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#THATgratefulGIRL

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we feel it is extremely important to spread the word by I AM THAT GIRL senior editor, Sheila Moeschen, who speaks out about practicing “being grateful” all year long. It’s true that the holiday season gives us more room (it seems) to express how grateful we are for our friends, family, and moments in our lives, but would our perspective be different if we expressed it all year long?  Join I AM THAT GIRL’s November…

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Did you know that only 11% of the engineering industry is of women?  That’s a overwhelming 89% that women aren’t part of an industry that has incredible opportunity to exercise their smarts.  But it should be no surprise that these numbers have a vast difference.  Starting at the age of 8, girls start to loose interest in math and science while boy’s interest grow.  This could partly be due to the fact that toys for girls and boy are complete…

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Advice

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Written by Emily Algar Syndicated from I Am That Girl Like with everything in life there are ways to do things and ways that should be avoided at all costs. My latest experience in the realm of advice giving, which quite honestly left me running for the hills, has inspired me to create a list of “Do’s” and “Don’ts:” The “Do’s”:  Wait to see if the person asks for your advice or opinion. If they don’t, the safest option is…

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Perfectly Imperfect

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Syndicated through I AM THAT GIRL  Written by Sherry Levine As a race we are far from perfect. Far is an understatement. We are miles, centuries, and light-years away from perfect. If you try to be, you’ll fail, if you think you are, you’re wrong, if you expect someone else to be, you’ll be let down, if you never admit it, you’ll be disappointing many, and if you never forgive because of it, you’ll be angry forever. What does it…

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Want Love? Give Love! Start with Yourself!

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Syndicated from I AM THAT GIRL  Written by Emily Pereira Monroe Standing in the supermarket check out line, 50 Ways to Seduce Man, The Single Girl’s Man Map, and The Three Surefire Ways to Get the Ring screamed out at me alongside images of airbrushed models, actresses, and reality television stars. There was a time when I wouldn’t have thought it weird that an entire magazine section was dedicated to strategies to win a man’s affection. Then again, I’d spent most of…

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31 Bits

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As VERRY:: L+J continually aspires to discover woman who take steps to change the world, it’s woman like Kallie Dovel-Thomson who make us confident that we are heading in the right direction.  Kallie, the Founder and International Director of 31 Bits, is helping women in Northern Uganda learn and implement a business plan to sell their jewelry on a monthly basis.  31 Bits community has grown from the first six selected women to a community of 99 that they purchase…

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When Ripples Make Waves

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Syndicated from I AM THAT GIRL  Written by Sherry Levine I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the depth and complexities of a human being. As a race we have learned to understand and explain these complexities and everyday situations in our lives by using well-known quotes or sayings, truisms, or mantras. It’s so important and necessary for us as a people to understand the guy next door, the actions of our good friends, and the things we all go…

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Pons Avarcas

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VERRY:: What inspired you to create Pons Avarcas? We moved to California from Barcelona in 2004. Among many packed possessions were a few pairs of Pons avarcas which both of us grew up wearing. It only took us a dozen of compliments for us to realize there was an unmet demand for avarcas in the U.S market. V:: I know avarcas are the traditional footwear of Menorca, what is the cultural significance behind the sandal? Avarcas, with more than a…

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a-thread:: Philanthropy at a great price!

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More and more these days it seems as though the notion of dressing well, comes with a rather hefty price tag; people automatically assume that just because you look nice, you must have paid top dollar. Not so. In fact, my mother would probably tap her half price, Ralph Lauren flats at me for failing to be a smart shopper, but shopping in store and online are two completely different things. Online smart shopping is hard to come by, but…

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“MEND”ing the Lives of Women

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Nearly everyone has heard of Invisible Children, the charity that initiated the viral Kony 2012 campaign, but hardly anyone has heard of MEND, the in house, “social enterprise geared toward improving the quality of life for women in Gulu, Uganda who were directly affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) conflict”. MEND, a double entendre for both the seamstress’ work and the overall mission of the company: to “mend” the lives of the seamstresses that have been affected by the…

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