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  • Bossy Explains Seasonal Depression

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    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…
  • Why The C-Suite Needs a Chief Sustainability Officer

    Learned On by Andrea Learned
    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…
  • #WIPCriticalVoices Rising Raffle

    The Women's International Perspective
    Kim Amador
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Between now and December 1, as part of our  Critical Voices 2015 fundraising campaign, The WIP is raffling off a peace basket from Rwanda and a Nadera doll from Afghanistan (a $109 value). These meaningful items were generously donated by Rising International, an organization based in Santa Cruz, CA that seeks to eradicate extreme poverty by providing women from around the world the opportunity to make and sell crafts around the globe. Afghan Nadera doll and Rwandan Peace basket generously donated by Rising International. Photo courtesy of Rising International. Make a donation to The WIP and…
  • 10 Things You May Not Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online
    Erin Kennedy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Display Title:  10 Things You May Not Know About Alzheimer’s Disease Subtitle:  It is estimated that 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. Check out other interesting facts. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/alzheimer039s-disease/content/alzheimer-s-disease-10-thi... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Tightrope Balance: Working from Home When a Family Member is Sick

    The Work at Home Woman
    wahanelson
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Cathi Nelson I have been living the sandwich generation reality this past year. My sweet, 85-year-old Dad began a cycle of declining health that concluded with his passing away this month. All of this started a year ago when every few weeks I would get a call that my Dad was back in the hospital. […]
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  • 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…
  • Explaining Stuff To Aliens: How To Tell Time

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

  • 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.
  • Forces Collide In Business and Sustainability

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

  • #WIPCriticalVoices Rising Raffle

    Kim Amador
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Between now and December 1, as part of our  Critical Voices 2015 fundraising campaign, The WIP is raffling off a peace basket from Rwanda and a Nadera doll from Afghanistan (a $109 value). These meaningful items were generously donated by Rising International, an organization based in Santa Cruz, CA that seeks to eradicate extreme poverty by providing women from around the world the opportunity to make and sell crafts around the globe. Afghan Nadera doll and Rwandan Peace basket generously donated by Rising International. Photo courtesy of Rising International. Make a donation to The WIP and…
  • Mexico’s Undead Rise Up

    Kim Amador
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    by Charlotte María Sáenz, IPS, Italy – “Alive they were taken, and alive we want them back!” That’s become the rallying cry for the 43 student teachers abducted by municipal police and handed over to the Guerreros Unidos drug gang last September in Iguala, Mexico. None have been seen since. It remained the rallying cry even after federal officials announced that the missing students had most likely been executed and burnt to ashes. Read More »
  • Merkel against unilaterally recognizing Palestine as a state

    Reuters: World News
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday rejected the idea of Germany recognizing Palestine as a state unilaterally, saying the Palestinians and Israel could solve their long-running conflict only through negotiations.
  • In The Hospital, There’s No Such Thing As A Lesbian Knee

    Kelli Dunham
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    People in the LGBT community often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. But the problems aren't unique to them. Doesn't everyone want to have a doctor call them by their preferred name?» E-Mail This
  • Civil groups urge Indian government to act against racism

    Channel NewsAsia Asia Pacific News
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Civil society groups have urged the Indian government to implement policies to end racial discrimination against people from India's northeastern region. 
 
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • 10 Things You May Not Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

    Erin Kennedy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Display Title:  10 Things You May Not Know About Alzheimer’s Disease Subtitle:  It is estimated that 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. Check out other interesting facts. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/alzheimer039s-disease/content/alzheimer-s-disease-10-thi... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Million Dollar Hospital Bill for Early Delivery of Canadian Baby

    Erin Kennedy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Display Title:  Million Dollar Hospital Bill for Early Delivery of Canadian Baby Subtitle:  A Hawaii vacation for one couple turned into a $1 million hospital bill after their baby was born prematurely. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/pregnancy/content/million-dollar-hospital-bill-early-del... Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Thanksgiving Dinners to Please Everyone

    Jody Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Slide Title:  Thanksgiving Dinners to Please Them All Image:  Image Caption:  PhotoSpin Image Text:  This time of year, there's something for everybody. Here are some dishes for celebrating Thanksgiving low-carb, low-fat, paleo, vegetarian and vegan. The right Thanksgiving dinner menus can please 'em all. Slide Title:  Low-Carb Dishes Image:  Image Caption:  MonkeyBusiness Images/PhotoSpin Image Text:  Turkey is a great main dish for a low-carb Thanksgiving dinner. To sidestep the bread stuffing think about making stuffing with sausage, celery and…
  • How to Be Prepared For Your Next Gynecologist Visit

    Erin Kennedy
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    Display Title:  How to Be Prepared For Your Next Gynecologist Visit Subtitle:  Do gynecologist visits stress you out? Check out these tips to best prepare yourself for your next visit. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sexual-health/content/visiting-gynecologist-be-prepared Align:  right Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
  • 5 Foods to Help You Manage Diabetes

    Joanne Sgro-Killworth
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    Slide Title:  American Diabetes Month Image:  Image Caption:  Andy Dean Photography/PhotoSpin Image Text:  November marks American Diabetes Month, with nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Prediabetes affects 86 million more Americans, who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The total national cost of diabetes cases that have been diagnosed in the United States is $245 billion. Source: http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/american-diabetes-month.html#sth... Slide Title:  Who is at Risk? Image:  Image Caption: …
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    The Work at Home Woman

  • Tightrope Balance: Working from Home When a Family Member is Sick

    wahanelson
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Cathi Nelson I have been living the sandwich generation reality this past year. My sweet, 85-year-old Dad began a cycle of declining health that concluded with his passing away this month. All of this started a year ago when every few weeks I would get a call that my Dad was back in the hospital. […]
  • 7 Ways to Earn FREE Starbucks Coffee and Gift Cards

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Holly Reisem Hanna It’s no secret. I have a small Starbuck’s addiction, especially since it’s my office away from home. From the pumpkin spice and gingerbread lattes in the fall, to the delicious iced coffee and green tea in the summer — I’m a fan of it all. And while their drinks and goodies […]
  • 5 Tips to Managing Holiday Stress as a Home Business Owner

    wahanelson
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dawn Berryman The holiday season officially kicks off soon, even though in many ways it feels as though it’s already here! Do you get stressed during the holiday season? Is it a bit overwhelming for you? With family, children, gifts, cookies, parties, holiday orders and much more, it’s easy to understand why you might be […]
  • Buying an Existing Website: Interview with Megan Barnes, Owner of The Mogul Mom

    wahanelson
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Tell us a little bit about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey I live in Jackson, Mississippi with my husband, Terrence, and two endlessly comical dogs, Fergi & Gus. A lifelong learner and certified nerd I am curious—about everything. I love to read, write, and engage people in conversation. I’ve discovered I have a talent for […]
  • Doing the Wrong Things for the Right Reasons in Business (And how to recognize when you are doing it)

    wahanelson
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Kelly Robbins, MA Most of us got into business because we wanted to do good in the world. We wanted to help people and to make money doing it. We are good people and do our best to always do the right thing. Most of you reading this are here because you are on […]
 
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    Women's Voices For Change

  • Fashion Friday: Hostess Gifts

    Women's Voices For Change
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Here's a quartet of hostess gifts guaranteed to reflect your thoughtfulness and express your gratitude for a well-executed gathering. They are all meant to give your hostess some much-deserved moments of indulgence. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • On Emotional Health: Finding Solace in Food

    Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. Research has become increasing interested in the role of emotion in driving our eating behavior, putting scientific data behind what many of us have known intuitively—that, when push comes to shove, many of us find solace in food. [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: Living Mindfully

    Women's Voices For Change
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    In this week's Wednesday 5, we share with you five powerful pieces that cajole us to live mindfully—i.e., commit to the art of conscious living. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • NANA POWER: The Extraordinary Art of Niki de Saint Phalle

    Toni Myers
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    By Toni Myers Niki de Saint Phalle was a tireless fighter for women’s issues through her art—indeed, she was the first artist to make women her focus in such a way. Unique in the art world, her uninhibited style has wowed people everywhere. She wanted to bring joy, humor, and color into everyone’s life, and she succeeded brilliantly. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Dr. Pat Consults: Preventing Alzheimer’s—What Do We Know Now?

    Dr. Baxter Allen
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    By Dr. Baxter Allen As Dr. Richard Isaacson, Director of the Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic, states, “While there is no magic bullet or magic pill for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, evidence-based and low-risk interventions have great potential to maintain our brain health.” [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

  • For When You Can’t Hear Your Children Argue Even Just One More Time

    Natalie Snapp
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    “Mom, Samuel pushed me!” he declared emphatically, eyes as big as saucers and beginning to moisten with either authentic or dramatic tears (who can know?). “I did not!” the accused retorts, even more emphatically because one-upping is important in these situations. The pick-a-little-talk-a-little game ensues. And I just can’t listen to it one more time because it’s currently running rampant through our home and honestly, I don’t really know how to stop it. So because I’m weary and at-a-loss, I handle it with grace and love by smacking the towel…
  • For When You Get Lost

    Natalie Snapp
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    My GPS was off. Way off. Apparently, numbered country roads not only confuse me but the snazzy devices we’ve all come to depend upon to get us from point A to point B, too. I was lost. And I don’t know about you but when I’m lost, my initial response is to panic. I find myself jumping to dramatic conclusions, assuming I won’t ever find my way out. I just know I’ll have to build a shelter like Bear Grylls and live the rest of my days off the grid. My kids will always wonder what happened to their mother. I’ll try to send smoke signals but they won’t be…
  • Because Small Things Make a Huge Difference

    Natalie Snapp
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I love the story Lysa TerKeurst tells about a little, old granny who stopped to help her on the side of the road early in her speaking career. Lysa was traveling with an assistant when something happened to their rental car causing them to become stranded on the side of the road. It was a Sunday morning and they needed to get to the airport to catch a flight home so time was of the essence. Lo and behold, a white Lincoln Continental pulls-up, driven by an older woman dressed to the nines on her way to church. When she asked if she could help, Lysa explained their dilemma. “Well girls,…
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    Diva Marketing (Blog)

  • An Interview with Advocate Health Care: Case Study #StoriesOfTheGirls

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

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

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

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

    Toby
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    The U.S.A. won against Belgium in the World Cup game. Well .. not really .. but sort of. The Waffle House, an American, iconic, southern, restaurant company, walked away with the social media trophy. Paying not one of the 75k dollar sponsorship fees, the Waffle House's followers organically helped score them the win via a social media waffle battle: sweet versus Belgium waffles. Many saw the battle unfold on Twitter but I wondered ... what was the back-story? How did it begin and what course of action did the Waffle House plan? Meghan Irwin, Waffle House, agreed to tell us what it was like…
 
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  • 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 […]
  • Options (30 Stories — 13)

    GirlGriot
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Options Wind-blown rain tore at Anthony’s jacket, finding the gap left by his missing button, secreting through his shirt and settling uneasily against his skin.  He increased his pace and ducked his head against the rain, curling as far inward as possible.  When he reached the office building, he took a minute to shake himself […]
  • A Deluxe Apartment in the Sky … (30 Stories – 12)

    GirlGriot
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:14 pm
    So this past weekend was the second round of the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge.  When I first mentioned this challenge a couple of weeks ago, I didn’t say that this is a multi-part challenge.  The first two rounds, everyone is in the ring, and everyone’s story is read by the judges and the top 15 […]
  • Credit (30 Stories – 11)

    GirlGriot
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Credit On his way up the escalator at the mall, he slipped his press pass out of his back pack and looped the lanyard around his neck.  He thought for about the ten-millionth time, how happy his mother would be that he wrote for a living.  He wasn’t entirely sure how happy he was about it […]
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    Stirrup Queens

  • 521st Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    Happy IComLeavWe! So I kept checking the IComLeavWe form daily, but I never saw anyone to add. Which was odd, but I thought maybe people were caught up in Thanksgiving plans.  But then I started to get emails from people wondering why they weren’t being added, and I kept saying, “well, because you never added […]
  • Do You Need to Plot Out a Novel Before You Start Writing It?

    Mel
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    To plot out or not to plot out a novel with a manuscript outline has been on my mind this week because I’ve just returned to writing a new book after taking a break to sketch out the remaining chapters.  This is the way I’ve always worked. Image: Chris via Flickr I get an idea […]
  • How to Get From Thanksgiving to New Years When You’re Not in the Mood

    Mel
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    I am really not in the mood for the holidays this year.  There are the ones I celebrate — Thanksgiving and New Years — and the ones I don’t but I’m affected by regardless — Christmas — and I don’t really want to do any of it.  I don’t want to do the social commitments […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 12: The First Time

    Mel
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* The twins and I are nearing the end of their first time reading the Harry Potter books.  We’re taking a break before book 7 to slow things down, and reading Philip Pullman’s Golden Compass series […]
  • Words

    Mel
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    Like most writers, I like words.  I say most because I can’t speak for all writers.  There are probably writers out there who hate words in the same way that there are probably architects out there who hate brick.  Though… you could always construct a building with another material, and it’s very difficult to write […]
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  • UN Expert Calls for Action To End Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

    Feminist Newswire
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Rashida Manjoo returned last week from a nine-day official visit in Afghanistan with a call to the Afghan Government and the international community to continue its focus on creating sustainable solutions to reduce violence against women. This was Manjoo’s third visit to Afghanistan, and the Special Rapporteur noted many positive developments since her travel to the country in 1999, during the Taliban regime, and in 2005. In particular, Manjoo cited the creation of the Elimination of Violence Against Women Law (EVAW) by…
  • Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Reconsider Ruling Blocking Mississippi TRAP Law

    Feminist Newswire
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
    The full US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday refused to reconsider a panel decision blocking enforcement of a Mississippi law that threatened to close the last remaining abortion clinic in the state. Related posts: Ohio TRAP Law Forces Cincinnati Clinic to Shut Down Advocates Seek to Block Louisiana TRAP Law in Federal Suit Study Finds Abortion Restrictions Adversely Impact Women’s Health Outcomes
  • Oklahoma City Police Officer Charged With 36 Counts of Sexual Assault Will Go to Trial

    Feminist Newswire
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    After a two-day preliminary hearing, an Oklahoma state court judge ordered that Daniel Holtzclaw, an Oklahoma City police officer, will stand trial for sexually assaulting 13 African-American women while on duty. Related posts: UN Speaks Out Against Islamic State’s Attacks on Women UN Committee Reviews US on Police Brutality and Gender-Based Violence Sexual Assault Awareness Events Are Taking Place Throughout the Country This Week For “It’s On Us”
  • Federal Appeals Court Rejects Priests for Life Challenge to Birth Control Coverage Rule

    Feminist Newswire
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    In a victory for women's health, a unanimous panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Friday rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive coverage benefit brought by Priests for Life, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington and other religiously affiliated non-profit organizations. Related posts: Under the Affordable Care Act, More Women Then Ever Have Free Access to Contraception CVS Will Refund 11,000 Customers Illegally Charged for Birth Control White House Releases New Rules Governing Birth Control Mandate
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance Raises Awareness of Dangers of Transphobia

    Feminist Newswire
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    Today marks the 15th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a memorial for all transgender (and other non-gender-conforming people) who have lost their lives due to hatred and violence toward their identity. Related posts: Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ecuador Will Now Recognize Same-Sex Civil Unions Marriage Equality Set to Take Hold in 35 States Following Court Rulings
 
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    Joy Unexpected

  • Photos: The Last Homecoming

    Y
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    This year will be filled with “lasts” for my son. His last Homecoming. His last season of high school basketball. Last Prom. My son has been blessed with a solid group of friends who have become like family. Some of them have played basketball together since Junior High (one of them since they were 8 years old.) They are all good students, they are smart, driven, loyal and they always have each other’s backs. This weekend was their last Homecoming. Of course, I brought my new baby with me and well, I took over 270 pictures. That sounds crazy, but my son was with a large…
  • Time For a Change

    Y
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    I grabbed my camera and headed out for a drive last night because I was feeling restless and nervous about things. Photography always soothes my soul, so I thought I’d drive around with my camera, to see if anything photo worthy caught my eye. I drove past a church parking lot that I used to go to weekly for boot camp. The sun was setting and I noticed how beautiful the tall, white cross looked with sunlight behind it. I turned into the empty parking lot. I sat there for a few minutes, just looking at the beautiful sunset, thinking about life and people and all of the crazy, fun,…
  • “Modern Family” Fall Event at The Grove + a Giveaway!

    Y
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Disclosure: I was not paid to write this post. I was, however, offered to gift bags to give away to two readers and I always love the chance to give cool things away. Also? I love Modern Family and this sounds like a fun event and I was happy to spread the word. Next Sunday (October 26th) a Modern Family Fall event will be taking over The Grove. The event is free! There will be lots of fun activities for families, including an interactive corn maze, a pumpkin patch (with hundreds of art pumpkins) snacks, face painting and more! (Read more about it here.) I plan on taking the family for a few…
  • Photos: Birthday Party!

    Y
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    My niece and nephew celebrated their birthdays last weekend. I captured the day with my camera. These are a few of my favorite shots. The Birthday Girl The Birthday Boy Jump around! Girls just wanna have fun! Making a wish. Time for presents! Mama love
  • My Best Girl

    Y
    5 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    I love her free, playful spirit. I love that she think she’s too “grown up” to kiss me goodbye in front of her friends at school, but not too grown to ask me to swing with her at the park. She is the perfect mix of little girl and young lady. I imagine us swinging together, laughing at life when she’s in college and I’m old enough for senior discounts at restaurants and that thought makes my heart soar with joy. Loading Swings at sunset with my best girl View on Instagram
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    Shakesville

  • The Virtual Pub (+ Programming Note)

    Melissa McEwan
    21 Nov 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!We are going to be taking next week off, since next week is Thanksgiving week in the US and many of the mods will be traveling and/or visiting with family and friends.Since this holiday can be a troubling time for lots of folks, and it's a time when some of us most need community, I will be opening and modding a thread mid-week so people can hang out together here, if they want and need company.We will resume our regular schedule on Monday, December 1. If you are someone who…
  • The Friday Blogaround

    Melissa McEwan
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    This blogaround brought to you by dirt.Recommended Reading:Tracy: [Content Note: Transphobia; violence] TDoR Is Forever, but Transphobia Doesn't Have to Bestavvers: [CN: Sexual assault; rape culture] On Ched Evans, Rehabilitation, and My Total Lack of PityIsraa: [CN: Misogyny; racism; objectification; discussion of orientalism in porn] On OrientalismAlessandra: [CN: Human rights violation; detention] Nobel Laureates Call for Release of Iranian Student Omid KokabeeKari: [CN: Abduction; violence] Mexico Protesters Confront Police in Mass Protest for Missing StudentsBYP: [CN: Police brutality;…
  • Republicans Sue Over Affordable Care Act

    Melissa McEwan
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    And here we go:House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president's executive authority.The lawsuit — filed against the secretaries of the Health and Human Services and Treasury Departments — focuses on two crucial aspects of the way the administration has put the Affordable Care Act into effect.The suit accuses the Obama administration of unlawfully postponing a requirement that larger employers offer health coverage to their full-time employees or pay…
  • Garbage Treasures! (And Happy Birthday to Deeks!)

    Melissa McEwan
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As you may recall, Deeky collects and saves useless garbage like we're beyond Thunderdome and useless garbage is now a form of currency and he's a garbageaire. Then, instead of throwing it away, he throws pieces of his fancy detritus collection into an envelope and pays money to ship it to me, at which point I put them in plastic treasure chests and put them out by the curb every week to be collected by the "treasure man," who buries them at the "treasure dump" for me for safe keeping.But not before taking a picture of the bounty so that I can post it, natch.Clockwise from left: A pamphlet…
  • Quote of the Day

    Melissa McEwan
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    [Content Note: Misogyny.]"We wish to express our support for members of the community who rightly brought this issue to the fore, and we condemn the unreasonable attacks they experienced as a result, which caused deep distress in our community. ...The AAS Council reaffirms the importance of the Society's anti-harassment policy to our mission to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe. Only when all astronomers feel welcome and supported in the profession can our discipline realize its full potential for excellence."—From the American Astronomical Society's…
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    ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES

  • All the New Republican House Committee Chairs Share One Thing

    echidne
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:39 pm
    They are all men:Notably, none of the new House committee chairs are women. Current House Administration Committee Chairwoman Candice Miller (R-Mich.) remains the only female on the roster of panel leaders, which was announced earlier. Is "House Administration" like housekeeping?The Republican Party sighed a great sigh of relief after deciding that the war-against-women issues didn't seem to work in the last midterm elections.  Now they can run the party the way it should be run, as an old white boys' tree-house, and ignore those pesky wimminz' issues. All this is hilarious.  Or…
  • A Housekeeping Post

    echidne
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Can you see the comments link when you read the blog?  I noticed that my SeaMonkey (a backup browser) doesn't show the comments link at all.  If you use SeaMonkey, do you see a door to the comments?  It should be right below each post.Anything else I should know?
  • When Life Gives You Don Lemon...

    echidne
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    (This post is about sexual and physical violence.)The background to this story is a vast and tentacled one*,  about the fifteen (so far) women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault at some point of  his long acting career.  One of those women, Joan Tarshis, was interviewed by Don Lemon about her experiences.  The transcript:LEMON: Can I ask you this, because -- and please, I don't mean to be crude, OK? 

 TARSHIS: Yeah. 

