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Living The Wage To Raise The Wage

Kate Black | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Kate Black

When you make $7.25 an hour you have to tell your kids why they can't join the soccer team or participate in after school activities because there's no room in the family budget.

Vicki Donlan: America Needs Women to Lead

Vicki Donlan | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Vicki Donlan

The fact is money is not the answer. Women in business, working women, intuitively know this. The real answer is there needs to be more attention paid to the next generation.

Edith Wharton Rocked My World

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.27.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

Wharton just had her 151st birthday, and I feel like she's been part of my life for decades. I wouldn't say that she haunts me, exactly, but she's lodged in my consciousness like a rich piece of chamber music -- the Schubert quintet, perhaps -- continually revealing new depths.

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Magazine?!

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 10.31.2012 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

I peered over the magazine and out my window to the street below, almost expecting to see women in tri-cornered hats with epaulets on their lingerie, holding riding crops above their heads as they marched forward into the next battle in the red room of pain.

It's Time to Stop Calling Career Women Without Children "Delayers"

Melanie Notkin | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women
Melanie Notkin

The federal government's blame-name-calling needs to stop. We're not spinsters. We're not career women. And we're not delayers.

'The Body Love Manual' by Elizabeth 'Lily' Hills

Juliette Fretté | Posted 02.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Juliette Fretté

Ironically, now that women can vote, lead companies, and run the free world, we are increasingly prone to oppressing ourselves by starving our bodies.

America's Favorite Birth Control Method Turns 50

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — A world without "the pill" is unimaginable to many young women who now use it to treat acne, skip periods, improve mood and, of course...

Let's Bring Back: 10 Comeback-Worthy Looks From The Met's 'American Woman' Exhibit (PHOTOS)

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Today New York City's Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute will open its new exhibit, "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity." Gazing at the glamorous finery of eras past, as usual I found myself wishing back certain flourishes and trappings, from hand-held fans to white gloves to turbans.

American Woman: 15 Trailblazers Vogue Left Off Their List

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 11.28.2012 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

At this time of year, for those in the fashion industry, "going to the Met" has nothing to do with spending a lazy day in the galleries, admiring Byza...

From Mother's Dream to "A Woman's Nation" -- Shriver Charts Progress for American Women

Lys Anzia | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Lys Anzia

Like their global sisters, I know American women want equal opportunity. Let's hope this report finds a way to bring a deep appreciation of this fact, with resulting improvement, to the political, humanitarian, social and business lives for women across the US.

The State Of The American Woman

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Women are much more powerful than they were forty years ago. But they are stressed, anxious, and not as happy. Why?

When Everything Changed, by Gail Collins

Elaine Showalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Elaine Showalter

Collins uses her great sense of revealing anecdotes, engaging personalities, representative case histories, resonant stories, and startling details to defamiliarize a decade we thought we remembered.

What is Work? Gail Collins: When Everything Changed

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sharon Glassman

The women in When Everything Changed are gutsy, goal-setting, game-changing, God-chatting, family-loving individuals who share a belief in Change - and an enduring, if irrational love of sexy shoes.