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ThredUp reinvents the dustiest category of retail--the thrift shop.

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'If He Did It, Why Not Me?'

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The sustainability wonks behind coconut water brand Harmless Harvest spill their formula.

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"Alone in a foreign country, I had to plan my own escape."

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Casper is upending a $14 billion industry, one mattress at a time.

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LivePerson's Web chat lets companies reach out to their customers online.

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It's more than you might realize.

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Gun violence can start long before any trigger is pulled, according to advocates at the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the national organ transplant waiting list. Kayla Davis was one of them—until a stranger came along and changed everything.

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An allergic reaction to antibiotics left Alison Sagese with no memory of her parents, friends, or even how to dress herself.

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EpiBone uses stem cells to regrow damaged bones. After getting a PhD from Columbia, Nina Tandon returned to school for an MBA to form a company at the forefront of 'biology as design.'

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A crippling horse riding accident helped shoe designer Sam Edelman realize he wasn't done with shoes just yet.

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And started a movement so she didn't die in vain.

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How Aspen Baker's "pro-voice" movement gives everyone a say in this nation's most polarized conversation

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When Danny Meyer opened Union Square Cafe in 1985, the then 27-year-old had no idea that he'd someday be at the helm of one of the most successful restaurant companies in New York City.

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Thousands of women are going from fit and healthy to sick and tired—seemingly overnight. What’s going on? Meet the doctors, patients and advocates trying to unravel the mystery.

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Three Nigerian activists discuss #BringBackOurGirls and why they've spent a year drawing attention to this issue.

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The missives that move us, shake us and, sometimes, alter the course of history.

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Until I Was the Girl Who Got Played

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The Return of the IUD

Feb 2015, Vogue

The IUD: Why the once controversial form of birth control is worth considering

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When an American is accused of rape overseas, the U.S. government leaps to help. But when an American is sexually assaulted? That's another story.

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Additional Thoughts from the Author: Woman Warrior

GrubHub co-founder Matt Maloney took his Chicago food ordering service from scrappy startup to a public company worth $3 billion.

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In less than five years, Bre Pettis grew MakerBot into a $400 million company and sparked a 3-D printing revolution.

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DVF founder shares her advice for entrepreneurs: Stay true to yourself.

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Fashion designer Eileen Fisher focuses on her long-term goals: to make the company more environmentally sustainable and to boost employee happiness.

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This entrepreneur built his chocolate empire using quality materials, great negotiation skills, and a bit of kinky marketing.

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What It's Really Like Outside an Abortion Clinic

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  I have written about abortion for many women's magazines over the past decade, exclusively from the woman's perspective. But then I realized that if six out of ten women get an abortion in ...

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As I got up to read my story, I looked the senators in the eye. One had placed a pair of baby shoes in front of him to remind us what we're here for. He refused to look at me while I spoke.

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Step 1: Not focusing on fashion. No, really. Here's what this fashion icon says made her business thrive.

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John Paul DeJoria manages multiple companies--all without using e-mail.

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Shocking that one year after Marie Claire published this story, there has been so little progress to stop gun violence in this country.  Not shocking to anyone who follows this rabid debate.

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"Two things draw the most anxiety from employees: their paycheck and their seat. Don't screw up either."

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Ken Grossman has built Sierra Nevada into one of the largest craft brewers in the country. But he still makes time to take a few of his 650 employees to lunch every week.

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Domestic violence is no longer relegated to the home....

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Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Apr 2013, Cosmopolitan

Domestic violence doesn't only happen at home. It spills into the places we take for granted as safe—schools, stores, salons, or any workplace. Cosmopolitan investigates how relationship violence pu...

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Why We’re Always Hungry

Mar 2013, Ladies' Home Journal

We’re a country of people who never stop eating. The freedom to eat anytime and anywhere is convenient, but it also means you may be mindlessly inhaling hundreds of extra calories without even r...

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Patagonia's founder still loves to blaze a trail. He takes copious time off, lets employees manage themselves, and tells customers not to buy his products.

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Additional Thoughts from the Author: What would Yvon do?

Adderall can make you feel like a rock star at work: laser-focused, hyperalert and able to churn it out. It could also make you delusional.

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When it comes to designing her $60 million clothing line, Trina Turk follows her gut. But when it comes to business, she has learned to be methodical.

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Nov 2012, Real Simple

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue isn't the only power center in this country. Some of the most important political decisions are made far closer to home. Meet four dedicated women—all mayors of small cities...

