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Top 6 Coastal Maine Destinations Far From the Tourist Trail

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Maine is one of the most popular U.S. States in the summer. Typically, tourists inch along on US Route 1 to get to Kittery, York Beach, Ogunquit, The ...

Every Great Dream Begins With A Dreamer

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Siobhan Kukolic

Seventeen years ago, on May 12th, 1999, my then-boyfriend followed me on a family trip to Ireland and proposed at Ross Castle in Killarney. My cheeks...

Building Lessons: How I Conquered the Table Saw

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women
Brandi Megan Granett

The #pinterestfail hashtag should serve as warning, but like most people caught in the thralls of Pinterest DIY induced mania, I ignored logic and my current skill set and entered the search term: DIY Pergola.

Harriet Tubman - The New Face of the $20 Bill

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As a member of the Advisory Committee for Women on 20s, I was delighted to hear the announcement that Harriet Tubman will be the face of the $20 bill.

Recognizing All of America's S/Heroes

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Kudos to the Treasury Department which has announced that Harriet Tubman's face will grace the front of the redesigned $20 bill, making her the first woman in more than a century and first African American ever to be represented on the face of an American paper note.

Here's My VOTE for the $20: Eleanor Roosevelt

Alexia Parks | Posted 04.19.2016 | Women
Alexia Parks

Imagine if our money carried positive, uplifting messages such as: "Be Authentic!" "Go Lead Something!" I think Eleanor Roosevelt would welcome this

April 12th -- the Day We Lost President Roosevelt

Michael Zucker | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Michael Zucker

The spring and summer of 1945 was a very unique period in the nation's history. Wrapping up the worldwide conflagration in August, we transitioned to a period of remarkable postwar growth and the early years of cold war under President Truman and an era of consolidation under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

For Women's History Month: Two Books To Fall In Love With

Janet Mason | Posted 03.25.2016 | Books
Janet Mason

Reading these two books reminded me that reading also helps you learn more about yourself, in addition to learning about the world in all of its time dimensions. Reading is like looking in a mirror and seeing things that not only have you never seen before but things you never expected to see.

Hillary Should Be Celebrated Not Smeared With Sexism

Kristin Battista-Frazee | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics
Kristin Battista-Frazee

Love them or hated them, Hillary, Eleanor, and other women who run for elected office or hold an appointed government position, change everything by their mere presence and tenacity. Hillary breaking the glass ceiling to the oval office is something to be celebrated not smeared with sexism. Our complicity in addressing this issue does everyone a disservice.

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt Should Be The First Woman to Have Her Own Bill

Jennifer J. Raab | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women
Jennifer J. Raab

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has asked the American people for feedback on what he calls "a new family of bills." I'm teaming up with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to urge the Secretary to embrace this plan: Create a $25 bill. Put Eleanor Roosevelt on it.

Trump Repeats Roosevelt's Biggest Error

Jan Jarboe Russell | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Jan Jarboe Russell

Today, as during World War II, many of our leaders, inured to the bad treatment of minorities, continue to incite mistrust and hatred. We find ourselves trapped in the same old dreary circle of fear.

Women Who Wrote, and Will Write, History

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

It's an honor to celebrate these women and countless others this month - the 28th annual Women's History month - who uncompromisingly pursued their passions and dreams, often in the face of criticism, stereotypes and stigma.

Aisle View: Another Three Bites of the Apple

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.05.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

The only distressing element about Hungry, the initial installment in Richard Nelson's new trilogy about the Gabriel Family of Rhinebeck, NY--a philosophical, political and round-the-block neighbor to his Apple Family--is that the author makes the whole thing look so effortlessly easy.

Are Women Willing to Wait Until 2025 for a Woman President?

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Alexia Parks

If Election2016 turns out to be a slugfest between two white men will the winner gain a two-term presidency? If so, we may well have to wait until January 2025 for a woman to be inaugurated president of the United States.

Remembering an Early Giant in the Fight for Social Justice

Jennifer J. Raab | Posted 01.07.2016 | Education
Jennifer J. Raab

A newly published book has reminded those who care about social justice in America about one of its strongest and most effective advocates, the late James Dumpson. The book is Reflections on the American Social Welfare State by Alma Carten, and it sheds new light on the life and career of this courageous, lifelong crusader for human rights.

Human Rights Day - A Day to Honor Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Jack Healey | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
Jack Healey

Eleanor Roosevelt was the architect of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the best document ever written for all the citizens of the earth.

Extinguishing Liberty's Flame on Refugees

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Emma Lazarus, who's proud and shinning words stand indelibly inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, would weep in sorrow and shame if she were with us today as an ever increasing number of our political "leaders" and citizens call for the United States to extinguish the flame of liberty on Middle Eastern refugees of war.

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

George Heymont | Posted 11.15.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Women in the arts have become increasingly outspoken about the blatant misogyny and gender bias they face in the entertainment industry.

The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2015 | Books
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

It happens that the right book of the moment shows up right on your doorstep: The Social Sex: A history of Female Friendship, by Marilyn Yalom, co-written with Theresa Donovan Brown, was presented fresh off the press at my favorite local bookstore, The Book Passage, in Corte Madera.

The Sanders Saga: Why Is 'A Half-Baked Version of Tom Hayden' Beating the Clintons?

William Bradley | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

I think socialism is becoming popular sooner than I expected. With technology inexorably solving scarcity as it eliminates good-paying jobs, a push for a more socialist approach has seemed to me to be inevitable. But it's happening faster than I thought

First Ladies' Legacies

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Studies show that college freshmen are familiar with First Ladies, even if they can name few other women throughout U.S. history who were not celebrities or sports figures.

Poll Shows Eleanor Roosevelt's A Favorite For The New $10

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - More than one in four Americans are hoping the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill will feature Eleanor Roosevelt, according ...

Eleanor Roosevelt: The Introvert Who Wouldn't Keep Quiet

Quiet Revolution | Andy Hinds | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Eleanor Roosevelt is commonly held as an example of a highly successful person you would never guess to be an introvert. Many biographers (including h...

8 Must-Read Stories From the Human Rights Reports

Catherine Russell | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Catherine Russell

The reports are more than catalogues of abuse. They are tools in our work for justice, helping governments, civil society, the media, and human rights defenders make the case for change.

What About a Jobs Program?

Cynthia M. Koch | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Cynthia M. Koch

We need to summon the political will to create -- for the first time -- an American labor force of committed citizens that reaches across boundaries of class, race, gender, and religion and involves all Americans. Only then can those in despair envision a future in which they and their children live useful lives as contributing members of our society.