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

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

    The Workout Blog | Byflutter.com
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:49 am
    Gym shorts should always be stylish. If you plan on taking your workout to the gym, your gym shorts should deliver in style as well as comfort during a sweat-busting workout. Here are a few tips to follow when wearing gym shorts, all of which can be found at gorillawear.com Shorts Shorts should at least cover your knees half way and be no longer than a few inches below the knee. The Classic Seersucker Shorts are ideal for intense workouts as they provide enough room to keep you cool. The Superior Mesh Shorts are also knee length and have a 100% breathable polyester mesh. Short shorts If…
  • 5 Secrets to Throwing the Perfect Dinner Party

    Your Life After 25:
    Da Vinci
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Dinner parties are an excellent way to mingle with friends over delicious foods. Unfortunately, throwing the perfect dinner party can be a time-consuming and stressful endeavor without proper planning. Apart from determining your menu ahead of time, here are a few additional secrets to help ensure y... The post 5 Secrets to Throwing the Perfect Dinner Party appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 8 Great Winter Dates for Girlfriends – Friendship Get-together Ideas

    Debba Haupert
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Good friends are like snow flakes … all different & all beautiful. Oooh baby, it’s cold outside! It would be easy to stay inside and hibernate until Spring arrives, but friendships need time together so we’re here with Eight Great Dates for Friends – even in winter. 1. Chili Party – Make up a BIG pot of chili and invite the girls over! Simmer it all day so the house smells wonderful, light the fire or at least some candles, open a bottle of Zin and have a relaxing dinner with great girlfriends! 2. Soup Party – A little different take on #1 … A fab…
  • The Perfect Derby Dress

    Twenty Four At Heart
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    My daughter has been acting as my “personal shopper” and sending me links to potential Kentucky Derby dresses. If you’ve been reading along, you know I’ll be wearing a purple (“orchid”) hat on Derby day. I don’t have a dress yet. I don’t wear dresses. Why don’t I wear dresses? Well, for one thing – I have a terrible time finding a dress that fits. I have an (ahem) large chest. [Big boobs on a HUGE rib cage.  I hate my big ribs!] If a dress fits my chest, it becomes like a tent on the rest of my body. If it fits my waist and hips, it…
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    Learned On by Andrea Learned

  • The Unheralded Beauty and Power of Social Capital

    Andrea Learned
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:49 pm
    What drives you? This question emerges at key transition points in most career journeys. When that gets nailed down, the world opens up – and a person’s potential impact as a change agent is likely to explode. So, what has made the difference and brought an ever-increasing sense of purpose to my own work? The combination of writing and connecting via social media with so many different kinds of people from diverse fields with a range of expertise. What a world this has opened up! Emphasis On Social Capital Social capital is the broader term used these days for the sort of relationship…
  • Leadership and Transparency 2015: The Social Media Imperative

    Andrea Learned
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    By the time “trends” get mentioned in the new year forecast blog posts, they can be little more “old” than “news.” Though forward motion is always worth celebrating, change usually happens more slowly. Take, for example, the call for more transparency in business leadership. While today’s startups are more likely to intentionally bake this into their corporate DNA, 100+ year old companies have a lot more embedded business culture to counter. Still, no matter the corporation’s size or embedded culture, the imperative of transparency really is, to be festive about it, “nipping…
  • Get On Social Media To Become the “Source”

    Andrea Learned
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    “All things being equal” is quite an overused phrase, but there can still be gold in what follows it. Whether it’s a consumer’s evaluation of cleaning products or a way to differentiate potential business consultants, the reasons why one option is chosen over another is especially key in a world of choice gone wild. As a business thought leader, don’t you want “[your name here] is the best choice” to be the end of that “all things being equal” sentence? I got to thinking about this recently as it relates to Tweetchat guests, conference speakers, podcast interviewees and NPR…
  • Social Media and the Introverted Leader

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

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

  • Starving and Pregnant: Lifting the Shame of Pregorexia

    Erin Kennedy
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Display Title:  Starving and Pregnant: Lifting the Shame of Pregorexia Subtitle:  Pregorexia is when a woman tries to control her weight gain during pregnancy. Read one mom's story. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/eating-disorders/content/starving-and-pregnant-lifting-s... Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • How the Mind-Body Connection Affects Your Skin

    Erin Kennedy
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    Display Title:  How the Mind-Body Connection Affects Your Skin Subtitle:  The science behind why your skin reacts to something your mind generates is studied in a field called psychodermatology. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/skin-hair-amp-nails/content/how-mind-body-connection-aff... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Taking Aspirin May Not Be Beneficial For Everyone

    Erin Kennedy
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    Display Title:  Taking Aspirin May Not Be Beneficial For Everyone Subtitle:  For some, aspirin can provide protection against heart attack and stroke. But for others, it may not reduce risk. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/heart-amp-blood/content/taking-aspirin-may-not-be-benefi... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Have you joined the IUD trend? What kind of birth control do you use?

    Desiree Pharias
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
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  • How to Identify Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorders

    Erin Kennedy
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    Display Title:  How to Identify Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorders Subtitle:  Bipolar and borderline personality disorder are often confused for each other due to similar symptoms. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/bipolar-disorder/content/how-identify-bipolar-and-border... Align:  left Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
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    jennster's blog

  • This Isn't Goodbye

    19 Feb 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Hey y'all!  I know it's been a really long time, but I hope that if you're stumbling across my blog for some reason (you were researching a topic and came across a post from here, you used to follow me back in the day when I was a super cool blogger lol, or you just plain missed me) that you'll see that I've started writing romantic fiction novels!  Apparently, I'm pretty alright at it!  USA Today Bestseller anyone?  RIGHT?!  How cool is that?  It's pretty freaking amazing to be honest. :)I no longer blog here, as I'm sure you can understand. Being a…
  • Teaser! :)

    1 Feb 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Busy busy busy!  A writer can't make a living writing if she doesn't WRITE!  So... I'm trying to hit some self imposed deadlines and I. WILL. MAKE. IT!  :)  I'm really super excited about the book i'm working on right now. It's giving me all the feels. I haven't been THIS excited for a book since I wrote The Perfect Game! I'm loving it so far. The two main characters are awesome and i'm enjoying getting to know them better the more I write. :)Anyway, I wanted to introduce you to Dalton Thomas. He's hot. I love him. At least I do right now.. it's still early in the…
  • 2015 Signings!

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Here is a list of my signings. There is the possibility of ONE more awesome one being added, so stay tuned for that. *cough* Hawaii anyone *cough*I bring books to each signing for sale the day of the event, but of course you can bring your own. I look forward to meeting you and hope you can make it out to one of these!  :)  FEBRUARY 13, 2015 (please note this is a FRIDAY)SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA6:00pm - 10:00pm (followed by FSOG movie at local theatre)Embassy Suites100 Capital MallFacebook Event Page:https://www.facebook.com/loveandfiftyWebsite & Tickets:…
  • Nine things you might not know about me

    16 Dec 2013 | 12:25 pm
    I posted this on facebook and figured i'd post it on my blog as well. Why? Cause it's fun!  :) Nine things you might not know about me: 1- I used to work for Disney. Not DisneyLAND, but Disney- the company. I worked in the building that the dwarfs hold up in Burbank. I LOVED working there. It was pretty f'n magical.  2- I was a DJ on the radio during college at the campus radio station. I played music that scared the living piss out of me because it was dark and angry and filled with screaming lyrics i couldn't understand. So there would be all this YELLING and then i'd be all…
  • Happy Birthday Leah. Still Remembering You, Sal

    10 Sep 2013 | 10:59 am
    It's that time again. That time of year. I am not over it. I'm not past it. It still feels like yesterday. And even though I don't post on this blog that often anymore (I post on my author blog), I can't let this go by without reposting it all again.  I have to repost this every year. Because every year around this time i'm sick to my stomach. My heart still fucking aches. My eyes still water. I can't stand how horrifying this day was. I'll never ever forget how it felt. and I didn't lose someone I loved that day. Two years ago when I originally posted this, I was blessed to…
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    The Work at Home Woman

  • You’re Invited to the #WEareCAbi Twitter Chat

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Holly Reisem Hanna It’s no secret that I’ve been a long time CAbi fan and advocate. Not only do they have great clothing, a fun and lucrative business opportunity for women, but they’re also a company with a huge heart. Since its inception in 2005, the Heart of CAbi Foundation has donated more than […]
  • The Ups and Downs of Depression and Working at Home

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Emily Belcher Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. This post is in regards to a serious medical problem that requires help from a licensed health professional. If you are currently depressed, please seek help from your doctor immediately. Working from home has it’s benefits. In fact, I realized that I would be much happier […]
  • 75+ Paid Writing Opportunities

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Holly Reisem Hanna Freelance writing is one of the best ways to make money from home. You don’t need any special training, the opportunities are plentiful, and you don’t even need a website to get started. As long as you can provide well written, thoughtful content — you can make a good amount. Not […]
  • Building Your Direct Sales Business with Pinterest

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Deb Bixler All direct sellers should be on Pinterest and networking daily on this hot social site. Pinterest is valuable to direct selling businesses, because it provides users with a platform for “pinning” images, photos, and videos of your products, services, and business opportunity. Pinterest makes it easy to post and share your images simultaneously […]
  • Top 5 Reasons Why Owning Your Own Business Rocks!

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    In today’s modern, innovative, and tech-laden world individuals have a variety of choices when choosing their careers and, more importantly, for what company to work. On average, most individuals choose to go and work for an established firm – perhaps it is a large multi-national company where they feel they may have a greater chance […]
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    Women's Voices For Change

  • Poetry Sunday: “It Was So Warm Inside”

    Women's Voices For Change
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Before, there were harts in diptychs, and odes written on Grecian urns. That was all before Lucie Brock-Broido danced a magic figure across the Winter Sonnet. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Molly Fisk: Doing the Watusi, 30 Feet Up

    Molly Fisk
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The go-go dancer was in a little phone booth–sized cubicle at the top of a pole several stories higher than the club she advertised, wearing those calf-high white boots that defined the era and a little bathing-suit-like outfit with lots of fringe. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Fitness Saturday: The Bridge

    Brooke Marrone
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    This week’s exercise, The Bridge, is an amazing and safe way to help shape and strengthen your bum, build muscle, improve core stability, and increase flexibility [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Fashion Friday: Winter Have You Down? POP Some Color!

    Women's Voices For Change
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Why not fight the winter blues by adding some great pops of beautiful color to your outfit? From a bright pair of pumps to a gorgeous, fun coat to a beautiful sweater, there are dozens of ways to invite color into your outfit and liven your day. We’ve gathered some gorgeous examples, all from Worth New York. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • The Way We Were: The SNCC Teenagers Who Changed America

    Judy Richardson
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:30 pm
    By Judy Richardson How did they find the courage to do it—challenge the racist order in the South in the 1960s? Who formed the strategy, who dared to take it out to some of the most racist Southern counties? In this forthright memoir, Judy Richardson gives us an insider’s look at the danger-ridden early years of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, “the only national civil rights... [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 at Group Publishing?

    Natalie Snapp
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
      I’m honored to join the team of writers of Group Publishing – they have a wonderful blog that’s relatable, honest and funny about the joys of pitfalls of being a mom, wife, and overall woman. Today is my introductory post but here’s a snippet of what we’re talking about: “But let’s all be real for a moment: motherhood is a thankless job, isn’t it? Now and then I get a “thank you” for dinner but admittedly, it’s not nightly. Every so often my children notice their laundry has been cleaned, dried, folded and put-away. And now and then, I hear…
  • When You Need To Remember How Far You’ve Come

    Natalie Snapp
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    A few days ago while I was drying my hair (because this is one of the few times no one will seek me out and ask me for snacks or if they can purchase a new app), I was contemplating a few ways I had recently been falling short. Ways I had been missing the mark. Sneaky stuff no one sees or knows about because it’s so internal it’s just between God and me. Stuff  like pride. Jealousy. Entitlement. It makes me nauseous to even type these words. Then it occurred to me that there was once a time when those missed marks wouldn’t have even fazed me. The further up and further-in I…
  • For When You Forget You’re Actually Pretty Amazing

    Natalie Snapp
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    * Thank you, sweet Bethany Grove, for writing today’s post and taking-on so much of leading our study while I was on vacation with my girl and my mama. You really are quite amazing . . . I could have told you that, sister. :) As another birthday approaches, I can’t help but contemplate the last few years of my life. I will never stop being amazed by how much one day can make you reflect on days past, but alas, it happens every year. However, this year is a little more reflective than years past. I am getting closer to an age milestone and as it approaches, it feels like the years are…
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    Diva Marketing (Blog)

  • Interview With N.E.D. - The Rock N Roll Docs

    4 Feb 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Doctors heal patients in many ways ... some even through rock n roll! N.E.D., an innovative rock band of 6 U.S. cancer surgeons, tours the country using their music to create awareness about women's cancer issues. As Doc/Musician Nimesh Nagarsheth told us in this Diva Marketing interview, "Through our music we are able to reach thousands at a time getting our our awareness and education messages and quite honestly have a great time doing it." N.E.D's heartwarming story inspired award winning producers from Spark Media to become N.E.D. groupies (of sorts) following the band for over…
  • An Interview with Advocate Health Care: Case Study #StoriesOfTheGirls

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

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

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

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

    4 Feb 2015 | 4:47 am
    I don't think my white friends are looking for any kind of kudos for being the nice, intelligent, funny, caring, supportive people they are. I don't think they expect me to thank them for not being racists.
  • It’s alright if you love me …

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Had an audio flashback yesterday that's still playing its tune today.
  • Fist in the Air in the Land of Hypocrisy

    30 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    My support for non-violent action isn't as much about the fact that I'm a "nice" person as it is about my desire for real dialogue.
  • Safe as Houses

    23 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    Last night I locked my front door. If you’ve read this blog for a minute, you know that I don’t lock my door. I do lock the big iron gate in front of my door, but not the door itself. This is part laziness, part habit from when the lock wasn’t working properly, part foolish, […]
  • List of Demands

    13 Dec 2014 | 8:44 am
    Stop telling me you're colorblind, that you don't see color, that you don't see me as black.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • 534th Friday Blog Roundup

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    March’s IComLeavWe list opened this morning. I didn’t want that to get lost in the shuffle since this post pushed that one down on the screen. So sign up, making a commitment to comment more for one week.  Seven measly days.  You can do it. ******* Life from Scratch was chosen by Amazon to be […]
  • IComLeavWe: March 2015

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:25 am
    Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point. Blogging is a conversation and comments should be honoured and encouraged. I like to say that comments are the new hug–a […]
  • The Deep Future

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:20 am
    Not to continue on the morbid streak, but Pamela Jeanne sent me an article from NPR that I’ve been thinking a lot about, too.  It’s on historical preservation; not just the stuff that we know is important in the moment, that we immediately put behind a glass case.  But the things that we think we […]
  • Wastes of Time

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:49 am
    I was sad to read Oliver Sack’s piece in the New York Times about his terminal cancer diagnosis.  I’ve enjoyed his books, and it’s always moving to read someone write about the end of their life. There were a few sentences near the middle of the piece that gave me pause: I feel a sudden […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 26: Repetition

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* There were a few things in the Rosie Project that hit close to home.  One was a thought on page 173 about repetition: “I settled on Jackson Browne’s Running on Empty.  With the repeat button […]
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    Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

  • Houston Is Finally Testing a Backlog of Thirty-Year-Old Rape Kits

    Feminist Newswire
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:24 am
    In just one week, those tests have led to hundreds of leads Related posts: Testing Detroit’s Backlogged Rape Kits Has Already Identified 188 Serial Rapists Pentagon Report Shows Continued Scourge of Military Sexual Assault Former Vanderbilt Football Players Found Guilty in Campus Sexual Assault Case
  • This Bipartisan Bill Will Hold Colleges Accountable for Ending Campus Sexual Assault

    Feminist Newswire
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    Some of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act's key key provisions include a requirement of confidential reporting systems on colleges and universities, minimum training requirements for campus personnel, and stricter penalties for schools found to be in violation of Title IX or the Clery Act. Related posts: UVA President Announces Initiatives to Curb Campus Sexual Assault Yale Fraternity That Violated Sexual Misconduct Policy Now Banned From Campus Two Fraternities Refuse to Comply With UVA’s New Anti-Sexual Assault Regulations
  • If This Bill Passes, Federal Law Will Mandate Consent Education in Public Schools

    Feminist Newswire
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:56 am
    Right now, federal law does not require health or sex education to include sexual assault prevention - but that could change. Related posts: Pentagon Report Shows Continued Scourge of Military Sexual Assault Two Fraternities Refuse to Comply With UVA’s New Anti-Sexual Assault Regulations UVA President Announces Initiatives to Curb Campus Sexual Assault
  • President Obama Pushed for Immigration Reform at a Florida International University Town Hall

    Feminist Newswire
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:37 am
    Obama spoke largely about his two biggest promises for immigration reform. Related posts: Senate Maneuvering Allows for Confirmation of Obama Nominees Obama’s Judicial Appointments Most Diverse in History Obama Just Vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline, But The Fight Isn’t Over
  • Malawi’s Parliament Voted Unanimously to End Child Marriage

    Feminist Newswire
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
    An estimated 50 percent of Malawian girls becoming child brides, and approximately one in eight girls are married by 15. Related posts: The Spending Bill Lifted the Abortion Ban for Peace Corps Volunteers Two Imprisoned Women’s Rights Activists in the Middle East Have Been Freed Women Who Protested Saudi Arabia’s Driving Ban Remain in Prison
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  • The Virtual Pub Is Open

    Melissa McEwan
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    [Explanations: lol your fat. pathetic anger bread. hey your gay.]TFIF, Shakers!Belly up to the bar,and name your poison!I have to wrap up early this afternoon, because I'm helping out a friend with something. Hope everyone has a great weekend, and I'll see you Monday!
  • The Friday Blogaround

    Melissa McEwan
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:45 am
    This blogaround brought to you by icicles.Recommended Reading:Brittney: [Content Note: White Supremacy; misogynoir] Black America's Hidden Tax: Why This Feminist of Color Is Going on StrikeRagen: [CN: Fat hatred; diet talk] Diet Ad BingoDavid: [CN: Rape culture] Revenge Porn Boss Wants Google to Remove His "Identity Related" InfoMonica: [CN: Transphobia; violence] Black Trans History Is InspirationalJim: [CN: Homophobia; Christian Supremacy] South Carolina Christian College Bans Homosexuality After Two Athletes Courageously Come OutDiamond: Ferguson Organizers Receive Human Rights AwardLaura:…
  • Daily Dose of Cute

    Melissa McEwan
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Zelda, patiently waiting to see what we'll be doing next.As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
  • Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

    Melissa McEwan
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    David Bowie: "Heroes"Live in Berlin, 2002. Plus some chit-chat at the beginning.You know, watching this video, and his HAPPY JOYFUL FACE at the end, as he holds out the mic to the audience, singing along to this song he must have performed literally thousands of times, I feel like David Bowie just totally knows the secret to doing life LIKE A BOSS.
  • In the News

    Melissa McEwan
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Here is some stuff in the news today...RIP Leonard Nimoy. Sob. His final tweet: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP." Sobbbbbbbbbbbb.[Content Note: Guns; death; self-harm] Last night, at least eight people, including the shooter, were killed at multiple crime scenes in rural Missouri. Details about what appears to be a shooting spree are sparse at the moment, but police have promised to provide more information today. What we know at this point: "Police say that a juvenile girl called the police at approximately 10:15 p.m Central on…
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  • Caturday

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:42 pm
    I post cat pictures on Eschaton.  All the cats are stolen cats (posted with the permission of their humans) as I have none.  Here is the latest old and dignified lady cat enjoying some rest and warmth:What I need to learn from cats is their ability to relax while being ready to pounce.  Anyone who is hooked to the Internet and its various battles and arguments needs to have that ability, the lissom cattiness of relaxed readiness.Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to jump on top of houses, too?This about crows is also quite wonderful for inducing relaxation.
  • Introduction to A Series Of Posts About Women And ISIS

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Since last August I have collected material on the news, pseudo-news, opinion pieces and deeper articles about the terrorist movement which is called by various names (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) and which currently holds large land areas in Syria and Iraq.   My archives are now crammed with stories, my brain is now crammed with various theological and quasi-theological explanations about men and women as well as with arguments concerning local, colonial, global and religious politics.  If I don't write any of that out my head needs to hire an external storage space.Hence this series…
  • Irony Is Dead: Scott Walker, Wisconsin Protesters and Terrorists

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin,  knows how to deal with terrorist organizations such as ISIS/IS/Daesh.  After all, he managed to control the wild hordes of protesters in Wisconsin!:Asked how he would handle the Islamic State group if elected president, Walker said, "For years I've been concerned about that threat, not just abroad but here on American soil.""If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world," he said.How does one write satire in a world like this?Walker is also very eager to make an own-goal by doing the bidding of ISIS:"We need a…
  • White Privilege in Australian Buses. A Look At An Audit Study.

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:21 am
    Ian Ayres' opinion column in the New York Times is about an audit study carried out in Australia.I love audit studies, because they are a way to control for all the alternative explanations to pure discrimination in consumer and labor markets.  Here's why:An audit study uses trained individuals to play the role of, say, a car buyer or a job seeker.  The trained individuals are all given the same rules about how to behave, what to ask for and how, how to negotiate and, when relevant, they are also provided resumes etc. of equal value.  The goal is to have these individuals…
  • To Praise Saunas. Or Not?

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:42 pm
    A recent study from Finland suggests that saunas might have the ability to reduce mortality from heart disease:A study from Finland found that men who use saunas frequently are less likely to die from heart disease. Men's risk was even lower when they visited saunas more often in a week, and when they spent longer periods of time in a sauna each session, the researchers reported.The findings could cause cardiologists to reconsider commonly held concerns about exposing heart patients to the heat present in a sauna, said Dr. Paul Thompson, medical director of cardiology at Hartford Hospital in…
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  • Comforting Chicken Pot Pie

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:31 am
    Nothing screams comfort like a classic chicken pot pie. Thankfully this recipe is so simple; you can just about make it whenever you want. This version…
  • Really Good Ravioli

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    This simple recipe for ravioli is a working mom’s dream. It takes moments to prepare and is downright scrumptious, what’s not to love? Just…
  • Scrumptious Sloppy Joes

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
    Sloppy joes can’t get any simpler than this recipe! The dry onion soup mix is really the key ingredient to add flavor and dimension to this recipe.…
  • Outrageously Easy Tacos

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:08 am
    This is truly one of our easiest recipes. We love that it’s not only insanely simple to make, but it’s easily customizable as well. Try experimenting…
  • Decadent Semi-Homemade Stuffed Shells

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:02 am
    These decadent stuffed shells don’t even take that much effort to make! They’re great to make for parties or on a cold night for your family.…
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  • 5 Lessons from the BEST BFFs

    Debba Haupert
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:54 pm
    With a BFF by your side, life is GOOD – right? You don’t go alone. You don’t feel alone. You don’t laugh or cry alone. Maybe you want a BEST BFF, or maybe you want to be one, or maybe you recognize that life is better with a BFF by your side … we all have so much to learn from each other. That’s what we’re about here at Girlfriendology. A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. ~Unknown So here are 5 lessons from the BEST BFFs a girl could have (that hopefully will make you a better BFF too): 1. Be a Great LISTENER…
  • 8 Great Winter Dates for Girlfriends – Friendship Get-together Ideas

    Debba Haupert
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Good friends are like snow flakes … all different & all beautiful. Oooh baby, it’s cold outside! It would be easy to stay inside and hibernate until Spring arrives, but friendships need time together so we’re here with Eight Great Dates for Friends – even in winter. 1. Chili Party – Make up a BIG pot of chili and invite the girls over! Simmer it all day so the house smells wonderful, light the fire or at least some candles, open a bottle of Zin and have a relaxing dinner with great girlfriends! 2. Soup Party – A little different take on #1 … A fab…
  • Celebrating LOVE and Valentine’s Day | Friday Favorite Videos

    Debba Haupert
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Love is friendship, friendship is love. If love fails, friendship should remain. For friendship is the foundation of love. – Unknown Happy Valentine’s Day Girlfriend! We hope your day is filled with LOVE on this Valentine’s Day Eve! Actually we hope you have a day where you feel loved and you show your girlfriends how much they love you too! We like to share our favorite videos that we’d share with a friend. And, being on February 13th, we had to share our favorite videos about and inspiring LOVE. Be LOVED. LOVE yourself! LOVE your friends! What is Love? Amazing story…
  • Celebrate & Practice Random Acts of Kindness Week (all over the world!)

