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    Stirrup Queens
    Mel
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:23 am
    There was one other thing about Me Before You that struck me (beyond it being an exact copy of another book), and that was a line that came on page 260: “Everything takes time… and that’s something that your generation find it a lot harder to adjust to. You have all grown up expecting things […]
  • Social Media IS Professional Development

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

    Women Magazine
    Anna Mitchell
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    The most enchanted time of the year is closing in on us – but there is still a lot of time left until Christmas. We have a few days left for shopping, wrapping, hiding the presents and preparing our home for the holiday season. And to put our creativity and skills to the test, and  [ Read More ]
  • It's Always Nice To Be Thanked

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

    A.R. & Proud
    Lia Hollander
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:12 pm
    I know, I know. Not blogging for months is not a good way to keep a blog alive. I've honestly thought about killing it. But with new life changes on the way soon, I may need it more than ever! (No, I'm not pregnant.)Quick updates:Still teaching English and loving it!Still healing from the car accidentStill not back in the pool. Maybe in 2015?!I'm currently working on an ESL presentation that I am happy to share with the word once it's ready. Stay tuned ...
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    A.R. & Proud

  • Get Around To It ... Eventually

    Lia Hollander
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:12 pm
    I know, I know. Not blogging for months is not a good way to keep a blog alive. I've honestly thought about killing it. But with new life changes on the way soon, I may need it more than ever! (No, I'm not pregnant.)Quick updates:Still teaching English and loving it!Still healing from the car accidentStill not back in the pool. Maybe in 2015?!I'm currently working on an ESL presentation that I am happy to share with the word once it's ready. Stay tuned ...
  • Get Back In the Pool

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

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

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

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

    BOSSY
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Hello and welcome to the New Walking Club! Our goal is fitness and we can’t wait to get started! Although we did wait to get started. We waited until December. But when it comes to getting in shape, the Walking Club offers endless opportunity! And in our case, endless opportunity ends January 1st. Here’s how it works: the Walking Club will take place every Tuesday and Thursday, except for Christmas, and every month not December. That leaves eight whole Walking Club opportunities! Please note: we will not walk on rainy days or snowy days. Please note the forecast: Dec 1-2: Heavy rain; Dec…
  • Bossy Explains Seasonal Depression

    BOSSY
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    Seasonal Depression — otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder — is a depressive disorder occurring only specific times of year, such as winter. Typical symptoms of Seasonal Depression include lack of energy, tiredness, sleepiness, and oversleeping with a side order of naps. Other symptoms include decreased focus, difficulty concentrating, and what was Bossy saying? Oh yes, Seasonal Depression. People who suffer from Seasonal Depression often withdraw. Most often that withdrawal is from an ATM machine to pay for the wine that will combat the shift in mood because we all know…
  • In Honor Of Ken Burns’ Series The Roosevelts

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

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

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

    wowowow
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Our very own Marlo Thomas was bestowed this nation’s highest civilian honor, a Presidential Medal of Freedom.  The honor is presented to “individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”     Congrats to MAKER @MarloThomas on winning the Medal of Freedom for her world-changing work! Watch her story here http://t.co/fUl65wlZLr — MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) November 26, 2014   Marlo serves as national outreach director…
  • Joan Larsen Celebrates: Thanksgiving at the Lake House

    Joan Larsen
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    It’s Thanksgiving at the Lake House and the gathering of family is always equated to love overflowing and the feeling of closeness . . . A warm welcome to our family Thanksgiving!! The greatest fun is coming early and working together to make decorations for the house As the children became teens, it became not only a challenge but fun to outdo themselves We could see the pride in their eyes over their original creations and how could we not “ohh” and “ahh” over this? We deemed it strictly stunning ! Apple cider seemed a unique touch for toasting before the big meal and below the…
  • FIND ME – Finding Missing Persons Fundraiser in NYC

    Joni Evans
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Recently, Mary Wells Lawrence and I joined the organization FIND ME. We learned about it from Peggy Rometo, once wowOwow’s astrologist/intuitive. Its mission is to find missing persons…in order to bring peace to their families and friends. The organization is different from any others I’ve known of. It utilizes forensic technology AND vetted psychics to create a unique force of diligent and dedicated professionals working alongside of the police. Their success rate has been astounding. I know there are many news stories (NPR, NBC News, etc.) in the works…but just…
  • The Price of a Million-Dollar Smile

    Sheila Nevins
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Much to her own chagrin, Sheila Nevins will stop at nothing to preserve her teeth I have spent more on my teeth (most of us have 32) than on any of my weddings, expensive spa vacations, or my kid’s entire education. This toothy madness began in preadolescence, when I wore braces for some three years for a slight overbite (très shih tzu), which I owed to prolonged thumb sucking. This frontal bucking created a mouth made for remolding. My mother had wanted a perfect child and so I was rushed to an NYU dental clinic where trembling dental wannabes completed their education in my…
  • My iPhone Made Me Cry

    Sheila Nevins
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Are you befuddled by new technology? Do you long for the days of simple on/off switches and phones that simply ring hello? Do most appliances have too many options? Do tell.       My iPhone Made Me Cry An Interactive Poem I don’t cry at weddings I know the odds Sometimes I cry at funerals But always try to hold back my tears. Yet, my iPhone made me cry out loud Weep Uncontrollably Wet sobs and gasps. It refused to allow me to take charge And I’m a take-charge kinda gal. My iPhone hated me It hated my touch I tried each finger every which way Cutting nails, huffing warmth…
 
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    Learned On by Andrea Learned

  • Social Media and the Introverted Leader

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

    Andrea Learned
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    Does your corporation intend to be in business in another 100 years? Adding a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) to your C-Suite may make the difference. But do enough CEOs understand the sustainability role and why it matters? It’s not clear. A new report from The Weinreb Group, CSO Backstory II: The Evolution of the Chief Sustainability Officer, should serve as a wake-up call on that front. Though there has been progress, with 36 CSOs today, up from 29 in 2011, the importance of the role – which, to be clear, can either be in the C-Suite or report to it, depending on the…
  • Thought Leadership Development Through Twitter: My TriplePundit Interview

    Andrea Learned
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    TriplePundit.com caught up with me at SXSWEco a few weeks ago, and asked about using Twitter for thought leadership development. Especially for the sake of moving the sustainable business cause, I love to talk about its power (as you’ll see).   What I hope comes across in this video is that Twitter (or social media, in general) is not only a communications or marketing strategy tool. It is also an as-yet underutilized way to develop influence as a thought leader, and to elevate and amplify the industry conversation. The little known fun of it is that it is all about human-to-human…
  • Who Narrates Business? The Gender Disparity of Social CEOs

    Andrea Learned
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    The following article first published September 19, 2014 in The HuffingtonPost. Women may be leaning in, or at least talking a lot about what that means as business leaders, but they are not doing the greatest job getting their voices heard. Instead, men are still perceived to be narrating business. It follows that men have also taken the lead in using social media to build their credibility and gain influence. So, what’s stopping women leaders from using it to do the same? Just days back from participating in The OpEd Project, with all that organization’s compelling statistics on…
  • Social Media IS Professional Development

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

  • India’s Bride Trafficking Fuelled By Skewed Sex Ratios

    Kim Amador
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:35 pm
    by Anu Anand, The Guardian, UK – Just 90 minutes’ drive from the thriving city of Gurgaon, near Delhi, a business hub in India and home to corporate giants Google and Microsoft, Hari Singh Yadav, landowner, farmer and eldest of seven brothers sits outside his front door and bemoans his bachelor status. “There are not enough girls from my caste in our village, and I’m already 34 years old, so now no one wants to marry me,” he says. Only three of his brothers have found wives. “Here, if you don’t marry, people shun you. I want to go to [the southern city of] Hyderabad and get…
  • Havana Today, Guantánamo Tomorrow

    cesar chelala
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    President Obama’s decision to reestablish normal relations with Havana –a measure long overdue- signals a significant shift in the U.S. government position regarding Cuba. To improve on that decision, given the stain that Guantánamo represents for the U.S. government, a return of Guantánamo to Cuba is in order. That measure would not only be a rightful one, but would notably improve the U.S.’ battered image in the continent. Havana sunrise. Photo by Flickr user Howard Ignatius and used under a Creative Commons license.Guantánamo has a complex history. Initially, the U.S. government…
  • Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor

    BBC News - Home
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.
  • Only fraction of Gaza pledged aid delivered

    AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:43 am
    Just two percent of $5.4bn pledged by countries to help rebuild Palestinian enclave has been transferred, officials say.
  • Iran honors nuclear deal with powers, IAEA report shows

    Reuters: World News
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has continued to meet commitments under an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a confidential U.N. agency report showed, though Tehran temporarily halted conversion work that makes higher-grade uranium less suitable for bombs.
 
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • 5 Ways Hypothyroidism Can Be Treated Naturally with Food

    Erin Kennedy
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Display Title:  5 Ways Hypothyroidism Can Be Treated Naturally with Food Subtitle:  There are several natural treatments that can be part of your plan to make you healthier and maintain a normal thyroid. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Learn More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/hypothyroidism/content/5-ways-hypothyroidism-can-be-trea... Align:  right Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Your 10-Step Guide to Mindfulness this Winter

    Erin Kennedy
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:13 am
    Display Title:  Your 10-Step Guide to Mindfulness this Winter Subtitle:  Distraction has a way of making us blind to our blessings. Here are 10 tips for finding happiness in the present. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/emotional-health/content/your-10-step-guide-mindfulness-... Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Could You Be In Early Menopause?

    Erin Kennedy
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    Display Title:  Could You Be In Early Menopause? Subtitle:  The average age of menopause is 51. However, some women experience it as early as 39 years old or younger. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/menopause/content/could-you-be-early-menopause Align:  right Weight:  -7 Text Color:  Black
  • "The Other Talk": Let's transform the way we think and talk about postmenopause to empower women to help find relief.

    Erin Kennedy
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Display Title:  "The Other Talk": Let's transform the way we think and talk about postmenopause to empower women to help find relief. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Watch the video featuring actress Brenda Strong here. URL:  http://www.empowher.com/menopause/content/other-talk-changing-conversation-about... Align:  right Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
  • 10 Harmful Ingredients In Toothpaste You Probably Didn't Know About

    Jody Smith
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:13 am
    Slide Title:  Did You Know These Harmful Ingredients Are in Your Toothpaste? Image:  Image Caption:  Auremar/PhotoSpin Image Text:  When you think of taking care of your teeth and keeping them healthy, chances are one of the first things that comes to mind is brushing with toothpaste. But all toothpastes are not created equal. And in fact, many toothpastes contain unhealthy ingredients that may shock you. Want to know more about what to avoid? Read on. Slide Title:  Aspartame Image:  Image Caption:  Auremar/PhotoSpin Image Text:  Aspartame has been used…
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    TotallyHer

  • How to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read

    Christine Coppa
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    Reading is a huge part of my life, so I’m just thrilled my son, Jack, 7 is turning into bookworm, too. But, obviously it’s not always his first choice for an activity. To keep him engaged, interested, and enthusiastic about reading I admit to being a really involved parent. Here, my tried-and-true tips for nurturing a blossoming little reader in your home … 1. Share the books YOU loved as a child. Jack and I visit the local library at least once a week. While I let him pick out any books he wants to borrow, I always select a book from The Berenstain Bears collection. Not only did I love…
  • 7 Thrillers You’ll Love As Much As Gone Girl

    Heather Morgan Shott
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Did Gone Girl’s roller coaster ride give you heart palpitations? I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough, thanks to Gillian Flynn’s plot twists. I was the first of my friends to read it and hated waiting for everyone to catch up so I could talk about it. I mean, I felt like I needed a therapy session just so I could unwind after reading it. I also went on a mission to find more thrillers that delivered the same kind of adrenaline rush. These page turners were just the ticket. Sharp Objects Immediately after I got over the shock of Gone Girl, I picked up Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects.
  • Get the Makeup Look from Steven Alan’s Spring 2015 Presentation

    Totallyher
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    MAKEUP ARTIST KATEY DENNO AND MODEL; IMAGE: COURTESY OF BURT’S BEES We loved the celebration of the button-up shirt at Steven Alan‘s 20th anniversary collection for Spring 2015. Models looked effortlessly cool with their shirt-inspired looks and youthful makeup. Steven Alan’s shared vision of natural beauty was the perfect complement to the Burt’s Bees notion that nature is the original color expert. With this in mind, makeup artist Katey Denno created a beauty look that focused on youthful makeup with an emphasis on lips. Denno ensured models were glowing by using…
  • Our 5 NYFW Musts: How We Go from Morning to Night

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

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

  • What to Say When a Prospect Says Your Rate is Too High: 9 Tips for Confident Freelancers

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Diana Schneidman It happens to all of us freelancers. You are talking to someone who may hire you as a freelancer and the subject gets to your pay rate. She asks, you answer. And she says it is “too high.” It doesn’t matter if you quote a project rate or an hourly rate. Doesn’t […]
  • Three Ways to Boost Your Productivity With Everyday Technology

    wahanelson
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Mridu Parikh Overwhelmed by the onslaught of apps that promise to make your life more productive? You’ll learn to organize your emails, take control of your finances, streamline your grocery shopping and never miss a to-do again. But getting yourself to use the apps as intended is where you fall short. They’ll make good […]
  • Five Tips for Hosting a Virtual Holiday Party

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Christy Schutz As hard as it is for all of us to believe, the Holiday season is well underway. In fact, when this article is published, it will be the first day of Hanukah and about 9 days until Christmas. As if the pressure of those facts is not enough, please let me remind […]
  • How These Woman Make $45K Annually Writing Resumes From Home

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Holly Reisem Hanna You’re probably familiar with these common freelance writing jobs: journalists, bloggers, travel writers, magazine writers, and authors … but have you ever considered resume writing as a viable way to make money from home? Probably not. For some reason, resume writing as a career isn’t talked about much. So I decided […]
  • How and Why You Should Make Freelance Friends

    wahanelson
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Anneke Steenkamp  One of the things that leave me envious when talking to my 9-5 friends is the office antics and bonding with fellow colleagues. Don’t get me wrong, most of the time this is counter-productive and in my case, irritating – but in some way they all have ‘the office’ in common. As […]
 
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    Women's Voices For Change

  • Molly Fisk on Moral Fiber

    Molly Fisk
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    "I secretly sneered at other procrastinators, arguing inside my head that MY tendency to “do things at the last minute” was a creative maneuver, not just sloth or poor time management, as theirs was." [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: Christmastime for “Heathens”

    Women's Voices For Change
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:25 pm
    How do the many and varied non-Christians in New York City feel about the long approach to Christmas? [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Fashion Friday: Best of 2014

    Women's Voices For Change
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    We combed through the roster of fashion features from our popular weekly series, Fashion Friday, for the five articles that resonated the most with our "Women's Voices" audience. We've learned a lot about your style index—Paris, Diane Von Fursetenberg, Jewelry and Philanthropy, Summer Indulgences, and NPR's perspective on what constitutes chic—yes, NPR! [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: The High Impact of the Holidays

    Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D. Instead of feeling pressure, we can be helped if we understand that holidays are not just for children, but are important, healthy rituals that maintain—and even improve—our emotional well-being. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • The Wednesday 5: Three-Dimensional Women

    Women's Voices For Change
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    "Wonder Woman's greatest battles weren't waged against villains like Dr. Psycho or Professor Manly. Rather, they were against people with the power to define her. Those battles are still being fought by three-dimensional women in the engineering departments of tech companies, in political campaigns, and in the plush offices of VCs and studio executives." [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

  • That’s What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown . . .

    Natalie Snapp
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    The winner of our Mia Koehne CD’s are Commenters Number One and Two – Erin and Lisa! Congrats, friends! I’ll send you an email to get your specifics! Last year, our kids’ school played the song “Oh What a Glorious Night” by Sidewalk Prophets during their Christmas chapel. It’s now our family’s favorite Christmas song – catchy beat, awesome lyrics . . . But you know what gets me every single time? At the very beginning, they play the clip from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in which Linus explains the real meaning of Christmas to…
  • A Revolution of Hope and Love

    Natalie Snapp
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    She timidly walked into the room, unsure yet confident. Scared but brave. She was beautiful. Young, but in a way that’s young now to my 41 years. She said she was 26. Her skin was the color of tupelo honey; her eyes dark as night. But behind those eyes, I saw fear. She was there to take a pregnancy test. Of course, really, she knew she was pregnant. She admitted to taking several home tests before this day and all were positive. “My boyfriend wants me to have an abortion,” she said. “But you know it’s your choice, right?” said the precious Client Services…
  • Books to Read During the Holidays @ Deliberate Women

    Natalie Snapp
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Congratulations to Commenter Number Four: Wendy Gutwein!!!! You were the $50 winner of a Noonday Collections voucher from Noonday Ambassador, Jill Blume. I’ll message you the details!   Today, I’m over at Deliberate Women  spouting off about my favorite books AND . . . I’m giving away two signed copies of Where Treetops Glisten: Three Stories of Heartwarming Courage and Christmas Romance During World War II  by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin . . . SO . . . Click here to visit me there and enter for your chance to win! The post Books to Read During the…
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    if you want kin, you must plant kin ...

  • List of Demands

    GirlGriot
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:44 am
    Stop telling me you're colorblind, that you don't see color, that you don't see me as black.
  • Gratitude and Grievances

    GirlGriot
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:59 pm
    I am lucky enough that there are always things in my life to be grateful for. But this is 2014, and gratitude can't be the magic elixir that gets me through. Not today.
  • Open letter to folks who knew me when.

    GirlGriot
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:40 pm
    It's 2014. The last tired days of 2014. I am no longer that soft, biddable girl you knew. I am no longer willing to go along to get along.
  • And today, in Fear of a Black Planet News …

    GirlGriot
    8 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Today, we have the reality of Black people accused of all kinds of nonsense simply for pointing their fingers.  Here’s a snippet from the HuffPo piece: ____________________ High School Students Jordan And Juwaun Jackson In early 2014, the Sheboygan Press did a feature on Jordan, Juwaun and Jamal Jackson, three African-American brothers who had recently […]
  • Short and Sweet (30 Stories – 14)

    GirlGriot
    2 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    Yeah, so another absence.  To be explained later (eventually?).   And now I’m jumping into NaNoWriMo, which will surely make finishing these 30 stories even less likely.  Still … I’ve begun working with my writing mentee, now that she’s back from summer break and our program is up and running again.  One of her goals […]
 
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  • 525th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:23 am
    It’s Chanukkah. I’m actually really not a fan of Chanukkah in general. It’s sort of a nothing holiday that has been given inflated importance because it falls on the calendar near Christmas. There’s not a lot you do for it: light the chanukkiah, eat fried foods, maybe play a round of dreidel.  See, not that […]
  • Expect to Live the Life You Choose

    Mel
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:23 am
    There was one other thing about Me Before You that struck me (beyond it being an exact copy of another book), and that was a line that came on page 260: “Everything takes time… and that’s something that your generation find it a lot harder to adjust to. You have all grown up expecting things […]
  • Me Before You and Dying Young

    Mel
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:21 am
    This post contained spoilers for Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and Dying Young by Marti Leimbach.  Don’t read this post if you haven’t read these books and think you may want to read them in the future.  Though read on if both books don’t sound like your cup of tea since this is really […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 16: Give or Receive?

    Mel
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* An interesting breakdown in holiday commercials is how many show a person receiving something they want (I’ve been good all year and now I get a car!) and how many show someone giving the perfect […]
  • Creme de la Creme List Closes Tomorrow

    Mel
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:38 am
    So the Creme de la Creme list for 2014 closes tomorrow night.  Monday night, 11:59 pm ET, final moment to submit to the 2014 list.  After that, no entries will be accepted.  The list itself will post on January 1st. This is likely also your final chance to be part of this 9-year project.  While […]
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  • Incremental Gains for Women in Congress

    Feminist Newswire
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:06 pm
    At this rate, it would take more than another 2 generations of women to get to parity in Congressional representation. “Clearly, this is not acceptable,” said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation. Related posts: Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Says Controversial Nominee Lacks Support Women Legislators Lead Fight Against Controversial Spending Bill Senate Maneuvering Allows for Confirmation of Obama Nominees
  • DC City Council Unanimously Approves Reproductive Health Anti-Discrimination Bill

    Feminist Newswire
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    Wednesday, the Washington, DC City Council unanimously passed a bill that will prohibit employer interference in the reproductive health decisions of their employees. The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 was first introduced by DC Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large), just ahead of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of for-profit retail chain Hobby Lobby this summer. The bill amends DC’s 1977 Human Rights Act and “expands discrimination on the basis of sex to include discrimination based upon the reproductive health decisions of an employee,…
  • Woman on Life Support Revives Ireland’s Abortion Debate

    Feminist Newswire
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    Ireland's ban on abortion has come up in debate again following a current case involving a dead woman who is being kept on life support because she is pregnant. Related posts: Tennessee OB/GYNs Urge Voters to Reject Amendment 1
  • Obama’s Judicial Appointments Most Diverse in History

    Feminist Newswire
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:28 am
    Obama's confirmed nominees to the federal bench are 42 percent women, 19 percent African-American, 11 percent Hispanic, and 11 percent openly gay men or lesbian women, making this the most diverse group of judges in history. Related posts: President Obama Nominates Loretta Lynch to Serve as Attorney General Senate Maneuvering Allows for Confirmation of Obama Nominees Legislation to Support Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Goes to President’s Desk
  • American Apparel Hired Its First-Ever Woman Chief Executive to Replace Dov Charney

    Feminist Newswire
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    Six months after retail store American Apparel fired its chief executive Dov Charney, the company has hired retail executive Paula Schneider as a replacement. Related posts: Ferguson October Continues With National Day of Action Against Police Brutality and Mass Incarceration Georgia Court Refuses to Recognize 40K Voter Registrations From Primarily People of Color and Young People Thousands Protested the Ferguson Decision Across the Country Last Night
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  • Open Thread

    Melissa McEwan
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hosted by "Saturday Night" by the Bay City Rollers.
  • The Virtual Pub Is Open

    Melissa McEwan
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    [Explanations: lol your fat. pathetic anger bread. hey your gay.]TFIF, Shakers!Belly up to the bar,and name your poison!(And don't forget to tip your bartender!)
  • Quote of the Day

    Melissa McEwan
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    [Content Note: Police bruality; racism.]"Clearly some were not telling the truth."—St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, admitting that some of the witnesses who appeared before the grand jury tasked with deciding whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who killed Michael Brown, lied during their testimony. McCulloch also noted that he would not be pursuing charges against any of the witnesses who lied under oath.This would be bad enough, except that McCulloch says it doesn't matter, and he would have let them testify anyway:In his first extensive interview since the grand jury…
  • The Friday Blogaround

    Melissa McEwan
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This blogaround brought to you by foil.Recommended Reading:Elena, Neha, and Jean: [Content Note: Misogyny; harassment] MIT Computer Scientists' Reddit AMA Proves the Point about Gender in STEMScott: [CN: Rape culture; harassment; intimidation] Amazon Publishes Thinly Veiled Rape Fantasy of GamerGate Target Zoe QuinnRagen: [CN: Fat hatred; disablism] Is "Obesity" a Disability?Anne: [CN: White supremacy] Leigh Anne Tuohy Update: One of the Teens RespondsSikivu: [CN: Racism; classism; scapegoating] White Wealth & the Cult of White VictimhoodMatthew: A Dress for the Queen of NeuroscienceJim: [CN:…
  • So, the President Had a Press Conference

    Melissa McEwan
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Earlier today, President Obama had his end-of-the-year press conference, and here is something interesting that happened:LOL. Awesome.I suppose a cynical person might suggest the President did this as a stunt so people would talk about his calling on only female reporters instead of on the content of his responses to those reporters. But I am not that cynical person. Not today.Speaking of the content of the presser, all of which is on-topic for this thread, I'll update with a link to the transcript of the presser, once a complete transcript becomes available. If you happen across one in the…
 
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    ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES

  • Why Price Competition Doesn't Work in Most Health Care Markets

    echidne
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:10 pm
    The New York Times has published a good article on the wildly varying prices for diagnostic procedures and the apparent stickiness of those prices at the upper tail of the distribution.  The quickest possible look tells us that the prices are not set based on some kind of marginal cost thinking, as simple market models assume.  For example:With pricing uncoupled from the actual cost of business, large disparities have evolved. The five hospitals within a 15-mile radius of Mr. Charlap’s home here charge an average of about $5,200 for an echocardiogram, according to an analysis of…
  • On Women in the US: Wikipedia, Montana Legislature And Skirt Lengths, And What Sony Pays to Its Female Stars.

