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Why You Didn't Get the Job: Hiring Managers Tell All

LearnVest | May 8, 2013 | Women
"I'm sorry -- we've actually made an offer to another candidate." It's a phrase any job hunter hates to hear, especially when the days drag on after your initial interview, and you begin to wonder, "Where did I go wrong?"
Carole DeSanti

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To the Question of Fantine (and Anne Hathaway)

Carole DeSanti | May 8, 2013 | Books
For the world to be a better place for women -- and also, by the way, for men, and for young people -- it will need to become a place where the main thrust of our work and our pleasure is conceived not as an act of plunder, but of something else.
Mimi Minsky

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Why Facebook and I Are No Longer in a Relationship #Fakebook

Mimi Minsky | May 8, 2013 | Technology
When did we begin to lose touch with our own realities? When we began to convince ourselves that everything is okay as soon as we've posted that photo of us smiling wide. When we busy ourselves with pleasing others and waste hours changing statuses and organizing albums, we lose out.
Meryl Hartstein

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The 'Me' Before Motherhood

Meryl Hartstein | May 8, 2013 | Women
If you can find who you were before you became a mother, you have cracked the code to finding yourself.
Beverly Bell

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Sister Simone: Eulogy for a Haitian Heroine

Beverly Bell | May 8, 2013 | World
On this International Women's Day, we rerun a 2005 piece on one of our greatest heroines, Marie Simone Alexandre. Though she died eight years ago, her life and message remain as powerful and inspirational today as any we know.
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

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A Forgotten Piece of Women's History

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | May 8, 2013 | Latino Voices
Not quite realizing that behind every exceptional woman there is a community of faceless and nameless women who have helped sustain her, the legacies of the migrant women from Puerto Rico, sculptors of today's communities in New York, are all but forgotten.
Anea Bogue

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Why Beyonce's "Mrs. Carter Tour" Is Bad For Women

Anea Bogue | May 8, 2013 | Canada Living
International Women's Day is all about pausing to reflect on our achievements in the long-standing effort to create equality between men and women. For over a decade, Beyonce has been singing about girls and women being independent. However, when I found out last month that the megastar and girl power proponent was calling her tour the 'Mrs. Carter Show' I thought I was going to short circuit.
Marcia Sirota

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The Seven Secrets of Spectacular Sex

Marcia Sirota | May 8, 2013 | Canada Living
Everyone wants better sex, but many of us have the wrong idea about how to make it happen. A happy, fulfilling sex life is available to everyone. If we simply pay attention, we'll discover the sexual satisfaction that we've never previously experienced. Here are the seven secrets to achieving a spectacular sex life.
Kristina Kern

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Mother Trucker: Why I Quit My Day Job

Kristina Kern | May 8, 2013 | Taste
Owning a food truck isn't where I saw my life heading when I was in college. I didn't realize when I decided to take this business plunge that my new eau de parfum was going to have natural hints of vanilla and brown sugar, but then again, I didn't anticipate a lot of things.
Sheila Moeschen

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Burn the Bikini: Put Your Power in More Than Three Pieces of Fabric

Sheila Moeschen | May 8, 2013 | Women
For most women, once that reptilian switch is flicked from "bikini ready" to "bikini, yeah right" there is no going back. When did we start giving bikinis so much power? Answer: 1947.
Supriya Dwivedi

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Is International Women's Day an International Joke?

Supriya Dwivedi | May 8, 2013 | Canada
Today is International Women's Day, and although you might notice the requisite "Let's Empower Women and Girls" op-ed on your social media news feeds, the truth is that this day is more or less a farce. It's a day where society can say they have talked about "women's" issues for a day in order to make themselves feel like they have contributed to the betterment of humanity. Note the use of quotations. That's because I'm systematically flabbergasted as to how certain facts are perceived to be solely a women's rights issue and not a human rights issue. If any other race, religious organization, or linguistic group were treated in the same manner as women are worldwide the entire planet would be up in arms.
Impatient Optimists

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8 Reasons We (Still) Need International Women's Day

Impatient Optimists | May 8, 2013 | Women
Photo courtesy of Flickr user, United Nations International Women's Day (IWD) is today,Friday, March 8. It's a day with an amazing history but make no mistake, it's a day the world must continue to recognize. Why? We have made immense strides when it...
Eleanore S. Wells

