Molly Fisk: Decades After Meeting by Chance in a Dorm Cafeteria

July 23, 2016 by Molly Fisk

Molly Fisk

When we met, in 1973, we naively thought sexism would have begun to disappear by now, and unions gotten stronger.

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Claudia Payne: ‘My Life Is My Indulgence’

July 22, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change


My life is my indulgence: French beauty products, silk nighties, pillow cases and towels; cotton yoga wear at the beach, where I live most of the time; and leather jackets and skinny jeans when I’m in Manhattan.

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Fighting Off Heat Stroke at ‘The Bates Motel’

July 18, 2016 by Patricia Allen


By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

I told Steve, the motel’s front-desk clerk, that I’d be sleeping in the back of my SUV, since the chemical and tobacco stench in Room 209 was intolerable. He offered me a suddenly available room on the third floor. I thanked him and declined.

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Molly Fisk: Blackberry Picking

July 16, 2016 by Molly Fisk


When you live by yourself, you get a lot of leeway in the food department.

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Ro’s Recipes: Faerie Fungi—Madeira Mushrooms with Parmesan Polenta

July 15, 2016 by Ro Howe


By Ro Howe

Mushrooms are sometimes referred to as “vegetable meat” and can happily be used as alternatives for vegetarian guests. as they have a dense flavor and texture that can pair in a similar way to meat proteins and wine.

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Fashion Friday: The Summer Sandal

July 15, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change


Comfy, easy, and uncomplicated. That’s why we love our summer sandals. From flip-flops, flats, gladiator style strappies, cork sandles, wedges, and clogs, they are great for all things summer — lounging at the beach or pool, leisurely lunches, summer concerts and picnicking in the park.

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‘Meet My [Insert Term Here]’

July 12, 2016 by Amy K. Hughes


By Amy K. Hughes

A social puzzle: How to introduce an over-50 boyfriend? Please, not “lover” (too much information) or “long-time companion” (such a parodied cliché) or (groan) “manfriend.” Has anybody come up with a non-squirm-inducing term?

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Molly Fisk: Jealousy Is Your Friend

July 9, 2016 by Molly Fisk


Jealousy isn’t only an indicator of what to try next, it’s a wonderful fuel for action.

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Fashion Friday: Summer Whites for Your Wardrobe

July 8, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change


We’ve long abandoned the fashion rule of “Don’t wear white after Labor Day.” Who says? While the Little Black Dress (LBD) has secured its place in the fashion lexicon, we believe a little white something or another in your summer wardrobe deserves a coveted place as well. Here are a few of our favorites of the hottest trends in white for the summer.

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Ro Howe’s Recipes: Smoked Chicken Salad with Lemon Tarragon Mayonnaise

July 8, 2016 by Ro Howe


By Ro Howe

Smoked chicken breast is packed with flavor, and because it is smoked over low temperatures with its skin attached to protect and baste the flesh beneath, it remains tender and succulent.

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Fourth of July: Freedom Fighters Beneath Our Feet

July 4, 2016 by Stacia Friedman


By Stacia Friedman

The writer discovers that in Philadelphia’s Washington Square Park, where she often strolls, more than 2,500 fallen troops of Washington’s army were buried unceremoniously in a mass grave.

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Molly Fisk: Heat Wave

July 2, 2016 by Molly Fisk


It’s July all of a sudden — how did that happen!

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Melissa Papock Upgrades Sun Protective Clothing with Style

July 1, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change


It was a diagnosis of malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, at age 26, that led Melissa Papock to rethink how she could protect her skin with the clothing she wore. So began Cabana Life — a line that combines fashion with function by offering stylish clothing with 50+ UV protection.

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Ro Howe’s Recipes: Classic Pub Sausage Rolls

July 1, 2016 by Ro Howe


By Ro Howe

British pubs are not about party or jolly or drunkenness, which is frowned upon. They’re about feeling “at home,” so the food offered is typically what can be eaten in comfort without the fuss n’ bother of preparing it yourself.

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Michelina’s Snails

June 29, 2016 by Amy K. Hughes


By Amy K. Hughes

Snails were on the ceiling, under the fridge, heading up the walls. The dish, Nonna Michelina explained to me, would involve feeding the snails for several days to purge them of what they had been eating outside and to season them. She would feed them polenta and fresh herbs and give them wine to drink.

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