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Entries by Marlo Thomas from 08/2012

The Fire Behind the Throne: Those Dynamo Wives of World Leaders

| Posted 08.03.2012 | Women

The fact remains that being the spouse of a world leader is a complicated job. While, naturally, the wives are accorded all the same luxurious trappings that their husbands enjoy, they also live under the same scrutiny, and often grab the spotlight unwittingly.

Better Than Gold: The Morgan Rathke Story

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Women

2012-08-09-Morgan300x70copy.jpgBelieve it or not, sometimes there are even greater heights to soar to -- and greater prizes to claim -- than Olympic glory.

Bon Appétit! It's Julia Child's 100th Birthday

| Posted 08.14.2012 | Women

Julia was a complete original. She was who she was and always seemed to be having a great time. She never set out to change the world, educate the masses or become a best-selling author and TV star, but she accomplished all that, anyway -- with grace, humor and, of course, her signature sign-off: "Bon appétit!"

Catholic School and Helen Gurley Brown

| Posted 08.15.2012 | Women

A secretary-turned-copywriter-turned author, Helen rocked the culture with her revolutionary ideas about women and sexuality -- and she did so without fear or apology.

Make Room for (the New) Daddy

| Posted 08.23.2012 | Women

Times have changed. Used to be that that too many dads were stoic and distant figures who returned home from work just long enough to kiss their kids goodnight, then retire to their easy chairs to read the paper and have a scotch. But today's gender roles are melting into one another.

Convention Season! The Triumphs and the Calamities

| Posted 08.24.2012 | Women

If you've ever watched a political convention on television, I'm sure you've thought it looks like a circus. People are running around, wearing funny hats and yelling at each other. And, yes, there are clowns.

Bipartisan Laughter: Our Favorite Political Bloopers and Blunders

| Posted 08.27.2012 | Women

Although politicians are famously buttoned-up and skillfully practiced in the art of careful spin, they have also been the source of some of our best entertainment -- and laughter -- over the past half-century.

Unforgettable Icons: Why Princess Diana Lives On

| Posted 08.28.2012 | Women

2012-08-28-Diana300x70.jpg What is it about icons like Diana that make them so unforgettable? And why do some stars fade away, while others continue to burn brightly long after they leave us?

Strong-Arming Death: The Summer Wilson Story

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Women

Summer Wilson couldn't believe her eyes when her mother handed her a journal written more than 15 years ago -- a diary that she never even knew existed. As she leafed through its pages, it quickly became apparent that the journal was all about her and how she almost died.