Women’s Issues + Awareness

Claudia Chan: The Self-Love Revolution

“… self care comes first” CLAUDIA CHAN is the founder of ClaudiaChan.com and the creator of S.H.E. Summit, a global women’s...

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Skin Deep: Best Products to Clean, Protect and Hydrate Your Face

Beauty is only skin deep. At least that’s what Sir Thomas Overbury said in his poem “A Wife” in 1613, and we’ve been...

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Exposing Fraud: Melanoma or Just a Mole?

She’s had multiple surgeries and every time she goes back to the doctor, they find more areas of concern, which always seem to turn up as...

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10 Best Makeup & Hair Products EVER!

We all know the effects of relentless advertising campaigns that aim to make us buy BUY cosmetic goods and hair tools. All of us have...

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5 College Safety Musts to Discuss with Your Daughter

You thought this moment would never come, or at least you hoped that it wouldn’t. How can it be that your precious baby is now heading...

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Common Sense, National Pride, and a Pinch of Compassion: Isn’t it that simple?

Six months ago I moved back to the U.S. after living in Central America for three years. I had limited exposure to the media and the events...

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Healing the Blind in North Korea

It was an audacious double operation. Conduct 1000 surgeries on North Korean citizens in an attempt to restore eyesight to the blind,...

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The modern girl’s guide to acting like a lady

How many times have I heard women complain about chivalry being dead? I don’t know.  A lot. I am not certain that is entirely true but...

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Bronzers, Birthdays and Makeup Party Tricks

SHOW AND TELL I was at a birthday party with my friends. A gaggle of girls doing what girls do. Catching up on the latest, well,...

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A History of Poverty Porn

If you’ve ever spent hours in traffic cursing the cars ahead of you for slowing down to take a look at the accident ahead, only to find...

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Craigslist, Sex, and One Woman’s Intuition

No one is ever ready for this to happen. We can’t even entertain the possibility it could happen. It sounds like a story out of a seedy...

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F**k the Chick Flick

Chick flicks get a lot of flak. And rightfully so. If you’ve ever seen a chick flick, it may be safe to say that you’ve seen them all....

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Sexual Extortion on the Internet: Blackshades

It’s one of the biggest threats that no one thinks they are vulnerable to until it happens to them: online exploitation. Nasty people are...

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No Means No, Or Does It?

No means no. Not anymore! Recent events regarding perceived rejection have left me frankly, very scared and well worried for my life. Maren...

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How to Create the Best Smoky Eye Ever: No Exaggeration

My friends say that I exaggerate. “That’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life.’ “This is...

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Incredible India: Rhinos, Rats, Potholes and the Taj Mahal

I have never been so happy to survive a vacation as I was my first trip to India. The roads of this enormous country should be classified...

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The Rules of Gender Bending

I invited a male client out for a lunch to talk about business (I’m a woman) but the waiter gave him the bill, which he insisted on...

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When you’re not just “The Wife”

My husband and I had a recent debate about whether to admit to the clients that we were married and not just colleagues. This might sound...

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Makeup Lesson: Tips to Achieve Your Best Look

Tonya Riner is a professional makeup artist and a Principal Partner at Beauty For Real. Her long list of celebrity clients includes Heidi...

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Recruited—How I Got Into the CIA

Everyone wants to know, “How do you get hired to work for the CIA?”  I remember looking at a large pile of resumes—there were...

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Elegant Dining Etiquette

If you were a professional athlete you’d have to train every day. If you were a concert cellist you’d have to practice for...

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Be Your Own Security Advisor—Small Decisions are Big Decisions

It was the worst kind of attack in an area of Baghdad teeming with terrorists.  After leaving the meeting and driving half-way down the...

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Etiquette Moments On Illness

And now for a bit of seriousness.  But it won’t last long, don’t worry. Illness. It can strike anyone anytime. It is one of...

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From AMW to CFO

Raise your hand if you’re an AMW. I found out about this term when I first came to Los Angeles. A new acquaintance casually called me an...

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Be Your Own Security Advisor – Security Tips from a Counterterrorism Expert

The thing about CIA intelligence officers is that you must be tuned into your environment, aware of your surroundings, and able to spot...

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Should I tell my boss his fly is undone?

“Should I tell my boss when his fly is undone?” Here is the short answer …  No.  No more than you would tell anyone...

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