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Are Working Breasts Offensive?

Is Alyssa Milano hoping to become the public face of breastfeeding? And do we need one? If that was Milano’s plan, the actress is well on her way. In the last few weeks, she has shared two photos of her breastfeeding new daughter Elizabella on Instagram. The more recent snap has Milano essentially re-enacting Gisele Bundchen’s … Continue reading

Mission Impossible: Dressing My Daughter Modestly

Dressing my fashionable three-year-old is a daily project. She’s a feisty toddler with opinions about everything—especially what she wears. I love that about her. Thankfully, it’s not too hard to please us both on weekdays. She’s thrilled to wear endless pink and anything Hello Kitty, and I’m pleased when she dresses weather appropriately. The larger … Continue reading

Mothers Can Be More Productive at Work

Ambitious women, rejoice. If you can master time management, you may not have to choose between a powerhouse career and a happy family life. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis recently published a study disproving the conventional wisdom that mothers must be less professionally productive, by examining the publication frequency of 10,000 academic economists. In fact, … Continue reading

Does Your Professional Conference Welcome Mothers?

You’ve decided to off-ramp while raising young children, but you don’t want your professional muscles or networks to atrophy. So, what do you do? The best solution this independent writer has found is attending conferences. Many organizations talk a good game about work-life balance, but professional reality often clashes with parenthood. There is little understanding or … Continue reading

Keira Knightley’s Topless Wisdom

Brava, Keira Knightley! Well, sort of. Knightley recently agreed to (NSFW) pose topless for Interview magazine in return for a promise not to Photoshop the picture. The actress, who is accustomed to having her image retouched, told Time, “That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them … Continue reading

Renee Zellweger’s Unlovely Remodel

Whoa, that’s Renee Zellweger? The 45-year-old actress is literally unrecognizable in photographs from Monday’s Elle Women in Hollywood Awards. Zellweger told People magazine, “I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows . . . Perhaps I look different. Who doesn’t as … Continue reading

The Center for Urban Families

Joe Jones remembers what it was like to grow up fatherless. His dad left when he was nine. For the past two decades, the Baltimore native has supported local fathers so that other children can be spared that experience. In the early 1990s, Jones worked for the Baltimore City Health Department, where he directed pregnant … Continue reading

Sugar Dating: A Prettier Name for Prostitution?

How would you feel if you saw a college gal you know with a significantly older man? What if you knew he was literally her sugar daddy? Welcome to sugar dating. Add “sugar” to anything, and it sounds more appealing. “Sugar dating” certainly sounds nicer than transactional dating, escorting, or prostitution, but is it any … Continue reading

‘The Giver’: An Allegory of Obama’s America

Incredibly, the most persuasive campaign commercial Republicans have this fall is a full-length Hollywood movie. The Giver, a film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 1993 dystopian children’s novel, plays as a devastating critique of the Obama Era. IMDb describes this as a sci-fi movie, but it’s rather eerily real and immediate. As the credits rolled, I … Continue reading

Telenovela Outreach to Latinos: The GOP’s Future?

Businesswoman Clara Del Villar wants to help the GOP. A Dominican-American, Del Villar has watched conservatives and libertarians repeatedly fail to connect with Latinos. She believes it’s time for a more creative approach. Toward that end, Del Villar has filmed 12 Webisodes of “Familia Con Fuego,” or “Family With Fire,” a new pro-free-market telenovela about … Continue reading

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