How Working Women Help the Economy

By Annie Lowery
April 19, 2014

If someone asked you to name the most important economic trends of the last 30 years, you would probably respond with rising inequality, increasing globalization and fast-paced technological change. But there’s another trend that has led to sharply higher economic output, and one that goes largely... Read more »

Anniversary: Boston Marathon 2013

By: Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathonrk Times
April 15, 2014

There is an expression in marathon running that you go through a lifetime of experience every time you run one. It’s absolutely true, because the marathon is not just something you can go out and do; you need to train for it. It takes a long time to be able to run for 26 miles, 385 yards, and... Read more »

Do You Want To Be Greener? Get Organized!

Nettie Owens
April 13, 2014

Going green and getting organized go hand in hand.  There was a time that I believed efforts to be more environmentally conscious should be postponed until a person was more organized.  However, this led to waiting until ‘just the right moment’ to start and often that time never came.  But going... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Female Fashion Designers Embrace Tradition to Boost Sales

By James Jeffrey
April 12, 2014

A model wearing YeFikir clothing. Growing international recognition for designers in Ethiopia and Africa is partly a result of growing demand for ethically-produced fashion designs. Credit: Kyle La Mere/IPS ADDIS ABABA, Mar 20 2014 (IPS) - Female fashion designers are drawing on Ethiopia’s rich cultural... Read more »

Cairo Women Bring Men Back on the Rails

By Annabell Van den Berghe, Courtesy of IPS News
November 14, 2013

Nihal Saad Zaghloul is an Egyptian woman in her late twenties. Like other young women, she faces the daily risk of sexual harassment on the streets of Cairo. But Egypt’s revolution made her realise that people can unite and that she can make a difference. A trend of mob rapes has risen rapidly in... Read more »

Girls Fight Back Against Child Marriage

Courtesy of IPS News
November 12, 2013

Shirin Aktar, a young girl who resisted child marriage, poses with her mother outside their home in northern Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPS RANGPUR, Bangladesh, Jul 5 2013 (IPS) - Shirin Aktar was just 13 years old when her parents decided it was time for her to get married. The eldest girl in a... Read more »

The Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe….Ever!

Courtesy of Very Best
November 12, 2013

This is the traditional holiday pumpkin pie. This classic recipe has been on LIBBY’S® Pumpkin labels since 1950. This pie is easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy. Just mix, pour, bake for a delicious homemade tradition.   Ingredients 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground... Read more »

Affordable Care Act Benefits Women: Here’s How

Michael Cahill, contributor, editor of the Vista Health Solutions Blog
November 12, 2013

It is a sad reality that women, over half of the population of the United States, are regularly denied health insurance because of pregnancy or preexisting conditions such as breast cancer. On top of that, women have historically been subject to higher health insurance premiums than men simply because... Read more »

Latinas Make Unexpectedly Large Political Strides

By Christina E. Bejarano, author, assistant professor of political science at the University of Kansas. She is a specialist in American politics, minority political behavior and political psychology.
October 27, 2013

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez of California (right) is serving her ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives There are a growing number of Latinas, and other women of color, in office, defying expectations and explanations, says Christina E. Bejarano in this excerpt from “The Latina Advantage.” Evidence... Read more »

Tatyana McFadden’s Chicago Marathon Win Marks An Incredible, Unparalleled Milestone

Courtesy of Huff
October 27, 2013

A University of Illinois student has achieved something no athlete has ever accomplished before. In winning the women’s wheelchair division of the recent Chicago Marathon, Tatyana McFadden not only set a new course record — of 1 hour, 42 minutes, 35 seconds — but she also became the... Read more »

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