Feminist icon Gloria Steinem weighed in on the controversial firing of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, calling the situation a “double standard.” Steinem took part in a roundtable discussion on Women’s Media Center’s weekly radio show WMC Live with Robin Morgan.
“Mom, what do you want for Mother’s Day?” This is what my 8-year-old daughter asked me the week leading up to the holiday. She was surprised when I answered, “Honey, I just want to be able to walk around the mall by myself for one hour without anyone calling my name.” “That’s it? That’s all you want for Mother’s Day? I can give you that!” she said.
FARGO – As an athlete, model and beauty queen, it might seem like Audra Mari has led a perfect life. Though the Fargo woman has walked runways in New York, and her smile has lit up the cover of a regional magazine, 20-year-old Mari, the current Miss North Dakota, has also been the victim of bullying.
DEAR CAROL: Is it common for people with dementia to be afraid of falling? My mother has Alzheimer’s. She gets around with a walker but she needs assistance. I can understand an elderly person’s fear of falling because injuries can be so serious but she seems abnormally afraid.
FARGO - With a little prompting from her granddaughter, Susan Helgeland got her first tattoo at age 69. She chose a turtle. When she showed it to Mandan tribal member Cory Spotted Bear while she was in Twin Buttes, N.D., for a “bridging cultures” session, he told her, “That’s the Mandan symbol for Mother Earth.”
WASHINGTON – Anne Mahlum believes running can empower people to better their lives.
The 33-year-old woman is so dedicated to the cause she started her own nonprofit, Back on My Feet, to help those struggling with homelessness gain the confidence they need to take the steps necessary to get off the streets.
Dear Carol: My mother was always a very clean person, but she has Alzheimer’s now and the situation has totally reversed. Mom’s always reluctant to get into the tub or shower, though some days are worse than others.
Every day, I talk to patients about maintaining and improving their beautiful skin. I always talk about sunscreen as the No. 1 anti-aging product. Daily sunscreen use, even on cloudy days, really can minimize environmental wear and tear and reduces the signs of skin aging significantly.
Remember the days when learning about the passage of time was a fun thing? Counting the seconds in a minute and marking off the boxes on mom’s wall calendar in a birthday party countdown was met with a sort of anticipation that made the cake so much sweeter and the water balloon fight you had planned so much more thrilling.
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