Fashion on Film—Must-See Films to Watch in 2015 Tiffany Doc/Miele - NYC 2013

They’ve all done it: Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, and Diana Vreeland. They let the cameras into both their public and their private lives to capture their stake in the fashion world. The fashion documentary is quickly becoming the new trend in filmmaking.

Book Review: “Lighter As We Go” Click here to purchase on Amazon.com. Proceeds from your purchase help fund Women’s Voices‘ nonprofit mission.

By Jane Moffett

The book’s authors assure us, through personal anecdotes, case studies, and findings from research on aging, mental health, and illness, that growing older can be a rewarding and enjoyable phase of life.

Wednesday 5: The Best of Internet this Week BodyImage_1910

A look at the “perfect” (quotation marks intentional) woman’s body over the past 100 years; The Onion.com posits, in a parody, the dismay of increasing number of men pressured to accept realistic standards of female beauty; and a video explores what happens when men realize they are harassing their own mothers on the street; a mom explores why “good moms” get hated on.

Documentary: “Every Revolution Is an Adventure” Angel Wagenstein today.

By Alexandra MacAaron

“Art Is a Weapon” tells the story of Angel Wagenstein, 92, whose life and life’s work affirm that none of us should be satisfied simply watching history unfold around us. We are an intrinsic part of a greater whole. We must actively participate.

Dr. Pat Consults: Tamoxifen and Menopausal Mood Swings th

Megan Riddle, M.D./Ph.D., a psychiatry resident at the University of Washington, addresses the concerns of a woman who is taking tamoxifen and wonders how that affects her disturbing menopausal mood swings.

Poetry Sunday: The Devouring WVFC POETRY Amanda_Turner-1

Hunger motivates generosity; above all, art sustains us in this spare, intricately carved poem by Amanda Turner.

Crossroads: Choosing the Path to Ignorance 72684909_1a72c1545f_z

At one fork in her life’s road, our resident contrarian, Nancy Weber, took the wrong path—and, of course, she relishes telling us about her life-altering mistake.

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By Molly Fisk

I want grocery aisles and church pews and minor-league baseball bleachers to fill with the sound of spilled secrets. Tell them all, and then take a deep breath. No guilt allowed.

Fitness Saturday: Doing the High Plank Knee Cross Plank 2

By Brooke Marrone

Most people have very tight and short hip flexors (inner hip muscles), so this exercise is a great way to increase your flexibility in that area.

Letters to My Younger Self: Be Open to Love in All Its Expressions 3584131250_6c97dc84e3_z

By Suzanne Russell

Maybe certain types of love are more suitable to certain stages in life. Maybe intense passion is not sustainable. Maybe comfortable cooperation, respect, and shared values are the most important qualities for married life.

Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: The Illusion of “Having It All” ford

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Most working mothers feel that they don’t “have it all”; what they have is two full-time jobs. What they have is “too much” . . . and we have a long way to go before a comfortable choice is available to all.

The Wednesday 5: On Proper Roles for Women

A mixed bag of successes by, and snubs to, women in movies, advertisements, TV, and business management.

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By Alexandra MacAaron

On the Academy Awards: If you’ve been following along via Twitter, what has surfaced as the biggest story—and greatest controversy—is the Academy’s snub of the movie “Selma.”

Dr. Pat Consults: Colds vs. Flu—How to Tell Them Apart? And What Treatments Work? 4014611539_bfdaef47d5_z

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Jason S. Kendler, M.D.

From an M.D. who is an infectious-diseases specialist, information on respiratory conditions: colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, and strep throat.

Poetry Sunday: “I Was Playing Girl. . .” Warren

There is a voice that sings “beyond the genius” of Wallace Stevens’s famed sea, a voice that soothes by revealing intimate knowledge gained through passionate and complex experience . . .