David Bowie Is...inspirational at the MCAChicago now.

When I was 16 I was friends with a nerd. He still carried the scars of being bullied when he was a kid and although those days were behind him, the result was, he was overly quiet but a hella smart and sensitive in a way some bullied kids grow to be....more

Talk about domestic violence but give Janay Rice dignity of privacy

Watching the video of Ray Rice punching the lights out of his then fiance, Janay Palmer, has been nothing short of horrifying. Reading comments and open letters giving advice to Janay has been almost as disturbing.National outrage at the video footage of former Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, 27, punching his then fiance out cold and then callously dragging her limp body out of the Revel Casino elevator in Atlantic City (now closed) in which the altercation took place, has led to his indefinite suspension from the NFL....more

David Bowie Is....inspirational cool

When I was 16 I was friends with a nerd. He still carried the scars of being bullied when he was a kid and although those days were behind him, the result was, he was overly quiet but a hella smart and sensitive in a way some bullied kids grow to be....more

Corporal Punishment Should be Outlawed

Corporal punishment should be outlawed and studies which show a correlation between child abuse and the development of mental disorders in adulthood, should not be ignored.Parenting can bring overwhelming joy as well as - at times -overwhelming frustration. You try to be the best parent you can be while juggling jobs, finances, multiple children with varying developmental needs, single parenting, temper tantrums, schoolwork, all in tandem with the day-to-day requirements of  keeping a household together....more

Top 15 Unforgettable U.S. Style Icons

The USA is a young country and like most toddlers and teenagers, it can be rebellious, self-centred, arrogant and challenging of the status quo: All the ingredients for rip-roaring style and they have it in spades.The land of plenty has given us the most popular item of clothing in recent history – jeans, as well as its constant companion, the t-shirt. ...more

Who says guys can't be feminists?

Male high school students aren’t the typical attendees of Feminism 101.  Yet at the Elizabeth Irwin High School (LREI) in the U.S. some of the guys got a message about what it feels like to be a girl and ended up being okay with calling themselves feminists. Take a look at this video from Upworthy. ...more

What do Kurt Cobain, Steve Jobs, Alexa Chung have in common? Personal style - do you have it?

Okay, this is one last look toward the British before I move on to the USA in the next in the series on style.Do You Have It?...more

Can You Copy the Kate Moss Style?

This is the second in the series on style from my website Aboutawomanaboutagirl. Can you take someone's style? Model Kate Moss has been on best dressed lists over and over. Recently she partnered (again) with Topshop to bank on her style signature. Can you buy her allure?...more

5 things you can do to be happy

Do you ever wish you held the secret for being happy for the majority of the time? Did anyone teach you how to be happy?Admit it, you may have at times found yourself feeling sorry for yourself, bored, scared, unfulfilled, envious, frustrated, even angry.Do you wish you could feel content and at peace with life most of the time? The truth is you can and it's simpler than you thought.Or wait, no, I guess what I meant to write was, it's harder than you thought....more

The Art of Inspiration and Courage

Inspiration and courage can come from surprising and sometimes, unexpected places.You just might stumble on both when you’re not even looking and least expect it.I found both from Harry Potter, Alicia Keys  and artist, Helen Lucas....more