    Debba Haupert
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Remember the Coca-cola ad from this year’s Super Bowl? The soft drink accidentally spilled onto internet servers and suddenly all the mean social comments became ‘sweet’ and kind. (See below.) That random act of advertising is being lived out this week as February 9-15 is designated as Random Acts of Kindness Week, aka: #RAKweek2015. The goal is to flood social media with kindness, actually random acts of kindness. Why not start with your friends, right? Per this article on kindness … researchers have shown that generosity is contagious. Goodness spurs goodness, they…
  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day – or GALentine’s Day (Just celebrate friends!)

    Debba Haupert
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:48 pm
    All you need is LOVE. But a little CHOCOLATE now & then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz It’s that week. Sometimes it’s a good week. Sometimes, not so much. To guarantee a great week, take time to recognize and celebrate the relationship that shows you love and friendship – your girlfriends! And, if you want to make them feel REALLY special, celebrate all the special gals in your life with GALentine’s Day! (February 13th!) Here’s some great girlfriend advice for GALentine’s Day: Valentine’s Day gift ideas (under $25!) for your favorite female…
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  • Dinner Diva - Tips Tricks and a Recipe: Go Bananas!

    Liz Gilbert
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    by Leanne Ely, C.N.CToday's Focus is on BananasDid you know that bananas are actually berries from a large tropical herb? Oh yes indeed! Bananas are healthy, loaded with potassium and will correct a night of too much sodium. If I eat Chinese the night before and wake up with puffy eyes, I'll eat a banana and by lunchtime, I'm normal. Why? There is a little sodium/potassium pump in each one of your cells. So you eat the banana and you even things out a bit. Cool huh? Here's Today's TRICK:Over ripe? Don't throw them out! Peel and store in a freezer bag in the freezer. Now you have the…
  • The Secrets to Getting Behind the Velvet Rope

    Liz Gilbert
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    While scoring VIP treatment and getting behind the red rope seems reserved for celebrities and socialites, Picksie, the newest location based discovery service app, has some tips for scoring VIP treatment, even If you haven’t won an Oscar or have been photographed partying with famous A-listers.   1)      Become a member of key cultural institutions. Membership can provide you access to special VIP events not open to the average consumer.  Many cultural institutions provide their members with special benefits and the cost of membership is not usually…
  • Short Course in Happiness

    Liz Gilbert
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    What Will Really Make You Happy?Research Reveals 4 Common MisconceptionsThe idea of a happy and meaningful life has become unnecessarily complicated in some circles, says author and certified positive psychology coach Lynda Wallace, who left a high-powered executive career with Johnson & Johnson to pursue her real passion – helping individuals and groups achieve greater happiness and success. “Happiness has been appropriately cited as a goal in political debates on issues from taxation to the social safety net to marriage equality, but the debate is often confused,” says Wallace,…
  • Healthy Foods: Life in the Fast Food Lane

    Liz Gilbert
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    by Leanne Ely, C.N.CIf you're like me, there are times in my week where fast food is an absolute necessity. But here's the rub: I don't do drive-thru's. Instead, I make my own fast food. Consider how much it costs on a weekly basis to do drive-thru--even if you go cheap and get water to drink--it really adds up fast. And when you consider the health hazard awaiting you at Mickey D's--one pass through the drive thru can add up to a whopping 82 grams of fat if you order a super-sized meal--it just makes more (dollars and) sense to eat at home. Now for the fast part of the equation. I have…
  • How to Host an Oscar Party on a Budget

    Liz Gilbert
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Academy Awardparty requires more than your typical party fare, since paper plates and pre-made dip fail to capture the magic of star-studded evening. Whether you're a movie buff or a fashion aficionado, Hollywood's most buzzed about event is more enjoyable when you can gossip with friends over celebrity style and debate the list of nominees for best actor. However, hosting an On the other hand, tapping into emergency funds in the sake of honoring Tinsel Town's finest is a clear waste of money. Consider these red carpet-worthy ways to throw an unforgettable Oscar party on a budget: 1. Spread…
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  • Splayed

    Petunia Face
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Here's the deal: next time you go bald, you can totally pimp out a pic of yourself sitting in the sun so your brown eyes look almost green, a photo filtered within an inch of its no-longer-celluloid life and I won't say a thing. Except great pic! You look amazing, I'll say, neither of us mentioning that in real life you can now see the wrinkles on my forehead, the crease between my eyes, the red marks and whatnot, nothing to hide but everything exposed. There--like that. If you look hard enough you can almost read my mind...Because let's face it: my old hair was a slut. A big fat whore-y…
  • On Promises, Possibility and The Perfect Boho Chic

    Petunia Face
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    In a parallel universe I think I need this shirt, these jeans, this off kilter way of standing as if I am just pausing for a moment in my charmed, lucky life to stare straight into a camera for no other reason than it is all so beautiful.In this parallel universe I open all of my emails from Anthro and Shopbop promising, as they do, the season's best dresses for here, there & everywhere, deals on Cabo, facial peels from Groupon, my finger hovering over the buy button because, well, should I? Why not? And I do. They do. We all do in this parallel universe that is glimmering just off the…
  • Finish This Sentence: Bald Is...

    Petunia Face
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:13 pm
    I know what you want to say. What we've all been trained to say. But I don't feel beautiful, and more than anything else beauty is a feeling, don't you agree?Now before you get all eye-roll-y on me, know that I am grateful I underwent treatment. Know that I know that this is temporary, that there are things far more important than how I look. Then tuck your hair back behind your ears and keep reading... This is who people said I looked like before treatment: Winnie Cooper, Ashley Judd (back when she had a rounder face), Jeanne Tripplehorn, a Gremlin, Selma Ward, Debra Messing (and no, I do…
  • Day +31 The Girl In The Plastic Bubble

    Petunia Face
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    In this photo I am John Travolta, and you are the girl with the split ends...In what continues to be the most botched homecoming ever, I am now home home, but I literally (the kind of literally where you overemphasize the 't' and spit it out all bitch-like) do not have a front door to walk through. Our front door was rotten. Which we planned to fix while I was in Israel. The door and the stairs, the whole entryway...it was going to be fixed and finished and I was going to come home to a brand new brightly painted happy orange (!) front door, the opening of which would precipitate a…
  • Day +28 The Worst Of The What Ifs

    Petunia Face
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    I'm wondering when I should stop referring to my +day, also known as how many days since transplant. Kind of like when you have a baby and you refer to her in weeks, then months, not knowing when to just switch to years. I am 89 months old, 356 weeks (give or take), but +28 days since my stem cell birthday.So where have I been?Home, finally, as of Sunday. But more than that I've been in my head, which is a scary place to be sometimes. See, my head is home to The Worst Of The What Ifs, with What If This Didn't Work? being the most requested single on this particular album.Very cool cloud light…
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  • 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…
  • What’s the Connection Between Snowfall in Boston and Health and Human Rights?

    Guest Contributor
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    by Amy Agigian Greetings from Boston, where we are currently experiencing Snowmageddon 2015. We’ve had four storms, accumulating over 7 feet of snow, in less than three weeks, making this the snowiest month in Boston’s long recorded history. But what does our unparalleled snowfall have to do with women’s health and human rights? First, the health effects of extreme temperatures hit those with fewest resources — money, housing, safety, good health — hardest. It makes sense if you think about it: If you’re already sick, or living in a violent home or neighborhood, added…
  • More Physician Training Needed to Recommend IUDs

    Guest Contributor
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
    By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News When Wendy Sue Swanson started out as a pediatrician eight years ago, it never crossed her mind to bring up the option of intrauterine devices – an insertable form of long-acting contraception – when she had her regular birth-control discussions with teenage patients who were sexually active. “The patch had been the thing,” she said, referring to a small, band-aid-like plastic patch that transmits hormones through the skin to prevent unwanted pregnancies. But Swanson’s approach changed after a casual conversation with her sister-in-law. This…
  • Why Doesn’t a Viagra Equivalent Exist for Women?

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

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

    blue milk
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:13 pm
    Reference this clip over at Huffington Post next time there is a discussion about women’s housework versus men’s. Because although the hours men do are s l o w l y catching up they still tend to do more of the kinds of chores you can tick off the list once complete, like mowing the lawn or repairing the shower or painting the fence. Whereas women tend to do the kinds of chores you see in this clip. And be sure to turn the cutesy music right up when watching the clip.
  • On divorce

    blue milk
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:10 pm
    When I’m broken I am whole Bjork in “The Invisible Woman: A Conversation with Bjork” by Jessica Hopper in Pitchfork.
  • “We could say that the poem is a lie detector.”

    blue milk
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Sometimes people say to me, “why should I read a poem?” There are plenty of answers, from the profound – a poem is such an ancient means of communication that it feels like an evolutionary necessity – to the practical; a poem is like a shot of espresso – the fastest way to get a hit of mental and spiritual energy. We could talk about poetry as a rope in a storm. Poetry as one continuous mantra of mental health. Poetry as the world’s biggest, longest-running workshop on how to love. Poetry as a conversation across time. Poetry as the acid-scrub of cliche. We could say that the poem…
  • My latest piece is in Meanjin and it’s about reading and love affairs

    blue milk
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    I was very flattered to be a guest writer for Meanjin this week for their series on writers reading. I was told to be very reflective on my year and.. I was that. Eek. There’s a small child in the bed with us. I hold the sheet over me and reach down blindly to find clothes on the floor. Under the sheet I slip my underwear and t-shirt back on. So, this is dating now.
  • Daddy blogger/important novelist

    blue milk
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Apart from undermining the credibility of paternity leave what is the point of this? And Kate Harding has written the most perfect reply over at Dame Magazine.
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    Gadgets, fashion and tech for women – Gizmodiva

  • Davek Alert Umbrella Alerts Forgetful Owners With Bluetooth

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Forgetting umbrellas is one of the most common habits found in practically everyone who uses one. Each one of us has lost at least one umbrella by simply forgetting it at a.. Davek Alert Umbrella... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Artist/Activist Weiwei Immortalises Political Prisoners on iPhone 6 Cases

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:54 pm
    iPhone cases aren’t serious stuff. People create them as a simple commodity that enhances the look of your phone whilst protecting it. Some people go a bit OTT by sticking sushi... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Live In your Own, Customised Batcave!

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:49 pm
    If you wanna be Batman, we can’t help you; but if you wanna live in a Batcave, we most certainly can! Living in mundane rooms with no personality is what almost 90%.. Live In your Own,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Whip up your favorite confectionaries, with the Girl Scout Cookie Oven

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am
    Move over Easy Bake, the Girl Scout Cookie oven is here to bake some goodies, anytime, anywhere. Pennsylvania toymaker Wicked Cool Toys has created a Girl Scouts Cookie Oven that allows any.. Whip... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Butter flavored Kit Kat launched in Japan

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:46 am
    I envy the people of Japan a lot. And, no it’s not because of their glowing skin, but the variety of Kit Kat flavor, they have in the country. After indulging in.. Butter flavored Kit Kat... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Philosophy, liberalism, and race: Falguni A. Sheth in the NYT

    28 Feb 2015 | 1:57 pm
    So, I’m not the world’s biggest fan of philosophy as a discipline, and that’s because easily three-quarters of the philosophy grad students I have met have been big jerks, in a very particular kind of humorless way and personally judgey way (“You shouldn’t eat that,” one of them said when we were out to dinner in a group and I ordered duck. “Why?” I said. “Duck is dirty and fatty,” he said. “Yes,” I said, “that’s why I like it.” And dude, nobody’s interested in your opinion of my meal, so shut…
  • Open Thread with Llamas On The Loose

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Well I just had to, didn’t I? Those llamas that escaped from a show and tell presentation in Sun City Arizona feature for this week’s Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week. Two llamas disrupting traffic in Sun City, Arizona (screencapture from TV 2015/02/26) So, what have you been up to? What would you rather be up to? What’s been awesome/awful? Reading? Watching? Making? Meeting? What has [insert awesome inspiration/fave fansquee/guilty pleasure/dastardly ne’er-do-well/threat to all civilised life…
  • Fifty Shades of Sexual Assault: Y’all, I told you.

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    [Trigger warning for rape] A University of Illinois student is facing charges for sexual assault after, he says, trying to re-enact a scene from — yup — Fifty Shades of Grey. Mohammad Hossain is accused of assaulting a fellow student in his dorm room Saturday night. He had her strip down to her underwear, bound her hands and legs with belts, gagged her with a necktie, and blindfolded her with a knit cap. When he started hitting her with a belt, she started crying, struggling, and begging him to stop; when she managed to free her arms, he held them behind her back as he raped her.
  • The Oscars: A Twitter-Eye View

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    I didn’t watch the Oscars because nobody was paying me to, but I did follow my friends watching them on Twitter, and here is what I gather: 1) Patricia Arquette made the stupidest white mainstream feminist plea for equal pay ever, claiming that “gays” and people of color need now to step up and fight for equal pay for women. Things she failed to mention: lots of gay people and people of color are women. Pretty much half of them, I’d say. More things she failed to mention: the pay gap between white men and white women is bad, but nowhere near as bad as that between…
  • Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

    22 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Promote yourself. Netiquette reminders: Want to recommend someone else’s writing instead? Try the latest signal-boosting thread. we expect Content Notes as a courtesy to our readers for problematic content in linked posts and/or their comment threads (a habit of posting only triggering/disparaging links may annoy the Giraffe (you really don’t want to annoy the Giraffe)), Content Notes are not needed if your post title is already descriptive of problematic content. extended discussion of self-promotion links on this thread is counter-productive for the intended signal-boosting…
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    Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

  • Napa: Women and Wellness Weekend March 6 – 8

    Teresa Rodriguez
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:37 pm
      Hey Divas! It’s the third annual Wine, Women and Wellness event March 6 through 8, 2015.  Wine, Women and Wellness is an epic culinary, viticulture and health-inspired weekend getaway created expressly to celebrate us fabulous fems. The month of March is Women’s History Month in the U.S. and International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8. The festivities will kick off on Friday, March 6, when The Westin Verasa Napa’s host a Grand Wine Tasting Event from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Solara Courtyard.  Girlfriends will have an opportunity to taste the wines of notable…

    Teresa Rodriguez
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:01 pm
    After the 2014 inaugural Women’s Travel Fest sold-out to over 350+ women in New York City, the event is moving to San Francisco Feb. 28-March 1, 2015 to inspire, empower and connect women through travel. The Women’s Travel Fest is a consumer event that helps women to explore the world and discover deeper meaning in their travels. This year’s festival has been expanded to a two-day event, offering opportunities for smaller break-out sessions on more focused travel segments (LGBTQ travel, Family Travel, Travel Writing, etc ), in addition to a main day event that includes a…
  • Memoir Writing & Cultural Retreat in Varenna, Italy

    Patti Mangan
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Have you longed to visit Italy for years and love the art of writing? Blend these two passions this September and take the plunge. Spend a week on Lake Como with fellow travel inspired women and the creative team behind Italy, in Other Words. Kathryn Abajian is thrilled to announce a new Villa location for 2015 in Varenna, a charming town on Lake Como in the Lombardy region, just north of Milan. The Villa Monastero, a former nunnery and noble home featuring stunning botanical gardens and an art-filled Villa, will be the relaxing setting for lodging and instruction. Enjoy a private room with a…
  • Heading to Barcelona Fashion Week—What To Wear?!

    Christina Santos
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Tango Diva is headed to Barcelona Fashion Week on behalf of Attitude Models and will be live tweeting, instagramming and mingling with models and the fashion elite live from the runways all week. So, when you’re hobnobbing with fashion critics and models alike, what exactly does one wear? Tough question. In my day-to-day life, I tend to rock a low-key pija—preppy—look, mixed with my own unique vintage finds and I guess what you can call a hipster vibe. Somehow I don’t think that’s going work for Fashion Week So I’ve prepared a few outfits that can take me from…
  • Midweek Male Eye Candy: Tango Diva Does Male Fashion Week

    Christina Santos
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Happy hump day! Oooh la la, nothing like a lil male eye candy to get you through the week. From Milan to Berlin to Paris and now Barcelona male Fashion Week, in case you need a little a lil male eye candy pick-me-up, I suggest you direct your attention over to the Instagram account of @AttitudeModels or their Facebook page. Janis Ancens for VALENTINO Floriàn DesBiendras for STELLA JEAN Mario Adrion for DYN Menswear Mihai Bran for HAIDER ACKERMANN   Tango Diva will be heading to Barcelona Fashion Week next and will be live tweeting and blogging from the runway. Watch this space!
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  • Flat Ring

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am
    Hey, can you open this beer with your ring? Oh, it's not a bottle opener? Well, it certainly looks like one. Okay, fine, you're right, it's way classier than a...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Striped Marble + Wood Bookend

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
    A quick and easy way to add architectural detail to your abode? Prop up books and other items with a Striped Marble + Wood Bookend ($49) from West Elm. It's...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Everlane Heavyweight Tee

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    It may look rather plain, but this Everlane Heavyweight Tee ($45) should be a closet staple while the weather tries to figure itself out between now and summer time. The...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Splendid Coldwater Elastic Sandals

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:56 am
    Is it too early to be scoping out summer sandal collections? Nah! The early bird gets the worm, or in this case, Splendid's Coldwater Elastic Sandals ($78). The easy on/off...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • First Mate Anchor Sweater

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    We love a good nautical theme as much as anybody. (Try to pull us away from the striped shirts and we can't promise we'll react well.) But we'll stop at...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Treating Depression During Pregnancy Prevents Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    This is a relatively small study but I think it underscores the importance of screening for and treating depression during pregnancy.  Previous studies have indicated that about 10% to 15% of women experience clinically significant depressive symptoms during pregnancy; however, depression that emerges during pregnancy often goes untreated. A recent naturalistic study from Turkey followed […] The post Treating Depression During Pregnancy Prevents Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms Last Longer than Five Years for Most Women

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:23 am
    Up to 80% of women experience vasomotor symptoms (VMS) as they transition into the menopause phase. While clinical guidelines suggest that VMS typically last from 6 months to 2 years, we often see women with VMS lasting for a much longer period of time. To more accurately assess the duration of VMS in perimenopausal women, researchers analyzed data from 1449 women included in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), an observational study of women entering menopause.  Here is a summary of the key findings: The post Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms Last Longer than Five Years for…
  • New Recommendations Call for Iodine in All Prenatal Vitamins

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:23 am
    In the developing baby, iodine is necessary for thyroid function and normal brain development. According to a recent Lancet study, even children born to women with mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency during pregnancy are at increased risk for lower IQ and reading ability (assessed at age 9). The most severe effects were observed among children born to women with severe deficiency. The post New Recommendations Call for Iodine in All Prenatal Vitamins appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Case Series: Mirtazapine (Remeron) in Pregnancy and Lactation

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:03 am
    While we have adequate data to support the use of SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy, there is less data regarding other classes of antidepressants.  A new case series documents the outcomes of infants exposed to mirtazapine (Remeron). The post Case Series: Mirtazapine (Remeron) in Pregnancy and Lactation appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Infertility Treatment May Increase the Risk of Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    While many women complain of psychological distress during infertility treatment, it has been somewhat unclear if the anxiety and depression women may experience is related to having to undergo infertility treatment or to the hormonal agents that are used as part of the treatment, or a combination of the two.  Recent studies have attempted to identify […] The post Infertility Treatment May Increase the Risk of Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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  • Quality is the Key to Comfortable Workout Clothing

    23 Feb 2015 | 5:42 am
    At gorillawear.com, we understand that comfort is the most important aspect of the workout clothing you wear. While the gym apparel we offer is both stylish and functional, we also make absolutely sure that it will provide the level of comfort you expect to have during your workout. Overheating during a session at the gym can cause fatigue and injuries, but there is little chance of this happening to you if you wear our clothing while you work out. The material used in the manufacture of our gym wear allows you complete freedom of movement, and although you will perspire heavily during…
  • All gorilla’s need great looking pants!

