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  • In Honor Of Ken Burns’ Series The Roosevelts

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

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

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

    The Women's International Perspective
    Kim Amador
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    by Alana de Hinojosa, AlterNet, USA – Just before I left to study in Havana, Cuba for three months, a Cuban friend of mine pulled me aside and whispered in my ear: “Any ideas you had about race are going to be totally blown out of the water.” I had no idea what she meant, and was skeptical considering Cuba’s high praise from the progressive left, but my friend turned out to be right. From the first day at the airport in Miami and throughout the three months I lived there, it seemed race was all around me. In Miami almost every person boarding the Havana-bound plane (each with…
  • Ebola: First U.S. Case Confirmed by CDC

    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online
    Erin Kennedy
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Display Title:  Ebola: First U.S. Case Confirmed by CDC Subtitle:  The first case of Ebola in the U.S. was confirmed for an individual who travelled from West Africa to Dallas, Texas. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/ebola/content/ebola-first-us-case-confirmed-cdc Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
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  • In Honor Of Ken Burns’ Series The Roosevelts

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

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

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

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

    Lauren
    7 May 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Look! It’s time for Ten-Word Tuesday on Wednesday! That’s because Thursday is the new Friday! Shall we? For the past week, Bossy has been sleeping with Keith Richards. In doorstop form. It all began when Bossy borrowed Keith Richards from Bossy’s friend Barbara because Barbara said, “It’s actually a very good read.” Which brings up an interesting point. Actually is never a word you want associated with your achievements. It’s like the time Bossy invited her neighbor Tracy over for appetizers, and Tracy said, “Actually the roasted beets with goat…
 
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  • My iPhone Made Me Cry

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

    Sheila Nevins
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today our dog received a death sentence. I thought he had some tick disease and went to the gym. When I came back, I learned by telephone that he had a few weeks to live. The vet said his platelets were 500 times below normal. This son of a bitch, and he was one; this cancer had cornered the mutt of my dreams. It was a leukemia – lymphoma, blastoma, gastlioma, whatever – and there was no cure. All we could do was keep him out of pain. Cornwallis* is a dog, not a human being. I know that, and yet my human-heart is broken. So is my son’s. So is my husband’s. He’s family. My eyes are…
  • ‘Mrs. Bogart’ was a ‘straight-ahead lady’ and a ‘good broad’

    Dana Cook
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    Remembering Betty Lauren Baby Bacall Bogartwith Kirk Douglas, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Rich, Larry Hagman, Bo Derek, Barbara Walters and others as collected and compiled by Dana Cook.  Cook’s collections of encounters with the famous have appeared in a wide range of newspapers, magazines and journals.  (cooks.encounters[at]gmail.com)   Schoolgirl crush? Kirk Douglas, actor …I went out occasionally with Betty Bacall, who later became Lauren Bacall. She was a junior at the Academy [of Dramatic Arts], not more than fifteen or sixteen years old. I was a senior, and had been…
  • 6 Tips For Coping When You’ve Forgotten Someone’s Name

    Gretchen Rubin
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin on creating your own personal happiness If you’re like me, you sometimes have trouble remembering people’s names, or even how you know them. A few years ago, while at a chaotic birthday party for a three-year-old, I was on the brink of going over to some little kid’s father to say, “I think we went to college together.” Turns out it was Dylan McDermott! In ancient Rome, the job of the “nomenclator” was to whisper or announce the names of people as they approached a politician. My husband serves this function for me; he has an uncanny…
  • Savoring the Joys of Summer Eating

    Mireille Guilliano
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    © Shutterstock Bestselling author Mireille Guiliano offers up a delectable recipe concocted from her favorite seasonal fruits. Now is the season of summer produce markets and local fruits and vegetables. They are tastier than supermarket or out-of-season varieties, so you can eat less and enjoy more — surely good for one’s health! Additionally, they are good for the local economy and environment (less transportation by-products). I was shopping recently at an organic or “bio” market in the South of France and was taken aback by avocados from South Africa alongside local melons…
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    Learned On by Andrea Learned

  • Who Narrates Business? The Gender Disparity of Social CEOs

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

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

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

    Andrea Learned
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Who are the leaders in corporate sustainability? When you hear that question, do you think of an individual or a brand name? The average business-aware person would likely spout brand names like Unilever or Coca Cola, given the coverage they get for various sustainability related practices. But, does knowing that these corporations “lead” mean they also influence others in learning and furthering sustainability in the broader sense? Not necessarily. Individuals have much more power to influence. Consider Unilever’s CEO Paul Polman as a theoretical example. He represents a global…
  • Do The Time: “Social” Relationship Building

    Andrea Learned
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    The following article, which originally published March 21, 2013 in Puget Sound Business Journal has been updated a bit. Conversations and articles abound on the power of social media. Many of those newer to the practice marvel about how something tweeted with a hashtag specific to an industry, for example, could have the potential to be seen by so many people. Often the business decision is made, on that point alone, to jump onto the two most familiar networks, Twitter and Facebook. Then comes the disappointment, and the myth busting truth: if you’ve got no existing “social”…
 
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    The Women's International Perspective

  • Visitor Finds That Cuba and U.S. Act in the Same Revolting Manner Where Race Is Concerned

    Kim Amador
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    by Alana de Hinojosa, AlterNet, USA – Just before I left to study in Havana, Cuba for three months, a Cuban friend of mine pulled me aside and whispered in my ear: “Any ideas you had about race are going to be totally blown out of the water.” I had no idea what she meant, and was skeptical considering Cuba’s high praise from the progressive left, but my friend turned out to be right. From the first day at the airport in Miami and throughout the three months I lived there, it seemed race was all around me. In Miami almost every person boarding the Havana-bound plane (each with…
  • Living With Cerebral Palsy: The Perfect Child

    Stephanie Murti
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    by Nadia Hussain, Dawn.com, Pakistan – This is the story of the best eleven years of my life. It begins with the birth of my son Abdullah, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) three months after his birth. Abdullah was a 10-pound baby who was incredibly hard to deliver, but the doctors guiding me through labour advised against performing a C-section. Insisting that a ‘normal’ delivery was the way forward, my son came into the world stillborn, after many hours of struggle. Read More »
  • Food Tank’s Fall Reading List: 20 Great Books About Food

    daniellenierenberg
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Food Tank has selected 20 books that entertain, inform, and reaffirm the importance of food and agriculture. From sustainable seafood to ethical eating to field guides for food activists, these books highlight innovative and creative methods that are creating a better, more sustainable food system while educating and informing eaters and consumers. The authors and editors that have contributed to this list make up some of the world’s leading experts on food justice and sustainable eating. Food Tank hopes the facts and information in these books will not only inspire people already involved…
  • The Other Side of Paradise

    Serena Nanda
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    The Florida Gold Coast: it’s paradise. From Miami to West Palm Beach, the beautiful beaches, warm winter weather, well-stocked art museums, luxurious gated communities, golf courses and upscale shopping malls and restaurants annually attract thousands of snowbirds and second homeowners, especially older folks. Founded by the visionary Henry Flagler, the Gold Coast is not just paradise for the 1% but also for middle- and working-class people who retire here to live the good life, avoid paying taxes in their home states and mix with those just like themselves. Holed up in gated communities,…
  • Emma Watson and the HeforShe Campaign

    Caitlin Williams
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    Last week, Emma Watson news articles began popping up on my Facebook feed referring to Watson as “a game changer” for feminism. As a feminist, I wanted to know more. As a UN Goodwill Ambassador, the British actor known for her leading role in the Harry Potter feature film series gave a speech about gender equality on September 20, 2014. Her speech coincided with the launch of “HeforShe,” a UN campaign. She stated the purpose of this campaign clearly: to try and galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for gender equality. She talked about how gender inequality not…
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • Ebola: First U.S. Case Confirmed by CDC

    Erin Kennedy
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Display Title:  Ebola: First U.S. Case Confirmed by CDC Subtitle:  The first case of Ebola in the U.S. was confirmed for an individual who travelled from West Africa to Dallas, Texas. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/ebola/content/ebola-first-us-case-confirmed-cdc Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • The Pizza Trap

    saradietz
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Author Gabrielle Welch Image:  URL:  Purchase the Book Associated Editorial:  HER Books Block Weight:  -8 Two Columns:  No read more
  • Money Can’t Always Buy Good Health

    Erin Kennedy
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Display Title:  Money Can’t Always Buy Good Health Subtitle:  When it comes to health care, money is always an issue. Having more money doesn't necessarily mean having better health. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/financial-health/content/money-can-t-always-buy-good-hea... Align:  left Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
  • The Future of Male Birth Control: Is it Vasalgel?

    Erin Kennedy
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Display Title:  The Future of Male Birth Control: Is it Vasalgel? Subtitle:  The future of male birth control could be coming — fast. Vasalgel is proving to be quite effective in recent studies. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Find Out More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sexual-health/content/future-male-birth-control-it-vasal... Align:  right Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
  • How Does HPV Cause Cervical Cancer?

    Erin Kennedy
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    When a woman is exposed to genital HPV, her immune system usually prevents the virus from doing serious harm. But in a small number of women, the virus survives for years. Image:  URL:  Read Full Story Associated Editorial:  Comprehensive Care at Mayo Clinic Block Weight:  -4 Two Columns:  No read more
 
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    TotallyHer

  • Get the Makeup Look from Steven Alan’s Spring 2015 Presentation

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

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

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

  • 8 iPhone Comparison

    Mostly Lisa
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    In the past seven years, each new advancement in iPhone camera technology has made dramatic improvements to image quality. The iPhone 6 is no different. Besides being faster to shoot and easier to focus, the images taken with the iPhone 6 camera show greater detail and are significantly better in low-light. In this follow-up post to my iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 comparisons, I present an 8 iPhone comparison from all iPhone versions taken with Camera+ including, the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and the new iPhone 6 in a variety of situations to…
  • Introducing my new photo app, MagiCam

    Mostly Lisa
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:49 am
    Link to the iTunes store We just marked our 4 year anniversary for Camera+ (12 million sold!) by launching a new, simply awesome, camera app called MagiCam. This app was a pure joy to create with the other members of the tap tap tap super team. All the details of the app and a few precious moments involving a hotdog with too much mustard & a goat selfie are in the video above. MagiCam is our response to users who wanted a simple, clean, one-touch camera app with the power of Camera+, but without all the sliders and buttons. All the complex editing happens background, so that users have a…
  • Lake Minnewanka Stars

    Mostly Lisa
    25 Jan 2014 | 9:19 am
    View large on 500px I saw stars! I was in the Canadian Rockies this past week and I completely fell in love with the landscapes around Banff and Lake Louise. I ran myself ragged photographing from sunrise to sunset and sometime after to capture the stars. I was fortunate to have some of the best weather they have seen in months. This was my very last shot just hours before my flight from Calgary. I couldn’t help grabbing a few last star shots above Mount Inglismaldie on a chilly -10C evening on a semi-melted slushy lake. It was bubbling and cracking under my feet as I took this shot. In…
  • Mystic Beach Cave

    Mostly Lisa
    8 Jan 2014 | 5:02 pm
    A view of yesterday’s shoot at Mystic Beach on the Juan de Fuca Trail, Vancouver Island from inside an epic cave. It was an incredible location for landscape and star photography. I rarely use my 15mm fisheye lens because most of the time, it’s, well, too fishy , but for things like this, it’s the coolest lens in my bag!
  • Tantalus Mountain Range

    Mostly Lisa
    1 Jan 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Happy 2014! Here’s to a new year of adventure, inspiration & laughter! The possibilities are endless.
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    The Work at Home Woman

  • What are the Energy levels of your Conversations?

    wahanelson
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Kelly Robbins Would you like to make more money working from home? Have better quality relationships in your life? Feel confident that you are genuinely present and of service every time you interact with someone? Know that you make a difference in each person’s life that you come in contact with? Creating these wonderful […]
  • How to Start Bringing Your Kids Into the Office

    wahanelson
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Deborah Sweeney Owning a business means you get a bit more freedom. As a mom and an entrepreneur, I’ll be the first to admit that I really love the fact I can usually take off a little early to catch my kids soccer games, or pick them up from school. But the decorum of […]
  • Interview with Farnoosh Brock – Founder of Prolific Living

    wahanelson
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    What did you do prior to becoming an entrepreneur? I worked for a Fortune 100 technology company as a project manager in my last role. I held several different positions over the years starting from an engineer to a technical writer to a process improvement specialist to project management of various size projects. I was […]
  • How to Get Your First Blog Advertiser

    Holly - The Work at Home Woman
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Holly Reisem Hanna When I got the idea for my blog back in 2007, I knew that I wanted to monetize it. To be able to do this, I had a graphic designer create an advertising tab and page, as well as install a WordPress plugin to accommodate the actual banner ads. I did […]
  • Can You Self-Hate Yourself to Success? Three Tips to Love Yourself and Achieve More

    wahanelson
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Diana Schneidman I recently saw an interesting LinkedIn discussion on this very topic. One side asserted that you can motivate yourself to achieve your best by loving yourself more deeply. The other side claimed you need stern, relentless self-criticism to stay on top of your work, get more done, and surge ahead. Pretty sad, in […]
 
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    Women's Voices For Change

  • Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Male Privilege, Male Delusion

    Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    He's ill, he's unattractive, he's uninteresting, but he still thinks he holds all the cards: money, power, and maleness. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • The Wednesday 5: Let’s Hear It for the Women

    Women's Voices For Change
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    In this week's Wednesday 5: A stalwart judge, a beloved feminist, an admired gun-control activist, 783 wonder women, and catcalling ladies who are simply too, too refined. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • TV Reviews: “Madam Secretary” and “How to Get Away With Murder”

    Alexandra MacAaron
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    By Alexandra MacAaron As the new secretary of state in CBS's "Madam Secretary," Téa Leoni must negotiate a hostage crisis, parry with a resentful chief of staff, dodge a personal stylist, and host a dinner party for an African dignitary and his ten wives. And that’s all in her first week! [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Medical Monday Alert: Deadlines Loom for Choosing Your 2015 Individual Health Insurance Coverage

    Maura Carley
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    By Maura Carley Most consumers will have additional options to consider for next year’s coverage. So look carefully at premiums, but also at the plan’s benefits, referral requirements, and other rules—and at the plan’s network; many new plans will have narrower networks next year. [This is only the intro. Click the headline to visit Womens Voices for Change for the full post, links, other content, and more!]
  • Poetry Sunday: One Woman’s Mammogram Moment

    Women's Voices For Change
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    This week brings the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Poetry brings awareness to life’s moments, and here poet Patricia Zylius brings us a moment of heightened awareness from her own life. [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

  • The One Where I Write About How Hard Marriage Can Be @ Deeper Waters (And Announce A Winner) . . .

    Natalie Snapp
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Before we continue with the point of this post allow me to introduce the winner of our Rhinestone Jesus book… Comment 21 was our lucky girl and her name is Sarah Belmonte! Sarah, I have emailed you so I can get your address. It’s still not too late to join us – click here to learn more about our book club community . . . We would love to have you join us!   A little over two years ago, I met a woman at She Speaks and immediately knew she was someone awesome. You know when you meet a person and right away get a vibe she’s healthy, safe, mature, and just plain…
  • If You Want To Pray For Your Daughter Today . . .

    Natalie Snapp
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I have so much planned for her open-oyster life. I want her to feel heartbreak but not too much – just enough to build empathy and gratitude. I want her to feel disappointment but again, not too much – just enough to make her reach higher. And I want her to experience failure but not with something big – something medium that will teach her she doesn’t always get what she wants. I want so much for her. Honestly, when I think about what I want for this beautiful girl who is my daughter, my eyes get teary and I reminisce about the days when she was so little she could curl right up…
  • Our Next Book Club Selection (And A Giveaway) . . .

    Natalie Snapp
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    So we’ve started something here on the blog I’m loving big-time because it combines two of my favorite things ever: books and friends. And by friends, I mean you. And by books, I mean really good ones – like Praying for Boys, The God Empowered Wife, and Unglued . . . I think I can speak for more than just myself when I say they’ve been powerful reads. So are you ready to hear what our next amazingly-wonderful-transformative-make-you-think book will be? Wait no more, friends, because we’re going to read: Here’s the summary from Amazon: In high school, Kristen…
 
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  • Credit (30 Stories – 11)

    GirlGriot
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Credit On his way up the escalator at the mall, he slipped his press pass out of his back pack and looped the lanyard around his neck.  He thought for about the ten-millionth time, how happy his mother would be that he wrote for a living.  He wasn’t entirely sure how happy he was about it […]
  • The Summer Wind (30 Stories – 10)

    GirlGriot
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    The Summer Wind She would have liked more time, Iliana thought, standing over Stan’s hard, almost ceramic-looking face at the funeral.  A few weeks, months.  But there was no time.  At least not for Stan.  He looked calm nestled in the cream satin, his perpetually red face dulled to a grey peach.  Someone had strung a […]
  • Chrysanthemums (30 Stories – 9)

    GirlGriot
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Chrysanthemums White and yellow Chrysanthemums in a thick explosion filled a wide vase at the center of a display of get well cards decorating the window ledge.  Chrysanthemums were Marty’s favorite, each like an exhuberant firework, like the flower world’s equivalent of jazz hands.  Mart bought them for Carla twice a week, had been buying […]
  • Changing the Story (30 Stories – 8)

    GirlGriot
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Changing the Story In the photograph, Janice is giving the ref the finger.  Of course.  Of course that was the moment captured.  Of course that was the photo included in every newspaper article, news report, blog post.  Of course. Janice sat at her kitchen table drinking her coffee.  She thought that, of all mornings, she deserved […]
  • Separation and Protection (30 Stories – 7)

    GirlGriot
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Separation and Protection Allie had slept on Max’s sofa six nights before she finally felt able to talk, to ask Martin to take her home,  She hadn’t slept well, but at least she’d been able to keep her eyes closed, quiet her thoughts long enough to fall.  That was more than she’d been able to do […]
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Thank G-d for Obamacare Because You Never Know

    Mel
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Updated at the Bottom For the past few years, I have written extensively about the Affordable Care Act.  Like here.  And here.  I’ve interviewed Secretary Sebelius about the act.  I’ve served as the press pooler in the Oval Office in a meeting about the act. When I wrote all those posts, I was laughably lucky.  […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 5: Armchair Traveler

    Mel
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Gizmodo had an article about an Occulus-Rift-like contraption created by Marriott that turned virtuality into a 4D experience.  It’s not just seeing images in front of you: you’re inside a teleporter-like device that pipes in […]
  • What Would You Wish For?

    Mel
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
    So a guy goes to a few countries and asks people on the street what they would wish for if they were to come across a magic-granting genie.  Once you get past the first 42 seconds of wishes for money, it becomes very moving.  And yes, your heart will get a little mushy and you […]
  • I Joined Ello Because…

    Mel
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    …Actually, I’m not sure why.  Afterward, I came up with a reason: I could finally be present for the nascent stage of a site.  But that hadn’t occurred to me when I logged in the first time. For those who don’t know, Ello is a new social media site.  It’s simple; maybe too simple.  It’s […]
  • IComLeavWe: October 2014

    Mel
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
    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 […]
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    Feminist Majority Foundation BlogFeminist Newswire | Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

  • US Supreme Court Shuts Down First Week of Early Voting in Ohio

    Feminist Newswire
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Less than 24 hours before the start of Ohio's would-be voting period, the Supreme Court blocked efforts to restore a full seven days of early voting in the state, marking a win for the Republican-controlled legislature that enacted the new voting restrictions. Related posts: Supreme Court Upholds California’s ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Ban Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision Blocked in the Senate Women’s Equality Party Launched in New York
  • Georgetown Alumni Call Out University for Not Allowing Reproductive Rights Protests

    Feminist Newswire
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    Over 200 Georgetown Alumni want the University to do better by H*yas for Choice. Related posts: North Carolina College Students Join Challenge to Voter ID Laws Campaign Against Colorado Personhood Initiative Launches California Reverses Decision Allowing Catholic Colleges to Refuse to Cover Abortion
  • Afghanistan and US Finalize Bilateral Security Agreement

    Feminist Newswire
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    In a nationally televised ceremony at the Presidential Palace just one day after President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took office, Afghanistan signed a major security agreement with the United States. Related posts: Afghanistan Celebrates 95th Anniversary of Independence Afghan Girls Compete in Bike Race to Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women Court Sentences Seven Men for Gang Rape in Afghanistan
  • African American Girls Fall Behind Their Peers in Educational and Economic Outcomes

    Feminist Newswire
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    African American girls are falling behind when it comes to educational outcomes and economic opportunities, according to a new study. Related posts: Department of Education Grants University Religious Exemption From Title IX Lower Court Upholds Affirmative Action at University of Texas at Austin $92 Million Project Will Improve Higher Education in Afghanistan
  • Hope for Afghan Women as New President is Sworn In

    Feminist Newswire
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Ashraf Ghani, who has has publicly and consistently stated his support for women's rights and women's participation in government, was sworn in as the new President of Afghanistan today at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. Related posts: New President and National Unity Government Announced in Afghanistan Afghanistan Celebrates 95th Anniversary of Independence $92 Million Project Will Improve Higher Education in Afghanistan
 
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    Joy Unexpected

  • Shooting and Swinging at Sunset

    Y
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    She turned ten in August. I still find it hard to believe that my last baby is ten years old. Time is a jerk, for reals. Yesterday I asked her if she would go to the park with me so that I could take a few photos of her. I told her that by allowing me to photograph her, she’s helping me to learn how my new camera works and to become a better photographer. She’s not a big fan of having me take her photos because “I’ve been taking her pictures her WHOLE LIFE!” But she was so kind and said she would help me. But only if I let her play at the park after I was…
  • Sunday Funday at Olvera Street in Los Angeles

    Y
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    This weekend we decided to take advantage of Metrolink’s Weekend Pass and take the train to LA Union Station for a day trip to Olvera Street. (Union Station is only an hour and fifteen minute ride from where we live.) It was a beautiful day that I enjoyed because a) the skies were perfectly clear b) it wasn’t 100+ degrees. Olvera Street is directly across the street from Union Station. It’s a cool, colorful little place that makes me feel proud to be half Mexican. Things to do while at Olvera Street include: Admire all of the colorful, adorable things that you don’t…
  • Pet Me?

    Y
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    He waits for me to wake up each morning. He sits next to my bed, staring at me, sometimes with a stuffed animal in his mouth. Sometimes he’ll make this noise that sounds like a growl but is more of a pssst, I’m here, wake up and play with me! When I finally open my eyes, his little tail starts wagging, he starts panting and running around in circles. I’ll hit my bed and say “Here, boy!” He tries to jump up, but he usually doesn’t make it up until the third or fourth try. Once he makes it, he runs straight for my face to give me doggy kisses. Then he cuddles…
  • Introducing the Newest Member of My Family

    Y
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Meet my new camera, Canon 6D. Isn’t she beautiful? I’m so excited to see what I can do with this camera. This camera is an upgrade from the 40d I’ve used for the past seven years. Full frame sensor, amazing low light performance. This photo was taken after the sun had set and there was very little light left in the sky. I’ve only had a chance to use it a couple of times, but the plan is to spend a lot of time shooting, to get to know the camera, how it works and how to make it work best for ME. For those of you who are still checking here (you are the best, I…
  • How to Make Adorable Bracelets Out of Safety Pins.

