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When a friend wants more than friendship

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

It's not unusual for platonic relationships to turn into something different or something more. Whenever this happens, regardless of gender, it can le...

Five Ways to Improve Your Friendships in 2010

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Are you only hanging on to one or more friendships only because of your reluctance to let go of a shared history? Perhaps you need to let go.

Top 10 Reasons This Woman Can't Write for Late Night Comedy Shows

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Catie Lazarus

My lady sensibility is limited to menstruation (hilarious), babies (adorable), and unicorns mating (adorably hilarious).

Can I Catch My Friend Before She Jumps Off a Cliff (Again?)

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

"It frustrates me when friends ask for advice, then do the opposite of what I tell them and want me to feel sorry for them from the consequences," writes Liza.

Are Your Tampons Green?

Tara Settembre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

Despite it being such an intimate product, I know that I've never paid much attention to the ingredients on tampon boxes.

Obama Golfs With Melody Barnes: Domestic Policy Adviser Is First Woman To Golf With President Obama

Washington Post | Michael D. Shear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

President Obama headed for the links again Sunday, but this time a woman joined him on the green. Melody Barnes, the president's chief domestic polic...

Could You Be a Toxic friend? 5 Sure Signs

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

If you're finding that you're having frequent conflicts, you have to consider whether there's something you are doing or saying that's sabotaging your own friendships.

A Female Perspective on Ramadan in Cairo

Annelle Sheline | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Annelle Sheline

I was eager to experience Ramadan in Egypt. I would attempt to fast, but wondered how the experience would feel without the closeness of a family.

Caster Semenya: Outrage, Worry In South Africa Over Report On Runner

AP | CELEAN JACOBSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRETORIA, South Africa — Caster Semenya had heard the taunts and whispers – that she was different from other girls. Now the most intimate...

Am I My Friend's Keeper?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Over the past six months I've been friends with a 25-year-old girl, and I'm a 37-year-old woman. She is where I used to be: bingeing, playing the victim role, can't find love, affection, or the attention she needs.

Crossing Washington Square: A Chick Lit Author Hits Her Stride

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I was delighted to have the opportunity to interview Joanne Rendell, author of Crossing Washington Square. This is intelligent chick lit, an engaging story beautifully told.

Why Parents May Cause Gender Differences In Kids

newsweek.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Among certain parents, it is an article of faith not only that they should treat their sons and daughters alike, but also that they do. If Jack gets L...

Owning Up

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Sometimes people believe they need to obtain closure from another person before they sever a friendship. This isn't true.

How to Put the Kibosh on a Friendship That Seems Doomed

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

How can I avoid hurting someone's feelings and maintain a relationship as a colleague when I don't want to be her friend?

I Love My BFF but I Can't Take Her Husband!

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

My friendship with my BFF is very important to me but when her husband is in the mix -- things become very uncomfortable.

Summertime When the Friendships Comes Easy

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

My conversation with Julie Kraut on her new book dealing with the nearly universal camper affliction: homesickness.

A Lesson About Female Friendship from the Ad World

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

When it comes to customer loyalty, women aren't necessarily more loyal than men; it's just that their loyalties take a different form.

Follow Up Case Study -- Ultrasound Guided Injections Offer Immediate and Lasting Relief for New Moms

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Many new mothers suffer from chronic wrist pain caused by the unaccustomed awkward hand positions required to hold and care for an infant. Injections can offer immediate and lasting relief.

Iran's First Female President: Not Gonna Happen

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

In a society where about 70% of the university population is female, the election vetting process is a sad comment on the true condition of Iran's girls and women: second-class citizens.

Seven Friendship Recovery Affirmations

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Most friendships don't last forever. If you are reeling from a failed friendship or one that seemed to drift apart, here are some thoughts to help you get over the hurt.

In Friends We Trust -- Until They Let Us Down

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, About three or four weeks ago, I broke up amicably with a guy I was dating because the relationship just wasn't growing romanti...

Big Hurts, Little Hurts and Apologies: How to Save a Friendship

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

If your friend is unwilling or unable to forgive you, don't lash out in anger. Step back and learn from the experience.

How could my friend and colleague undermine me?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Dear Irene, I'm an award-winning author with a friendship dilemma. A long time friend told one of my clients that my agent was basically a 'nobody' and that I'm 'just a ghost writer.' Should I confront her?

Crisis = Disaster + Opportunity: Yin And Yang, And What China Knows About The Economy

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

This lack of balance is why we need more women involved in leading the world's economy. There is simply too much of a male-focused approach and it is not working!

Sarah Palin and Female Leaders -- The Pointless Magnification of Glass Ceilings

Russ Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Russ Edelman

This post has nothing to do with my political position. Rather, it has everything to do with the added scrutiny women must endure as managers, executives and leaders.