True Confessions of a Netflix Binger 458454217_bea286c8d7_o

Home alone with a terrible cold, I watched Showtime’s entire series “The Tudors” on Netflix.
Not a season, mind you, but the entire series: 6 wives, 38 episodes. Every time I told myself I should get up, get to work (get a life), I’d fast-forward through the closing credits and Netflix would automatically push me into the next episode. It was marvelous.

Dr. Pat Consults: Binge Eating—the Causes, the Consequences, the Shame Medical Mondays 2

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

A recent study suggests that around the time of menopause there is a second peak of onset of eating disorders. The good news is the binge eating disorder is treatable.

Poetry Sunday: A Woman’s Viewpoint 530205359_75ee6062a9_z

This poem does one of the essential jobs of poetry. It takes a moment that might disappear and etches it into the reader’s consciousness as part of something larger, leaving us with a question that is much more powerful than an answer would be.

Molly Fisk: On Being Fat MFheadshot3-277x300

By Molly Fisk

Fat is ranked at the bottom of our culture’s—pardon me—food chain, below wife-beaters, child molesters, and ax murderers. It’s insane.

The Fall Fashion Book List: Memoirs of Women of Style and Grit 41wgYqeI4lL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

This fall is gearing up to be an exciting season in the book world—and upcoming books by and about some of the most influential and game-changing women in fashion promise to be especially engrossing.

Jane Moffett on Emotional Health: Resilience 6619395049_62ef161625_z

By Jane Moffett, LCSW-R, Ph.D., S.E.P

Reflections on what contributes to resilience, the inner characteristic that pulls us out of the vortex of our own fear and guilt in order to let us live full and meaningful lives.

Wednesday 5: Women in the News The Good Wife

“The Good Wife” is finally getting the critical attention it deserves; Longreads offers a reading list for women who travel alone; another growing list of products and companies built by women; ABC network has an initiative to increase diversity on television; and the MAKERS documentary on Women in Space is here!

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By Tish Jett

The city comes alive when the weather turns sparkly crisp. With the sun high and bright, a shimmery light makes everything glitter with an almost palpable excitement. It’s impossible to explain—it’s in the air, it’s electric, it’s irresistible.

COMPLEXION: Skin Care for Women Over 40, Part I 5891823018_9d9990a4a5_z

By Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

We all want to put our best face forward. What do we need? Trustworthy advice. This is Part I of Women’s Voices’ three-part series—by dermatologist Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.—on how to devise an appropriate skin-care regimen.

Poetry Sunday: An October Night 2930988432_7a3b354e66_z

Seen through the eyes and sensibilities of poet Barbara Hagerty, an October night is a gathering of images. Here she invites us watch with her as autumn convenes its visions under the light of the moon.

Doctor My Eyes: The Ultimate Cataract-Surgery Mix Tape jackson-browne-with-david-crosby-and-graham-nash-doctor-my-eyes-asylum-1

By Roz Warren

QUESTION: “What’s the best song to sing to your doctor before cataract surgery?”

ANSWER: “I Only Have Eyes For You.”

Today’s Talk Topic: Two Words for the Clueless dunce-cap

A corporate leader, in an attempt to give women employees good advice, betrays how little he knows about sex discrimination in the workplace.

Fashion Friday: The Fall Coat 5657602700_1_1_17

The Fall Coat has to do a lot, and do it all at once—it has to be, of course, fashionable, while also being functional, warm, cool, versatile, color compatible, and able to combat rain, wind, flurries, and possibly snowstorms.

Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Yes, Exercising May Protect Against Depression! 2340425817_7d9dda229e_z

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

A recent Swedish study was able to demonstrate that there is a direct relationship between a certain level of exercise and “resilience” against depression.

Wednesday 5: Women in the News bookcover-home

Dispelling myths about why women are leaving tech; honoring the pioneering women who were at the forefront of computer programming; photographer Fazal Sheikh captures the widows of Vrindavan; photographer Rania Matar captures the lives of Lebanese and American girls in their most personal spaces—their bedrooms; and a mom takes on Target for its gender stereotyping in children’s clothing.