Unfortunately, housing a cervix, a uterus, fallopian tubes and a vaginal canal makes women susceptible to a heap of health issues. I'll never forget the day that I received a phone call informing me that my then-16-year-old cousin had ovarian cancer.
If you want the career you don't have, you must dress for that career. Dressing for the career you want (and not the one you have) isn't a matter of just putting on new clothes. Rather, it's a matter of internalizing your goals and dreams.
When game time begins and all players -- and viewers -- prepare for the coin toss, that's my clue to take to the living room. I'll usually curl up on the couch, with either a cup of tea or a glass of wine close by -- book, newspaper and laptop at the ready for at least four hours of quiet time.
Linda Babcock herself, the author of the studies that gave rise to the "women don't ask" industry, has shown that women don't negotiate for a very simple reason: they sense -- correctly -- that it will hurt them if they do.
Girls wants to tell us something important about twentysomething females of the 21st Century. And, as the elders of our society, we should always be listening to those new voices crying out. But what are they telling us?
When I watch shows like Downton I like to imagine that I'm just like one of the characters in the story. Usually, it's the heroine (because really, who wants to be Daisy?). I'm a Crawley, for sure, but which one?
We will miss you. We will miss that bright green, blue or red jacket in the crowd, we will miss your calm and serious voice, and we will miss knowing that through you, we, the women of America, have a voice.
The 49ers are heavily favored to win the Super Bowl on February 3, but I'll be rooting for the Ravens. My loyalties have nothing to do with football, nor Baltimore. I'll be cheering for the only team in the NFL named for a poem.
I have always had trouble figuring out to which country I belong. I travel regularly to Italy, speak Italian, have Italian friends, but I have always lived in the U.S. I don't really fit in either country.
I consider myself well-educated and self-aware. I wrote a Master's thesis on issues in Women's Studies and kept my maiden name. I assumed I was one of the last people who would unconsciously work harder for a man than a woman.
Hillary's resume prerequisites for a presidential run are outweighed only by her panache -- a novel brand of cool she's cultivated over more than two decades in the political spotlight. Hers is a well-earned confidence that she makes seem effortless.
In the final and most emotional audition of the night, Matheus Fernandes discussed his struggle with bullying due to his height. He performed "A Change is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke and his voice and his story touched the judges.
Falling down the Etsy rabbit hole is one of my internet-ish weaknesses, and upon one of these bottomless falls I came across this Dead Writers Perfume, which is made with "black tea, vetiver, clove, musk, vanilla, heliotrope, and tobacco."