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Poetry Sunday: Food for Holiday Thought

December 21, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Do we not need to be reminded that humanity, with all its hopes for and intentions of good will, has yet to lose its fear-based suspicions and hatreds? We offer Longfellow’s poem “Christmas Bells” as food for thought.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Christmastime for “Heathens”

December 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

How do the many and varied non-Christians in New York City feel about the long approach to Christmas?

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Fashion Friday: Best of 2014

December 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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We combed through the roster of fashion features from our popular weekly series, Fashion Friday, for the five articles that resonated the most with our “Women’s Voices” audience. We’ve learned a lot about your style index—Paris, Diane Von Fursetenberg, Jewelry and Philanthropy, Summer Indulgences, and NPR’s perspective on what constitutes chic—yes, NPR!

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The Wednesday 5: Three-Dimensional Women

December 17, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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“Wonder Woman’s greatest battles weren’t waged against villains like Dr. Psycho or Professor Manly. Rather, they were against people with the power to define her. Those battles are still being fought by three-dimensional women in the engineering departments of tech companies, in political campaigns, and in the plush offices of VCs and studio executives.”

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Today’s Talk Topic: Strangers on a Train

December 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Say you’re on a commuter train. You could talk to the stranger beside you or you could haul out your smartphone to signal “Do not bother me.” Which is more likely to make you feel better?

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Poetry Sunday: Alice Pettway Season

December 14, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Here Alice Pettway gives us an African season that is as remote as it is exotic and beautifully rendered.

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Fashion Friday: Priceless–Verdura Jewelry at 75

December 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Priceless and Ageless. After 75 years, this is Verdura.

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The Wednesday 5: Radical Women

December 10, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5 we share with you five documentaries featuring the lives and stories of radical women, including Nina Simone, Marina Abramovic, and Elaine Stritch.

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Poetry Sunday: Pearl Harbor Day

December 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Visitors to Pearl Harbor today are stirred by the USS Arizona Memorial, the hull of the sunken ship from which our nation’s flag flies. On the path to the memorial, one can see the poem that First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt carried with her during those long years of horror and suffering.

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Holiday Shopping: Creative and Thoughtful Gifts Under $25.

December 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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For those who want to steer clear of the culture of excess during the holidays, our Women’s Voices family has curated a collection of gifts under $25 that are simple, thoughtful, creative, and affordable.

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The Wednesday 5: Women Who Choose Paths Less Taken

December 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The five we celebrate include multi-billionaire Elizabeth Holmes, who kept quiet about her company for a decade and then landed on the cover of “Fortune”; Toni Morrison, who, at 83, is poised to release her eleventh novel; and Kristin Costello, who turned a debilitating illness into an opportunity to share her story on the radio.

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Poetry Sunday: In Africa with Alice Pettway Once Again

November 30, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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A true poet can paint atmosphere with words. What’s more, the poet/artist can be both observer and participant. Here is what that looks like when it is done superbly.

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Holiday Shopping: Gifts That Give Back to Women and Girls

November 28, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Use your shopping dollars and holiday list to give gifts that help women locally and globally in meaningful and life-changing ways. We’ve curated a selection of gift-giving opportunities that run the gamut—supporting women survivors of war, maternal health programs around the world, women entrepreneurs, and girls’ education.

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THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES: A Holiday Mosaic

November 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The scents, the songs, the family traditions, the quirky (but lovable) guests—these are life-enriching deposits in our memory banks. We asked “Women’s Voices” writers to look back over the years and share with us the Thanksgiving reflections that make them smile.

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The Wednesday 5: A Manual for Non-Traditional Thanksgivings

November 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5, we share with you some of the best Thanksgiving stories and survival tips offered by members of our own Women’s Voices family. We didn’t have to look far for advice from women in many different stages of life who’ve chosen to spend their Thanksgivings in non-traditional ways.

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