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BODYWhen I was little I loved my hair. It was big and curly, and it made me feel unique—no one else I knew (besides my mom) looked like that. Adults used to fawn over it and lament how much time and money they spent trying to style their hair like mine. But it didn’t stick—something changed in middle school, as they do for so many of us, and what had once been a point of pride became an embarrassment, something that made me stand out when all I wanted was to fit in. READ MORE


BODYWhat's your first memory of witnessing female strength? I mean the physical kind—not to discount emotional or intellectual strength. Mine was when I was 4 ½ years old, watching the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta (well, they were in Atlanta. I was watching from a boxy TV set in Boston). READ MORE

6 Ways to Engage in Self-Care Without Spending Any Money

SoulMost of us probably don’t check in with ourselves as often as we do with the friends and family who we care about, but it’s important to establish long-term self-care routines that help you stay your best self. Self-care can look very different for everyone, but one thing I’ve noticed about a lot of the lists online that suggest replenishing activities is that they require some kind of budget—personally, spending money is something that can really stress me out, and any self-care activity that causes stress isn’t doing its job. So I came up with a list of 10 ideas for engaging in self-care without spending any money—these won’t work for any and all person, though, so feel free to add more to the list! READ MORE

When Doing What You Love Means Helping Others

LoveIf you’ve been following the news lately, you’ll know that the people of Flint, Michigan have been without reliably clean drinking water for over three years now. One 11-year-old girl in Colorado, troubled by the situation, decided to take it upon herself to invent a way for people to easily test their tap water to detect the presence of lead.  READ MORE

Finding a Woman Role Model in the Pages of a Book

MindOver Veterans’ Day Weekend I had the good pleasure to hole up inside a cabin in the woods of New Hampshire, curled up in front a wood-burning fire with a mug of hot chocolate and the best nonfiction book I’ve ever read—no hyperbole.  READ MORE

The Case for Answering E-mails on Your Own Time

Life"Sorry for the delayed response!" is how so many of us start our emails to people whom we're actually responding to in a perfectly reasonable amount of time. READ MORE