    Y
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Last weekend I spent the entire Sunday making bracelets with my daughter. They turned out adorable. I posted a picture of the bracelets on Facebook and a few of my friends asked how we made them. I was all “I will post instructions on my blog tomorrow!” It is now a week later, but better late than never, yes? Supplies: Safety pins Elastic Cord Glass Beads Scissors Jewelry Glue (optional) Step One: Bead the safety pins. This takes a while, but it’s super easy. Simply open the pin, place beads onto the open prong. It’s important that you leave enough space to close the…
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    Shakesville

  • Question of the Day

    Melissa McEwan
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Suggested by Shaker plot_thickens: "What's your best serendipitous story?"
  • The Wednesday Blogaround

    Melissa McEwan
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    This blogaround brought to you by colored markers.Recommended Reading:Trudy: [Content Note: Validity Prism; kyriarchy] I Am Tired of "Status"Anne: [CN: Misogyny; harassment] No, I Don't Want to Learn How to Love Criticism, ThanksRagen: [CN: Fat hatred; eliminationism] Living a Normal LifeDanielle: [CN: Misogynoir; looksism] Viola Davis Is Classically Beautiful Although It's Not Her Job to Be Rosie: [CN: Misogyny] When Bad Allies Get "Good Guy" AwardsBYP: [CN: Racism] Boston Herald Cartoon Mocks Obama Intruder Situation; Has Intruder Asking President about WatermelonJim: [CN: Homophobia;…
  • Quote of the Day

    Melissa McEwan
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    [Content Note: Guns; racism. Disablist language in headline at link.]"Surely these open carry people, however well intentioned, should realize that nice white men and women openly carrying firearms on the street aren't being gunned down on sight by police officers. The worst thing that happens to them is they are forced to show their ID. It's unarmed black men (and unarmed mentally ill people of all races) who are being gunned down on sight by police officers. ...The problem isn't that people don't have enough guns. The problem is that police are too often using the guns they have. That won't…
  • Something That Looks a Little Like Justice

    Melissa McEwan
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    [Content Note: Guns; racism; violence.]Michael Dunn, the 47-year-old white man who shot and killed 17-year-old unarmed black teen Jordan Davis after Dunn asked the car full of teens in which Davis was a passenger to turn down their music in a public parking lot and they refused, has been found guilty of first-degree murder, following a hung jury on the charge in February. GOOD. Good.
  • It Continues to Be a Real Mystery Why Republicans Aren't Connecting with a Majority of Female Voters

    Melissa McEwan
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    [Content Note: Misogyny; heterocentrism.]A week after I wrote about this piece of shit ad in which it's implied women pick candidates like boyfriends, now I'm obliged to write about this piece of shit ad in which women choose candidates like wedding dresses: "The College Republican National Committee launched on Wednesday a nearly $1 million digital ad campaign across 16 states, aiming to draw young voters to the GOP with what the group's chief calls 'culturally relevant' ad campaigns. The first ad, launched Wednesday morning in Florida, is modeled after TLC's Say Yes to the Dress, where…
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    ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES

  • Training To Be Batman's Wife. Gender Lessons From Children's Clothing.

    echidne
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Here are two t-shirt stories about gender.  They cropped up almost simultaneously. The first one, by Melissa at Shakesville, is about t-shirts licensed and approved by DC comics:On the left, we've got a men's shirt that depicts a scene inspired by Superman/Wonder Woman, which, you'll remember, was a romance themed title developed last year to appeal to women since why would we ever want to read a comic book that's not about kissing? (edit: it's actually from a cover of Justice League 12, however, because DC does sure love their crossovers) The text reads "Score! Superman does it…
  • What's Fun To Watch Today

    echidne
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    On the net, that is.  You might begin with this Republican voter ad aimed at women.  It's utterly hilarious:Note the equation between picking a bridegroom (or a bridal dress!) and picking a candidate, the attempt to make the debate a mother-daughter one and the idea that political issues are like the cost of a wedding dress. I love it because it shows how very hard someone thought about how to interest women in the Republican Party, then the light bulb: weddings!Besides, I thought that prospective brides are supposed to be Bridezillas who want to the most expensive wedding dress…
  • Girl Brains And Boy Brains, Take #456789. By Dr. Michael Mosley

    echidne
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    The BBC Horizons had a program on this idea:Do you have a "male" or "female" brain? Are there really significant brain differences between the sexes and if so, do these differences matter? BBC Horizon investigates.When it comes to the tricky and explosive question of how much, if at all, male and female behaviour is driven by brain differences, Professor Alice Roberts and I sit on different sides of the fence.I believe that our brains, like our bodies, are shaped by exposure to hormones in the womb and this may help explain why males tend to do better at some tasks (3D rotation), while women…
  • On US Infant Mortality

    echidne
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Why is the US infant mortality rate so high?  The international rankings place US somewhere in the vicinity of Croatia, despite the US being about three times as wealthy.  A new study by Alice Chen, Emily Oster and Heidi Williams uses microdata to compare the US with Finland (picked for having very low infant mortality rates) and Austria (picked for both representing the average in Europe and for data comparability). The study suggests a greater role for post-neonatal mortality (deaths in months one to  twelve) than earlier studies which focused more on neonatal mortality…
  • Here Be Dragons. What US Conservatives Think About US Liberals.

    echidne
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    "Here Be Dragons" is what was assumed to have been written on the old maps when the mapmaker didn't know anything about some far distant area.  I always loved that optimistic statement!  The dragons must be somewhere, after all.  But it looks as if the only place where that sentence truly was written was on one old globe.I was reminded of those lovely dragons when I read this article about how American conservatives view American liberals.  Two snippets:Here’s the view from the Heritage Foundation: Liberalism creates self-indulgent, licentious hedonists willing to cede…
 
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    Recent Articles

  • Budgets Suck, but They Do Help

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    Yes, no one really wants to live on a budget. No one wants to be restricted at the grocery store. No one wants to take a lunch to work when there is a…
  • 5-Minute Makeup

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Who has time to spend hours on makeup in the morning? Not us working mothers, that's for sure. Get ready in 5 minutes with this easy routine. Dab the…
  • Polished and Professional at Work

    25 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    We know it's difficult to feel polished when you've got baby food in your hair, but these essentials will give you a step in the right direction. Just…
  • Lazy Weekend Playgroup Fashion

    24 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Who wants to spend forever getting ready on the weekends? Throw together a comfy cute look like this and you'll look put together, yet comfortable, without…
  • Bolognese Pasta Bake

    24 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    This might just be one of our most mouthwatering recipes yet. Bolognese Pasta Bake Ingredients
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    Girlfriendology

  • Month of Friendship, Day 30: Spend time with a Girlfriend

    Girlfriendology
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    Never take friendship for granted, you never know what tomorrow holds. – Catherine Pulsifer The most special times are spent with a special friend. Look back on the memories, the high and low points, the times you’ve needed someone to lean on or were there for a friend in need. What made those times memorable, tolerable and even inspirational? Having our friends by our side during all the challenges and celebrations life throws at us is just one of the amazing benefits of having girlfriends. Friends to divide our pain, double our joy and share our memories is a beautiful gift that…
  • What if every day was GIRLFRIEND APPRECIATION Day? (Hint … it is!)

    Debba Haupert
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:38 pm
    We’re nearing the end of International Women’s Friendship Month. Sadly. This month, designated by Kappa Delta, is set aside (internationally!) to recognize the relationship in our life that makes women healthier, happier, less stressed, live longer and feel more beautiful. That’s pretty dang awesome – right?! The only way to have a friend is to be one. Ralph Waldo Emerson   It’s been a great month. We’ve explored 30 days and 30 ways to be a better friend. We’ve looked at friendship from 30 different angles – each one of them Each one…
  • Month of Friendship, Day 28: Ask a Girlfriend for a Favor

    Girlfriendology
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    May I ask a favor girlfriend? Several years ago I was so excited to be traveling to England for the first time. In preparing for the trip, I found myself without a ride to the airport. Because I was so looking forward to this trip and visiting a dear girlfriend there, I just didn’t want to have to fly off without a parting hug (& figured a cab driver would find this a bit strange!). So, I asked my girlfriends who might be available to drive me. Allison, my dear walking buddy, volunteered for the favor. I remember our conversation on the drive to the airport. I remember how much…
  • Month of Friendship, Day 29: 5 Ways to give a Thoughtful Girlfriend Gift

    Girlfriendology
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:29 am
    What is the most thoughtful gift a girlfriend has given you? Or you’ve given to a friend? Leave it to my girlfriends to always give the best, most thoughtful gifts – be it for my birthday, holiday or a ‘just because’ gift. My friend Terri often gets my gift at my favorite shop where she lives/I used to live. It’s always perfect and perfectly Terri. My college roomie and BFF, Barb, often makes me a gift – like a beautiful afghan she crocheted for me. My fab friends Deana, Rhonda and Cath (and others – too many to name, I’m blessed!) always give…
  • Month of Friendship, Day 27: Anticipate Her Needs

    Girlfriendology
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    How can you be a better friend? We’re so blessed that our girlfriends really KNOW us. Often even more than a families, our friends take note of what brings us joy or stress, they pick up on our likes and dislike, and they notice the hints we may drop intentionally or not. Our friends ‘get’ us and sometimes can even see our goals and dreams  for us when we lose sight of them Being a better friend means going the extra distance. It is making an ‘above and beyond’ type effort – not settling for an ‘if it happens, it happens’ friendship but…
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    Pink Lemonade

  • Weight Loss Wednesday - Set Your Boundaries to Get and Stay Fit

    Coach Jenn
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Most of us are under the misconception that fit people work hard and spend most of their lives deprived in order to achieve their amazing bodies. Nothing could be farther from the truth.It's all about boundaries. When you were a child your parents set boundaries around you. They were the authority on what was or wasn't acceptable behavior. You had to complete your chores before dinner. You had to finish your homework before going out to play. You had to eat all your vegetables before dessert. If you failed to comply with these boundaries then you knew that there would be consequences.As an…
  • Dinner Diva: Acorn Squash - Tricks, Tips and a Recipe

    Liz Gilbert
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Today's focus is on ACORN SQUASHAcorn squash is a winter squash that gets its name from its acorn-like shape. The skin is usually green and the flesh is an appealing shade of orange that looks similar to pumpkin. The flavor of acorn squash is sweet and somewhat buttery. Many acorn squash cooking methods enhance these qualities by adding sugar and butter but it can also be served as a savory dish all on its own.Acorn squash is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A and beta carotene. Being fat free and low in calories is an extra bonus. Choose an acorn squash that feels…
  • 8 Ideas for Organizing Your Child’s Room

    Liz Gilbert
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    "Clean your room." "Ugh! Oh, Mom. I’ll do it later!" This same dialog is shared by millions of parents and their children all over the world. Do you suddenly have the driving urge to get your child’s room in order? Where do you start? Here are a few ideas: SCHEDULESchedule a specific date and time to clean out your child’s room. Your daughter or son, if she or he is old enough, should be there to help. DUMP OR DONATEHave a large box on hand for items you will be donating to your local charity or selling at a rummage sale. Also, have a large plastic garbage bag--maybe two or three--for…
  • Playing in the Dirt - Part 2

    Liz Gilbert
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    by Maryanne Comaroto One of the main reasons I'm so eager to share my inner-view process with people is because I know just how stressful the dating process can be. It's hard to put yourself out there - you feel vulnerable, doubtful, and sometimes even frightened! But if you have the right tools to help you navigate the sea of dating, it can actually be a fun, relaxing process where you simply follow the formula, and enjoy yourself while you're assessing the 1.45 million potential mates out there for you. Do you know why you're single right now? I mean, what are the reasons behind you not…
  • Weight Loss Wednesday - Make Time for YOU!

    Coach Jenn
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    This is the number one issue that I hear from moms in particular. You might think that you don't have time to workout and eat property, but you CAN find the time. Frankly, you MUST find the time for yourself! If you are not healthy and fit, your family can't count on you. Your work productivity will decrease, and you won't feel good about yourself.Your health is too important to ignore. If you have to, work out in the morning before your family wakes up, or at night after you put the kids to bed. If you find it hard to exercise during the week, try to fit in one or two and make sure to make…
 
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    Planet Jinxatron: Movie Posts

  • Wadjda: A film about how things change

    Skye
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://planetjinxatron.com/atom-movies.xml Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Karate Girl: In which a girl is karate chopped back to life!

    Skye
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
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  • Ava Snow Battles Death: It starts here!

    Skye
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
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  • Beasts of the Southern Wild: one of the stories we don't usually hear

    Skye
    22 May 2014 | 5:50 pm
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  • The LXD: Where are the women?

    Skye
    30 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
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    Alice Bradley — Finslippy

  • Let's go

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

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

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

    Alice
    28 May 2014 | 8:32 am
      So I turned 45 today. So that’s a thing I’m doing. Also apparently beginning sentences with “so,” now. I’m pretty sure I resolved to stop that somewhere back in my thirties, but hell, I’m FORTY FIVE. I’ve earned the right. By the time I’m fifty I’ll be misplacing modifiers everywhere. At 70 I’m only going to write in all caps. Send my son texts in serif fonts. See if I won’t.  I turned 35 a few months after I began this blog, and I remember turning 35 more than I remember any other birthday because 35 was the first…
  • The State of the Blog

    Alice
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:56 pm
    I had an interesting chat yesterday about blogging and the state of my blogging and how “blogging” is weird to say more than twice, blogging blobbing blugging blarging. And afterwards I thought, hey Self, why not share where I am with my readers? Why not? Have I learned NOTHING from “Show Your Work”? Should I not Share My Process? What Would Austin Kleon Do?   I’m at an interesting crossroads right now, and the good news is there are several ways I could go, but I think I may have a touch of the ADD because all the options are overwhelming me and as a result…
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    Petunia Face

  • Now For A Break From Our Regularly Scheduled Programming...

    Petunia Face
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Added to the list of things I never thought I would have to say to anyone: I told you not to close the Lego table on your penis! (See also: this is why we wear undies.)Then this: trying to explain why I will not kiss that particular owie. Never ever, sparkly object--Look! It's a month old jerkified Red Vine I found at the back of the cupboard and you can have it!And for those of you that might not have a child or a penis or both, I give you this genius life hack with Legos.  Off to corral my cords tout de suite (that's what he said).xo,S
  • BALLS

    Petunia Face
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    BALLS, you guys. First off, I didn't really intend for that to become my rallying cry, but it looks like it may be, sort of like Wolverines! was to Red Dawn, only when I made that analogy to a coworker she had no idea what I was talking about so I am also old. Balls! So many of you emailed me BALLS, Facebooked me a sweet "balls", more than a few times at work I was balled in the hallway. Which sounds so wrong but is so very right. Thank you.I was going to let my previous post sit for a few days because its long and a lot, but I couldn't NOT not say thank you. A triple negative to mean an…
  • The Truth

    Petunia Face
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    This is your central nervous system. Science might argue that this is everything that you are. I beg to differ.Fuck. I wish I could wax poetic around this post. I wish I didn't have to write this at all, but I do. For many reasons. But I would also be lying if I didn't straight out tell you that I am so scared to tell you all what I've been dealing with. I'll just say it.  *deep breath* In May I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. And I know some of you are thinking "no way," that's just Susannah being a hypochondriac, anxiety, we've been hearing her being afraid of this for…
  • How Do You Answer The Rumors That You Are A Silly Bitch? alt title: Liebe meine Apschminki!

    Petunia Face
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Things are getting a little Sprocket-y around here what with The Unspoken Thing and deaddays (which is the opposite of a birthday, duh). Have you ever thought about that? How every year you pass by your own date of death without even knowing it? Like maybe years from now you will die on September 16th and here we are--today is your very own deadday! Shit. Blow out the candles because there I go again.Wait. I can fix this.KITTENS! (Subhead: Kittens That Aren't Dying!)We got a new kitten. Make that kittens. Which makes me a crazy cat Sprocket lady, but that's cool. Meet Cinque,…
  • This Time Last

    Petunia Face
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    A game I like to play. This time last week I was at work writing about makeup. This time last month I was on vacation. This time last year I was holding my mom's hand.But this time today I have butterflies in my stomach. Isn't that strange? Of all the things I thought I would feel, I never once thought I would be nervous.This is what I remember: she had not spoken for days, maybe a week. Had not eaten. Her eyes were not really closed. The Hospice workers told me they had never had someone hold on for so long, and this made me feel both proud and sad. I wanted her to know that she could go.I…
 
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • Forum on Cross-Border Surrogacy, Adoption Attracts Scholars, Human Rights Activists and Policymakers

    Guest Contributor
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Marcy Darnovsky of the Center for Genetics and Society and OBOS’s Sally Whelan recently attended a conference on international adoption and surrogacy in the Netherlands. This post has been reprinted with permission from CGS. by Marcy Darnovsky In August, the International Forum on Intercountry Adoption and Global Surrogacy took place in the wake of headlines about two disturbing surrogacy incidents in Thailand. In one case, an Australian couple was accused of abandoning their baby son, who has Down syndrome, with his Thai surrogate mother and returning home with his twin sister; the…
  • FDA Clears One-Size-Fits-Most Diaphragm for U.S. Markets

    Rachel Walden
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    A newly designed diaphragm cleared for sale in the United States could increase the appeal of this barrier method of contraception. The SILCS diaphragm – now called the Caya Contoured Diaphragm — was recently granted market clearance by the FDA. The silicone, one-size-fits-most device is already available in 14 European countries and Canada. It’s expected to be available in the United States in about a year. The key difference between this diaphragm and others is there’s no need for women to undergo a pelvic exam to get it sized, and often resized again later…
  • Real Tips About Sexual Assault Everyone Can Use

    Guest Contributor
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    by Susan Sered The new academic year has started, and once again students are attending seminars on staying safe on campus. These orientation workshops typically focus on tips for how young women can protect themselves — such as be aware and stay alert, don’t get drunk, and stick together in groups. I’m sure all of this is good advice, but it misses what I have come to see as the crux of the matter: Teaching girls and women that they can avoid sexual assault if they just try hard enough places responsibility for rape on the shoulders of targets rather than on the shoulders…
  • Why Net Neutrality Matters to You

    Rachel Walden
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    When you want information on reproductive health and sexuality, it’s important to know that you can access Our Bodies Ourselves’s evidence-based information online just as easily as competing information from drug companies and anti-abortion organizations. Or that as you browse the internet, your internet provider doesn’t make it harder to access information it might not approve of. That, at it’s core, is what “net neutrality” is about: all content on the internet is treated equally and neutrally, and none of it is deliberately slowed down or delivered faster based on…
  • Hobby Lobby Fallout: The Government Wants Your Comments on Employer Coverage of Contraception

    Rachel Walden
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    In the wake of this summer’s Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, which allowed for closely held corporations to refuse, based on religious objections, to provide contraceptive coverage as part of their employee’s health insurance, there is now the question of what exactly it means to be a “closely held corporation.” How regulators define such corporations is important, because it will determine which for-profit companies can refuse to provide contraception coverage — or refuse coverage for any other services they oppose based on religious beliefs. Late…
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  • The universe has not been built to scale

    blue milk
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    Oh my god, this poem by Dean Rader. Relational Self Portrait The universe has not been built to scale— everything is bigger or smaller than it seems: the sea, the hole, a ship, a sail, your line, the hook, your heart—that’s where the nail of desire drives deep. Sorrow can span a universe that is not built to scale even though rungs are strung from star to shell and back. We end of course where we began (that ship, that hole, that sea). And so we sail full speed toward the iceberg—too fast to tell if size or scale or course is plot or plan. The universe will not be built to scale. The…
  • What do you do if you’re 5?

    blue milk
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    What do you do if you’re 5 and your computer time is up for the weekend and now you want to sneak back on for some watching of favourite youtube clips while your mother is off reading in bed but you can’t spell much? You ask your mother, very innocently, if she can write the phrase “Lord of the Rings, War in the North” on a piece of paper cos no reason, really.
  • My latest article for The Guardian

    blue milk
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:25 am
    I was on a panel in The Guardian on Friday with john Quiggin and Celeste Liddle and others reflecting on Abbott’s first year as prime minister.
  • Selfishness and writing

    blue milk
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:47 pm
    This is a terrific essay from Helen Addison-Smith in The Overland, “Yes, men are better writers”. Recently, I received an email from a literary publication asking me to comment on why ‘women are underrepresented in major publications’. Since I’m a single mother, working six days a week, and I wasn’t going to be paid, I didn’t respond. But I thought I’d reply here, so Overland will give me cash. It’s simple, really. Men are published more than women because men are better writers than women. Do I need to say that there are great female writers? Maybe I do, because you…
  • out of idealism – and also out of cynicism

    blue milk
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    What people believe is essentially what they wish to believe. They cultivate illusions out of idealism – and also out of cynicism.. - Simon Leys, quoted in Ian Buruma’s wonderful review, “The Man Who Got it Right” in The New York Review of Books.
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    Simply Stated By RealSimple.com

  • The Most Important Reason to Travel

    rsdailythought
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 12 Laundry Mistakes You’re Probably Making 5 Gourd DIYs to Make You Excited for Fall Fall’s Most Wearable Trend: Florals Filed under: Daily Thought
  • Julie Andrews on Her Success

    rsdailythought
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 12 Laundry Mistakes You’re Probably Making 5 Gourd DIYs to Make You Excited for Fall Fall’s Most Wearable Trend: Florals Filed under: Daily Thought
  • How Traditions Are Formed

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    30 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 5 Super-Creative Mason Jar Crafts for Halloween 5 Gourd DIYs to Make You Excited for Fall How to Save Money on Dry-Cleaning Filed under: Daily Thought
  • How to Enjoy Every Moment

    rsdailythought
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 5 Super-Creative Mason Jar Crafts for Halloween How to Apply Makeup in 5 Minutes 8 Cozy Cashmere Clothing and Accessory Picks Filed under: Daily Thought
  • The Difference Between Being Nice and Being Smart

    rsdailythought
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com Laundry Room Organizing Ideas How to Apply Makeup in 5 Minutes The Plus-Size Guide to DressingFiled under: Daily Thought
 
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    Feministe

  • Poisoning Black Children

    EG
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Edited because, I’m sorry, I forgot TW: medical racism and exploitation, child abuse.   I just want to make sure that we’re all aware that twenty years ago, decades after the Tuskegee syphilis “experiment,” scientists affiliated with Johns Hopkins partnered with slumlords in order to deliberately cause lead poisoning in black toddlers from impoverished families to experiment with cheaper methods of cleaning up lead paint. I first read about this three years ago, when the parents filed a class action suit.  I couldn’t think about anything else for days.  I…
  • Let’s talk about that bass

    Caperton
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Chances are, you’ve heard the much-lauded pop song of late summer, Meghan Trainor’s body-acceptance anthem “All About That Bass.” (Chances are, just reading that title has driven the season’s most pernicious earworm directly into your brain, and for that, I apologize.) You may or may not like it. You may or may not be disappointed that it wasn’t better, like I was, which seems unfair because nothing’s perfect, but there’s so much promise that the problematic stuff is extra frustrating. Now, I accept that this song might not be meant for me.
  • State Violence and Sexual Violence

    EG
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:16 pm
    [Trigger warnings: sexual violence, beatings, police brutality, domestic violence, racism]   The recent events in Ferguson, MO probably have a variety of significance for people, when, in response to a policeman shooting dead black teenager with his hands up and then leaving his body lying in the street for hours, and the policeman in question, neither arrested nor charged, continuing to draw a salary, the black community turned out in massive protests, and were met by militarized police, snipers, and tear gas. Many black Americans have described the killing of Brown as an example par…
  • “You all know me. Know what I do for a living…”

    EG
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Read that in your best Robert-Shaw-as-Quint-in-Jaws voice (if you haven’t seen Jaws, stop reading this website and find a way to watch it right away.  Best movie ever, even if there is only one female character in it and she gets about ten lines.), and picture me sitting cynically at the back of the Town Hall meeting, knowing that sooner or later, if the mayor wants that shark dead, he’ll have to come to me–yeah, this metaphor has completely gotten away from me.  I have no idea who the mayor is, what the shark is, or what this meeting is about. But I’m blogging here…
  • “Yes Means Yes” law passes in California

    tigtog
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    via Little Raven in the latest Open Thread: California Approves Landmark ‘Yes Means Yes’ Law Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when “yes means yes” and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports. State lawmakers last month approved Senate Bill 967 by Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, as states and universities across the U.S. are under pressure to change how they handle rape allegations. Campus sexual assault victims and women’s advocacy…
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    Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

  • Lobsters, Lighthouses and the Island Life: Portland, Maine

    Sheila Gaspers
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    My plan for an end of summer escape was focused on finding a nice mix of culture, coastal countryside and cooler temps. I was excited…no ecstatic…to exchange Florida’s steamy hot and humid weather for New England’s seaside charm and ocean breezes. Maine made the cut this go round meeting my trip criteria and travel timeline over other Northeast destinations. First stop of my five day adventure was Portland, Maine’s largest city and a historic harbor town nestled on the edge of Casco Bay. At first glance, the city is a dichotomy – eclectic, urban and edgy with a youthful…
  • October. 6-8: Come Celebrate Wine, Food and Fashion on Fillmore

    Teresa Rodriguez Williamson
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Hey Divas, looking for a local getaway that includes all the things we love: fashion, wine, food, and beauty? Good, because the Fillmore Wine and Food festival is coming up. Pacific Heights’ chic Fillmore Street is hosting an epic three-day event on October 6 – 8, 2014. The neighborhood made famous for its Victorian mansions and award-winning restaurants is welcoming  the world for three spectacular days of wine, food, entertainment, and fashion. To make this excursion even more special book a room at the super-charming Queen Anne Hotel, which is in a quiet part of Pacific Heights…
  • Start to Finish – Flawless Coverage & Skin Protection by Per-fékt® Beauty

    Sheila Gaspers
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    The company tag line says it all – “why look good when you can look per-fékt®?” Traditional foundations, powders and primers are not a match for the per-fékt® beauty line. The line offers a myriad of multi-functional products that are designed for real world women who simply don’t have time for a lengthy beauty ritual but demand long-lasting results. It is now easier than ever to per-fékt®, protect and color correct without a visit to the dermatologist office! A favorite winning product pair: the perfékt®skin perfection gel and the perfékt® skin perfection CC créme.
  • Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort: Everything in one resort, on one of Florida’s most beautiful beaches

    Shelley Seale
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:16 pm
    White sun-washed sand stretches for miles, against a backdrop of brilliant aquamarine ocean. You might think this is the Caribbean, but the Gulf Coast shore of Florida has some incredibly beautiful beaches that can give Caribbean ones a run for their money. One of the most fun and relaxing Gulf Coast Florida getaways is Marco Island. This six-by-four mile island is the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands, stretching south from Naples through the Everglades and to the Florida Keys. Situated along the white sand beach is the island’s premier resort, the Marco Island Marriott Beach…
  • Summer Fun in Telluride, Colorado

    Shelley Seale
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    While it may be famous for being a ski resort, there’s something happening in Telluride just about every week in the summer. This laid-back, hippie-chick mountain town plays host to everything from wine and food events to major music acts and, of course, outdoor and fitness adventures. The picture-postcard setting provides the perfect backdrop for the historic main streets filled with boutiques and coffee shops, and a top-notch foodie scene. For outdoor summer adventure, the San Juan Mountains are the ultimate playground. Hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding are popular…
 
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    Outblush

  • Personal Shopper: A Transition Trench for Tori

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Tori writes, "Hi, Outblush! I'm a soon-to-be college grad and am currently working on "transitioning" my wardrobe. I have been obsessively searching for a classic trench coat. I'm 5'5" and...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Hiss Kiss Ponys

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    The Hiss Kiss Ponys ($34) set raises the bar just a little higher in the hair-tie-as-jewelry trend. We love the tiny gold charms and autumn-y hues of this set. Come...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • R+Co Chiffon Styling Mousse

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Pro tip: your curls shouldn't make a crackling sound when you bend them. Thanks to infusions of Abyssinian oil, silk amino acids, and black Polynesian volcanic sand, R+Co's Chiffon Styling...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Hinge Quilted Leather Jacket

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Denim, leather, trench, anouk... every fall you've gotta make the same decision: which type coat are you going to rock on chilly days? We're rooting for leather this year -...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Teakwood & Tobacco Soy Candle

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    We don't have Downton Abbey-esque libraries in our homes, but this Teakwood & Tobacco Soy Candle ($18) from P.F. Candle Co. can help us pretend we do! With notes of...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Impaired Maternal Infant Bonding More Common in Women with Severe Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Maternal psychiatric illness can profoundly affect how a mother interacts with her child and is a risk factor for impaired mother-infant bonding, which may include a spectrum of difficulties: decreased maternal affective involvement, increased irritability, aggressive impulses, or, at worst, outright rejection of the infant (Brockington et al, 2006).  It is important to note, however, […] The post Impaired Maternal Infant Bonding More Common in Women with Severe Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • CBT in Effective for Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a type of psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and sleep problems.  Recently, several randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that CBT is effective for managing vasomotor symptoms in menopausal women. The first study to test the effectiveness of CBT for vasomotor […] The post CBT in Effective for Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Untreated Menopausal Symptoms: The Bottom Line ($$$)

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    Here's a new way to look at hot flashes. How much do they cost our society in terms of additional health care and lost productivity? The post Untreated Menopausal Symptoms: The Bottom Line ($$$) appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Poor Sleep Quality Predicts Severity of Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    All women are at risk for postpartum depression (PPD), and there is growing evidence to suggest that poor sleep during pregnancy and the postpartum period may be a risk factor for the development of depression. A recent longitudinal study supports the hypothesis that disrupted sleep may contribute to the emergence and extent of postpartum depression […] The post Poor Sleep Quality Predicts Severity of Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • EPDS Modified to Screen for Lifetime Perinatal Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) was modified by adding lifetime PND screening questions, assessing worst episode, and symptom timing of onset, in order to assess the lifetime prevalence of perinatal depression. Subjects from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA) were screened using the EPDS-Lifetime. Of 682 women with lifetime major depressive disorder […] The post EPDS Modified to Screen for Lifetime Perinatal Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Health - iVillage

  • What to Say When a Friend Gets Divorced

    Jeannette Moninger
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    When a couple decides to end their marriage before "death do us part," the decision can cause a ripple effect among friends and family. You may be tempted to step in to prevent what you consider to be a mistake or maybe you want to exclaim “it’s about time!” Then there are worries about how your friend is holding up or how she’ll manage in the future. But the truth is your soon-to-be-single friend doesn't need to hear any of that.
  • Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?

