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  • After the Earthquake, Nepal Braces for Monsoons

    The Women's International Perspective
    Kim Amador
    25 May 2015 | 11:53 am
    by Donatella Lorch, UNHCR Tracks, Switzerland - Dhan Bahadur Tamang, 66, built his two-storey house 35 years ago on a ledge just above a winding dirt road. It is only three hours by car from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, but so isolated by the nearly vertical mountains that it feels like another world. From the front rooms, his view spread out over a steep terraced valley of wheat and potato fields encircled by layers of even steeper mountains. Travellers who stopped at the local teahouse often commented on the spectacular location. Today only three door frames remain upright, keeping watch…
  • How to Live Well with Alzheimer’s

    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online
    Erin Kennedy
    20 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Display Title:  How to Live Well with Alzheimer’s Subtitle:  For families facing Alzheimer's, living well has a new meaning- it's vital to delaying the progression of the disease. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/alzheimer039s-disease/content/how-live-well-alzheimer-s Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • My Open Casting Call Was Exactly The Shark Tank Experience I Imagined

    The Work at Home Woman
    25 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Jan Pinnington The self- employed are never far from the television when the investors are swimming in the Shark Tank. It’s become an addiction for those passionate entrepreneurs looking to take their businesses to the next level with a little help from the Sharks. I am no exception, finding myself glued to the television […]
  • Sarah Sayeed, a Woman Who’s Making a Difference

    Women's Voices For Change
    Deborah Harkins
    25 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    By Deborah Harkins "So many people see religion as a source of division and violence," notes Dr. Sarah Sayeed. "Islam in particular is in the limelight right now as the most divisive or the most violent religion . . . but there’s so much beauty in it, so much inspiration for so many people around the world!" [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Join Me Today at The Better Mom?

    Natalie Snapp
    Natalie Snapp
    21 May 2015 | 4:27 am
    Ever feel like everyone has Heart Sister and you don’t? Ever feel lonely for friendships? Ever feel like you’re on the outside looking in? You’re not alone. I’ve been there, too. I’m excited to be featured over at The Better Mom today! Won’t you join me there? Click here to read “When You Feel Like Everyone Else Has Friends – And You Don’t.” Thanks, friend. See you there . . . The post Join Me Today at The Better Mom? appeared first on Natalie Snapp.
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    The Women's International Perspective

  • After the Earthquake, Nepal Braces for Monsoons

    Kim Amador
    25 May 2015 | 11:53 am
    by Donatella Lorch, UNHCR Tracks, Switzerland - Dhan Bahadur Tamang, 66, built his two-storey house 35 years ago on a ledge just above a winding dirt road. It is only three hours by car from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, but so isolated by the nearly vertical mountains that it feels like another world. From the front rooms, his view spread out over a steep terraced valley of wheat and potato fields encircled by layers of even steeper mountains. Travellers who stopped at the local teahouse often commented on the spectacular location. Today only three door frames remain upright, keeping watch…
  • Immune to the Shocks of Climate Change: How Farmers are Creating Resilient Local Food Systems

    25 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    by Danielle Nierenberg, Emily Nink, and Sarah Small The food system depends on a healthy environment, but poor agricultural practices are responsible for environmental degradation. Beekeepers continue to lose 30 percent of honeybee colonies during an average winter—likely due to pesticides and other agrochemicals. Soil degradation is occurring at staggering rates, with soils being depleted 10 to 40 times faster than they are being replenished. And up to 100,000 plant varieties are currently endangered worldwide. The increase in food prices in 2008, Russian wildfires brought on by…
  • China’s Unaddressed Mental Health Problems

    cesar chelala
    25 May 2015 | 11:33 am
    China has a complex history in the treatment of the mentally ill. In 1849, the first mental institutions in the country were founded by Western missionaries. One of them, Dr. John G. Kerr, instituted some principles which are even valid today. Among those principles were the following: mentally ill patients shouldn’t be blamed for their actions; those that were hospitalized were not in a prison but in a hospital and should be treated as human beings, not as animals. During the Cultural Revolution there were changes that lead to strong political control, over-diagnosis and treatment, a…
  • Bangladesh bans Islamist group after blogger killings

    Channel NewsAsia Asia Pacific News
    25 May 2015 | 9:48 am
    Bangladesh banned an Islamist militant group suspected of involvement in the murders of atheist bloggers that sparked protests in Dhaka and outrage worldwide.
  • Hundreds die in India heat wave

    Al Jazeera English
    25 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    Death toll from severe heat wave reportedly crosses 500, with the country's southern states the worst affected.
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • How to Live Well with Alzheimer’s

    Erin Kennedy
    20 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Display Title:  How to Live Well with Alzheimer’s Subtitle:  For families facing Alzheimer's, living well has a new meaning- it's vital to delaying the progression of the disease. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/alzheimer039s-disease/content/how-live-well-alzheimer-s Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Open Relationships: How Do They Work?

    Erin Kennedy
    15 May 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Display Title:  Open Relationships: How Do They Work? Subtitle:  Open relationships are an option for people who are perhaps less traditional than standard monogamous couples. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sex-amp-relationships/content/open-relationships-how-do-... Align:  right Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • The Science Behind How Your Hormones Change During Menopause

    Erin Kennedy
    11 May 2015 | 3:55 pm
    There are three types of hormones in women: estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. When menopause kicks in, women experience several changes and sometimes imbalances among these hormones. Image:  URL:  Learn More Associated Editorial:  Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Block Weight:  -9 Two Columns:  No
  • Your Top Mental Health Questions Answered

    4 May 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Slide Title:  How can I overcome negativity? Image:  Image Text:  "If you are overwhelmed with schoolwork, talk to your teachers about this. They understand that it can be a bit overwhelming for some students and can work with you - they can also recommend a tutor if you need one."Read full answer here Slide Title:  Postpartum Depression or Postpartum Psychosis? Image:  Image Caption:  B-D-S/PhotoSpin Image Text:  "About 10-15% of women experience the more disabling and persistent postpartum depression, and 0.1-0.2% of women experience postpartum…
  • Dr. Ellen Antoine

    HER Radio
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    After years of health issues plaguing her family, Dr. Antoine wanted to understand the underlying causes rather than just treat the symptoms. Associated Editorial:  HER Radio - Health and Wellness Radio Show about Women Block Weight:  -3 Two Columns:  No read more
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    The Work at Home Woman

  • My Open Casting Call Was Exactly The Shark Tank Experience I Imagined

    25 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Jan Pinnington The self- employed are never far from the television when the investors are swimming in the Shark Tank. It’s become an addiction for those passionate entrepreneurs looking to take their businesses to the next level with a little help from the Sharks. I am no exception, finding myself glued to the television […]
  • Making Money as a Professional Organizer – Interview with Angela Ploetz

    25 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Tell us a little bit about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey. I have been an entrepreneur from a very young age. Growing up I made a variety of items and sold them. I even sold things out of my window to the neighborhood children. After graduating from college, I worked from local government for several […]
  • Etsy vs. eBay for Reselling: How to Choose

    20 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Emily Belcher One of the most common questions that people have when they are interested in selling online is where they should set up shop to sell their items. While there are several other online platforms to choose from, most people debate whether to choose Etsy or eBay for their work at home business […]
  • 3 Signs That You Could Be Signing Up For An SEO Scam

    19 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Liz Lockard If you’ve had a website up and running for any amount of time, you may have found more than one of these in your inbox at some point … SUBJECT: How To Increase Your Website Ranking And Traffic Dear Sir/Madam, We can get your website on top of search Engines. All work […]
  • Goal Setting for Work at Home Moms

    18 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Deb Bixler Many women who start working from home do so because they have children and plan to supplement the family income without taking time away from the kids. The work at home moms (WAHM) who actually succeed, do so because they have established clear goals for their home-based business. Work At Home Goal Setting […]
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    Women's Voices For Change

  • Sarah Sayeed, a Woman Who’s Making a Difference

    Deborah Harkins
    25 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    By Deborah Harkins "So many people see religion as a source of division and violence," notes Dr. Sarah Sayeed. "Islam in particular is in the limelight right now as the most divisive or the most violent religion . . . but there’s so much beauty in it, so much inspiration for so many people around the world!" [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Tech Tuesday: Personalized Health and Fitness Apps

    Amy Blum
    25 May 2015 | 9:25 pm
    By Amy Blum Gaining access to your personal data—your calorie intake, sleep schedule, and daily exercise regimen—is empowering. By taking advantage of these monitoring and motivational apps, you can stay healthy and get fit your way. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: On Memorial Day, Remembering Our Soldiers With Hidden Wounds

    Dr. Baxter Allen
    24 May 2015 | 9:35 pm
    By Dr. Baxter Allen Between 2000 and 2014, the Department of Defense reported 320,334 total head injuries, approximately 64,000 of which occurred in active duty. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Patriotism at Its Best: Memorial Day in Orient, New York

    Barbara Fertig
    24 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    By Barbara Fertig In Orient, it is the citizens themselves who march—not bystanders, but celebrants in a quiet (except for the sirens) ritual. That it continues with so little change has everything to do, I believe, with an emphasis on remembrance and participation. [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: “One to Watch, and One to Pray,” by Camille Dungy

    Women's Voices For Change
    23 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The main strategy at work in this poem is repetition of words and phrases, like the unforgettable “we passed the baby over the bed.” [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

  • Join Me Today at The Better Mom?

    Natalie Snapp
    21 May 2015 | 4:27 am
    Ever feel like everyone has Heart Sister and you don’t? Ever feel lonely for friendships? Ever feel like you’re on the outside looking in? You’re not alone. I’ve been there, too. I’m excited to be featured over at The Better Mom today! Won’t you join me there? Click here to read “When You Feel Like Everyone Else Has Friends – And You Don’t.” Thanks, friend. See you there . . . The post Join Me Today at The Better Mom? appeared first on Natalie Snapp.
  • And The Winner Of The Girl’s Night Out Giveaway Is . . .

    Natalie Snapp
    18 May 2015 | 6:14 pm
    What better way to spend time with your Heart Sisters than a fun night out on the town, right? More than 1,800 of you entered to win a $100 Visa gift card, a Burt’s Bees Manicure Set, a fun OPI summer nail polish, a cute clutch bag (for your night out, of course) and a camera to take photos of your Heart Sisters and you. It’s my pleasure to announce the winner, right here, right now . . . Congratulations to . . . Cheryl Baranski Cheryl, please send your mailing address to info@litfuse.com. Yay for you! Come back and tell us what you do during your Girl’s Night Out?  …
  • When You Need Mercy And Not Judgment

    Natalie Snapp
    17 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    This is Sassy. Sassy came to live with us not so long after our sweet Ellie girl died and our hearts were still hurting. Her heart was hurting, too. We don’t know her story but she’s believed to be about eight years old – hence the white face. She was found wandering the streets of a town two hours from ours. She was taken to a shelter then Love of Labs of Indiana (LOLIN) placed her in a foster home. She was skittish, nervous. Loud noises terrified her, fast movements even more. She hated the crate. We tried it once and never will again. She won’t go into small, tiled…
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  • May 13, 1985/2015*

    13 May 2015 | 8:26 pm
    We have to be as vigilant as White Supremacy, keep our eyes wide open, keep watch on all the doors and windows.
  • Flesh, Blood, Breath

    30 Apr 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Say: "Not one more," every single time.
  • Gift-Wrapped

    29 Apr 2015 | 8:58 pm
    So yes, that mom slapping her son around and dragging him away from the protests in Baltimore. I’m not a parent, but I can understand not wanting your child to be in the middle of a situation that could turn ugly in a nanosecond. How could I not understand that? But … While I am […]
  • What can the matter be?

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:50 pm
    I'm not trying to force anything down your throat. Neither do I want your insistences forced down mine.
  • Looking Back

    27 Apr 2015 | 8:56 pm
    As I sat on the C train headed uptown to a meeting, I was thinking about Samuel, thinking about today’s Poetic Asides prompt, which is to write a looking back poem. As soon as I saw that prompt, I thought of Samuel, and that I needed to write a Samuel poem today. For those who […]
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Who Owns That Barcode-Encrusted Embryo?

    26 May 2015 | 4:58 am
    Even though I’ve never seen Modern Family, I’ve been following the story of Sophia Vergara’s embryos because… well… it’s a “what if” nightmare come true. What if a couple creates embryos together.  They sign paperwork that says they both need to give permission to use said embryos — standard procedure — but the judge agrees […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 39: Too Easy

    25 May 2015 | 2:31 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I’m currently devouring V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic, and I came across a quote that I found applicable to any struggle in life.  Kell is lamenting that the landscape of his magical world […]
  • The End of Privacy

    24 May 2015 | 4:21 am
    I recently read about an app called Ghostery.  You install it in your browser, and as you surf the Web, it tells you how many companies are requesting your information as you visit a site.  The Daily Dot writes, When I read the New York Times, this box pops up with the names of 11 companies […]
  • 546th Friday Blog Roundup

    22 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    My car needed to go in for service this week, which meant that I had to drive Josh’s car for a day.  Josh’s car was my car, once upon a time, but when we got a new car many years ago, I took the new one and he took my old one. Because I am […]
  • Forgiveness

    20 May 2015 | 4:23 am
    This past winter, I read an article about forgiveness that has stuck with me for months, rippling through me like a stone dropped into a lake.  A warning; the article begins with a description of a murder which may be a trigger for some people. Image: Jayt74 via Flickr The author gives the steps of […]
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  • New York Politicians, Advocates, and Activists Have Come Together to Protect Nail Salon Workers

    Feminist Newswire
    22 May 2015 | 10:57 am
    Following a report by the New York Times on the exploitation of nail salon workers almost two weeks ago, New York state and city officials have partnered with advocates and volunteers to bring comprehensive educational programs and labor reforms to the 5,000 licensed salons in the state. Related posts: Governor Cuomo Issues Emergency Orders to Protect Nail Salon Workers Facebook Just Improved Wages and Benefits for Contracted Employees Los Angeles May Be The Next City to Raise The Minimum Wage to $15
  • Senate Votes to Advance “Fast Tracking” of Dangerous Trade Agreement

    Feminist Newswire
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    The US Senate voted yesterday to advance "fast track" trade legislation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Related posts: This Bipartisan Bill Will Hold Colleges Accountable for Ending Campus Sexual Assault House Reverses DC Law Banning Reproductive Health Discrimination by Employers The House is Voting on a 20-Week Abortion Ban with Burdensome Rape Requirements Today
  • Los Angeles May Be The Next City to Raise The Minimum Wage to $15

    Feminist Newswire
    21 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    The Los Angeles City Council voted 14 to 1 on Tuesday to have the City Attorney draft an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage for certain workers to $10.50 an hour effective July 2016, and then gradually to $15 an hour by 2020. Related posts: Governor Cuomo Issues Emergency Orders to Protect Nail Salon Workers Facebook Just Improved Wages and Benefits for Contracted Employees A Judge Just Dramatically Reduced the Sentence of a Man Convicted of Raping a Toddler
  • SLUT: The Play Performance in DC Was a Call to Action for Consent Education

    Feminist Newswire
    20 May 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Last night, SLUT: The Play, a powerful play about the realities of sexual assault in high schools, was performed for thousands at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC. Related posts: Houston Is Finally Testing a Backlog of Thirty-Year-Old Rape Kits This Bipartisan Bill Will Hold Colleges Accountable for Ending Campus Sexual Assault This Courageous One-Woman Protest Challenged Gender-Based Violence in Afghanistan
  • New York Attorney General Moves to Expand Access to Contraceptives

    Feminist Newswire
    20 May 2015 | 12:35 pm
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman introduced the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act of 2015 last week to enhance the availability of contraception for New Yorkers. Related posts: Obama Administration Clarifies ACA Birth Control Benefit After Reports of Conflicting Policies US Ranks 16th Worldwide on 2015 Social Progress Index House Reverses DC Law Banning Reproductive Health Discrimination by Employers
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    Joy Unexpected

  • Because #BasketballMom

    4 May 2015 | 1:16 pm
    It’s been a while, yes? So much has happened in the last seven months. Seven months. Mostly things that involve The Middle Child. He played his last season of high school basketball, probably his last season of basketball ever. Because he doesn’t want to play in college. He wants to focus on college. I respect his choice, but if I’m being honest. I’m heartbroken. He’s played since he was three years old. City ball. Travel ball. Junior and High school ball. What will I do when next year rolls around and there won’t be any games to attend to cheer for #3?
  • After School Hugs and Kisses

    5 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    When she is at school, he misses her. When she comes home from school, everything in his world is right again. It is the sweetest thing, really.
  • Photos: The Last Homecoming

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

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

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

    Melissa McEwan
    26 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    [Content Note: Sexual assault; misogyny; victim-blaming; silencing; religion.]Since the news broke that television reality star and conservative Christian role model Josh Duggar had sexually assaulted at least five girls, there has been an awful lot of defending Duggar, and his parents, among conservative Christians (for example), and there have also been a lot of pieces written about the Quiverfull movement and how the particular brand of patriarchal Christianity, with its aggressive hostility to female agency and endorsement of purity culture, may have contributed to the environment in…
  • Open Thread

    Melissa McEwan
    26 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hosted by lava lamps.
  • The Virtual Pub Is Open (+ Programming Note)

    Melissa McEwan
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    [Explanations: lol your fat. pathetic anger bread. hey your gay.]TFIF, Shakers!Belly up to the bar,and name your poison!Monday is Memorial Day in the US, and several of the mods will be traveling and/or doing Memorial Day type things that day, as will lots of readers, so we're going to take Monday off and we'll see you back here Tuesday.
  • The Friday Blogaround

    Melissa McEwan
    22 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    This blogaround brought to you by blue ink.Recommended Reading:Socchan: On String Orchestra DragonsStephanie: Getting Started in Tech's Social Justice MovementAlona: [Content Note: Racism; colonialism; ciscentrism; heterocentrism] This Is What Happens When a Brown, Indigenous, Immigrant Queer Walks into a Wildlife TrainingJim: [CN: Sex abuse; victim-blaming; homophobia] Argentine Judges Reduce Sentence for Child Predator, Saying Six-Year-Old Victim Showed 'Homosexual Tendencies'Emily: [CN: Homophobia] Senate Bill Would Prohibit LGBTQ Discrimination in Adoption and Foster PlacementLisa: [CN:…
  • Daily Dose of Cute

    Melissa McEwan
    22 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This guy. ♥As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
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  • Memorial Day 2015

    25 May 2015 | 5:15 pm
    You might like the links in my post for Memorial Day 2013.This year I'm blocked.  To write about this day in depth requires grave-digging, deep explorations into the reasons for wars, the evaluation of the need for any particular one of them, the meaning of sacrifice, voluntary or possibly not, the concept of "supporting" troops if you are not willing to extend that past bumper stickers, and even deeper dives into the human psyche and the exchanges between groups of humans.It's easier to pat the soil on those graves and to plant some violets on them.  Or at least to remember.
  • On The Duggar Ideology: Multiply At Any Cost.

    23 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Many have written about the recently revealed child molestation accusations against Josh Duggar, the oldest son of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, the Quiverfull parents of nineteen children whose lives are depicted in a now (temporarily?) withdrawn reality show 19 Kids and Counting.The basic ideology of the Quiverfull movement is well summarized by the description of Kathryn Joyce's book* about the Christian patriarchy cult:Kathryn Joyce's fascinating introduction to the world of the patriarchy movement and Quiverfull families examines the twenty-first-century women and men who proclaim…
  • Lock Up Your Women. Advice from Chechnya.

    22 May 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Or from its president, to men in his country and probably everywhere.  It's always educational to realize how very rare gender equality is in this world, of course, though I hate being reminded of that.  But in a slightly different sense this whole story really is about a place where powerful men don't even have to pretend to view women as co-citizens.Here's what happened: Ramzan A. Kadyrov, the pugnacious president of the southern Republic of Chechnya and a close ally of President Vladimir V. Putin, finally had enough Wednesday of social media users’ mocking him relentlessly…
  • Fundraising Day Four. On Fox News As The Alternative To Me.

    21 May 2015 | 3:11 pm
    You got yesterday off from my whining!  And tomorrow is the last day.  Thanks for your contributions to this blog.  Not only the financial ones!My arm is still broken, but it doesn't hurt much.  I will find out tomorrow what happens next.Staccato writing...  That and conciseness are my trademarks, together with a measly vocabulary.I was going to write about The Endangered White Guys Television which is Fox News.  Even their woman-dominated program is called Outnumbered!  But instead of a long rumination on that topic, let me just quote from Media Matters for…
  • #SayHerName

    21 May 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Is trending on Twitter.  It's about the Black Lives Matter movement, only this time about Black Women's and Girls' Lives mattering.  The overall context is complex, having to do with the lost childhoods of black girls, racist versions of sexism and sexist versions of racism, income inequality, wings cut short before the time to fly and much more.But it is also about the way the police treats black women and about the way that treatment doesn't quite produce the same protests as similar outrages experienced by black men.I don't have statistical data on the gender distribution of…
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  • Easy Summer Work Look

    20 May 2015 | 11:36 am
    With warm weather rolling in, it can be hard to put together a summer outfit since traditional office looks can get pretty toasty. For an easy look,…
  • No-Bake Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Bars

    20 May 2015 | 11:29 am
    Did you know that with only 3 ingredients, you can make a delicious no-bake dessert? Once you try this recipe you’ll understand what I mean. Mint…
  • No-Bake Lemon Bar Dessert

    20 May 2015 | 11:26 am
    Lemon flavored desserts are simply the best when the weather warms up. We crave them almost as much as we crave lemonade on a hot day. This particular…
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    20 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    This creamy recipe is a no-bake, no-fuss type of recipe. We can’t get enough of the chocolate flavor that this chocolate cream cake has, we’re…
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    20 May 2015 | 11:14 am
    These raspberry tarts are not only delectable treats, but they look adorable too! We love lining a platter with them when we host parties at our house.…
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  • 12 Ideas for a Fun Summer with Your Girlfriends

    Debba Haupert
    25 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
     Happy Summer Girlfriend! What are you and your friends doing this summer for fun? We’ve got 12 Ideas for a Fun Summer with Your Girlfriends – to beat the heat, have fun in the sun, and just enjoy the joys of girlfriends! “FRIENDS are the sunshine of life.” (Be someone’s sunshine today!)  – John Hay 1. Plan a picnic. There are so many wonderful ways to picnic during the summer. Find a picnic table at a park or bring your own blanket (red check table cloths are not mandatory). Find portable, easy to eat food, and savor the sunshine while you share lunch or…
  • 7 Ways to Cheer Up a Girlfriend | Be a Better Friend

    21 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    Don’t you love when your friends are there for you? Be a better friend … We all have great days when we want to shout happiness from a rooftop somewhere. We all have days that are neither wonderful nor terrible.  Sometimes we have days that are Just Awful.  As bad as it is when we have bad days, it is almost worse when a good friend has a bad day.  We feel for them and want to help—but often we don’t know what to do or how to help her. There are all different kinds of days we’d rather not repeat.  Bad days range from the…
  • Confessions of a Sucky Friend – How to be a better friend, part xvixiii

    Debba Haupert
    18 May 2015 | 7:01 pm
    “The best way to have a friend, is to be one.” I’m not saying I’m not there for my friends. I SO hope I am. But sometimes I’m not the great friend that I would like to be. Sometimes I drop the ball … forget a birthday, don’t call, don’t text back, don’t say the things I should say. Sometimes I’m not the friend I’d like to be. Sometimes I fall short in the friendship ‘stack.’ And, as the founder of Girlfriendology, I ‘should’ be the BEST of Friends, right? But sometimes I’m like you – I…
  • The Poison Ivy of our Happiness | Elements of Happiness

    Debba Haupert
    11 May 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Let’s be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust Part of being a good friend, is wanting our friends to be HAPPY – and doing what we can to encourage, inspire and assist them. By now you know I recently moved into a new house. So this is my first spring to discover and experience all the flora and fauna. I have a “back 40” thats a nice combination of green grass, ground cover extending to a wooded area. Deer regularly visit. There’s plenty of room for the dog to run and a fire pit for evenings…
  • Seven Spring Parties for Girlfriends | Get-Together Ideas

    4 May 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Seven Spring Parties: Fun Ways to Get Together with Girlfriends It’s Spring! Time to dust off the winter blues, gather up your girlfriends, and celebrate the season. Here are seven great ideas for spring girlfriend get-togethers. Pasta Party: What is better than an evening with pasta, garlic bread, and wine? Invite your girlfriends over for a spring pasta party! Whip up two different kinds of pasta, two or three light sauces featuring spring veggies (think baby zucchini and asparagus), ask friends to bring a variety of wines, and voila! Sangria Soiree: Nothing says spring like a lazy…
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  • How to Host the Ultimate Derby Celebration

    Liz Gilbert
    1 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Kentucky Derby Party TipsBy Limor Suss, Lifestyle ExpertThe Kentucky Derby is on May 1st, and if you’re planning on throwing a party for the greatest two minutes in sports, we have some stellar ideas.AttireAsk your friends to dress up in their finest clothes. This is the one day of the year when more is better. Invite male guests to wear light linen suits, seersucker, or really “go for it” with lively colors like coral, light blue, lime and yellow. The ladies should wear colorful Set Up a Hat Decorating StationPick up flowers, lace, butterflies, tulle and feathers at your local craft…
  • Salt: Friend or Foe?

