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Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly dies at 92
Phyllis Schlafly, who became a "founding mother" of the modern U.S. conservative movement by battling feminists in the 1970s and working tirelessly to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment, died on Monday at the age of 92, her Eagle Forum group said. Schlafly, who lived in the St. Louis suburb of Ladue......

Abortion clinic 'buffer zones' struck down
The US supreme court struck down a Massachusetts law ensuring a 35-foot protective “buffer zone” outside abortion clinics, ruling that it violated the first amendment by preventing the free speech of anti-abortion protesters. In a unanimous decision, the court said the zone was too swee......

50M Global refugees - Highest since WWII
According to the latest UN high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) report the global refugee figure passes 50 Million  for the first time since the second world war  More than half of those displaced are children, and aid organizations are reaching a breaking point. The a......

The 10 most corrupt US states
If you live in Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Vermont, Utah, New Hampshire, Colorado, or Kansas you can take solace in the fact that yours is one of the "least corrupt states" and you're  not getting ripped off as badly as the rest of us. A new study from researchers at th......

India Police fired over hanged girls
Two police officers in India have been sacked for refusing to help search for two missing girls who were later found gang-raped and hanged, officials say. They were also charged with criminal conspiracy, police said, adding that three people had been arrested so far. The government has pledged to ......

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Local Community and Resources

She’s not just a worker, she’s a mother trying to avoid poverty
Getting single moms out of poverty won't happen unless groups working on their behalf realize that they are dealing with a family. It's not uncommon to find a woman visiting a Head Start program for her child on one side of town while a housing office is trying to move that same family across town. ......

Most On Time Airlines
If you're hoping to land on time, don't fly domestic. That's the takeaway from a FlightStats-authored review of major international airlines, which reveals that foreign-flagged carriers generally have better on-time performance than their American counterparts. Delta is the only U.S. carrier to cr......

4 Essential Legal Documents Every Woman Should Have
While we’re constantly hearing about the perils of lack of planning for retirement and future healthcare challenges it’s also important to take some time out to make sure that you have all your bases covered if you were seriously ill or hospitalized No matter your age or income, you sho......

Women Are the Future – Certainly for Investment Advisers
For those who may not already have seen the writing on the wall - women are the primary financial decision-makers in most American households. A new survey by personal-finance site DailyWorth notes that 76% of women reported being their household's primary retirement planner too. While this is not ......

De-clutter your desk draws – 10 essentials
If you ever felt like you “live at work!”, you may find that your desk draws can clutter up fast.  Deborah Sweeney has some good recommendations to start the streamlining process by equipping your desk with these 10 essentials: 1) Chargers From the phone to your iPod, the death of......

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Parenting

Prevention of ACL injuries in children and adolescents
The number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries reported in athletes younger than 18 years has increased over the past 2 decades. Reasons for the increasing ACL injury rate include the growing number of children and adolescents participating in organized sports, intensive sports training at ......

Don't forget breakfast in bed this Mother's Day
With a little forward planning and artful offstage direction from dad - Breakfast in bed on Mother's Day can be a wonderful thing, despite left over crumbs on the sheets. If you need a little help to “drop a hint” give a pointer to some of these guidelines. The key to success is to give......

Wife of Britain's deputy PM says men who share childcare duties have "more cojones"
Speaking to Cityfathers, a group which supports working parents in London's financial district, Miriam González Durántez, the wife of Britain's deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, announced that men such as her husband had "more cojones" than men who did not share childcare duties with t......

How to choose the right summer camp for your child
Before you know it summer will be upon us and your summer time will not be easy or breezy if you don’t find the right summer camp for your child.  American Camp Association has some great advice for how to choose and preparing for camp When beginning the camp selection process, cons......

Some Fun Indoor Activities For Kids
Spring is here, and with it comes warmer days, blossoming gardens – and the rainy season. Just as kids are starting to get excited about breaking out of the house, they get sidelined with the wet weather. Here are some fun –and even educational – indoor activities for kids to keep ......

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Finding a Job

Women do ask for pay rises they just have less success
The theory that women get paid less than men because they are not sufficiently pushy in the workplace is not true, a new study suggests. Women are as likely as men to ask for a pay rise - but are less likely to get one, the research found. The study, by the Cass Business School and the universitie......