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    Pants that look good, pants that work as hard as you do, and pants that are always ready to rise to the next challenge, whatever you throw at them! At www.gorillawear.com you will find great styles to suit your individual needs, in a range of comfortable quality fabrics, all built to look great, provide maximum comfort and help you reach your own personal goals. Want to work-out hard with the help of a fabric that breathes while you do? Dunellen Mesh Pants are constructed with miniature holes to help you keep cool when the going gets hot! Working out in hostile foul weather? Our heavy Cargo…
  • How to wear your gym shorts with style

    20 Feb 2015 | 5:49 am
    Gym shorts should always be stylish. If you plan on taking your workout to the gym, your gym shorts should deliver in style as well as comfort during a sweat-busting workout. Here are a few tips to follow when wearing gym shorts, all of which can be found at gorillawear.com Shorts Shorts should at least cover your knees half way and be no longer than a few inches below the knee. The Classic Seersucker Shorts are ideal for intense workouts as they provide enough room to keep you cool. The Superior Mesh Shorts are also knee length and have a 100% breathable polyester mesh. Short shorts If…
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    Life in Transition

  • A Reminder

    Natalie Caine
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
     Who doesn’t have habits they wish they could magically end and move into more peace and happiness?  All of us have parts like the critic, the pusher, the judge, the punisher, the victim, the better than,   that are annoying for us and others.   In my breakfast support group, I shared suggestions for what to do when stuck in a habit and how to unglue yourself:   1. See it and wave it goodbye.  Like telling yourself, “sorry you are here, but I am not into you.” (the part of you that is defensive towards others). 2. Focus on something else, so you don’t spin…
  • Thoughts From Our Support Group

    Natalie Caine
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    When women gather and share, they leave uplifted, and with new tools to implement. When women gather, they have a place of belonging and a place to add meaning for others.  When women gather, they change what they want to change and appreciate what they love about themselves. I have been facilitating support groups since the 80’s and can still hear the voices of those women and the women today wondering , what is happening, what can I do, where do I fit in, etc.?  Curiosity keeps your fire lit. Support makes the road more scenic. Below are a few tips and shares: 1. Make time to…
  • Navigating the Unknown at the Golden Door, April 26 – May 2, 2015

    19 Feb 2015 | 6:44 am
    Presenting: Navigating the Unknown with Natalie Caine M.A. at the Golden Door, San Diego April 26- May 2, 2015 To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting. ~ e.e. cummings The photo is one of the many stunning pathways at THE GOLDEN DOOR that I shot while on an early morning hike. I am so excited to be returning for a week to present Navigating the Unknown. Whether expected or unexpected changes, transitions are an opportunity to pause and see a…
  • You Will Find A Way

    Natalie Caine
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
      Decisions. I don’t think any of us took classes in how to choose. A woman called me in tears about a challenging time of her life.  Unexpected changes arrived. Her tolerance for her husband’s behavior made her pack her bags.  Then she put the black suitcase back in their closet. Her immediate response to her pain was to get out.   She was tired of talking about it with him and with herself.  Change wasn’t really sticking. He would say the same thing over and over to her with a big big I AM SORRY. She felt hurt too many times.  She felt like him unavailable.  She…
  • I Am Doubting Myself

    Natalie Caine
    10 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
     “Here it is the beginning of a New Year and I am already doubting myself.” Those are the words a sweet woman shared with me during our telephone conversation.  She had a fight with her spouse and a zero on her 8 day chart of starting something new. I want to remind you and me, that doubt is part of growth.  It is not the ALL of you. Maybe the bigger picture is you are practicing COMPASSION with yourself when you don’t do what you thought you would do or be. Maybe you are practicing saying, “I WAS WRONG and I AM SORRY. Another woman shared,” oh great way to start…
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  • The Post-Breakup Social Media Survival Guide

    Betty Confidential
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The Post-Breakup Social Media Survival Guide Don’t stalk your ex online, and other rules to live by. -YourTango.com Who can resist the urge to look at their ex’s Facebook page? Admit it. It calls your name and whispers, “Check me out!” No harm, right? An astute researcher in England begs to differ. A recent study concluded that the more time you spend on your ex’s Facebook page, the more psychological distress you experience, the greater your desire for your ex and the more difficulty you have moving on. Admit it. You are not really surprised. That’s…
  • Five Great First Date Ideas

    Betty Confidential
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Five Great First Date Ideas Coffee dates? Been there. Cocktails? Done that. Try something new for a great first date! -YourTango.com Planning a first date can be exciting but it can also become routine and tired. If you have been on a string of first dates, you may find yourself consistently planning the same night out. Going to dinner, meeting for coffee or cocktails at happy hour seem to be the norm. Don’t save the fun and interesting dates for later in the relationship. Why wait? Shake up your routine and try something new. If you’re bored of going out for dinner and the…
  • Eight Healthy and Savory Food Swaps

    Betty Confidential
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Eight Healthy and Savory Food Swaps Want to save some calories the easy way? Try these simple food substitutions the next time you whip up a meal. -Michele Bender, YouBeauty.com Trimming calories from your favorite meals is easier than it sounds. And you can do it without giving up flavor or hunger-busting satisfaction. You just need to trick your taste buds with a few simple food swaps. Spread on the avocado. “Instead of buttering your toast, spread it with a scoop of avocado and a pinch of sea salt,” suggests Marti Wolfson, culinary director of Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, New…
  • Don’t Panic! 10 Fab Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Any Occasion

    April Daniels Hussar
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Don’t Panick! 10 Fab Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Any Occasion Panicked? Desperate? No need! Whether you need to ship or give in person, we have some great ideas for any occasion! -April Daniels Hussar 1. A subscription to Craft Coffee. For your coffee-loving lovah. Each month, Craft Coffee experts sample 50+ coffees from roasters around the country, and only the top three make it into the box! (Starts at $29.99 for one month, craftcoffee.com) 2. L’Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath is TO. DIE. FOR. L’Occitane has tons of shops if it’s too late for shipping! ($34 for 16.9 gorgeous…
  • 3 Signs Your Online Date Isn’t Actually Single

    Betty Confidential
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    3 Signs Your Online Date Isn’t Actually Single Is the guy you met online already in a relationship? Here’s how to tell. -YourTango.com You’ve joined an online dating site and are excited to meet new people and explore possibilities. Finally, you discover one person in particular with whom you have a lot in common and feel that wonderful bubbly sensation of looking forward to meeting and deepening the relationship. Yet, you begin to notice a few things. 1. He avoids communicating evenings or on the weekends. You notice that your date only seems to talk to you during the week, or…
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • Fred Friday

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    Fred had a great Newfoundland puppy day yesterday. Fred was invited by my client, WrightWay Fitness, to attend a fitness bootcamp. Here are two iPhone photos of Fred getting loved on at bootcamp: In the above iPhone photo, Adam lets Fred know how glad he is Fred attended bootcamp. Adam is the owner of WrightWay Fitness – and the person who invited Fred to come for a visit. Adam’s wife, Becky, is expecting their first baby next week. She stopped in to get a Fred kiss before her baby arrives. Fred LOVES expectant moms. (I think Fred loves everybody?) Fred was a big hit at…
  • The Perfect Derby Dress

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    My daughter has been acting as my “personal shopper” and sending me links to potential Kentucky Derby dresses. If you’ve been reading along, you know I’ll be wearing a purple (“orchid”) hat on Derby day. I don’t have a dress yet. I don’t wear dresses. Why don’t I wear dresses? Well, for one thing – I have a terrible time finding a dress that fits. I have an (ahem) large chest. [Big boobs on a HUGE rib cage.  I hate my big ribs!] If a dress fits my chest, it becomes like a tent on the rest of my body. If it fits my waist and hips, it…
  • You Want MORE Fred?

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    Everyone seems to want Fred, Fred, and MORE Fred these days. I apologize to those of you who hate dogs. Fred does provide me with nonstop humor and blog material. So …? Although, I’m in L.A. today (without Fred) I’m giving you a little more Fred. And don’t worry about Fred … he’s in good hands until I get home at the end of the day. (I have no doubt I’ll be greeted with lots of love when I return.) Yesterday, Fred went with me shooting. Of course, I made sure he had a shady spot to hang out in. Fred has a tough job … going with me to beautiful…
  • Randomness

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    •  Yesterday it was cold.  Also?  I apologize to those of you who are experiencing real cold.  But for Southern California?  It was cold. •  I went for a hike.  It made me wonder how/why people in cold climates ever leave their homes? •  There’s a lot going on in the photography world for Canon shooters.  New cameras, new lenses, new technology! •  And yes, I’m back to work.  I have several big projects coming up and I couldn’t put it off any longer. •  I had a check-up with my orthopedic surgeon yesterday.  It was the usual, “You need another…
  • The Weekend

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    It was a busy weekend. On Friday, my car broke down. Actually, a rock flew up under (and inside) my car innards (???) and parts of the car had to be disassembled to get to the rock and remove it. As a result, I was car-less Friday afternoon through the end of Saturday. (I ended up having a few other  expensive  car things taken care of at the same time.) Without transportation, Fred and I had to keep busy at home. Fred practicing his retrieving in my swimming pool. Fred didn’t mind being home at all. After all, at sixteen weeks of age, Fred doesn’t know much of the world except…
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    moosh in indy.

  • Vivi-isms: Part 2

    8 Feb 2015 | 6:34 pm
    When Vivi isn’t meowing at me (her preferred form of communication over the last several months) she has squeaked out a few Vivi-isms. “My favorite shape is a heart. Daddy’s favorite shape is a square, LIKE HIS HEAD.” This: “My nickname is Sticks, you can call me Sticks.” “Dad? Why do you have lady legs?” This: *Playing in her room, stands up, walks over to the cat, squats in his face and farts on him* “Santa puts his hat on and hos, hos, hos, errywhere!” “I’m going to go play with bodies (Barbies), in the body (Barbie)…
  • The Importance Of Writing Down Your Love (sponsored by Hallmark)

    2 Feb 2015 | 1:47 pm
    I’ve paid $6 to park my car for an hour. I’ve paid $6 to get on an airplane faster. I’ve paid $6 for a substandard burrito and I’ve even paid $6 for a bottle of water. As I look around my house there are very few things still around that I paid $6 for, because while $6 may seem like a lot for some things, $6 will rarely buy you quality or permanence. I have amassed a collection of Post-It notes from Cody, every once in a while he’ll paper the house with them while I’m asleep. They don’t say anything particularly profound, but I keep every last one, and tuck them away where I can…
  • On Why We Don’t Always Wear Our Wedding Rings

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
    Cody once worked with a guy that removed his wedding ring depending on the type of customer he was serving. Cody and I both thought it was pretty smarmy and gross (and we still do) but we didn’t know much about marriage as we were wee babes ourselves. After our own vows and rings were exchanged, I can remember going to a wedding reception when Cody forgot his ring. I flew into a crying fit in the parking lot “HOW WILL ANYONE KNOW WE’RE MARRIED! PEOPLE WILL THINK WE’RE JUST ENGAGED! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?” So. You could say I was passionate about rings. Over…
  • he never gave up on me.

    20 Jan 2015 | 6:34 pm
    For the first time in our almost 14 years of marriage I have finally allowed myself to be completely and hopelessly in love with Cody. I’m so in love with him I struggle to find words adequate enough to encompass how I feel about him. When I talk about him I generally end up in tears because through everything, he never ever gave up on me. I have hated myself for so long, and in hating myself I tried to convince Cody to hate me so I could be even more justified in my own self loathing. Up until recently I never let myself believe that he truly did love me, he was only with me out of…
  • 2014 flu bye.

    29 Dec 2014 | 7:51 pm
    We all ended up with various stages of the flu over Christmas, all of us except Addie. I take this as proof that she has officially outgrown that kid thing where they lick weird and random stuff. Vivi on the other hand, stand close to her for too long and she will for sure lick you. I’ve been stuck in a bit of a funk, the fourth annual Midwestern winter funk. A friend’s dad has been struggling with depression and anxiety for a long time, and earlier in the month he tried to take his own life. Her dad and I are very similar in how we experience our depression, and I wonder if there…
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    Viva la Feminista

  • First Woman to Head MLB Doctors Group

    18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    As a sports fan, I have always been intrigued as to why women dominate the medical field, but not sports medicine. You rarely think of them until you see your quarterback get knocked down or someone slides into second base and catches their cleat on the base. This is why I perked up when I learned that Dr. Kathleen Weber is poised to become the first woman to lead the Major League Baseball (MLB) Team Physicians Association in 2016. She is the Director of Primary Care/Sports Medicine and Women's Sports Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.This was an important interview for me…
  • Catching up with Thor, Wonder Woman and Ms. Marvel (Spoilers)

    13 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The last time you checked in on your blogging goddess, she had finished the first issue of the new Thor, the first two issues of Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman and a bunch of the new Ms. Marvel. Today she picked up the latest issues bringing us up to Thor #5, Ms. Marvel #11, and SCF Wonder Woman #6. And how are they? SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!THOR: We are still learning about the new Thor. The mystery woman is still hiding behind the mask, but we do learn that she cares about the original Thor. When he comes back from the dead (you knew he wasn't really dead!), she is relived. And while he…
  • How I Chose Happiness When #PhDLife Failed

    11 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Today bestselling publisher Linda Joy released Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness featuring the soul-inspiring stories of 27 amazing women who share their intimate stories of transformation. Choosing Happiness also includes Reflection Questions after each story which will empower you to integrate the vital lessons of each woman’s journey into your own life. For a limited time you can get over 40 transformational gifts with your copy of Choosing Happiness. Grab your copy today >> http://bit.ly/Happiness_Book*******************As some of you know, I went back to school…
  • Calls for Papers from Demeter Press (Indigenous Pregnancy, Mothers, Daughters, Social Media, Sons, Ambivalence, Immigrants)

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    There are a bunch of CFPs from Demeter Press, so I am posting just a summary of the calls with links back to the Demeter Press site with the full details. Warning, all links are PDFs. Good luck! Indigenous Experiences of Pregnancy and Birth [PDF]Editors: Dr. Jaime Cidro and Dr. Hannah Tait NeufeldDeadline for Abstracts: March 15, 2015In North America Indigenous Peoples are diverse in the way they embrace their traditional institutions and cultural practices surrounding pregnancy and birth. Traditional midwifery, culture, customs, understandings and meanings surrounding pregnancy and birth are…
  • From Durango, Mexico to Mayor of Chicago?

    13 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Jesus "Chuy" Garcia was ready to enjoy his first uncontested election. He had a few good books picked out that had been taunting him. Then he want to visit his friend Karen Lewis after her surgery. She greeted him with, "Sit down. You need to run." Lewis ran down all the reasons he was the best person to run for mayor of Chicago. And with that Chuy went home to discuss the idea with his wife. Her response?HELL YES!A few months and thousands of signatures later, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is building a coalition of community people who want to work together to make Chicago a better place to live,…
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    Women on Business

  • 5 Things to Do After a Job Interview

    Community Member
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:19 am
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  • 4 Ways to Kick Start Your Momentum

    Toni Nelson
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:49 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/WomenonBusiness If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.feedblitz.com/womenonbusiness
  • 10 Ways LinkedIn Can Help You Get a Board of Directors Seat

    Tracy Houston
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:18 am
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  • 4 Key Steps for Effective Networking in the Creative Industry

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    26 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
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  • Career Development and Upskilling Tips for Your Career

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    25 Feb 2015 | 4:38 pm
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    Woman Tribune

  • All the Cute: Tiny Hamsters in a Tiny Apartment

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Meet Enoki and Bunapi, two Winter White Dwarf hamsters who are living the high life in their very own miniature apartment. If you think you aren’t a hamster person then let us assure you, you are wrong. You just haven’t seen hamsters relax with a snack in front of the TV, take a dip in a sand-filled bathtub, and nap in their very own sleeping quarters. And if you think tiny hamsters hanging out in a tiny apartment wasn’t cute enough, watch as little Enoki is tucked into a pink and white bed fit for mini royalty, complete with a matching polka dot blanket to keep them warm.
  • LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: ‘Justice League vs. Bizarro League’ DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway #JusticeLeague #BizarroLeague

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Calling all LEGO and DC super hero fans! What do you get when Batman plays watchdog over Superman, a well-meaning clone that causes mass confusion wherever he roams, and LEGO? The all-new “Justice League vs. Bizarro League” original movie from LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes just released this month! This new tale brings together the world’s best super heroes in a thrilling battle the whole family can enjoy. We’ve got the scoop on what you can expect to see in this movie, plus some fun extras we know you and your family are gonna love. Batman has joined the newly-formed…
  • The ‘Frozen Fever’ Trailer is Here: Get a Sneak Peek Before it Hits Theaters March 13

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    This exciting news certainly calls for a warm hug! Disney just released a trailer for the new short, “Frozen Fever!” Check it out above to see Olaf the snowman eat cake, and listen for the new song. In “Frozen Fever,” it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk. If you missed the “Frozen Fever” first-look images, here they are again. We know, the excitement is palpable. “Frozen Fever” premieres in…
  • Top 10 Weight Loss Myths #infographic

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    We have all wanted to drop a few pounds fast at least once, or tone the areas of our bodies that we have deemed the “problem areas.” In hopes of accomplishing our body-related goals, most of us have sought the help of — and have been failed by — quick fixes. When it comes to real, effective weight loss and drastically transforming your body into the picture of health, it is always a good rule of thumb to be a skeptic of fads and gimmicks. The U.S. weight loss market is worth $59.8 billion, and it didn’t get that wealthy by working. Look at it this way: if…
  • Tuesday Giveaway Linkup: February 24, 2015

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 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

  • Competing for a Better Me

    Tara Joyce
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Can competing not help to better me, without needing to create conflict in my inner self and my outer world? It’s not competition itself that creates conflict in my inner being, but rather the intention behind that competition. Competing because I desire victory, and being a winner at the hands of another being a loser, undoubtedly creates conflict. For I have unconsciously decided that I am not enough, and that I’ll be more if someone else is less. Competition, in this intention, is an act of being better than others, and reducing myself. It’s an ego concept that invariably creates…
  • Fixed In Place

    Tara Joyce
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:33 am
    My lower mind is the part of my mental construct that demands for me to be a fixed thing. It desires definition and certainty. It desires to pin ME down. Whereas my higher mind understands the freedom I receive from being nobody. My higher mind sees the value of having no sense of self that is fixed. It has no desire to define ME. When I am free from this burden of desire, I am more wholly me. I am who I AM. Whereas my lower mind needs to attach to certain attributes; fortifying and grounding me — in my expertise, in my knowledgability, and in my desirability. It relishes defining me as a…
  • The Missing Pieces (of Poverty)

    Tara Joyce
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    We’ve created a culture of leaving people feeling as though they’re missing something. We’ve created a collective belief that, as a community and as an individual, we are not whole, nor okay. We’ve created a commercial system that grows fat and comfortable on promoting these feelings of lack and fragmentation. We’ve bought the idea that we can consume something or someone that can leave us feeling more whole. In the midst of our chaos of un-wholeness, we’ve created deep poverty. More than lacking material resources, deep poverty lives in our feelings and…
  • A (Creative) Culture in Motion

    Tara Joyce
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:37 pm
    I received this intriguing question recently from a reader; “Do you know where this (Cultural Creative) concept stands today?” Where do we, the Cultural Creatives, stand today? From what I observe, we, and our ways of being and doing, are growing quietly. More and more of us are learning about “Cultural Creativity” and resonating with it, and feeling inspired to more deeply connect with their values and others who share them. I notice that “Cultural Creativity” seems to have grown far larger than the words Paul Ray used (in 2000) to describe this growing culture and…
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    Get Organized Wizard

  • 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home *On Sale*

    Kylie Browne
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    A Decluttered Home IS Achievable If You Really Want It Yes, it really is that simple. Do you want it? If you answered yes, then the next step is making it happen. And this is where it gets hard. Finding the mindset and the motivation to make it happen. That’s where WE can help. Is This Program For You? If you: Feel overwhelmed by clutter Don’t know where to start Worry that you might need things – so you end up keeping everything Suspect you just have too much stuff Can’t decide what to keep and what to release Have forgotten what your surfaces look like Then 7…
  • Organize Your Bedroom: A Step-By-Step Guide For Teenagers

    Kylie Browne
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Are you tired of complaining about the state of your teenager’s room? If your requests to tidy up fall on deaf ears, try giving them our step-by step guide. It might just work* AND you will regain your sanity! * We cannot vouch for compliance in the actions of your teenager when undergoing our step-by-step guide! However if I could wave a magic wand for you, I sure would! A Step-By-Step Guide To Organizing Your Room 1. Put On Some Music Dial up your mood and mindset by putting on music that help you get moving. It will also feel like the time goes faster as you work away while…
  • Calm Parent Nirvana. You Can Get and Stay Organized!

    Kylie Browne
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Being a calm and organized parent can be tough. We can read “effective parenting techniques” until our eyes glaze over, when sometimes all it takes is a simple lifestyle change to help make life less chaotic. Here are some simple tips to help create a calm and organized household Get a Slow Cooker If you don’t have one already then this purchase will be the best investment you’ve ever made. Put aside some prep time in the morning. Leave it all day on slow cook. At the end of the day you have a tasty meal waiting for you.  Stockpile Essentials Keep a loaf of bread in the…
  • How Often Do I Need To Change …

    Kylie Browne
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:52 pm
    When it comes up in conversation it always interests me how often people get around to household chores. It’s always there waiting for us, but what is the rule of thumb? Is there any rhyme or reason to suggested time limits? How Often Do I Need To Change … Sheets How much do you sweat? Do you shower before you get into bed? Do you sleep naked? How many are in the bed (partner, kids, pets)? Does natural skin shedding & the existence of dust mites freak you out? I think changing the sheets every week is clean and hygienic. However I know others who wait 3-4 weeks before changing…
  • 8 Tips That Help When Parting Ways With A Loved One

    Kylie Browne
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:13 pm
    The following post was kindly written by one of our longest Get Organized Wizard members, Terry. How I Said Goodbye The following are things I did to have closure and say good bye to my first husband: 1. Write an article of the good and positive times you had together Make copies Purchase colored file folders and place the name on the tab For Christmas give as gifts to relatives and friends who knew him/her 2. Write a poem 3. Decide what to keep One outfit Jewelry Photographs Handmade arts and crafts Favorite stuffed animal Suitcase with items left in 4. Complete sorting out belongings…
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    Everyday Baby Steps

  • 2014 Dating Recap: The Year of Second Chances

    16 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Well, I told some of my social media friends that I would be writing a summary of my 2014 dating experiences and what I learned from them. After all, I wrote one for 2013 that was pretty fantastic, if I do say so, myself. I had some incredibly meaningful relationships and some experiences that truly impacted my life straight out of the dating gate in 2013. I fully expected 2014 to be the year of only bigger and better things. Damn, I was cocky.  In looking back over 2014, what's stood out to me is that it seemed to be my year of giving second (third, fourth, etc.) chances. Some turned out,…
  • A Bonus Chance to Win a $100 Target Gift Card from Hyundai!

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

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

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

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

  • An insider’s view of how Team Danielle uses Marie Forleo’s B-School.

    Kim Caloca
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    A team that learns together earns together. And #TeamDanielle loves to learn. We’re adorkable that way. Since it’s the season of B-School registration and every one of us has gone through B-School (and we dip into the community throughout the year — every year, for 4 years running now…) we’ve culled our best B-School business lessons. #TeamDanielle + B-School Strategy = Unstoppable Danielle LaPorte: Visionary + Wearer of Great Shoes One year in B-School, Marie asked, “How would you behave if you were best in the world at what you do?”. That one question was a…
  • Energize that! How to activate your crystals, mala beads, and sacred objects.

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Photo credit: Catherine Just Photography Something is sacred because you say it is. When a lot of people put their sacred intention into something, then that object’s power increases. It’s simple physics, really. More focused energy = more power.  So, you gotta power up your sacred stuff. YOU. Not the minister who gave you the rosary, or the lady who sold you the crystal (not to diminish their blessed energy). But you. YOU are the greatest activator of your “divinely helpful objects.” So when you bring home a new baby citrine from the crystal shop, or you’re…
  • Game-changing decisions. The Top 5 things to know about B-School.

    Kim Caloca
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    In The Desire Map, the life area that relates to career is called Livelihood & Lifestyle. Some Core Desired Feelings I hear come up a lot in that area are: Abundant. Free. In Service. Generous. Powerful. Knowing how you want to feel in the realm of career and prosperity, The Desire Map would ask you: What are you going to DO to generate those feelings? What actions will align you with those feeling states? My opinion? You should probably sign up for Marie Forleo’s B-School.  “I learned more in B-School’s 8 weeks of applied knowledge than I did in three years of college or anything…
  • Resentment. And how to (un)block your prosperity.

    22 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    When my first company tanked, I was on the hook for about $150,000. Before I got slammed with that fact, my CEO, who I hired to run the company, thought it best to fire my Founder’s ass. Shortly after they canned me, the whole business fell apart — because you can’t have a personality-driven business without um, the founding personality there. And because, bad karma. Anywaaaay, I got to sit back and watch them tank without me. Which was only slightly satisfying. Mostly it was sad and crushing. When the castle crumbled, the bank called me for its money. And because I’d co-signed…
  • “Don’t get ahead of yourself”…can suck it.

