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Fashion Friday: Maria Cornejo Designs for ‘Brainy, Strong Women’

April 18, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Maria Cornejo’s approach to fashion is “to bridge the disparity between what is being photographed and what people actually wear.” She craves the “things that have substance, rather than being just eye candy.”

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Today’s Talk Topic: A Picture Is Worth . . .

April 18, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We have no idea how far all the words written about Barbara Walters would reach if laid end to end, but one thing is for sure—the slide show the AARP online magazine offers is as eloquent a portrayal of the veteran of TV broadcasting as any we know.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Who Were Geeshie and Elvie?

April 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

There exist no ghosts more vexing than a couple of women identified on three ultrarare records made in 1930 and ’31 as Elvie Thomas and Geeshie Wiley.

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Wednesday 5: Pulitzer Prize, Summer Movies, Digital Media, and Mindy Kaling on Beauty

April 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Four women bring home the Pulitzer Prize; summer 2014 could be the summer of women in film; 16 women behind innovative digital media organizations; a flight attendant finds a comedic solution to getting passengers’ attention; and actress Mindy Kaling says that her beauty choices should NOT be considered “courageous.”

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Today’s Talk Topic: The Cranky Dieter

April 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We all knew that dieting made us cranky. But now there is scientific evidence to support this.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Laci Green

April 15, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Laci Green is every color of the rainbow of sexuality, and then some.

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Poetry Sunday: A Sea of Possibilities

April 13, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Today’s poem, by Marie-Elizabeth Mali, appeared as a Poem-A-Day offering on March 26. It comes with Marie-Elizabeth’s statement about the inspiration for this work, allowing you to see her intimate relationship with the sea and her ability to imagine her way into its soul.

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Fashion Friday: Diane Von Furstenberg’s Wrap Dress Turns 40

April 11, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The Wrap Dress, made iconic by designer Diane von Furstenberg, turns 40 this year—fitting perfectly with Women’s Voices’ mission of redefining life after 40.

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Wednesday 5: Women of Soul, Billie Holiday, The Ladies of Bletchley Circle

April 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The White House celebrates “Women of Soul”; celebrating Billie Holiday; the ladies of “The Bletchley Circle” are back; Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the UK’s ONLY annual book award for fiction, announces its shortlist; and some inspiring words from inspiring women activists.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Tyler Perry Gets Single Moms

April 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

All too often, pop culture portrayals suggest that single mothers are difficult career women becoming more “human,” love-starved damsels becoming brave, or former delinquents becoming productive citizens. But Tyler Perry’s new film portrays single mothers as ethical agents.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Test Your Car’s IQ

April 8, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We love the Fuel-Efficiency Smackdown on the Mother Jones website. Pass the contest along to a guy who thinks he knows more about cars than you do. Bet he doesn’t.

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Today’s Talk Topic: A Collection of Collectives

April 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

We like creative collective nouns: “an exaltation of larks,” for instance, or “a leap of leopards,” or “a murder of crows.” Can you come up with a witty collective noun referring to “women of a certain age”?

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Poetry Sunday: Poetry Matters

April 6, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Every year, we come to the first Sunday in April, National Poetry Month, feeling like Mrs. Bennet—more than a little desperate to see the family secure by virtue of true love, willing to settle for marriage, and potentially guilty of promoting dalliance.

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Today’s Talk Topic: CBS ‘Sunday Morning’ Misses the Point

April 6, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

On Sunday, March 23, the show seemed to drive down the wrong road—in a Rolls-Royce, yet.

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Women’s Pelvic Health Awareness Campaign

April 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Media Planet asked Evelyn Hecht—a longtime source of expertise for our site—to discuss “The Science of Physical Therapy.” She and fellow physical therapists point out that appropriate pelvic-floor exercises can help women of any age control urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and painful intercourse.

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