Wendy Liberman Davis didn’t look the part. She had a great job. A loving husband. A happy life. But like an estimated 7.4 million women nationwide, she abused prescription medicine. Here is the star...

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One woman risked it all to find love after devastating loss

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More than half of all young women we surveyed have experienced abusive behavior in a relationship. That means someone you know is probably a victim—and “simply saying, ‘I just want to be there f...

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Michael Arrington loves breaking tech stories, but he’s not big on PR people, conversational niceties, or sunlight.

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The headline-making urgency of the Louisiana oil spill may have passed, but for the region’s birds, every day is still a struggle to survive. The National Audubon Society’s Melanie Driscoll and he...

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Along with his sons, Jerry Murrell of Five Guys Burgers and Fries built a 570-store chain that enjoys a cult following.

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What’s She Taking: Generation RX

Sep 2009, The New York Times

Nearly 30 percent of young women say they’ve borrowed prescription drugs from a friend. The goal: to feel a little better, work a little harder, study a little later. Does taking a once-in-a-while p...

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Stand In Mom

May 2009, Other

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“In 1981, Essie Weingarten boarded a plane for Las Vegas with a suitcase full of nail polish and a plan...”

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Apr 2009, Redbook

A year after the Great Mammogram Debate of 2008, we're all still confused about when to begin screening for breast cancer. Redbook went to the best experts in the country to help you decide whether to...

“It’s 10am on a sunny day in Seattle and 25-year-old Anna* is sitting at the end of a gynecological exam table...”

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One out of three women will have an abortion by the time she’s 45. Yet women don’t discuss how they decided to end a pregnancy—or not; how it felt and how they recovered, physically and emotiona...

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“Being outrageous seems to work just fine for Bob Parsons. He’s the founder of Go Daddy, the world’s largest domain-name registrar, which manages…”

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“Isaac Law is sitting in the den of his family’s sunny Colonial home in Baltimore’s suburbs, flipping through a stack of sketchbooks…”

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Jun 2008, Bon Appetit

“I know I’d rather have a good-honest fried onion ring feel to my books than some kind of old fancy-antsy pate de foie gras feel, which only has liver in it.” Roy Blount, Jr.

“The eldest of three, Sherri Walton grew up in Phoenix in what she calls a ‘normal middle class family’…”

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That's exactly what these four people thought — until the day they found out someone close to them was being abused. The fact is, one in three Americans knows someone who has been in a violent relat...

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Debra Messing Finds Her Grace

May 2007, Redbook

When you've been doing the same thing for eight years -- like inhabiting the same lovably neurotic character on a beloved TV hit -- starting down a different path feels a lot like creating a whole new...

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Beating the Odds

Apr 2007, Real Simple

“Certain moments in life seem insurmountable—the moments when you think, ‘I’m not sure I can live through this…"

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“Our ideal world is a place where all women love almost of their bodies and rely on a few fashion tricks to deal with the rest.  But in this world…”   2007 ASME WINNER FOR PERSONAL SERVICE.

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We Are Family

Aug 2006, Life

“One Friday afternoon in June in South Dakota’s Black Hills, five generations of the Springer family—originally of nineteenth century Nebraska but now..”

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First He Built a Company

Aug 2006, Inc.

“An iconic company in fact:  Viking Range, the economic engine of Greenwood, Mississippi.  And then, because perhaps a local boy has a responsibility to do more…”

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Sep 2005, O Magazine

“Five women who thought they were stuck in not-great-but-not-terrible relationships recall the sudden flash that freed them…”

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Jan 2004, Cosmopolitan

“Friends and family say Lyric Benson was luminescent during the last week of her life….”

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Jul 2003, Parade

“Stepping into the parenting role—again--isn’t easy, but nearly 2.5 million Americans are doing it.  For most, it has brought joy and renewal….”

Working on behalf of children, I'm always on the case — even if everyone else is on mine.

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Nov 2001, Marie Claire

“What would you do if you had an unplanned pregnancy?”

Sep 2001, Glamour

“It was a seemingly ordinary night three years ago when Zahida Parveen, then 30, was asleep in a room with her two small children….”

Stand In Mom

May 2001, Good Housekeeping

Taking in a teenage couldn't have been easy but I'm grateful she did.

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We Pleaded for Our Mother’s Death

Dec 1999, The New York Times

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Jun 1999, Ms. Magazine

“Just asked for the burned girl,” Bina Ahkter says giving directions to her home on Dhaka’s outskirts in Bangladesh…”