    19 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re a horse, you will probably always act like a horse. You’ll run all horse-like, and crave wide, open spaces. Like horses do. Because…you’re a for real horse. People may ask you to be less fidgety at the gate — don’t get too excited. Or you shouldn’t take up so much space when you clippety clop into a room. And, Why do you always want to run? Can’t you not want to run as much? Not really…you’re a horse. All of you is a horse. You’re not part horse, and part cat — in fact, you’re a purebred. MOST OF THE TIME, in most circumstances, being your total horse self…
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  • Gary Johnson At CPAC: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Eliot Nelson
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:48 pm
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND -- Typically, when a politician meets a reporter for an interview, decorum dictates that said politician offer up a bland pleasantry to break the ice. "Thanks for spending time with us!" or "Try to keep up!" are standard.When I meet former New Mexico governor and 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), he takes a different tack.More...
  • Terry Virts Tweets Touching Tribute To Leonard Nimoy From Outer Space

    Benjamin Hart
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:23 pm
    While orbiting around Earth on the International Space Station, American astronaut Terry Virts took a minute to pay fitting tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday at 83. The late actor's home state of Massachusetts can be seen just to the right of Virts' Vulcan salute.pic.twitter.com/ErjTLgCIrL— Terry W. Virts (@AstroTerry) February 28, 2015More...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Multiple Personalities In New Film

    Bill Bradley
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Leonardo DiCaprio could play 24 different personalities in the upcoming film "The Crowded Room." According to The Hollywood Reporter, DiCaprio's production company Appian Way and New Regency are coming together to produce it.The movie will reportedly be adapted from the Daniel Keyes' nonfiction book "The Minds of Billy Milligan." Keyes tells the story of Milligan, a man who went on trial in the '70s for three rapes. He was the first person to successfully use multiple personality disorder as a defense.More...
  • Venezuela's Maduro Cracks Down On American Visitors

    28 Feb 2015 | 3:12 pm
    (Refiled for wider distribution) CARACAS, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had captured American citizens involved in "espionage activities," and said U.S. citizens in the future will have to seek visas to come to the OPEC nation. Speaking during a rally, he said his government will prohibit some U.S. officials from entering Venezuela in retaliation for a similar measure by the government of President Barack Obama against a group of Venezuelan public officials. "We have captured some U.S. citizens in undercover activities, espionage,…
  • Margot Robbie Slapped Leonardo DiCaprio During Her 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Audition

    Lily Karlin
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:26 pm
    How does one break into Hollywood? For buzzy star Margot Robbie, it's by slapping one of the world's most famous celebrities.In an interview with Harper's Bazaar UK, the star opened up about the untraditional audition that led to her career-launching role as the wife of Leonardo DiCaprio's character in "Wolf of Wall Street."More...
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    The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC

  • Sisterhood Shots: March Photo-A-Day

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Sisterhood Shots: March Photo-A-Day Spring is right around the corner and I don’t know about you, but I am so over winter and can’t wait! We are Stepping into Spring with a brand new Sisterhood Shots photo-a-day challenge, fitness calendar and a weight loss challenge! You will want to join us for all three, because we are going to have a lot of fun! Grab your camera or your cell phone and get ready! We want to see your weight loss/fitness journey through the lens of your camera. If you’ve not participated in a photo-a-day challenge before, this is how it works:  On or before…
  • 10K-a-Day + Squats & Push-ups Fitness Challenge

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    10K-a-Day + Squats & Push-ups Fitness Challenge It’s almost March and that means SPRING is just around the corner! We are stepping into spring with a brand-new, challenging and awesome fitness challenge -10K-a-Day + Squats & Push-ups! We are challenging you to accumulate 10,000 steps each and every day! The goal is to get up and moving -no couch potatoes here, folks! The more steps you take, the better you will feel and the lower your risk for future health problems! And then we are also throwing in some squats and push-ups for your added pleasure. You’re welcome! The…
  • When You’re Just Burnt Out

    28 Feb 2015 | 3:17 am
    When You’re Just Burnt Out Let me set the scene…you’ve been running for a few years, you have a bunch of races under your fuel belt, you have a couple more races on the not-so-distant horizon…BUT…you don’t want to run. You’re tired. You’re bored. You’re burnt out. I’m going to admit something to you.  This is precisely how I’m feeling.  Yes, one of Shrinking Jeans’s resident runner/writers is in a rut.  Pretty sad when I just returned from an incredible race weekend in sorta-sunny Florida and literally just dropped a…
  • Polar Loop: Review + Giveaway

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:55 am
    Polar Loop: Review + Giveaway   Do you know what an activity tracker is?  According to Wikipedia, “an activity tracker is a device or application for monitoring and tracking fitness-related metrics such as distance walked or run, calorie consumption, and in some cases heartbeat and quality of sleep.”    I realize there are many activity trackers to choose from, but today, I am going to share with you the Polar Loop. The Polar Loop is a stylish activity tracker that comes in several different colors.  It tracks daily activity, exercise levels, monitors sleep patterns,…
  • Heart Healthy Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:58 am
    Heart Healthy Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe Heart Health Month is still going strong! Last week we suggested some winter friendly workouts to get your heart pumping. This week we’re talking heart-healthy nutrition. Campbell Soup Company is dedicated to helping women care for their hearts by providing delicious, heart-healthy foods and recipes as part of their support of the American Heart Association. Certified Campbell’s products include Healthy Request® soups, V8 beverages, Prego pasta sauces and Pepperidge Farm whole-grain breads. This long-standing partnership with the American…
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    Oh Hey

  • Worthy of the Week

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Worthy of the Week Llama drama is all over the news! Mushroom farms intrigue me. I remember Mr. Rogers visiting one and I couldn’t believe they grew without any light. Gigantic space gif! Rich dogs of Instagram. I can’t wait for HBO’s Scientology documentary. Can’t quit watching this little gal. What should you do when people underestimate you? Eat them for lunch. Roasted broccoli and white cheddar queso fundido. I could eat the shit out of that. Pho for breakfast? Dream come true. Books & Brews. You’re pretty cool, Indianapolis. This is sad and…
  • Worthy of the Week

    20 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Stress shopping at its finest. Worthy of the Week Venereal disease awareness posters. What it’s really like to be a plus size model. I have some people I’d like to gift a one way ticket. There is no coal tar in mac and cheese, and there never was. I’m so over people being sanctimonious about their food choices. How one stupid tweet blew up Justine Sacco’s life. I’d say that tweet was much more than stupid. John Green and the strange case of the missing Paper Towns quotation. It would be really hard for me to love him more. In case you missed it… February reads…
  • February Reads

    16 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    My love language is gifts (act surprised) and if I had a Valentine, he would have had the easiest gift buying experience ever this year. There’s a slew of excellent books being released this month and a stack of them would turned me into a giant heart eye emoji. Are you looking forward to reading any of these February reads? Funny Girl by Nick Hornby (February 3) Set in 1960’s London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of…
  • Worthy of the Week

    13 Feb 2015 | 4:33 am
    Worthy of the Week Little Earthquakes and Under The Pink are being reissued. Did anyone else lose their shit? Preordered and preordered. Kids today have it so easy. You always hear about the must-have Korean beauty products. Here are the American beauty products Koreans go crazy for. I love me some jeans, but the no jeans challenge doesn’t seem like that big of a whoop, right? Ummm…I might be a millennial. I consider myself a pretty productive person, and I think it’s because I use the Pomodoro Method without even knowing it! I could make this, right? Because I want it, but…
  • Galentine’s Day

    9 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Treats provided by Shari’s Berries. Y’all know how much I love Valentine’s Day, so it’s probably no surprise that I’m equally enthusiastic about Galentine’s Day — an annual celebration of girl (space) friends. The great thing about Galentine’s Day is that there’s no hype, so you can create your own and celebrate however you like — a casual brunch, a wild and crazy ladie’s night, or dinner and a movie. Last weekend I pulled out my best Britney Spears drinkware, chilled a bottle of Veuve rosé, and invited some lady friends over…
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    YourTango | The Latest Smart Talk About Love

  • 5 Sexy Texts To Get Him Hot (Not Bothered)

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    Whether you’re in a long distance relationship or looking to add extra touch of kinky to your relationship, sexting is the way to go. Here are some sexts to get you started. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • PSA: Why You *Must* Date The Guy You'd Never Marry

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:44 am
    Toss aside your checklist (at least the superficial items on it), and start going out with guys that you’re a little unsure about. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • 22 Reasons Living With Your Guy Is The Smartest Thing You Can Do

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    When you move in together for the right reasons — love, commitment to each other, or simply because you like being together all the time — then there are plenty of perks to sharing a place. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • 11 Things Moms Should NEVER Feel Guilty About

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    It's easy to say you're going to be a relaxed parent, but when you see moms all around you seemingly getting everything done, it's hard not to beat yourself up. Here, 11 things that I (and other parents) shouldn't beat myself up about ever again. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • YIKES! What Do Your Fingernails *Really* Say About You?

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    You can let your nails do the talking for you, but be warned! Here's what they're really saying. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
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    Female Forum

  • How to Find Freelance Work

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Freelancing will keep you on your toes. Not only do you have to be an expert in whatever it is that you do, but you also have to learn how to find work. The ‘craft’ of many freelancers is generally a solitary one and work is done in a private, or personal, setting. Unlike the traditional work setting, rubbing elbows with people, being social and interacting with others in the industry on a daily basis is generally not the norm. However, to be a successful freelancer, you can’t keep to yourself. You must be social and you must market yourself. This can be intimidating, if you don’t…
  • Strategies for Working an Arts and Crafts Show

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:42 pm
    If you are taking your arts and crafts hobby to a new level and you are trying to make a small business out of it, go to as many arts and craft fairs and shows as possible. It truly is the only way to get your work out there and to build up your customer base. Here are some things to consider when preparing to take your hobby to the next level and entering a show or fair: Determining Prices When you make something, write down the cost of the materials as you go along. If you purchased something in bulk such as beads, divide up the cost per item you made. For instance, if the bag of beads cost…
  • How to Maintain Your Libido When You’re Single

    2 Jan 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Whether you hate the show or love it, there’s a particular scene during season two of Grey’s Anatomy that every single woman in a dry spell can relate to. When Katherine Heigl’s character, Izzie, finally has sex after a long unintentional bout of celibacy, she finds she’s now hornier than ever. When trying to explains the feeling to another character, George, she asks him, “You know when you don’t have sex for a while, you sorta forget how good it is, and you don’t really need it as much?” He responds with no, saying that doesn’t happen to…
  • You CAN Wear Red Lipstick

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

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

  • Build The Mailing List Of Your Dreams

    Natalie MacNeil
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    When it comes to building a business online (or even offline), there is one thing you ABSOLUTELY need to set yourself up for success: an engaged mailing list. By “engaged,” I mean a list packed with people eager to learn more about what you do, who want to stay updated on what’s going on in your corner of the web, and who, ultimately, will become your paying clients. When I started She Takes on the World as a wee blog back in 2008 things were so different than they are now. The gospel of “build your list!” had yet to be preached everywhere. In today’s saturated market, it can…
  • Five Things Every Entrepreneur Should Outsource Right Now

    Kelly Azevedo
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    With apologies to Sheryl Sandberg, before we “ban bossy” it would be really great to ban the exaltation of “busy” for today’s entrepreneurs. Especially for women entrepreneurs who try to embody Superwoman by doing all the things, all the time. Busy becomes synonymous with successful, hard working and dedicated instead of the dark side symptoms of overworked, exhausted and burnt out. One of the best ways to reclaim “busy” is to embrace delegation so that the same volume of work gets accomplished in less time with less blood, sweat and tears. Here are my 5 areas where…
  • Can B-School Change Your Life? What I Think About Marie Forleo’s B-School + My Big B-School Bonus

    Natalie MacNeil
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Since launching The Conquer Club, I’ve been to Conquer meetups in cities around the world. No matter what city I find myself in, alumni from Marie Forleo’s B-School show up in droves. You’ve probably heard about B-School from friends, people you follow, and other online entrepreneurs you greatly admire. The truth is, many successful online entrepreneurs (including me!) are Alumni of B-School. In case you’ve never heard of B-School, it’s an 8-week business training program for modern entrepreneurs. It helps you turn your blossoming online presence into your own…
  • How I Make Big Decisions

    Natalie MacNeil
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:29 am
    Today, I want to get into something every business owner wrestles with: How to make big decisions. As an entrepreneur, you’re making decisions every day… Some decisions are really pretty insignificant, like what to post on Instagram. Other decisions, like… What your next big focus will be… Launching that course you’ve been dreaming about… Finding the right mentoring and training… (something I want to talk to you about later in this post) …these could change the course of your business. It’s normal to feel frozen on the spot when it comes to the game-changing stuff, even…
  • The Shocking Truth About Being Location Independent

    Natalie MacNeil
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    Can you imagine yourself sitting poolside in a wide brimmed hat at some gorgeous tropical resort, running your business from your iPad and making millions of dollars within months of launching, even with no startup budget? *Rolling eyes* I bet if you’ve paid any attention to the ads on your Facebook newsfeed lately, it’s pretty easy to picture — the glamorous and easy life of a “location independent entrepreneur” that so many are offering to teach you these days. These kinds of ads DRIVE. ME. NUTS. While I love being location independent and the fact that I can work from…
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    The Eloquent Woman

  • Famous Speech Friday: Patricia Arquette's Oscar speech & history lesson

    Denise Graveline
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:45 am
    Actor Patricia Arquette, who took home the Best Supporting Actress award at the Oscars earlier this week, used her acceptance speech to call for equal rights and equal pay for women. In doing so, she noted that women have fought for the rights of many, only to see their own unfulfilled. Here's what she said, after thanking her film, family, and philanthropic partners:To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United…
  • What's missing from your TED-like talk, and what should be

    Denise Graveline
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:15 am
    "I'm giving a TED talk."There's a lot of that going around. I hear hundreds say it casually, many more than there's room for at any of the official TED conferences. Sometimes, the speaker is referring to a locally organized TEDx conference. But more often, if pressed, they'll say they're giving a "TED-like" talk, something in the style of TED. And then comes the "but:" "But I'm going to [insert change you're making to the TED form here]."I've coached nearly 100 speakers featured on the TEDMED stage, at TEDx conferences around the world, and on TED.com--and scores more for TED-like talks. My…
  • The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

    Denise Graveline
    23 Feb 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:Absence speaks: The Washington Post tallied how few think tanks in Washington put women on panels about Middle East policy. A thorough and bleak report. I'm glad somebody's keeping count!Slide right in there: Tech whiz David Pogue, at the end of this TED talk, shares…
  • Famous Speech Friday: Charlotte Church's lecture on sexism in music

    Denise Graveline
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:45 am
    Now, here's a strong opening for a speech:I’d like you to imagine a world in which male musicians are routinely expected to act as submissive sex objects. Picture Beyonce’s husband, Jay Z, stripped down to a t-back bikini thong, sex kitten-ing his way through a boulevard of suited and booted women for their pleasure. Or Britney Spears’s ex, Justin Timberlake, in buttock-clenching, denim hot pants, riding on the bonnet of a pink Chevy, explaining to his audience how he’d like to be their teenage dream. Before we all become a little too hot beneath the gusset, of course, these…
  • From Macbeth to cut-and-paste, exhibits look behind Lincoln's speeches

    Denise Graveline
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:15 am
    Lincoln, a month before his second inauguration.Photo by Alexander GardnerWe pay attention to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's speeches today, 150 years after his assassination, for a wide range of reasons. He was a frequent speaker: Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832-1858 and Lincoln : Speeches and Writings : 1859-1865 together share hundreds of speeches and debates, and are the volumes I keep close to hand. Lincoln wrote all of his speeches himself, and made a distinction between his reading copies and those for publication. (For example, the Associated Press text of his…
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  • Lots of tasting in LA

    Joanne Wilson
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    I have said many times that I am insanely spoiled when it comes to food.  My Mom was an excellent cook, my Grandmother was an insane baker.  I love doing both and have been practicing both since I was young.  We live in NYC where the food is so good that sometimes the meals are better here than the countries that the recipes are derived from. We are out in LA until the weather thaws in NYC.  I miss my city but I do not miss the cold.  Maybe it is just old age of I have just become a wimp. We are making the food rounds in LA.  I do not want to shoot down everywhere we go but have yet to…
  • Spend time in places where you are uncomfortable

    Joanne Wilson
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    I have been making the rounds in Los Angeles meeting companies that I am invested in out here.  It is really nice to have an in-person meeting in their hood vs mine.  I am also going by the offices to meet with the team.  I admit that I do not do that often enough in NYC.  It is truly about time and I believe that I do know how I best serve the companies that I invest in and although it would be great to meet everyone it is not always that easy. I was at an office this past week and we were talking about entering unfamiliar territories.  It reminded me of some incredible advice I got…
  • The Truth God

    Joanne Wilson
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    I have never been one for holding back.  I just have never operated that way.  Certainly as I have aged my ability to be perhaps a little more nuanced has set in but not always. As an investor I always want to be supportive.  I also want to hear the bad with the good.  You have to.  Hearing the bad is never pretty.  It weighs on everyone and is rarely pleasant.  It just isn’t easy. Oh there are the times of pure bliss.  A board meeting where everything comes together.  The team is on, the investors are on, the entrepreneur is brilliant and everything is rocketing upward.
  • Sushi Tsujita

    Joanne Wilson
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    We tried to get reservations a few weeks ago.  Then we did a drive-by super early and ended up making date for a few weeks out.  The news on the street is Sushi Tsujita is the new sushi place worth checking out in town after opening this past summer. Sushi in Los Angeles is insanely delicious.  Sugarfish is a winner every time.  Sushi Tsjuita is a very long affair, too long in fact.  There were a few memorables but as a whole it was ok.  The price range is $120-180 for three different ranges of omakase. I will run thru the meal.  I don’t remember the types of all the sushi we…
  • Wearables, wearables, wearables

    Joanne Wilson
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    Wearable is certainly a hot topic these days.  The definition is accessories using technology.  Although there is a much bigger picture than that. The wearable market includes anything from Fitbit to Ringly to the Apple Watch (when it is available).  Each one does different things.  Fitbit can track your activity including activity, exercise and sleep.  Ringly connects you to your phone so if your phone is somewhere deep inside your handbag and you can’t hear it ringly lights up so you know your phone is ringing.  You can program it for your own needs.  The Apple will probably do…
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  • Get Fabulous Hydrated and Glowing Skin With Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serums

    Da Vinci
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:12 am
    I don’t know about you all but this winter has been quite taxing on my skin care regimen. No matter how many glasses of water I keep drinking I noticed that my skin was just dryer. With that said the opportunity to try out the NEW Vaseline® Intensive CareT™ Healing Serums came right on time. I... The post Get Fabulous Hydrated and Glowing Skin With Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serums appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 5 Ways to Add a Splash of Class to Your Home This Winter

    Da Vinci
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    You can add a splash of class to both the interior and exterior of your home with selectively chosen seasonal decor. You can also make some attractive additions to your home that will transcend the winter season and add beauty to your home throughout the year.   Your front door First impression... The post 5 Ways to Add a Splash of Class to Your Home This Winter appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Easy Fashion and Beauty Tips to Take You From The Duff to Swan

    Da Vinci
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    With The Duff opening in theaters we wanted to dedicate a post to beauty and fashion tips that can make you feel fabulous. If you always feel like the ugly duckling in a sea of polished swans when you’re out with the girls, it’s time to change the game. The good news is that success is definitel... The post Easy Fashion and Beauty Tips to Take You From The Duff to Swan appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 5 Secrets to Throwing the Perfect Dinner Party

    Da Vinci
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Dinner parties are an excellent way to mingle with friends over delicious foods. Unfortunately, throwing the perfect dinner party can be a time-consuming and stressful endeavor without proper planning. Apart from determining your menu ahead of time, here are a few additional secrets to help ensure y... The post 5 Secrets to Throwing the Perfect Dinner Party appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 50 Shades of Grey in Fashion

    Da Vinci
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Recently, we presented you with 25 tips for maintaining a youthful appearance and emphasizing your best feature. But beauty isn’t just skin deep. Style is equally–if not more–important. That’s why we’re providing you with 10 tips for updating your wardrobe. Read on and find on how ... The post 50 Shades of Grey in Fashion appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • The Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit

    Lucy Catten
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:38 am
    31 May 2015 - 5:30pm2 June 2015 - 6:00pm San Jose, California Get involved! The Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit, May 31-June 2, is the annual gathering of tech-savvy women, held in the heart of Silicon Valley. Executive women, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world converge to collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges; explore new business opportunities that underscore how technology is powering change; and build and expand strong connections in a welcoming networking environment of women committed to helping each other…
  • Where Does Your University Rank On The Alumni Rich List?

    Guest Author
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    New research by Emolument Alumni reveals London Business School leads Oxford and Cambridge in list of top earning graduates.read more
  • Where Does Your University Rank On The Alumni Rich List?

    Guest Author
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    New research by Emolument Alumni reveals London Business School leads Oxford and Cambridge in list of top earning graduates.read more
  • Employment Law - What To Expect In 2015

    Guest Author
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    With 2015 well underway, an important year in the political calendar, employers are sure to be turning their mind to preparing for any changes set to come in over the next few months. It's clear, if last year is anything to go by, employment law will not remain the same for very long and so there are a number of things that employers should be thinking about as they ring in the New Year.  read more
  • Startup Diaries: Strength, Courage and Fear.

    Guest Author
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Sheila Hall Blagg talks to The Next Women about the launch of her business, Divorce2dating.com.read more
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    Marcia G. Yerman

  • New Congress Targets Climate With "Fifty Days of Nay"

    Marcia G. Yerman
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:52 am
    While the public is coming off the Oscars, and a fascination with the new movie Fifty Shades of Grey, I have been focusing on a different story. It's called Fifty Days of Nay. It's the sad narrative of the first weeks of the new 114th Congress. It may not be sexy, but it has a lot of the same elements you would expect in a less than savory tale. There's big money, men who wield their power to bend others into submission, and plenty of questions about denial and morality. Needless to say, Sen. Mitch McConnell is not going to get the leading role in any film, but he is a star player in this…
  • Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

    Marcia G. Yerman
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    One of America's foremost photographers, Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), has too often been viewed through the narrow prism of her best-known work. The groundbreaking photos that she took during the Great Depression of breadlines, and the despair she recorded of those forced to migrate in response to the Dust Bowl, are permanent fixtures in the pictorial history of the United States. However, the depth and range of her photography extend far beyond those iconic depictions. In the book, Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, Lange's "lifetime in photography" is presented with equal weight given…
  • Birds Tell an Urgent Climate Change Message

    Marcia G. Yerman
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:23 am
    "The canary in the coal mine." That phrase has become part of the lexicon as a warning for danger. Now birds are cautioning humans about the imminent threat of climate change -- and the news is not good. This from a report based on seven years of research by the National Audubon Society. I checked out their website, which featured material on environmental events -- both national and international. I learned that the Baltimore Oriole may no longer be in Maryland by the end of the century and that coastal species, like the sandpiper, were imperiled by rising sea levels. I reached out to Gary…
  • The Work of Artists Is Not Play

    Marcia G. Yerman
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    When the public reads stories in the media about visual artists, it is all too often about art stars that are selling their works for six-figure sums or an item detailing glamorous parties on the art fair circuit. A shot of reality is being offered at the CUE Foundation under the leadership of Cevan Castle, a public programming fellow who has organized a six-part series of talks entitled, "If it's Not work It Must Be Play." I attended the first two panels, Economists on Under-Compensation of Labor in the Arts, and W.A.G.E. -- How Creative Labor Should Be Compensated. The third, The Artists…
  • Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper at El Museo del Barrio

    Marcia G. Yerman
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Integrated into the exhibit Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper at El Museo del Barrio, are numerous wall-text quotes. Resonating deeply are the artist's words from 1989: "I've always wanted to be free in my life and art. It's as important to me as truth." While others in the art world were intent on categorizing Marisol's work within one particular school or another, Marisol continued to explore the subjects and mediums that spoke to the immediacy of her creative impulses. Born in Paris in 1930 to Venezuelan parents, Maria Sol Escobar has lived in Caracas, Los Angeles, Paris, Italy, and…
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    Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global

  • Women Who Export Earn More, Employ More and Are More Productive

    Laurel J. Delaney
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    Our mission with Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global (WEGG) is to educate women business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide on how to go global so they can run healthier businesses and create a new future for themselves, their families and their community.  We are thrilled that The White House is also working to enable women business owners to export their products: It is important for women-owned businesses and firms to be able to export their products. Why? Studies have found that women-owned firms that export not only earn more, but also employ more people and are, on average, more…
  • Women Are in Power in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

    Laurel J. Delaney
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Out with the Year of the Galloping Horse (that’s my year by the way), and in with the Year of the Sheep, timid, with new hopes, new dreams and new aspirations.  What does the Year of the Sheep have in store for women?  According to The Philippine Star: • This is the year of womanpower, what with the southwest direction (signifying women) being lucky. The gentle loving hands that rock the cradle will surely rule the world. Female energy is at its peak, which may point to a woman ruling the presidential race in 2016 in a possible scenario of last-minute changes. What else does the…
  • Brilliant Female Foreign Policy Minds Exist. Let’s Unearth Them.