LEMON: Because I know some of you -- and you said this last night, that he -- you lied to him and said "I…
  • Music Tuesday

    echidne
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Just because.
  • And A Little More About That Shirt Debacle: Glenn Reynolds Chips In.

    echidne
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:21 pm
    In some ways it really began as a storm in a teacup, and I missed the ball on something important when writing my previous post, though Crissa in the comments pointed the omission out:  There was no big feminist uproar about the shirt-with-the-leather-corseted-women, if by "big" we mean something written out on very large numbers of feminist blogs and/or talked about on various list-serves.Indeed, after I checked all this, I found nothing about the shirt on those list-serves.  Glenn Reynolds (newly come to his full blossoming as an MRA (Men's Rights Activist)) also tells us is that…
 
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  • Cowboy Baked Beans

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    This dish is absolutely delightful. Hearty, yet reasonably healthy, it’s one of our favorite easy dinner recipes. Ingredients:
  • Friday Night Baked Quesadillas

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    A quesadilla will turn plain leftovers into a great meal! Simply use leftovers as filling. Be creative use up leftovers and save money too! Ingredie
  • Chicken n' Rice Casserole

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    Jazz up bland chicken and rice with this flavorful recipe! Ingredients:   1 can cream of chicken soup
  • Classic Tuna Casserole

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Comfort food at its finest, this recipe is definitely a classic. Ingredients: 1 yellow onion, minced 2 Tb
  • Cheese Lover’s Pasta Casserole

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Simple, yet scrumptious, this pasta casserole is even cheesier than a homestyle mac and cheese recipe! Ingredients:
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    Girlfriendology

  • 5 Ideas for Girlfriend Holiday Parties – Let the Friendly Festivities Begin!

    Debba Haupert
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance. – Unknown We SHOULD dance, right girlfriend? Well it’s almost the holidays and it’s never too early (late, or in-between!) to rally around your favorite female friends for a little holiday festivities, right? Actually, if you plan soon, you can beat the holiday rush and get the girls together to celebrate the pre-holidays. So, we’ve got some ‘girlfriend advice’ on holiday parties to get the friendly festivities going! 1. Movie Night – There’s something really…
  • 3 Ways to Get Ready for the Holidays With a Friend (& Make these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcakes!)

    Debba Haupert
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living! Amanda Bradley Don’t you love the friends who make every day a holiday?! Well, the holidays are rapidly approaching and we’ve got some girlfriend advice to minimize the stress and maximize the memories by spending time with our favorite friends. Here’s our list of 3 Ways to Get Ready for the Holidays with a Friend: 1. Wrap Gifts Together – Making a present beautiful is a great way to make the gift-recipient feel special and loved, right? What can make it even…
  • Favorite Thanksgiving Quotes, 2 – Show Your Girlfriend Gratitude!

    Debba Haupert
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    We must find time to stop & thank the people who make a difference in our lives. John F. Kennedy / Thanksgiving Quote Happy Thanksgiving Girlfriend! Sometimes we just can’t find the right words, ya know? Like when you know how much you love and appreciate a dear friend but you just don’t express it the way you wish you could. Well, like the JFK quote above, we all need to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. So, we’ve ‘prettied up’ a few Thanksgiving quotes to show your girlfriend gratitude (tweet them, post on their Facebook wall,…
  • Favorite Thanksgiving Quotes – Be Thankful Girlfriend!

    Debba Haupert
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart Regardless of religion or political party, male or female, young or old, white or dark meat preference … we all celebrate Thanksgiving! Friends and family gather across our great country to share a meal, laughter, sometimes tears and a whole lot of turkey! Thanksgiving is the pinnacle of gratitude. It’s the day we stop to focus on gratitude, to gather with friends and family, to attempt to count our endless blessings. Send the following images or tweets of these…
  • 4 Easy Ways to Feel Gratitude (& share that Gratitude with your Girlfriends!)

    Debba Haupert
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude … Don’t complain; just work harder … Never give up. Randy Pausch Lately, life lessons from wise souls like Randy Pausch and others who have fought tougher battles than me – and possibly you, along with this season of Thanksgiving, remind me of the importance of gratitude. A pinch of gratitude, bakes up to a whole lot of happiness. Gratitude is worthy ‘ingredient’ for us to have and spread to our friends. So, for this season of Thanksgiving, here are 4 Easy Ways to Feel Gratitude (and share that Gratitude with…
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    Pink Lemonade

  • Weight Loss Wednesday - Curbing the Cravings

    Liz Gilbert
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Today, we're going to talk about something very important when you're trying to lose weight.... Curbing your cravings.We all get them and, yes we're even aware that sometimes, they're totally wacko - like getting a craving for chocolate twenty minutes after you finish dinner (your brain knows you're not hungry - but somehow, you must have some!)We've been scouring every source we could find to bring you the best tips for curbing those annoying cravings...Cinnamon: It's more than just a spice! Cinnamon can not only help you control your hunger, but it also gives your metabolism a little boost…
  • 10 Steps to a Happy Clothes Closet

    Liz Gilbert
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The clothes closet is one of the least respected areas in the house. It's often stuffed from floor to ceiling with clothing, briefcases, purses and shoes. Valuable clothing rod space has been taken over by vast armies of mis-matched hangers. Books and magazines have managed to somehow sprout out of nowhere. Bed linens are mixed in with towels, umbrellas and shoes. You can barely see the floor. Before you know it, your closet has become clutter central!  Here's some friendly advice. Heed the old saying, "Less is more." You'll save an enormous amount of time, money and stress by thinning…
  • Dinner Diva: Do you consider coffee your friend or foe?

    Liz Gilbert
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Last week I wrote about foods that will do wonders for your mood. One thing I didn't mention in that piece, however, was why you might want to think about easing back on a certain little trouble making drug from your diet. You know it and you probably know it well (I know I do!): caffeine. Caffeine is a drug found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, those evil energy drinks and chocolate, and a lot of people have quite a solid relationship with at least one of these four items. I very much enjoy my coffee, so I can relate to any of you with dependence issues! The question is . . . is caffeine a…
  • Thanksgiving Inspired Cocktails From Smirnoff

    Liz Gilbert
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    Thanksgiving is right around the corner which means family, friends, food and delicious cocktails – of course! There are countless ways to celebrate Turkey Day, but what better way than to kick back, bond and enjoy a festive drink or two with loved ones?Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving with family, or hosting your own "Friends-giving", no meal is complete without the perfect cocktail and your guests will be giving you thanks after each sip from their glass. With the hours spent prepping for the big day, you should be able to whip up quick and easy drinks that satisfy as much as…
  • Save on energy costs in winter

    Liz Gilbert
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    It’s the last part of fall, can you feel it?... There's definitely a chill in the air. Not just the chill that signaled summer was over, but the chill that tell you that your heating bills are about to be significantly higher than they were even just last month.There are ways to help keep your house cozy without breaking the bank. Try a few: Open those curtains - The same reasons that had us keeping the blinds or drapes shut during the long, hot summer should have us opening them up now! Open them as soon as the sun begins to shine to let nature warm the air in your home. Try to open…
 
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    Alice Bradley — Finslippy

  • She's a lady

    Alice
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:43 pm
      We were going to wait to get another dog, but then we realized that waiting is stupid and dogs are the best. Meet Hazel.   A photo posted by Alice Bradley (@finslippy) on Oct 10, 2014 at 12:21pm PDT Hazel is between 3 and 5 years of age, so we'll just go ahead and call her 4. She was dumped by some sad fool who failed to recognize that she is a wondrous being with popcorn-scented paws. We got her through a rescue group, and now she is ours and she is the best. They called her a chihuahua mix but we think she's all chihuahua.    Her full name is Hazel Doolittle…
  • Charlie the Dog, 1998(?)-2014

    Alice
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Charlie died on October 10th. As you know if you’ve ever read this site or looked at a single word I’ve written on social media, Charlie was our beloved dog, the greatest pet who ever walked this earth, blessed with the softest of ears and the most agreeable of dispositions. He was nothing but a joy to live with since we picked him up on a street corner 15 years ago. We had answered a Petfinder ad, knowing nothing about him other than that he had been neglected by his previous owners, and that he was a “sweet dog with soft ears who needs a chance.” (That’s quoted…
  • Let's go

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • The Impermanence of Permanent Pink & Other Colors

    Petunia Face
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Some might call it a mid-life crisis hair choice, but I like to think of it as a pre-chemo-what-the-hell-I'm-going-to-lose-my-hair-in-January-anyway hair choice.Either way, it got me carded at Trader Joe's this afternoon, which is probably more due to the fact that 42 year old women don't usually dye their hair pink, but whatever. I'll take it. A cart full of Fuji apples, caramel soy ice cream and a no way from the checkout guy who I made blush with my downright cougar-y gratitude.Zoey, of course, wanted to dye her hair, too, and I decided to let her because we are on this adventure together.
  • Why I Can Never Go Back To That Monday Night Yoga Class Ever Again

    Petunia Face
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:36 pm
    You know that feeling when you're a little/totally rattled, trying to get dinner started, homework settled, telling your daughter that no, she can't pick out what you're going to wear to yoga because even though it's called a sun salutation does not mean I can wear a sundress? That feeling? And then Bryan (or whoever your Bryan is) comes in the front door and you pass the baton to get to yoga on time? That feeling. Well stay with me here.Because that all happened and then I got to yoga, zipped off my sweatshirt, laid out my mat and got into Supta Baddha Konasana feeling like I had totally won…
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • Why Doesn’t a Viagra Equivalent Exist for Women?

    Rachel Walden
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Given the historical exclusion of women from clinical trials and social attitudes about female sexual desire, it’s easy to assume that no Viagra-like drug is available for women because women’s sexual pleasure is not taken seriously enough to develop one. The reality, though, is more complicated than a case of gender bias. Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting and scientific workshop (fully available online) on female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and available therapies as part of its “patient-focused drug development” series. The…
  • Why Corporate Promotion of Egg Freezing isn’t a “Benefit” to All Women

    Rachel Walden
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Apple recently announced it was joining Facebook in covering costs for female employees who opt to freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons. Both companies are providing up to $20,000; Apple as part of its fertility coverage, and Facebook as part of its surrogacy benefits. Despite the financial generosity, this might not be a good deal for healthy employees of these companies — or for women in the workplace in general. While some news outlets have addressed the high cost of egg freezing — at least $10,000 per ovarian stimulation cycle and $500 a year for storage…
  • How You Can Help Save Tennessee From Cutting Off Abortion Access

    Rachel Walden
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    As a lifelong Tennessean, I know it’s not the most friendly state when it comes to reproductive rights. And if a ballot initiative to curb abortion access passes this fall, it will get even worse. On Nov. 4, voters will be asked to amend the state constitution by adding the following language: Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to,…
  • Our Kids, Our Selves: How to Discuss Motherhood As a Choice

    Guest Contributor
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    by Melanie Holmes “Back in my day, talk of sex was in the closet where it belonged!” Those words were spoken by my mom, who is in her 80s. Luckily, our family closet held a copy of the book “Our Bodies, Ourselves.” My mom bought the book for my oldest sister, and then she instructed each sister to hand down the book to the next. I vowed to handle the discussion of sexual health differently with my own kids. I divorced from the father of my two sons when they were preschoolers, and quite frankly, I wasn’t sure my ex would hold honest, thorough conversations.
  • Crisis Pregnancy Centers and the Myth of “Post-Abortion Syndrome”

    Rachel Walden
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    “Post-abortion syndrome” — the idea that abortion causes significant mental health damage — is not a real, evidence-based diagnosis. While individuals who have abortions may have a wide variety of positive and negative feelings afterward (as do women who continue their pregnancies), there is no sound evidence that having an abortion itself leads to psychological harm. Studies that anti-abortion activists claim support the notion are often methodologically flawed, or have been misinterpreted. How, then, did the notion that a “post-abortion syndrome”…
 
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    blue milk

  • “The thing continues and continues to feel like a wreck.”

    blue milk
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    Just doing the work is the whole battle, we always say: making contact. Sit with the novel, be in it. Turn off the internet so you have nowhere else to go. Only rarely is it satisfying. Rarely is there a great chunk you can point to at the end of a day and say, here is what I did today! More often there’s the vague fear you’ve made no progress at all. Where did those hours go? Where is your work? What is this adding up to? You have paid someone else to be with your child while you did this bullshit? The thing continues and continues to feel like a wreck. But it’s your wreck. And you are…
  • My latest article: The truth about how your home life interferes with your work life

    blue milk
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:39 am
    What’s the price of doing well in the workplace and keeping your home life so separate? The compartmentalising is not without cost. Back at home with the people you love, it seems to take at least a full day to find the rhythm again of being with children. And until you find that oneness with them, you can experience their needs, even their affection, as somehow jarring and irritating. If you’re working long hours or shift work, I suspect it is possible to never recover enough from work to reach this rhythm. Some of the fragmentation is about training yourself to be indifferent to the…
  • Only those who have known discrimination..

    blue milk
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Only those who have known discrimination truly know its evil. Only those who have never experienced prejudice can discount the importance of the Racial Discrimination Act. This old man was one of those rare people who never suffered discrimination but understood the importance of protection from its malice. - Indigenous leader, Noel Pearson delivering a eulogy for Gough Whitlam and one of the most important political speeches of our time. (The rhythm Pearson develops with the use of the phrase “this old man” is truly something else and is really worth your time listening to his…
  • Parenting for independence misses something

    blue milk
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:22 am
    I think this article, “‘Not Rescuing’ Our Kids Shouldn’t Mean Letting Them Flounder” by Catherine Newman in The New York Times is making such an important point. (Thanks to Lara for the link). In spite of my love of all things Montessori and independence, generally, I am still very skeptical of independence as an end goal. Independence, as a goal needs to be combined with compassion or it is nothing. That is not an unreasonable approach to shepherding your children into the pasture of responsibility, and we’ve certainly practiced various forms of it over the…
  • On celebrating isolation

    blue milk
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    Yes, factories have closed, people travel by car instead of buses, use YouTube rather than the cinema. But these shifts alone fail to explain the speed of our social collapse. These structural changes have been accompanied by a life-denying ideology, which enforces and celebrates our social isolation. The war of every man against every man – competition and individualism, in other words – is the religion of our time, justified by a mythology of lone rangers, sole traders, self-starters, self-made men and women, going it alone. For the most social of creatures, who cannot prosper without…
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    Simply Stated By RealSimple.com

  • Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Criticism

    rsdailythought
    21 Nov 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 Take Real Simple’s Gratitude Challenge The Simple Secrets of Delicious Mashed Potatoes 100 Things to Be Thankful For This Year Filed under: Daily Thought
  • Make This Your Traffic Jam Mantra

    rsdailythought
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • 5 Steps to a Perfect Afternoon

    rsdailythought
    19 Nov 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 Take Real Simple’s Gratitude Challenge The Simple Secrets of Delicious Mashed Potatoes 100 Things to Be Thankful For This Year Filed under: Daily Thought
  • Why Stories Are So Important

    rsdailythought
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • Think Out of the Box Today

    rsdailythought
    17 Nov 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 Take Real Simple’s Gratitude Challenge The Simple Secrets of Delicious Mashed Potatoes 100 Things to Be Thankful For This Year Filed under: Daily Thought
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    Gadgets, fashion and tech for women – Gizmodiva

  • Victoria’s Secret Gets Own Mobile Messaging App called Pink

    neha
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    Victoria’s Secret is getting competitive. While others are using snapchat, Line, Kiik and every other social and mobile platform out there to get in touch with teens, Victoria’s Secret... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • World got Better with a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed Sienna

    neha
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:25 am
    Here is something that’s gonna amuse kids and their parents too. Toyota and Nickelodeon have teamed up to create a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed Sienna. That’s what we call a surprise... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Blomp Coat Hooks: Multifunctional and Pretty

    neha
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    Blomp Coat Hooks is an awesome purchase for anyone’s home. I say so because it looks great on walls, is very functional and practical and can be more use than one. It’s.. Blomp Coat... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Check Out This Classy Chewbacca Rug

    neha
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Can you guess the best thing about a Chewbacca Rug? It’s not a direct application of the har acted instead carefully chosen elements that clearly state where they come from. It’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bubble Wrap Glass Set for The Obsessed

    neha
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:31 pm
    So you have a bubble wrap fixation? Then the bubble wrap glass set is ideal for you. Say cheers to your obsession while holding a glass of a different kinda bubbly. The.. Bubble Wrap Glass Set for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Feministe

  • Barbie’s male classmates can be computer engineers.

    Caperton
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    Barbie is one educated and versatile woman. She’s been, among dozens of other jobs, a dentist, a doctor, a sign language teacher, a special education teacher, a surgeon, a paratrooper, a jet pilot, an ambassador, a firefighter, an architect, an astronaut, a ballerina, a chef, an Olympic gymnast, an unspecified business executive, a news anchor, a cat burglar, a magazine editor, and the president of the United States. And now, per the book I Can Be a Computer Engineer, she’s a computer engineer (or at least can be one). That’s awesome! A fun, accessible intro to computer…
  • “Well, she didn’t act like a rape victim,” Cosby edition

    Caperton
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:11 pm
    [Strong trigger warnings for rape] Jesus. This again. Recently, in a comedy routine, stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress brought up a fact that has largely been ignored over the past eight years: that Bill Cosby has been accused of drugging and raping multiple women. Arguably, lots of women, depending on your definition of “lots.” When former Temple University employee Andrea Constand sued him in 2005, alleging that Cosby had drugged and raped her, her lawyer promised depositions from 13 women who claimed to have been similarly assaulted. That list never came to light, as the case…
  • Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

    Jill
    16 Nov 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…
  • Apropos of nothing: Shake It Off

    Caperton
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Feeling the need to shake it off at the end of a long week? Sure you are. Want to do it without watching Taylor Swift? You might. Like people with huge hair in shiny Spandex? Yeah you do. Come on, y’all. Shake it off. Similar Posts (automatically generated): The 22 by Jill February 27, 2013 Magic is everywhere in this bitch. by Jill April 7, 2010 Celebrity Death Match: Alanis vs. Fergie by Jill April 2, 2007 What A Girl Wants by Jill January 14, 2007 All of my favorite things, in one YouTube video by Jill September 22, 2009
  • Open Thread with Cat and Chicks

    tigtog
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Living together! A cat who ‘adopted’ thirty chicks on a Chinese farm features for this week’s Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week. Cat And Chicks Living Together – via Cute Overload 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…
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    Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

  • Kinky Boots

    Lynn Friedman
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:59 am
    LIVE MUSICAL IN SAN FRANCISCO: The DRAGSRAVAGANZZA Opening Night of KINKY BOOTS at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco is December 3, 2014 at 8p. MORE THAN A PRETTY BEARDED FACE: What makes it a Dragsravaganzza you ask? It’s The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, one of those “Only-In-San Francisco” non-profits run by gay men in religious-themed drag. As a woman I am always amazed at their make-up skills and ability to walk in super high heels. More importantly they know how to get attention protesting community issues and gender intolerance. BROADWAY HIT: Kinky Boots is the…
  • PROJECT NUN-WAY

    Lynn Friedman
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:25 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO: Another “only-in-San Francisco” moment occurred on November 15. The beloved Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence brought their popular fashion and then some event to SOMArts, an artsy event space. WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?: Not to be confused with Project Runway, Project Nunway VI: 666 Heretics of Fashion goes over and over the top with dazzling models strutting their creative take on haute couture. CELEBRITIES: MC’s this year were Peaches Christ and Sister Roma. Local KGO-TV news reporter Sergio Quintana served on the Judging Panel along with a member Jane Weidlin…
  • Getaway to Carmel Valley Ranch

    Teresa Rodriguez Williamson
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Yeah! Finally, the seasons are changing, and as autumn slowly wraps us in a blanket of cooler nights and changing leaves, we have a few more moments to enjoy the great outdoors. Carmel Valley Ranch is a beautiful 500-acre slice of tranquility where the weather is gentle and the air is nourishing. And, if you want to enjoy these wonderful fall days, I suggest that you sneak away with your girlfriends for a few delicious days. Some of the activities you can indulge in include: Golf on their 18-hole championship golf course and driving range, designed by Pete Dye Play tennis at their nine-court…
  • The Best of Second City: Celebrating 50+ years of Comedic Genius.

    Sheila Gaspers
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:08 pm
    This is a show that you will not want to miss! Second City, a comedy troupe and a Chicago landmark, is truly a national treasure – as American as Apple Pie! And, for those of us who grew up on Saturday Night Live and In Living Color, Second City is hallowed ground…the birthplace of improv and a tabernacle of amazing talent. Launching the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Bill Murray and more, Second City is an icon and will forever be an integral part of our cultural heritage. Now, The Best of Second City  proves creative sketch comedy reaches beyond geographic…
  • The HA Factor for Ultra-Hydration c/o derma e®

    Sheila Gaspers
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    Skin rejuvenation comes easy with the derma e line of natural skincare products. Hyaluronic acid aka the HA Factor is one of the beauty industry’s treasured secret weapons. HA is a natural sponge; one molecule can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. As the body’s natural HA and collagen production decrease with age, it is important to add restorative and hydrating treatments to your daily regimen. Youngblood Beauty offers a perfect solution – a specialized anti-aging line designed with ultra-hydration in mind. Harnessing the power of hyaluronic acid, the derma e  day…
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    Outblush

  • Does This Make Us Look Cheap? November 21, 2014

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    If it were up to us, babies wouldn't get holiday gifts - what are they gonna remember of it anyway? But we can't get away with that without our sister-in-law...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Peppermint Crunch Sprinkles

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    You always start your holiday baking with a smile on your face and a list of goodies three miles long, but when you're in the trenches waiting for your sugar...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • A Tiny Celebration

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Hurrah! You managed to find yourself an excellent parking spot at work three days in a row. The victory doesn't merit a party, per se, but it certainly could use...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Egg Pore Deep Cleansing Foam

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Designed to be a daily cleansing product, this Egg Pore Deep Cleansing Foam ($16) is only sorta foam-y, but it does expand on your face with a little water and...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Mayron's Baby Goods Road Pack

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Traveling with a little one over the holiday season? Make sure you've got a Road Pack ($54) from Mayron's Baby Goods with you at all times. It's full of TSA-approved...Visit Outblush for the full post.
 
