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Lifestyle

Sizing Up

By Shelley Singer
“Where can we see them now? That simple dancing of well-covered matrons… remembering but not affecting youth, not jealous but proud of the young maidens by their side ….” George Eliot, Adam Bede, 1859 I let my stomach out, on the beach in Taormina, in a victory of acceptance over self-loathing that I hoped would begin a process of coming…
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Fine Art

Tenacious Diary: The Artists

By Chaverin McKenzie Lydia
Lydia Chaverin McKenzie and her husband Patrick, on their 50’ sailboat, Tenacious, are sailing north along the Inside Passage in British Columbia. As we sail north along the east coast of Vancouver Island, we planned to visit the U’mista Cultural Center, a First Nation museum with the mission to ensure the survival of all aspects of the cultural heritage of…
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News · Politics

Around the World, Voters Choose Us

By Chris Lombardi
Iceland was, apparently, just the tip of the iceberg. As the roiling world economy makes voters less patient with corruption and complacency, voters are increasingly turning to super-competent and capable women— even when they’ve never done so before. In Kuwait, women have had the right to vote and to hold office for only three years; ever since, clerics have warned…
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Lifestyle

The one that got away – or did I?

By Womens Voices for Change
by Malaika Adero The flight between New York City and Los Angeles is one I look forward to as an opportunity to get a lot done:  edit manuscripts, read, stare into space uninterrupted.  If I’m really lucky, I might also get to  watch an in-flight movie that actually matches my taste. A good thing got better recently as I found…
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News

With 1,000 Victories, Pat Summitt Powers Us All

By Elizabeth Willse
(We know National Women’s Sports Day was two days ago. But tonight, when University of Tennessee coach Pat Summitt’s Lady Vols secured for their coach her 1,000th win, we knew we just had to keep the celebration going. – Ed.) by Elizabeth Willse, Contributing Editor When I watch women’s college basketball, I cheer the loudest for a team from a…
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Fashion & Beauty

Parsing the Language of That Perfect Black Dress

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen Parsing the language of a New York invitation is not always easy.  I like basic Black Tie.  It means that the men are an attractive backdrop for beautifully dressed women who can choose to wear a serious short dress or a long evening gown.  Even this safe “Black Tie” requires some thought.  If it is opening…
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Film & Television · News

Suzanne Malveaux and Manji Highlight American Honor Killings; Terri Garr Back – With Lisa Kudrow

By Womens Voices for Change
In America We Call It Murder: We missed yesterday’s “Situation Room” on CNN yesterday, where Suzanne Malveaux brought in an update on last year’s murder in Atlanta, after a young woman of Pakistani descent told her father she was divorcing her mother. As Malveaux said in  introducing the segment, “Some consider it a way to restore family honor, but in…
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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

How We Die: Natalie McIntyre’s Final Gift to Us

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen The lilac blooms were never like this. The heavy blossoms were almost purple and were exploding with life. Natalie loved their fragrance and measured the progress of late Michigan spring days against their appearance and maturity. On this day she would have lavished praise on nature’s gift to her garden, always visible from her window…
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