26. The Staples

Woman to Women The Staples Wardrobe Basics to Last a Lifetime By: Amanda Frazier Visit the average mall today and behold: a sea of logo t-shirts, oversized college sweatshirts, dirty tennis shoes & ill-fitting jeans. Since when did this become the acceptable uniform? Of course we don’t have to be dressed to the nines everyday; […] Continue reading

27. A Bite before the Burn

Woman to Women A Bite before the Burn Best pre-workout snacks to maximize your workout and help you feel great! By: Jessica M. Love Scenario 1: It’s 5:30 p.m. You’ve just made it to the gym after work. You’re ready for your exercise, but you’re starving! Scenario 2: It’s 6:45 a.m. You just woke up […] Continue reading

28. WOW! Gretchen Hitchner

Woman of the Week Gretchen Hitchner From politics to party dresses, former politico pursues passion -Olga Golovanova After nearly a decade working in the hallowed halls of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, Gretchen Hitchner decided it was time for a change. Armed with nothing more than an idea, she set out […] Continue reading

29. The Drudgery Report

The Drudgery Report Men and women will never be equal in housework By: Kathleen Parker Every few years, social scientists update Americans about how unfair life is – for women – by comparing the amount of housework men and women do. The latest, from the University of Michigan, found that though women’s housework load has […] Continue reading

30. WOW! Gloria Allred

Woman of the Week Gloria Allred Continuing the fight for women’s rights -Julie Ryan Evans Gloria Allred isn’t one to shy away from the limelight or avoid the tough issues. From representing Paula Jones in her sexual harassment case against Bill Clinton to suing Kmart for having separate sections for boys’ and girls’ toys and […] Continue reading

31. What Drives Hillary?

What Drives Hillary? Are modern women too tired to make history? How does she do it? What is it that drives Hillary Clinton despite the physical and emotional strain she’s experienced on the campaign trail? That’s the question Katie Couric posed to Clinton, who is making a historic presidential bid. Her response? “Pure stamina.” The […] Continue reading

32. Keeping it Off

Keeping it Off Women have harder time staying fit By: Staff U.S. and British scientists are finding what older women already know — women have to do more to get less — at least when retaining muscle. The study, published in the Public Library of Science One, suggests post-menopausal women were less able than men […] Continue reading

33. Myths Surround Cervical Cancer Prevention

Myths Surround Cervical Cancer Prevention Survey shows most women can’t separate fact from fiction By: Staff Despite growing awareness of HPV (human papillomavirus), the primary cause of cervical cancer, a new survey released by the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) found that many women remain in the dark about what it […] Continue reading

34. Women's Festivals

Women’s Festivals Celebrating accomplishments and stimulating positive change By: Staff The Women’s Festivals, a new conference created to “celebrate the accomplishments of women and inspire others to realize their dreams” will launch with its inaugural event March 7 – 9th in Santa Barbara, Calif. A sister festival is scheduled for March 14 – 16th in […] Continue reading

35. Add a Little Tenderness

Add a Little Tenderness Books to get you in the loving mood By: Su Aziz Su Aziz picks out five titles that add a little love, kindness, tolerance, justice and passion into all your relationships this Valentine’s. Yes, it is that time of the year again when men clamour to be romantic. Cupid is more […] Continue reading

36. Hot News Hot Flash

Hot News Hot Flash Menopausal mayhem is sweeping America By: Staff Forget the U.S. Presidential Elections! The hottest fever sweeping America and its voters right now isn’t named McCain, Obama or Hillary. It’s called Menopause. “The Silent Passage” is silent no more. And it’s coming soon to a hormonally heated theatre near you. GFour Productions […] Continue reading

37. Hard Times In the Sisterhood

Hard Times In the Sisterhood Stuck between a woman and a black candidate By: Linda K Monk It’s getting rough in the sisterhood these days, trying to choose between the first female and the first black president of the United States. I feel a cognitive dissonance about whom to support—especially during Black History Month, which […] Continue reading

38. Kate Chopin

Woman of the Week Kate Chopin By: Staff This is the third in a series of pieces in honor of Women’s History Month in which we asked each of our editors to discuss her favorite historical female heroine. Kelly Keenan Trumpbour chose writer Kate Chopin. Out of all the women in history, why did you […] Continue reading

39. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Coffin Mott

Women of the Week Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Coffin Mott In honor of Women’s History month, we want to take a moment to recognize some of the earliest Bettys-the powerful women who went before us and so boldly blazed the way for generations of women to follow. While there are many influential females to […] Continue reading

40. Saudi Woman Defies Drive Ban

Saudi Woman Defies Drive Ban YouTube video posted in hopes of lifting driving ban By: Daniel Howden A Saudi woman has flouted the Kingdom’s ban on women driving and posted a video of her defiant act on YouTube to mark international women’s day. Wajiha Huwaidar, an activist in a campaign to allow women to get […] Continue reading

41. Fashion Freedom

Fashion Freedom The evolution of women’s clothing By: Karen Nazor Hill About 700 years ago, a law was passed in Scotland making it acceptable for a woman to propose marriage to a man on Feb. 29. If the man declined, he had to pay a fine that could range from a kiss to a payment […] Continue reading

42. Amelia Earhart

Woman of the Week Amelia Earhart By: Staff This is the second in a series of pieces in honor of Women’s History Month in which we asked each of our editors to discuss her favorite historical female heroine. Julie Ryan Evans, Life Stages editor, chose Amelia Earhart, aviation pioneer and women’s rights advocate. Out of […] Continue reading

43. Women by the Numbers

Women by the Numbers The U.S. Census Bureau facts for feature By: Staff National Women’s History Month’s roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s […] Continue reading

44. Letter To Sylvia Plath

Your Poetry Letter To Sylvia Plath By: Courtney Beardsworth dear Sylvia as I drove to New Jersey, I could hear your voice on the interstate. we all agree – it haunts us. maybe it’s this uneasy feeling knowing that as I hear your voice, your bones lie in a grave. stop crying. I would have […] Continue reading

45. 5 Things You Didn't Know About Emergency Contraception

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Emergency Contraception The best-kept health care secret By: Staff 1. Emergency contraception, sold under the brand name Plan B, is “the best-kept secret in all of health care,” says Carol Cohan, director of the Women’s Emergency Network. About a year and a half ago it was approved for over-the-counter […] Continue reading