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.

Jasmine Tridevil’s Tale JASMINE_TRIDEVIL_3048540b

By Roz Warren

A wry look at the year’s most appalling publicity stunt.

Fashion Friday: The Red Shoe MODESTO_BORSUE_12

Red is a new neutral. No matter what color you’re wearing—black, tan, navy, chartreuse, or pink—add a pair of classic red shoes as a perfect final touch and you let the world know that you know how to step out in style.

UNHAPPY TOGETHER, Part 1: Locked In to Marriage 14756953490_b245e5f066_z

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

“When I was walking down the aisle and my eyes met his, I had this cold chill, and I thought, ‘I do not want to spend the rest of my life looking at his face every morning,’ my friend Paula told me. She had expressed her misgivings to her bridesmaid the night before, but she’d been too embarrassed to step up then and say, ‘No way!’”