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The cost of skin cancer: South Africa is spending more than it should

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.18.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Caradee Yael Wright, South African Medical Research Council and Louisa Griffin, Griffith University The cost of treating skin cancer in South Africa ...

What Would Happen If Earth Fell Into A Black Hole?

The Conversation US | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.17.2016 | Science

Black holes have long been a source of much excitement and intrigue. And interest regarding black holes will surely grow now that gravitational waves ...

Tinnitus and Tintinnabulation

Francis Levy | Posted 01.19.2016 | Books
Francis Levy

Tinnitus is a ringing in the ear and when it's chronic, it can be quite annoying, particularly when it seems like it's never going to stop. Tintinnabulation also refers to a sound but in this case it's the ringing of bells.

Hollywood Has Met the Enemy, and He Is Us

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.22.2016 | Entertainment
Frank H. Wu

A new storyline is emerging in Hollywood blockbusters: The revolution of the malcontents has replaced the revolution of the idealists. (Spoiler warning: This blog ruins the surprise of the movies mentioned.)

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.

Jane Fonda Opens Up About Her Struggle with Bulimia

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women
Amanda de Cadenet

While Jane Fonda has no shortage of knowledge to share, I was particularly moved and fascinated by her recovery from bulimia, which she battled with for over 25 years

How Gabourey Sidibe Stays True to Herself

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women
Amanda de Cadenet

Sitting down with the insightful Gabourey Sidibe was a wonderful experience. Being a young woman is difficult enough, but add to that the pressures of...

Melissa McCarthy Talks Body Image

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 07.23.2012 | Women
Amanda de Cadenet

Most women work while pregnant, and Melissa McCarthy was no exception. However, being an actress provides an added bit of pressure that can be an absolute nightmare.

Glenda Bailey on Diving into Life Head First

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 07.22.2012 | Women
Amanda de Cadenet

Glenda Bailey is a woman after my own heart who believes that climbing the career ladder can be overrated, to say the least. After all, why not just go for what you want now?

Glenda Bailey on Being Fearless

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 07.16.2012 | Women
Amanda de Cadenet

While talking with Glenda Bailey, she plenty of great points, but one in particular struck me: you can't be afraid to put yourself out there.

What You Didn't Know About Diane von Furstenberg

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 07.16.2012 | Women
Amanda de Cadenet

Despite not originally having an idea of what profession she'd like to pursue, Diane held strong to her strong knowledge of who she is as a person and allowed that to guide her.

'The Conversation': Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Amanda de Cadenet

Senator Gillibrand explained how women, by nature, will work until the last minute to make sure a task is completed.

Alicia Keys Reveals Who She Respects Most

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women
Amanda de Cadenet

Amanda and Alicia touch upon society's obsession with being youthful and why Alicia looks up to her elders.

'The Conversation': Kelly Preston

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Amanda de Cadenet

Kelly speaks with Amanda and shares that when she was in a time where she questioned if she would ever be able to love again, she realized how much love she had inside of her.

PHOTOS: Gwyneth Shows Off Some Sideboob In Sheer Dress

Posted 05.07.2012 | Style

"Gwyneth Paltrow sideboob" isn't a headline we get to use a lot of the time, so when we get the chance, we're going for it. The scene of the crime:...

PHOTOS: Gwyneth Shows Off Some Sideboob In Sheer Dress

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"Gwyneth Paltrow sideboob" isn't a headline we get to use a lot of the time, so when we get the chance, we're going for it. The scene of the crime:...

Portia de Rossi Reveals What Matters Most to Her

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women
Amanda de Cadenet

Portia de Rossi is beautiful, but prefers to concentrate on what goodness she can put into the world around her -- an inspirational lesson we can all learn from.

What Leslie Bennetts Makes a Priority

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women
Amanda de Cadenet

During my chat with Leslie Bennetts, I was pleased to learn that she, too, believes that there's nothing wrong with making your career a priority.

Another Reason to Love Rita Wilson

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women
Amanda de Cadenet

Rita Wilson has a fantastic outlook on life, giving herself room to learn and make mistakes without being too hard on herself in the process.

Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Up About Her Postnatal Depression

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 07.01.2012 | Women
Amanda de Cadenet

Gwyneth Paltrow revealed how her struggle with postnatal depression opened her mind to spirituality, curiosity and eventually, a sense of inner peace -- a journey we had in common.

Zoe Saldana On Why Loving Yourself Comes First

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 06.30.2012 | Women
Amanda de Cadenet

Zoe Saldana is definitely an evolved woman, a fact which became even more apparent as we delved into the topic of our bodies. While many would frown o...

Sarah Silverman on Taking Charge of Your Own Happiness

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 06.30.2012 | Women
Amanda de Cadenet

Sarah Silverman admitted to falling prey to a phenomenon we've all experienced: losing ourselves in our relationships with the person we perceive as the "love of our life".

Women Are Honestly Writing About Sex: It's About Time

Lisa Guest | Posted 06.27.2012 | Women
Lisa Guest

"If you examine sexy heroines in literature you will see they either lose their lives or their children for expressing their sexuality." I can see now why I was so hesitant. I wasn't willing to die just yet.

'The Conversation': What Women Can Teach Each Other

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 06.24.2012 | Women
Amanda de Cadenet

Conversations: Aren't we having enough of those, you ask? We're always talking, tweeting, texting, posting a status update, checking in, sharing and, if you're like me, having conversations in your heads with people who aren't even in the room, saying the things we wish we'd said.