Fashion Friday: Shades of Green BGY2JM9_mx

We couldn’t be happier to see spring. This week we focus on the defining and timeless color of the season—Green.

Marriage: Why Staying Together May Be Good For You (Dr. Ford on Emotional Health) ford

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

A key finding in a new study on married couples is the importance of the role of friendship. Those who considered their spouse to be their ” best friend” reported getting twice as much life satisfaction from marriage as others do.

Wednesday 5: Spring Exhibition Guide spring-art-guide-frida-kahlo

We look forward to another year of seeing more and more women continue to bloom and flourish on the museum and gallery walls. Here are our picks for upcoming shows, unveiling this spring, that feature Frida Kahlo, Björk, Yoko Ono, Marilyn Minter, and Pao Houa Her.

CHANGE: Shelley Singer’s Response to Our March Challenge 3865435132_9a486e0dd1_z

By Shelley Singer

“I’m not suggesting that we woman of a certain age take on nothing new—only that we be kind to ourselves and make the change when it feels right.”

Movie Review: “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” Lives Up to Its Name—Unfortunately The-second-best-exotic-marigold-hotel3

By Alexandra MacAaron

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” may be a shadow of the former film. But there’s a fine reason to see it. Several fine reasons, actually.

CHANGE: Susan B. Johnson’s Response to Our March Challenge 81UkT1RSR5L._SL1500_

By Susan B. Johnson

Was she a fool? Did she need to change? Oh, yes! Let her count the ways.

Medical Monday: Alzheimer’s Disease—Symptoms and Progression still-alice1

By Dr. Baxter Allen

Approximately two thirds of the people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in America are women. Women in their 60s have a 1 in 6 risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease over the course of their lives.

CHANGE: Suzanne Russell’s Response to Our March Challenge wvfc suzanne painting 2 20130121_SRussell-41_1240px

By Suzanne Russell

It is my personality and my habit to be low-key, even self-effacing, so it is going to be a big challenge for me to be self-promoting. But in years to come, it is important for me that I know that I did my best to achieve my dreams.

Poetry Sunday: A Woman of Her Time and a Poet Now Gone NPM15_ForSite_FINAL_FINAL

National Poetry Month, a fairly recent creation, has taken seed in our literary landscape like fragrant mint or swaying bamboo—with tenaciousness and intention to stay.

“Women Are Wondrous”: Lynne Halliday’s Response to Our Challenge to CHANGE 1

By Lynne Halliday

“Think it’s too late? Think you won’t be able to see it through? Think it’s just too much trouble? Well, get over that real fast. It’s never too late to plan a new project, explore a new field, or make a sharp left turn.”

Molly Fisk: If You Like Sex, Spring Is Your Season wvfc spring eleanor untitled-37

By Molly Fisk

The bombardment of sensory input is enough to make anyone swoon, and that’s exactly what it’s designed for: Spring is nature’s way of keeping the game going.

On the Money: A Female Face on the $20 Bill! angelou3-sized

By Roz Warren

What female face deserves to replace Andrew Jackson’s on the $20 bill?

Fitness Saturday: Standing Leg Extensions

By Brooke Marrone

Standing leg extensions are one of the best and most safe knee strengthening and balance exercises. Try this move 2 to 3 times a week and you should see immediate results!

Hooray, Hooray! Persian Spring Begins Today! cc

Nancy Weber

On the last Wednesday before Nowruz, it’s traditional to build bonfires and jump over them; the act symbolizes not only crossing from one year to the next but turning illness into health.

The Spring Fashion Book List 41yngL9IUOL

This spring, add to your Spring Reading List a few books by and about some of the most influential and game-changing women in fashion. These selections delve into the complicated lives of women like Elsa Schiaparelli, Betty Halbreich, Edith Head, and Loulou de la Falaise.