    HealthDay
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study.
  • Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain

    HealthDay
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Guided by movements of couples engaged in sexual intercourse, a new report suggests that alternatives to the traditional missionary-style position can help men who have lower back pain.
  • Could You Be Allergic to Farm Antibiotics?

    HealthDay
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Allergic reactions to food are a concern for millions of Americans, and now a study suggests there's a potential new player on the immunology front: Some people may be allergic to the antibiotics used to keep pests away from fruits and vegetables.
  • It's Official: Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss

    HealthDay
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.
 
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    Life in Transition

  • Divorce

    Natalie Caine
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    She wanted to get a new perspective about being solo now that her divorce was final, but perspective was clouded by deep sorrow.  “Just say I am sorry, just say it wasn’t your fault, just say I love how you raised our kids, just say your smile lifted me on those over worked days, just say I honestly loved you, just say you taught me to brush it off.”  When you know what you want to hear to heal and you can’t get it, now what? She asked him to say anything personal about her and him that was positive. He couldn’t.  She wept. She wanted this pain to be over. She…
  • Happy New Year

    Natalie Caine
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
     Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are nearing. A woman shared with me that she is no longer religious, but the memories of walking to temple, having family and friends gather, feeling a bond, singing together, and the predictable discomfort of the heat, all flood in, vibrantly.   A part of her wants that again and another doesn’t want to make the effort because she feels she no longer lives temple life. Isn’t it common how we compartmentalize feelings and longings?  We make rules of what is and isn’t acceptable.  After deeper conversation, she also felt she didn’t want to sit in…
  • Claim some extra space when the kids move out

    lheidel
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Maisy Fernandez interviewed Natalie for USA TODAY Best Years magazine. As the owner of Los Angeles-based Empty Nest Support Services, Natalie Caine has helped many women through the process. She suggests bringing up the idea hypothetically before the child even moves out, when emotions aren’t as highly charged. You might start the conversation by asking, “How would you feel if I used this as a guest room or a writing room?” “Then listen, pause and respond,” Caine said. “Let the child know you are simply exploring the idea.” Continue Reading at…
  • How to Cope When Kids Fly the Coop

    Natalie Caine
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Natalie was featured as an empty nest expert in a new article published in the Chicago Tribune. Natalie Caine, founder of Life in Transition, remembers the feeling all too well. As her daughter and only child prepared to venture off to college 3,000 miles away from home (moving from Los Angeles to New York), Caine feared how their relationship would change. She hosted a meeting with other parents in her shoes, and out of that blossomed her counseling service. She provides advice to parents preparing for empty nests. Caine and several other experts shared with us their tips for how to cope.
  • Let’s Try Again

    Natalie Caine
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Transitions can bring forward your worst and best parts of you.  What helps is to EXPECT BOTH. At one of my presentations, a woman stood and asked, “I don’t know why I get so angry quickly. It is embarrassing and I just can’t seem to stop myself.”  She bravely shared more about her current change. The details aren’t that important. What is valuable is she was in over load.  What she came to discover that day of sharing was that her anger was her automatic response. She hadn’t learned, safely, to be vulnerable. Under her quick anger were hidden tears. She figured this out…
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    BettyConfidential

  • BOO! 13 Spooktacular Halloween Manicures

    Lucia Peters
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Halloween is almost a month away! Not going all-out with your costume this year? Don’t worry—you can still celebrate with some festive nail art. To give you a little inspiration, we’ve rounded up 13 fabulous Halloween manis from around the web. We don’t know about you, Bettys, but we’re DYING (see what we did there?) to try them out!
  • 5 Secrets About First Dates – From Your Gay Best Friend

    Betty Confidential
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    I know men. I date them. I am one. I stare at them when they’re at work on high-rise construction sites. So, who better to tell you what goes on inside the male mind on a first date? And I’m gonna tell it to you straight. Well, as straight as I can. First dates are tricky for all of us. (Full disclosure: I recently went on an outing with a guy with zero conversation skills, only to later find out he was deaf and that I mumble too much to allow for proper lip reading.) Still, there are a few things all types of men agree on, straight, gay and mumblers alike: 1. Don’t be phone-y. Prior to…
  • Top 5 Foods for Sexy, Shiny Hair

    Betty Confidential
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Who doesn’t want shiny, sexy, young-looking hair? While we struggle with conditioners, glosses, salon treatments and flat irons to get our hair looking red carpet fabulous every day, there’s a more organic approach to gorgeous hair that we often forget: diet! The foods we eat can greatly affect how shiny, bouncy and thick our hair appears. Lock & Mane reached out to Dr. Michael Lorin Reed, a New York dermatologist and renowned expert in women’s hair health and disorders, for tips on super foods for healthy locks. He tells us that “a well balanced diet rich in B vitamins, iron,…
  • The 10 Most Useful Wedding Gifts You Can Give Your Friends Who Are Tying the Knot

    Betty Confidential
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    So you’ve got a wedding to go to. Fun! But what to do about a gift? Think long-term. What are they still going to find useful, 10, 20 years down the road? Some things, like crystal or certain china patterns, never go out of style.  A singing fish is only funny once. Follow these suggestions, and you’ll find yourself in wedding gift heaven. 1. A vacuum: expensive and always useful, this is a gift that some couples might not be able to afford, but will need forever. A Swiffer just isn’t the same. 2. Organizing materials, like wine racks and under-the-counter storage: most…
  • 5 Steamy Phone Sex Tips

    Betty Confidential
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    To many women, the idea of having phone sex sounds about as comfortable as faking an orgasm over dinner. But for couples in long-distance relationships, phone sex is often the only way to keep a sexual element in the relationship while the two of you are apart. Sandi, a 27-year-old whose boyfriend lives across the world says, “In our months apart, our relationship feels strange because it becomes completely asexual.” If your man is far away, or even if you live with him, phone sex is a hot way to spice things up. Here’s how to haaaave… ahh… ahh… oh-baby-I-want-you-so-bad! phone…
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • I’m Not Here Today

    Suzanne
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    I’m in town, but I’m not here today. I hope to make it back by tomorrow ….
  • Fall in Southern California

    Suzanne
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    It’s October first and it feels like fall. In Southern California, fall means the air is so dry it almost crackles. (Please pass the hand and body lotion!) The air is so clear you feel like you can touch the mountains while standing on the beach. Santa Ana winds, or the threat of them, are a subject of constant attention. It’s hot … and many days are hotter than hot. If the temperature drops into the 80’s everyone brings out their boots and scarves. The leaves on most trees don’t turn fall colors. They turn brown (maybe) and then they’re blown off the…
  • Dog Surfing Contest 2014

    Suzanne
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    The Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach was last weekend. A few years ago, I shot the event and met a nice man named Colin. Colin has a landseer (black and white) Newfoundland dog named George. Colin has stayed in touch with me. He lives in Toronto, Canada, and decided to bring George back to California for this year’s surfing event. Colin invited me to come shoot the surfing contest. I was thrilled to be provided a coveted “puparazzi” media pass. Here’s a photo of Colin and George before the event: Colin and George check out the waves. It was great to see…
  • Snippets

    Suzanne
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Tomorrow I’ll be posting photos of this year’s dog surfing contest – Surf City Surf Dog. The event was held over the weekend. I had a media pass stating I was one of the “Puparazzi.” I haven’t had time to go through all my photos yet. In the meantime, I wanted to update you on a few other things. •  First of all, thank you to everyone for the outpouring of concern for my sister. She’s in the hospital still, of course. I was able to talk to her very briefly last night. She has a long road ahead of her, but she’s making improvements. I…
  • Puppy Love

    Suzanne
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    How adorable is he? Sooooo adorable!
 
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    moosh in indy.

  • 929 words

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

    Casey
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    *farts* “Whoa, that was my butt waking up.” *seated at a very busy restaurant, large man walks by* “That’s a very big boy, I’ll bet he has a very large bellybutton on his butt. But you don’t. You have hair!” (Butt Bellybutton = Male Genitalia.) *Addie comes home from school, Vivi is very excited. She hugs Addie then disappears. Addie sits on the floor to do homework. A few moments later, Vivi shows up naked and waggles her bare rear in Addie’s face for absolutely no reason.* “Vivi! Don’t lick the walls!” “Why?”…
  • boatcation: on the boatgram edition

    Casey
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    Most of our time was spent on the water slides, can you tell? One major bummer is the big slides weren’t working for the first four days (half) of our trip. Since school was back in session, there weren’t many kids on board so it didn’t seem to be a huge priority to get it fixed, but the families who were on board were pretty bummed. The ship we were on, Carnival Sunshine, was actually retrofitted and relaunched last year (originally built in 1995.) While we could tell it was an older ship (based on layout) everything on it felt fresh and updated. There were a lot of…
  • photo mess? this life will bring you photo bliss.

    Casey
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    There has been one item on almost every to-do list for the past three years, chances are you have a similar one on yours — or at least the thought in the back of your mind. “I need to organize and back up all my photos and videos.” You with me? Good, keep reading: Since you’re still with me, chances are the thought of backing up and organizing all your photos fills you with a certain sense of panic or doom. For me, it’s the fact that I use 5+ devices to take photos and videos which makes the task — in a word — monumental. While my DSLR photos are really well organized, my phone…
  • boatcation: off the boatgram edition

    Casey
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    What we did on each stop: Grand Turk: There was a beach and Margaritaville pool right off the pier, rather than taking a taxi to a more private beach we figured we’d go with what was there. The girls were able to witness a beer belly competition. So, that was fun to explain. (Free, aside from a little souvenir for my sister.) Puerto Rico (Old San Juan): You can find all that here. ($10 admission to the fort, $3 for pastries and $6 for water. Lots of water.) St. Thomas, USVI: We took a taxi to Magen’s Bay ($8 per person each way + $4 beach admittance for Cody and me.) This was our…
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    Viva la Feminista

  • Book Review: Jenni Rivera: The Diva of Banda Music

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Mexican-American music scene hit repeat the night of Dec 8, 2012. Another rising star was taken away from their fans. Jenni Rivera was the Queen of Banda, a regional type of Mexican music. At the time of her death, I had heard of her, but it was mostly connected to her reality TV show. Given my bias against most things reality TV, I ignored additional news of her...that was until that night. Chicago Public Media journalist, Michael Puente, has crafted a nice "fan" book of Rivera that serves as a 101 for those of us who missed her rise to fame. I had the chance to chat with Puente about…
  • New Book: Mothering in East Asian Communities: Politics and Practices

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Demeter Press is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of the collection, Mothering in East Asian Communities: Politics and Practices Edited by Patti Duncan and Gina WongIn Mothering in East Asian Communities, Duncan and Wong seamlessly rupture a homogenous identity category—that of the “tiger mom.” The editors invoke the works of diverse contributors who critically challenge essentialized identity categories and racialized and sexualized experiences of women of color within the institution of motherhood and practices of mothering. Here, the edited volume grapples with…
  • Summer of Feminista - Latina Feminist Friendships [video]

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Well we've turned on the heat at home, pumpkin spice products have hit the market and we have to wear socks again...this only means one thing, summer is over. But before we put away the lawn lights (ahem...), let's take some time to view this amazing video that Kat Lazo, Patricia Valoy, Dior Vargas and Raquel Reichard took the time to make in response to my prompt to talk about how your girlfriends fit into your feminism. Thank you mujeres for this video. It was moving, funny and sums up the summer perfectly. I'm not even going to attempt a summary post. Thank you to everyone who participated…
  • Update on Space Camp!

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    A quick update...1) I am all set! And we're now just one month away from me paying for the most expensive vomit ever. YES!!2) While I only raised less than half of what I wanted to pay for this birthday gift, I am closing down my GoFundMe campaign for two reasons. The first was the fact that they will allow campaigns to support the police officer who killed Michael Brown, but secondly they think raising money for abortions is bad. So ok, make a case that raising money for an officer before he's found guilty shouldn't be a big deal..Seriously, I'll give you that. And even PayPal and all the…
  • Book Review: Encyclopedia of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Encyclopedia of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan is a beautiful addition to any home library. Monaghan sets out a geographical encyclopedia which allows for anyone to find their goddess or heroine based on where they hail from. I am fairly certain this is the book I used early on in my goddess studies to attempt to create a personal global pantheon. The entries are fairly short, except as you might expect for the Virgin Mary, thus make an excellent starting point for any budding goddess scholar. Since it is an encyclopedia I did not read this cover to cover. I did though…
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    Women on Business

  • Promote Your Business with Coupons: Quick and Easy!

    Community Member
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
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  • Diversity: The Key Ingredient to Building a High Performance Team

    Susan Gunelius
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:56 pm
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  • The Profile of an Entrepreneur – Do You Match? [Infographic]

    Susan Gunelius
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
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  • 1 Yottabyte: The WWW Information Smog

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    27 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
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  • 6 Tried and True Ways to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Website

    Kate Wilson
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
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    Woman Tribune

  • EVERYONE REJOICE! ‘Gilmore Girls’ is Coming to Netflix

    Holly
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Even though the popular series aired its final episode in 2007, I am still shamelessly obsessed with “Gilmore Girls.” I first started watching when the pilot aired in 2000, I never missed a single week when it was on air, I still watch and re-watch the DVDs in bed at night, and I have even been known to watch the syndicated reruns that air on ABC Family on the occasional lazy afternoon. I simply cannot get enough of the fast-talking mother-daughter duo from the fictional Stars Hollow, Connecticut. While I still watch “Gilmore Girls” on a nearly constant basis, and…
  • Julep, BaubleBar & Shermans Travel Team Up for EPIC Fashion Week Giveaway

    Holly
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    If you’ve seen any footage from New York Fashion Week over the last several days, you know how easy it is to start daydreaming about how fabulous it would be to be in attendance. Well when we discovered that some of our favorite brands teamed up to put together an epic Fashion Week giveaway, we knew we had to share it with you! Shermans Travel, Julep, and BaubleBar will award one lucky fashion lover and a friend this ultimate Fashion Week prize pack: Round-trip airfare for 2 to New York City 2 tickets to a February 2015 Fashion Week show 3-night stay at the Millennium Broadway Hotel…
  • Monday Morning Tunes: The Civil Wars

    Holly
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    thequeenshall / Flickr It shouldn’t have taken me until now to write about The Civil Wars, or at least mention them. Since it has taken me until now to dedicate a Monday Morning Tunes post to them, I have to tell you that this incredible, four-time Grammy Award-winning duo has officially parted ways. Having been on an “indefinite hiatus” since late 2012, Joy Williams and John Paul White released a statement in early August announcing that their musical partnership had come to an end. The only work the Civil Wars have put out during the time of their hiatus has been the…
  • Sundays are for Sharing: Hiking Checklist, Unique Pumpkins, Rustic Bottle DIY & More

    Holly
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Fellow bloggers, I want to support you in what you’re doing! Every week I round up some of my favorite posts and invite you to do the same. Link up your posts below! Fall is perfect hiking season. If you plan on taking in the beautiful, multi-colored scenery and enjoying outdoor time without the humidity of summer, check out this day hiking checklist to make sure you don’t forget a thing. — 7 on a Shoestring Ditch the traditional Jack-o-Lantern and get a few fresh ideas with these unique Halloween pumpkins. Cats, bats, caterpillars, and even beach-themed carved pumpkins!
  • Enter a Darkly Amusing ‘Life of Crime’ + $15 Fandango Gift Card Giveaway #LifeofCrime [Closed]

    Holly
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Many thoughts come to mind when you think of a life of crime, but amusing shouldn’t be one of them… until now. “Life of Crime” is based on crime novelist Elmore Leonard’s 1978 novel “The Switch” and is just the latest adaptation of his work to hit the big screen. Leonard’s novel “Rum Punch” was adapted by Quentin Tarantino for the 1997 film “Jackie Brown,” which “Life of Crime” is being widely thought of as the prequel of. While both “Jackie Brown” and “Life of Crime” revolve around…
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    Rise of the Innerpreneur

  • The Truth About Our Darkness

    Tara Joyce
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    We don’t really have a problem with peoples imperfections. We don’t really hate the dark aspects we each contain. It feels like we do, but our feelings can be misleading sometimes. It’s easy to point out and judge another for the things that aren’t perfect about them. If you decide to take on this job, your list will easily become a mile long. We are not perfect, and you’re always going to be able to find evidence to back this truth up. No matter the person. What you really have a problem with, when you find yourself angered by another and their imperfections…
  • Dancing with Flow

    Tara Joyce
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    The flow doesn’t arrive until you break past your barrier. Your barrier appears as that “thing” you feel prevents you from starting. And that “thing” is the part of you that resists the activity, that says you can’t do it. You can. Once you start, despite this feeling of being blocked and unable, you will find your groove. You will get into your flow. Once you’re in it, from there, it becomes hard to stop. Our flow feels so good that we can begin desiring it non-stop, without realizing that without our wane, our time of reflecting and in-action, our…
  • Work in Progress

    Tara Joyce
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” – Daniel Gilbert (@DanTGilbert) You’ve got plenty of room to grow. We all do. No matter our position, we are each a work in progress. We are doing it badly until we are doing it well. The real point is that we are doing it at all. Your feedback can help me to do it better though. To do so, your feedback does not need to be complimentary but it does need to be respectful and acknowledge that I am a work in progress. I am complete in my imperfection. Human beings are creators and we need to…
  • More Than You Are

    Tara Joyce
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Do you notice the way it feels to leave the world you’ve worked so hard to create — here and now — for some idea of who you think you should be? In those moments, what is it that you’re grasping for? Do you feel overwhelmed by a desire to be more, to do more, to have more? I know I do. When we’re feeling less than, we’re in the midst of a painful conflict between being more and being who we are. It’s only in returning to the present moment and ourselves that we again trust in our innate ability to be grounded. Simply no larger or smaller than we naturally…
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    Get Organized Wizard

  • Solutions to Home Office Challenges

    Kylie Browne
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    What’s your biggest home office challenge? Towering paper piles Ineffective filing systems Unsatisfactory habits for dealing with all the clutter Dual room functionality that just doesn’t work. We can help you create your perfect home office – decluttered, streamlined, organized. That sounds good, doesn’t it! Join us for our next online program: 7 Days To An Organized Home Office.  It starts Monday 13 October (US time). 7 Days To An Organized Home Office Over the 7 days we’ll cover: How to reclaim your office space How to sort your piles of paper How…
  • 6 Easy Steps To Staying Organized

    Kylie Browne
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    If you competed in the 2014 Disorganized Olympics*, would you receive a medal?  Merriam-Webster defines disorganized as: not arranged or planned in a particular way not having parts arranged in a neat and effective way not able to keep things arranged in a neat or effective way.  For most of us who undertake declutter projects, satisfaction is short-lived.  You find that you have spent time and energy creating a clever system that will keep your home or workspace looking fabulous but in the blink of  day, you’re back to square one. * There is no Disorganized Olympics. I made…
  • 3 Mindsets To Help You Let Go Of Clutter

    Kylie Browne
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    Do you spend a lot of time thinking and planning, with little action? Lisa recently asked this question: We moved into our new house over a year ago now and I’m frustrated with the amount of stuff we have that clutters my home. I want to purge. I want to throw every un-useful thing out and start fresh. However every time I try to make a start, I find some crazy reason to keep these things. I’ve read books, done e-courses, written list after list about what I need to do but I just can’t seem to do it when it comes to the crunch. What am I doing wrong? Help Me!
  • I Need Your Help! Proposed 2015 Program Schedule.

    Kylie Browne
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    We experimented this year with our first yearly program schedule that allowed members to participate in the programs as a group. The feedback was brilliant so we are going to do it again next year. Here is a link to the proposed 2015 program schedule. You’ll see all the programs are scattered throughout the year – plus a few new ones! This includes a brand new online program for 52 Organizing Missions, due to be launched in January.  At no extra cost to all of our Premium Subscribers! Please take a minute to click the link and let me know what you think. Is it too much? Too…
  • Avoiding Energy Drainers That Ruin Your Productivity

    Kylie Browne
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    The tricky thing about energy drainers is that you don’t realize at first that they are draining you. You give, they take, and take and take. Then all of a sudden you realize and think, Hey, that’s not fair! Below are the energy drainers to avoid if you wish to maintain your productivity and live your life simply but with purpose. 1. Toxic Relationships These relationships involve people who leave you emotionally drained and exhausted. A psychic vampire if you will! Psychic vampires are not bad people. You may even be a psychic vampire yourself. If you know that you take a lot…
 
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    Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

  • Free livestream access to Emerging Women Conference 2014

    amandas
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    I’m doing a lot of traveling this fall. Last week kicked off with a quick trip to LA for some filming and Paolo Nutini swooning. Next week I’m in NYC for Emerging Women Live 2014 on October 9-12. I’m deeply honoured to be sharing the stage with a group of female powerhouses, including Kris Carr, Gabby Bernstein, Eve Ensler, and Brene Brown. If you can’t make it, you can still tune in via livestream. It’s free—ya! Sign up HERE to follow along. All Love, The post Free livestream access to Emerging Women Conference 2014 appeared first on Danielle LaPorte: white…
  • A new Beautiful Writer’s Group with Linda Sivertsen and me starts next week!

    amandas
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Aspiring writers and digital creators, news for you! Linda Sivertsen’s and my first Beautiful Writers Group filled up way fast, and the community is thriving. Our wait list for a second group made it clear: It’s time to make space… for another Beautiful Writer’s Group! The next group starts next Thursday, Oct. 2nd. It’s $50 a month. Learn more and sign up HERE before we top out again. What you can expect:  Live monthly Q&A’s An engaged, private Google+ community of writers and creators Tools and resources for making your book happen and staying…
  • A testimony to the future

    Danielle
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I bless the path that showed itself to me astute, blind, courageous, clever, faithfully I forged and floated to now. I testify to the utility of all that was then. I testify to where I now stand: I AM HERE. I testify to my capacity to craft new ways of getting where I want to go. I am the journey. I am the path. I am the destination. The post A testimony to the future appeared first on Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life.
  • Coming out of the closet about following your intuition

    Danielle
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    We work so courageously to hear and heed our intuition, and yet sometimes we lie about following it. We make up “reasons” for our choice that sound more logical and acceptable. A hunch can be hard to justify to others when the hunch is telling you to choose something other than them. A SHORT STORY ON FULL HUNCH DISCLOSURE I had to choose between two service providers who bid on doing some personal work for me. They were both equally qualified. They both had a lot of pro’s and only a few con’s. And they were both enthusiastic — which, after talent and skill is…
  • You have no jurisdiction here (a poem for boundary-making)

    Danielle
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The outline of my being shines brighter than agreements I made before now but thank you for the bond that bound me for now I know my endless expanse my fences are not so much about you not being welcome (although you’re not) It’s that this is now and it is me and I am in space and that covers it all. I sounded it out for you. Sonic love. Listen below or download to your devices HERE. The post You have no jurisdiction here (a poem for boundary-making) appeared first on Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life.
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    The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC

  • Fall in Love with Running

    Bari
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    For many of you, fall has finally kicked in.  My apologies to our readers down south who are still waiting.  For those of us up north, we really welcome this time of year.  I’ll be the first to admit that fall is my favorite season – at least where running is concerned. There are many reasons why this is the season to fall in love with running. Cooler temps and drier air are ideal for running.  The most ideal conditions for running are temperatures around 50 degrees with low humidity, a light breeze and overcast skies.  If that doesn’t sound like fall to me, I…
  • Wednesday Check-in – Announcement!

