Fashion Friday: Winter White
Inspired by the white of winter’s first snowfall, we bring you two looks that will keep you feeling warm and fabulous.
Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Tracking the Well-Lived Life
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Love, it seems, offers a “protective” shield as we age. Of those men participating in the Harvard study of happiness, those who “scored” well in this category lived longer, healthier, and happier lives than other subjects.
Wednesday 5 : The Netflix Five—Films Featuring Inspiring Women
Whether you’re hiding away from the cold, or taking a much-needed break from the Thanksgiving cooking, shopping, and all-around chaos, or you just want to invest in some rest and relaxation time, here are five films streaming now on Netflix that feature stories of inspiring women.
The Girl with the Notebook
By Grace Ali
Chaffe Jenetta is not another nameless village in another ubiquitous story of poverty in Africa. It is a challenging but wealthy place—albeit not material wealth. It is not a place to flee from, but one to be nurtured and supported. The little girl I met could one day turn out to be a powerful voice for Ethiopia. She might become a writer herself, sharing with the world its multiple stories. And to do so, perhaps she will find herself returning to those very notebooks.
The Women’s Voices List: The Best Four-Hanky Movies
By Susan Klatsky Cohen
Totally caught up in the story of the sweethearts in “Splendor in the Grass,” I wasn’t prepared for them to end up with other people. As it turned out, I couldn’t stop crying, and had to be escorted from the theater by the manager.
Ask Dr. Pat: Detoxing from the Holidays
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
You are right to understand that you don’t have to wait for New Year’s Day to make resolutions. You can start today and end 2013 with new habits that will improve your life.
Poetry Sunday: Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, and Carla Bruni—Three Decembrists
On this first Poetry Sunday of December, let us consider three women whose lives have been presented to us in innumerable ways by innumerable admirers and critics
TV Review: ‘Dance Moms’—Guilty Pleasure, or Just Plain Guilty?
By Alexandra MacAaron
Abby Lee Miller, a dance diva of enormous proportions, runs a now famous (or infamous) dance school in Pittsburgh. She is demanding, temperamental, and award-obsessed.
Black Friday and Every Other Day
By Erica Suk
To celebrate the notorious Day After Thanksgiving, we are dedicating to our readers three different Black looks that you can wear while shopping, or watching mobs of shoppers, today and every other day.
Thanksgiving in Tanzania: The Story of an Accidental Priest
By Deborah Harkins
Rev. Dr. Sandra McCann has switched careers abruptly—and with some amazement—all through her life. Ask her how she happened to become a doctor, then a radiologist, then a priest, and she’ll say, with a touch of wonder, “I was taken by surprise!”
The Beloved Holiday
By Susan Klatsky Cohen
Great-great-grandmother’s table, Grandma’s just-right stuffing, the quirky unmatched wineglasses, the absence of creamed onions, the presence of canned cranberries, the never-ever-missed Macy’s parade— family traditions make this the happiest holiday of the year.
Wednesday 5: ‘Women of Change’ for Whom We’re Thankful This Year
In this week’s Wednesday 5, we share with you five women (although we could share with you 100 times more) we’re incredibly thankful for this Thanskgiving. And we didn’t have to look far—they are right here in our Women’s Voices vast family. These women move us, challenge us, inspire us, and make us laugh. On the eve of Thanksgiving, we share with you their stories and the valuable life lessons they’ve shared with us and our readers over the course of the year.
Postcard from the Past: Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, Thanksgiving 1958
By Shelley Singer
We kids had clamored, as always, for the seat next to Uncle Al, a gap-toothed, balding old guy of 35, always with a day’s growth of beard, a tender touch, and a pocketful of Indian nuts to share.
More Sweet Potatoes, Please!
By Susan Lapinski
Had they only known how often this rebellious child of theirs would marry—five times in total—they could have saved all that cooking-school tuition money. But then, perish the thought, none of us would have had the pleasure of dining on Housecat’s most fabulous signature dish.
Happy Thanksgiving: Travel with Care
The National Safety Council estimates that there will be 436 traffic fatalities for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2013. What can you do to increase your chance of traveling safely this holiday?