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Where Do Millennials Still Mostly Shop? Well, the Mall, Of Course

We constantly hear about how online shopping is making things simpler for everyone, and how shopping local is almost passe.

For those uber shoppers -- young women -- that is definitely not so.

How do I know this? Well, I only need to ask the experts at Teen Vogue.

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Michigan State Protests Focus on Columnist George Will’s Rape Stance, Women’s Dignity

An honorary doctorate being awarded by Michigan State University to Washington Post columnist George Will at MSU's fall commencement ceremonies is the focal point of protests in East Lansing today.

More than 800 people had RSVP'd and were expected this morning for protests that were also held earlier this week, according to organizers.

The ignitor is that the protests organizers say Will, who taught at MSU briefly the 1970s. They claim Will has a history of provocative statements and writings compromising and discrediting the severity of rape.

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon has released a statement saying that while the conservative Will's "visit will be painful for many, ... it does not mean the university wishes to cause survivors of sexual assault distress. And it does not mean we are backing away from our commitment to continuously improving our response to sexual assault."

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Grand Rapids Business Journal announces ‘The 50 Most Influential Women In West Michigan’

West Michigan is constantly receiving recognition for all it has to offer.

Great schools, festivals, housing, health care, and more make the list.

None of it would be possible without all of the great people.

Grand Rapids Business Journal is taking time to recognize some of those people with their list of "The 50 Most Influential Women In West Michigan".

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Obese White Women Shy Away From Colon Cancer Screenings

Research conducted recently show that obese, white, women, are less  likely than normal-weight white women or blacks of any weight or gender to  seek potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings.  The reluctance on their part is particularly serious because obesity is associated  with a higher risk for colon cancer and an increased risk of death from the disease

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“It’s Just A Little Heart Attack” February Is Go Red For Women Month [Video]

Someone shared this video with me on my Facebook page.  It's three minutes long and while it is humorous you may see a little bit of yourself in it.

Roughly 50% of women realize that they are having a heart attack

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Heather Locklear, Demi Moore, A More Beautiful You!

Heather Locklear and Demi Moore have been in the news recently.  Hospitalized for a number of fictitious reasons but the vouyeristic public can see some of the real reasons bubbling to the surface.  All one has to do is look at Demi Moore's gaunt appearance to know she is fighting some sort of eating disorder

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Physisist Dr. Stephen Hawking Says Women Mystify Him The Most

I love this story!  Stephen Hawking may be a physicist who thinks about how the universe came to be from "nothingness",  he contemplates living with this degenerative disease of his for a number of years

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More Men Are Landing More New Jobs Than Women

If you're a woman this should come as no surprise to you!  Men are getting more than two thirds of the jobs as our economy enters into the recovery stages.  One reason for this might be that many men are showing up in jobs that were predominatly female dominated, retail being one of them. 

Although economists say our economy is in the recovery stages there are still 4.5 ti

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Saudi King Says Women Will Get to Vote

It's a remarkable development. On the eve of upcoming elections, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has announced that women will be given a voice in Saudi politics - but not just yet.

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There’s Only One Smurfette

If you think The Smurfs might be a good movie to see with the kids, you're not alone. Sony's The Smurfs - a movie about little blue forest pixies - was the top movie over the weekend, tying with Universal's Cowboys and Aliens for the top of the heap in ticket sales.

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Women Play Video Games Too

Now more than ever, women are showing off their skills in the formerly male-dominated world of video games.

The trend seems to be partially fueled by the recent increase in the popularity of interactive social media, but other factors come into play as well.

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Women Shaking Hands With Men Banned in Somalia

Some Somalians think that shaking hands is just too dirty, and they're not talking about germs.

Story from the Associated Press.

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