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- A Letter to Rielle Hunter
April 30, 2010 02:17PM
- Vitamin D: Clearing Up the
March 19, 2010 09:47AM
- Oscars 2010: The Year of the
February 17, 2010 08:58PM
- Heart attacks: what you need
February 16, 2010 08:45PM
- CBS Wins Hearts With Sanchez
February 10, 2010 10:07PM
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analysis, Martha! Well done!
from the comments, it
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- “Selling Girl Scout
June 22, 2009 11:58PM
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news and discussion about
Sotomayor with great
May 26, 2009 12:24PM
- “It's so good to hear
that small and medium-sized
March 21, 2009 10:23AM
- “The nomination looks
like a sure thing to
March 02, 2009 10:59AM
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By Chris Lombardi
I'm glad you went on "Oprah" this week. Ever since you burst onto the national consciousness in 2008, I've been wondering about you -- the former Lisa Druck, now a Southern Californian named Rielle, and since last year the mother of a lovely toddler… Read full post »
by Keri Gans
As a registered dietician, one of the questions I routinely ask my patients on their initial consultations is: “Do you know your vitamin D status?”
Why, you may ask yourself, does this matter? Over the last couple of years, vitamin D has come out of… Read full post »
The nominations have been announced and analyzed, and the awards-night hysteria has yet to shift into overdrive. Which makes this a great moment to salute this year’s over-40 female Oscar contenders.
By now, everyone not living on Neptune knows that there’s a woman—a beauti… Read full post »
Mark Sanchez scored points in last week’s Super Bowl broadcast—not for playing, but for a public service announcement about women and heart attacks. It’s an important message, but a 20-second spot didn’t leave much time for details (like actual symptoms, for instance).… Read full post »
Advertisers and the companies that hire them, take note: There’s data showing that more women are watching the Super Bowl than men—and the women are much more interested in the ads. (This news comes from the Harris Interactive poll done for Hanon Mckendry… Read full post »
Attention, all you boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses, wannabees and other potential treasured purchasers of seasonally overpriced hothouse flowers: We, the recipients and wannabe recipients, love and fervently want to get the aforementioned overpriced… Read full post »
In this week of hearts and flowers, it’s important not to overlook the most important heart of all--your own.
This past weekend saw the cable TV premiere of a movie about animal behavior expert and autism advocate Temple Grandin. WVFC contributor Tamar Bihari writes about watching the film with her son, who had been diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum.
Whenever I watch… Read full post »
This week, we're continuing WVFC's Nine Women to Run the World campaign, first with Monday's piece about Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Now, our friends at On The Issues Magazine talks about another of our nominees, Aung San Suu Kyi, in the piece below by Janet Benshoof (f/… Read full post »
For many of us, the word "date" reminds us of nervous high-school moments, our first dinner with our eventual mate, that first time after a divorce we agreed to have a drink with someone new. But almost all of us have had dates we call "bad." But what about those… Read full post »
To hear them tell it, they didn't really want it to be this way.
John Edwards didn't want to admit paternity of the little girl his mistress gave birth to because doing so would hurt his wife Elizabeth. Elizabeth has Stage 4 breast cancer and hardly needs another… Read full post »
Last week, two researchers from Australia announced an exciting new discovery about gender and heart disease. We have long recognized that men generally become prone to coronary artery disease earlier than women -- on average a decade earlier -- perhaps supporting the… Read full post »
I remember everything, or at least the things that matter. I remember every pore of his skin, the encysted bump he had on the back of his head, the way he looked like a droll rabbi when he steepled his fingers. I remember the smell of his… Read full post »
by Ainslie Jones Uhl
(read the entire Compass Rose series here.)
An attractive blonde, wine glass in hand, sidled up to my husband. I could tell she was smart. She subtly moved her gaze from one end of the room to the other, checking for eavesdroppers in the… Read full post »
I recently came up with an idea: that it would be revelatory to ask as many women who were willing to "nominate" our next world leaders: to choose who, among women, they'd put forward to lead the world. This seems more apt than ever, given last… Read full post »
My evening commute takes me along a highway that could be Anywhere, USA — a rootless route of chain restaurants, box stores, motels, gas stations. One evening, stopped at a red light, I noticed that the "L" in the local strip-mall Gold's Gym sign had gone… Read full post »
The continuation of Alice Pettway's chronicle of her service in the Peace Corps in Mozambique. For previous installments, click here.
The questions of children never fail to reach to the center of things. I realized this anew sitting at my table answering the letters of… Read full post »
Attention, all candidates and wannabees: Learn a valuable lesson from Martha Coakley.
If you want to win, don’t take anything for granted. Fight as if your political life depends on it, because it does.
The electorate is fickle; just because you’re a Dem… Read full post »
by Julia L. Kay
(Many observant WVFC readers are already fans of Julia Kay, who first told us of her Daily Portrait Project a year ago and this fall shared vivid memories of many Septembers. Since then, one of her Portraits was in a Chicago showfeatured in theNew York Times,… Read full post »
by Dorene Gorman
One day I woke up and learned, at 62 years old, that my significant other,the love of my life, was having an affair with his ex-wife. I immediately threw him out and cried for one year. Soon after, I visited with friends in Asheville, N.C.,… Read full post »