    echidne
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Wikipedia, the wonderful experiment in anarchy, has a shadow side:Wikipedia is a paradox and a miracle—a crowdsourced encyclopedia that has become the default destination for nonessential information. That it has survived almost 15 years and remained the top Google result for a vast number of searches is a testament to the impressive vision of founder Jimmy Wales and the devotion of its tens of thousands of volunteer editors. But beneath its reasonably serene surface, the website can be as ugly and bitter as 4chan and as mind-numbingly bureaucratic as a Kafka story. And it can be…
  • Going Home. Are US Women Leaving The Labor Market And If So, Why?

    echidne
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:10 pm
    The New York Times is running a long series on the US employment situation.  Yesterday it ran a story of American men without jobs, today a similar type of story ran on American women.  It's the latter that requires some extra attention here.It's not a bad story at all.  It looks well-researched and it points out the lack of government policies which would help women with children to stay in the labor force.  That lack is reinforced by the cultural norms which expect mothers to do all the hands-on child-care. But those problems have existed in the US for ever. …
  • When Religious Rights Clash With The Rights of Others

    echidne
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Religious rights often clash with human rights, because so many of them are demands to be allowed to decide how other people live or demands to be allowed to treat other people as lesser.   Ultimately, of course, they are all about organizing the whole world so that one's own religion trumps everything else, including other people's religions.  Just look at what the founding principles of the Islamic State are all about.  Granted, they tend to have the most severe form of demanding what they have decided to define as their religious rights, one which utterly shreds any human…
  • Two Studies on Differences Between Men And Women At Work

    echidne
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    These studies are, first,  on comparing men and women who acquired a Harvard MBA on various measures of success and satisfaction, and, second,  on the ratings online professors get, based on the gender the students think they belong to.They both share a certain flavor of not being the last word on the topic, but they are also worth dipping into for what they can tell us. 1.  The Harvard MBA study surveyed men and women who can be said to be ambitious, competent and at least somewhat career-oriented.  The survey wished to establish why a gender gap among senior…
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    Girlfriendology

  • The Season of Lights and the Gift of Friendship

    Debba Haupert
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller I’m not a fan of short days and long nights. Going to the gym with my headlights on, then running errands after work in the dark. Sure, it’s a wonderful time to stay inside, have a fire, watch a great movie, and snuggle (with pets or whomever), but I miss the light. I miss seeing the world around me in full exposure, the colors, the details, the energy of a bright sun and a radiant world. Most of the year, I take light for granted. I even close thick curtains to keep my bedroom pleasantly…
  • 12 Days of Friendship | Day 12: Girlfriend Gratitude

    Girlfriendology
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:55 pm
    The holidays are behind us. A new year is ahead of us. And who’s here with us – through it all? GIRLFRIENDS! Today we’re celebrating our final day in our 12 Days of Friendship – spread over the Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years holidays. We’re unwrapping our final present – the gift of girlfriend gratitude. My girlfriend Jill and I had this conversation recently while hanging out at the dog park. Why is it that we generally gravitate to what is wrong in our lives? Why do we focus on the things we don’t have rather than the blessings of all the things we…
  • Day 11 of 12 Days of Friendship | Be there through Life Changes and Stages

    Girlfriendology
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:01 am
    “A friend is one who walks in when others walk out” (be that kind of friend!) Walter Witchell Happy Holidays and Happy New Year’s Girlfriends! What girlfriends have been for you through years of holidays? Who’s been a friend through life changes and stages? We’re ‘celebrating female friendship’ in this Holiday, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s season with our 12 Days of Friendship. We’ve celebrated the gifts of knowing our friends are there for us, girlfriend traditions, our cheerleader/supportive girlfriends, friends that makes us laugh…
  • Day 10 of 12 Days of Friendship | The wonderful Comfort Level Between Girlfriends

    Girlfriendology
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:02 pm
    I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. Katherine Mansfield Who are the friends you let into your house when it’s dirty? Or the girlfriends you let see you without any make-up? Or the friends you trust with your deepest fears, wishes or secrets? Thanks to the women in our lives with whom we can completely be ourselves. For this holiday season of gift-giving, we’re celebrating the gift of girlfriends in our 12 Days of Friendship. Today’s girlfriend gift of friendship: the wonderful comfort level of…
  • Day 9 of 12 Days of Friendship – Missing Friends during the Holidays

    Girlfriendology
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Do the Holidays make you miss a special girlfriend? Are you sad, lonely or just wish you were ‘Christmas-ing’ with an old friend? Some people come into our lives & quickly go.  Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts & we are never, ever the same. Flavia Weedn We’re celebrating 12 Days of Friendship this December as we look at the ‘gift of girlfriendship.’ Today’s gift might not seem like a ‘gift’ but it is. Sometimes, for a wide variety of reasons, girlfriends are no longer in our lives. We’re looking at the…
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  • Beat the Bloat, Trim the Trimmings

    Liz Gilbert
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Avoid Digestive Dilemmas this Holiday Season - new recipes & holiday post ideasThe holidays can quickly go from “ho, ho, ho” to “ho, ho, oh no!!!” for all of us. This holiday season let’s trim down the trimmings, beat the belly bloat, and avoid digestive dilemmas with healthful, delicious recipes and entertaining tips from Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery and their award-winning product lines: Redwood Hill Farm goat yogurts, kefirs and artisanal cheeses, and Green Valley Organics Lactose Free yogurts, kefirs and sour cream. Redwood Hill Farm and Green Valley…
  • Sangria Day--Gateway to Holiday Festivities!

    Liz Gilbert
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    December 20th is Sangria Day and the gateway to holiday festivities!  Kick off the season with some delicious holiday punch ideas that make entertaining a snap.  Whether you’re looking for just the right recipe for the office holiday party, fun with friends, or family night before the big day, we’ve got what you need:DiamanteWhite SangriaIngredients:1 chilled bottle of Bodegas Franco Españolas Diamante Rioja White Wine2oz Brandy2 tablespoons of sugar2 Sliced apples2 slides peaches1 sliced orangeSeltzerDirections: Add sugar to brandy and stir to dissolve. Add in fruit and…
  • Tips for Beating the Bulge this Christmas

    Liz Gilbert
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:09 am
    Ho! Ho! Ho! The holidays are here. Happiness and Joy aside, this season brings a little extra bulge to many a belly. Luckily, LIVESTRONG.COM  has easy tips from our Nutrition Advisor, Alyse Levine M.S., R.D, for staying trim this winter. While Attending Holiday Parties..•           Go for what you really want and skip what doesn't look amazing! Eat mindfully, slowly and away from the table of food - this will help you to really TASTE the food and fully enjoy itWhen Hosting Your Own…•           Give…
  • Holiday Recovery Recipes - Drink up!

    Liz Gilbert
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    The holiday season can be a particularly stressful and exhausting time of year.  Work becomes demanding with end of year reports and projects, weekends become packed with family get-togethers, and shopping for the perfect gift can leave anyone exhausted! Holiday parties at the workplace are often held on weeknights and then you are expected to come in bright and early the next morning looking your best (the nerve!) And even if a party is held on a Friday or Saturday you might not have the option to “recover” by sleeping it off – life goes on, even after a fun party! For an energy…
  • A Last Minute Gift to Get Students

    Liz Gilbert
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Give the Gift of Better Term Papers (And Maybe Even Better Grades) This Holiday SeasonAre you still wondering what to get for the college student in your life? Children often grumble at educational gifts the way they would at receiving socks for Christmas, but college students welcome any gift that saves them time and money at school. Getting them a subscription to Questia(www.questia.com), the premier online research tool for students, will help them write better research papers, faster. Plus, gifting a subscription couldn’t be any easier. Sign students up online, and they’ll receive…
 
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  • Headshots of Hand Models

    Petunia Face
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:42 pm
    First off, I need to know what to do with my life that would merit the title of my autobiography being Headshots of Hand Models. Other than becoming an actual hand model, because one time? I worked with this guy who had a possible fetish and he hand-shamed me by saying the crease between each of my fingers runs too deep. And now I notice it all. the. time. Anyway, I am kind of enamored with the very idea of headshots of hand models. Like this one.Please note I said enamored and not obsessed. I hate the overuse of the word obsessed. Even worse #obsessed. Often used with #literally.
  • My Boob (An Epistolary Thank You)

    Petunia Face
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:26 pm
    For the last 3 weeks I was pretty sure I had breast cancer.Let's just say that if you have a faint red mark on your boob don't Google "faint red mark on my boob" because the only thing that comes up is site after site detailing a highly aggressive (and yes--rare) disease called Inflammatory Breast Cancer. I mean, if you want to grab the URL www.innocuousredmarkonmyboobthatmeansnothing.com it's totally available, is all I'm saying.So I went to my gyno thinking that she would tell me I was being silly but instead she cocked her head and said hmm. Which everyone knows is Doctorese for You Might…
  • In My Own Head (As If I Could Ever Be In Anyone Else's)

    Petunia Face
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:21 pm
    So this place, this blog, it's pretty much my mind. Which is why I haven't posted in awhile. I haven't really wanted to hang out with my mind much. I'd rather hang out with a book or any Real Housewife; I'd rather sleep. Truth is, I am so freaking bored of myself and my story, this stuff that's going on. I'm tired of thinking about my health, of talking about Tel Aviv, of being the topic of conversation, even when that conversation is in my head. It seems that no matter what is going on, my mind turns to, well--here, let me show you...Pretend Conversation You: Hey, what do you think about…
  • The Impending

    Petunia Face
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    You know the quiet rage of a gap in the line? Maybe you're at Starbucks in the morning (I'm looking at you Market at 1st), or you're waiting for the bus, and the person in front of you is looking at their phone and doesn't shuffle forward. The gap, it grows. And the widening space sits on your chest, tightens your mouth until all you want to say is fuck--go! (The worst is traffic. The car in front of you just kind of stopped as if thinking about something more important than forward momentum. Do you do it? Tap your horn? Your hand itching to spit out its own manual-version of…
  • Mother May I For The Love Of A Secret Sin Dying Between Friends: The Susannah Story, A Lifetime Original Movie

    Petunia Face
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:51 pm
    I was thinking about how this blog reads a bit like a bad Lifetime Original Movie, what with all the cancer and the grief, a woman fighting to regain control of her life so she gets a drastic hair style. It could be called "Mother May I For The Love Of A Secret Sin Dying Between Friends," pretty much because those are the key words in any Lifetime Original Movie. I was thinking that maybe I could be played by Tori Spelling, although we look nothing alike, so perhaps Kellie Martin from Life Goes On? I mean... We both do the same wan victim look, except of course she wears her jeans much higher…
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  • Men don’t trust women

    blue milk
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    From Damon Young’s “Men just don’t trust women. And this is a problem” in Very Smart Brothas: But you know what I don’t really trust? What I’ve never actually trusted with any women I’ve been with? Her feelings. If she approaches me pissed about something, my first reaction is “What’s wrong?” My typical second reaction? Before she even gets the opportunity to tell me what’s wrong? “She’s probably overreacting.”  My typical third reaction? After she expresses what’s wrong? “Ok. I hear what you’re saying, and I’ll help. But whatever you’re…
  • “Getting drunk is essentially an act of mental disarmament”

    blue milk
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    This whole article, “A meditation on the art of not trying” in The New York Times is great but the bit about the significance of getting drunk together really stood out for me… what does this say about the massive drinking culture in Australia? However wu wei is attained, there’s no debate about the charismatic effect it creates. It conveys an authenticity that makes you attractive, whether you’re addressing a crowd or talking to one person. The way to impress someone on a first date is to not seem too desperate to impress. Some people, like politicians and salespeople,…
  • The sharing economy and intimacy

    blue milk
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:53 pm
    That skepticism reflects a widely held, deeply ingrained attitude ­reinforced by decades of warnings about poisoned Halloween candy and drink-­spiking pickup artists. No wonder some of the loftier ­sharing-­economy executives see their mission as not just building a business but fundamentally rewiring our relationships with one another. Much as the traditional Internet helped strangers meet and communicate online, they say, the modern Internet can link individuals and communities in the physical world. “The extent to which ­people are connected to each other is lower than what humans…
  • My latest article is about Mark Latham, macho hangups and feminist mothers

    blue milk
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:55 am
    My latest article is here. Speaking of personal stories, Latham has an interesting story, too. He’s a stay-at-home father with a wife working outside the home. Having made the transition from political leadership to primary caring he might offer an insightful perspective, instead, he seems clouded by a kind of defensive masculinity. And his hostility towards feminist parenting is curious when you consider Latham’s own role reversal is exactly the kind of freedom feminists are seeking as an option to be available for more parents. But critiquing parenting has long been an underhand…
  • On being both black and mentally ill

    blue milk
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:46 am
    From Hannah Black’s “Crazy in love” in The New Inquiry. B was not my first encounter with paranoid thought. In my father’s house, intense young men pontificated at length about white devils and black ancestors. The symbolism and codes of this strand of black radicalism make up an elaborate structure of thought that is partly a mocking parody of academic “paranoid readings,” and partly a serious effort to interpret a world, this world, that appears from the perspective of blackness as formally insane. The everyday beliefs and activities of what we could call white…
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  • Your Weekend Mantra

    rsdailythought
    19 Dec 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 Make Ornaments With Stuff You Have in Your House 11 Insanely Pretty Christmas Cupcakes 7 Ingenious Hacks to Make Hot Chocolate Even BetterFiled under: Daily Thought
  • The Easiest Way to Come to Terms with the Past

    rsdailythought
    18 Dec 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 Make Ornaments With Stuff You Have in Your House 11 Insanely Pretty Christmas Cupcakes 7 Ingenious Hacks to Make Hot Chocolate Even BetterFiled under: Daily Thought
  • Don’t Let This Hold You Back

    rsdailythought
    17 Dec 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 Make Ornaments With Stuff You Have in Your House 11 Insanely Pretty Christmas Cupcakes 7 Ingenious Hacks to Make Hot Chocolate Even BetterFiled under: Daily Thought
  • An Author’s Thoughts on Happiness

    rsdailythought
    16 Dec 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 Make Ornaments With Stuff You Have in Your House 11 Insanely Pretty Christmas Cupcakes 7 Ingenious Hacks to Make Hot Chocolate Even BetterFiled under: Daily Thought
  • 1 Reason You’ve Missed Opportunities

    rsdailythought
    15 Dec 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 Make Ornaments With Stuff You Have in Your House 11 Insanely Pretty Christmas Cupcakes 7 Habits of Thoughtful Gift Givers Filed under: Daily Thought
 
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    Gadgets, fashion and tech for women – Gizmodiva

  • Kamasugar Lollipops Take Food Art to Another Level

    neha
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:44 am
    Look what we have here, and you need to look twice to validate these kamasugar lollipops. The name says it all, kamasugar lollipops by massimo gammacurta stimulate the palate and a lot.. Kamasugar... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Breathtaking: Nintendo Pulp Fiction Covers

    neha
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:41 am
    No one imagined Nintendo to be like this but many, many fans are going to be delighted with this never-seen-before avatar. A small series of Nintendo video games is imagined as the.. Breathtaking:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Adorable Krispy Kreme Valentines Donuts are Back

    neha
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:38 am
    2015 is still a few days away but no one wants to waste time and hence plans for events and days in early 2015 have already been made. Krispy Kreme Japan is.. Adorable Krispy Kreme Valentines Donuts... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Tiger Retro Toaster Oven: For the single woman living alone

    meghna
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:34 am
    Living alone can be quite challenging, on many levels. One of the most common complaints single women living alone have is the difficulty of maintaining a healthy diet. It’s not easy cooking.. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bring in the Christmas Cheer with the Santa Tea Infuser

    nehasharma
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:28 am
    Christmas is almost here! And, I really love little things, that give you a perfect Christmas feel. Precisely, why I am loving this Santa Tea Infuser, that would remind me every morning,.. Bring in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Feministe

  • Open Thread with Giraffe and Skyline

    tigtog
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A lone giraffe with Nairobi’s city skyline in the background features for this week’s Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week. A giraffe at Nairobi National Park, with Nairobi’s skyline in background (By Mkimemia from Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-3.0) So, what have you been up to? What would you rather be up to? What’s been awesome/awful? Reading? Watching? Making? Meeting? What has [insert awesome inspiration/fave fansquee/guilty pleasure/dastardly ne’er-do-well/threat to all civilised life on…
  • New Lego ad features girlchild, dragon, parachute, stuffed bunny surgery

    Caperton
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    I recognize, and have always recognized, that I’m kind of a sucker. And someone who’s spent as much time as I have working in advertising really should be far more skeptical of it. But here’s the thing: After spending so much time in recent times insisting to us that what Lego girls really want is pastel-purple bricks, “mini dolls,” and pre-made sets requiring minimal assembly, Lego has made an ad that I really like. Are they doing it to get money out of people? Yes. It’s what’s known in the industry as an “advertisement.” But it’s one…
  • Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

    Jill
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Promote yourself. Netiquette reminders: Want to recommend someone else’s writing instead? Try the latest signal-boosting thread. we expect Content Notes as a courtesy to our readers for problematic content in linked posts and/or their comment threads (a habit of posting only triggering/disparaging links may annoy the Giraffe (you really don’t want to annoy the Giraffe)), Content Notes are not needed if your post title is already descriptive of problematic content. extended discussion of self-promotion links on this thread is counter-productive for the intended signal-boosting…
  • Some details are off, therefore the victim lied!

    Echo Zen
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:43 pm
    “[O]ur trust in her was misplaced.” Hey guys, that rape survivor we interviewed? She’s totally, like, untrustworthy and everyone should ignore her! Huh? Why did a middle-aged man who lords over managerial editing at Rolling Stone dismiss his own magazine’s investigation into rape culture at University of Virginia? Did Will Dana discover UVA’s leaders are actually really nice and don’t systematically violate the civil rights of survivors? Did he find evidence refuting UVA’s decades-long reputation for sweeping sexual violence under the rug? Did he obtain a reasonable explanation…
  • Open Thread with Twin Otter Pups

    tigtog
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    These rare twin sea otter pups feature for this week’s Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week. So, what have you been up to? What would you rather be up to? What’s been awesome/awful? Reading? Watching? Making? Meeting? What has [insert awesome inspiration/fave fansquee/guilty pleasure/dastardly ne’er-do-well/threat to all civilised life on the planet du jour] been up to? * Netiquette footnotes: * There is no off-topic on the Weekly Open Thread, but consider whether your comment would be on-topic on any…
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    Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

  • Bright-eyed and Beautiful for the Holidays c/o SkinMedica

    Sheila Gaspers
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:34 am
    Whether naughty or nice, every diva deserves to look her very best to celebrate the season. SkinMedica offers a bounty of beauty magic to help you sparkle and shine. Remember ladies…a party-perfect face always starts with a little pre-planning care. Top on my holiday gift wish list is SkinMedica’s  TNS Eye Repair, a rich and restorative eye cream that delivers remarkable results. Even the media is singing SkinMedica’s praises. TNS Eye Repair® was voted Best Luxury Eye Cream by Good Morning America. The SkinMedica secret weapon is  TNS, a special blend of…
  • 25$ to Spend at True & Co.

    Lynn Friedman
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:38 am
    Tango Diva is giving you $25 to spend on lingerie at True & Co. Based in San Francisco and designed in New York, their mission statement is to empower women by finding her most flattering style. They are the first company to custom fit women with a bra fit quiz. Hooray, no lady with specs on a chain feeling you up in the fitting rooms, no measuring tape and you don’t even have to send them a photo. True & Co knows that your dream bra can be found and it takes more than your cup and band size. You have until Dec. 23, 2014 so get yourself something pretty because you deserve it,…
  • A Patagonia Experience: Hotel Remota, Chile

    Shelley Seale
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    For the nature and wildlife lover, Patagonia is the place to come in South America; whether you are a hard-core adventurer or a traveler more interested in light hiking, fishing or horseback riding. Ice Age valleys and moraines, jagged mountain ridges, fjords and glaciers, native forests and an abundance of waterfalls make the human visitor aware, at every moment, of the nature around them. In the town of Puerto Natales, Remota Hotel was built on the concept of blending nature with human civilization. The property was created with the idea of mixing the architectural design with the natural…
  • Maria Island Walk one of Australia’s Top 20 Island Escapes

    Patti Mangan
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:43 pm
    The Maria Island Walk is listed as one of Australia’s Top 20 island holiday escapes on www.traveller.com. “Tranquil bays, dramatic cliffs and verdant rainforests are among the many landscapes to discover on this beautiful Tasmanian island. The entire island is a national park”. The acclaimed guided walk offers small groups of 10 guests the chance to explore this remarkable world heritage national park in the company of two local guides whose knowledge and passion brings the island’s many secrets to life. Gentle walking with light packs by day is complemented by candle lit dining in…
  • Stocking Stuffers… Simply too Good not to Share

    Sheila Gaspers
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Getting a finished glamorous look just got easier this holiday season with an array of fabulous finds. Three favorites under $30 made my gift list: 1. Holiday Hair Magic: Tame frizzy and fly-away hair in seconds with Magic Drops Rescue and Repair Serum by Mark Hill. Use on Damp or Dry Hair. The treatment uses protein complexes to protect, strengthen and restructure damaged and dry hair. Helps repair split ends. Non rinse formula to seal in hydration. Leaves hair instantly healthier and stronger. Key Ingredients: Panthenol – Gives long lasting moisture control and strengthens the hair…
 
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    Outblush

  • Does This Make Us Look Cheap? December 19, 2014

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    Free Shipping Day has passed - now it's time to refocus on sequins, LBDs, and champagne! Here are a few dresses to pick from for wherever you're headed this NYE...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Little Deer Necklace

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    In most parts of the country, it's deer season. That means the poor things are fleeing for their lives from people who are patient enough to sit still in the...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Happy Plugs Earbuds

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    We know it's easy to phone it in on the gifts we give to teenagers. They're basically happy with cash or gift cards and so who are we to argue?...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Print Lace Sleeveless Top

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    The ladies may traditionally dress up in lace, while the gentlemen prefer bow ties, but with this Print Lace Sleeveless Top ($32), you can dress up in both. Look closely,...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Threshold Accent Table Matte Metal

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    You can keep telling yourself that you're going to paint that end table you scored on Craigslist for $10, but you know that in reality it's going to sit in...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • The Impact of Infertility Treatment on Mood: Some Women are More Vulnerable

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    While many women complain of psychological distress during infertility treatment, it has been somewhat unclear if the anxiety and depression women may experience is related to having to undergo infertility treatment or to the hormonal agents that are used as part of the treatment, or a combination of the two.   While we know that changing levels of gonadal hormones, like estrogen, may affect mood and anxiety levels, we have very little information on the psychological effects of the hormone-modulating drugs used in assisted reproductive technology (ART). The post The Impact of Infertility…
  • FDA Finalizes Guidelines for Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Information

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a report outlining the new standards for how to present information regarding the safety of medications used during pregnancy and breastfeeding: “The new content and formatting requirements will provide a more consistent way to include relevant information about the risks and benefits of prescription drugs and biological products used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.”  These changes will be put into effect by June 2015. The post FDA Finalizes Guidelines for Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Information appeared first on…
  • Vitamin D and Menopausal Symptoms

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am
    A recent study has explored the association between vitamin D levels and vasomotor symptoms in a group of postmenopausal women. The post Vitamin D and Menopausal Symptoms appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Medications and Pregnancy: A Focus on the Pharmacokinetics

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    We have an abundance of articles which address the impact of psychotropic medications on pregnancy.  Much less research, however, has focused on how pregnancy may affect how these medications work.  Physiologic changes take place during pregnancy which may affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of medications.  These pharmacokinetic changes may result in lower psychotropic […] The post Medications and Pregnancy: A Focus on the Pharmacokinetics appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • New Guidelines Limit Testosterone Supplements for Women

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Both men and women produce testosterone. The big difference is that the levels are much lower in women, around 15 to 40 ng/dL.  In women, testosterone levels begin to decline gradually after the age of 20. In postmenopausal women, testosterone levels are between 0 and 20 ng/dL.  Various symptoms have been attributed to falling levels of testosterone in midlife women, including lower sex drive, decreased muscle mass and bone density, decline in cognitive functioning, and depression.  Some refer to this constellation of symptoms as “female androgen insufficiency syndrome”; others debate…
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    Life in Transition

