Help Boost Girls’ Confidence By Sharing What You Do #LikeAGirl
Jun29

Help Boost Girls’ Confidence By Sharing What You Do #LikeAGirl

You can help boost girls’ confidence just by sharing what you do like a girl. Have you seen the Always #LikeAGirl video yet? Go do it. Now.

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How Global Travel Influenced Barbara Pierce Bush and Now She’s Changing the World
Jun23

How Global Travel Influenced Barbara Pierce Bush and Now She’s Changing the World

Sitting down with her mother Laura Bush and journalist Soledad O’Brien, Barbara Pierce Bush spoke to the AARP Life@50+ Boston audience earlier this spring discussing how being a president’s daughter shaped her life.

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Former First Lady Laura Bush on Civility, Life After the White House During AARP Life@50+
Jun22

Former First Lady Laura Bush on Civility, Life After the White House During AARP Life@50+

Former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Barbara Pierce Bush addressed civility and life after the White House during AARP Life@50+ in Boston this spring

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Amelia Rose Earhart Plans Around the World Flight in June 2014
Mar16

Amelia Rose Earhart Plans Around the World Flight in June 2014

Amelia Rose Earhart is preparing to take flight in June 2014 to accomplish what her namesake (but no relation), Amelia Mary Earhart, didn’t in 1937, an around-the-world flight.

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Jenna Bush Hager Inspires in Sarasota, Fla.
Jan20

Jenna Bush Hager Inspires in Sarasota, Fla.

“It wasn’t a philosophical moment,” Jenna Bush Hager told more than 500 members of the Ringling College Library Association last Monday at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Fla., it was about “a man, his daughters, a stuffed animal and a little joke.”

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Why Are Women So Mean to Each Other?
Jul08

Why Are Women So Mean to Each Other?

My question is rhetorical and doubt in my lifetime it’ll change but I just don’t get why women are so mean to each other. I grew up a tomboy. The only girls I had to play with in my neighborhood were my sisters who were a bit younger. Neighborhood kids my age were boys, all four of them plus my brother, and it seemed I always related to boys. I understood them up until our teen years then they morphed into creatures I still don’t understand.

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With Heavy Heart, Farewell to Wing Walker Jane Wicker
Jun22

With Heavy Heart, Farewell to Wing Walker Jane Wicker

A CNN Alert popped up on my iPhone this afternoon stating: “A stunt plane with a wing walker aboard has crashed at an air show in Dayton, Ohio, according to the FAA.” My stomach sank and I hoped the wing walker wasn’t who I thought it was. Soon after, I received a phone call confirming the worst. Jane Walker, daughter, mother, friend, fiancee and wing walker, was the one who died in the crash today with pilot Charlie...

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Wing Walker Jane Wicker Bringing Golden Era of Grace to 2013 Florida International Air Show
Mar21

Wing Walker Jane Wicker Bringing Golden Era of Grace to 2013 Florida International Air Show

Walking on the wing of an airplane racing at speeds between 80 and 140 mph seems um, oh, I don’t know. Risky, perhaps? Spectators heading out to the 33rd Annual Florida International Air Show at the Punta Gorda Airport Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, 2013, will be treated to the graceful performance of wing walker Jane Wicker. She Answered an Ad Wicker began her wing walking career in 1990 when she answered an ad in the...

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Retro Rad Holiday Fun with Emily Ellyn of Next Food Network Star
Dec11

Retro Rad Holiday Fun with Emily Ellyn of Next Food Network Star

Growing up, cheese balls rolled into our home every holiday season when students gave my dad (a teacher) Pepperidge Farm gift boxes. Like the disco ball, the big ole’ cheese ball reminds me of growing up in the ’70s and conjures up images of plaid bell-bottoms, white belts and shag carpeting. Although what’s old is new, some things just shouldn’t be revived but Retro Rad Celebrity Chef Emily Ellyn, a finalist...

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G is for Geena Davis and Media Gender Bias
Apr07

G is for Geena Davis and Media Gender Bias

Actress and Olympian Geena Davis is one of those people trying to make a difference in how girls and women view themselves. She founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media after viewing television programs and videos with her daughter and noticing an imbalance in the roles male and female characters play.

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Backhoe Bowling and More with ‘People At Play: The Heavy Equipment Experience’ Near Sarasota, Fla.
Aug01

Backhoe Bowling and More with ‘People At Play: The Heavy Equipment Experience’ Near Sarasota, Fla.

“This was a dream come true,” Carol E. said after completing the heavy equipment challenge course in a yellow CAT 312 Steel Track Excavator with a respectable time of 47 minutes 7 seconds at Bradenton’s People At Play: The Heavy Equipment Experience. Growing up in Chicago, Carol said she would play on the steam shovels when she was a kid and recalls sliding down the large buckets. Since then, she has always...

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Give a Girl a Passport and Open Up Her World
Jul24

Give a Girl a Passport and Open Up Her World

Give a girl a passport and open up her world. That’s the philosophy of travel blogger Tracey Friley (www.OneBrownGirl.com) who runs OBG Adventure Camps, a travel and learning adventure excursions organization for girls. Earlier this summer, Tracey hosted the first Passport Party where she gave eight girls passports. Within the next 12 to 18 months, she is on a mission to empower at least 100 girls, between the age of 11 and 16 years...

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Chatting with Food Network’s Marcela Valladolid
Feb28

Chatting with Food Network’s Marcela Valladolid

Yesterday was my whirlwind trip to Miami for the SoBe Wine & Food Festival and an opportunity to chat with Food Network’s Chef Marcela Valladolid of the TV show, Mexican Made Easy. Chef Marcela is a doll and I really enjoyed chatting with her. She has a contagious enthusiasm for creating authentic and fresh Mexican meals. She travels to Baja two to three times a week, since her father is still lives there and only a...

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Laughing in Afghanistan
Jul27

Laughing in Afghanistan

Sky-blue burqas continue to flow down the dusty streets of Kabul. They’re remnants of the Taliban’s harsh reign and belief women should not be seen. While Afghan woman are no longer required to wear burqas, many prefer wearing the full-body, shapeless cape while in public. Or sadly, their husbands or other male in their life demand they be worn.

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