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  • Be an opportunity maker: TED talk by Kare Anderson

    Women Unlimited Worldwide
    Jayne Ryan
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
    This TED talk by Kare Anderson helps us think about the way we collaborate with others both in business and in life. Collaborations can come from the most unexpected places! Sometimes it pays to think outside the box… Photo credit: TED Talk shareables
  • 10 Quick Tips to Get Organized When You’re Short On Time

    Get Organized Wizard
    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…
  • Women in Tech – Feeling Like an Outsider?

    Purposeful Woman
    JJ DiGeronimo
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:36 am
    The question of the day, the month, the year: Why aren’t there more women in technology positions?  Company leaders will blame the education system but here is what the women had to say: Nearly three-quarters of the women said they felt like “outsiders” at technology companies, compared to just 17 percent of the men surveyed. It is hard to get excited about going to work every day if you are going to feel like an “outsider.” My friend’s daughter, who is a senior in high school, walked into class on the first day of school to discover she was the only girl in the…
  • In Honduras, Female Land Rights Need More Help

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    Ana María Enríquez
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:18 am
    On Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Ana María Enríquez spotlights women in Honduras who are being targeted by narco traffickers and corporate interests as they struggle to defend their land.
  • Women, Peace and Security Debate: 2014

    Women's Refugee Commission - Women's Refugee Commission - Blog
    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…
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  • Get Around To It ... Eventually

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Social Media and the Introverted Leader

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ferguson’s Trial Everyone, on all Sides, has had Their Worst Suspicions Confirmed

    Kirstin Kelley
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    by Sarah Kendzior, Politico, USA – St. Louis shocks, but it does not surprise. For weeks, the signs have been everywhere. Military vehicles at the mall, troops on the highway, soldiers in gas stations, helicopters that flew so low in the sky they shook our homes. Officials told us to keep calm, then declared a state of emergency. They claimed the hundreds of thousands of dollars in riot gear and the extra thousand police were not indicative of a foregone conclusion. They told us the grand jury was still deliberating, that these things take time. Our streets told us the verdict had…
  • Greeks Struggle to get by Despite Economic ‘Recovery’

    Kirstin Kelley
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    by Joanna Kakissis, Deutsche Welle, Germany – After six years of recession – including four years in an austerity-fueled depression – the Greek economy grew at a faster rate than all eurozone countries, including Germany. The European Commission forecasts the Greek economy to grow by 2.9 percent next year. “We have been at the bottom for such a long time, I feel like it’s time we finally got better,” says Kosmidis, a 35-year-old entrepreneur who launched CareAcross, a start-up focusing on informing and supporting cancer patients, last year. “As…
  • Second night of rallies after Ferguson ruling

    AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    Protests across US cities as Missouri governor orders more troops to Ferguson area to quell unrest.
  • IAEA says needs more money to monitor extended Iran nuclear deal

    Reuters: World News
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic agency will need more funds from member states to help pay for its monitoring of an extended interim nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, it said on Wednesday.
  • Malaysia proposes new law to combat terrorism

    Channel NewsAsia Asia Pacific News
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    The Malaysian government has proposed a new law to strengthen existing legislation against terrorism.
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • 15 Ways to Make Black Friday a Healthier Experience

    Erin Kennedy
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Display Title:  15 Ways to Make Black Friday a Healthier Experience Subtitle:  Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days. Is there any way to make it less stressful and a healthier experience? Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/mental-health/content/15-ways-make-black-friday-healthie... Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

    Erin Kennedy
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Display Title:  Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes Subtitle:  An average holiday dinner alone can carry a load of 3,000 calories. Check out our tips for healthier Thanksgiving meals. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/obesity/content/healthy-versions-your-favorite-thanksgiv... 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:  -9 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…
  • 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

  • 20 Work at Home Companies with an A+ Rating on the BBB Website

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Holly Reisem Hanna When you’re searching for a work at home job you’re bombarded with information, that often it’s difficult to decipher what’s legit and what’s not. While I can offer advice on scam prevention and where to find  legitimate work at home jobs postings, there is still an element of uncertainty. To help take […]
  • Where Are All the Writing Jobs?

    wahanelson
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Angie Nelson So you’re starting out in the freelance writing business, you’re excited about the freedom it offers you, and on your first day you sit down, open up your laptop … and realize you have no idea where to find jobs. Or perhaps you’ve started writing with one or two and you have […]
  • Interview with Abbey Fatica – Working From Home as an Isagenix Independent Associate

    wahanelson
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Tell us how you got involved with Isagenix.  Two years ago, I was introduced to Isagenix by my friend Staci. I was looking for a way to get rid of the baby weight that I was holding onto from my third child. I was not interested in the business at the time because I had […]
  • 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 […]
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    Women's Voices For Change

  • The Wednesday 5: A Manual for Non-Traditional Thanksgivings

    Women's Voices For Change
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    In this week's Wednesday 5, we share with you some of the best Thanksgiving stories and survival tips offered by members of our own Women's Voices family. We didn't have to look far for advice from women in many different stages of life who've chosen to spend their Thanksgivings in non-traditional ways. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Book Review: “Older Faster Stronger,” by Margaret Webb

    Varsha Parasram, PT, DPT, MST
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    By Varsha Parasram, PT, DPT, MST We listened in admiration as the former “short, stocky, flatfooted, still-smoking, pre-menopausal woman” told of the strength, energy, and lifted spirits that have enhanced her life since she decided to exercise her 50-year-old body "to the fitness level of a fit 20-year-old." [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Medical Monday: A Survival Guide for Thanksgiving and Beyond

    Lilli Link, MD, MS
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Lilli Link, MD, MS Thanksgiving marks the start of a holiday season that is loaded with gustatory temptations. Still, with some thoughtful planning you might end up feeling better than ever by the time the New Year rings in. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Poetry Sunday: “Over the River and Through the Wood” (aka “The New-England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day”)

    Women's Voices For Change
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Hurrah for the pumpkin pie! And hurrah for the nineteenth-century abolitionist, women's-rights activist, scholar, and novelist Lydia Maria Child—the strong woman, so far ahead of her time, who wrote the poem that has become America's favorite Thanksgiving song. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Retire! Dance! Die! But First, Pass the Chocolate: Boomers According to Google

    Roz Warren
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Roz Warren Are boomers evil? . . . doomed? . . . or simply the most selfish generation ever? [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

  • Be A One That Glorifies THE One (A Story Of Thanks)

    Natalie Snapp
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:38 pm
      “Thank you, Mom, for making dinner tonight,” he said. Samuel, the seven year old man-child who reaches my shoulders, flashes his dimpled cheeks and reveals the glint his eyes have held since the day he was born. The other two were entrenched in various after-dinner-before-bath activities, the promise of nightfall upon us with mama yearning for the hours to sit silent and the beginning traces of over-tired children starting to emerge. And I laughed. Because during the past week, the story of how Jesus healed the ten men with leprosy has been quietly beckoning my attention,…
  • Last Chance to Join Our “Not a Silent Night” Advent Study!

    Natalie Snapp
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    When my first child was born,  everything changed. The way I saw the world transformed in the blink of a twelve-hour-labor eye. It’s the moment when I started to wear my heart on the outside of my chest – unable to watch the news because all of that reported negativity is someone’s child. All of those faces being bullied in schools across the nation . . . Those are someone’s children. And all of those men and women shipping out to the Middle East to defend freedoms we take for granted every day . . . Yes, those are someone’s children, too. It’s then when I…
  • 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…
 
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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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    if you want kin, you must plant kin ...

  • Open letter to folks who knew me when.

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

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

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

  • IComLeavWe: December 2014

    Mel
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point. Blogging is a conversation and comments should be honoured and encouraged. I like to say that comments are the new hug–a […]
  • The Welcome Table: An Annual Online Thanksgiving Meal

    Mel
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:16 am
    [Melissa stands up, taps her fork against her glass, and clears her throat.  The conversation around the table dies down, and she suddenly knows how Dumbledore feels as he delivers his Welcome-Back-to-Hogwarts speech.  She considers growing a long white beard before next year’s meal.] Welcome, everyone, to our annual pre-Thanksgiving online meal.  Let’s just put […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 13: Keep or Toss

    Mel
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Lifehacker had a timely (for me) article on how to decide whether to keep or part with sentimental items.  You ask yourself whether you’d buy it again at full price, if the object has happy […]
  • Introverts, Unite!

    Mel
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    Josh recently forwarded me an article about introverts and extroverts and how they respond physically to the world.  At first, it was just a “hey, they described you!” sort of thing.  But after a day or so, I think he started to realize, “oh… if that describes you, then I now get why you hate […]
  • 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 […]
 
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  • Thousands Protested the Ferguson Decision Across the Country Last Night

    Feminist Newswire
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Thousands of people flooded major roads and thoroughfares in cities across the country in protest of the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Related posts: Ferguson October Continues With National Day of Action Against Police Brutality and Mass Incarceration Outraged: FMF President Eleanor Smeal Responds to Ferguson Decision Senate Holds Hearing on Police Militarization One Month After Michael Brown’s Death
  • Walmart Workers Will Strike on Black Friday

    Feminist Newswire
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Walmart workers in at least six states have submitted formal strike notices for the day of Black Friday to demand higher, livable wages and better hours. Related posts: Workers Are Striking Thursday in Over One Hundred Cities Activists Arrested During Nationwide Protests for Higher Wages Ms. Wonder Awards Honor Young Grassroots Leaders in Anti-Violence and Fair Wage Movements
  • Afghan Women Demand a Larger Role in Peace Process

    Feminist Newswire
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    As the drawdown of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan continues, Afghan women leaders are awaiting the launch of a new Afghan National Action Plan for Women, Peace, and Security, which aims to engage women more meaningfully in the peacebuilding process. Related posts: Afghanistan and US Finalize Bilateral Security Agreement Afghanistan’s New First Lady Advances Women’s Issues Largest USAID Women’s Empowerment Program in the World Launched in Afghanistan
  • Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal

    Feminist Newswire
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    As of Monday, Alexander must serve another 65 days in Duval County Jail. After that time, Alexander must spend another two years on house arrest. Related posts: Prosecutors Claim South Carolina’s Stand Your Ground Law Doesn’t Apply to Domestic Violence Survivors Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US The NFL Missed an Opportunity for Diversity in Forming Its Violence Against Women Advisory Board
  • The City of Louisville Has Overwhelmingly Approved a CEDAW Resolution

    Feminist Newswire
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The resolution declares that the city of Louisville is committed to eliminating violence against women and girls, promoting the health of safety of women and girls, and providing equal academic, economic, and business opportunities in the city. Related posts: Afghanistan and US Finalize Bilateral Security Agreement The Japanese Government is Being Sued for Institutional Sexism United States and China Announce Landmark Climate Change Deal on Carbon Emissions
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  • Open Thread

