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Barbara & Shannon Kelley


The Real Reason Women Are More Likely to Fly Solo When It Comes to Work

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted July 7, 2012

The workplace still skews a little Mad Men, where, for every Don behind the desk, there's a Betty at home to take care of business. (Betty's been replaced, but you get my point.)
Janet Zeitoun


Sexy Hair, That's All

Janet Zeitoun | Posted October 11, 2012

The notion of "Sexy Hair" has as many facets as a diamond. It could mean the freedom of movement, tone of color, shine, or the angle of a great cut. If you were to pick up any magazine with a premise of "Sexy Hair," all of these elements would be obvious.
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd


A New Generation Debuts: Plurals

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted July 7, 2012

Evidence of the arrival of America's newest adaptive generation has surfaced in recent research, which is beginning to define how and why this latest Adaptive generation differs from the older Millennial Generation.
Ann Brenoff


Midlife Crisis: Are Post 50s Collectively Depressed?

Ann Brenoff | Posted July 7, 2012

A friend said something the other day that resonated deeply. When I asked her how she was doing, she responded with a sigh: "I'm OK. But 'OK' is the new 'good,' you know?"
Jim T. Miller


ADVICE NEEDED: 'My Husband And I Can No Longer Support His Mother'

Jim T. Miller | Posted July 7, 2012

Dear Savvy Senior: What resources can you recommend for locating government assistance programs for seniors? My husband and I have been helping support his mother for the past three years and we can't afford to do it any longer.
Women 2.0


At Age 17, Sara Naseri and Emilie Kjeldsen Invent New Sun-Protective Technology

Women 2.0 | Posted July 7, 2012

Our initial idea was to cure skin cancer, but realizing that this is very complex, the aim and driving force of our project became to prevent skin cancer.
Carla Seaquist


A Mother and Daughter Reconcile -- Finally: A Personal Story

Carla Seaquist | Posted September 5, 2012

My mother was lonely? That self-sufficient, God-fearing, beautiful woman, beloved of her many, many friends? Yes, she went on, haltingly, handing me the explanation she had withheld for decades.
Mark Drapeau


How HBO's 'Girls' Missed the Social Media Marketing Boat

Mark Drapeau | Posted July 7, 2012

When there are so many young women talking about how realistically Girls depicts their lives, what a shame that HBO and Lena Dunham didn't take advantage of this and expand the Girls universe into the digital space.
Tiffany Crawford


A Beautiful Night, a Legacy, and Two Women Who Stand for Community

Tiffany Crawford | Posted July 7, 2012

What I respect most about Professor Bond is his belief in human rights in the broadest sense -- not just the rights of African Americans, but the rights of all Americans, black or white, straight or gay, young or old.
MaryEllen Linnehan


Divorce Over 50

MaryEllen Linnehan | Posted July 7, 2012

For women, divorce over 50 can present unique challenges: financial, emotional, social, medical. These women are entering their new lives often on particularly treacherous ground.
Kathleen Kinmont


The 'Do I Really Need A Man?' Checklist

Kathleen Kinmont | Posted July 7, 2012

It's been six months since my third husband moved out. After noting all of the feelings and the extra workload, I've decided to make a checklist of things I need from a man and things I don't.
Heidi Brod


The Beginning of the End, Part 9: Have You Ever Dreamed of Going To Culinary School?

Heidi Brod | Posted July 7, 2012

I made 84 recipes and spent over 100 hours in the kitchen. I did it at the risk of my marriage (Con Ed turned my electricity off twice), my children's well-being and in the face of turning 40.
Yashar Ali


Why You Should Think Twice Before You Praise Someone For Losing Weight

Yashar Ali | Posted July 7, 2012

We almost think it rude if we don't say something about someone's weight loss -- as if we aren't acknowledging his or her hard work.
Barbara Becker


No Girls Allowed

Barbara Becker | Posted July 7, 2012

If you are a woman who played Little League baseball -- or your daughter does today -- you have Maria to thank.
Ricki Lake


Birth in Brazil

Ricki Lake | Posted July 7, 2012

The cultural fear is so intense that many Brazilian women are terrified of experiencing even the slightest contraction and believe that a vaginal birth will damage their bodies irreparably. Secondly, the physicians and pediatricians do not practice in groups and must be on call for their private patients 24/7.
Paul Seabright


Why Gender DOES Matter

Paul Seabright | Posted July 7, 2012

Gender stereotypes make a huge difference to how we notice others and how their talents stand out to us. Similar behavior (such as toughness in bargaining) can be interpreted quite differently according to whether we see it in women or in men.
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.


Bridging the Authenticity Gap: A Common Cause Joins Generations

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted July 7, 2012

Together we are recognizing the negative impact that unrealistic beauty has on body image and self-esteem -- and together we are finally saying, "we have had enough."
Lori Fradkin


'Thank You, Mom': What I've Realized In My 20s

Lori Fradkin | Posted July 7, 2012

It is only as I've become an adult -- an adult who is constantly observing and analyzing relationships -- that I've been able to look at my situation and recognize how much my parents got right.
Zoë Triska


If You Use This Word, People Will Think You're Stupid

Zoë Triska | Posted July 7, 2012

I have something to admit: I am guilty of a horrible crime.
Debra Ollivier


Victoria Sweet: On 'God's Hotel,' Slow Medicine And The Future Of Healthcare

Debra Ollivier | Posted July 7, 2012

God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine is a fascinating book about Dr. Victoria Sweet's 20-year experience practicing "slow medicine" at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, offering a new vision for healthcare.
Maureen Ryan


'Mad Men' Recap: Tomorrow Never Knows In 'Lady Lazarus'

Maureen Ryan | Posted July 6, 2012

Emptiness, missed connections, lies and not getting what you want -- those were the recurring ideas, but overriding all that was the sense that someone was going to die or something terrible was going to happen.