Lives with Meredith Vieira
Meredith Vieira's LIVES is a premium digital channel dedicated to exploring and championing real women. As curator, Meredith drives the conversation between and about women with a mix of deeply personal, informative, and entertaining content...created around the authentic, funny, and sometimes raw stories that make up our day-to-day existence. We explore the issues—politics, work, marriage, healthcare, parenting, sex, money—through the lens of ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, real women of all ages. It's the diverse, multi-generational approach to topics that sets this channel apart...and, the conversation's just beginning.

“ So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it. ”

—    Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (via crles)

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micdotcom:

Evangeline Lilly understands perfectly what it takes to be a strong female character 

Filmmakers, take note: There’s more to gender equality than putting a warrior woman on screen.

That was the message The Hobbit star Evangeline Lilly sent at last week’s San Diego Comic Con. During a Nerd HQ Q&A with the actress, a female audience member asked Lilly where she found the inspiration for her badass elf character, Tauriel. Lilly refreshingly pointed out that while Tauriel is a fearsome warrior, that’s not necessarily why she’s so great. 

Watch the full video

halftheskymovement:

The percentage of women in the United States who are working or want to work has declined — a drop that economists see as an impediment to economic recovery. One of the most powerful tools would be to mandate policies like paid leave, according to a report published this month by the White House Council of Economic Advisers. 

“It’s sort of a no-brainer to think about it: If you don’t have child care, you’re going to have fewer women in the labor force,” said Betsey Stevenson, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers.

The United States is the only developed country not to offer paid maternity leave as part of federal policy. Just 59 percent of workers say their employers offer them paid leave. 

The debate over paid leave will only become more important in the coming decades, as the baby boomer generation ages and their adult children - women especially - become their primary caregivers.

Read more via The New York Times.

moma:

Opening today: Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, the artist’s first retrospective. 

[Christopher Williams (American, born 1956). Kodak Three Point Reflection Guide / © 1968, Eastman Kodak Company, 1968 / (Meiko laughing) / Vancouver, B.C. / April 6, 2005. 2005. Chromogenic color print. Paper: 20 x 24″ (50.8 x 61 cm); framed: 34 x 37 3/4″ (86.4 x 95.9 cm). Glenstone. Courtesy of the artist; David Zwirner, New York/London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne © Christopher Williams]

micdotcom:

Eye-opening photos of Americans lying in a week of their own trash

The average person in the United States produces four pounds of garbage per person per day. Collectively, we produce millions of tons of trash each week, adding up to over 220 million tons each year. And that number is growing. Seeing that reality in focus through Gregg Segal’s work puts our country’s trash crisis into sharp relief. 

What you’re not seeing makes an even bigger point | Follow micdotcom 

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Now that I have kids, I’m up at 5:30AM no matter what. Sleep at this point is just a concept, something I’m looking forward to investigating in the future. But I’d like to say that I maintain that same sense of play and creativity and spontaneity–of being able to get into a room with people and say, ‘Let’s waste some time.’ When you’re a creative person, even when you’re in a position of power, you still have to be able to straddle both worlds. (x)

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This French Supermarket chain came up with a genius way to reduce food waste! Check it out and spread the word.

“Men do tend to think about things on a much higher level… we need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman’s level… that’s the way to go.”

msnbc:

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, struggling to explain how the GOP can win women voters

Thoughts?

64,000 Missing Women in America All Have One Important Thing in Common

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Colbie Callait, “Try”

Beautiful Video!