    Melissa McEwan
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    Hosted by the Indiana Dunes.
  • 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…
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  • On Ferguson. My Very Limited Thoughts.

    echidne
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:19 pm
    The events of yesterday:  No indictment for Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown.How to write about that?We could begin from this end of the funnel (pictured above), the narrow end, the one that released the no-indictment conclusion yesterday.  What happened in the grand jury proceedings?  How do such proceedings usually work and how did this one work?It looks like this one was pretty different.  Grand juries almost always decide to indict.  The exception is in the case where the accused is a police officer.   Police officers tend to get the benefit…
  • Uber. On "New" Alternatives To Traditional Worker-Employer Arrangements

    echidne
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Uber, one of the alternatives to traditional taxicab companies, has been in the news for all sorts of reasons, including its founders apparent sexism.  Those are all negative news, but  Uber and other companies of similar ilk are obviously doing quite well, and there are objective reasons for that:They can fill gaps in markets where taxi medallions are monopolistically awarded by increasing the number of cars-for-hire, they can offer extra income for students and others who own a car and some extra spare time for driving, and they can even reduce a certain kind of racism, the kind…
  • 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…
 
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  • Christmas Gifts for Working Moms

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    If you have no idea what you want for Christmas and you're a busy working mom, check out this for inspiration! You could always "accidentally" send this…
  • Christmas Gifts for the Kiddos

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Ever scratch your head at what to get the kids for Christmas? Think no further! Here are some awesome gifts they will love.
  • Makeup Gifts for Moms

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Here are some makeup gifts moms will love to receive for Christmas! Anything that looks pretty or smells good is a winner in our book.
  • Home Gifts for Moms

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    We know that it would be disappointing (to say the least) if you only got housewares this Christmas, but we do love these cool items! Even if you don't…
  • Adorable Work Clothes for Christmas

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Here are some ideas for work clothes to give to Mom or Christmas. Think chic, classy and sophisticated.
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  • Let’s get this Holiday Started! Girlfriend Gifts You’d Buy for Yourself

    Debba Haupert
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:34 am
    Every GIFT from a FRIEND is a Wish for your Happiness. – Richard Bach Maybe it was the snow last week. Perhaps it is just a continuation of this season of gratitude. Whatever it is, I’m ready to start shopping for my girlfriends for the holidays. The challenge is … what gifts can I give that show them how much their friendship means to me? How can I make them feel special, beautiful, happy this Christmas, Hanukkah, throughout the New Year? What gifts express my joy for their friendship in personal, creative ways? If you’re like me, you’re pretty busy this holiday…
  • Who NOT to set a place for this Thanksgiving / Insights from a BFF Conversation

    Debba Haupert
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:27 pm
    “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.” Oprah Winfrey It wasn’t meant to be a Thanksgiving conversation between girlfriends. It was a ‘mayday’ kind-of call where one friend was having a rough time and the other was too, actually. The two friends were me and one of my very special BFFs, we’ll call her ‘Callie.’ Callie and I have both been through some pretty radical changes in our lives the past few years. We’ve experience huge changes in our lives, seen the people around our Thanksgiving table come and go. Traditions that…
  • Homemade Girlfriend Gifts – Creative ways to say: Your Friendship is Special! (+ Recipe!)

    Debba Haupert
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Have you found that perfect Christmas gift for your girlfriend(s)? Been shopping for the perfect holiday surprise for your BFF? It just might not be in a store! When you make and give homemade gifts to others, you’re making a lasting impression that physically demonstrates your love. (Like the thoughtful gift from my girlfriend Tina – a Girlfriendology Friendship Flower-inspired Pillow. It’s it beautiful?!) In my personal opinion, a gift that comes from your hands and heart, is a wonderful symbol of your friends and is better than anything store-bought. Keep this in mind…
  • Be Thankful – Friends I’m Thankful For (Like YOU)

    Debba Haupert
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:13 pm
    If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart Happy Thanksgiving! I’m reminded of the people in my life who are there for me. The amazing people for which I’m grateful. Like … I’m thankful for girlfriends, aren’t you? For the gift of friendship, for the support and kindness they offer, for being there when we need them. I love this holiday. It reminds me of the simple blessing of friendship and to be grateful for each and every special person in my life (like YOU). See who this reminds you of too…
  • 13 Best Holiday Party Shoes – Girlfriend Recommended!

    Debba Haupert
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world. Marilyn Monroe There’s just something we women love about our shoes! We love to buy them, show them off, feel special when we’re in them. (They are the next-best accessory to a BFF!) At the Holidays (and for the coming New Year’s Eve) we’ve got our girlfriend recommendations for 14 favorite footwear party shoes we’d buy ourselves and our girlfriends! Happy Shoe Shopping Girlfriends! Enjoy! Star-of-the-Party Platforms ALDO Celadonia – Be Ms. Sparkle Toes at your Holiday party in these multi-metallic…
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  • Skip the Grains But Not the Treats This Holiday Season

    Liz Gilbert
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Cardiologist, Best-Selling Author Shares  2 Grain-Free RecipesAt a time when we most want to look and feel our best, we seem to do everything possible to ensure we don’t, says cardiologist Dr. William Davis.“The weather starts to change and we reach for the pumpkin-spice cookies, cider doughnuts and beer, which launches us into processed carbohydrates season,” says Dr. Davis, author of “Wheat Belly Total Health,” (www.wheatbellyblog.com), the latest in his bestselling “Wheat Belly” series. “They make us tired and sluggish when we especially need energy as we prepare…
  • Weight Loss Wednesday - 7 ways to Add Holiday Cheer, not Holiday Pounds

    Liz Gilbert
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Do the words "Seasonal Seven" mean anything to you?... If you're like most Americans, seven pound is the average amount of weight you will gain during this Holiday season. This year, let's not let that scale move up during the holidays - a reasonable goal would be to just stay the same for the next 6 weeks or so. Trying to lose a few pounds during this hectic time of the year is definitely not impossible, but does require more advance planning and willpower.Here are a few tips to help you get through the "Holi-daze" without adding the dreaded "Seasonal Seven":1. Don't forget your journal -…
  • What Gets You Through Thanksgiving???

    Liz Gilbert
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
  • Dinner Diva: It's tea time . . . green tea for me!

    Liz Gilbert
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    We've been hearing for years that green tea is good for us, but do you know why? And do you know how much good it really does once you've consumed it?Well, let's take a look.First of all, why is green tea different than black tea?Both come from the same tea bush but it's in the processing where things get a little different. Green tea is picked, partially withered and then heated almost right away to just about 200 degrees Celsius so that fermentation doesn't take place. It's then shaped and heated again. Black tea is withered and rolled before it's heated at all, then it's left to ferment…
  • 10 Tips for Growing Your Business the Organized Way

    Liz Gilbert
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Growing a business is similar to tending a vegetable garden. Knowledge, careful planning, organized systems, use of proper tools, continuous care, and dedication give you the very best chance of producing a beautiful and abundant garden that brings forth fresh veggies for years to come. The same is true when it comes to growing your business. By following a specific sequence of steps, just like growing a garden, you can succeed. Neither can be accomplished with a haphazard approach.  Discovering how other businesses are growing, thinking through your marketing strategy, taking an…
 
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • On sexting

    blue milk
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:17 am
    From Jenna Wortham’s “Everybody sexts” in Medium. I started sexting with my first love. It was a face-on photo: boobs covered, face hidden, curves accentuated. One that, if leaked, would still be a “my parents are going to kill me” moment. Time tells me who will leak, speak or bring it up. I don’t require one if I really like you, but those who I may be slight bit iffy about, I’d ask for one in exchange. Hate to say it but it would be blackmail. And.. He said something like “OMG sexy!!! I can’t wait to get back home to you.” [This project] is actually making me…
  • On the overwhelming importance of kindness to intimate relationships

    blue milk
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:03 am
    Contempt, they have found, is the number one factor that tears couples apart. People who are focused on criticizing their partners miss a whopping 50 percent of positive things their partners are doing and they see negativity when it’s not there. People who give their partner the cold shoulder — deliberately ignoring the partner or responding minimally — damage the relationship by making their partner feel worthless and invisible, as if they’re not there, not valued. And people who treat their partners with contempt and criticize them not only kill the love in the relationship, but…
  • “Because he will know way sooner than I want”.

    blue milk
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    It’s hard to continue. I wish it was my kids bedtime. I wish the dishes were done. I wish the house was clean. I wish America wasn’t racist. I wish Mike Brown was in police custody. I wish Darren Wilson admitted guilt. I wish America admitted guilt. I post on Facebook “How do you parent on a night like this?” People respond with advice about how to talk to kids about race. Well-meaning, but missing the point. I don’t mean what do you say. I mean how do you go on. How do you go on. How do you make lunch for tomorrow and sweep and handle bath time? How do you parent with a permanently…
  • “if one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country”

    blue milk
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
    “Well, if one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected — those, precisely, who need the law’s protection most! — and listens to their testimony. Ask any Mexican, any Puerto Rican, any black man, any poor person — ask the wretched how they fare in the halls of justice, and then you will know, not whether or not the country is just, but whether or not it has any love for justice, or any concept of it. It is certain, in…
  • On the Creative Class mother

    blue milk
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:24 am
    Because what my class of mothers consumes most is education. We know how precarious our world is, and how easily our children can fall out of it. We see the invisible line down the middle of the street that separates the good school district from the bad. We see the line that separates our Prius, hovering silently at the crosswalk, from the corner, where 50 lower-middle-class children wait for the bus. We see, at our Creative meetings, the line that separates state-college folk from Ivy alums. Clearly, the solutions for overwhelmed working mothers include either moving in with some kid-loving…
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  • If You Don’t Have a Great View, Remember This

    rsdailythought
    26 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
  • 2 Ways Women Can Change the World

    rsdailythought
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • Two Things Everyone Needs

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    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Criticism

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    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
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  • Make This Your Traffic Jam Mantra

    rsdailythought
    20 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 Surprising History of Thanksgiving Foods 100 Things to Be Thankful For This Year Filed under: Daily Thought
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    Gadgets, fashion and tech for women – Gizmodiva

  • Tat’z Nail’z System Revolutionises Nail Art Industry

    neha
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Whoa! Tat’z Nail’z System, you are truly awesome and an incredible invention, everyone should doff their hats to you. The world is instagramming their nails, videos on how they created... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • DIY Cake Toppers Are Adorable

    neha
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Wedding cakes are special. Everyone is looking forward to the big cake-cutting moment. But the couple is usually looking at the cake topper that’s supposed to represent them. But does it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mamava Lactation Suites: Comforting and Essential

    neha
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Being a mother is difficult and it never eases out till your child grows into an adult. But a new born infant needs his mommy the most and sometimes it becomes a.. Mamava Lactation Suites:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Chinese Hospital allows Men to Experience Child Birth With a Set of Electrodes

    neha
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:54 pm
    How many wives have said you won’t understand what it’s like to give birth to a child and immediately raise herself to a much higher standard that makes the husband feel like.. Chinese... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • World Speed Texting Record Broken by Teen using iPhone 6 Plus

    neha
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Did you know something like world speed texting records existed? Well it did for sure and not only did someone created such a record, the very same person also managed to break.. World Speed Texting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Feministe