    Laurel J. Delaney
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    As the New York Times article Binders Full of women Foreign Policy Experts states, “brilliant female foreign policy minds exist in spades — it’s just a matter of how we get them on the op-ed page and on television talking about their expertise on a level equal to men. The stakes are high, not only for gender parity, but for our perceptions of the world.” Let’s work together to break barriers for women — whether in the media, taking a business global or elsewhere.  We need to own our expertise and go after whatever we want to accomplish in life. Are you with me?
  • What It’s Like to Be a Global Woman Entrepreneur

    Laurel J. Delaney
    7 Feb 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Anisha Singh, Founder and CEO of MyDala.com, provides five pointers for women entrepreneurs in the making: Be proud to be a woman entrepreneur — stand out rather than be a part of the crowd. Believe in yourself — if you doubt yourself, so will others. Don’t quit — never, ever give up. Innovate constantly — innovation is the spice (and growth) of a business. Avoid distraction – focus on what you are good at and put blinders on to everything else. Read the entire article:  Five Tips for Start-ups Photo courtesy:  MyDala.com Posted by:  Laurel DelaneyFiled…
  • Advice On Starting a Business: Start Small and Do Not Extend Your Resources

    Laurel J. Delaney
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Laura Dunn, Social Media and Communications Professional, Founder and Editor of Political Style, Director of LED Media, Journalist and Author, interviews Martine Ilana, Founder of La Mer Collections.  I’ve extrapolated two key points from the interview (for those pressed for time): What advice can you offer to women who want to start their own business? Start small and do not over extend your resources. What do you want La Mer to accomplish in the next year? My ultimate vision for La Mer Collections is to create a internationally recognized lifestyle oriented accessory brand that is…
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    Italian American Girl ™


    7 Feb 2015 | 8:53 am
    WETA, in Partnership with the National Italian American Foundation, to Hold a Multi-City Screening and Public Discussion Tour THE ITALIAN AMERICANS, a new two-part, four-hour documentary series about the Italian experience in America, will premiere on PBS on Tuesdays, February 17 and 24, 2015, 9–11 p.m. ET (check local listings), WETA announced today. The series, written and produced by John Maggio and narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Stanley Tucci, explores the evolution of Italian Americans from the late nineteenth century to today, from “outsiders” once viewed with…
  • In Partnership with 'Cinema Made In Italy' Presents New Film - INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDO IN 3D

    29 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    Submarine Deluxe and History Films Present…INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDO IN 3DDirected by Julian Jones"With over 6,000 pages of handwritten notes and drawings, Leonardo da Vinci’s private journals are the most comprehensive documents that chronicle the work of the world’s most renowned inventor, philosopher, painter and genius. Inside the Mind of Leonardo uses this precious collection of writings and drawings to recount Da Vinci’s story in his own words, and combines them with stunning visual effects and 3D technology to re-create the mindscape and ideas of mankind’s greatest…
  • Italian American Christmas, Food, Family and Love

    27 Dec 2014 | 11:11 am
    Merry Christmas to all my Italian American Girl readers, hope you all had an amazing holiday and I'm looking forward to a prosperous and healthy New Year.  This year for Christmas, as we always do my mother and sister baked and cooked some our favorite dishes. I posted a lot of our cookies and traditional cookies on my Facebook page here -- Italian American Girl  My sister is becoming quite the baker with her cookies, which resemble those of my mother's.  My mother fried her traditional zeppole, which obviously are a staple every year.  With each passing year, I get…
  • Going Back to Italy

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

    2 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    Post by Italian American Girl.
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    Ramble Ramble

  • Chapter Books and Parenting Fantasies

    22 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Long before I had a kid, I had fantasies about certain aspects of having a kid. Idealized aspects in most regards, frankly, that included things like “my kid will always be the most well behaved in the room” and “my kid will eat whatever I give him” and the like. Actually HAVING a kid has made me laugh most of those pre-kid ideas away in the face of the realities of parenting an actual person. One small thing that I’ve always held on to though has been reading, and specifically reading longer chapter books with my kid. I grew up being read to, and memories of my…
  • Big Changes Small Changes

    13 Feb 2015 | 5:26 pm
    A couple of weekends ago, we painted the entire upstairs. It’s something we’ve talked about for a couple of years now–the living room was a nice enough blue, but the dining room was this green that turned out WAY brighter & yellow/green than we had thought it would, and it just never was our favorite. But painting is such a production, you know? Especially in your living space. It ends up being this hassle and so we talked about it and never did it and talked about it and never did it. But then, shortly after I started the new job, we just made the decision to go pick…
  • Beauty Empties

    10 Feb 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Whoa, I did another video. I’ve been making a point to actually use up the eight zillion products I have hanging around, and I decided to do an empties video to keep myself accountable. This video covers stuff from probably September to January. It’s long, and if you’re not into empties stuff, you’ll be bored. Unless you want to ogle the awesome new paint color. Enjoy!  
  • Pros/Cons

    3 Feb 2015 | 9:21 pm
    So, I’ve been in the new job for a little more than a week now, and it’s awesome and exhausting and mentally stimulating in a way I haven’t really had in a really long time. I remain super excited, and pretty damn happy. I’ve also been working from home for a week, and I figure I should share some of the pros/cons I’ve determined about that whole situation. Pros: No commute! I don’t have to wear shoes if I don’t want to If I get cold, I can go get a blanket, or go get a sweatshirt, or go sit in the sun If I get hot, I can go change into shorts, or a…
  • Errands, and Being a Grownup

    18 Jan 2015 | 5:42 pm
    This weekend was a whirlwind of getting stuff done, much of which was focused on getting stuff ready for my office area. I ended up getting a desk at IKEA, and though it may drive me bonkers that my measurements didn’t take into account the base boards so it peeks around the wall by 1/2 an inch (seriously, I can’t believe I forgot about that, I’m pretty happy with it. I need to get a chair still, but the desk is put together and in its new home, and wow this is starting to feel more real. We ended up spend all of Saturday running errands, and then most of Sunday putting…
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    Here We Are...with Luci

  • Peppermint Patties - A Simple, Homemade, Chocolate Covered, Minty Fresh, Sweet Treat Recipe!

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:36 pm
    This is a fun, easy recipe that I've adapted for Here We Are after much testing and tasting! If you like the traditional York style peppermint patty, then you will enjoy making this eggless, homemade recipe.  These chocolate covered treats make a great gift in a pretty box or cellophane gift bag; are perfect for a refreshing, cool treat after a hot cup of tea or coffee; served as an after-dinner mint, or plated with a dessert. Or ANYTIME you feel like a treat of minty fresh goodness!!  Ingredients ❤ 1 Tbsp. Light Corn Syrup ❤ 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil (let the solid oil melt at room…
  • DIY Soothing Shower Vapor Disks For Cold and Flu Season OR An Anytime Spa Treat

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:55 pm
    DIY Shower Vapor Disks Cold and flu season calls for extra relief of stuffed up noses and sore sinuses. Besides using a Neti Pot, another all natural, easy way to help move things along is to add homemade, inexpensive, melting shower disks to your hot shower. Scented with essential oils, these puck-like soothers release beneficial aromatherapeutic vapors into the steam from the hot water as they dissolve. You may have seen similar, pricey aromatherapy shower tablets in the store; now you can save money and make your own! I've practiced a bit and here is my simple, cost-effective, DIY recipe;…
  • 2015: Be The Person You Want To Be

    luci@HereWeAreWithLuci.com (Luci Weston)
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:05 pm
    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…
  • There Is Good In Life Every Day!

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

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

  • From the Police Station Back to the Hellhole: System Failing India’s Domestic Violence Survivors

    Shai Venkatraman
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:03 am
    Government data indicates that 40 percent of all Indian women have experienced domestic violence, but activists believe the figure is closer to 84 percent. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Shai VenkatramanMUMBAI, Feb 27 2015 (IPS)“One time my husband started slapping me hard on the face because I had not cooked the rice to his satisfaction,” Suruchi* told IPS. “He hit me so hard that my infant daughter fell from my arms to the ground.”For 20 years 47-year-old Suruchi, a resident of India’s coastal megacity Mumbai, faced physical and verbal abuse within the walls of her home. Her husband…
  • Indigenous Storytelling in the Limelight

    Francesca Dziadek
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:33 am
    María Mercedes Coroy, first-time lead actress in ‘Ixcanul Volcano’, winner of the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 2015 Berlinale. The film, directed by Guatemalan Jayro Buscamante, emerged from a community-media storytelling project involving local women in discussion groups and script writing workshops in Kaqchikel, one of the 12 regional Mayan languages. Credit: © La Casa de ProducciónBy Francesca DziadekBERLIN, Feb 26 2015 (IPS)In recent years, the Berlin International Film Festival, known as the Berlinale, has established a European hub for indigenous voices across a number of platforms,…
  • Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific: A “Regressive” Trend, Says Amnesty International

    Kanya DAlmeida
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Protestors armed with bamboo sticks faced police in riot gear in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, on May 4, 2013. Credit: Kajul Hazra/IPSBy Kanya D'AlmeidaUNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 2015 (IPS)The cradle of some of the world’s most ancient civilizations, home to four out of the planet’s six billion people, and a battleground for the earth’s remaining resources, Asia and the Pacific are poised to play a defining role in international affairs in the coming decade.But what does the future look like for those working behind the scenes in these rising economies, fighting to safeguard basic rights…
  • OPINION: Discrimination by Law

    Rana Allam
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    For women in Egypt, the general atmosphere is one of hostility and intimidation. Credit: Cam McGrath/IPSBy Rana AllamCAIRO, Feb 23 2015 (IPS)In November 2013, a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey ranked Egypt as the worst of 22 Arab states with regards to women’s rights.Several people argued that any country strictly following Islamic laws should rank lower, because Egypt and many other Arab and Muslim countries are not strict in following Islamic Sharia (religious laws), like in cutting off the hand of a thief, for example. In Egypt, if you are a man, you can literally kill your wife…
  • Report Cries out on Behalf of Iraqi Women

    Leila Lemghalef
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
    No Place to Turn: Violence against women in the Iraq conflict will be presented at the U.N. Human Rights Council, March 2015. Credit: Minority Rights Group International and Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights.By Leila LemghalefUNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 2015 (IPS)Iraqi women continue to be subject to physical, emotional and sexual violence, according to a new report by Minority Rights Group International and Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights.No Place to Turn: Violence against women in the Iraq conflict concludes that attacks on women – conducted by both pro- and anti-government militias…
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    The WIN Online

  • U.N. to Spotlight Ecuador’s Punitive Abortion Law

    The WIN Team
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    By Fabiola Carrion and Amanda Klasing WeNews commentators Wednesday, February 18, 2015 This week international groups are joining Ecuadoran women and girls to urge the U.N. to press Ecuador’s government to reform its abortion laws. Currently unsafe abortion is the second leading cause of injury in women and girls in the country. (*LEFT: A young schoolgirl attends class in Cajabamba, Ecuador. Photo credit: Mark Tuschman for Planned Parenthood Global)(WOMENSENEWS)–Alejandra, a young woman from southern Ecuador, described what happened after she was raped. Her period was late, but…
  • Female academics face huge sexist bias – no wonder there are so few of them.

    The WIN Team
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    A new online tool reveals the stark gender bias in how students evaluate their university lecturers. This is yet another hurdle for women in academia to overcomeBy Laura BatesA professor helping a student. Photograph: Kristian Sekulic/Getty ImagesTHE GUARDIAN – Benjamin Schmidt, an assistant professor at Northeastern University, has created an online tool that allows users to compare the frequency of particular words in evaluations of male and female professors. Schmidt created the interactive chart using data from 14 million student reviews on the website RateMyProfessors.com. The…
  • Amazing new film “Honor Diaries” focuses on women’s rights around the world

    The WIN Team
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Women and women’s rights around the world are being violated and abused around the world, but 8 women are taking a stand to end the oppression of women and children for good. Check out this amazing extended trailer for “Honor Diaries” to see what women are reporting first-hand in their societies, and be sure to find a screening near you on March 8, 2015.      The post Amazing new film “Honor Diaries” focuses on women’s rights around the world appeared first on The WIN Online.
  • Thigh Gaps Weigh on Those With Eating Disorders

    The WIN Team
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:06 am
    Published February 15, 2015Patients often cite their thighs as a source of their body-image struggles, even when they are dangerously underweight. Listening to their extreme hatred for their thighs can be painful.DENTON, Texas (WOMENSENEWS)–Last month the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority forced Urban Outfitters to remove a photo of a model with a thigh gap from its website, calling the image “irresponsible and harmful.”As the director of an outpatient eating disorders program I couldn’t agree more. My patients usually cite their thighs as a source of their…
  • Labour defends use of pink minibus in women’s campaign

    The WIN Team
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:49 am
    Labour has defended the choice of a pink minibus to launch a campaign aimed at female voters after it was attacked on social media.BBC-Deputy leader Harriet Harman is leading the “woman-to-woman” initiative, which will see a 16-seater minibus tour the UK up to May’s election targeting women who did not vote in 2010.She said it would demonstrate politics was not just a “men-only” activity.She defended the van’s livery, joking “is it not magenta or something?”But the choice of colour and the size of the vehicle attracted criticism on…
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    Purposeful Woman

  • Do Women Believe They Are Innovative?

    JJ DiGeronimo
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    As I spend more time with women in technology across the country, I am amazed at their passion and energy for their craft. They are confident and dedicated to their career and aspire to be strong leaders in the future.  As part of my research, I uncovered an interesting white paper which examines a number of important components for today’s professional women. One of the questions that seemed to rise from their research was a question of innovation. Do today’s women in technology see themselves as innovative? In the report from Accenture/Glass Ceiling White Paper – Women in…
  • What is Great Leadership and What is Not

    JJ DiGeronimo
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    I talk a lot about leadership on this website because I believe women in leadership have a strong role and place in the betterment of our world. We can debate the different ways women and men lead teams and what traits are required to be a successful leader in business, politics, education and government but the bottom line is that a great leader brings something different to the table than just a manager. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. Rosalynn Carter In a recent article by Amy Cosper…
  • Empowering Women a Theme at the 87th Oscars

    JJ DiGeronimo
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Last night the best of the best in Hollywood came together to recognize the top performances of the year at the 87th Academy Awards Ceremony. There were some surprises and those that were expected to win but something that wasn’t expected was the fact that some winners used their time at the podium to share their views on issues important to them. One theme? Women’s Rights. Starting with the red carpet, Reese Witherspoon started off the night with the hashtag #AskHerMore. Rather than just focus on the clothes and jewels of the women on the carpet, Reese was asking reporters to dig…
  • Is It Time to Go? Contemplating a Career Change

    JJ DiGeronimo
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:22 am
    We are creatures of habit. From a very young age we thrive on the known; breakfast in the morning, a day of school, homework, play time, supper, reading a chapter and then off to sleep to start all over again.  The same can be said for our jobs. We get in the habit of going to work everyday even though it may no longer be fulfilling our life in a variety of ways; salary, respect, responsibility. So when is it time to leave? Change can be frightening. I’ve heard women state that they stay in a marriage perhaps longer than they should have because it was an “evil they knew versus…
  • The Art of Being a Great Conversationalist

    JJ DiGeronimo
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    Do you attend networking events? How comfortable are you with making conversation with people you don’t know? It is definitely a skill that needs to be developed; easier for some than others. When I have attended networking events, people seem to fall into a few categories:  The celebrity. There are always a few people that everyone seems to know and they know everyone. Like Norm, from Cheers, they almost shout their name when the person walks in the room. They don’t have to work at conversation because people are clamoring to talk with them. The eater. These people tend to be there for…
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    Women Unlimited Worldwide

  • How to stop making these top 5 mistakes with your pricing

    Alison Bradford
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    When working with a new client who wants to start making more money in their business, without putting in more hours, one of the first areas I’ll be prying into is their pricing strategy. And time and time again I see the same 5 mistakes cropping up, holding their business back from becoming more profitable. But the brilliant news is that these mistakes are so easy to sort out, and are certainly faster and easier to fix, than trying to go and find lots of new customers for your business. So, if you want to increase the profit in your business, I strongly suggest you start here, and work…
  • Customer avatars: Do you know who you’re talking to?

    Deborah Rowe
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Do you know the things in life they’re hoping for? If not, why not? Having a complete picture of a specific ‘ideal customer’, or persona, can help you to develop the right products and services just for them. If you know exactly who it is that you are dealing with, your business can be much more strategic in its approach to catering for their needs. Understanding their values, and what drives them, will make it easier to present them with solutions that fit their daily lives. Basically, you want to have a clear picture of each of your ideal customers – what’s important to them, and…
  • How to deal with that ‘difficult’ client or colleague…

    Philomena Hayward
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Do you work with someone who really presses your buttons? They take credit for others’ work, always find fault, are always talking about themselves; undermine you at every opportunity. Ring any bells? No matter how positive you might be feeling, they somehow manage to trigger you so that you end up feeling irritated, annoyed, withdrawn, upset. What if that person is a client? Or a team member you manage who never listens, or the supplier who wants to haggle over their price? Difficult people are everywhere! If we accept the premise that people buy from people they know like and trust, how…
  • Women Unlimited is looking for guest contributors!

    Jayne Ryan
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hello everyone, as you know Women Unlimited are always on the lookout for guest contributors to write interesting articles that will inspire, educate and motivate our wonderful community. We are now looking for women ‘who have run’ or ‘who are currently running’ successful businesses and are happy to write a monthly article for us. The following list will give you an idea of the types of articles we are looking for: Q&A’s – ‘In my business I always get asked (xyz) and then go ahead and answer the question How To’s – Practical…
  • How to get your ideas to spread: Seth Godin

    Jayne Ryan
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    In this video, a TED Talk for entrepreneurs, Seth Godin reminds us that in order to stand out we need to be ‘remarkable’ Be remarkable. Safe is risky. Being very good is one of the worst things you can do. Everyone has heard the expression “The best thing since sliced bread” but did you know that for 15 years after sliced bread was invented it wasn’t popular? The success of sliced bread, like the success of anything, was less about the product and more about whether or not you could get your idea to spread or not.
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    Smart Women Travelers

  • 15 Quick Ways To Beat Jet Lag

    Alana Johnson
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
    Fifteen quick ways to beat jet lag like you’ve never seen it before. There are several of tips out there on jet lag, but this is especially comprehensive and I thought I’d share it with Smart Women Travelers. via Thomas Cook The post 15 Quick Ways To Beat Jet Lag appeared first on Smart Women Travelers. Smart Women Travelers - A Pearl Revealed In Each and Every Trip
  • What Else Do You Need To Know About Booking Your Hotel Room?

    Alana Johnson
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    There may be one more thing you need to know about booking your hotel room. Regardless of how you book your overnight hotel accommodations, always become a member of  the hotel’s loyalty program before you make the reservation. Booking your hotel room-Executive King Hilton Bandung SmartWomenTravelers.com This can be very helpful to you in many ways, from better rooms to upgraded amenities. The more you stay at a particular hotel chain, the better the benefits. Some of these may include a nicer room, a better view, free bottled water, quicker check-in and checkout, access to the…
  • Uh Oh, I’m Gonna Be Late For My Flight

    Alana Johnson
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:50 pm
    What if you are running late for your flight? Don’t panic. Or panic just a little but don’t get carried away. It won’t help you or anyone else. Here’s a little insider secret. Shhh, don’t tell anyone. Airline’s have been known to hold up a plane departure for certain elite status flyers or dignitaries. I’m not talking about an hour here, but if that passenger is running a few minutes late, the boarding doors may remain open a bit longer. Of course, these “special” travelers slink into first class so no one gets to see who they are but you know it is a passenger delay…
  • Holiday Road Trip Tips for You and Your Pets

    Carol Margolis
    24 Dec 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Is that your dog with his head hanging out the car window? With millions of drivers on the road this holiday season, many family pets are traveling as well. Here are a few holiday road trip tips to get you and your furry friends on your way. According to AAA about 99 million Americans are traveling throughout December and January. Unlike previous years, 91% of those travelers are taking to the road. I’m inclined to believe this may have something to do with plummeting gas prices, which are lower than they have been in the past five years. In fact it is the longest period of continual price…
  • Planning a Surprise Trip for Someone – What You Need to Know

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

  • Amazon greenlits Creative Galaxy II

    Angela Santomero
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
    After a successful first season of programming, Amazon Studios has agreed to green light a second season for four of their original children’s series: Creative GalaxyAnnedroidsGortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and  Tumble Leaf. Congratulations to all of the production teams involved with these uniquely smart programs. In an effort to strengthen and foster a love of the arts among the preschool set, we launched our Season I of Creative Galaxy on June 27th, 2014. Some incredibly talented actors lent their voices to the show, such as Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Cloris Leachman,…
  • Multilingual Power

    Angela Santomero
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    I had spoken with Ana Flores of Spanglishbaby.com about the importance of raising multilingual children. Her passion and her expertise was quite evident.  It was also nice to see a similar philosophy between the two of us.  While my goal has been to educate children through media, my philosophy is grounded in the belief that you must inspire kids and immerse them into the world of education, at their level, and not force the material. The desire to learn is far more important than anything else.   In similar fashion, Ana believes that a parent who shares their native language in the home…
  • Daniel Tiger & Creative Galaxy Take Gold

    Angela Santomero
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    The Parents’ Choice Awards help parents make informed decision. This time around, they’ve given gold medals to PBS Kids’ Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Amazon Studios’ Creative Galaxy!! The Parents’ Choice Awards provide a service to the millions of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and caregivers all over this country who are time-pressed and simply don’t have even a moment to pre-screen every product they give the kids in their lives. Since 1978, this is where the Parents’ Choice resource has stepped in. Needless to say, we are proud and…
  • Amazon Studios’ latest Preschool hit!

