If I could alter the roll of the genetic dice that gave me the BRCA1 mutation -- never experience agonies of fear waiting for biopsy results, not face the wrenching decision to give up my breasts and ovaries, endure 22 hours of surgeries, months of recovery and 60 inches of scars -- Would I?
To achieve anything great, one has to be obsessed, persistent, fearless, and believe in a little bit of magic, and you too can beat your kingdom.
Today at the UN General Assembly the British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, with support from dozens of countries including the United States, will be calling for all countries to support a new Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Next week, the world descends on New York City for the annual pilgrimage to discuss how to solve the most challenging social, economic and political problems facing our planet today. Call it the "Fashion Week" of social impact.
Lindsay, we love you... and want to love you more! Confiding in Oprah on national television is the first step to making a new life. We're cheering that your future performances will be Oscar worthy and not probation hearings on Court TV.
Yep, Liam's done it again and made us all weak in the knees. The 1D member saved his friend's life from a ferocious fiyahh! Talk about smolder. HA, GE...
Rivalries exist everywhere in life, even in the exciting world of communications policy. Communications and technology company AT&T and public interest group Public Knowledge are widely known to lock horns on matters of public policy, often bitterly.
In this case, it's the Australian elections. Conservative Tony Abbott led his Liberal-National coalition to a smashing victory over Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Saturday, leaving the Labor Party at a 100-year electoral low point.
Jenny Packham has dressed a lot of stylish and individual women like Angelina Jolie and Kate Middleton. As she prepares for New York Fashion Week, which starts on September 5, Packham takes a break to talk about modesty, burlesque dancing and love.
Not everyone has to share their life in a blog. That is not what I am saying. I am simply saying that knowledge is power. That when you share, when you disclose, you learn new information that might get you to that other side quicker.
Have we really become so cavalier with our own self-worth and time that we so thoughtlessly squander it away on played up drama between lives we truly know nothing about and will count little more to us than names on a few good old movies years from now?
Decide who you want to be in the world and what kind of friend you want to be. Then choose your A-list friends accordingly.
There was a time, not all that long ago, when thrift stores and consignment shops were seen exclusively as the domain of penny-pinching grandmas. But ...
Note: This post contains nudity. Until June 12, Facebook classified nude photographs of women who had undergone mastectomies as pornographic. This st...
In the end, we're all just people. And so maybe we all just need to chill out and recognize that the only people who truly know what someone is living with, thinking about, and going through is that person's closest circle, and, ultimately, really just that person alone.
What do I have in common with Angelina Jolie? We're both moms. We both discovered through DNA testing that we carry the BRCA1 genetic mutation. We both opted for a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy to dramatically reduce our risks. And we have both been criticized for our decisions.