  • Important things people have said about Ferguson

    Caperton
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    People have said important things about Michael Brown, protests in Ferguson, and a grand jury’s decision not to hold Darren Brown accountable for killing an unarmed black teenager. Ta-Nehisi Coates: Urge to ask Ferguson protestors to "be like Martin Luther King," ignores the how the State actually responded to Martin Luther King. — Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisicoates) November 25, 2014 Jay Smooth: The fundamental danger of a non-indictment is not more riots, it is more Darren Wilsons. — jay smooth (@jsmooth995) November 24, 2014 Austin Walker: When Darren Wilson says…
  • Open Ferguson No Indictment Thread

    tigtog
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    FFS. Please add links in comments. Addendum: some links via The Belle Jar: On Ferguson – The System Isn’t Broken, It Was Built This Way I have friends who have Black sons, and today, as they struggle through grief and pain and fear, they are trying to figure out how to make sure that their son isn’t the next Mike Brown or Trayon Martin. They want to know what they have to tell their kids in order to keep them safe. I wish I had some kind of answer for them, but of course I don’t – both because I’m white and this is so far outside of my realm of personal experience…
  • Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday Monday

    Jill
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Promote yourself. (Apologies for lateness!) 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…
  • Open Thread with Alligator Hatchlings

    tigtog
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Teeny tiny alligators feature for this week’s Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week. Alligator Hatchings, FWC photo by Tim Donovan shared on Flickr by Florida Fish and Wildlife using a Creative Commons License (CC BY-ND 2.0) So, what have you been up to? What would you rather be up to? What’s been awesome/awful? Reading? Watching? Making? Meeting? What has [insert awesome inspiration/fave fansquee/guilty pleasure/dastardly ne’er-do-well/threat to all civilised life on the planet du jour] been up to? *…
  • 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…
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    Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

  • Stocking Stuffers… Simply too Good not to Share

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

  • Complete Thanksgiving Meal

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    Well, crap. It's almost Thanksgiving and you've got gummy mashed potatoes, burned dinner rolls, and a turkey that's still frozen solid. Are you going to forge ahead or toss in...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • TOMS for Target 3 Bracelet Set

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Got a good number of sisters, sister-in-laws, and BFFs to buy for this Christmas? We know you love shopping for just the right gift for each of them, but your...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Catmas Carols

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Don't let that perpetual scowl fool you. Your cat actually loves the holidays. How do we know this? Just take a peek at Catmas Carols ($10), an adorably illustrated volume...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Winter Blossom Hand Cream

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Need a few gorgeously packaged gifts to keep stockpiled for those lovely people who weren't on your Christmas list, but who put you on theirs? The price tag on these...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Parisian Holiday Tin Candy Box

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    We get a little nostalgic when we look at this Parisian Holiday Tin Candy Box ($16) from Maison Boissier. Oh sure, our parents never had tins of candy from France...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

  • How to Stay Fit Over the Holidays

    Betty Confidential
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    The doctor is in, ladies and gents! We got the chance to sit down with fitness and health expert Dr. Raj for the ultimate holiday health guide. From the worst possible indulgence to make at parties to why Bon Jovi is essential to a good workout playlist, we’ve got the Q&A you won’t want to miss this holiday season! (Also, isn’t he a cutie? SWOON.) Overall, what do you find to be the cause for overindulgence during the holiday season? It’s the concept of “having to eat” during the holidays. In the U.S., Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the holidays are within 5-6 weeks of…
  • Does He Love You? Check His Speed – Literally

    Betty Confidential
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    Our walking speeds are dictated by more than whether we’re rushing to an appointment or taking a leisurely stroll. Rather, we subconsciously tailor our pace according to our physical features, such as how long our legs are and how much we weigh, in order to minimize energy expenditure. For men, hitting that sweet spot generally means walking faster than women. But what happens when men and women walk together? In order not to lose each other on the street, someone would have to either slow down or speed up their natural pace. An October 2013 study finds that the adjustment says more about…
  • 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…
 
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • Pre-Thanksgiving and Insurance Woes

    Suzanne
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’m in Thanksgiving mode. Yesterday, I was “stuck” at home waiting on a delivery. While I was home I made my “best in the world” cranberry dish. I also baked pumpkin bread. I also worked on a potato casserole. Last night my youngest son arrived home from college for the holiday weekend. My daughter (and friends) will arrive today. [My oldest son, sadly, will not be able to visit until January.] As I was baking yesterday, I had the air conditioning running because of the heat. This is what Thanksgiving is like in Southern California – air conditioning! At…
  • Marfa, Texas

    Suzanne
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Are you tired of hearing about my Texas trip? I promise to move on to something new tomorrow. (Although, I might come back with more Texas stories in the future.) Marfa, Texas, is one of the most unusual places I’ve ever been to. At one time, Marfa was a dying town. Now it has become a tourist destination due to an eclectic collection of minimalist art. Marfa is also famous for mysterious lights which sometimes appear on the horizon at night. (The Marfa lights were featured on the TV show Unsolved Mysteries.) I didn’t have the opportunity to spend a night looking for mystery…
  • More Texas Photos

    Suzanne
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    There were so many great photo opportunities as I traveled through west Texas last week. I enjoyed it because everything was so vastly different than it is in Orange County. I got to photograph cowboys, truckers, lots of old cars, and desert landscapes. It’s fun to get a change of pace. I took a lot of photos from the car too. (No, I wasn’t driving!) Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. I was really excited when we came upon some cotton fields. “Pull over!  Pull over!” I pleaded. “The boys” (as I called them) were nice…
  • West Texas

    Suzanne
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    There was a moment while I was in west Texas … A moment when I realized cowboys still work ranches, saloons continue to exist, And, clearly, I was no longer in California. The man on the left is named Bailey. My friend, Thomas (on the right,) had just bought Bailey a beer. Me? Well, I saw a perfect photo opportunity.
  • 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…
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    moosh in indy.

  • on infertility, four years later

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

  • Book Release: Mothers of the Nations: Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming and Recovery

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Demeter Press is pleased to announce the publication ofMothers of the Nations: Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming and RecoveryThe voices of Indigenous women world-wide have long been silenced by colonial oppression and institutions of patriarchal dominance. Recent generations of powerful Indigenous women have begun speaking out so that their positions of respect within their families and communities might be reclaimed. The book explores issues surrounding and impacting Indigenous mothering, family and community in a variety of contexts internationally. The book addresses…
  • 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,…
 
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    Women on Business

  • What to Look for in a Secure Cloud Storage Provider

    Sponsor Contributor
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
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  • 10 Most Liveable Cities in the World

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  • How to Be a Great Mentor – 7 Key Steps that Work

    Kate Wilson
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
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  • Next Generation Board Member – New Normal, New Competencies

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

    Toni Nelson
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:44 am
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    Woman Tribune

  • Snag an ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower Kit with Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals + Blogger Opp

    Holly
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Aromatherapy has been used for overall health and wellness, to help ease stress and some types of pain, and even for cleaning and detoxing homes for ages. ESSIO brings the numerous benefits of essential oils right to your shower, with the world’s first aromatherapy diffuser for your shower. Here’s how it works: On a mission to transform every shower into a spa-like experience, here are some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to gear up for. Black Friday BOGO Deal Starting November 28, when you buy a starter kit, you’ll get a second one free. Have a good friend on…
  • Tuesday Giveaway Linkup: November 25, 2014

    Holly
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Every Tuesday, with your help, we’re rounding up some of the best giveaways going on around the blogosphere in our Tuesday Giveaway Linkup. Link up your ongoing giveaways using the linky below. Our preferred format for linking up is: Prize – End Date (Countries Open To) Please, PLEASE include the area(s) of eligibility your giveaway is open to. US only? US and CAN? Worldwide? Include it! It is so disheartening to click over to enter a giveaway only to find out it isn’t available to you. Give a Little Bit Find something that piqued your interest? Woman Tribune is all about…
  • Monday Morning Tunes: Music I Recently Heard on ‘The Voice’ and Then Listened to on Repeat for Days

    Holly
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to competition reality shows, I pretty much stick to “The Amazing Race” and every cooking competition show ever made. I have never really gotten into talent-based competition shows like “American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent,” and “The X Factor.” One show that has been transcending past that preference for 7 seasons now is “The Voice.” I have divulged my love for “The Voice” here on several occasions, and a few seasons back I even did weekly recaps and shared my favorite moments from each episode. I…
  • Sundays are for Sharing: Diabetes Awareness, DIY Deodorant, Styling Leggings & More

    Holly
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Fellow bloggers, we 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! Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, so if you are currently living with or are at risk for developing diabetes, there are some healthy habits, tips, and products you might want to think about adding. — Sippy Cup Mom If you have allergies or…
  • Sneak Peek of Special Thanksgiving ‘WordGirl’ Episode on PBS Kids

    Holly
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    This Thanksgiving, budding wordsmiths can be thankful for “WordGirl!” Scholastic Media’s Emmy Award-winning animated TV series follows Becky Botsford, aka WordGirl, who combats poor grammar wherever she spots it. The whole gang is celebrating Thanksgiving with a special holiday episode that airs November 26 on PBS Kids. The episode begins when Becky discovers that she will be sharing a Thanksgiving table at her house with one of her secret nemeses, Tobey. Before she knows it, he has unleashed Pilgrim-themed robots on the city — and it’s up to WordGirl to find…
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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

  • Black Friday Sale – Starts Now!

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

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

  • wishes for you and me

    Danielle
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    our sorrow: history our today: hands to the sky, saying, Thank You our giving: full on honey, tasted our desires: eggs, butterflies, coins, strangers who remember and love us instantly The post wishes for you and me appeared first on Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life.
  • Sacred gifts. Shop here and rest easy because these goodies are truly meaningful, beautiful, useful, and not destined for yard sales and landfills.

    amandas
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:56 pm
    I never want to make (or buy) anything that’s destined for a landfill. “All soul and eco-aware as possible,” is my maker’s motto. And it’s a great gift-giving philosophy, don’t you think? Get all of your gifts here, or elsewhere, but while I’ve got your attention, puhleeze: steer clear of the sugar cookie scented body lotion and plastic wrapped plastic crap this holiday. Mother Earth thanks you. Now… Gift giving is a sacred opportunity to let someone know that you see who they are, and you’re rooting for them. So how about gifts that say…
  • If you’re around on Dec. 2nd…call us, darling. Because the power of women friends makes EVERYTHING better.