  • I Think There Is a Larger Life for Me

    Natalie Caine
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    She never said that out loud before. End of the year brought her into deeper conversations with herself. I am grateful I was with her. Am I just settling for what I have? I asked her to name what she does have and doesn’t have.  I asked her to share what hasn’t come together that she thought would have by this time of her life: 1. I have two good friends 2. I am not really in love and am not alone 3. I am well respected and not so much appreciated 4. I do like myself 5. I am not as driven as before 6. My life could be more community based but how? 7. I don’t even know what to…
  • Tips For Finding Meaning in Retirement

    lheidel
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    As one of the Wall Street Journal Experts, Natalie’s blog was originally published at blogs.wsj.com. When you are seeking new meaning and how to spend your time when you retire, it is normal to feel off balance, which can show itself in irritability, fatigue or negativity. Fear rises about longevity, being needed, what didn’t come together by now, and what’s it all about? For others, happiness lands right in their entryway, even though they don’t know what’s next. They simply feel freed to explore and not have a structured week. Retirement is a time to assess and reflect, take a…
  • How To “Relate” During The Holidays

    Natalie Caine
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:29 pm
    What makes your holidays happy or fall apart, whether it is the kids coming home from college, being newly divorced, recent losses, being with one friend, or solo, newly married, first time parents, grandparents, challenged with illness,  well the list is long, is that you remind yourself that you are good enough. – Good at serving the gravy, even though it is a little lumpy this year. – Good at feeling left out when all the attention heads to the sofa and you are sitting on the stool. – Good at crying for what isn’t happening this year. – Good at loving your…
  • Pali High’s Holiday Boutique by the sea

    Natalie Caine
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
      Thank you, Pacific Palisades High School, for inviting my photographs and gift cards, to be part of your fund raiser and holiday boutique. If any of you are in the area Saturday, November 22, stop by for fifty creative vendor gift ideas and delicious food. Enjoy your thanksgiving holiday.        Natalie Caine M.A. Life In Transition, What’s Next? Empty Nest Support Services (800) 446-3310 or (310) 454-0040 Los Angeles Featured in Time Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, MariaShriver .com, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Times, Los…
  • He Hurts And She Didn’t Know It

    Natalie Caine
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
     A man shared with me that he felt numb in his relationship.  “What does that feel like, numb?” He quietly said, “without, without anything.” His story is not singular.  He would have gone on with his daily routine except that his girlfriend gave him a line, “wake up to yourself and then sleep with me.” She shares that she works on herself because it makes her feel safe.  She mostly relies on herself.  The unavailability of her partner was draining her because she needed some depth that went beyond work chat, goals, and dinner with friends, vacation, decorating, and morning…
 
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    BettyConfidential

  • The 12 Dates of Christmas

    Betty Confidential
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    The holiday season won’t last long. If you blink, you just might miss it. Here’s a list of twelve, great dates to enjoy the holiday cheer. No turtle doves or partridge-in-a-pear tree required. 1. See The Nutcraker. It’s tried. It’s true. Nothing says holidays like The Nutcracker. And nothing goes better with nut, than cheese and wine. After the show, stop at a wine bar for a nightcap! 2. Go ice skating. Find a local rink and lace up those skates. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and take a spin on the ice. Whether it’s your first time on blades or you are a budding…
  • 5 Perfect Gifts For… The Music Maven

    Lucia Peters
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    If your bestie always has her tunes on and rocks out wherever she goes, odds are she’s a total music addict. So why not surprise her with one of these fab gift ideas this holiday season? From high-tech headphones to handmade art objects made from old records, she’ll have the most musical holiday ever! 1. Jambox ($149.99, jawbone.com). Tiny box; big sound! Connect your phone, your laptop, or anything else to it thanks to its many input options (including wireless Bluetooth!) and rock out wherever, whenever. Oh, and did we mention that you can customize its color scheme? Love! 2. Record…
  • Holiday Baking Made Easy: 6 Easy Shortcuts for Delish Holiday Treats

    Betty Confidential
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    Holiday baking sure can be time-consuming, so if you are looking for that fast and easy shortcut that will allow you to squeeze in a little more “me” time this holiday season, bake up a storm with these kitchen timesavers. From five-minute Christmas morning scones to festive and easy-to-make sugar cookies, be prepared to rock the inner domestic diva you never knew was inside of you! 1. Mrs. Fields sugar cookie mix ($1, available at Dollar Tree stores nationwide). With all those festive sprinkles, who could resist this classic holiday cookie? Even better, it will take you half the time to…
  • 25 Ways to Meet a Guy This Holiday Season

    Betty Confidential
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    If all you need is love this holiday season, you better start looking for it, sweetheart! We know it’s cold outside, but you’ll be much warmer in the arms of a handsome guy, so shut off those depressingly sappy holiday movies, take off that Snuggie, get your booty off the couch, and get outside, where it’s snowing men! Here are 25 things you can do to bump into single guys during the holidays. Do one of these each day, and by New Year’s Eve, you’ll have someone to lip lock with at midnight. Read Single for the Holidays: Single Bells, Single Bells 1. Take your laptop to the nearest…
  • Want to Strengthen Your Friendships? Then Ditch the Technology.

    Betty Confidential
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    It’s no secret that I’m totally reliant on my electronic devices. In fact, I wrote an article for YouBeauty last year about an experiment to nix social media for a week. I nailed the task, but sunk back into my junkie-like addictions within a month’s time. The truth is, technology makes me feel secure. I like knowing what’s going on in my friends’ lives, keeping up with old classmates and feeling as if I have more friends by using social media. (The numbers say so, right?) But something happened to me recently that kind of changed my life. Rather than giving up Facebook for Lent…
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe

    Suzanne
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    My daughter’s long term boyfriend is from Saint Louis. He introduced our family to Gooey Butter Cake (a traditional Saint Louis cake) a few years ago. I had, previously, never heard of such a thing. My daughter then introduced me to Gooey Butter Cookies. There are endless variations to the recipe, but I thought I’d share the version I recently made for the staff at physical therapy. Note, these cookies aren’t a “Christmas cookie,” but I’m making them for Christmas anyway. What I like about them: •  They’re easy to make. •  They aren’t…
  • A House Divided

    Suzanne
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    Some families have divided loyalties over colleges and/or college teams. Some families are divided over their favorite football teams. Or music choices. My family? We are playing The Name Game and it’s being taken seriously. Everything is progressing with Puppy-To-Be. (My future service dog, best friend, and photography assistant!) The puppies turn seven weeks old today. As most of you know, we previously were promised a puppy from a breeder. When the puppy turned eight weeks old the breeder told me I could come get him “anytime” and helped me name him … Fred. A few…
  • December 17, 2014

    Suzanne
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    We’ve had a couple, very needed, storms pass through recently. Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. I have to admit, I’ve really enjoyed the rain. Let’s hope California can pull out of “the worst drought in 1,200 years.” I’m getting excited about Christmas. Some of my friends are Jewish and have begun celebrating Hanukkah. Happy Hanukkah to those of you celebrating! I mailed gifts off to my North Carolina son yesterday. He’s going to be all by himself on Christmas which breaks my mom-heart. I’m planning to…
  • Pictures From Santa Monica

    Suzanne
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    I haven’t gone through most of my recent photos yet. But, here are a few from last weekend in Santa Monica. First, an obligatory self portrait from when I first arrived at my hotel: I had driven through lots of rain to get where I needed to go. I was thrilled to see the weather was wonderful upon my arrival … As seen in this photo taken through my hotel window: Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. I knew I would be pretty busy for the next few days so I decided to go for a sunset walk before it got dark. I noticed it was already getting a little…
  • December 15, 2014

    Suzanne
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’m still in L.A., but I’ll be returning home by evening. It’s been a busy few days. I made it up to L.A. through a torrential downpour. It’s been beautiful since I arrived. Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. I did a (very) little bit of Christmas shopping on this trip. I’ve been seeing friends, and family, and Christmas-Partied a bit too much. I’ve been wearing “real” clothes with sweaters, and scarves, and boots. (Such a change of pace from my usual yoga pants/jeans and flip flops!) I do have a little bit of…
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    moosh in indy.

  • ten.

    Casey
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:21 am
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  • NOTHING. JUST KITTIES. (vivi’s christmas list)

    Casey
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:04 pm
    I decided to go headfirst into this whole Santa thing, and you know what? I’m SO GLAD I DID. Last year Hallmark sent me a pack of Northpole Magic Mail but I didn’t do it for whatever overwhelming reason. Tonight I pulled it out as a test, I gave the wish list to Addie and asked her to fill it out for the entire family. “Vivi! What do you want Santa to bring you?” “KITTIES!” “What else?” “NOTHING. JUST KITTIES!” Addie took that as her cue to fill up the other 27 lines with her requests. She squeezed in a few for Cody, the cats and me…
  • On Not Giving Up Santa Just Yet

    Casey
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:46 pm
    When I told Cody my plans on breaking it to Addie that Santa isn’t real, he grew three inches taller and said “Don’t you dare.” It turned into quite the discussion with valid arguments on both sides. In the end he made me promise I wouldn’t tell her the truth and if she did have questions I was to send her to him. With a heavy sigh of defeat, I agreed. After reading the few comments on the post about breaking the news to Addie and thinking about Cody’s side of the discussion — I was wrong. I still very much want her to believe in Santa, but (maybe you can…
  • Benefits Of Giving Up The Santa Gig

    Casey
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:48 am
    This is a sponsored post. I received compensation from Visa/Gymboree to buy my products and use its Visa Checkout online payment service, but all thoughts reflected here are my own. Hey Kid, I have good news and bad news about Christmas this year. The bad news is that at some point between today and Christmas I will tell you that Santa isn’t exactly the guy you thought he was. I’ve seen you become more skeptical as years have gone by and it’s been an awful lot of work to keep up the Santa gig on our end, so this year it ends — and knowing you, you’re going to like playing Santa for…
  • on infertility, four years later

    Casey
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:29 pm
    When we were trying to get Vivi here, my entire though process revolved around getting and being pregnant. Every decision I made in or around my house included the fact that one day a baby would be in it and so I had to plan accordingly. I’d think about what kind of baby gates I would need and where, I thought about where I would store toys and how we would arrange car seats and strollers. I’d think about holidays with a baby and how long we could travel with her as a lap child and I’d think about how many times we could go to Disneyworld before she was 3. I fantasized about…
 
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    Viva la Feminista

  • Bindercon & Women of Color in the Media

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    I missed BinderCon because it was in NYC and I was at Space Camp! I haven't heard a lot of what happened so I was excited to see this video clip from the panel "Looking Forward: Roles for Women in the Future of Media." Jessica McGlory, the founder of Forecastr (@TVforecast) says some awesome stuff. Hopefully BinderCon will realize that those of us in the Midwest would love to host!
  • Judy Baar Topinka, the Polka Queen of Illinois Politics Dies at 70

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-RegisterIllinois politics is a lot of things, but boring rarely is the word to describe it. That is until yesterday. In the wee morning of December 10, 2014, Illinois politics lost its Polka Queen, Judy Baar Topinka.Since I am an unabashed feminist who normally votes Democratic, one might wonder why Topinka means enough for me to write this post. Well it is because she was freaking awesome to watch. As many people in the media have said over the past day, she was blunt. The only spin Topinka knew how to perform was on the dance floor. I really wanted to…
  • Happy Nobel Peace Prize Day!

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today is the day the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded. While recent awards have been controversial, today Malala Yousafzai receives the award for her work advocating for the education of girls, along with Kailash Satyarthi an advocate for children's rights. I'm the type of person who believes all our issues are connected, interconnected and intersectional.  In that spirit I share with you a three-part series based on the Nobel Women's Initiative delegation to Mesoamerica I traveled with in 2012. These films are an excellent representation of the whole delegation. In these films you will meet…
  • 2014 Holiday Feminist Gift Guide

    9 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    It's that time of the year again!As usual, I'm behind on my full book reviews, but here is a list of books I have read this year that should go on your gift list. Some are linked to their review, others to their publisher or author page. A reminder that if you click the link to buy from either Powells (P) or IndieBound (I), VLF gets a small cut from your purchase:This is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education by Jose Vilson P | IA challenging and honest look at our public education system through Vilson's own education journey and path to becoming a teacher-activist. …
  • #ILGiveBig on #GivingTuesday

    2 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    This #GivingTuesday Illinois organizations are asking us to give big - #ILGiveBig. Organized by the Donors Forum, you can search for an Illinois organization where you can donate. But if you don't want to do the searching here is a list of my recommendations:Chicago Abortion Fund: They support women who are in need of financial assistance to make their health care decision to terminate a pregnancy a reality. I served on as the co-chair of CAF's board for a few years and their work is transformational to the women they serve. H.O.M.E.: Simply put, they help seniors stay in their homes, find…
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    Women on Business

  • 5 Steps to Promote Your Business on Pinterest

    Community Member
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/WomenonBusiness If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.feedblitz.com/womenonbusiness
  • 10 Organic SEO Strategies for 2015

    Community Member
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
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  • 7 Easy Ways to Screw Up Your Brand

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    18 Dec 2014 | 5:40 pm
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  • Why Compassionate Objectivity is Important

    Ann Gatty
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
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  • What To Consider When Starting Your Own Business

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    16 Dec 2014 | 4:23 pm
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  • Save More When Shopping Online with Frugaa

    Holly
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are my own This holiday season, more people than ever before are opting to do their shopping online. Consumers made this abundantly clear right after Thanksgiving, when the usual numbers expected from Black Friday sales dropped, while Cyber Monday had its most lucrative year to-date. The logic is simple: why brave the overcrowded, overpriced malls and limited stock of brick and mortar stores when you can find everything you’re looking for (along with some things you didn’t even know you needed) in exactly the right size, color, and…
  • Get Your Winter Cleaning On — The Value of Clean #infographic

    Holly
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:33 am
    It has been said, several times by numerous people over the course of years, that there must be obsessive compulsive factors at play when it comes to how and how often I clean my home. That is the only explanation, according to those I love most, for a weekly housekeeping schedule that divvies the household chores up by day and a seasonal deep cleaning routine that takes the better part of a week to properly execute. They may have a point. Maintaining a clean home is one thing, while moving every piece of furniture in a room to properly clean behind and beneath it is a whole different animal.
  • Tuesday Giveaway Linkup: December 16, 2014

    Holly
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:39 am
    Every Tuesday, with your help, we’re rounding up some of the best giveaways going on around the blogosphere in our Tuesday Giveaway Linkup. Link up your ongoing giveaways using the linky below. Our preferred format for linking up is: Prize – End Date (Countries Open To) Please, PLEASE include the area(s) of eligibility your giveaway is open to. US only? US and CAN? Worldwide? Include it! It is so disheartening to click over to enter a giveaway only to find out it isn’t available to you. Give a Little Bit Find something that piqued your interest? Woman Tribune is all about…
  • Sundays are for Sharing: Holiday Home Tours, Christmas Crafts & More

    Holly
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    This is coming out way late on Sunday night. I’m sorry! I have written about my life on occasion here, but for those who don’t know, I live with health issues that result in chronic pain. Anyone with chronic pain can tell you that when you have a bad day, it is a Bad. Day. There is no doing much of anything besides lying in bed, on the couch, in the bathtub, and back in bed again. Instead of just skipping this week, I decided to put out Sundays are for Sharing late instead. Because better late than never, right? There are a lot of really great posts from this week that I wanted to…
  • Disney/Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Official Trailer & Emotion Character Images

    Holly
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:17 am
    From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter, responsible for the beloved “Monsters, Inc.” and “Up,” has taken us to unique and imaginative places. In the upcoming Disney/Pixar animated movie, “Inside Out,” he is taking audiences to the most extraordinary place of all — inside the mind. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is…
 
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    Rise of the Innerpreneur

  • If Our Stories Were Our Truth, We Might Call Them That

    Tara Joyce
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:42 pm
    We share stories to share our voice and our perspective in a way we feel will be emotionally impactful. We craft our stories in a particular way, changing them each time we tell them. We craft them from our experience and imagination, and the beautifully unique way we each perceive our world. They’re not the truth, nor our truth. They are our stories. It’s not even the whole story that we get the privilege of hearing or sharing with each other when we’re storytelling. It’s only a glimpse that we can see, and/or show in our moment of connection together. It might sound…
  • You’re So Much More Than Your Story

    Tara Joyce
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:47 pm
    There’s a growing phenomenon in Business, specifically in Marketing and Branding trends, of increasingly emphasizing the importance of telling your story — or more truthfully, selling your story. This concept confuses me. Asking me what my story is confuses me. You knowing what your story is confuses me. When I’m asked what my story is, for instance, I may think about my “Innerpreneurial” story just to help my mind focus, but even then I fragment into a million directions. Do I want to share about getting my business starting? Do I want to share about reclaiming my…
  • Systems Thinking My Way to Freedom

    Tara Joyce
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    In order to write Pay What It’s Worth, my first book of what I hope is many books, I needed to trick myself into not being so scared. I didn’t believe I could do it. I didn’t trust that I had what it took to fulfill a dream I’d held for so long. I couldn’t see how I could clearly share everything that was within me. As time passed and I continued to struggle with inaction, I decided that a re-framing was in order. I needed to see my newly forming book not as a static unchanging expression (a singular book) but rather as a system of expression (a book that could…
  • Helpful Creative Feedback

    Tara Joyce
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    Helpful creative feedback is encouraging, sensitive, honest, and constructive. Creating is an arduous process that employs your very heart and soul. It is an act that leaves you, the creator, totally vulnerable to those who experience your creation. Helpful creative feedback comes from honouring this sacred creative space and meeting you, the creator, in it. Helpful creative feedback is sensitive to the fact that you are doing your best, that your creation is not perfect nor is intended to be, and that what you truly desire is the opportunity to grow, express, and improve. Helpful creative…
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    Get Organized Wizard

  • Get Organized And Be Productive in 2015

    Kylie Browne
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Who wants to be more productive and organized in 2015? Our two popular diaries are fantastic tools for you to get more done, get rid of clutter, and feel more organized. They’re both instantly downloadable and fully interactive. SPECIAL OFFER – GET 83% OFF! You can get our popular Goals & Priorities 2015 Diary and Organize-In-5 2015 Diary, both brand new for 2015, at the extra-special price of just $4.95 each. They’re normally $29.00 each – so that’s a discount of 83%! How To Get The Diaries For Only $4.95 Each To get the diaries for this price simply click on…
  • Dealing & Responding To Criticism – Shake It Off!

    Kylie Browne
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Family gatherings during the festive season or big events through out the year can bring out the best and the worst in people. At a party on the weekend the conversation turned to what our plans were for Christmas day. It was quickly overcome with comments like: oh my mother-in law will insist I do it her way my passive-aggressive mother will drop sly comments throughout the day my sister will always try to one-up me, whether it’s a gift or a dish she’s prepared my husband sits back and accepts the praise for hosting when I’m the one who’s done all the preparation…
  • Christmas Organizing Checklist

    Kylie Browne
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:49 pm
    This week’s blog is brought to you from one of our most supportive members, Terry. Terry is a long-time member of the Get Organized Wizard community. She leads a small group at her local community center through the Get Organized Wizard programs, helping others to simplify their life and be happier.  We thank Terry and her group for their wonderful contributions to Get Organized Wizard. Master to Do List Christmas Organizing Checklist Purchase Gifts or Give a Homemade Gift Make a list of names you are purchasing a gift or baking a gift Shop early and watch for sales Wrap Gifts…
  • Black Friday Sale – Starts Now!

    Kylie Browne
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    Friday will be to be busy enough, so we have a great deal available for our wonderful members, NOW! Black Friday Deal: 20% Off Absolutely Everything! To take advantage of this awesome deal, click here. No Risk  – We Guarantee Our Programs Remember – our programs are all risk-free with our 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. Try them for 30 days, and if you’re not completely satisfied, simply contact Customer Support for a full refund. Be Happy And Get Organized To our faithful members, please remember that not every deal offered on Black Friday is a good one. Before you start…
  • 8 Simple Tips To Help You When You’re Overwhelmed

    Kylie Browne
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    The feeling of overwhelm is a common symptom of anxiety. Our anxiety levels increase when we feel like we have taken on more than we are capable of. We can all feel anxious from time to time, but for some it’s a serious condition that makes it hard for them to cope with daily life. Medication is sometimes required, but today we are going to look at some simple ways to help us conquer the feeling of overwhelm. Top 8 Tips To Help You When You’re Overwhelmed 1. Find a quiet place in your home where you feel safe and that is devoid of any outside noise. Preferably an area that…
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    Everyday Baby Steps

  • Why I Decided to Start a GoFundMe Campaign for Myself

    marybabysteps
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    I am not a person who asks for help easily. I hate it. It goes against every fiber of my being to admit that I can't do something on my own. This past year or so since my divorce has been one of the most humbling times of my life. It seems there has been one obstacle after another that has come my way. I have broken down and asked for help occasionally, but I have shown very few people the true extent of how hard things have been. Recently, I ran into another obstacle, both figuratively and literally, I guess you'd say. While taking my oldest son to an important Honors Band audition, I hit a…
  • A Bonus Chance to Win a $100 Target Gift Card from Hyundai!

    marybabysteps
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Here's a fantastic $100.00 giveaway bonus from Hyundai - they want to know what you think about their Hyundai Smarter campaign by commenting on their Smarter living videos a Rafflecopter giveaway *sponsored post
  • #Smarter Living With Hyundai

    marybabysteps
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    I'd like to share this sponsored video from Hyundai. I think it's a great message. I especially relate to Taren Guy in the video who made the decision to embrace her curly hair and her unique beauty. Coming to that place of self-acceptance takes time and bravery. I've taken my own journey toward self-acceptance and have shared a great deal of that on this blog. I plan to share more in the future and was inspired by Taren's video. Hyundai reached out to a number of smart, savvy women to talk about the smarter decisions they make in their everyday lives. They asked them to create a video to…
  • Dear Men on Dating Sites, Don't Say Hi

    marybabysteps
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    I've had this post in my mind for some time now. In fact, it started out as an overall "what not to do" post based on my experience with online dating. However, it's come down to this one very specific piece of advice because this is probably my biggest pet peeve. Maybe it's just me. Maybe it doesn't really bother other women. Though my friends tell me it's annoying to them, as well. So it's a thing for at least a few of us. I call it the Hi Phenomenon because I see it so often on the dating sites.  It may seem that I'm being picky or outrageous in expecting a man not to say hello when he…
  • That Time I Unknowingly Dated a Married Man for Seven Months and the Lessons Learned

    marybabysteps
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    If you're my Facebook friend, you likely watched the saga unfold about a month ago when I found out that a man I'd been dating for seven months was married. I took to my wall with vague reference to the subject as an outlet, a way to vent. I didn't originally intend to disclose details of the matter. I was embarrassed that I could be so naive and blind. And for such a long time. I soon realized, however, that I wasn't the one who should feel shame. I gave of myself freely to this man. I was upfront about who I was, and I was supportive of who he was. It was he who was deceitful, manipulative,…
 
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • The difference between being “detached” and “non-attachment.” And why it matters for getting what you want.

    Danielle
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    Many spiritual teachings instruct us to be detached from the outcomes that we’re going after. There’s merit to that, but there’s a really important, sanity-saving distinction to make. It’s the difference between detachment and non-attachment. And it’s a big difference. Detachment is hard on your heart — and it actually creates blocks to what you want. Non-attachment, on the other hand, is actually nourishing, and much easier to put into practice. DETACHED is rigid; a bit chilly, a tad cranky; like an uptight intellectual, cut off from his/her heart. And here’s the thing,…
  • Pinning for your love. Take a moment to say thank you & remember what’s most important: Feeling good.

    amandas
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    You know that gift giving is a sacred opportunity, but this season’s about so much more than things. Enter: Pinterest. If you haven’t noticed, I adore Pinterest. Swimming in those visuals feels like I’m watering my dreams. I’m hooked. So here are two simple but powerful Pinterest holiday challenges for you. 1. Create a GRATITUDE Pinterest board. Gratitude vibrates very close to the frequency of miracles. It will exalt you from the shit of despair to life-sustaining bliss. I have a GRATITUDE board  where we collect these pretty graphics that you’re making with…
  • I want this question to stop you in your tracks. (And Michael Franti & I want you to do it for the love.)

