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Dana Oshiro

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Why Civic Tech Needs More Minorities and Women

Dana Oshiro | September 29, 2013 | Technology
No one wants to be the token checkmark on a diversity checklist. As a minority and a woman, I personally want to know that my contributions, experiences, and ideas are as valued as those of my other colleagues. I want to know where my work is most useful.
Lisa-Jo Baker

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When You Think Your Love Story Is Boring

Lisa-Jo Baker | September 29, 2013 | Parents
There is a fantasy, a black-and-white screen cliché that love looks like the mad, romantic dash through airports for a last chance at a flailing kiss. And then the credits roll. And the lights come on. And we must go back to our real lives where we forget that love really lives.
Kristin Meekhof

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Why Women Need Mentors

Kristin Meekhof | September 29, 2013 | Women
Mentors know what is close to your heart. They may be a someone with the title "coach" or they can have a less formal role. I found my mentors when I least expected it.
Robina M. Gumbs, Esq.

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The Price of Gladiating

Robina M. Gumbs, Esq. | September 29, 2013 | Women
"Your daughter has stopped eating." With those five words, I felt as though my mother had plunged a knife into my heart.
G(irls)20

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How Microfinancing Can Narrow the Gender Gap

G(irls)20 | September 29, 2013 | Canada Impact
By directing microcredit to women in developing nations, there is an opportunity to economically empower women as well as their communities. Simply put, access to credit and banking institutions is essential in today's economic world and vital to female independence.
Sarah Koppelkam

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How to Talk to Your Daughter About Her Body

Sarah Koppelkam | September 29, 2013 | Parents
How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: Don't talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works. Don't say anything if she's lost weight. Don't say anything if she's gained weight. Here are some things you can say instead.
Nell Merlino

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Continuing the Legacy of Lindy Boggs

Nell Merlino | September 29, 2013 | Women
Business women across America need to take a moment of exuberant and respectful appreciation for the life of Congresswoman Lindy Boggs.
Safak Pavey

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Courage Now Lies in the Grey...

Safak Pavey | September 29, 2013 | Impact
I come from a fragmented society. A country proud to serve as a bridge between Europe and Asia yet unable to bridge its' own differences. This became apparent for the whole world to see during the Gezi Park protests. The uprising came about not as power struggle nor as demands for political freedoms; not as an ethnic struggle or one for democracy.
Bianca Bosker

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Anthony Weiner's Dirty Business Reveals The Sad State Of Sanitized Sex

Bianca Bosker | September 29, 2013 | Technology
In contrast to an earlier generation that experimented with spouse-swapping, group sex and free-love communes in the 1960s and '70s, today's online generation is embracing sex with no one.
Carla Molina

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Stop Calling My Daughter a Princess

Carla Molina | September 29, 2013 | Parents
I tell them if they like princesses, choose the ones with admirable qualities. Choose the ones that empower them as little girls. None of this putting your life on hold until prince charming comes around.
Kris Evans

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On Friendship

Kris Evans | September 29, 2013 | Women
have many acquaintances, but not many friends. I meet a lot of people in my work and although I enjoy them, I find I don't cultivate friendships like I use to do when I was younger.
Hayley Krischer

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I'm Reading My First Romance Novel, and I'm a Feminist

Hayley Krischer | September 29, 2013 | Women
I can't help but wonder how many romance novels dating back in time, say, Madame Bovary, or, yes, even Forever, allowed women to identify with a female character who is interested in self-preservation, self-pleasure and self-interest. Because those qualities can be a turn on too.
Emma Gray

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'The Bachelorette' Season 9, Episode 11: Desiree Hartsock Gets Dumped -- Is This Really The Most Dramatic Season Ever?

Emma Gray | September 29, 2013 | Women
The theme of this week's episode of "The Bachelorette," part one of the finale (or "fin-ahh-le," as Chris Harrison calls it), was tears. So many tears. Guys, was Chris actually telling the truth this time when he called the end of this season "shocking" and "dramatic"?
Jill Di Donato

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The 10 Commandments of Dating Textiquette

Jill Di Donato | July 30, 2013 | Women
If you are dating, you will be texting. Here are 10 do's and dont's to texting the person you're seeing that I've found helpful.
Peg Fitzpatrick

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Words Have Power, Use Them Wisely

Peg Fitzpatrick | September 29, 2013 | Women
As women, we need to support each other and lean in to boost our sisters, but this doesn't mean that we need to bash men. This negative stance shows weakness, anger, and poor judgment.
Sherri Kuhn

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Table for Two

Sherri Kuhn | May 15, 2014 | Parents
Now when we are alone and the house is quiet, I am remembering so many little reasons why I said yes all those years ago. Why it was so important to keep the you and I part right there with the mom and dad part.
Melanie Curtin

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10 Easy Ways to Deal With Me When I'm Being a Bitch

Melanie Curtin | October 22, 2013 | DC
It's far better to admit you don't know than to constantly attempt to figure out the enigma wrapped in a riddle served on a bed of unpredictable with a little dollop of wtf on top that constitutes the psyche of a woman.
Mary Pauline Lowry

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Hello Flo's 'Camp Gyno': Best Tampon Ad in the History of the World

Mary Pauline Lowry | September 29, 2013 | Women
It's 2013. Way past time we had some funny, delightful ads about tampons in general and the vagaries of impending womanhood in particular. So let's all give up a grrrl round of applause for Hello Flo, a company that doesn't just deliver the goods to our doorstep, but also breaks decades of some seriously stupid advertising precedents.
Blake Landau

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How to Engage on Twitter: Four Tips From HBO's Newsroom

Blake Landau | September 29, 2013 | Business
Citizen journalism has taken a front seat in the world of breaking news and we're starting to see this explored in the script. Finally, traditional media morphs into more multi-faceted reporting on Newsroom.
Heather Wagner

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'The Real Housewives Of Orange County' Recap: Far From A Winter Wonderland In 'An Immodest Proposal'

Heather Wagner | September 28, 2013 | TV
Vicki's "Winter Wonderland" is looking a little too wintery for her refined tastes. She announces to the group at large that Brooks is "back" and that, together, they're going to conquer the mountain of skepticism painstakingly built by her friends and family.
Lincee Ray

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'The Bachelorette' Season 9 Finale Recap Part 1: A Devastating Departure

Lincee Ray | September 28, 2013 | TV
But it was the final 45 minutes of the show that culminated into what is probably the most drawn out on-camera break up in the history of the world. Instead of an exotic date, her drags Des over to a bench and proceeds to gently tell her that he's just not that into her.