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Independent Women

In "Certain Women" Kelly Reichardt nails today's harried woman

Erica Abeel | Posted 10.15.2016 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

CERTAIN WOMEN This year's New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center has proved a remarkable showcase for women in film. The latest from cult cirecto...

The Ultimate Survival Guide For New Widows

Laurie Burrows Grad | Posted 08.24.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Burrows Grad

When Peter died, I had to face the practical aspects of living alone. I had to change light bulbs, hang pictures and open jars by myself. So I devised a list of key items for widows to keep on hand to make their lives easier.

What It's Like to Have Too Much To Offer

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 02.19.2017 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Now I know I am good enough. I have much to offer. A stable career. A blooming career. The ambition of a billion men and (wo)men. The spirit and energy of a teenager. The friendliness of a Labrador Retriever. A healthy child. Great friends. Two parents who tolerate me. Wink.

Being A Strong Woman Doesn't Mean Having To Do It All On Your Own

Kavita J. Patel | Posted 11.19.2016 | Women
Kavita J. Patel

Like many strong, independent women, I was committed to not losing myself in a relationship. I watched my mom within my parents' relationship and I translated that she had lost herself and her freedom. I realize now that she's a women strong enough to let someone take care of her.

5 Empowering Things Every Independent Woman Needs to Know About Becoming a Mother

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 10.01.2016 | Women
Carrie Visintainer

Becoming a parent is a big change in life, and it can be particularly scary if you're a self-proclaimed independent woman. As such, you're the type who walks confidently in the world, trusting your intuition and honoring your self. And yes, motherhood threatens to trump all of this.

5 Things to Thank Mom For on Mother's Day

Jess Kapp | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Jess Kapp

I hope that someday, my sons will have a deeper understanding of who I am as a woman, and recognize the things I did that modeled independence, individuality and strength. I

11 Things Daughters Of Strong Women Know

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women

I have that kind of mom. You know, the kind who becomes a single parent with two kids under the age of 4, and never doubts she'll be enough. The k...

I Lost My Job, But Might Find Myself

Abby Heugel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Abby Heugel

Although it's still raw, there's a sense that a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and that maybe this is just what I needed to find something that is healthier for me -- physically and mentally.

Hilarious Engagement Photo Is Worth More Than A Thousand Words

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 03.01.2015 | Weddings
Arlene Nisson Lassin

There is a family I know well, and there are four daughters, close in age and the best of friends. Now check out this hilarious photo they posted recently and then gave me permission to write about the back story.

Why Being an 'Independent' Woman No Longer Serves Us Ladies

Heather Strang | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Heather Strang

It's an exciting time to be a woman. A time to share freely our gifts with those we love and the world at large, a time to delight and radiate our natural beauty, a time to love with the fullness of our hearts while staying deeply connected to the core of who-we-really-are.

Why Strong, Independent Women Just Want to Be Taken Care of (Sometimes)

Lauren Jacobs | Posted 11.12.2013 | Women
Lauren Jacobs

Strong, confident women who advocate for themselves all day in the world often find that they want the men in their lives to be giving. They want the door held open for them, a shared umbrella, an invitation to a date planned and paid for by the man in their lives.

Huma and Anthony: Rebuilding After Wreckage

Mindy Utay | Posted 06.23.2013 | Women
Mindy Utay

Women who feel they have resources can emerge from marital wreckage intact. In particular, those with independent lives often benefit from the self-esteem that gives them an equal seat at the table in their own marriage.

Women Must Stand Up for Themselves in the Workplace

Helen Drinan | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Helen Drinan

When I was working in middle management in banking, I faced an extremely challenging personal and professional situation. I worked for a male leader who was emotionally and verbally abusive.

Independent Woman

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.12.2012 | Women
SidneyAnne Stone

For me, being an independent woman is not about being married or single, having a lot of money or even about status in your career -- it is a state of mind.

Happy Fourth Of July: Meet 100 Independent Latina Celebs! (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 07.05.2012 | Latino Voices

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a look at 100 Independent Latinas in Hollywood?! From TV actresses to movie stars, from mus...

What Does 'Push Girls' Accomplish?

The New York Times | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women

"Push Girls," a reality show about five attractive women in wheelchairs, is likely to engender a number of reactions in viewers, not all of them helpf...

The Stupid Advice We Give to Single Women Over 40

Yashar Ali | Posted 06.30.2012 | Women
Yashar Ali

While many single, 40-year old women may be perfectly content with the lives they live, when they step out in the world, there seems to be a constant reminder that they are "failing."

'Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23' And 'Girls' Make Me Realize My Life Is A TV Cliché

Alexandra Gekas | Posted 06.12.2012 | Women
Alexandra Gekas

Young post-college women come to New York City to live the "dream," only to find out it's more of a pizza-and-scuzzy-guy-filled nightmare of long subway rides to low-paying (or no-paying) jobs.

Movies That Will Have You Celebrating Independent Women!

The Huffington Post | Laura Stampler | Posted 09.01.2011 | Women

Aren't really amped to see Transformers 3 this holiday weekend? Consider, instead, our 4th of July list of movies that celebrate female independence. ...

Women, Reclaim Your Joy: Dance Alone!

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linnie Frank Bailey

Other than being the most successful single of all time, "The Twist" introduced a new style of dancing to mainstream America: dancing on your own.