Fashion Friday: The Fall Coat 5657602700_1_1_17

The Fall Coat has to do a lot, and do it all at once—it has to be, of course, fashionable, while also being functional, warm, cool, versatile, color compatible, and able to combat rain, wind, flurries, and possibly snowstorms.

Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Yes, Exercising May Protect Against Depression! 2340425817_7d9dda229e_z

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

A recent Swedish study was able to demonstrate that there is a direct relationship between a certain level of exercise and “resilience” against depression.

Wednesday 5: Women in the News bookcover-home

Dispelling myths about why women are leaving tech; honoring the pioneering women who were at the forefront of computer programming; photographer Fazal Sheikh captures the widows of Vrindavan; photographer Rania Matar captures the lives of Lebanese and American girls in their most personal spaces—their bedrooms; and a mom takes on Target for its gender stereotyping in children’s clothing.

Molly Fisk: An Unmarried Woman 20023-coversingle-1390044022-752-640x480

By Molly Fisk

I have an embarrassing suspicion that there’s magical thinking involved too, like the idea that if I’m not married, I won’t get to live happily ever after. None of those fairy tales ever said that the maiden aunt got to live happily ever after. Usually she was eaten by a wolf.

Today’s Talk Topic: Turning Into an Older Woman nicholas-nixon-40-years-of-the-brown-sisters-15

Throughout this series [of photographs], we watch these women age, undergoing life’s most humbling experience. While many of us can, when pressed, name things we are grateful to Time for bestowing upon us, the lines bracketing our mouths and the loosening of our skin are not among them.

Ask Dr. Allen: Football and the Defense Against Concussion Concussion

Dr. Baxter Allen

Concussions are not generally caused by directly applied force, but are rather thought to be due to the consequences of a rotational force as the head and brain move around a fixed point at the neck. Since helmets do not prevent the head from moving around the neck, they cannot prevent these rotational forces from being applied to the brain.

Poetry Sunday: Pictures of a Marriage Martha Grant

Today Martha K. Grant shares with us what most of us already know. “Till death do us part” doesn’t mean we won’t think about a different kind of life now and again.

Two More Words About Derek Jeter: His Mom Derek Jeter

We at Women’s Voices for Change tip our caps to a woman who got it so very right. The applause was for her son, but the cheers were for her, too.

Fashion Friday: Jewelry and Philanthropy Brave Collection

In this week’s Fashion Friday we spotlight four impressive women jewelry designers and women-led jewelry companies that have ongoing initiatives combining jewelry with philanthropy.

Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Male Privilege, Male Delusion ford

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

He’s ill, he’s unattractive, he’s uninteresting, but he still thinks he holds all the cards: money, power, and maleness.

The Wednesday 5: Let’s Hear It for the Women article_inset_rosen_4_625

In this week’s Wednesday 5: A stalwart judge, a beloved feminist, an admired gun-control activist, 783 wonder women, and catcalling ladies who are simply too, too refined.

TV Reviews: “Madam Secretary” and “How to Get Away With Murder” MADAM SECRETARY

By Alexandra MacAaron

As the new secretary of state in CBS’s “Madam Secretary,” Téa Leoni must negotiate a hostage crisis, parry with a resentful chief of staff, dodge a personal stylist, and host a dinner party for an African dignitary and his ten wives. And that’s all in her first week!

Medical Monday Alert: Deadlines Loom for Choosing Your 2015 Individual Health Insurance Coverage

By Maura Carley

Most consumers will have additional options to consider for next year’s coverage. So look carefully at premiums, but also at the plan’s benefits, referral requirements, and other rules—and at the plan’s network; many new plans will have narrower networks next year.

Poetry Sunday: One Woman’s Mammogram Moment WVFC ZYLIUS  pat1

This week brings the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Poetry brings awareness to life’s moments, and here poet Patricia Zylius brings us a moment of heightened awareness from her own life.

Finding Friends Fast—Wherever You Are (Version 2.0) Karen O'Connor

By Karen O’Connor

Well-honed friend-gathering techniques from a woman who moves from one city to another every two years. Wherever she goes, she needs to find friends fast. And she does.