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Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Although none of these 20 women were elected to office, they all had a great influence on public opinion and public policy. The reformers profiled below exercised influence not only because of the number of people they mobilized, but also because of the moral force of their ideas.

Caitlyn, Feminism, and What it Means to Be a Woman

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

We get to choose how we define what it means to be a woman and we also get to define feminism. There's room for stay at home mothers, women with career ambitions, the single mother who struggles to support her children, the wealthy Upper East Side wife, and, yes, Caitlyn Jenner.

Caitlyn Ends Kardashian Tabloid Tyranny

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Who wouldn't applaud such bravery in the public eye? But I am applauding for a different reason.

Trial By Night

Margaret Klaw | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Margaret Klaw

Back in my kitchen, a lid covers a pan, a knife gets washed and put away, wine is sipped, candles are lit. This is what I love, the combination of instinct and skill, a production you can't script. You just watch it unfold.

5 Ways to Celebrate Your Victories

Margaret Marshall | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Eating smart takes knowledge, patience, and practice, and without patience there is no practice. Practice is the victory. Eat the food that is best for your body. You may live longer, be healthier, and have more fun through the years because of the food you choose today.

Faithful Shopper -- More for Mom

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.28.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Flowers, chocolates, perfume -- it's what most of us give the moms in our lives on Mother's Day. But why be conventional? After all, moms have many lives -- they work, they travel, they lead. Get a gift for the woman she is besides a mom.

It's Time to Redefine Strength

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

The truth is we are humans programmed for emotional connection. We are meant to feel, cry and share with those closest to us and yet our definition of strength keeps us walled off from the connection we need for survival. To live any kind of authentic, happy, solid life we must redefine strength.

Why a Man Loves a Woman

Jack Anderson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Good News
Jack Anderson

There's a zillion reasons why we love women. Here are the first few.

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

Alzheimer's: A Women's Health Issue

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Rep. Jackie Speier

Two-thirds of the 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease are female. A woman at age 60 is twice as likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's as with breast cancer. Scientists don't fully understand why this most common form of dementia strikes women more often than men.

How Many Diets Are There?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

People look for the quick fix, to produce the weight loss for them. There isn't one. There is no timeline on a successful weight loss. Consider weight loss the byproduct of a lifestyle that includes eating food that nourishes you, and being active.

10 Signs You're Married To A Nurse

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 05.26.2015 | Weddings
Shelly Lopez Gray

There are many tell-tell signs you are married to a nurse. These are just a few of them. God help our poor spouses!

547 Days

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 05.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

I had a new identity now, marked by this journey that I had traveled, and I could not be ashamed of it. This was the new me: short hair, a little confused, trying to love myself. In that moment, as my hair dropped to the floor, I accepted this new identity.

The Homesman and My Epiphany

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Catherine Nagle

Let us remember to serve others just as the hand of God is serving us. And to keep that feeling deep down within our hearts and souls that it is His approval and birthright that we are entitled to so we may all shine as beautiful woman in the world. Hold your head higher! This story is to remind all the women who may have forgotten.

2015 Beauty Takeback: Feminism and the Beauty Industry

Roxie Jane Hunt | Posted 05.12.2015 | Style
Roxie Jane Hunt

Let's make 2015 the year we take back our beauty. Why? Because only 4 percent of women consider themselves beautiful and it is time for us to raise that number.

On International Women's Day, A History of Lilith. Was She a Demon or the First Feminist We Know?

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Dora Levy Mossanen

My Lilith revealed herself when I immigrated to America and decided to go back to school as a married woman and a mother of young kids, when I became a writer and began creating strong willed female characters with big dreams and the courage to realize these dreams, despite the many obstacles they encountered on their way.

The Resilient and Heroic Women of South Sudan

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

When it comes to tackling sexual and gender based violence, as well as gender equality, it's time for leaders in South Sudan and the international community to follow the leadership displayed by Josephine and the inspiring women of South Sudan.

In Depth: Behind the Veil of the Middle East -- What Life Is Like for Women There

Paula Froelich | Posted 05.02.2015 | Women
Paula Froelich

You've seen women in burqas, niqabs, and abayas on the news -- but how many do you actually know? And what is it like to wear one all the time?

Why I Miss And Don't Miss My 20s

Angela J. Kim | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Angela J. Kim

We were untamed, raw and daring. We used words like f*ck and sh*t proudly and loudly at stupid boys and into thin air. We didn't worry about what others thought about us, because we were happy with who we are.

From A Childfree Woman To All The Parents Out There

Sabrina Hoffmann | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Sabrina Hoffmann

Only you know what it really means to be parents. But perhaps this will show you that while people like me might be childless, we are not heartless.

Am I a Feminist?

Bri Seeley | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Bri Seeley

What if I could be an empowered feminist and still be the soft, feminine woman that I love being? What if, as a feminist, I could advocate for the advances of equality for women without having to act like a man? What if I could help bring the more understanding and compassionate side of feminism to light?

The Most Important Congressional Bill You Haven't Yet Heard Of

Bri Seeley | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Bri Seeley

The Truth in Advertising Act will need to be reintroduced in 2015. While the bill has a good amount of bi-partisan support, Matlins makes clear there is still much more to be done.

Alexander the Great through Jean Racine's eyes

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

It was no accident that the great Hellenist French dramatist of the 17th century studied and worked on Alexander! He is one of the unique writers and ...

Violence Against Women

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

November 25 has been enacted and instituted by the United Nations Council as the Day against women's violence in remembrance of the Mirabal sisters wh...

Amal Clooney: A Feminist?

Tami Shaikh | Posted 12.20.2014 | Celebrity
Tami Shaikh

What is wrong with a strong, independent and intelligent woman who wants to take on her husband's name after marriage? Does that finish her identity? Does it make her a doormat? I don't think so.