Veteran's Day is when we take time to remember and honor our veterans who have sacrificed and served to protect the freedoms many of us take for granted. For most people, veterans are the men of our nation who have served and fought bravely. I want you to remember that men are not the only ones that have served. Women, like myself, also are veterans of our nation....more
A girl tried out for our school's basketball team. She was strong, fast, and easily as good as the boys or better. She didn't tryout to become a poster child for feminism - she just wanted to play some ball, and she was damn good. Too bad the coach didn't agree....more
The face of freedom is not old white guys.
Women and Millennials are increasingly voting for free-market policies and candidates. Exit poll data from CNN and The New York Times show that 18-29 year olds were more likely to both show up at the polls and to cast their ballots for Republicans than they were in 2010.
So many people believed Bobby McFerrin when he sang "Don't Worry, Be Happy" that the tune won the Grammy for Song of the Year. However, adopting this attitude ignores the role worrying plays in preparing us for life's challenges. Frequent or excessive worrying can impact our quality of life, but we should all worry about these four things a little more....more
During the past year, Native American women have been in the spotlight with their efforts to change the mascots for the Washington DC NFL football team and the Cleveland major league baseball team.
In honor of November's Native American Heritage Month, we're featuring some bloggers and social media influencers who are at the forefront of these discussions.
[Editor's Note: Several sources repot that on November 1, 2014, Brittany Maynard ended her own life, as she had planned.]
It's not uncommon for Mr. T to look over and see tears running down my face when I'm watching TV or videos. Usually, I'm sniffling over silly fictional storylines, but last night I got close to a full-on cry fest while watching Brittany Maynard talk about her brain cancer. Maynard is currently famous (or infamous, depending on your side of this issue) for planning her death on the first of November....more
One of the weekly rituals I look forward to most is reading the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times. No need to sugar coat it, it’s the upscale gossip column of the paper. Why then was I feeling so irritated this week as I finished the last story about another sweet newly married couple? Then I remembered, the article teased on page one with the headline, “Renee Zellweger Defends her New Look.”