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Temple Grandin: The Cattle Lady, Honoured

Temple Grandin, or 'the cattle lady,' is a Colorado State University professor of animal sciences and spokesperson for autism. Prof Grandin is one of 10 women to be named to the National Women’s Hall of Fame for 2017. The organisation describes the inductees' work as having changed the course of human history. Grandin has been a … Continue reading Temple Grandin: The Cattle Lady, Honoured

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Amy Cuddy Says: Pose, Fake It and Become It!

Dr. Amelia Shepard, Power Posing. (Photo courtesy: Youtube.) In March 2015 I wrote a post that started off by saying: I admit it; I am a Grey's Anatomy fan. Last week's show centered around Dr. Amelia Shepard performing groundbreaking brain surgery. During her preparation for the surgery, Amelia goes through some confidence builders, including standing … Continue reading Amy Cuddy Says: Pose, Fake It and Become It!

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Kirsten Vangsness, A Woman To Admire

Who is Kirsten Vangsness? Known as the quirky computer hacker, Garcia, on the long-running hit TV show Criminal Minds, Kirsten Vangsness the real person has managed to remain somewhat of a mystery to the public. Kirsten only auditioned for Criminal Minds as a favour to a friend. It seemed like she wouldn't land the part, which … Continue reading Kirsten Vangsness, A Woman To Admire

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Emma Watson Turns 25 With Beauty, Class and Wisdom

Today at 25, as shown in these stunning photographs, Emma Watson is every inch the definition of beauty, class, and wisdom. Yet inside the UN Ambassador remains the down to earth and intelligent woman that we met in the UN years ago. Here are some quotes she has made about what is is like being … Continue reading Emma Watson Turns 25 With Beauty, Class and Wisdom

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Shabana Basij-Rasikh, For The Sake Of Girls.

Shabana Basij-Rasikh had to hide in every sense of the word to receive what most of us perceive as a fundamental right. The right to an education.   Shabana had to go to school disguised as a boy, taking different paths to avoid detection and covering her books to make them look like the Koran. … Continue reading Shabana Basij-Rasikh, For The Sake Of Girls.

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Angelina Jolie: A Woman To Admire

  Angelina Jolie over the years has proven to be a powerhouse of intelligence, goodwill, talent, and beauty. I remember first writing about her humanitarian efforts a few years ago. Since then, she has demonstrated even more strength and good character. Currently, Angelina Jolie, the longtime Special Envoy for the UN Refugee Agency, has been … Continue reading Angelina Jolie: A Woman To Admire

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Leela Hazzah: The Lion Guardian

A fascinating profile of Leela Hazzah and her Organization "Lion Guardians." This organization mentors the Maasai of Africa to become guardians of Lions instead of hunting them in order to protect the lion population. The overall lion population is growing due to their efforts. Hazzah has won an award from CNN. By Amanda Ricks

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Angelina Jolie Makes Humanitarian Plea

Humanitarian, Angelina Jolie. Humanitarian, Actress, and Director, Angelina Jolie has penned a new op-ed for the New York Times, calling for funding and a humanitarian response to the refugees of civil war in Syria and Iraq. The mother of six traveled to Khanke, Iraq on an envoy with the United Nations Refugee Agency. While there Ms. … Continue reading Angelina Jolie Makes Humanitarian Plea

Audrey Hepburn: Screen Legend And So Much More

Born in Belgium in 1929, Hepburn spent her early teen years living in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands where she experienced the brutality and deprivation of war firsthand. She witnessed Jews in her community being rounded up in trucks and trains. The Nazis executed ms. Hepburn's uncle and cousin, and Hepburn herself suffered from malnutrition during a … Continue reading Audrey Hepburn: Screen Legend And So Much More