    Angela Santomero
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Here’s a little backstory on our latest pilot for Amazon Studios’ Sara Solves It. It features the brother and sister duo Sara and Sam on relatable mysteries that spring from the questions young children encounter in their daily lives. Each mystery is an interactive, math-based puzzle. Feel free to review Sara Solves It on Amazon Studios & be sure to let them know what you think during the 30 day pilot voting period!   xo Angela   Angela's Clues | Angela Santomero: Daniel Tiger, Blue's Clues & Super Why
  • Happy Thanksgiving

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

  • Why Growing Your Business is as Easy as Making Popcorn

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    Have you ever wondered: Why don’t I have enough leads? Why can’t I seem to reach my goals as easily or robustly as I hoped? Why are sales so hard? I have wondered these very same things at one time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Work Hard, then Play [Business Flow Video]

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    When you work hard or experience intense learning as a small business owner … you need time to decompress, get into your body, and integrate.   It took me a while to learn this important... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Determine What Will Sell (Don’t Ask People What They Like)

    11 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    Recently I had a prospect come to me with the problem of not knowing what she should sell. Like most well-meaning business owners she thought she would go ask people what they like. Then when she... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Goal Setting is Broken and How to Fix It

    5 Feb 2015 | 1:34 am
    I’m willing totake a bold stand to say that the traditional way most people set goals is broken.  It sounds good in theory and on paper, but in the light of daily activity, it doesn’t hold up.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 13 Things To Do When You Resilience is Low (And 1 Thing You Should NEVER Do)

    3 Feb 2015 | 12:46 pm
    You know those days when it feels like nothing is going right, you feel down, depleted, and your resilience is flat out low to nonexistent? Yeah, they happen to me too. They are inevitable. Yet as a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Becoming you

  • My 5 Favourite Finds for February 2015

    Kathryn Rossiter
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:10 pm
    It’s the last working day of Feb which means it’s time for me to share with you my 5 Favourite Finds for the month… During the course of the month I do often share other products or places that I love, so these are not the ONLY favourite things I have discovered this month, but they are ones that have stood out!   Let’s get cracking… 1. Cinderella collection of nail lacquer from Morgan Taylor Morgan Taylor‘s Cinderella 2015 Collection is inspired by the new live-action movie from Walt Disney Pictures due to hit SA big screens soon (April I…
  • Women at Work: An interview with Celebrity Wife and Author, Deborah Kirsten

    Kathryn Rossiter
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Last week while sick in bed I had the pleasure of diving into the new book by Deborah Kirsten, wife of Gary, called Chai Tea and Ginger Beer. My unexpected journey… Cricket, Family And Beyond. I love reading, especially auto-biographies and biographies, but with all the other pressures of life I seldom get the chance to spend a whole day indulging in a book so it was really great to have some uninterrupted time to get stuck into her story. And I was really grateful that I didn’t have to put it down for a few hours as that would have been really difficult, so captivating was the…
  • What I… Katy Rose from Katy’s Table

    Kathryn Rossiter
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:40 pm
    I recently came across a new food and wine blogger called Katy and loved her blog so much that I knew I had to feature her in my What I… blogger series. Her blog, Katy’s Table, started as a creative outlet to write about food & wine but it has evolved to include other lifestyle topics such as travel, culture and how to live the good life.   Read on to find out more about Katy and her blog…   What I…. Know, Travel is the best education you can ever receive – it teaches you skills you could never learn in a classroom. I am a braver, more independent,…
  • Blog Boot Camp #3 Review

    Kathryn Rossiter
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:02 am
    The morning of Saturday 21 February saw Blog Boot Camp take place in Cape Town and once again I’m happy to report that it was a great success. After months of planning and preparing everything came together really well! This was the third time Lana from Lanaloustyle and myself have hosted this blogging workshop and once again we moved the venue! This time saw 35 bloggers gather in a little hall located in a quiet Rondebosch street. The size and light of the space meant it was perfect for our needs and plenty of networking and mingling could take place inside and out! We’re hoping…
  • African Adventures: Our stay at Melia Hotel Zanzibar

    Kathryn Rossiter
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:18 pm
    After a very adventurous morning spent exploring Stone Town, it was finally time to catch our transfer to our hotel on the east coast of Zanzibar. And the opportunity to sit down and rest our legs for the drive was most welcomed!! I couldn’t wait to discover more of the island and the 1 hour drive was something I was actually looking forward to as it would allow me a chance to see more of what this incredible place was about. And it didn’t disappoint. As we whizzed along I managed to catch a few glimpses of the real “island” life – villages and goat herds, banana…
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    Transformation Goddess

  • The Butterfly Payoff

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:24 am
    The Butterfly Payoff: A Woman’s Guide to Defining Her Purpose, Fulfilling Her Dreams, and Getting Paid for It! It’s never too late to start living a magical life filled with Purpose, Dreams, and Abundance. Want encouragement to unearth your true purpose in life? Read this book! The Butterfly Payoff offers a bubbling well of transformational support […]
  • Goddess Card Monday

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:34 am
      Hey Beautiful, 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 to receive a free goddess […]
  • The Divine Feminine Spotlight with Lisa Adams

    18 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Welcome to the Transformation Goddess – Divine Feminine Spotlight for February! 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 soulful and magical, Lisa […]
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    My Savvy Sisters

  • How To Meet Your Soul Mate Without Dating

    Te-Erika Patterson
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:20 am
    Some things in life take lots of effort; you can’t build a brick house without laying each brick. Other goals, like meeting your soul mate aren’t as tough as some would believe. Are you tired of putting in hours at the gym, combing through personal ads and being forced to go on blind dates set up by well meaning friends? All that work and no results, you’ve gone on more dates than you can handle and no one is a fit. But why not? Why aren’t you meeting the person who fits with you? The answer is simple; you’re trying too hard.… READ MORE...Related…
  • You Are The Author Of Your Own Misfortune

    Te-Erika Patterson
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:15 pm
    What does it mean when every time you turn around there is another challenge to face, another cross to bear, another battle to fight? Does it mean that you are cursed? Does it mean that your life is not worth living? Does it mean that you were born to suffer? No. It does not mean any of those things. Whenever we face challenges in life, they are there to offer us a choice. We can choose how we react to them and how much importance we place on these challenges. Maybe today you were venting because your car broke down. Maybe you decided that you had enough with a co worker who was constantly…
  • 43 Solutions For Handling Life’s Little Mishaps

    Te-Erika Patterson
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:36 am
    Sometimes you have to use what you have to get what you want. Try these 43 out of the box solutions for handling life’s needs and pesky mishaps. 1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair. 2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish. 3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes 4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair. 5. Elmer’s Glue – paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any. 6. Shiny Hair – use brewed Lipton Tea 7. Sunburn – empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water.……
  • 5 Things To Know Before You Book Your Next Cruise

    Guest Author
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Brenda M. Hook I will always remember my first cruise. It was in 2004 and it left out of Baltimore, MD which is about 15 minutes from where I live. The cruise destination was Bermuda. My travel companion was my then 8 year old son. I made a promise to him, on that trip that every year we would cruise to somewhere fabulous. Over the last 7 years, I have kept that promise and although I wouldn’t consider each destination “fabulous” we have seen the likes of Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Panama, and over 20 other ports outside of the United States.… READ MORE...Related PostsYou Survived…
  • How To Get Rid Of Your Enemies

    Te-Erika Patterson
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:34 am
    When you have people in your life that you feel are hell bent on making your life miserable you can become quite consumed by avoiding them or worrying about what they are going to try to do next. They don’t like you and you know it. They can’t stand the fact that you exist and they show it. You try to take the high road and ignore them and that doesn’t work because you still think about them all of the time. You stoop to their level and try to hurt them back and that just initiates a war. What can you do to get rid of these negative forces that have created such a big, heavy…
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    Hello Ladies

  • Thank Goddess It’s Friday

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:06 am
    I love how Friday shows up every week. Don’t you? As seems to be the norm, it was an intense week. A panel at Harvard Business School, a trip to NYC, frozen brakes on my train, a visit to the very cool YouTube Space, and my mom’s first birthday since she passed away. The weekend looks just as intense. […] The post Thank Goddess It’s Friday appeared first on Hello Ladies.         
  • 4 Oscar Moments To Discuss Monday Morning

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Even before Neil Patrick Harris welcomed attendees and viewers to the event where we, “honor Hollywood’s best and whitest. Sorry, brightest,” Tinsel Town women were giving us something to talk about. Here are four Oscar moments for women to discuss. 1. Several hours before the Oscars began, Reese Witherspoon posted on Instagram about the #AskHerMore […] The post 4 Oscar Moments To Discuss Monday Morning appeared first on Hello Ladies.         
  • Thank Goddess It’s Friday

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:55 am
    So remember that time (Tuesday) when I said the snow wasn’t getting to me? Well, then I drove into the city on Wednesday. After visiting 10 parking garages and driving around for an hour, I found a parking space. I left the city at 9 p.m. and got home at midnight because crews were on the […] The post Thank Goddess It’s Friday appeared first on Hello Ladies.          CommentsGreat New Format! Fabulous shiny boots!! xx by My Inner Chick 
  • In Fact I Do Want to Build a Snowman

    17 Feb 2015 | 12:31 pm
    As a working mother, I get it; this winter may be our undoing. My Facebook feed is full of friends clinging to sanity like a snowflake clings to an eyelash. These women are done. Done with the shoveling. Done with the cabin fever. Done with arts and crafts and glitter and glue guns. Done with the […] The post In Fact I Do Want to Build a Snowman appeared first on Hello Ladies.          Comments[…] || “The winter, especially a winter like this one, ... by Saturday Reading Roundup 
  • Introducing the Mogul, Mom & Maid Manifesto

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:27 pm
    For all you smart, busy women, we’ve created the Mogul, Mom & Maid Manifesto to remind you of what matters most, to lift you  up when you’re tired or overwhelmed, and to capture some of the lessons from the ladies in Mogul, Mom & Maid. CLICK HERE to download your own PDF version. Pin it to Pinterest. Or share […] The post Introducing the Mogul, Mom & Maid Manifesto appeared first on Hello Ladies.          CommentsThank you. by lizodoolLove your website! by DanaThanks Kerry. Inspired by women like you. by…
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    Latest articles from Women's eNews

  • Net Neutrality OK'd, NYC Short on Girls' Sports

    WeNews staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    Internet activists scored a landmark victory as the FCC approved a plan to govern broadband Internet like a public utility. Also this week, the U.S. Department of Education has found that the New York City Department of Education has violated Title IX.
  • 'Hunting Ground' Blows Lid Off Campus Rape

    Jennifer Merin
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:58 am
    This documentary, from the makers of "The Invisible War," opens Feb. 27 and is a must-see. Other openers on Friday offer hardcore horror and more on the theme of "women can be kickass, too."
  • 'Iron Jawed Angels' Was Last Movie to Make Me Cry

    Christina M. Paschyn
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:23 pm
    After I saw it I finally, truly, intensely understood that first wave feminists had fought for me. This movement had been started for me. Not just for me, of course, but for all women. Women's eNews is screening the 2004 movie on Sunday March 1. Go see it if you can.
  • Patricia Arquette Stirs 'White Feminism' Pushback

    Hajer Naili
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:38 am
    The Oscar winner's backstage comments about "gays and people of color" are clouding the otherwise sunny response to her wage-gap remarks during her acceptance speech. Despite Hollywood's wage gap and Arquette's personal ties to childhood poverty, some Twitter users reject a highly paid celebrity as their wage champion.
  • Patricia Arquette (and All U.S. Women) Need ERA Now

    Wendy Murphy
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:27 am
    Now that Arquette has called out the naked emperor, the question is, who will provide the leadership to harness the groundswell of energy released by her battle cry? This is the moment to push for the ERA.
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  • Three Reasons Why Olive Oil Is The Best Base For Marijuana Massage Oils, Salves, and Ointments

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:54 am
    If you are a regular reader of my blog and/or have read the first edition of my book, you already know that I’m a huge advocate of cannabis spa preparations that are crafted with olive oil. I’ve been using olive oil as a base for my own preparations since I started creating my own recipes […] The post Three Reasons Why Olive Oil Is The Best Base For Marijuana Massage Oils, Salves, and Ointments appeared first on .
  • The Consumer Guide to Buying Topical Cannabis Products

    17 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    From the new Cannabis Spa Book, coming from Skyhorse Publishing in October! As a legal medical marijuana patient in the state of California, I’ve been purchasing topical cannabis products from dispensaries for many years, as well as making my own at home. I’ve put together a brief buying guide today for other patients and recreational […] The post The Consumer Guide to Buying Topical Cannabis Products appeared first on .
  • Will Cannabis Salves and Topicals Cause A Positive Drug Test?

    19 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Hemp Seed Ointment – No cannabinoids, safe for drug tests! I’m going to answer this question today because there is so much confusion about it, when it really doesn’t have to be confusing or complex at all. I would never tell anyone that they will have a clean drug test after using marijuana salves or […] The post Will Cannabis Salves and Topicals Cause A Positive Drug Test? appeared first on .
  • Hemp Milk for Beginners!

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

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

  • Brand Name Candy Bar Recipes

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty I admit that as an adult, the sweets that I love and crave have not changed, but I have steadily become more adept taste-wise to the chemical junk that is in many name brand sweets that I love. This is why my sister, Bonnie, now makes her own peanut butter eggs, “Cadbury” eggs and more at home each Easter. Her sweets are all-natural and taste is not sacrificed in the slightest bit. In fact, the taste is better, because you lose that latent chemical taste, which I have only picked up on as an adult. I have learned through these brand name candy bar recipes that you…
  • Wedding Photo Musts: The Flower Girl and Ring Bearer

    9 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty As you can see from our previous posts on wedding photos, they are quite important for the bride and groom as well as the many people that helped make their wedding special. You must get photos of all of these special people, such as the parents of the bride and groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, grandparents, college friends, the relatives that traveled across the country and so many more. However, you cannot overlook the cutest photos of the day: the wedding photos of the flower girl and ring bearer. Without a doubt, these will be the cutest photos of the wedding. I am sorry…
  • LushDecor.com $200 Gift Card Giveaway!

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty It is that wonderful time again, dear readers, when we try to make your week a little brighter by rewarding you with a giveaway, just because you are kind enough to come check out our blog. We cannot say how much we appreciate our readers, so we have teamed up with Lush Decor to offer you a $200 gift card to their lovely website. If you have not yet heard about Lush Decor, it is a lovely online store, which has mastered shabby chic decor home decor at a reasonable price. They offer bedding, curtains, showers curtains and more in many other styles as well. Regardless of what…
  • DIY Storage Ideas

    14 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty Many people make New Year resolutions. Most people resolve to lose weight or to improve themselves in some way. I, on the other hand, am resolved to cut down on unnecessary items and also to organize my belongings in a simple and stylish way. I have organized my things before, but I am never happy with the results. My past DIY storage ideas have either not been practical or I have found them to be eyesores in my home. It is difficult to find a balance between appearance, practicality and price. However, given the limited amount of space in my small apartment, it is…
  • Wedding Photo Musts: The Bridesmaids

    8 Jan 2015 | 12:33 am
    Inspiring Pretty So many elements of weddings focus on the bride and groom – and rightfully so – but this may put you at risk of leaving your closest friends out of many of your wedding photos. This simply will not do when it comes to your best girlfriends – your bridesmaids. After all, they are the women who are so dear to you that you asked them to stand by your side as you made lifelong vows to the love your life. You will want more than the formal post-wedding ceremony wedding party photos to remember them at your big day. You must capture the fun moments, the sweet…
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    The 8 Women Dream Project

  • Being Comfortable In Your Own Skin

    Kelly Swanson, Do Public Speaking
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    How comfortable are you with you? You may be asking what today’s topic has to do with motivational speaking. Everything. If you can’t be comfortable with who you are, then it will affect your confidence and your ability to sell and get up on stage and impact and influence others. I’m a motivational speaker who […] Related Posts: Finding Confidence As A Motivational Speaker The Secret to How Keynote Speakers Get Standing Ovations 73 1/2 Things I Learned On Stage As A Keynote Speaker Dreaming Big Starts With Knowing What You Want Motivational Speaker Tips: Do You Sell…
  • Even Women Without Walls Have Empowerment Dreams

    Sue Levy, Empower Women
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:44 am
    Hello my Thankful Thursday Dreamers! Today I am grateful for The Niwano Peace Foundation and women’s empowerment. The Tokyo-based Niwano Peace Foundation was chartered in 1978 to contribute to the realization of world peace and the enhancement of a culture of peace. The Foundation promotes research and other activities based on a religious spirit and […] Related Posts: Who Else Wants to Unlock the Greatness of Girls? Empowering Women through Education Planting Seeds of Empowerment for Warrior Women 8 Top South African Organizations Empowering Women HeForShe Makes me Grateful for…
  • Who Else Wants to Fight the Body and Beauty Standards?

    Iman Woods, Therapeutic Photos for Women
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Fighting the elusive body and beauty standards we’ve all grown up with has proven difficult. I’ve been dreaming this blog up in many variations for over a decade. Every client I’ve ever had has had something about herself that she felt wasn’t good enough. Flaws that I couldn’t see because of her inner beauty. The […] Related Posts: Dreaming of a world without body shaming One Year Rewind of Self-Esteem Dreams 6 Ways to Love Your Body No Matter Your Size Change Your Dream Focus to Find Empowered Self-esteem What Does Inner Beauty Look Like? The post Who Else…
  • Finding Happiness Through New Positive Habits

    Lisa Powell, Get Happy
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    For Lent this year, I have launched Project Happy FACE, which refers to four things I am giving up (FACE): Fish, Alcohol, Cheese and Eggs. Essentially, I'm not eating anything with a face, or anything that comes from anything with a face (i.e. cheese or eggs). I have always found happiness through creating new challenges for myself and adopting new positive habits. I have wanted to eat an entirely plant-based diet for a while now, and decided to officially give up alcohol as well to keep my diet as pure as possible. Related Posts: Finding Happiness In Creating Ourselves Anew Finding Happiness…
  • Don’t Compare Yourself to Others for Weight Loss Success

    Heather Montgomery, Get Fit
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
      This is a big challenge for most women to come to terms with during any weight loss journey. Some call it inspiration to put photos up of the type of body you want to aspire to. Some call it torture to have images of a body type that is taking a while to achieve […] Related Posts: Avoid These Weight Loss New Year’s Resolutions Body Image: Will Your Body Image Improve After Weight Loss? Warning: Dream Fitness May Include Weight Gain With Exercise Don’t Miss This Secret to Weight Loss Inspirational Stories of Getting Fit for the New Year The post Don’t Compare…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • Get Fabulous Hydrated and Glowing Skin With Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serums

    Da Vinci
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:12 am
    I don’t know about you all but this winter has been quite taxing on my skin care regimen. No matter how many glasses of water I keep drinking I noticed that my skin was just dryer. With that said the opportunity to try out the NEW Vaseline® Intensive CareT™ Healing Serums came right on time. I... The post Get Fabulous Hydrated and Glowing Skin With Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serums appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 5 Ways to Add a Splash of Class to Your Home This Winter

    Da Vinci
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    You can add a splash of class to both the interior and exterior of your home with selectively chosen seasonal decor. You can also make some attractive additions to your home that will transcend the winter season and add beauty to your home throughout the year.   Your front door First impression... The post 5 Ways to Add a Splash of Class to Your Home This Winter appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Easy Fashion and Beauty Tips to Take You From The Duff to Swan

    Da Vinci
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    With The Duff opening in theaters we wanted to dedicate a post to beauty and fashion tips that can make you feel fabulous. If you always feel like the ugly duckling in a sea of polished swans when you’re out with the girls, it’s time to change the game. The good news is that success is definitel... The post Easy Fashion and Beauty Tips to Take You From The Duff to Swan appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 5 Secrets to Throwing the Perfect Dinner Party

    Da Vinci
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Dinner parties are an excellent way to mingle with friends over delicious foods. Unfortunately, throwing the perfect dinner party can be a time-consuming and stressful endeavor without proper planning. Apart from determining your menu ahead of time, here are a few additional secrets to help ensure y... The post 5 Secrets to Throwing the Perfect Dinner Party appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 50 Shades of Grey in Fashion

    Da Vinci
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Recently, we presented you with 25 tips for maintaining a youthful appearance and emphasizing your best feature. But beauty isn’t just skin deep. Style is equally–if not more–important. That’s why we’re providing you with 10 tips for updating your wardrobe. Read on and find on how ... The post 50 Shades of Grey in Fashion appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    Ann Daly

  • Coaching reminders for this week

    Ann Daly
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:53 am
    Ready for a little mid-week boost? Here’s a compendium of last week’s daily coaching reminders. Tell me, which is your favorite? When things don’t go so well, fret not. Shrug your shoulders and tell yourself, “Live and learn!” Know the difference between working and grinding. If you don’t know what it is, then begin by understanding what it’s not. Know the difference between tough and mean. Power begins with self-awareness. Today isn’t a race. It isn’t a to-do list, either.
  • Do you need a coach?

    Ann Daly
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:16 am
    What an honor to be featured in the January issue of Austin Woman Magazine! Journalist and women’s studies graduate student Carrie Gavit did a terrific job explaining the coaching process: Have you stumbled upon a crossroads in life? Are you unsure of what comes next, what changes you need to make to reach your goals or how to handle a transition, personally or professionally? Prior to becoming a life coach, Ann Daly asked herself these questions when she reached her own crossroads in life. Daly began her career working in the field of journalism before heading to graduate school at New…
  • Coaching: get a $200 discount

    Ann Daly
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:46 pm
    January is the best time to begin the coaching process, because, with all the buzz about the New Year, you are primed and eager to finally make those changes! If you’ve ever considered hiring a coach, I’ll make it easy for you: When you sign up this month for my eight-week private coaching package, you’ll get a $200 discount! Email me for details
  • Diane von Furstenberg: the secret to her success

    Ann Daly
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    The Woman I Wanted To Be is Diane von Furstenberg’s third book. And this time around, it’s not just about building a brand, it’s about building a legacy: “My goals had shifted. No longer was I striving to be financially independent. I was. I didn’t need to prove that the first time around wasn’t an accident. I had. What I wanted now was to turn a good company into a great company, to leave a legacy, something that would live beyond me. I had reached the age where you begin to think about what you leave your grandchildren and their children.” The 67-year-old designer, now…
  • Georgia O’Keeffe: the secret to creativity

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

  • Mental Health Care: Past and Present

    28 Feb 2015 | 3:21 am
    The history of mental health care in the United States has been spotty at best. Prior to the creation of mental health institutions, most mentally ill individuals were often left to their own fate, which was often not good. Those who did receive care were usually locked away in the family home and hidden from the world. Mental institutions weren’t much better, however. In the early days, patients were often locked away in dark and dank asylums and forced to live in dangerous and unhealthy conditions. What little care they did receive for their illnesses was more punitive than therapeutic
  • Sex: Making You Feel Great and Look Awesome!

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:04 am
    We have all seen exercise crazes come and go but this one is here to stay. Many doctors will recommend finding a method of exercise that you find fun and exciting. Like water? Swimming is a great exercise. Enjoy the outdoors? You can add hiking to your exercise routine. What about sex? Yes, sex! What if you could shed those unwanted pounds and get fit from sex? The good news is that with “sexercise” music track, you can. Now you have another great reason to get your partner in bed. Sex that leaves you feeling great and looking awesome. Stream
  • When Your Girlfriend Talks, What Is She Really Saying?

