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American women start their own businesses because they have no other choice

Call it a calculated risk: Camilla Ley Valentin, the mother of two little girls, earned three times her husband’s salary when she decided si


Do Men Prioritize Family Time More Than Women?

Elizabeth Weingarten unpacks a new study that suggests men prioritize home and family over work more than women do.


To raise healthy adults, this stressed-out mom realized she needed to be a better role model

Brigid Schulte published another installment of her long-running Timehacker series in the Washington Post, profiles of people seeking to cha


The first ‘female Viagra’ is here. Who wants it?

Brigid Schulte published a piece in the Washington Post magazine about the emerging science and contentious history surrounding female sexua


After losing her way in the digital world, a journalist tries to find herself in the forest

In my bare feet, out in the forest, under a soaring canopy of western red cedars, Sitka spruce and vine maples wrapped in beards of moss, I


On Being the Lead Parent


Don't Worry Working Moms: Just Leave Dad in Charge at Home

For many women, no matter how stressed they are, this is a hard step. When I speak to women’s groups, I describe the following scenario. You


How to promote Women's Rights in Afghanistan and Around the World

His story speaks to a critical lesson learned after 14 years of engagement in Afghanistan: Supporting and advancing the rights of women and


Playing the Granny Card

Think about how this might apply to Hillary Clinton, long seen as competent but not warm—hence her famous “likability” deficit. Of course, t


The B&C Program dossier

Here's what we've been up to since September.


Nora Pouillon’s Memoir Reminds Us How Rotten DC Food Used to Be

Pouillon’s spare, clearly written memoir is built around two complementary narratives. One involves the culinary journey of a country where


A Lesson From Asia’s Unsung Female Activists

It’s been over a century since International Women’s Day began at the turn of the 20th century and 20 years since Hillary Clinton made her “