Vanessa Caldara

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Erica Garner and How America Destroys Black Families

Erica Garner, the civil rights activist and a daughter of Eric Garner, died on Saturday, two days before the New Year and in the middle of the holiday season — a time when we’re all encouraged to be with our families. It is impossible to think of her death without thinking of her father’s death, …

General election 2017 sees record level of female candidates

The proportion of women standing as candidates in this year's general election is the highest on record.<p>The electorate will be presented with a combined total of 965 female candidates on June 8 according to figures compiled by Democracy Club and the Telegraph.<p>Record level of female candidates in …

Who is Chelsea Manning and why is she being released from prison?

Who is Chelsea Manning?<p>Chelsea Manning is the transgender US soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning, who passed to Wikileaks a series of documents known as the Iraq and Afghan war logs, the diplomatic cables, and Guantanamo Bay files.<p>She will be released from prison on May 17, having served …

Forsaken Village on Italy’s Coast Tells Tale of a Paradise Lost

VILLAGGIO COPPOLA, Italy — When Villaggio Coppola was built in the 1960s along the western Mediterranean coast of Italy, just north of Naples, the aspiration was of a utopian residential area.<p>But as it turns out, utopia quickly took a wrong turn. Around 12,000 apartments, along the seaside and in …

What to do in London

We arrived in London after a train ride from Brussels. We stayed at Guoman Hotel – The Tower where our room had a partial view of the Tower Bridge. …

England

Prom Dates Are Randomly Assigned By Lottery at This School So No One Gets Left Out

Prom season is nigh, which means that the exciting (and at times, bewildering) process of asking someone to the event is imminent. However, a high …

High School

Tilikum's Legacy: How the Late SeaWorld Orca Changed the Park and Whale Captivity Forever

Long before his passing, the 36-year-old killer whale made headlines for his part in the controversial documentary <i>Blackfish</i>, in which his behavior …

The 10 Most Inspiring Quotes from Michelle Obama's Final Speech as First Lady

"Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I've made you proud."<p>This morning, Michelle Obama delivered her final public speech as First Lady of the United States.<p>Obama spoke at the 2017 School Counselor of the Year Event—which she organized in 2015 as a part of her …

Who is First Lady Melania Trump - and how will she take to the role?

Glamorous and accomplished, it is hoped Melania Trump can shine a positive light on Donald Trump.<p>She is effusively praised by her husband as an excellent mother to their ten year old son, Barron, and portrayed as an elegant businesswoman destined to be the perfect first lady.<p>But the Slovenian …

Could you get a job at Apple? It depends on your answers to these 25 questions

Many people would love to work at Apple, considered to be one of the most forward-thinking and innovative tech companies in the world today.<p>However, would you be able to get through an Apple job interview?<p>People who've applied for jobs with the firm - successfully and unsuccessfully - have been …

Employment

How to Negotiate A Salary, According to 25 Famous Women

Setting up a meeting with the boss to negotiate salary bump can be a loaded, anxiety-inducingexperience for anyone — even when you clearly deserve a …

Hillary Clinton, like all women, cannot win in the face of male infidelity – and Donald Trump knows it

Perhaps I’m not the only woman who bears a grudging respect for women like Hillary Clinton who stick by their man post-infidelity. Any of us can …

What’s Love? Don’t Ask the Answer Couple

I used to be one half of the Answer Couple in Glamour. The other half was my husband. This was 30 years ago, when newsstands were overflowing with glossy magazines.<p>Every few months, he and I would have dinner with our editor and read the handful of questions from readers that had arrived in the …

Writing a ‘Last Letter’ When You’re Healthy

Over the last 15 years, as a geriatrics and palliative care doctor, I have had candid conversations with countless patients near the end of their lives. The most common emotion they express is regret: regret that they never took the time to mend broken friendships and relationships; regret that …

Empathy

New to Airbnb? How to Make It Work for You

I have a confession: before writing this column, I had never used Airbnb. My first experience with this San Francisco-based rental-home marketplace, which was founded in 2008 and dropped a proverbial bomb on the hotel industry, came when I visited Milwaukee in April. Before then, I had been …

The State Of Women In Prison

The U.S. incarcerates far more people than any other country in the world, yet only recently have the stories of the nation's incarcerated individuals begun to emerge. With the exception of a very popular Netflix show, the plight of women in prison continues to be overlooked and misunderstood, …

President Barack Obama on Feminism, Michelle, and His Daughters

There are a lot of tough aspects to being President. But there are some perks too. Meeting extraordinary people across the country. Holding an office where you get to make a difference in the life of our nation. Air Force One.<p>But perhaps the greatest unexpected gift of this job has been living …

Thank you, President Obama, for being a feminist | Lucia Graves

In an essay for Glamour, Barack Obama wrote about how gender stereotypes harm us all. It was a radical act – and one that makes us miss him already<p>Bill Clinton has been called our country’s first black president. As Toni Morrison put it in a piece for the New Yorker in 1998, Clinton was “blacker …