    Christy
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    Happy Wednesday fellow shrinking sisters! Our Back to Basics Challenge weight loss challenge has come to and end and it’s time to keep moving forward on our journey. I’m excited to tell you that we’re going to keep rolling with a new DietBet Game (who doesn’t love a DietBet game?!), and of course we have a pretty new fitness calendar this month, AND our Sisterhood Shots is all new and totally tricked out for fall. I’m so proud of all of our September DietBetters. We had 835 participants and they lost…..wait for it……3,917 pounds. FOR real! Go…
  • Sisterhood Shots: October Photo-A-Day

    Trish
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    It’s October 1st, which means it’s time for  a brand new Sisterhood shots! With fall brings a tendency to be a little bit lazy. We would rather snuggle down in our favorite sweats and sit on the couch, than get up an get a nice workout in. Who wants to head out to the gym or go for a run when it’s cold out? Not many people, but we will! This fall, we will make a point to stay on track with healthy eating, plenty of water and lots and lots of exercise! We have a lot of activities going on here at the Sisterhood, so we will except no excuses—scroll down to see the list.
  • H2October Challenge: How Much Water?

    Christy
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Our bodies need water. Every single day, all day long. And I don’t know about you, but it seems like drinking water is the first good habit that I drop when life gets busy. With the kids starting back-to-homeschool and all the fall activities, I’ve really fallen off the water wagon. It doesn’t take much to fowl up the routines! If it’s happened to me, then I’m almost positive I’m not the only person out there who needs to work on their water intake. Am I right? So just how much water do we need exactly, and how does water actually benefit our bodies? You…
  • 31-Day Push-Up Challenge {monthly workout calendar}

    Lissa
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:58 pm
    We may be heading into fall and putting our tank tops away for the year, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to slack on toning our arms and shoulders! This month’s free workout calendar focuses on just that! Join our 31-Day Push-Up Challenge and not only will your arms be looking fly, your core will be getting a great workout, too! What To Do First, print off the calendar below and hang it somewhere you will see it every single day… on your fridge, on your bathroom mirror -wherever it will catch your eye and ensure that you participate daily. Second, join our Facebook…
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    Oh Hey

  • Goodbye September

    Corrin
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    High five! September is over! You may recall that I wasn’t exactly looking forward to September. And you may have noticed that I was especially quiet on social media. I had a lot on my plate last month, but now that I look back, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. That doesn’t mean that I want to do it again, but I could handle it if I had to. Anticipation anxiety got the best of me, as always. I only managed to take photos of my dog and a few selfies in September. Next month will be much more exciting. I promise. How was your month?   ©2014 Oh Hey. All Rights…
  • Five Favorite: Instagram Dogs

    Corrin
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    More than any other social network, I am Instagram obsessed. From food to flowers and sunsets to selfies, I love it all. But especially Instagram dogs. There’s a good chance that at this point I follow more dogs than people on Instagram. Here are five of my favorite Instagram dogs. Are there any others that I should be following? Tuna Tuna (@tunameltsmyheart) is a rescue chiweenie with an underbite that makes you say awww. I’m slightly jealous that my sister has met Tuna on more than one occasion. Ginny Ginny the Jack Russell (@ginny_jrt) is another rescue, and quite possibly my…
  • Worthy of the Week

    Corrin
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The weather has been so nice this week that we’re all about the pajama walks after work. Worthy of the Week Hack your Netflix. Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up. I feel like they’re just fucking with me. And now I’m hungry. Ask Lena…and she will give you wonderfully honest and hysterical advice. 50 facts you probably didn’t know about Sex and the City. I think a marathon is in order. People who only wear one color. How to eat sushi. The right way. Listen to the Gone Girl soundtrack. My boy, Trent Reznor, did it again. Blondie turns 40…
  • You can now wear sweatpants to work!

    Corrin
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I cannot think of a better time to be alive than right now, when sweatpants are considered work appropriate, and fashion forward, day-wear. I mean, forget the right to vote and work outside the home, we can wear our snackin’ pants to board meetings! Okay, maybe not to a board meeting, but you can wear them in more public situations than lounging on your couch on Sunday morning eating cinnamon rolls with your dog (not judging). All the retailers are calling them joggers, but I can tell you right now, there will be no jogging in these pants. Though I do appreciate the vote of confidence…
  • Fall Reading List

    Corrin
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Fall is officially here and I am so so excited. It’s my absolute favorite time of the year and I’ve begun to hoard comfy sweaters, pull my boots out of storage, and make my fall reading list. Even if the high today is 90 degrees. I’ll be honest. Fall is looking a little bleak for new book releases, but that just means I’ll be able to catch up on my spring and summer reading recommendations. What’s on your to-read list this fall? Is there anything good that I’m missing? Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham (September 2014) — I know Lena Dunham is…
 
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    YourTango | The Latest Smart Talk About Love

  • Why ALMOST Having An Affair Saved My Marriage

    suzannej
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Without him, I would have never realized how important my marriage is to me. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • Alpha Woman: I Found Your Achilles Heel (In The Bedroom)

    andreamiller
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:44 pm
    A study from Johns Hopkins University found that alpha women often have lackluster sex lives. The researchers found that the more decisions a woman made, the less intimacy she enjoyed with her partner. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • How to Heal the Emotional Scars of Scary Moments

    grownuplove
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:14 pm
    You don't have to live with the tension forever. Life coach Gloria Arenson explains EFT Tapping and how you can use it to overcome trauma. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • How To Turn 'Let's Go Out Sometime' Into An Actual Date

    pleasuremechanics
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    He asked for your number and given every sign that he wants to go out, so why hasn't he followed through? Dating Coach Ronnie Ann Ryan helps women deal with this common (and frustrating) problem. Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post:  Suppress Thumbnail from Showing on this post read more
  • How Your Partner's Personality Affects Your Success At Work

    amanda chatel
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    A relationship is, more than anything, a partnership. It's something at which you have to work, and being supportive of all your partner's endeavors is absolutely essential in the having a successful relationship. If you can't be there for your partner, to celebrate in their successes with them or hold their hand when things are rocky, then you may want to re-evaluate your relationship, because your partner's life is directly affected by you, your actions, and even your personality, too. A new study out of Washington University in St. Louis, has found that the personality of one partner can…
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    Female Forum

  • Could You Be Depressed?

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

    9 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    If you are a freelance writer who writes for print publications like magazines and newspapers, you know that times are changing. Many print markets are going under as the Internet is taking over how people receive their information. If you want to advance your career and start marketing yourself as a writer to online markets, there are some things that you should know. Writing for print markets and writing for online markets are two different animals. And, how your articles will be found by the readers requires that you have some technical knowledge about search engines and how to write so…
  • 10 Things to Think About When Making a Birth Plan

    4 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    If you are expecting a baby, the chances are high that the labor and delivery experience is consistently on your mind. No doubt you generally know what type of birthing experience you want to have and you’ve voiced it to your doctors. Yet, instead of just voicing your wishes to your health care providers, you should take it a step further and write up a birth plan. A birth plan is a tangible list of the decisions you have made regarding the birth of your baby. Making out a birth plan will ensure that your wishes are very clear and that everyone that is assisting you with your pregnancy,…
  • Should Your Business Be in Your Home?

    4 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    For some business owners, home is not only where their heart and family resides, it is also where they have their businesses. Roughly one-fifth of all small businesses are being operated out of homes, and the numbers are estimated to rise. The types of businesses that individuals are doing in their home vary. Some are service-oriented jobs such as child or elder care; others are in the hospitality sector such as catering, bed and breakfasts and so on. No matter the type of business you want to start – be it your own bookkeeping service, specialty mail-order, computer software consulting,…
  • When a Partner or Spouse Dies

    10 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    The death of a partner is one of the most stressful losses you may face in life. When two people live together, they become emotionally dependent on each other to some degree. There are some couples who are so dependent upon each other that each partner feels like ‘a half’ and together they make ‘a whole.’ Other couples remain distinct, independent individuals inside the relationship and they are not very dependent on the other. The degree of your independence in the relationship will generally determine the grief work that you will have to undertake to come to terms with the death of…
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    She Takes on The World

  • 7 Ways To Get Your Groove Back After A Mess Up

    Natalie MacNeil
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Today I’m bringing you the last installment in a very special, three-part series on self confidence, sponsored by Invisalign® clear aligners, and today we’re going to be talking about those big embarrassing, “I hope no one saw that,” screw ups that happen to all of us. More importantly, we’re talking about how to get over those screw ups, gain confidence and get your groove back after making that mistake — even if it was a big one! Have you ever botched a big presentation, introduced someone using the wrong name, or flubbed in front of an audience? If so, this video is for…
  • Confidence In The Presence Of Greatness

    Natalie MacNeil
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    Today I’m bringing you the second installment in a very special, three-part series on self confidence, sponsored by Invisalign® clear aligners, and if you want to learn how to gain confidence and self-esteem when meeting totally amazing, mind-blowingly impressive people, this video is for you.   So, like everyone, I’ve had plenty of run-ins with people who’ve made me go all starry eyed and leave me tongue-tied. One time, I found myself sitting next to the legendary Iman at an event and I felt so so intimidated! I mean, with heels on she was like 7 feet tall, with the most…
  • Boost Your Self Confidence In Just 5 Minutes A Day

    Natalie MacNeil
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Today we begin a very special, three-part series on self confidence, sponsored by Invisalign® clear aligners, and I think it’s the perfect way to kick off being on my brand-new, gorgeous set. I hope you like it! Have you ever started your day on the wrong side of the bed? You know those days when you think your outfit looks terrible, work is going to suck, and your neighbor has it out for you? Of course you have, because we’ve all been there. The truth is, being confident is a choice (click to tweet), and if you’d prefer to start your day on a more positive note, feeling gorgeous,…
  • The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done

    Natalie MacNeil
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    I’ve got some BIG NEWS to share with you today! As you probably already know, after having our most successful year in business yet, my team and I went on a little sabbatical. I think taking time to recharge is an important part of upleveling your business and your life. I took a vacation in England, Ireland, and Scotland with my love. I spent time working on my next book among the vineyards of France, and met with Conquer Club members in Paris. We also helped open a school in Tanzania, The Conquer Academy – it was the happiest day of my life.   It wasn’t no work, and all play.
  • Guided Meditation To Magnetize What You Desire

    Natalie MacNeil
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    A note from Natalie: My team and I are taking a sabbatical for the remainder of the summer, so we’re bringing back some of our greatest hits for you to experience for the first time or enjoy again… Summer’s always a great time for catching up on reruns! We’ll be back in the fall with some amazing new episodes for you. Are you ready to become a magnet for what you desire?   In this week’s episode of She Takes on the World TV, I’m sharing with you a guided meditation I created to help you magnetize exactly what you want in your business and life. It’s a meditation I…
 
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    The Eloquent Woman

  • Speakers of heart: A workshop in Amsterdam, a talk in London

    Denise Graveline
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:15 am
    My heart is racing ahead to the end of this month, when I'll be speaking and meeting with speechwriters and with women speakers in Amsterdam and in London--and I hope you'll join me.My topics this month are women and public speaking, and TED talks. Both are dear to me, but fraught with tension, emotion, and challenges for speakers. TED talks, asking as they do that speakers be vulnerable and share personal stories, involve putting yourself "out there" even more so than a usual speech. And for women, knowing that they're likely to be viewed negatively when they speak, by both men and women,…
  • The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

    Denise Graveline
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see. Here's what I shared in the week just past:Winning question: Harvard Business Review suggests that if you're at loggerheads with an opponent, you win them over by asking for advice. I always wonder whether this tactic makes women seem like they know less, feeding common misconceptions in the workplace. But…
  • Famous Speech Friday: Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner at the 2014 UN Climate Summit

    Becky Ham
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:45 am
    The United Nations Climate Summit has been meeting in New York this week, drawing a slew of celebrities and heads of state. But the UN wanted the voice of a citizen, rather than a high-powered dignitary, to speak at the summit's opening. The UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service only accepted applications from women--a decision which irked some people. The UN explained the requirement by noting that women are among the world's poorest citizens, and are in many places the ones responsible for maintaining a community's fuel, food and water. Both of these factors make them likely to bear the brunt…
  • How @TEDMED achieved 51 percent women speakers in 2014

    Denise Graveline
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    Assefi hosting a session at TEDMED 2014(Editor's note: TEDMED director of stage content Nassim Assefi is a doctor, novelist, civic activist, TED Fellow and active member of the TED community. An internist specializing in global women’s health, she cares for vulnerable urban patients in the US and tackles maternal mortality when working in low-income and post-conflict countries, most recently in Afghanistan. I coached TEDMED 2014 speakers under Assefi's direction this year, for a three-day program with 51 percent women speakers, a level unique among TED conferences, let alone your…
  • The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

    Denise Graveline
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see. Here's what I shared in the week just past:Stage fright examined: Actress Jenny Slate talked about sudden-onset stage fright and how she combated it, and this article looks at her course of action as well as other tips you can use.Ums, redeemed? New research suggests that people who "um" are more concientious.
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    Premium Woman - Beauty , Fashion , Sex and Relationships

  • All You Wanted To Know About Test Tube Babies

    Premium Woman
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    Infertility has always been an issue which has brought forth many social and psychological traumas in the society. A childless woman was considered a bad omen on happy occasions in the family. Advances in medical science have come to the aid of such childless couples with the development of various new assisted-reproduction techniques. These medical methods are technically called as assisted reproduction. Assistance in reproduction could be done in various ways. Ovulation induction: Ovulation, which is the release of an egg from the ovary, is not always a regular and predictable event. In…
  • 10 Fitness Tips for Women Over 40

    Premium Woman
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Life begins at 40, they say – especially for women. Thatʼs because it is at this age when women are almost through with their responsibilities and they now have enough free time to rediscover and relive their lives again. It is also the age when the metabolism slows down and needs a boost so that women can be fit and healthy in the coming years of their lives. When diets simply donʼt work alone and energy levels are certainly low, they need to be clubbed with certain food supplements and exercises so as to increase and enhance the metabolic rate. [&hellip
  • Sex and Self-Esteem

    Premium Woman
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:12 am
    Sex taboos are disappearing. “A taboo,” says Havellock Ellis, “simply indicates something that is not done.” There are a number of things which were formerly forbidden in society. Huddling and cuddling in public were one. Now, they are no longer. Promiscuity, no wonder, is on the upswing. Youngsters are now ostriches. They coo and woo in public gaze thinking that no one is watching them. These modern ostriches care a damn for taboos of the past. They are rewriting moral codes. Pleasure is the motive. The sexiest song-and-dance sequences shown on various television channels add fuel to…
  • Sexual Harassment at Workplace

    Premium Woman
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    Sexual harassment is a grave problem that is assuming increasing proportions throughout the world and across all cultures. Sexual harassment is unfortunately, a very common occurrence in workplaces. Irrespective of age, looks, academic qualifications, profession and marital status, sexual harass ment touches the lives of nearly 40-60 per cent of the women at the workplace and violates their basic rights to live and work with dignity. A congenial atmosphere is very necessary for effective working of the employees but sexual harassment can make women feel intimidated, uncomfortable and unsafe.
  • Dexterity & Decorum in Dating – Finding Partners of the Opposite Sex

    Premium Woman
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    Believe it or not, a British mother has hit upon a novel idea to find a suitable partner for her daughter by publishing an article in a London newspaper – Who wants to date my daughter? The question has been intentionally constructed to sound similar to the popular Who wants to be a millionaire?, the original British TV quiz show that inspired the desi Kaun banega crorepati! The catch is that prospective partners need to send in a 500-word essay to Linda Adams, the mother, stating the reasons why they should be allowed to date Sabina, her 24- year-old daughter. [&hellip
 
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  • Blogging is So 1999!

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

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

    Yvonne
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Guest post by Katie Parsons By now you’ve probably seen the viral “Like a Girl” video ad from Always that features men and women from different age groups performing physical actions like running or throwing a ball like (you guessed it) a girl. The ad, directed by women’s rights documentary maker Lauren Greenberg, has been hailed as an empowering one for both genders by proving that perceptions of what women can and cannot do are vastly man-made. The ad joins a growing list of them that highlight strong, powerful women who are comfortable in their own skin, including those from brands…
  • Business Lessons From the Life of Joan Rivers

    Alicia Lawrence
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    A successful business is often about finding the right key to open the right door. Joan Rivers once said, "If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door — or I'll make a door." She doesn't mention anything about finding a key, probably because she'd just knock the door down. The passing of this feisty, much-loved woman brings up a wealth of knowledge on how to navigate the business realm. Here are five business tips for women based on the legacy of this dynamic business woman. 1. Know When and How to Act Ms. Rivers was a flamboyant gossip at all the right times. Good…
  • What will your verse be? #theworldneedsart #artneedsyou

    Yvonne
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    The non-profit organization Art as Action means a LOT to me. I've been on the board for 2 years and counting. While I don't perform, my daughter and granddaughter do. They embody the concept of Artivism, which is to perform in support of community, to share something bigger than the individual. This organization is focused on people, and the concept that art is fundamentally a part of the human condition. We believe: the world needs ART. Art needs YOU See below: ART as ACTION nurtures & cultivates a wide range of Artivists including:  People with Parkinson's Disease who uncover their…
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  • Women Bake Bread Scholarship, Hot Bread Kitchen goes live on Kickstarter

    Joanne Wilson
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
      I still remember sitting down with Jessamyn for a coffee in the Union Square area for an hour that turned into two.  I was so impressed with her and the mission of HBK.  I told her I was saying no to any involvement with non-profits right now but was very interested in what she was doing.  Fast forward I joined the board and eventually became the Board Chair. So much for saying no. It has been a really interesting few years.  I feel pretty comfortable saying that I have learned as much from Jessamyn and she has learned from me.  HBK is truly hitting its stride.  It is exciting.
  • It takes time for companies to grow

    Joanne Wilson
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    One of the things I have been thinking a lot about is the pace at which companies grow.   I am involved in companies at the very beginning.   Super early stage so there are few employees, revenue is just starting to get into gear, even the path to growth is not exactly secure.  On the other hand I do get to see companies that are very mature and the different issues that comes with getting a business to become huge.  There are so many components that have to work from the management, to the investors (board), to the leadership etc, etc. Sometimes companies get to a place where we all know…
  • The journey ends

    Joanne Wilson
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    We ended our month long trip in Paris by going to the top of the Peninsula Hotel.  The hotel went through a $575m renovation and has reopened its doors to quite the fanfare.  At the top there is a restaurant that resembles a glassed in jewel box.  Looming over the restaurant is the Eiffel Tower.   It is magnificent.  We just had drinks on the terrace where the ladies get white cashmere shawls for their shoulders if they get a little cold.  We sipped on our drinks, took in the views and reminisced about our last month of travel. It has been an amazing journey on so many levels.  We…
  • another day in Paris

    Joanne Wilson
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    We have been coming to Paris pretty consistently every year if not a few times a year since we lived here with the family for an entire month in July 2008.  It was an incredible summer and was in many ways transformative in regards to the entire families love for Paris but also it took our love of travel to a different level.  What we have noticed as we are walking around Paris is the change of some of the neighborhoods.   The Marais has spread just like Soho did in the late 80’s.  The 6th has more art museums than it ever did before.  It is interesting to see cities grow and…
  • Paris, paris, paris

    Joanne Wilson
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    We got up and basically walked until we dropped.  Mondays in Paris are not as bad as Sundays but many things are closed.  We opted for a shopping day which is always a treat in Paris.  Fred is a trooper and happy to come along.  A full morning of events in and around St. Honore before heading to lunch. This area is not the easiest to find a good lunch place.  One of the few I do like is at the Hotel Costes where the entire courtyard is filled with tables and very chic people.  Makes for great people watching and the food is quite good too. The key for us right now is simple.  I had…
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  • Check Out Our #Scandal Snack Play On Wine and Boar’s Head Cheese #BoarsHeadPremiumCheese

    Da Vinci
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Fall tv is back and you know what that means… tv parties!  As some of my favorite shows Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and more are returning I wanted to make a quick snack to share with you all that is perfect for your tv party or gathering.  When I site down to watch my favorite shows, I like... The post Check Out Our #Scandal Snack Play On Wine and Boar’s Head Cheese #BoarsHeadPremiumCheese appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • All Hail Queen Bey: How to Copy Beyonce’s Most Signature Beauty Looks

    AndyC
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Beyonce is a not just a huge music icon, but a trend-setter in the world of fashion and beauty—often referred to as “Queen Bey” by her faithful followers. There’s no doubt that she is a natural beauty; luckily, she has also shared many of her beauty tips and tricks, including her favorite cosmetic p... The post All Hail Queen Bey: How to Copy Beyonce’s Most Signature Beauty Looks appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Want to Make a Difference? 7 Ways You Can Change the World

    Da Vinci
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    For many people, a job is just something that they do day after day to help pay the bills. For others, their job is a meaningful way of life that helps to benefit humanity. If you are passionate about changing the world, there are many avenues to consider. Some jobs are more paper and pencil while o... The post Want to Make a Difference? 7 Ways You Can Change the World appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Da Vinci Tries Aveda Naturally Straight Products: Check It Out #AvedaNaturallyStraight

    Da Vinci
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I received complimentary products from SheSpeaks/Aveda. All thoughts are my own. As many of you know, I’m embarking on my own natural hair journey.  I think many of us are going natural for our own particular reasons.  For me it’s just about allowing my hair to be what the Lord gave me, ... The post Da Vinci Tries Aveda Naturally Straight Products: Check It Out #AvedaNaturallyStraight appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • How Accurate Are Modern Eye Tests?

    Da Vinci
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    Loss of eyesight is a reality for both the elderly, and for young people. There are many different health reasons for eyesight loss in adults and children. One of these reasons is called macular degeneration, which causes loss of vision within the center of the eye. Another reason people lose their ... The post How Accurate Are Modern Eye Tests? appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
 
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • How To Create A Pitch-Perfect Business Plan

    Guest Author
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Mark Edwards gives The NextWomen expert advice and top tips on perfecting your business plan and securing key investors.  read more
  • Shining Hope for Communities: Furthering Economic Opportunity for Women

    Megan Foo
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’ve always loved this Amartya Sen quote: “Empowering women with more choices and more freedoms is crucial to achieving a better future for all.” If there is a catalyst to development and increased overall well-being, I believe that it lies in the empowerment of women and girls. In addition to fortifying women with more choices and freedoms in areas like education, healthcare, and nutrition, I think that one of the most powerful ways to expedite “a better future for all” is to give women greater economic freedom and opportunities.read more
  • Startup Diaries: The Hero’s Journey Part VI: Tests, Allies, Enemies

    Ondina Montgomery
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In a tribute to US mythologist and writer Joseph Campbell, who asserted that all mythical heroes experience the same 12 steps on their adventures, Ondina Montgomery draws parallels between Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and that of the entrepreneur. In part 6 of the Journey, the hero learns the rules of her new world. During this time, she endures tests of strength of will, meets friends, and comes face to face with foes. Click here to read the fifth part of Ordina’s series, The Hero’s Journey Part V: Crossing The First Threshold. read more
  • The Next Women Launch in France!

    Lucy Catten
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    We are very excited to announce that The Next Women, the first Women’s Online Business Magazine and Community, is launching in France.read more
  • Crowd-Created Book About Women In Technology Published By Diversion Books

    Guest Author
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    September 9, 2014—Diversion Books published Innovating Women, a collection of candid, first-hand accounts of women in technology.read more
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    Marcia G. Yerman

  • 'Our Future, Our Choice' -- On the Ground at the People's Climate March

    Marcia G. Yerman
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    On September 21, I was present at a piece of history... the People's Climate March of 2014. It was a huge event, planned with precision, and broken down into six contingencies. The route covered two miles. My interviews began with people waiting for the bus, on their way to the west side of Manhattan. Harry Miller, a Buddhist marching to be a "brick in the wall of raising consciousness," raised concern about the "political nature" of climate deniers. Mary Ann Garisto, a nun and former biology and environmental science teacher, told me, "We are co-creators with God. Caring about the earth is…
  • Religious Groups Mobilize at People's Climate March

    Marcia G. Yerman
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    The countdown for the New York City People's Climate March is on. Taking place on Sunday, September 21, the preceding days will be packed with activities. Planned to coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit, global leaders and policy makers will be in town. The march is poised to become a history maker. The list of partnering organizations is extensive. It includes parent and family advocates, students, healthcare workers, environmentalists, anti-fracking supporters, political clubs, and members of faith based communities. Religious groups of all denominations will be represented by a…
  • Urge Pepsi to Stop Guzzling Tar Sands

    Marcia G. Yerman
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    In July of 2013, Moms Clean Air Force joined in an open letter to top North American businesses. The agenda was to strongly "urge" them to stop using fuel derived from tar sands sources. A call for an increase in "the efficiency of your vehicle fleet and shipping operations" was requested. The letter noted, "Extracting and upgrading a barrel of tar sands oil generates up to three times more greenhouse gas emissions than extracting a barrel of conventional oil." A 10-point fact sheet outlines the toxicity of this form of oil and the resulting ecological devastation from the extraction process.
  • A Conversation With Grace Graupe-Pillard

    Marcia G. Yerman
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Photo: Jamaal M. Levine In a refurbished synagogue in Keyport, New Jersey, Grace Graupe-Pillard works virtually non-stop creating art. The format varies -- paintings, video, drawing, and photography -- yet all are integral to her vision. Perhaps it is ironic that her workspace was previously home to an Orthodox Jewish congregation. Although Graupe-Pillard is adamant that she is an atheist, her sensibility is very much informed by the consciousness that came with having German refugee parents -- and relatives that perished in the Nazi death camps. Her work is infused with the concerns of the…
  • The Belarus Free Theatre: Committing Dangerous Acts

    Marcia G. Yerman
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    For those existing in the cultural space, art and life are intrinsically entwined. Director Madeleine Sackler brings that home in her film Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus, recently featured as part of the HBO Documentaries series. Sackler takes us to the Eastern European nation of Belarus to document how a troupe of actors have woven the material of their lives into their repertoire -- while simultaneously committing acts of political rebellion under the watchful eyes of a despot. I first became aware of the Belarus Free Theatre when they came to New York City to take…
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    Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global

  • Jack Ma Says Chinese Women Are Becoming Superwomen

    Laurel J. Delaney
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Jack Ma, Alibaba At the Clinton Global Initiative’s 10th annual meeting in New York on September 23rd, Jack Ma, founder of the Alibaba Group (pictured), says: “I admire Chinese women because a large number of them are both responsible mothers and successful entrepreneurs,” said Ma, adding that Chinese women have become superwomen, many of whom depend on Alibaba’s entrepreneurship platform. China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba, which went public on the New York Stock Exchange this month, has female employees which account for 40 percent of Alibaba’s staff, and…
  • The Ministry of Commerce and Supplies (MoCS) Puts in Request: Women Entrepreneurs Should Increase Exports

    Laurel J. Delaney
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    The Ministry of Commerce and Supplies (MoCS) in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu recently met with women entrepreneurs associated with the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association Nepal (FWEAN) to discuss export potentials and transit issues with neighboring India and Bangladesh. What came out of the meeting? In the meeting, officials of the ministry requested women entrepreneurs to increase export of products with maximum value addition. Further, MoCS wants to support women entrepreneurs on the development of products that have a competitive edge. Read more:  Women entrepreneurs told to…
  • Getting Started in Exporting. Are You Ready?