    Danielle
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Two quick stories about two football players: I was having a great conversation with Rev. Michael Beckwith (it’s hard NOT to have a great conversation with him). And we were talking about reaching a hard-won goal and feeling…empty. “A couple years ago,” Rev. Michael started, “there was a quarterback that won the Super Bowl. After his interview wrapped, and he thought the camera was off (it wasn’t,) he said, “Is this all there is?” He was supposed to be like, “We won the Super Bowl, man!” But… “Is this all there is?”…
  • Attention, shoppers: shipping dates to get it in time for Christmas.

    amandas
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Loves, a quick note on holiday shipping cutoff dates. International shipping cutoff dates have passed, (hey, you can always send “New Year’s” gifts!) but for all North American shoppers, here’s when you’ll want to order by to get your goodies by December 25th: USPS First-class mail domestic – December 20 Priority mail domestic – December 20 UPS/Fedex Ground – December 18 3-Day – December 19 2-day – December 22 Overnight – December 24 The post Attention, shoppers: shipping dates to get it in time for Christmas. appeared first on Danielle LaPorte: white…
  • You have the power to give blessings… just like any sainted, worshipped, sexy, powerful deity.

    Danielle
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Be the one who blesses. Generously. Everywhere. Don’t wait to be pronounced a saint, or ordained and rarified. (You have to die for that to happen anyway.) Join the priests and the Goddesses, the famed, the canonized and the deified and just… give… blessings. Here’s why: Things are sacred because we say they are, it’s that simple, that clear, that dear. There is an eternal standing offer from the universe for you to exercise your divinity. Giving blessings is an elegant solution to apathy and disconnectedness. Blessing heats that flame in your heart and helps us…
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    Huffington Post

  • 8 Fastest-Growing Beer Brands In America

    Alexander C. Kaufman
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:20 pm
    This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St. American beer sales have followed a downward trend in recent years. After reaching a peak of 219 million barrels in 2008, total U.S. shipments have declined to just 211.7 million barrels in 2013. Yet, the beer industry is by no means dying. While some beer brands have faltered, others have found tremendous success.More...
  • The 10-Second Trick That Can Help You Lose Weight

    Leigh Weingus
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    There are plenty of arguments that advocate throwing away the bathroom scale, but a new study suggests daily weigh-ins may be a key component to weight loss.The study, published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE and conducted by Elina Helander and co-authors from Tampere Univeristy of Technology in Finland, sampled 2,838 weight observations from 40 people attending a health program and found that when people weighed themselves daily they tended to lose weight, while taking breaks from daily weigh-ins for longer than one month led to weight gain in certain cases.More...
  • Kim Kardashian's Messy Instagram Photo Proves The Struggle Is Real

    Bill Bradley
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Kim Kardashian may have recently lost around 1.3 million Instagram followers thanks to the social network's big site cleanup, but the star has way more important things to deal with right now: namely, figuring out what to wear.On Saturday, Kardashian posted a messy photo of herself with the caption, "yesterday...trying to pick out an outfit struggle." It appears her daughter North is having some trouble finding the perfect clothes, too:More...
  • #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Shut Down Part Of Mall Of America

    Braden Goyette
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    What appeared to be hundreds of demonstrators occupied part of the Mall of America on Saturday to protest police killings of unarmed black people."While you are on your shopping spree, black people cannot breathe," they chanted.More...
  • Sony Hires Olivia Pope Inspiration Judy Smith To Handle 'Interview' Runoff

    Ryan Kristobak
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    After the premiere of "The Interview" was canceled, Sony received serious criticism from moviegoers, Hollywood's hottest names and even President Obama. With all eyes on them, Sony did the only logical thing: hire Olivia Pope. At least, they hired Judy Smith, the inspiration behind Kerry Washington's "Scandal" lead, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Hired to assist Sony with the ensuing aftermath of "The Interview" and the hack, Smith previously served as President George H.W. Bush's deputy press secretary and started her own crisis management firm, Smith & Company. Smith has worked with…
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    The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC

  • The Crud is Going Around

    anng
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
      I just finished taking my NOW ELEVEN YEAR OLD son to the doctor! He’s been sick since Tuesday and now I’m sick, too! and he’s not typically one to be down for very long! He has the “crud” that is going around! He was tested for both flu viruses and for strep! I’m thankful that he doesn’t have any of those, but it’s making our household run a bit different than it normally does! Upper respiratory infection, fever, achy, chills, and cough are all miserable when you are trying to celebrate your birthday or any other time of the year! So…
  • Where to start? Top 20 tips from Shrinking Jeans readers

    mary
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
      I’ve been lucky to be around the Sisterhood for a while now and one thing I’ve learned is that time and time again our readers come through for us in many ways. We all know we have a brand spanking new year coming up on us fast and what a shot in the arm that tends to give us. We also know that those endorphins start to minimize a bit as the calendar page turns to February, even despite our good intentions. That said, we asked readers of the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans who follow us on our Facebook page,  what advice they would give to someone just starting out on…
  • Rehab Your Shoes

    Bari
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Do you have that one pair of running shoes that look like they’ve seen better days, but still have a lot of miles left in them?  I’m sure you do – we all do.  Unless you do all your running on an indoor track or treadmill your shoes have probably gotten a little bit dirty. So, what can you do to rehab your shoes and make them a pair you don’t mind being seen in? You can wash them! Did you know that most running shoes can go through the washing machine?  Just don’t put them in the dryer afterwards because they can become misshapen.  Washing may not get every…
  • COMING SOON & a mindblowing DietBet giveaway

    Christy
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Twenty fifteen is quickly approaching!! Whether you want to lose a few pounds, or 100 pounds, start running, or lifting weights, there’s no doubt that January 1st is the time to do it. Everyone knows the new year is an excellent chance for a NEW BEGINNING, a fresh start, a recommitment to YOU. It’s a NEW year, and you deserve a NEW you! To help you reach your goals in the new year, we have so many amazing things in the works. From special weekly emails challenging you to make small changes each week, to glute-busting fitness calendars, to weight loss challenges to keep you…
  • Week 3 Check-In {Get Your sElf Off the Shelf} Holiday Wellness Challenge

    lisa
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:44 am
    Good Morning Shrinkers!  How are you doing? Have you gotten your sELF off of the shelf? Couch? Bed? If you are anything like me during the holiday season, then you just might being crazy, swinging from the chandelier, as you contemplate your long list of *to do’s*….Are you spending too much time on the computer?  Why YES, I am.Are you getting enough sleep?  I am not. Are you drinking enough of the good stuff (water) daily and keeping away from the bad stuff, especially at parties? Put down that glass of wine!Are you making every effort to make strides to accomplishing your…
 
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    Oh Hey

  • Worthy of the Week

    Corrin
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Being the committed blogger that I am, I’ve decided to take another week (or two) off from blogging to celebrate the holidays. See you in 2015! Worthy of the Week Podcasts, baby. Things that make me scream at my television. I’m learning to embrace second day hair. Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice! 8 things to do during that weird time between Christmas and New Years. I have to work but I do plan on cleaning out my closet New Years Day. Speed dating in the 19th century. I feel like I’d have better luck with this than OkCupid. I love Charli XCX. The 10 dog breeds that enjoy…
  • Winter Reading List 2015

    Corrin
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    I know we’re all in the thick of holiday celebrations and some of you have been living in a winter wonderland for weeks, but do you know what this Sunday is? The first official day of winter! We’re totally entitled to crawl into bed at 7 pm and get our winter reading on until the days get long enough to live productive lives again! Here are four books I’m most looking forward to in the next few months. What are you looking forward to reading this winter? Funny Girl by Nick Hornby (February 2015) Who doesn’t love Nick Hornby? A Long Way Down. About a Boy. High Fidelity!
  • How to make a snow globe with a Target GiftCard #GiftCardCheer

    Corrin
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    We partnered with Target to bring you this slice of holiday cuteness as part of their #GiftCardCheer campaign. The holidays are upon us! How are you doing with your shopping? If you’re shopping for me (hey, the holidays are all about wishful thinking!) the bad news is that I’m probably what most would consider a hard person to shop for. I’m terrible at putting together a list or giving givers any guidance because I’m an impulse shopper and buy what I want when I want it, leaving little to be desired. There’s probably someone on your shopping list just like me, isn’t there? The…
  • 25 Amazing Stocking Stuffers Under $25

    Corrin
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Stocking stuffers aren’t my family’s thing, which I think is part of their appeal to me. Sure, we exchange gifts big and small, but the tradition of actually filling a stocking isn’t one that ever stuck. My childhood sure was bleak, wasn’t it? To make up for it, here are 25 fun, quirky, practical, and cool stocking stuffers…all under $25! 1. chocolate peppermint whoopie pie kit $10 2. Madewell tassel key fob $19.50 3. IKEA LED lanterns $4.99 4. candy cane Chapstick (3 pack in a cute tin at Target) $3.99* 5. TOMS for Target journal $18 6. Burt’s Bees…
  • Worthy of the Week

    Corrin
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Accurate depiction of my week. Worthy of the Week The most Instagrammed locations of the year. Did you snap pics in any of these places? BITCH ARE YOU LISTENING TO SERIAL? I feel like I say this every day. I don’t want it to end only because I know I’m not going to be satisfied with the final episode. Still learning to love my lob. Did you participate in Hour of Code? You should! One size fits all. Riiiiiight. How to be a lady during the holidays. Pants optional. Lady arm wrestling. Thoughts? These are my real spirit animal. On fleek. Way to go, Chuck. Boobies. Totally safe for…
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    YourTango | The Latest Smart Talk About Love

  • I Asked 6 Dating Experts To Tell Me Why I'm Still Single (GULP.)

    lindsaytigar
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 pm
    I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of dating coaches. I’m actually friends with a few of them (it’s a small dating and love world, y’all) - and I love learning how they coach people to find love. Since I consider myself to be a pretty active, able and positive single gal, I never thought I needed the professional services of someone to teach me how to date…but I was curious about their expert advice on playing (and eventually getting off) the field. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • THIS Is Why You Should Marry Him For All Of His Faults

    the good men project
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    It's easy to live with our partner's good qualities obviously, but you have to be able to embrace their bad ones too. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • If You Do These 7 Things On A First Date, You're Doing It Wrong

    essence
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:24 pm
    These are the seven most common first date mistakes, based on what my male clients have told me after going on dates with women. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • 10 First Date Locations Way Stranger Than Yours

    daniellepage
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Forget your typical dinner and a movie -- these 10 daters had no idea what they were in store for when they agreed to go out on these bizarre first dates. Read on for some of the strange, unique, and hilarious places that these men and women found themselves out at -- from electronic stores to petting zoos, and everything in between. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • If He Does These 24 Things, Congrats! You Found Your Soulmate

    popsugar
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    There are people you meet who, for no reason you can explain, you share a connection with on a deeper level than anyone else you've ever known. These 24 signs mean you've found the one who truly understands and knows you (and loves you still). Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
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    Female Forum

  • You CAN Wear Red Lipstick

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

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

    11 Nov 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Let’s face the facts, we live in a goal-oriented, results-hungry society where achievement is measured—and that includes female orgasm. The truth is that it’s sometimes easy for a female to climax and other times it’s just not. Another truth is that on occasion women don’t worry about whether they orgasm and faking it is no big deal. Men, on the other hand, would generally freak if they discovered that their women were faking the Big O more times than not. Women are intuitive enough to know that sometimes their orgasms are more important to their men than to them. For some men,…
  • New Mom with a Low Libido?

    11 Nov 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Do you remember a time when it didn’t matter where you were or what day of the week it was that you are your partner couldn’t keep your hands off of each other? Does the thought of sex never cross your mind now? Does the thought of having sex seem like another thing to add to the to-do list, does it feel like work? If so, your libido has dropped. Take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. Many women in early motherhood report that their libido crashes to an all time low. The list of the reasons why a mother with a young child doesn’t have a robust libido is long—from hormones to…
  • You CAN Entertain in Your Small Space

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:24 pm
    If you have been avoiding entertaining because you live in a small space, put your fears to rest and just go for it. You don’t have to have a large apartment or home to have a small crowd of family and friends over for a get-together. Here are some tips to help you entertain in your small space. Guest List When entertaining in a small space, be realistic about how many people you can accommodate. Be sure to keep traffic flow in mind as people will be traveling around the inside of your home as they go from one room to another. You should also take into consideration how much room you will…
 
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    She Takes on The World

  • Let’s Make 2015 Our Best Year Yet!

    Natalie MacNeil
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    WHEW! We just wrapped up an absolutely incredible season finale of The Conquer Summit. If you weren’t able to tune in live, I’d love for you to watch the recorded episode below:   Click here to watch the exciting Conquer Summit grand finale: http://bit.ly/1BhkacW While part of me is sad we won’t be jamming on Conquer Summit Sessions again until 2015, I am completely over-the-moon to reveal all the juicy details of The Conquer Club 12-month incubator, and The Conquer Club Inner Circle + Conference and Retreat. Click HERE to take a look!   Make sure you act quickly though —…
  • Women Earning More With Farnoosh Torabi

    Natalie MacNeil
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    So many women are leaving the corporate world and starting their own businesses that we should proclaim it from the rooftops: Entrepreneurship is the new women’s movement. (Click to tweet)   As exciting as this is, with all this amazing progress we’re making, there’s often a sense of discomfort that comes in as women step into these really powerful roles and become the bread winners in their families. What happens when she makes more in this big movement that is underway? Join me for my interview with Farnoosh Torabi, author of She Makes More – 10 Rules for Breadwinning…
  • Driving Determination And Rebellious Responsibility with Tahani Aburaneh

    Natalie MacNeil
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Building a business and a life you love takes a great deal of courage and determination. As my good friend Tahani Aburaneh says, “You can’t get everything you want all at once. Take one step at a time. Feel the fear, and do it anyway.” (Click to tweet) In this week’s Conquer Summit interview, Tahani, who is a top Canadian real estate investment expert, philanthropist, and author of the bestseller Real Estate Riches, shares with us her courageous story of how she went from living in a refugee camp in the Middle East and being sold into marriage at 15, to becoming a…
  • The New Age Of Networking With Lauren Maillian Bias

    Natalie MacNeil
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Getting others to buy into your dreams can be tricky business, but my latest guest in The Conquer Summit, Lauren Maillian Bias, knows a thing or two about networking…and how to spark those meaningful connections and awesome partnerships for your business.   Lauren is a serial entrepreneur powerhouse, the founder and CEO of Luxury Market Branding, founding partner of Gen Y Capital Fund, a venture capitalist, and author of The Path Redefined. And in this amazing interview, Lauren shared with us: The art of networking, without networking How to craft a perfect pitch Her number 1…
  • Doubt, Debt And Dollar Bills: The Real Deal On Financial Freedom With Alexis Neely

    Natalie MacNeil
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Do you feel trapped in a job or business that you know isn’t truly serving the world, simply because you think you have to? Are you stuck with business models that aren’t working, serving customers you don’t really want to serve, and doing work that you know is not the work you came here to do, all in a quest for “later” — that day when you’ll achieve financial freedom? Alexis Neely, my guest in this week’s Conquer Summit interview, believes there’s a better way — she calls it financial liberation, and it can start right now.  …
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    The Eloquent Woman

  • 8 famous speeches by women speakers about (yes) women speakers

    Denise Graveline
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:45 am
    You won't mind if we get a little meta this week on Famous Speech Friday, and round up the speeches from The Eloquent Woman Index in which women talk about women and public speaking, will you?It turns out that many famous speeches by women involve those speakers talking pointedly about the absence of women speakers other than themselves, or women's reluctance to speak publicly, themselves included. After all, they've got the mic. They may as well use it.And they do it with humor, to inspire, and to caution. The point about speaking women often is the speech's opening salvo, but also may be…
  • Shame and the public speaker: Wisdom from @BreneBrown

    Denise Graveline
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:15 am
    This year, I've had a few speakers who came off the stage consumed with shame, convinced they had failed. Some went through that in practice, others when it was time for the real talk. I didn't agree with them at all, but that didn't change the reality of their feeling. The speakers I worked with wanted their videos destroyed or redone, couldn't hear the congratulations, decided their brand-new talk was an utter failure, and didn't see one iota of good in what they had done.And they have that in common with none other than Brené Brown, whose 2010 TEDxHouston talk on vulnerability is now one…
  • The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

    Denise Graveline
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:16 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:Vocal power: Pitch and volume--but not the kind you might expect--are what's needed for you to sound more powerful. New research worth reading here.In the clutch: Ever sabotaged yourself to avoid public speaking? You know all too well the relationship between…
  • Famous Speech Friday: Sheena Iyengar's TED talk on the art of choosing

    Denise Graveline
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:45 am
    Psycho-economist Sheena Iyengar does her research at Columbia Business School, and has published the popular book The Art of Choosing to describe her findings on what happens when we have too many--or not enough--choices, and how we make decisions large and small, from which soda to drink to whether to pursue physician-assisted suicide. And when she spoke at TED Global in 2010, she joined the ranks of one of the very few TED speakers to use a lectern. But that was only because she happens to be blind.Until an aide helped her walk across the stage to that lectern, no mention of her blindness…
  • Talk About the Talk: Caroline Goyder on confident speaking at @TEDxBrixton

    Denise Graveline
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:15 am
    (Editor's note: I'm launching a new series, Talk About the Talk, in which I'll ask speakers I've worked with to share their perspectives about giving big or important talks. First up is Caroline Goyder, who spoke this autumn at TEDxBrixton on "the surprising secret to speaking with confidence." It's a fit topic for speaker coach Goyder, who worked for 10 years at Central School of Speech and Drama in London and has an MA in voice studies from there. She's also the author of Gravitas: Communicate with Confidence, Influence and Authority. Some observers dismiss TEDx conferences. But in my…
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    Parlour Magazine

  • The Dominican Republic’s Best-Kept Secret

    Parlour
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Where do celebrities like Drake and Beyoncé lounge in the Caribbean? Shhh ... we've got the goods.
  • Haiti: It’s Always Had It!

    Parlour
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    What comes to mind when you hear "Haiti" and "travel?" For most people, it's confusion. But we've always known the wonders that Haiti holds and it's time you discover it to. And we know the perfect guy to get you there!
  • Hotel Love: Rockhouse Hotel & Spa

    Shannon Washington
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    When it came time to do nothing, Shannon chose the one place that doesn't compromise style for comfort. See why she's putting the Rockhouse Hotel in Jamaica on her "yearly visit" list from now on.
  • Your Weekend Getaway In…Moscow!

    Jaime
    9 Nov 2014 | 3:39 pm
      Recently, Russia celebrated the 62nd birthday of President Vladimir Putin with a series of reimagined portraits depicting the leader in a variety of standard weekend pursuits, like capturing a bull, slaying a dragon and generally being the polarizing mega leader that many Russians love and hate, depending on whom you ask. But, in addition to Putin’s topless…
  • Music 2 Fly To: Goodbye Summer

    Parlour
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Summer is over—so it's time to chase the sun and we've created the perfect soundtrack to take you from getaway daydreaming to planning to passport stamping.
 
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  • Stay Connected While You’re Home for the Holidays

    Yvonne
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    If you, like many people, will be headed over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house — or anywhere else for that matter — you may stress out at the idea of stepping away from your business for days or weeks at a time. Thankfully, we live in an era of technology and being out of the office doesn’t have to cause a catastrophe for your business. Here’s how to reduce that holiday stress, enjoy time with family and friends, and keep your business up and running. Plan Ahead. Simply giving your customers a head’s up that you will be unavailable (or have limited access to…
  • How to Unleash Your Pet Business’ Marketing Success

    Alicia Lawrence
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    Business owners who work in the pet industry are lucky to have an inherently loyal customer base of animal lovers and pet parents who cherish their fur babies and want to give them the best products and services available. Marketing your business well ensures that those committed pet owners are aware of your existence and more likely to refer others your way. Never underestimate the impact an effective marketing plan can have on your overall success as an entrepreneur. By following some basic marketing guidelines, you’ll immediately gain a head start on the competition. Identify Your Target…
  • Your Power is in Your Voice #womenofpower

    Yvonne
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    by Yvonne DiVita "It's great reconnecting," she said. Her voice boomed through the phone with a power that penetrated my entire body. It dominated her presence. I could see her speaking to me, through the miles between us, the phone line, the very air separating us. "I agree," I said, without anywhere near as much impact, I am sure. We talked business. We talked personal lives. We laughed. We shared a few stories. We took the frayed edges of our lost connection and began to repair them. The color of our lives improved. We went from gray to red... and variations between.  I find it…
  • Conversation with A Friend #friendshipendures

    Yvonne
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    Dr Lorie Huston and Yvonne at WIPIN by Yvonne DiVita   #friendshipendures “This is an amazing event,” she said as we met in the narrow hall of the exhibit area for BlogPaws Denver, 2010. Her blue eyes sparkled like a sunny afternoon in June. I have to admit, I was pleased with all the praise coming our way. The event was the second BlogPaws, here in Denver, back in our launch year. I remember the conversation so well because having someone of the stature of Dr. Lorie Huston compliment you is not something you forget. “Thank you,” I said. We shook hands. We talked a bit more about why…
  • Blogging is So 1999!

    Yvonne
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    by Yvonne DiVita It may only be October but the New Year is looming. Somehow, once we hit September, the days and weeks pass by in a blur and before you know it, Jolly Old St Nick is arriving, with the celebratory night called New Year's Eve, hard on his heels. I wonder how St. Nick celebrates - does he just crash and heave a big sigh, and wait for his wife to bring him a beer? #thingsthatmakeyougohmmmm Over the last two years, as I've worked more intimately in blogging and programs with brands, over at BlogPaws, my emerging and strong community of pet people who blog or tweet or just connect…
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  • Mouth is still available for gifts!

    Joanne Wilson
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:58 am
    Mouth is still available for gifts.  How could you not want a gift associated with food especially a gift card when you can pick you own goodies? Check out the video recently featured on Techcrunch.
  • Great Performances annual Latkefest

    Joanne Wilson
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:58 am
    I love this event.  You walk into the event and you get that instantaneous smell of latkes.  It is a unique smell of potatoes cooking in hot oil.  If you make them in your kitchen it smells for days.  It smells like Hanukkah! This year we kicked off the event with a Titos sitting at the front door. Then we dug in.  I admit I did not taste every single thing but year but we definitely tasted a few.   The ChutzSpud from Hill and Bay. Arlene’s Latkes ( Grandma’s ) from The Commons Chelsea. Great breads from Hot Bread Kitchen…oops not a latke Latke with whipped creme…
  • Are you born with leadership skills or are they learned?