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    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…
  • PTSD in Veterans Increases Risk of Preterm Birth

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is relatively common among pregnant and postpartum women. The lifetime prevalence of PTSD for women is about 10%.  PTSD is most prevalent among women of childbearing age and PTSD symptoms are common during pregnancy.  Earlier this year, we reported on a study which observed that women with a diagnosis of PTSD had an increased risk of preterm birth.  The risk was particularly high in those women with diagnoses of both PTSD and a major depressive episode; these women had a 4-fold increased risk of preterm birth. The post PTSD in Veterans Increases Risk of…
  • Postpartum Depression and Positive Parenting Practices

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    How does postpartum depression affect a mother’s ability to care for and parent her child?  Various studies have demonstrated that depressed mothers may be less attuned to their children’s needs, either being less responsive to the baby or, in some cases, too intrusive.  Researchers have speculated that this mismatch between mother and baby may contribute to problems with infant bonding, delays in development and emotional dysregulation. The post Postpartum Depression and Positive Parenting Practices appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • SSRI exposure during pregnancy: What’s enough data?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    The following post was first published in OB/GYN News. Numerous studies on the reproductive safety of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been published, particularly over the last decade. With the different methodologies used and often disparate results, the extensive data now available in the medical literature can be overwhelming for clinicians and researchers to […] The post SSRI exposure during pregnancy: What’s enough data? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Life in Transition

  • 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…
  • Getting Over It

    Natalie Caine
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Mistakes. We think we can explain to ourselves why we did what we did and then let it go, but that is easier said than done. In our group each of us shared what happened during the week that triggered our inner critic. “I talked too much and wanted to listen more.  I over gave presents, rather than one gift.  I repeated my needs over and over to my husband, like seven times in a row.” Sounds silly, but the meal I cooked turned out so boring and tasteless.  I didn’t make the time to see my mom at the hospital every day, even though I went two days before.  I didn’t speak up…
  • A Checklist for Retirees Returning to Work

    Natalie Caine
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    As one of the Wall Street Journal Experts, Natalie’s blog was originally published at blogs.wsj.com. When you shift back into routines and accountability after being retired, a part of you fears you made a mistake and are trapped. Your inner doubter says that you took on more than you wanted to at this stage of your life and that you will be left out of the other life you developed that didn’t include a work schedule. You get to decide who to let lead you. Who do you want to listen to that speaks in your rushing head and heart? The mistake I see people making is that they don’t give…
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    BettyConfidential

  • Go From Day To Night With These 3 Pieces

    Jamie Danno
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    As I get older, I’m starting to learn the importance of investing in wardrobe pieces that are functional, instead of what is trendy. It’s so easy to see a crop top and think, “I need that!” But, the truth is, maybe everyone shouldn’t wear a crop top. Don’t get me wrong I am all about being confident. And whatever it is you feel good in, then that is what you should wear! But, with that said, I think whatever the pieces are, you should be able to wear them over and over with many different items, completing many different looks. As the seasons change our wardrobe tends to change as…
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Relationships 101 – Or, Getting Back to Basics

    Betty Confidential
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Y’know, there’s such a flurry of dating and relationship advice out there for every situation from “worst online date EVER” to “I’M MADLY IN LOVE AFTER ONE DRINK!” that sometimes it’s helpful to get back to basics. So let’s take a moment to do that, shall we? This handy-dandy (and oh-so-pretty!) infographic from Jessica Baker and Aligned Signs takes us from first impressions all the way to tying the knot with tips, tricks, and useful information. Happy dating!
  • Intro to Sexting: 7 Rules to Follow Before You Hit ‘Send’

    Betty Confidential
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    According to the New York Times, Governor Jerry Brown signed a much-needed law making revenge porn illegal in California on October 1st. When laws like this are made, it’s an indicator of just how many people have compromising photos in cyber space. It seems like everyone is sexting, taking naked photos or making sex videos — from politicians like Anthony Weiner to the guy you just met online. Let’s talk more about this guy: let’s say you meet him on a dating site. He asks you to send him a few additional pictures. There are several shots of you on the dating site, but…
  • 13 Questions You Should Never Ask at Thanksgiving

    Betty Confidential
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    Thanksgiving is a high school reunion for relatives. Everyone gathers together to reflect on where they’ve been, how far they’ve come, and how much better or worse they’re doing than before. It’s a Butterball of nerves, particularly when you factor in Thanksgiving other high-stakes ingredients: the doomsday traffic, the one crazy relative who shows up and does his/her crazy thing, the underlying family feuds, the love, the all-day drinking, the hunger–the extreme hunger!–for the perpetually “almost-ready” turkey, and those ghosts of holidays…
  • Pack Chic, Pack Smart: 7 Holiday Travel Essentials No Betty Should Leave Home Without

    Lucia Peters
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hitting the road for Thanksgiving or the winter holidays this year? Whether you’re headed home to visit your family or to the Bahamas for a tropical vacation, you’ll need to get your packing under control, stat. But don’t worry—we’re here to do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to! From multi-tasking beauty picks to hot gadgets that will keep you connected while you’re on the road (or at sea, or in the air, or wherever), these seven travel essentials will make sure you’ve got everything you need without wasting valuable suitcase space. All aboard! 1. Remington Wet 2 Straight…
 
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • November 21, 2014

    Suzanne
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    How is it possible November is nearly over? It’s going to take me another day or two to get everything caught up from my Texas trip. And? Thanksgiving is next Thursday. Aack! (And, no, I haven’t given Christmas a passing thought yet.) Remind me next year not to take on an out of state photo project right before the holidays. I’m seeing Paul Newman today and I can’t wait because my arm is BAD. Also, all the cooking for Thanksgiving always pushes me over the edge pain-wise …. I really, really, really, need “my” Paul Newman a lot this time of year. Being…
  • Texas and Colorado …

    Suzanne
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    I thought I’d give you a quick summary of the last week. I was shooting areas of west Texas last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I took the above photo (window reflection) at a small radio station prior to going inside to meet with the radio folks. (That’s my friend, Daniel, walking behind me.  He didn’t know he was about to be a part of my composition.) I love the LINES in the above photo.  So many things came together to make it a great shot. Most of the areas we were shooting were very remote. Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. I got very…
  • Prada Store, Marfa, Texas

    Suzanne
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    I got home late last night. I’ll have a “real” post for you tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s a night photo I took at the (famous) Prada Store outside of Marfa, Texas. The “store” is actually a lifesize art sculpture …. which stands in the middle of nowhere in west Texas. Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. I love that my friend, Daniel Krieger, is in the doorway of the store. And, Thomas Hawk’s shadow looms in the foreground. The three of us had an epic trip. I can’t wait to tell you all about it.
  • Random Things

    Suzanne
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Here’s a quick look at what’s going on: •  I bought hiking boots yesterday.  No kidding, I’m about twenty years overdue for a pair of hiking boots.  (I always wear sneakers while hiking.)  I was going to wear my cowboy boots to Texas, but I don’t think I could wear them 24 hours a day for three days straight while shooting.  My feet would be killing me.  Hiking boots are definitely not pretty-ish, but they’ll be a lot easier on my feet.  I bought Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots.  They don’t need a “break-in” period and they’re…
  • Adventures …

    Suzanne
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’m preparing for (what should be) my last out of state shoot in 2014. It’s a trip that has been in the making for about two years. Originally, I was going to be on this shoot for six days with two other photographers. I thought I’d be accompanied by a puppy in training also. My sister’s accident, of course, has taken priority. Now, I’ll be at the shoot Friday through Sunday night. During those three days, I will probably be working 22 hours of each 24 hour period. It will be intense because … Well, I have three days to do six days worth of shooting. It…
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    moosh in indy.

  • these bug me, and that’s just the way i am.

    Casey
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There are two phrases in particular that light my fury on fire, perhaps there are more (I’m sure there are) but for now, let’s discuss these two because maybe they’re you’re pet peeve too or perhaps you say them yourself not knowing how much damage they can cause. 1. “Someone forgot their medication.” There’s a difference between finding a prescription bottle someone left at a hotel and sarcastically accusing someone of irrational behavior because they forgot to take a supposed prescribed medication for a mental illness they may or may not actually…
  • two wii u to two of you

    Casey
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    UPDATE: Congrats to Meredith S. and Matt W. for winning the two Wii U Bundles! Another product post, sorry, but when Nintendo asked if me if I wanted to give away two Wii U bundles to you guys I couldn’t say no. Addie was asked to be a part of the Nintendo Kids reviewer program several months ago and she’s been taking her job very seriously. Originally I set her up to write a portion of this giveaway but her little blurb contained so many ALL CAPS DECLARATIONS FOLLOWED WITH WAY TOO MANY !!!!!!!!! I figured I’d bottle her enthusiasm for another project that we’re…
  • coloring your hair at home has come an awfully long way.

    Casey
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:37 pm
    My friend Heather is a self-proclaimed $7 box of at-home hair color kind of girl, but after today she may very well be spending $20 more on her hair color while I may end up saving $70. We’re both in love with the Madison Reed at-home hair color I tried on her today. (Full disclosure, I spend a lot on my hair and I’m very loyal to my hairstylist, so I didn’t want to risk messing up all her hard work with some mail order hair color which is why I enlisted Heather, because $25 hair color was a huge step up from $7 drugstore hair color, she agreed.) Finding a color for her was…
  • it’s been awhile.

    Casey
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    How have you been? I’ve been well. For once this long silence wasn’t a result of depression, it was just a result of me doing other stuff. Nothing personal. It also hasn’t helped that Vivi is the epitome of toddler in every sense of the word, and I have to be constantly present for that child or she will lose a limb, chop the limb off another living creature or do some other irreversible damage to something I value (like the button she found in the car that turned on a light WE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW EXISTED.) I decided last night that if we rounded up a bunch of our…
  • 929 words

    Casey
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    You know that “picture paints a thousand words” cliche? I tried finding a thousand words about a picture when I was in Jr. High as part of some school assignment and you know what? It’s hard as hell to come up with a thousand words about a picture. But this one, (well, that one ^ up there ^) I may not have a thousand words about it, but I do have an awful lot of feelings about it. I may even have a few hundred words about it. I took this on Saturday at a pizza place Urban Spoon told us about in Brandenburg, Kentucky. We spent the morning at Squire Boone Cave where Addie and…
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    Viva la Feminista

  • How to change a tire

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    For some reason our last car attracted nails and screws like it was made from a magnet. We lost count of how much time and money we put into patching the tires and even a few times having to call a tow truck for help. One time we even got a flat on the tollway, which was not a happy moment at all. Now that Ella is closer to driving than not, we have definitely pondered how she will maneuver Chicago's streets behind the wheel. This was especially on our minds after touring Lane Tech and seeing their pretty awesome drivers ed course.While I am focused on getting Ella to focus on where we are…
  • When the child needs to give the "quit smoking" talk

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    In sixth grade the anti-smoking message was drilled into us HARD. I remember health class going on and on about the dangers of smoking despite it still being a sign of coolness in the last 1980s. We were subjected to very graphic photos of black lungs and diseased hearts. Smoking equaled death. I freaked the hell out. I became the most passive aggressive anti-smoker campaigner. Fueled by multiple viewings of “Mask,” I utilized Rocky’s use to hiding anti-smoking brochures around the house where my mom would find them. She rarely ever smoked in front of me, but I knew she smoked. It was…
  • Space Camp: Day Two

    3 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
     One secret about Space Camp is that it is not just about space, but about team work. This lesson was drilled into us on the second day when we went out to a wooded area and told to find a way to escape an exploding Earth to Venus. We had to build a bridge and since we were in space, we had to stay tethered to each other, always maintain contact with the bricks AND could not speak. As you can see in the photo above, we did pretty darn well. We fell for the oldest trick in the book - we trusted our trainers! They watched us like hawks waiting for us to let go of each other or of a brick…
  • I have a treat for you!

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
     Happy Halloween! As you can see it is time to start planning for the Chicago Toy & Game Fair. To kick things off here is a coupon for $2 off admission. The Fair runs from 10am - 6pm on Saturday, November 22nd and Sunday 10am - 5pm on November 23rd.AND....a free family pass! And yes, big families, NO LIMIT.GIVEAWAY RULES:1) Comment on this blog and tell me your favorite game as a kid.2) Additional entries (still must do #1) for tweeting, Facebooking, etc about this giveway. You can either tag me* or link to your social media mention in the comments.3) That's it! Pretty simple,…
  • Illinois Feminista Voter Guide

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    It's that time again folks! And I have again put together some helpful tools to help you prepare for your visit to your polling place.1) Where to vote? Check out "Where's My Fucking Polling Place?" Not only will it tell you where to fucking vote, but also who you can fucking vote for:2) Who to vote for? Since we're feministas here, I don't think I need to say who to vote for in the Governor's race, but I will point out great places to look for endorsements for the other races.Judges: I put this first because most people do not take the time to get through the whole ballot to vote on judges. I…
 
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    Women on Business

  • Next Generation Board Member – New Normal, New Competencies

    Tracy Houston
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:50 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
  • Are You Building Your Business Based on Relationships?

    Toni Nelson
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:44 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
  • Sponsored Video: Recognizing People Who Help You Overcome Business Struggles

    Susan Gunelius
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
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    11 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
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  • Cost Savings of Telecommuting Would Be Over $1 Trillion Per Year

    Susan Gunelius
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
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  • It’s All Up to the Dogs this Christmas in New Family Approved Feature ‘The Three Dogateers’ + #TheThreeDogateers Giveaway

    Holly
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Who can’t appreciate a super sweet, feel-good family holiday movie? We seek them out with an insatiable festive appetite come the end of November right through Christmas day. This holiday season, Dean Cain stars alongside three adorable dogs in the Dove Family Approved feature, “The Three Dogateers.” We haven’t seen the movie, but we’re totally betting that the dogs steal every single scene. Because puppies! Three pampered pooches mistakenly left behind by their frenzied owner on Christmas Eve become fearless “dogateers” when thieves break in and…
  • Tuesday Giveaway Linkup: November 11, 2014

    Holly
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Every Tuesday, with your help, we’re rounding up some of the best giveaways going on around the blogosphere in our Tuesday Giveaway Linkup. Link up your ongoing giveaways using the linky below. Our preferred format for linking up is: Prize – End Date (Countries Open To) Please, PLEASE include the area(s) of eligibility your giveaway is open to. US only? US and CAN? Worldwide? Include it! It is so disheartening to click over to enter a giveaway only to find out it isn’t available to you. Give a Little Bit Find something that piqued your interest? Woman Tribune is all about…
  • Monday Morning Tunes: Trampled by Turtles

    Holly
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    wfuv / Flickr I think we can all agree that if we happened to be a victim of robbery in which the items we used to express the most vulnerable and real parts of ourselves (and make a living) were stolen, the appropriate actions would be to file a police report and then wallow forever. But Dave Simonett did not wallow forever after his car was ransacked and most of his music gear was stolen while playing a show with his band at the time. Instead, armed with a single acoustic guitar, he pieced together a new band lodged solidly within genres that didn’t require amplification — folk…
  • Sundays are for Sharing: Baskin-Robbins Honoring Veterans, Starbucks BOGO, Thanksgiving Organization Tips & More

    Holly
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Fellow bloggers, I want to support you in what you’re doing! Every week we round up some of our favorite posts and invite you to do the same. Link up your posts below! Baskin-Robbins has created a brand new flavor for a great cause. First Class Camouflage features a delicious combination of chocolate, salty caramel, and cake-flavored ice cream that can be enjoyed in a new camouflage waffle cone or bowl, or have it as a layered sundae with Oreo cookie pieces and caramel praline topping. Stop by your local Baskin-Robbins on Veterans Day, November 11, when 10 cents from ice cream scoops…
  • Tuesday Giveaway Linkup: November 4, 2014

    Holly
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Every Tuesday, with your help, we’re rounding up some of the best giveaways going on around the blogosphere in our Tuesday Giveaway Linkup. Link up your ongoing giveaways using the linky below. Our preferred format for linking up is: Prize – End Date (Countries Open To) Please, PLEASE include the area(s) of eligibility your giveaway is open to. US only? US and CAN? Worldwide? Include it! It is so disheartening to click over to enter a giveaway only to find out it isn’t available to you. Give a Little Bit Find something that piqued your interest? Woman Tribune is all about…
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    Rise of the Innerpreneur

  • 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…
  • Practicing With Pain

    Tara Joyce
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    If the pain is going to be there either way, why would I choose to feel it? If I feel it, I can actually heal it. If I don’t feel it, I can not know its true state, and I can not start to heal it. Whether I like it or not, feeling my pain fully is necessary for my healing, for my whole-ing. I can not reduce my pain when I don’t acknowledge it. I can not feel more whole and healed when I deny parts of my experience. When I want to hide from my pain, I remember that in facing it, I start to heal it. Stuffing it down only guarantees I will hold onto these feelings longer. My pain is…
  • Beyond Right and Wrong

    Tara Joyce
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    It’s right. It’s wrong. It’s neither. It’s just an option. It’s just one way of doing things. It simply one way to approach something. Take it and/or leave it. It may be what I’ve done, and it may be what I’m doing, and it may be working for me, but it is still only one way of doing things. Nothing more. Take it and/or leave it. Be interested and/or think it’s bunk. In the end, it’s simply what works for me, for now. Nothing more. The approach I am choosing is no more right or wrong than any other approach. Take it and/or leave it. Maybe…
  • The Work and Reward of Building Credit

    Tara Joyce
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    I like to think about money as an idea in the form of credit. To get in the money game, I need to build up my credit. To build up my credit, I need to work on my inner and outer relationship with my self and money. My Outer Credit Work: identifying & communicating the value I offer (marketing my self and my business) growing my wealth (creating opportunities for higher pay and more abundance) caring for my wealth (managing my money and my self) My Inner Credit Work: connecting with the value I offer and the abundance of wealth I possess (transforming my thoughts, feelings, beliefs,…
 
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    Get Organized Wizard

  • 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…
  • 10 Quick Tips to Get Organized When You’re Short On Time

    Kylie Browne
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    If you often feel like there is not enough time in the day to get things done, then it’s time to Stop. Collaborate. And Listen.* * I suspect Vanilla Ice fans will sing this. Top 10 Best Tips To Get Organized When You’re Short On Time 1. Recognise the value of your time. Think about how much your time means to you before you commit to something. If you agree to spend your time volunteering for example, think about how much time you are willing to spend. This will help you feel good about your contribution, without feeling like you are spreading yourself thin. We also tend to…
  • Christmas Preparation Plan – Free Planners Pack

    Kylie Browne
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:03 am
    There’s no better time to start planning as we race into the festive season. There are only seven weeks until the big day. Seven weeks! Let’s get organized. Our Christmas Planner Pack is jam-packed with To-Do Lists that cover: Christmas gifts Christmas cards Christmas party entertaining Christmas decoration preparation Children’s parties Much, much more. FREE Christmas Planners Pack For Premium Subscribers If you are a Premium Subscriber, you can access your Christmas Planner from your account, or by following this link. FREE Christmas Planners Pack For Existing…
  • Decluttering After A Loved One Dies

    Kylie Browne
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    Barbara recently lost her husband of 45 years. “What am I going to do with all of his things”, she asked. Sometimes when a death is expected, a lot of sorting occurs before passing. People get the chance to go through their belongings and distribute possessions to family and friends. There is an opportunity to throw or donate items that are no longer useful, loved or needed. But often when death is sudden, a huge task is left to sort out possessions. This, coupled with the grieving of a loved one, can be most overwhelming. It’s an emotionally charged time.  When To…
  • Clear Closet Clutter Fast

    Kylie Browne
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Your Perfect Wardrobe Do you dream about a having a perfect wardrobe – decluttered, streamlined, organized? We can help you achieve that with our next online program 14 Days To An Organized Closet.  Starts Monday 3 November (US Time). This Program Will Help You Deal With The Practicalities Of: Decluttering your closet of clothes and shoes you don’t wear Simplifying the way you think about your outfits Organizing your closet, clothes, and footwear. Most importantly, the program will also help you unlock the mental and emotional chains that keep you holding on to clothes you don’t…
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    Everyday Baby Steps

  • 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,…
  • Tips on Preparing for College #JourneytoCollege

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

  • roses absolutely everywhere

    Danielle
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:59 pm
    When I broke out of prison I found Roses absolutely everywhere. (I did hear them singing through the bars.) They flourished from my declarations, dripped out of my mailbox, wove right into my hair absolutely everywhere. My house turned into a house-sized Rose and I slept right in the very center of it pink and gold at dawn, I ran my body over every single petal kissing my way up My mouth opened like a Rose, my breath, a Rose. my spine, shot with life, I stood right up and I walked across the street (step by step) and Roses happened absolutely everywhere absolutely everywhere absolutely…
  • My #Truthbomb DECK is ready! Sacred, gorgeous and Hello, holiday gifting!

    amandas
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    The rain is falling hard in Vancouver, and that means the holiday season’s coming quick, loves! Team D and I put our hearts together to create something inspiring and luminous for you and the people you adore. Here we are!: The #TRUTHBOMB Deck Volume 1! THE #TRUTHBOMB DECK, Vol. 1 – $34 These cards are LUSCIOUS. They’re 4 x4 heavy, creamy stock, with gold foil icon embossing. There are 134 cards in each box. (Because 34 is my favourite number. Seriously.) People are using them as a daily divination deck, leaving them on entry tables for guests to pull one when they leave,…
  • Disruptive joy. Why do we push away positive feelings?

