Tag Archives : q&a

Books

Ten Questions for Lisa Genova


1.  What are you working on now? I’m writing my second novel, Left Neglected. This is a story about a woman in her mid-thirties who is like so many women I know today—multi-tasking all day long, trying to be everything to everyone at work and at home, trying to succeed at everything, spread extremely thin. One typical morning, racing in her…
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Fashion & Beauty · Lifestyle

Actuary Barbie Goes Shopping


by Patricia Yarberry Allen I have a daughter-in-law who is just perfect. She is 5’7 and looks great in clothes.  She is witty and a shameless mimic. And she will be an actuary, when she takes her last exam in May.  She already has some initials after her name, but she gets more after this exam.  She has been studying…
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News

News Mix: One Nation Under Google; Americans Delay Retirement; Ronni Bennett on Elderblogging; Happy Birthday Jane Goodall; Power Surge – Debating Menopause


One Nation Under Google: “Online, ‘We the people …’ takes on a whole new meaning,” writes the Washington Post’s Jose Antonio Vargas, in this engaging look at how the internet has changed political participation and our understanding of issues. Americans Delay Retirement: “As the falling real-estate and stock markets erode their savings, many aging Americans are delaying retirement, electing labor…
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News

News Mix: Women’s Bylines Welcome on Adultery; Debater Henrietta Bell Wells Dies; Patricia Clarkson on Getting Good Roles; Kate Christensen Wins PEN/Faulkner


Women Get Bylines on Adultery, Prostitution: The National Women’s Editorial Forum notes that all four New York Times op-ed writers on Wednesday were women. “The names of women rarely appear as bylines, and when they do, there is usually only one, most often one of the Times’ two female staff columnists,” writes Sui Lang Panoke. “So, imagine how ecstatic I…
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News

WVFC Q&A with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi


Women’s Voices for Change spoke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about issues before Congress and her perspective as Speaker. Our questions and her responses follow below. Please add your comments at the end. Women’s Voices for Change: Based on the presidential primary results so far, what is your take on the public’s response to the field of candidates? What campaign…
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News

WVFC Q&A with Presidential Candidate John Edwards


As part of our ongoing interview series with presidential candidates, Women’s Voices for Change spoke with former senator John Edwards about his health care plan, specifically how it will benefit women and older Americans. Our questions and his responses follow below. Please add your comments at the end. Photo: johnedwards.com Women’s Voices for Change: How does your health care plan…
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News

WVFC Q&A with Presidential Candidate Barack Obama


As part of our ongoing interview series with presidential candidates, Women’s Voices for Change spoke with Sen. Barack Obama about his health care plan, specifically how it will benefit women and older Americans. Our questions and his responses follow below. Please add your comments at the end. Photo: barackobama.com Women’s Voices for Change: How does your health care plan differ…
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Health

Health Round-Up: Majority of Centenarians Are Women; Understanding the Studies on Weight and Nutrition; Can a Tummy Tuck Improve Health?; The Future of the Female Condom


Yesterday we told you about geneticist Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch, who died this month at the age of 100. Did you know that approximately 40,000 Americans are 100 years old or older, according to the New England Centenarian Study — and that 85 percent of these centenarians are women? Elena Conis at the L.A. Times has more on this study. While diet…
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General Medical · Sex & Sexuality

Deaf, Dumb and Blind? Taking the Viagra Risk


by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD | bio As fellow blogger Douglas McIntyre (with whom I share a laptop at home) notes, there’s a new Pfizer ad campaign for the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra that is blanketing television and websites: It is a nauseating vignette of several men, about 50 years old, singing the praises of the ED-drug while playing a…
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News

WVFC Q&A with Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton


Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton last month unveiled her health care plan and reached out to Women’s Voices for Change for an online Q&A about how the plan will benefit women over 40. Our questions and her responses follow below. Please add your comments at the end. Women’s Voices for Change: The introduction to your health care plan states that the…
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Health · Politics

A Plan to Do Better


by Hillary Rodham Clinton Here is what we know: Our national health care system is broken. In 1994, 39 million people were uninsured. Today, some 47 million Americans wake up each morning without health insurance. Of those, some 21.5 million are women, women who cannot get the basic care they need and deserve. Every day, I hear from the women…
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Health · News

Agents of Change: What Would You Do?


by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger | bio Reading the Q&A interview with Jimmy Carter published in the Oct. 8 issue of Time magazine, I was particularly fascinated by one of the issues, an extraordinary description of change within a society. In response to this question from an Illinois resident, “Did you ever envision becoming so prolific a builder of latrines?” Carter responds:…
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Arts & Culture

Women Center Stage Festival in NYC


Women Center Stage, a multi-disciplinary festival featuring women artists whose work calls attention to human struggles globally, kicks off tonight in New York. Featuring panel discussions, films, plays, music and comedy, the festival run through July 17, with most events taking place at the Culture Project (55 Mercer St., between Broome and Grand). To celebrate the opening, Jennifer Buffett moderates…
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