WOMEN ARE DIFFERENT THAN MEN: Gender Bias in Research

Women who are prescribed medications have every right to expect those medicines have been studied appropriately for them before being approved by the FDA to treat a specific condition or disorder.  We know that women respond differently to a broad range of therapies and we need to learn more about why....more
Thank you Virginia. Hopefully, as people are made aware key changes will be made to the ... more

Why the Violence Against Women Act Matters

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act. This historic law dramatically changed the way domestic violence, sexual assault, and crimes against women are handled and prosecuted across our country....more
Absolutely!!!  Wish I could vote for you! more

Easy Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe

My Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer has got to be one of my all-time favorite recipes. And I couldn't be more excited to roll it out again this year having finally moved back to a climate with an actual fall! I can hardly wait for sweaters, colorful leaves, and apple cider. For now, I'll be taking a break from tea in the morning to spice my coffee up with some Vegan Pumpkin Spice Creamer. ...more
Looks great!  Hope I see your recipe should you also do eggnog! more

Traveling - Holiday or Not - Incontinence need not be a show stopper!

I love holidays where there’s nothing much to do except relax at home.  But every so often, I love leaving home behind, so I can experience wonderful places and my friends and family around the world.  In fact, anyone who knows me thinks that I’m never home, although that’s not exactly true.  What is true, is that I love the entire adventure, including the part most people dread - the actual travel portion. I really enjoy air flight, appreciate all the technology that keeps us in the air (I still think it’s magical) and the beauty of the skies....more
SunbonnetSmart.com HI Robin:  Thanks much for sharing this information so those who would like ... more

Changing Conversations: When Parents Murder Disabled Children

Michigan parent Kelli Stapleton recently pled guilty to poisoning her autistic teen daughter Issy. According to police reports, Kelly lured Issy into a van, "drugged her, lit the grills and left the van to get more charcoal while her sleeping daughter breathed in poisonous carbon monoxide fumes." Kelli and Issy both survived the attempted murder-suicide....more
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Ray Rice Cut from Ravens, Penn State Sneaks in News: Why Do Our Football Teams Feel Invincible?

Today the Baltimore Ravens announced the termination of Ray Rice's contract and the NFL suspended him "indefinitely." Why? Video of the February 15th third degree assault against his now-wife was leaked and shared on TMZ. ...more
Express: I don't know what you are "no no no" me about. While I agree with what you are ... more

Everything You Need to Know about the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Despite a fairly disastrous livestream of today's Apple event (broken video and lots of time staring at colourful bars), we're here to tell you about the new Apple products coming out this fall.  The new iPhone will launch on September 19th (with preorders starting on the 12th), and with it comes a new operating system, iOS8. Here's everything you need to know about the new iPhones... yes, plural... as well as the new product, the Apple Watch. ...more
Looking forward to trading my iphone in for the 6 or 6+, not sure yet. more

Open Letter To Janay Rice

I'm so sorry, Janay. I'm so sorry that you are once again made to endure the scrutiny of the public. You know? If my personal business was revealed to all the world, I would be mortified....more
Excellent, heartfelt and true.  Hope Janay reads this. more

Ray Rice Cut from Ravens, Penn State Sneaks in News: Why Do Our Football Teams Feel Invincible?

Today the Baltimore Ravens announced the termination of Ray Rice's contract and the NFL suspended him "indefinitely." Why? Video of the February 15th third degree assault against his now-wife was leaked and shared on TMZ. ...more
ABSOLUTELY to everything you wrote.  Only sadness is for what may be the fate of Janay Rice.  ... more

A Herd Of Wild Horses — Genetics And Preservation

Earlier this summer my friend (note that I put that first) who is also my ex sister-in-law (at one time we were both married to brothers) spent several days together at the North Carolina coast.   Our relationship goes back over 4 decades.  There were times, as can happen with friends, where we didn’t see or talk for a time due to life, work responsibilities and other things that can get in the way of connecting with people you care about.   Over the years, we traveled to Europe together three times, roller skated in bars locally (at a much, much younger age), volun...more
HomeRearedChef Hi Virginia:  Our friendship is starting to go way back too!!  I am very glad!  ... more