    Joanne Wilson
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:44 am
    Someone asked this question the other day and I keep thinking about it.  It could be the same question about being an entrepreneur.  Are you born with those entrepreneurial skills or are they learned? I have thought a lot about this.   I think about this when I talk to entrepreneurs.  Will this person be able to lead a team?  Are they self aware? I do think that entrepreneurs can be given help to become better at what they do yet they must have leadership skills.  So what can be taught? I am a big fan of CEO coaches.  They can help people learn to be better leaders even those who are…
  • The Games We Play

    Joanne Wilson
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:59 am
    Years ago I went to meet someone who was an investor.  He did not invest in the spaces that I invest in but this one investment was a crossover and our mutual friend thought we should meet.  And so we did. I remember that I felt like we were circling each other when I got into the office.  It was like we were about to start sparring but it was intellectual sparring.  He essentially began to tell me about how smart he was, the deals he had done, how he went about them, how it all works.  There was zero humility there.  I sat there listening and acknowledging as the thought went through…
  • David Toutain, Paris

    Joanne Wilson
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:04 am
    Although we have come and gone I have to post one more meal we had in Paris.  I don’t want to forget the meal and I don’t want to forget and come back.  The restaurant is David Toutain.  The chef is Toutain who has spent time at some of the top restaurants around the globe.  This is his first restaurant. The restaurant is sparse yet elegant.  Reminds me of Danish design.  Organic, natural, simple and warm.  There is a small upstairs mezzanine where we sat and overlooked the main dining room. The menu is simple.  Either you order a wine tasting with the courses or not.
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    Your Life After 25:

  • No Doubt About It: Brave Beauty Lessons We Learned from Gwen Stefani

    AndyC
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    As one of the leading ladies in Hollywood, Gwen Stefani is known for her strong fashion sense and bold looks for an image that truly stands out in the music industry. From her bleach blonde hair to her signature red lips, there is much to learn from the icon on how to rock a bold look that’s all you... The post No Doubt About It: Brave Beauty Lessons We Learned from Gwen Stefani appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Give The Gift Of A Family Recipe With Pompeian Label Maker: Juicy Pork Chop Recipe

    Da Vinci
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Special Thanks to Pompeian for sponsoring this post. Cooking and recipes are such a major part of holiday tradition, so when I received this opportunity from Pompeian Olive Oil to share their Label Maker I thought it was a perfect fit.  I’m a person who LOVES food of course but I also love per... The post Give The Gift Of A Family Recipe With Pompeian Label Maker: Juicy Pork Chop Recipe appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Skip the Sit-Ups: 5 Non-Boring Ways to Get Amazing Abs

    AndyC
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you are on a quest to get amazing abs, you’ll quickly learn that although workouts like sit-ups really work your core, they get repetitious and boring. If you are bored to tears with sit-ups, there are a few fun workouts that will provide you with variety. Getting creative in your core workouts w... The post Skip the Sit-Ups: 5 Non-Boring Ways to Get Amazing Abs appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Enter To Win: The Strain Season 1 DVD

    Da Vinci
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Have you been watching the blood-curdling sci-fi series The Strain?  If you have or you’ve been wanting to check it out, this giveaway is perfect for you.  The Strain is brought t you by Executive Producers-Writers Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan.  So what’s the premise?... The post Enter To Win: The Strain Season 1 DVD appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Brain Foods to Boost Your Brain Power

    Da Vinci
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    Eating healthy can be very beneficial for all part of the body, especially for the brain. It is important to keep it always sharp, so that you can work faster and avoid any unpleasant stressful situation. For extra brain power it is not necessary to take any vitamins or special pills, it is enough o... The post Brain Foods to Boost Your Brain Power appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
 
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • In Search of High-impact Private Sector ‘GameChangers’ in Papua New Guinea

    T. Keyzom Ngodup
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    UNDP in Papua New Guinea and the Australian Government recently launched an extraordinary venture, first of its kind in PNG – the Kumul GameChangers – to support for-profit impact enterprises in PNG.  Keeping entrepreneurs at the core, the venture recognizes that for entrepreneurs and their innovations, the knowledge and capital required for their success need to come together so that this emerging cadre of GameChangers can accelerate solutions to the national challenge of exclusion and fractured development. read more
  • Wellness: The Critical Variable in the Success Equation: A Chat with Dr. K

    Octavia Smith
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Dr. Kahlila Lawrence is the owner of Care for You Consulting which specializes in assisting people, primarily women, to achieve their best potential holistically. Dr. K offers  individual  as well as group coaching, speaking, webinars on self-care and self-esteem  and  nutrition consultation. For more information visit Dr. Lawrence on the web  as well as download your FREE Health News E -Book.read more
  • An Interview with the Co-Founders of MergeLane

    Laura Greb
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    MergeLane ‘discovers, accelerates and invests in exceptional women and the companies they run’. Their motivation is two-fold. First, there are far fewer women in startups than we would expect. MergeLane believe diverse companies are stronger companies, and they want to help narrow the gap. Second, data overwhelmingly shows that venture-backed, female-run companies produce higher returns. Laura Greb caught up with Sue Heilbronner and Elizabeth Kraus in Boulder, CO. read more
  • Why Real-Time Bidding is Becoming so Important in the Online Advertising Market

    Guest Author
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    New technology has allowed website owners to gain abetter understanding of WHO their users are and WHAT their users are actually looking for. The result is an amazing amount of rich information that can be used in many ways.read more
  • What to Do When Your Website Needs a Fresh Start

    Coral Turner
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Coral Turner shares with The Next Women her experiences in developing a shiny new website for her brand.read more
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    Marcia G. Yerman

  • Local Activism Pays Off

    Marcia G. Yerman
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    The exciting news just announced that Governor Cuomo will ban fracking in New York State is proof positive that galvanizing the public about the health dangers inherent in the fracking process can move the needle and influence public leaders. The squeaky wheel gets the oil, and as I learned when I wrote about Lois Gibbs, mothers (and fathers) concerned about their children's well being will not be intimidated by the powers that be. One of the biggest takeaways from the People's Climate March was that it was not a one-off. Individuals from all walks of life, who are concerned about the future…
  • Egon Schiele: Portraits at Neue Galerie

    Marcia G. Yerman
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    In 1963, Dr. Alessandra Comini saw a small exhibit of Austrian Expressionists. It was her first time viewing the work of Egon Schiele. She described it as "an apocalypse that changed my life." It put Comini on a path to becoming one of the foremost scholars on Schiele and his oeuvre. Now, at the Neue Galerie through January 2015, Comini has organized an exhibition of Schiele portraits. Roughly 125 drawings, paintings, and sculptures comprise the show. I had the opportunity to interview Comini on-site at the Neue Galerie, and learned the back story of her journey. Comini related the impact of…
  • Post Election: The Good, The Bad and the Future

    Marcia G. Yerman
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    As the election returns started to roll in last Tuesday night, I began to get the feeling that it wasn't going to be good news for America's environment. Every projected winner flashing by was well-known to me from their stances on climate change, or their claims of not being "a scientist" -- while refuting the science. Members of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) such as Sen. Jeff Sessions (who ran uncontested) and Sen. James Inhofe will be back, now on the Majority side. Sessions received a League of Conservation Voters (LCV) lifetime score on the…
  • WE ACT for Environmental Justice: "Moms Make Connection on What Makes Families Sick"

    Marcia G. Yerman
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    This past March, a gas explosion that leveled two buildings and killed eight people, devastated the East Harlem community in New York City. For a neighborhood already facing environmental challenges, it was a major blow. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal pointed out that asthma complaints, beyond those that pre-existed before the accident, are on the rise. I reached out to Cecil D. Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director of Policy Initiatives at MCAF partner, WE ACT, an environmental justice organization that advocates for northern Manhattan residents in Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood.
  • Crossing Brooklyn: Art From Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond

    Marcia G. Yerman
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    On October 1, I had the opportunity to preview Crossing Brooklyn: Art From Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, with a press walk-through led by the curators, Eugenie Tsai and Rujeko Hockley. In addition, several of the artists were in the galleries to give brief talks and insights into their work. The Brooklyn Museum prides itself on being in touch with the borough's wide-ranging neighborhoods. Beyond offering its permanent collection, the museum has shown a commitment to being an active part of the community. When Tsai and Hockley gave an overview of their process in organizing the exhibit, Tsai…
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    Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global

  • Hello Government: Ease Red Tape for Women Entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia

    Laurel J. Delaney
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    According to Aisha Natu, who writes a weekly column in a local Saudi Arabia paper, current regulations and bureaucracy is hampering the development of businesses run by women in Saudi Arabia.  She says, “Women don’t only want to be seen, they want to actively participate and translate their aspirations into reality.” About Aisha Natu: She became the head of the board of directors for Eye to Eye Optics, a company that was started in 1990, and became one of the 27 fastest growing firms in Saudi Arabia. The company then split into three, which included optometry, training, and…
  • Think Bigger About Your Global Potential

    Laurel J. Delaney
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Changes are a coming for women.  More women are becoming entrepreneurs.  More women are expanding their businesses globally.  More women are thinking differently and bigger about their global potential.  More women are connecting with other women in different parts of the world to build their businesses.  And more women are living the life they want by choice. … [a] study [published by The World Bank on Why Gender Matters agrees, however, with everyone I spoke to about what women need, particularly globally, saying, “While the number of women operating their own business is…
  • 2014 Was the Break-out Year for Female Entrepreneurs

    Laurel J. Delaney
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Why has Forbes referred to 2014 as the break-out year for female entrepreneurs? Reasons are aplenty: For example, nearly 20 percent of early stage “angel” funding was invested in women-led businesses in 2012 – a growth of 40 percent from the previous year. The number of women-led businesses with more than $10 million in revenue increased 57 percent – significantly faster than the growth rate of $10 million-plus businesses overall. As the article below says, “Supporting female entrepreneurship is not only the right thing to do – it’s the smart thing.” Agree?  If you…
  • Female Entrepreneurs Are Critical for Building a Stronger Economy

    Laurel J. Delaney
    29 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Below is a great interview that Jeremy Quittner, Staff Writer for Inc. and Inc.com conducted with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at the recent Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Morocco.  They talk about immigration reform, why female entrepreneurs are critical for building a stronger economy, and how businesses can be agents for change. Here’s one remark she makes in the interview: What I am struck by is issues that I hear women talk to me about throughout my career, and the ones I am hearing women talk about here at this conference are the same. They are: How do I manage my…
  • Women Business Owners Are Encouraged to Happily Trade Overseas

    Laurel J. Delaney
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    What do a lot of women think the key to success is in exporting?  Surprisingly enough, many think face-to-face meetings are critical because you cannot get your idea across in an email.  I don’t necessarily agree with that because if you do a fantastic job marketing your products via social media platforms (like this one, for example), customers will not only find you but be excited about buying from you. One female business owner who I agree with, Suzie de Rohan Willner, chief executive for Fitflop, following a career in international sales for global fashion brand, said this about…
 
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  • Oahu, Days 5 & 6

    Ginger
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Since it’s been OVER two months since our Hawaii trip, let’s wrap this thing up, shall we? Day 5 ended up being a tough day, but a gorgeous one. The grownups were suffering from a bit of “last real day of vacation” blues, while the 5 year old was suffering from “I’m a 5 year old and everything is about me” blues. But we soldiered on. I had told N.C. the day before that I really was going to be upset if we left Oahu without having seen the east side of the island. He was a little surprised by my vehemence, but agreed that would be a good “last day” activity. So we rented…
  • Sunday Snippets

    Ginger
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:07 pm
    When last we spoke, I was not feeling well. Yeah, that only got worse. We traveled to Las Vegas, then to New York, and I got progressively more miserable (I tried to rally, I really did). Our first full day in New York, while N.C. hung his show, I went to a CVS Minute Clinic to see if they could replace the meds I left somewhere in the Dallas airport (ah, cough syrup with codeine, I missed you most of all), and it turns out I had a pretty nasty upper respiratory infection, some sinus nonsense, and an ear infection. So that was fun. Add in really effin’ cold temps, and let’s just…
  • Blargh

    Ginger
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Someone send pho, tea, and some chloraseptic. I will be better by Thursday. I will be better by Thursday. I will be better by Thursday.
  • Sunday Snippets

    Ginger
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:56 pm
    I woke up this morning with a bit of a sore throat, a headache, and a sense of dread. I now feel like I have razor blades in my throat when I swallow, a massive headache, full body aches, and not a small amount of fury because I’m traveling this week, without the kid and with my husband, in New York with food and drinks, and I REFUSE to be sick when I do so. REFUSE.* *like I have any control over it We’ve watched The Lego Movie…a lot lately. Luckily, I think it’s fun, but I’ve basically had Everything is Awesome stuck in my head for about 2 weeks now. It could be…
  • Shopping Hangover

    Ginger
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:27 pm
    I spent 5 hours today shopping. For one outfit. For some people, that might be fun, but for me it was exhausting. I seriously came home exhausted, feeling like I had run a marathon. I don’t enjoy that kind of shopping. It always messes with my self-esteem, makes me fret about money, reminds me how much I have no sense of style, and that’s before we even get to the trauma of the dressing room. Ah, the dressing room. Where the lighting is terrible, the floors are gross, someone is always knocking and asking if you’re ok right as you’re struggling to get a dress off over…
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    Here We Are...with Luci

  • There Is Good In Life Every Day!

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

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Thanksgiving is over and the last of the cranberry sauce is gone. Now what to do with those extra cranberries that didn't make it into the sauce? Freeze them... Right? Except six months later we find the Ziploc bag of berries in the freezer - uncertain if they are any good - we wastefully toss them. No more! Sure you could bake up a batch of oatmeal cookies or muffins, but what else can you do with them? How about trying my Cranberry Butter recipe? It's EASY and very tasty. Plus, it's pretty on the table AND a decedent way to reap the potent health benefits cranberries pack. To test my…
  • #KindredComments: Think Before You Type

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:29 pm
    #KindredComments Graphic - Please share on your site and on social media! What is going on with the negative commenting on the Internet? Is there a solution? Are typed words the new bullets we must dodge living on the Wild Wild Web? If you run a website, use social media, or comment on others' sites, then this Here We Are Talk Show podcast #KindredComments: Think Before You Type is for you! {Clicking the link directly above will bring you to the podcast.} Join me and my guest, Staci Price Kresser, author of The Mom Squad articles on Here We Are, and social media consultant, as we…
  • What's In A Name? A First Impression of YOU!

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    These days we meet people from around the world without ever leaving the house. The connections that develop are important to growing your personal and business network... You may have heard the statement, "If you aren't online, you don't exist." Harsh though it may sound, in the 21st century, there is truth in this philosophy.  Just like in "real" life, when meeting someone online during the business of social networking, the first encounter sets the tone. If you are in business, then social networking is now part of doing business; recognizing this fact will help you set boundaries and…
  • Knock Knock: A Gift For All Seasons

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Part 16 of the Here We Are Series - Live Your Life Out Loud Tis' the season for traditional gift giving, but sometimes, when you least expect it, a surprise shows up at your door regardless of time and circumstance. Sure, packages come wrapped in all shapes and sizes, but what about something a bit less obvious? Will you recognize it as a gift? Is there a fluidity that blurs the line between the giver and the recipient? Perhaps it is something you were wishing for, hoping to receive, or not even aware that you desired it... OR that you need it. No matter the season or your…
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    Inter Press Service » Gender Violence

  • OPINION: Stand in Solidarity with Courageous Women’s Human Rights Defenders

    Zeid Raad Al Hussein
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and has extensive experience in international diplomacy and the protection of human rights.By Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinUNITED NATIONS, Dec 2 2014 (IPS)Almost two decades ago, in Beijing, 189 countries made a commitment to achieve equality for women, in practice and in law, so that all women could at last fully enjoy their rights and freedoms as equal human beings.They adopted a comprehensive and ambitious plan to guarantee women the same rights as men to be educated and develop their potential. The same rights as men…
  • U.N. Chief, Under Fire, Moves Closer to Gender Parity

    Thalif Deen
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Some of the 43 military and police officers from 27 countries who received peacekeeping medals from Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 2 2014 (IPS)When Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named an international panel to review peacekeeping operations last October, the announcement was greeted with bitter criticism because it lacked even a semblance of gender balance: only three out of 14 members were women.And perhaps adding insult to injury, the announcement was made on Oct. 31, the 14th…
  • As Wars Multiply, U.N. Takes a Hard Look at Peace Operations

    Lyndal Rowlands
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:46 pm
    U.N. Peacekeepers patrol the South Sudanese village of Yuai. Credit: Jared Ferrie/IPSBy Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Dec 1 2014 (IPS)Finding ways to better integrate the two arms of U.N. Peace Operations – Special Political Missions and Peacekeeping Operations – will be one of the priorities for a new review panel headed by Nobel Peace Laureate and former president of Timor-Leste José Ramos-Horta.The review panel will look at how combined U.N. Peace Operations can respond to demands from the international community for increased responsiveness and effectiveness.“The…
  • HIV Prevention is Failing Young South African Women

    Nqabomzi Bikitsha
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:07 am
    Gender inequalities drive the disproportionate rate of HIV infection among young South African women aged 15 to 24. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Nqabomzi BikitshaJOHANNESBURG, Dec 1 2014 (IPS)When she found out that she had human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Thabisile Mkhize (not her real name) was scared.She knew little about the virus that had been living in her body since birth and did not know whom to ask. Her mother had just died and she lived with her grandmother in rural KwaZulu Natal, where the HIV prevalence is the highest in South Africa, at 17 percent.Today, at the age of…
  • OPINION: All Family Planning Should Be Voluntary, Safe and Fully Informed

    Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin is the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.By Dr. Babatunde OsotimehinUNITED NATIONS, Nov 26 2014 (IPS)The tragic deaths and injuries of women following sterilisation in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh have sparked global media coverage and public concern and outrage.Now we must ensure that such a tragedy never occurs again.Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. Credit: UNFPAThe women underwent surgery went with the best intentions – hoping they were doing the right thing for themselves and their families.Now their husbands, children and parents are…
 
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    The WIN Online

  • WIN Newsroom Post

    The WIN Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:04 am
    Women are making headlines all over the world! Check out the many stories of what’s happening with women around the globe, and chime in on the comments. We want to hear your voice! Business NewsDecember 19, 2014Women at work: Creating opportunity, adding voice in tech industryBy Sandra GuyStaff Reporter May 24, 2014 8:30PM Two women spearheading digital startup companies at the 1871 tech hub say their new, male-dominated environment poses challenges, but ones that enliven and inform them.Jamie Migdal, a serial entrepreneur who has grown three successful brick-and-mortar pet-care…
  • Women at work: Creating opportunity, adding voice in tech industry

    The WIN Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    By Sandra GuyStaff Reporter May 24, 2014 8:30PM Two women spearheading digital startup companies at the 1871 tech hub say their new, male-dominated environment poses challenges, but ones that enliven and inform them.Jamie Migdal, a serial entrepreneur who has grown three successful brick-and-mortar pet-care companies, in late July is launching an online career and networking site for the pet-care industry — think Match.com for pet-care businesses, employees and would-be workers.The site, FetchFind.com, now in private beta, aims to improve professionalism in the industry by letting…
  • Global Women’s Summit a Wonderful Success in Auckland, New Zealand

    The WIN Online
    23 May 2013 | 4:21 pm
    Global Women’s Summit a Wonderful Success in Auckland, New Zealand A Global Women’s Summit was held on May 18, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  CEO of The WIN, Paula Fellingham, and Lynn Lawler, VP of Global Events, were able to attend the amazing event.  Attendees of the event were treated with a drum troupe called Human Rhythms. Paula Fellingham wrote about her experience at the Global Women’s Summit and shared plans for future events. I just returned from a delightful trip to Australia and New Zealand with the lovely WIN VP of Events, Lynn Lawler.  We had a magnificent…
  • International Day of Families Celebrated May 15th

    The WIN Online
    16 May 2013 | 12:24 pm
    International Day of Families Celebrated May 15th International Day of Families is celebrated May 15th, and began in 1995 after the United Nations proclaimed 1994 as the Year of the Family.  It is not a public holiday, but is observed globally around the world.  Celebrations revolve around promoting awareness for issues that pertain to families, and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.  This year’s theme was Advancing social integration and intergenerational solidarity.  Other themes have included:  Fathers and Families:…
  • eTV Fitness and Nutrition Channel: Cynthia Sumner – Healing Through Food

    The WIN Online
    16 May 2013 | 5:00 am
    eTV Fitness and Nutrition Channel: Cynthia Sumner – Healing Through Food Cynthia Sumner began studying Natural Health over 10 years ago.  She had experienced health issues due to poor diet and knew that she wanted to make changes.  As a holistic health coach, she has been privileged and honored to help many individuals to heal in life changing ways.  Her mission is to give support in healing the relationship with food.   This year, Cynthia launched her new program through her website Green Healing Leaf.  She provides health and wellness coaching, training, and accountability for…
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    Singapore Girl Fashion

  • 5 Christmas Gift Ideas

    toby
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Most of us celebrate Christmas and during this festive season, sharing gift is an important custom. Especially in this material world, we want not only better but also with reasonable price gift. That is why 2sg.org gives you this 5 Christmas gift ideas that you could consider for this year xmas period. 1. Transparent book weight Fantastic gift idea for book lover. You can order from here. 2. Insane giant wine glass This oversize wine glass will make your visitors want to come more often to taste the lover wine in this awesome glass. You can buy this gift from Amazon.   3. Mini mobile…
  • Soda Stream Perfect Gift For Christmas 2014

    toby
    29 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The origins of the home carbonation drink for home dated back to 1903 when Guy Gilby invented the first soda machine. This great machine was used by English aristocrats. During the 20th century, soda machine, increasingly became a home appliance in England and almost everywhere in the world. Founded in 1991, SodaStream has become in 16 years the world’s largest soda machine manufacturer. This Soda stream requires a can of gaz to operate them. It definitely can make gas from your own home. Unfortunately, you cannot buy it from Singapore but the closest market in Asia to buy the Soda…
  • The Most Expensive Engagement Ring In Singapore

    toby
    29 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Probably the most expensive engagement ring in Singapore would go to a diamond ring by Lorraine Schwartz Inc. This company was found by Lorraine Schwartz who is a world-renowned jewelry designer, known for her trendsetting and customized creations. Her diamond wedding ring are featured by many holywood star. No wonder, her designer ring would no doubt probably be one of the most expensive wedding ring in Singapore too.
 
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    Purposeful Woman

  • How to Work a Room

    JJ DiGeronimo
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    Each time you attend a networking event, chamber lunch or continuing education training session you have the opportunity to meet new people and ultimately enhance your personal brand image. I was recently talking to a real estate woman about her business and she mentioned that she wasn’t really comfortable promoting herself.  “When I go to a networking event, I am just not really good at leading with my business card to let people know who I am, who I help and how I help them.” Well, that isn’t really such a bad thing. We can all pick out the person that attends those…
  • Time: A Valuable Commodity

    JJ DiGeronimo
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    How well do you manage your time? Do you find yourself wishing that: There were more hours in the day/week You could clone yourself to get everything done You would finish everything on your daily to do list You are not alone. We have heard about time management; we all know about the “if you touch it – do something with it” rule. But how many can say that they really use their time wisely every day? Entrepreneur Magazine has written an article with ten great tips for management your time. Here are just a couple for you to consider: Any activity or conversation that’s…
  • Do You Suffer From a Business Management Deficiency?

    JJ DiGeronimo
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:02 am
    I usually like to respond to topics from a positive perspective but I recently read an article from Ashley Miln’s blog, The Department of Finance entitled  21 Point Managerial Deficiency Checklist that asks the reader to evaluate their areas of business management deficiency. The list is a good one, a combination of business measurements that we all need to be aware of and Ashley asks us to honestly measure our abilities.   Here is the list: Lack of profits. No financial reporting. No chart of accounts or poorly constructed chart of accounts. Poor format in chart of accounts. No…
  • Young Women, College Students, Prepare to Enter the Work Force

    JJ DiGeronimo
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:58 pm
    This month I had the opportunity to talk with college women preparing  to enter the workforce. With many different degrees and levels of education, we spent time talking about what makes an effective professional.  We also discussed what it takes to move through different roles and levels within an organization and how professional women can strategically align themselves with mentors and sponsors. The young women had great questions and are already working on their personal brand via their resumes and LinkedIn profiles.  We chatted about the importance of references and evaluating job…
  • Leadership Presentations for 2015

    JJ DiGeronimo
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    How important is leadership to you and your organization? I don’t normally do this, but as we are approaching the end of the year, I wanted to bring to light some of the leadership workshops and presentations that I offer in case you are looking for a speaker in the upcoming year. You can review an entire list here: Leadership Programs, but here are just a few examples and what you can expect to learn. “JJ’s WITI presentation today was very insightful, I will definitely be building on my professional brand this year and following many of  her  suggestions (if not all of…
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    Women Unlimited Worldwide

  • Ep #26: Small business marketing strategies with Dee Blick

    Julie Hall
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:15 am
    In episode 26 of Micro Entrepreneur: the magic of starting small, I had a great time continuing my conversation with Dee Blick, best-selling author, speaker and small business marketing guru. Dee is a Chartered Marketer, CIM Fellow, blogger, columnist and writes for many magazines. She has 31 years experience in marketing, copywriting and public speaking. This is the 2nd part of Dee’s interview and today we’re talking about the great small business marketing strategies Dee has implemented for herself, and for other business owners. If you missed last week’s podcast…
  • A gift that costs you nothing but makes a huge difference

    Julie Hall
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Today’s post is written with great sadness.  Today I heard the news that T. Sandeman Charles passed away as a result of having two incurable lung diseases.  T was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.  She shared her story at our Thrive conference in 2012 and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. T was not someone to take her disease lying down.  When she found out that she had a terminal illness, instead of accepting it and feeling sorry for herself, she decided to take action and used all her energy and resources to create Save 5.  Save 5’s whole purpose was to…
  • Book Love: ‘So we leaned in…now what?’

    Jayne Ryan
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    You may remember Julie’s great review last year of Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Now, further down the track, we have Sheryl back on the TEDWomen stage, being interviewed by Pat Mitchell about what she has learned since her Ted Talk and the book’s publication. If the book has had an impact on you and your life please share in the comments, we’d love to hear from you! Sheryl Sandberg admits she was terrified to step onto the TED stage in 2010 — because she was going to talk, for the first time, about the lonely experience of being a…
  • The No 1 thing business owners would hate you to know!

