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Dougall Fraser

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Let's Get Vulnerable, Baby!

Dougall Fraser | April 24, 2013 | Gay Voices
In always amazes me how often we are afraid to be vulnerable. I am guilty of this as well; expressing my own personal truths on national television brought up the fear that I might be judged or misunderstood. But every night I am so proud of our callers' honesty.
Leonisa Ardizzone

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Girls & Science: Why Are We Still Having This Conversation?

Leonisa Ardizzone | October 3, 2013 | Science
Perhaps with the long-overdue and much needed STEM "push" from the Obama administration, things might change. But I fear that the gender disparity that has existed for so long in the sciences will continue.
Ekaterina Walter

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Making of MAKERS: Stories of Women That Changed America

Ekaterina Walter | April 24, 2013 | Women
The stories of courage, confidence and empowerment deeply touched me and reminded me of why I have the privileges I now have.
Allison O'Kelly

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We Have a Responsibility to Change the Conversation About Women At Work

Allison O'Kelly | April 24, 2013 | Business
Sometimes I think we read about and discuss workforce trends and challenges through a myopic lens. For example, a company is launching a particular initiative which may serve as an interesting anecdote, but doesn't address the issue at large or the way the issue is perceived by the general population.
Molly Weinburgh

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Women in Math, Science and Medicine: Still Work to be Done

Molly Weinburgh | April 24, 2013 | College
The number of women in the labor force is projected to be more than 78 million by 2018. Our goal should be to unleash the talents and productivity of each of them. Yes, there has been improvement. Yes, much more needs to be done.
Michael Sigman

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The Zen Master, the Pope and the Suppression of Dissent

Michael Sigman | April 24, 2013 | Religion
Accusations that one of the most powerful American Zen Buddhist figures of the past half-century has sexually harassed, groped and bullied hundreds of female students have unleashed outrage in the Buddhist community.
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

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Here's to Your Health: A Non-Scientific 'Study' of Cancer and Healthy Lifestyle

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | April 24, 2013 | Women
As a cancer survivor, I have read numerous books and studies that purport a relationship between eating healthy, exercising regularly, reducing stress, getting sufficient sleep and lowering your risk of developing cancer or cancer recurrence.
Lynn R. Goldman

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Prevention of Breast Cancer: An Urgent Priority

Lynn R. Goldman | February 22, 2013 | Healthy Living
We are all exposed to environmental factors that might ratchet up the risk of cancer. This report offers all of us the hope of staving off a substantial number of breast cancer cases in the coming decades.
Peter Diamandis

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Arianna Huffington's Top 10 Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Peter Diamandis | April 24, 2013 | Business
Arianna is both the force behind the Huffington Post and a force of nature herself -- a brilliant, powerful and loving person. In August 2012, I sat down with Arianna to talk about what inspires her, what worries her, and what bold ideas she's most excited about.
One For The Table

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Our Favorite Movie Food Scenes

One For The Table | April 24, 2013 | Taste
Since it's Oscar Season, we asked some of our contributors what their favorite food scenes in movies are. We'd love to hear what your favorite food scene is in a movie and why!
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

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From Vashti and Esther to Women of the Wall and U.S. Nuns

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | April 24, 2013 | Religion
This year on Purim, let us celebrate the courage to defy authority, to affirm and defend whoever are the "strangers" in our midst and whoever has been excluded from dignity and empowerment.
Fariha Roisin

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What's My Body Got to Do With It? Body and Beauty Standards and What Lena Dunham Is Doing for It All

Fariha Roisin | April 24, 2013 | Media
There is no right and wrong beauty, and the sooner we are able to accept that it 'doesn't always fit the mold,' the closer we get to having one hell of a party.
Linda Flanagan

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Get Off the Couch, and Other Lessons from the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Linda Flanagan | April 24, 2013 | Women
As a teenage girl, I used to study the photos of those otherworldly creatures and marvel at their sheer perfection -- Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs and Paulina Porizkova, the Czech beauty who was rumored to speak five languages. Did these astonishing creatures actually exist?
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

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And the Dance Goes On

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | April 24, 2013 | Impact
Doesn't it seem the slightest bit strange to read those words -- violence against women -- in the context of Valentine's Day? Isn't it for lovers, and hearts, and flowers, and chocolates?
Deborah Rosenbloom

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Purim: A Tale of Women's Empowerment

Deborah Rosenbloom | April 24, 2013 | Religion
When it comes to the Bible, it's easy to fall back on standard interpretations year after year, but when we examine a multifaceted story such as Esther's through a modern lens, we see the many ways the story resonates in contemporary life.
Maria Rodale

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What to Wear Under the Glass Ceiling

Maria Rodale | April 24, 2013 | Women
by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger I'm grateful that I've reached a point in my life where the arrival of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue on newsstands doesn't aggravate me. Since I'm...
The Purple Fig

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How Having a "Type" Almost Made Me Miss Out on Love

The Purple Fig | April 24, 2013 | Canada Living
By the age of 34, I was somewhat of an expert on "types." I had dated them all. I have been like a casting director in my own dating show. That was when I first went out with Andrew. He was so nice -- too nice -- and I thought, this is not going to be exciting enough. He's a nice guy. So, I didn't return any of Andrew's calls and that was that...until.
Sarah Klein

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10 Things I've Decided Not to Stress About

Sarah Klein | February 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
Worrying won't change anything, but staying positive just might. To do my part in the fight against all things stressful, here are a few I've given myself permission not to get so uptight about.
Wendy Bradford

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This Comes With 40

Wendy Bradford | April 24, 2013 | Women
I spent years searching for the "path" without seeing I was on it.
Juliet Izon

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Why I Won't Be Changing My Name on My Wedding Day

Juliet Izon | April 23, 2013 | Weddings
Now, don't get me wrong, I love my future husband's last name. But it's still my name. And that, my friends, is the distilled essence of my predicament.