    Liz Gilbert
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    by Leanne ElyToday's Focus is on SALT Salt is an essential nutrient. Our bodies NEED salt. Note that I am not saying we need a LOT of salt, we just need some (about 500 milligrams a day). This is one of the reasons I much prefer sea salt to other salts-it's fresher, lighter and won't bog you don't like regular old table salt. Table salt has chemicals in it to keep it from clumping; such as sodium silicoaluminate, calcium phosphate or magnesium carbonate for example. No one needs chemical additives in their food! Here's Today's TRICK:I like to keep my salt in a dish so I can grab it by the…
  • C is for Concussion and S is for Stop

    Liz Gilbert
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    Meet Britney and Mia....Britney is 15 years old, just finishing up her freshman year in high school.  She's an honor student and an athlete; she loves hanging out with her friends and her dog...Mia is nine years old, a fifth grader at a local elementary school.  She's fun-loving and fearless and always the life of the party; she does well in school and loves spending time at the barn with her horse...These girls don't know each other, and you would not think they would have much in common because of their age difference - but they do...They're both battling the after-effects of a…
  • Healthy Foods: Salad Spin

    Liz Gilbert
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    by Leanne ElyI get a lot of email from readers (feel free to email your questions-I may include it in an upcoming article, Dinner Diva at Saving Dinner dot com) and this one warrants an article.   I hate to trouble you with a silly salad question, but I've never eaten salad on a regular basis before joining Flylady, and I don't know who else I can ask!  I have been buying three heads of lettuce a week, tearing them up and storing them in plastic baggies to eat a little bit at a time (instead of buying those prepackaged salad bags, which are expensive).  But should I…
  • Healthy Foods: How to Do Healthy and Low Carb

    Liz Gilbert
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    by Leanne ElySay "low carb" and immediately visions of steak and eggs dance in your heads. Folks somehow have this notion that your mouth will never again chomp into a sandwich or that your diet will devoid on anything fiber-filled.Phooey, I say! It doesn't have to be that way. You can have your low carb and get fiber too! Here's how.There is a simple math equation that you need to do to understand how this works. Fiber is a non-nutritive substance that aids in digestion. It isn't processed in your body like say, a donut would be (which is completely fiberless and filled to overflowing with…
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  • Feel Good Friday For You

    Petunia Face
    22 May 2015 | 9:17 am
    I remember the day this happened, the feeling of shared inspiration, the sense that we were all one of the good guys. I walked around with a lump in my throat while smiling silly at anyone I passed. We all did.I am so proud of my city, of this kid, of humanity. I cannot wait to see this movie and bawl my motherloving eyes out.#ThanksBatkidXoxo to San Francisco and you,S
  • Fun Fact: I'm On Medium

    Petunia Face
    21 May 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Is it weird that I kind of want this Fun Fact to be true? I mean, not really, but a little? So I can blurt it out in lieu of small talk? I don't know, yes. That's fucked up.I'm fucked up. Anyway, I posted a story over on Medium today. Pretty please come visit me over there.xo,S
  • The Treachery of Images (A Cumulative Tale)

    Petunia Face
    18 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    It's just a chair, it's just a chair, it's just a chair...Ceci n'est pas une chair. Or at least not the chair. No, this is the chair that replaced the chair that I took down to the basement to make room for the desk, the desk at which Ozzy is now sitting. This is the house that Susannah built.My mom gave us that chair, the other chair. The overstuffed chenille rocking chair née chaise that I sat in while nursing/trying to nurse both my babies, the one that we cuddled in all three at once, read books in, the one that sat in the corner of Zoey's room, then Ozzy's. It now sits in…
  • Hair I Go Again...

    Petunia Face
    13 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    Tell me the truth: does this shirt make me look like The Boy In The Striped Pajamas?Incidentally, if you have not yet seen or read The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, I urge you to do so immediately. Excellent book/movie. Not so good look for une femme d’un certain âge.Not to mention un certain coif. I have found that many of my go-to looks don't "go" with my new 'do. For instance, my once-beloved skinny camo pants take on a decidedly aggressive air with very short hair. Then there's my sweater with the motorcycle on the front, my Rolling Stones tee, the raglan shirts that I bought in the…
  • What Not To Say: The Short List

    Petunia Face
    11 May 2015 | 11:31 am
    This is one of those posts that should start with an apology. Or at the very least, a weighty disclaimer. Because the awkward--oh. The awkward is an Andy Samberg skit played by Michael Cera dry humping Kristen Stewart that you have to watch while sitting next to your parents on the couch. I know.Last week a line of empathy cards (not sympathy cards) made the rounds on the www, and if you haven't seen them yet, they are genius. Created by Emily McDowell, a designer who battled Hodgkin's lymphoma, she says, "The most difficult part of my illness wasn't losing my hair, or being erroneously…
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • A Remembrance of Childbirth Author and Activist Sheila Kitzinger

    Guest Contributor
    20 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    Childbirth author and activist Sheila Kitzinger died April 11, 2015, at the age of 86, just a month before the publication of her autobiography, “A Passion for Birth: My Life: Anthropology, Family and Feminism.” Norma Swenson, a founding member of Our Bodies Ourselves who knew Sheila well, wrote this remembrance. The Boston Association for Childbirth Education-Nursing Mothers’ Council and Our Bodies Ourselves are hosting a memorial celebration of Sheila’s life and work on Wednesday, May 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Newton Highlands Congregational church. All are…
  • Boston Playwright Will Donate Proceeds From “Voices of We” to Local Women’s Organizations

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
    “The Voices of We,” a new play by Boston-area stage and screenwriter Robbi D’Allessandro, is making its world premiere April 25 to May 9 at the the Boston Playwrights Theatre. D’Allessandro is donating the proceeds from all performances to nonprofit organizations that benefit women in need, including Our Bodies Ourselves. The performances benefiting OBOS are on Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. Judy Norsigian, OBOS co-founder and former executive director, will take part in a talk-back with the audience following the show on Saturday night.
  • Patients Work with Doctors to Make Choices About Care

    Guest Contributor
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:11 am
    By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Rose Gutierrez has a big decision to make. Gutierrez, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last spring, had surgery and 10 weeks of chemotherapy. But the cancer is still there. Now Dr. Jasmine Wong, a surgeon at UC San Francisco, is explaining the choices: Gutierrez can either have another lumpectomy followed by radiation, or she can get a total mastectomy. “I think both options are reasonable,” Wong said. “It’s just a matter of how you feel personally about preserving your breast, how you feel about having radiation therapy.” “I’m kind of…
  • ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ Celebrates the History of ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’

    Guest Contributor
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” filmmaker Mary Dore and Our Bodies Ourselves founders discussed the critically acclaimed documentary and OBOS’s place in the women’s movement following a recent screening in Boston (video is available). OBOS founder Norma Swenson later wrote this reflection; read more reactions in the comments. by Norma Swenson As we approach International Women’s Day, viewing “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” Mary Dore’s remarkable, unique film on the women’s movement, feels perfectly timely. We are encouraged to remember our…
  • New Hesperian Book Focuses on Improving Health Through Community Organizing

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:44 am
    In the early 1970s, Hesperian Health Guides developed “Where There Is No Doctor,” a health care manual used by health workers and others involved in delivering primary care and promoting health programs. Hesperian now offers a dozen books and health materials in more than 80 languages. Its latest resource, “Health Actions for Women: Practical Strategies to Mobilize for Change,” released this month, is drawing kudos — from the likes of Cecile Richards, Judy Norsigian and Paul Farmer, among others — for its approach to helping women (and men) create change in…
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  • Stop now

    blue milk
    23 May 2015 | 2:23 am
    From Hester Jones’ “Stop Now” at MaMSIE Art Collection.
  • Photos of extended breastfeeding

    blue milk
    23 May 2015 | 12:52 am
    This isn’t particularly my taste in photography (though I like the mother’s expression below), but I do love seeing images of extended breastfeeding. And I wish I’d had more photos taken of me when I was doing this. From “Photographer Ivette Ivens explores beauty extended breastfeeding” in Huffington Post.
  • Recent films I recommend that are really about other things

    blue milk
    22 May 2015 | 10:56 pm
    See The Babadook because it is really about the claustrophobia of single parenthood. See Actress because it is really about the sexuality of mothers.
  • How the erosion of social capitalism created new inequality

    blue milk
    22 May 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Here class counts for everything. A child of privilege can afford strategic confusion, a child of the masses cannot. Chance opportunities are likely to come to the child of privilege because of family background and educational networks; privilege diminishes the need to strategize. Strong, extensive human networks allow those at the top to dwell in the present; the networks constitute a safety net which diminishes the need for long-term strategic planning. The new elite thus have less need of the ethic of delayed gratification, as thick networks provide contacts and a sense of belonging, no…
  • “I should sit down and calculate it out at so much per kiss.”

    blue milk
    22 May 2015 | 10:10 pm
    I just can’t believe it. That all you have to do is sleep with somebody and get caught and you never have to see your in-laws again. Ever. Pfffft! Gone. It’s the nearest thing to magic I have yet found. But I am being hard on my husband, who I loved, and who is now fighting with me about money, never mind broken dreams. In fact everyone is fighting with me about money: my sister, too. Who would have thought love could be so expensive? I should sit down and calculate it out at so much per kiss. The price of this house plus the price of that house, divided by two, plus the price of…
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  • Let’s Victim-Blame Women for Elliot Rodger’s Murders!

    Echo Zen
    23 May 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Note: This post was written a year ago, the week of the 2014 Isla Vista killings. Due to miscommunication, it was never posted – but one year later seems an opportune time to reflect on how much – and little – the public dialogue around misogyny has changed, since Elliot Rodger’s disgraceful killstreak… For Fox News viewers, the preeminent question amongst conservatives is whether Elliot Rodger’s hatred of women who wouldn’t date him was actually a sign that he was gay. For everyone else living in reality, it’s a symptom of more pressing issues – like America’s culture…
  • Shockingly, Game of Thrones is all about rape, again, still

    20 May 2015 | 12:34 pm
    [Trigger warning for rape and sadistic violence] SPOILER ALERT for Game of Thrones S5, E6, to the extent that it hasn’t been spoiled already. Recently, on Game of Thrones: Because we couldn’t figure out that Ramsay Bolton is a twisted sadist just from watching him hunt women for sport and systematically dismantle a human being over a lengthy period of time; and because we couldn’t figure out that Sansa Stark’s life sucks immeasurably just based on, frankly, everything that’s happened to her since her father’s head lost contact with his body; we got to watch…
  • Apologies, Explanations, and Temporary Sign-Off

    17 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    Trigger warning: pregnancy-related health emergencies Hello all, I’m really, really sorry I dropped off the face of the earth. I didn’t mean to. At first it was just an unfortunate concatenation of events (somebody should organize an F/SF con called CONcatenation, don’t you think?)–the site went down for a few days, I went away to a conference, etc. This happened right around the time I hit the third trimester, and the third trimester of pregnancy was really kicking my ass: I was going to sleep at 8 or 9 in the evening, even after taking a two-hour nap in the afternoon…
  • Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

    17 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Promote yourself. (Or somebody else.) Netiquette reminders: we expect Content Notes as a courtesy to our readers for problematic content in linked posts and/or their comment threads (a habit of posting only triggering/disparaging links may annoy the Giraffe (you really don’t want to annoy the Giraffe)), Content Notes are not needed if your post title is already descriptive of problematic content. extended discussion of self-promotion links on this thread is counter-productive for the intended signal-boosting –  the idea is for the promoted sites to get more traffic.  If…
  • In which Caperton indulges in a moment of feminism-adjacent (if that) nerd rage

    13 May 2015 | 9:55 am
    [Content note: Very little, if anything, to do with feminism, and everything to do with Caperton taking self-indulgent advantage of an available forum] You’ll have to pardon me for a moment, because a significant facet of my childhood has been mishandled much in the manner of a 19th century Spanish fresco. And yes, the imperfect yet beautiful original is the Jem cartoon, and yes, the nightmare-inducing Hodor-Jesus restoration is the Jem and the Holograms live-action movie. According to the trailer, Jerrica Benton is a camera-shy high school student who becomes YouTube famous for a video…
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    Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

  • Dr. Sarah Brown: Quitting Her Job to Follow Her Passion

    Teresa Rodriguez
    4 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    Dr. Sarah Brown Dr. Sarah Brown is a true visionary. After spending close to three decades in corporate America, the last 15 as a partner at Accenture, she quit her job to focus full time on her entrepreneurial start-up company Know Thyself Guides®. She has designed and implemented change management and talent management programs at scale as part of transformation efforts for Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of industries: Communications and High Technology, Financial Services, Resources and Chemicals, and Retail. As a Talent Management Expert, she took charge of learning projects that…
  • Menopause The Musical®

    Sheila Gaspers
    3 May 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Menopause The Musical® is a quirky musical comedy that has kept audiences laughing for 13 years. Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, the show is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Women will quickly identify with the cast of four women who meet while shopping for lingerie at a local department store. A black lace bra brings them together. For these gals, their similarities in circumstances outshine their differences. The women connect and commiserate giving us a glimpse into the woes of womanhood. In a…
  • SummerTini launches the San Francisco parties of June

    Patti Mangan
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:47 pm
    Enjoy an evening of music, signature martinis, great wines, and delicious hors d’oeuvres from many of San Francisco’s top chefs. Live and silent auctions will feature unique packages and scrumptious dining experiences. CHEFS (Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Services) is our culinary training program that finds employment in the food industry for homeless adults. This six-month program includes classroom instruction, hands-on kitchen training, job counseling, and placement with coaching and follow-up. More than 75 percent of CHEFS graduates find work in restaurants,…
  • Yearning for Summer? 7 Items to Add to Your Wardrobe Now!

    Christina Santos
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    With Summer nearly upon us, it’s time to slather on a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen all over, book a getaway to your favorite destination and add these items to your wardrobe stat. Lisa Marie Fernandez bikini   Taking cues from retro lingerie, the seamed Lisa Marie Fernandez GENEVIEVE bikini the perfect classic bikini: it has no need for adjustable straps as the innovative fabric molds to the body and gives support. Plus the design of the top would look adorable peeking out from under any sheer blouse or summer dress. American Apparel California Floppy Hat   This oversized…
  • Socialites, Celebrity, at “Dior and I”

    Teresa Rodriguez
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    Brenda Zarate, Director of Christian Dior SF, Sonya Molodetskaya, and Rada Katz During the Sonoma International Film Festival the little town was abuzz with San Francisco’s VIPs and socialites. The reason? The Celebrity Cruises‘ sponsored screening of “Dior and I,” darling Diva. It was the Northern California premiere of the film, so of course Sonoma was the place to be for lovers of fashion. And what a night it was! Everybody who was any body is the San Francisco scene was there. With sparkling wine from Sonoma’s Breathless Wines flowing and gift bags from Celebrity…
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  • Bees Knees Spicy Honey

    19 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Some people like to taste their food. You? You like to taste the heat. You carry around a mini bottle of sriracha sauce on your keychain and always finish your...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • The Skinny

    18 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Skinny jeans. They're still "in" much to the chagrin of every woman, ever. Okay, we kid. But they do tend to be uncomfortable and, occasionally, prone to show off all...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Lee Coren Nevada Landscape Clutch

    12 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    We're itching to be out on the open road - why can't adults get summer vacation too? That's why we're loving the Lee Coren Nevada Landscape Clutch ($66); we can...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Andre Coton Carmen Shoes

    8 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Your easy, slip-on sneakers need a little more hashtag-swag right? We'd love these leopard Andre Coton Carmen Shoes ($95) if animal print was all they had going for them, but...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Hard Candy Anniversary Collection Nail Polish

    6 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    You have probably overdosed on 90s nostalgia by now, but whatever. We're majorly stoked that 90s-tacular makeup brand Hard Candy has brought back some of its iconic colors for their...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Position Paper: Non-Hormonal Treatments for Vasomotor Symptoms

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    22 May 2015 | 11:19 am
    A recent paper from the  European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) reviews non-hormonal therapy options for the treatment of  menopausal vasomotor symptoms. This EMAS position paper provides guidance for treaters managing peri- and postmenopausal women who cannot or do not want to use hormones to manage their symptoms.  While the information here is not new, […] The post Position Paper: Non-Hormonal Treatments for Vasomotor Symptoms appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Many Women Experience Stress, Depression During Pregnancy: Few Seek Help

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    22 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    While we are becoming more attentive to screening for depressive symptoms during pregnancy and the postpartum period, we may not always ask about stressful life events, especially when a woman has had what most would consider an “uncomplicated” pregnancy.  This is unfortunate, given the fact that many women experience a wide variety of stressors during […] The post Many Women Experience Stress, Depression During Pregnancy: Few Seek Help appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Anxiety in Pregnancy

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    20 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    About 15% of women experience either anxiety or depressive symptoms  during pregnancy.  While we have data to support the reproductive safety of various antidepressant and anxiolytic medications, our data regarding the effects of these medications are incomplete and many women and their treaters are understandably reluctant to use medications in this setting.  Therefore we need […] The post Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Anxiety in Pregnancy appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Infants in the NICU: High Risk for PTSD in First-Time Mothers

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    19 May 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Having a newborn child in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is understandably stressful.  Previous studies have demonstrated that mothers in this setting are at increased risk for postpartum depression (PPD).  In addition, a recent study indicates that rates of post-traumatic disorder (PTSD) are very high in this population.  In this study from South Korea, […] The post Infants in the NICU: High Risk for PTSD in First-Time Mothers appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • In Brief: Study Finds No Link Between Antipsychotics and Gestational Diabetes

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    18 May 2015 | 7:29 am
    Given the number of younger women using atypical antipsychotic medications, we need more accurate data regarding the reproductive safety of these medications. To better understand the link between antipsychotic medication and medical conditions associated with pregnancy, including gestational diabetes and hypertension, researchers compared pregnancy outcomes in 1,021 pregnant women taking antipsychotic medication to outcomes in […] The post In Brief: Study Finds No Link Between Antipsychotics and Gestational Diabetes appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Life in Transition

  • Someone Believes in You

    Natalie Caine
    13 May 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Graduation, wedding, new job, parenting, grand-parenting, re-locating, new day, all happy changes. Behind your smiles and raised glasses are people standing for you. They believe in you. They give to you because they want you to feel that you matter.  They want you to have bricks under your feet. They want you to feel hugged. We forget to visit happy memories as moon light to help you stand, over and over when you collapse, and when you simply love life.  They know you will doubt, fear, cry, freeze, and beam all through your life.  They want you to remember what they whispered or showed…
  • Welcome

    Natalie Caine
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    The joy of being outside lifts creativity easily seeds calmness that may have felt buried for months. Welcome! I shared my new photography collage piece with a group of women while supporting them to dive deeper within themselves. With their permission, here are a few of their depths. 1. I can’t forgive because then I have to move forward with her. I have to then move forward with me. 2. I thought I wouldn’t miss my kids so much. I do.  I feel weak for not, “having a life.”  I distract myself too much with nonsense. 3. Love is action. I know. I know.  Where am I…
  • How to Deal with Regret

    Natalie Caine
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    As one of the Wall Street Journal Experts, Natalie’s blog was originally published at blogs.wsj.com. NATALIE CAINE: When heading toward retirement or sitting in this stage of life, doubts and regrets inevitably visit. It can be a painful time. But it’s also the perfect time to dig deeper, to find out more about yourself – and come out happier and more content for it. One of the most common questions I am asked by people close to retirement, or already retired, is, “why at times do I feel so off or unhappy when this is a good time in my life?”  From my experience, the answer is…
  • If You Want To Love Me, I Need You To Know My History

    Natalie Caine
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    With the permission of the group and not revealing any names, I share with you: In our woman’s group, we began with that sentence.  Each woman wrote a line and passed it around the table, adding on, not stopping to read.  Kleenex on the table, white unscented tall candle lit, circled by yellow daffodils, chocolate mints and apricots in bowls, coffee and tea.   The paper moved quickly in the beginning… 1. I am an only child who walks with crippling perfectionism. 2. I am an over doer, little feelings for me. Just keep me busy. 3. I was married five times.  I am not a…
  • Spring Break

    Natalie Caine
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    Whether you are a first time parent of a college student or experienced, you are planning their favorite meals and watching the clock, hoping their plane or car arrives on time. All together again and finally seeing their faces! I remember a group of college kids shared with me that they have been so stressed with exams, and social life. What they want when they get home is SLEEP and good food. They are excited to see their family and friends.  They aren’t looking forward to being asked a lot of questions or schedules of what parents think they should be doing while home. They wonder…
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  • What’s the Best Beauty Advice Your Mom Ever Gave You?

    Betty Confidential
    10 May 2015 | 12:24 pm
    What’s the Best Beauty Advice Your Mom Ever Gave You? Beauty expert Rebekah George shares the top beauty tips her mother shared with her. My sister and I usually make fun of my mom when we go to the beach — she wears long-sleeve t-shirts with pants and hides from the sun underneath her giant umbrella. But, thanks to her unusual beach habits, her skin is gorgeous and smooth. It’s one of the many beauty tips I’ve learned from my mother — you may love the sun, but it’s not your skin’s BFF, so protection is key. She’s also taught me that less is…
  • 6 Girly Presents to Buy Yourself for Mother’s Day (OK, They’d Make Great Gifts for Other People Too)

    April Daniels Hussar
    10 May 2015 | 11:29 am
      Being a mom is awesome, but it also, at times involves an awful lot of stress and guilt. That’s no big newsflash — entire books are dedicated to the topic, and oh about a zillionkatrillion blog posts. But still, as Mother’s Day rolls around, it’s a good time to concentrate a little bit on the positive. As an antidote to all that angst, sometimes it’s good to just treat yourself, whether with some precious “me time” (not involving hiding in the bathroom with the book you’ve been trying to read for 8 years) or an actual present involving…
  • Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine

    Betty Confidential
    8 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Laughter is a bold declaration of happiness. We’re all familiar with its contagious effect, and attempts to stifle it often result in uncontrollable giggles. Professional comedians claim that there is humor to be found in virtually any situation, given enough time. We all know that laughing feels good, but what impact does it have on our daily wellbeing? Let’s turn to the research to find out. Recent studies suggest that laughter enhances the quality of romantic relationships. One experiment found that couples instructed to reminisce about occasions where they laughed together reported…
  • 22 Perfect Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

    Jamie Danno
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    1. Ball Fresh Tech $299 The makers of Ball Jars really want Mom to can her tomatoes! This new to market gadget takes out all the guesswork (and work!) 2. Bactrack Mobile Breathalyzer $149.99 The Bactrack is a mobile breathlyzer syncs to an app on your smartphone and tells you when your blood alcohol level will return to zero. The device is small enough to fit in a wristlet for Mom’s night out on the town. Safety first! 3. The Creative Station $34.99 Mom craft much? It’s a label maker, a laminator, a magnet maker..even business cards! Available nationwide at Michael’s. 4. D-Link Wi-Fi…
  • 9 Great Easter Basket Ideas for Tween Girls

    April Daniels Hussar
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Tween girls are a species of their own, right? Still little enough to sort of be able to “believe” in the Easter Bunny, but too big for really getting into the egg hunt. (Or at least admit to really getting into it!) We’ve rounded up some super sweet treats that will make a splash in any Tween basket .. dare we say, they’re all totally Instagrammable? She’ll want one of these TONY MOLY Petite Bunny Lip Gloss Bars in every color! Can you blame her? ($8 each at RickysNYC.com) She’ll still want a chocolate bunny, but make it a fancy chocolate bunny! (The…
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • Welcome Back!

    26 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Here we go! Please let me know if you have any problems with my website. Memorial Day Weekend was a big (behind the scenes) transition period for my site. Supposedly (?) everything is up and running now, but these first few days will be critical. Funky things might happen? I appreciate your patience. Fred and I have had a couple very busy days. I’ve been frantically working with super-smart techy people on my site. I might have said, “I don’t understand what you just said – can you explain that again in photographer terms?” a zillion times to them. They were,…
  • Test Post

    24 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    Hello, hello out there. My website is in transition this holiday weekend. This is a test post. If you happen to see it – and have time, Please leave a comment so I know it’s visible! Thank you.
  • When It Rains, It Pours …

    21 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    I’m getting x-rays of my right thumb and hand this morning. I had a little mishap about a week ago – right before I rushed off to Texas. I assumed my hand would be feeling better by now. Instead, it’s still swollen and very sore. (Maybe because I can’t seem to stop using it???) Just to be careful, I’m “ruling out a fracture” today. I’m 99% sure it’s just a bruise and sprain, but considering almost nothing but my hand DOES work on my right arm – I felt I should be smart about it and get it checked out. (It’s always SOMETHING,…
  • Copyright Infringement

    20 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    All my images are copyright protected – all rights reserved. That means, unless I give someone permission, they’re not allowed to use my images. Using my images without my permission is breaking the law. Pretending to be ignorant of the law, and/or ignoring the law is no excuse when you go to court. Yesterday, a big chunk of my day was taken up with copyright infringement issues. As one example, a media company published a video. They took full, attention-grabbing, credit for having made the video. The opening scene of the video …? Was one of my images – frozen as the…
  • Home Sweet Home

    19 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    It’s sure nice to be home. Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. Fred gave me a huge, slobbery, tail-wagging, welcome. In my absence, he decided he likes napping in the shower on the cool tile. He wasn’t sure if I’d approve or not. Fred The Newf getting comfortable in the shower. I don’t mind having Fred in the shower. (It’s a different shower than the one I use.) Who doesn’t want a hairy, giant, bear-dog in their shower? Fred also discovered a family of deer who live behind our house. Every morning the mom, dad, and two baby…
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    moosh in indy.

