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8 Gross & True Things You Should Know About Lipstick

8 Gross & True Things You Should Know About Lipstick

The other day I found myself trolling through Google looking for some information on iconic women and their signature style. Page after page of gorgeous photographs of history’s most glamorous women looked back at me. The single most common denominator that…

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Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson is the Creator and Publisher of Feminine Collective. Julie was inspired to create this safe place for women to share their secrets, desires, triumphs and pain as the antithesis of what mainstream media offers women today. In her column Pursuit of Perfection, she explores the importance of rectifying the balance of inner and outer beauty through essays, poems and articles on self-esteem, shame, family, and self- acceptance.

The NSA, Naked Women — and How We Differentiate Between Violations of Privacy.

The NSA, Naked Women — and How We Differentiate Between Violations of Privacy.

On November 12, 2014, ten years and a distance of 6.5 billion kilometers after its initial launch, the European Space Agency successfully landed a probe on a targeted comet whirling through space. This has never, ever been done before. On the…

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Amy Martin

Amy was born on the wrong side of the Holland Tunnel, and has considered this just-missed connection to be a metaphor for her life ever since. Later, she traveled north to New England and received her degrees in Philosophy, Theatre and French. The years to follow have been spent traveling the world and working on multiple projects in Kenya, in a desperate attempt to save humanity. Amy spends most of her free time daydreaming about being French — but you can also find her in the garden, in the kitchen or on her yoga mat. Amy writes about travel, ethics, life and everything in-between.

Winter of My Damn Discontent Part 2: A Sex Addict’s Journey (cw:18+)

Winter of My Damn Discontent Part 2: A Sex Addict’s Journey (cw:18+)

I went online to check out guys I had been canvassing via the dating sites. I needed one ripe to meet me at the last minute.…

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S. P. Owen

Shanti is a writer, relationship coach, and an advocate for women. She was formerly an 80's super model (known as Patty Owen) regularly featured in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan magazines. Shanti was also an upcoming actress that appeared on popular TV shows like NBC’s Miami Vice. Shanti left Hollywood due to sexual harassment issues in the industry and personal abandonment issues, rekindled when dozens of her closest friends died from the AIDS epidemic. In search of healing, Shanti went on a deep spiritual journey for several years. During this period she adopted the name “Shanti” which means “peace” in Sanskrit. Shanti is deeply committed to us finding peace on earth as individuals and through our intimate relationships. To that end, she has been immersed in over 33 years of research and training in transformational, spiritual, sensual, and relationship modalities. Shanti’s major areas of study include Dan Fauci's Mastery of Self Expression, Werner Erhard's EST training, Transcendental Meditation, Louise L. Hay, More University, The Landmark Forum, David Deida, Kabbalah, Personal Dynamics, and numerous yoga and tantra programs. Twice divorced, Shanti keeps connected with both her ex-husbands and fosters close relationships with her father, sister, 22-year-old daughter, and her many close friends. Shanti's mother passed in 2011 and with her death came the death of Shanti's denial. Shanti finally got clear that she had a sex/love addiction that was unconsciously guiding her every decision, many of them very dangerous. Shanti is extremely grateful that her mother's death shook her up and woke her up. You can read more about Shanti's awakening in her upcoming book, Memoirs of a Legal Courtesan: A sex/love addict's journey into wholeness... For up-to-date information on Shanti’s books and TV appearances go to www.supermodeldatingcoach.com and www.legalcourtesan.com

I’m Metro-WHAT?

I’m Metro-WHAT?

I’ve been called many things in my life – from dork to hot and everything in between, but when my kids recently called me metrosexual, I had no idea what they were talking about. In fact, I had never heard of…

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There’s a reason you should never do these 7 things

There’s a reason you should never do these 7 things

People are funny–meaning strange and unexplainable. I go through life and sometimes I build long-term treasured friendships based on commonalities in personality and interests. Or, I meet people of such a polar opposite nature that they become fascinating—kind of like messing…

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Bert Woodson

Bert Woodson currently lives on Florida’s Gulf Coast in Cortez, with his Rhodesian Ridgeback, Colt, and Colt’s kitty Woof. (Yes, he named him.)

