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Hazel Scott: Playing the Right Notes

02/25/2017
Hazel Scott: Playing the Right Notes

Hazel Scott was a musical genius who also challenged injustice. Although she’s been forgotten, her talent and dedication to equality deserve to be remembered.

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Goodbye to Princess Leia and Her Mom

12/30/2016
Goodbye to Princess Leia and Her Mom

In a heartbreaking coda to a turbulent 2016, we lost both Princess Leia and her mother. While many will remember them for the memorable movie roles they played, I’ll always think of what wonderful women they were and the unsinkable bond that they shared.

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Fathering Ironman: A New Way to View Father’s Day

06/18/2016
Fathering Ironman: A New Way to View Father’s Day

Tony Stark (Iron Man) had a difficult relationship with his father. Although his dad loved him, Tony never believed that he did and this negatively affected him. It could be that Howard Stark didn’t know how to be a good dad. With Father’s Day approaching, it’s time we reconsidered the fathering role so that it’s better for both dads and kids.

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Altruism: Getting By with a Little Help From Our Friends

04/12/2016
Altruism: Getting By with a Little Help From Our Friends

Social psychology has long wondered about the whys and wherefores of helping behavior. They’ve found that while we cannot predict altruism, we can promote general helping behavior.

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The Leslie Knope of It All

02/19/2016
The Leslie Knope of It All

Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation is an amazing feminist character. Her love of government service, compassion, enthusiasm and champion of women make her a fabulous role model for all of us.

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The Serial Podcast Raises Questions about Justice

05/30/2015
The Serial Podcast Raises Questions about Justice

The Serial podcast is simultaneously entertaining and disturbing. It is a fascinating story of a murder case but raised serious questions about whether justice was served.

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Fifty Shades of Grey: Let’s Talk about Sex

04/22/2015
Fifty Shades of Grey: Let’s Talk about Sex

Fifty Shades of Grey has spawned frank discussions about women’s sexuality. It is a complicated topic that needs a second look at both history and the future.

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Will the Real Virginia Johnson Please Stand Up?

03/23/2015
Will the Real Virginia Johnson Please Stand Up?

Virginia Johnson of Masters and Johnson fame was a very complicated person. She did great work but the time in which she lived was what truly influenced her character.

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Virginia Johnson: The Heart of Masters of Sex

03/18/2015
Virginia Johnson: The Heart of Masters of Sex

The team of Masters and Johnson made a big difference in our understanding of sexuality. Bill Masters played a role but Virginia Johnson was truly the driving force..

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The Bloom is Off the Rose and That’s OK.

01/27/2015
The Bloom is Off the Rose and That’s OK.

Aging is a difficult process and it is made that much harder by our refusal to talk about it. We must accept that there are good parts about getting older and celebrate them.

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