Posts tagged Huffington Post
Why Is Childfree Living Still Taboo?

One short year ago I wrote the most vulnerable blog of my life wherein I shared with the world my decision to be chidfree - permanently. Up until that time I had been very selective about who I told (my grandparents didn't even know of my decision until the blog was published). But within one week of submitting my article, I was on national television talking about my decision to be sterilized at the age of 29.

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Four Tips to Improve Your Dating Life

From your personal life to your professional life, it's important to be unforgettable. While it's common to focus on verbal communication, an even more powerful and effective tool is to understand what you're communicating through your body language. While doing a little introspection and research I learned that non-verbal communication is the foundation of any successful relationship. Utilizing the power of fragrance, touch and body language can make all the difference when landing your dream job, speaking in front of a crowd, or securing a second date.

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No, I Do Not Want to Hang Out With You

This week I was contacted on Facebook by a complete stranger, "I'm pretty sure we should probably hangout one of these days if you're up for it." My response was clear and succinct, "I don't 'hangout' with strangers." For those of you wondering, I was not reading into the message. I followed up with a message asking if this was his attempt to ask me on a date and he confirmed that it was.

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Lessons in Being An Entrepreneur From a 10-year-old CEO

When I was 10-years-old, my focus was getting good grades, playing dress up with my friends, and my new role as a big sister. And while I believe that I have embodied my entrepreneurial spirit since a very young age, it never occurred to me to actually launch a scalable business at that age. But that is exactly what 10-year-old Abi Smithson is doing.

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What I Learned From Doing a Job I Hate

It was one year ago today. I was huddled tightly in the fetal position on my bed crying. You see, a few months prior I had applied for an opportunity that would change my life. And in this moment I had just learned that my application was denied, which felt as though I had finally exhausted all my options when it came to the success of my business.

 

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Am I a Feminist?

Feminism was such a trendy topic in 2014 with high profile women ranging from Beyonce, to Amy Poehler, to Sheryl Sandberg, to Lena Dunham, to Emma Watson and more identifying themselves with The "F" word. Yet, just as many (including myself) still continued to shun the term. Which leads me to wonder -- what does it really mean to be a feminist in today's world?

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The Most Important Congressional Bill You Haven't Yet Heard Of

By now, none of us should be naive to the effects of advertising and Photoshop on our population's mental and physical health. The statistics are well-documented. 70% of middle school girls don't think they're "good enough" in some way. 50% of 13-year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies, which increases to 80% by the time they are 17-years-old and lasts into adulthood. Which leads me to wonder why, with all of this awareness, is no one who actually has the power to affect change doing anything about it?

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What It Really Feels Like To Be A Childfree Woman

A lot has been written lately about the growing trend of childfree households. I have read article after article about how an increasing number of women and couples are choosing this lifestyle. The articles also detail the implications of this choice on society and the research conducted around the trend. But despite this growing trend, I've found that the articles miss one very important facet of the conversation -- what does it actually look and feel like to be a childfree women in society today?

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