    Danielle
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Here’s the short answer: Because positive feelings are a form of power. And power is all kinds of uncontrollable, elevating, disruptive, expansive, and threatening — to your own fear, and to people who prefer low-risk living. Pick a message, a legacy, a program: Don’t be too powerful; too sexual; too honest; too loud; too excited, too hopeful. Whatever you do, don’t get too carried away. Because if you’re, let’s say, “too happy,”… you could make other people feel deprived in comparison, so keep yer happy lid on. And if you do something irresponsible in the name…
  • Pure generous radiance

    Danielle
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Before I chose my face for this world even before the shape of my heart and certainly before the arch of my preferences There I was all Truth pure generous radiance streaming ever outward from the beginning to eternity and I knew: I am of Light, The Light, I am Light. Now in the crook of my day in the coal of my desires heart open or heart closed tender or tired still or wild like a fist or a field, Here I am all Truth pure generous radiance streaming ever outward from the beginning to eternity and I know: I am of Light, The light, I am Light. The post Pure generous radiance appeared first on…
  • You can earn some real money — with real meaning. Easy breezy.

    amandas
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    Team D and I are so thrilled that our work can create abundance for others. It’s a very big bonus that I didn’t see coming in my work. I was just going to write books and paint… and then this happened — a whole new level of affiliate love and cash for a lot of people. One of our core values is generosity. And hustle. Here you have it: We have just revamped our affiliate partner program and EVERYONE is invited. Earning cash is as easy as referring friends & the public to our goods with a link in your email or social media. They click and buy. You make cash. You earn 20% of the…
 
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    The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC

  • Race Day! Turkey Trot & Mutt Strut 5K/10K/Mile Virtual Run & Walk

    Lissa
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Race day is fast approaching! Are you and your best four-legged friend ready to head out and strut your stuff this weekend? Whether you are running, trotting, or walking, it’s guaranteed to be a great time! Lace up your shoes, throw on some layers {brrrr!}, maybe grab a sweater for Sparky, and head on out to complete your registered event. You should have received your race packets this week, stuffed with your event tee and finisher’s medal! What do you think? Do you love them as much as we do? Make sure you take a photo or three of you and Fido as you do your victory cheer at the…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Runner Sneak Peak: Fuel Belt, Sparkle Athletic, Greecie Girl Headbands, Inspired Endurance

    lisa
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    I am SO excited to share with you some of MY favorites from our upcoming Holiday Gift Guide for the Runner. There are so many neat products for us runners but there are some that are more awesome others, you know what I mean? First, I would like to introduce you to Fuel Belt. Fuel Belt makes hydration belts. When you start running longer distance, and heck, even shorter distances in the heat, you should carry water (or some form of hydration) with you.   I need water, especially on my long runs.  This belt allows me to carry my hydration drink of choice and enough of it.  This belt was…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Runner Sneak Peek: Balega Socks, Larabar, and Running on the Wall

    Bari
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:40 am
    Holy cats!  Are you getting as excited for our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide as I am?  The giveaway is going to be MONUMENTAL this year!  I’m back featuring another 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Runner Sneak Peek: Balega Socks, Larabar, and Running on the Wall.  Seriously awesome stuff and I’m so blessed to get to review it all and share my reviews with you. First up: Balega Socks As a runner, I am VERY picky about the socks I wear.  For regular working out, I find it doesn’t matter, but for running your socks can be the difference between a great run and a terrible one.
  • Wednesday Check-In and Reminders Galore

    mary
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
      Hello hello dear shrinkers one and all. How goes it? Go and hop on that scale and get down to business with your Wednesday check in because we have a lot of additional business to attend to! How did the number look? Remember, it’s just a number. Don’t take too much stock in it! You know deep down what you need to be focusing more on, working harder at, paying more attention to. Chances are, whatever the number on the scale reveals – whether it’s up from last week or down – it is rarely a complete mystery or a complete surprise. Yes, there are those weeks…
  • True Confessions

    Nancy
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    HELP!!!! I have fallen off the healthy eating wagon and I am having a terrible time climbing back on. I was doing T25 and doing really well. I got up at 5:10 every morning to workout. I was planning meals and buying good food at the grocery store. Then…things kind of fell apart. Life got in the way. My daughter almost amputated her big toe by dropping a 50 pound speaker on it. She ended up having surgery and wasn’t aloud to pick up her baby daughter for over three weeks. I would go to work in the morning and leave there and go straight to her house till her husband got home from…
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  • Worthy of the Week

    Corrin
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Lucky Charms marshmallows by the pound are a thing. Thank you @ItsToni and the Amish. Worthy of the Week Stickers in wrong places. Oh how easily amused I am. I should probably add this to my dating profile. Was Vincent van Gogh murdered? SO CUTE! This looks like a pretty amazing little gadget. I’m having a fan girl moment right now. Oh, Dolores. In other news, I’ve rediscovered Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? These metallic playing cards would make a great hostess gift. Are we reppropriating pink now? Oh. Okay. I’m really looking forward to watching…
  • 5 Random Things About Me

    Corrin
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    That’s me. As if I don’t over-share enough, Leigh Ann of Genie in a Blog tasked me with sharing 5 random things about myself. That means I’m left with the mundane and the things I don’t want my parents to know, so I bring you the mundane… I’ve never been stung by a bee. I don’t plan to ever be stung by a bee. I love babies. I want to love ‘em and squeeze ‘em and hand ‘em back to their parents when they get cranky. I didn’t get my drivers license until the summer after I turned 17. Why would I be interested in driving myself…
  • Holiday Cards 2014

    Corrin
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Grab your favorite pen and wet your whistle because it’s time to start addressing and stamping those holiday cards! I’m always partial to New Years cards since they’re so much more celebratory, but any excuse to send snail mail is alright by me. I have trimmed my list substantially in recent years because the tradition seems to be waning, or I’ve burned some bridges, which is unfortunate. Do you send holiday cards? Do you get as many as you give? 1. To-Do List $16.95 for 8 cards 2. Happy Everything $37.50 for 6 cards 3. Ugly Sweater $30 for 80 cards 4. Happy Holidays…
  • Worthy of the Week

    Corrin
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Worthy of the Week Wait for it… Damien Rice has a new album and you can listen to it on NPR. Tuna got a book deal! Oh, Gilbert. (Aren’t staged wedding shoots a really weird phenomenon?) This could lead to a very serious addiction. The Kate Spade & Gap kids collab is adorable (if pricey). Shake it off. (Not TSwift. Pinkie swear.) If you aren’t watching Transparent on Amazon, you’re really missing out. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel having a baby seems weird, right? Adam Driver is the best part about Girls. This coat makes me want to go somewhere cold. Anthony…
  • #spon Nervous Poops (Not me. My dog.)

    Corrin
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:04 am
    $169. $344. $127. $89. $276. $124. $214. $166. Those are the totals from the times I’ve had to take Ollie to the emergency vet for a variety of ailments over the last 8 years. Those totals do not include dry cleaning, car detailing, or the replacement cost of pet beds, blankets, and clothing that could not be salvaged or that I downright refused to salvage (pets are gross, y’all). Ollie the Destroyer as a puppy — notice the poo to the top left You could say that Ollie’s a bit of a delicate flower. While he has eaten his fair share of things that he shouldn’t…
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    YourTango | The Latest Smart Talk About Love

  • 5 Ways To Make Sure Deal Breakers Don't Ruin Your Relationship

    drkarenfinn
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Deal breakers seem like a good idea, but they often serve as barriers to love rather than as healthy boundaries. YourTango expert Dr. Karen Finn puts a spotlight on how deal breakers hurt our relationships more than they help. She shares 5 ways to start a conversation about healthy expectations rather than threatening our partner with our list of demands. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • Need A Good Rom-Com? Check Out 'All Relative' This Weekend

    tom
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    But on to rom-coms. The genre is often unfairly maligned due to formulaic plots, unrealistically dumb decision-making and groan-worthy dialogue; but the same can be said for fair from any cinematic category. Look at the universally beloved Love, Actually or the cult hit The Hammer; formula can be overcome with snappy writing, clever direction and editing and, of course, good acting. That's where the All Relative comes in. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • Here's Why You Find Your Partner SO Irritating

    kiarras
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    We all know that in the beginning of a relationship, we can feel weird actually saying the words "I love you". So here are are the different ways you show your love for your significant other once you've gotten past that awkward phase! Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • 50 Quotes That Sum Up The Beauty Of Parenthood

    kiarras
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    We think this goes without saying, but parenting is no easy feat. For starters, unlike a 9-5, this is one job that never ends. But being given the task of loving another human life unconditionally, despite any and every flaw they may have is the greatest job of them all. Even when they're hormone, raging teenagers who take you on a first class flight to hell up until the day they leave for college and then some. read more
  • Suffering From The Mommy Problem? 7 Smart Ways To Fight Back

    em and lo
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    While we wait for the culture to change (and do everything we can to change it, of course, along the way), here are seven small ways you can fight the Mommy Problem in your own relationship. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
 
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  • 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…
  • Helping Your Aging Parent with Memory Loss

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    With people living to be older than ever, it is common for adult children to find themselves helping their elderly parents through the aging process. One of the more difficult things to face is realizing that a parent is experiencing memory loss. Memory loss is a direct sign of old age. In fact, by the time people are in their late seventies, roughly 10% of brain cells may be lost. This can result in a shrinking vocabulary, as well as a loss of math, verbal, and spatial skills. The way you interact and behave with a parent who is experiencing memory loss is important. Here are some things you…
  • Could You Be Depressed?

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

  • 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.  …
  • Flawed And Fearless With Renee Airya

    Natalie MacNeil
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    Flaws — we all have them. And many times, we keep them to ourselves, hidden from the light. But what if those flaws also held our uniqueness, our radiance? As my good friend Renee Airya likes to say, “Beauty is only skin deep; radiance is eternal.” (Click to tweet.) In this week’s Conquer Summit interview, Renee, who is a healer, coach, and leader of women, talks about flaws and the power of exposing them, sharing with us her journey from paralysis to a holistic recovery, the value of expressive entrepreneurship, and why she believes your most hidden flaw could be your…
  • Radical Self Love: Gaining Wisdom To Help You Conquer With Latham Thomas

    Natalie MacNeil
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    There’s a secret ingredient to the “special sauce” of building a business that so many of us tend to overlook as we hustle our way to success, but without it we risk never reaching our business goals and, even worse, losing touch with ourselves in the process. What is it? Radical self love.   Self love. It’s sumptuous, simple to put into practice, and shores up your feel-good reserves so you can power through those tough situations. (Click to tweet) And in this week’s Conquer Summit interview, fitness and lifestyle expert Latham Thomas is going to share her advice on practicing…
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    The Eloquent Woman

  • Famous Speech Friday: Ida Tarbell's 1916 "Industrial idealism"

    Denise Graveline
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:45 am
    Imagine that you're a prize-winning journalist, one who has brought corporate titans to their knees with your investigations, and whose books are best-sellers. Your name is a household word in America. Your credibility and popularity are high. The speakers' bureau advertising you on the lecture circuit says "there is no name which speaks more eloquently of careful and painstaking research, keen analysis, open mindedness, fairness and constructiveness, than does the name of Ida M. Tarbell."And then one of the groups you address on that tour describes you as "the woman who talks like a…
  • Ask not what your TED video can do for you. Ask what you can do...

    Denise Graveline
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    Many speakers salivate at the thought of having a video of themselves delivering a TED talk, the thing that lives online long after your actual talk is done. I've written before about the many things you can do with that video, whether you're speaking at TED, TED Global, TEDMED, or one of the many thousands of TEDx conferences around the globe.But first, do us all a favor, and ask not what your TED video can do for you. Ask what you can do for your TED video.Planning how your talk will work on video is an often-missed step in the prep for a TED talk.  I've coached nearly 100 speakers for…
  • The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

    Denise Graveline
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see. Here's what I shared in the week just past:The storytelling magnet: Why are we drawn to stories? Find out in The psychological comforts of storytelling.Sage advice: Advice for my younger self, by an entrepreneur, notes, "I would urge my younger self to seek professional speaker training much earlier in her…
  • Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Weddington's Roe v. Wade arguments

    Denise Graveline
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:45 am
    "In Texas, the woman is the victim."I don't know what you were or are doing at age 26, but your to-do list likely didn't include arguing landmark cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. Yet it was at that age that attorney Sarah Weddington delivered the successful argument in Roe v. Wade, the case that legalized abortion in the United States. Her focus was to describe the ways that the law forbidding abortions in her home state of Texas turned women into victims, rather than protecting them.Weddington, who'd had an abortion herself in 1967, joined a group of University of Texas…
  • Speaking pace off to the races? How to plan your speaking speed

    Denise Graveline
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    I've been coaching more than 50 speakers 1:1 this autumn. Some have been getting ready for big conferences, like TEDMED or TEDx conferences. Others are part of national programs that want every project to field a speaker for a short talk at a conference, sometimes a Shark Tank-style pitch or a TED-quality talk, often no more than five minutes each. No matter what talks they have ahead, I've found myself saying two words more than any others in our 1:1 coaching sessions.Slow. Down.Speed trips up many a speaker because you may be speeding up unconsciously. Often, speakers I work with know that…
 
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    Parlour Magazine

  • 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.
  • Vacay Sex: You’re Doing It, So Do It Right

    Shannon Washington
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    What's better than a great getaway? A great getaway with great sex. Because we're all doing it, even if we aren't talking about it.
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    Gotham Gal

  • A late night

    Joanne Wilson
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    The problem with many of the bands we are liking at the moment is that they come on stage at 11pm.  I like the concept of early to bed, early to rise but once in awhile all rule are meant to be broken. We started out at Uncle Boon’s for dinner.  The bar seat gods were with us because we walked in at 830 and there were two empty seats sitting at the bar.  We have been back a few times.  The food here is excellent and some dishes are seriously spicy.  This is Yum Kai Hua Pli, spicy rotisserie chicken, banana blossom salad with cashews, crispy shallots and a roasted chili dressing.
  • Soho Holiday Collective

    Joanne Wilson
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    Tis the season for the holiday pop-up.  My friend is behind this group.  She did a really successful pop-up this summer in Bridgehampton and some of the gang is back.  This time in Soho called the Soho Holiday Collective.  Featuring all high end emerging designers, including fine Jewlery, limited edition fine art photography and some men’s products this time. Particularly looking forward to checking out Caffe Unimatic, a limited edition beautiful percolator from the 1960’s found in her father’s storage room by Elisabeth Cardiello, who packages them in their original…
  • Dana Cowin, Mastering my Mistakes in the Kitchen

    Joanne Wilson
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    Dana Cowin has been the Editor of Food and Wine magazine for 20 years.  I started to get Food and Wine in my monthly mailbox about 27 years ago.  Needless to say I have always been a fan of the magazine and have watched it evolve thru several iterations I was in London about 5 years ago eating dinner and I noticed that Dana was sitting a few tables from Fred and me with someone.  I wanted to be sure it was her so I got out my phone and did a quick image check.  Of course I knew it was her, I had seen her smiling face every month for the past 20 years.  I felt like a total stalker but I…
  • Hitting the Wall

    Joanne Wilson
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    I have had so many different careers.  It is probably why I like start-ups because I am always looking to try something new and do something different.  It is also why I like real estate projects.  There is something that thrills me about the start and the growth.  In real estate, I do like closure.  In start-ups I like to opt out when the growth hits that point where the next level of growth is not as much about problem solving but a bit more like intelligent cruise control.  Not the best description but it is the time when it helps to bring in some experienced institutional investors.
  • Paris Photography Show

    Joanne Wilson
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    I promised Jen Bekman a year ago that I would go to the Paris Photography show.  She has been going every year for the past seven years.  Her love of the art, business, competition and winning is impressive.  20X200 is her business that evolved after she opened her gallery with a desire to support artists through editions of their work. She has given younger artists an opportunity to make more income (one thing that is rarely spoken about in the art world) and she has given more mature well known artists such as William Wegman and the Starn Brothers the opportunity to hang in locations of…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • Understanding Your Health Care Options: How Health Care and Taxes Come Together With TurboTax

    Da Vinci
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    For many people the Affordable Care Act was hard to understand, but health care is such an important topic that I wanted to help empower you with some knowledge about how things will effect your taxes in 2015.   I think the first step is understanding this questions, What Is The Affordable Care Act?... The post Understanding Your Health Care Options: How Health Care and Taxes Come Together With TurboTax appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • How Forgetting Regular Car Maintenance Can Negatively Affect Your Car

    Da Vinci
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Regardless of make or model, a car represents a significant asset for the average person. As such, it’s in your best interests to take care of any automobile to preserve value. If more people understood how forgetting regular car maintenance can hurt their cars, they’d probably take it m... The post How Forgetting Regular Car Maintenance Can Negatively Affect Your Car appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Let’s Discuss Sensitive Bladders Ladies: #PeeHappens and You Are NOT Alone! #NoBigDeal

    Da Vinci
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    Although this post is sponsored for Always Discreet through my relationship with the Quality Blue Community, all opinions are my own. I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. When I received the opportunity to work with Always Discreet on the #PeeHappens Twitter Party, I knew wom... The post Let’s Discuss Sensitive Bladders Ladies: #PeeHappens and You Are NOT Alone! #NoBigDeal appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Don’t Get Stuck in a Beauty Rut! How to Avoid Looking Drab this Winter

    Da Vinci
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The winter months can seem long and depressing, which can lead to not only feeling dull, but falling out of your normal beauty routine and looking drab as well. In the spring and summer, we are all about fun makeup, flirty fashion, and trying new hairstyles. But as soon as the temperature drops, man... The post Don’t Get Stuck in a Beauty Rut! How to Avoid Looking Drab this Winter appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Keep Your Holiday Budget Down and Get Back To What The #Holidaymeans

    Da Vinci
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The holidays are truly a wonderful time of the year, it’s a time for family, giving, and appreciating what we have and each other. With the constant bombardment of holiday shopping ads, sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in all the materialism of this time of year. While exchanging gif... The post Keep Your Holiday Budget Down and Get Back To What The #Holidaymeans appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
 
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    Marcia G. Yerman

  • 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…
  • Ana Baptista: "Children of Color Are the Most At-Risk Victims of Pollution"

    Marcia G. Yerman
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    Ana Baptista is on a mission to drive change. With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for Public Engagement, she is well-equipped to move the needle on the environmental issues facing marginalized groups in American urban settings. She brings a passion to her work, and the knowledge of how living in a specific locale can impact health. Growing up in Newark in the "Ironbound" district was a first-hand education for Baptista. "Bounded on three sides" by rail lines, its history includes not…
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    Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global

  • Women Entrepreneurs Light Up the Holidays

    Laurel J. Delaney
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    In Manila, Bacolod, Tacloban, Pampanga, Batangas and Davao, more than 400,000 women small business owners participated in Sari-Saring Happiness Day.  Coca-Cola (part of the global 5by20 Program) launched it to brighten Christmas all over the Philippines. “Christmas is the most celebrated season in the Philippines, so Coca-Cola mounted this campaign to recognize the women who light up our communities, and at the same time help drive sales to their businesses.  We have gone through a lot of challenges this year, so we want to send a reminder that even with the trials of every day, some…
  • Take Your Business to the World

    Laurel J. Delaney
    8 Nov 2014 | 3:22 pm
    If you are based in Yorkshire (Northern England), it’s your lucky week on these upcoming programs.  UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), starting on Monday, (11/10), will offer expert insight into global trading opportunities. Organized by the Forward Ladies, one of the key focuses on November 13th will be the role of women in global trading.  Aimed at female business leaders who wish to take their business to the world, the conference is designed to help both newcomers and experienced exporters who wish to take the next step in international trade. Let’s go girls — start…
  • Big Tomato Goes Big on Exporting Creamware

    Laurel J. Delaney
    2 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    From the Big Tomato Company Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, UK- based Big Tomato Company was founded by Gloria Daniel.  Since 2003, Big Tomato Company have manufactured award winning, modern English creamware in the heart of the Staffordshire Potteries selling to over 400 leading design and lifestyle stores worldwide. Gloria will be sharing her story at an upcoming conference to encourage more women-led enterprises to export.  Exports at the business have gone from being 7.5 per cent of turnover in 2011 to around 17.5 per cent today. Gloria says, “Before we started exporting, the biggest…
  • Are You Attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2014?

