Women and casinos

Studies have often claimed that women are more likely to frequent slot machines than men. While men seem to prefer the tables on casino floors, women stick to games of “luck”. While there are exceptions, one does wonder if there some inherent difference in the psychology of the genders that leads them to make such choices. Men seem to prefer games that require “more skill”, like Poker and Blackjack, when women would easily prefer slot machines and such....more

Women and sports betting

Perhaps what has always drawn people to sports betting is the feeling the only thing better than earning money is winning it. One makes their first bet, and then the second, and sooner rather than later they find themselves quite addicted to it. So why is it that while men are regularly attracted to it, not many women would touch with a 10 feet pole?...more

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5 Things to Start Asking: If You Want to Get Pregnant

As an OB/GYN who also experienced infertility (6 IVF cycles!) I’ve done my fair share of asking questions on both sides of the exam table.  These are my recommendations for questions every woman desiring to get pregnant (and having trouble doing so) should start asking.  No rough, paper gown required. ...more

Penneys/Primark Ethical & Sustainability Mantra

I had the opportunity to attend a Morning Networking Breakfast. 3 women spoke about their passion for their career. The last speaker was Breege O'Donogue, Company Director of Penneys/Primark. Breege told us a story which was about empowering women. From the beginning of her career, she has personally seen changes for women in the workplace....more

Top 5 Reasons Why I Am Not Margot Robbie

I will be the first to concede that I am not entirely up with what’s hip these days.Goodness knows, I certainly don’t know what the current fashions are. I have this crazy notion that “my own style” actually works, and I don’t stick out like a sore thumb. ...more

Women in Charge, Seeing is Believing

“Stop telling girls that they can be anything they want when they grow up. I think it’s a mistake. Not because they can’t, but because it would have never occurred to them they couldn’t.” - Sarah SilvermanWe’re living in interesting times, to say the least. On one hand you wouldn’t be blamed for screaming in a panicked manner about the madness everywhere. On the other, if you’re like me, you’re quietly excited about the genders of our leading politicians. ...more

8 Books That gave Us Remarkable And Spirited Heroines

Literature enjoys an undisputed power. It mirrors our realities, exposes our faults, unravels our strengths, delves into our deepest musings, questions our beliefs, displaces the status quo and brings fresh perspectives. Unsurprisingly, many of us find ourselves connecting with and being inspired by characters languishing on the pages of a beloved book and women certainly constitute a considerable percentage of such remarkable characters....more

Let's Not Call A Period Magical

I know it's here when I can't seem to pry my eyelids open to greet the day. My body has become one with the softness of the sheets and I want to swim like a bed mermaid all day. I look over at Tootsie (the Terrier), I can see it in her eyes - she wants to play the part of the dolphin. I nod in agreement.I never cared for any term to describe my "monthly visitor." Too many of the terms make it seem disgusting - Aunt Flow, on the rag, surf the crimson wave, ride the cotton pony. Hearing the correct term "menstruation" and my body starts to become limp....more