing, or object.source : wikipedia.orgOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
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  • African Extracts Rooiboos Oil Free Eye Make-up Remover Review

    Payal Aneja
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Hi Girls, Happy Weekend, Cosmetic Queen is back! Seriously, Three days in a row, I am more and more into cosmetics and stuff! I got my April Fab Bag 3 days back, next day I got surprise goodies from Tresemme’s and by the same day while shopping, I had to pick up this African Extracts Rooiboos Oil Free Eye Make-up Remover. Today, As I ran out my regular Lakme Invisible foundation for work, I had to pick one with few other cosmetics Genuinely, this is my very first eye makeup remover ever. seems like I am more into putting makeup and a lazy in removing it so my expectation from this…
  • Less is more – Declutter Yourself

    Payal Aneja
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    “Less is more”- heard this before? Now think of your bag full of stuff when all you need is that one favourite lipstick! You go crazy searching for it but all you find is things of no-use. Now, can you put the phrase and your state of mind together? Most definitely not! While there’s nothing wrong with having stuff, there are certain things in life that need to be MANAGED. Yes, I agree, we all try our hands at that every now and then – We clean our cupboard, iron the clothes, fold them properly and then search for that one SPECIFIC super comfy tee in the neat stack! Outcome –…
  • April Fab Bag Received! Excited!

    Payal Aneja
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Hey All, I am so excited  as I was by the very first time I received my first Fab Bag of March coz of the great products and HOT RED BAG I’ve got! And here it is:-     I LOVE MANGO FACE MASK SALLY HANSEN PEDICURE IN A MINUTE ZA TRUE WHITE DAY CREAM BEAUTY U.K BLUSH AND BRUSH
  • 10 DIY Projects to Refresh Your Apartment for Spring

    Payal Aneja
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Spring is finally started to bloom. The golden sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and we’re ready to open your windows to dawn and chase away the gray of Winter. This season don’t just give your apartment a good scrub but make it shiny to brighten everything with pops of colors. Luckily, most of us have net access and there are plenty of DIY projects that will keep you updated and your walls in tact. Now you can greet the spring and make you — and your nearness — happy. SEE ALSO: 10 Bathroom Must-Haves To Make It A Less Nerve-Racking Space   Hand-Paint Your…
  • Jampore Beach: Lazing around, Soaking up the sun and Beer

    Payal Aneja
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    When it comes to the beaches in India, at the very first, alluring Goa beaches hog my mind. About an year back my focus just shifted to the scenic and picturesque of Daman beach when I visited this first time. Located on the western coast of the Indian peninsula, Daman boasts of beaches that have a unique and irrefutable appeal to them. On a weekend, when I’m in mood spend my day lazing around, indulging myself in a shopping spree and soaking myself up in sun with a chilled bottle of Beer Jampore Beach remains a great options for us. This beach is really an intoxicating mix of smooth…
 
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    Of Means and Ends

  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
      An artist uses videos and photos to show what a drone attack on the US might look like. “My body is wildly undisciplined and I deny myself nearly everything I desire.” We’ve all been frustrated by inaction in Congress. A new report from the Brennan Center offers 15 executive actions President Obama can take to move justice and democracy forward. South Carolina tries to sneak personhood into an Onion-esque stand your ground for fetuses law. On the US’s growing “abortion-free zone.” Getting to the top doesn’t protect women from sexual harassment…
  • Who would you put on feminist trading cards?

    Rebecca Griffin
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art is featuring a set of feminist trading cards from the late 70s called Supersisters that were designed to spread feminism to a younger generation. Published in 1979, the Supersisters trading cards were a playful, informative, and accessible way to spread feminism to younger audiences. The series was inspired by Lois Rich’s daughter, an eight-year-old baseball-card collector, who asked why there weren’t any pictures of girls on the cards. With a grant from the New York State Education Department, Lois Rich and her sister, Barbara Egerman,…
  • Gentrification is not inevitable

    Rebecca Griffin
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    “Isn’t Oakland dangerous?” It’s a question those of us who live here have heard countless times with that particular tone you come to recognize. The first reaction is usually an eye-roll, at least internally. This question usually comes from people who haven’t been here or spent much time, who are basing their trepidation on a certain reputation or a glance at crime stats rather than experiencing the vibrant, beautiful, and complex city where we live. But the way people are inclined to answer the question surfaces complex questions about the future of our city…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    VlogBrothers take on mass incarceration in the US. How prosecutors are using rap (and not other traditionally white genres of music) as evidence to convict people of crimes. Everything women could buy if they made as much money as men. Why there’s not a strong rationale that undocumented immigrants should obey the laws that prohibit them from entering the US. A project called “Not a Bug Splat” shows drone operators whom they’re killing.  Filed under: weekend reading
  • What to do if you can’t tell the difference between sexual harassment and sexual liberation

    Rebecca Griffin
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    1) Stop publishing articles about feminism. 2) Stop talking to women, just to be safe. Guardian writer David Foster has faced a fierce and well-deserved backlash to an inane article blaming feminists for stifling sexual liberation by calling out sexism. The campaign against everyday sexism has shown that a deeply unpleasant vein of misogyny still runs through our society. But in highlighting the antisocial, misguided behaviour of some unreconstructed individuals, it is important to be aware that such behaviour is not representative of most men’s attitudes. More worryingly, from the…
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