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Lori Fradkin

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Why I Write About My Life

Lori Fradkin | June 24, 2013 | TED Weekends
My reasons for divulging information about myself in such a public forum go beyond money, notoriety or even, yes, ego.
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Ending a Friendship

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | June 21, 2013 | Women
Very few people are actually "toxic" (a word thrown around way too easily these days!), but that is not to say that the friendship you co-created with someone might not be meeting your needs anymore.
Shanna B. Van Ness

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Self-Assessment Leads to Career Ascension

Shanna B. Van Ness | June 21, 2013 | Women
It is important to constantly acquire new talents in order to brand yourself as an asset to any organization.
Marybeth Gasman

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Mother Professor/Professor Mother

Marybeth Gasman | June 21, 2013 | Parents
I think it important that we share the realities of life as a professor with young women, but I don't think we should scare them, set them up for failure or steer them away from a career in academe.
Vicky Kuperman

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Top 10 Things People Have Said to Me Right Before My Comedy Shows

Vicky Kuperman | June 21, 2013 | Comedy
Here are the top 10 things I've had said to me five minutes before I was to go up on stage. Were they intended to pivot me on my heels and sabotage my precocious "career?" You be the judge.
Sara Cohen

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The Trouble With Buying Eggs and Sperm Over the Border

Sara Cohen | June 21, 2013 | Canada Living
For years now, ever since the Assisted Human Reproduction Act became law back in 2004 and prohibited the purchase of donor gametes from a donor or a person acting on behalf of a donor, most donor sperm used in Canada has been imported via the U.S. or other countries. The problem? Here it is: at this point, most egg banks in the U.S. offer only anonymously donated eggs. To make a long story short, whether or not this is legal is a nuanced answer where the devil is in the details but suffice it to say that I think it is possible to carefully work within the confines of the AHRA to import ova into Canada in a legal manner.
Rachel Simmons

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Is the Answer No? Ask For It Anyway

Rachel Simmons | June 21, 2013 | Women
One of the most important skills we learn as girls is the ability to ask without knowing the outcome: to apply for an opportunity we might not get, to raise our hand even if we don't know the right answer, to ask for what we want even if the answer will surely be no.
Elaine Benton

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I Have a List, But No Bucket!

Elaine Benton | June 21, 2013 | TED Weekends
As strange as it sounds, having a positive happy attitude and not making a fuss, totally confuses people, especially doctors, but I refuse to be something I am not.
Priscilla Frank

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Curly Hair Chronicles: Why I Self-Medicated Through Makeovers (PHOTOS)

Priscilla Frank | June 21, 2013 | Style
"When I was dissatisfied with myself in any capacity, I would take it out on my hair because it was the easiest target."
Marlo Thomas

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Shutting Down the Myths: Exodus International Sees the Light

Marlo Thomas | June 21, 2013 | MarloThomas
It takes a lot of courage -- and honesty -- to admit you were wrong, and Alan Chambers has done just that. This week, he announced plans to shut down his controversial Christian ministry, Exodus International, which was the country's largest organization devoted to "curing" homosexuality, and he issued a public apology to the LGBT community for the harm he has done to them over the years.
Susan Sarandon

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Colorado Was Just the Beginning

Susan Sarandon | June 21, 2013 | Politics
In 2012 I supported Amendment 64 in Colorado, a common sense step toward ending the archaic prohibition mindset that has resulted in the U.S. leading the world in the incarceration of our people -- a prison system packed with non-violent drug offenders.
Candy Chang

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WATCH: What Do YOU Want To Do Before You Die?

Candy Chang | June 27, 2013 | TED Weekends
Contemplating death is a powerful tool to re-appreciate the present and remember what makes your life meaningful to you. We're all trying to make sense of our lives and there's great comfort in knowing you're not alone.
Jodi Ellen Malpas

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Knickers vs. Panties? They're Coming Off, So Who Cares?!

Jodi Ellen Malpas | June 21, 2013 | Books
Being a British writer, I'm all about the knickers, but I'm quite partial to some panties, too! I can remember the first email that I received asking me what a jumper was, and then another wanting clarification on what knickers were.
G(irls)20

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Technology's Missing Growth Driver: Women

G(irls)20 | August 15, 2013 | Canada Impact
With the dramatic growth of mobile phones and the Internet, opportunities for professionals and entrepreneurs in the computing field have outpaced most other sectors. Yet, around the world, women remain a small minority.
Shelley Emling

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Dear Daughter: 13 Things I Want You To Know On Your 13th Birthday

Shelley Emling | June 21, 2013 | Fifty
People always say that my daughter looks just like my husband and nothing like me, a remark that's a bit disheartening considering that, in their next breath, they usually note how pretty she is.
Kate Fridkis

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It Is Probably OK That I Don't Look Like Jennifer Garner

Kate Fridkis | June 21, 2013 | Women
So many TV shows, it seems, are partly about whatever the plot is doing, and partly about how beautiful a woman is.
Sheila Blanchette

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Sex In An Empty Nest

Sheila Blanchette | June 21, 2013 | Fifty
I skimmed through the morning's tweets. Everything was about sex. My mind started to wander because for some reason my libido is aroused by monotonous accounting work.