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Olivia Cole

5 Bloggers Who Are Blogging Better Than You (And Me)

Olivia Cole | February 11, 2014 | Black Voices
I wanted to hip you to five amazing women whose blogs you should be reading right now. If you want to improve the contents of your brain, read these women. If you want to improve the brains of the people around you, share their blogs. And don't stop there.
Molly Reynolds

What I Learned From the Whole Obama Selfie Thing

Molly Reynolds | February 11, 2014 | Women
This whole situation has made me love Michelle Obama even more. Most of us have had something embarrassing like this happen to us. Well, you know, your date paying more attention to another person, NOT attending an iconic memorial with millions of people watching as it goes down.
Valerie Alexander


Let's Ban Weddings and, While We're at It, Baby Showers Too

Valerie Alexander | February 11, 2014 | Women
Choose the man who will take care of the laundry and change the baby's diapers when you've got the flu, rather than the one who spent a month choreographing his proposal so that the video of it would go viral.
Jess Carbino


An Immodest Proposal: A Response to Suzanne Venker

Jess Carbino | February 11, 2014 | Women
While Venker's views are certainly consistent with an ideology accepted 60 years ago, her views fail to acknowledge major structural changes that occurred over the past 60 years in the United States.


How My 80-Year-Old Grandmother Beat Hitler

Saloona | February 11, 2014 | Women
This is the amazing story of my mother, a child survivor of the Holocaust, retold in its entirety -- I just shortened 80 years to 1,000 words
Literally, Darling

The Therapy Dog: Traveling Through Illness With Pups

Literally, Darling | February 11, 2014 | Women
The true comfort in my life with new limitations, constant medications, and treading through treatment and doctor appointments, does not always exist with the sunrise or the night sky, but rather, my little Beagle, always by my side, hogging the bed or demanding to be the little spoon as we snuggle until we are finally at rest.
Alison A. Quirk


Earning More Than a Place at the Table: Women, Wages and the Workforce

Alison A. Quirk | February 11, 2014 | Business
We need to stop focusing on who goes to work and start focusing on making sure those who work are fairly rewarded.
Kali Hawlk

'How I Escaped College with Zero Debt'

Kali Hawlk | February 11, 2014 | Money
If the average twenty-something has somewhere around $25,000 of debt to their name, then I must be a highly unique member of the millennial generation. I graduated from Kennesaw State University, a fast-growing school in the suburbs of Atlanta, in 2011. It was the same year that the total amount of student loan debt in the U.S. reached a whopping $1 trillion, but when I graduated, I did so as a completely debt-free individual.
Lynda Bekore


Stay-at-Home Dads? Yeah, It Might Just Work

Lynda Bekore | February 11, 2014 | Parents
The secret is out. When it comes to women hitting the corporate glass ceiling, the elephant in the room has broken through. Women can have it all... as long as they have a wife at home to take care of the kids.
Jerrika Hinton

Creating a Center Part

Jerrika Hinton | February 11, 2014 | Black Voices
Do you know how hard it is to find a black girl with hair like yours? It was my first peek into the supposition that my hair does not belong to me but, rather, is part of some trenchant responsibility and deeply engaged in identity politics whether or not the body/mind attached to it desires such.
Lauren Taylor Shute


A Summer-Lover's Guide to Surviving the Winter Apocalypse

Lauren Taylor Shute | February 11, 2014 | New York
So yes, I am dying a slow and painful death, especially since according to the Farmer's Almanac this is going to be a "bitterly cold" winter. But when faced with adversity, are we to give up and freeze to death, or do we create a plan of action and obliterate the enemy?
Dawn Wynne


Holiday Crafts and Gifts: Give New Meaning to Regifting

Dawn Wynne | February 11, 2014 | Parents
Everyone can save glass and plastic jars, boxes, and items such as bottle caps, twisty ties, bubble wrap, take home containers. With a little research and some creativity here are some fun ideas for gifts, crafts, and decorating.
Julie DiCaro

My Astoundingly Typical Rape

Julie DiCaro | February 11, 2014 | Women
It seems every time we have a case where a woman accuses a high profile athlete of rape, we get the inevitable we "we just couldn't prove it" press conference. Where are the prosecutors who say "I believe my witness, we're moving forward, and we'll let the jury decide"?
Gloria Feldt


Boston Leads the Metropolis Charge to Erase Gender Wage Gap

Gloria Feldt | February 11, 2014 | Women
Einstein said insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Every year, we hear the same report, that women make 77 cents to men's dollar. That's why I was so excited to learn about Boston's new initiative designed to do something to close the wage gap.
Danielle Douglas

How I Tell My Sex Trafficking Survivor Story

Danielle Douglas | February 11, 2014 | Impact
At times it feels that in the search for a good story we are willing to sell not only our own souls to the devil, but also the souls of others, including those whose souls are just regaining their strength.
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.


Effective Leadership: 3 Ways to Come to Terms With Crying at Work

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | February 11, 2014 | Business
Most people believe that being smart, capable, and competent doesn't necessarily equate to expressing feelings. The truth is that failure to verbally acknowledge difficult feelings is a barrier to true productivity, progress, and effective leadership in the workplace.
Colin Falconer


Are You Ready to Have Babies? Take the Test

Colin Falconer | February 11, 2014 | Parents
Buy a live octopus and a string bag. Attempt to put the octopus into the string bag so that no arms hang out. Time allowed: 5 minutes.
George Zaidan


Why I'm Not Taking Down My Lulu Reviews (For Now)

George Zaidan | February 11, 2014 | Women
Yes, most of the material in your Lulu review is sand and salt, but there are probably a few grains of truth buried in there, too... truths that you've recognized. And knowing that other people recognize them too is a powerful thing.
Jennifer Glass


At the Top of My Lungs: Have Cancer, Will Travel

Jennifer Glass | February 11, 2014 | Healthy Living
I remembered why I went traveling in the first place. To see new things, of course, but also to see what I was made of. So I may move a little more slowly, perhaps with a bit more caution, but off we go. I will not let cancer get my goat.
Lisa Earle McLeod


Why Your Son-In-Law Will See You Naked and 2 Other Life Truths

Lisa Earle McLeod | February 11, 2014 | Healthy Living
You think the magical moments of your life will happen on big days, but they're usually more ordinary. The magic of connection, gratitude and love can show up at work, in nature, at dinner, even at the movies.
Ann Brenoff


On The Fly: My Wolf Pack

Ann Brenoff | February 11, 2014 | Fifty
For the past 35 years or so, I have been part of a wolf pack. Don't panic, it's just what I call my collection of close women friends.