    Laurel J. Delaney
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    The 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, in its fifth year, will convene thousands of participants on November 19-21 in Marrakech, Morocco, and will highlight the impact of technology on modern entrepreneurship. The 2014 Summit takes place during Global Entrepreneurship Week, making it the largest of the thousands of entrepreneurship events taking place around the world that week. Are you attending? To learn more and to register, visit:  Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2014  (Read the news.) Photo courtesy:  GES Posted by:  Laurel DelaneyFiled under: Announcement, Conference, global women…
  • Laurel Delaney’s Export Readiness Talk

    Laurel J. Delaney
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Filed under: Education, Exporting, Video Tagged: export readiness, Laurel Delaney, Utah Global Forum
 
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    Vyne World

  • Quick Sangria Recipe for Your Holiday Party

    Kailei Carr
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you may have seen that I was the hostess at this year’s Blogalicious Weekend. It was such a great conference and I was honored to be a part of it (check out my Instagram feed for some highlights)! If you are a blogger, social media influencer or someone considering becoming one of the two you should definitely consider attending next year! But let’s get back to the topic at hand. Many of you know that I love sangria. I mean, I have my own recipe that takes two weeks to make (you early subscribers of The Vyne may have received my recipe in…
  • 5 Halloween Costumes that Need Retiring Immediately (2014)

    thevyne
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Last year we wrote this post featuring some of the costumes that we should never see again, and launched a “no more sexy costume challenge.” Unfortunately there have already been some new offensive and down right wrong entrants worthy of the list, so we thought it was appropriate to create a 2014 edition. Maybe next year will be free of blackface and sexy children’s costumes…maybe. By the way, if you are wondering if your costume for tonight may be offensive, check out this GQ infographic that can let you know for sure. 1. Ray and Jenay Rice  It’s months…
  • L’Oreal Acquires Carol’s Daughter

    thevyne
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Today beauty giant L’Oreal announced it is acquiring Lisa Price’s Carol’s Daughter. You may remember the story we did a while back about Carol’s Daughter stores filing for bankruptcy, though that announcement was related to retail stores, not the entire brand. You can see an excerpt from and link to the full press release from PR Newswire below: NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — L’Oreal USA announced today the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Carol’s Daughter. Headquartered in New York City, Carol’s Daughter is a premier…
  • Upgrade Your Wardrobe: Fall 2014 Outerwear Trends

    Kailei Carr
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Fall is officially here so you know what that means: it’s time to shop! ‘Tis the season for boots, outerwear, tights and sweaters and we want you to look great in all of them. We’ve compiled some of our favorite fall outerwear trends for this season to give you a start. Leather jackets, capes and wrap coats are going to be all the rave this season, so if you don’t have them in your closet, now is the time to get them.              
  • Healthy July 4th Meal Without a Grill

    Kailei Carr
    4 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    I’m trying to get back on healthy eating. Last year, in getting ready for my wedding, I lost close to 15 pounds doing Paleo (if you aren’t familiar with Paleo, check out my post here). That lasted a while, but let’s just say I’m now almost at my starting point before Paleo. It’s a critical time to get this body back on track. So this week, I’ve been back on Paleo! Even though I don’t have an outdoor grill, I wanted make some burgers and get in the spirit of the 4th of July. So I made some chili lime chicken burgers (no bun), sauteed onions and…
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    Italian American Girl ™

  • Going Back to Italy

    15 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    It's been a long time since I've been back to Italy or my parents home town in  Italy.  The reasons for not going back seem to get more complicated and I seem to get busier with either life or work.  Going to Italy used to very important to me to at least visit once a year.  My parents haven't been back in a while either just for reasons of life, getting older and handling their financial business and issues here.  As I've posted in the past, my parents are in a place now where the time has come where they have to either have sell off or condense their lives.  My…
  • Lavazza Passionista, Making Your Best Coffee Recipe!

    2 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    Post by Italian American Girl.
  • Happy Columbus Day - A Memorable Day For My Father Who First Came To America Over 56 years ago..

    12 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
  • LIGABUE Italy's Record-Shattering Rockstar Announces American Debut - October Dates!

    5 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    New York, NY — Renowned Italian singer, songwriter, film director and author Luciano Ligabue caps a record breaking quarter-century career with his first-ever concert appearances on the American continent.  Taking off from Manhattan's Terminal 5 on October 19th, the iconic performer makes stops in Los Angeles (October 22nd at the Whisky a Go Go) and San Francisco (October 24 at the DNA Lounge), before touching down at Miami's Grand Central on October 26th.  This US run of dates is a continuation of Ligabue's…
  • Upcoming Fall Italian American Events - Columbus Day Parade, Educational, Art & Fundraising Galas

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

  • 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…
  • Pointless Opinions

    Ginger
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:56 pm
    I have opinions about a lot of things (don’t we all), and I realized a whole bunch of my opinions? They’re basically pointless. They’re things that are somewhat silly to have FIRM thoughts about, but, well, there you go. I have opinions about: whether peanut butter or jelly should be spread first in a pbj (peanut butter). what kinds of makeup swatches are useless (blush swatches that aren’t blended out. Who the hell just puts a stripe of color on their face? No one. So what good does it do to see blush swatched that way? None.) the best way to read reddit comments…
  • Oahu, Day 4

    Ginger
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Day four was a much calmer day than the previous days. We dropped Jackson off at the kid’s club again (this time they went to the aquarium!), and had a little bit of time left before we had to return the rental car. So we decided to drive over to what’s apparently a Honolulu institution: Leonard’s was recommended to us by, oh, just about every single person who we asked. We were told we had to go there, and we had to get the malasadas, which are a Portuguese donut without a hole. We thought they’d be good, but how good could they REALLY be? I mean, it’s a donut.
 
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    Here We Are...with Luci

  • #KindredComments: Think Before You Type

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    #KindredComments Graphic - Please share on your site & 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! {Click above link to listen to 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 discuss her experience after…
  • 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…
  • A Perfectly Pink Idea For Our New Year

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Part 17 of the Here We Are Series - Live Your Life Out Loud  Realize that only in being kind to yourself can you really be kind to others. ~ Dorothy Draper, Interior Decorator, Trendsetter I invite all the HWA readers and listeners to join me in living Dorothy's approach to self-kindness each and every day of 2014. My best wishes to you all. Thank you for joining me on the continuing journey of living our busy lives better, brighter, and easier! ~ Luci
  • See What You Want!

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Part 18 of the Here We Are Series - Live Your Life Out Loud Everything begins by being imagined... What is it you want? Think it, See it, Believe it, Be It. Now is the time to ponder and create!
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    Inter Press Service » Gender Violence

  • True Gender Equality for Both Women and Men

    Joseph Chamie
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Joseph Chamie is a former Director of the United Nations Population Division.By Joseph ChamieUNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 2014 (IPS)Numerous international and national efforts have focused on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The United Nations, for example, has convened four world conferences on women – Beijing in 1995, Nairobi in 1985, Copenhagen in 1980 and Mexico City in 1975 – and Member States have adopted various international agreements, such as the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination…
  • 25 Years After Rights Convention, Children Still Need More Protection

    Susan Bissell
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Uwottyja children in the Amazon community of Samaria in Venezuela. Credit: Humberto Márquez/IPSBy Susan BissellUNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 2014 (IPS)Next week marks 25 years since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a historic commitment to children and the most widely accepted human rights treaty in history.The CRC outlines universal rights for all children, including the right to health care, education, protection and the time and space to play. And it changed the way children are viewed, from objects that need care and charity, to human beings, with a distinct set of…
  • Women’s Safety Schemes Go Mobile in India

    Sujoy Dhar
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Scores of women in India are downloading and using mobile ‘safety apps’ as a way of guarding against rape. Credit: vgrigas/CC-BY-SA-2.0By Sujoy DharNEW DELHI, Nov 14 2014 (IPS)It was 9:45 pm when 23-year-old Manira Chaudhury, a final-year Master’s student in New Delhi, who was traveling home in a rickshaw, pressed a button on her smart phone that sent out emergency alerts to two of her closest friends.Immediately, two frantic calls followed.“I am safe,” Chaudhury assured her distressed friends. “I was just checking that the app works.”She uses VithU, a mobile phone app developed…
  • Braving Dust storms, Women Plant Seeds of Hope

    UN Women
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    Higala Mohammed (in green) prepares land for drip irrigation in the Dadaab refugee complex. Photo: UN Women/Tabitha IcugaBy UN WomenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 12 2014 (IPS)In the world’s largest refugee complex – the sprawling Dadaab settlement in Kenya’s North Eastern Province – women listen attentively during a business management workshop held at a hospital in one of its newest camps, Ifo 2.Leila Abdulilahi, a 25-year-old Somali refugee and mother, has brought her five-month-old along, while her four other children wait at home. She asks question after question, eager to learn more. Leila…
  • Women Challenged by Rising Extremism and Militarism

    Thalif Deen
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:37 am
    A woman and child at Za’atri refugee camp, host to tens of thousands of Syrians displaced by conflict, near Mafraq, Jordan. Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 6 2014 (IPS)Ongoing military conflicts in the strife-torn Middle East – specifically in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Palestine – have resulted in widespread civilian casualties, impacting heavily on the most vulnerable in besieged communities: women and children.The biggest death toll has stemmed from the civil war in Syria, currently in its fourth year, followed by casualties from the devastating…
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    sophielumen
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
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  • Start Over

    sophielumen
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
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  • The What’s Underneath Project: Jacky O’Shaughnessy

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

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    17 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
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  • There’s a New Revolution

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

    Tracy Lugo
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:09 pm
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  • Butt's don't lie...I'll tell you Why!

    Tracy Lugo
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:07 pm
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    23 May 2014 | 10:15 pm
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  • Bondage in Tokyo...Shibari!

    Tracy Lugo
    29 Apr 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Subscribe in a reader www.mylunakiss.com Shibari - To TieI watched a recent episode of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown Tokyo. This sarcastic towering, chef, poet and word enthusiast managed to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Tracy Lugo
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
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  • Clothes Makes the Man

    JJ DiGeronimo
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:42 am
    Shakespeare said it best in Hamlet when he said: Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,But not express’d in fancy; rich, not gaudy;For the apparel oft proclaims the man,And they in France of the best rank and stationAre of a most select and generous chief in that. Now, many centuries later, we make similar judgments – we look at a person’s clothing and decide whether or not they are professional, classic, poor, and/or worthy of our company. Or do we? A recent experiment just concluded in Australia when a male news reporter led a year-long support effort for his female…
  • Just One Idea Away from High Tech Inspiration

    JJ DiGeronimo
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:34 am
    Glamour Magazine just published an article entitled Top New Women Leaders in Technology. As I read through each of the stories I find one thing in common…each woman identified a need and created a solution. Have you ever been to a meeting where there is one person that has a complaint about everything?  We tried that before and it didn’t work We’ve never done it that way before We don’t have the resources for that That is just stupid I think we should institute a mandate that if you are going to complain about an idea that you can only do so if you have a solution to…
  • Kindness – World Kindness Day

    JJ DiGeronimo
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:43 am
    Have you heard about the book Wonder? It is a Young Adult book gaining quite a following as it deals with several difficult topics; among them-bullying and prejudice. The premise of the book is a 10 year boy who is horribly disfigured. He has been home schooled up until the start of the book. The book chronicles his first year at a private school and the challenges he faces and ultimately overcomes. Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. Barbara de Angelis One of his teachers starts each month…
  • Be the Person Behind Your Brand Influence

    JJ DiGeronimo
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    It used to be that a business name and logo represented the brand, culture, quality and product of a company. However, today with the power of social media, that is moving from a generic company voice to an individual human interaction. That voice can be you. Let me reword that…that voice IS you.  If you are using social media to connect with customers, centers of influence, peers or business leaders, the message should be coming from you. By that I mean, rather than the “corporate speak,” the flat, one dimensional marketing message, the power is in your personal opinion;…
  • 10 Tips for Happiness Pope-Style

    JJ DiGeronimo
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Pope Francis recently celebrated another birthday and shared his 10 tips for happiness. No matter what our religion, age, gender, economics, or ethnicity, you’ll see these 10 tips apply to everyone. I have selected just five to share with you in this article: Let everyone be themselves. “The Romans have a saying, which can be taken as a point of reference,” Pope Francis said. “They say: Campa e lascia campà (Live and let live). That’s the first step to peace and happiness.” Give yourself tirelessly to others. “If one gets tired, one runs the risk of being egoistic, and…
 
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    Women Unlimited Worldwide

  • Ep #22: How to get more visible in your market with Carole Bozkurt

    Julie Hall
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:55 am
    In episode 22 of Micro Entrepreneur: the magic of thinking small, I had a great time talking with Carole Bozkurt – Founder of The Blueprint Practice. Carole is a visibility strategist, who along with her team, brings a breadth of knowledge and experience of global marketing to small business owners. They offer marketing, training, mentoring and practical strategies to ensure your business is visible in your market place and attracts all the clients you could ever want. I believe every female business owner has the right to be fulfilled and financially rewarded by her business –…
  • The art of selling: How to have the sales conversation (part 2)

    Carole Bozkurt
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:25 am
    Did you know that just 2% of business owners close a sale the very first time they meet a potential client? The other 98% discover that clients make a purchase only after some degree of know, like and trust has been established. Savvy business owners recognise they need to learn more about their future clients, and be open to helping them solve some of their issues, before working with them as a paid client. This is a much more effective method of engaging potential clients in conversation, because it involves a process of mutual discovery and isn’t just a case of one party attempting to…
  • Do you believe in what you’re selling?

    Teresa Mitrovic
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    I had read many books, invested (heavily) in seminars and sales training, and yet selling still felt awkward, clumsy and – on my worst days – vaguely desperate. Fast forward a year and I’m confidently negotiating mid-5-figure contracts with corporate clients. What changed? My mindset. My story might be very different to yours. I run a service based business in an industry I had no prior experience of, and no relevant network in. I started from scratch, in the recession, in London – the other side of the world from where I’d built the bulk of my corporate career. I’m an intelligent…
  • Ep #21: Supercharge your business with brand partnerships with Susie Burdekin

    Julie Hall
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    In episode 21 of Micro Entrepreneur: the magic of thinking small, I had a great time talking with Susie Burdekin from The Drill Company.  Drill is a fantastic business which works with both individuals and companies, and provides a combination of consulting and business coaching for the various stages of running a business; from foundations for start-ups to building teams, planning change and developing growth strategies and plans. Susie and I talked about how using brand partnerships as a creative marketing device, can help small businesses and micro-entrepreneurs leverage and grow…
  • The art of selling: How to kick-start your sales process – New 3 part series!

    Carole Bozkurt
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:19 am
    It may not surprise you to know, that there is a process behind effective selling, but would it surprise you to know there is also a process involved in preparing to sell? Some business owners jump right into the selling process without doing the preliminary work that helps maximise their chances of success. At times this hasty approach can work, but for the most part, it will be bound to fail. The simple fact is, no one will buy from you if they don’t want what you’re selling or believe that they need it. The 3 stages of selling The process of selling can be broken down into three…
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    Smart Women Travelers

  • 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…
  • Photo of the Week: Tokyo

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

    Angela Santomero
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
      I recently talked to Seattle’s GeekWire boys, Todd Bishop & John Cook, about Creative Galaxy (Amazon Prime Video). They had some interesting questions about the unique, non-broadcast process and what makes the world of Creative Galaxy inspire a love of arts and creativity within children. In an age that unfortunately contains more than our fair share of sub par content and an abuse/overuse of technology, we cut through the clutter during this GeekWire podcast segment and dive right into how we can properly embrace and utilize new media for our kids development and enjoyment.
 
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    The Paula G Company LLC

  • 5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Business Coach

    paulag
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    Hiring a business coach can be one of the best investments a small business owner can make. They can help you shorten the learning curve, avoid costly mistakes, and grow more quickly. I have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Even Whales Know if It Isn’t Working, You Need to Do Something Different

    paulag
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    We’ve all heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. What most of us don’t think about (or are too busy working hard to notice) is how innate and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why I’m burning down my website, and what I’m doing next

    paulag
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    It’s true… I’m making some big changes here and I want you to come along with me (but only if you want to!). First off – let me tell you what’s up around here. As I shared in a short video  this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What I Learned from Hosting an Event

    paulag
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    I had the great honor of partnering with and hosting my mentor Andrea J Lee for a live event in Philadelphia in September (2014). While I have hosted mini workshops of my own before, I had never... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Roll with the Punches [Business Flow Video]

    paulag
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    Sometimes stuff just happens.  The client doesn’t pay, registrations for your event aren’t what you hoped, cr*p hits the fan.  In today’s installment let’s talk about rolling... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Becoming you

  • Fantastic fabrics at Constantia Fabrics

    Kathryn Rossiter
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:16 pm
    A few weeks ago I was invited to 2 very lovely creative events in 2 days…. it was such a treat to be surrounded by inspiring, creative people and I decided that I really do need to tap into my latent creativity somehow… As luck would have it the second event I attended was at Constantia Fabrics and after a tour of the gorgeous space by owner/ manager, Saleh Abrahams, and a brief history of how he fell into the family trade, we got to get our own hands “dirty”… We were invited to explore our creative side by designing our very own fabric, with the potential for…
  • How to Bake: Lavender Shortbread

    Kathryn Rossiter
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:16 pm
    A few weeks ago I was invited to the launch of the latest cook book by renowned South African food writer Phillipa Chefitz, Lazy Days. At the event there were various stations set up for us to get involved with making our own meal, using recipes from the book and my sweet tooth struck it lucky when I found myself at the dessert station and the recipe in front of me was Lavender Shortbread – YUM! I shared a few pics of the experience on my Instagram account and this pic garnered quite a bit of attention so I thought I would share with you Phillipa’s recipe on how to bake lavender…
  • What I… Melissa Louise

    Kathryn Rossiter
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:49 pm
    I stumbled across the very lovely Melissa Louise Lifestyle & Interiors blog recently and spent quite a while browsing it’s beautiful pages! This is one pretty place and after discovering the blogger behind the screen is a trained interior designer and works at Zana it all fell into place…. Melissa is one talented, creative lady! Her blog is an inspiring space where she shares her favourites: interiors, cuisine, entertainment and lifestyle. Her design style comprising mostly of simple, clean design pieces within a contemporary setting and she loves combining vintage, ethnic…
  • WIN: An Ever After High Doll worth R399.99

    Kathryn Rossiter
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Everytime I receive parcels at my front door my kids rush to rip it open just in case it’s something for them… it usually isn’t! But they never stop hoping! Well, last week I got an unexpected parcel and allowed them to do their best at the packaging thinking the bubble wrap would be the highlight BUT it wasn’t…. This time the contents was right up my daughters alley –> it was a gorgeous Ever After High doll called Apple White, daughter of Snow White! She was beyond excited! And I quickly regretted I had let her open the box as it would have made a GREAT…
  • Weekends Wanderings: Stellenbosch Slow Market Strawberry Festival

    Kathryn Rossiter
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Over the past few weeks I have been sharing some posts about our recent Karoo for Kids trip to Samara near Graaff-Reinet and I have one more post to share… However a recent weekend wandering to Stellenbosch resulted in some stunning pics of the Stellenbosch Slow Market’s Strawberry Festival and I just had to share the bright and beautiful pics with you today! It really was a treat for the senses… Images: Kathryn Rossiter Disclosure: 1 The post Weekends Wanderings: Stellenbosch Slow Market Strawberry Festival appeared first on Becoming you.
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    Transformation Goddess

  • Divine Feminine Spotlight With Ande Lyons

    shannvanderleek
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Welcome to the Transformation Goddess – Divine Feminine Spotlight for November! The intention of The Divine Feminine Spotlight series is to share transformational stories of women who have learned to walk in beauty, with the strength, courage, and pleasure of claiming their feminine sovereignty.   Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to the fabulous Ande Lyons. An […]
  • The 3 Veils That Block Your Feminine Purpose

    shannvanderleek
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photo by Dreamstime.com Enjoy this popular guest post from the Archives of Transformation Goddess… Today it’s my pleasure top introduce you to the fabulous Lisa Fitzpatrick. Lisa shares her wisdom with us today in The 3 Veils That Block Your Feminine Purpose.  Have you ever felt that you have an important purpose in life but things keep […]
  • Money or Happiness: Which is More Valuable?

    shannvanderleek
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
    “Fame or integrity: which is more important? Money or happiness: which is more valuable? Success or failure: which is more destructive? If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in […]
 
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    My Savvy Sisters

  • Will You Die a Beautiful Death?

    Te-Erika Patterson
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:23 am
    No one ever really thinks of death as beautiful because they believe that death is a punishment. Even if you can’t change your belief that death is a bad thing, consider that sometimes a death could be beautiful. How? We are all assured that we will die one day and most of us live in fear of how it will happen. We believe it will involve prolonged pain and anguish so the mere thought of it makes us cringe. Of hundreds of near death experiences I have read, not one of them reported that death was painful. In fact, most described it as an experience  that they looked forward to having…
  • Death Is Not A Punishment

    Te-Erika Patterson
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    Because we are on earth at this time and we are confined to these bodies we have come to believe that these bodies define who we are. Our bodies do not define who we are, our bodies are the transportation for the essence of who we are. Who we “are” is intangible and ever lasting. We “exist” not just inside of our bodies, but always. Think of your body as a car. Sometimes things get broken. Sometimes things get rusty or the wiring shuts down. Sometimes we need to be sent to the mechanic so that he can tinker with our gears and lube us up. When you step outside of your…
  • GoPro Captures Street Harassment in New York? Girl, Please!

    Te-Erika Patterson
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    It is crazy to me that women find this offensive. All of this admiration and you get MAD? You call it street harassment? This is NOT street harassment, this is men vocalizing how the sight of her body makes their dicks feel in the most unobtrusive way possible, at least for their limited minds. This is men desiring a woman. This is men trying to get a woman’s attention. They are not taunting her and calling her disrespectful names. They are not harassing her, just acknowledging her existence and appreciating her beauty in the only way they know how. I bet when the attention stops you…
  • A Mother’s Biggest Mistake

    Te-Erika Patterson
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    There is nothing quite like being a Mom. We get to watch as tiny human beings emerge from our bodies and then guide them as they grow. We often believe that if we do everything just right, they will avoid all of the heartache that we had to experience. We watch them, protect them and bestow all of our life’s wishes for happiness upon them. This is all well and good, who wouldn’t want to wish the best for their child? But, some Moms make a vital mistake in their well-wishes for their children that may lead to more harm than good. Moms, don’t turn your child into your…
  • What Do You Worship Every Day?