  • I Worry About Breastfeeding ALL THE TIME (no I don’t.)

    18 May 2015 | 7:04 pm
    This post is sponsored by Similac.  I was compensated for this post but all opinions are my own. In the early haze of new motherhood I was overwhelmed with guilt over not being able to breastfeed. While the two mammary glands attached to my chest look promising, the truth is they are milk duds. For whatever reason mine simply don’t work despite every reasonable effort I made to become the sole food provider for both of my babies. I would plan feedings so I wouldn’t have to pull a bottle out in public. The shame I felt whenever I mixed formula in front of a breastfeeding mom was…
  • Feared and Fearless Leader to Friend (sponsored by Hallmark)

    30 Apr 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Growing up, I believed my mom was invincible. She always had the best clothes, the best hair, the best lipstick, an answer for everything, and was the prettiest mom anyone had ever had. As I grew into my teenage years however, I was convinced I had the most strict, most hands-off mom of every single one of my friends. While their moms would bring them forgotten lunches or pick them up from school if it was raining — my mom was working full time to support herself, my sister, and me. If I wanted to go to a friend’s house, I walked there and found my own way home. If I wanted to take…
  • ABC, Meme With Me

    9 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Hey! Remember memes? They used to be all the rage when I started blogging eight years ago. This one was on Facebook, and today, I’m feeling slightly nostalgic. A – Are you single? Not in the least, very happily coupled, thank you. B – Birthday? April 28, 1982 C – Crush? Currently John Stamos for this Instagram photo. D – Drink you last had? Tropical Red Bull. It isn’t the necessarily the concept of Red Bull that I love, it’s the flavor. And the little can. It’s quite possibly my most favorite indulgence. E – Easiest person to talk to?
  • yeasty beastie and the three year itch.

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:17 pm
    (tmi ahead…you’ve been warned (dad.)) It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about my vagina and all of her related accessories, attachments, and ailments. You see, I have had trouble down yonder since I was 18: abnormal paps, several colposcopies, two LEEPs, countless vaginal ultrasounds, a hysterosalpingogram, a D&C, a laparoscopy, endometriosis, and PCOS in addition to serving as an escape hatch for two babies. Really my entire reproductive system should just be given menopause off. Like, “Okay ladies! You’ve done enough, go ahead and sit menopause…
  • the religious elephant in the room.

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    About one year ago, I stopped going to church. There’s a million reasons why, and if I were to give you the reasons you would either nod your head in agreement or you would give me the standard church answers every Mormon learns within the first year or two of membership. That is perhaps my greatest issue with the LDS church, it has become more about the culture and stereotypes rather than the doctrine. I do not have any real problem with the LDS church, in fact I have the utmost respect and gratitude for it coming into my life when it did. I needed a strict set of rules and guidelines…
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    Viva la Feminista

  • Join me for #STEMchat with SciGirls on May 21!

    19 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    As long-time readers know, my paying job is to support women who are studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). I often get asked what the magic key or silver bullet is for getting more girls into STEM. While the actual answer is complex and nuanced, when I am talking with parents it usually ends up being, "Let them break things & get dirty." This is why I am excited to invite you to join me for #STEMchat with SciGirls on May 21st about citizen science. I love the tagline, "Do Try This at Home," because that is such a key to the puzzle! Do science at home. Demystify…
  • Forecasting women’s leadership with Ford’s Chief Futurist

    11 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    One of the best outcomes from Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In,” is that the issue of women in leadership has taken center stage in the public conversation. Concepts such as the glass ceiling, the wage gap and gender bias in the workplace have a renewed sense of purpose. What also has renewed activity is the debate over having it all and work/life balance. I got the opportunity to speak to Sheryl Connelly, Futurist for Ford Motor Company. Yes, I got to speak to a woman who is high up on the leadership ladder whose job it is to spirit the future. First thing's first, what is a futurist?
  • Some Mother's Day Writing For You

    10 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    I made it into the NYTimes, folks! I wrote an op-ed about how the perfect gift for Mother's Day is a selfie. It stems from the fact that I do not have a lot of photos with my mom. Please check it out and share widely.I also wrote a Mother's Day piece for LatinaMom.me about learning to love Mother's Day again:It has been 12 years since I've had a mom. It has also been 12 years since I became a mom. The cognitive dissonance can be overwhelming and becomes unbearable as we build up to Mother's Day. My mom died at the start of my third trimester, as I was pregnant with her much-requested first…
  • Last Minute Gifts for Mother's Day

    6 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    Are you looking for last minute gifts for Mother's Day? Well I'm last minute blogging about it! CARDS: Don't send the mother figure in your life a cheesy card from the drug store. No way! Send the radical woman in your life a radical Mamas Day card. I particularly love this one because my university's graduation falls often falls on Mother's Day as it does this year. These cards are awesome because you can send it to her via email, but the images are beautiful enough to print out and hand make a card. GIFTS: You can refer to previous gift guides to get some ideas, but since this is last…
  • Review: Hillary Clinton Coloring Book

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    In what will be just the start of Hillary products I get pitched comes a fun peek at the girl who would be President. Hillary: The Coloring Book gives you over 60 pages of coloring including a page dedicated to when she was dancing up a storm in South Africa. Since coloring books for adults are all the rage, why not grab one where you get to color in a zillion pant suits? My favorite pages are of hippie Hillary. And thanks to the publisher, I can offer you a head start on creating your own Hillary campaign poster. Just download the PDF file and grab your crayons. Support Viva la Feminista by…
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    Tales of Wit and Charm, Where Sarcasm Comes Standard

  • Six Month Update

    29 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    My tiny human, Franny, is six months old, which means I’ve been a mom for half a year… talk about a holy shit moment. I had high hopes of blogging my experiences, but then life happened. My beloved brother died in January. I went back to work full-time in February, and suddenly here we are and it’s the end of April… and I’m like “Oh yeah, I have a blog.” Oops. Having a baby and working full-time means I don’t have a lot of free time. And truthfully, free time is the last thing I want. I want more time with my daughter.  Can you blame me? Look…
  • 58 Days

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

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

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

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

  • What I Learned by Leaving a Big Career to Take a Sabbatical at 30

    Community Member
    25 May 2015 | 2:03 pm
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  • What Does “What do you do?” Really Mean?

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    24 May 2015 | 12:14 pm
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  • 10 Biggest Productivity Myths

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    23 May 2015 | 7:29 am
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  • Giving Teenagers the Lowdown on Smarter Saving

    Sponsor Contributor
    22 May 2015 | 7:30 am
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  • 5 Steps for Going from Concept to Creation

    Toni Nelson
    21 May 2015 | 4:05 pm
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    Woman Tribune

  • Tuesday Giveaway Linkup: May 26, 2015

    25 May 2015 | 10:00 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: Build Your Workout Playlist May 2015

    25 May 2015 | 7:24 pm
    mobili/Flickr We’re back with this month’s top 10 most motivating workout tracks just in time for marathon season! If you’re training to complete your first 5K, or are a seasoned runner who competes in as many marathons as they can register for, we’ve got the high energy tunes to keep you moving. This month’s top tracks have been added to Woman Tribune’s Build Your Workout Playlist on Spotify. The track list for this month’s song, along with their beats per minute, are listed below. Subscribe now to be alerted the moment we update the playlist. If…
  • Green Your Shopping Routine with the MIU COLOR Reusable Shopping Bag

    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    I received a MIU COLOR reusable shopping bag for review. No other incentive was received and opinions are my own. We all know how harmful plastic is to the environment, and one of the most wasteful culprits are plastic grocery bags. Most stores have begun collecting used bags to recycle, but way too many are still being thoughtlessly discarded mere moments after use. While they may be out of sight and out of mind, these bags eventually wind up in landfills and waterways, leaking natural gas and petroleum into the earth and negatively impacting and even killing animals that come into contact…
  • ‘Tomorrowland’ Coloring and Activity Sheet Printables

    20 May 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Packed with adventure, mystery, and George Clooney, Disney’s “Tomorrowland” is sure to excite audiences of all ages when it hits theaters this weekend. If you have a master colorer or problem solver in your midst, we have some fun free printables to share. Your kids can Color the Future with the “Tomorrowland” coloring pages, spot the differences between two stills from the movie, and test their skills as they make their way through the logo maze. Click to download coloring pages and activity sheets From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird’s…
  • Tuesday Giveaway Linkup: May 19, 2015

    18 May 2015 | 10:00 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…
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    Rise of the Innerpreneur

  • Don’t Know How

    Tara Joyce
    22 May 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Is there a way to know how to do something without first doing it? Can I know how to play the piano without first playing it? Can I possibly, truly know how to do anything without having done it first? I need practice. I need to learn how to do the thing I desire. I need to do it, to know it. I need to make mistakes. I don’t know how. I’ve never done this before. I have to practice, and I have to allow for the mistakes I’ll make while I learn. It feels fair to provide myself understanding of this. Sometimes, my mistakes are more valuable than my triumphs. Sometimes, my…
  • A Waste of Words

    Tara Joyce
    15 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    In many ways, our culture encourages the wasting of words. They’re presented not as a resource to be responsible to, but rather something to use carelessly, without consequence. Another resource we can throw around and away. Hidden behind our screens, provided with a medium to share our every fleeting thought and feeling, we’re finding this story even easier to believe. Please don’t waste your words. They are one of your most valuable resources; and they are one of the few resources you truly own. They are inherently yours, readily available to only you, and capable of…
  • An Essential Boundary

    Tara Joyce
    8 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    Opposites hold an essential boundary for the other. This boundary is a space they both hold in common. When you’re standing on it, you can see the spectrum of truth spanning both sides of the opposition. Bridging this shared boundary is a delicate dance that requires being able to access both sides, while holding the tension of their opposition. Your pain and your potential are two sides of the same coin. Without an awareness of both, you take the wealth out of your experience. To truly know one, you must know both; and to the extent you know one, you know the other. Imbalance is a…
  • Natalie Cope: Innerpreneur Spotlight

    Tara Joyce
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    NATALIE COPE Co-Founder of Bryt Bryt Clothes | @Bryt_Clothes I am: Natalie Cope. I’m the co-founder of Bryt, pronounced ‘bright’ with James Foster. My passion is for: Designing great clothing products and putting a smile on people’s faces. Those are the two goals of the brand. It’s not enough anymore to get your clothing made in the UK (all ours is, down to the packaging) you’ve got to bring you’re A game and we have created a small niche. Bright coloured clothes only, hence the name Bryt. Perhaps not everyone’s cup of two but that’s 5% of the population that love a…
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    Get Organized Wizard

  • 21-Day Simplify Your Life Challenge Checklist

    Craig Bailey
    25 May 2015 | 2:40 am
  • Stop The ‘What’s For Dinner?’ Dilemma!

    Kylie Browne
    19 May 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Time-poor, activity-rich parents tend to despise meal time. Do these scenarios sound familiar? The 5pm mad-dash to the supermarket in the hope of finding a quick and easy yet nutritional meal to feed your hungry family before you skip off to sports training. Or Scrounging around in the refrigerator hoping to find inspiration from bare minimum stock supplies. Stop The ‘What’s-For-Dinner?’ Dilemma With These Simple Organization Tips 1. Menu Planning In the long run, menu planning saves you money. It allows you to prepare a meal one night, and use any leftover ingredients on…
  • Are Your Time Management Skills Failing You?

    Kylie Browne
    13 May 2015 | 9:23 pm
    There is a lot to do in a normal day. Dishes need to be washed. Clothes need to be laundered. Beds need to be made. Floors need to be swept. Kids need to be fed, bathed and ready. Pets need to be fed, walked and played with. Extended family members need to be checked on, called or supported. And some days, it’s overwhelming. You probably think you’re doing the best you can. The question is, can you do better? Is it time for a change? Mix things up a bit and try something new. Why not? You have nothing to lose yet you might gain a few more minutes in your day to do more of the…
  • Remember This When You Feel Overwhelmed

    Kylie Browne
    6 May 2015 | 1:31 am
    If the thought of decluttering makes you break into a sweat, then today’s tip is just for you. Let’s keep it simple. This little strategy is easy to remember AND it works. Try it! If you don’t love it or use it, let it go. Here are some comments from people who have made decisions based on this simple strategy. Sometimes I think I just have to get everything perfect…but that is just an illusion. Thank you for freeing me from this ridiculous notion. Sandra All of a sudden I feel as if a ten tonne weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I feel in control again, not…
  • The Practicalities of Highly Organized People

    Kylie Browne
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:24 am
    Do you ever wonder if you have the right genetic makeup to be organized? We often talk about whether being organized is a skill or inherent. A previous Get Organized Wizard article focused on 10 Things Organized People DO Every Day. Every day! These are tasks that people do consistently to help their day run smoothly. But what else helps? Well, there is a theory. Robert J Sternberg conducted research based on human intelligence. This theory looked at how well an individual deals with environmental changes throughout their lifespan.  “Successfully intelligent people discern their…
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    Everyday Baby Steps

  • My Le-Vel Thrive Experience - Weeks 7 and 8

    23 May 2015 | 1:17 pm
    I've psoted here and on Facebook quite a bit about Thrive and the difference it's made for me. I am so passionate about these products because it is no exaggeration when I say my life has been changed since using them. Let me take some time to share with you the ways in which I have been changed as a person since beginning my 8-week Thrive Experience.  I'm Sleeping Better The main reason I had originally agreed to try a sample pack of Thrive was because I absolutely NEEDED more energy. Stress, terrible sleep patterns and poor eating habits had turned me into a zombie. I couldn't function and…
  • Find Great Deals with Ann Coupons

    16 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    I love to shop online. I've learned a number of tricks over the years when it comes to saving money. One of the biggest is to use coupon or promo code sites beofre checking out when making an online purchase. Always. I always do a quick web search for coupons, promo codes or discounts before I complete my order. Nearly every time, I'll find some bit of savings, even if it's only 10%. I'm pretty familiar with what's out there when it comes to finding a deal. However, I just learned about a coupon site called Ann Coupons, and I must say that I'm impressed.  The first thing I noticed about the…
  • My Le-Vel Thrive Experience - Weeks 5 and 6

    15 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Somehow I managed to neglect an update for weeks 5 and 6. I posted a photo on Facebook, but nothing here on the blog. Since that time has come and gone, I will simply post the side by side photo here. My next post will be an in-depth review of my entire 8-week Thrive Experience, with photos. For now, take a look at my photos from week 6. At this stage, I'd lost about seven pounds, I believe. The biggest difference you can see is in my face, I think. For the first time, I actually chose to purchase a product based on the benefits it offered BESIDES weight loss. When I decided to purchase my…
  • My Le-Vel Thrive Experience - Weeks 3 and 4

    12 Apr 2015 | 5:26 am
    I'm a bit behind on my Thrive updates. But for good reason. I've been busy doing paid client work and spending time with our new dog, Mimi. Here she is hanging out with Brady and the cats. Isn't she pretty?  I'm hopeful she will help me to be more active. She has a bad leg, but she still loves to go for short walks. So that's a start toward getting me out and moving. Honestly, before Thrive, I'm not sure I would have agreed to taking her in when my friends were in need. I'm pretty sure the idea of taking care of one more living creature would have been too much for me. With the energy and…
  • Online Dating Reality #3 - People are Disgusting

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    In today's online dating reality post I'll be addressing the subject that all of my Facebook friends are already well aware of, and that's the fact that people are disgusting. I share regularly on social media the raunchy approaches and messages I receive from men on dating sites. I do this beause, prior to entering the online dating scene two years ago, I honestly had no idea just how gross people could be. Maybe I'm naive. However, friends continue to be surprised by my postings, so I'm not the only one. If you're just as blissfully unaware of the depths of disgusting that you are likely to…
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • Appy Birthday to me! The #Truthbomb App launches today. Candles! Champagne! Truth!

    25 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    Note! Mercury is retrograde. (Google it.) So while we planned to launch both android and Mac app versions today, the dieties of IT had other plans. We are rolling with it. This means that, for once, android users go to the front of the line. Sweet justice for some of y’all. Please read on xo I know. #Truthbombs would make a great app. Easy breezy on your phone. Where dat app at? Finally! Here she is! Launching today is The #Truthbomb App for Android (we have been listening Android people), and later this week the app for iOS launches. Be sure to enter your mobile number here, and we…
  • What to do after you have a breakthrough. (You’re going to shrink after you expand, so, listen closely.)

    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    photo credit: Kristen Noel Threshold, crossed. You got there. After the grinding, the repetitive strain, the cord-cutting, the screams of release, the bliss of relief — the training paid off. Muscle burn got you across the finish line. Soul fire resurrected you. BREAKTHROUGH. Rebirth happens. The ascension was real. There’s no turning back now. You are true and you ARE new. Now what? (Because you’re in a new state. And that’s equally awesome and freaky. And you’re about to slip. Which is rough. And ironically, right on course.) WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU HAVE A…
  • The Beautiful Writers Group helps you go from IDEA to DONE.

    14 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Writing a book could direct the course of your career — for the rest of your life. It could send more business your way. It could change one person’s life for the better. It could start a revolution. In addition to your own creative chops, writing a book requires smart support; the right mix of strategy and cheerleading. And so, we give to you… The Beautiful Writers Group Because writing and publishing your book is better with a tribe — richer creativity, flatter learning curve, faster results. As a member, you’ll get: Monthly group coaching with Linda & me, plus regular…
  • The password for Beloved

    12 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    There is that place you cannot reach within your singular self on your very own body inside your human person. No matter how you bend or try to scratch it, there is That Place you cannot reach alone. Don’t bother to beg your god for a ride. Enlightenment can’t lift you up to it. Not even the fragrance of your desire, not even the sonic caress of your incantation is going to permeate. Because that place you cannot reach alone is the Home of Joining It’s the beginning and the end, dark and dawn, you and me where new worlds are born all sweet white and glorious. And the truth we carry is…
  • The light choice is the right choice. Don’t say yes until it feels … light.

    5 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo: Catherine Just Does it feel light, or does it feel heavy? An idea surfaces. An opportunity. A fork in the road. A big decision. Little decisions that make up your life. And maybe it sounds right or looks good at first. It could make you money. It’s there for the taking. It’d be easy to pull off. We so know how to do this. It’s in our wheelhouse. I’ve done it before. Easy. It’s “on-brand. They’ll love this. They expect this. They want this. They’re clamouring for this. Let’s give them what they want. It seems like the next logical…
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    Huffington Post

  • Army Vet Mom Makes Bracelets From Old Uniforms To Support Military Families

    Cameron Keady
    26 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    An army veteran is honoring the nation's armed forces by wearing her heart on her wrist.Elsa Zarate, a military mom and veteran, is making bracelets out of old uniforms to honor the country’s armed forces. Called Bands4Courage, her business supports troops and donates part of its sales to support military members and their families, Today.com reported.More...
  • Despite Senate approving bad Fast Track bill Friday, passage in House remains unlikely

    Rep. Jan Schakowsky
    26 May 2015 | 7:29 am
    On May 22, the United States Senate passed legislation providing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), or "fast track" for trade bills - not just to the current President but to whomever next sits in the White House. A vote on the bill is expected in the House in the coming weeks.I remain strongly opposed to fast-track authority that would make it impossible for Congress to amend - and very difficult to stop - the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other future trade deals that threaten American workers as well as consumer, health, and environmental protections. I have been able to read portions…
  • Listening To Nature Sounds At Work Can Boost Your Mood And Productivity, Study Finds

    Carolyn Gregoire
    26 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    Listening to the sound of crashing waves or a babbling brook isn't just useful for helping you fall asleep -- it may also help you to focus at work.A small new study finds that listening to nature sounds at work can boost your mood and productivity.More...
  • Will US Attorneys Stop the California Gas Gouge?

    Jamie Court
    26 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    Gasoline in California is one buck more per gallon than the rest of America thanks to low inventories and a series of suspicious oil refinery shutdowns that drove huge first quarter profits for the oil companies.Our nonprofit Consumer Watchdog has asked California's US attorneys to investigate.More...
  • 'Note Book' Author Jeff Nunokawa Talks Literature In The Age Of Facebook

    Claire Fallon
    26 May 2015 | 7:14 am
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  • Making Time to Exercise

    25 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    Making Time to Exercise We hear it all the time… “I just don’t have time to exercise!” The truth of the matter is that exercise is something that we have to prioritize, just like we prioritize a meeting or a doctor’s appointment or going to work 5 days a week, or anything else we have to do. I know we are all busy these days. Some of us are busier than others. Some of us have more responsibilities than others. I know there are some of you out there that work full-time jobs and have kids and spouses to take care of. I know there are some of you that are in school…
  • Go Play Outside: National Trails Day!

