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Professor Rosanna Peeling

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Dying for the Lack of a Simple Test

Professor Rosanna Peeling | August 12, 2012 | UK
Today, I'm speaking at the Pacific Health Summit on the importance of harmonising the regulation of diagnostic tests. Having worked in diagnostics for over 20 years, it's frustrating to see people dying for the lack of a simple diagnostic test when tests such as those for HIV have revolutionised our approach to healthcare.
Ivo Lukas

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Top Five Women Tech Organizations: Building Networks and Bridging the Gap

Ivo Lukas | August 12, 2012 | Technology
In this era, supporting women in technology is crucial. The statistics are stacked against girls and women who aspire for STEM careers and yet, role models do still exist. The obstacles are high and the stereotypes are strong -- let's start appreciating those women who break the mold.
Selvaggia

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Egg Harvesting: My Journey Begins

Selvaggia | August 12, 2012 | Women
Naming the beneficiary of my eggs in the event something happens to me is not like donating organs; my eggs could create a new life with a piece of me after I'm gone.
Emma Gray

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Batgirl PSA: Vintage Ad Shows the Superhero Defending the Equal Pay Act

Emma Gray | August 12, 2012 | Women
Imagine my surprise and delight when this PSA, first posted on Sociological Images, began making the Internet rounds, and I learned that Batgirl not only has an awesome purple uniform, but is totally in favor of equal pay for women.
Dana Oliver

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Heavy Earrings: Why I Won't Give Up Big Baubles for Simple Studs

Dana Oliver | October 11, 2012 | Style
While my morning routine has shorten and my earlobes aren't as saggy thanks to the simplicity of studs, I find myself giving into the temptation of heavy earrings collecting dust in my jewelry box. Besides, big baubles worn on a Saturday night every so often won't hurt.
Emma Gray

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'The Bachelorette' Episode 5: Emily Maynard Goes 'West Virginia Hood Rat Backwoods'

Emma Gray | August 12, 2012 | Women
This week's episode of "The Bachelorette": brought to you by the London Tourism Board and butchered Shakespeare! Yes, that's right, Emily & Co.'s most recent adventures took place in merry old England -- as we were helpfully reminded every 2.5 seconds.
Marlo Thomas

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Message to Mitt Romney: No More Passes...Talk to Us About Bullying

Marlo Thomas | August 12, 2012 | Women
Citizens of every political stripe in this country should hold candidate Romney's feet to the fire about his frightening track record on bullying, and demand answers about his actions as governor.
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

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Fat Activist Lesley Kinzel on How to Stop Dieting and Start Loving Your Body

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | August 12, 2012 | Healthy Living
Truthfully, I'm all for self-acceptance, but I've had trouble embracing the fat acceptance movement. Until, that is, I devoured Two Whole Cakes, the delightful, insightful new book by fat activist Lesley Kinzel.
Pontish Yeramyan

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9 Ways to Practice Being a Humble Leader

Pontish Yeramyan | August 12, 2012 | Business
It is one thing to talk about humility and entirely another to practice it. How do you bring humility to your interactions with your people? What about with your boss? Your customers? These 9 practices can bring out the strength in humility and open pathways to connection and growth.
Stephanie Penn

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Full-Figured Fashion Week Celebrates Women with Curves

Stephanie Penn | August 12, 2012 | Women
Plus size women are business owners, aspiring models, social media professionals and event planners. FFFweek puts the much needed and deserved spotlight on these women.
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

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Having Trouble with Self-Control? It's All In Your Head!

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | August 12, 2012 | Women
When your best intentions go south, new research suggests that it wasn't the devil that made you do it. It was your brain.
Debra Ollivier

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Sally Koslow on Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations From The Not-So-Empty Nest

Debra Ollivier | August 12, 2012 | Fifty
In Slouching Toward Adulthood, Koslow chronicles the year she spent trying to better understand what's going on with Americans between the ages of 22 and 35 who find themselves back at home, largely supported by their parents.
Ethlie Ann Vare

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Online Dating Decoder: Desperately Seeking Meaning

Ethlie Ann Vare | August 12, 2012 | Fifty
The internet dating code has become, in a word, codified. If he's posed next to a sports car, he is insecure about his manhood and will hit on your sister. If he's posed next to a Hummer, he's insecure about his manhood and will hit you. If he's in a motorboat, expect a commitment-phobe.
Ellie Knaus

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The Best Cancer-Fighting Salad Ever! (VIDEO)

Ellie Knaus | August 12, 2012 | Healthy Living
After a recent health scare, I'm taking better care of myself. And since 80 percent of the immune system is in our gut, I'm adopting a clean diet. But there's one little problem. I don't know how to cook.