    Te-Erika Patterson
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:38 am
    Today as I spent nearly every waking minute sitting in front of this laptop I realized something that made me stand up, close the lid and walk away. I went outside and shook my head as I realized that the majority of my focus in life is this computer, my blogs and my online activities. I literally spend the majority of each day looking at my computer screen, studying ways to make my online businesses grow and thinking about my blogs when I am not working on them. I WORSHIP MY ONLINE LIFE. I wake up every morning with anxiety in my heart wondering how my traffic went while I went to sleep and…
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    Hello Ladies

  • Same Suit, Double Standard

    lizodool
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    My new work suit Did you hear about the Australian newscaster who wore the same suit on air for a year? A reader asked me what I thought about it. According to Karl Stefanovic of the Nine Network’s Today show no one noticed or commented. And apparently it was a, “cheap Burberry knock-off.” Stefanovic wore the suit every day as an experiment and statement. He said he’s witnessed viewers judge two women, his cohost and a friend and rival from another station, on their wardrobes and appearance, while he is judged on the quality of his work. Bravo to Stefanovic for tackling the everyday…
  • Women in STEM: The Past and Present (Infographic)

    lizodool
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    Mavis Batey, Codebreaker. photo credit: Cryptomuseum.com After graduating with a related degree, women are employed in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields only half as often as men. Maybe that’s because you can’t be what you can’t see. So let’s look at some of the powerful pioneering women in STEM as well as the who are thriving in STEM today. Source: WhoIsHostingThis.com The post Women in STEM: The Past and Present (Infographic) appeared first on Hello Ladies.
  • The Work Life Balance Gap Between Men and Women: How to Close It

    lizodool
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    An article in today’s Boston Herald based on a recent report from Working Mother titled “How Men Flex” reminds us that the work flex discussion is not a gender neutral discussion. Women and men still face different challenges, and opportunities, as they pursue a well-balanced, well-lived life. The article, “Dads Flex Their Muscles for Parenting Time,” highlights Phil Ward, a lawyer who accesses flex informally. He plans his work and his hours, because he “wants” to watch his son’s sport practice. Personally, I’m a big advocate of informal flex – lean in to your career…
  • Thank Goddess It’s Friday

    lizodool
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:22 am
    Thank goddess it’s Friday. How was your week? I won’t lie; the approaching holidays make me a  little stressed. So much to do. But then I found this Scott Park illustration, Hall of Heroes, featuring, “80 of the most butt-kicking awesome women from tv and film,” and now I am ready to do my holiday shopping. I’ll take 20 please. I hope you kick some butt this weekend.     The post Thank Goddess It’s Friday appeared first on Hello Ladies.
  • Guest Post: Six Ideas for Women on the Way Up

    lizodool
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:53 am
    Today’s guest post is from Bob Kantor, Executive Coach and Management Consultant. I appreciate his direct approach and can attest to reframing as a powerful too for navigating tough corporate cultures. If you are a woman executive today, you do not need the recent McKinsey study, or words of guidance from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, or “The Perfect ‘Body’” ad from Victoria’s Secret, to know that you struggle daily for the respect and recognition that you deserve. Many of the diversity programs in the corporate world today focus on not breaking discrimination laws, rather…
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    Latest articles from Women's eNews

  • Take Women Seriously In Fight Against ISIS

    Sahana Dharmapuri
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:27 am
    Women are the key eyes and ears when political violence swells in their communities. But the failure to recognize and support them as political actors undermines our ability to counter violent extremism.
  • Texting Tangles with Abuse in Teen Relationships

    Tatyana Bellamy-Walker
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    "He would text her all the time and say threatening stuff," one teen says of her friend. "She was really depressed. She was afraid to go to school."
  • Paying Women Off Is Lousy Development Strategy

    Tara Cookson
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:34 am
    The women in India who just died in a government sterilization program hang a red flag over conditional cash transfer programs, arguably the fastest growing health and development policy. Time to consider the ethical alternatives.
  • Organ Gap: More Women Donate and They Pay for It

    Elisa Gordon
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Many potential donors are not poor enough to get assistance from the National Living Donor Assistance Center. Yet they are still struggling to make ends meet so that they can donate to help their family or friends in need of a transplant.
  • India's Coastal Women Gather Post-Tsunami Force

    Swapna Majumdar
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    The 10th anniversary of the deadly tsunami in the Indian Ocean offers an impressive panorama of achievements by coastal woman in southern India over the past decade. For one of their leaders everything changed, even her marriage.
 
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  • Hemp Milk for Beginners!

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

    Hempista
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Golden Goat is quite possibly one of the best cannabis sativa strains I’ve ever had; and I’m not a fan of Skunks (sorry!), which is part of the genetic makeup of this strain. The other interesting fact about this strain is that Golden Goat was not an intentional creation, but more of a “happy accident.” […] The post Golden Goat: A Perky Strain for the Fall Season appeared first on .
  • So Many Wonderful Things–Humboldt Edition

    Hempista
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:25 pm
    This harvest season, I’ve really been in awe at some of the wonderful things happening in Humboldt. In case you didn’t know, Humboldt County is a notable cannabis growing region in California, and has a vibrant and rustic grow culture based in artisan values. This week Wonderland Nursery has started to offer high CBD cannabis […] The post So Many Wonderful Things–Humboldt Edition appeared first on .
  • CBD Salves and Topicals in Prohibition States? Read this.

    Hempista
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    I’ve resisted for some time now putting up anything on Hempista Magazine that mentions anything about the CBD craze and the companies trying to cash in on this. I don’t want to give companies of dubious reputations any free advertising space, good or bad. But what has ended up happening over the past year is […] The post CBD Salves and Topicals in Prohibition States? Read this. appeared first on .
  • Marijuana Lotion for Pain Relief: A Soothing Workaday Recipe

    Hempista
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    It doesn’t matter what kind of job you do, whether you spend your day typing on a keyboard, waiting tables or loading big pallets onto trucks; those joints and muscles are going to ache from time to time! You need a soothing, workaday marijuana lotion recipe that can be used everyday, during the workday or […] The post Marijuana Lotion for Pain Relief: A Soothing Workaday Recipe appeared first on .
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  • 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 (WPS). It was the first time that the theme of the WPS debate--or the theme of any Security Council open debate, for that matter-0was on refugee and internally displaced women and girls. This focus came about at the behest of Argentina's Ambassador to the UN, Maria Cristina Perceval. In her nearly two years as an elected member of the Council, Ambassador Perceval has been a consistent, strong and vocal advocate of women and girls, including displaced women and girls. 72 statements were…
  • Locking Up Family Values, Again: The Detention of Immigrant Families

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    There is no humane way to detain families. Let me give you an example of why: 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 and are seeking asylum. 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 facility medical staff told Rosa that if…
  • Overlooked Among 50 Million Displaced Worldwide, Women and Girls Lose Out

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    This interview with Elizabeth Cafferty, WRC Senior Advocacy Officer, and conducted by Andrea ó Súilleabháin, was originally posted at Global Observatory. Mass displacement has become a significant feature of recent conflicts, as the number of people forced to flee their homes 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, according toElizabeth Cafferty, senior advocacy…
  • 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…
  • Disaster Risk Reduction Day: Building Community, Saving Lives

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Disaster Risk Reduction has a very simple premise: don't wait until disaster strikes to protect people from devastation. Crises—both man-made and natural—create waves of displaced people, many of whose communities and resources have been devastated by past disasters. So it is the humanitarian community's responsibility to ensure that forewarned is forearmed, to help displaced populations prepare for future disasters before they strike. Conflicts and natural disasters often recur with recognizable and predictable patterns. Every civil war that began since 2003 was in a country that had had…
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    Inspiring Pretty

  • Awkward Thanksgiving Photos

    Claire
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty The holiday season is my favorite time of the year. It is a time for friends and family to gather together for food and celebration of the most important days of the year. In the midst of that time together, many photo opportunities arise. Some will be brought out for years to come to bring back treasured memories of past holidays and time with relatives. However, some other photos will also be brought out every year to humiliate their subjects with horrible fashions, awkward adolescent phases and those sweaters your mom once made the whole family wear for the Christmas…
  • My Trip to Italy ~ Traveling in Rome

    Claire
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty You may remember my posts from awhile back when I went to Europe and traveled to many places such as Dublin, Paris, Rome, Athens, Rhodes, Santorini, and back again to Dublin. Well, I traveled back to Europe this summer! I went on an archaeological dig in Northern Greece for six weeks and then bounced over to Italy for another two weeks with my boyfriend. Sadly, I did not post last year about my archaeological dig in Israel {I may write about it in the future when I have more time}, but this time, I had to write about my time in Greece and Israel. My posts on my time in Greece…
  • Easy Banana Bread Recipe {With Olive Oil Instead of Butter}

    Claire
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty Maybe it is the fall air or maybe I just use that as an excuse, but I have been craving a sweet bread for weeks. My boyfriend, being the ever-s0 picky eater will is not interested in seasonal breads such as pumpkin bread, zucchini bread, cranberry bread and so on. He only likes banana bread. He does not like bananas by themselves, but that is the only type of bread he likes to eat. I do not understand the logic, either. Rather than fight him, I decided to make a batch and then another . . . . and then another. By the end of the four-day course, we had gone to the store too…
  • Simple & Creative DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

    Claire
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty I have always loved Thanksgiving, but I have come to love it more and more as an adult. I now appreciate all the tradition and effort that goes into this day of family and food. I now love to contribute to it through food and decor of my own. If your family is like mine, we keep our Thanksgiving decorations and display them up for years to come. If you want to begin this tradition or just add a few more items to your collection, I have found a few lovely DIY Thanksgiving decorations to help you do just that in an easy a festive and easy way. For Hanging Dress up your front…
  • Enter to Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

    Claire
    8 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Inspiring Pretty Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Twitter blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here. Entry-Form Enter to Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!
 
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    The 8 Women Dream Project

  • Words of Encouragement for Women Speakers

    Kelly Swanson, Do Public Speaking
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today I just want to share with you some simple words of encouragement. The business of stepping out onto that platform can be scary and lonely, filled with anxiety and questions about our value and worth. For even the bravest of women are scared to death. So in the spirit of those lonely moments when […] Related Posts: What Makes You A Motivational Speaker Is Your Dream A Job Or A Calling? Asks Motivational Speaker… How To Tell A Story With Power 10 Ways To Deal With Workplace Jealousy: What Does She Have… My Biggest Secret To Getting Booked As A Motivational… The…
  • Planting Seeds of Empowerment for Warrior Women

    Sue Levy, Empower Women
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    Happy Thankful Thursday dreamers! This week, I am grateful for others who are planting the seeds of empowerment for women around the world. In honor of my weekly gratitude articles, I’d like to draw your attention to Vital Voices and The First Recipients of New Cambria Seeds of Empowerment Grant Program. Cambria Estate Winery has […] Related Posts: 8 Top South African Organizations Empowering Women Big Dream Story: Teach Women To Read in Nepal How To Empower An Empowerment Photographer to Feel Beautiful Empowering Women through Education Monday Off: Santa Barbara and Paso Robles…
  • 5 Ways Social Media is Killing Your Dream

    Iman Woods, Therapeutic Photos for Women
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    I took a Facebook break recently. I’d actually been cutting back for a few weeks before I announced it. And I did that mostly in case a potential client tried to reach me there. I was fine using Facebook for work, but I’d had some friendship breakups and seeing their posts on mutual friends’ pages […] Related Posts: The Ugly Truth About Facebook Fatigue Motivational Speakers Get More Business When They Motivate… How to Focus on Your Work so That You Have Time To Dream Are People Jealous of You for dreaming big? How The Internet Took Me From The Chorus Line To…
  • Finding Happiness Through Working on Goals

    Lisa Powell, Get Happy
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Last Saturday, I spent the day with a close girlfriend working on our dream visions for 2015 and beyond, all the way up to my 100th birthday party! It was a day of dreaming big, giggling, dressing in costumes, listening to Krishna Das, eating healthy and nibbling on chocolate. I find happiness both in the […] Related Posts: Finding Happiness In Living Miracles Quarter-Year Check-In: Are You Living Your Dreams? Finding Happiness in Making A New Start Finding Happiness Through Conquering Obstacles Move Forward with Your Life and Live Your Dream The post Finding Happiness Through Working…
  • Let Your Fitness Dreams Inspire Others

    Heather Montgomery, Get Fit
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    There is something I see in common with all dreamers. Going after your fitness dreams doesn’t exempt anyone from this phenomenon. You are inspiration for others in their dream goals. You don’t necessarily mean to be. You may not wake up in the morning smiling and telling the world “Who am I going to inspire today?”. […] Related Posts: 44 Fitness Hashtags to Achieve Your Goals Fitness Inspiration: Ignore Distractions Until After Your… Group Fitness Certification: Progress on Dream Goals Find Your Fitness Inspiration Fitness Dream: Why I Love Being a…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • Understanding Your Health Care Options: How Health Care and Taxes Come Together With TurboTax

    Da Vinci
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    For many people the Affordable Care Act was hard to understand, but health care is such an important topic that I wanted to help empower you with some knowledge about how things will effect your taxes in 2015.   I think the first step is understanding this questions, What Is The Affordable Care Act?... The post Understanding Your Health Care Options: How Health Care and Taxes Come Together With TurboTax appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • How Forgetting Regular Car Maintenance Can Negatively Affect Your Car

    Da Vinci
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Regardless of make or model, a car represents a significant asset for the average person. As such, it’s in your best interests to take care of any automobile to preserve value. If more people understood how forgetting regular car maintenance can hurt their cars, they’d probably take it m... The post How Forgetting Regular Car Maintenance Can Negatively Affect Your Car appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Let’s Discuss Sensitive Bladders Ladies: #PeeHappens and You Are NOT Alone! #NoBigDeal

    Da Vinci
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    Although this post is sponsored for Always Discreet through my relationship with the Quality Blue Community, all opinions are my own. I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. When I received the opportunity to work with Always Discreet on the #PeeHappens Twitter Party, I knew wom... The post Let’s Discuss Sensitive Bladders Ladies: #PeeHappens and You Are NOT Alone! #NoBigDeal appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Don’t Get Stuck in a Beauty Rut! How to Avoid Looking Drab this Winter

    Da Vinci
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The winter months can seem long and depressing, which can lead to not only feeling dull, but falling out of your normal beauty routine and looking drab as well. In the spring and summer, we are all about fun makeup, flirty fashion, and trying new hairstyles. But as soon as the temperature drops, man... The post Don’t Get Stuck in a Beauty Rut! How to Avoid Looking Drab this Winter appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Keep Your Holiday Budget Down and Get Back To What The #Holidaymeans

    Da Vinci
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The holidays are truly a wonderful time of the year, it’s a time for family, giving, and appreciating what we have and each other. With the constant bombardment of holiday shopping ads, sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in all the materialism of this time of year. While exchanging gif... The post Keep Your Holiday Budget Down and Get Back To What The #Holidaymeans appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
 
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    Ann Daly

  • 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…
  • Living a complete life

    Ann Daly
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    Houston Woman magazine recently published my review essay of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). It’s an inspiring life story! It’s hard to imagine the depths of Margaret Fuller’s despair as she came of age, an intellectual prodigy in the early nineteenth century, expected to achieve nothing more than a suitable marriage. What had her father, Timothy Fuller, a lawyer and politician, been thinking when he exhorted his first-born child to “excel in all things?” “Mediocrity is obscurity,”…
  • Coaching reminders

    Ann Daly
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:39 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!) Meaning isn’t something you “find.” It’s something you create. Know the difference between attached and curious. A simple, timely apology is usually the best strategy. Repeated apologies prevent us from moving forward. Beware of anyone bearing the word “should.” Including yourself. You get what you pay for, and you get what you ask for. “As you label it, so it appears to you.” Pema Chodron Notice what happens when you…
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    World Of Female

  • How To Tidy Up Your Life

    Baba
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    It never hurts to get organised. If you’ve got a to-do list that’s a mile long, then congratulations! At least you’ve got a to-do list, and that’s step one in how to straighten out that daunting life admin. If your wardrobe’s become more like a floordrobe and you can’t see your floor for paperwork, maybe it’s time to get started on de-cluttering. Here are some tips on how best to tidy up your life. Deep breath and make a list The longer you leave it, the worse it’s going to get – so take a deep breath and jump in.
  • 10 of the Best Cars Made in France

    Baba
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:56 am
    French cars may not be the most reliable cars in the world, as the Japanese Manufacturers seem to always hold that title, but the French do seem to make quite a few cars that are very popular over here in England. Like the Renault Clio which is hugely popular. They do seem to be bucking the trend at the moment with sales, even with this economic slump that we are in at the moment, where other countries and manufacturers are really struggling to keep afloat, they are doing really well. The French have supposedly sold nearly 6% more cars than
  • 10 Movies That Blew Up The Most Cars In The Making

    Baba
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:53 am
    When I look at these Movies nowadays with big action scenes, lots of big car chases and of course the total destruction that follows, I cringe…but yes I do enjoy them, maybe not as much as my horror flicks, but I quite often watch them, especially when my hubby and I are into cars. I myself love cars, especially old muscle cars and love these kinds of Movies, such as XXX with Vin Diesel (yummy !) and Bad Boys starring Will Smith, but the poor cars, these beautiful machines they destroy…all for a few seconds of pleasure. It makes me
  • Top 10 Weirdest Diet Crazes

    Remmy
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:28 am
    People, and women in particular, have been known to try just about anything to lose weight. If there’s a so-called “easy” way to lose weight fast, we’ll try it. Throughout the years, there have been some rather strange diet fads bandied about. Some of them have even been deadly. Here are ten of the weirdest diet trends ever tried. Baby Food Diet This one’s been in the news lately as a celebrity favorite. None other than Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Madonna have tried this diet, created by celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson. A book is expected to be released soon
  • 10 Things Not to Say In Bed

    Baba
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    Every woman knows that there are certain topics that should never be brought up in bed – finances are a real libido killer, as is any story about a gynecological problem of your mother’s. But did you know there are a whole host of other things you just should not, ever, utter while in the throes of passion with your man?  There are obvious answers, of course, such as “is that all?” or “is it over?” but here are some more examples of things that should not be said while in bed. 1. Is it in yet? If you have
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    a spot of whimsy

  • 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.
  • D + C | Our Wedding Trailer.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am back from the blogging dead (just in time for Halloween!), after an absolutely perfect wedding weekend and honeymoon in Hawaii.  It's been a tough transition back to real life, but receiving our wedding trailer from Andy Owen of Owen Video last night was the most amazing pick-me-up.    Diane + Conor I Wedding Trailer from Owen Video on Vimeo.I cry every time I watch it (which is an embarrassing amount since Andy sent it to us last night!).  Hope you enjoy as much as we do :)xo. di.*Wedding trailer by the amazing Owen Video
  • Big Girl Dress-Up.

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

  • Brew Fairy Godmother: “Apollo Pass”

    Fleur Delacour
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    In case you’re new ’round these here parts; we have a Fairy Godmother who blesses us with her thoughts from time to time. Today, she’s talkin’ bout an Apollo Pass, and no we don’t mean Mr. Asunder from #RHOA. And, leggo: I usually write about my own kids and their exploits, but I have been compelled to write this column about a child I don’t know and the totally ridiculous people who keep coming after her. Now before you get too deep into this piece, total disclaimer – this article may not be directed to you. This may be a case of preaching to the choir and…
  • Cornball Corner: Don Lemon-head

    Fleur Delacour
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    Several old rape allegations against comedian Bill Cosby have resurfaced in the news recently. I mean Dr. Huxtable done allegedly had er’body, including former supermodel Janice Dickinson! Last night on CNN, Don Lemon sat down with one of the accusers, Joan Tarshis, who claims she was drugged and assaulted twice in 1969. During the second alleged attack, Tarshis reportedly told Cosby that she had an infection so he allegedly forced her to perform oral sex. Screeeeeeeeech! So right here is when Don thought it was a good idea to ask her why she didn’t bite down on Jelloman’s…
  • Blame the Puerto Rican….