    Danielle
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    One thing I know is true: I’d be crazy without my girlfriends (the bad kinda crazy.) And when you have sister-friends who are high-integrity, fierce, kill-it-on-the-dance-floor, amazing business women, you can pull off A LOT. Those women for me are Marie Forleo & Kris Carr. And we’re going to throw down just for love and inspiration-sake in a free, open call on Tuesday December 2. Just for fun. Ask us anything, we promise to get carried away. The three of us were hanging out in NYC a few weeks ago. I’ll let Marie take it from here: ……. …as we walked to…
  • 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,…
 
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  • Wednesday Check-In + Final Thanksgiving Day Game Plan

    mary
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
      Hello my dear shrinkers. Can you believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving already? Wasn’t it just yesterday I was in flip-flops flipping burgers on the grill and watching a July 4th parade for Pete’s sake? It’s Check-in Wednesday so that means it’s time to hop on the scale and share how things are going. We always want to hear from you – what you’re happy about and what you may be struggling with. Chances are there’s someone here in the Sisterhood community who can help! I signed up for our latest DietBet for our Get Your sELF off the Shelf Wellness…
  • Kicking Cancer’s Butt

    anng
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
      Beautiful views   As most of you know I am a Susan G. Komen 3-Day walker and this past weekend I walked my fourth 60 mile, Susan G. Komen 3-Day  to kick cancer’s butt, in sunny, beautiful San Diego, CA! I had so much fun walking with my friends and 2400 of the most amazing men and women in the world! In case you are unfamiliar with the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, I will show you an info graphic that shows how the money raised will help men and women fighting breast cancer and what some of the money raised will impact communities around the world. Now that you have that visual, I…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Runner Sneak Peek: Fivesse Bags!

    Bari
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    The wonderful gifts keep on coming!  Are you a woman who lugs all her stuff to the gym before heading off to work? Do you like to keep your workout gear organized?  Do you just love cute bags?  If you answered yes to any of these, our next sneak peek is for you!  When Genna from Fivesse contacted us about reviewing one of their amazing gym bags, I jumped at the chance.  How many times have you used an old, nasty, boring bag to carry your stuff?  In my case, I’ve been using a sling bag that’s simply too small, especially if I need to bring a change of clothes and toiletries.
  • {Get Your sElf Off the Shelf} Holiday Wellness Challenge

    Lissa
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    The holidays are a notoriously hard time to maintain your weight, much less even dream of losing weight. But you know what? With a lot of determination, some good old-fashioned support from your cheering section here at the Sisterhood, and the right tools, you CAN do it. Today is the day! Our Get Your sElf Off the Shelf Holiday Wellness Challenge finally begins, and we have so many amazing things lined up for you. Here are the key things you need to do right now: Go over and join our Facebook Event for the Challenge. That’s where we’ll keep up with all of our daily check-ins! Join…
  • My new found love: Kickboxing

    melissas
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    I have a new found love. We’ve only been together for a week, and only seen each other 4 times, but I’m head over heels. I have also spilled the secret to two of my friends who have become just as enamored as I am. Our hearts race, our palms (and the rest of us) get sweaty,  and sometimes we’re even short of breath. I am in love with kickboxing. I have done boxing in the past, but never incorporated the ‘kick’ part of it – holy full-body workout! Each hour-long kickboxing workout can blast anywhere over 500 calories depending on the intensity and…
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    Oh Hey

  • 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

  • Why Your Relationship Should NOT Be Your Top Priority [VIDEO]

    drkarinanderson
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    NDN Video ID:  28193362 There's nothing more beautiful than falling in love with someone who you wouldn't mind spending the rest of your life with. But sometimes. we let ourselves get pulled into the lull of being in love that we lose sense of the person we were before becoming a couple. Here's why valuing your relationship more than yourself will only end in heartache.read more
  • Forget Black Friday: 7 Awesome Holiday Date Ideas

    tiffanymchugh
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Before you start counting down the days until your annual Christmakuh bash, we've got a few date ideas that should take you straight through Thanksgiving weekend! Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • The Heartbreaking Truth Behind Every Pretty Face You See

    coachdave
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    When you see a beautiful person, it's easy to assume that they have it made when it comes to relationships, friendships, careers, etc. But what if being stunningly attractive was actually a curse? Find out why a pretty face doesn't always come with the highest self-esteem. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • 7 Reasons Being Single During The Holidays ROCKS

    davidwygant
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Being single during Christmastime gets a bad wrap, but it can actually be a great time to have fun and meet someone great. Forget all the prying questions from family and have the best holiday season yet! Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • 9 Ways To Keep The Peace And Avoid Family Drama This Thanksgiving

    debrasmouse
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Thanksgiving can be stressful, with the melting pot of personalities that may exist within your family. Dealing with anxiety over it? Take this relationship expert's 9 tips into consideration and enjoy your meal... and your relatives! Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
 
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    Female Forum

  • 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

  • Guest post: Live-tweeting my own talk

    Denise Graveline
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    (Editor's note: My longtime reader and client Cate Huston shared a novel approach to social media as a speaker: She live-tweeted her own speech. As she points out, tweets can be a way of publishing your remarks and making sure they're heard beyond the room, two important advantages for women speakers. Here's how she did it and her analysis of how it went, from a post that appeared on her own blog and is reprinted here with permission. Thanks, Cate!)The other week, I live tweeted one of my own talks. It’s captured here (thanks Kelsey!). I’ve been live tweeting a lot lately, and when I…
  • The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

    Denise Graveline
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:16 am
    Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see. Here's what I shared in the week just past:Missing advice: This TEDx talk by a leadership expert uses a smart hook--revealing advice no one ever gave you. It's a winning way to intrigue an audience, which always should be among your goals. Since it's targeted to women, you get a good example with good…
  • 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…
 
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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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  • Stay Connected While You’re Home for the Holidays

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

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

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

    Yvonne
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    by Yvonne DiVita It may only be October but the New Year is looming. Somehow, once we hit September, the days and weeks pass by in a blur and before you know it, Jolly Old St Nick is arriving, with the celebratory night called New Year's Eve, hard on his heels. I wonder how St. Nick celebrates - does he just crash and heave a big sigh, and wait for his wife to bring him a beer? #thingsthatmakeyougohmmmm Over the last two years, as I've worked more intimately in blogging and programs with brands, over at BlogPaws, my emerging and strong community of pet people who blog or tweet or just connect…
  • #Sunisforshining Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying

    Yvonne
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    by Yvonne DiVita "You're just so hard to work with!" Harsh words to hear. Especially given the fact that I'm not hard to work with. Yes, I am proud and confident and I can be domineering. But, I also listen well and 99% of the time try to see things from the other person's viewpoint. The incident causing this statement arose from an event that had happened several weeks prior. The person making the statement had worked with a competitor, a big competitor, to devise some online content that she now wanted ME to share.  I was surprised. I was confused. I was ... slowly, a bit angry. "I'm here,…
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  • A day in Astoria and more

    Joanne Wilson
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:02 am
    My Dad came into town for the day and an activity was definitely needed.  My sister and I discussed that perhaps a food walk would be fun.  I zeroed in on Astoria.  Although Astoria is full of new spots it is the old Greek places that really interested me.  And so we took a car out there and made our way around the neighborhood. We started at Titan Foods, a large gourmet Greek foods speciality shop.  The store is super organized and incredibly clean.  You know you are in a Greek store when you walk in and the first thing you see is loads of Greek olive oils lined up.  We grabbed a cart…
  • The Elly Awards and Billy Jean King

    Joanne Wilson
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    The New York Women’s Forum is affiliated with a worldwide Women’s Forum that brings together women leaders across every professional spectrum you can think of from finance to the arts.  The New York group was founded in 1974 inviting over 450 women leaders across New York to be part of this organization.  My good friend Liz Neumark is very involved with this organization and invited me to join…and so I did. One of the initiatives is to advance women’s leadership.  They do that three ways; through core programming that provides professional enrichments…
  • Is it gift giving time yet?

    Joanne Wilson
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:04 am
    There used to be an understood rule that you do not begin to promote Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving.  Retail stores would start the ads on black Friday.  They windows would be displayed in full holiday regalia on the Friday morning after turkey day.  That started to slide in the last decade.  Now it is moving almost back to Halloween.  Personally I find it overwhelming.  I liked the old way where it was full on holiday insanity between Thanksgiving and Xmas.  Everyone knew it was the season.  Now the season seems to have bled past that 6/7 week push.  It makes total sense…
  • True Gault…shoes for your foot

    Joanne Wilson
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    Calling all women who love heels more than heels love them.  On November 21-23 True Gault is putting on an event on E 60th Street to get measured for you shoe.  True Gault is able to measure your foot on an IPad using 3D technology.   Truly your foot.  The beautiful thing about that is when you do get your shoe (picked by you and made for you) it is like putting on the perfect slipper.  Women go crazy for them because you can walk around in a 2″ or 4″ heel with out a care in the world.  As the company grows and more shoes, boots, sandals become available it is a no brainer…
  • 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.
 
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  • Are you a Black Friday or a Cyber Monday Deal Grabber? #ODOMXBlackFriday

    Da Vinci
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Every Thanksgiving holiday there is some sort of ritual that takes place, lol.  You have a wonderful dinner with friends and family, some watch football or play games and then many prepare for the marathon shopping that takes place the next day known as “Black Friday”.  Because of the po... The post Are you a Black Friday or a Cyber Monday Deal Grabber? #ODOMXBlackFriday appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Check Out Our @YourLifeAfter25 Holiday Gift Guide sponsored by ShopRunner!

    Da Vinci
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    The holidays are upon us and I’m sure you’re making your lists and checking them twice on shopping for your loved ones. Every year there seems to be something new and awesome to buy and sometimes the holiday shopping experience can become a bit overwhelming. To help with some gift ideas ... The post Check Out Our @YourLifeAfter25 Holiday Gift Guide sponsored by ShopRunner! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Seven Signs of Cancer all Women Should Be Aware Of

    Hannah Whittenly
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Cancer in women can occur at any age. A majority of cancer cases, however, is seen women of 30-55 age groups. The body of a woman undergoes many major changes throughout life. After puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, a woman’s body goes through several hormonal changes. While some changes are normal... The post Seven Signs of Cancer all Women Should Be Aware Of appeared first on 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:.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • From Employment To Entrepreneur...