    Alison Bradford
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Want to know one of the biggest issues which many small businesses are dealing with right now? The answer may surprise you, as it’s something that’s rarely talked about. It’s like a shameful secret that lots of business owners are hiding away because they’re worried people will think they’re not running their business effectively. The unspoken shame is OUTSTANDING INVOICES Having done the work, you’ve not been paid, and it’s now starting to feel really uncomfortable. What should you do next? Cashflow is most definitely king in your business, and no matter what your accounts…
  • Ready for a ‘real’ detox? It’s all in your mind!

    Liz Lyon
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    When marketers target us with ads, talking about ‘our busy lifestyle’, I sometimes think we’re supposed to feel flattered. They assume we’re busy 21st century multi-taskers, running successful businesses, raising well-rounded children, engaging in stimulating relationships, and in our spare time, baking dinky macaroons. Or maybe they want us to think that’s what other people are doing, and consequently ask ourselves ‘why aren’t we?’ Of course we can aspire to this desirable state, and pretend we’ve made it, by buying their ready to cook meals, the…
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    Smart Women Travelers

  • Planning a Surprise Trip for Someone – What You Need to Know

    Carol Margolis
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    Most people like surprises. Well, the good kind anyway. Longtime readers may remember when I planned a surprise trip with my husband a couple years ago. He had no idea where we were going except for the daily clues. Each day in December, I posted another clue to where we were traveling. It was fun to plan, fun to read all the comments where we were going, and so much fun to give away the prizes at the end. So what’s involved if you want to plan a surprise trip for someone? It all begins with a destination. This might be something specific like Disney World, a cruise, a trip to the…
  • Airport Peace and Quiet? Check out the Airport Chapel

    Carol Margolis
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    Extra time between flights? Stressed running through the airport? Worse yet, a flight cancellation that has you sleeping overnight in the airport? Where do I go when truly looking for a quiet place to relax, reflect, de-stress and yes, perhaps sleep, in an airport? The airport terminal’s chapel — yes, the chapel. Not only are the chapels inside airport terminals peaceful, they may also hold regular services which you may want to attend if you happen to be traveling through the airport. And, if you find yourself in a need of a ‘bed’ overnight, their pews and/or chairs…
  • Symptoms of Ebola When Flying

    Carol Margolis
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    After I wrote the last blog about Ebola a couple days ago, a couple people emailed me to ask just what are the symptoms of this infectious disease. Yes, you could Google it or look them up on the CDC website but here are the symptoms in print. To get the answer, I went straight to the definitive source, the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. They provide a list of symptoms which looks suspiciously similar to a host of other maladies. For example, they say to look out for headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Not much help so far. After all, this pretty…
  • Can You Use TSA Pre✓ for International Flights? It Depends.

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

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

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Angela Santomero
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    A cornucopia of thanks to all of you that give Daniel Tiger, Super Why, Blue and the rest of our imaginary characters an open door policy into your home. There isn’t a day that we take your trust for granted and we’re proud to meet the challenges of bettering the lives of children across the globe. Happy Thanksgiving one and all! xo Angela Angela's Clues | Angela Santomero: Daniel Tiger, Blue's Clues & Super Why
  • Daniel Tiger on NPR

    Angela Santomero
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Sincere gratitude to NPR, in particular Erika Beras, behavioral health reporter at WESA-FM, for your NPR Morning Edition piece: Daniel Tiger: Won’t You Be His Neighbor which aired this morning. I can’t begin to explain how grateful we are for our 36 million video streams per month! While high ratings and streams aren’t frowned upon around here, it’s truly because they serve as a testament that parents yearn for quality, “good for you” programming for their children. For many of us, such positive reviews help make the labor and the difficulties of work, take…
  • Do You Co-View?

    Alexandra C
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    We love hearing from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood fans and many parents have been reporting that the strategies featured in each episode are not just helpful for their preschoolers, but also useful tools in their adult lives! References to the original Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood series draw parents to the Daniel Tiger series as much as their toddlers. Whether parents remember the original “Daniel Striped Tiger” puppet that Fred held in his show, or have a special place in their hearts for the original red trolley (Ding! Ding!), there are little nods to Fred’s series throughout…
  • Photo Contest Winner!

    Angela Santomero
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    Our annual Halloween Photo Contest has finally found it’s winner! With well over a hundred submitted entries (and some clever Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood disguises), the submissions were creative, heart felt, adorable and didn’t make it easy on our judges! This year, it was a toss up..so we decided on 2 sets of winners. Congratulations to Cameron, whose Illinois family jumped into the fun also! Congratulations, as well, to the cutest set of buccaneers, Levi & Henry, from Washington State. Your signed books (and a few extra treats) are on their way. My sincere thanks to…
  • Happy Halloween, Daniel Tiger! giveaway

    Angela Santomero
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Our Annual Halloween Photo Contest winner will receive a signed copy of the newly released  “Happy Halloween, Daniel Tiger!” AND their winning photo will be posted on AngelasClues.com   a Rafflecopter giveaway To Enter:  “EMAIL” your child’s Halloween photo to Angela@AngelasClues.com “LIKE” Angela’s Clues Facebook Page HERE “FOLLOW” @AngelasClues on Twitter   The Winner will receive 1 signed copy of “Happy Halloween, Daniel Tiger” and have their winning photo posted right here. All decision making will be…
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    Becoming you

  • WIN with Aromatic Apothecary

    Kathryn Rossiter
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:49 pm
    One of my favourite things is aromatherapy. After being introduced to it through a friend who is an amazing aromatherapist I now can’t get enough of it. I’ve got a comprehensive collection of essential oils in my bathroom that I use in my baths, I own 2 vapourisers that help to scent my living space and I’ve even bought the book (well, a few actually!) I wrote a post about The Benefits of Essential Oils a while back, but in case you missed that it Aromatherapy is “essentially” the art and science of using essential oils, extracted from aromatic plants, to improve…
  • Make some family magic with M-net Movies Family Channel!

    Kathryn Rossiter
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    It’s the summer school holidays which, for families with small kids, means lots of fun in the sun enjoying the pool or beach, but sometimes you just need to head indoors away from the heat and veg out a bit… And this is where the new daily family movie from M-net comes in to play! Each day at 4pm M-net Movies Family Channel (DStv channel 105) will be showing a fun family-friendly movie. Some of the movies you can expect to see over the coming days are: Turbo, Bolt, The Chronicles of Narnia, Space Jam, Scooby Doo and The Polar Express. Click this link to view the entire DStv…
  • Top 10 Family-friendly restaurants in Cape Town – Northern Suburbs & West Coast

    Kathryn Rossiter
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Over the past 2 weeks I’ve shared lists of my Top 10 family-friendly restaurants in both the City Bowl & Atlantic Seaboard as well as the Southern Suburbs and South Peninsula and today is the turn of the North! Yes, I’m sharing a list of the Top 10 Family-friendly restaurants in Cape Town – Northern Suburbs and West Coast As I don’t live in this area it’s not often I venture out to restaurants here so for full disclosure I must admit that I haven’t visited the restaurants in this list, these are all places that have come highly recommended by my trusted…
  • What I… Megan Kelly Botha from Beauty Blog & Baby Blog

    Kathryn Rossiter
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Today’s blogger writes not one but TWO blogs namely Beauty Blog and The Baby Blog! Plus she is mom to a small boy too! Megan Kelly Botha is really one of those woman of whom you say “I don’t know how she does it”!! Across both her blogs Megan loves to share her discoveries, be they beauty, fashion or baby related. Read on to find out more about this inspiring young woman… What I…. Know I know what it means to have nothing but to have everything, all at the same time. When I was 15, I came home to find that all of our assets had been repossessed. I was at…
  • Tech Talk: EDRO Robotics is fun for the whole family plus WIN!

    Kathryn Rossiter
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:34 pm
    I don’t know about you but as Christmas looms I sometimes get a bit stuck knowing what to buy my kids… you see they are so fortunate to have been blessed with all manner of toys over the year that it feels like I am just buying them more of the same to add to the “mess” in their room. Kids of a certain age (8 plus) can be especially hard to buy for as they’ve usually outgrown toys. But the alternative of NOT buying them a gift isn’t really an option as I still want to bless them and show them I care … So, when I discovered a new robotics toy concept…
 
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    Transformation Goddess

  • Divine Feminine Spotlight With Michelle Mullady

    shannvanderleek
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Welcome to the Transformation Goddess – Divine Feminine Spotlight for the last month of 2014. I’m so glad you are here! The intention of The Divine Feminine Spotlight series is to share transformational stories of women who have learned to walk in beauty, with the strength, courage, and pleasure of claiming their feminine sovereignty.   Today […]
  • Take Care of You This Holiday Season

    shannvanderleek
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:02 am
    Enjoy this month’s featured guest post by my soul sister and dear friend, the fabulous Mary Pritchard, PhD. In Fall 2013, for the second time in a year, I broke my heel. The first time around, I plowed forward as though nothing was wrong – except for the fact that I was on crutches. I […]
  • Top Five Sacred Blog Posts

    shannvanderleek
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hello Beautiful,  Thanks for swinging by I compiled the Top Five blog posts that resonated with our growing community the most in 2014. These transformational stories will support you to dig deeper within your sacred heart and access your divinely feminine wisdom.     Transformation Goddess: Top Five Blog Posts of 2014   Money or Happiness: Which […]
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    Hello Ladies

  • Shoes You Can Use (And a Special Offer)

    lizodool
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:21 am
    Fashionistas are always telling us to substitute our all-black wardrobes for navy – it’s less harsh against the skin. But have you ever noticed how difficult it is to find a decent navy shoe? Not anymore. Ukies makes a navy pump that is as beautiful as it is comfortable.The Paris pump is made with patented nanogel technology that prevents feet from sliding forward and evenly distribute foot pressure for long-lasting comfort. And just for Hello Ladies’ readers, Ukies is offering a 30% discount on all of its heels. Enter  code hello ladies on UKIES.com. Disclosure: Ukies…
  • Feminist Parenting Win!

    lizodool
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:59 am
    While watching Rudolph last Saturday night, my son says, “Wow. This show is kind of sexist.” He made the comment before I could even point out: – The doe are objectified. They stand around and watch while the young bucks actually learn life skills. – Never mind equal pay; Santa doesn’t hire female reindeer at all. Women elves get work, but they are stuck in middle management. – Donner tells his wife and Clarice that searching for Rudolph is man’s work. It was that same man’s work (not accepting his son for who he was) that pushed Rudolph away.
  • Holiday Hacks for Busy Women

    lizodool
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:18 am
    The holidays are supposed to be fun, but between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, women’s invisible tasks lists double, or even triple. Only you can cut your to-do list down (go for good enough!), but I can help with some holiday hacks for some of the most stressful items on your to-do list. 1. The Elf on the Shelf: This adorable little creature is one of the biggest sources of stress for busy mothers. We’re waking up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night wondering, “DID I MOVE THE ELF???” First, set an alarm on your smart phone for every night before you…
  • An Important Reminder from Hillary Clinton

    lizodool
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    At the Massachusetts Conference for Women last week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (who I met backstage!) said something that really resonated for me, and I suspect for many of the mogul, mom and maids I’ve met in the last year. Clinton said, “Sometimes we women focus too much on our deficits.” Ain’t it the truth? A friend often says, “Feedback is a gift.” Well last week it felt like Christmas came early for me. I got oh so many “gifts.” By Friday night I was ready for a weekend under the covers with a bottle of red, a bag of Double…
  • Practice Gratitude

    lizodool
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    I don’t mean to preach; I just need to practice. It’s been a rough year – personally, politically, at home, and afar. Research shows that practicing gratitude is good for you. So here goes. I am thankful for: 1. My kids, my family, my village, the high school gang. No explanation needed. 2. My cousins. More here. 3. Mothers. They are a force. 4. A stay at home husband. 5. Life as a working mother. It allows me to have the both of best worlds. And it makes for good material. 6. Working with people who not only value family first, but actually figure out how to practice it…
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    The Joyful Housewife Project

  • Habits of Doing, Brooding, Striving – Being

    Jessica
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Lately, I’ve been enjoying Sarah Ban Breathnach’s Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy. Most recently, I read a chapter about habits of doing and/or brooding vs habits of being. “The habit of being—the exultation in the present moment—is an exquisite concept, one that could enrich our lives beyond measure. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance The challenge I face is not between doing and being. I’m simply not a “woman who does too much.” I don’t have trouble saying no to people, I don’t willingly take on more than I can handle. I don’t fill up my…
  • Reframing Life: A Meditation On The Home

    Jessica
    14 Jul 2013 | 5:48 pm
    My two-year-old sincerely loves all things musical – Recently we’ve discovered that this includes The Lawrence Welk Show. My husband took this photo yesterday as we were working on getting dinner on the table. He had been about to shut off the TV after playing the toddler Pandora station for awhile and it landed on The Lawrence Welk Show on PBS. Sebastian saw the horn, looked up and him and said, “I love it, daddy! I love this show!” We sat back amused and allowed our kid be exposed to the music of another era, while daddy made dinner and mommy worked on her blog. I…
  • Choose Your Mood

    Jessica
    13 Jul 2013 | 12:49 pm
    Yesterday I took my lemons and I made some lemonade. I did a little thought experiment that allowed me to have a better day than I would have otherwise, having gotten up on as wrong a side of the bed as possible. I’ve written about my troubles getting enough sleep before. The first struggle is getting to sleep on time. The second struggle is staying asleep. Insomnia runs in my family. My mother, my aunt, and I all deal with it. Now that I’m five months pregnant, I’ve got the old pregnancy insomnia. Some people do fine on very little sleep. I do not. It makes me feel…
  • Stuff My Husband Cooks

    Jessica
    27 Jun 2013 | 9:11 pm
    I think I’m going to have to rename my blog Stuff My Husband Cooks! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have a foodie for a husband? Well, I recently realized that my husband has in effect disabled me in the kitchen! It is ridiculous how little I cook these days. I would like to take steps to change that…. Basically, I’ve lost my confidence because I want simple, simple, simple, easy, quick meals, and his style is always, “Well, we could add this, and we could whip that up in the food processor…” The pic above is a beautiful fruit salad he made…
  • How Exercise Pulled Me Out of Another Season of Depression

    Jessica
    8 Mar 2013 | 12:40 pm
    It happened again. I had another several weeks of depression. It always seems to come around a time when I had hoped to start blogging again. So I don’t, because it’s just going to be day after day of the same thing. I’m extremely overwhelmed by everyday tasks. I find basic housework dreadful and energy sapping. It is a gigantic weight on my shoulders. It seems like clutter is piling and piling and it is severely oppressing me. (Though in reality it’s being managed – it isn’t growing.) I cry every day. My brain is in a continual fog and I cannot write. I can’t…
 
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    Latest articles from Women's eNews

  • 21 Leaders 2015: Seven Who Interrupt Legacy Narratives

    WeNews Staff
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Profiles of seven leaders dedicated to improving lives of women and girls: Brenda Stevenson, Dr. Nina Ansary, Dana Bolger, Sharon D’Agostino, Dorothy Davis, Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, Karen Elizaga
  • 21 Leaders 2015: Seven Who Give Life to Movements

    WeNews Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Profiles of seven leaders dedicated to improving lives of women and girls: Jyothi Gaddam Pulla, Sally Roesch Wagner, Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, Susan Scanlan, Marcy Syms, Debbie Walsh, Lizz Winstead
  • 21 Leaders 2015: Seven Who Transform Cultures

    WeNews Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Profiles of seven leaders dedicated to improving lives of women and girls: Julie Enszer, Mary Fisher, Preston McMurry, Jr., Geeta Mehta, Kathy Miller, Graciela de Oto, Ai-jen Poo
  • Prez Ignores Male Reporters, ISIS Slaughter

    WeNews Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:14 am
    President Obama made his final press conference memorable by only taking questions from female reporters. Elsewhere, ISIS militants attacked women in the western Iraqi province of Al-Anbar before burying them in mass graves in Fallujah.
  • France's Birth Control Pill Use Plummets Post Scare

    Juhie Bhatia
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    In a country where the pill has long dominated, women are now turning to other options, including less reliable "natural" methods. At the same time, abortion rates may have gone up last year, partly due to the pill controversy. Story reported with Hajer Naili.
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    Women's Refugee Commission - Women's Refugee Commission - Blog

  • End Militarism, End Gender Violence

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Every year, the international community marks 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, and this year's theme is "Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Gender-Based Violence!" Militarism is both a direct and indirect cause of violence against refugee women and girls--they are vulnerable both to conflict and to the violence that militarism imbues in societies. 
  • Women, Peace and Security Debate: 2014

    4 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    On Tuesday, the Security Council met for the 14th time to hold an open debate on Women, Peace and Security. It was the first time that the theme of a Security Council open debate was about refugee and internally displaced women and girls.
  • Locking Up Family Values, Again: The Detention of Immigrant Families

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    A young mother, Rosa, fled Central America this July after gangs violently threatened the family with kidnapping, the destruction of their home and death. Rosa and her seven-year old daughter, Ana, were detained at the Artesia Family Detention Facility shortly after entering the United States. Traumatized by conditions in her home country and the added stress of confinement, Ana was unable to keep down any food. Her weight loss became so extreme that medical staff told Rosa, they would force feed her daughter through a catheter. 
  • Overlooked Among 50 Million Displaced Worldwide, Women and Girls Lose Out

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    The number of people forced to flee their homes due to conflict has passed 50 million worldwide, a level not seen since World War II. This is one of the reasons why the UN Security Council will focus on women refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) during its annual open debate on women, peace, and security on October 28. “In emergencies, we continue to hear the excuse that we can't stop to think about people's specific needs, and that usually means women and girls lose out,” according to Elizabeth Cafferty, senior advocacy officer at the Women's Refugee Commission.
  • ExCom 2014: Global Refugee Priorities Decoded

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    "Never before in United Nations history have we had so many refugees, displaced people and asylum seekers," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told government ministers and representatives gathered in Geneva to discuss the state of the world's refugees. This was the first time Ban Ki-moon had ever addressed UNHCR's Executive Committee (ExCom) and the first time in nearly 10 years that a UN Secretary General had attended the annual meeting. His presence was perhaps a reflection of the gravity and magnitude of the global refugee crisis: 51.2 million people worldwide currently displaced by…
 
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    Naked Girl in a Dress

  • Christmas Cards: A Six-Year Hiatus

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:56 am
    The last time I sent a Christmas card was 2007, which was the last year my ex and I were together. Moving out in December of 2008, there was little thought of creating a Christmas card. Without his name or image on the card, I may as well have called it my divorce announcement rather […] Click to read the entire post.
  • My Christmas Wish

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Visiting the blog of one of my favorite writers this morning, I struggled to comment on her post. I could close the tab and exit without leaving a trace of my visit, but I wanted to share with the rest of the readers. And yet I was stumped. The big, challenging question I struggled to respond to... Click to read the entire post.
  • Life is Too Short To…

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    We often hear of people hitting 50 and having a midlife crisis. The reality regarding midlife is that we likely hit that point in our 40′s based upon life expectancy. While that may seem depressing, it’s more a reminder for me to live my life fully. Since turning 40, I don’t... Click to read the entire post.
  • It’s Just Right

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Sometimes people come into our lives who say they love us, and they genuinely mean it. And while we appreciate the sentiment, they love us in a way we don’t want to be loved or that doesn’t meet our needs. The realization–that we are loved in a way that isn’t really... Click to read the entire post.
  • On Being a Grown-Up

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    I always get the thoughtful–sometimes challenging–questions from my kids while driving. Typically it’s when we have a long drive or a lot of traffic, which means I can’t escape the ones I am not quite prepared to answer. Asking me how babies come out of a mommy’s body... Click to read the entire post.
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    Inspiring Pretty

  • Wedding Photo Musts: Wedding Ceremony Recessional

    Claire
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty Since we discussed the bride and groom’s first kiss as husband and wife in the last post, it is only fitting to discuss what happens right after the “I do’s”: the wedding ceremony recessional. That is the moment bride and groom walking down the aisle as husband and wife as they exit the ceremony. It is their first presentation as husband and wife and it is most definitely a moment that must be captured, so that it may live on forever through photographs. The wedding ceremony recessional is the classic moment where guests celebrate the the new…
  • Keep Counters Clean with Rock-it Oil

    Claire
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty This post brought to you by Rock-it Oil. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Inspiring Pretty. Christmas is a time for cooking. Between Christmas cookies to the turkey for Christmas dinner, the kitchen gets a lot of use, but not a lot of love during the holiday season. That is when grime, caked on mess and lasting marks from baking mishaps happen. It can be difficult to get everything cleaned up and looking good after the holidays, and it is nearly impossible to accomplish this during Christmas and New Year. We are in the midst of this right now ourselves. We…
  • Happy Family Makes the Holidays Easier

    Claire
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    Inspiring Pretty This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Happy Family Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Our baby was born in January last this year. He just missed the Christmas season of 2013, so this will be his first. He is already stimulated by the Christmas tree, outdoor Christmas lights and guests and family coming and going. We have not traveled (it will be a 12 hour car ride from California to Colorado), he has not seen gifts, met the animals at his grandparents’ home or tasted the food of the Christmas season. It will be a lot for him to take in. With…
  • Be Healthy with Sara Lee® Breads this Christmas

    Claire
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    Inspiring Pretty Sara Lee® asked me to share my healthy transformation in a sponsored post, and I am happy to do so with you. Last year, my family came up with the idea of a weight loss bet. Six of us each chipped $50 into a pot to be the prize for the person with the most weight loss after three months. It was just what I needed to jumpstart my weight loss. I began dieting and exercising more steadily than I had before. By the end of the three months, I won the money! I had only lost 16 pounds, but it was a good start. Plus, since I was already in the routine of working out and dieting, I…
  • Creative Christmas Food Art

    Claire
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty Christmas is a full of family, happiness and lots of decorations. It is a time when everything dons some sort of festive garb. Tabletops, rooftops, ugly sweaters, trees and everything in between receive a festive makeover for a few happy weeks. Food is not left of the decorating fun, either. In fact, food is becoming a decoration more and more through Christmas food art. Creative are taking traditional foods of the holiday and turning them into something so neat that you may not want to ruin it by eating it. If you have the time to try out these ideas, I highly…
 
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    The 8 Women Dream Project

  • Quick Time Management Tips for Keynote Speakers

    Kelly Swanson, Do Public Speaking
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
      What to do when everything seems important! Today alone I received 162 emails which have to be filtered through and responded to.  Ten people want to “pick my brain”. Five people are ready to set up their coaching sessions.  Four people want to interview me – this month.  Three clients are waiting for promo […] Related Posts: My Biggest Secret To Getting Booked As A Motivational… Meeting Planner’s Perspective on Booking a… Should Motivational Speakers Script It Or Wing It? 7 Secrets To Conquering Stage Fright As A Keynote Speaker If…
  • Positive Body Image With Parts Missing

    Iman Woods, Therapeutic Photos for Women
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    Body image is tricky for everyone. But our perception of beauty has to grow to embrace ALL bodies. Even those missing parts or organs. With cancer and other diseases changing how we look, we have to change how we SEE. This woman changed how I see beauty in just a few short minutes. She lost […] Related Posts: Fighting the Elusive Beauty Standard to Empower Women The Self-Esteem Problem in One Minute Why Inner Beauty Matters to Our Dreams and to the World Shift Your Perception to Improve Self-Esteem and Your Dream… Dreaming of a world without body shaming The post Positive Body…
  • Finding Happiness in Breaking Up with Fear

    Lisa Powell, Get Happy
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Last year, in early February, I attended a women's meditation circle in Troy, New York where I live. I told the women that my goal for the year as to break up with fear and marry faith - and in doing so to be as bold as possible, and to live joyfully. Related Posts: Finding Happiness In Living Miracles Finding Happiness Through Living The Dream, Part III Thankful Thursday: Be Thankful for Fear Finding Happiness in Taking on Big New Challenges Overcoming Fear: You Must Do The Thing You Cannot Do The post Finding Happiness in Breaking Up with Fear appeared first on The 8 Women Dream Project.
  • Holiday Gift Guide: Top 8 Gifts for Fitness Lovers