    24 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    Go Play Outside: National Trails Day! “Go play outside!” How many times did we hear our parents saying that as we were growing up? With the unopened gift of summer being ready to be laid out before us, I find myself thinking more and more about the need to get outside and take it all in. I have done a few Summer Bucket List posts (here’s another one) but today I’d like to talk to you specifically about hiking and exploring state parks. Saturday, June 6 is National Trails Day, sponsored by the American Hiking Society. This is a national movement to promote the…
  • How to Stage a Comeback

    23 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    How to Stage a Comeback It’s been about three weeks since I shared my confession that I had stopped running for several months, lacking any injury or excuse by means of explanation. I thank you all for the encouragement I received and for those of you who said my words could have been your words, we were in the same boat and you could relate. I’m happy to report that I’m staging a comeback and the joy is returning. Here’s what’s helped me. I share this in case it helps those of you who are in your own “off-season” of whatever your sport or activity…
  • 13 Latin Songs to Spice Up Your Workout

    22 May 2015 | 5:22 am
    13 Latin Songs to Spice Up Your Workout I would like to share with you a Latin Workout Playlist.  But first, let me give you a little history. Back in the day (my much younger, pre-marriage days), I was a salsa dancing queen. I loved hitting the dance floor with my bestie, who happened to be fluent in salsa and merengue.  I was not fluent in those dance styles in the beginning.  However, after many visits to the club (Yes, the club.  Hey, this was 20 years ago!) and many patient dance partners, I learned how to dance- twirling and spinning and managing some fancy footwork.  I learned how…
  • My Low-Carb Experience: Week 1

    21 May 2015 | 5:20 am
    My Low-Carb Experience: Week 1 As I posted a couple weeks ago, I decided to make some changes to my diet and fitness routine in the hopes of breaking some bad habits and teaching my body to use its fat stores as fuel versus carbs.  Like I said in that post, I’m not a nutritionist or dietitian or anything of the sort – this is just my experience with trying out a low-carb diet.  Before you embark on any diet or fitness programs, we always recommend you speak with an expert. So, how did my first week go?  Honestly, it was a lot better than I expected.  I started my low-carb diet…
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  • Worthy of the Week

    22 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Pssst. I’m going on vacation. Be back in June! Worthy of the Week I’m officially at peace with the Mad Men finale (are you?) but what do we watch now? I’m interested in The Astronaut Wives Club. Take a seat, Marina. Sorry I’m not sorry. GIANT SQUID! Also why I only swim in pools. Possibly the only person who you say butterfly in 139 languages. I want a pair. An explanation for why I’m so horrible with names. Sorry everyone I’ve ever met at a conference. I have no words. Dream come true. I hope there’s drink service. Art. It’s interesting. Tomato…
  • Summer Reads

    18 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    The sun is shining. Temperatures are nearing triple digits. The world smells like sunscreen and Sun In. You know what that means, right? It’s time to start stacking up those summer reads! Here are a few that top my list this summer, all of which fall into the most enjoyable “literary fluff” category. (I’m wishing I’d finished my winter reading list right about now now.) What are you looking forward to reading this summer? The Turner House by Angela Flournoy (April 14, 2015) — The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen…
  • Worthy of the Week

    15 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Did my Austin friends see the sunset earlier this week? Unbelievable. No filter needed. Worthy of the Week She never really dated him. She never really got over him. A college essay that resonates with my 35 year old self. How do you feel about Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James? Meh. What happened to all the houses from  The Real World? I worked with someone on a project whose sister was on The Real World. I was probably far more excited about that than I should have been. It pains me to link to a Goop article but…how women undermine themselves with words. I have the loudest…
  • The Truth About Neiman Marcus Bars

    11 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    I grew up calling these little slices of heaven Neiman Marcus Bars, so imagine my shock when I’m minding my own business, watching Delicious Destinations, and Andrew Zimmern drops the bomb that they’re actually  St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. I’ve since learned that Neiman Marcus bars are the same basic recipe with the addition of  coconuts, pecans, and/or chocolate chips (which I  just find unnecessary) but whatever you call them, don’t let your eyes get bigger than you’re stomach. They’re super sweet and super duper addicting so eating yourself sick is a…
  • Worthy of the Week

    8 May 2015 | 5:05 am
    In keeping with my New Year’s resolution, I took a spontaneous week off from blogging last week and it felt good. I also found out that I got accepted to the Yale Publishing Course, so my Gilmore Girls obsession is in overdrive. Worthy of the Week Does Keiko Lynn not have the most to die for flower tattoos, or what? An open letter to all my friends who take selfies. Selfies and puppies guarantee likes from me. Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan. Totally creepy cool. I can’t get over how brilliant Peggy was on last week’s Mad Men. I’ll be binge eating these. I’m…
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  • 11 Celebs And Politicians Who Support The Duggars' Family Values

    24 May 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Instagram Keep this in mind when elections roll around. Keywords: politics, josh duggar, Duggars, jim bob duggar, Michelle Duggar, the duggar effect, mike huckabee, sarah palin, Bristol Palin, republican, conservative, christian, Christian beliefs, sex abuse, sexual abuse, child sexual abuse, victim, molest, child molestation, molestation, child molester, Real Housewives, BravoBookmark/Share this post with: read more
  • 10 Outdoorsy Date Ideas For NYC Couples

    22 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    weheartit Consider helicopter rides and lobster dinner on the water, to name a few. We've got you covered with plenty of unique ideas and places to make sure you score a second date. Keywords: date ideas, Romance, first date attire, ask him out, dating chemistry, second date tips, second dateBookmark/Share this post with: read more
  • The Sick, Ironic Reason Why The Duggar Family’s “Apology” Is B.S.

    dr. lisa kaplin
    22 May 2015 | 11:48 am
    instagram/joshduggar The scandal of Josh Duggar admitting he sexually abused multiple little girls when he was a teen is shocking. The sick, irony of how the Duggar family is handling the crisis (and how they handled the abuse when it occured) is even more alarming. Keywords: child abuse, Duggars, child molestation, child molester, josh duggarBookmark/Share this post with: read more
  • 10 Of The Most F*cked Up Parts Of The Josh Duggar Scandal (So Far)

    22 May 2015 | 8:47 am
    instagram/joshduggar It keeps getting worse. Keywords: Duggars, Michelle Duggar, jill duggar, josh duggar, sexual abuse, child sexual abuse, child molestation, child molester, Reality, reality show, reality show stars, reality star, reality stars, tlc, 19 kids and counting, jim bob duggar, incest, abuse, sex abuse, sibling abuse, siblings, parent, parenting, parents, parents and childrenBookmark/Share this post with: read more
  • 7 Shitty Double Standards That REALLY Hurt Men (And Women, Too!)

    the good men project
    22 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    weheartit American culture is rife with bias against women, minorities and LGBT people. So much so, that it's easy to forget that there is also damaging bias against men. Keywords: double standards, stereotypes, gender bias, debunking myths about men, gender bending, dating mythsBookmark/Share this post with: read more
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  • What To Do When You Don’t Reach Your Launch Goals

    Natalie MacNeil
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Launching a product or service can be exhausting, exhilarating, and a total roller coaster. When you see sales roll in for all the hard work you’ve put into creating something that you know people need, it feels like it was all worth it. But when you DON’T reach your sales projections, when your service or product launch strategy doesn’t go according to plan, you can be left feeling like a complete failure and wondering what you did wrong. This has happened to all of us at some point, even the people you see making it big. In today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV, I want to…
  • How to Tune Into Archetypes When You’re Experiencing a Challenge

    Natalie MacNeil
    13 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    As entrepreneurs, we all encounter situations now and then that make us really uncomfortable, push us to our limits, or force us to take an entirely different approach altogether. When these tough moments happen to me, I seek advice from my boardroom – which includes Daenerys Targaryen and Amelia Earhart… Not what you were expecting? My “boardroom” is made up of different archetypes who embody personalities and traits I want to align myself with – an idea I got from Think and Grow Rich author Napoleon Hill. To find out more, join me for today’s episode of She Takes on the…
  • How To Create Boundaries To Protect Your Energy

    Natalie MacNeil
    6 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Today, I want to talk to you about a critical part of being an entrepreneur and a growing business owner: setting healthy boundaries. I know, I know. It’s easier said than done. I know a ton of entrepreneurs who’ve unintentionally harmed their businesses by not setting limits and drawing a line in the sand when it comes to their clients. It was something I struggled with myself. Especially as a service-based business owner and a woman, my instinct is to give, give, and give. But, with a lot of trial and error, I’m now a huge advocate for making and keeping boundaries, and in today’s…
  • Pro-Tips For Processing Payments In Your Business

    Natalie MacNeil
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:49 am
    Today I want to share something that’s been going on behind the scenes here at She Takes on the World this year. It’s also something that’s affected most successful online entrepreneurs I know, and some entrepreneurs have lost their businesses because of it. And yet, no one really talks about it…until now, that is. Imagine being in the middle of an amazingly successful launch, with a big wave of revenue coming in, when the payment processing company you’re using suddenly informs you they’ve put a hold on your account. With no warning, all that money you’ve worked so hard for is…
  • Good Pitch Vs. Bad Pitch

    Natalie MacNeil
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:36 am
    Ciao from Italy! Right now I’m exploring the gorgeous island of Capri…           …and the town of Amalfi (right). These clouds! This sea! The colors! Amalfi always lights me up. Written at my feet: “La vita e un sogno” – “life is but a dream.” Yup, feels that way right now.  Last week I was in Cannes, France for some big meetings as we expand what we offer through She Takes on the World TV and develop another project that we’ll be revealing soon.       (Left) I’m perched here journaling in the port of…
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  • The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

    Denise Graveline
    25 May 2015 | 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:You're in charge: With a mix of solid tips and a little irreverence about this frequent speaking task, How to steer a conference call like a champ is for the calls where you're in charge.Dress for....Here's a thoughtful read about gender and fashion, and how we see…
  • Famous Speech Friday: Melissa Rivers's Tribute to Joan Rivers

    Becky Ham
    22 May 2015 | 1:43 am
    It was three months after comedian Joan Rivers' death before her daughter Melissa Rivers made her first public speech about her mother. By then, the accolades and remembrances had reached flood stage, with celebrities and cultural critics weighing in on the legacy of Joan Rivers as a feminist, a trailblazing comic, an entertainer and a celebrity phenomenon.What was left to say? Melissa Rivers found a way to deliver a sweet and funny tribute that managed to tie all the remembrances together in a defining package.  It was a speech that her mother probably would have loved for all its…
  • Talk About the Talk: Lisa Lamkins at the Align health quality summit

    Denise Graveline
    21 May 2015 | 2:15 am
    (Editor's note: In this new series, Talk About the Talk, I'm asking speakers I've worked with to share their perspectives about giving big or important talks. Lisa K. Lamkins was one of 16 health executives I coached last year for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality national program. All 16 prepared and delivered 5-minute talks in the style of TED for the Align summit on health care quality in Washington, DC, last autumn. Lisa shares here her perspective on our work together and how the big talk felt. For speakers who worry that they're not "the" expert, that they…
  • The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

    Denise Graveline
    18 May 2015 | 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:Reading tips: Book authors, here's one author's advice on preparing for all those readings you'll be doing to promote your latest work, a specialized speaking task.The voice whisperer: This article on how public radio reporters find their voices has much to inform…
  • Women's diverse perspectives on LGBT issues: 6 famous speeches

    Denise Graveline
    15 May 2015 | 1:45 am
    They speak about existence, identity, personhood. They talk about parenting, marriage, and relationships. Rights, wrongs, discrimination, hatred and love pepper their speeches. And in this collection of famous speeches by women about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, the women speakers include actresses, parents, a student and a legislator. Click through to see text, audio or video (where available) for each of these speeches from The Eloquent Woman Index, as well as what you can learn as a speaker from their efforts:Laverne Cox on transgender activism: The star of Orange…
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  • Private markets

    Joanne Wilson
    26 May 2015 | 5:08 am
    I got together with someone I have known since the mid-90’s.  He had a successful outcome with his business and has gone on to have an interesting career still connected to the technology industry.  Once an entrepreneur always an entrepreneur as he is starting to think about his next company.  It is always good to see that. We had an interesting conversation about the private markets vs the public ones.  We both lived through the technology boom and bust in the late 90’s.  It wasn’t pretty but many of us saw it coming.  Valuing companies…
  • Graduation Weekend

    Joanne Wilson
    25 May 2015 | 5:44 am
    This past weekend was a whirlwind of activities around our middle daughter graduating college.  I woke up this morning thinking about the delivery room 22 years ago and that feeling of pure joy.  The emotion of having a child grow inside you for 9 months to be taken out to sit on your chest and gaze up to you as they begin their own life is one of the most incredible experiences of my life. It is an emotional surge of love like no other. I am really connected to our kids.  It is an insane privilege to watch them grow and be part of their life journey.  I am not so much reflecting on the…
  • Lemon-Ricotta Bars

    Joanne Wilson
    23 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    I got this recipe off of Food52.  Really delicious. You will need a 13×9″ baking dish.  Line it with parchment paper. Crust: 1 3/4 all-purpose flour 2/3 cup confectioner’s sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 tbsp. lemon zest 3/4 tsp. kosher salt 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (cut into pieces) Filling: 1 cup whole milk Ricotta 4 large eggs, beaten 1 1/3 cups sugar 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour 2 tbsp. lemon zest 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp. kosher salt Preheat oven to 350. In a food processor, pulse together the flour, confectioner’s sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest and salt.
  • Design Show at the Javits

    Joanne Wilson
    22 May 2015 | 5:12 am
    Not only was there art all over NYC this year there was also new furniture designs.  What is great about these shows is that you can see the trends.  What I saw (and I did not stay long and do the whole show) was lots of new outdoor furniture that started a few years ago in the European furniture shows.  Color, steel and new flexible materials.  Plenty of new lighting and very much geared towards custom. What I really went to see was Rock Paper Robot, Jessica Banks company.  I love these brilliant tables that pull out and lock in place with only legs at the at.
  • Being in constant contact

    Joanne Wilson
    21 May 2015 | 5:12 am
    There was an article this past weekend in the Style section in the NYTimes about the tyranny of constant contact.  I still remember the days when a phone/mini-computer was not an extension of our hand. I text and call my kids.  I don’t want to be in their face because I don’t want to crowd their life but I want to be engaged.  It is a balance.  This past weekend I was supposed to connect with our oldest daughter. I had not heard from her after texting the night before and then into mid-morning.  I was concerned because she has always been an early riser.  I was getting a bit…
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  • Enter To Win: #FightAcne Giveaway! Be Sure to RSVP for the Twitter Party too!

    Da Vinci
    25 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    Acne is something many of us dealt with as teens but a lot of people are still dealing with adult acne also. For women it can be tough because of all the constant changes in our bodies and hormones. If you’ve been dealing with your own personal acne battle we’re inviting you to join the ... The post Enter To Win: #FightAcne Giveaway! Be Sure to RSVP for the Twitter Party too! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Get Summer Ready: Weight Loss Ideas for Women That Really Work

    Da Vinci
    22 May 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Being overweight is not cool. Thinking constantly about losing weight also is not cool. It’s scary. It can be downright discouraging to make no progress in spite of all your efforts. Bad news? Thinking does not help. Good news? You can lose weight. In this article, I am going to share creative weigh... The post Get Summer Ready: Weight Loss Ideas for Women That Really Work appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Summer is HERE! But You Can Vacation Everyday Beyond That With Palm Breeze!

    Da Vinci
    22 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    We’re super excited that Memorial Day weekend is finally here!  Honestly, I can’t even understand how fast this year seems to be going by, but I also can’t complain.  Anyway, back to Summer fun! I don’t know about you but  I’m ready to hang out on the beach or by the po... The post Summer is HERE! But You Can Vacation Everyday Beyond That With Palm Breeze! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 4 Top Benefits You Get When You Hire Private Jet

    Da Vinci
    20 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    If you are in a business which requires you to travel a lot, then it is very important to hire a private business jet than paying for commercial flights. For this, you can consider renting a private jet. When you decide to rent a private jet you will always be on time and don’t have to face any hass... The post 4 Top Benefits You Get When You Hire Private Jet appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Win a SCOUR THE CLUES with Brad Meltzer Prize Pack Giveaway!

    Da Vinci
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Samples & prizing are provided by Grand Central Publishing Are you a fan of books that tell about political intrigue?  Or a History Channel junkie, like me?  Then, here is another giveaway that is sure to get you excited!  Most of you know I love shows like Scandal or that I love a good mystery,... The post Win a SCOUR THE CLUES with Brad Meltzer Prize Pack Giveaway! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Europe and the Success of Female Entrepreneurs

    Simone Brummelhuis
    18 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    Europe, what is your plan as to the success of female entrepreneurs?In order to increase the economic power of developing countries, many entrepreneurial and education programmes are initiated in of developing countries that focus on women. read more
  • Maximizing the Impact of Videoconferencing

    Simon Davis
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Video conferencing is a rising trend with everyone from the rarified heights of the Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and shiny new startups. However, using video conferencing to its maximum potential and impact has some tips and tricks – and a lot of them are old school rules about communication and how to run a meeting.read more
  • Britain’s Top 50 Business Advisers of 2015 Announced – ABP Coaches Celebrate

    Guest Author
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Warren Knight and Daryl Woodhouse celebrate being named as two of Britain’s top advisers in business. The NextWomen learns more about their achievements which have earned this recognition. read more
  • How to Kickstart Your Fitness for 2015: Xtreme Gym’s Boot Camp!

    Clover Lewis
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Clover Lewis visited Xtreme Gym’s Boot Camp to find out what makes it different, what they have to offer, and whether she could handle the workout!  read more
  • An Interview with Kojo

    Lorraine White
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Lorraine White, Co-founder and Director of menswear brand, Hashtag Collective, was intrigued when she heard that Kojo, known best for being a comedian and radio host, was writing a book and a romance book at that. Above Romance is the new novel out by Kojo and Lorraine White went to meet him to find out more.read more
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  • 2016 Presidential Election: The Candidates on Climate Change

    Marcia G. Yerman
    18 May 2015 | 10:09 am
    Although the country is over a year and half away from the 2016 presidential election, candidates are stepping up to throw their hats into the ring. Voters may be exhausted by the time November '16 rolls around, but the upside is that it will give them plenty of time to dig deep into each entrants position on the environment, climate change, and the commitment (or lack of) to protecting the planet for future generations. Gallup has put together a poll on the views of the American electorate focusing on the question of global warming, and looking at responses on a Conservative Republican to…
  • Air Pollution Is Making Me Anxious

    Marcia G. Yerman
    12 May 2015 | 6:35 pm
    A new study has come to my attention. It proposes that air pollution may impact mental health. The BMJ published a paper that examined whether "higher past exposure to particulate air pollution is associated with prevalent high symptoms of anxiety." Melinda C. Power, based at John Hopkins University, was the lead author on the report. Using data on over 70,000 women between 57 and 85 years old, the Nurses' Health Study had participants answer an anxiety survey comprised of eight questions. The conclusions found, "Exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) was associated with high symptoms of…
  • Fracking New York: It's Not Over 'Till It's Over

    Marcia G. Yerman
    1 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    When Governor Andrew Cuomo decided to ban fracking in New York State in December 2014, New Yorkers thought their worries were over. They were wrong. It was a great start, but too many people don't realize that the state is riddled with infrastructure that supports the fracking industry through the construction of pipelines, compressor stations, and storage facilities for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Currently, there are approximately forty infrastructure projects in various stages of approval. Communities are beginning to grasp what this will mean to the health and safety of heavily populated…
  • Ellen Weider: Drypoints in a Digital Age

    Marcia G. Yerman
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    The impact of an increasingly digitalized world has affected all areas of our lives, including the arts. As many creatives embrace new technology to enhance or supersede mediums that are centuries old, others continue to find inspiration in the tactility of pencil on paper, oil on canvas -- or in the case of Ellen Weider, the technique of drypoint. Weider has been engaged with the print medium for over thirty years. Her work is in the print collections of the New York Public Library, Rutgers Print Study Archive at the Zimmerli Museum, the Newark Library, and the Free Library of Philadelphia.
  • A Conversation With Amaranth Ehrenhalt

    Marcia G. Yerman
    7 Mar 2015 | 8:15 pm
    In what was previously a school building on 108th Street in East Harlem, I entered into the universe of artist Amaranth Ehrenhalt. I first saw her work in an exhibition at the Anita Shapolsky Gallery in New York. She is currently included in the gallery's group show, "Abstract Approaches," running through March 28. Having briefly met Ehrenhalt, I became intrigued by the statuesque, older artist who had a backstory that included art world history in both the United States and Europe. I was inspired by her steadfast commitment to her art, and curious as to why she was--for the most…
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    Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global

  • Jack Ma Gets It: Women Are a Driving Force in our Global Economy

    Laurel J. Delaney
    24 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Women are a driving force in our global economy.  That’s part of the reason we started WEGG back in 2008!  Jack Ma, founder of China-based e-commerce platform Alibaba, recently announced to the world his support for women and youth entrepreneurs, and said that they were the driving force behind his “She Era” conference that he organized in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province, on May 20. Ma said this: “The world will become more beautiful in terms of women’s engagement.” Beautiful may not be the only word to describe the…
  • If Women Think They Can Succeed at Exporting, They Will

    Laurel J. Delaney
    16 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Before the Internet, women had a difficult time getting access to markets and networking or finding like-minded individuals with whom they could end their isolation, share challenges, and gain access to strategic information. Now, however, there are hundreds of women-centric online community forums readily available and designed specifically for women business owners who desire to connect with women the world over, acquire knowledge, develop enriching relationships, and keep learning and growing. There has never been a better time to be a woman entrepreneur on a global scale.  In the future,…
  • Women Business Owners Help America Succeed

    Laurel J. Delaney
    9 May 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Though certain pockets of the country have higher levels of female entrepreneurship than others, research by the Center for Women in Business and supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation shows that any community with determination can build a supportive network for its local women-owned businesses. Women are working tirelessly to export, create jobs, solve problems, and strengthen America’s long-term competitiveness. It is clear that when communities help women in business succeed, they ultimately help America succeed as well. It is no surprise then that the face of…
  • Heads Over Heels Helps Women Ask for Money

    Laurel J. Delaney
    3 May 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Sydney network Heads Over Heels is designed to rival “the boys club.” Every few months, 70 high-powered executives meet for Heads Over Heels. They listen to business pitches from female entrepreneurs, then break into small, revolving “huddles,” where the women “call out” for customers, money or advice. What are the results? StorReduce co-founder Vanessa Wilson raised $400,000 in seed funding. Event software company Ivvy raised $1 million. Enabled Employment raised close to $400,000 in seed funding. Are you ready to grow?  Then reach out to Heads Over…
  • The Super-League of Entrepreneurship Belongs to Women

    Laurel J. Delaney
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Women can compete globally on any level without losing their femininity.  Yet, according to The Namibia Econonomist, women tend to differ from men on their management style in the following positive ways.  Note:  Many of these traits might also apply to men. Multi-tasking — comes in handy in the early stages of growing a business. Focus — the ability to cut out distractions and focus on what is important. Intuition is the undefinable, immeasurable sense that helps with decision making and women tend to listen theirs more often. Prudence is a characteristic not normally…
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    Ramble Ramble

  • Ankles are stupid, the sequel

    12 May 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Have I mentioned before that ankles are stupid? Lemme back up. (warning, venting & processing post ahead) In early March, I turned my ankle. It was dumb, I was just going to sit down cross-legged, and something gave out. I heard and felt a big pop, and it hurt like hell. I figured I sprained the stupid thing (again. Yes, it’s the same ankle as before). But I noticed the pain was in a couple of weird places. It hurt on the top of my ankle, like my last ankle sprain, yes. But it REALLY REALLY hurt behind my ankle bone, and on the outside middle of my foot (what I would come through…
  • Once a Year

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:37 pm
    This past weekend I found myself in Seattle, for my 3rd Blathering. It was as fabulous as it always is for me, and as usual I came back with my giggle meter totally full, along with my heart. A photo posted by Ginger (@rambleginger) on Apr 18, 2015 at 7:11pm PDT At this point, I know enough people who tend to go to The Blathering that I don’t get nervous going anymore. It feels more like going back to summer camp than meeting strangers, even when I don’t know everyone who will be there. I settle into an easy rhythm with some old friends, with a little bit of nervous energy with…
  • Beauty Destash Sale!

    2 Apr 2015 | 8:48 pm
    We interrupt our complete lack of programming for this beauty destash sale! I’ve got a bunch of lightly used/unused makeup, nail, and beauty items I’m trying to get rid of. Like, really, REALLY want to be rid of. This means goodies for you! Here’re the details: I’ll go based on time stamps in the comments. Please don’t email if you want something, I’ll just get confused (I’m easily confused). Prices are negotiable. If you buy more, I’ll discount more. (Want it all? I’ll make you a super smokin’ deal). Seriously, make me an offer. (I…
  • I can go on, and on, and on about makeup. Clearly.

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:52 pm
    I can’t seem to string many words together in written form these days, but I’ve got lots and lots of words to string together in video form when talking about makeup. If that kind of thing interests you, keep on keeping on down below! First up, a monstrously long getting ready with me video. I do yammer on and on about makeup man. Next up: a bit of a review of some of the Best of Becca set that I didn’t cover in that LAST video. Well, I’m tired of the sound of my own voice now. But…makeup! Fun!
  • A…WOOD Watch? Yes, Please!

    10 Mar 2015 | 2:08 pm
    A few months ago, JORD watches reached out to me, to see if I’d like to review one of their lovely watches. One of their wood watches. Now, I’m not a big watch wearer, and I’m not a super stylish, accessories laden lady, but I jumped at the chance for one very, very simple reason. I’d been coveting a wood watch all year long. I don’t know where I first saw the concept of a wood watch, but every time it came across my radar, I was enamored. And then, when we went to Hawaii, I saw ads for them everywhere, and they were gorgeous. Which did not help my…
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    Here We Are...with Luci

  • #KindredComments: Think Before You Type

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    20 May 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Share this graphic! 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 discuss her experience after asking a question on Raising…
  • Chick Flick Chat: "Cinderella"

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    11 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    Click HERE to listen to the Chick Flick Chat podcast episode, Cinderella. If you are a regular Here We Are reader, then you know I don't typically post back to back CFCs, BUT I'd be doing you a disservice to wait because this film deserves to be seen on the big screen. So get in your golden carriage and hurry to see Cinderella in the theater while you can. If you have to wait for DVD, Netflix, or OnDemand, add this one to your viewing list. Every woman should see this film; it is truly a treat for the eyes and heart! Not only is it a magical movie experience, thankfully, it is a much more…
  • Join The Friend-A-Day-In-May 2015 Campaign

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:12 pm
    It's that time again… April showers have given way to May flowers, or in this case, friends! This is the third Friend-A-Day-In-May Campaign, and each year I look forward to it all winter. I hope for those who have joined me in the past, you enjoyed this experience, too. While we might see and speak to friends all year long, this campaign is a chance to proactively appreciate your new, old, and budding friendships. It is one daily to-do that will exceed expectations, and deliver a sense of gratitude at how lucky and liked you are! Check out the tips I use from the original Friend-A-Day…
  • 2015: Be The Person You Want To Be

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    Part 19 of the Here We Are Series:  Live Your Life Out Loud Another year, another month, another day to get this journey called life "right." Is there a right way? Maybe, or maybe not. We know that the manifestation of one's life is directly reflected by the choices they make in all aspects of life. So I suppose the answer is in making the choices that will manifest the best outcome for who you want to be. Each new day is a chance to begin again, no matter what yesterday held... BUT there is no better, brighter, or easier time than at the start of a new year to make definite, bold, and…
  • Chick Flick Chat: The Best of Netflix Television Series To Binge Watch NOW!