    Laurel J. Delaney
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    Reminder – please join me at a webinar I am giving this Thursday, September 18th at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT (plan on about an hour for the webinar). Here are the six things I will cover: 1.  Why this is the best and easiest time ever to export! 2.  What you need to do to get your business export ready 3.  How to craft a back-of-the napkin export business plan 4.  How to create a social media and networking presence 5.  How to market your business worldwide 6.  How to use e-commerce sites as stepping-stones to export success To learn more and to register, visit:  Export NOW 110:…
  • Investing In Women Is Fair and Right and Makes Sense (and Here’s Why)

    Laurel J. Delaney
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Samoa According to Samoa International Trade Centre (ITC) executive director Arancha Gonzalez, women put back 90 per cent of their earnings into the community compared to 40 per cent with men.  “It’s a statistic that shows why investing in women is not just fair or right but actually makes sense,” says Gonzalez. Further, “because women re-invest in the communities so heavily they are a powerful instrument to achieve development.” According to Gonzalez, only one per cent of the global procurement market goes to women.  The Samoa program will help women’s groups…
  • WOW! International Go Topless Day?

    Laurel J. Delaney
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    “International Go Topless Day” 2014. I had to read this twice to understand what was happening.  On August 24th, New Yorkers – men and women alike – ditched their shirts and joined people around the world in celebration of “International Go Topless Day.” According to the New York Post: Around 200 bare-chested men and women chanted “Free your Breasts! Free your mind!” as they proudly marched from Columbus Circle down to Times Square and over to Bryant Park in the name of equality. A little history from Gawker on why this is happening: Every year since…
 
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    Vyne World

  • Upgrade Your Wardrobe: Fall 2014 Outerwear Trends

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

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

    thevyne
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:49 am
    Oh, you didn’t know that Black women run Hollywood? Funny or Die created this star-studded video revealing the “real deal” about why Black women continue to play minor roles in Hollywood, depicting a secret society of entertainment heavyweights including Loretta Devine, Alfre Woodard and Tracee Ellis Ross. Even though it is a comedy, there is a lot of truth in the last line: “Remember, when Black women stick together, we are the most powerful force in the universe.” Black Women Run Hollywood from Funny Or Die    
  • Legendary Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dead at 91

    thevyne
    12 Jun 2014 | 11:27 am
    We are saddened to hear that we’ve lost another legend, Ruby Dee, who peacefully passed away yesterday in New Rochelle, NY at the age of 91. This award winning actress and dedicated activist also set a great example of a strong Hollywood marriage and professional partnership with her husband, Ossie Davis (passed away in 2005), who she shared her life with for 56 years. She is survived by three children and seven grandchildren. Read more about Ruby Dee’s life and career CBSNews.com.
  • The Vyne Rewynd: Lupita, Halle, Shonda and More

    thevyne
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Here are some headlines you may have missed over the past week: 1. Lupita Nyong’o to produce and star in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah 2. Audra McDonald Makes History with Record 6th Tony Award 3. Shonda Rhimes’ Shares Wisdom in Dartmouth Commencement Speech 4. Melissa Harris Perry’s Lovely Tribute to Maya 5. Sherri Shepherd Questions ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Creator Mona Scott-Young on ‘The View“ 6. Yaya DaCosta Cast to Play Whitney Houston in Biopic 7. Halle Berry Ordered to Pay $16,000 Per Month in Child Support 8. Tyra Banks Lands New Talk Show 9. Tracy Morgan…
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    Italian American Girl ™

  • Upcoming Fall Italian American Events - Columbus Day Parade, Educational, Art & Fundraising Galas

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

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    It's that time of year, when we have an exciting giveaway for one lucky Italian American Girl reader.  The team at Lavazza are presenting a fabulous giveaway, which includes this really cool and super chic Keurig K-Cup Mini, which if you haven't had coffee yet from a Keurig you're missing an amazing little coffee machine.   Lavazza is providing one lucky reader a chance to win this machine along with the Lavazza drip coffees for K-Cup version, which is fantastic!    In order to enter to win this cool little machine and Lavazza k-cups in drip coffee versions, please comment…
  • Growing Up First Generation Italian American

    26 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    Post by Italian American Girl.
  • Summer Italian Dishes - Garden Style Zucchini with Olive Oil and Salt ..

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Post by Italian American Girl.
  • Italian Summer Dinner Recipe - Roasted Italian Chicken, Organic Peas, Followed By Lavazza Coffee

    6 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Author - Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar'Extra Virgin'Summertime is the best time to experiment with cooking especially since you can use fresh ingredients from your garden or farmers market.  This month I decided to try a Tuscan version of roasted chicken, which myself and mother made. We used a version of the recipe from the new cookbook from Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar called 'Extra Virgin.' In the book, they actually grill the chicken with a lemon juice, rosemary, arugula combination. My version was a roasted chicken lightly brushed with olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper…
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    Ramble Ramble

  • A Boy of Five

    Ginger
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Standing next to me, he fits right up under my ribs. It occurs to me that the last time that was true was a little over 5 years ago, but then it was more his feet bruising my ribs from the inside. Five years was forever ago, five years was just yesterday. He is so full of personality* these days. “OF COURSE we’re not going to have donuts for breakfast today Mommy, OF COURSE.” “Mommy, I just can’t talk about that right now.” “In a MINUTE Mommy. I’m busy with this.” “NO. I said NO.” *Personality, attitude, same difference some…
  • Bring Back the Words

    Ginger
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Someday maybe *I’ll* actually write something with one of these prompts, but my boss is out on medical leave, I’m going on vacation in a week and a half, and my kid is basically taking up pretty much all of my evening time, so….that time is probably not right now. BUT! I’ve had a request for more prompts, and I live to serve! 1.What’s something about you today that would totally shock 10 year old you? Why the change? 2. Highs & lows (whatever that makes you think of/want to write about) Alright, now do it to it!
  • Bring Back the Words

    Ginger
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    I’m falling down on the job over here. Let’s get some prompts up, shall we? And don’t forget you can write about any prior prompt at any time! 1. Tell us about a product you’ve been loving or hating lately. 2. Sunset (whatever that makes you think of/want to write about) Now get to writing!
  • So Much For That

    Ginger
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Well, it’s pretty obvious that I completely failed my August challenges. I at least feel like on the writing side, while I didn’t come close to my 5 times a week goal (HA!), I did manage to make 3 times a week pretty much every week. It’s not what I was hoping for, but it’s better than it was. I’ll take the failure that’s still an improvement. But oof, my commenting challenge. Yeah. That. Not so much. I don’t know WHAT it is lately with commenting. What ended up happening was I kept pretty much all the posts I *meant* to comment on in my reader, so by…
  • Life’s Entropy Cosmetics Review: Particle Contour Sticks & Eyeshadows

    Ginger
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:54 pm
    A while back, I was on reddit on r/indiemakeupandmore and I saw a post from a new indie owner. Her shop is Life’s Entropy Cosmetics, & she was launching her store with these products: eyeshadow, Lip Theories (which are sort of like the OCC Lip Tars but better. More on that later.), foundation elixir–a white product to mix with foundation to lighten it (she’s also working on a yellow one to add a warm tone), and contour sticks. She was offering a blogger pack that got me a bunch of stuff with a bit of a discount, so I caved. The blogger pack came with one full size…
 
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    Inter Press Service » Gender Violence

  • Lack of Accountability Fuels Gender-Based Violence in India

    Stella Paul
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Women in the north Indian village of Katra Shadatganj in the state of Uttar Pradesh, where two young girls were recently raped and hanged. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulCHIRANG, India, Sep 30 2014 (IPS)On a bright March morning, a 17-year old tribal girl woke as usual, and went to catch fish in the village river in the Chirang district of India’s northeastern Assam state.Later that evening, villagers found her lifeless body on the riverbank. According to Taburam Pegu, the police officer investigating the case, her assailants had raped her before slitting her throat.The girl was a…
  • Conflict Keeps Mothers From Healthcare Services

    Stella Paul
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Increasing levels of violence across India due to ethnic tensions and armed insurgencies are taking their toll on women and cutting off access to crucial reproductive health services. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulBASTAR, India, Sep 26 2014 (IPS)Twenty-five-year-old Khemwanti Pradhan is a ‘Mitanin’ – a trained and accredited community health worker – based in the Nagarbeda village of the Bastar region in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.Since 2007, Pradhan has been informing local women about government health schemes and urging them to deliver their babies at a…
  • Urban Population to Reach 3.9 Billion by Year End

    Gloria Schiavi
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    Sanitation infrastructure in India’s sprawling slums belies the official story that the country is well on its way to providing universal access to safe, clean drinking water. Credit: Malini Shankar/IPSBy Gloria SchiaviUNITED NATIONS, Sep 23 2014 (IPS)People living in cities already outnumber those in rural areas and the trend does not appear to be reversing, according to UN-Habitat, the Nairobi-based agency for human settlements, which has warned that planning is crucial to achieve sustainable urban growth.“In the hierarchy of the ideas, first comes the urban design and then all…
  • Georgia’s Female Drug Addicts Face Double Struggle

    Pavol Stracansky
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    By Pavol StracanskyTBILISI, Sep 21 2014 (IPS)Irina was 21 when she first started using drugs. More than 30 years later, having lost her husband, her home and her business to drugs, she is still battling her addiction.But, like almost all female drug addicts in this former Soviet state, she has faced a desperate struggle not only with her drug problem, but with accessing help in the face of institutionalised and systematic discrimination because of her gender.“Georgia’s society is very male-dominated,” she told IPS. “And this is reflected in the attitudes to drugs. It’s as if it’s…
  • U.N. Urged to Reaffirm Reproductive Rights in Post-2015 Agenda

    Thalif Deen
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Millions of women in Pakistan do not have access to family planning services. Credit: Zofeen Ebrahim/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 2014 (IPS)The U.N.’s post-2015 development agenda has been described as the most far-reaching and comprehensive development-related endeavour ever undertaken by the world body.But where does population, family planning and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) fit into the proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an integral part of that development agenda?"We must continue to fight until every individual, everywhere on…
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    Be gay about it.

  • All Here Together (Eulogy delivered at Grandma Connie’s funeral today in Elkhorn.)

    Erika
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    ­Part of me thought she would live forever. That she would somehow escape the inevitable end faced by the rest of us because she was special, because she really got that life is to be led onto the dance floor with wild abandon and taken for a spin. As a child, I wondered secretly if she doubled as Mrs. Claus. The way she cooked and baked for so many of us without complaint. The way her eyes twinkled. The way her hair glinted silky, silvery white by the time I reached middle school. The way she created magic for her grandchildren. The way she was jolly. Grandma Connie was immortal to me. My…
  • Things.

    Erika
    3 Jun 2013 | 9:34 am
    There are things that have stayed, like the amber glass tumbler she swiped from the head table with Jimmy Carter’s mouth steam still fresh on the rim. Her canary canvas trench coat has stayed as well, even though the sleeves are too short on my arms. I wore it through college, not finding the thin receipt for cigarettes and gum in the pocket until I wore it out to a bar with friends three months after she gave it to me. I can picture her so clearly pushing the slip, folded, through the opening after writing out her check in the express lane. Her tan leather purse, voided and limp, rested on…
  • Things Beans and Bears Do: Like redeem themselves.

    Erika
    18 May 2013 | 7:20 pm
    Part of me thinks this post should be merely a photo of Jenn and I holding a copy of today’s newspaper, our eyes pleading for rescue. We remind ourselves daily, ‘We are the grown-ups. We are taller.’ Some days it works. Other days I sneak a little Malibu into my blueberry lemonade. The Bear is 4-1/2 years old now. She’ll be five in August. FIVE. She has grown into a delightful version of herself, thanks mostly to her amazing preschool teacher. She uses manners forty percent of the time, “brushes” her own teeth in the morning and really only melts down when…
  • The longest three minutes.

    Erika
    24 Mar 2013 | 5:32 pm
    She moved fast, her fluorescent pink sweatshirt with the psychedelic pony splashed across the front becoming  a streamer of light as she disappeared into the crowd. Jenn was ten feet behind me, disembarking the floor piano. The Bear was ten feet in front of me, half-posed to take off with her sister toward the sensory bin, half-frozen since her sister had other plans. It happened in a flash, like I’ve read in too many checkout lane magazines. The Bean was gone. My mom told me a story when I was little — or maybe I overheard her telling someone else — about a little girl my…
  • Evolution.

    Erika
    11 Mar 2013 | 6:33 pm
    There have been many moments recently when I’ve looked at my kids and wondered how they arrived here in my life. Or maybe that’s not it. I know how they arrived here, via social worker, after paperwork, in a compact car at night. It’s more a confusion about how I arrived here, playing the part of a grown-up who lives in a two-story colonial with a wife and two small people whose suns rise and set to me. My kids are not the strangers. I feel like I am. The last year has been busy. The busiest. Despite doubting it every other day, I have somehow managed to have it all. A…
 
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    Purposeful Woman

  • Are you a Boss or a Leader?

    JJ DiGeronimo
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Are you a boss, a manager, a leader, or a director? They may all sound liked synonyms however in the business world, a leader is one who inspires their team to success. People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. Theodore Roosevelt In a recent Inc. Magazine article discussing the differences between a boss and a leader, the author, Lolly Daskal, shares this comparison list: A boss instills fear; a leader inspires enthusiasm. A boss blames others; a leader works to help repair the damage and understand what happened so it won’t occur…
  • Women in Space – The Initiative

    JJ DiGeronimo
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:34 am
    Guest Post courtesy of Jeanna Heeraman, Digital Executive, Builtvisible For a long time now the global industry has suffered from a noticeable imbalance between men and women in STEM related fields, in particular engineering and aerospace. The discrepancies in numbers do not just start at working age; with many fewer women in general studying STEM related subjects at school and university level. Recently, a new Telegraph Jobs Women In Space database was launched to promote female role models in the space industry to help showcase STEM and aerospace careers for young women, and address the…
  • Waiting for a Crisis to Put Women in Leadership?

    JJ DiGeronimo
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    Are you kidding me? Nope.  Forbes just published an article that really shines a light on the fact that it has been only AFTER a crisis that women have been brought in to lead. Most recently, the NFL has hired three women to help create the policies and procedures around the issue of domestic violence. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to the league’s teams announcing that he hired three women to “help lead and shape the NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.” Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith previously worked in the field of…
  • Inspiring Eden Full, Founder of Sun Saluter (VIDEO)

    JJ DiGeronimo
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    Eden Full is an aspiring product designer interested in human-centered appropriate technology, having tinkered with solar technologies since age ten. As the inventor of the SunSaluter, she is a senior in Mechanical Engineering at Princeton University, after taking gap years as a part of the Thiel Fellowship’s inaugural class. I had the pleasure of interviewing Eden while she was in Germany (the power of technology) and she shares her inspirational story. She is changing the world – listen to how she uses solar power to bring light and power to the middle of African villages. Proudly…
  • Recommended Must Haves for Your Career: The New Career Toolbox

    JJ DiGeronimo
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:27 am
    Guest Post by Cathy Posner Having the “right tools for the right job” is important.  Quite often I am asked questions like, “do I need a one-page or two-page resume?” Or, “how important is LinkedIn?” Based on those questions—and many others–, I’ve put together a list of primary “tools” you’ll want at the ready for every just-in-case situation, whether it’s an unexpected next job opportunity, a promotion, an invitation to speak, or a board position you’re considering. Below, are 6 of the “tools” you’ll want to have in your career “toolbox”… 1)…
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    Smart Women Travelers

  • Can You Use TSA Pre✓ for International Flights? It Depends.

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

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

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

    Carol Margolis
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    So many aspects of business travel haven’t changed over the years, especially for parents. It’s heartbreaking to miss the first day of school, or a birthday or your child’s first steps. I know – I missed a lot. I so wish Skype or any of the other myriad of free or low-cost video tools had existed when my kids were younger. Instead, I thought I was state-of-the-art with my AT&T calling card! Then I advanced to having a pager and felt so much better that my kids could send me a message at any time of day or night. I still remember the feeling of being in power with…
  • Photo of the Week: Toronto

    Carol Margolis
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:41 am
    I always love visiting Toronto. In my opinion, they have one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. The post Photo of the Week: Toronto appeared first on Smart Women Travelers. Smart Women Travelers - A Pearl Revealed In Each and Every Trip
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    Angela's Clues | Angela Santomero: Daniel Tiger, Blue's Clues & Super Why

  • Joan Rivers & Fred Rogers

    Angela Santomero
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    “Life is very tough. If you don’t laugh, it’s tough” -Joan Rivers Angela's Clues | Angela Santomero: Daniel Tiger, Blue's Clues & Super Why
  • Back to School Daniel Tiger App

    Angela Santomero
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    September means none other than back to school time, so let Daniel Tiger help your child with some of their early learning skills! For a limited time, Amazon is offering a download of The Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Day & Night App for just $1.99   The app, created by PBS Kids, has won a Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award and is being recommended by the fine folks over at Parents’ Choice. Head on over to Amazon.com and download your copy today & have a great start of the school year everyone!!   Sections within this app include: Doctor…
  • Daniel Tiger Twitter Party Aug 14

    Angela Santomero
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:54 pm
    As you’re probably aware by now, our little Daniel Tiger from PBS Kids’ Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood will be welcoming a new baby into his neighborhood tomorrow, Thursday August 14th. We are VERY excited about this BIG news! We will celebrate the new baby with a Twitter Party at 9-10 pm ET (Be sure to use #DanielTigerPBS). We will also be discussing important steps that new families might wish to consider when welcoming a new child into their home, especially in regard to siblings. We hope that the discussion will aid those families in similar situations & continue…
  • Creative Galaxy Craft Idea

    Angela Santomero
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
      Make your own party blower with paper, a straw and some tape.   Who knew being creative was so easy?   Thanks Arty..and Amazon Kids!!   Post by Amazon Kids. Angela's Clues | Angela Santomero: Daniel Tiger, Blue's Clues & Super Why
  • Creative Galaxy’s a Winner!

    Angela Santomero
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Hey parents. Remember when you first had a baby? That feeling of waiting and waiting to meet the baby and then she’s finally here!   Well, premiering a new show is NOT like that.   Premiering a new show is like loving your baby up for 4 years and then they finally go to preschool and share their brilliance with the world.   Premiering a new show is like THAT!     I want to thank all of you who welcomed Creative Galaxy with open arms.   I want to thank all of you who responded to the hard work from my team at Out Of The Blue Ent & so many other talented…
 
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    Business Growth through Intuitive Intelligence

  • What I Learned from Hosting an Event

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

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

    paulag
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    What business owner doesn’t want to avoid the roller coaster ride of feast or famine when it comes to having quality leads? Yet it can seem so hard to avoid. Solving this problem feels like the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • From Storms Beauty Emerges [Business Flow Video]

    paulag
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    After a storm, it is always calm, beautiful, and glorious outside. Yet within that storm it can feel like you will never make it through. In your life and business when you hit stormy weather –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Get Quiet [Business Flow Video]

    paulag
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Some weeks create so much noise in your head and your day that you can be stressed to the max.   When life and business demands ramp up and the noise gets louder, you need quiet. Nothing good ever... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Becoming you

  • Roadtrippin’ with Old Khaki

    Kathryn Rossiter
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:04 pm
    I was invited to the preview of the Spring/ Summer 2014 Collection for Old Khaki a few weeks back and thought I would share a few pics of their Roadtrip inspired collection with you today… I love the soft, natural colours, the gorgeous details and the interesting travel-inspired prints. They have a great relaxed vibe to their clothing – perfect weekend wear! Images: Kathryn Rossiter Disclosure: 0 The post Roadtrippin’ with Old Khaki appeared first on Becoming you.
  • What I… Cleo from The Cleopatra Blog

    Kathryn Rossiter
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:55 pm
    I discovered The Cleopatra Blog, a fashion and beauty blog, after we were both contestants in the Forever21 fashion blogger competition. I loved her vibrant, colourful outfit choice (see her pic for a glimpse!) and clicked over to find out more about her… Cleopatra is a gorgeous young blogger of Greek, Swiss and Portuguese origin plus she speaks fluent English & Greek and good French. WOW now that is impressive! Her blog posts are stunning inspiration for those looking for some fun and affordable fashion ideas! Read on to find out more about Cleo from The Cleopatra Blog….
  • My 5 Favourite Finds for September

    Kathryn Rossiter
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    So it’s the end of September – crazy times – which means I’m due to share with you my 5 favourite finds for the month! So without too much chatting let’s get on with the show… 1. L’oreal Extraordinaire Colour Riche Liquid Lipstick Since these little lipgloss-like lipsticks landed on my desk I have not been without one for for long. I’m totally loving these – the texture, the smell, the colours, the soft-touch applicator – everything about these has led to a love affair with L’oreal liquid lipstick! I love the gorgeous colours…
  • WIN: A R500 gift voucher from CNA

    Kathryn Rossiter
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Recently we visited the Kruger as a family and I loved introducing my kids to the wonders of wild animals. They were super blessed to see the Big 5 up close and personal and haven’t stopped talking about their experiences since our return. One of their favourites was seeing a family of rhino and although I wasn’t with them to enjoy the sighting for myself (I was WALKING in the bush!!) I know that it was really impactful and very special. What makes it even more important to me is knowing that they saw rhino… for all I know that might be the last time they see rhino in their…
  • Take a #SalsaSelfieSA and WIN

    Kathryn Rossiter
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Have you heard about Salsa? This Portuguese fashion brand has been huge in Europe for over 20 years and recently they have found their way to South Africa! Certain Edgars stores stock their stunning sequined shirts and super sexy jeans! What I love about Salsa is that they meet the need that every woman has – finding a pair of jeans that fit perfectly! Their various jean styles are revolutionary in that they cater to every shape and style! Salsa jeans are well known for the way they always enhance the female shape. Whether you’re looking to boost your bottom, tuck in your tummy or…
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    Transformation Goddess

  • Free Goddess Card Messages

    shannvanderleek
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today is Free Goddess Card Message Day! To set the energetic tone for October, I’ll pull one Goddess card message for anyone who leaves a comment within a 48 hour time period. All you have to do is say YES in the comments section below which will prompt me to draw a card for you. Each time […]
  • When The Drummers Were Women

    shannvanderleek
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Hey Goddess, I have a treasured read for you! My sweet friend Tricia recommended When the Drummers Were Women by the late Layne Redmond (1997). We were exchanging favorite resources at our women’s circle and this book was first on my list.  For fifteen years the author researched the history of the frame drum in religious and healing […]
  • Divine Feminine Spotlight With Jennifer Mizel

    shannvanderleek
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Welcome to the Transformation Goddess – Divine Feminine Spotlight for September! 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 Jennifer Mizel. […]
 
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    My Savvy Sisters

  • Don’t Let Their Silence, Silence You

    Te-Erika Patterson
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    When we’re going after our goals, we are often motivated by the cheering on the sidelines. Our parents, our friends and random strangers can come along and provoke that extra boost of energy that we need to continue to move forward in the form of compliments, pep talks and funding for our dreams. But what happens when you’ve been running the race toward your dream and all of sudden, no one is there to offer you a pat on the back, to cheer you on or to bail you out? What do you do when all of your loving fans and friends and family have moved on to focus on their own goals? What do…
  • How NOT To Handle Rejection

    Te-Erika Patterson
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:20 am
    You’re hurting because someone you really like doesn’t like you back. I understand. We’ve all been there. You’ve been rejected and it stings worse than having a toothache. You don’t really know how to handle all of the pain you’re feeling right now and your immediate impulse may be to cause the person who rejected you the same amount of pain that you are feeling BUT I want to help you to refocus right now. No matter how hurt you may be right now, do not do these things! STOP! REFOCUS! Don’t Bust the windows out of their car. Or try to fight them. Or…
  • PERFECTION- According To Beyonce

