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Lani Buess

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My Abusive Relationship: My Metamorphosis

Lani Buess | September 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
I questioned why I continued to stay. Was it habit? Some sadistic sense of comfort? Did I think we'd change back into the people we once were? I'm not a weak person. I grew up in such a loving home. My parents have a beautiful marriage. What's wrong with me?
Lori Popkewitz Alper

Why This Mom Cares About the Climate Crisis

Lori Popkewitz Alper | September 19, 2014 | Impact
My boys are starting to understand the complexities of our world, but they are too young to have a voice -- or a voice that will be heard and make an impact. As parents, it is our job to advocate for our children and protect them from injustice.
Janice Taylor

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The 9 DO NOTs of Active Listening

Janice Taylor | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
Listening to one another takes skills that some of us haven't picked up along the way. (Probably, because we weren't listening. Vicious cycle!) Thus, causing misunderstandings, disagreements, frustration, irritation, disputes and discord.
Jill S. Tietjen

The Way the Ball Bounces

Jill S. Tietjen | September 19, 2014 | Women
Now is the first time that a woman has been named a coach in the National Basketball Association. This column addresses some significant women's accomplishments in sports that involve a ball: tennis, soccer, football, basketball and golf.
Pamela Barnes

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Where Is the Family Planning?

Pamela Barnes | September 19, 2014 | Impact
We are making progress to overcome these challenges and expand access to contraception for women everywhere. With increased support, we can reach millions more women to ensure that they are able to make informed and voluntary decisions about their own reproductive health and contraceptive choices.
CommonBond

Five Questions to Help Choose the Best Student Loan for You

CommonBond | September 19, 2014 | Money
Your personal financial goals have great influence over your repayment plan choice. If your financial situation improves over time, you may be in a more comfortable position to make prepayments to eliminate your remaining student debt.
Soraya Chemaly

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How Many of the Hundreds of Thousands of Untested Rape Kits in the US Are in Your City?

Soraya Chemaly | September 19, 2014 | Crime
Seventeen states have introduced measures addressing backlogs. What about the others? Has your state or city take any action? Does your police department even know how many untested kits exist?
Lori Ferraro

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Sense Memory Music

Lori Ferraro | September 19, 2014 | Women
Music brings the memories back like nothing else can. With certain songs, you are able to relive a moment. At least I am.
Ellevate

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Top 3 Behaviors Founders Need to Change to Be Better Leaders

Ellevate | September 19, 2014 | Women
The need to control can stifle the space other leaders need to thrive. When you are tempted to interrupt and grab the reigns, or start speaking on behalf of your leaders, consider alternatives.
Jen Singer

'That's What My Parents Did' Is Not a Valid Parenting Plan

Jen Singer | September 19, 2014 | Parents
Hitting a child is never reasonable. It's abuse. And it's time our country stops doing what its parents did, because a country that thinks it's okay to smack, spank, slap, and whoop its kids maybe didn't turn out all that fine after all.
Diane M. Francis

The NFL Is a National Parasite

Diane M. Francis | September 19, 2014 | Women
Enjoying sporting events is fun, but, like Wall Street, the subsidies and salaries have gone too far. These privileges are at the expense of taxpayers and society as a whole as the Rice fiasco illustrates.
Patricia Gualinga

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Why I March: We Need to Leave The Oil in The Ground!

Patricia Gualinga | September 19, 2014 | Green
This isn't just the fight of indigenous peoples. It's the fight of everyone, because the air we all breathe doesn't have borders. Water doesn't have borders. While we humans place political borders, the Earth is a unified entity. And the consequences of pollution are affecting everyone.
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

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Please, Please, Enjoy Life

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | September 19, 2014 | Women
I avoided reading Charlotte Kitley's blog post for the reason many of us avoid many things: because I knew it would make me feel something hard, that it would affect me, that it would probably rattle me to the core. It has.
Jessica Kline

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Advice From One Woman to the Next

Jessica Kline | September 19, 2014 | Women
It's amazing what happens when one woman gives advice to another woman -- no matter how similar or different (whether in age, experiences, culture, etc.) the two women may be, the advice or wisdom tends to stick more because the women just understand each other.
Jim Wallis

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It's About More Than Football

Jim Wallis | September 19, 2014 | Religion
This sends a very clear message to children in this country, boys in particular, who aspire to be athletes, or those who simply see these athletes as role models. The time has come to flip that message and make it one of zero tolerance.
Janie Porter

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An Open Letter to My Friends Who Don't Have Kids

Janie Porter | September 19, 2014 | Parents
Here's the ugly truth: We suck at doing it all. The moment the doctor handed me my crying newborn, it all stopped. I was not just Janie. I was Janie, the Mother of Sullivan. I became a mom, and for a time, I didn't care about anything else but my kid.
Dr. Peggy Drexler

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Five Things People Do to Hurt Their Careers -- And How to Stop Doing Them

Dr. Peggy Drexler | September 19, 2014 | Women
These days, the barrier to advancing is more likely to be self-constructed. That's right: Your own worst workplace nemesis is you.
Olga Mecking

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Don't Travel to Find Yourself

Olga Mecking | September 19, 2014 | Travel
This world is so full of awesomeness like great food, music, beautiful arts and gorgeous buildings. I wouldn't want to swap these things for some elusive, intangible goal of finding myself.
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

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6 Ways Infertility Prepared Me for Parenthood

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | September 19, 2014 | Parents
In the end, I can't really tell you the exact combination of diet changes and baby magic that caused us to conceive a child. What I can say is that those four years of infertility prepared me for the Adventure of Parenthood in six very specific ways.
Ravishly

When the Massage Table Turns Sexual: 5 Things Every Massage Therapist Wishes Guys Would Stop Doing

Ravishly | September 19, 2014 | Style
As a woman who's been in the spa business as a therapist and a manager for over five years, I've basically seen everything -- the good, the bad, the downright awkward. Not to mention, like all massage therapists, I put up with a seemingly endless stream of "happy ending" jokes all. the. time.
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