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Women’s News: 40 Odd Things Things I’ve Learned In 40 Odd Years

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Cara Paiuk

Author, mother, and entrepreneur

Celebrate your inner quirkiness! Don’t apologize for who you are. People respect authenticity and it’s OK if you’re an acquired taste.

  • Dream big and live every day as if it is your last. Don’t postpone joy or bother with regrets.

 

  • When thinking about having a child, buying a home or going on a dream vacation, it will never seem like it’s the right time or you have enough money. You just have to take the leap and do it!

 

  • Find activities you enjoy doing with your partner. It will get you through tough times, not in the mood times, postpartum times and more.

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Women’s News: Dear Susan Patton, Single Women Don’t Need Your ‘Straight Talk’

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Emma Gray

Senior Editor, HuffPost Women

It’s Valentine’s Day. I’m single, I’m a college graduate, I’m 26 and I’ve spent the last four years tirelessly working to advance my career as an editor. According to “Princeton Mom,” Susan Patton, tonight I’ll probably be crying into my Seamless-ordered sushi and tomorrow I need to buck up and find a damn husband.

On behalf of the vast majority of single women that I know — who are, as Patton so quaintly put it, “not getting any younger” — I’d like to tell her: “Thanks, but no thanks.” Your so-called “straight talk” isn’t doing those in your target demographic any favors.

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Women’s News: Photoshopping Real Women Into Cover Models

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Women’s News: I Threw Away My Scale and I’ve Never Felt Better About My Body

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This post originally appeared on Bustle.

By Amy McCarthy

I’ve been dieting on and off since I was a kid. I’ve tried prescription diet pills from shady doctors and every kind of fad diet imaginable, and about a year ago, I just quit. I stopped (for the most part) counting calories or dieting or anything that remotely resembled restricting the food that I ate. It was bliss. It was the first major step I’d taken in accepting my body.

Since then, I’ve really never been happier. Occasionally, though, I would catch myself stealing glances at one of the omnipresent diet ads in ladymags, or lingering down the diet pills aisle at the supermarket, trying to talk myself out of buying the latest batch of snake oil. More frequently, I was still using the most common household torture device for the modern woman: the scale.

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Women’s News: 16 Things Every Woman’s Significant Other Should Know

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The Huffington Post  | by  Alanna Vagianos

While February is the month of love, filled with Hallmark cards and chocolate, we wanted to understand the true foundations of a relationship and the things that really make love last. Recent research has shown that the happiest relationships involve little to no texting, a lot of sex and a good amount of sleep — among other things.

But when we put science aside, what are the every day things that make women happy in their relationships? We decided to ask our Facebook andTwitter followers to share one thing they thought every woman’s significant other should know.

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Women’s News: There’s A Shockingly Simple Way To Fix The Gender Pay Gap

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By Julian Berman

One woman has a novel idea for closing the pay gap between men and women: Make it easier for people to take some time off without the world ending.

If companies make it easier for workers to share information and skills, then those workers will be able to seamlessly sub for colleagues who need maternity leave or to skip out early for a dance recital, suggests Harvard economist Claudia Goldin. That could address one of the main causes of women getting paid less than men over the long run.

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Women’s News: What I Know About Being Single Now That I’m In My 30s

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Jill Di Donato

Author of Beautiful Garbage: A Novel, and Professor of English

I had my first love affair when I was in the fifth grade.

I think my 11-year-old paramour may have been the first guy to tell me, “I love you.” On Valentine’s Day, he gave me a red rose and a hot pink pencil with a heart-shaped eraser. He introduced me to Stephen King and took me to the best pizza joint on the block. When we weren’t fighting dramatically, involving our entire social circle in our “domestic” squabbles, we’d play Truth Or Dare, listen to Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock tell us how “It Takes Two” or Young MC break down how to “Bust A Move,” as if we had any clue. Ironically, I think we had more of a clue than either of us knew. I can only speak for myself a good 20-odd years later, but I had iterations of that very fraught affair — a fifth grade romance — throughout my 20s and even into my 30s. I suppose it’s not such an unusual thing to relive, repeat or reenact the same dysfunctional relationship over and over again with the characters that fill your life. And, trust me, you will, unless you consciously do something differently. But platitudes like: “You’re single because you are too picky/spend too much time on your career/enjoy living an extended adolescence” are not helpful ways of understanding what it means or feels like to be single. As a single gal, you don’t have a partner to champion and validate your needs. You have to do that for yourself. When you position your single status as such, isn’t it suddenly much more empowering?

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Women’s News: Job Tenure Is More Stable For Women Than Men, Study Finds

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By: Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor Published: 02/10/2014 06:04 AM EST

While men are quicker to change employers today than they were 30 years ago, women stick with their jobs for significantly longer than they used to, new research shows.

A study published in the February issue of the American Sociological Review showed that overall average job tenure, the number of years working for the same employer, has been surprisingly stable since 1983. However, the results differ by gender and marital status. Specifically, men and never-married women have seen declines in job tenure, while job stability has increased sharply for married women.

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Women’s News: Self, Easy

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Amanda Magee

Advertising professional and blogger, amandamagee.com

I don’t think that getting older is hard; I think that what’s hard is that as each year passes the inevitability of pain gets closer. Incremental change happens in life no matter what I do to prevent it — wrinkles, thrown-out backs, an inability to listen to 18-year-olds sing about heartbreak and life without rolling my eyes. All of these things add up and I realize that I know people with terminal illnesses, friends who’ve buried children, and romantics who no longer wear a ring on their left hand. These are the things that begin to weigh on my face, not the wrinkles.

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Women’s News: It’s Amazing How Much The ‘Perfect Body’ Has Changed In 100 Years

Mae West

A woman with a “perfect body” in 1930 would barely get a second look from Hollywood producers or model casting agents today.

Addiction and eating disorder recovery site Rehabs.com worked with digital marketing agency Fractl on a project looking at the origins of Body Mass Index (BMI) measurements, and how the bodies of ideal women have compared to national averages over time. And their findings show that models and movie stars are getting smaller than the average American woman at unprecedented rates.

Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/05/perfect-body-change-beauty-ideals_n_4733378.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women

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