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Dating, in These Modern Times

Eleanore S. Wells | May 8, 2013 | Women
So here we are with seemingly a zillion options at our disposal for finding everlasting love, and yet the rate of singles is higher than it's ever been in this country. Are we seriously looking for The One, or does having this many options make it harder than ever?
Claudia Chan

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4 Practices to Triumph in Any Trial

Claudia Chan | May 8, 2013 | Women
I am a firm believer that challenges are what exercise our hearts, minds and bodies to build up stamina for the greater things we will encounter and pursue in life.
Mona Shattell

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Hooters Opens Nursing School

Mona Shattell | May 8, 2013 | Women
I thought that we as a society had gotten past sexy nurse costumes for Halloween. I'm a nurse. I'm a woman and I have a PhD.
Kane Sarhan

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Why I Love Women

Kane Sarhan | May 8, 2013 | Women
As a man, I think I have a responsibility to be a part of a solution to achieving gender equality, and can think of three very easy ways any man can make a difference.
Laura Mola

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My First Wayshower

Laura Mola | May 8, 2013 | Women
Mom always reminded me I could do whatever I wanted, even though she would joke that I was trying to do too much. She seemed to be saying if you want this life you live, it comes with costs as well as all those benefits.
Renate Baehr

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Commit Today to Investing in Women's Health

Renate Baehr | May 8, 2013 | Canada Impact
On this day honoring the political, social, and economic contributions women have made worldwide, nearly 2,000 women will die of AIDS and 790 will perish in pregnancy or childbirth. If we wish to truly advance the health and rights of women globally, we must give them the tools to protect their own health.
Amy Chan

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Huit leçons de vie qu'on gagne à apprendre avec le temps

Amy Chan | May 8, 2013 | Quebec Art De Vivre
J'ai soufflé une bougie de plus récemment. Je constate que le temps passe vite, et je suis chaque fois ébahie par les nombreux changements qui peuvent survenir au cours d'une seule et même année. Lorsque des événements inattendus perturbent notre équilibre, il se peut que nous vivions un «cycle de changement» qui nous donne l'opportunité de réévaluer toutes les facettes de notre vie. C'est justement ce que j'ai accompli l'an dernier et dont j'ai tiré huit leçons de vie.
Bianca Jagger

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Women: The Unsung Heroes of the Environment

Bianca Jagger | May 8, 2013 | Green
More than ever, as we face the challenges of combating climate change, deforestation, the melting of the Arctic sea ice, we will need these women: their skills, their wisdom and their knowledge.
Betty Londergan

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Oh Come On, Ladies!

Betty Londergan | May 8, 2013 | Women
I'm proud to be a woman and nobody's ever accused me of being too accommodating, but there's a few conversations around women that have been amusing me lately.
Melissa Carr

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Give Me Drugs! The Great Epidural Debate

Melissa Carr | May 8, 2013 | Canada British Columbia
Getting an epidural is a very individual decision and probably one of the first ones that we, as mothers, feel conflicted about. I wonder if this is due to our actual expectations around our child's birth or if it is how we think we will be perceived if we opt in (or out) of using drugs to manage labour.
Christina Pesoli

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Snaps for Elle Woods! Why 'Lady Lawyers' Are Indebted to Legally Blonde's Main Character

Christina Pesoli | May 8, 2013 | Women
I realize Elle is not real, but that doesn't make her contribution to contemporary society any less significant. In order to properly explain my debt of gratitude to this fictional character, a little background is in order.
Latifa Lyles

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Minimum Wage Is a Women's Issue

Latifa Lyles | May 8, 2013 | Business
We are inspired every day by the strength and dignity of women who work so hard to make lives better for others. Even in the face of enormous adversity, they refuse to give up. And we refuse to give up on them.
Marie C. Wilson

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Leaning In to New Ideas

Marie C. Wilson | May 8, 2013 | Business
Let's all agree or disagree constructively with the central themes of Lean In, but let's at least join Sheryl Sandberg in finding a way for women to lead. She may be right, she may be wrong, but she's got the guts to put her ideas on the table. Do you?
Ellen Meister

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The Liveliest Dead Authors Online

Ellen Meister | May 8, 2013 | Books
Of course, Dorothy Parker is not the only lively dead author online. There are hundreds of sites where fans can connect with their favorite departed authors. Here are some of the best...
Sally McGraw

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Why Color Trends Are the Easiest to Wear

Sally McGraw | May 8, 2013 | Style
You should consider heeding color trends because they are the most universally appealing and the easiest to wear. Here's why.
Claudia Pitts, Ph.D.