    Guest Author
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Maleka Dattu Creator and Founder, MERUMAYA Integrative Effective Skincare®and 2014 Specsavers everywoman in Retail Ambassador talks to The Next Women about her journey from employment to successful entrepreneur. read more
  • Startup Diaries: When The Time Is Right

    Guest Author
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Jemma Caldwell, founder of Tanami, encourages The Next Women readers to take the plunge into the business world.read more
  • Five Items to Include in New Employee Packets for Accounting and Payroll

    Simon Davis
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    One of the most rewarding experiences that a business owner can have is welcoming a brand new employee to their staff. In most cases, new employees being added to the fold is a sign that the business is growing in more ways than one – especially when it comes to the increasing demand of its customers.read more
  • Food As A Status Symbol

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Bärtl talks to Manuela Rehn, founder of GrüneKöpfe, a popular Berlin-based food consultancy specialising in organic and ethical food systems, about how the concept of food has changed over the years.read more
  • NEW RESEARCH FINDS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN WOMEN BUSINESS ANGELS IN THE UK

    Guest Author
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    One of the largest surveys of business angels in the UK has reported an increase in the proportion of women business angels. read more
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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 Business Owners Are Encouraged to Happily Trade Overseas

    Laurel J. Delaney
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    What do a lot of women think the key to success is in exporting?  Surprisingly enough, many think face-to-face meetings are critical because you cannot get your idea across in an email.  I don’t necessarily agree with that because if you do a fantastic job marketing your products via social media platforms (like this one, for example), customers will not only find you but be excited about buying from you. One female business owner who I agree with, Suzie de Rohan Willner, chief executive for Fitflop, following a career in international sales for global fashion brand, said this about…
  • 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…
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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)
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:29 pm
    #KindredComments Graphic - Please share on your site and on social media! What is going on with the negative commenting on the Internet? Is there a solution? Are typed words the new bullets we must dodge living on the Wild Wild Web? If you run a website, use social media, or comment on others' sites, then this Here We Are Talk Show podcast #KindredComments: Think Before You Type is for you! {Clicking the link directly above will bring you to the podcast.} Join me and my guest, Staci Price Kresser, author of The Mom Squad articles on Here We Are, and social media consultant, as we…
  • What's In A Name? A First Impression of YOU!

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

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

  • Survivors of Sexual Violence Face Increased Risks

    Lyndal Rowlands
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    Students at Columbia University carry mattresses on the Carry That Weight National Day of Action to show their support for survivors of sexual assault. Credit: Warren HellerBy Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 2014 (IPS)“A recurring nightmare for me is I’m trying to tell someone something and they are not listening. I’m yelling at the top of my lungs and it feels like there is a glass wall between us.”Jasmin Enriquez is a two-time survivor of rape. Like two-thirds of rape survivors, Enriquez knew her rapists. The first was her boyfriend when she was a high school senior, the…
  • Civil Society Freedoms Merit Role in Post-2015 Development Agenda

    Mandeep S.Tiwana
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    In this column, Mandeep Tiwana, a lawyer specialising in human rights and civil society issues and Head of Policy and Research at CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, reports that civil society groups are facing increasing challenges as they seek to assume their rightful role as partners in development. He calls on civil society around the world to remain vigilant and act collectively to ensure that the fundamental rights of freedom of expression, association and assembly are protected.By Mandeep S.TiwanaJOHANNESBURG, Nov 25 2014 (IPS)Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for…
  • 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…
 
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    sophielumen
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
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  • Start Over

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    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

    sophielumen
    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! ]]
  • Confessions of a Mail Order Bride - Part II

    Tracy Lugo
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Subscribe in a reader www.mylunakiss.com White Strapless Ballroom Bridal Gown It's hard to imagine marrying someone you hardly know - most people might not but thousands of women do it every year.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Women in Tech – Feeling Like an Outsider?

    JJ DiGeronimo
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:36 am
    The question of the day, the month, the year: Why aren’t there more women in technology positions?  Company leaders will blame the education system but here is what the women had to say: Nearly three-quarters of the women said they felt like “outsiders” at technology companies, compared to just 17 percent of the men surveyed. It is hard to get excited about going to work every day if you are going to feel like an “outsider.” My friend’s daughter, who is a senior in high school, walked into class on the first day of school to discover she was the only girl in the…
  • 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;…
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  • The Art of Selling: Why you should ‘still’ be selling after the sale (part 3)

    Carole Bozkurt
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Every successful entrepreneur or small business owner, knows that once the sale has been made the next step is crucial. Why? Because the majority of service and product providers believe that once the sale has been made, the selling element is finished and now it’s all about delivery. But that’s not the case Without doubt, the delivery of your service or performance of your product is extremely important, but the fact remains that the selling process is still going on. The aspect that often gets overlooked in all this, is ‘reassurance’. It’s at this stage that you need to find ways…
  • Be an opportunity maker: TED talk by Kare Anderson

    Jayne Ryan
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
    This TED talk by Kare Anderson helps us think about the way we collaborate with others both in business and in life. Collaborations can come from the most unexpected places! Sometimes it pays to think outside the box… Photo credit: TED Talk shareables
  • Listen up! The number one reason you’re not getting face-to-face sales

    Joanna Pieters
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    No one wants what you sell. Honestly. No one truly wants a coach, an interior designer or a VA. No one wants a yoga teacher, a photographer or a lawyer. If you’ve been in business a while, you’ll have been told plenty of times that you should be selling a dream or a vision. You don’t sell an interior design, you sell a dream of a home. You don’t sell legal contracts, you sell peace of mind. But why is it so hard to do? It’s because everyones dream is different. It’s about understanding what someone’s dream is. It’s about listening. Listening…
  • 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…
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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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  • Recruitment ADvisor Interview w/ Paula G: Smart Websites

    paulag
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    I am excited to be featured for this interview on creating smart websites. We recently checked in with Paula to get her take on what online job boards do right when it comes to helping small business... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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  • What I… Robyn from Curious Robyn

    Kathryn Rossiter
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Curious Robyn describes herself as a Christ-loving geek girl who’s also a wife, gamer, journalist, social media addict and lover of life. Find out more about her by reading her answers below… What I… Know: I know who I am, I know what I believe and I know that I can do anything I put my mind to. Except fly. That takes more than mind power. But seriously. Knowing who you are as a person, a woman, a wife, a sister, a friend – it’s all crucial for living a healthy and happy life. And if you truly know who you are, no one can take that away from you. Love: Love is a…
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: It’s Blog Boot Camp time again!

    Kathryn Rossiter
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:42 pm
    So by now I hope you have heard about BLOG BOOT CAMP and how awesome it is!?? If not then here is a quick blurb… The world of blogs can be quite a daunting one to someone who is just starting out and we know that there are so many questions related to building and beautifying a blog. The BLOG BOOT CAMP workshop is aimed at teaching you all the ins and outs of blogging and to inspire you to grow your blog whether it’s just a hobby or part of your small business. It was in late 2013 that Lana and myself realised that there was a need for a blogging workshop in Cape Town and decided…
  • Timeless Travels: Karoo for Kids – Our last day at Samara Private Nature Reserve

    Kathryn Rossiter
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Our time in Samara was such an amazing experience – much more than we had anticipated. I think that is probably the best way for a holiday to be! Arrive with no expectations and leave with an amazing sense of getting far more than you bargained for! On our last morning game drive at Samara, we took things a little bit slower and spent the morning tracking rhino in a remote part of the reserve… The terrain in this section of the reserve was once again very different – much flatter, drier and dustier and this meant that there were different animals than we had seen in…
  • 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…
 
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    Transformation Goddess

  • Forgive Yourself and Let Love In

    shannvanderleek
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    “Beneath our personal stories of pain and discomfort, we can access wholeness, love and compassion.” From the Sacred Archives of Transformation Goddess. Photo by Shimelle Laine  I love myself by fully appreciating and accepting the woman I am today. I’m learning to let go of guilt, shame and useless drama. I forgive myself for the […]
  • 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 […]
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  • 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

  • The Hello Ladies Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

    lizodool
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Look no more. Hello Ladies has created the ultimate holiday gift guide. We’ve found 40 gifts at every price point for every woman in your life. We’ve got gifts for feminists, future feminists, working mothers, caregivers, road warriors, super volunteers, bookworms and the woman who has it all. Happy Holiday shopping.         Gifts for Feminists MacBook Air Buy the feminist in your life a new MacBook Air so she can blog, write op-eds, perhaps a manifesto or two. The 13″ model comes with 12 hours of battery life. $899       Membership to the…
  • 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.
 
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    The Joyful Housewife Project

  • Habits of Doing, Brooding, Striving – Being

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ferguson and Cosby? Black Women Have More to Discuss

    Kali N. Gross
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:53 am
    The case of 13 black women who accuse Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, a white and Asian police officer in Oklahoma, with sex assault is the elephant in the room. We also have black female homicide rates, missing persons and much more to bring up.
  • In Honduras, Female Land Rights Need More Help

    Ana María Enríquez
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:18 am
    On Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Ana María Enríquez spotlights women in Honduras who are being targeted by narco traffickers and corporate interests as they struggle to defend their land.
  • Hey Senate, Thanks for that Big Childcare Vote

    Christina Nicholson
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    When I started writing this commentary I was a lot more downbeat. Now, in time for Thanksgiving, along comes billions of dollars in aid and federal subsidies to low-income families to help them pay for child care.
  • Go See 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night'

    Jennifer Merin
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    A brilliant, female-directed Iranian horror film about a vampire girl just opened Nov. 21--and is not to be missed. Same goes for three other movies opening in late November.
  • Senate Funds Child Care; Walmart Wages Feed Hunger

    WeNews Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:36 am
    This week, the Senate approved a reauthorization bill for the Child Care and Development Block Grant for the first time since 1996. Also, Walmart employees plan to strike on Black Friday to protest low wages that prevent some from feeding their families.
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    hempista.com

  • 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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    Wspot-NYC

  • Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Trends

    wspotnyc
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    It may be cold outside but these trends are heating up the runways this season. Check out the trends you’ll be seeing on the streets and in stores. Printed Fur Coats ’60s Style Leopard Print Cobalt Blue Silver Fur Dark Floral Print Gray Geometric Print Tight Knits Layered Looks
  • Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Trends

    wspotnyc
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Summer is right around the corner and if you haven’t updated your wardrobe yet, don’t worry. There’s still time to get all the season’s must-have items. Check out the list below to see what trends are in this season. Happy shopping!   Trend #1: Ruffles Trend #2: Dressy Pants Trend #3: Billowy Pants Trend #4: Metallic Fabric Trend #5: Earthy, Nude Palette Trend #6: Chiffon Trends #7 & 8: Crop Tops and Pleats Trend #9: Fringe Trends #10 & 11: Lilac and Visible Panties Trend #12: Sheath Dresses Trend #13: Graphic Tops
  • Fall/Winter 2013 Must Haves Guide

    wspotnyc
    27 Sep 2013 | 10:03 am
    This season, it’s all about leather, leopard, velvet and feathers. Of all the trends this season, anything with a leopard print is a must have. From Burberry to Ralph Lauren, the stigma around leopard (or ocelot) prints as being trashy is being reinvented by designers this year as being a luxurious and sophisticated print that you can wear just about anywhere. Leopard printed accessories, bags, and shoes are also hot commodities for those of you looking to add a little leopard into your wardrobe. Gucci Chanel Alexander McQueen Jean Paul Gaultier Versace Prada Burberry Zac Posen…
  • 2013 Superbowl Ads: Recap

    wspotnyc
    5 Feb 2013 | 12:37 pm
    The Superbowl may be over but the ads still live on. This year, emotionally focused and humorous ads were the themes for many advertisers. From the elderly-charged Taco Bell spot “Viva Young” to the more heartfelt Jeep commercial “Whole Again,” there was something for everyone including for the ladies (check out Calvin Klein’s “Concept”). There were a lot of hits and misses but here are my top ten picks: #10- Old Spice “Irresistible” #9- Samsung “The Next Big Thing” #8- Kia “Space Babies” #7- E-Trade “Save…
  • The Epitome of Grace

    wspotnyc
    5 Feb 2013 | 7:16 am
      With awards season in full swing, there isn’t a better example of Hollywood glamour other than Grace Kelly a.k.a Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco. She was an American actress that was definitely ahead of her time when it came to fashion. At this year’s Golden Globes and SAG Awards, pastel dresses were seen on the red carpet. The trend this season is a throwback to classic strapless gowns with form-fitting heart-shaped bodices and full skirts. As for hairstyles, you’ll see a lot of Hollywood’s leading ladies with soft curls or finger waves just…
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    Women's Refugee Commission - Women's Refugee Commission - Blog

  • #16Days, #16Ways to End Gender Violence

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:12 pm
    In the coming weeks, we will post 16 critical steps that can be taken to protect refugee women and children from gender violence.    Gender-based violence is a complex and widespread problem, and so solutions must be far-reaching and multi-faceted. Refugee women and girls are an incredible resource for rebuilding conflict-torn societies, and here are some of the most important ways that we can protect and empower them.   Way #1: Safe Spaces, Strong Girls  It would be a grave mistake to see refugee girls merely as a vulnerable group. They possess enormous capacity to…
  • 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…
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    Inspiring Pretty

  • Wedding Photo Musts: The Grandparents

    Claire
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty It is standard procedure at a wedding to get a photo of the bride and groom with their respective parents. It shows where each have come from and the bonding of two families. The proud parents of the bride and the groom garner plenty of attention on the wedding day. What about the grandparents, though? They do not get as much attention as the parents of the bride and groom, but they most definitely deserve as much respect. In terms of photography, that means that the bride and groom should have their own special wedding photos with grandparents. If it is possible, get a…
  • SOLO Cups Makes it Easy to Have Fun

    Claire
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Inspiring Pretty This post brought to you by SOLO® Brand Products. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Inspiring Pretty. If you have ever hosted a party or get together for the family, then you are aware of massive planning that goes into these shindigs. My family is large, so just when my immediate family gets together, it is an event. I went over to my sister’s home this past weekend to spend much-needed time with my family. To mitigate the work entailed in eight family members gathering, I brought a few packages of SOLO Ultra Cups, ‘It’s My Solo’ Cups and…
  • Enter to Win a $50 Pick Your Plum Gift Card Giveaway!

    Claire
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty We love our readers at Inspiring Pretty and that means that we like to give you cool stuff every once in a while. We have recently become involved with a neat company called Pick Your Plum. If you have not yet noticed the little icon on the righthand side our website yet, now you know what it is. You can click that badge or this link to check out the cool stuff they have to offer. Pick Your Plum has tons of interesting, high quality stuff at rock bottom low prices. They offer products in two ways. The first is the post of new deals. New deals on clothing, decor, accessories,…
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

    Claire
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Pinterest 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 $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway
  • 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…
 
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    The 8 Women Dream Project

  • Op-Ed: From a Stepmother to a Mother

    Iman Woods, Therapeutic Photos for Women
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    My dream and job is to empower women through photography. Though photography and art is my medium for this, I really just want to empower women. This often overlaps with my personal life. It’s difficult when a personal encounter is dis-empowering. I have to ground myself and still hope that woman finds her strength. Wishing […] Related Posts: 6 Ways Divorced Kids Are Happier When Your Dreams Come True: Moving On After Divorce When You Get Creative Push Back From Living Your Dream A Tribute to My Heroes For Father’s Day, Part II Are People Jealous of You for dreaming big? The…
  • 4 Ways to Give Thanks for Your Fitness

    Heather Montgomery, Get Fit
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Fitness dreams take a lot of hard work. A good amount of that is physical, requiring actual sweat and occasional tears. After all that hard work, we deserve a reward, right? Here in the States we are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving. This week is the perfect time to remind ourselves of this important fact. […] Related Posts: 8 Reasons to be Thankful for Fitness on Black Friday 4 Tips for Fitness Motivation Through the Holidays Want to Lose Weight? Top 8 Tips to Survive Thanksgiving 44 Fitness Hashtags to Achieve Your Goals Fitness Tip: Taking Photos of Your Food The post 4 Ways…
  • What Dream Goals are You Working on?

    Catherine Hughes, Be an Online Success
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:52 am
    What dream goals are you currently working on?  What?  You haven’t made any?  Is it that you don’t know where to start? Setting dream goals and completing them is not as difficult as our worried minds might tell us.  It’s simply a question of setting aside a few minutes each day.  Like right now. Get […] Related Posts: Daily Feats: Achieve Your Dream Goals 1 Feat at a Time Personal Development: How to Plan to Change Your Life This… 44 Fitness Hashtags to Achieve Your Goals Goal Setting: Set Your Dream Fitness Goals Today Move Forward with Your Life and Live…
  • 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…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • Are you a Black Friday or a Cyber Monday Deal Grabber? #ODOMXBlackFriday

    Da Vinci
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Every Thanksgiving holiday there is some sort of ritual that takes place, lol.  You have a wonderful dinner with friends and family, some watch football or play games and then many prepare for the marathon shopping that takes place the next day known as “Black Friday”.  Because of the po... The post Are you a Black Friday or a Cyber Monday Deal Grabber? #ODOMXBlackFriday appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Check Out Our @YourLifeAfter25 Holiday Gift Guide sponsored by ShopRunner!

    Da Vinci
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    The holidays are upon us and I’m sure you’re making your lists and checking them twice on shopping for your loved ones. Every year there seems to be something new and awesome to buy and sometimes the holiday shopping experience can become a bit overwhelming. To help with some gift ideas ... The post Check Out Our @YourLifeAfter25 Holiday Gift Guide sponsored by ShopRunner! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Seven Signs of Cancer all Women Should Be Aware Of

    Hannah Whittenly
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Cancer in women can occur at any age. A majority of cancer cases, however, is seen women of 30-55 age groups. The body of a woman undergoes many major changes throughout life. After puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, a woman’s body goes through several hormonal changes. While some changes are normal... The post Seven Signs of Cancer all Women Should Be Aware Of appeared first on 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:.
 
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    World Of Female

  • How Drugs Make it to Market

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

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

    Witch Hazel
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Mary J. Blige is back with a new album that’s unlike anything she’s done before. I had a chance to catch a behind-the-scenes look at her latest project, The London Sessions, during the Blogalicious conference earlier this month. The documentary showcased how Mary journeyed to London to work wdaith English electronic music duo, Disclosure. After working with the pair, Mary landed in the studio with Sam Smith on his hit single “Stay with Me” and the rest is –as they say– history. What started as a visit across the pond three months ago, turned into writing…
  • Cornball Corner: Young Thug

    Fleur Delacour
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    #meepmeep I only know about this bamma because my boo Tracee Ellis Ross tried to rap along with his song, “Lifestyle” on her Instagram page and it was hilarious! But this right here is NO laughing matter. A reporter asked Young Thug recently what he felt about the Mike Brown case and he had this to say: I need subtitles, a translator and a midol. WTF? This is by far THE most ignant brewshyt I’ve seen in my entire life. Young Thug is candidate #234333 for the race draft! Better yet, blast him off to the moon!
  • 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…
 
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    Iyasostuff

  • 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

  • Black Friday Frenzy: 6 Tips to Help You Save Money & Your Sanity

    Lisa
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Jamie Kanner The hype is already growing.  I just read a story about one guy who has been sleeping outside of Best Buy in Los Angeles since LAST WEEK to nab a big screen TV for $200. Crazy maybe, but some people are willing to do just about anything to save a bundle. So how do you maximize your savings and stay away from the insanity of it all? View Black Friday Frenzy as a Shopping Mission. The bottom line: You gotta have a plan … Here are my 6 “BFF” top tips: Make a plan AND a list:  What do you really need? For whom are you holiday shopping? If you have kids, go…
  • 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…
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    Women You Should Know®

  • Thanksgiving 2014: What We’re Thankful For This Year

    WYSK
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    The entire Women You Should Know® team is thankful for all of the incredible women (and men) we know and the many more we come to know every day. We’re also thankful for our awesome friends and readers who make our work even more rewarding. Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to all! The post Thanksgiving 2014: What We’re Thankful For This Year appeared first on Women You Should Know®.
  • Red Hot Mamas Will Be Strutting Their Stuff In World’s Largest Thanksgiving Day Parade

    WYSK
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
    When the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins tomorrow morning, and everyone is waiting for their favorite blown up character to pass by, we’ll be on the look out for the Red Hot Mamas, a non-profit, all female precision drill/dance troupe, with over 50 performers ranging in age from 30-80 years old. Founded over 20 years ago by Mikki Stevens in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, the “zany” Red Hot Mamas will wow the crowd in their wild wigs and colorful costumes while they jump split, cartwheel, cheer and dance their way down the 2.65 mile parade route. “As we age, women especially, we…
  • And The Award For The Cheesiest 2015 Calendar Goes To…

    WYSK
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    …The French Association des Fromages de Terroirs for their annual From’ Girls calendar “uniting gastronomy, the art of French living, beauty, culture and tradition.” You really can’t make this stuff up. Celebrating its 10th edition, this year’s theme is “Classic Hollywood.” Each month features a hunk of regional French cheese paired with a scantily clad woman. According to an old Reuters report, the calendar serves to “smash the unflattering stereotype of the frumpy French farm wife.” In addition to their altruistic effort to rebrand farm wives as pinup girls, the…
  • We Have A 12-Year-Old Girl To Thank For This New Dick’s Sporting Goods Ad

    WYSK
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    Recently, Dick’s Sporting Goods launched this new spot as part of their “Gifts That Matter” campaign for the holiday season. The one minute video, entitled “The Hoop,” is about a young girl, her dad and the gift that keeps on giving… a basketball hoop. It’s a lovely spot that tugs on the heartstrings, and we applaud the brand for using a girl to tell their story. About that girl… we wonder if the spot was inspired by the recent “mistake” Dick’s made of failing to include female athletes in its 2014 basketball catalog. Back in October, 12-year-old McKenna…
  • 2014 Thanksgiving Travel Forecast: Road Warriors Will Lead The Pack Going Over The River And Through The Wood

    WYSK
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The AAA Travel Forecast for 2014 predicts that 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, the highest since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over last year. Leading the pack will be the road warriors (89% vs a mere 8% traveling by air), so plan accordingly if you’re driving… over the river and through the wood to Grandmother’s house. Speaking of the famed line that is sung by millions of Americans each year at holiday time… did you know that it was originally written in 1844 as part of a Thanksgiving Day poem, not a Christmas song.
 