Workplace bullying -The 'silent epidemic'
These days it seems that we hear allegations of bullying at every turn. So is the concept of work place bullying legitimate or just an excuse for bad performers who can’t handle the pressure of the modern work environment? An increasing number of studies and surveys, when taken together, cast......

Sign-on and retention bonuses are back - For all employees
Key indicators and the unemployment rate are carefully tracked to determine whether or not the economy is turning around. Now survey results from the nonprofit WorldatWork may indicate that the war for key talent may be heating up again. In a competitive market getting and keeping the right talent ......

Flexible work is good for you and your career
Flexible work arrangements include flexible start and finish times, working reduced hours, working from home, working compressed hours and job sharing are most often associated with maintaining a good work/life balance. Now a recent survey from the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute has found evi......

Overcoming Why Women Don't Ask For More Money
Gender disparity is all around us – despite the progress being made, women still pay a higher price than men when it comes to human rights and equality as a central principle in society. The pay gap persists and despite some women breaking through the glass ceiling there has been a spate of pr......

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Stay Fit and Healthy

34 weeks pregnant - Montano runs 800 at US Champs
At Thirty-four weeks pregnant, five-time national champion Alysia Montano ran the 800 meters Thursday in the U.S. Track and Field Championships.  That fact that the 28-year-old former University of California star finished last in her heat didn't matter one bit to the crowd gathered at Hornet S......

Mother's Diet can Lead to Alterations in Her Child’s DNA
A new study, published in Nature Communications, has found that maternal diet around the time of conception can influence certain properties of the child’s DNA. This could have lifelong implications. The researchers that conducted this study weren't looking at the actual DNA sequences of the ......

Can peanuts cure allergy for kids?
Food allergy affects roughly 15 million Americans and 17 million Europeans, most being young children. At present, there is no known treatment or cure. However, oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a promising investigational therapy which aims to produce allergen desensitisation through graduated dose expos......

Certainly not 'Simply Orange' Juice from Coca-Cola
You have no doubt seen Simply Orange juice prominently on display in your local supermarket.  Many people choose it because they believe it is a less processed, more natural choice than other brands. Simply Orange is owned by Coca-Cola and a new investigation by Bloomberg Businessweek sh......

Are You Craving Sweets After Meals?
Stress, caffeine, and lack of sleep can all over stimulate your HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, the body’s stress response system. Researchers believe chronic overstimulation of that HPA axis can impair its function, leading to poor immune activity, memory, and metabolism. Calorie-......

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Around Home

Brownie cupcakes with peanut butter Oreo centers
This looks soooo good, and it is super easy to make! Brownie cupcakes with peanut butter Oreo centers! Seriously!!! Here's the recipe: Ingredients: Oreos Peanut Butter Box of Brownie Mix  Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit Take two oreos and stack them with peanu......

Easy Banana Bread
This easy banana bread recipe contains ingredients that you will more than likely have in your cupboard already – perfect for those times when you’re expecting visitors to pop in but have got nothing in the house except from overripe bananas. What’s more, a piece of moist and delic......

Making Picadillo Empanadas from scratch
Ready to make the perfect savory pastry from scratch?  Follow this recipe to make  picadillo empanadas with minced filling.   The same pastry dough can be used with a chicken or vegie filling substitute.  Involve your kids, they will love making the little pockets!! Makes: ......

The Perfect Fish Curry
Fragrant with coriander and cloves, sour with tomatoes and tamarind and fiery with red chilli, this is a Perfect Fish Curry in 30 minutes. Serves 4 – 6   Ingredients    60ml vegetable oil 1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds 1 large onion, finely chopped 15g/3 cloves garlic, ......

Beef tagine butternut stew
Take your basic beef stew to the next level by making this simple, fragrant beef tagine featuring butternut squash.   Ingredients   2 teaspoons paprika1  teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/4 teaspoon fresh......

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What's new - Fashion & Trends

A Little Known Robin Williams Story
“Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking... of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider.   For those outside o......

