Could You Go a Year Without New Clothes or Cosmetics?

[How many of you made resolutions to spend less or consume less in 2014? Morra's done it twice -- read on for her plan for how to go without new clothes and cosmetics and check out the link to BlogHer News Section Editor Grace Hwang Lynch's own similar experiment. - Rita] ...more
Thank you for your comments! I'm done with week 1. I have to say, I feel lighter. I was in NYC ... more

New Hampshire Republican Debate as Seen From the Left: Bachmann Wins

From the moment U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R, MN- 6) began to speak at the first New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary debate last night, the game to beat her was on. She immediately used her time to grab earned media through her announcement, on the air, that she was about to file the paperwork to run for U.S. president. Bachmann is the first female to do so since Hillary Clinton ran for the Democratic nod in 2007-2008....more

ok, she is telegenic.
but she's the same woman who condemned laws to protect women who ... more

The Price of Sex vs. the End of Men

Much in the same way we’re questioning whether the state of our political discourse is turning us into more violent, less kind people, I’m questioning whether the way we talk and write about male-female relationships is making us heartless. ...more

We all know that...what I found surprising in the study was that men with low future prospects ... more

A Definitive Test for Alzheimer's Disease: Why I'd Want My Parents to Take It

And if it were me? I'd want to sit down with my husband and daughter and prepare them for the disease, exactly what was going to happen to me, how I not only would not know who they were, but I might hate them. I might be angry or irritable on a daily basis. I might push them away as though they were total strangers. I might break their hearts to the extent they wished I would die and leave them alone to grieve who I was instead of having to face every day who I'd become, the thing I'd become. I'd want to tell them over and over how much I loved them, make videos and tape recordings of me saying that, over and over, I love you, I love you, I love you. Please remember me like this. Don't listen to me if I ask you who you are. Remember me like this, full and whole and sharp and soft and here. ...more

How could you know? I've always embraced the fantasy that at least Alzheimer's isn't as hard for ... more

No Excuses Allowed: Tackling The #1 Reason Women Don't Run For Office

In 2004 and again in 2008, Jennifer Lawless (Director, Women & Politics Institute, American University) and Robert Fox published reports that examine why women don't run for elected position. The first was called Why Don't Women Run For Office?, and Why Are Women Still Not Running For Office? was the follow up. Both reports eventually were published as books.  ...more

You were the first woman I personally knew who ran (and won) for office. With 3 kids and a job. ... more

Screw Work Life Balance: We Need Work Life Policy! Here's All You Need to Know to Join the Movement at BlogHer

For over two years, The Four Hour Work Week has been a national bestseller. Why? Because most of us resent feeling tethered to our jobs and we know we could still do great work even if we had the ability to control our schedules and factor family needs into our day.  We are grown ups: why don’t employers get it? ...more

I'm so glad you raised this point. Caregiving of any kind needs to be included in workplace ... more

Screw Work Life Balance: We Need Work Life Policy! Here's All You Need to Know to Join the Movement at BlogHer

For over two years, The Four Hour Work Week has been a national bestseller. Why? Because most of us resent feeling tethered to our jobs and we know we could still do great work even if we had the ability to control our schedules and factor family needs into our day.  We are grown ups: why don’t employers get it? ...more

Your voice as a woman in science is especially important.

Morra Aarons-Mele
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You and the Power Players: Using LinkedIn to Build Your Network and Personal Brand

LinkedIn isn’t Facebook -- and that’s a good thing. LinkedIn’s audience is older, richer, better educated and more male than both Twitter and Facebook’s -- basically a reflection of who holds the power in business. While it may be annoying from a social perspective, when you’re networking, having access to this power base is quite helpful. ...more

I have tried to keep up the LinkedIn connection making, and also to aim for making or ... more

Leave a Comment Now to Donate a Book to a Child in Need (Really!)

BlogHer and BookRenter, a company that rents textbooks to college students, have joined forces because we know that books makes a difference. Help us meet our goal of 1,000 books donated -- we're not there yet! ...more

Cherry was a glamorous nurse who solved crimes. She was very brunet. There was also a flight ... more

The $100 Question: Heather From Sprittibee Asks When To Wean A Breastfed Baby?

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! Let's meet today's host: Heather from Sprittibee ...more

11.5 months, he was like, Mom, I love you but I am done. I was so sad, he was so excited for ... more