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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 Pie 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

  • 10 Reasons to Avoid Holiday Sales

    Jessica Hoefer-Land
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    Call me a buzz kill but there is no way in hell you will find me at any black Friday or holiday sales shopping. Forgive me for valuing my life. I’m not standing in line for a piece of plastic ... Read More The post 10 Reasons to Avoid Holiday Sales appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • I’m Not Okay, but I Will Be

    Julie Zantopoulos
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    I dole out inspiration daily and mean it. I am a mentor and a woman that (I’ve been told) women look up to and aspire to be like. I’m not necessarily ‘faking it until I make it” but I’m not ... Read More The post I’m Not Okay, but I Will Be appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • 5 Things I Learned from Burlesque Class

    Alison Tedford
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    It’s not all about the application of pasties, let me tell you. Not that they aren’t awesome, sparkly and pleasantly distracting. All that glitters is not gold after all – mine were purple with bows. It’s not just the music, ... Read More The post 5 Things I Learned from Burlesque Class appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • Don’t Be Afraid, Be Sex Positive!

    Boston Single Girl
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    In this day and age, it amazes me that women are still shamed for being sexual beings. Um, hello?! We’re human! We have desires and fantasies and needs damn it, just like men! So why, in such an advanced society ... Read More The post Don’t Be Afraid, Be Sex Positive! appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • Getting Married: Don’t Invite Bridezilla

    Chrystal Rose
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    Hey there, Crazy. Yes you, the one freaking out about why the bridesmaid dresses you ordered are peach instead of apricot. Calm down and breathe. Do you remember what all this is for? This is your wedding day, and that ... Read More The post Getting Married: Don’t Invite Bridezilla appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
 
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    Wealthcare For Women

  • Client Q&A: How Much Do I Pay My Financial Advisor?

    Russ Thornton
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Let me begin by wishing you and your family the Happiest of Thanksgivings! For those of you that have been reading my weekly emails for a while, you may recall that a little over a year ago, in late 2013, I started what I affectionately referred to as the “Wealthcare For Women Wednesday Q&A.” My goal was to create a comfortable, safe environment where women could get together and discuss personal finance and get answers to any questions they had. These were once-a-month workshops that were held on – you guessed it – a Wednesday. We had a few of these monthly…
  • Are You at Risk?Why Choosing a Financial Planner is Not Always as Straightforward as it Should Be

    Russ Thornton
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Choosing a financial planner seems like it should be a relatively straightforward undertaking; you seek out potential candidates, conduct research to learn more about their qualifications and experience, and then choose the advisor who best matches your vision and needs. Right? Sadly, it isn’t always so simple. The unfortunate reality is that women are often at risk in new financial relationships – especially women undergoing major life transitions, like divorce or bereavement. Women in these situations often feel emotional or vulnerable, which can make them easy prey for unethical…
  • 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…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • Are you a Black Friday or a Cyber Monday Deal Grabber? #ODOMXBlackFriday

    Da Vinci
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Every Thanksgiving holiday there is some sort of ritual that takes place, lol.  You have a wonderful dinner with friends and family, some watch football or play games and then many prepare for the marathon shopping that takes place the next day known as “Black Friday”.  Because of the po... The post Are you a Black Friday or a Cyber Monday Deal Grabber? #ODOMXBlackFriday appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Check Out Our @YourLifeAfter25 Holiday Gift Guide sponsored by ShopRunner!

    Da Vinci
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    The holidays are upon us and I’m sure you’re making your lists and checking them twice on shopping for your loved ones. Every year there seems to be something new and awesome to buy and sometimes the holiday shopping experience can become a bit overwhelming. To help with some gift ideas ... The post Check Out Our @YourLifeAfter25 Holiday Gift Guide sponsored by ShopRunner! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Seven Signs of Cancer all Women Should Be Aware Of

    Hannah Whittenly
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Cancer in women can occur at any age. A majority of cancer cases, however, is seen women of 30-55 age groups. The body of a woman undergoes many major changes throughout life. After puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, a woman’s body goes through several hormonal changes. While some changes are normal... The post Seven Signs of Cancer all Women Should Be Aware Of appeared first on 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:.
 
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    GirlXplorer

  • Protein Rich Almond and Broccoli Soup Recipe

    Paayal Pandyaa
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    We all are already aware how Protein Rich food plays an important role in our health and diet.  Not only it helps to improve overall health but it’s a great solution if you are struggling through short nail and hair fall problems. But new generation’s taste buds only get satisfied with junk and spicy food, even I belong to the same category but who says green veggies can’t be combined with different stuff to make a great and healthy recipe? Let’s move on to cook a protein rich yet healthy almond and broccoli soup:- Ingredients:-  2 Cups Water Small Broccoli Flower…
  • 30 things Girls Love to Share with their besties

    Paayal Pandyaa
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Bake something together for each other Take a nap on shoulders Cuddle every time they meet Babbling & gossips in washroom Take selfies and post it to Facebook instantly  Share their best fit dresses and never disclose it Talk about their dream guy while stargazing Have a snowball fights Share inside Jokes Paint each other nails Play a board game Go to the beach Have a heart to heart Play at the park Do something rebellious Flirt with 1 guy and never tell him Read a romantic novel and share their thoughts later on Go for shopping together Cares like a mom When caught red handed, they…
  • 3-in-1 Eggplant Sandwich Recipe

    Paayal Pandyaa
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Gone are the days to eat plain Roti Sabji for three meals a day.. And BTW This is the very first time I am including eggplant in my meal. I always hated eggplant in my younger years I always skipped my meals whenever my mum cooked eggplant. But I as grew older I realized multiple delicious kick ass healthy recipes can be cooked by mixing & matching the stuff in our kitchen. Here I have 3-in-1 recipe to have it as a snack or breakfast. Lets cook it:- Ingredients:-  Eggplant Bread/ or any bread of your choice Oilve oil Cheese Slices Cucumber Barbecue Sauce Italian Salad Dressing Or any…
  • #9 BEAUTY WORDS OF WISDOM

    Paayal Pandyaa
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
  • Riteish Deshmukh & Genelia Deshmukh

    Paayal Pandyaa
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:10 am
    Loving this pic it is making us smile One of our favourite B-Town couples,Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh, were spotted at Arpita Khan and Aayush Sharma‘s reception in Mumbai and we are loving this super adorable pic. Soon-to-be-mum Genelia is absolutely glowing these days. This event was clearly shown us same Genelia with cute smile and glowing skin  and we can’t take our eyes off from this couple and they look so in love!
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    Of Means and Ends

  • “Violence is not the answer but neither is peace”: Ferguson roundup

    Rebecca Griffin
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Photo from Slate Magazine’s great collection of photos from the protests here. The news that a grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was devastating. That devastation is compounded by the fact that it’s a reflection of a system that continues to devalue black lives, as seen in the recent tragic killings of Tamir Rice and Akai Gurley. I’m still hearing helicopters flying overhead in Oakland as our city joins others around the country in raging against injustice. As we process what happened and plan for…
  • I don’t think that means what you think it means: anti-choice protesters edition

    Rebecca Griffin
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    Anti-choice protesters make a lot of claims about the intentions behind their aggressive opposition to abortion rights. They would have you think they have the best interests of women at heart, and are politely offering them alternatives to abortion. The fact that this is blatantly false will come to no surprise to anyone who follows their tracking of license plates and rejoicing in blocking access to healthcare. Jill Filipovic recently spent some time with protesters in Massachusetts, and her article paints a clear picture of the gauntlet women have to go through there to access care.
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    Check out The Fatherhood Project, photographing “everyday fatherhood among black men.” Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about reckoning with sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby. Forget the pundits: reactions to Obama’s speech from immigrants who will be affected. This flow chart shows which immigrants benefit from the new policy. What cops are thinking when a woman reports a rape. Reminder that catcalling is not just a harmless act: a man was stabbed 9 times after asking a man to stop harassing his girlfriend. A news anchor wore the same suit for one year to make a point…
  • 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
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  • 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

  • Single Girl Brunches with the Best | Brittany Pierce of Rhythm Abroad

    Jennifer Hacker
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ep. 4: Finding Your Rhythm Abroad with Brittany Pierce In this episode of Single Girl Brunches with the Best I caught up with Brittany Pierce, the host and executive producer behind the dance-centric travel series, Rhythm Abroad. We decided to meet at one of my favorite Brentwood spots, Coral Tree Cafe. While we drank in our lattes, Brittany shared the journey she’s […]
  • Secrets of a Sommelier| Wine Pairing Tips from Napa

    Jennifer Hacker
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Pick the perfect wines for your Thanksgiving with these 5 tips from a Napa Valley Master Sommelier This past weekend my boyfriend I had the pleasure of attending Flavor! Napa Valley  an event which celebrates two of my favorite things in life, top notch wines and amazing food. We were accompanied by a few great friends […]
  • 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 […]
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  • Know The Foods For Better Sex And Enjoy Your Sex Life

    Adity Bera
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Sex is one of the basic needs of human beings. It helps to maintain a good relationship with your partner and at the same time it protects us from different diseases. So, healthy sex is very much important in our life. There is a relation between the food and sex and some foods can offer a better sex life. The best foods for better sex are: Strawberry that supplies folic acid and vitamin B, boost the desire of sex. A study has revealed that men find their women sexy in red color dresses. Strawberry is also the same color and it causes high sperm count in men. Figs can be called one of the…
  • Major Issues Teens Face And The Idea To Overcome These Issues

    Adity Bera
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    In this fast moving world everybody is facing some issues everyday but the teenage are very sensitive and they react promptly to the issues they face. We need to find the proper ways to treat them so that they can share their every problem with parents and lessen the ratio of risk. Violence is one of the major issues teens face. There is violence everywhere in TV, Video games, internet, even in the cartoon also which can influence the behavior of the children. So the parents should be very careful and do not allow TV or personal computer in your son’s or daughter room. Limit the time…
  • Some Awesome Landscape Gardening Ideas

    Adity Bera
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Gardening is a very good idea to make use of the land. Landscape gardening can be done by planting various types of plant that serve several purposes. But do the gardening in such a way that enhances the look of your house. Do the gardening as per your needs. A plant with dual purposes is best to plant. Like an apple tree that gives us delicious fruits in the autumn and provides privacy from the neighbors throughout the year. You can plant some trees that make the entrance of your home graceful. Sweet autumn clematis is the plant that grows as tall as wide and provides a full coverage from…
  • What men think when they see you naked – it’s not what you think it is!