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    Click HERE to LISTEN to the Chick Flick Chat podcast episode, The Best of Netflix Television Series To Binge Watch NOW! There are so many great options for consuming your favorite shows but none surpasses the Netflix library of television series, both old and new. Wondering how to narrow down the vast selection and decide what to watch on Netflix? Join me as I share my "best for binging" TV series to devour this season. I promise there are NO spoilers, so listen with ease, but there are lots of shows to add to your list after this episode… So grab your pen and paper! Whether it's Netflix…
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    Inter Press Service » Gender Violence

  • The U.N. at 70: Time to Prioritise Human Rights for All, for Current and Future Generations

    Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin
    20 May 2015 | 6:23 am
    Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Credit: UN Photo/Paulo FilgueirasBy Dr. Babatunde OsotimehinUNITED NATIONS, May 20 2015 (IPS)Seventy years ago, with the founding of the United Nations, all nations reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, and in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small.The commitment to fundamental human rights that was enshrined in the United Nations Charter and later in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights lives on today in many other…
  • Opinion: Bangladesh’s Persecuted Indigenous People

    Julia Bleckner
    18 May 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Julia Bleckner is a Senior Associate in the Asia division at Human Rights Watch.By Julia BlecknerNEW YORK, May 18 2015 (IPS)The August 2014 killing of Timir Baran Chakma, an indigenous Jumma activist, allegedly in Bangladeshi military custody, was protested by his supporters. His death, and the failure of justice, like the plight of his people across the Chittagong Hills region, received little international notice.Photo courtesy of Julia BlecknerRepresentatives of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission came to New York this month to shed light on the dire situation in the border region…
  • Murders of Gays Raise the Question of Hate Crimes in Cuba

    Ivet Gonzalez
    16 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    “Homosexuality Isn’t a Danger; Homophobia Is” reads a sign held by an activist from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community during a demonstration in the Cuban capital. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPSBy Ivet GonzálezHAVANA, May 16 2015 (IPS)During the events surrounding the eighth annual celebration of the Day Against Homophobia in Cuba, it emerged that a young transsexual had recently been killed in the city of Pinar del Río near the western tip of this Caribbean island nation.While efforts to combat discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals…
  • Campaign to End Sexual Violence Targets Civilian Peacekeepers First

    Lyndal Rowlands
    13 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Different jurisdictions and immunities apply to civilian and military personnel, made more obscure by a lack of transparency and detail in the U.N.’s reporting of abuse cases. Photo: UN Photo/Pasqual GorrizBy Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, May 13 2015 (IPS)“We can really argue as much as we want but if we put ourselves in the skin of victims, we just have to do something to stop this.”This was Graça Machel’s appeal at the launch of Code Blue, the campaign to end impunity for sexual violence by United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping personnel Wednesday.“Each country will act according…
  • The Definition of ‘Rape’ Cannot Change with a Marriage Certificate

    Neeta Lal
    12 May 2015 | 10:40 am
    A couple performs a ritual at an Indian wedding. Experts say that every year, thousands of women experience marital rape, which is yet to be decriminalised in India. Credit: Naveen Kadam/CC-BY-2.0By Neeta LalNEW DELHI, May 12 2015 (IPS)“I was brutally raped thrice by my husband. He kept me under surveillance in his Dubai house while I suffered from severe malnutrition and depression. When I tried to flee from this hellhole, he confiscated my passport, deprived me of money and beat me up,” recalls Anna Marie Lopes, 28, a rape survivor who after six years of torture, finally managed…
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    Borderless Thinking

  • Who Were You Before You Thought You Had To Be Someone Else?

    Cherry Woodburn
    14 May 2015 | 7:03 pm
    “Often the pain of resisting makes us  rust like iron, and in order to re-enter  the flow of life, we need to be scraped  back to our original surface.” Mark Nepo in “The Book of Awakening”   Scraped back to our original surface – our delightful, juicy, all-that-you-need-to-be surface. It’s easy to forget that the original of you is what you want to get back to. It’s not about creating a new you. It’s about removing the protective layers of rust scrapings that you’ve built up because of: what your culture and others have said you should be beliefs about how a woman…
  • Body Image Activist Gives 4 Tips To Help You Accept Yourself

    Cherry Woodburn
    23 Jan 2014 | 12:52 pm
    After the holidays, I heard a familiar refrain from people  ” I ate too much”, “I was such a pig over the holidays.” “Why did I eat a second dessert?!” You may be a member of this chorus. Too often, an accompanying note includes “I’m fat.” “I hate the way I look.” “I have to go on a diet.” Beating yourself up about what you ate and how you look is painful and unproductive. It undermines your self-confidence. Sharon Haywood, body image activist, who told her personal story last year to the Confidence Chronicles,…
  • Are You Ready To Love Your Body? A Body Image Activist Tells Her Story

    Cherry Woodburn
    8 Dec 2013 | 2:50 pm
    I’m back again this week with Sharon Haywood, writer, feminist, body image activist and friend. Sticker campaign – New York’s Endangered Bodies’ Chapter If you have any body image issues (and, sadly, who doesn’t?) this post is a must-read. Sharon talks about the difficulties she had accepting her own body and how that ultimately led her to take action against the stereotypical media images that inundate us. She felt compelled to speak out against a dangerously thin body ideal and has worked to increase women and men’s acceptance of  how we look – in…
  • How Changing Careers Even When Scared Makes You Stronger

    Cherry Woodburn
    27 Nov 2013 | 6:40 am
    Introducing Sharon Haywood. Writer. Activist. Wonderful human being. Feminist. Powerful interviewee. I met Sharon on Twitter in 2010. Our mutual support of women and passion about body image issues connected us. Then she picked up a post of mine on aging for Adios Barbie The Body Image Site For Everybody and our on-line friendship grew. Interviewing Sharon for the CONFIDENCE CHRONICLES TRUE STORIES OF BECOMING STRONG  was long overdue, but the outcome is definitely a case of better late than never. Wait until you hear what she has to say about: Part 1. Her journey to self reliance and a…
  • Coming Out Of Your Closet – What’s The Hard Conversation You’re Avoiding?

    Cherry Woodburn
    7 Nov 2013 | 12:28 pm
    My brother recently found out he has brain cancer. He’s had Parkinson’s for over a decade. This fact complicates his treatment. It ups the number of specialists and therapists that you need to talk to and coordinate with. It makes the conversation about medical choices, death and dying harder. Or that’s what I would have said before listening to this poignant, powerful TEDx talk by Ash Beckham. She said one hard conversation is not harder than another. Hard is not relative, it’s just hard.  Take the 10 minutes to listen. It is so worth it. She discusses a universal…
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    Cultivating Capital

  • How to Reduce Waste at Your Business

    Carolina Miranda
    20 May 2015 | 9:24 am
    Knowing how to reduce waste at your business can be a challenge, even though it’s an important part of your sustainability efforts. As a society, we are sending ridiculous amounts of waste to the landfill. All of this waste represents misspent resources – both natural and financial. We’re using natural resources to create products that we then throw into the trash. And, of course, it costs us money to make buy those products that ultimately end up in the trash. How do we stop this? Waste at the Davis Street Transfer Station in San Leandro. To start, we can think about the…
  • How To Assess Your Company’s Sustainability – Quickly

    Carolina Miranda
    13 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    Wouldn’t it be great to get an objective assessment about how sustainable your business really is? How do you match up against other businesses? What are your opportunities for improvement? And, importantly, how can you get these answers quickly when you’re busy running your business? Fortunately, there is a way to do this: take the B Corp Quick Impact Assessment. The full version of the B Impact Assessment is a free online tool that you can use to benchmark your company against 200 best practices for sustainable businesses. It’s also the first step towards B Corp…
  • The Benefits of Green Business Certification

    Carolina Miranda
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    One of the questions that I get asked often as a Green Business Consultant is about the benefits of Green Business Certification. After all, the certification process takes time and effort to complete. Is it worth it? I would say so, and with close to 600 certified businesses, many would agree! These are some of the benefits to going through the process to become a Certified Green Business: Align your business with your values. Most owners of Certified Green Businesses go through the certification process because they already believe that minimizing their environmental impact is the right…
  • 10 Resources to Help Your Business Go Green in Alameda County

    Carolina Miranda
    4 May 2012 | 5:36 pm
    Have you realized how many resources for sustainability are available to you as a business owner in Alameda County? There are quite a few!  An abundance of resources exist here that facilitate the process of getting started in the greening process. Looking for free energy audits? You can find that. Interested in recycling options? You can get help with everything from setting up recycling programs to figuring out how to properly dispose of almost anything you can imagine. Would you like to get involved with a networking and advocacy group for local, independent businesses? Not a problem!
  • Building a Solid Sustainability Foundation for Your Business

    Carolina Miranda
    13 Apr 2012 | 11:41 am
    When it comes to sustainability for your business, how can you make sure that you’re doing all that you can to improve your social and environmental performance when you’re already busy running your business? In my work with small businesses, I’ve found that there are two excellent frameworks that you can use. The Green Business and B Corp Certification programs will provide you with everything that you need to ensure that your business is built on a solid foundation of social and environmental performance. They are complimentary, with each having a different focus: the…
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    Purposeful Woman

  • FINALLY – A Solution For Recruiting Women In Tech and Engineering

    JJ DiGeronimo
    1 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    The articles shining a spotlight on the dirth of women in tech, engineering, math and science are overwhelming but few offer solutions. It is exciting to read an article that offers significant proof of how to change the direction. In the article How to Attract Female Engineers by Lina Nilsson, she starts by sharing the same pitiful stats that show women hold little more than 15% of the positions in technology and engineering. However, she digs a little deeper and has uncovered a significant fact that is changing the way women are viewing companies and specific projects that are appealing. It…
  • Unmasking the Impostor Syndrome

    JJ DiGeronimo
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:46 am
    Do you go to work and live in fear of people finding out you are not as smart, talented or accomplished as they think you are? Do you question your value to a project because you think you don’t contribute on the level of others. Do you compare your efforts to others in the company?  The Impostor Syndrome is a self-sabotaging condition we often experience that can hold us back from reaching new heights or “leaning” in to bigger challenges in our career. “There are an awful lot of people out there who think I’m an expert.  How do these people believe all this about…
  • Business Lessons from U of Akron Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

    JJ DiGeronimo
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:47 am
    Norma Rist Five alumni of the College of Business Administration, University of Akron were recognized for their business and community contributions over the years. The award was established in 1987 to recognize distinguished alumni in the name of Dr. Simonetti, a fellow alumnus, dedicated professor, and friend in the College of Business Administration. Honorees must be living graduates of The University of Akron College of Business Administration and must satisfy one or both of the following criteria: Achievement of excellence in his or her profession or vocation to the extent that it…
  • 5 Types of Delegation in Business

    JJ DiGeronimo
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    One of the many skills necessary to be a great leader in business is the art of delegation. Just like when we started to give our children a little bit of responsibility, there are different stages of delegation.  Bruce Fong shared his ideas of the different levels of delegation which are worth reviewing: Five levels of delegation: Level 1: Do exactly what I ask. I have already decided what I want the final outcome to look like. I already researched all the options and know what I want. Just follow my instructions. Level 2: Gather information. I want you to research the topic and bring back…
  • 1 Way to Exercise Your Risk Taking Muscles

    JJ DiGeronimo
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    Actually there are far more ways than one to exercise your risk taking muscles however, for some, the very idea of taking a risk is frightening.  So where do you start?  In an article by Meg Duffy entitled the 3 Steps for Bridging the Confidence Gap, she talks about the importance of knowing/identifying your journey, taking risks and utilizing your community. We’ve talked a lot about all three of those things in past articles here on Purposeful Woman and certainly the primary message of my first book The Working Woman’s GPS: When the plan to have it all has led you astray speaks…
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    Women Unlimited Worldwide

  • Achieve brand fabulousness without spending loads of money!

    Dena Enos
    21 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    The challenge Achieve brand fabulousness without spending loads of money. Your budget (and time) is limited. The solution for success Don’t focus on what you can’t afford and instead follow these 5 MicroEntrepreneur-friendly tips to get started on a brand that you (and your audience) will soon begin to know and love. Begin with a simple message Call me old-fashioned, but when it comes to building a fabulous brand, I’m not much for the overly-fussy or over-produced messaging. Just like a successful entrepreneur needs to clear the clutter to focus on what is truly important to move a…
  • Have you got the information you need to succeed?

    Alison Bradford
    18 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Ever heard the saying, If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it? I used to hear it a lot back in my corporate days. There used to be “Management Information” everywhere, with whole departments just to produce the stuff. Which is great, as long as it’s used effectively. How about you? Did you think when you started your business that you would need to create an MI team at some point? I bet not. In fact, it can be quite liberating in the beginning to not have reports in place, as they can feel constraining. They can even feel pointless when starting out. After all, there isn’t…
  • Conflict is an inevitable consequence of business. Fact.

    Julie Leoni
    13 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    With so many factors and variables in the mix, from internal and 3rd party dependencies, to technology and the pressure of client deadlines and paying the bills, conflict will always rear its ugly head from time to time. But, do you ever find yourself experiencing the same kind of draining disagreements or bad feeling? Because if your life sometimes feels like you’re stuck in ‘ground hog day’, then I’m going to share one of the best pieces of psychology I’ve ever found, that can help you. It’s so simple and yet astonishingly effective that it will save you getting into…
  • Growing your business is a lot like training!

    Joanna Pieters
    11 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Do you swing between feeling good and challenged in your business? Here’s how to keep them both in balance. Lift.  Relax.  Lift.  Relax. If you spend any time in a gym, you’ll have seen how weightlifters train. It’s a gradual, conscious process of slowly building up strength through challenge and release. It’s that combination that allows the muscle to regenerate and grow stronger. However, if you over-challenge that muscle before it’s ready, it gives up. If you attempt an Olympic weight when you’ve just lifted your first 20kg, you’ll risk…
  • Packing a bigger punch: A checklist for collaborating successfully with another business

    Michelle Daniels
    6 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    If the last recession did one good thing, it was to prompt many small business collaborations. These businesses joined forces to create more substantial and attractive offerings to rival the bigger players. Collaboration with another business certainly brings many great benefits to a small company. These include accessing a bigger customer pot and pooling resources to secure greater buying power for marketing elements such as advertising. It also enables small businesses to combine forces to create broader and more attractive product or service packages, offers or promotions. These help them…
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    The Paula G Company LLC

  • 21 Ways to Be More Productive When Traveling

    13 May 2015 | 8:10 am
    Even with the rise in virtual meetings, there is nothing quite like being face-to-face with people. At some point just about every small business owner will find himself or herself on the road to a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Deliberate Choices [Business Flow Video]

    6 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    It’s not what you do, how much you do, or when you do it that will determine your success and happiness. Deliberate choices are the difference between victimhood and servitude and true freedom.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are Your Clients Happy?

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:24 am
    Happy clients make healthy businesses. Do you know if your clients are happy? Are you sure or just guessing? It can be so easy to get busy with day-to-day business activities and never stop to put... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Things You Can Measure Every Week to Boost Profitability

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    I see so many business owners float through the days, months, and years without truly knowing how their business is doing. They steer the ship by guessing and hoping. Now I am an advocate of trusting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How You Can Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

    6 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    Your Choices and Corresponding Pro’s & Con’s So you failed the Google Mobile Friendly test and you’re worried about its impact on your business. But, you don’t know what options you have and what... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Becoming you

  • Beauty Buzz: What to expect from essie for Fall 2015

    Kathryn Rossiter
    25 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    My name is Kathryn and I’m a nail polish addict… Over the weekend I had a mini-makeup sort out, well actually it was just my nail polishes, and I must admit I have far more bottles than is really necessary…. but then who’s counting? Certainly not me! I tried very hard to get rid of a few (and my daughter tried to convince me she was a worthy recipient of any I’d grown tired of) but it was really difficult… Ultimately I just ended up shuffling my collection around and realising that I just can’t part with any of the pretty polishes I have collected…
  • Weekend Wanderings: Mooiplaas

    Kathryn Rossiter
    24 May 2015 | 11:03 pm
    One of our favouite places to escape to every now and again is to visit our friends who live on the beautiful farm of Mooiplaas located in the Bottelary area near Stellenbosch. It’s such a tucked away place that not many people have heard of it – which is exactly why I love it. It’s an authentic wine farm experience that hasn’t been tainted by too much commercialism. I highly recommend a visit to their wine tasting room located in one of the old outbuildings of this national monument or you might like to pre-order one of their amazing picnic baskets and indulge in a…
  • So Sorbet Meadowridge is now open plus a WIN!

    Kathryn Rossiter
    22 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to visit the new Sorbet spa and nail bar that opened up in Meadowridge Park n Shop (tucked away in the corner next to Woolworths).     I popped in one Sunday morning to find out more about the newest Sorbet offering and to sample some of their delights… and boy was it wonderful. I was greeted warmly by the lovely owner, Julie, who is often on hand to ensure personal attention that makes you feel relaxed and welcome immediately. First up I was treated to a relaxing 30 min Swedish back and neck massage in one of the private treatment rooms…
  • Top 10 Financial Mistakes I’ve Made (& you can avoid)

    Kathryn Rossiter
    21 May 2015 | 10:56 am
    ‘Live and learn’ is a wonderful motto to live by…. and one I take to heart often, but mostly because I stumble and fall and then vow not to make the same mistake again! But not only do I think this motto applies to living your own life, it also means learning from others mistakes. Watching what they have done and deciding whether you want to follow their example or learn from their mistakes and forge your own problem-free path! In fact I think it’s such a great concept to learn from other people which is why today I’m sharing the Top…
  • What I… Beatrice from Mademoiselle Nomad

    Kathryn Rossiter
    19 May 2015 | 11:49 pm
    I recently came across a blog by Beatrice called Mademoiselle Nomad. Born in Mauritius and currently living in Cape Town, Beatrice is a tropical island girl turned sophisticated digital nomad! Her blog is all about the art of sophisticated living which is essentially living a quality life filled with joy, refinement, beauty and all the things she loves (good food, great people, working remotely in pretty cafés) Read on to find out more about her here… What I…. Know No matter what happens in life, whether I’m overwhelmed or things are falling apart and my world is shaken, I…
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    Transformation Goddess

  • Goddess Card Monday

    25 May 2015 | 5:55 am
      Welcome to Goddess Card Monday! I love beginning each week with a new goddess card message to inform the week ahead. Want to join me?  If you are called to choose a card, go for it! Click on the read more link to see which card you chose and receive a free goddess card message. The […]
  • Divine Feminine Spotlight with Brigit Esselmont

    20 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Happy New Moon Beauties! Welcome to the Transformation Goddess – Divine Feminine Spotlight for May! 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 […]
  • Goddess Card Monday

    18 May 2015 | 4:00 am
      Welcome to Goddess Card Monday! I love beginning each week with a new goddess card message to inform the week ahead. Want to join me?  If you are called to choose a card, go for it! Click on the link below the cards to see which card you chose and to receive your free goddess card […]
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    My Savvy Sisters

  • Officer Reunites With Boy He Found Behind A Trash Bin 25 Years Ago

    Te-Erika Patterson
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    The search for his mother lasted for two decades after she abandoned him along with his 4 siblings. Despite his rocky beginnings Michael Buelna turned out just fine, eventually becoming a police officer in Santa Ana, California. In November 1989 Buelna responded to a report of a baby’s cries coming from an alley. After investigating, Buelna found a premature baby boy had been left behind in a trash bin. He performed CPR on the tot and rushed him to the paramedics. His discovery made headlines that year as the city searched for the mother of “Baby Adam,” a name given to him…
  • 4 Ways To Make A Decision Without All the Facts

    Te-Erika Patterson
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    There are those times when you know something has to change. The change needs to come RIGHT NOW and you know that now is the time. In order for you to have the life you really want, sometimes a decision needs to be made quickly when you do not have all the facts. Here’s how. Listen to your intuition There is a soft, yet insistent voice that ‘sounds’ just like yours. You hear it all the time but you think you are talking to yourself. This voice is a voice of reason. It is confident. It whispers instructions. It is never fearful or derogatory.… READ MORE...Related…
  • 5 Traits of Highly Successful Women

    Te-Erika Patterson
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:50 pm
    I have interviewed some of the best and brightest women for MySavvySisters.Com. Most of them are thought leaders, entrepreneurs and highly successful women. As I reflect back on the core principles of their characters, I have noticed a few common themes that may be useful to you as you assess your personality. A Highly Successful Woman 1. Does not have friends Sure, there may be ONE person this woman trusts without reservation but walking down the street arm in arm with a group of women is not on this woman’s agenda at all. She doesn’t hate other women, she merely finds that the…
  • 9 Ways Men Define Our Idea of Womanhood

    Te-Erika Patterson
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    After decades of complaining that Barbie, a doll that has become a staple in American culture, was ruining the self-image of young girls by setting an unrealistic standard of beauty, someone finally stepped forward to create a remedy. Women are talking about Nickolay Lamm’s realistic proportions doll, a doll that he created because he wants to help women withself image issues. Why did it take the ingenuity of a man to attempt to solve a problem that impacts women? Although the answer may not be a simple one to answer, the question has kept popping up throughout history. Lamm is not…
  • ADVICE: My Boyfriend Calls Me A Slut In Bed What Do I Do?

    Te-Erika Patterson
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Dear Te-Erika, This may sound a little bit crazy but I don’t know how to feel about it. Last year I met a man at work and we hit it off but I kept him at a distance until just this past month. I do like him a lot and I know he likes me and the relationship has turned sexual BUT- when we have sex he calls me a slut, a whore and a bitch and he pulls my hair too! I have never experienced anything like this before and sometimes I wonder if I should stop him but outside of the bedroom he never talks to me like that is a sweetheart and a gentleman and treats me very well.… READ…
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    Hello Ladies

  • Dear Caregiver, It’s Normal

    17 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    Dear Caregiver, I want you to know that what you’re feeling is normal. It’s normal to feel like caregiving is a burden, not a blessing. It’s normal to want this all to be over. It’s normal for hating yourself for feeling that way. It’s normal to enjoy aspects of your parent’s age and illness – […] The post Dear Caregiver, It’s Normal appeared first on Hello Ladies.          Comments-_this should be framed and hung in every doctor's office. ... by My Inner Chick 
  • Happy Mother’s Day

    10 May 2015 | 6:41 am
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  • For Mother’s Day, Focus on Family Caregivers

    7 May 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Today I have a post up at Next Avenue, a PBS website focused on the 50+ generation, which I am not…fyi. Next Avenue has great content for and about caregivers however, and I joined the voices there advocating for the need to care for the people who are caring for their aging family members. I’d […] The post For Mother’s Day, Focus on Family Caregivers appeared first on Hello Ladies.         
  • Ignorant Legislator of the Week

    6 May 2015 | 4:51 am
    On his website, Texas State Representative Matt Schaefer vows to, “do everything a State Representative can do to protect life.” He states, “We must defend the dignity of each person.” Dignity, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is the quality of being worthy of honor or respect. Rep. Matt Schaeffer wants to ban abortion, even for […] The post Ignorant Legislator of the Week appeared first on Hello Ladies.         
  • Wall Art for Smart, Busy Women

    5 May 2015 | 8:45 pm
    You told us you loved it, and now you can hang the Mogul, Mom & Maid Manifesto on your wall as an 18×26 mounted, matte poster. Let the words of smart, busy women inspire you daily. Order your manifesto here. The post Wall Art for Smart, Busy Women appeared first on Hello Ladies.         
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    Latest articles from Women's eNews

  • India's 'Dark Is Beautiful' Campaign Builds Force

    Swati Sanyal Tarafdar
    22 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    "Many women, and men, nurse a feeling of unworthiness and despair for being dark," says the founder of the campaign, which has spread throughout the country by word of mouth and is attracting interest now from activists in other countries.
  • #SayHerName Kicked Off; Tennessee Limits Abortion

    WeNews staff
    22 May 2015 | 12:13 am
    The national day of action to end police violence against black women took place this week. However in Tennessee, more restrictions are being considered for women seeking an abortion.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Fits In Fine With History

    Caryl Rivers
    19 May 2015 | 1:28 am
    An argument against same-sex marriage has a warm, fuzzy Dr. Spock-ian ring. But a review of recent writings shows how marriage had nothing to do with child welfare. The shift of marriage towards love is an ideal best supported by making it inclusive.
  • 'Feminist 5' Arrests Warning for China's Feminists

    Zoe Alsop
    19 May 2015 | 1:11 am
    In China, feminism made strides for many years when other types of political discourse was discouraged. But now the government is methodically isolating independent voices. This time there is no special pass for women.
  • Abortion Clinic Boss Dons Bullet-Proof Vest; Uses Decoys

    David S. Cohen and Krysten Connon
    16 May 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Kristina Romero is just one of the many abortion providers across the country who deals with risks, from stalking to her children's lives being threatened, say David S. Cohen and Krysten Connon in this excerpt from "Living in the Crosshairs."
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  • Marijuana Spa Potions: The Best Fats for Cannabinoids in Spa IMHO :)

    25 May 2015 | 9:57 pm
    *Author’s note: I’ve opened this article again and updated it due to it having a bit of viral activity on Facebook last week! I’m glad that this is a topic of interest and I am pleased to share my own findings as a home herbalist that has been preparing cannabis spa massage oils, salves, lotions […] The post Marijuana Spa Potions: The Best Fats for Cannabinoids in Spa IMHO :) appeared first on Hempista.
  • Not a Headshop: How Inhale Mercantile Is Changing The Conversation

    16 May 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Headshop. That word is almost as dreadful as “dab rig” in my cannabis dictionary. These aren’t pretty words. They’re the language equivalent of a dude spread on the train. And what kind of images come to mind when you think of a headshop? I think the problem with most headshops is that they function in […] The post Not a Headshop: How Inhale Mercantile Is Changing The Conversation appeared first on Hempista.
  • One World Cannabis: Topical Cannabis Medicine Research in Israel

