Category Archives: Culture

Hillary Clinton Through the Ages – Part 2

The second installment in a two-part series of first encounters and initial impressions spanning five decades from Gennifer Flowers, Tom Brokaw, Erica Jong, Vaclav Havel and others. (Compiled by Dana Cook) Not bluestocking severe Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., historian and author May 23 [1993] …to the White House for a dinner in [socialite Pamela Harriman’s] honor. […]

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Hillary Clinton Through the Ages – Part 1

A two-part series of first encounters and initial impressions spanning five decades from Gennifer Flowers, Tom Brokaw, Erica Jong, Vaclav Havel and others. (Compiled by Dana Cook) Instant rapport Vernon Jordan, civil rights leader and presidential adviser …I…met [Bill] Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham, in 1969 at a League of Women Voters event at Colorado State University […]

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‘Relentless force’ behind Ronnie: Nancy Reagan remembered

(Compiled by Dana Cook) Mike Wallace  – broadcast journalist Prim and proper …I’m certain I was the only working journalist who could boast that I had known Nancy Reagan longer than her husband had. …[When] I met her, Nancy Davis was a student at Smith College, and I remember her as a prim and proper […]

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Beating the Winter Blues – Seasonal Affective Disorder

Shining the light on winter gloom. The winter blues are real and known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)  where individuals suffer from depression in part due to shorter days and decreased sunlight.   Individuals may also decrease their outdoor activities and therefore exposure to fresh air and exercise during these months compounding the problem. Some […]

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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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