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Playing Doctor: Women, Cancer, Marketing and the Internet

Claudia Pitts, Ph.D. | May 8, 2013 | Healthy Living
Cancer treatment for women has become another example of a "product" that can be "marketed" to women based not on a presentation of scientific data, but on "softer" points such as "concierge service" and even hospital landscaping.
Sheila Blanchette

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Sheila Blanchette | May 8, 2013 | Women
Tomorrow I have an interview for a part-time accounting job. I know, what am I thinking? I just left an accounting job in December. I published a book, sold the farm, hit the road with a friend, left my husband behind to join me later and moved to Florida.
Margie Omero

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Ladies: All Hands On Deck

Margie Omero | May 8, 2013 | Politics
The debate about how we accommodate mothers in the workplace should be much larger than any one CEO. When we have no national child care policy, and no consistent national standard about how new mothers are treated at work, we all suffer.
Khanh Ho

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Professor Wang Ping: Keynote Poet for Groundbreaking Conference at UC Berkeley

Khanh Ho | May 8, 2013 | College
Wang Ping is now a figure in the national news. She never planned it this way. But she is. This is because she is suing Macalester College for employment discrimination. She was repeatedly denied promotion at the school.
Melinda Gates

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From Celebration to Action for Women and Girls

Melinda Gates | May 8, 2013 | Women
On this International Women's Day, I am optimistic about the future for women and girls. One reason is that no matter where I go, I see them demanding information and opportunities that are key to improving the lives of their families.
Renato Barucco

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Words That Make Us Ugly

Renato Barucco | May 8, 2013 | Gay Voices
These words will not disappear, but by consciously ignoring them, we reclaim the vastness of human intellect. No n-word. No f-word. No c-word.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

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Empowering Women Around the World

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | May 8, 2013 | Politics
Today we celebrate International Women's Day and this year's theme, "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women," is a reminder that too many women still live their lives in fear of violence, abuse, and discrimination.
Ksenia Solo

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To the Women Who Fight Polio: You Are My Heroes

Ksenia Solo | May 8, 2013 | Canada Impact
I stand behind the women around the globe who are leading the charge against polio and working relentlessly to achieve a polio-free world. As mothers and women from local communities unite in the fight against the disease, we too must take action to protect the lives of children, no matter where they live.
Lori Gard

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International Women's Day: Keep on Keeping on, Soldier

Lori Gard | May 8, 2013 | Canada Living
That moment when you look at your hands, at your feet; and they look...old. When you look at your body and it seems flabby. When you look at your eyes, and they seem tired. That, my dear Mama, is the moment you realize. That being a mother is the hardest gig you've ever had to do. Harder than anything. Keep on keeping on, soldiers.
Camaren Subhiyah

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16 Novels For Bright Young Things

Camaren Subhiyah | May 8, 2013 | Books
The Roaring Twenties was a glittering era of opulence, defined by extravagant parties and dazzling wealth, an age when glamorous Bright Young Things were both celebrated and criticized by newspapers, magazines and the great authors of the decade.
James Beard Foundation

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The Women In Culinary Leadership Cookoff

James Beard Foundation | May 8, 2013 | Taste
On February 26, the James Beard Foundation headed to Vermilion restaurant to judge the Women in Culinary Leadership Cookoff.
Katherine Marshall

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A Religious Take on International Women's Day

Katherine Marshall | May 8, 2013 | Religion
As we look beyond this day of rare focus and promises, we need to push our discussions of the religious dimensions of contemporary women's issues beyond the "safe" territory of politically correct language and bland assumptions.
Graham Milne

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Being a Man on International Women's Day

Graham Milne | May 8, 2013 | Women
Things just seem lighter, and happier. Like everyone rolled out of bed with a little extra oomph this morning. It's the women. The ones behind the counter, the ones waiting for their lattes, they're smiling, laughing, filling the room with a tangible positive aura that infects everyone.
Rainbow Rowell

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The Importance Of Unconventional Beauty

