Molly Fisk: It’s Curtains

April 2, 2016 by Molly Fisk

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It’s probably time to confess I have a few long-standing addictions, and one of them is to ironing. I need to iron something at least once a decade or I don’t seem to be able to function.

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Poker, Bunco, and Other Games Women Play

March 22, 2016 by Deborah Harkins

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By Deborah Harkins

The conversation can get spirited; these are not the clenched-teeth poker sessions you see in old Western movies . . . gunslingers silently throwing down cards. “There are a lot of egos around the table,” Brownmiller says, “and lots of things have happened to people around the table in the last few weeks . . . . We are all competitive, and nobody likes to lose.”

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Right-Sizing Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

March 18, 2016 by Sandy Wilbur

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By Sandy Wilbur

“We discovered quickly that the real estate market in our farm area was deader than a doornail. Gorgeous places spent years on the market before being sold way below cost. So for the foreseeable future, selling and getting a smaller place didn’t look likely to happen. What to do?”

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Love at Last

February 14, 2016 by Judith A. Ross

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By Judith A. Ross

“You were, to my then young but critical eyes, a bit homely— nothing at all like the ideal I had carried around in my head for so long.”

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The Gift of Giving: Oprah’s Favorite Things

December 4, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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When you shop through our Amazon button, proceeds from your purchase help fund our non-profit mission. What could be better? A beautiful curated list of unique presents hand-selected by Oprah, checking off your gift to-dos for your loved ones, and supporting your favorite online platform (Us!) that celebrates the power and wisdom of women in the second half of life.

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Favorite Summer Indulgences from Amanda Ross

September 4, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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As we are now winding down the summer, we’ve asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with their Sweet Summer Indulgences for the season. This week we invited Amanda Ross—an internationally renowned fashion director, stylist, costume and jewelry designer, and consultant for celebrities, film, TV series, and designers.

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Favorite Summer Indulgences from Madeline Weinrib

August 14, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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As we are now in the throes of summer, we’ve asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with their Sweet Summer Indulgences for the season. This week we invited designer Madeline Weinrib who lives and works in New York City.

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Favorite Summer Indulgences From Stacey Bewkes

July 31, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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As we are now in the throes of summer, we’ve asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with their Sweet Summer Indulgences for the season. This week we invited Stacey Bewkes—Founder of Quintessence, a luxury lifestyle blog.

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Gifts for Our Mothers—a Personal Touch

May 8, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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This Mother’s Day we are thinking of gifts that exemplify a personal touch, a thoughtful act, an embrace of the essence of who these women are.

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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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Fashion Friday: Hostess Gifts

November 21, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Here’s a quartet of hostess gifts guaranteed to reflect your thoughtfulness and express your gratitude for a well-executed gathering. They are all meant to give your hostess some much-deserved moments of indulgence.

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Fashion Friday: Favorite Summer Indulgences from Susan Sokol

August 22, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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As we wrap up summer, we asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with 10 Sweet Indulgences for the season. This week our invitation went to Susan Sokol—a renowned leader in the global fashion industry.

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July 4 in Marblehead, Massachusetts: A Little Town with Big History

July 3, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

This town takes the celebration of the Fourth very seriously. Marblehead’s contribution to our winning the American Revolution was significant. In 1775, the town formed the 14th Continental Regiment, made up of seamen. It was Marblehead men who rowed Washington across the Delaware to the Battle of Trenton.

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July 4 in Afton, Minnesota: Heartfelt in the Heartland

July 2, 2014 by Diane Dettmann

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By Diane Dettmann

Afton, just fifteen miles east of downtown St. Paul, is a step back in time. Afton has no shopping malls, fast food restaurants, or stoplights. On a normal day it has very little traffic. Well, a traffic jam might happen if more than three cars arrive at the post office at the same time.

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Spring into Summer

June 21, 2014 by Judith A. Ross

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By Judith A. Ross

On the verge of summer in Massachusetts: my “Little Miss Kim” lilac arrives in a burst of grapey color and then immediately fades to white, leaving behind a trail of sweet perfume that fills the yard for days. . .

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