American Apparel fires "sleazy" founder Dov Charney
Dov Charney has been dubbed "the man who put the sleaze factor into American Apparel" after repeatedly being cited in sexual harassment lawsuits.  Now the clothing and accessories retailer American Apparel Inc has ousted its controversial founder as chairman and moved to fire him......

Is it possible to end sexual violence in conflict?
This week, more than 150 ministers from across the world, along with the star power of Angelina Jolie converged on London for a summit on ending sexual violence in conflict, hosted by the UK government. But what will the conference achieve? Is it possible to end sexual violence in conflict? Se......

#YesAllWomen bear brunt of violence - Can social media campaign drive real change?
Once again a mentally unstable individual has “fallen through the cracks” and gone on a shooting rampage which left seven people dead and nearly a dozen injured. Elliot Rodger's rampage in Isla Vista, Calif. once again brings the issue of violence against women on college campuses into f......

Pamela Anderson opens up about abuse
Pamela Anderson has revealed she was molested and repeatedly raped as a child.The former 'Baywatch' actress opened up about her "most painful memories" of being sexual abused for the first time and admitted the terrifying ordeals left her feeling suicidal, as she launched her new animal welfare char......

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Education

How To Deal With Internet Trolls
An internet troll is someone who uses shock value to promote arguments and disharmony in online communities or stirs up drama and abuses their online anonymity by purposely sowing hatred, bigotry, racism, or promoting discontent between others. Trolls like a big audience, so they frequent blog ......

Have Americans become numb to school shootings?
This past fortnight two more crazed gunmen opened fire on US campuses. In Santa Barbara, a college town in southern California, seven people were killed and seven others wounded in a mass shooting and then at Seattle Pacific University a gunman armed with a shotgun opened fire in a university buildi......

MOOC - College and university courses online completely free
In recent years massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become a trend in online education. The term was coined in 2008 by David Cormier, manager of web communications and innovations at the University of Prince Edward Island. The first MOOC was created the previous year, at Utah State University. ......

The price America pays for education inefficiency
In the debate about US Healthcare, advocates for a more equitable system often state that in the wealthiest nation on earth, healthcare like education should be a basic human right. However due to some longstanding cold war fear mongering that attempted to draw distinct lines between Capitalism and ......

Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria publicly apologized for the school's treatment of female students and professors
Business schools remain male-dominated cultures where men account for the vast majority of students, faculty, and administrators. Back in September 2013 a lengthy front-page article in The New York Times described Harvard Business School's efforts to deal with gender inequality. The story fueled a m......

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Entrepreneurship

Yellowberry - One smart Teen is changing the bra industry for young girls
When Megan Grassell an 18-year-old high school senior from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, took her kid sister Mary Margaret, then 13, shopping for her first bra she writes,  “It was an awkward moment for her, but a chance for me to show off my sisterly knowledge,” “I couldn’t b......

Microloans help female entrepreneurs
Too often Mom-trepreneurs are coming up against banks that will not provide critical financing  to help grow successful businesses due to a range of objections from lack of experience to insufficient business history or balance sheet details. Accion is a nonprofit microlending organi......

Lexsine Mitchell building her work from home business with Arise Virtual Solutions
Back in 2004, Lexsine Mitchell, a single mom of two daughters living in Boynton Beach, South Florida was attending college for a paralegal degree and rarely spending anytime with her daughters. Having previously worked at a bank as a part-time collection rep and full time in customer service at a la......

Project Dignity - Stopping girls from missing out on a quarter of their school careers
Two years ago, when Sue Barnes’ daughter came home from school with a note asking for donations of sanitary pads, she made a shocking discovery. “Every month seven million South African schoolgirls between the ages of 10 and 19 are missing a week of school because they are menstruating a......

Death of Wall Street pioneer Muriel Siebert
Muriel Siebert, the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, earning her the title of "First Lady of Wall Street," passed away on Saturday in New York City. She was 80. Called "Mickie" by her friends, Siebert arrived in New York in 1954 with no college degree and only $500 in her......

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GajGal is an expanding community of mothers helping mothers. Our motto “Get a Job | Get a Life” is based on the belief that for mothers wanting to get back into the workforce, finding a job with “the right level” of flexibility, empowers working mothers to live life on their own terms and better control their own destiny.
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