    Pam Cakes
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    Beyonce. The word is a proper noun and a statement. It is a statement of perfection. As perfect as a clear glass window. But why is Beyonce’s name linked to perfection? How does Beyonce’s life and lifestyle represent what today’s society equates to a woman’s perfection? Let me count the ways. 1. Beyonce is only LINKED to sleeping with one man in her life. Which we know isn’t true but she’s great at keeping up appearances. If a woman wants to be considered perfect by Beyonce’s standards, she must be pure and virginal until marriage. 2.
  • Why Kissing Is The Same as Having Sex

    Te-Erika Patterson
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Before we are old enough to make the move to engaging in sexual intercourse, we begin our tender intimate interactions with kissing. For some reason, once we become adults we forget that kissing was once our primary form of intimacy. Kissing is the same damn thing as having intercourse. Your body part penetrates the other person’s body. You exchange bodily fluids. Your body experiences the same tingles and lust and sensations. You are having sex. Just with tongues. Related PostsOffice Romances Lead To Marriage "Ladies Who Cheat Are Not Real Women" How To Win An Argument In…
  • VICTORIOUS: The Saw Lady and The Breakdancing Bullies

    Guest Author
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:06 am
    VICTORIOUS- Is a series of stories written by women who have overcome obstacles and were strengthened by them. Not only do these courageous women share their stories with us, they detail how they overcame so that those who are seeking can become overcomers too.     Name: Natalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz Age: 36 Location: NY, New York I was an aspiring musician. I discovered I have a love for busking – performing in public spaces. Sharing my music with random passers-by fulfills me like nothing else. I get to have many of the pleasures of a hostess without the bother and…
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    Hello Ladies

  • Words Matter Sweetheart

    lizodool
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    Photo credit: CharlieBaker2014.com It’s not just the word “sweetheart”, it’s what might lie beneath it. And that’s what’s most concerning.  Charlie Baker, candidate for Massachusetts governor, called a television reporter “sweetheart” on camera earlier this week and the media pounced. Yes, Baker apologized to the reporter, but as Boston Globe columnist  Yvonne Abraham writes, “Voters who care about women aren’t going to go for a guy who needs to be told when he’s being clueless, then comes around. They want — and deserve…
  • Thank Goddess It’s Friday

    lizodool
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Thank goddess it’s Friday. How was your week? I might actually stay up late tonight. So thank goddess for Benefit Ooh La Lift. Just three little dots of this tube of wonder brightens up under your eyes even when your lids are closing. Have a great weekend, ladies.   The post Thank Goddess It’s Friday appeared first on Hello Ladies.
  • It’s Time to Rebrand the Working Mother 100 Best Companies List

    lizodool
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Working Mother magazine yesterday releases its list of 100 Best Companies. Acknowledging that so-called “mothers’ issues” are actually parents’ issues, the makers of the list noted, “This year’s winners exemplify the best in workplace flexibility – for women and for men too.” But the payoff doesn’t stop there. The 100 Best Companies are modeling some of the best practices not just for working mothers, not just for working fathers, but for all working humans. The companies on Working Mother magazine’s list were selected based on the availability of perks such as…
  • How to Create Your Own Paycheck Fairness Act

    lizodool
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    If we can’t get our elected officials to help us close the gender based wage gap, we’ll have to do it ourselves. Yesterday the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, yet again. The bill needed 60 votes but fell short 52-40 with every Democrat voting aye and every Republican voting no. Two independent Senators split their votes. This is the second time the bill has failed to pass this year. Fair pay is not a political issue. It’s a matter of equity and economics. A record number of households are supported by breadwinning mothers. While the work world may discount these…
  • 3 Simple Ways to Observe Women’s Equality Day

    lizodool
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Today is Women’s Equality Day marking the anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. How will you observe this day? Here are three simple suggestions. 1. Exercise your right to vote. If you aren’t already registered, register to vote today, read up on the issues and cast a ballot in the midterm elections. They matter. Women are 51 percent of the population and we make a difference on election day. 2. Run for office. Research shows, female legislators secure more money for their districts and introduce more legislation. We need a critical mass of women in…
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    Latest articles from Women's eNews

  • Ladies Everywhere: Let’s Get Registered and Vote

    Cindia Cameron
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    The deadline for voter registration in many states is Oct. 6. Women face so many voting obstacles--legislated and not-- that it’s important we get registered and after that, turn out to vote.
  • Baseball Champ Mo'ne Davis Is Tough Act to Follow

    Angela Roberts
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    The star pitcher's success in August is earning her a place in baseball's Hall of Fame for good reason. The pressures on girls to give up baseball around age 12 are major league. "I'd rather not be the odd-person-out on an all boys team," says one softball player.
  • Postmortem Fame, Public Shame for Black Mothers

    Daina Ramey Berry
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Black women are hardly ever on the cover of commercial publications or standing in front of television cameras with a sea of microphones in their faces unless they are famous actresses, entertainers, public figures--or their sons were murdered.
  • Japan's Feminism Stumbles Over 'Comfort Women'

    Tessa Morris-Suzuki
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:28 am
    Journalists, historians and publishers who try to tell the story of the Korean "comfort women" are being fiercely attacked while Japanese leaders deny the forcible recruitment of women to serve its army as sex slaves during World War II.
  • Alison Grimes Makes Big-Bucks Push in Kentucky

    Sharon Johnson
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    The 35-year-old’s battle for the Senate seat of 72-year-old Mitch McConnell is testing partisan nerves and attracting so much super PAC spending it could be the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history.
 
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  • CannaTonic Soup–Menopause, PMS and Cramps

    Hempista
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:02 pm
    One of my favorite anti-inflammatory foods is homemade organic chicken broth. Is there anything that a good chicken broth cannot cure? Now, pair that up with our favorite herb, cannabis, and you have a powerful potion for pain and inflammation relief! In Chinese medicine tonic soups are frequently prepared for all kinds of ailments and […] The post CannaTonic Soup–Menopause, PMS and Cramps appeared first on .
  • Marijuana Topical Products: Why DIY Makes Sense!

    Hempista
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    I’m sure we can all agree on how fantastic it is that so many states have some form of legal cannabis these days. If you are lucky enough to live in a state where there is a vast array of products to choose from because the law allows for that, then you’ve probably already tried […] The post Marijuana Topical Products: Why DIY Makes Sense! appeared first on .
  • PMS, Menses, Menopause and Cannabis

    Hempista
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    100+ years ago, it wasn’t as hard as it is now to feel better when that ugly PMS monster hits! You’d think with all of our modern medical advances the doctors would have something better to offer us than birth control pills and ibuprofen. Cannabis was used very liberally by the medical community 100+ years […] The post PMS, Menses, Menopause and Cannabis appeared first on .
  • Moroccan Inspired Hemp Stuffed Squash

    Hempista
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Harvest season recipes are always so comforting and delicious. This squash is a “meaty” vegan recipe that has a firm bite like a stuffed pepper or even a meatball by using hemp seed and brown rice. The flavor secret of this recipe includes the ingredient Ras El Hanout – literally meaning “top spices” or “the […] The post Moroccan Inspired Hemp Stuffed Squash appeared first on .
  • You Asked: What’s In My Cannabis Spa Bag?

    Hempista
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Do you have a special tote for all of your cannabis medicinals and spa potion accessories? Shelf or closet space for all of the things I need to make my cannabis lotions, baths, and other potions wasn’t convenient for me so I found a large open tote with plenty of divider space at the bottom […] The post You Asked: What’s In My Cannabis Spa Bag? appeared first on .
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    Women's Refugee Commission - Women's Refugee Commission - Blog

  • Unaccompanied Migrants & Human Trafficking

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Congress returns today, September 8 to unfinished business: trying to pass a budget and respond to the President’s request for supplemental funding to address the increase of women and children coming to the U.S. seeking protection. When Congress left for its five week recess they had not reached a consensus on emergency funding for the crisis. Without approved funding, the Obama Administration was forced to divert funds from other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operations to meet the  immediate costs. This means that Congress needs to approve a spending bill as soon…
  • Ebola: Nondiscriminatory Virus, Uneven Burden

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:48 pm
    The Ebola virus is unique in many ways -- but not all. A series of facts about the current outbreak reflects a trend that the Women’s Refugee Commission consistently finds in its research and highlights in its advocacy: When crises happen, women and girls of all ages are uniquely vulnerable and disproportionately impacted.  Fact: The Ebola virus, which is transmitted to people from wild animals and infects humans through human-to-human transmission, is an equal opportunist. The virus, for which no drug or vaccine has been proven effective, demonstrates no preference for male or female,…
  • Urban Livelihoods: Leveraging What Works in the Local Community

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    Half of the world's 10.5 million refugees now reside in cities. They often have few assets, limited support networks, and are constrained by legal, cultural and linguistic barriers. To date humanitarian efforts have focused primarily on camp-based refugees, leaving the needs of urban refugees poorly understood.
  • CIYOTA: Uniting Youth & Solving Shared Problems

    12 Aug 2014 | 4:56 pm
    I am Joseph Munyambanza, a-23-year old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the age of 6, my village was attacked and I fled to Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Uganda. There, I lived among thousands of refugees. Driven there by different conflicts in different countries, we all ran from violence and its many problems. Even after arriving at the refugee settlement, a presumed place of safety, we faced poverty, violence, and disease. Many children lacked parents or guardians. Most children lacked quality education: in a camp of 23,000 people, 50% of whom were of school age, there…
  • Healing Invisible Wounds

    12 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    If you've glanced at the headlines or scanned newspaper photos in recent months, then you've come across the visual consequences of crisis and forced displacement. In Syria, millions of war-battered women and children trekking miles to seek refuge in neighboring countries. In Gaza, hundreds of civilians killed and homes destroyed. In the United States, thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America and arriving at the border. In the Central African Republic, scores of families leaving their homes to escape sectarian violence. Less easily captured by media are the…
 
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    Naked Girl in a Dress

  • On Being a Grown-Up

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

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    My life has been crazy this year. I planned a wedding, got married, launched a new blogazine, and merged two houses into one a couple of weeks before the wedding. And that was all in the first five months of the year. I went on to have the four younger kids here for a month, […] Click to read the entire post.
  • On Never Getting Old

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    It is not length of life, but depth of life. - Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am never going to get old. It’s not that I fear aging, but rather don’t want to be that person. The one who stops living life as an adventure because they hit a certain age. I don’t ever want... Click to read the entire post.
  • Love and Money

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    30 Sep 2013 | 11:28 am
    Early in dating, I told Sean a lot of things that would never happen in our relationship. We wouldn’t date seriously, exclusively, or marry. Ever, on the last one. He took it all in stride, never wavering in his confidence in himself or the possibility of something really great developing... Click to read the entire post.
  • Match Helps Single Parents Find Love

    Naked Girl in a Dress
    30 Sep 2013 | 9:01 am
    Online dating sites were helpful for me as a single mom; I was able to screen significantly before committing to meet someone (time saver!) and, as unromantic as it sounds, it was efficient. As a busy, single mom, these were important factors for me. I always believed there were special challenges... Click to read the entire post.
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    Inspiring Pretty

  • Wedding Photo Musts: The Blindfolded Kiss

    Claire
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty We are back discussing sentimental wedding moments. If you missed our previous posts, check out the grooms first look at his bride, the father and bride first looks. Today we are moving onto cute trend that I love. If you have not yet noticed, there is a pretty neat trend that is popular at the moment where the bride and groom come together for a private meeting before the wedding where they can meet. This may sound like it may be breaking with tradition, but it can be done in a several ways where tradition can still be observed. Sometimes the bride and groom meet behind the…
  • Wedding Photo Musts: Father and Bride

    Claire
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty Last week, I discussed the grooms first look at his bride. We cannot overlook the sweet moment of the father of the bride’s first look at his daughter bride. It is just as tender as the groom first laying eyes upon his bride. These two men are both the main men in the bride’s life and their love is equally important – especially on the day where the bride traditionally leaves her parents and joins with her husband. It is always so sweet to see a father look at his adult daughter as if she were his little girl and that love permeates into photography. So,…
  • Wedding Photo Musts: The Grooms First Look

    Claire
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty A wedding day is the big day. After months of planning and a great deal of money spent, two families are brought together as a couple becomes husband and wife. With such significant moments happening all at once, it is very easy to miss the particularly precious moments and people that make a wedding special. Everyone remembers to take a photo of the wedding cake, but not everyone remembers to take a photo of the father of the bride when he first sees his daughter in her gown or the flower girl as she watches the bride get dressed. These are the tender moments that should not…
  • Sweet September $500 Cash Giveaway

    Claire
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Inspiring Pretty It has been far too long since we posted for our dear readers (but, we have lots in the making right now), and we thought the best way to start posting again would be with a giveaway! So we and a few other blogs have come together to give away $500 cash to one lucky reader in our Sweet September Cash Giveaway. Want a chance to win? Of course you do. To earn entries, just do whichever tasks you wish to do in the Rafflecopter form below. Each task earns you entries and increases your odds of winning the $500. You can also refer friends using a unique link to improve your…
  • Fourth of July Nail Art

    Claire
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Inspiring Pretty A manicure has gone far beyond a simple application of nail polish to nail art. As we have mentioned before, we love nail art, and the birthday of declaration of independence of the United States is an ideal event to practice creating some creative nail art. To help you, I have some unique and creative Fourth of July nail art ideas for you to try out. There are many options to show off your patriotism through nail art. You can paint on Old Glory or creatively display stars. You can also take advantage of the day and paint on fireworks or  just show off the red, white and…
 
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    The 8 Women Dream Project

  • The Secret to Being a Great Blog Writer

    Catherine Hughes, Be an Online Success
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    When women are asked to think of a great blog writer who they like to read, they often refer to a list of mommy bloggers, like Heather Armstrong, Magda Pecsenye, Alice Bradley, and Ree Drummund. Maybe some even think of marketing guru, Seth Godin and that may be about as far as it goes.  Most […] Related Posts: Blogging is Hard Work: Here’s 10 Tips That Won’t Common Mistakes Bloggers Make That Stop a Top Blog Dream How to Write a Blog Post that Goes Viral A Writing for the Internet Strategy that Makes Content Viral How to Create a Top Blog Website The post The Secret to…
  • Dream Big at Any Age: Fitness Inspiration from Dara Torres

    Heather Montgomery, Get Fit
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Dream big and you need a lot of inspiration. Some of my fellow dreamers out there will understand when I say that I don’t jump out of bed inspired each and every day. Watching amazing dreamers dream big and achieve their fitness goals gets my engine going. If they happen to be in my age group, […] Related Posts: 5 Famous Female Athletes Reveal Attitudes Needed for Dream… Reliving the Glory of the Olympics By Writing A Memoir Eat Like An Olympian For Your Dream Fitness 8 Inspirational Quotes by Olympians Why Creating the Best Blog Can Be Like Training for the… The…
  • 8 Best Must Have Travel Items for the World Travel Dreamer

    Natasha von Geldern, Travel the World
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Once you’ve booked your dream travel itinerary, it suddenly dawns on you that you will have to figure out what to pack. I am a big proponent of carry-ons and limiting what you take with you. Long gone are my days of carting a bulging full-size backpack around the world–I carry a 35 litre pack […] Related Posts: 8 Essential Items to Pack for Your Round the World Trip Finding my blogging niche: What kind of a traveler am I? Easy Travel Trips For Motivational Speakers How to write a travel ebook Travel dreams when it’s back to school The post 8 Best Must Have Travel Items…
  • The Downside To Becoming a Motivational Speaker

    Kelly Swanson, Do Public Speaking
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Like any job, becoming a motivational speaker has its downside. Sure. When you look at the pictures, it looks like I’m jet setting all over the place, laughing with friends, hopping into taxis, laughing from one spotlight to the other. And those pictures are real, and those moments are beautiful. But there are pictures you don’t […] Related Posts: The Secret to How Keynote Speakers Get Standing Ovations 3 Ways To Impress Your Boss As A Motivational Speaker Motivational Speakers Get More Business When They Motivate… How Keynote Speakers Can Make Money Off Stage…
  • Empowering Women through Education

    Sue Levy, Empower Women
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Happy Thankful Thursday Dreamers! This week I am grateful for the education I received that has enabled me to achieve so much in my life and how education has allowed me to explore so many new opportunities. You know that my dream is to empower women in my own county and around the world and one […] Related Posts: Finding Happiness Through Saving Girls 7 Ways to Empower Women and Girls for Women’s History… South Africa Women’s Day 2014: Empowering Women to… Big Dream Story: Teach Women To Read in Nepal Empowering Girls is a Dream Come True The post Empowering…
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    Your Life After 25:

  • Check Out Our #Scandal Snack Play On Wine and Boar’s Head Cheese #BoarsHeadPremiumCheese

    Da Vinci
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Fall tv is back and you know what that means… tv parties!  As some of my favorite shows Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and more are returning I wanted to make a quick snack to share with you all that is perfect for your tv party or gathering.  When I site down to watch my favorite shows, I like... The post Check Out Our #Scandal Snack Play On Wine and Boar’s Head Cheese #BoarsHeadPremiumCheese appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • All Hail Queen Bey: How to Copy Beyonce’s Most Signature Beauty Looks

    AndyC
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Beyonce is a not just a huge music icon, but a trend-setter in the world of fashion and beauty—often referred to as “Queen Bey” by her faithful followers. There’s no doubt that she is a natural beauty; luckily, she has also shared many of her beauty tips and tricks, including her favorite cosmetic p... The post All Hail Queen Bey: How to Copy Beyonce’s Most Signature Beauty Looks appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Want to Make a Difference? 7 Ways You Can Change the World

    Da Vinci
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    For many people, a job is just something that they do day after day to help pay the bills. For others, their job is a meaningful way of life that helps to benefit humanity. If you are passionate about changing the world, there are many avenues to consider. Some jobs are more paper and pencil while o... The post Want to Make a Difference? 7 Ways You Can Change the World appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Da Vinci Tries Aveda Naturally Straight Products: Check It Out #AvedaNaturallyStraight

    Da Vinci
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I received complimentary products from SheSpeaks/Aveda. All thoughts are my own. As many of you know, I’m embarking on my own natural hair journey.  I think many of us are going natural for our own particular reasons.  For me it’s just about allowing my hair to be what the Lord gave me, ... The post Da Vinci Tries Aveda Naturally Straight Products: Check It Out #AvedaNaturallyStraight appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • How Accurate Are Modern Eye Tests?

    Da Vinci
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    Loss of eyesight is a reality for both the elderly, and for young people. There are many different health reasons for eyesight loss in adults and children. One of these reasons is called macular degeneration, which causes loss of vision within the center of the eye. Another reason people lose their ... The post How Accurate Are Modern Eye Tests? appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    Ann Daly

  • Living a complete life

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

    Ann Daly
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    Here’s a digest of the daily coaching reminders I shared online this week. (For even more coaching advice, let’s connect on Facebook and Twitter!) Meaning isn’t something you “find.” It’s something you create. Know the difference between attached and curious. A simple, timely apology is usually the best strategy. Repeated apologies prevent us from moving forward. Beware of anyone bearing the word “should.” Including yourself. You get what you pay for, and you get what you ask for. “As you label it, so it appears to you.” Pema Chodron Notice what happens when you…
  • Women we love: Linda Lehmusvirta

    Ann Daly
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    I promise, this isn’t just a shameless ploy to get my garden noticed by “Central Texas Gardener (CTG).” It’s an early valentine to the woman behind my favorite gardening TV show, Linda Lehmusvirta. Linda began producing at KLRU-TV in Austin in 1983; she signed on with CTG six years later. She not only produces but also writes and edits the show, which is now broadcast in several PBS markets. And along the way, Linda has reaped awards from Garden Writers of America, Lone Star Emmy, and the National Educational Telecommunications Association. Gotta say, Linda has the…
  • Women we love: Gay Edelman

    Ann Daly
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:17 am
    My favorite thing on Facebook comes from Gay Norton Edelman: her “Just for today” posts are loving self-reminders about how to keep present. It’s an intimate experience, how she opens up her own practice for me to share. It’s like we’re back on a coaching call again. Yes, sometimes even a coach needs a coach. I called upon Gay last year when I wanted to revive my writing practice. I had more desire than direction, and she gently helped me tease apart the tangle of ideas and emotions. I had already glimpsed Gay’s warmth and wisdom when I visited her at Family Circle magazine during…
  • Jed or Leo?

    Ann Daly
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:43 am
    You know that parlor game so well-loved by celebrity interviewers — “Stones or Beatles?” “Beer or wine?” “Beach or mountains?” Well, I have a favorite question of my own: “Jed or Leo?” That’s Josiah (Jed) Bartlet and Leo McGarry of “The West Wing.” Jed is the president, the talent, the front-man. Leo is the chief of staff, the trusted advisor, the coach. It’s my nature to coach. I don’t need the spotlight. I prefer an intimate conversation. My value-added? To offer perspective and open up possibilities. I love…
 
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    World Of Female

  • SoCal Style Guide

    Baba
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Perfectly paired with a dark pair of sunglasses and a few tattoos the SoCal fashion scene has quickly become a nationwide statement. With the laid back feel, this movement can be seen in almost every community from the East to the West Coast. Want to learn more about SoCal style? There are a lot of fashion options when trying to flourish in this category, from the classic black tank top–usually embellished with a tattoo esque print with a torn pair of short jean shorts and a clean pair of Vans–to a floral print tee and a pair of colorful skinny
  • 20 of the Best Scorned Woman Songs Ever Written

    Rosn
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:02 am
    In The Mourning Bride, William Congreve wrote “Heaven has no rage like love to hate turned nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.” This little pearl of wisdom is often paraphrased to a commonly repeated quote you’ve likely heard a time or two – “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” What does it mean? Quite simply put, it means that it’s best not to mess with an angry woman with a broken heart and if the twenty songs on this list are any indication, that’s probably true. Let’s take a look at twenty of the best scorned
  • 10 Things You Never Knew About Men

    Baba
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Oh, the secrets men keep from women. Wouldn’t you like to know what goes on inside that head of his? There are a lot of things about men that will always be a mystery to women, but we’ve been listening in on locker room conversations and we’ve learned a few surprising things about men that you never knew. Here are a few of the secrets that men keep from women… 1.  Men think women with no makeup are sexy… And most women would die before they let a man catch them without their face on! But apparently, the joke’s on
  • 10 Women Political Figures Who Have Shown Superiority Over Men

    Baba
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Much has been written and speculated about which is the superior sex: men or women. While we could banter about this all day long, it is better to provide proof of one’s superiority over the other, don’t you think? In many arenas, such as sports, men might have shown some advantage over women, even if it is a slight one. However, there are many, many other areas of life in which some women have demonstrated prowess over their male counterparts. Politics is one of them. The following are ten of the most successful women political figures in all of history
  • 10 Wacky Foods to Help You Lose Weight

    Baba
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Bored with turkey, broccoli and bran? Think if you eat another endive salad, you might actually become a lettuce head? Or worse, have you hit a plateau in your weight loss program, with just five pesky pounds, or an inch around the middle keeping you out of your skinny jeans? Introducing the following foods into your diet will not only make eating an adventure again; it could also kick-start your metabolism. 1. Quinoa Called the “mother grain” by the ancient Peruvians, Quinoa is an edible seed indigenous to Peru. What makes this seed superior to other seed yielding crops is
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    a spot of whimsy

  • Big Girl Dress-Up.

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

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    My bachelorette party, to be more precise, with a small substitution of the shores of Lake Michigan for East Egg and West Egg.  My sister has planned the whole thing (including these amazing invitations by Peace Love Design) with very little input from me, so I'm extra excited to see the weekend unfold!  It's our big summer blow-out (hoo-hoo!).We are just under a month to the big day.  Cannot believe it and cannot wait to see all these months of planning come together.Have a wonderful weekend.xo. di.*images property of Diane Crary
  • It's a Date.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hello friends, I'm checking back in to say hi and to show you one of the fantastic little items I've come across during my many (probably too many) Pinterest and Etsy wedding searches: Junghwa's Personalized Jewelry (created and designed by Amy Stewart)my favorite being the petite initial tags, pictured here with our initials and wedding date.  I tried to hold off on wearing it until our big day in October, but, well, I failed.  That's OK, right?    Happy Monday, and speaking of important dates - happy 2 year anniversary to my sister and…
  • Oops, I Did It Again.

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Yup, I disappeared on you for another month.  Blerg.  How about some images of this very cool art installation at the Tower of London to make up for it?  The ceramic red poppies (888,246 to be exact!) signify and are in honor of British and British colony fatalities during World War I.  Designed by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, the name gives me chills: Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.The installation was unveiled in London just today, so if you're over there, go!  August 5, 2014 represents 100 years since the first day of Britain's…
  • Where in the World?!

    diane @ a spot of whimsy
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Unlike Ms. Sandiego, I haven't dashed off to parts unknown.  I'm still right here.  It's just summer.  And I've found myself with a second full-time job (planning our wedding).  That's not an excuse, more of an explanation :/  I'm going to try a little harder going forward to share at least one thing of interest per week.  And I am sorry for the silence.  Hope you're still here.And here's what I've been up to over the last month:Glimpses.{We bought tickets through How About We to the Museum of Contemporary Art's Tuesdays on the Terrace and it…
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    Witches' Brew | White Jesus Approved

  • Are You Here for the Aaliyah Biopic?

