Marjorie Phoenix

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The One Thing That Finally Helped Me Stop Overeating After Decades of Yo-Yo Dieting

Let’s just say zen would not be the first word I’d use to describe myself. I fall more into the high-strung, nervous-about-everything camp. So …

This Female Founder Skips The Traditional For-Profit Model For Her Brand And It Works

Brittany Underwood started her entrepreneurial story as a college student. Keen on doing something that was larger than herself, 10 years ago, she launched an organization that employed women in northern and eastern Uganda, a region affected by civil war and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, to make …

Nonprofits

5 Ways Charity: Water Uses Storytelling To Inspire More Giving

Good stories provide an emotional bridge between people in need and the potential donors. Here’s how to tell them.<p>“Any brand of toothpaste is peddled with far more sophistication than the life-saving work of aid groups,” Nicholas Kristof once wrote. Nonprofits and social enterprises, …

The Economic Costs of Domestic Violence

The gender pay gap doesn’t just reflect men’s dominance in the workplace, it parallels a hidden oppression in the home. As the Trump administration …

Sociology

5 Places to Use Storytelling in Your Marketing to Drive Sales

Humans are wired for story. The customers you attract that way bring their trust and loyalty, causing you to live happily every after.<p>Most people absolutely hate selling, and for good reason. The entire idea of bothering someone, trying to talk them into buying something they’re probably not …

Marketing

How to Succeed on a Nonprofit Board (Blog)

By Daniela Barone Soares & Jon HuggettDump your assumptions, and be curious.

Leadership

Ouch! The 20 best and ballsiest comebacks by women

Pumpkin Pie Thumbprint Cookies

[1]<p>From Nicole Perry, POPSUGAR Food<p>Ingredients<p>2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature<br>• 2/3 cup (132 grams) granulated sugar<br>• 1 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>• 2 cups (284 grams) all-purpose flour<br>• 1/2 of a (12 1/2-ounce) jar pumpkin butter, …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Need A Quick Dessert In A Pinch? This Chocolate Cake Only Has TWO Ingredients

Let them eat (two-ingredient) cake!<p>View this post on Facebook<p>4 eggs, whites and yolks separated<p>9 ounces semisweet chocolate<p>Powdered sugar, to serve<p>Vanilla ice cream, to serve<p>Seasonal fruit, to serve<p>1. Preheat the oven to 325˚F (170˚C).<p>2. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and melt …

What’s Your Story? Leadership and Storytelling

Storytelling — once the stuff of childhood nighttime rituals — has grown up and is quickly becoming a go-to tool in the very adult world of business. …

Public Speaking

We need to talk about domestic violence, terrorism and mass shootings

What if we treated violence against women as a national security issue?<p>Think about the men in recent years who have committed public mass violence or acts of terrorism. More than half of mass shootings in the United States are related to domestic or family violence. And even when a relative is not …

Guns

Insiders ABC on Twitter: "What did we learn about @realDonaldTrump at this #G20? @CUhlmann explains. #Insiders… "

New conversation<p>Tweet unavailable<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>HelenUribista</b> @<b>Wightringsuck</b> and5 others<p>Oh please. They're as corrupt as they come. …

5 Creative Ways To Make Your Story More Powerful

<b>The Power of Storytelling</b><p>Have you ever noticed how comfortable people are with storytelling? If you want to show empathy, you share a similar …

Creative Writing

The Future is Female: 10 Books That Celebrate Women

<b>Some of the brightest minds of the last 75 years have been working diligently to dismantle the patriarchy, and this list of books is a great place to</b> …

A 15-Minute Dumbbell Arms Workout You Can Do Anywhere

There's so much you can do with just a single set of dumbbells. They're inexpensive, easy to use, and small enough to keep tucked under your bed. And …

Health

Breaking the Glass Ceiling Starts With Changing Workplace Culture

At the eighth annual Women in the World New York Summit, four female executives discussed the cultural factors that have led to fewer women in leadership roles.<p>Men designed the traditional concept of career success, Arianna Huffington argues, and it’s holding women back.<p>“It’s not enough for women …

These Workout Moves Are Like Espresso Shots for Your Metabolism

First, let's get a better understanding of what metabolism actually is. Put simply, it's the bodily process needed to maintain life, wherein the body …

Fitness

10 Pieces of Real Advice from Female Entrepreneurs

We know firsthand that starting an online business isn’t all roses and photo shoots… but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing! Whether you’re a new entrepreneur yourself or just business-curious, a little guidance from those who’ve been running the game for awhile is key to getting your plans off …

Entrepreneurship

5 Books From Emma Watson's Reading List That Will Inspire and Empower You

These book explore inspiration, courage and leadership<p>Emma Watson doesn't just play a leading lady in <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, the Disney remake that is predicted to break box office records this weekend. The 26-year-oldactress also happens to be that heroine in real life--as the U.N. Women Goodwill …

Feminism

Definitive Timeline to Master Follow-Up with First-Time Donors

A donor’s first donation to your nonprofit is a step in the right direction, but it’s not an immediate promise for smooth sailing. After their …

Time Management

Book Review: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

I’m a huge fan of Joan Garry’s blog and podcast. I consider the “Dear Abby” of the nonprofit world, dispensing practical and brilliant advice to …

Nonprofits

How poverty perpetuates sexism around the world

We know what sexism looks like in the workplace and in politics, but what about across the globe? A new video titled “Poverty is sexist,” launched by …

Listening to Depression: Your Pain Can Be a Guide to Change and Healing

<b>“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” ~Rumi</b><p>My first diagnosis of depression came at the age of fifteen. Depression runs in my …

Meditation

4 Reasons Nonprofits Should Use Marketing Automation

Who's got money? Donors do. That's why relationships with donors are the cornerstone of nonprofits. Without donors, nonprofits wouldn't find any success in their fundraising efforts. Marketing automation will help your nonprofit maintain its relationships with donors through the use of personalized …

7 Things Highly Evolved Women Do Differently

Some women have really got it going on.<p>Their approach to life and work seems effortless, their blithe demeanor belies their deep wisdom—and when faced with adversity, they’re unflappable. Beyond their class and clout, they’ve got a core that’s rock solid.<p>You could say such a woman is highly …

Taoism

New York Nonprofit Media: How and why you should build out your volunteer program

Volunteerism brings people together to address the city’s needs and unites communities throughout New York City.<p>Volunteerism also benefits the …

Employee Engagement

Study: Mindfulness breathing reduces anxiety during test taking

Both mindfulness breathing and cognitive reappraisal are effective methods to curb test taking anxiety, according to a study published in <i>PLoS ONE</i>. …

Mindfulness

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‘Women Of The Blues – A Coast To Coast Collection’ at the National Blues Museum in St. Louis was on display January 7th through March 31st, …

Chicago Blues