Valentine’s Day: A Little Office Romance 3091946712_8be81318c6_z

Jim likes to joke that we never had a first date. I think we had something better. After all, how many ambitious career women in the 1980s get rescued by a bona fide knight in shining armor?

Fashion Friday: Lingerie for Valentine’s Day Untitled

We turned to the Instagramming Women who, in their roles as their own stylists and experts of their own bodies, are putting together their own fabulous lingerie edits and sharing it with the world. As Valentine’s Day gets closer, here are our favorite Instagram posts from the past few days.

Gwyneth Paltrow Supports Effort to Make Personal Care Products Safer: In the News 5891823018_9d9990a4a5_z

When more than 200 women in 40 states filed a class action lawsuit claiming that Wen Hair Care cleanser and conditioner damaged their skin and hair, they brought the issue of safety in cosmetics and personal care products into the spotlight.

Valentine’s Day: Learning Love 10749798865_8f8691aba1_z

By Susan Abel Lieberman

Ron Serrano was certainly not what my father had in mind when he thought about my marrying. I was a conventional middle-class Jewish girl, Ron the brown-skinned son of Mexican immigrants, raised Catholic.

Dr. Ford: Should She Let Her Husband Know She No Longer Wants to Have Sex With Him? ford

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

You can let your husband know that there were too many years when you felt overwhelmed and under-supported and that the cumulative effect of that experience combined with your age has left you without desire. How he responds to your honest statement might open up the opportunity to work on some of the issues between you, which I would recommend, if you want to have a close and harmonious future.

Ro’s Recipe for Valentine’s Day: Molten Chocolate Cake Untitled

By Ro Howe

In the name of modern love I offer this recipe for molten chocolate cake. Believe me, it is a no-sweat, stress-free, most romantic way to end a delicious dinner.

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By Judie Rae

Richard’s math class was the hour before mine; we shared the same room as well as the same instructor. One Valentine’s Day I found a note in my locker directing me to look out the window of the math class, where I would find my Valentine gift.

The Wednesday Five: 5 Books on ‘Why We Love’ 71DF4ClfenL

Today’s Wednesday Five is dedicated to five essential books that help us understand the psychology of love and that offer thoughtful examinations of why we love. And perhaps more importantly than the “why,” these books deliver beautiful perspectives on the necessity of love in our daily lives

Daisy Bates, Unsung Heroine of the Civil Rights Movement

By Diane Vacca

Sharon La Cruise’s film explores how Daisy Bates, a black feminist who stubbornly refused to be cowed by either black men or white mobs, managed to spur the desegregation of Little Rock schools.

An October Valentine 6877886245_3a0e1f2a15_z

By Sylvia Metzler

I always suspected that Fred’s father thought we were too young and too serious, since we had made plans to marry and depart for Africa as missionaries as soon as we grew up.

Oscar’s Women: This Year’s Best of the Best

By Alexandra MacAaron

When the Academy Award nominations are announced, we bemoan the lack of women recognized by the industry itself, not to mention, the virtual absence of any diversity this year. However, there are two categories that by their very nature cannot exclude women. This silver screen velvet ghetto includes Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. And this year, there are many fine contenders in each.

Lunar New Year: Enter the Monkey Photo by Pat Kinney

By Pat Kinney

Asian and other communities around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, by gathering with families and enjoying festive meals.

Sex Every Day at 60 4073085337_1b3bdc4335_z

I gave my husband a very unusual Valentine’s Day gift last year. I gave him . . . sex every day for a month.

Valentine’s Day: An Intense and Tender Connection Grace and Richie at a local dance.

By Grace Graupe-Pillard

First love is the most magical, deliciously exquisite, and seductive period of one’s life, when the world actually becomes luminous without the need of the sun or the moon.

Zimbabwe Court Bans Child Marriage After Challenge by Young Brides: In the News

We are pleased to report on yet another landmark law, triggered by a woman suing over inequality, that has expanded women’s rights somewhere in the globe. Last week, the welcome court ruling took place in India. This week, it was handed down in Africa.