    Fleur Delacour
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    <– The co-hosts during happier times, ignore Whoop’s snakeskin crocs… It’s not all good in the hood at The View. If you believe recent reports, co-hosts Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg are blaming the other Rosie for the tanking ratings. They claim Ms. Perez’s “distinctive” voice is doing them in. Whet? THAT’S CODE, SON! So you’re just going to ignore the fact co-host and Republic Strategist Nicolle Wallace’s voice sounds like a bored soccer mom on her 9th morning martini? Um, slurshrill.com! Rosie Perez can’t…
  • Brewchies At The Movies: Beyond the Lights

    Witch Hazel
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Love & Basketball writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood is back with her latest project. Beyond the Lights is a story of love… black love! When was the last time you saw that in a major film release? Despite her Love & Basketball and The Secret Life of Bees successes, this film almost didn’t happen. Bythewood had been working on it for the better part of 7 years, trying to get the film made and a studio to fund it. She shared her struggle during a Q&A session at the Blogalicious conference that I got to participate in last week in San Antonio, TX. Photo: The Style…
  • Something Happened on Love & Hop Hop Hollywood…

    Fleur Delacour
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    I can’t believe I’m typing this but last night I witnessed a glimmer of hope, a miracle if you will, that didn’t involve White Jesus or baby WJ in the manger. But it did involve a birth and Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. Miracle and & Vh1 in the same sentence? Yeah, and I don’t know how I feel about that. It happened during the at-home birth of singer Omarion and his girlfriend Apryl Jones’ son Megaa. I’m going to try to stick to the episode cliff notes for those fly-abovers who act like they don’t watch this weekly dose of ratchetness. So there…
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  • If He did it before

    Osayi
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:04 pm
    If he did it before: I don’t know what it is about the human condition, but we are always so quick to forget all the amazing things that God has done for us. I find myself meditating these days on all the good things that God has done for me, and realizing that there is nothing to difficult or too scary, or too much for God. If God ever healed me before he has provided for my healing again. If God ever provided for my needs before, he is more than willing to provide for my needs again. If God ever gave me a good thing before He is eager to give me many more good things today. So instead…
  • What things soever you desire when you pray… believe

    Osayi
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:04 pm
    I’ve been thinking about and meditating on this scripture lately: Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Therefore I tellyou, all the things you pray and ask for–believe that you have received them, and you will have them. Mark 11:24 People often say that God will give us all we need, but will not necessarily give us all we want. But the truth is that the Bible does not say that. The Bible says that Whatever we desire (wants) when we pray, as long as we believe, we will get it. No ifs ands or…
  • Pain that heals

    Osayi
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    We spend a lot of time running away from pain. I for one hate pain…I’ve always hated pain since I was a child. I remember that I would complain about every pain I had to my mother. It could have been something small or something large, but immediately I felt discomfort I would go running to her to fix it. I remember one time I was bending my pinky finger and told my mom that “mummy I feel pain every time I bend my finger like this,” to which she quickly responded “then don’t bend it like that.” I can understand why we don’t like pain, because…
  • Temptation is always lurking

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

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

  • Shop ’til You Drop? Fuhgetabout It. Kick Start Your Fab Finds At ‘Loree’s Closet’

    Lisa
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Loree Wasserman, owner of Loree’s Closet In case you had not noticed the subtle red, green, and gold decorations that have been adorning every store since before Halloween, the holidays are coming! If it’s not too early for other stores, it’s definitely not too early for us. At Loree’s Closet, the holidays are our very favorite time to shine and we think you’ll love what we have in store for you whether you are styling it up for the party season, prepping for holiday travel, or searching for that perfect gift! Loree’s Closet will be bringing our eBay store LIVE! to…
  • Mom-To-The-Rescue: 7 Failing Parenting Behaviors … Here’s How You CAN Change Them

    Lisa
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Debby Shulman We can all agree that we are very different parents than our own. For better or worse, I believe we extract what we loved and cherished about our teen years and leave out what we dump on our shrink’s couch. And I think after raising two and a half teens (we’re still ‘in progress’ with number 3), I can look back with more compassion; understanding where my parents were coming from and why they felt strongly about certain things. And one thing I believe we all can relate to, as a parent of our generation, is that we admittedly do things our parents would have NEVER…
  • De-FRIEND Him NOW, Mom — Kids DO Get Angry When Your Facebook Friend Is An Old Boyfriend

    Lisa
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By E.J. Gordon I breezed into yoga last week and snuck a look around. I didn’t see anyone I knew, which was sort of what I needed that day, just introspective peace and quiet. A woman slightly older than me was behind me chatting quietly with her friend, when a third woman walked in, and from across the room she yelled to the slightly older woman, “Hey! How was your birthday?” The slightly older woman responded, “It was, well, you know. It was fine, but an ex-boyfriend of mine posted on my Facebook wall, and my kids saw it and got very upset.” I happily eavesdropped as the birthday…
  • Queen Bee’s Mom: 5 Signs YOUR Child Is The Mean Girl … Or The Boy Bully

    Lisa
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Debby Shulman I think by sixth grade you see it coming. Dropping your daughter off at school and seeing the ‘group’ standing in a tight circle, all dressed in similar clothes: The North Face, Uggs, and skinny jeans; the suburban gang wear uniform of choice. In slow motion, you lean over your steering wheel just as they collectively turn and watch your daughter try to find someone she knows … and then you catch a glimpse of what looks like a nod, a sneer, and then it’s gone. Just a whisper of rude, just a brief moment that challenged your last gulp of coffee … and maybe…
  • Injection Intervention: How Far SHOULD We Go For Ageless Beauty?

    Lisa
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Arden Edelecup (aka: The Beauty Babe) I turned 50 last month, and my friend Karyn turned 40. Now here is the shocking part of this statement: Despite our heroic efforts to defy the hands of time, neither one of us looks 30. I stare in disbelief at those fresh-faced photos of us from over a decade ago, and damn, we really DO look 10 years older than we did back then. Who is playing this dirty, rotten trick on us?  I know for a fact that Oprah PROMISED ME that 50 was the new 30. I naively believed her and all of the other pop culture gurus that insured us that we were the generation that…
 
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    Women You Should Know®

  • Free The Nipple… The Movie

    WYSK
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Ahhh, the female nipple… always the center of attention and ongoing controversy in social media, on television, on the streets and even on Women You Should Know. Fed up with the hypocritical contradictions and frustrated by the inequality women face when it comes to baring our breasts publicly, actress and director Lina Esco decided to take action, and Free The Nipple, the film and social movement were born. Based on a true story, the feature film follows a group of fearless women challenging societal taboos and fighting for their right to go topless in public, taking their crusade for…
  • The Feminist Conundrum… Critical Thinking Vs. Over Thinking

    WYSK
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    “Tumbling over the past year and a half has made me see the problems of gender roles that exist in media, but sometimes it gets to the point where I over analyze every single piece of television or film that I come across. (However, this in no way means that I think feminist media criticism is wrong, or should be avoided!) Mostly I just over think everything.” – Alyssa Creagh (a.k.a. Alyssa Korea on her tumblr page) With her clever depiction of the feminist conundrum, this 22 year old illustrator and digital artist from Austin, TX offers interesting food for… critical…
  • Fix-It Friday: Some Good Herb… How To Keep Fresh Herbs Fresh

    Norma Vally, WYSK DIY Contributor
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    How many times have you bought a fresh herb bunch, only to throw it out cause you didn’t use it quickly enough? A wilted slimy bag of green goop, tossed in the garbage – money wasted, and no sage for your favorite lemon-sage chicken dish you just prepped. I swore I’d never kill innocent aromatics again so I came up with a bunch of herbal fixes and a battle cry to forever Save The Sage. So here’s how to keep fresh herbs fresh… Thyme, sage, rosemary, savory, oregano… these types of herbs, ones with woody stems, dry very well and maintain their flavor. I hang and dry…
  • For Every Crazy Cat Lady We Know & Love… You Just Got Your Own Action Figure

    WYSK
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    You’ll find this very special breed of human everywhere… The Crazy Cat Lady. Our own co-founder Jen went from thinking “cats = pure evil” to proclaiming herself a very proud “CCL,” in less than 24 hours, compliments of a furry, little girl named Peachu. So the moniker, long considered an insult, has really become a badge of honor for the cat-obsessed. And like all good heroes – those who selflessly put the needs of others before their own – these cat rescuing/loving women deserve their very own action figure. Well, we’re happy to share…
  • The Red Lips Project: She Captures Their Power In Photos, They Express It In Words

    WYSK
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    “Women are intrinsically powerful. But I realized that many of the women in my life don’t always have a space to express their power. I wanted to create a project to change this and give them that space.” This is what inspired photographer and college student Aditi Kulkarni to launch The Red Lips Project, a tumblr page packed with stunning photos of women from all walks of life accompanied by personal quotes about what makes them feel powerful. But these unique individuals share one thing in common… they’re all rockin’ red lipstick. “As a photographer, I have always been…
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    Its All About Women! | Its All About Women!

  • Transform Your Future with this Amazing Ancient Science

    Blair Gorman
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    I was completely unhappy with the way my life had turned out. I didn’t want to spend up to 60 hours a week in a gray cubicle with gray carpets, sitting on a squeaky gray chair. But that’s what I did. I knew I was meant to do something else, but I didn’t know what, much less where to start. Then, a friend of mine came over for a visit. She was all excited about something and she brought books so she could show me what it was. It turned out to be Numerology…. I was instantly skeptical. Could a bunch of numbers help me make the changes I needed to make my life better?
  • The Shocking Truth that Will Have You Reaching for the Salt…

    John Cawrse
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    I’m sure you’re familiar with the old story. Eat less salt. Reduce blood pressure. Well, we hate to break it to you but that’s not really true, folks. In reality, if you’re truly serious about how long you live and how much stress you put on your heart and your kidneys, you have to take that advice with a grain of salt. A big grain of salt! As a matter of fact, the calls for sodium reduction you see plastered all over health magazines, doctor’s offices and popular news reports… Are not only unsupported by research, but have been proven to be dangerous for you! The Truth About Salt…
  • 5 Simple Keys to Dramatically Younger-Looking Skin

    Belinda Benn
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Every day, millions of women around the world look in the mirror and wonder; “How can I slow-down or reverse the visible signs of my aging skin?” They secretly wonder if anything can be done to rejuvenate “old-looking” skin… Without risky surgery, questionable drugs or expensive cosmetics? Start Looking Younger Now The truth is, there is something that can be done to bring back that ‘youthful’ look and feel. But you won’t hear about this “in the mainstream” because there isn’t big money to be made when women learn this. In fact, this saves women lots of money,…
  • A Healthy Pumpkin Pumpkin Recipe? Yes, It’s Real! Here’s the Proof…

    Helen Wong
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The first Thanksgiving that I made this wonderfully healthy pumpkin pie recipe (you’ll see how healthy it is in a second) I remember being nervous as I walked up to my in-laws for the big dinner. I love going for a drive around Thanksgiving as the leaves are all red, orange, gold and yellow, at least they are here in October, which is when us Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving. Everyone loves pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving and I didn’t want to disappoint by bringing something healthy that tasted like bland mush. A Piece of the Pie Maybe you’ve tried making healthy treats before, only to be…
  • This will change your mind in under 3 minutes…

    Denise ONeill
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I’m not going to lie – there are times when my motivation completely disappears! It’s like there’s a huge boulder weighing me down and I just can’t get myself to do a thing. These are the times when I just can’t inspire myself to go for any of my goals and dreams. Can you relate? This lovely, little movie will give you a rush of energy and inspiration that will last you the whole day… Which one of the inspirational nuggets in this video resonated with you the most? Please share in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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    The Indie Chicks

  • Raising a Powerful Girl

    Sandy Ramsey
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    As a mother one of the most important things I do is make sure that I am raising my daughter to be powerful. What is a powerful girl? A powerful girl is the one who grows up feeling confident in ... Read More The post Raising a Powerful Girl appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • 7 Things That Happen When You Ruin Your Relationship

    Chiara Mazzucco
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Have you ever ruined your relationship? Articles on dealing with a romance ending usually refer to the other person breaking your heart, and they offer ways to cope with the pain. However, we tend to ignore the people on the ... Read More The post 7 Things That Happen When You Ruin Your Relationship appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • Bracing Myself for the Holidays

    Julie Zantopoulos
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Preparing for the holidays isn’t all about diets and staying within a budget. For me, holidays are about time spent with family and friends. I don’t know about you but I come from a huge family of loud, loving, and ... Read More The post Bracing Myself for the Holidays appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • Hell Hath No Fury

    Dawn Miller
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    William Congreve said it best in The Mourning Bride way, way back in the day. There isn’t anything worse than a wronged woman. Satan doesn’t have a leg up on our gender. That’s right, mess with us and we hit ... Read More The post Hell Hath No Fury appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • Breaking the Cycle

    Britt Dowd
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    Breaking the cycle of bad decisions isn’t easy. If you’re like me, you’ve developed the bad habit of repeating the same detrimental situations because you: Don’t ask enough of the right questions. Don’t pay enough attention to detail. Don’t properly ... Read More The post Breaking the Cycle appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
 
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    Wealthcare For Women

  • Financial Advice For Newly Single Women: 6 Top Tips

    Russ Thornton
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    After a big life event, financial decisions may not be at the top of your to-do list – and that’s fine. Taking time to find a new foundation and to reestablish yourself is an important first step in finding your new direction. When you’re ready to start re-taking control of your financial big picture, though, here are 6 important tips for making sure that you set down the right path. Focus on What You Can Control There’s a lot going on in your life right now, and the last thing you need is to waste time and energy on things that you can’t control. I often see women get overwhelmed…
  • My Recommended Medicare Expert:Bob Fitzgerald

    Russ Thornton
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    As everyone prepares for Thanksgiving next week and begins decorating and shopping for Christmas, we’ll have plenty of reminders that it’s that time of year again. A time for family and friends. For food. For giving thanks. I mentioned food, didn’t I? But there’s another reason it’s “that time of year” again. We’re in the midst of the Medicare open enrollment period which runs from October 15th to December 7th. I had breakfast last week with my friend and colleague, Bob Fitzgerald. Bob is one of the experts on my extended team of professionals,…
  • The Wisdom Of Oogway From Kung Fu Panda

    Russ Thornton
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    An important part of lifestyle financial planning is looking to the future and contemplating the possibilities. Perhaps an even more important part of lifestyle financial planning is making the most of today and each day along life’s journey. And interestingly, I’ve found that many financial advisors and planners overlook this “making the most of your life along the way” concept. It’s about balance. It’s about priorities. It’s about trade-offs. And sometimes it’s about making some tough decisions. Ultimately, I believe it’s possible to be…
  • Is Your Financial Advisor A Fiduciary?

    Russ Thornton
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Who can you trust to give you reliable investment advice? If you are like most people, you assume that the people who provide investment advice are required to act in your best interest. Unfortunately, that’s only true for some advisors – those who are fiduciaries. Under financial laws and regulations, there are two sets of rules. One set is for people who sell financial products, generally brokers and insurance company representatives.  These salespeople are contractually obligated to place the interests of their employer ahead of the interests of their clients. Related reading: Before…
  • Are Your Investments Dressing Up For Halloween?

    Russ Thornton
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    So here’s a scary tale just in time for Halloween . . . When I’m asked to look at investment portfolios that have been assembled on a DIY basis or on the recommendation of a financial advisor, I regularly find index funds dressed up as actively managed funds. As you may recall from my past articles, index funds are low cost, broadly diversified mutual funds that invest in an index representing a broad swath of the investment market. For instance, you may be familiar with or have heard of an S&P 500 index fund. This is a fund that invests in all the stocks in the S&P 500…
 
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    Your Life After 25:

  • Understanding Your Health Care Options: How Health Care and Taxes Come Together With TurboTax

    Da Vinci
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    For many people the Affordable Care Act was hard to understand, but health care is such an important topic that I wanted to help empower you with some knowledge about how things will effect your taxes in 2015.   I think the first step is understanding this questions, What Is The Affordable Care Act?... The post Understanding Your Health Care Options: How Health Care and Taxes Come Together With TurboTax appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • How Forgetting Regular Car Maintenance Can Negatively Affect Your Car

    Da Vinci
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Regardless of make or model, a car represents a significant asset for the average person. As such, it’s in your best interests to take care of any automobile to preserve value. If more people understood how forgetting regular car maintenance can hurt their cars, they’d probably take it m... The post How Forgetting Regular Car Maintenance Can Negatively Affect Your Car appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Let’s Discuss Sensitive Bladders Ladies: #PeeHappens and You Are NOT Alone! #NoBigDeal

    Da Vinci
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    Although this post is sponsored for Always Discreet through my relationship with the Quality Blue Community, all opinions are my own. I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. When I received the opportunity to work with Always Discreet on the #PeeHappens Twitter Party, I knew wom... The post Let’s Discuss Sensitive Bladders Ladies: #PeeHappens and You Are NOT Alone! #NoBigDeal appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Don’t Get Stuck in a Beauty Rut! How to Avoid Looking Drab this Winter

    Da Vinci
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The winter months can seem long and depressing, which can lead to not only feeling dull, but falling out of your normal beauty routine and looking drab as well. In the spring and summer, we are all about fun makeup, flirty fashion, and trying new hairstyles. But as soon as the temperature drops, man... The post Don’t Get Stuck in a Beauty Rut! How to Avoid Looking Drab this Winter appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Keep Your Holiday Budget Down and Get Back To What The #Holidaymeans

    Da Vinci
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The holidays are truly a wonderful time of the year, it’s a time for family, giving, and appreciating what we have and each other. With the constant bombardment of holiday shopping ads, sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in all the materialism of this time of year. While exchanging gif... The post Keep Your Holiday Budget Down and Get Back To What The #Holidaymeans appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    GirlXplorer

  • Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Glow Review

    Paayal Pandyaa
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Glow Hi Everyone, Winter are just around the corner and moisture is the life of our skin care routine. And in that case it’s always a big thing to look for the great products. Till yet, I was not the body lotion girl but since the days are passing and our body needs more moisture. Since you’ll be struggling with cool winds, it’s wise not to cake your face with every other moisturizer. Start  your day with a great moisturizer to get a healthy and glowy skin. I got this Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Glow, check out my review here:- Price:- Rs. 40 for…
  • DIY: HOW TO DISTRESS JEANS AND LEAVE THE WHITE THREADS

    Paayal Pandyaa
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    DIY: HOW TO DISTRESS JEANS AND LEAVE THE WHITE THREAD Trendy Kick off this season with ripped jeans. This season is all about rugged denims, bright colors and edgy graphics. The tough and distressed jeans never go old. Team up these denims with pastel tops and solid shoes and create a spark amongst many. The playful quirky look is perfect for play date or a casual day out with friends. So you will be thankful to us as here we’re to teach you how to create your very own natural looking ripped jeans without loosing your savings of Life! What all you Need Marker, Scissor, Plucker, Shaving…
  • This is how Second Graders React to The New “Average Barbie”

    Paayal Pandyaa
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:07 am
    Like any other doll, you will like to buy fancy stuff for her But we are still confused and wondering, Would you buy a sticker pack to give her tattoos, acne, scars, and even stretch marks and cellulite to “Average Barbie”? “She look like my sister” Awww Cute”
  • “Average Barbie” Available! That Actually Looks Like a Person

    Paayal Pandyaa
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The Average barbie even comes with stickers that look like pimples, cellulite & stretch marks “Average Barbie” may not look fancy  once you see it on the stores counter but that’s exactly the idea behind the Lammily doll. At first it started as a viral photo but can t you guess these average barbies has already hit the stores complete with cellulite stickers. This barbie size is based on the measurements of an average 19-year-old American woman. The creators mockup images of a doll that was based on real proportions on this women. Creators started a Kickstarter…
  • Sonam Kapoor in Anamika Khanna

    Paayal Pandyaa
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Sonam Kapoor with Anamika Khanna at the Bvlgari gala for Anamika Khanna.
 
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    Of Means and Ends

  • Why you should see “Selma”

    Rebecca Griffin
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    Given his significance in our nation’s history and his role as a source of inspiration for so many, you would probably assume there must have been a film about Martin Luther King, Jr. But while he has factored into many stories captured on film before, there hasn’t been a major motion picture focusing on his life. Director Ava DuVernay has taken on his story in Selma, and avoids many of the biopic pitfalls to make a beautiful, riveting and moving film. It features an amazing cast, led by a wonderful performance by British actor David Oyelowo as Dr. King. The film doesn’t…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
      Is your city criminalizing feeding the homeless? Take delight in #FeministPrincessBride. The FBI sent a letter to Martin Luther King, Jr. trying to convince him to commit suicide. 7 instances where pregnant women were criminalized. You can’t legislate a middle ground on abortion. Feminists read mean, threatening tweets they receive. Most Americans still believe one of the biggest myths about gun ownership. A university rowing team gets naked to fight homophobia. The #TacoOrBeerChallenge raised $30,000 for abortion funds.Filed under: weekend reading
  • Don’t give up on voting just yet

    Rebecca Griffin
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    Voter photobombing Mitch McConnell, via abcnews.com Last week was rough for progressives, to put it mildly. Some reactionary, frightening candidates were able to win competitive races and take over the Senate. Key governorships were lost. Of course, this is all cyclical to a degree, as Jon Stewart pointed out by pulling up some 2-year-old footage about the “bloodbath” endured by Republicans. There are many conversations to be had about what our side could have done better in various races. In the meantime, people will face real consequences, whether they’re young immigrants…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    The Mayor of Minneapolis poses with a black volunteer and the media says they were flashing gang signs. Definitely not racist. Comedian Tig Notaro surprises and impresses again by performing part of a set topless, post-mastectomy. Elon James White shows perfectly how catcalls aren’t just compliments with #DudesGreetingDudes. I love this guy and I hate Florida laws. How California’s effort to tackle abortion stigma is working. Gillian Anderson plays a refreshing character who doesn’t strive for likability in The Fall (which I’ve recommended before). 11 big firsts…
  • “Girl power” advertising: good for feminism?