    15 May 2015 | 7:25 pm
    It comes as no news to patients that have been using topically-applied cannabis preparations that this stuff works for us. There have even been some clinical studies supporting the efficacy of external-use cannabis for conditions like skin rashes or lesions as well as joint and muscle pain and inflammation. I had the pleasure and honor […] The post One World Cannabis: Topical Cannabis Medicine Research in Israel appeared first on Hempista.
  • Cannabis Rose Butter – Simple and Luscious

    10 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    If you’ve read my first book you’ll remember some of the recipes based on this variety of rose, the Apothecary Rose. This is an ancient heirloom variety of rose that has a powerful fragrance and outstanding medicinal properties that are beneficial for all skin types. Cannabis and rose together make an intoxicating scent. And I’m […] The post Cannabis Rose Butter – Simple and Luscious appeared first on Hempista.
  • The Cannabis Spa at Home–A Journey I Share From My Heart

    8 May 2015 | 8:09 pm
    The Cannabis Spa at Home: How to Make Marijuana-Based Lotions, Massage Oils, Ointments, Bath Salts, Spa Nosh, and More As many of my regular readers already know, my new book, The Cannabis Spa at Home, is launching on October 6 and is already available for pre-sale from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I sincerely hope […] The post The Cannabis Spa at Home–A Journey I Share From My Heart appeared first on Hempista.
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    Inspiring Pretty

  • Bride and Groom Photo Ideas

    20 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty The main reason that I (and most other women) love weddings is the romance. The beauty that comes with flowers, wedding dresses and centerpieces is an added bonus. The love between the man and woman who just vowed to spend their lives together is what we all want to see in photos, and it is what every bride wants to capture in her own wedding photos. A bride wants a gorgeous wedding cake, but more than anything else, she wants romantic photos from her wedding day that she can hang around the house, so that she can feel the excitement and love that was that day. The perennial…
  • Awkward Photos for Mother’s Day

    7 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty It has been far too long since I posted a collection of awkward photos. We have loving posts for Mother’s Day, but motherhood is not always full of good times. There are moments that are exhausting, frightening and awkward that will only be funny in retrospect. After all, nobody is perfect and there are bound to be far more awkward moments than picture perfect moments. Fortunately, some of these moments have been captured on camera. Enjoy them with your mother and tell her thank you for taking care of you through the good moments and the awkward moments (although some of…
  • Rice Krispies Treats® and Tee Ball

    5 May 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Inspiring Pretty We have three boys playing baseball this year. For the youngest, this is his first year and he is still learning the basics of the game in tee ball. He is also still determining whether or not he likes the game of baseball altogether. He loves to hit the ball (obviously) and when he catches it, he is ecstatic, but everything in between is what remains to be seen. There is a lot of waiting around, which can be hard for a young kid. It is no wonder why kids do somersaults and play tag during tee ball games. However, he gets very excited watching professional baseball games, and…
  • 5 Plants with Kid Appeal – Raising Good Apples

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty Spring is here and that means new plants coming to life. My kids are used to getting seasonal fruits and veggies, because we have an orange tree, avocado tree and grapefruit tree in our backyard. By this time of year, though, their blooms are over, but the kids still like to get food straight from the backyard. So, they are excited when they get to choose what they get to grow in the backyard. We have done lettuce, carrots and tomatoes in the past. So, this year with the sponsorship of Tree Top, we started discussing the plants that would be in this year’s garden. I asked…
  • How I Treat PCOS Naturally with Juicing

    7 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) a few years ago. I have been struggling with it and all of the problems associated with it before I was diagnosed. When you have PCOS, you are resistant to insulin and this causes problems in the functions of a woman’s body, which leads to elevated levels of estrogen and testosterone. Women with PCOS experience higher body weights, difficulty losing weight, Hirsutism, painless acne brittle hair, mood swings, fatigue, heavy periods, irregular periods among other things. If left untreated, women with PCOS also run…
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  • Your Pre-Gym Beauty Routine

    26 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hitting the gym today? If so, you may want to moisturize beforehand. Why? When we exercise, our body loses a significant amount of water as we sweat, which leaves our skin dehydrated. Applying a lightweight moisturizer beforehand will help it retain water, thus preventing fine lines and premature signs of aging.
  • Soft and Chewy

    Vicki Karigiannis
    25 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    We’ll be honest: at divine.ca HQ, we love to eat. So when there is an opportunity to indulge in a snack, we’ll go for it! Recently, when a few bags of Lancaster chewy caramels landed on our desk, well, we won’t lie: we dove right in. One or two after lunch, and a handful to keep on-hand during a meeting… these sweets truly went fast. But can you blame us? Soft and chewy caramels are hard resist, especially when they’re inspired by the same candies that were first made by Milton Hershey over 120 years ago. We love tradition, after all. The caramels also come in a swirled vanilla…
  • Summer Sipping with Clos du Bois

    Vicki Karigiannis
    25 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Plus: a cool dessert to try at home! Summer is around the corner, and we know that meals on the patio or backyard will be plentiful this season! We recently sat down for a lovely meal with Montreal Gazette food critic Lesley Chesterman, who paired her creations with Clos du Bois chardonnay, a fresh and accessible white wine that is the perfect companion to any summer meal, especially where grilled meats are concerned. Chesterman treated us to a delicious feast of red pepper and cheddar quiche, a salade niçoise, and pork tenderloin with peaches. But the capper is what stunned us most: a…
  • 3 Beauty DIYs to Try at Home

    Caroline Élie
    25 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    With ingredients that can easily be found in your kitchen Does you skin need a little boost? The minds behind Reset Yourself have shared with us three beauty DIYs to attempt at home. (Take it from us: the ice trick really works!) Edible Moisture Mask For dry, parched skin (eg. after a long haul flight), Try this deeply moisturizing face treatment that also softens and soothes the skin. 1 tablespoon milled chia 1 tablespoon raw honey 1/2 avocado, pitted and mashed 1. In a small bowl, mix ingredients together into a paste. 2. Apply to freshly cleansed skin and let it sit for 15-30 minutes. 3.
  • Hair Repair

    Vicki Karigiannis
    24 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Hot sun, humid air, salty waters… Yep, for all of summer’s positive traits, the season can be a bit noxious to our sensitive strands. That is why keeping our hair healthy is one of our prime goals for this summer, and we know we need quite the ally to help keep our mane hydrated and looking flawless. We recently tried this moisturizing mask courtesy of KeraStraight, and it truly restored our hair. Just add a tiny amount to shampooed hair, leave on for five minutes, and rinse for hair that is truly restored. We particularly loved the lightweightedness of the product, as no one enjoys that…
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    8 Women Dream Project

  • Fed Up Movie Review: Slick with No Solution

    Heather Montgomery, Get Fit
    25 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Fitness dreams and food choices go hand in hand. There is not one conversation about fitness that I’ve had with friends, family or clients that hadn’t eventually turned to “What do you eat?”. That’s why I have to share my take on the movie Fed Up. I’ve been waiting for the Fed Up movie to […] Related Posts: Will Better Food Labels Help You Eat Better? Fitness and Lifestyle Change With the Film ‘Food… 100 Calorie Snacks That Make Healthy Choices Worth It Best Food Label Resources for Healthy Eating Who Ever Heard of Eating Healthy and Enjoying Your…
  • A Memorial Day Remembrance of Dreams Cut Short

    Catherine Hughes, Be an Online Success
    24 May 2015 | 6:30 pm
    This Memorial Day I will wake up early, pick up my mom and travel the short distance between where I live and where my father is buried. It’s a short drive to the cemetery. It’s just down my street, a left turn, another left turn and the a right up a steep hill. It’s basically in […] Related Posts: Father’s Day Celebrations Remind Daughter About Lost… Why Half Assing It Means You Picked The Wrong Dream How To Launch A Daughter: A Thank You For Fathers Day A Tribute to My Heroes For Father’s Day, Part I Memorial Day Dreams: Honoring the Fallen The…
  • The Quiet Mission of a True Hero

    Karen Fisher-Alaniz
    24 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    What a Hero is Not We live in a society where the loud and boisterous are rewarded and the quiet are marginalized. From the classroom where the extrovert child jumps at the chance to tell the teacher what he knows, to the boardroom, where the most vocal are given a stage to loudly thrust their […] Related Posts: Our Mentors: The Chaplain Threw a Brick at me A Tribute to My Heroes For Father’s Day, Part II Our Mentors: An Unexpected Friendship with JA Jance How Failure is a Perfect Part of Dream Success Remembering Robin Williams The post The Quiet Mission of a True Hero appeared…
  • Never Assume You Know Your Client’s Budget

    Kelly Swanson, Do Public Speaking
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    No way this client is going to be able to pay my fee. They are a non-profit. That means they don’t have much money. They had her last year? Then they have LOTS of money. There are only twenty people in the audience. No way they can afford me. Why You Shouldn’t Assume ANYTHING When […] Related Posts: Sales Tips for Professional Keynote Speakers When Learning Becomes Loathing A Speaker’s Worth Versus A Speaker’s Value To… How Much Should Motivational Speakers Charge? How Motivational Speakers Get Great Testimonials The post Never Assume You Know Your…
  • Self-esteem self-defense

    Iman Woods, Therapeutic Photos for Women
    20 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    How many times have you needed self-esteem self-defense? How many times has someone been abusive and you couldn’t think of a way to communicate how they made you feel until AFTER it was over? How many times has a toxic person’s words affected you long after the words have left their lips? How much of […] Related Posts: Self-Worth Comes From You One Year Rewind of Self-Esteem Dreams Three Letter F Word How Judgement is Hurting Your Self-Esteem Words Could Never Hurt Me The post Self-esteem self-defense appeared first on 8 Women Dream Project.
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    Your Life After 25:

  • Enter To Win: #FightAcne Giveaway! Be Sure to RSVP for the Twitter Party too!

    Da Vinci
    25 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    Acne is something many of us dealt with as teens but a lot of people are still dealing with adult acne also. For women it can be tough because of all the constant changes in our bodies and hormones. If you’ve been dealing with your own personal acne battle we’re inviting you to join the ... The post Enter To Win: #FightAcne Giveaway! Be Sure to RSVP for the Twitter Party too! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Get Summer Ready: Weight Loss Ideas for Women That Really Work

    Da Vinci
    22 May 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Being overweight is not cool. Thinking constantly about losing weight also is not cool. It’s scary. It can be downright discouraging to make no progress in spite of all your efforts. Bad news? Thinking does not help. Good news? You can lose weight. In this article, I am going to share creative weigh... The post Get Summer Ready: Weight Loss Ideas for Women That Really Work appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Summer is HERE! But You Can Vacation Everyday Beyond That With Palm Breeze!

    Da Vinci
    22 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    We’re super excited that Memorial Day weekend is finally here!  Honestly, I can’t even understand how fast this year seems to be going by, but I also can’t complain.  Anyway, back to Summer fun! I don’t know about you but  I’m ready to hang out on the beach or by the po... The post Summer is HERE! But You Can Vacation Everyday Beyond That With Palm Breeze! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 4 Top Benefits You Get When You Hire Private Jet

    Da Vinci
    20 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    If you are in a business which requires you to travel a lot, then it is very important to hire a private business jet than paying for commercial flights. For this, you can consider renting a private jet. When you decide to rent a private jet you will always be on time and don’t have to face any hass... The post 4 Top Benefits You Get When You Hire Private Jet appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Win a SCOUR THE CLUES with Brad Meltzer Prize Pack Giveaway!

    Da Vinci
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Samples & prizing are provided by Grand Central Publishing Are you a fan of books that tell about political intrigue?  Or a History Channel junkie, like me?  Then, here is another giveaway that is sure to get you excited!  Most of you know I love shows like Scandal or that I love a good mystery,... The post Win a SCOUR THE CLUES with Brad Meltzer Prize Pack Giveaway! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    Ann Daly

  • Inspiration from Helen Keller

    Ann Daly
    26 May 2015 | 5:50 am
  • Gretchen Rubin: make it convenient

    Ann Daly
    19 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    I always thought it was a vice. A flaw, a failing, a sin of the mortal variety. Just the other day, complaining to my neighbor: Oh, it takes 20 to 30 minutes each way, depending on the traffic, to get to the YMCA. What a lazy excuse, right? If I were really committed to getting fit, if I weren’t such a lazy so-and-so, I’d get in the car right now and suck up the hour of travel time for a workout. Well, I may be a lazy so-and-so, but Gretchen Rubin tells me in her new book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, that, at least, I’m normal.
  • Gretchen Rubin: why you need clarity

    Ann Daly
    12 May 2015 | 6:47 am
    Have you read happiness guru Gretchen Rubin’s new book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives? Turns out, good habits are a key to happiness. And, wait for it: clarity is a key to good habits. Here’s what Rubin says: “One of the great puzzles of habit is the fact that some habits form too easily, while others don’t seem to stick. Why? There are many answers, but sometimes, I realized, the problem is a lack of clarity.” There are two types of clarity that support the formation of good habits: clarity of values and clarity of action.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe on the important thing

    Ann Daly
    1 May 2015 | 7:49 am
  • Newer every day

    Ann Daly
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
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    World Of Female

  • Redecorate Your Apartment Without Going Broke With These 6 Tips

    21 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Decorating your apartment is easy when you have plenty of money, but few of us find ourselves rowing that regal boat. Instead, we’re often forced to do more with less, which too often means settling for a living space that doesn’t quite meet our expectations. While it’s true that unlimited resources make for easier decorating, so long as you exercise good taste, spend money wisely, and take your time finding the right items with which to decorate, there’s no reason you can’t decorate your apartment beautifully and be frugal at the same time. Here are six ways to redecorate your
  • Useful Gadgets for the Elderly

    20 May 2015 | 6:35 am
    Are you forever encouraging your elderly loved ones to purchase more gadgets to make their lives easier but they are too stubborn to get any because they believe gadgets are too complicated? Maybe they don’t believe they are better than doing things the traditional way? The best thing to do is to prove them wrong – you can do this by using some of these excellent gadgets that are simple to use and not too techy! Gadgets aren’t all as scary as a sky box, iPad or mobile phone. Reaching aids Perfect for your loved one who struggles to bend
  • How to Make Your Home Look Bigger

    20 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    With house prices sky high it can be a struggle as you are try to fit a growing family into a small house or flat. It can be even more difficult to make that home appear spacious. Developing the illusion of space in your home is important in making it a relaxing place to be. There are plenty of measures you can take to make the rooms in your home light and spacious. Here are a few suggestions. Develop your Entryway Cluttering up the entrance to your home with furniture can seriously hamper the impression of space in your home.
  • 10 Unusual Wedding Gift Ideas

    20 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    In times gone by wedding gifts were relatively straight forward. The bride and groom were embarking on a new life together, possibly living together for the first time, and therefore needed all the essentials which are required. A toaster, cutlery set, table cloth; all gratefully received by the happy couple as they set about furnishing their marital home. Nowadays, things are not as straight forward. Couples who marry have often lived together for a while and have all the home essentials needed. Therefore, you need to think a bit harder about what they need and what they will enjoy. Here
  • Children and Smartphones Infographic

    13 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    High-end electronics are sometimes called toys for adults, but these days kids are getting in on the fun too. Smartphones and tablets, once the domain of the savvy professional, are now so integrated into our lives that even children find uses for them. Increasingly, kids are even given their own top-line smartphone, such as the Galaxy S6 edge, or other device, rather than just using their parents’. While smart devices are certainly fun, they have other uses. Smartphone apps can be educational as well as enjoyable, and the market for “edutainment” programs is booming. Phones can also…
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    Witches' Brew | White Jesus Approved

  • Brew Bits: Empire Gets New Faces

    Witch Hazel
    12 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    If you’re jonesin’ for news about FOX’s breakout hit, Empire, we’ve got that covered. The TV networks are in upfront season where they announce the comings and goings of your favorite (and, perhaps, not so favorite) shows. Season two of Empire will include 18 episodes (six more than the first), plus Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz have been tapped for roles. On the music side, Ne-Yo is working on a deal to write music for the second season. Empire returns to FOX in early Fall. Are you ready? Image via FOX Source Want more Witches’ Brew?
  • Brew Bit: NeNe and Kim Team Up

    Witch Hazel
    5 May 2015 | 12:32 pm
    …not the Kim you’re thinking of though! NeNe Leakes dropped some news after an appearance on Meredith Vieira’s show, Monday. She says she has a multi-year long project in the works with Kim Kardashian West. Take a look. The two have worked together before on NeNe’s shoe for ShoeDazzle. Meanwhile, NeNe is cashing another check. She does have a new project with the other Kim. NeNe and Kim Zolciak have a new Bravo spinoff coming soon, “The Road to Riches.” Are you checking for Linnethia’s new projects? Image via Twitter Want more Witches’ Brew?
  • Brew Tube: Jamie Foxx Remixes the National Anthem

    Witch Hazel
    4 May 2015 | 5:55 pm
    From Denzel’s grandpa look to Jimmy Kimmel’s Run DMC getup, more people are talking about the celebrities at Saturday night’s Mayweather/Pacquiao fight than the actual fight itself. One of the hot topics was Jamie Foxx singing the National Anthem. Rather than just (in the words of Randy Jacskon) “sing the melody, dawg,” Foxx opted to yodel and do a gospel rendition of the anthem with a couple hallelujahs at the end. The internet went nuts after Jamie finished. If you missed it, here’s the anthem with some “Coming to America” embellishments.
  • Brew Tube: Diddy & Cassie Too Hot for TV?

    Witch Hazel
    4 May 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Diddy has a new scent he wants you to dip yourself in and to market it, he had Cassie disrobe for a commercial that’s too hot for TV. Wednesday, Diddy’s new citrusy, unisex fragrance, “3AM,” will be released as part of a high-profile appearance at Macy’s in NYC. The fragrance is his first in six years, so in typical Sean Combs fashion, he’s pushing the envelope with marketing. The ad for the fragrance features Diddy and former bench-riding boo who’s since been promoted to ringside-sitting girlfriend, Cassie, engaged in some rough foreplay and…
  • Brewchies at the Movies: Divas + GIVEAWAY

    Witch Hazel
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    From Baltimore to Nepal, there’s so much happening in the world right now that requires our attention, energy and prayers. But, sometimes, you just need a little break and escape from it all. We’re hosting an entertainment giveaway this week that you may want to check out. Get the details below… When a Hollywood diva winds up dead, it’s no shock to any of her “frenemies.” But, figuring out just who did it proves to be a challenge, since no one really fancies her anyway. That’s the premise of the new film, Divas. This comedy stars Vanessa Bell Calloway…
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  • When NEPA / PHCN and fuel scarcity attack my baby’s milk – Fuel Scarcity May 2015

    25 May 2015 | 9:04 am
    It has gotten personal. NEPA IS ATTACKING MY BABY! It used to be easy for me to know if there was a power outage (which is frequent in Lagos, Nigeria), when I get to my neighborhood. If I hear the blaring sounds of generators I would know that there is an outage, but if it was quiet then I would know there was power, and I would smile and look forward to turning on the air conditioner and getting out of the blazing Lagos heat. But today was different… I got to my neighborhood and it was quiet. I was able to listen very well because I didn’t have enough fuel in my car for the AC,…
  • When it rains it pours

    23 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    I’ve always disliked that phrase “when it rains, it pours.” Maybe because it has always been used in a negative way – when bad things happen, they just keep happening… Well I’ve decided to use it in a different way, because I like to believe that when good things happen to me, they just keep happening. When my husband decides to give me the gift of time by holding the baby for a few hours, so I’m able to get some much needed rest, and then I’m able to write this blog post, which I enjoy doing… and to work on some other Top Secret projects,…
  • worrying? – God has handled it

    20 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    The other day we were having a challenging issue with a client. I wasn’t sure how to deal with it so that the client would not think that I was being rude or disrespectful.  I decided to just sleep on it, and I hoped I would figure it out in the morning. Before I went to sleep, I kept thinking about how to address the issue, and when I woke up I continued thinking about the issue. I decided that I would inform my boss about the issue and let him deal with it because I had tried and tried to figure out how to resolve it, but to no avail… Later, however, I found out that my boss hd…
  • When your job is not your passion

    13 May 2015 | 1:31 pm
    I’m a big believer in finding your passion, and finding ways to work with that passion, but sometimes things don’t work out quite how you would like it to. Being a writer may not be the quickest or easiest way to make money, but it is still my passion… The other day I was introduced to another way of thinking – doing the best in whatever you find to do. I thought that was such a great way to live your life. Whatever you find to do, do your best in it and you may find that it becomes something you enjoy, or at least something that earns you a lot of money… My new…
  • That’s why it’s called physical parenting – mother’s day 2015

    9 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    Often times when people ask me “how is motherhood?” I say “It is exhausting…”   On a good day I”m in bed by 8:30pm, on other days you may call me by 6:30pm and get offended because I didn’t pick up your call, but the truth is that I’m already fast asleep. It’s funny to me how sometimes mothers who get to stay at home with their kids envy mothers who get to keep their kids in a daycare and vice versa. I hear things like “you’re so lucky, you can get a break” or “you’re so lucky you are with your kids the…
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  • Father’s Day Gifts with a Personal Touch

    23 May 2015 | 8:12 am
    Father’s Day gift ideas are generally boring, same old routine and very obvious. How about making things a bit more interesting with these cheap father’s day gifts? These presents are unique, well within your budget and yes you wouldn’t have … Related Posts: Father’s Day Coloring Pages Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Techie Mom Share photos online with family Holidays and Festivals Christmas Party Games The post Father’s Day Gifts with a Personal Touch appeared first on Modernwomenworld.com.
  • Memorial Day Travel Deals: Last Minute Steals

    21 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    Memorial Day weekend is just about to kick off and if you are stuck looking for last minute Memorial Day travel deals then get all ready to make your reservations now. Here are four simple ways to plan your last … Related Posts: Single Parent Family Vacations: 4 Deals You Must Try Best Hotels in London for Tourists Single Women Travel 5 ways to select Baby Friendly Hotels Tech Diva-Technology for Women The post Memorial Day Travel Deals: Last Minute Steals appeared first on Modernwomenworld.com.
  • How to make scrambled eggs with cheese

    18 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    How to make scrambled eggs with cheese is not that much of a tough question as compared to the best way to make scrambled eggs. One secret thing on scrambled eggs is to whisk them thoroughly before cooking. Whisking adds … Related Posts: New Year Breakfast Recipes: 3 grab and go recipes 5 Health Foods For A Longer Life Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids: Food that works Apple Pie Recipe: The Grandma Way 30 Yummy After-School Snacks for Each Day of the month The post How to make scrambled eggs with cheese appeared first on Modernwomenworld.com.
  • Yoga for Back Pain Relief

    16 May 2015 | 11:33 am
    Yoga is one of the best forms of exercise for back pain relief. If you are suffering from chronic lower back pain then check with your doctor before you do any of these yoga for back pain relief. However, for … Related Posts: Yoga Poses for Flat Abs Chronic Back Pain Relief and Treatment Easy Ways To Avoid Neck Pain 10 Meditation tips for beginners Inner Thigh Workouts The post Yoga for Back Pain Relief appeared first on Modernwomenworld.com.
  • 5 Summer Jobs for College Students Hacks

    14 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    Summer jobs for college students are the first step towards their career and there needs to be a fine balance between learning, challenge and fun. Summer jobs for college students can help them gain invaluable work experience that stays with … Related Posts: Party Hard with Top Ten Party Colleges (Infographic) Free Online Tutoring for Kids Summer Camps The Alarming Truth About Teenage Drinking Summer Smoothies Recipes The post 5 Summer Jobs for College Students Hacks appeared first on Modernwomenworld.com.
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    Girlilla Warfare

  • My Daughter/My Selfie: And There She Goes …

    25 May 2015 | 10:03 pm
    By Lisa Barr Many years ago I wrote an article for a newspaper about how studies have shown that the two most difficult times to “let go” of your children are sending them off to kindergarten AND sending them off to college. Back then, I was on the kindergarten side of the spectrum. And now … (somebody bring me a box of tissues). Yes, there I go again. Immediate tears like an actress at an audition, only I’m not acting. I’m feeling every damn thing. My eldest daughter Noa (the first of my three teenage daughters) is graduating high school this week and heading…
  • Teen Survival: 4 Things I Would Tell My Younger (High School) Self

    17 May 2015 | 10:03 pm
    By Marisa Houser There have been countless times when I have cried and cried over fights with friends, been an outright bitch to my family (because I was more focused on what I had going on), changed my looks to be like someone/something I’m not, and much, much more. The dilemmas, not only in high school, but in young adult life, can seem so earth-shattering that it is hard to actually listen to the advice given to us in the midst of whatever situation we may be in. But, there are some things that no one had ever told me while I was experiencing all the ups and downs of high school. And…
  • Buddy, Shadow & Wingman: The New ‘Girl Code’ On Campus

