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Always Having A Plan B

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

Some of the best career moves have been the ones that I did not plan for, where random circumstances have opened up doors for opportunities I would never have dreamed possible.

Rain on Your Wedding Day: A True Life Story of Having to Execute 'Plan B' Twice Last Weekend

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Every wedding should have a "Plan B" for inclement weather. Unless your wedding ceremony, cocktails and reception are all planned to be held entirely inside, you just can't risk not having alternative arrangements in place should Mother Nature decide to play a dirty trick on your wedding day.

A Principle or an Abortion Ban?

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.12.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Before his recent false claims that federal personhood legislation is "simply" a toothless statement of his belief in "life," Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's campaign told Factcheck.org that the candidate backed personhood proposals in order to ban abortion.

Here's Why Plan B Costs So Much

Bustle | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Bustle

Though women and men across the country no longer need a prescription for Plan B One-Step -- this month marks the one-year anniversary of the repeal of age restrictions on emergency contraception -- it's still pretty expensive. Some would argue prohibitively so.

Uh-Oh, Survey Says Half Of Married Women Have A 'Backup Husband' In Mind

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.02.2014 | Divorce

It's always good to have a plan B, especially when it comes to restaurant reservations, travel arrangements and babysitters. But what about spouses? ...

Friday Talking Points -- Eric Holder's Record

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.

1 In 5 Times, A Man Can't Buy The Morning-After Pill

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business

If a guy needs to buy the morning-after pill for a female friend, he's going to need to rely on a fair amount of luck. That's because a study found yo...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

TIME OUT! This is Your Life. Reinvention Inspiration

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 10.11.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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.