    Rebecca Griffin
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    As feminism has gained new power in recent years, more and more people are eager to get on board. The cultural cache of identifying as feminist and empowering women can be seen everywhere from celebrities donning feminist t-shirts, the VMAs, and the Late Show with David Letterman. Most of these people are undoubtedly sincere when they express their support, and lend their cultural power, to embracing women’s rights. It becomes a big dodgier when corporations pick it up to sell products. In the most recent episode of Bitch magazine’s podcast Popaganda on the sometimes fraught…
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    campusgal

  • Why You Need a Cup of Coffee

    Staff
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    Whether you like it black, iced, with sugar, or hot, one thing for sure is that coffee serves plenty of benefits to you. A number of studies have been conducted all over the world trying to evaluate the benefits of coffee and its ingredients in our bodies. Let’s take a look at 3 of these […]
  • Top 4 Fashion Tomes That You Will Love

    Staff
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:06 am
    This year has seen the launch of more fashion books than ever, from those covering beautiful dresses, to those offering tips from renowned designers. If you want to know the new fashion trends that have caused hype recently, or fashion tips from top designers all over the globe, here are 4 Books that you can […]
  • Social Media Can Make You Stupid: New Study Suggest

    Staff
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:33 am
    s We all know that social media can make us unproductive, especially when we tend to take offensive on things posted online. It has also been seen to complicate relationships, and even break marriages. Besides these well known facts, a new study that has recently been published in the Journal of the Royal Society shows […]
  • Living a Stress-Free Life through Meditation

    Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Don’t you just love having a day or two that is stress-free? Perhaps you woke up feeling wonderful, had an opportunity to meditate, before you kick-start your day. The co-founder of Chipora center, David Simon says that this is the best way to make you feel completely in harmony with your life, as well as […]
  • Exclusive: Queen Latifa Caught Kissing….. Who?

    Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Queen Latifa was caught on Sunday sharing a sweet kiss with her dear friend, Eboni Nichols. It’s said they were on a vacation in Sardinia’s Porto Cervo. Latifa donned a sexy yellow swimsuit, and was seated at the sandy beach with her companion. The talk-show host has been silent about her personal relationship for a […]
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    The Single Diaries

  • Tale of Two Cities | Best Libations

    Catherine Abalos
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Jen and Catherine’s top 3 drinks from Los Angeles and San Francisco Now that we’re exploring and reporting from two cities, every month we will bring you our top picks from San Francisco and Los Angeles. It’s been a while since I shared my favorite happy hour spots, so read on for our top libations just in time […]
  • Celebrate Thanksgiving like a Chef: Tips from The Hungry Traveler

    Jennifer Hacker
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Hungry Traveler shares her fave tips & recipes for a Thanksgiving feast By: Jordan Hamons, The Hungry Traveler I get overwhelmed around Thanksgiving. Between the magazines, blogs, and cooking websites it’s hard to navigate through all of the recipes, advice, and ideas. While I get excited to try new recipes and make a huge meal, […]
  • Show Your Single with a Morning Motto

    Catherine Abalos
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    6 mugs to help you set your daily intention Urban Outfitters I love rituals. Because I’m not a morning person, I came up with a few rituals to make them a little easier. One awesome piece of advice I heard recently from Arianna Huffington is to consciously avoid your phone or media as you wake up so […]
  • The Single Girl’s Guide to Kicking a Cold

    Jennifer Hacker
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Defend yourself against cold & flu season with these health kit must haves  Single Girl Health Kit by singlediariesxo As much as I love Fall, there’s one bit of the season that always leaves me wary. It’s the thought that lingers in the back of my mind from November to May when the weather begins […]
  • Follow Friday | Five Favorite Blogs

    Catherine Abalos
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    5 blogs to add to your list A recent BlogHer event I attended reaffirmed the importance of community to the success of any blog. Since my move I’ve experienced firsthand the awesome population of bloggers in the city, and meeting them has given me more of an incentive to be part of the community. Today’s […]
 
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  • Home Decoration: The Expression Of The Test And Culture

    Adity Bera
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Home is the permanent or semi-permanent residence of an individual family. A modern home is the consistent of the several rooms and bathrooms. In the modern home, there is more than one bedroom. The number of bedrooms depends on the number of children and their gender. The first bedroom is the master bedroom and it is for the parents. The second and the third bedroom (if necessary) areas are for the children. For home decoration it is required to consider all the rooms individually because each room has its individual users and uses. The decoration for Master bedroom: Master bedroom is the…
  • Traditional And Ethnic wear of China

    Adity Bera
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Every country follows a traditional way of dressing to show their culture follow up to the foreigners. This is considered a part of the civilization by the people in every country. Likewise, China also follows a traditional dress and it is good that they still use it in practice when the people of other countries are getting used to more of the westernized culture and dressing. The ethnic wear of China is the Han Fu, Tang Zhuang, Qi Pao and the Zhongshan Zhuang. Although the names seem to be a bit different and are mostly unheard, the ethnic wear of China is very popular all over the world.
  • Chinese Recipe Sweet And Sour Pork

    Adity Bera
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Every country follows a different style and different taste in their cuisine. Most Asian food especially Indians add too much of spices to make their food colorful and spicy. Most western food will have a combination of all the tastes but very less. Likewise, Chinese recipes have a sweet and sour taste and pork is what mostly popular and found in China. The Chinese recipe Sweet and Sour Pork has been very popular in china and is closely followed by other countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangkok and Thailand that surround them. It is not just the pork they can make it. You can add any other…
  • Yummy Chinese Recipe Gong Bao Chicken

    Adity Bera
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    “Cooking is an art” people say. Yes, every person has a different style of cooking irrespective of whether they are vegetarian or meat lovers. However, most of the meat leavers would love chicken and never say no to chicken recipes. I am an addictive of chicken recipes. One famous recipe is the Chinese Recipe Gong Bao ChickenHowever, the cooking style followed in china is cooking dishes separately and mixing them together finally. The Chinese Recipe Gong Bao Chicken is made by marinating the breast fillets of the chicken with half tablespoon of salt and cooking wine for about half…
  • Foam roller fitness workout for stress relief

    Helena Negru
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    When you come home after a hard day or at the end of the week, then you feel tired and you lack any appetite for the gym, you need to have a foam roller workout session. This will release the tension in your back and will relax your whole body, relieving the physical and mental stress. Because the roller reduces the tension in your muscles, you can also use it before the actual exercise session or after it, as a fitness workout for stress relief. When you use the foam roller you give yourself a power massage which puts your blood in motion, increasing the oxygen intake. As the blood runs…
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  • Motherhood Is What You Make Of It

    Marion Bryant
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    Your ads will be inserted here byEasy AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. Heather Havrilesky has a thing or two to say about the word “mommy,” and she shared a few of those things in a recent article in the New York Times. In some ways, I get it. There’s been a paradigm shift (a few of them, even) in the world of parenting in the past 40 years. It used to be that you had kids and earned the title of “parent.” These days, how you actually parent seems to take center stage. Gone is the noun as the verb takes over. In the…
  • Makeup Tips for Enhancing your Blue Eyes

    Marion Bryant
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    The eyes are the first facial feature that people notice about us. They are the window to our soul and they tell a story that nobody can understand that is why it is very important that they look their best. Our eyes should never be neglected when we do our makeup because they have the power to change our overall look. From natural look to something captivating, we should apply the right shade of makeup that will enhance the natural color of our eyes.Since you are reading this post, you must be looking for tips and guides on how to choose the perfect makeup that will suit the natural blue…
  • Importance of Work Life Balance for Women

    Marion Bryant
    26 May 2014 | 4:53 am
    Work life balance is very important to live a happy and successful life either you are a man or a woman. A man is the one who is meant to work outside and returns home to get care from his wife and family. He feels satisfied at work as he knows that his kids are safe at home with their mother. He do not have to worry about his alone parents at home because he believes that his sister will look after them. When it comes to a woman, things turn quite different. Women are the one who take care of all the matters going at the home. Their duties can never exclude looking after home, family and…
  • Food Safety Tips

    Marion Bryant
    23 May 2014 | 4:08 am
    Food is an essential component of our life. We earn, struggle and give ourselves a tough time to make some money so that we can feed ourselves and our family. It is one of the basic necessities of living beings. However, now a days, food is not only taken to satisfy the hunger but also the taste buds that crave for different variety of food cooked I different ways. Everyone talks about food, good places to eat and new recipes to try but no one talks about food safety tips. On one side we spend 80% of our income on food, on the other we are getting diseases and health issues by the food we are…
  • A Quick Guide to Buy Women Fashion Boots

    Marion Bryant
    20 May 2014 | 4:03 am
    Are you inspired by the colorful womens fashion boots? Do you think boots look great with all sort of dresses and you really need to have a lot of them in your closet? Are you unable to look as cool as the fashion models on the top of the magazine page wearing the women fashion boots? Here is a complete guide to buy the best suitable fashion boots for you. Before you buy anything, you need to realize that every woman has a different shape, size and body structure, therefore, you need to carefully determine what boot type suit you the best. Boots are cool no matter what you are wearing with…
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    Paris To Go

  • 10 Easy, Time-Saving Steps to Zero Waste

    14 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    People have the misconception that zero-waste is firmly in the realm of childless people, or affluent stay-at-home moms. But zero-waste shouldn't be expensive and time-consuming. It should come naturally- the point is to conserve resources, not throw away valuable time and money. Here are ten steps to zero-waste that helped me my first year in Paris: 10 Ways to Save Time and Money by Going Zero-WasteGet rid of your trash can.Confronting loose garbage is the fastest way to stop making it. When waste is hidden away in a bin, it stops being a problem- it doesn't smell or look bad or assault your…
  • FAQ

    10 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    "Who or what service did you use to design your blog?"I designed the blog layout myself. I'm not a web or graphic designer by any means, in case the enormous white space at the side of the screen wasn't a dead giveaway. "What fonts do you use?"Maven Pro and Didot (which I first saw in French Vogue). For graphics I occasionally use Futura and Helvetica. Can everybody read these fonts ok? I'm not married to them or anything."What do you use to take / edit your photos?"All photos are taken via iPad, my phone, or my husband's phone and edited in Paint (so 1997, right?), if at all.  I…
  • Le Cinq Codet Hôtel, Paris 7ème

    8 Nov 2014 | 1:59 pm
         Here's a sneak peek inside Hôtel Le Cinq Codet, designed by Jean Philippe-Nuel, the same guy who brought you Molitor. They're our neighbors and ever since we moved in, they worked furiously, starting at 7 each morning and jackhammering until 8 at night. When Kar jumped two stories from our balcony (he thinks he's a Lisbon sister), the construction workers helped rescue him (he was fine), and if I made the effort to look nice during the day, they declared their love for me (and every other girl on our street). Now that they're open, they are as sweet…
  • La Reine de Sicile, Le Marais, Paris

    8 Nov 2014 | 11:02 am
      La Reine de Sicile is not a dépôt-vente. If it were, the proprietor would be a dismissive, middle-aged woman with the hauteur of Simone de Beauvoir and thinly veiled contempt for middlebrow America. Agnes isn't that type. She's youthful and smiley and looks like Juliette Greco, minus the Stygian garb. On a grey, dreary day when everybody else is pasty under drab sweaters and scarves, she's elegant, perfectly tanned in painterly blue silk, as if returning from an Emirate sheikh's yacht on the Dalmatian Coast. It was raining and my hair was crazy and two people that day mistook me…
  • Fondation Louis Vuitton, Jardin d'Acclimatation Part II

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    There were so many fashion people at Fondation Louis Vuitton today. I forgot what they looked like- nape undercut, clunky shoes, pierced tragus. It was nearly seventy degrees and people were dressed for a blizzard. I even saw one guy wearing a ribbed jumpsuit with knit fins.At Les Sablons, a group of black-clad fashion somethings asked me for directions to the Fondation. I told them to follow me through Jardin d'Acclimatation. They seemed visibly shaken when a group of little girls on ponies trotted past us.En fait, the Frank Gehry-designed museum looks like one of Michael Bay's Dinobots,…
 
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  • 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…
  • How To Get Back To Happy!

    Jennifer Stinnett
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Not many people in my life know my background. Those few that do I consider to be my good friends. Those are the people that stay in your life – going in and out at times – but always seem to come around despite their (or others) judgments about your or themselves. There are very few people like this in any persons life. I would suggest however, we all have them. My background is actually a rather humorous one. I’ll admit at the time I was going through the events, they weren’t so humorous – but over time and changed view – it’s something you can…
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  • A. J. Liebling

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed.” Source Source:: A. J. Liebling The post A. J. Liebling appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • T. S. Eliot

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “This love is silent.” Source Source:: T. S. Eliot The post T. S. Eliot appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Marilyn French

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains.” Source Source:: Marilyn French The post Marilyn French appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Embracing Stillness

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. By Michelle Finerty Meditation is my therapy. I’ve had a consistent meditation practice for the past three years and explored various styles of meditation for years prior to that. Like most people I started meditating as a result of all of the wonderful things I’d heard about how transformative it is to daily life, how easy it is […] Source Source:: Embracing Stillness The post Embracing Stillness appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Louis Armstrong

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    20 Nov 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “What we play is life.” Source Source:: Louis Armstrong The post Louis Armstrong appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
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  • How To Make Money on tsu.co

    miovskivlatko
    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?

    miovskivlatko
    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

    miovskivlatko
    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.
  • The history of the engagement ring

    miovskivlatko
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Ever since the beginning of contemporary humans’ existence, people have used different symbols to express their attitude toward the ones close to them. The ring is the most widely used and recognized symbol of... The post The history of the engagement ring appeared first on 24Ladies.
  • The top 10 most luxurious jewelry brands

    miovskivlatko
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The beautiful jewels are a big weakness of the women. The rich ladies have large collections kept locked in their personal safe. And no wonder that they keep them in a safe – the... The post The top 10 most luxurious jewelry brands appeared first on 24Ladies.
 
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  • So very sorry.

    Victoria Maxwell
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:41 am
    I know it’s been around a month since I last posted, and frankly, it may be another before I have a substantial post for you all. I’ve had terrible writer’s block and have just been too busy to overcome it. I’m declaring my indefinite hiatus until I figure out my life.
  • Anita Sarkeesian, Sexism, and the Internet

    Victoria Maxwell
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Back in 2012, Anita Sarkeesian (blogger and creator of Feminist Frequency) started a project called Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, a discussion on the disparity of gender in the gaming world. This kicked off a massive campaign against her and her cause, garnering harassment from males across the internet. She became plagued with hatemail, crude and horribly offensive comments on her videos, and impersonations mocking her views. Below are some of the comments she received. WARNING: Many of these comments include strong language and racial epithets. “so you’re a bolshevik feminist…
  • Crowdsourcing Ideas

    Victoria Maxwell
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    Blog Action Day is October 16th The topic for Blog Action Day 2014 is inequality. I have decided to address the topic of sexism on the internet. That being said, I need your help! Please email me, comment, Tweet, Facebook, whatever your medium with your experiences of sexism is on the internet. If you have screen caps or links to specific examples, even better! Share anything you have. If you wish to remain anonymous, let me know. Let’s get sharing!  
  • How Not To Ruin Your Halloween Fun

    Victoria Maxwell
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
      It’s that time of year where people dress up, go to parties, and check out every haunted house they can. Halloween is a great time to have some fun and get scared. It can also be a stressful time with Thanksgiving and Christmas nearing. Here is a guide to help you navigate through this spooky season. Keep Your Senses       Halloween festivities abound, people like to party. And when people party, they get stupid. If you plan on going out and partying, have fun but keep your sense. This is especially true if you decide to go out to the haunted house events like…
  • Top 5 Halloween Movie Picks

    Victoria Maxwell
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:19 pm
    In keeping with my October/Halloween theme, I’ve decided to make a list of my top five movies to watch during the Halloween season. We all have our classics, these happen to be mine. So here they are, in no particular order. Hocus Pocus I feel like this is a childhood classic for most people. It’s hilarious and Bette Midler is fabulous as always. Not to mention this is before Thora Birch got kind of weird. Nightmare Before Christmas I’ve always been a huge Tim Burton fan, and this is one of my favorite Burton movies. It’s songs are catchy thanks to the glorious Danny…
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    Women Fitness Magazine

  • Eye Makeup Tips for Teens

    Women Fitness Magazine
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    Women Fitness Magazine As a girl entering your teen years, you experience numerous changes in your body. You begin to develop breasts and womanly curves and your menstrual cycle commences. You may also notice that you receive appreciative glances when you walk down the street. It is obvious that you are not a little girl any more, and you may want to look as grown up as possible. This is understandable, and your teenage years are the ideal time to experiment with new looks. Following these ten eye makeup tips will allow you to express your growing maturity without sacrificing your fresh-faced…
  • Essential Butt and Thigh Toners

    Women Fitness Magazine
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine Tighten and tone your lower body with these tried-and-true moves. Trim and Tone Your Lower Body. For most women, the lower body is where all those little indulgences—a heaping bowl of pasta here, an extra slice of cheesecake there—come home to rest. That’s because thousands of years ago, we needed fat storage to survive droughts and long winters. Women with more lower body fat had the evolutionary advantage, which was passed down through the generations. Now that we have food at every corner, we no longer need this reserve. But our bodies have not caught up…
  • Treadmill Mistakes You Could Be Making

    Women Fitness Magazine
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine Constantly chugging away on the popular cardio machine? Make sure the time you’re investing on the treadmill is time well spent. Hitting the treadmill is a great way to get your blood flowing and sweat dripping, but there’s more to it than simply turning the thing on and chugging away at one speed. That’s right: Even avid gym goers are guilty of misusing the popular cardio machine.  We asked Rock Tate, a group fitness instructor at Intrepid Gym in Hoboken, New Jersey, to go over the most common treadmill mistakes you might be making. Do yourself a…
  • How to Build Better Salads

    Women Fitness Magazine
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine Salads often get a pretty bad rap. It’s not that they’re not totally rad, it’s just that in the world of food awesomeness, people think there are, well, better things. Those people clearly haven’t crossed paths with the duo behind Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck. The first cookbook from the masterminds behind the wildly popular website that hopes to inspire people to eat some “goddamn” vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle, the authors have a fabulous approach toward salads (or as they like to call…
  • Effect a Low-Calorie Diet Could Have on the Aging

    Women Fitness Magazine
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine Although many people diet to lose weight, a new study reveals the benefit that it could have on aging and memory. Anti-aging products are big business. There are creams, drops, serums, and pills marketed with the overarching promise younger-looking skin and less wrinkles. But what if we told you that you may not need any of those things to look and feel years younger? A new study reveals that reducing calorie intake could help slow aging. Before you start searching the inter webs for a new dieting plan, there’s more to the story. Senior study investigator and NYU…
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    The Women Talk

  • 5 Simple Ways to Recharge Your Body, Mind and Spirit

    Rachel Cook
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:07 am
    These simple ways to recharge your body, mind and spirit may help you from falling into a rut of winter and feeling rundown, sluggish, and foggy-brained. The post 5 Simple Ways to Recharge Your Body, Mind and Spirit appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • Fun and Easy Exercises You Can Do as a Family

    Dixie Somers
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:27 am
    There are so many fun and easy exercises you can do as a family. Walking, hiking, biking, swimming to name a few. If done together with family or friends, they are so much fun. The post Fun and Easy Exercises You Can Do as a Family appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • 6 Easy Ways to Stay Calm During the Holidays

    Rachel Cook
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:47 am
    Holiday season also means cold, chilly weather. If you feel depressed during winters, make sure to read these easy ways to stay calm during the holidays. The post 6 Easy Ways to Stay Calm During the Holidays appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • Newborn and Family Photography Tips and Techniques

    Emily Lucarz
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Fall is a busy time for photographers, and for good reason! If you are going to get some family photography done, take these tips along to get some great photo shots. The post Newborn and Family Photography Tips and Techniques appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • Holiday Glam: Makeup Tips for the Holidays

    Rachel Cook
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:45 pm
    The holidays are just around the corner, which can mean only two things: parties and photographs. These makeup tips for the holidays may come in handy. The post Holiday Glam: Makeup Tips for the Holidays appeared first on The Women Talk.
 
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  • The Hard Things Make Us Stronger: If By Rudyard Kipling

    gracie guru
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:44 pm
    The post The Hard Things Make Us Stronger: If By Rudyard Kipling appeared first on Gracie Guru. When we are faced with challenges in our life, it’s easy to succumb to them. Sometimes we let our temper, pride, fear, or failures blind us; and we don’t realize at the time that by doing this we are blocking our ability to see around the difficulties and rise above them. This poem empowers us to stand strong in ... The post The Hard Things Make Us Stronger: If By Rudyard Kipling appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • My boss speaks to me in a very rude and condescending manner; what should I do?

    gracie guru
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
    The post My boss speaks to me in a very rude and condescending manner; what should I do? appeared first on Gracie Guru. Q. My boss speaks to me in a very rude and condescending tone of voice. It’s recently gotten worse and I feel like I should just quit because I am so unhappy. I feel powerless in the situation because I don’t want to lose my job. What should I do? A. I’m sorry you are going through this; ... The post My boss speaks to me in a very rude and condescending manner; what should I do? appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • Make amends with an old friend this week.

    gracie guru
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The post Make amends with an old friend this week. appeared first on Gracie Guru. The post Make amends with an old friend this week. appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • 7 Types Of Friends To Rid From Your Life

    gracie guru
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:53 pm
    The post 7 Types Of Friends To Rid From Your Life appeared first on Gracie Guru. 7 Types Of Friends To Rid From Your Life They say that true friends are hard to come by and I think that’s a pretty fair statement. Finding someone who will be there for you through the ups and downs and the downs and ups is a rather tall order. This article is not about ... The post 7 Types Of Friends To Rid From Your Life appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • 7 Things To Consider Before Moving In Together

    gracie guru
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:33 pm
    The post 7 Things To Consider Before Moving In Together appeared first on Gracie Guru. 7 Things To Consider Before Moving In Together So you think your relationship is ready for the next big step? Here are a few things to consider before you take the big leap:  Know what you’re getting into. At this point in your relationship nothing should shock you. You should already be well aware of one ... The post 7 Things To Consider Before Moving In Together appeared first on Gracie Guru.
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