    11 May 2015 | 10:03 pm
    By Debby Shulman Hannah Wilson, the young lady who was tragically murdered last month at Indiana University, has left an indelible mark on our hearts. As mothers, we mourn for her parents and family, as sisters, we cannot fathom losing our best friend and confidant and as a community, we reel in anger at how perilously dangerous it has become to send our girls off to college. Tales of campus rape and sexual assault, in addition to first-hand reports of raucous college parties gone terribly wrong, appear on the news with such regularity, we are barely able to recover from one story just as…
  • Happy Mama’s Day, Girlfriend xo With Love, GIRLilla Warfare

    9 May 2015 | 10:03 pm
    ‘Wishing you a Stress-Free Day filled with Love, Joy, Breakfast in Bed, Internal Peace, Uninterrupted Sleep, the Perfect Cup of Venti, a Smell-the-Roses Moment, A Clean House courtesy The Kids/The Hubby, a Stocked Fridge, the Laundry Put Away, Special Time to Watch Your Shows/Read Your Book/Breathe, No Nagging, No I WANTS, No Meltdowns — Just Life’s Goodies: Laughter, Hugs & Kisses — an Appreciation for ALL that you do. In Our Bible — EVERY DAY is Mother’s Day. We love you, Girlfriend. xoxo THE GIRLilla Warfare Team
  • Still Got Game: An Ode to Sandra Bullock … and to US

    3 May 2015 | 10:03 pm
    By Arden Edelcup I have always had a massive girl crush on Sandra Bullock and, turning 50 last August, was made a wee bit less painful because Sandy turned 50 two whole weeks before me. For almost two decades, she has always been the idealized version of myself, and like so many women in America, I really feel like if she met me, we’d be BFFs. Sandy is that pretty yet goofy friend who snorts when she laughs and admits to cringing at her Morning Face. However, my hubby has also repeated on more than a few occasions, that if I were to graciously give him a “PASS” — Sandra Bullock…
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  • How to Offer Multiple Subscription Options to Your Blog Readers

    Erin Gibson
    26 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    So you’ve got a blog. Whether it’s a personal site where you blog about your life, a niche blog where you talk about your passion projects, or you’re an entrepreneur blogging about your small business, there are a few things you need to do to help your readers connect with you. You need to offer your readers several different ways to get your posts, so that no matter how they prefer to read blogs, you’ve got an option that works for them. So many bloggers are out there publishing great content, but they’ve spent zero time thinking about how to actually get that content in…
  • How to Apologize When You’ve Done a Sh*tty Thing

    Erin Gibson
    19 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    It seems like every other week in the news, someone famous is issuing the obligatory Public Apology, because they stuck their foot in their mouth in an interview, got caught on tape saying something they thought no one would hear, or did something awful in public. These are almost always terrible heaps of BS, and usually no one buys them.   They usually go something like this. Maybe you’ve said one of these yourself? (I have.) “I’m sorry if people were offended by …” “I didn’t intend to …” “I’m sorry it was taken…
  • 6 Items You Should Keep in Your Bag to Ward Off Travel Funk

    Erin Gibson
    11 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s vacation season, and sometimes, a girl finds herself in a place where issues of personal hygiene become somewhat complicated. Whether you’re kicking around third world countries or roadtripping cross country in search of the world’s largest yarn ball, what you carry with you can be the difference between the experience of a lifetime or hours of discomfort. These are a few items that you can keep in your bag to help to lessen the gross, so you can focus on living it up. Hand sanitizer I usually don’t touch the stuff because it dries my hands out something awful.
  • Write Your Relationship Manifesto + Free Worksheet

    Erin Gibson
    4 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Friends, I have been in more than my fair share of stupid relationships. I say stupid rather than bad, destructive or unfulfilling (even though they were those things, too) because in all of them I knew exactly what the problem was. Whether they were boyfriends, friends or acquaintances that I suffered way longer than I should have, the common thread was always that I knew that what I was putting up with was stupid. Logically, I could reason out that I was dealing with things no one should have to deal with, that it was going nowhere, and that I was fooling myself into thinking it would…
  • Linkography – money-free fun + anxiety busters

    Erin Gibson
    1 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    We’ve made it through another one, friends! Here’s a collection of my favorite things from the last week to help you coast into the weekend.   This song has been popping up on my Pandora station recently, but when I finally saw the video I could not take my eyes off of it. So weirdly hypnotic (and a little creepy in a fun way?) Wildcat! Wildcat! – Mr. Quiche.   I am all about free entertainment. Here’s a pretty exhaustive list of 102 Things to Do on a Money-Free Weekend. I’m always looking for cheap ways to create beautiful wall art, so this diy…
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    Women You Should Know®

  • For The Forgotten Women Who Selflessly And Bravely Served Our Country

    25 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day has its origins in the observances of organized women’s groups who would come together and use flowers to decorate the graves of loved ones who died in the Civil War. And historically, from the American Revolutionary War to the present, women have always volunteered in defense of our country and served in a variety of ways, but as noted by the National Women’s History Project, “Many of their contributions have been forgotten and are not recorded in today’s history books.” So we’re taking this opportunity to…
  • Moina Michael: The Woman Behind The Memorial Poppy To Honor Fallen Soldiers

    25 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    We cherish too, the Poppy red That grows on fields where valor led, It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies. – Moina Michael, 1915 Woman You Should Know Moina Michael was a U.S. professor and humanitarian. Inspired by “In Flander’s Fields,” a poem written by John McCrae in 1915 during World War I that refers to the red poppies which grew near the battlefields of that horrific conflict and over the graves of its fallen soldiers, she published her own poem, “We Shall Keep Faith,” and also vowed to permanently wear a memorial poppy. She took her memorial…
  • It’s “Don’t Fry Day”… Be Sure To Slip, Slop, Slap, and Wrap When You’re Outdoors

    22 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    FACT 1: Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. To encourage sun safety awareness and help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day.” So before you hit the parks, the ball fields, the beaches or the backyard BBQs this Memorial Day weekend, we are joining with them to remind you to protect your skin while enjoying the outdoors. FACT 2:…
  • Elbows to Ankles: One Woman Speaks Out On The Policing Of Girls’ Bodies By Educators

    WYSK Guest Contributor
    22 May 2015 | 9:31 am
    By Melissa Atkins Wardy – I’ve been speaking with the mom of a high school girl who was told at school this morning that her dress to her knees, cardigan to her elbows, and leggings underneath were inappropriate for school. The only skin this girl was showing was her forearms and hands. A school official told her boys were being distracted by her leggings and she would need to change. The girl asked if she should just remove her legs. The girl’s mother responded to the school official saying the problem was not her daughter’s legs but the boys’ behavior. This is why I am against…
  • Fix-It Friday: Low Water Pressure Faucet? Here’s An Easy Fix To Get The Flow Going

    Norma Vally, WYSK DIY Contributor
    22 May 2015 | 6:27 am
    Is the flow at your faucet so low it takes 10 minutes to rinse one dish? The lack of pressurized flow is almost always due to a clogged aerator. The aerator is a small device at the tip of your faucet. It contains a screen(s) in it that does two things—filters out particles and creates a smooth neat flow of water (so it doesn’t chugalug out of the spout). Over time, these screens get clogged and cause the water to lose pressure as it flows out of the faucet. These particles may also cause the spout to sputter. Simply cleaning these screens will get that full flow going again! Aerator…
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    Its All About Women! | Its All About Women!

  • The funniest 100-year-old BFF’s ever

    Denise ONeill
    24 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Imagine if you grew up in the 1930’s. What would you say about the world today? Meet these 100-year-old best friends. They are delightful, beautiful, joyful, sharp, and funny. You’ll be rolling in laughter when you hear what they think about today’s pop culture, as they answer questions like: What is a selfie? What is twerking? Are you disappointed in the new iPhone operating system? What do you think of Justin Bieber? What do you think of the baby name North West? Do you know what BFF stands for? Looks like it’s not just kids who say the darndest things! Which one of your awesome…
  • The “Personality Archetype” that Keeps You Permanently Single

    Carol Allen - Premium Expert
    19 May 2015 | 10:03 pm
    When I was studying psychology years ago in university, one of my professors said something I’ll never forget… “There are only nine people in the world, and you’ll keep running into those same nine people over and over.” I thought he was just jaded. But now, all these years later, I don’t think there are even nine people in the world — I think there are five. One of these five personality types has kept many women single without them knowing why. If you happen to be this personality type, then you can rejoice… For I will show you how you can banish the…
  • How to Stop Being a People-Pleaser and Start Being Yourself

    Linda H. Williams - Premium Expert
    19 May 2015 | 10:02 pm
     “What’s wrong with wanting to please others?” There’s actually nothing wrong with trying to please others… but only up to a point.  When pleasing others begins to compromise your health and happiness, you can be sure that it has passed that point! This is when your aim to please becomes a serious problem because you’re feeling as though widespread positive approval from others is necessary for you to feel good and to enjoy success in your life. Are You Being You? The truth is, seeking constant approval from others forces you to miss out on the beauty of simply being yourself.
  • The #1 Advice Women Entrepreneurs Should Not Ignore

    Kim DeYoung - Premium Expert
    19 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Are you a coach, nutritionist, interior designer, VA, or service provider of some kind? If you’ve answered yes, then you’re a problem solver! You probably work with your ideal client all day long so you know who she is, what problems or challenges she’s experiencing and what she needs from you to improve her life. You answer questions and solve problems on the spot every time you work with your client. In fact, problem solving probably comes quite naturally to you, and your clients value the information you provide. The next question for you to solve is then: How can you reach a…
  • Great Tech to Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

    Maria Ramos
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    As we get older, it becomes increasingly important to take care of our health. One aspect we should pay close attention to is our cholesterol levels. This is especially true for women, because LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels in postmenopausal women are typically higher than those of men despite being lower before the onset of menopause. High cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis and eventually stroke and heart attack. While attending to levels of cholesterol is often a mundane and tedious task, several new products promise to make it more convenient than it has been in the past. Apple…
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    The Indie Chicks

  • 6 Relationship Secrets You Can Learn From Romantic Comedies

    Chrystal Rose
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Romantic comedies get a bad rap. Sure they’re kind of like the grown-up version of fairy tales we had shoved down our throats as a kid, and they certainly aren’t incredibly realistic. Sometimes they insult our intelligence and other times we might feel like they ruin our lives, but if you take a step back and appreciate […] The post 6 Relationship Secrets You Can Learn From Romantic Comedies appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • Owning Your Big Girl Job

    Adri Ramos
    26 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    So you finally have a job that doesn’t involve serving greasy burgers to families of 5 and coming home smelling like a French fry, or working those long retail hours with aching feet for days. It is quite the transition; maybe you’re just out of college getting the job of your dreams, or maybe you just got […] The post Owning Your Big Girl Job appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • Badass Summer Salad Round-Up

    Maegan Lukian
    25 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    For me, summer is all about eating fresh and baring fit legs — they go hand in hand! Although I try to experiment with new ingredients as often as possible, I have a few staple salads that I return to over and over again. These recipes are packed with super-foods, antioxidants and healthy fats.  They […] The post Badass Summer Salad Round-Up appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • The Attitude Adjustment – 5 Things to do NOW

    Chiara Mazzucco
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    While you’re getting your body ready for summer, cleaning your closet, and sorting your makeup stash, there is one thing you can’t ignore when it comes to going through a complete makeover: your attitude. Everyone has a different area they want and need to target so this article is going to focus on the general […] The post The Attitude Adjustment – 5 Things to do NOW appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • A Modern Audrey Hepburn

    Kayna Matsunaga
    25 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an age old standard of beauty and elegance that few in this world have ever been able to imitate successfully. In the first place, who has the money to spend on Bvlgari jewelry and Givenchy dresses? And even if we could pull the money together, who would want to live like […] The post A Modern Audrey Hepburn appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
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    Angel Lee Beauty

  • Crease Blending Brushes I Bet You Never Heard Of Until Now!

    17 May 2015 | 6:04 pm
    When it comes to blending/crease brushes their are about 116516303065 choices! Most people use a Sigma E40  or a MAC 217 Brush. I can honestly say out of all the brushes I own I have never gotten my hands on these two. With that being said I cannot talk about how these may work BUT I can talk about two of my highly underrated and unspoken of blending brushes.First is the Aveda Flax Sticks #6 Eye Contour Brush. It is densely packed, 100% taklon fiber, and blends like a dream! The density of the brush really packs the color into the crease area and prevents fallout. The tapered design…
  • H&M Launching It's Very Own Beauty Department Fall 2015!

    12 May 2015 | 6:15 pm
    So not only is H&M an amazing place to shop for fashion but now it's going to offer beauty products from its very own line! Ok so I'm a little skeptical when it comes to quality to be expected because truth be told I never bought anything beauty-wise from a clothing store. Drugstore is as far as I go but hey you never know, it could be amazing. According to the press release the line will carry a full range of makeup, haircare, bodycare, and beauty tools. In total they say their will be over 700 makeup products available at launch time. These will replace existing beauty products at…
  • Angel Lee's April 2015 Hit List

    6 May 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Moisturizer - Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Refresher Gel-Cream $6.79 Drugstore.comI have combination skin and as we get closer to the summer months my T-Zone gets very oily. This products gives me just enough hydration without that greasy feeling. Plus it's cheap!Eye Cream - Daytime: BareMinerals Renew & Hydrate Eye Cream $32.00 Sephora.comEvening: Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream $70 Sephora.comThe BareMinerals eye cream gives that extra boost of moisture my under eye area needs (I am 30 lol), without becoming too slippery and greasy. At night I give my under eye that…
  • Guess Who's Back?! First Post In A Year! Let's Get Personal...

    2 May 2015 | 12:18 pm
    It's funny that after almost a year I am back to this blog. So much has changed and so many things have happened. But overall I am at a much happier and peaceful time in my life. I never got personal with my blog and it was always all about the beauty and the fashion but I think it's time I break that mold and delve deeper.In the past year I have graduated Esthetician school, started working at an amazing salon in my state, and got 100 times better at how I do makeup. I have also faced one of the most heart-wrenching moments of my life. The birth and loss of my son at 20 weeks. It has been…
  • Every Last Drop ~ No More Wasting Product!

    1 May 2014 | 6:43 am
    Don't you hate when you use a bottle of polish and you can't get it all out because the applicator is too short? So you're turning the bottle to the side, swirling, struggling, etc. Waste of time and money, not to mention annoying as all hell! Well a friend of mine is creating a product called Every Last Drop and I wanted to share it with you all.Look at how the adjustable brush reaches all the way to the bottom! No waste! How genius is that?! I love it! She has 2 different size shafts too, so you can accommodate all different bottle sizes. I personally think this was an awesome invention and…
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    Wealthcare For Women

  • The Future’s So Bright,I Gotta Wear Shades

    Russ Thornton
    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    While this week’s title could certainly be about the 1986 song from one-hit-wonder Timbuk 3, I want to talk about something else . . . But first, I have a question: What do you consider “long-term?” For some, the idea of long-term is 5, 10, 20 or more years into the future. This is also my idea of long-term. For others – you know who you are – long-term is, depending on the circumstances, a matter of seconds, minutes, hours, days or weeks. But it certainly isn’t measured in years. Many investors and advisors who pin their self-worth on their last good idea…
  • Are You Focusing On The Trivial Or The Meaningful?

    Russ Thornton
    13 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    By Rossem, Wim van / Anefo [CC BY-SA 3.0 nl (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en)], via Wikimedia CommonsPerhaps you’re familiar with Parkinson’s Law which states that, “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” The Parkinson associated with the above “law” is C. Northcote Parkinson, a British naval historian and prolific writer. I suspect you’ve heard of Parkinson’s law, or some similar variation before. But today, I’d like to draw your attention to Parkinson’s other law. His law of…
  • Client Q&A: Should I Use Multiple Financial Advisors?

    Russ Thornton
    6 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Many people I meet are under the impression that if diversifying their investments is a good idea, then diversifying their advisors must be a great idea. Why work with one advisor when you can split things up among 2 or more advisors and get different perspectives and let them “compete” against each other? This very situation came up recently when I received an email from a woman that I was referred to. She is not yet a client. Basically, her email said: I am leaning toward putting half the portfolio with you and the remainder with another advisor and see how the different…
  • How’s Your Juggling?

    Russ Thornton
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    First, I’d like to thank my friend Brian for the inspiration for this week’s article. Brian shared something on LinkedIn last week that caught my attention and has stuck with me the past few days. So now, let me introduce you to another Brian. This time, it’s Brian Dyson, former CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises. Back in September, 1996, Mr. Dyson delivered the commencement address at Georgia Tech. Here is an excerpt from his speech: Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit … and…
  • A Conversation With Carl Richards

    Russ Thornton
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    You may know Carl Richards from his growing library of sketches. Or perhaps you know him from his weekly New York Times “Sketch Guy” column. Maybe you’ve read his first book, The Behavior Gap. Or his latest book, The One-Page Financial Plan. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Carl for many years and seeing his work and much-deserved recognition grow. Carl and I first spoke in 2005. At the time, I was still an advisor with Merrill Lynch, and somehow I found Carl and was interested in picking his brain. You see, Carl was also an advisor with Merrill Lynch, but had already…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • Enter To Win: #FightAcne Giveaway! Be Sure to RSVP for the Twitter Party too!

    Da Vinci
    25 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    Acne is something many of us dealt with as teens but a lot of people are still dealing with adult acne also. For women it can be tough because of all the constant changes in our bodies and hormones. If you’ve been dealing with your own personal acne battle we’re inviting you to join the ... The post Enter To Win: #FightAcne Giveaway! Be Sure to RSVP for the Twitter Party too! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Get Summer Ready: Weight Loss Ideas for Women That Really Work

    Da Vinci
    22 May 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Being overweight is not cool. Thinking constantly about losing weight also is not cool. It’s scary. It can be downright discouraging to make no progress in spite of all your efforts. Bad news? Thinking does not help. Good news? You can lose weight. In this article, I am going to share creative weigh... The post Get Summer Ready: Weight Loss Ideas for Women That Really Work appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Summer is HERE! But You Can Vacation Everyday Beyond That With Palm Breeze!

    Da Vinci
    22 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    We’re super excited that Memorial Day weekend is finally here!  Honestly, I can’t even understand how fast this year seems to be going by, but I also can’t complain.  Anyway, back to Summer fun! I don’t know about you but  I’m ready to hang out on the beach or by the po... The post Summer is HERE! But You Can Vacation Everyday Beyond That With Palm Breeze! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 4 Top Benefits You Get When You Hire Private Jet

    Da Vinci
    20 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    If you are in a business which requires you to travel a lot, then it is very important to hire a private business jet than paying for commercial flights. For this, you can consider renting a private jet. When you decide to rent a private jet you will always be on time and don’t have to face any hass... The post 4 Top Benefits You Get When You Hire Private Jet appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Win a SCOUR THE CLUES with Brad Meltzer Prize Pack Giveaway!

    Da Vinci
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Samples & prizing are provided by Grand Central Publishing Are you a fan of books that tell about political intrigue?  Or a History Channel junkie, like me?  Then, here is another giveaway that is sure to get you excited!  Most of you know I love shows like Scandal or that I love a good mystery,... The post Win a SCOUR THE CLUES with Brad Meltzer Prize Pack Giveaway! appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    Inspiring Beauties

  • Grand

    Jeylyn Japitana
    23 May 2015 | 9:14 am
    GrandMinerva EspinosaOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
  • Debut

    Anthony Alde
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    DebutAika GuevarraOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
  • Darling

    Anthony Alde
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    DarlingName : Abby OrtegaOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
  • Catherine

    Anthony Alde
    7 Feb 2015 | 4:41 am
    CatherineOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
  • Beautiful

    Anthony Alde
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:22 pm
    BeautifulOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
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  • Beating the heat with the SUN, SAND, SEXY MAY FAB BAG

    Paayal Pandyaa
    26 May 2015 | 5:39 am
    Imagine, you’re lounging by the beach, lazing around, soaking up the sun with your favourite book in one hand and a favourite beer in the other. If you are tempted to hit the beach like I did 2 days back. Here is a great beach beauty survival kit, the Fab Bag’s team has sent me. They […]
  • 8 Coral Mac Lipsticks to try out this Summer

    Paayal Pandyaa
    25 May 2015 | 11:53 am
    MAC, known to be the Queen bee of cosmetic world offers a wide range of rich shade lipsticks. Here we present you the best 8 MAC lipsticks you can prefer for adding a luscious look to your lips! MAC ‘Watch Me Simmer’ lipstick. The best color for summer!   MAC Vegas Volt– It’s the perfect […]
  • Do-It-Yourself Make-Up with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    Paayal Pandyaa
    25 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    Get make-up tips from the Queen Bee herself! Watch Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as she gives you tips and tricks in this make-up tutorial!
  • 100 years of Philippines beauty in 1 minute

    Paayal Pandyaa
    20 May 2015 | 2:02 am
  • OMG! Did You know 80 Percent of Sunscreens Don’t Work

    Paayal Pandyaa
    19 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
    According to a new study, 80 percent of SPF products ranging from sunscreen to lip balms and moisturizers won’t protect you from the sun safely. Researchers associated with the Environmental Working Group (EWG) conducted a study on 1,700 SPF products. The EWG’s assessment accounted for a bunch of different factors: UVA protection, UVB protection, and […]
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    Of Means and Ends

  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    23 May 2015 | 11:07 am
    A photographer looks at the things women carry to protect themselves. Ireland just became the first country to pass marriage equality by popular vote. 85 films by and about women of color. RH Reality Check investigates the lack of progress on processing the backlog of rape kits. Students in Florida were called “sexy” while undergoing transvaginal ultrasounds they were pressured into doing. The Nebraska state legislature voted to end the death penalty. How much water are the richest Californians wasting? It’s a secret. Congrats, you have an all male panel. Is your OB-GYN a…
  • Talk about the people, not just the politics

    Rebecca Griffin
    20 May 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Despite the fact that we’re more than a year away from the 2016 presidential election, we’re already getting inundated with horse race coverage. For candidates and likely candidates, every single moved is parsed for political impact. Every policy statement is assessed for what it signals about a candidates’ intentions or desire to woo a particular demographic. When Hillary Clinton made a statement about criminal justice reform, a couple of Washington Post columnists attacked her for committing political suicide (apparently confronting a glaring reality turns you into…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    16 May 2015 | 11:45 am
    Sabine Rear at Bitch magazine shares 6 queer lady comedians she loves. Monica Hesse joins a woman on the long drive required to obtain an abortion. A prosecutor in North Carolina admits to discriminating against Latinos in visa applications. How the conservative obsession with policing poor people’s shopping carts started. Female directors respond to news that the ACLU is calling for an investigation into gender discrimination in Hollywood. When gender stereotypes become a serious hazard to women’s health. The New York Times on the experience of transgender employees at the…
  • Surprise! Anti-choice people are sexist

    Rebecca Griffin
    12 May 2015 | 11:04 am
    Opponents of reproductive rights want people to believe that their activism stems from a concern for children. That concern is usually belied by their opposition to most programs that prevent unintended pregnancies or help children once they are born. The truth also comes out when you examine their rhetoric about women. One does not have to do much digging to surface some disturbing views about women’s place in society. Most fierce opposition to reproductive rights comes from a backlash against the growing autonomy and power women have. Anti-choice people know that reproductive freedom…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    9 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Tom Tomorrow on some of the most obnoxious responses to the situation in Baltimore. Some men do not like to be told to stop manspreading. Gay Israeli men and surrogate babies are evacuated from Nepal, while the mothers are left behind in a disaster zone. Some cops are tired of wasting their time on white people calling in so-called “suspicious behavior” by their black neighbors. A protester in Baltimore can’t pay his $500,000 bail, while the police charged in Freddie Gray’s death are out on $350,000 bail. John Oliver takes on Bud Light’s spectacularly ill-advised…
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    Toast Meets Jam

  • The Financial Planner | An Interview with Brittney Castro, Founder of Financially Wise Women

    Jennifer Hacker
    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    When I graduated college my parents imparted two gifts upon me. The first was a George Foreman grill, which I’d asked for in order to ease my transition into adult meal prep. The second, was a financially planning course delivered via a massive booklet of CDs. Though I consider the grill transformative to my kitchen skills, it’s the […] The post The Financial Planner | An Interview with Brittney Castro, Founder of Financially Wise Women appeared first on Toast Meets Jam.
  • Up Next on Toast Meets Jam – Brittney Castro!

    Jennifer Hacker
    15 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    An Interview with Brittney Castro, Founder of Financially Wise Women Coming up next on Toast Meets Jam… Brittney Castro,  founder of Financially Wise Women. Have you ever found yourself avoiding your bank account, too afraid of what you might find? Crossed your fingers as you’re swiping your credit card at the end of the month, hoping […] The post Up Next on Toast Meets Jam – Brittney Castro! appeared first on Toast Meets Jam.
  • Behind the Scenes! Rachael King Interview

    Jennifer Hacker
    5 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    DogVacay’s in house social guru Rachael King, calls Los Angeles’ WeHo (that’s West Hollywood for non-Angelenos) home. When we were deciding on the best place to brunch in her ‘hood Gracias Madre was an obvious choice. When you approach Gracias Madre you encounter a sleek white building with a simple, yet elegant typographic sign. Walk through […] The post Behind the Scenes! Rachael King Interview appeared first on Toast Meets Jam.
  • The Social Guru | An Interview with Rachael King, Head of Communications, DogVacay

    Jennifer Hacker
    4 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Rachael King is an entrepreneur of a different sort. She is the Head of Communications for the dog sitting startup DogVacay. Though the company is not her own, the journey that lead her there is uniquely hers. What started as an interest in blogging has turned into a full-blown career that many young women would dream […] The post The Social Guru | An Interview with Rachael King, Head of Communications, DogVacay appeared first on Toast Meets Jam.
  • Up Next on Toast Meets Jam – Rachael King!

