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TEDWomen 2013 Top Ten Inspirations

December 16, 2013

7.   Improving lives through play Jessica Matthews is an energetic social entrepreneur full of compassion.  In high heels, with a jump rope, Matthews skipped right onto the TEDWomen stage and straight into our hearts. The jump rope,...

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TEDWomen 2013 Top Ten Inspirations

December 12, 2013

8. “Find a way” – Diana Nyad At age 64, Diana Nyad took a long, hard look at the unpredictable body of water that flowed before her.  She knew it well.  The familiar, and yet elusive, Florida Straits had lured distance swimmers for...

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Understanding Suicide: A Q&A with Margie Wright

December 11, 2013

For many, the holiday season brings parties, gifts, and fun with family and friends. But for some, the holidays can be stressful and depressing. The scary part is that often you don’t know who is struggling. Check out our online...

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TEDWomen 2013 Top Ten Inspirations

December 10, 2013

9. “Technology powered by love can change the world” – Jane Chen At TEDWomen 2013, we were struck by Jane Chen, co-founder and CEO of Embrace. Through a mix of business sense, technology and compassion, Jane helps...

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A Quick Note From Hat Girl: Keep Cool This Winter!

December 9, 2013

It’s no secret that I love hats.  In fact, my friend Kris lovingly refers to my fashionable alter ego as Hat Girl.  And as it goes, Hat Girl and I love this little fashion accessory for quite a few reasons, but versatility has to be...

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TEDWomen 2013 Top Ten Inspirations

December 6, 2013

Yesterday, we attended the TEDWomen 2013 conference. The mantra at the conference was Socrates’ To Be is To Do. Over the next 10 days, starting today, we will feature ten of these prolific people and what they’re doing in the...

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

December 5, 2013

South African environmental activist Boyd Varty honored Nelson Mandela during his speech at TEDWomen 2013 a couple of hours ago. “He brought peace to violent South Africa. He was one man with an unbelievable sense of humanity. He was...

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Happy #givingtuesday

December 3, 2013

After shopping and scoring some major deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes a new featured day, Giving Tuesday.  This is the second annual #givingtuesday established to celebrate the spirit of giving.  On this day, we are...

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