    Helena Negru
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    Men are stimulated by visual images, rather than feelings, thus their urge to get down to business as quick as possible. When they see you naked, there are lots of things going through their minds and some of them are really funny!. Hint: it’s not only “Boobs!” Stay cool, man Yup, they are nervous when they see you naked. Their body acts like crazy and they feel clumsy, plus their breathing is stopped by the insanely speed of their heart beat. Literally, they are on the edge of having a heart attack and this happens each time they see a naked woman. But, they don’t want you to…
  • Jessica Biel, The Renowned American Actress

    Adity Bera
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It was recently revealed that Jessica Biel and her husband Justin Timbarlake are expecting their first baby. Few days back she was spotted in Los Angeles airport where she was trying her best to hide her belly using several layers of jacket. Jessica Biel, the 32 year old American actress was born on March 3, 1982. Before starting her acting career she was a vocalist and played the lead role of music production in ‘Beauty and the beast’, Annie and in ‘The sound of music’. At the age of 11 she started modeling and was giving audition for several TV serials. Finally she…
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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

  • Plastic-Free, Zero-Waste Natural Sunscreen

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:20 pm
    The best part of making your own sunscreen is the smell: You either get to smell like a can of Betty Crocker frosting after a break-up, or Dobrilo Nenadić on a sunny day in Arilje. For Bali and the Anadaman Islands, I brought a TSA-approved bottle of my own raspberry seed oil sunscreen. Highly water-resistant and spectrophotometrically calculated to have a high SPF, red raspberry seed oil has useful applications in DIY sunscreens, toothpaste, antiperspirants, shampoos, and lipsticks. If you prefer a traditional non-comedogenic sun creme, scroll down for a buttery all-natural recipe. It's…
  • Ten Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    In an effort to streamline and organize blog posts, I'm reposting this information (originally posted in FAQ) in its own right. Not that I'm qualified to give advice- Paris to Go is new and little and draws a mere 20,000 visitors a month. Amateur hour! But here's what's helping me so far:How to Increase Blog Traffic 1) Create headings in every post.2) Name photos and blog posts appropriately, to optimize SEO or whatever.3) Use Linkwithin and Stumbleupon to increase pageviews.4) Utilize Pinterest. Switch to a business account and check the analytics- Pinterest's reach is incredible.5) Try…
  • Green Village Bali

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:11 pm
     Welcome to the jungleIt's hard to believe only yesterday we languished in a three-hour customs line at Roissy, when today we awoke to the sounds of geckos and starlings in a four-story, all-bamboo Ibuku home. Built on a steep ledge overlooking the Ayung River valley, Sunrise Villa is completely open air, a cross between the Lost Boys' and the Keebler elves' respective treehouses, if the Keebler elves were rich, Asian, and baked fortune cookies.I never wanted to go to Bali before on account of its party island reputation, but Green Village changed my mind with the promise of less-impact…
  • Natural Mosquito and Bug Repellent

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:34 pm
    My first experience in non-toxic, DEET-strength mosquito repellent was in Karakoram, where everyone slathered themselves in so much neem oil that my olfactory receptors stopped responding to sulphuric, rotting garlic smells (and all proximate thiol and thioether groups) altogether. A few drops in a carrier oil was all I needed for Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand- the mild insecticide contains azadirachtin, which reduces insect feeding and interferes with insect hormone systems. Neem oil is generally non-toxic but should not be used on babies, pregnant women, or administered internally to…
  • 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-WasteTrash 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 the…
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    Jennifer Stinnett

  • 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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    Hers.today | Different news for different mood

  • Search Solution Group Executive Recruiter Danielle Leach

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. At just 26 years old, executive recruiter Danielle Leach has found a career that she loves and in which she is thriving. But despite Danielle’s passion for her job, she didn’t always… READ MORE The post Search Solution Group Executive Recruiter Danielle Leach appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • R. Buckminster Fuller

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “The most important thing about Spaceship Earth – an instruction book didn’t come with it.” The post R. Buckminster Fuller appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Louise L. Hay

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” The post Louise L. Hay appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Artisan Fragrance Boutique Le Labo is Giving Men A New Way to Wear Their Signature Scents

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. For some guys a quick spray of cologne as they walk out the door just isn’t enough to keep them smelling great throughout the day, and spritzing between meetings just isnt an option, so Le Labo is giving men a new way to wear and maintain their sig… via JustLuxe.com The post Artisan Fragrance Boutique Le Labo is Giving Men A New Way to Wear Their Signature Scents appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Lawrence Clark Powell

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.” The post Lawrence Clark Powell appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
 
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    24Ladies

  • Understanding The Different Makeup Brushes

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

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

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

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

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

  • Exercises for Better Sex

    Women Fitness Magazine
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Women Fitness Magazine Fun moves to train for your favorite kind of workout. You have to train for most athletic endeavors — and sex is no exception. If sex is your sport, get ready for the action with a workout that improves your flexibility and strengthens the muscles you need to master any position. Put on a playlist that revs you up and perform 10 reps of each move below from Sadie Kurzban, certified fitness instructor and founder of the dance cardio technique ((305)) Fitness. Then repeat the entire circuit up to three times to really prep your body for your other favorite workout. 1.
  • Things Guys Think About Your Salad

    Women Fitness Magazine
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    Women Fitness Magazine That’s not all you ordered, right? 1. Great. This date is already over. Ordering a salad on the first date is like ordering a water at a bar, or ordering a salad at a bar. 2. Do you just want to go home now instead? We can scrap this before it’s too late. All I ordered so far was a Coke. 3. That’s not even a real meal, it’s garnish for other meals. Can you at least admit that you’re just eating accouterment? 4. I have not seen half of those vegetables before. What are they? That shit isn’t carrots. I’ve never seen endive before,…
  • Insecurities Men Feel During Sex

    Women Fitness Magazine
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    Women Fitness Magazine Are you faking your orgasm? 1. “Does she notice my body hair?” There are patches of hair where there shouldn’t be and smooth, hairless areas where you’d expect it, like some kind of body hair patchwork quilt. Or there’s a disturbingly long, single hair sticking out of my shoulder. How and why does that happen? You have to notice it, right? 2. “Does she think my penis is weird?” Does it hook too much to the left? Is it too skinny? Is it weirdly short but thick? Is it too small? Is it uncomfortably big? Is it hitting you in all…
  • Really Like to Have an Arranged Marriage

    Women Fitness Magazine
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine “It’s like falling in love each day with him.” Sandhya is 29-years-old and her husband, Ankur, is 31. Before they got married, she lived in India, he lived in America, and they met when Sandhya’s parents placed a newspaper ad (in the “matrimonial column”) looking for potential husbands for her. So your parents placed the ad? Sandhya: Yes. My dad, every Sunday, he would send in and screen these ads and whichever he thought could be the potential matches he would mark them and tell me, “Whoever you are interested in just send them…
  • Sex Things Twentysomethings Don’t Care About

    Women Fitness Magazine
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine You can’t take off my bra with one hand? Neither can I 1. Whether or not you sleep on a $4,000 mattress fit for a queen. Air mattress? Cool. Bunch of sweaters on the floor? Less cool, but workable. I once dated someone for weeks who slept on a constantly deflating air mattress on the floor and he was, like, 28. Let that all sink in. 2. Whether you have jersey cotton T-shirt sheets or Egyptian cotton from Neiman’s. These sheets don’t have a 20,000 thread count? Of course they don’t. I’m 20. 3. If you haven’t washed your sheets since…
 
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    The Women Talk

  • The Rollercoaster of Motherhood

    Jackie Timmons
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:37 am
    If you are a mom, I am sure you can relate to this rollercoaster of motherhood that you experience at every step of the way when your baby is growing up. The post The Rollercoaster of Motherhood appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • 7 Effortless Ways to Dress an Outfit Up

    Nicole Betti
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:11 am
    It’s usually not too tough to dress an outfit down, but dressing up can sometimes be a bit more of a challenge. These effortless ways to dress an outfit up are worth checking out. The post 7 Effortless Ways to Dress an Outfit Up appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • Friend to Friend – Real Holiday Fashion Advice

    Rachel Cook
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    Many people need to face the truth and get some real holiday fashion advice. Lot of fashion outfits and accessories you may think are in style, well think again! The post Friend to Friend – Real Holiday Fashion Advice appeared first on 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.
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  • Love Doesn’t Hurt

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    24 Nov 2014 | 5:54 pm
    The post Love Doesn’t Hurt appeared first on Gracie Guru. Love Doesn’t Hurt I didn’t fully understand why she stayed or what took her so long to leave but I knew she was hurting deep down and I had to help her. I was fortunate enough to be raised in a household where the odd argument between my parents shook my foundation. Yelling, name-calling, or even ... The post Love Doesn’t Hurt appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • Sign up for lessons this week… art, swimming, dance – whatever it is that will make you grow.

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    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The post Sign up for lessons this week… art, swimming, dance – whatever it is that will make you grow. appeared first on Gracie Guru. The post Sign up for lessons this week… art, swimming, dance – whatever it is that will make you grow. appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • The Hard Things Make Us Stronger: If By Rudyard Kipling

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    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?

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    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.

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    16 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
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  • Spicing Up your Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving Day

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

    Anna Mitchell
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    One of the classic meals American families have for the Thanksgiving dinner is the squash soup. This creamy, tasty, vivid dish is there on almost every table at this time of the year, but after a while it can also get a bit boring. Here are a few tips from over the ocean, from celebrity  [ Read More ]
  • KISS to Perform at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Armand Terry
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:51 pm
    KISS, the legendary formation that has rocked the young years of so many of us, will make its appearance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, at the 88th edition of the event on the 27th of November in New York. The band will be led by over 600 cheerleaders from all over the country, and  [ Read More ]
  • 20 Best DIY Gift Ideas

    Anna Mitchell
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    Buying a gift for someone not so special is easy. There are collections of funny and soulless things you can find at every corner, from cups to pens, from calendars to jewelry, from books to chocolate – and I could go on forever. But what about those who occupy a special place in your heart?  [ Read More ]
  • Radio Shack Hopes to Boost Sales with Early Thanksgiving Opening

    Anna Mitchell
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    RadioShack Corporation, the electronics retailer present in all regions of the US and many countries in the rest of the world, hopes to boost its Black Friday sales this year by opening freakishly early, at 8 AM, on Thanksgiving Day. Traditionally, Black Friday is the first Friday after Thanksgiving, with the sales kicking off at  [ Read More ]
 
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