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A Childless Woman's Thank You to Jennifer Aniston

Nicole Luongo | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women
Nicole Luongo

Whose business is it, anyway? Just because I'm a woman doesn't mean I want to experience child birth. Just because I am the youngest of eleven doesn't mean I want a bunch of kids. I love inspiring and teaching children. I don't want any of my own. And, I'm not alone.

Not Just a STAT Section

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Shelly Lopez Gray

Even though I was not working triage that day, I knew to follow every other labor nurse as they ran towards the room. As I made my way in, I saw a mother lying there, soaking in a pool of dark red blood.

Q&A Session with Award-Winning Author, Sheri Booker

Christina Scribner | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sheri Booker is a teacher in Baltimore, spoken word artist, poet, public speaker, and author. Her latest publication, a memoir titled, "NINE YEARS UND...

Interview: Life Lessons and Styling Advice With Celebrity Stylist, Chiara Solloa

Christina Scribner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Style
Christina Scribner

Growing up in Miami, Chiara was raised by her grandmother who designed clothing and her mother who was a clothing buyer. Chiara's styling career started in elementary school, as she went thrifting for dresses for her school's production of Cinderella.

Middle (ST)age, Middle Age, Midlife. Whatever you Want to Call it, it's Here!!

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

We are being asked not to sit on our possibly slightly more padded bums and contemplate retirement, NO! We are being asked to remain fit, youthful and learn new things at an exponential rate in order to keep up with this ever-changing world.

Beat the Annual Yo-Yo Dieting Cycle

Margaret Marshall | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

When you can acknowledge your desire it will take you throughout the year regardless of the month or events and holidays. Where you are and who you're with will become irrelevant, and your desire will stay strong. Eating smart and exercising is the pathway to achieving your desire.

The Woman's Status in Islam

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

We cannot disregard the status of the native women who live as genuine "products" of their human oppression who effortlessly accept their degrading part not only because they are not aware of anything different.

The ABCs of Being a Woman

Tami Shaikh | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

As a mother I have tried to teach her to be a "woman of substance." We expect so much from women in our society today; we want them to be strong, beautiful, successful and financially stable. So I've created a list of things that in my opinion makes a "real woman."

Being a Woman Is a Privilege

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Miriam Ava

We create worlds. We inspire communities. We ignite transformations. And yet and because of this, the divine feminine has been repressed for mill...

The Faint Line of Sanity

Pamela Brill | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Brill

Years ago, when I was doing a psychiatry rotation at Bellevue, I learned a valuable lesson. One that has stayed with me since. Sometimes, it whispers ...

U.S. Men's Olympic Wrestling Team Makes History with Female Team Leader

Bri Seeley | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Bri Seeley

On May 14, 2014, Kelley was the first woman allowed in the Shohadaye Haftom-Tir Sports Hall since 1979. She arrived separate from the team. Upon approaching the arena, four Iranian police vehicles surrounded her car.

Life Narratives: Doris's Apartment

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.01.2014 | Arts
A.J. Condeelis

Over the weekend, I was helping a friend sort through decades -- actually almost half a century -- belongings of a woman named Doris. I never met Doris. But I learned a lot about her life and personality by spending hours in her $130 a month rent controlled fourth floor walk-up.

Past, Present or Future...

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

So if the past is what has made me the person I am, and the future is what I am working for -- what does the present or "the now" mean to me? How could I just believe and make today my friend? I was lost.

Voices of WLI: Where Love Is

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Arzu Kaya Uranli

I understand now more than ever that women, regardless of their religion, culture, or social status, have very similar challenges and needs. Because of this understanding I am better able to embrace myself as a woman. Furthermore, I am better able to be supportive of other women.

For Her Age

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger In Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl, title character Amy Elliott Dunne was a "golden girl," growi...

What Does It Mean to Be a Woman?

Bri Seeley | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Bri Seeley

My life was split between the loving, supportive, encouraging homes that were made by my mother and my grandmother. Neither of them allowed the societal definition of "woman" to define their place in life.

6 Reasons Not to Stress About Being Single

Chevonne Harris | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Chevonne Harris

Being alone does not mean you have to be lonely. And it certainly doesn't mean you have to spend every waking hour looking for someone to share your alone time with.

Why I Use My Louis Vuitton As A Diaper Bag

Anjali Joshi | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

When I look at me, I see a woman; a woman whose present version is inclusive of the woman she use to be. The woman who had a career that didn't involve baby wipes, who once enjoyed wearing heels and ridiculous amounts of eye makeup, who spent an hour straightening her hair, and who thought the best accessory was the perfect handbag.

Fight Like A Girl: A Celebration of Life, the Journey to Becoming a Supernova

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 07.21.2014 | Good News
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Many of us would be afraid to share what we had been through, but as you can see Brandy's list was courageous, ambitious, open and a very encouraging read on Christmas Eve.

Adela Mohseni: 'Any People Who Are Not Aware of Their Rights Will Not Live in Peace'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"I don't think there is a civil society in Afghanistan. There are many people from overseas who are working in Afghanistan, but they will leave as soon as there is some turbulence."

Aziz Rafiee: 'We Have Not Yet Diagnosed the Pathology of the Problems That Infect Afghanistan'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The most important factor is the conservatism that prevails with respect to social issues. Lack of education and economic poverty are other factors. Women are consistently used as a means of labor in families."

Mohammad Ismail Qassemyar: 'Poverty and Unemployment Have Paralyzed the Lives of Most Afghans'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The key to our success, as testified by history, is our national unity. We must protect our Islamic unity and brotherhood and adhere to it."

Massoud Hassanzada: 'The Biggest Challenge Facing Afghanistan Is Absence of True Progressive Forces to Combat Ignorance, Corruption and Fanaticism'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"Poverty, violence, ignorance, plunder, and deception are the fruits of the class society, based on profit-making at any cost."

Abdul Hamid Mobarez: 'Democracy Is the Choice of the People and It Is Up to Them to Protect It'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"Against such a backdrop of fundamental, structural changes, the Taliban will not be able to dominate Afghanistan again. The free people of Afghanistan would never allow that scenario to be repeated."

Wahida Samadi: 'The Taliban Will Never Really Change'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"My greatest fear is that after 10 years of efforts to promote women's rights, a group may take over the political power that does not believe in women's identity or even the fact that they are human beings."