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TIME OUT! This is Your Life. Reinvention Inspiration

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

If you start with this gift to yourself -- the gift of time and reflection -- you'll be on the way to creating a profound change that you never realized was possible.

Why the Hobby Lobby Decision Is a Stunning Setback for Women's Rights

Lisa Bloom | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Lisa Bloom

Defensively, the five Catholic male Supreme Court justices in the majority took some time to insist that their ruling is narrow. Don't believe it. The decision is a radical departure from prior law with monumental implications.

Friday Talking Points -- Happy 50th, Civil Rights Act Of 1964!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week was a big week for women's rights, as the Senate pushed for an Equal Pay Act to celebrate Equal Pay Day. It was filibustered, which just goes to show that one party cares about women's rights and one party clearly does not.

Courage: A Small Dose Will Help With Your Reinvention. Do You Have It?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Where does one gain the courage to make a change? It's a great leap of faith and takes courage to define and explore your wants and needs in life. Whe...

Brad Pitt Allegedly Buys Rights To 'Anonymous vs. Steubenville' Story

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment

Brad Pitt's production company will allegedly bring the Steubenville rape case to the big screen. The Tracking Board, a Hollywood insider blog, cl...

The Key to Reinvention

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 05.17.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

If you listen carefully to yourself, you'll start to notice the cues that will lead you to what you wish you were doing, creating, living and being.

Fear Traveling? Go From "Headcase to Suitcase" With These 8 Steps

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 05.07.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

7. Have back-up plans. Have a Plan B to deal with everything from metro strikes and public rallies to lost luggage and closed attractions.

FDA Makes the Right Move, Generic Emergency Contraception Now Over the Counter

Cathy Reisenwitz | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Cathy Reisenwitz

It's high time both sides of the aisle stop playing politics with young women's bodies. This is another great step in that direction.

Christian Companies Want to Own Your Body

John Shore | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
John Shore

Hobby Lobby has no more right to tell its employees how to use their health insurance benefits than it does to tell them how to spend the money they earn. Health insurance does not belong to the employer. It belongs to the employee.

Morning-After Pills May Be Less Effective In Women Over 165 Pounds

Posted 01.24.2014 | Women

Are emergency contraceptives really less effective in heavier women? In November, French pharmaceutical company HRA Pharma announced that it was a...

My 2013 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Worst politician: There was no shortage of nominees in this category, as usual. Reince Priebus, Anthony Weiner, Trey Radel and crack-smoking mayor of Toronto Rob Ford all did their best to claim the title of Worst Politician, in fact.

The Real 'Fat Shame': Ignoring the Obesity Epidemic

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Urging women to adopt a healthy, humane vegan diet in order to lose weight isn't "fat shaming" any more than urging people with heart disease to eat better is "clogged-artery shaming." The use of the word "shaming" is a sham.

'Too Fat' For Plan B? PETA Has Your Back

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

The worrying news broke last week that a European emergency contraceptive very similar to the Plan B pills used in the United States does not prevent ...

The Supreme Court Should Adhere to Scientific Definitions When Hearing Anti-Contraception Lawsuits

Jessica Arons | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Jessica Arons

There are a number of important issues at play in these cases, but a central one should be this: must the law accommodate those whose religious beliefs lead to conclusions that are scientifically incorrect?

Morning-After Pill's Troubling New Warning For Heavier Users

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.26.2013 | Women

The manufacturer of Norlevo, a European emergency contraceptive pill identical to widely used American-made pills, reportedly will issue a warning tha...

Hobby Lobby Hopes To Take Contraception Mandate To SCOTUS

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY -- OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for Hobby Lobby asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to take up the company's lawsuit against the fe...

What All Women Need To Know Before Tying The Knot

Jennifer Ball | Posted 11.08.2013 | Divorce
Jennifer Ball

Women like me didn't make an agonizing choice between a high-paying, satisfying career and motherhood. Women like me, we basically went from friends to parenthood. Some of us have degrees, some of us never finished college. Some of us never started.

Twelve Years a Slave Is an Uncompromising but Brilliant Film!

Jay Weston | Posted 11.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

It is one of the most devastating movies I have ever seen. Even more so than the holocaust-themed Shindler's List.

Why Plan B Gets an A: When It Comes to Birth Control, More Options Improve Reproductive Choices

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

I believe that more reproductive choice trumps the potential risks of synthetic hormones being available over the counter.

What's your Passion Piece? Let's Reinvent Your Life a Bit!

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 09.11.2013 | Women
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

I've realized that my "Passion Piece," the part of my mosaic that I cherish the most, is my reinvention media company -- my so-called "hobby" to those who know me.

Laura Bassett

White House Weighs In On Contraception

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration announced the final rules under the Affordable Care Act on Friday requiring most employer health insurance plans to cover emp...

FDA Expands Morning After Pill Approval After Court Order

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The morning-after pill is finally going over-the-counter. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved unrestricted sales of P...

Friday Talking Points -- War On Women Continues Apace

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.

Business Leaders Aim To Build A Better Version Of Capitalism

Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact

Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, and Jochen Zeitz, chairman of Puma, launched a nonprofit group called The B Team on Thursda...

Plan B for Minors -- It's Not About Sex

Terry O'Neill | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Would a responsible parent wish to deny their child urgently needed health care? Not many parents would. But that's exactly what they are saying when they conflate the medical conversation about emergency contraception with the personal conversation about teenage sexuality.