Category Archives: Culture

United States Shows Surge In Businesses Run By Minority Women

The 2007-2012 census shows the number of businesses owned by minority women in the United States has grown by a healthy rate. Overall, women-led companies increased by nearly 28 percent.

Businesses owned by Hispanic women increased by 87 percent, and businesses owbed by black women saw a 68 percent increase. The number of businesses owned by Asian women jumped by 44 percent.

While this is good news, it isn’t all positive.  The years covered by the census included the economic downturn.  The total number of companies in the U.S. remained stagnant at 27.6 million between 2007 and 2012. It is possible that the spike in women-run businesses stemmed from the fact that many women lost their jobs. 

Let’s focus on the positive – go women!

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#Love Wins – Supreme Court Ends Ban on Gay Marriage

Tears of Joy! On Friday June 26, 2015 the United States Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional to ban gay marriage.  Same-sex couples across the land are free to marry.  With Pride Week being celebrated from New York City to San Francisco, what better than the SCOTUS decision? Below are some reactions from around the web […]

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PureWow at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

PureWow is enjoying the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this week.  Here are a few snapshots of the fun!

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Spring Recipes to Delight Every Table

Entrees, salads and desserts to please a crowd. Spring always holds a special place in the year.  The last of the snow, sleet and storms have stopped making way for longer days and the desire to shed heavy winter clothes and meals.  Plates and recipes become lighter and brighter with the hues of colorful vegetables […]

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Lily Tomlin receives Kennedy Center Honors

Is it any surprise that Lily Tomlin, our wOw woman, would be honored by the Kennedy Center? The award is given to those who have made significant contributions to American culture though the performing arts. Lily, your wOw community salutes you!! Watch the 37th Kennedy Center Honors tonight, December 30, 2014

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Marlo Thomas Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Our very own Marlo Thomas was bestowed this nation’s highest civilian honor, a Presidential Medal of Freedom.  The honor is presented to “individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”     Congrats to […]

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Joan Larsen Celebrates: Thanksgiving at the Lake House

It’s Thanksgiving at the Lake House and the gathering of family is always equated to love overflowing and the feeling of closeness . . . A warm welcome to our family Thanksgiving!! The greatest fun is coming early and working together to make decorations for the house As the children became teens, it became not […]

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FIND ME – Finding Missing Persons Fundraiser in NYC

Recently, Mary Wells Lawrence and I joined the organization FIND ME. We learned about it from Peggy Rometo, once wowOwow’s astrologist/intuitive. Its mission is to find missing persons…in order to bring peace to their families and friends. The organization is different from any others I’ve known of. It utilizes forensic technology AND vetted psychics to […]

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‘Mrs. Bogart’ was a ‘straight-ahead lady’ and a ‘good broad’

Remembering Betty Lauren Baby Bacall Bogart with Kirk Douglas, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Rich, Larry Hagman, Bo Derek, Barbara Walters and others as collected and compiled by Dana Cook.  Cook’s collections of encounters with the famous have appeared in a wide range of newspapers, magazines and journals.  (cooks.encounters[at]   Schoolgirl crush? Kirk Douglas, actor …I went out occasionally with Betty Bacall, who […]

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Bring Back Our Girls

#BringBackOurGirls We stand with those who say #BringBackOurGirls.

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