Born Again: One Woman’s Journey Out of Religion

Born Again: One Woman’s Journey Out of Religion

“No thank you, we’re atheists,” I respond with a smile to yet another invitation to church. It happens a lot here in southeastern Missouri. I wasn’t always an atheist. For many years I was what you might call a hyper-fundamentalist, but…

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Kaleesha Williams

Kaleesha Williams accomplishes her musing, writing, and goat-wrangling in rural southeastern Missouri—that is, when she has time between homeschooling and adoring her seven children, gardening, making goat milk soap, planning projects with Denny, and trying to get her sourdough English muffins to cook up properly. Her family moved to Missouri in 1990 when her parents realized that the answer to the riddle, “What’s green and goes backward?” was their current state and the state of her birth, Vermont. Now that she’s out of her religious bubble and in her right mind (eh, questionable), Kaleesha is considering that Vermont is actually one of the few states thinking and acting progressively. Regardless, she anticipates calling Fredericktown, Missouri home for a good long while. Though Kaleesha is a homeschool dropout, since high school she has worked as a teacher, nurse, accountant, CEO, mechanic, plumber, electrician, carpenter, landscaper, gardener, photographer, veterinarian, goat breeder, counselor, dietician, chef, baker, dishwasher, laundress, seamstress, event coordinator, chauffeur, diplomat, painter, decorator, fitness coach, masseuse, astronomer, and nanny, all within her own home and among her family, often performing many of these roles in the course of a single day. For peanuts. And brownies. And foot rubs. And she loves it. The first bits of writing Kaleesha had published were some poems as a teenager. Most recently she has published articles in the Countryside And Small Stock Journal and the Astronomical League’s Reflector magazine.

Replacing the F Word with the E Word

Replacing the F Word with the E Word

You may have heard that recently the beloved Harry Potter actress, Emma Watson, has been advocating the rights of women as the recently appointed U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. In her recent speech, given at a special event for the HeForShe campaign,…

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Amy Martin

Amy was born on the wrong side of the Holland Tunnel, and has considered this just-missed connection to be a metaphor for her life ever since. Later, she traveled north to New England and received her degrees in Philosophy, Theatre and French. The years to follow have been spent traveling the world and working on multiple projects in Kenya, in a desperate attempt to save humanity. Amy spends most of her free time daydreaming about being French — but you can also find her in the garden, in the kitchen or on her yoga mat. Amy writes about travel, ethics, life and everything in-between.

Eileen Ford:  A Manhattan

Eileen Ford: A Manhattan

We all know the merits of having old friends. We share history and adventure. They know our darkest secrets, hopes and fears, and best of all, they remember all the stuff we forgot. Making new friends—that can be a burden! Between…

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Jacqueline Lundquist

Jacqueline is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she earned a degree in Rhetoric and Communications and Foreign Languages and of the Alliance Francaise in Paris. Her career has included a variety of fields including hotel sales, marketing and advertising for Hilton and Hyatt Hotels, co-owner of a Washington, DC based public relations firm, entertainment reporter for CBS television and for seven years, working with the musical group, The Beach Boys. She has worked on National Community Service issues for President George Bush, Sr. and President Bill Clinton. Her project, STARSERVE, was President George HW Bush’s first Point of Light Initiative and it engaged over 30 entertainment celebrities to promote community service among school children grades K-12. Jacqueline’s husband, Richard Celeste, served as Ambassador to India under President Clinton from 1997-2001. As first lady of the US in India, Jacqueline worked on a variety of issues including HIV/AIDS, women¹s and children¹s causes, the environment, breast cancer awareness and the promotion of fashion and the arts. Jacqueline is the co-author, along with Sam Celeste, her seventeen-year-old son, of the children¹s book ‘There¹s A Mouse in Roosevelt House” and wrote the forward for “Indian Journeys” Shyamal Roy’s collection of Indian photographs. Her book “Letters From Vietnam: A Daughter’s Search for her Father” is being turned into a Hollywood movie and her newest book, “Letters from the Battlefield” was released in June 2014. Jacqueline’s love of India spawned a variety of business enterprises. Her jewelry company, I’m Sari, sold in the US at Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord and Taylor and a variety of boutiques across the country. Her fashion company, Karma, promoted Indian fashion designers in the US. In 2002, Jacqueline was awarded the “Special Award for Contribution to Promotion of Indian Fashion Globally” at the Zee Gold Bollywood Awards in New York City. In Colorado Springs, Jacqueline has served on the board of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the Children¹s Literacy Center and the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. Jacqueline also chaired the 1874 Society at Colorado College, which raised over $1.5 million per annum for the college¹s annual fund. Currently, Jacqueline is Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Chief Serendipity Officer at WaterHealth International, which works in over 500 sites in India, Africa and Bangladesh bringing clean safe drinking water, at an affordable price, to millions of people worldwide. She also serves on the founding committee and board of City Year Denver and the Jaldhaara Foundation which provides clean safe water and hygiene education to school children and empowers women in India.