Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Elisha Daniels

Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Elisha Daniels

Women’s News: Women Beat Men on IQ Tests For First Time

Women’s News: Women Beat Men on IQ Tests For First Time

A Message From The Creator

A Message From The Creator

Inspiration Of Motherhood: Uma Thurman Gives Birth to Baby Girl!

Inspiration Of Motherhood: Uma Thurman Gives Birth to Baby Girl!

Inspiration Of Motherhood: Uma Thurman Gives Birth to Baby Girl!


Uma’s a mama again!

Uma Thurman gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday, a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. No other info was immediately available. UPDATE: “Confirmed!” a rep for Thurman tells Us. “Mom and baby are doing well!”

It’s the the third child for the 42-year-old Oscar nominee, who has two children — Maya, 13, and Levon, 10 — with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, and her first with financier beau Arpad Busson.

The Smash guest star and Busson, 49, called off their engagement in 2009, but reunited last year. “Uma was definitely not planning on having another kid. It was a surprise,” a source told Us, which first broke new of Thurman’s pregnancy back in February. “But she’s over the moon about it, very excited.”

Thurman and her daughter-to-be were feted at a small baby shower in NYC May 31 thrown by her half-sister Taya Thurman. Among the two-dozen guests at the baby pink-elephant themed bash were Thurman’s Smash costars Debra Messing and Will Chase.

Thurman’s ex-husband Hawke has also become a parent again following their 2004 divorce; the actor, 41, and second wife Ryan are parents to young daughters Clementine, 3, and Indiana, 11 months.


A Message From The Creator

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” ~ Alan Alda 

Women’s News: Women Beat Men on IQ Tests For First Time

Hi Everyone, I would love to hear your opinion about this study. Let me know what you think.

By Carrie Gann

New research is providing an answer to the age-old, delicate question: who is smarter, men or women? A new study has come down on the feminine side of that argument, finding that women now score higher on IQ tests than men.

The author of the study, James Flynn, a New Zealand-based researcher known as an IQ testing expert, said that over the past century, women have lagged slightly behind men in IQ testing scores, at times by as much as five points. But now, Flynn said women have closed the gap and even inched ahead in this battle of the intelligent sexes.

“Over the last 100 years, everyone in the developing world has been gaining about three IQ points, but women have been gaining faster,” Flynn told ABC News. “This is the result of modernity. In every country where women have an equal chance of modernity, women have caught men [in IQ testing].”

Flynn has not yet published the results of his study, saving that for a book he will publish in September. But he told ABC News that he collected data from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Estonia and Argentina on scores on a standard IQ test, called the Raven test. Each country tested at least 500 men and 500 women, most between the ages of 15 and 18, Flynn said.

“In all of those samples, women are the equal of men, perhaps scoring a half point or a point higher,” Flynn said.

The changes, Flynn said, can be explained by changes in opportunity and education that have come about in the last century — for example, less reliance on rote memorization in education and an emphasis on improving logic and analytic skills.

“As we enter the modern worlds, our minds change just as our automobiles have changed,” Flynn said. “Where women can have an equal chance to interface with the modern world, they equal on IQ and surpass on academic performance.”

He said there is no reason those advantages shouldn’t go on to help women in the occupational and professional sphere, though there are other social factors affecting women’s success in those arenas.

Deciding which is the smarter sex is an ever-controversial topic of conversation and scientific research. Studies of animals and humans have found definite differences between males and females, in things like brain size, verbal and spatial abilities and brain disorders, such as depression and schizophrenia. It’s mostly unclear, though, how those differences translate to behavior.

Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Elisha Daniels

In 2006, while enjoying a successful career in the fashion industry, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and a mastectomy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and radiation was followed by a reconstruction. This experience turned Elisha into a dogged activist and fund-raiser, working primarily with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by her friend Evelyn Lauder to support medical research.

By Hayley Kaufman

 Globe Staff

Age: 44

Occupation: Daniels owns a boutique at 116 Newbury St. Has long worked as stylist for TV and fashion shows. Author, with WCVB’s Kelley Tuthill and oncologist Ann Partridge, of “You Can Do This! Surviving Breast Cancer Without Losing Your Sanity or Your Style.’’

Residence: Has lived in the South End for the past 10 years; native of Milton

How did you decide to write a book about surviving breast cancer? When you get diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s the scariest moment of your life. I dealt with my situation in the most controlling way I possibly could. I had eight months of chemo, two months of radiation. I always wore high heels and my lipstick. I never missed a plan. It had robbed me of so much, it was not going to rob me of my life. . . . Kelley [Tuthill] was diagnosed within six months of me, and she and I formed this bond. One Saturday morning, I thought, I want to write a book, something that talks about this, and talks about all the things I wish I’d known.

How has your life changed? It completely changed how I look at things on a day to day basis. I don’t sweat the small stuff anymore. I don’t make excuses. Life is such a blessing and your friends and your family are such a blessing. Some people I thought were friends couldn’t take it. But there are more loving and kind people in the world than you would ever dream.

Some people might say, in the midst of all that, why fashion? What does it matter? It happens to be my passion. I think a well-rounded life is full of passion. When you’re sick, nothing helps you feel better than looking your best. And that was my gift during that time. There are so many young women going through cancer treatment — so many. Fashion’s just another form of therapy really.

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