Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno, hosts of the Dutch TV show Guinea Pigs, wondered if giving birth and all that goes along with it is really as painful as women describe it to be. Is it really the absolute worst pain in the world?
Rather than taking women on their word, they decided to give it a go for themselves, via an electro-simulation of labor pains. So both men had four electrodes strapped to their ... [Read More]
At the end of April, NPR launched a special series called The Changing Lives of Women. Offering the perfect blend of information and inspiration, it explores how times and roles are changing due to the incredible force that women are in the world today. As legions of women are continuing to leave their homes to enter the paid work force (an estimated 1 billion in the coming decade), economic growth is ... [Read More]
My 21 Year Old Self Knew Nothing...
And Other Things I've Realized as a 30-Something Unmarried Woman
As I grew up, there were certain things in life I was made ready for. My parents lovingly prepared me for milestones such as my first day of school. I sat in classrooms with educators who taught me how to be conscientious about the planet, how to form a coherent sentence, how to do complicated math that ... [Read More]
By Lisa C. Paul
December 21, 2012
A few years ago a friend of mine told me that her mom described Christmas as an "Anti-Women Holiday." I was aghast and viewed it as cynical and contrary to the spirit of the season. AND then, as my kids and I grew older, my obligations increased, and time became less, I became honest with myself and admitted: It is all I can do, as a working mom, to juggle the balls I ... [Read More]
In my teens I was engrossed with music, but I simply could not stand a lot of the dance, synth-heavy, auto-tuned music I often heard on the radio. If I was in the car with my family, we would turn on the radio, change the station until we fully cycled through all of our options, and eventually I would end up listening to my own music. I loved the distorted sounds of Nirvana, the political themes of The ... [Read More]
This summer the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other partners, hosted a groundbreaking summit regarding family planning...to mobilize global policy, financing, commodity, and service delivery commitments to support the rights of 120 million women and girls in the world's poorest countries to use contraceptive information, services, and supplies, without coercion or discrimination, by 2020. ... [Read More]
84% of working women said that staying home to raise children is a financial luxury they aspire to
1 in 3 resent their partner for not earning enough to make that dream a reality
These are two findings from a new partnered survey co-sponsored by ForbesWoman and TheBump.com, which concluded that a growing number of women see staying home to raise children (while a partner provides financial support) to ... [Read More]
IN 2012, MORE THAN 22,000 WOMEN WILL BE NEWLY DIAGNOSED WITH OVARIAN CANCER. OVARIAN CANCER RANKS 5TH IN CANCER DEATHS AMONG WOMEN.
Teal is the color of ovarian cancer awareness and by asking people to display it during the month of September, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition wants to increase women's understanding about this deadly disease. Since there is no screening test, it is vital that every ... [Read More]