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Its no secret that men have an incredibly difficult time understanding what women are really saying. Sure, they both speak the same language, but when a women talks, her phrases usually mean something totally different than expected. If you misread her, you could be in for a world of hurt, so we have assembled this simple guide to help you understand what your women really means when she speaks. *Note: If you have a bad memory, we suggest you to print this page out and keep it in your pocket. You never know when your girlfriend is going to spring
  • Car Accidents During Pregnancy: Risks and Prevention

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life; and, for most expectant moms, those nine months are a time for planning, dreaming and enjoying the experience of bringing life into the world. However, along with the excitement of impending motherhood comes a fair amount of anxiety concerning the health and well-being of both mother and child. Indeed, it’s extremely common for expectant moms to worry about every little thing, including issues and complications that are unforeseeable or unpreventable. Take car accidents, for example. Always cause for concern, crashes and…
  • 10 Ways to Keep Your Husband Occupied on Sundays

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:21 pm
    10 Ways to Keep Your Husband Occupied on Sundays Now That Football Season is Over Football season has ended in the United States, and millions of men everywhere are in a depressed mood, wondering what to do now? For couples whose Sundays have been taken over by football from August through February, getting through every Sunday without football  in March, April, May, June and July can be a chore. Here are some ways to make Sundays more fun for your husband, and for yourself, until it’s time to watch grown men chase after the elusive pigskin once again. 1. Get creative
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    Witches' Brew | White Jesus Approved

  • Brew Music: Jodeci – “Every Moment”

    Witch Hazel
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    Well, it is Throwback Thursday here at the Brew. First, the New Edition news and now this. ’90s R&B group Jodeci is back on the scene with a new video AND album. They just debuted their Hype Williams-directed vidja on Facebook (yes, Hype… it’s 1994 all over again up in this piece). Take a look. Post by Jodeci. Did Dalvin have to pay for screen time? And, JoJo seems to have smoked up his voice. On the brightside, Devante’s struggle bun is hidden… …and, K-Ci still has the chops. Their album, “The Past, The Present, The Future,” drops March…
  • New Edition Fans Working on Biopic

    Witch Hazel
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Real New Edition stans go hard for the boys from Boston. So hard that we travel and make life plans around concert dates. So, it’s no surprise that a group of die-hard fan-filmmakers decided that since there was no film about the group, they’d just make their own. Now, the fruits of their labor are circling the web. Writer/director Bobby Huntley hopes if there’s enough fan reaction to make the “N.E. Heartbreak The Movement” clip go viral, that he can get a real film popping off. Huntley set up a website to drum up fan interest and spread the word about his…
  • Brew Bits: Canada Is Not Here for Chris Brown

    Witch Hazel
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:41 pm
    The Canadians ain’t checkin’ for Breezy. Chris Brown’s two shows up nawth have been chucked. His “Between the Sheets” tour (with Trey Songz & baby R Kelly Tyga) was headed to Montreal and Toronto, but Canadian officials denied Brown entry into their country, just hours before the Montreal show. Promoters say the ban was due to “immigration issues,” but, um, we know the truth. I wonder who could be behind this…? Want more Witches’ Brew?
  • Amber Rose stars in #HTGAWM

    Fleur Delacour
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:52 pm
    What in the Annalise Keating hayle happened today??? Not only does Amber Rose hail from my home state, but she solidified her status in my heart by taking down one of the Kardashian brothers on Twits for Twats. Now all this black on black crime started when Amber appeared on The Breakfast Club. One of them mofos ASKED Amber her opinion on the whole Tyga/Kylie Jenner situation and she RESPONDED – but (*no pun intended*) her ire wasn’t aimed at Kylie or her Krazy ass Klan (*pun intended*), it was solely aimed at Tyga’s nassy arse! Peep it: So Khloe gets wind of the interview…
  • Will You Watch?: BET’s The Book of Negroes

    Witch Hazel
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:27 am
    BET is jumping into the mini-series genre with the three-part series, The Book of Negroes. The actual Book of Negroes is housed at the National Archives. The document lists the names of thousands of slaves who helped the British during the American Revolution. As a result, the people on the list made their way north to be granted passage by the British. The series is based on a novel with the same title by Lawrence Hill. A little background on the series, from BET: Based on the award-winning novel by Lawrence Hill, The Book of Negroes tells the story of Aminata Diallo after her capture and…
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  • Love is more than words

    6 Feb 2015 | 5:41 am
    Can you believe it? Valentine’s day is next week!!! EEEk*** Well I’m not surprised that Valentine’s day snuck up on me, I usually don’t do much… But I’ve been thinking about the pressure people put on themselves on Valentine’s day. I remember when I was dating, something always happened to ensure that I wasn’t dating someone on Valentine’s day. Either whomever I was dating, and I would get into an argument, or I wouldn’t be dating anyone…I often felt disappointed because other than the sad single stem rose I received from this…
  • What’s good about you

    22 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    I know I know… you’re in shock! two posts in a row… well let’s just say I’ve had a bit of free time, and I’ve been thinking… and I thought I’d share… Anyway, so I was listening to this podcast and they were talking about how we usually focus on what we think is wrong with us and create New Year’s resolutions on that premise… but we often forget to think about what’s right with us, or what’s good about us… I was thinking about that, and I realized that it is sooooooo true, especially for us women…we focus…
  • Aaaaaaand We’re back! Happy 2015

    20 Jan 2015 | 8:36 pm
    I know, I know…I’m late as usual, and January is almost over, well let me tell you, January has been a very interesting month for me… for those of you who don’t know, I was preggo for most of 2014, and (finally) had the baby in November… so let’s just say things have been very interesting… For those of you telling your friends about my books (Impossible is Stupid, Because you deserve love), thank you so much, I’ve seen an upsurge of book orders in the past few months, and you best believe I’m using the money to buy my kid some clothes…
  • If He did it before

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

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

  • ‘Date Night’ & 50 Shades: How Can I Arouse My Wife? A Husband’s Perspective

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    By Evan Field So we went to see the movie. Yeah that movie. 50 Shades. Before the movie … My wife, excited as can be, telling me that this will be a GREAT date movie. Making side comments about how there’s no way we are making it to dinner afterward because she will need to be taken home and I will have to get rid of the babysitter at lightning speed. Before the movie, I was neither here nor there about the actual film, but I was extremely excited about the effect it might have on my betrothed, knowing how the book brought out her carnal side. Popcorn bought, seats taken, lights…
  • Baby ‘Battle Scars’ & Flaws: We Celebrate YOU, Cindy Crawford

    16 Feb 2015 | 10:03 pm
    By Arden Edelcup (aka: “The Beauty Babe”) “Even I don’t look like Cindy Crawford in the morning.” — Cindy Crawford While 50 Shades has been on everyone’s mind, here’s the Other Story that women nationwide are talking about. This past week, an “unaltered” photo from 2013 of Supermodel Cindy Crawford in a black bikini for Marie-Claire was leaked, unveiling the 49-year-old’s “flawed” body. The unretouched stretch marks spanning Crawford’s stomach reveal the beautiful battle scars of two pregnancies, just like the rest of…
  • Here’s To YOU, Girlfriends — Happy Valentine’s Day

    14 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    May your hearts be full, your minds be at peace, and your souls be 50 Shades of joyful … With Much Love, xoxo GIRLilla Warfare
  • Bedroom Or Bored-room: 5 Ways To NOT Hate YOUR Love Life When You See ‘Fifty Shades’

    8 Feb 2015 | 10:03 pm
    By E.J. Gordon One of my friends said to me, “Are we all going to go see Fifty Shades together on a girls’ night?” My immediate response was, “Yeah, I’ll go, if I’m in the mood to hate my life.” My friend laughed. She got it. It’s not that I’m unhappy. My marriage is a good one. Yes, we work at it, but it’s good. And sure, the book was erotic and exciting, but whips and chains and red room pain aside, reading Fifty reminded me of something else. It made me long for The Beginning. In The Beginning, there was excitement. Not should we go to Cabo or Puerta Vallarta kind of…
  • The Power of Love: Yes, I AM The Mother Drone

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:03 pm
    By Debby Shulman This month we are all about LOVE. And I can promise you the biggest crush, the greatest joy and the most emotional heartbreak you will ever have is living upstairs, with dirty underwear on the floor and loud music reverberating off the walls. It’s one-sided, it’s brutal, and it is the most profound love EVER … sapping us of all sound and rational behavior. It requires infinite amounts of attention; sleepless nights and screaming in your car with spewing snotty tears, because it’s the only place you can be alone.  This crazy love affair is exhausting. Parenting is…
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    Women You Should Know®

  • Fix-It Friday: How To Clean Jewelry Using Common Household Items

    Norma Vally, WYSK DIY Contributor
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    I travel quite a bit, and having a few places around the country that I call “home,” sometimes I get confused as to which home is actually home. One day my girlfriend, another multi-resident traveler, tried to set things straight for me. She explained home is where most of your underwear are… which made me realize, I have a lot of underwear in a lot of places. I also realized that for me home is where most of my jewelry is! My neglected treasured trinkets can sometimes sit for several months and I come home to jewelry that’s dull and tarnished. First off, I’m a bad girl for not…
  • If Our Sons Were Treated Like Our Daughters

    WYSK Guest Contributor
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Lori Day – Come with me. Let’s open the door to a parallel universe. You unlock this door with a key of imagination, just like on The Twilight Zone. Here in this parallel world, the rules are different because gender roles are flipped. Loving parents and teachers accept this strange culture as if it’s not so bad, or perhaps even good. As if the reverse of this culture could exist only in the minds of fiction writers or lunatics. As we travel together, let’s observe the childhood of one baby boy, born into this alternate reality, as seen through the eyes of his…
  • Watch These Young Girls Recite Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”… It’s Awesome

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Nickelodeon partnered with the Because of Them, We Can™ initiative to commemorate Black History Month with kids portraying distinguished African Americans and their inspiring messages. Three PSA’s were created and have been running on-air and online throughout the month of February, they include Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Maya Angelou. Watch these young girls recite Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman.” Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say,…
  • Poem Reimagines Kick-Ass Lives For Six Disney Princesses, Delivers Empowering Moral

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    This brilliantly inspired and hilariously clever poem by Inkskinned is all too fitting to share on “Tell A Fairy Tale Day” as it reimagines kick-ass lives for six Disney Princesses, and delivers an empowering moral in the process. i don’t imagine my princesses in the same way others do, either kissing their husband and in marital perfection or the cynical version where they are drunk in the kitchen, living out their happily ever afters in a haze of poor decisions, no, i think cinderella becomes a fashion designer, i think she stops smoking and takes back her name and ends up…
  • World’s Slimmest Smartphone Promoted With World’s Dumbest Ad; Gets Banned For Objectifying Women

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    This ad for British mobile phone company Kazam got put on our radar after Business Insider reported it “has been banned in the UK on the grounds that it was likely to objectify women.” It’s intended to promote what the brand is touting as the world’s slimmest Smartphone. How ironic that they created the world’s dumbest ad to market it. The ad received eight complaints because “it was overtly sexual and objectified women, and because the content bore no relationship to the advertised product,” according to the Advertising Standards Authority’s…
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    Its All About Women! | Its All About Women!

  • 5 Secrets to Keep Your Sanity, Spare Your Waistline and Help You Stay Inspired to Do it All

    Jenn Edden - Premium Expert
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Here’s the question of the century: how to get it all done? And not just that, how can you get it all done while still feeling sexy, confident and cravings free? First I’ve got an important distinction that needs to be made… Feeling accomplished is soooo DIFFERENT from getting it all done. From personal experience I now know that I may not get it all done but I can still feel accomplished on any particular day. Achieving Guiltless Pleasure When you start to make that distinction in your own life there is a sense of freedom and guiltless pleasure that comes over you… As you…
  • Get Your Man to Treat You Like a Princess

    Randy Bennett
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Have you ever wondered why some men treat their women like princesses… Even well-past the dating phase, these guys still buy flowers, they remember every special occasion, and they give their women their full attention when they are with them… They never retreat to the garage, never ignore them to watch the football game on TV, and never disappear for hours on end to play golf with their buddies. Well, recent reports from relationship scientists (yes, those do exist!) say that you can actually get that exact same love, attention and warmth from your man… Regardless of how long you’ve…
  • Breaking News: Milk is Not Good for Bone Health

    Vivian Goldschmidt
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Television commercials and advice from your doctor lead you to believe the secret to strong, healthy bones is drinking milk and taking drugs. But that’s a huge misconception and a big lie! As founder of Save Our Bones — the world’s largest natural osteoporosis community… Let me tell you the shocking facts on how milk eats your bones… And what you should drink instead for stronger bones. Doesn’t Milk Have the Calcium Our Bones Need? Sure, your bones need calcium. However, consuming milk in large quantities will actually drain your bones of this much needed mineral.
  • Should You be Worried About Ovarian Cysts?

    Carol Foster
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    As a woman, ovarian cysts are something that should be on your radar of concern, especially if you’re in childbearing age.  There are many questions you’ll need to have answers for, like… What is an ovarian cyst? How do you correctly diagnose it and treat it? How do you identify the root cause? Is it possible to prevent ovarian cysts? In this article, we’ll explore all these questions and help you understand these different factors in order to seek appropriate treatment. Getting to the Real Cause of Ovarian Cysts An ovarian cyst is a collection of fluids surrounded by a slender wall…
  • You’re perfect except for this one flaw…

    It's All About Women Team
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I feel so blessed when I think of all the amazing women in my life… From my sweet mom, my gorgeous daughter and dear friends to larger than life women like Oprah and Brené Brown… These remarkable women have touched my heart in profound ways and made me the woman I am today. I think it’s such a blessing to be born a woman and even though it can be challenging sometimes… I wouldn’t have it any other way! Women are extra special. They’re strong yet soft. Powerful yet gentle. In fact, I believe all women are remarkable. Sadly, they don’t always feel that way. That’s…
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    The Indie Chicks

  • It’s Ok to Enjoy Sex

    Mari Corona
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    I enjoy sex. I am very comfortable with my body and getting older hasn’t changed a thing. Did I just say that out loud? Yes, I did. I embrace my sexuality. I have very few hang ups and I just ... Read More The post It’s Ok to Enjoy Sex appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • 5 Ways You Can End Violence Against Women and Girls

    Jess Witkins
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Drum. Dance. Rise! That’s the beautiful theme for this year’s One Billion Rising campaign, part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Super Scary Fact: 1 in 3 women will be raped or beaten in her ... Read More The post 5 Ways You Can End Violence Against Women and Girls appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • The Real Reason You’re Fighting Over The Color of #TheDress

    Chrystal Rose
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:05 pm
    There’s a white and gold dress (or is it blue and black?) making it’s way around the internet at lightning speed that’s causing couples, friends and family to argue with each other. For me, the dress was first posted in ... Read More The post The Real Reason You’re Fighting Over The Color of #TheDress appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • Instagram Accounts to Follow for Chick Humor

    Chiara Mazzucco
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’m all about funny chicks. If I walk into a party, I immediately make my way to the chick in the corner who is making everyone laugh. It’s sexy. It’s confident. It’s exactly what women need to come the hell together again. ... Read More The post Instagram Accounts to Follow for Chick Humor appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
  • Office Romance, Dealing With The Aftermath

    Nancy Laws
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Ah, the rush of indulging in a little office romance—living dangerously is fun! We all love to do something wild every once in a while, it helps to create a little excitement, and if you are single, hooking up every ... Read More The post Office Romance, Dealing With The Aftermath appeared first on The Indie Chicks.
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    Work Women Want

  • Friday Frugals

    Jennifer Forest
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Being frugal is a good thing. You wouldn't think so watching advertisements and walking down the main street. But really frugality is a good thing - being frugal with your money means intentional spending and intentional saving. It doesn't mean never buying anything ever again but it does mean being respectful of the resources you do have and thoughtful about where your money and time goes. Children, of course, are quite possibly a parent's greatest challenge to frugality. His must-have piece of clothing which then never gets worn, the heart-felt cry to be the same as everyone…
  • 5 stars!

    Jennifer Forest
    12 Jan 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Very happy to write that I passed the test - the book review from San Francisco Book Review gave Work Women Want 5 stars! Which in their rating system means: An excellent example of the genre. Will be giving it out as gifts.  Here's the direct link to San Francisco Book Review to read it there. Here's the edited short version: 5 stars A conversational writing style gives this book wide appeal beyond the target readership - moms like Forest who want to work from home...Packed with practicality, this book allows women to realistically consider their own compatibility with home…
  • Sample Chapter: Why this? Why now?

    Jennifer Forest
    12 Jan 2014 | 6:50 pm
    My office is quiet. The only noise is the sound of my fingers typing and the snuffling of my small dog from his bed in the corner. The home telephone rings and disturbs me. I know this is not a business call; wrong phone. I need to work; I don’t have that much time to work. I try not to be grumpy when I answer the phone. “You’ve been working from home,” says my long-term friend, Zoe. “Tell me how to do it. I don’t get to see my daughter enough. I am always at work. I need to do something else.” I hesitate. It is not long until pick-up time from kindergarten for my own daughter.
  • Just one step...

    Jennifer Forest
    28 Oct 2013 | 6:34 pm
  • So true

    Jennifer Forest
    22 Oct 2013 | 3:11 pm
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    Wealthcare For Women

  • Financial Fly Fishing

    Russ Thornton
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Thank you for all the positive feedback about last week’s article on LifeLock and protecting your identity. Several of you even let me know that you passed it along to family and friends, and there is no better compliment I can think of. If you, or someone you know, would still like to read or pass along the article, you can point them to the article right here on my website. And if you ever have a question or would like my opinion on something, don’t hesitate to let me know. There is no such thing as enough good topics for me to write about. Today, let’s talk about fishing.
  • Do You Need A Forensic Accountant On Your Divorce Team?

    Russ Thornton
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Laurie Dyke, CPA For women facing divorce, it’s important to have the right professionals on your “divorce team” to make sure you get an equitable divorce settlement. One of these key professional may be a forensic accountant. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Laurie Dyke, founder of IAG Forensics & Valuation in Marietta, GA. Laurie is a CPA and also holds multiple certifications in forensics and fraud. Along with her growing team, Laurie has a lot of experience working with family law attorneys and their clients as they navigate the divorce process. Here is…
  • Caring For Aging Parents: Lisa Meeks And Senior Care Options

    Russ Thornton
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:56 pm
    There are multiple facets of delivering care to our loved ones as they age. There is the practical delivery of healthcare and other required assistance. And just as important, if not more so, is making informed decisions about how and where to best care for aging friends and family. Thankfully, you don’t have to go it alone. There is qualified help from people like Lisa Meeks and her company, Senior Care Options. Lisa and I last spoke in late 2012. You can review our conversation here. Today I’d like to share a much more recent conversation with Lisa where we discuss what she and…
  • Is LifeLock Worth The Money?

    Russ Thornton
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    With data breaches at Target, Home Depot and most recently Anthem, maybe it’s no surprise that LifeLock reported record quarterly revenue on February 10th. If you’re not familiar with them, LifeLock is an identity protection service that, for $10 – $30 per month, will protect your identity. But is a service like LifeLock worth your hard-earned dollars? I don’t think so. I’ve written before about ways your can protect your identity, both online and offline. However, more recently, with this latest Anthem data breach, I’ve had several clients ask me about…
  • Your Money Or Your Blood Pressure

    Russ Thornton
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Given the choice, which would you rather run out of first: Your money, or Your blood pressure? While that may seem like a tongue-in-cheek question, it really isn’t. Few assumptions in your financial plan will have more impact than how many years you have left on this big blue marble. According to this Atlantic article, “with each passing year, the newly born live about three months longer than those born the prior year.” How long will you live? And will your money outlast you, or will you outlast your money? In my clients’ Wealthcare plans, we use current mortality…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • Get Fabulous Hydrated and Glowing Skin With Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serums

    Da Vinci
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:12 am
    I don’t know about you all but this winter has been quite taxing on my skin care regimen. No matter how many glasses of water I keep drinking I noticed that my skin was just dryer. With that said the opportunity to try out the NEW Vaseline® Intensive CareT™ Healing Serums came right on time. I... The post Get Fabulous Hydrated and Glowing Skin With Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serums appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 5 Ways to Add a Splash of Class to Your Home This Winter

    Da Vinci
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    You can add a splash of class to both the interior and exterior of your home with selectively chosen seasonal decor. You can also make some attractive additions to your home that will transcend the winter season and add beauty to your home throughout the year.   Your front door First impression... The post 5 Ways to Add a Splash of Class to Your Home This Winter appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Easy Fashion and Beauty Tips to Take You From The Duff to Swan

    Da Vinci
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    With The Duff opening in theaters we wanted to dedicate a post to beauty and fashion tips that can make you feel fabulous. If you always feel like the ugly duckling in a sea of polished swans when you’re out with the girls, it’s time to change the game. The good news is that success is definitel... The post Easy Fashion and Beauty Tips to Take You From The Duff to Swan appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 5 Secrets to Throwing the Perfect Dinner Party

    Da Vinci
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Dinner parties are an excellent way to mingle with friends over delicious foods. Unfortunately, throwing the perfect dinner party can be a time-consuming and stressful endeavor without proper planning. Apart from determining your menu ahead of time, here are a few additional secrets to help ensure y... The post 5 Secrets to Throwing the Perfect Dinner Party appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • 50 Shades of Grey in Fashion

    Da Vinci
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Recently, we presented you with 25 tips for maintaining a youthful appearance and emphasizing your best feature. But beauty isn’t just skin deep. Style is equally–if not more–important. That’s why we’re providing you with 10 tips for updating your wardrobe. Read on and find on how ... The post 50 Shades of Grey in Fashion appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    Inspiring Beauties

  • 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
  • Synthesis

    Anthony Alde
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    SynthesisOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
  • Botanical

    Jeylyn Japitana
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    BotanicalOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
  • Blend

    Anthony Alde
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:05 pm
    BlendCombine Together. A mixture of different things or qualities. Beauty Question : How do you maintain your beautiful face?Beauty Tips : eat vegetablesOrdinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
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    Of Means and Ends

  • 10 fabulous podcasts hosted by fabulous women

    Rebecca Griffin
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Lauren Lapkus Like many things in our culture, the burgeoning world of podcasting has been dominated by men. But Alex Madison at Bitch Magazine has a great piece about why women’s voices are becoming more prominent in the medium. Women host two of the top three podcasts on iTunes, Serial and the new Invisibilia. I am a huge podcast nerd and spend just about any spare moment I can find with my earbuds in working through my constantly updating feed. In the spirit of highlighting kickass women in podcasting, here are my recommendations for podcasts hosted by women to add to the…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:23 am
    The one time I checked out the Brownies when I was a kid, we were stitching our names into plastic grids with yarn. These Radical Brownies are about a million times more awesome than that. The telegram Martin Luther King, Jr. sent to Betty Shabazz after Malcolm X’s assassination. 9 coming-of-age films that aren’t about white men. Alan Cumming and GLAAD mock the absurdity of the FDA’s regulations on blood donations by gay and bisexual men. Why you might still be paying for birth control even though it’s supposed to be free. “If these young, hot little girls on campus…
  • Jessica Williams is not yours

    Rebecca Griffin
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    Speculation about who will replace venerated fake newsman Jon Stewart is running wild. Understandably, after seeing many late night spots go to white men, there’s been a lot of discussion about women who could take over The Daily Show. Also understandably, many of those discussions have centered around Jessica Williams, a correspondent who has put out many brilliant and feminist comic pieces for the show. Williams graciously accepted the compliment and demurred, and that’s when things took a turn, as Katie McDonough wrote at Salon:  Many a crying emoji was shared in response,…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    14 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    The first couple to get married when marriage equality reached Alabama. Finally dealing with campus rape means that some men will have it tougher. A New Jersey judge ruled that claiming to “cure” gay people is consumer fraud. 13 awesome podcasts bringing black voices to the mic. Anti-Muslim hate crimes are still five times more common today than before 9/11. A new textbook could revolutionize the way students learn about reproductive rights. New York is illegally shackling inmates during labor. Celebrate your right to vote with these vintage suffragette valentines.Filed under:…
  • A bad feminist is better than no feminist at all

    Rebecca Griffin
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    photo via novelsounds.net On top of every other pressure that women feel in our society, we can be hampered by the challenge of try to live up  perfectly to our feminist ideals. As Roxane Gay wrote in her excellent book Bad Feminist,  “In truth, feminism is flawed because it is a movement powered by people and people are inherently flawed.” Gay was a guest for a discussion about the realities of practicing feminism with regular hosts Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond in what was a very auspicious beginning to the new Dear Sugar Radio podcast. They took a woman’s letter…
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    Toast Meets Jam

  • An Interview with the All-Female Film Crew of The Empowerment Project

    14 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Director Sarah Moshman and Co-Producer Ashley Hammen dish on the making of the documentary, The Empowerment Project. Last month Catherine and I had the pleasure of attending a screening of the female driven documentary, The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things. The film seeks to answer the time-tested question, “What would you do if you […]
  • An Interview with the Co-founders of Vrai & Oro

    13 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Learning to Live Authentic with the founders of Vrai & Oro “Be true to the way you are and live in a way that makes you feel good. Live in the moment in a way that makes the next even better.” Vanessa Stofenmacher and Chelsea Nicholson, co-founders of Vrai & Oro One of the thing that […]
  • An Interview with the Founder of Style the Aisle

    12 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Style the Aisle takes the blah out of bridesmaids’ dresses, so even single girls can look spectacular walking down the aisle.   “If you’ve got an idea believe in it and yourself. If  you’re spending time on it then it’s a great idea. Never doubt yourself or downplay what you’ve got to offer. Give yourself the […]
  • Our Year (and a half) with The Single Diaries

    Catherine Abalos
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    What The Single Diaries taught us in eighteen months In eighteen months, we left jobs, enjoyed funemployment, explored our cities, dated, traveled, moved, discovered more about ourselves, and learned hundreds of lessons. Every week on The Single Diaries, we shared personal experiences and life lessons we found along the way after college. As we prepare to […]
  • Saying Goodbye to The Single Diaries

    Jennifer Hacker
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Time to turn the page and start a new chapter We can’t become what we need to be by remaining who we are. – Oprah It’s hard to believe we are sharing this post, but this will be our final month of The Single Diaries. This site has been such a huge part of our lives for […]
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  • #TheDress – How it went viral overnight

    Bianca Kristina
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    By now everyone heard about the famous Dress that everybody is talking about. But what is so special about this dress that it could divide the internet in two sides ? HOW IT ALL STARTED Well, it all started when a young girl from Scotland, named Swiked, posted a image of this dress on her tumblr.com account. She asked for the opinion of the others if the dress was gold with white or blue with black, as she and her friends couldn’t agree about its color.  And from here on the craziness started. People around the world gave their opinion if the dress is either blue and black or gold and…
  • First Day of Milan Fashion Week #fashionweek

    Bianca Kristina
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    Accompanied by a sunny weather and a lot of good energy and enthusiasm, Milan Fashion Week kicked off on Wednesday, 25th of February. The first designer to have her Fall / Winter collection presented in this Fashion Week was Stella Jean, known for her colorful and ethnic creations.   STELLA JEAN This time, she was inspired by the Himalayan culture, creating a collection full of outsized bell and ball skirts, with playful patterns and big accessories to match her outfits. Some of the highlights of the show were the embroidered midi skirts, the one that really caught our attention was…
  • Wardrobe detox! Go for natural fibres clothing ASAP!