    Jennifer Hacker
    1 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    An Interview with Rachael King, Head of Communications for DogVacay Coming up next on Toast Meets Jam… Rachael King,  the Head of Communications for DogVacay. The goal of Toast Meets Jam is to inspire and empower you to pursue your passions. Often this means stepping out on your own and building your vision from the ground up […] The post Up Next on Toast Meets Jam – Rachael King! appeared first on Toast Meets Jam.
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  • How to plan the perfect bachelorette party

    Bianca Kristina
    19 May 2015 | 11:13 am
    As the wedding season starts again, a lot of you might have a lot of work to do, even though you are not getting married soon. And here I am talking about the maids of honor. What would brides do without you ? As a maid of honor, probably the bride is your best friend and you took the engagement to help her through good or bad during the wedding preparations, helping her maintain her sense of mind. But just because the wedding is coming, your duties are not over yet. One of the most important things you have to do for the bride is organizing her bachelorette party where you will have to be…
  • Home Decor Trends 2015

    Bianca Kristina
    8 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    As usually for this time of year, everyone wants to know the home décor trends 2015 are. And last week we were finally able to find out, as the “Salone del Mobile”, the most exclusive exhibit of furniture, took place in Milan. After hearing what the experts in home decoration had to say, we present you the key trends in interior design for 2015. 1. Marble Being one of the most used items in classic architecture in Milan, marble gets a whole new perspective in 2015. This year, we will get to use marble not only for the floor in our homes, but also for furniture, such as coffee or dining…
  • The caves as a hippie style travel destination

    Bianca Kristina
    1 May 2015 | 4:16 am
    Have you ever dreamt about living in a cave and see the way our ancestors resided a long long time ago? Nowadays, this is simpler than you would expect it to be ! Although there are many travelers who prefer staying in a normal hotel while they are on a trip outside their city or country, there is also a category of people that would rather be staying in a unique type of accommodation, living a special experience at its fullest. This type of vacation might cost you a small fortune, but experiencing the hippie life for a few days is priceless. The caves where the hippies lived The trend of…
  • Beauty and the Beast movie cast

    Helena Negru
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    Beauty and the Beast, the unforgettable Disney cartoon is being made into a real movie, with real actors! Hooray for that! Now that you know, if you haven’t have heard before, you also need to know the cast of the movie which is set to be released on 17th of March 2017. Belle, the beauty Beauty and the Beast’s leading woman, Belle, will be played by Emma Watson! Now, she was probably the first to announce this news and for those who are too young, she’s the one who played the nerdy-ish Hermione Granger in Harry Potter series. And since those, she didn’t starred in…
  • Breastfeeding mom Elisha Wilson Beach breaks the internet

    Helena Negru
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:52 am
    Breastfeeding mom Elisha Wilson Beach, wife of actor Michael Beach from Sons of Anarchy and ER, breaks the internet with a selfie which went viral. The reason? Being a busy mom, she was multitasking! Breastfeeding on the toilet Today’s society judges mothers who breastfeed in public, but at the same time, society doesn’t allow them to stay at home and nurse their babies. So many mothers are forced to do both and they find themselves multitasking. But some of them, take it all to a different level. Elisha Wilson Beach posted a photo which went viral and stirred up all the possible…
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    Paris To Go

  • Secret Villa, Zaouiet Ben Sassi, Marrakech

    26 May 2015 | 7:16 am
      We're staying outside Marrakech in an architect's former residence near La Palmeraie. Quiet and secluded, the home is constructed entirely of earthen and reclaimed materials, with built-in furniture accented by the current owners' collection of Berber textiles, furnishings, and art. It was cleverly designed around native cacti and a permaculture farm, looking out onto mountains, palm fields, and the minaret of a local mosque. The cool stone walls and tile floors need no air conditioning or heating- the owner holds weddings, anniversary parties, and traditional Moroccan…
  • Mixt(e) #12

    25 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    Check out the latest issue of MIXT(E) Magazine, which includes an article I wrote about minimalism (in English, with French translation by Nathalie Fraser). It's a subject I haven't actually addressed clearly here, and gives a bit of a backstory on why I only have ten pieces of furniture in my apartment :) It's a beautiful magazine, and this issue has a feature on the Fellah Hotel, which we happened to see here in Marrakech. Enjoy!Click the Press tab above for more features / work.
  • The Simple Wardrobe, Part V: Coats

    15 May 2015 | 11:46 am
     An unwarranted criticism small wardrobes sometimes get is they're impractical for four-season climates or extremes in weather. I have one word for that: Cleveland.Paris doesn't get much snow in the winter. It's less frigid than the Rust Belt. Nevertheless, I know cold. There's a reason Forbes named Cleveland "America's worst winter weather city." I've had frostbite three times- where I come from, this is a rite of passage, like getting your ears pierced- and walked across a frozen Lake Erie more times than I can count. My parents lived in New England, other family members in Alaska,…
  • Giving Up the Vacuum, One Month Later

    12 May 2015 | 11:27 pm
       What better way to follow a post about how I don't use shampoo, than with an update about how I don't vacuum my apartment? To be accurate, it's actually been seven weeks since I last vacuumed. Three guests with severe cat allergies visited since then- none so much as sneezed, and they all ate and drank here. It looks pretty clean to me. My neighbors are happy, pleased by unprecedented peace and quiet. Kar and Toffel are especially appreciative. Yesterday, I spilled their food all over the floor, and they ate it before I could pick it up.My husband still wants a Roomba for…
  • No Shampoo

    12 May 2015 | 3:33 am
     I hate no-shampoo. The method isn't the problem so much as my execution of it- baking soda for two years? What was I thinking? Nevertheless, it's a long and confusing process, and there's a lot of misinformation on the internet (which I spouted) that can lead to embarrassingly damaged hair. I've learned a little bit from years of experimenting, and though the crazy, wiry lion's mane above is far from aspirational, it's better than my previously limp, straightened locks. There's not a trace of grease, my curly texture is starting to come back, and my naturally reddish color is finally…
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    Jennifer Stinnett

  • Week Eight: Walk In A New Area

    Jennifer Stinnett
    21 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    Part of my #20NewThings project / challenge was to try and get me to go different places and try different things. As humans, we get stuck in our habits very easily … in fact, there is a great article by Mona D. Fishbane, PhD titled “Why Change Is So Hard: The Power Of Habit In The Human Brain” that is worth the read on this subject. Without knowing it … this whole #20NewThings project of mine is actually a great way to encourage and accept change in my life. It’s apparently science people … and it’s called Neuroplasticity. So while you read up on…
  • Week Seven: Try New Foods!

    Jennifer Stinnett
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    As part of the 20 New Things Project I created for myself – I decided that trying new foods should be on this list. Not just trying new foods – but actively going out of my way to pick up something strange at the store that I had no idea what to do with. Beyond reading what the grocery store sign said … I had no clue what I was going to do with the items I bought above. Those 2 new items: Dragon Fruit and Rambutan (or as I learned Lychee) I took these things home and thought … now what? Okay not really – I actually put out on Facebook a photo of the fruit and…
  • 6 Ways To Suck At Hiring A Freelancer!

    Jennifer Stinnett
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:42 am
    So I’m not particularly proud of the title … but I really couldn’t come up with something else that accurately described a basic concept: Hiring a freelancer and how you might be bad at it. The purpose of this post is not to embarrass anyone or point fingers, but rather to help educate those entrepreneurs, businesses and start-ups on ways to creating great relationships with your outsourced companies. Freelancers and I’ll add outsourced companies, work with businesses on a contract basis. This helps small businesses, start-ups and even large businesses to scale work on…
  • Meet Bo: My Obese, Deaf, Senior Adopted Dog

    Jennifer Stinnett
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    Well 2014 is ending on a great note! I added to my little family a new addition – an Australian Shepard named Bo! (seen above) Isn’t he adorable? This past weekend, the Pet Alliance of Orlando ran a great campaign which allowed anyone to adopt a dog over the weekend for free. How generous was that? Especially since most of these dogs / cats being surrendered had to have vet checks, shots, medication, etc. All that came free if I adopted a dog! (or a cat for others) I had been planning on getting a dog since my Aussie Shepard / Border Collie mix moved on to the farmhouse of dogs in…
  • Happiness Around the World

    Jennifer Stinnett
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
    Many people work to be happy … happier if they make more money, happier if they have the perfect significant other, happier if they have a new home, happier if that have that job promotion … the list goes on! Interesting study done by the Happy Planet Index provides the following infographic on the state of every country and it’s happiness level. So who ranks as the number one place of happiness? … not the USA or Australia … in fact both countries are low on the happiness level. Check out the happiest place in our world and see where your country ranks out of the…
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    Hers.today | Different news for different mood

  • The Bank Holiday Weekend Beauty Giveaway: Win A £300 Goodie Bag

    25 May 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. Do this one simple thing today & you could win a £300 gift packed full of the latest & must-have beauty goodies The post The Bank Holiday Weekend Beauty Giveaway: Win A £300 Goodie Bag appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Vladimir Nabokov

    25 May 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.” The post Vladimir Nabokov appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Leonardo da Vinci

    25 May 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “Who sows virtue reaps honor.” The post Leonardo da Vinci appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • How Lucky Brand wisely used social media to win customers

    25 May 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. There’s no doubt that social media has changed the way customers covet fashion apparel brands. Every time consumers interact with a message, they’re acting as foot soldiers for brands, influencing peers to desire what they do. The measured cadence of seasonal trends has been outpaced by demand for new and unique items. What remains is the challenge of staying relevant amidst this accelerated cycle, as even giants like Michael Kors are being dismissed as no longer “cool.” Short of hiring an in-house…
  • Bob Hope

    25 May 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “If I have to lay an egg for my country, I’ll do it.” The post Bob Hope appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
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    The Women Talk

  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas: 5 Best Electric Shavers for Men

    Kam Kay
    26 May 2015 | 5:12 am
    Electric Shavers are some of the most popular gifted items. Here are 5 best electric shavers for men that you may consider while shopping for one. The post Father’s Day Gift Ideas: 5 Best Electric Shavers for Men appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • Memorial Day Sale at Cents of Style 50% Off Jewelry Sale

    Kam Kay
    25 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    Celebrate Memorial Day in style. Cents of Style has Memorial Day Sale going on where you get 50% off on all jewelry items and free shipping. What a great deal! The post Memorial Day Sale at Cents of Style 50% Off Jewelry Sale appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • Father’s Day Deals: Wireless Bluetooth Speaker upto 83% off

    Kam Kay
    24 May 2015 | 4:24 am
    Photive Cyren Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker are upto 83% off till June 14. Grab this great Father's Day Deal while it lasts! The post Father’s Day Deals: Wireless Bluetooth Speaker upto 83% off appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • 4th of July Dessert Recipes with Red, White and Blue Desserts

    Kam Kay
    22 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    Independence Day celebrations won't be complete without something sweet. Here's a round up of 4th of July Dessert Recipes that are sure to sparkle your celebrations. The post 4th of July Dessert Recipes with Red, White and Blue Desserts appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • How to Travel Stress Free with Toddlers

    Erica Loop
    19 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    Planning your next family summer vacation soon? Here are some simple tips on how to travel stress free with toddlers. The post How to Travel Stress Free with Toddlers appeared first on The Women Talk.
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    The Women Who

  • Loani Arman

    5 May 2015 | 12:14 am
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Loani Arman is funny and fertile. In 2014, she became Sydney Fringe Comedy’s first pregnant comedian with her sold out show, Ultra-un-sound. She’s won Best Actress at Tropfest New York, appeared in ABC’s Elegant Gentleman’s Guide To Knife Fighting and was a writer/ performer on the all female sketch show, Late Night Angel Weenie Baby. Loani is currently producing and performing in LADY BITS @ Sydney Comedy Festival this May 13 & 15. Female comedians get a bad wrap occasionally, and often talk about how rough the industry…
  • Caroline Gleich

    6 Apr 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Caroline Gleich is an outdoors wonder-woman. From big mountain skiing to yoga, paddle boarding, snowboarding, ice hockey and adventure modeling, Caroline does it all. From the powdery autumn slopes, Caroline talked with The Women Who about how she became a professional skier and how she balances her action-packed, mulch-faceted life. Photo credit: Kt Miller   You are a professional big mountain and powder skier. For those of us new to winter sports, what does this mean and what’s involved in the sport? There are many ways to…
  • Helen Papadomanolakis

    3 Apr 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Helen Papadomanolakis is a young woman with a killer handshake. Working in major and community event production she has set her own place in this male-dominated industry at only 25 years of age. I am in awe of the way this young woman conducts herself and having had the pleasure of working on event together, can tell you first hand that her professionalism and organisation are appreciated and respected by all onsite (as well as her ability to drive a forklift whilst having a phone conversation with a supplier, give instructions to crew…
  • Evelyn Morris

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Evelyn Morris, also known as Pikelet, is a music maker, movement starter and passionate advocate for women in music and ensuring the women’s stories and voices are heard. As well as a much-loved performer in her own right, Evelyn has started Listen, a collective which is gathering and documenting the Melbourne Music Scene from all perspectives, not just the male-dominated stories that are so often circulated. When did you first take to the stage and realise that you wanted to dedicate your life to entertaining others? I’m not…
  • Marian Machismo

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Marian Machismo is a Melbourne-based artist and screenprinter who has captured the heart and essence of our collective youth, 90s pop songs and the beautiful struggles we all face as we try to make our own paths in this world. Her art is a reflection of both herself and of the world around us and, like the artist herself, Marian’s work is honest, nostalgic, skilled and stunning. Looking back can you define the one exhibition, project or moment that gave you and your art the exposure you have today? In 2013 I was invited by Just…
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    Sweetie Bomb

  • Don’t Text Me, Call Me: How Technology Has Rocked Our Dating Lives

    25 May 2015 | 4:49 am
    If you feel dating has become less and less romantic, you aren’t alone. With all types of social media platforms, apps, and texting, asking a person out on a date can be akin to asking them what their favorite color is. Besides the lack of romance, texting and technology also allows people to be more impulsive with their words and the decisions they make. That being said, technology has also has its benefits as well. Here are just some of the ways technology has rocked our dating lives. MUST READ:  Dealing With A Man Who Can Text You, But Won’t
  • Stop it! 10 Things You Should Stop Wearing After You Graduate College

    24 May 2015 | 5:06 am
    Your college years help mold you into the person you will become as an adult. It also can help mold your fashion sense…or lack of. While you may love some of your old ratty shirts that have helped you nurse your hangovers and breakups, it may be time to depart with them. While there are many memories that are attached to your college clothing, it doesn’t mean you should keep them and continue to wear them when you are now in the professional, adult world. Here are 10 things you should stop wearing after you graduate from college. Anything that
  • How to Break Up With a Person Who Has Suicidal Tendencies

    23 May 2015 | 1:44 pm
    There are times when two people meet and everything is just right and they click together. However, as the relationship grows, the two people get to know one another, and that is when things about each other get discovered. One person in the relationship may discover that the other person has suicidal tendencies, and that can cause a strain in the relationship. The man or woman may decide that the relationship is not going to work out, and the situation can get very hard. Here are some tips for people who want to break up with a person who has
  • Diet for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    22 May 2015 | 6:52 am
    If you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome then you know diet and exercise play a big role in the way you feel and in your overall health. People with PCOS have more insulin than those who are otherwise considered healthy. However, you can have PCOS and still be healthy too. You just have to learn how to manage it. This starts with knowing what foods are good for you and which ones aren’t. The up side is you will not only feel great, but you will look great too by following some simple lifestyle rules. You can maintain a healthy weight,
  • The Engagement Is Off: How to Announce an Engagement Cancellation

    21 May 2015 | 6:03 pm
    When two people decide to get married, and a proposal is made, everyone is very excited about it because it means two people are really in love, and they have decided to join their lives together. Once a proposal has been given, and accepted, then the best, and more formal way, to go about it is to announce it with a newspaper article that typically appears in the Sunday paper. MUST READ:  Bad ending: The wedding is off, but who owns the engagement ring? Many couples choose to announce their engagements this way, and it something that the families can
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    Reach for the Cosmos

  • 8 Books That Will Change Your Life

    13 May 2015 | 6:06 pm
    When I met Megan Gebhart, author of 52 Cups of Coffee, I had no idea her book would be one of my inspirational reads and ultimately change the way I view networking and relationships. Gebhart quotes Twyla Tharp, “Who you are in five years depends on the people you meet and the books you read,” […] The post 8 Books That Will Change Your Life appeared first on Reach for the Cosmos.
  • Beginners Guide to Personal Nutrition

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Now that I’m working on my Diploma in Personal Nutrition, I’m beginning to see that without balance and moderation, even healthy eating can be detrimental to your health. In just two short weeks, I’ve covered the benefits of good nutrition, food composition, healthy eating guidelines and eating for energy. I love my class at the Shaw […] The post Beginners Guide to Personal Nutrition appeared first on Reach for the Cosmos.
  • What MSU Spartans Taught Me About Passion

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Happy Earth Day! Imagine visiting a sunny California beach, on a mild spring day, for a day of teamwork and community service. You’re comfortably dressed to remove red lava rock and weed tarps from raised concrete beds. Surrounded by a group of 30+, you work to prepare the beds for planting. All is right with the […] The post What MSU Spartans Taught Me About Passion appeared first on Reach for the Cosmos.
  • 52 Week Savings Challenge

    22 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    I'll admit, I was once very terrible at saving money. I got better, by finding creative ways to keep more cash in my wallet. This year, I'm participating in the 52 week money challenge, developed by Kassandra Perry-Moreland. It's now week 12, and I've saved over $100 in cash, $78 of which is from the […] The post 52 Week Savings Challenge appeared first on Reach for the Cosmos.
  • Essential Steps to Planning a Vacation

    20 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    On my first ever vacation as an adult, I paid for the trip and all expenses with my American Express credit card. I remember thinking how lucky I was to have a credit card with no limit. When I returned home from my cruise, I felt rejuvenated, refreshed and relaxed…that is, until my credit card statement […] The post Essential Steps to Planning a Vacation appeared first on Reach for the Cosmos.
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    Be a Woman

  • Parece de comer mas não é!

    Sofia Rood
    26 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    Parece de comer mas não é…   São dezenas de […] O post Parece de comer mas não é! aparece primeiro no Be a Woman.
  • Penteados Arrojados

    Sofia Rood
    26 May 2015 | 7:08 am
    Penteados Arrojados Horas e horas à frente do espelho a […] O post Penteados Arrojados aparece primeiro no Be a Woman.
  • Casamento do século, nem imagina o que aconteceu!

    26 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    Este é o casamento do século, nem imagina o que acontec […] O post Casamento do século, nem imagina o que aconteceu! aparece primeiro no Be a Woman.
  • LifePaint a tinta que protege quem anda de bicicleta durante a noite

    26 May 2015 | 4:10 am
    LifePaint a tinta que protege quem anda de bicicleta du […] O post LifePaint a tinta que protege quem anda de bicicleta durante a noite aparece primeiro no Be a Woman.
  • Evolução do biquíni desde 1890 até 2015

    26 May 2015 | 3:01 am
    Evolução do biquíni desde 1890 até 2015 Recentemente fi […] O post Evolução do biquíni desde 1890 até 2015 aparece primeiro no Be a Woman.
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  • Crystal Ear Cuff — $21

    26 May 2015 | 1:15 am
    WomanVsWorld.com It’s not hard to see why ear cuffs are such hot items right now. They’ve been burning up red carpets all year long for good reason.  Examples like this full bodied crystal leaf design are simply stunning! There are tons of styles to choose from and they are all gorgeous, comfortable and priced to sell. Add one of these elegant accessories to your earring collection and prepare to make a statement to the world– “I am bold, and I am beautiful.” We love these ear cuffs here at WVW and hope you do too! The post Crystal Ear Cuff — $21 appeared…
  • Sky Lanterns — $10

    25 May 2015 | 7:14 pm
    WomanVsWorld.com Sky Lanterns, also referred to as wish lanterns, are simply enchanting!  They have been used for centuries as a symbol for tranquility, prosperity, and good luck.  Make your next special occasion one to remember as you fill the night’s sky with magic and wonder.  Go with the traditional white, or get creative with some of our new multi-colored packs. You really can’t go wrong.  Get yours today and let the festivities begin! The post Sky Lanterns — $10 appeared first on WomanVsWorld.com.
  • Queen Rocking Bed — $2950

    25 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    WomanVsWorld.com Rock the night away in your new queen rocking bed!  Perfect for a romantic evening under the stars or a simple daytime picnic.  It is also a great indoor alternative to the traditional stationary bed.  A chic contemporary look that is built to last.  Several wood finish options to choose from. The post Queen Rocking Bed — $2950 appeared first on WomanVsWorld.com.
  • Fitness Wristbands — $93

    25 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    WomanVsWorld.com Take your own personal trainer and dietician with you wherever you go with these amazing fitness wristbands.  The new Fitbit Flex is a super simple yet powerful way to always stay on top of your fitness goals.  It counts your steps, records your distance, tracks your calories burned, highlights your food goals, and even monitors and advises your sleep patterns.  LED lights show you how your day is stacking up against your current goals, and bluetooth syncs with your smartphone to feed you vital statistics and suggestions as you proceed.  Great gift to get you on the right…
  • Mood Changer — $150

    25 May 2015 | 1:26 am
    WomanVsWorld.com Using the Thync mood changer headset and smartphone app you can now have the power of your own mood at your fingertips.  The device delivers tiny electronic beats to your brain in specific patterns that stimulate different mood frequencies.  Imagine monitoring and governing your brain’s mood on your phone, and choosing the mood of your desire at any time. And more so, doing this within fifteen minutes without any drugs or supplements.  Pretty neat! The post Mood Changer — $150 appeared first on WomanVsWorld.com.
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  • It’s not about luck, it’s about a human right

    21 May 2015 | 12:42 am
    Violence against women is an issue that needs to be spoken about… When I sat down to write this post, I wondered how to begin…I have no personal experience with any sort of violence and have never experienced any sort of abuse. As I began typing away, I realised I was making a critical error. I was framing myself as ‘one of the lucky ones’. Someone who is ‘fortunate’ to not have experienced something so unspeakable. I stopped myself. I stopped myself because it’s not about luck, it’s about a human right. A right that so many women have taken away from them at the…
  • Letticia Bissondut

    20 May 2015 | 5:48 am
    Meet Letticia. Kind, caring, soulful and SO inspiring. South African-born Letticia lives in Los Angeles where she pursues her dream of being an actress. She can be seen in the sensationally captivating ‘Undress Me’ film made by Tatia Pilieva in collaboration with Showtime’s hit show Masters of Sex. WOW. Just…..wow As well as acting, Letticia volunteers much of her time to the less fortunate. For those who have never travelled to Los Angeles, you might not know the level of poverty that exists within the city. Letticia wants to change that. LA Union Rescue, Art of…
  • Tessa Carroll from Casa Amuk

    19 May 2015 | 2:48 am
    Meet Tessa. Traveller, environmentalist and creative director of the greatest basics labels out there, Casa Kuma & Amuk Established in 2012, Melbourne-based Casa Kuma & Amuk deliver affordable basics, made of one of the worlds most luxurious and durable Peruvian textiles- Pima Cotton. Tessa lives between Melbourne and Los Angeles, and also spends much of her time in Peru where she has even started learning Spanish to help with the production and design of her product. This is all whilst designing FOUR clothing ranges a year for the brand.            …
  • Hello world!

    17 May 2015 | 1:09 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! Tags:   Facebook TweetThis StumbleUpon Comments:  1 (One) on this itemYou might be interested in this:    Emma Davenport from Grace and James  Letticia Bissondut  Jordana Ripp from Unscrippted  It's not about luck, it's about a human right  Sisters SayCopyright © isupportthesisterhood.com [Hello world!], All Right Reserved. 2015.Share
  • Kate Bollard from FRAU JEWELLERY

    17 May 2015 | 12:34 am
    Meet Kate. Celebrity stylist, Just BU & TLC for kids ambassador and founder/owner of FRAU jewellery. Kate puts 110% into everything she does. In her own words, Kate wants to “empower, inspire and support” The FRAU jewellery line is just stunning. Each piece, solid silver and simply timeless. Kate’s deep personal connection with FRAU is what I love most. She created the label as a legacy to her Great Grandmother, Phyllis, and donates 10% of every purchase to the Cancer Council. I think the most admirable thing about this sister is her constant search for ways to make a…
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