How Do We Interest Girls in Science? Not Like This

Emily Willingham, managing editor, DoubleXScienceA man with a chiseled face dons his horn rims for a better look as three barely adult women in micromini dresses and stilettos catwalk toward him. As he stares in shock, lust, and awe, each woman strikes a pose as a bass beat throbs in the background....more
Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention! Clearly made by men who only know shallow ... more

About Karen the Bus Monitor: Why Can't We Be Kind to Each Other?

A 68-year-old woman named Karen (who is a widow and a former bus driver of 20 years) has the unenviable job of riding a school bus in the name of “monitoring” the kids. Basically she’s there to keep situations from escalating and anyone from getting hurt. In the video, she is shown sitting alone in a seat, looking out the window and trying to maintain composure whilst a crowd of truly vile middle school students call her names, call her ugly, poke her, and basically be as loathsome as possible to her. ...more
I hope my kids are never cool if this is what cool looks like! Thanks for summarizing it so ... more

Living Together with Separate Bedrooms: Good Idea or Bad?

When I tried to imagine what it would be like to be married, all I could think about was having -- at the very least -- my own room. My best friend thought I was crazy, telling me some of the best and most intimate conversations happened in bed between couples. Dr. Phil even agrees separate bedrooms are a bad idea, so then why do one in four U.S. couples have separate bedrooms? What do you think -- are separate bedrooms helpful or more likely to hurt a relationship? ...more
Would be luxurious! But once you have kids, your hubby would just end up sleeping like a baby ... more

Confession: I Really Don't Need More Hours In A Day

I'm embarrassed to even murmur about there not being enough hours in a day when there are working women with children that not only get themselves ready for work but feed/dress their kids, knock out a few household chores and drop the kids off at daycare/school before they arrive at work. I find myself to be a complete liar when I say I don't have time to exercise when it's not uncommon for me to see a coworker jogging during their lunch hour while I, on the other hand, use that time to eat. ...more
Or maybe just enjoy some down time...guilt-free! more

Five Things to Know Before You Start Your Food Blog (Plus a Giveaway!)

From the technical considerations to the practical plans, starting a food blog encompasses so much more than simply reviewing restaurants or photographing fajitas. Since the launch of my food blog Just a Taste in 2008, I’ve kept a long list titled “Things I Wish I’d Known.” The list has proven to be invaluable, and it formed a strong basis for much of the guidance I offer in my new book, Food Blogging For Dummies....more
Thanks for the tips!  Most valuable lesson: if it didn't tast good, don't post it!  And ... more

Who Won in the Hilary Rosen vs. Ann Romney Debate: Not Women

It didn't take long, did it? for the old stay-at-home vs. working-mom flap to rear its ugly political head. After Mitt Romney more or less clinched the GOP ticket when Santorum dropped out of the race, I thought we might at least get a week or two before the nonsense ensued. Maybe even a respite until August, when the GOP heads to Tampa for its convention. But no. ...more
Great and thorough coverage of all the responses!  I love how all the white, er, I mean, right ... more

Bad Feminist Confessions: “I Just Wish I Could Be Thin.”

Despite what I’ve written about how the beauty ideal harms people (especially young women), I find it a lot easier to not judge others by the way they look than to avoid judging myself. Since I don’t admit on my blog that I, too, get bothered by weight gain or that I feel guilty when I don’t exercise, it’s no wonder that other people get the impression I have “great self-confidence.” Don’t get me wrong -- I do think my body image is better than it’s ever been before in my life and I’ve never been less fixated on my appearance. Still, that doesn’t mean I don’t also have plenty of days when I wake up feeling … well, fat. ...more
Great post!  I had a terribe body image when young (what I wouldn't give for that body now!) and ... more

I'm Missing the Mommy Gene

When my son was born, I ran out and joined the first mom’s group that I could find. And then I promptly quit it. I was so looking forward to the companionship of other females, but what I found were these odd one-up-manship mommy power-hours, where women, clothed in vegan, organic cotton yoga ensembles sparred endlessly over any and all parenting-related topics. You use cloth diapers? Well we make our own cloth diapers from recycled nun’s habits. You make your own baby food? Well I nursed my first child until he left for college… for his master’s degree....more
Thank you for writing this! I have been feeling all of this since becoming a mother but haven't ... more

Do Women Really Need Separate Races?

How do you feel about running a race that specifically excludes dudes? From the Disney Princess Half Marathon to the Danskin Tri Series to the Women Rock Minnesota Marathon there are a number of ladies-only races on the competitive calendar. Is there such a thing as a men-only race? If there is, should they advertise it as such? Charlotte from The Great Fitness Experiment takes a look at the issue......more
Why not? My girls and I recently participated in a diva dash in support of girls on the run. ... more

I've Never Had A Best Friend

I’ve never had a best friend.I’m not saying that so you’ll feel sorry for me. It’s just a realization that I’ve had over and over and over again in my life. Image: Texasbubba via Flickr ...more
Thanks for the post! So true! I grew up w/ 3 brothers and although I've had some close ... more