    Viiva Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Detox your wardrobe and go for natural fibre clothing as soon as possible to be able to enjoy a really healthy lifestyle. Your eat mindfully, organic foods only, you wash your clothes and your body with organic products, but you force your skin to endure synthetics? This is all wrong! Detox your clothes and go organic When it comes to clothing, most people make their picks according to fashion, but the fabrics are just as equally important. Why? Because it happens they stay right on your biggest organ, your skin! Synthetics damage your skin and actually poison you slowly in different ways.
  • Lady Gaga shocks at Oscars 2015! She was totally… #LadyGagaOscars2015

    Helena Negru
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    Lady Gaga came to Oscars 2015 looking like a 9Gag meme, with her white, big gown and her dish-washing rubber gloves. But then, something happened and Gaga made everyone go gaga. Again! Lady Gaga was totally normal! When the singer entered the stage to sing a medley from “The Sound of Music” she looked like a real Hollywood diva! WOW, now that’s a shock – having Gaga looking like a regular diva! Her performance was brilliant and Julie Andrews walked on the stage and gave Lady Gaga a big hug, along with her blessing for the wonderful tribute. “It really warmed my heart,”…
  • Fifty Shades of Grey injuries down there

    Helena Negru
    21 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Fifty Shades of Grey made everybody go berserk since it was first released and now, with the movie out, ladies tried all the 50 shades of…injuries. Down. There! Take a look at the connection between the book, the movie and lady parts injuries. Auch! Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon A certain inquiry conducted by journalists at The Washington Post found an interesting – but not sexy at all! – connection between the release of BDSM-based romance novels targeted towards women and the raise in vaginal injuries. To talk numbers: first novel was released around 2011; between 2011 and…
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    Paris To Go

  • The Paris Office

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
       All photos, Stephan Schwarz and Emmanuel VivierHere's a glimpse of Paris corporate life, from the Facebook and Google offices and beyond. Chauncey Hare would go nuts if he saw it. As far as I know, there's no French equivalent to the word corporation. They use the word société, which (I guess) denotes socialization. French offices place high importance on art- Delacroix at Assemblée Nationale, Philippe Pasqua at Agence Change- and contemporary furniture (Ligne Roset, Cinna, Roche Bobois). Couches, open space, and long communal desks replace…
  • Organizing a Workspace

    18 Feb 2015 | 8:47 am
    Carine Roitfeld's desk, Paris VOGUEHow do you organize your workspace? This post is more me being curious than remotely helpful. The dream desk is Carine Roitfeld's clean, minimalist Le Corbusier. It's been a long time since I've visited the Paris VOGUE offices, but I was struck by how white, clean, and uncluttered their desks were- none of the messy photo piles, comped products, and Wire Image effluent of their American counterparts. I think they don't even print emails.Anyway, Amber, a soon-to-be mechanical engineer, recently asked for desk and project organization tips. One lawyer, one…
  • 10 Ways To Stop Shopping

    15 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    Shopping is competition. The whole point of having an Instagram account (and a blog) is to show the world how much- or how little- you own. These object-driven narratives inform everyone: "My lifestyle surpasses yours." Possessions are status symbols affirming self-worth, apparent stepping stones to social advancement.When I was younger, I wanted Hollister, Ugg boots, and Coach bags, to be like the girls that went tanning, drank Starbucks, and stole low-calorie margarita mixes from their stepmothers' bathrooms. They had hair straighteners, Juicy Couture purses, eating disorders. A…
  • Wardrobe Editing

    12 Feb 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Not that anyone cares, but here's how I culled my wardrobe from previous posts. First ask, 1) Does it fit? 2) Does it show signs of wear?  3) Can it be fixed / tailored? 4) Does it have high value / emotional value? If yes, 5) Should I sell, donate or give it to someone I love? If I don't like it, or it doesn't match what I already own, it's gone. Practically speaking, the best way to explain these edits is to document the in-and-out-flow of my closet since moving to Paris, starting with this post:May 2013 - July 2014Sold itemsWhite blouseBlack t-shirtBlack silk…
  • Minimalist 34m2 Paris Apartment

    11 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    Busy season is starting and I don't have time to write, so I'd like to share this gorgeous zero-waste apartment from Do it for the Mermaids. It's the perfect Paris hideaway- click here for photos and sources, and here to follow her lovely Instagram. I didn't ask permission to share this so I hope it's ok :)Some recently asked for zero-waste and simple living blog recommendations. I don't read blogs often, but here are my favorite links lately:Ailleurs: Gorgeous photography and slow travel in French and English.  Idecologie: Simple, practical ideas for a greener daily life.The Bare…
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    Language of PMS

  • Female Bullying and our Hormones: How the Language of PMS can help

    Amanda Ginsburg
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:12 pm
    PMS can be provoked by many things. This is a time of cleansing of the female energy. Whether this energy is of the women in the family, random strangers, toxic thoughts, female bullies, energy at the mall, etc., this is a time of reflection on all of it as well as a time of freedom. Through this great cleansing, some of us have experienced female bullying from others and within ourselves. Hormones indeed can pull out the worst in us. Thus, toxic behaviors from one woman to another can be those of back stabbing, gossip, cattiness, and volatility like no other. As within us we can talk…
  • Dragon Lady

    Amanda Ginsburg
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:13 am
    She’s been pushed to the brinks A whipped beating here, a degrading insult there The fire rumbled in her belly With anger and fury… Stay out of her way! Oh yes her lashing out Once she stands up for herself Will break your trust But the disrespect towards her Has broken her trust in you. She used to be a good person Till the abuses compounded on her And she ruptured like a Volcano. Nothing but loving kindness towards her Nothing but tenderness and light. She’ll calm down one day But now there are sensitivities… Her raging fire has even burnt Herself. Truth without kindness is a…
  • Love Yourself… Now.

    Amanda Ginsburg
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    During this time around, I have either felt like or been made to feel like I’m stupid on my period. I made a mistake, said something wrong, miscommunicated something, or whatever. Yet I have noticed a pattern in how society treats a woman PMS’ing or on their period. I’ve experienced hyper criticism, mean spirits, even hatred. Either it’s an honest mistake or the person dishing out these vibes feels that way about themselves, who knows. With all of this we can get pretty down on ourselves. But I do think that this time of month we particularly need to give ourselves love and…
  • PMS and Empowerment

    Amanda Ginsburg
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    PMS can be empowering. Symptoms can also be degraded and disrespected. Therefore, women really need to take good care of themselves this time of month. Getting lots of rest, take B vitamins, cut back on sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol and red meat is all very important, but also getting intense emotions out on paper, sculpted, painted…even scribbled. By taking care of ourselves, we get at least our self-respect back and the rewards are even more empowering. The work world has been hard on women on their periods, relationships are hard on women on their periods, socializing is hard on women…
  • Point of inflection

    Julia Robinson
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    drowning in surges of hormonal waves bomb thoughts of death explode by the kettle; as I sip sickly sweet tea my mind tortures me images of burning at the stake. Do other women go through this? I collapse in bed unable to stop howling to the stars veiled by the glare of the sun; unaware of reason for this bellowing pain. Pretending herodom I actually try to lift my head. Leaving behind a tear stained pillow I stumble around cruel ideas out of the room, disconnected from this floor where my feet ambulate and head into the woods. Another’s pace is walking me vertigo slow I am half blind…
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    Women Fitness Magazine

  • Dating Tips That Will Transform Your Love Life

    Women Fitness Magazine
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:39 am
    Women Fitness Magazine Real talk: Dating is sometimes harder than it should be. After countless dinners and drinks, it can be tempting to throw in the towel and resign to nights of forever watching Netflix alone in your bed. But when dating is done right, it can be amazing, and those great dates often lead to great relationships. So consider this your dating playbook, with all the information you need to survive the first date and make sure there’s a second one. Go Beyond the Bar Scene Sure, you might meet the love of your life while sipping gin and tonics, but wouldn’t it be so…
  • The Best Cardio Workout for People Who Hate Cardio

    Women Fitness Magazine
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:23 am
    Women Fitness Magazine It’s all about what your body does AFTER you leave the gym. Cardio haters, rejoice. The four-minute calorie-torching wonder known as the Tabata protocol lives up to the hype, according to an Auburn University study. Participants performed eight 20-second rounds of jump squats separated by only 10 seconds of rest. Each round was done at an all-out pace with the participants working as hard as possible from start to finish. While they burned an average of 13.4 calories per minute during the workout, they also doubled their post-exercise metabolic rate for at least…
  • Men Share Times They Actually Regretted Having Sex

    Women Fitness Magazine
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:17 am
    Women Fitness Magazine Getting some isn’t always a good thing—even for dudes. That sinking feeling in your stomach whenever their name comes up; the face-palm you do at the very sight of their Facebook profile. Many women have someone from their past who they wish they could build a time machine to go back and “unsleep” with. What about men, though? Conventional wisdom tells us that with the “Y” chromosome comes a fixation with sex that knows no bounds. Is it even possible, then, for a man to do the deed and then wish afterward that he hadn’t? I talked to…
  • Labor-Inducing Tricks That Actually Work

    Women Fitness Magazine
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:08 am
    Women Fitness Magazine For when you’ve just about had it with being pregnant You’ve spent the last nine months prepping for baby—but then your due date comes and goes with nary a contraction in sight. Ugh, is there anything more frustrating for a mama-to-be? After someone told Bonnie Northsea (who still hadn’t gone into labor after reaching her due date) that dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” would help get things moving, she tried it. And thus, the latest viral video sensation was born (sorry, we had to). Check out her cute dance moves below: If…
  • Lady Gaga gets engaged

    Women Fitness Magazine
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:33 am
    Women Fitness Magazine Lady Gaga’s engaged! No, not to this guy (otherwise known as Tony Bennett), with whom she has been making beautiful music of late. She’s going to marry her longtime boyfriend, Taylor Kinney. They met in 2011 on the set of Gaga’sYou & I music video. It was the perfect (if maybe a tad cliche) romantic proposal: He popped the question on Valentine’s Day — with a heart-shaped ring! The happy couple celebrated at Gaga’s family’s restaurant, Joanne Trattoria, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, after the Big Ask.   Lady Gaga gets engaged   Lady…
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    The Women Talk

  • St. Patrick’s Day Cooking Ideas for Kids

    Erica Loop
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    St. Patrick’s Day is all about the color green. Take this opportunity to teach your young child about the hue with a few fun-filled cooking activities. The post St. Patrick’s Day Cooking Ideas for Kids appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • 25+ Healthy and Super Easy Peanut Butter Recipes

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    In case you are looking for healthier version of peanut butter, here are 25+ peanut butter recipes that you can enjoy without feeling guilty and grab more than one serving. The post 25+ Healthy and Super Easy Peanut Butter Recipes appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • 25+ Stylish and Cute Spring Outfits for Toddlers

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:39 am
    Spring is almost here. Here are 25+ stylish and cute spring outfits for toddlers that not only are adorable but inexpensive and great quality. The post 25+ Stylish and Cute Spring Outfits for Toddlers appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Art & Craft Activities for Toddlers

    Erica Loop
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:47 am
    Celebrate the luck of the Irish with a few creative St. Patrick’s Day crafts for the kiddos. These art activities will keep them occupied and they will enjoy the day! The post St. Patrick’s Day Art & Craft Activities for Toddlers appeared first on The Women Talk.
  • Five Essential Oils That are Essential for Your Home

    Rachel Cook
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:42 am
    Housekeeping is a necessary evil, but that doesn't mean you have to fill your home with harmful chemicals and potential poisons. These five essential oils make an excellent alternative to traditional cleaning products. The post Five Essential Oils That are Essential for Your Home appeared first on The Women Talk.
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    Gracie Guru

  • 4 Signs You’re Holding Yourself Back

    gracie guru
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:09 pm
    The post 4 Signs You’re Holding Yourself Back appeared first on Gracie Guru. Do you have unrealized dreams? Do you know what you want accomplish in your fleeting life but haven’t taken the necessary steps to get there? Do you feel like you aren’t living up to your greatest potential? If you are putting your dreams of today on hold for a better tomorrow, you just might be ... The post 4 Signs You’re Holding Yourself Back appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • Send a ‘thank you for being you’ card to someone you care about this week.

    gracie guru
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    The post Send a ‘thank you for being you’ card to someone you care about this week. appeared first on Gracie Guru. The post Send a ‘thank you for being you’ card to someone you care about this week. appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • My First Love, My First Heartbreak

    gracie guru
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:24 pm
    The post My First Love, My First Heartbreak appeared first on Gracie Guru. Tyler was my first love; he was also my first heartbreak. Tyler came into my life when I needed him least. I wasn’t looking for love; in fact I was hoping to avoid it. I was leaving for my freshman year of college, which I had hoped to be a wild adventure. I imagined myself ... The post My First Love, My First Heartbreak appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • Make a my top ’10 things I like/love about you’ list for someone special.

    gracie guru
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    The post Make a my top ’10 things I like/love about you’ list for someone special. appeared first on Gracie Guru. The post Make a my top ’10 things I like/love about you’ list for someone special. appeared first on Gracie Guru.
  • Happy When?

    gracie guru
    15 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    The post Happy When? appeared first on Gracie Guru. I will be happy when… I have it all figured out. That’s what I thought for many years. But along my wild journey I have realized that as life changes, so do we. Each day we create a new version of ourselves that is more complicated than the person we were the day before. Each ... The post Happy When? appeared first on Gracie Guru.
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    The Women Who

  • Lauren Bath

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com  Lauren Bath is a professional photographer and social media influencer. Lauren was an early adopter of Instagram, with over 200,000+ followers in 2013 she saw the app’s potential and quit her job to become Australia’s first professional Instagrammer.     In your wildest dreams, would you ever imagine that you would one day be described as a ‘professional Instagrammer’? Absolutely and positively no! When I started using Instagram it was nothing more than a creative outlet for me and I was taking snaps on an…
  • Michele Titolo

    24 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Michele Titolo is the CTO and a Board Member of Women Who Code, as well as the iOS Engineer at Reddit. Michele has a great story about how her curiosity for technology lead to a passion and a career. I personally really enjoyed learning about Michele’s pathway and are sure you will too.   Women Who Code has a membership exceeding 16,000, and has a presence in 14 countries. Did you ever imagine the project would get so much traction?  When I started organizing events with Women Who Code, we were just about 2,000 members and…
  • Simone Flanagan

    21 Feb 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Simone Flanagan is the Director of the Melbourne chapter of Hollaback!, a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world. She was also founding member of Music in the Sticks, a government funded Freeza youth group facilitating drug and alcohol free music events in the Macedon Ranges, has held various production roles at numerous music and arts festivals. We talk to Simone about motivations and making a difference. Tell us about how the Hollaback campaign started and how the different branches…
  • Jane Samuels

    19 Feb 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Jane Samuels is a UK artist and activist who has leveraged the accessibility and popularity of Instagram to promote her art globally. She has over 5,000 followers on Instagram and has been published in “The Instagram Book” and has been interviewed by publications such as Al Jezeera. Jane gave us a little insight into the Insta-world as well as her passion for human rights and activism. How and when did you first get interested in and start using Instagram and Facebook to promote your art? I started using Instagram about three…
  • Tal Peleg

    19 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    Celebrating Women For Who We Are at www.thewomenwho.com Tal Peleg is a visual artist who has used her steady hand and love of all all things art, makeup, photography and design to take social media by storm. Tal has over 99,800 Instagram followers and over 100,000 likes on facebook. So why do all these people want to see updates from a stranger? Read on to find out more about this talented and kind woman. As a visual artist in Israel, do you think it is a good thing that social media has made the world a smaller place and allowed for artists to virtually showcase their work worldwide…
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    Sweetie Bomb

  • Really Girl! Do Birth Control Pills Make You Fat?

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    We’ve all heard the dreaded rumor that birth control pills can make us gain the pounds. However, is this just an urban myth or is there some truth behind it? We’ve all heard the stories from our friends who are on birth control. Many believe they are gained an exponential amount of weight while on the pill and warn you to stay far away from it if don’t want to get fat. As with all medication, there are some side effects that may accompany your birth control. With that being said, keep reading to get some of the facts straight
  • Sugar Baby or Prostitute: Where to Draw the Fine Line?

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:17 am
    Are you in a relationship where you are paid for your services? Perhaps you give sexual gratification for some monetary rewards. Wouldn’t that be considered prostitution? Well, there is a fine line that can be drawn between a sugar baby and a prostitute. Many say it can be considered the same thing, but ultimately you’ll need to determine if you have crossed that fine line. With websites catered to men finding sugar babies, it’s not surprising that there are many young women who want to become a sugar baby. In exchange for sex, these sugar babies get money, gifts, and
  • How to Handle Parents Who Are Not Happy About an Engagement

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    While you might be extremely excited about getting engaged, not everyone will always share that thrill with you. It’s unfortunate, but there could be a number of reasons they have for not being so thrilled for you. Parents, in particular are difficult to handle when they aren’t so happy with your engagement, but you need to make sure you handle the situation with tact. Understand their side. Most of the time, parents won’t understand why you want to get married to your S.O, and some of these you may see as unfounded or silly. However, you must understand that they
  • How to Clear Pores and Body after a Workout?

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:03 pm
    Working out does not have to be a nightmare for people with skin that is prone to clogged pores and breakouts. We all know that working out is the best thing you can do for your body and your health, but it is difficult when skin issues interfere. There are some things that you can do to clear your pores after a workout and maintain a great looking appearance while maintaining your health! Understanding Acne is the First Step Knowing how acne forms is the first step to knowing how to prevent it. There are 3 contributing factors involved when
  • 5 Sure-fire signs you might be a side chick

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Maybe you are over-thinking it, maybe something fishy has been happening with your guy lately. Whatever the case, you are probably wondering if you’re suspicious for no reason or if you have cause for legitimate concern. You probably don’t want to end up accusing him without reason though, naturally, but here are some big signs that you might be his mistress instead of his number one: 1.    He only shows up at certain times. Maybe he only shows up late at night, maybe he has some reason that he can only see you on Tuesdays, but most of the time
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  • Google and Gmail.com Login Signup | Create New Account Setup

    15 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    Gmail.com also pronounced as Gee-mail dot com is a free Web-based e-mail service presently being tested at Google that offers users with a gigabyte of storage for messages and offers the aptitude to search for precise messages. The Gmail program also automatically organizes consecutively related messages into a conversational thread. According to Google co-founder and […] The post Google and Gmail.com Login Signup | Create New Account Setup appeared first on Multi niche.
  • Love Letter for Girlfriend Writing Ideas, Samples, Tips and Templates Format

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Being in love is an awesome feeling. If you have ever been in love, then you surely would have thought of writing a letter to your loved one once a while. If so, you might have understood that its harder done than said. Here are the best tips for writing Love letter to your Girl […] The post Love Letter for Girlfriend Writing Ideas, Samples, Tips and Templates Format appeared first on Multi niche.
  • How to Talk to Girls | How to Approach Attractive Girls to Impress her

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS Do you start stuttering and forgetting your own name any time you talk to girls? If so, then it’s time to kick up your game a few notches so you can hold your own in a conversation and catch a girl’s interest in no time at all. To talk to […] The post How to Talk to Girls | How to Approach Attractive Girls to Impress her appeared first on Multi niche.
  • Ovulation Symptoms | Know if you’re Pregnant or Not

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    OVULATION SYMPTOMS If you’re trying to get pregnant, you’re probably looking for signs of ovulation, in order to work out what day you’ll ovulate – so you can then have intercourse, hopefully resulting in a pregnancy. When you ovulate, you have a short window of time to conceive before the egg starts to die, so […] The post Ovulation Symptoms | Know if you’re Pregnant or Not appeared first on Multi niche.
  • Anger Management | Anger Control and How to Reduce Stress Pro Tips

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    HOW TO CONTROL ANGER Everybody gets angry on circumstance. If you are experiencing irresistible rage, however, it could be damaging your mental and physical health. It can also be indicative of underlying problems, such as anger management issues or mental disorder. It is really very important to control your emotions and calm yourself down for […] The post Anger Management | Anger Control and How to Reduce Stress Pro Tips appeared first on Multi niche.
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