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Today’s Talk Topic: No Safe Haven in Syria

April 24, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

News Deeply’s flagship report on Syria includes this sobering description of the situation in the once-safest part of the country . . .

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Wednesday 5: Women for the Environment

April 23, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5, and in honor of Earth Day (April 22), we share with you five groundbreaking women who have dedicated their work to untangling the vast complexities of our universe.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Hospital Food

April 23, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

What’s in your hospital?

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Today’s Talk Topic: The Best Opening Sentence Ever

April 22, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Vox, a contender for the most informative web site ever, paid tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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Poetry Sunday: The Pull of the Moon

April 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week features two holidays based on the lunar calendar. Add to that the events of both a blood moon and a lunar eclipse last week, and it seems particularly fitting to present “Hound Point” today.

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Today’s Talk Topic: The Distant Mother

April 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“Once my grandmother asked me why I wouldn’t speak to my mother on the phone. I didn’t answer. I only asked if my mother would come back if I were sick and dying in a hospital.”

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Today’s Talk Topic: “Don’t Cry—Strategize!”

April 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“Don’t cry, strategize” was the advice Khalida Brohi’s father gave to her when she cried as a child in Pakistan upon seeing women beaten.

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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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