Women's Issues/Life Issues

Friday, February 6, 2004

Sunday, a day of rest?

My husband laments the loss of his Sundays. He wants it to be a day of rest. Sort of what Mike Cassidy talks about in the San Jose Mercury News. The article, posted on Wed, Feb. 04, 2004, is called "Our Day of rest is now a lot like the rest." He writes: You remember Sunday. It used to be about... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Is reversal of gender roles progress?

Fortune magazine dated October 14 (now that I am immobilized I'm going through some of my old pile of unread magazines) has an interesting story about "The new Trophy Husband who's behind every powerful woman?.. Increasingly its a stay-at-home dad" Now, says Doreen Toben, CFO at Verizon, "almost all... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 15, 2002

Sleep, the new sex of the new millennium?

Jane Brody wrote an interesting article in the San Jose Mercury News on December 3, 2002 about how sleep is becoming increasingly elusive for most Americans as we try to function in a 24/7 economy. Sleep deprivation is also becoming a hazard for all. She identifies a poll conducted by the National... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 5, 2002

Should I be scrapbooking?

I feel immense guilt every time I look at the stack of family photographs I have, maybe I should join the legions of Americans scrapbooking away. Even my son is making a memory box in preschool next week. Now the challenge is making the time: Sarah Lubman writes in the San Jose Mercury News:`These... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 30, 2002

Adolescent depression greater among girls than boys?

Depression among teenage girls is more common than boys according to research by Jean Twenge and Susan Nolen-Hoeksema published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Researchers reviewed 300 studies conducted between 1980 and 1988 which involved a sample size of 16,000 children and teenagers. They... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 28, 2002

The ideal feminine form?

Jane Brody in her article reports that an estimated 3% of young American women suffer from eating disorders according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The energy, time, effort and mental anguish we women of all ages expend on trying to meet society's standards of acceptable appearances is... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 23, 2002

The positive power of negative thinking

In a society where everyone is urged to look at the bright side and "don't worry be happy" is the way to be "The Positive power of negative thinking" by Julie K Norem is a welcome validation for people who like to worry because it allows them to consider all posible outcomes and enables them to... Sign in to see full entry.

Women make steady gains in corporate leadership positions despite downturn

Jennifer Files reports in the San Jose Mercury News of a poll by Catalyst, a non-profit organization, that shows that the percentage of women in corporate leadership positions has risen steadily over the past seven years. It is summarized below: 1995: 8.7 1996: 10.0 1998: 11.2 2000: 12.5 2002: 15.7... Sign in to see full entry.

The Augusta National Golf Club saga continues

The Augusta National Golf Club, the exclusive private golf club which hosts the prestigious Masters Golf tournament, continues its policy of excluding women from its 300 strong membership despite the recent media uproar. The battle between William(Hootie) Johnson, the chairman of Augusta, and Martha... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 16, 2002

Is it okay to take medication to reduce mental anguish?

Ellen Goodman, columnist for the Boston Globe, reports that there is research underway on medication that allows painful memories to be dimmed. In addition, apparently there are gene therapies under development that may be able to "make vulnerable people react to emotional injuries like resilient... Sign in to see full entry.

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