Rainbow Rowell | May 8, 2013 | Books
I think, when I was younger, I believed in - and yearned for - conventional beauty. I thought there was a spectrum from ugly to beautiful, and that you could objectively plot everyone you saw along it.
Marlo Thomas

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10 Surprising Tips on Nutrition From the Experts

Marlo Thomas | May 8, 2013 | MarloThomas
One of the worst phrases I've ever heard is "empty calories." Who wants to ingest extra calories that are doing absolutely nothing for us? But many of us are doing that on a daily basis.
Christine Lagarde

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What We Can Do to Improve Women's Economic Opportunities

Christine Lagarde | May 8, 2013 | Women
Today, on International Women's Day, we see both amazing achievements and formidable challenges. But I am an optimist and see beyond these challenges; our daughters and granddaughters will have even better opportunities than women have today.
Vicky Kuperman

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Could This Woman Be the Next President of Afghanistan?

Vicky Kuperman | May 8, 2013 | MarloThomas
Today is International Woman's Day. Let's honor Fawzia Koofi, and women all over the world, who revel in possibility and who courageously look forward despite what has -- or hasn't -- been accomplished in the past.
Amber Rehman

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Why You Should Care About International Women's Day

Amber Rehman | May 8, 2013 | Canada
With so many international atrocities committed against women on a daily basis, I as a woman in the west sometimes feel that there is very little that we can do. But living in the lap of luxury doesn't remove the sadness one feels when they see the news reports. I feel overwhelmed by the state of women and believe we should act more. This International Women's Day let us educate ourselves and the society at large.
masalamommas

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The Importance of Women Misbehaving

masalamommas | May 8, 2013 | Canada Impact
A social code of behaviour is used as a weapon by almost all cultures to violate, control and beat girls and women into submission. Women are told if you don't want to get beaten, raped and killed, then this is how you will have to behave. To all the women reading this: on International Women's Day, take one little code of behaviour that confines you as a woman, tells you how to be at home or outside, forces you to live with shame and/or fear -- and break it! If you break one code today, tomorrow collectively we'll have the courage to break our social prison! So let's get started! Let us resolve to MISBEHAVE!!
Deborah Nixon

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In Business and Life the Sisterhood Must Stick Together

Deborah Nixon | May 8, 2013 | Canada Business
As I've grown in my career and in myself, along with so many women around me, my appreciation for the sisterhood has grown. Where women were my rivals they are now my supporters; where they competed in a win/lose environment they now look for mutual success. When and how did this shift happen in my life?
Manjula Dissanayake

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Unleashing Potential Through Education: Educate Lanka's Impact on Women in Sri Lanka

Manjula Dissanayake | October 24, 2013 | Impact
As we mark International Women's Day, Educate Lanka looked to its own impact to reflect upon its role in unleashing the potential of the deserving poor, specifically women, through the weapon of education.
Sally Armstrong

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EXCERPT: The Ascent Of Women

Sally Armstrong | May 8, 2013 | Canada Living
The earth is shifting. A new age is dawning. From Kabul and Cairo to Cape Town and New York, women are claiming their space at home, at work and in the public square. They are propelling changes so immense they're likely to affect intractable issues such as poverty, interstate conflict, culture and religion, and the power brokers are finally listening.
Charlie Webster

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Be Strong. Be Confident. Be You.

Charlie Webster | May 8, 2013 | UK Lifestyle
If you are a young girl wearing a hoody you are a thug. If you are a young woman wearing a skirt in an office, you are weak. If you are a woman on a night out wearing a short dress, you are 'asking for it.' If you are considered attractive you are stupid and less capable than your male counterpart. Who decided this? Why is this socially acceptable?
Menna van Praag

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Day 8: 31 Days of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | May 7, 2013 | Healthy Living
It was many years before I was finally published, but on that day I thought of my friend. I knew, though we hadn't spoken in years, that he was still sitting in his office, talking about wanting to leave, believing he still dreamt of becoming a writer.
meQuilibrium

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Why Differing Belief Systems Create More Stress for Women Than Men

meQuilibrium | May 7, 2013 | GPS for the Soul
In a reversal of previous trends, women are becoming more stressed at work than men. Why? I believe it's because women are more conflicted between work and home, and I believe that greater conflict is due to the different belief systems that men and women hold.