    Heather Montgomery, Get Fit
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    Your friends and loved ones may be grabbing their sneakers early in the morning and running off the to the gym. You know they are dedicated to their fitness goals, but what holiday gift would they need? Here are a few of my favorite classics and a few new items that me and most of […] Related Posts: 4 Tips for Fitness Motivation Through the Holidays 44 Fitness Hashtags to Achieve Your Goals Treadmill Workouts to Avoid Fall Fitness Pitfalls 4 Ways to Give Thanks for Your Fitness 8 Reasons to be Thankful for Fitness on Black Friday The post Holiday Gift Guide: Top 8 Gifts for Fitness…
  • The 5 Stages of Change and the Change Process

    Catherine Hughes, Be an Online Success
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:03 am
    As we approach that last few weeks of this year and people begin to think about changing their lives and making their dreams come true in the coming year, I’ve decided to bring forward one of my more popular posts on the 5 stages of change. Fear, depression, anger, elation, excitement and joy are all […] Related Posts: A Map for Finding Your Passion and Working It This Year Whatever Gets Your Vision Going, Baby Goal Setting: Double Your Dream Success by Following Rituals Be Thankful for Change that is Challenging Your New Year’s Resolution: Dare to Do One Thing The post The…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • No Doubt About It: Brave Beauty Lessons We Learned from Gwen Stefani

    AndyC
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    As one of the leading ladies in Hollywood, Gwen Stefani is known for her strong fashion sense and bold looks for an image that truly stands out in the music industry. From her bleach blonde hair to her signature red lips, there is much to learn from the icon on how to rock a bold look that’s all you... The post No Doubt About It: Brave Beauty Lessons We Learned from Gwen Stefani appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Give The Gift Of A Family Recipe With Pompeian Label Maker: Juicy Pork Chop Recipe

    Da Vinci
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Special Thanks to Pompeian for sponsoring this post. Cooking and recipes are such a major part of holiday tradition, so when I received this opportunity from Pompeian Olive Oil to share their Label Maker I thought it was a perfect fit.  I’m a person who LOVES food of course but I also love per... The post Give The Gift Of A Family Recipe With Pompeian Label Maker: Juicy Pork Chop Recipe appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Skip the Sit-Ups: 5 Non-Boring Ways to Get Amazing Abs

    AndyC
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you are on a quest to get amazing abs, you’ll quickly learn that although workouts like sit-ups really work your core, they get repetitious and boring. If you are bored to tears with sit-ups, there are a few fun workouts that will provide you with variety. Getting creative in your core workouts w... The post Skip the Sit-Ups: 5 Non-Boring Ways to Get Amazing Abs appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Enter To Win: The Strain Season 1 DVD

    Da Vinci
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Have you been watching the blood-curdling sci-fi series The Strain?  If you have or you’ve been wanting to check it out, this giveaway is perfect for you.  The Strain is brought t you by Executive Producers-Writers Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan.  So what’s the premise?... The post Enter To Win: The Strain Season 1 DVD appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Brain Foods to Boost Your Brain Power

    Da Vinci
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    Eating healthy can be very beneficial for all part of the body, especially for the brain. It is important to keep it always sharp, so that you can work faster and avoid any unpleasant stressful situation. For extra brain power it is not necessary to take any vitamins or special pills, it is enough o... The post Brain Foods to Boost Your Brain Power appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    Ann Daly

  • Georgia O’Keeffe: the secret to creativity

    Ann Daly
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:46 am
    Georgia O’Keeffe commiserated with a young poet about how difficult it is to “listen to yourself and write from that.” Here’s what the painter advised — well before I talked about “doing 15 minutes of nothing a day”: She said the key is in free time. Give yourself an hour or two a day, all to yourself. Everyone has free time, but they don’t use it. I said I have time when I am walking to school. She said that wasn’t free; yes, I was walking, but I was walking to. That wasn’t free time. (From Weekends with O’Keeffe, by C.S. Merrill.) (PS…
  • Ann’s coaching reminders

    Ann Daly
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:49 am
    Here you go, this week’s compendium of coaching reminders. I hope they keep you going . . . or stop you dead in your tracks. “Seeing ourselves clearly is initially uncomfortable and embarrassing.” Pema Chodron Know the difference between what you’ve earned and what you “deserve.” “The most important thing is to have clarity. And it’s the hardest thing to have. It’s so painful, because that means you have to look at the truth.” Diane von Furstenberg Know the difference between what’s a cost and what’s an investment. Don’t use biology as an…
  • Thoughtful + intentional = confidence

    Ann Daly
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Parting is such sweet sorrow, and not just for Shakespeare. Saying farewell at the conclusion of a successful coaching engagement means that one more woman is owning her power and building the life or career of her dreams. That’s reason to rejoice! But, as I did this morning with “Moira,” it also means saying good-bye to someone I’ve grown quite fond of, and attached to. I’ll miss our weekly conversations, witnessing a smart and ambitious woman thoughtfully creating a life for herself and her family. Moira, an entrepreneur, is wise beyond her years, and here are…
  • Diane von Furstenberg: success begins with clarity

    Ann Daly
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:33 pm
    I can’t wait to get my copy of Diane von Furstenberg’s memoir this week. Until then, I’m binge-watching interviews with my favorite fashion legend. The best one goes back a few years, when she talked to gilt.com. DVF is a wise woman, and she keeps it real. She’s learned her life lessons well, and she shares them freely. Here’s the heart of of her philosophy, about clarity, strategy, and success: The most important thing is to have clarity. And it’s the hardest thing to have. It’s so painful, because that means that you can’t be delusional. That means you…
  • Coaching reminders

    Ann Daly
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Here’s a digest of the daily coaching reminders I shared online this week. (For even more coaching advice, let’s connect on Facebook and Twitter!) Consider the mantra of a woman with one year to live: “No time to rush.” Know the difference between being judgmental and having good judgment. “You have to learn to take criticism seriously but not personally.” Hillary Clinton “If you do something wrong, say you’re sorry and move on, and don’t beat up on yourself about it.” Gay Gaddis If you’re asking, “Who’s to blame?” you’re asking the wrong…
 
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    World Of Female

  • Can You Train For A Marathon In 3 Months?

    Baba
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Running a Marathon is an amazing human feet. Only a fraction of the population will ever run that far at one time; primarily because it is no easy task. Even the most seasoned runners push themselves to unconceivably long distances to cross the finish line. Besides representing an impressive personal best, many people use the marathon as an end to weeks, months, and even years of celebration. While people can literally spend years training for their first marathon, another question can be asked. Can a person run a marathon after only half a year’s worth of training? How about after
  • Experts warn that ‘Quickie Divorce’ will make ending married life too easy

    Baba
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    James Munby, a respected senior judge in the family courts, has called for the process of ‘divorce by mutual consent’ to take place outside of the courtroom. Many divorcees will echo Mr Munby’s pleas for reform, understanding that the current legal mechanism which surrounds divorce can cause a lot of unnecessary pain. Divorce reforms would mean that you could nullify a marriage simply through a registrar – in a similar manner to births and deaths. The debate about divorce will always be steeped in morality; partly because of its religious foundations, and also due to the fact that…
  • £722K Of Card Fraud Predicted On Black Friday

    Rosn
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    The darkness of the impending shopping weekend isn’t just related to the namesake. Black Friday as a primary shopping day has a prediction of more than £722k of fraudulent spends on cards according to data from GoCompare.com. Flash sales and last minute discounts are driving shoppers to spend excess amounts on their cards, leading to fraudsters covertly slipping in to commit their crime. The US shopping event, following Thanksgiving, has made its way across the pond, and is expected to see record-breaking spending from Brits over the weekend. Figures from the UK Card Association and…
  • How Drugs Make it to Market

    Rosn
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    Prescription drugs have been a godsend for millions of people. Before insulin, diabetics would die, either from the direct effects of the disease or from complications like kidney damage and gangrene. Before penicillin and other antibiotics, people would die from minor bacterial infections or from the debilitating effects of syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases. Before chemotherapy and similar drugs, the chance of survival for most forms of cancer was zero. However, despite all of the good that prescription drugs have done, there are still instances where they have done as much…
  • Concerns About Delaying Pregnancy

    Rosn
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    On average, in the United States, women are waiting longer to have children. Some women are waiting longer because they want to establish themselves in their careers, and have some security before having children. As a result, it’s not unusual for a woman to wait until her mid-30s, and even her 40s, before having her first child. While waiting longer to have children can ensure better tools for raising children, including economic and educational resources, it can also put women and their babies at greater risk for complications. Possible Complications of Delaying Pregnancy Not all women…
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    a spot of whimsy

  • Nutcracker Sweets.

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

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

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

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Happy Halloween!  2 posts in one week?!  I can't believe it either!  But I thought my favorite holiday warranted sharing a few pictures from our rehearsal dinner, way back on October 3, where we let our love of Halloween shine through :) A few little details worth mentioning:The gold leaves on the table (spray-painted lovingly by my dad) were collected last October from the 3 places we call home: Connecticut (Conor); Michigan (Me); and Chicago (both of us together).  They were pressed in books all around my parents' house for almost a year, then mixed…
  • D + C | Honeymoon Part 1: Maui.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Not that I wasn't expecting our honeymoon to be completely wonderful, but it somehow exceeded all expectations to become the most amazing trip of my life.  We spent the first 4 nights on Maui, then flew to Kauai for an additional 5 nights.  To avoid picture overload, I'm splitting them up over 2 posts, 1 per island.  Aloha!{Our first day}We landed late in the afternoon, immediately bought ourselves some fresh flower leis in baggage claim (love that), and headed to our hotel, the Westin Maui Resort & Spa in our cliched (but awesome) rented white Jeep.
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    Witches' Brew | White Jesus Approved

  • Brew Music: D’Angelo – Black Messiah (LISTEN NOW)

    Witch Hazel
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:23 am
    Sweet baby Jesus in a manger, this D’Angelo album is giving me everything I need on this Monday morning and I’m only on the third song. This early Christmas gift is the miracle my spirit didn’t even know it needed. After 14 years, the crooner is back and giving you all the funk you can handle. Get into it for FREE on Spotify then give that man some coins and buy the thing! What’s your favorite song? Image via Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Want more Witches’ Brew?
  • Will You Watch?: VH1’s Sorority Sisters

    Witch Hazel
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:40 am
    VH1 continues to serve up chow for the reality TV viewing audience. It’s latest offering, Sorority Sisters, aims to take you inside Black Greek life. About the show: Nine women, who continue to honor the traditions and legacies of their respective sororities and chapters, all agree on one main principle: sisterhood doesn’t end after graduation, it’s for life. For these friends and sisters (or ‘sorors’) from celebrated historically black colleges and universities in Atlanta, strong ties to their organizations lead to fierce rivalries, but through thick and thin, these women stand…
  • Cornball Corner: Kandi Burruss

    Fleur Delacour
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
    Kandi Burruss, her little petty cypher hands and weird eyebrow expressions are all chilling in our Cornball Corner. Why, you ask? Welp, she went from a business woman with amazing hustle-man skills to just being in everyone’s business on RHOA. Basically, she’s basic. What exactly is her job description now? Oh, I know: roll over to everyone’s house or restaurant meeting place, eat all the snacks with those pickle fingers while she fake-tries to get folks to bury the hatchet. A hatchet that she helps to sharpen with her two-faced, rhetorical questions and mess. Girl, bye!
  • Brew Music: Alicia Keys – “We Gotta Pray”

    Witch Hazel
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:25 pm
    While many of her high-profile peers have been painfully quiet about the recent fatal cases of police brutality, Alicia Keys has stepped forward with a song about the current national climate. In “We Gotta Pray,” Keys says “we are extraordinary people…living ordinary lives” and she calls for prayer for the world. Keys said she wrote the song in recent months in the wake of the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. She wrote and recorded the song herself in one night. Take a listen. Are you feeling this? Do you think other entertainers should step forward and…
  • Brewshyt: Bacon Scented Pillowcase

    Fleur Delacour
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:06 am
    Yo! Who does this??? J&D Foods is launching a line of Bacon Scented Pillowcases? Whut? Like how is that alluring before sessy times? Does it serve to remind your man to demand a ham sammich and a glass of red/lemon kool-aid mix post climax? The company claims it used “state-of-the-art printing technology from NASA to allow the scent of Bacon to permeate your dreams and expand your mind”. I would so buy this for the following people: 1) Busta Rhymes – he prolly sweats cheese so I’m thinking it would compliment the bacon… in his petri dish of a bed 2) Flava…
 
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    Girlilla Warfare

  • Happy Chanukkah — LIGHT IT UP With Latkes, Love & Laughter – xoxo GIRLilla Warfare

    Lisa
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Hey Girlfriends –  Spin the dreidel … Light the Menorah …  and Live it up on latkes for Eight Crazy Nights … May your hearts be full and your homes be blessed and shine brightly with those faces around the table who mean everything to you.   With Much Love, Joy & Laughter, xoxo GIRLilla Warfare 
  • The ‘Barbie’ Trap: Don’t Let Outer Beauty = Inner Happiness

    Lisa
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Vanessa Schenck A couple days ago my good friend emailed me about an ad campaign for a new doll hitting stores for the holidays. And, surprise!!  The doll is … drum roll, please … a skinny, blonde-haired girl! And that’s what my friend wrote in her email, “Really? Another way to say to our girls that beautiful equals being skinny and blonde?” Now, I hear my friend. After all, I once played with my skinny, blonde-haired doll. My choice? Barbie. The two of us were BFF’s. This is the part where I tell you I’m Italian. Well, half Italian.  As in: hips, dark eyes,…
  • What Number Is Sex On YOUR To-Do List? — A Wife’s Perspective

    Lisa
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
     By E.J. Gordon My husband had rearranged his workday so he could go to our favorite yoga teacher on a Wednesday morning. I promised I would meet him if the appliance delivery people gave me the afternoon window instead of the morning one. As luck would have it, they were coming at one, so I ran off to meet Jay for a mid-morning yoga date. After shavasana, he raised an eyebrow at me and said, “So … you headed home to shower?” I knew what that meant. It meant, “No one’s home, we’re not tired, let’s squeeze in some Afternoon Delight.” The first thought I had in my head was…
  • Strategic Sex: A Husband’s Foolproof Plan GUARANTEED To Get His Wife Into Bed …

    Lisa
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Evan Field I was out to drinks with nine other men (all married with kids), shootin’ the shit, watching some random college basketball game that we all pretended to care about, and kind of sulking in our nachos and beer.  In comedic relief, one of my friends said out loud, “So … I am glad to see you guys are all getting laid as often as I am! Aren’t our wives amazing?” Everyone laughed and then the complaining began … I heard everything from “My wife thinks I am disgusting” to “She tries to coach me while we are in the middle of it” to “I am so sick of feeling…
  • From Our GIRLilla Warfare Family To Yours: Screw the Guilt and Have An Awesome Thanksgiving

    Lisa
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Lisa Barr, Editor of GIRLilla Warfare It has been a year of blessings, challenges, great moments and tough ones, filled with those days that go on and on, and those days that all we want is for time to freeze and that special moment to last forever. As Moms we’ve loved, we’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve yelled, we’ve nagged, we’ve messed up, and we’ve risen to the occasion and got “it” right. But whatever it is, and wherever you are, we’ve been through it all together. You, Me, and Our Girlfriend Next Door. From a…
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    Women You Should Know®

  • Fly It Forward: Women Pilots Introduce Girls To Aviation By Giving Them Their First Flight Experience

    WYSK
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    In late 2009, airline transport rated pilot Mireille Goyer was searching for events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first female pilot license earned worldwide by Raymonde de Laroche on March 8, 1910. To her dismay, she found none. Determined to not let this important milestone for women pilots go unrecognized, Mireille launched Fly It Forward™, a global campaign designed to honor the pioneers by inspiring the next generation of women aviators. “I thought that the female pioneers that opened doors for all of us would be disappointed to see our lack of progress (0% to barely…
  • ASMR Challenge: Does Anything Happen To You When You Hear This Woman’s Whispering Voice?

    WYSK
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    Meet Maria. She’s become a YouTube sensation all because she’s a master whisperer. That’s right, you heard us… she whispers, and makes other soft sounds that her nearly 350,000 Gentle Whispering subscribers clamor to hear. Why? Because they all experience a phenomenon called ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) from listening to her. We had no idea this was a thing, but it is and it’s pretty freakin’ cool if you’re lucky enough to be in tune to it. While unscientifically proven to date, people sensitive to ASMR are said to experience…
  • Fix-It Friday: Fixing for the Holidays With a Twist (of Lemon)!

    Norma Vally, WYSK DIY Contributor
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    In the spirit of the Season, this Fix-it Friday I’d like to share some home fixes that I rank on the top of my to-do list, namely, fixing drinks! Indeed, fixing a batch of holiday cocktails may not be the kind of DIY project one would imagine when it comes to home repair, but to this notion I ask that we consider the screwdriver. Is it a tool that fits into the head of a screw, or is it a cocktail made from vodka and orange juice? ‘Tis the season to be jolly, so I say the latter! A word of CAUTION – I don’t recommend imbibing while undertaking the traditional DIY project.
  • The 81-Year-Old Girl With The Lizard Tattoo… And More Than 50 Others

    WYSK
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:55 am
    For her 75th birthday, Helen Lambin, a retired secretary, celebrated in a most unusual way… she got a tattoo. Now six years and more than 50 tattoos later, the 81-year-old Chicagoan (born in Iowa) credits that decision with changing her life “expansively.” “It radically changed growing older,” Helen remarked. “Because when I talk to these people of all different ages, they find it very entertaining that yeah, there’s this white-haired lady with tattoos but the way they’re talking to me is different. It’s like, ‘Oh it’s okay we can talk to each other.’ ” She…
  • Making The World A Better Place, One Love Letter At A Time

    WYSK
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    After moving to New York City upon graduating from college, Hannah Brencher found herself grappling with depression and loneliness. She started to write her feelings down in a notebook, when one day those thoughts morphed into an inspirational letter she wrote to a perfect stranger. That letter unexpectedly came pouring out of Hannah on a NYC subway car after spotting a woman who appeared despondent. But the stranger got off the train before Hannah could give her the impromptu note, so she left it for someone else to find. Hannah found comfort in the idea that her words might brighten…
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    Its All About Women! | Its All About Women!

  • Making a real connection without saying a word…

    Denise ONeill
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sometimes you don’t need language to communicate how you feel… Like the easy companionship that connects 2 old friends as they go for a long, quiet walk through the woods together… Or the intimate silence between 2 lovers as they look into each others’ eyes… These 2 little twins are far from silent but they certainly don’t need “words” to have what appears to be a very interesting — and lively — conversation! Their dramatic gestures, cute gurgles and cheerful guffaws are fascinating to watch. It’s a peek into their very special world — a world that only the 2…
  • Top 2 Things Men are Terrified Of (and How to Help Without Letting Them Know You Know)

    Claire Casey
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
    He will never tell you any of this. In fact, he’s dying to read this article… But he would never let you catch him doing it! And, he certainly won’t admit to wanting to know if his deep, dark secrets… Are hanging out like underwear on a clothesline. In the front yard. In the middle of a busy city. (Hah!) Well, he won’t tell you, but I will. But first, two warnings: First, this isn’t a complete list. Of course not! But I think these are the two biggest ones. (I’m working on more articles about a few of the others…) Second, I’m not telling you…
  • The Effective Sweet Treat that Relieves Arthritis Pain

    Jim Healthy
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Did you know that there are certain kinds of foods that actually help reduce or even stop arthritis pain? These “superfoods” are usually easy to find and inexpensive. Of all the foods that help fight against arthritis — delicious, sweet pineapple comes up close to the top of the list. The Sweet Pain Reliever For generations, people around the world have used fresh pineapple to ease their arthritis inflammation. Loaded with joint-protecting vitamin C, pineapple is undoubtedly a superior arthritis-healing food. Its anti-inflammatory ingredient — bromelain — is so potent that many…
  • 5 Powerful Keys to Make Your Husband Worship the Ground You Walk on!

    Bob Grant
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    You probably dreamed of your wedding day ever since you were a little girl… The gorgeous, white dress that makes you look like a princess… Friends and family sending you love as you walk down the aisle toward your Prince Charming… It’s no surprise that a woman’s wedding day is one of the happiest days of her life! But your wedding day is only the beginning. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for 30 years or 30 days, the truth is while marriage begins on the day of your wedding, it doesn’t end there! Marriage is for life and, like anything else worthwhile, it takes some…
  • The Hair Loss Problem: What You Absolutely MUST Know

    Nigel Thomas
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Have you been noticing a recent increase in hair loss? If so, the words “My hair is falling out! What am going to do?!” are probably rolling around and around in your head! You’re also likely to be worried that you’re dealing with a major hair loss problem. Fortunately, there are very effective ways to deal with hair loss… The first step is to understand why you have a hair loss problem in the first place. Not too long ago, hair loss was strictly considered a male issue and the hair health industry virtually ignored the many women who were also suffering. When experts finally…
 
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    The Indie Chicks

  • Be Sensitive to His Insecurities

    Julie Zantopoulos
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    This title of this specific relationship quick tip may sound like bullshit to you, but I promise you that it isn’t. There are times in a relationship where you should ... Read More The post Be Sensitive to His Insecurities appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • Stop Beating Yourself Up Because You’re Single

    Anna Gragert
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:03 am
    We live in a world that obsesses over the “In A Relationship” status. Walk down the street. There’s a billboard for the latest Romantic Comedy. Change channels on TV. What’s that? ... Read More The post Stop Beating Yourself Up Because You’re Single appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • Making Your Brazilian Wax a Smooth Experience

    Kat
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:04 am
    I had my first professional Brazilian wax done last week, and I have to admit that I’m a bit dumbfounded—namely because it was actually a pretty pleasant experience. Shocking, right? ... Read More The post Making Your Brazilian Wax a Smooth Experience appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • Taking Care of Yourself is Not Selfish

    Jenn Scalia
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    I was taught everyone else comes first. That taking care of and loving myself meant I was being bitchy and narcissistic. And I believed it for a long time. I ... Read More The post Taking Care of Yourself is Not Selfish appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • How to Get Lucky

    Kayna Matsunaga
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    We’ve all had those days. Nothing seems to be going right. The bus came late so your boss yelled at you. The car splashed murky, rain water on your new ... Read More The post How to Get Lucky appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
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    Wealthcare For Women

  • Women’s Divorce And Real Estate: A Conversation With Steve Parker

    Russ Thornton
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Steve Parker is a friend and local real estate agent in the Atlanta metro area. Like me, Steve and his real estate team are focused on serving those facing divorce and helping them make smart real estate decisions. Steve and I recently had a conversation that we recorded for you. Simply click the play button on the media player below and give it a listen. And if you have any questions or there’s anything that Steve or I can do to help you, please contact me and let me know. http://wealthcareforwomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/audio_only.m4a Transcript Russ: Hey, this is Russ…
  • Client Q&A: Explain Hedge Funds

    Russ Thornton
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Another Wednesday, another Q&A . . . This week’s reader question is pretty simple and straightforward: Explain hedge funds. And while the world of hedge funds and other “alternative” investments can be murky and complex, my answer is also pretty simple and straightforward. While many people assume hedge funds involve complex strategies – and some do – designed to deliver stratospheric returns with limited risk, hedge funds are really just a compensation arrangement. Regardless of the specific investment strategy used in a hedge fund, it’s not the…
  • Divorce Prep For Women: A Conversation With Kelley Linn

    Russ Thornton
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Kelley Linn, founder of Transitions Resource, LLC. Having gone through her own lengthy and expensive divorce a few years ago, Kelley was inspired to create educational and support resources for those facing divorce. I invite you to listen to our conversation below or read the transcript. Simply click the play button in the media player below. http://wealthcareforwomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/141210-Kelley-Linn-Call-Recording-mp3cut.net_.mp3 Transcript: Russ: Hi there. This is Russ Thornton, with WealthCare For Women, and today I’m…
  • Client Q&A: Tune Out The Noise And Behave

    Russ Thornton
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Good morning. For those of you playing along at home, I’ve covered a couple of questions from your fellow readers in the last 2 weeks. Here’s one about how much you pay your financial advisor. And another about active vs passive investing. I’ve also published some additional articles on my website that you may be interested in. Here’s one on financial advice for newly single women. Here’s another on choosing a financial planner. I also shared my perspective on the basics oflifestyle investing and the financial planning process. And here’s a recent article…
  • Update Your IRA Beneficiary Designations After Divorce

