BLOGS


  • Is There A Difference Between The Sexes When It Comes To Fitness? function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); There’s a blatant sexism in the fitness industry. One only has to look at fitness stock photos too see this blatant double standard between men and women. Women are treated like toned sex objects lifting small weights and doing simple exercises whereas men are depicted as hulking muscle bound ...
  • Let’s Have Real Talk This Mother’s Day This Mother’s Day will be my first as a new mom. While this holiday carries new significance for me, it also makes me reflect on the millions of moms out there for whom the arbitrary recognition of Mother’s Day is a meaningless blip in their day-to-day struggle to stay afloat. The Mother’s Day applause for the ...
  • How Doctors Can Stop Shutting Marginalized Groups Out Of The Health Care System This piece by Casey Quinlan originally appeared on The Establishment, an independent multimedia site founded and run by women. Despite political gains for same-sex couples and more recognition of LGBTQ people, sex workers, and kink-oriented people in the media, doctors still struggle to communicate with patients who fall outside of what they may consider their “default” patient   —  ...
  • On Mother’s Day And Beyond, Moms Can Lead The Way In Getting Kids Outdoors As moms, we can’t wait for this Sunday’s holiday, filled with adorable homemade craft projects, meals with family, and lots of hugs. For our families, spending time outdoors is another way of sharing some love – love of our families and of our natural world. It turns out we’re not alone. According to a new ...
  • The Powers That Be And The Execution Of Ledell Lee function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); I was right about Neil Gorsuch. This reality is more bitter than sweet. Neil Gorsuch is going to be an extremely problematic Associate Supreme Court Justice for all of us who believe in progressive values like human rights and dignity. He is already flexing his Supreme Court muscles in ...
  • Thoughts On Religious Vocations: An Open Letter To Pope Francis I Most Holy Father: I write to you as a Catholic mother, wife, writer, teacher and student of my own Roman Catholic faith. I write this as “an open letter.” Like so many of my fellow Roman Catholics, I pray, this week, with a special focus on vocations. Like so many of my fellow Roman Catholics I have celebrated, ...
  • Dear School Boards: Stop Blocking Our Social Media function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Four schools in Madison county have instituted a program to block students from accessing over 30 social media apps, AP reports. Closer to my home, the Toronto District School Board is similarly banning social media apps at school, though their measures are expected to be temporary until their Internet systems ...
  • Congratulations, You’re A F*cking Unicorn This is what I say in my head any time a woman tells me she “doesn’t really watch what she eats or exercise very much,” yet still manages to be a size 6. Or a woman who is gushing about how she lost her baby weight so easily through breast-feeding. Or the rarest of women among ...
  • The War On Terror Is A War Of Chaos Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Here’s a footnote to America’s present wars that’s worth pondering for a few moments. The U.S. Air Force is running out of ordinary bombs, smart bombs, and in some cases missiles. No kidding. The air war over Syria and Iraq that began in August 2014 and is now two-and-a-half years old has eaten ...
  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Families Through PEPFAR When Kamohelo’s HIV test came back positive, she was devastated. What started as a routine prenatal visit for this 27-year-old pregnant mother in Lesotho had left her contemplating suicide. Fortunately, a local mentor mother supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was by Kamohelo’s side. She informed Kamohelo that by consistently ...
  • I Made a Negative Comment About Rachel Maddow And Now I’m A Bad Gay Who knew the condemnation would be so swift. After checking out her MSNBC show awhile back, I Facebook-posted the comment “My God, Rachel Maddow, get to the point!” and went on my merry way. I took a quick break to make a sandwich and walk the dog and do the laundry and came back to find ...
  • Adopting This Simple Habit Will Make You Successful And Confident, According To Science How many times do we look at one aspect of our lives or another — be it weight, stress, or finances — and wish it were different? Or that we knew how to change it? Carol Dweck, a researcher from Stanford University, spent over three decades trying to solve this common problem and get to the root of why some ...
  • 8 Ways To Save More Money In Retirement If you’re getting close to retirement age, it’s perfectly normal to be excited. One day, you’ll hand in your resignation at work and begin counting down the hours (instead of the weeks or years) until you’re living life on your own terms. You’ve worked your entire life for this moment, so it’s only natural to ...
  • We Have Two Options: Stabilize The Arctic Or Destabilize Our Planet As the Arctic Council convenes in Fairbanks, it is a good time to remind ourselves that, unlike Las Vegas, what happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic. The Arctic – its sea ice, terrestrial ice sheets, glaciers and permafrost – has significant influence on the planet’s weather patterns. Ocean currents, sea levels and ...
  • The Republican Plan To Remove Trump They never liked him. A few are genuinely concerned about the profound threat to constitutional order. And they have their boy, Mike Pence, waiting in the wings. All in all, Republicans are slowly but surely contemplating the politics and mechanics of ridding themselves of President Trump. Some Republicans have the advantage of principled concerns about Trump. Others ...
  • New York’s ‘Next Generation’ Education Standards – The Proof Of The Pudding Is In The Eating At its May 9 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents began discussion of the newly revised “Next Generation” English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards to replace Common Core. The revised learning standards are the result of over two years of collaborative work by committees including educators and parents. According to Board of ...
  • George Washington To GOP: Beware Of The Risks Of Blind Party Loyalty Perhaps there is no polling on deep yearning, but a fair share of Americans had to have watched the French election that culminated on Sunday with a sense of sadness. Faced with declining popular support for the mainstream conservative and liberal political parties, and a rising threat from the far right, those mainstream political parties ...
  • Addicted To Ambition: 3 Ways Millennials Can Manage Their Stress A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. If you’re like me, accolades make you want more accolades. Though responsible for great success and progress, ambition can also cause feelings of worthlessness, mania and anxiety. Neuroscience now explains why, and offers ...
  • North Korea Crisis: Neither Gone Nor Forgotten The crisis with North Korea has quieted down. Or, to be more precise, the major media outlets have drastically lost interest in it. In truth, the situation is the same as it was while the headlines were filled with foreboding. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has reached a point in its nuclear and missile ...
  • Will “You’re Fired” Be Trump’s Undoing? Donald Trump hasn’t even been in office for four whole months, and already he’s being compared to Richard Nixon. That is both stunning as well as somewhat expected, really. Just on personality alone, Trump seems the most Nixonian figure to occupy the Oval Office since Tricky Dick himself roamed the hallways. Sooner or later, Trump’s ...