    Witch Hazel
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Lifetime dropped the first look at its upcoming controversial Aaliyah biopic. After much hullabaloo about who would star in it, who’d produce it and what shade the characters should be, the network finally has its stars. Alexandra Shipp (I had to Google her, too) flat ironed her hair, tossed it over her eye and put on some Timbs to star as the fallen singer after actress Zendaya Coleman dropped was e-bullied out. The project does not have the blessing of Aaliyah’s family and there were reports the family was blocking Lifetime from using her music. But, somehow, the movie will tell…
  • Brew Commentary: No ‘ordinary’ love….

    Fleur Delacour
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    <–The “I’m getting that Omari peen and ya’ll not” side-eye It was the thug type threat heard ’round Black Twitter; Actor Omari Hardwick read your cousins for filth for going in on his Queen Jae. Some fans were appalled by her face parts, others, her hue. Check it: I want to personally THANK all of you who have only loved supported PROPERLY challenged me & recognized GOD’s truth of my existence & those — Omari Hardwick (@OmariHardwick) September 22, 2014 i would die & kill FOR. I love u back. I root for you all. Those who have…
  • Life & love according to @boobysworld…

    Fleur Delacour
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    While Keyshia “Fish Plate” Cole is running around handing out Floyd Mayweathers to love rivals, her ex-boo, Daniel Boobie Gibson is talking about their failed marriage to VLAD TV. Now I’ve always been a big fan of Boobie since the couples’ reality show, Keyshia and Daniel: Family First. He’s a cutie, and has some damn sense, but I really like what he has to say about love and marriage. As far as a youngin’ goes, he gets it! Listen up:
  • Brew Bits: Reporter quits live on-air!

    Fleur Delacour
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    A television reporter and owner of a marijuana activist club in Anchorage, Alaska quit during a live broadcast. Charlo Greene, who was reporting on efforts to legalize marijuana, revealed she was the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club then said “f*ck it, I quit” and walked off! Damn, girl! Hmmmm black, marijuana activist from Anchorage? Oh, she different! But I did read somewhere that the ratio of men to woman in Alaska is like 20 to 1! So Char and her Lands Ends gear be all up in the great frontier smoking blunts with the loggers? Okay, then boo. Watch:
  • Brew Review: Beat Acne & Aging with illuMask + GIVEAWAY

    Witch Hazel
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:36 pm
    I am always game to try something new when it comes to beauty. A new cream, a bronzer or unique hair product always finds its way to my bathroom counter. But, I didn’t quite know what to do when I got the offer to review a face mask that lights up! Find out how the anti-aging La Lumière illuMask worked for me! Hop over to my review on Beautiful Brown Girls for more and enter to win your own mask below. a Rafflecopter giveaway Good luck! Thanks to La Lumière for sponsoring the giveaway. I received the product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. Want more…
 
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    Iyasostuff

  • Pain that heals

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

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

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

    Osayi
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    I was watching a movie the other day and there was this guy who gets “adopted” by an anonymous wealthy benefactor, and tells him (through the attorney) that he can buy anything he desires. And so this guy goes on a buying rampage – rents a place, buys expensive clothes, shoes, books, joins expensive clubs etc. Then he ignores his old friends because they cannot spend as much money as he can, and they are not quite as “sophisticated” as he is (I mean of course everyone should know how to use a fork and knife – *cue sarcasm*) But as you can expect, the…
  • That you may have hope

    Osayi
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    One of my favorite books of the Bible is the book of Romans. In Romans, there are so many instances where Paul talks about us being filled with hope… I am convinced that the reason God promises us so many things and why He provides so many things for us is not so that we can be happy, although he enjoys it when we are happy, but so that we can be filled with hope. Life can be so challenging some times. Some times things don’t work out the way you wanted them to. Some times people don’t act the way we want them to, or the we expected them to. When things happen that we are…
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    Girlilla Warfare

  • One Mom’s Fantasy: Abolish Middle School AND Eliminate the Drama

    Lisa
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Lisa Barr In an eight-day period, more than 200,000 parents from coast-to-coast (even from as far away as London, Australia, and Singapore) have read and responded to one particular GIRLilla Warfare blog: ‘Being ‘Left Out’ Hurts — Let’s Stop Social Engineering Now” http://girlillawarfare.com/being-left-out-hurts-heres-what-you-can-do/ Every blogger wants her blog to go viral … and when it does, bring on the bubbly, or as my colleague “Teen Expert” Debby Shulman would say, “Break out the Scotch, baby.” But in this case…
  • Hello, Son. It’s Me, YOUR Mother

    Lisa
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Naomi Elana Zener To My Darling Son, I think you should know that I am a feminist. There, I wrote it. I’ve said it. I’ve even screamed it at various points in my life. But, what does it mean for you and for me? I’m NOT some man-hating, refusnik of shaving my legs or armpit hair, Birkenstock-wearing (actually I love my Birks and wear them in the summer, but I love my Prada shoes, too), birthing my babies in the woods, crunchy gal. Those are great women too, simply because being a woman is wonderful. Women who are feminists come from all walks of life. I’m a happily married woman,…
  • Apples, Honey & All That Is Sweet: Happy Rosh Hashanah From GIRLilla Warfare

    Lisa
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    To all of our readers who are celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah — wishing you a new year filled with life’s sweetest gifts — Love, Joy, Good Health, Success, Inner Peace, Passion, and most of all, Laughter …  xoxo With Love, GIRLIlla Warfare
  • Competitive Parenting: So Ya Wanna Take This Outside?

    Lisa
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Debby Shulman I don’t think anyone would dispute the fact that we all love our children. Granted, some would like you to believe that they actually DO love their children more than you, and love to boast about it via Facebook or in line at Starbucks. Many others, however, seem to be content; quietly parenting and doing what works for them without much fanfare or the need to indulge others in their children’s successes. But by the time it’s college application season, true colors shine through. And I think it’s a good time – whether your child is in junior high school or high…
  • The Tough Talk: How to Discuss War, ISIS, and Terrorism With Your Kids

    Lisa
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Evan Field In the past nine years the Q & A topics in my home have covered body parts, how babies are made, how to be a good friend, religion, love, family, school … everything  a ‘nuclear’ family tackles in the confines of a safe suburban environment. My two kids are naturally inquisitive, and for the most part, they are positively receptive to the answers and lessons doled back. I am proud to say that we have done an A- to B+ job teaching them the appropriate lessons that pair with their questions and growing pains. We filter their misinformation and help them make sense out…
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    Women You Should Know®

  • New Breast Cancer Awareness Ads Use Tweaked Social Media Icons To Make Important Point

    WYSK
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    It’s October 1st, which means we have officially entered Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The newest campaign to encourage women to check their breasts and do self-exams regularly comes from DDB Singapore for the Breast Cancer Foundation. Despite being Singapore specific, the ads translate perfectly for “socially” connected women in any part of the world. To make their important point, the ad agency took the iconic Facebook, Twitter and Instagram logos and tweaked them so they each resemble a woman’s hand touching a breast. The accompanying tagline reads, “If only you checked…
  • Faux Feminist Rally Takes Center Stage At Chanel Runway Show

    WYSK
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    If designer Karl Lagerfeld really wants to be on the ‘front lines’ of the feminist movement, he’ll need to do a lot more than make a lame fashion statement cloaked as feminism. Yesterday, Lagerfeld, who’s not known for his kindness to women, closed out his Chanel Spring 2015 collection show in Paris by staging a faux feminist rally. Rather than using his globally visible fashion runway to do something that could have had made a difference, his weak display of women’s empowerment, leaves lasting effects of a different kind… a diluted and misconstrued meaning of feminism. Clearly…
  • Six Lessons I’ve Learned As A Plus Size Athlete

    WYSK Guest Contributor
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Louise Green – In 2008 I gave birth to my son; three months later I decided, despite my leaking boobs, the tail end of postpartum and weighing in at my all time heaviest weight of 242lbs, that this was the perfect time to become a personal trainer. Upon acquiring all my certifications I opened my business, Body Exchange, and I dedicated my services to the plus-size woman. Since then, I’ve trained and interacted with thousands of plus-size women and helped them realize and achieve their athletic goals, at any size. And, through this journey I’ve come to own my own story as a…
  • The Evolution Of The Desk (1980 – 2014)… Cool Time Lapse Video Shows How Technology Has Transformed Personal Office Space

    WYSK
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    A team at the Harvard Innovation Lab has encapsulated this history of technology, as it relates to the office, in this time lapse video, The Evolution Of The Desk, demonstrating the steep shift from cork boards and fax machines to Pinterest and PDFs. The i-lab team explained, “We wondered what it would be like to recreate the desktop from the 1980′s and then emulate its transformation through the computer age.” They added, “We wanted to illustrate how technology has changed our world, un-cluttering our desks and simplifying our lives. While gradual change from year to year…
  • Real Women, Real Bodies: A New Campaign To Promote Healthy Body Image

    WYSK
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Real Women, Real Bodies (RWRB) has one vision in mind: to help women feel beautiful inside and out. Founded this past spring by University of Wyoming students Sydney Stein, Hannah King, and Morgan Looney, the organization’s mission is “to promote healthy body image in women through ad campaigns and guest speakers on campus.” The group’s first campaign is this series of black and white photographs featuring the silhouettes of nude women’s bodies, with no retouching. “There is no Photoshop on these women besides shading and contrasting to hide the identities of the models. Our…
 
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    Its All About Women!

  • The One Thing You Must Have for Lifelong Youthful Skin

    Dr. Al Sears
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    You may have heard of collagen. It’s been used by celebrities for a long time now, to get fuller lips and smoother skin. Collagen actually sounds a little strange, doesn’t it? Like something scientific or foreign. The truth is, you already have collagen in your body and it plays an extremely important role when it comes to your looks… In fact, collagen is the key and it is the one thing you simply MUST have, for gorgeous, radiant, youthful skin. Turn Back the Clock Collagen is a protein found in connective tissue such as skin, cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Collagen is also…
  • Easy, Part-Time Paleo Rules for Full-Time Paleo Benefits!

    Leanne Ely
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    I’ve been a foodie since I was a child and I’ve been a creative cook, since I earned my first Girl Scout badge and wrote my very first cookbook over 20 years ago. So to have to completely rearrange my thinking, cooking, teaching and eating to deal with an out of control thyroid condition (Hashimoto’s), was huge. But I did what I had to do. That said, I can’t say it was easy to do. I adore cooking, love to entertain and (God help me) love to eat. I’m not a skinny chick, there’s some definite curves going on! But getting well and being able to just function was of primary…
  • How to Fight Embarrassing Bladder Problems and Win!

    Dr. Kenneth Woliner
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you’re a woman, chances are you’ve lived at least one of these embarrassing and frustrating scenarios… 1) The sudden, urgent need to “go.” Usually at the worst possible moment. 2) A cough or laugh that leads to a “leak”, leaving a telltale stain on your clothes. 3) A bladder flare-up that makes going uncomfortable or downright painful. Even worse, once you’ve had bladder trouble, you’ll probably suffer again. While virtually all women experience bladder problems, as many as 7 out of 10 don’t seek help. Perhaps it’s because they’re embarrassed. But I have good…
  • This is the Most Powerful Force in the Universe…

    Denise ONeill
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In the deep silence of the night, I have often found myself overcome with gratitude for this power in my life… I know you’ve felt it too – as we all have. You’ve felt it in your soul, you have seen it reflected in the eyes of your loved ones and you have watched it perform miracles… This is the power that brings healing, warmth, comfort and hope to all living beings, everywhere. It can lift you up and help you through unimaginably difficult times. It makes life worthwhile. Take just a few minutes to watch this beautiful, heartwarming movie… I promise that as you reflect on this…
  • Ditch that Inner Critic Right Now!

    Denise ONeill
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Do you have that nagging little negative voice in your head? You know what I’m talking about, right? It’s that voice that never has anything positive or cheerful to say. It’s that voice that tells you you’re not good enough or smart enough or pretty enough. Let me tell you, I know that voice quite well! She and I were inseparable at one point! But when I learned how to set myself free from this non-stop criticism in my head, my whole life changed. I know that learning to speak to yourself kindly will change your life too. That’s why I’m so happy to present this week’s Thank…
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    The Indie Chicks

  • Dating 411: The Transition from ‘Me’ to ‘We’

    Diane Pauley
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    “I love you…but I love me more.” Besides doing Sex & the City trivia, how many times have you used that line in real life? It’s what happens when someone, other than Samantha Jones, realizes that she’s gotten herself in way...
  • Welcome to the Tribe

    Julie Zantopoulos
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Seth Godin’s Tribes is a book that circulated through the IC team a while back and left a lasting impression on all of us. Suddenly there was a title to what we had, what our readers were. They were members...
  • 5 Ways to Own Your Mistakes

    Jennifer Joseph
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    Think of that one mistake that plagues you every day. The one that makes your head hang lower, your shoulders slump and your eyes not meet the others in front of you. It’s the mistake you wear on your chest...
  • 9 Reasons Why I Ended a Friendship

    Chrystal Rose
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    When I began writing for The Indie Chicks, I wanted to maintain the authenticity that had been so important to me when I was writing for my own blog. I wanted our readers to know the personal nooks and crannies...
  • #HeForShe: Why Gender Equality Is Everyone’s Issue

    Brian Kearney
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    If you have not watched Emma Watson’s HeForShe Speech at the United Nations, I urge you do to do so. Watson was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women six months ago. This is the first campaign of its kind at...
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    Haven Journal

  • Fall Outfit- Orange, Khaki, Brown

    amy
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    Great work outfit featuring rust colored shirt, brown belt, khaki pants, and brown danskos. Cute & Comfortable! Also showing off my natural curls 2item(s)      
  • A Working Mom’s Prayer

    amy
    20 Mar 2014 | 10:31 am
    I’m a working mom. Like so many other moms out there I leave the house before 7am and I don’t get home until after 4pm. That’s only if I have nothing else I have to get done…like run to the bank, go to the store, grab dinner, or attend any other social, work, or church related event. As a wife and mom, once I get home from work there is still plenty to do like make dinner, do laundry, pick up the house, eat dinner, do the dishes, and most importantly spend time with my husband and son. On an average day, I get to see my son for 3 hours and I know there are so many…
  • Let’s Get Back to Us

    amy
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:06 am
    My Dear Sweet Wife What’s the cause of all our strife? It used to be just us two and now the kisses are far and few The bills and stress are always looming And it feels like our tempers are always fuming Our marriage isn’t something I’m willing to lose Divorce will never be something I choose I want to see you and me smile So let’s go the extra mile The dinner and dishes can wait Because babe I want to take you on a date It’s time to stop the fuss Let’s get back to us Babe you’re my everything I meant it when I gave you that ring I promised you a…
  • Must Have Items for My Day

    amy
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:29 am
    Coffee First and MOST important part of my day. I absolutely love coffee and I have been drinking it everyday since I was 12. I’m kind of a coffee snob and I spend a small fortune on my coffee every year. I don’t go out and get a latte every day or anything like that, I prefer a good strong cup (or 2…maybe 3) of brewed coffee with a little bit of milk every morning. Every. Single. Morning. Cell Phone I feel naked without my phone. It’s pretty pathetic that I feel that way and I’m not proud of it, but my phone is kind of like a security blanket. I use it all day…
  • It’s Monday!

    amy
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:02 am
    Just a couple reflections from last week. Let’s start this week smiling! 1. New Car Last week my husband and I finally bought a new car. We have been talking about it for almost a year now. Big decisions like this take us forever to decide on.But, we finally did it. We got rid of my 11 year old car with 122,000 miles on it and traded it in for a brand new 2014 Subaru Legacy. So far we are loving it! It was hard to finally just bite the bullet and do it, neither of us have ever driven a new car before, but we are so glad we did. Having Holden really changed our perspective on a lot…
 
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    Pandagon

  • Why Start With A VaporFi Pro Starter Kit?

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    What You Get For $49.99, customers receive a single 3.7-volt battery, 650mAh, which is about as slim as an Express but a little bit longer. A Pro arrives with a Pro-XL Cartomizer, wall adapter and charger, three extra atomizers, plus a manual and membership card. Cartomizers hold 1.5mls of liquid (about 50% more than an Express carto.) A mouthpiece is also supplied. Who Are VaporFi?- And Why You May Not Have Heard Of Them VaporFi may seem like the new kid on the block but I can assure you they a […]
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    Wealthcare For Women

  • Use Evernote To Make Your Brain Bigger

    Russ Thornton
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today marks the beginning of October. Next thing you know, Halloween will be here. Then Thanksgiving. Then Christmas. Then . . . it’s a new year: 2015 What are you doing to make the remainder of 2014 the best in can be for yourself and others you care about? And what will 2015 hold for you? Will it be your best year ever? Reply to this email and let me know. Who knows, maybe I can help make your plans a reality. Or perhaps one of the experts in my growing network can help. Regardless of your plans for the coming days, weeks, and months ahead, I think we can all agree that the overall…
  • 6 Dos and Don’ts For Women Choosing a Divorce Attorney

    Russ Thornton
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    If you’re considering or faced with divorce, selecting an attorney is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. The quality of and compatibility with your attorney are vital factors in terms of maximizing your potential to achieve as much financial security as possible during the divorce process and beyond. No matter how urgent or difficult the situation, it pays to take time to interview attorneys and check out their credentials before you make a decision, according to Melody Richardson of Pachman Richardson LLC, family law attorneys in Atlanta, Ga. Richardson, who has practiced…
  • Your Financial Advisor’s Finances

    Russ Thornton
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Everyone has to start somewhere, right? Whether it’s your first job, your first romantic relationship, your first attempt at a new sport or something else that isn’t familiar and comfortable, most of us make some mistakes and learn some lessons along the way. But what if you don’t learn from your mistakes and convert those learning opportunities into wisdom? With that in mind, I’d ask you to read this article by Rick Kahler, a fee-only financial planner based in Rapid City, South Dakota. The gist of the article is how you might investigate the health of your…
  • Article Round-Up

    Russ Thornton
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Every once in a while, instead of my usual weekly article, I’ll share a collection of articles that I found interesting. Maybe you’ll find one or more of them interesting, too. So let’s get started, shall we? I have a client whose Mom passed away recently, and she asked for my input on the distribution of her Mom’s IRA. It turns out her Mom had named her estate as the primary beneficiary of her IRA, and this is something I advise against doing. In most cases, it is far better to name a specific person (or persons) as beneficiary for your 401k, IRA and other retirement…
  • Managing Your Retirement Income Like A Pension

    Russ Thornton
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Howdy. I hope you’re doing well. A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you an email I received from my planning team. It contained some terminology that, while common among my colleagues, left some of you asking for an explanation. Specifically, I had a few people ask me about the term “overfunded” that was mentioned in the email. And this is the reason today’s article has “managing your retirement income like a pension” as its title. While corporate pensions are becoming increasingly rare as more companies move to defined contribution plans like the…
 
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    Your Life After 25:

  • Check Out Our #Scandal Snack Play On Wine and Boar’s Head Cheese #BoarsHeadPremiumCheese

    Da Vinci
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Fall tv is back and you know what that means… tv parties!  As some of my favorite shows Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and more are returning I wanted to make a quick snack to share with you all that is perfect for your tv party or gathering.  When I site down to watch my favorite shows, I like... The post Check Out Our #Scandal Snack Play On Wine and Boar’s Head Cheese #BoarsHeadPremiumCheese appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • All Hail Queen Bey: How to Copy Beyonce’s Most Signature Beauty Looks

    AndyC
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Beyonce is a not just a huge music icon, but a trend-setter in the world of fashion and beauty—often referred to as “Queen Bey” by her faithful followers. There’s no doubt that she is a natural beauty; luckily, she has also shared many of her beauty tips and tricks, including her favorite cosmetic p... The post All Hail Queen Bey: How to Copy Beyonce’s Most Signature Beauty Looks appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Want to Make a Difference? 7 Ways You Can Change the World

    Da Vinci
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    For many people, a job is just something that they do day after day to help pay the bills. For others, their job is a meaningful way of life that helps to benefit humanity. If you are passionate about changing the world, there are many avenues to consider. Some jobs are more paper and pencil while o... The post Want to Make a Difference? 7 Ways You Can Change the World appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • Da Vinci Tries Aveda Naturally Straight Products: Check It Out #AvedaNaturallyStraight

    Da Vinci
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I received complimentary products from SheSpeaks/Aveda. All thoughts are my own. As many of you know, I’m embarking on my own natural hair journey.  I think many of us are going natural for our own particular reasons.  For me it’s just about allowing my hair to be what the Lord gave me, ... The post Da Vinci Tries Aveda Naturally Straight Products: Check It Out #AvedaNaturallyStraight appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
  • How Accurate Are Modern Eye Tests?

    Da Vinci
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    Loss of eyesight is a reality for both the elderly, and for young people. There are many different health reasons for eyesight loss in adults and children. One of these reasons is called macular degeneration, which causes loss of vision within the center of the eye. Another reason people lose their ... The post How Accurate Are Modern Eye Tests? appeared first on Your Life After 25:.
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    Woman\'s World : India’s Prime Health, Beauty and Lifestyle Community

  • Top 4 Style Trends We Never Want to See Again

    Neha Garg
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    The Year? Entitle it 2014 – and every year seeing as, we have now come to the peak where “age doesn’t matter, colors don’t matter, season’s don’t matter” but the trends as always is the former priority to keep in mind. The world of fashion is a whirl twirl that spatters some fashion style out just as hastily as it embraces them. As a child, we have seen our mother’s wearing those bellbottom jeans pairing it with different colored shirts every day, they looked wonderful. The desire of wearing those jeans is still somewhere in us and we could…
  • Interview with Delhi Fashion Designer – Karishma Sondhi

    Neha Garg
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:32 am
    Delhi Fashion Designer “Karishma Sondhi” is arguably the most influential new designer of the moment, thanks to his legendary designs which fuse together hand-drawn prints and vivid color. She is an amazing soul and a fabulous designer who takes her inspiration from the surroundings. She could be new to the industry but her designs are well-known and are of very high quality with uniqueness in every wardrobe that she designs. In a personal-professional interview with “womnasworld”, this is all she has to say about her journey so far! Me: Shall we start the interview?
  • Interview with Delhi Fashion Designer – Gautam Gupta

    Neha Garg
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    There are people who are completely galled by the good fate of others. Then there are those who feel uplifted by it, walking away with a smile on their lips, and a song in their hearts. Gautam Gupta’s life that has been anything but ordinary, he has some kind of model of how to thrive in the lowering shadow of a legend. He started at a very early age and has attained heights today. He knows how to put the word – Fashion Designer into perfection, and he has done every possible thing to stand where he is today. Gautam Gupta is an Indian Designer and the founder of…
  • 10 Health Tips for Expecting Mothers

    Neha Garg
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    PREGNANCY, it happens to thousands of women everyday around you. On a daily basis you might hear that your friend, sister, cousin, neighbor, and many of your relatives are enjoying this blissful phase but when it happens to you. . OH MY GOD, you would believe that you are the most wonderful person on this earth and feel out of this world. Craving for food, a constant smile on your face, extra attention from family and relatives, happiness around, Pregnancy fills it all. Pregnancy adds amazing colors to your life, and makes you happy with every inch you gain. Make the stage more wonderful and…
  • Top Benefits of Coconut Water for your Hair

    Neha Garg
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    Coconut water is not just a plain drink to ease your thirst; in actual fact it is a natural and powerful drink that highly benefits your skin, hair and overall health. I love long strands and always preferred for the same, but as you know it’s not at all easy to get what you desire for. Same happened with me; I tried various shampoos, oils and other things but still did not see any major changes or advances. One day while I was searching all over the net about “Natural methods to grow your hair” I happen to stumble across many natural remedies and products to grow hair…
 
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    Inspiring Beauties

  • 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
  • Amazing

    Anthony Alde
    26 May 2014 | 9:57 pm
    AmazingCausing great surprise or wonder. Astonishing!Name : Monica FabianBeauty Question : What are your secrets for being happy?Beauty Tips : Start each day with a grateful heart.Ordinary People. Extraordinary Beauties. www.InspiringBeauties.com
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    GirlXplorer

  • L’ORÉAL PARIS KAJAL MAGIQUE VS LAKME EYECONIC KAJAL – WHICH ONE IS BETTER?

    Payal Pandya
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Hi Girls, While shopping cosmetics, I have personally heard so many girls asking from shopkeeper, which kajal to buy. Which one is the better? And they just suggest you any, just for the sake of selling their products. Maybelline &… Continue Reading →
  • #2 BEAUTY WORDS OF WISDOM

    Payal Pandya
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hi Girls, How are you all doing! I hope you all remember about this beauty WOW (Beauty Words of Wisdom) Series & loved our first Beauty WOW. We are throwing this second tip to fix dried out clumpy mascara! Lest… Continue Reading →
  • Barever – Natural Hair Inhibitor “Introduction”

    Payal Pandya
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    Hi Girls, I’ve got this product, sent by the company to review.. Just wanted to give you a sneak peak  & the info about the product. 100% Natural, Safe & Effective Made in Indian Himalayas with Natural Spring Water Pack… Continue Reading →
  • Revlon’s Street Wear Color Rich Range- 21 Crisp Caramal Lipstick Review

    Payal Pandya
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    Hi Girls, My love for lipsticks is flourishing as time is passing by, last time i flaunted my lips with REVLON’S MAD ABOUT MAUVE LIPSTICK #304  & now truly in love with this crisp caramal shade from Revlon only. Let discuss about… Continue Reading →
  • FAB BAG Anniversary Giveaway 2 Winners are:-

    Payal Pandya
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
      FAB BAG Anniversary Giveaway 2 Winners are: here A Fab Bag from GirlXplorer.com will be sent to Swati Fitkariwala You all are AWESOME girls but its not possible for us to make you all win Better Luck Next time!… Continue Reading →
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    Of Means and Ends

  • Challenging oppression is uncomfortable. Deal with it.