    Russ Thornton
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The assets in any IRA you hold will be disbursed to its named beneficiaries, if any, or according to the account custodian’s policy. In order to ensure your IRA is distributed according to your wishes, it is important to keep your IRA beneficiary designations up to date. You should review your IRA account’s beneficiaries anytime you go over your will, after a marriage, birth, death or divorce, as this article will discuss. Your IRA beneficiary designations should certainly be reviewed after a divorce, lest the account be distributed differently from how you would prefer. You may have:…
 
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    Your Life After 25:

  • No Doubt About It: Brave Beauty Lessons We Learned from Gwen Stefani

    AndyC
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    As one of the leading ladies in Hollywood, Gwen Stefani is known for her strong fashion sense and bold looks for an image that truly stands out in the music industry. From her bleach blonde hair to her signature red lips, there is much to learn from the icon on how to rock a bold look that’s all you... The post No Doubt About It: Brave Beauty Lessons We Learned from Gwen Stefani appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Give The Gift Of A Family Recipe With Pompeian Label Maker: Juicy Pork Chop Recipe

    Da Vinci
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Special Thanks to Pompeian for sponsoring this post. Cooking and recipes are such a major part of holiday tradition, so when I received this opportunity from Pompeian Olive Oil to share their Label Maker I thought it was a perfect fit.  I’m a person who LOVES food of course but I also love per... The post Give The Gift Of A Family Recipe With Pompeian Label Maker: Juicy Pork Chop Recipe appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Skip the Sit-Ups: 5 Non-Boring Ways to Get Amazing Abs

    AndyC
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you are on a quest to get amazing abs, you’ll quickly learn that although workouts like sit-ups really work your core, they get repetitious and boring. If you are bored to tears with sit-ups, there are a few fun workouts that will provide you with variety. Getting creative in your core workouts w... The post Skip the Sit-Ups: 5 Non-Boring Ways to Get Amazing Abs appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Enter To Win: The Strain Season 1 DVD

    Da Vinci
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Have you been watching the blood-curdling sci-fi series The Strain?  If you have or you’ve been wanting to check it out, this giveaway is perfect for you.  The Strain is brought t you by Executive Producers-Writers Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan.  So what’s the premise?... The post Enter To Win: The Strain Season 1 DVD appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Brain Foods to Boost Your Brain Power

    Da Vinci
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    Eating healthy can be very beneficial for all part of the body, especially for the brain. It is important to keep it always sharp, so that you can work faster and avoid any unpleasant stressful situation. For extra brain power it is not necessary to take any vitamins or special pills, it is enough o... The post Brain Foods to Boost Your Brain Power appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
 
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    Of Means and Ends

  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Old posters warn about the dangers of letting women vote. 14 women of color who rocked 2014. President Obama only called on women at his last press conference of the year. Not only did a cop think this was OK to say, but he thought it was smart to say it to a reporter. Two women who met as Ferguson protesters just got married. In a reminder that it’s not just about class, Barack and Michelle Obama share some of their personal experiences with racism. From climate change to abortion, why conservatives mislead about facts. Glynnis MacNicol on coming to terms with not wanting to be a…
  • From Ferguson to UVA, we have to stop blaming the victim

    Rebecca Griffin
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    How many times have you heard the excuses? She shouldn’t have had so much to drink. Her skirt shouldn’t have been so short. She shouldn’t have been at that place, at that time, with those people. The same urge to blame the victim is in full, outrage-inducing force with the recent high profile cases of police violence. Michael Brown was a thug. Eric Garner was obese.  Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was a threat. Kate Harding connects these impulses to deflect blame over at Dame:  We live in a country full of racism, but no racists; rape, but no rapists. And the common…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:22 am
    The story behind basketball players’ “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt protest. 6 victories for reproductive rights you might not know happened this year. Why do women in apocalyptic fiction have shaved armpits? Shonda Rhimes on how shattering the glass ceiling was a group effort. Gifts for the social justice warrior in your life. One of many problems with the “cromnibus”: it gives the Pentagon as much money as it got during the Iraq war. “I can’t be forgiven for Abu Ghraib.” 16 awful abuses from the torture report. Einstein’s letter to…
  • Want to know what’s going on in the world? Ask a comedian.

    Rebecca Griffin
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:04 am
    I know I’m not the only one to say I wouldn’t survive an election cycle without The Daily Show and The Colbert Report (mourning that loss already). There is a long history of comedians saying things others can’t or won’t say, analyzing our society in ways that cut more deeply than what we see in the news, while also making us laugh. Those efforts can reverberate in ways small and large, from Amy Schumer changing policy on the use of the word “pussy” to Hannibal Buress pushing the Bill Cosby allegations back into the spotlight.  I spend hours…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    This is a week where we all need some uplift, so here are 39 feminist moments of 2014. From Transparent to Broad City to Scandal, it’s a good year for female-centric sex on TV. Victoria Law at Bitch on reading 50 books by people of color this year. Chris Rock offers great insights on race and politics in this New York Magazine interview. Parents publish a “retraction” of their birth announcement to show support for their trans son. A German student was killed after defending girls from harassment. A gaming journalist forwards rape threats she receives from boys to…
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  • This Is How Successful People Deal With Toxic People

    Helena Negru
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Toxic people are all around us, sucking our energy, the way a vampire sucks blood from his victims. At least, this is the general, dramatized  picture of toxic people, but who are they, for real? They don’t come with a label, so you must first learn to recognize them and then do your best to deal with them, like most successful people do. And because we are waving goodbye to 2014, it’s the perfect moment to embrace these new life rules and enter a new era in your self-development in the upcoming 2015. Toxic people have a high destructive potential, thus they can make a…
  • The best view of Sharon Osbourne’s live tooth fallout

    Helena Negru
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:55 am
    When you are Sharon Osbourne and you are live there are many things which can go wrong. Like your rocker husband popping up screaming a song or a voodoo spell. But no one expected a white pearl falling out of Sharon. To be more specific, a pearl-white tooth falling out of Sharon Osbourne’s mouth – all live! She definitely didn’t expected her implant to fall, because she was screaming a littler beeper word, followed by the “My tooth is falling off!” phrase. Humor saves the day for Sharon Osbourne Luckily, the mother of three had he spirit high, as she was amused…
  • How could a single trip to the nail salon change your life forever

    Helena Negru
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    Nail salons are among the favourite places of any girl or woman, but they hide a dark secret. Read to find out what’s this all about! More than a manicure A 22 year old Brazilian got more that she bargained for after a trip to the nail salon: she got a new manicure and HIV, the potentially deadly virus. But the doctors were puzzled about how she got the virus, as she never had sex, blood transfusion, piercing or a tattoo. But when the doctors dug deeper in her past, the girl remembered she traded manicure instruments with her cousin some years ago. Her cousin was also diagnosed with…
  • Google Top searches 2014: Part I – Celebrities

    Helena Negru
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:41 am
    As the 2014 is ending, it’s time to look back and see what was good and what was bad – the regular process of searching for mistakes and learning from them. At Google, the end of the year comes with another type of list: top searches in 2014. Celebrity Weddings We’ll start with the top searches of celebrity weddings and the numbers show the most searched topic was Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, closely followed by George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. Brangelina is on a decent 3rd place. The Kardashians got the most traffic this year in the celebrity wedding section of top searches…
  • Spice up that chick – creative chicken breast recipes

    Helena Negru
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    “Creative chicken breast recipe needed” Chicken breast is low in fat, but rather low in taste as well. This is why most people avoid it, even if it is one of the favourite ingredient in all healthy recipes. However, depending on your personal taste and creativity, there are multiple ways to enhance the chicken. Get inspiration from these next creative chicken breast recipes. Chicken wrapped in mushrooms and shallots For this creative chicken breast recipe you need about 10 ounces of mushrooms, cream and shallots, plus a good white wine. And the chicken breast. Saute the veggies in a pan…
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    Paris To Go

  • How to Care For and Break In Shoes Naturally

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
     My first few stints in Paris were podiatric disasters- Song Dynasty-era Hui women had prettier feet than me. Shoes I'd proudly worn for ten years suddenly disintegrated as I realized how sedentary my life in Cleveland had been. Things I once thought comfortable now felt like musculoskeletal death traps. Turns out even pillows made of marshmallow clouds and rainbows hurt after walking from here to Chateau-Rouge in them. Figuring out what shoes worked best in the city took a lot of trial and error, limping around the flat, and wasting my patient husband's money, but now it's down to a…
  • How Much Does It Cost To Live In Paris For One Year?

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    I'm the child of a single mom from one of the poorest cities in America, so I'd like to think I'm somewhat thrifty. Before moving to Paris, we read up on the costs of living in France and started squirreling away money. That first year, we became pretty adept at budgeting and sniffing out deals. My time is worthless, so I'd often walk miles for a better price. After two years living here and combing through receipts, I can honestly say that all those bloggers who said it was so easy to relocate to France and so cheap and la-dee-da carefree should stick to writing about what they know, like…
  • The Beast

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:49 am
      Photos, @stephan_schwarzI really wanted to like The Beast. The care the owner put into the smoking process, the rave reviews, and ideal location- on a peaceful, quiet street one block from La Jeune Rue- made me optimistic. The meat is impressive and the selection of bourbons, from chocolatey Widow Jane to Pappy Van Winkle, took me straight back to Ohio. Too bad the food is flavorless and bland- imagine eating a tender, juicy piece of well-tended cardboard. I know The Beast adapts traditional Texas BBQ to the French palate, but French people kept Deux Fois Plus Piment in…
  • Nous Restaurant, 16 Rue de Paradis, Paris

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:11 am
        Paula and Henri can't be much older than me- maybe they're even younger- yet they've traveled the world, lived in China, the US, and London, and opened an amazing, essentially zero-waste fast food restaurant that bypasses the middleman and closes the loop from farm to table (pardon the oft-abused descriptor, it's actually true here). Do you know what I did today? I read about Ina Garten on Wikipedia. Nous opened less than a month ago and it's already been featured in Glamour, Madame Figaro, and making the blog rounds. With good reason- Nous Restaurant is better…
  • An Evening at My Free Kitchen

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:43 pm
      The other night I had dinner at My Free Kitchen with the ladies from Bon et Sans Gluten, Gluten Free In Paris, Food & Dolce Vita, and Frichty, plus some of the owners' very nice friends (and a cute French bulldog named Gisele). How zero-waste is this table setting? The delicious gluten-free, dairy-free menu included eggplant quiche, quinoa salad with avocado and mango, chocolate and orange-almond tartes, muffins, and savory cakes on glass, porcelain, and wood serving dishes. We ate with real silverware, wine glasses, and pretty plates and les vraies Parisiennes gave me…
 
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    Jennifer Stinnett

  • Santa Knew I’d Be On The Naughty List A Lot!

    Jennifer Stinnett
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:52 am
    Family is always something special. You grow up with them, live with them, go through turmoil with them, everything in your life is done with your family around in one way or another. This past month I had the opportunity to spend some time with my grandparents in Wisconsin. My grandmother has been going through old photos and provided me an envelope full of what I like to call … “vintage memories”. Because “Vintage Memories” sounds a LOT better than … pre-historic Jennifer years. In this envelope she had some of my early and elementary year photos. Like…
  • I Have A New Assistant – Evil Assistant No.1

    Jennifer Stinnett
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    I’ve been on a mission to improve my time management skills and to incorporate a more balanced lifestyle. All work and no play makes Jennifer a cranky girl. Part of this process has been to locate apps and procedures that can help my productivity and keep me on track! In the beginning of this year I had an iPhone and I loved utilizing Siri to schedule appointments. She was quick, got the information right and scheduled things on my calendar. I have since moved on to Samsung / Andriod. I do prefer Andriod but looking back … I miss Siri and some of the capabilities. Scheduling…
  • Week Six: Participate In Local Tourist Entertainment

    Jennifer Stinnett
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:25 am
    Well, keeping with my #20NewThings program I decided to do something a little goofy … participate in local tourist entertainment. Living in Orlando, Florida you may have expected me to head out to one of many numerous theme parks. Did I? No .. why? because I’ve been to them and we’re doing something new. So over to one of those discount everything sites, I found the local CSI Experience available for a price of $12 to participate. I was excited … a whole CSI event for $12?? Could it be true? It was … and it’s what I like to now refer to as CSI: Orlando.
  • If I Hear “Yeah But …” ONE more time …

    Jennifer Stinnett
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    I realize my title may seem a bit harsh, but it’s truly how I’ve been seeing things in people lately. First of all, let me start by saying, I ALWAYS meet amazing people. The interesting thing about that …. sometimes it seems I’m the only one that realizes they are amazing! Every day people do things that amaze me and yet we all consistently sell ourselves short. We think we can’t become more, do what we secretly hope in our minds or move forward with a special plan we have. We’re all so full of excuses, so full of “yeah, but’s ..” Stop and…
  • Week Five: #20NewThings – Learn Coding

    Jennifer Stinnett
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Continuing on in my #20NewThings experiment … this one may not be something that I realistically sought out to do for my #20NewThings, but it is something that stretched my brain limits. I think I’d like to start off this blog post by saying that if you have the financial means and it makes sense to create a website for a business … you should always, always pay for a person of experience to design your site. In my case … I needed a re-design on this website which makes me no money … is just a means to write and when you put it on paper … it’s about…
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    24Ladies

  • Understanding The Different Makeup Brushes

    Moderator
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Makeup brushes come in different shapes and sizes and serve different functions. If you are interested in knowing the different types of brushes, here they are:         Foundation brushes They are... The post Understanding The Different Makeup Brushes appeared first on 24Ladies.
  • Different Types Of Artificial Nails

    Moderator
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Acrylic Nails- Acrylic nails are also known as “liquid and powder nails”. These are created using liquid monomer and polymer powder. They have been around for a long time, whereas gel nails are recent... The post Different Types Of Artificial Nails appeared first on 24Ladies.
  • How To Make Money on tsu.co

    Moderator
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    Tsu is a great opportunity to make money from home, increase corporate revenues or raise money for a non-profit organization.  Since Tsu.co itself does not invite anyone to the platform, it gives its users... The post How To Make Money on tsu.co appeared first on 24Ladies.
  • How to choose a watch?

    Moderator
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Tick-tock, tick-tock … Some say that time heals, others – that time is money. Whatever the thought going through your mind at the moment, the clock in today’s hectic life, except necessity has become... The post How to choose a watch? appeared first on 24Ladies.
  • How to clean golden jewelry

    Moderator
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The maintenance of your golden jewels is not a complicated ordeal with too many scientific considerations and is applicable by the ordinary people. However, it does require some simple knowledge that you will find... The post How to clean golden jewelry appeared first on 24Ladies.
 
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    Women Fitness Magazine

  • Great Things to Add to Your Christmas Gift Basket

    Women Fitness Magazine
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    Women Fitness Magazine Are you trying to think of items to add to your Christmas gift basket? I’ve got some of the best ideas. Nowadays gift baskets are popular and they make amazing Christmas gifts since they have a personal touch. Plus, they are fun to put together. Start with choosing a theme and then come up with the things that fit your theme. Take a look at the list of great things you can add to a Christmas gift basket and feel free to add your ideas to this list after reading through. 1. Hot cocoa One of the best things to put in a Christmas gift basket is hot cocoa. You can throw…
  • Splendid Ideas for Personalized Christmas Presents

    Women Fitness Magazine
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    Women Fitness Magazine We all associate Christmas with charming and delightful atmosphere in our homes. But definitely the most significant moment of this holiday for everyone is giving and receiving gifts. That’s why it is very important to pay much attention to the presents you choose for your family and friends. Remember that your present should satisfy the receiver and bring happiness. If you want to make your gift more precious you can personalize it. There are so many ways and ideas to prepare personalized Christmas presents. For example, you can take the photos of your friends and…
  • Powerful Ways to Get Over Failure

    Women Fitness Magazine
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine Every one of us needs ways to get over failure in life. Unfortunately, in societies obsessed with achievement and success, failure seems to be the worst thing that could happen to a person. In fact, failure is commonplace in life and it’s important to learn how to get over it. Don’t let the fear of failure ruin your life, follow these tips on how to overcome your failure and hopefully they will help you. 1. Learn from your mistakes One of the best ways to get over your failure is to learn from it. Don’t make the same mistake again. Just because you failed once…
  • New Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Kids

    Women Fitness Magazine
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine Finding gifts that your children will love opening on Christmas morning is an easy task thanks to the hundreds of toy commercials that play on repeat during the run up to the holidays. However, choosing a gift that your child won’t become bored of and discard before dinner can be more of a challenge. Here are 10 gift ideas that will keep your kids happy for years. 1. Pillow Pet A Pillow Pet will make the perfect gift for an artistic child. If you want to buy something unique, opt for Pillow Pals. Similar to the hugely popular Pillow Pets, this service prints a copy of…
  • Romantic New Year’s Celebration Ideas for Couples

    Women Fitness Magazine
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration and anticipation. For couples, it can be a wonderful reminder of another year together and the hope of many more years spent with one another in the future. Skip parties, celebrate the New Year with a romantic date night. You can have much more fun together and ring in the new year with the most important person in your life. 1. Spend a cozy evening together at home You might think that this idea is old and boring, but try to think again. If you partner wants to spend this New Year with you, then why not? Turn off the phones and…
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    The Women Talk

  • Master Bed and Bath: Decorating Tips to Really Make a Difference

    Brooke Chaplan
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:03 am
    Thinking of redecorating your master bedroom and bathroom? These decorating tips to really make a difference, is one way to increase space and give you the room of your dreams. The post Master Bed and Bath: Decorating Tips to Really Make a Difference appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • Super-Cute Holiday Manicures You Can Do Yourself

    Rachel Cook
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:51 am
    As the holiday season arrives, holiday manicures become one of the hot accessory with every outfit. Here are some super cute holiday manicures you can do yourself. The post Super-Cute Holiday Manicures You Can Do Yourself appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • 4 Stellar Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Man

    Anica Oaks
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:03 am
    Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas for your man? Finding the perfect gift can help bring your relationship to the next level. Surprise him with these awesome gifts this season! The post 4 Stellar Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Man appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • Vegetarian Meal Ideas for Toddlers

    Erica Loop
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:50 am
    Whether your toddler has zero interest in eating meat or your family is vegetarian by choice, these veggie meal ideas for toddlers make up for healthy nutrition rich food options. The post Vegetarian Meal Ideas for Toddlers appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • Hysterically Funny Christmas Card Ideas

    Rachel Cook
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    If you're looking for a way to make your seasons greetings stand out from the generic Hallmark crowd, here's a few funny Christmas Card ideas to consider. The post Hysterically Funny Christmas Card Ideas appeared first on The Women Talk.
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    Gracie Guru

  • Gracie’s Favorite Volunteer Organizations

    gracie guru
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:42 pm
    The post Gracie’s Favorite Volunteer Organizations appeared first on Gracie Guru. "When you feel that life has lost it's meaning, reach out your hand and help someone in need.  It's amazing how a smile can light even the darkest of places of your soul. Volunteering is good for the world and great for your health." Whether you are looking for a meaningful way to give back to your community, support ... The post Gracie’s Favorite Volunteer Organizations appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • Why Do We Want To Be Liked?

    gracie guru
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:21 pm
    The post Why Do We Want To Be Liked? appeared first on Gracie Guru. There is an innate part of our soul that desires to be liked and loved by others. We feel honored when we receive social approval of our ways and we tend to be hard on ourselves when we aren’t successful in being the person we feel others expected or hoped we would be. As humans we are ... The post Why Do We Want To Be Liked? appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • Feverfew

    gracie guru
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:21 pm
    The post Feverfew appeared first on Gracie Guru. The leaves of this daisy hold most of it’s healing powers. Do away with that painful headache or migraine with feverfew. This plant has also been known to help with tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and regulating menstrual cycles. Want to put a bun in the oven? Some believe feverfew can increase your odds of pregnancy! Don’t say we didn’t warn you! The post Feverfew appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • Eucalyptus

    gracie guru
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:18 pm
    The post Eucalyptus appeared first on Gracie Guru. This beautifully scented leaf contains a powerful oil holding many health benefits.  Eucalyptus oil can be used for respiratory problems including, pulmonary tuberculosis, whooping cough, bronchitis and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). It is also recommended for stomach pains and ulcers.  Oil (once diluted) can be applied directly onto the skin, by mouth as pill form or inhaled as a vaporizer.  The post Eucalyptus appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • Echinacea

    gracie guru
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:16 pm
    The post Echinacea appeared first on Gracie Guru. Don’t let this delicate flower fool you, it is stronger than you think! Echinacea energizes the body’s immune system helping you fight off things like bronchitis, the common cold, or flu.  Echinacea increases the white blood cell activity and therefore may be helpful for fighting diseases such as AIDS. The post Echinacea appeared first on Gracie Guru.
 
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    Women Magazine

  • 20 Enchanting DIY Christmas Ornaments and Decorations

    Anna Mitchell
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    The most enchanted time of the year is closing in on us – but there is still a lot of time left until Christmas. We have a few days left for shopping, wrapping, hiding the presents and preparing our home for the holiday season. And to put our creativity and skills to the test, and  [ Read More ]
  • 5 Winter Wonders for a Beautiful Garden

    Anna Mitchell
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am
    Winter is finally here, with snowflakes and cold, and you might expect nothing but the frost flowers decorating your windows when it’s this cold. Nothing further from the truth, though – there are a bunch of plants that are the most beautiful in winter time. Here are a few of the nicest plants to see  [ Read More ]
  • Best Buy Will Allow Employees to Sleep on Thanksgiving

    Armand Terry
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:26 am
    Despite opening at 5 PM on Thanksgiving Day, Best Buy will not force its employees to pull an all-nighter this year, but allow them to sleep before the Black Friday rush begins, Star Tribune writes. The chain has decided to open its gates one hour earlier than last year, but will close at 1 AM  [ Read More ]
  • The Best Mashed Potatoes for Thanksgiving

    Anna Mitchell
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:22 am
    One of the traditional side dishes prepared for the Thanksgiving dinner is mashed potato. You might think it is among the simplest foods ever invented, but this may not entirely true – there are a huge variety of recipes for this food as well, some that can give you an unparalleled experience. There are huge  [ Read More ]
  • Spicing Up your Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving Day

    Anna Mitchell
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Would you like a traditional Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, but you are bored by the old recipe you have used for years? Looking for something new to spice up your Thanksgiving dessert with? Let’s see how one of England’s most popular celebrity chefs, Jamie Oliver, has re-invented the classic American recipe – maybe it will serve  [ Read More ]
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    The Women Who

  • Natasia Malaihollo

    Monique
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Natasia Malaihollo is a two-time startup founder. This ex-model and former patent specialist originally studied BioChem before focusing on a career in law. Natasia speaks boldly about her experiences as an entrepreneur, the pressures she faced and the support networks that helped her achieve her dreams. What is your background, and what inspired or drove […] The post Natasia Malaihollo appeared first on www.thewomenwho.com.
  • Pippa Biddle

    Monique
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Philippa (Pippa) Biddle is a 22-year-old writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of three websites, is a Youth Representative to the UN for the Jane Goodall Institute, is on the Editorial Board of The FBomb, and is on the board of Onwards, a non-profit that alleviates poverty through socially responsible tourism.   At […] The post Pippa Biddle appeared first on www.thewomenwho.com.
  • Robelen Bajar

    Monique
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Robelen Bajar is the founder and publisher of woman.com.au. A marketing strategist and lifestyle blogger, social media butterfly, lover of sky high stilettos, ballroom Latin dancer and coconut farmer. After her parents were caught in the typhoon Haiyan in Samar, Philippines, she took a chance on humanity and it paid off. Her story is one […] The post Robelen Bajar appeared first on www.thewomenwho.com.
  • Dana Zemack

    Monique
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Dana Zemack is an incredible stick figure artist, witty and sassy! There is no particular theme, except that they represent various things she encounters and sometimes things other people tell her that they’ve experienced or think about. Her work has appeared in Jezebel and Buzzfeed, as well as on Wired, Lifehacker, Pando Daily, Mashable and MyModernMet You have bee drawing […] The post Dana Zemack appeared first on www.thewomenwho.com.
  • Bethany A. Hoppe

    Monique
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Bethany A. Hoppe is the author of “Raspberry Vogue,” a wheelchair diva’s lifestyle blog.  She is a public speaker, voice-over artist, film-television script-writer, play-write, and wheelchair dancer.  She has appeared in music videos, several independent films, and has won awards for her writing, documentary production, acting, dancing, modeling, and community service. Bethany combines academic research and […] The post Bethany A. Hoppe appeared first on www.thewomenwho.com.
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