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Jennifer Latch

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It's Not Just About Breastfeeding

Jennifer Latch | August 28, 2014 | Parents
All women have a fundamental human right in the care of their children, and when we are talking about breastfeeding, let's steer the conversation away from breasts and ideas of decency. Let's talk about human rights and the prevention of their perversion and destruction.
Suzanne Barston

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It's Time To Rethink Feeding Support, Info Given To New Parents

Suzanne Barston | August 28, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Breastfeeding should be promoted and supported, but what passes for "support" often leaves parents who either choose not to, or prove unable to, bereft. In this context, is it any wonder that those who "fail" at breastfeeding have double the risk of postnatal depression?
Tamara Star

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Stressed? How to Lean Back Not In

Tamara Star | August 28, 2014 | Women
Volatility and overwhelming emotions like sadness are flooding into everyone's consciousness, but that's our key to freedom right there: realizing we're tapping into everyone's consciousness -- as in the collective consciousness of the planet.
Jen Glantz

From a New Yorker's Relationship With Their Air Conditioner

Jen Glantz | August 28, 2014 | Women
You're on a mission: trap cold air into your room so that you can shut your air conditioner and pass out before you even realize your bedroom is probably climbing up toward the same temperature as the sauna at your gym.
Mauricio Estrella

How to Resolve An Argument, Not Just Win It

Mauricio Estrella | August 28, 2014 | Business
Every time, in the heat of arguing, it's in our human nature to do our best to win. But if we're not focused on solving the problem, we're wasting time and energy that can be diverted into something more positive.
Alisa Schindler

Among Dancing Queens, I Am the Jester

Alisa Schindler | August 28, 2014 | Women
By the time the class is over, I had redefined the word spastic, bumped into the woman next to me twice, peed my pants just a little, and realized that while I thought I could dance, I actually could not.
Paige Kellerman

A 10-Step Guide To Painting Rooms, If You Forgot You Have Kids

Paige Kellerman | August 28, 2014 | Parents
Pro Tip: Tears thin paint. Try to cry into your shirt. If you do hit the bucket, really sell the lighter color to your house guests as "Feathered Buffalo." It sounds very Anthropologie.
Heather Martin

Life Is Uncertain, But These Things I Know For Sure

Heather Martin | August 28, 2014 | Women
Uncertainty in life often feels like the greatest hurdle to our happiness, but it is actually a huge blessing, we just need a better understanding of its nature and how to move through it. Here are some lessons I have learned about our elusive friend, uncertainty.
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

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5 Steps to Take Before Starting a New Relationship

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | August 28, 2014 | Women
Those who are sincerely happy with their romantic choices spend more energy working on their own self-development than on appearing a certain way to attract love. Instead of concentrating on playing the game to entice a partner, put your focus on these five principles.
Miranda Feneberger

Yes, Jennifer Lawrence Can Be a Body Positive Role Model

Miranda Feneberger | August 28, 2014 | Teen
The problem with the body positivity movement is not Jennifer Lawrence. It is in fact very impressive to me that a "conventionally beautiful woman" cares about the effect that an unhealthy appearance could have on her young audience.
Renata M. Black

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Vicki Escarra - Opening Windows of Opportunity

Renata M. Black | August 28, 2014 | Impact
Knowing what it feels like to be really poor and not fit in drives me to try and help other people. I'm not arrogant enough to think that I know everything women in the developing world are dealing with, but some of the psychological things we go through are exactly the same.
Dr. Divi Chandna

I'm Supposed To Be A Compassionate Doctor, But I Dreaded Seeing Some Patients

Dr. Divi Chandna | August 28, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
You may assume that communication between physicians and patients is relatively easy -- which in many ways it is. But no amount of preparation of this connection could have prepared me for the work involved. In primary care, we have a term called "the heart sink patient." This is the patient that dumbfounds you. Nothing you do seems to help them. When you look at your schedule and you see their name on your list, your heart sinks.
Sophia Jones

An Open Letter To My Alma Mater's Former President On College Rape

Sophia Jones | August 28, 2014 | World
I usually take great pride in calling myself an alumna of The George Washington University -- but not today. Dr. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, current president emeritus and a professor of public service at GWU, made comments on the Diane Rehm Show this week about how college women drinking too much is feeding the campus rape crisis, and in doing so perpetuated the dangerous notion that it is a woman's fault for being sexually assaulted or raped. Change is needed on campus, but it does not need to come from the victim.
Michelle Combs

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33 Things I Learned From Being Married Three Times

Michelle Combs | August 28, 2014 | Divorce
My husband and I had our 17th wedding anniversary this year and I am thrilled that this marriage did not tank like the first two did. I don't know if I got better at marriage or just tired. I have learned a few things from my multiple marriages, and I would like to impart this wisdom to you.
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

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How to Use Jokes, Irony and Sarcasm

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | August 28, 2014 | Women
Teasing, joking and making fun of ourselves and each other can often create intimacy, diffuse barriers and bond friends and colleagues.
Wendy Atterberry

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How to Get Unstuck in an Unhappy Marriage in 10 Steps (Or: A Guide to Happiness)

Wendy Atterberry | August 28, 2014 | Women
Can you pinpoint a time that you started feeling unhappy? What else was going on in your life? Can you think of a time that you WERE happy?
Shannon Deep

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'Beach House Full of Girls' Proves Street Harassment Is Okay

Shannon Deep | August 28, 2014 | Women
Victim-blaming, sl*t-shaming, skepticism, deflection and insults, this perpetual "Not my problem!" mentality... it's all of a piece and it's all part of why some men harass, sexually assault, beat, rape, and kill women.
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

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In Your 20s? 40s? 60s? The Best Financial Goals for Every Age

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | August 28, 2014 | Money
No matter where you are in life, finances can be a big pain in the you-know-what. It doesn't get easier, no matter how much older you get. So to help, we've devised a little roadmap of goals that everyone can follow to make sure they are meeting the right financial goals for their age.
Tamara Star

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Poet Slams Daughter's Twitter Hater

Tamara Star | August 28, 2014 | Women
Shame + embarrassment + grade school. These three words unfortunately seem to go together don't they? Now add in social media's catch fire response to toxic gossip and our daughters are in peril of even more shame and embarrassment than even we endured through the grueling process...
Betterment.com

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This Couple Retired in Their 30s. Could You?

Betterment.com | August 28, 2014 | Money
We talked to Jeremy Jacobson, 39, who retired a year ago thanks to the nest egg he and his wife saved for 10 years. They have no plans to rejoin the workforce, because they expect their money to last another 60-plus years. They even want to have kids.
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