    Rebecca Griffin
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    image via theinspirationroom.com Emma Watson got a great deal of attention, both positive and negative, for her speech at the UN on gender equality. At a time when feminism is receiving a warm cultural embrace, it’s always welcome when more people join the fold and use their celebrity to elevate the cause. But one part of her speech sparked some pointed criticism. As Mia McKenzie at BlackGirlDangerous writes: In her speech to the UN, Ms. Watson said: How can we affect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation? Men—I would…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    photo via Sociological Images Apparently, the way to sell shoes in the 70s was to say they would piss off feminists. The team behind the movie Dear White People offers PSAs that take down stereotypes about black people. I can’t wait to see this movie. St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy thinks learning how to spin an officer-involved shooting in the media is “highly entertaining.” A disturbing report from Amnesty International on abortion in El Salvador shows where criminalizing abortion and policing pregnant women’s bodies can lead. Apparently when…
  • Mark Pryor & the NRA: the scant reward for political caution

    Rebecca Griffin
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    photo via viralread.com There are certain issues and interest groups that politicians will bend over backwards to avoid upsetting. We all know from the abysmal state of gun laws in this country that the National Rifle Association is one of them. Think Progress reports on just what fealty to the gun lobby got Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR): Last year, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) voted against a popular proposal to require people who purchase firearms online or at gun shows first complete a background check. On Tuesday, however, the National Rifle Association announced a $1.3 million ad buy in Pryor’s…
  • Weekend reading

    Rebecca Griffin
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    A hilarious take on “dad feminism” from The Toast. It’s not just police departments–some school districts are reportedly getting free military gear from the Pentagon. A video from the World Science Festival shows how unreliable eyewitness identification is. How many women are in prison for defending themselves against domestic violence? 9 tips for police to prevent civilian shootings. A student and a faculty adviser are suspended from the school newspaper for refusing to print a racist sports team name. 25 famous women on not having children. Worst father of the year…
  • What is a “good abortion”?

    Rebecca Griffin
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    photo via washingtonpost.com Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is in the news again for sharing her abortion story in her recently released memoir. She shares the heart wrenching tale of ending two wanted pregnancies. It’s brave of Davis to share these personal stories, surely anticipating the ridiculous pushback and prying questions she would face. As many people have pointed out, while it’s very important for people to share these stories to end the stigma around abortion in this country, it’s no woman’s responsibility to carry that burden. But Davis’s…
 
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    The Single Diaries

  • An Outdoor Cardio Circuit You Can Do Absolutely Anywhere

    Jennifer Hacker
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Never Miss a Sweat Sesh with this Customizable Cardio Circuit Routine Your Do Anywhere Cardio Circuit by singlediariesxo on Polyvore I’m the kind of person that must fit a workout into my day. There’s something about the rush of endorphins and the cleanse of a good sweat that my body has come to crave. On […]
  • Wake Up with the Perfect Cup of Coffee

    Jennifer Hacker
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    All You Need to Know to Brew the Best Cup of Joe In general, I would consider myself a fairly good cook in the kitchen. Give me a recipe and a little room for creative interpretation and I’ll whip you up pretty mean meal. Yet, despite my kitchen finesse when it comes to cooking, there has been one menu […]
  • How to Pick the Perfect Running Shoes

    Jennifer Hacker
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    4 Things to Consider When Shopping for Your Next Pair of Sneaks Favorite Running Shoes Fall 2014 by singlediariesxo featuring nike shoes I started running when I was thirteen. In those days, a long run maxed out somewhere in the neighborhood of two miles. Literally, somewhere in the neighborhood. When I started high school I joined the […]
  • Experience a Taste of the Cafe Culture ft. on The Hungry Traveler

    Jennifer Hacker
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    Coffee Addicts Rejoice! A Look at the Cafe Culture of Vienna At age 26, with over 30 countries added to my passport, I’d consider myself a fairly well-traveled girl. While I’ve hit the standard tourist stops across Europe– Spain, France, Germany, UK–one country that had someone managed to miss my path was Austria. If I’m honest, I’ve never had […]
  • Single Girl Reveals | Moving In Together

    Contributors
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Jen Smith shares her experience moving in with her boyfriend and what to consider before taking the leap Moving in with my boyfriend was a HUGE decision but one that came surprisingly easy for the two of us. Alex and I have been dating over 7 years, with two small breaks in there. We’ve talked about living […]
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  • How Life Hacks Make Our Life So Easy?

    Adity Bera
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Life hacks are the ways or tricks which help us in problem solving and increase our productivity and efficiency. It is actually a modern appropriation which means solving daily life problems with some tricks and techniques. You have to admit that life tricks make your life easily. There is approximately every kind of life hacks which help you in dealing with different matters of life.We want to share some life hacks with you. Let’s start with some healthy trick. You have noticed that whenever you wake up after long sleep you feel tired. It is because your hydration level gets low during…
  • Kate Winslet –The Beautiful Hollywood Actress

    Adity Bera
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Kate Winslet is a British actress and she was born in 1975. She started her career at the age of 16, but she broke the records of fame in 1997 when she played a role in Titanic alongside Leonardo Di Caprio. Only one film made her career sky rocketed. She is not only an actress, but she is also a singer. She has worked in many hit movies and she is still working in the film industry. She is an Academy award winner. When we talk about Kate Winslet, the thing that comes in our mind is her extraordinary beauty. The beauty of Kate is unbelievable. But the most interesting fact is that she hardly…
  • Healthy Food Swaps Are Important For Your Health

    Adity Bera
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    It’s everyone’s desire to remain slim and smart but the problem is that everyone wants to eat junk food instead of healthy food. Fast food is a main cause behind your increasing weight. To lose weight you need healthy food swaps. Food swaps are the food which contains fewer calories. Cheese, butter and oil are the main sources of calories. You should try to avoid these foods. If you want to follow a proper diet plan but you are lacking with the instructions, then don’t you worry we have a solution of your problem. We will tell you some healthy food swaps which would help you…
  • How to manage weight gain after menopause

    Helena Negru
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The onset of menopause, which is the actual time when you stop having periods, is a time of celebration, on one side and a time of grief on the other side. After menopause you enter a new phase of your life, when you are more relaxed, but you also have to deal with multiple physical changes in appearance. And the most feared of them all is weight gain.Why we gain fat after menopauseThe menopause is preceded by perimenopause, which is a phase that can last from two to ten years, time during which your body decreases the production of sexual hormones. Gradually, you lose the female regular…
  • Major Teen Issues Nowadays

    Adity Bera
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Teen age is very sensitive part of life. These seven years (13-19 years) are very important, because these are the years when your personality builds. Each and every thing affects the personality of the teenager. But the sad thing is that the teenagers are suffering through many problems nowadays. Teen issues are the fear for everyone and they must be solved, because teenagers are the future of any country. If they are not strong then how could be a country strong?In this busy and hectic life parents do not find time for their children. They forget that only money is not necessary for the…
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    Paris To Go

  • Dyeing Hair Naturally: Zero-Waste DIY Organic Dye Chart

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:16 pm
    DIY Instructions: Combine chosen ingredients (preferably organic) with enough boiling hot water to form a paste (crushed walnut hulls need to be soaked 72 hours, then re-boiled twice, simmering at least five hours before use). Apply to clean, dry hair, cover, and leave in half an hour up to two. For more detailed recipes and zero-waste natural dye combinations, click here.When I was a teenager, I really wanted to be blonder, because all the popular girls at Albion Middle School had stripey highlights. Sun-In seemed like a magic social elixir, one my classmates were buying copious…
  • What Parisians Wear: 4 Shoes to Last a Lifetime

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    If you're coming to Paris on vacation, you really only need one pair of shoes (if you live here, you need two or three). For the winter, pack ankle boots, though you may want a pair of heels to dress up; in spring and summer, sneakers or espadrilles, depending on your personal style preference. Fall brings unpredictable weather, in which case two pairs are handy: a combination of these options will be appropriate for any occasion. These shoes will stay nice and comfortable even after hours of walking on sand and cobblestone. You also won't look like a tourist, so long as you stick to…
  • Albi

    27 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
     Before I let this trip get too far away from me, let me tell you about Albi, an ancient town in the Midi-Pyrenees, on the Tarn River. Our hosts, JPG and Françoise, are so accomplished, personally and professionally. They lived in Algeria and the US and their whole family is talented, engineers and architects and magazine editors and writers. We stayed in an old, beautiful maison, eating every day in a converted candle factory. It's story is very interesting, a sort of French, post-antebellum Tara: With the invention of the light bulb, the family candle business suffered, and the…
  • Internet's Down

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
      I pulled a cable out of our wall last week, rendering us internet, television and phone-less in one swift, clumsy move (I also accidentally vacuumed an entire bag of collectible German championship M&Ms). Since I'm contractually obligated to blog twice a week, I write from the fake Jardin du Luxembourg installation at Beaugrenelle Paris, where two incredible live pianists play breathtaking renditions of Cranberries and Bon Iver songs. You can really tell it's fashion week, because the actual Jardin du Luxembourg is overrun with people, either too pale or too tan, taking…
  • How to Bike in Paris

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Today was a big day for me- the first time I've biked in Paris alone. I tend to panic a lot and run into car doors, plus I'm a poor navigator so I'm really proud and self-congratulatory right now. When I reached my destination, the Vélib' station was closed and I couldn't figure out where another was, so I just went home afterwards. This anticlimactic ending to a rare personal victory was actually a good thing, because I'd put some Chinese eggplant in the oven to roast (scored and rubbed with bean paste, coriander, chili peppers and garlic) and accidentally left a knife in the pan. Classic…
 
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    Jennifer Stinnett

  • Week Five: #20NewThings – Learn Coding

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

    Jennifer Stinnett
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Not many people in my life know my background. Those few that do I consider to be my good friends. Those are the people that stay in your life – going in and out at times – but always seem to come around despite their (or others) judgments about your or themselves. There are very few people like this in any persons life. I would suggest however, we all have them. My background is actually a rather humorous one. I’ll admit at the time I was going through the events, they weren’t so humorous – but over time and changed view – it’s something you can…
  • Week Four: #20NewThings – Go To A Bar Made Of Ice!

    Jennifer Stinnett
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    I’m a native of Wisconsin living here in Florida. It’s been a great experience so far. Week Four is kindof a silly “New Thing”. Mission: go to an Ice Bar located in Orlando Florida. We purchased our tickets online and a group of four us headed down to the Ice Bar. The Ice Bar here in Orlando is a bar made entirely of ice. The cups, the seats, the tables, the bar and the bar stools … all made of ice. The fun part of this experience, beside going with a group of friends, is that you can rent fake fur coats. Yep … guys and girls … you can get your fur…
  • Taking Control of Your Inbox!

    Jennifer Stinnett
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    If you’ve been following my adventures here and on social media – you know I’m always looking for ways to help with the amount of emails I receive. Having a business, allowing yourself to be easily contacted and the copious amounts of unauthorized email / newsletter signups – have created havoc with my inbox. You might remember my list of efficient tips for sending less emails back and forth here. Or you may have followed my endless article shares on ways to maximize email time and inbox usage. I’ve noticed this is an issue for many people. So share away I will…
  • Week Three: Make A New Dinner – #20NewThings

    Jennifer Stinnett
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Week Three in the #20NewThings challenge was an idea that came about by Rona from BalancedBee.com! “Let’s make spring rolls!” was her suggestion. To which I said “How do you spring and roll? It sounds like you need to be a contortionist.” To which she rolled her eyes at me and said “You’ll like it, promise!” So … over to Balanced Bee’s house I went to make Spring Rolls with Peanut sauce…. The agenda was simple … create spring rolls and see if we would actually want to eat our creations. At least that was my goal, Rona had…
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    Language of PMS

  • 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…
  • Lightning Storms

    Amanda Ginsburg
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    The slam of the door shot like lightning in my nerves. A sad rain cloud flooded my face Because you may leave me while I’m bleeding. These lightning rainstorms have broken many. Whether it’s about money, poverty, children or bitchery. So I took Birth Control Pills in order to chill, To carry sunshine in a warm smile. Then the convulsions, the acne, the fits of rage took me down the road of the Salem Witch Trials. So I went to the Doctor who told me to do Art not Science. I outgrew my symptoms through a great creative alliance! Now I have you and you have me. The Sun is shining in…
  • Working in the Village

    Amanda Ginsburg
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Fire me! Fire Me! Just go ahead and Fire Me! Cigarette burns like pillaged villages and I am screaming. Blood pours between my legs like hot iron being casted into knives and swords. I Quit! I Quit! I’ll go ahead and Quit! For these fireball hormones and these war zones only want to surrender to peace after all as I withdrawl into something bolder; a recovered soldier,a humbled artist that cries to sleep at night till the battles on the body is over. Hire Me! Hire Me! Just go ahead and Hire Me! I promise you Springtime and Lilly’s in the sun. The war is over, the village rebuilt…
  • Untitled

    Julia Robinson
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Bang! Here again my beautiful walls reduced to the sheerness of falling curtains of tears, safety lost as flies become monsters buzzing in my shadow. All I withstood as the month flew by comes up through me hounding my nerves into the desperateness of a fox too exhausted to run any more from the baying of the hounds. The post Untitled appeared first on Language of PMS.
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    Hers.today | Different news for different mood

  • Alison Grimes Makes Big-Bucks Push in Kentucky

    admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. By Sharon Johnson The 35-year-old’s battle for the Senate seat of 72-year-old Mitch McConnell is testing partisan nerves and attracting so much super PAC spending it could be the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history. Source Source:: Alison Grimes Makes Big-Bucks Push in Kentucky The post Alison Grimes Makes Big-Bucks Push in Kentucky appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Virginia Satir

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    1 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “We can learn something new anytime we believe we can.” Source Source:: Virginia Satir The post Virginia Satir appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Oliver Goldsmith

    admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “I love everything that’s old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.” Source Source:: Oliver Goldsmith The post Oliver Goldsmith appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • Giveaway: BHLDN

    admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. By Brooke We all love beautiful weddings, right? As the ultimate curator in gorgeous bridal attire and décor, BHLDN has become our go-to for it’s unique, exquisite, and chic spin on… READ MORE Source Source:: Giveaway: BHLDN The post Giveaway: BHLDN appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
  • John F. Kennedy

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    1 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Hers.Today is a newly-launched news site specially designed for modern women. “The pay is good and I can walk to work.” Source Source:: John F. Kennedy The post John F. Kennedy appeared first on Hers.today | Different news for different mood.
 
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    Spec63

  • Genius Advert From Ikea That Spoof’s Apple In A Big Way

    Chris
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    No power cables! Eternal Battery! Ultra HD! We love this advert that has a pretty big poke at Apple. Good work Ikea! The post Genius Advert From Ikea That Spoof’s Apple In A Big Way appeared first on Spec63.
  • The Best 5 Pairs Of Pool Sliders Around, inc. Competition To Win!

    Chris
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    Carry on reading to the bottom of the article for your chance to win one of five pairs of the Nike Sliders featured! Summer 2014 has shocked us with a huge range of strange fashion footwear and although the weather has turned, it looks like the trend is here to stay. You may not have […] The post The Best 5 Pairs Of Pool Sliders Around, inc. Competition To Win! appeared first on Spec63.
  • Sportshop Decathlon Pick Their Top Women’s Running Shoes

    Chris
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    With Summer pretty much behind us now, the experts over at sports retailer Decathlon have been kind enough to get in touch and let us know about the women’s running shoes on offer so you can get out and crunch through the fallen leaves over the next couple of months. Below are their top picks […] The post Sportshop Decathlon Pick Their Top Women’s Running Shoes appeared first on Spec63.
  • This Instagram of Kate Moss and Cara Delevigne is Perfect

    Marisa T
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Monday just got amazing as Queen M and D got together for a cuddle on set at Burberry. If you needed cheering up today then this image of a match made in heaven will do it. Two of fashions most influential muses in one beautiful, black and white picture. Perfection. Expect to see more of […] The post This Instagram of Kate Moss and Cara Delevigne is Perfect appeared first on Spec63.
  • American Chat Show Host Jimmy Kimmel Does Friends!

    Chris
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    It might come as a surprise to you that it was over 10 years ago that the final episode of Friends was originally broadcast on our screens, not counting the millions of repeats on E4, and coming up on 20 years since the first ever episode was shown! Now if you are like me, that […] The post American Chat Show Host Jimmy Kimmel Does Friends! appeared first on Spec63.
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    24 Ladies

  • Cara Delevingne On Her Hollywood Crush & Catwalking ‘Like You Have A Lot Of Sex’

    miovskivlatko
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    A Cara Delevingne interview is guaranteed to offer up a gem or two and her latest tête-à-tête doesn’t disappoint. While wearing a knitted Chanel beanie (natch), the model chats away during W magazine‘s ‘Screen Test’ about everything from her Hollywood crush to the art of walking in high heels. The short black and white film, made […] The post Cara Delevingne On Her Hollywood Crush & Catwalking ‘Like You Have A Lot Of Sex’ appeared first on 24 Ladies.
  • It’s All About The Colour-Pop Coat On The Paris Fashion Week Streets

    miovskivlatko
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Winter wardrobes don’t automatically call for hibernation and sombre black coats, you know. As so artfully proven by those-who-know, AKA the street style-snapped fashion pack in Paris, a colourful coat can be a chic, simple and striking way to give autumn a big kick up the butt. While Miroslava Duma and Co. may find their […] The post It’s All About The Colour-Pop Coat On The Paris Fashion Week Streets appeared first on 24 Ladies.
  • 5 Great Tips for Everyone – From Petites to Plus Sizes

    miovskivlatko
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    It looks great on the mannequin, but how will it look on me? Unfortunately fashions are not always created for all the multiple sizes and shapes that we come in. But luckily there are some universal tips we can utilize while dressing ourselves to help us resemble the super models we ought to be. Vertical […] The post 5 Great Tips for Everyone – From Petites to Plus Sizes appeared first on 24 Ladies.
  • Comfortable and Stylish

    miovskivlatko
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    I love a quote by Zoran – an older, well-respected clothing designer. He said, “Our brains need comfort. When we irritate them, they cannot think”. That statement is one of the most simplistic yet profound statements ever made regarding fashion. As women, we can ALL identify with days when we have worn something that has […] The post Comfortable and Stylish appeared first on 24 Ladies.
  • Motivation – 09.25.14

    miovskivlatko
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    What if Money Was No Object? [HD] Alan Watts a British philosopher, writer, and speaker. Alan Watts audio courtesy of alanwatts.org. Read More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts “So I always ask the question: What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life? Well it’s so amazing as the […] The post Motivation – 09.25.14 appeared first on 24 Ladies.
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    The V Complex

  • Witches, Psychics and Ghosts! Oh My!

    Victoria Maxwell
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Hello, October It’s that time of year again. The time for pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, Hocus Pocus and all things spooky. That’s right basic bitches! Break out those Uggs and North Face sweaters and make your rush to Starbucks. It’s October! This month, I’m going to attempt to theme all of my posts towards everything fall and Halloween related. I say attempt because we all know my attention span by now. Psychic? Witch? Me? To kick off my October series, I’ve decided to share an experience with you all. Weird things happen at work, especially on overnights. So…
  • “The Art of Asking” and Why It’s Important

    Victoria Maxwell
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Why We Need to Learn This I will start off saying that I’ve always been a huge fan of Amanda Palmer. Her music is fantastic and she’s a wonderfully intelligent, strong woman. That’s why I took notice when I first saw her TEDtalk last year on “The Art Of Asking.” I recently watched it again and felt I had to write a post on it. Although she mainly discusses the relationship between artist and fans and how we need to progress back to letting people pay for music instead of making them, I feel like her talk ultimately goes beyond that. This concept of asking without…
  • Gun Rights Advocate Takes His Battle To A High School

    Victoria Maxwell
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:22 am
    Too far? Last week, a Nashville man carried out a second amendment demonstration outside an area high school. Leonard Embody showed up at the school with a Kevlar vest and an AR-15 strapped to his back. He was handing pamphlets on gun education to the students going to and from the school. According to local news, he has been arrested numerous times for his demonstrations, but all charges have been dismissed. It must be noted that open carry is legal in Tennessee and he was never actually on campus. Embody kept himself just off of school property. Everything he did was completely legal. But…
  • Welcome To The Internet

    Victoria Maxwell
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:28 pm
    So, I did this thing… I decided over the last week to experiment with the internet. The experiment was this: post up a bunch of random things with varying levels of controversy and see what happens. I’d like to give a shoutout to Reddit and 4chan for their wonderful participation. Watching you all get riled up was highly entertaining.   What I learned.   Cats. That’s my cat. And Reddit loves him. I was having issues figuring out their whole karma system (to the point where I was getting banned from subreddits), and then something magical happened. I started putting…
  • Teen Abortion: The Jennifer Whalen Case

    Victoria Maxwell
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:48 pm
    The Case Back in 2012, Jennifer Whalen found out her 16 year old daughter was pregnant. They were low on options (no clinic near them, and the prices were high for no insurance), so Whalen took to looking online. She found she could order the medical abortion pills online. She ordered them so her daughter could take them at home. She is now sentenced to 9-18 months jail time for assisting an abortion. Legal Implications Abortion is legal in the state of Pennsylvania, where the Whalens live. However, those seeking abortions must undergo counseling and a 24 hour waiting period. So, what Whalen…
 
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    How To Wear It

  • How To Wear Skinny Jeans

    How To Wear It
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    For most of us, skinny jeans are already part of our daily wardrobe; yet there is still a few of us who are not convinced enough to embrace it. If you are wondering, NO, you do not have to be skinny in order to wear skinny jeans.Today, we are going to encourage everyone, regardless of their body shape, to wear skinny jeans in the most possible flattering manner. The key is: Balance.Type of Jeans:You should wear dark washed denim jeans with big, not bulgy, pockets. We want to create an illusion of 'smaller' lower body. Ensure that your jeans fit nicely around your hips and waist.TopsA perfect…
  • How To Wear Céline Paris T-Shirts

    How To Wear It
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Designer Logo T-shirts have become specially trendy since a couple of years ago, particularly when branded Céline t-shirts started to be seen on famous celebrities and bloggers around the world.Regardless of the fact that the opinions about the trend were divided, we have decided to revisit the trend and compile a list of suggestions of how to wear a popular item such as the branded Céline t-shirt.Let's start by saying that a basic item such as t-shirt is very versatile and can be worn in a variety of ways and contexts. We have decided to divide our list by style and body shape.Style: Smart…
  • Mini Styling Consultation - Lindsay (Fictional Example)

    How To Wear It
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Lindsay is between 35-44 years old and works full time as a legal secretary.Hair is... auburn, long, wavy.Eye color is... dark brown.Skin tone is... light brown.Best body feature is... legs and arms.Worst body feature is... stomach.Frame is... petite.Style in three words: classic, intemporal, elegant.Favorite brand is: J.Crew.Favorite color is: black.Favorite item of clothing in her wardrobe: A little black dress.Pick a theme: Smart Casual.Suggested COLOR PALETTES Monochromatic : Triad :Analogous :Complementary :Tip: If Lindsay wants to wear neutrals, she can do it but she is…
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  • Tips for Dealing with Bullying

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    26 Sep 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine People often associate the topic of bullying with school, children and adolescents. However, bullying is not exclusive to youth. Bullies and their victims can be any age. What’s more, bullying in the 21st century is a more complicated issue than it once was. Now, both kids and adults have to contend with cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is using an electronic device to harass someone else. It includes hateful emails, text messages, blog entries, and internet forum posts. Are you being bullied by somebody? When someone else is doing their best to make you miserable, it…
  • Disadvantages of Dating Older Man

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    26 Sep 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine Dating or marrying an older man can have many merits, but there are still several potential disadvantages. For instance, an older man is less likely to tolerate changes to his life. Instead, the older man probably has an established and well-organized routine that has worked for him for years, and he doesn’t want to alter it. Because older men can be set in their ways, you should think twice before dating one unless you are willing to do most of the adapting. 1. Older men have had more lovers Older men have had more wives, girlfriends or lovers than younger guys. This…
  • Natural Remedies to Eliminate Depression

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    26 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine Do you think you might be depressed? The symptoms of depression can include weight changes, insomnia, oversleeping, feelings of sadness and/or remorse, lethargy, anxiety, lack of interest in activities you used to love, very low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts and impaired or deluded thinking. The symptoms you experience will vary depending on the severity of your depression. If you think you are depressed, then you’re not alone. Depression is a common problem, and people deal with it in different ways. Some people ask their doctors for a prescription medication. Other…
  • Reasons Why You Have to Fill Up on Fruit

    Women Fitness Magazine
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine If you want to stay slim and healthy, you have to exercise and watch what you eat. Yet for many people, eating healthily is a struggle. The problem is that there are lots of delicious tasting calorific treats available for purchase, so resisting temptation can be really difficult. It’s not easy to stay slim when donuts and croissants are calling out to you from the supermarket shelves. What can you do to avoid succumbing to the enticement of unhealthy goodies and pastries? Understand Cravings When you have craving for a carbohydrate laden treat, your body is simply…
  • Passive Aggressive People

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    26 Sep 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Women Fitness Magazine Are you having difficulty coping with someone else’s passive aggressive behavior? People with passive aggressive personality disorder seem very pleasant and helpful on the surface, but they aren’t. Passive aggressive people have difficulty expressing anger and hostility directly. Hence they find cunning ways in which to express their aggression. For instance, a passive aggressive person may deliberately shirk a responsibility with the intention of upsetting someone else. What are the symptoms of passive aggressive personality disorder? What causes passive aggressive…
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