Health & Spirit

Female guards file discrimination complaints against Guantanamo judges

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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Some female soldiers at the prison's secret lockup for former CIA captives have filed gender discrimination complaints against two military judges who are forbidding women from handling prisoners to and from legal meetings.

One of the judges, Navy Capt. J.K. Waits, announced the development Monday at a hearing ...Read more

My Pet World: Kathy Ireland extending her passion for fashion to pets

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Kathy Ireland's Worldwide brand is 28th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more than a tad successful. Announced at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, FL, on March 13, ...Read more

Are Women in Politics More Honest?

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What, I wonder, explains the gender gap in political corruption?

Women make up almost 20 percent of the current Congress, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, but they don't come anywhere near that proportion of Congress' scandals.

Will it take breaking news of a female lawmaker doing something truly stupid like former Rep....Read more

Column: Sorority sisters carry support system through generations

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My friend Chris joined Alpha Delta Pi at Washington State University in 1971. The sorority sisters from her era, now in their late 50s and early 60s, gather together at least twice a year. They have a built-in community of support and often share advice and stories that help them on their aging journey.

The women recently gathered on Whidbey ...Read more

Northland woman recalls a life of outdoor adventures

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The grizzly was coming, and there was nothing Kathy Anderson could do about it. She had surprised the big sow when she and her husband, Bob, were backpacking in Glacier National Park many years ago.

Now 77, Anderson was recalling her life in the outdoors from her apartment at the Edgewood Vista senior community in Hermantown.

"I was hiking ...Read more

Kate Rand Lloyd, former Working Woman editor, dies at 89

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Kate Rand Lloyd, former longtime editor in chief at Working Woman magazine who took pride in never promoting stories on "how to get and hold a man" or "dieting for a great figure," died in San Rafael on Feb. 23. She was 89.

In a magazine career that spanned more than 47 years, including managing editor of Glamour in the 1950s and Vogue in the ...Read more

World War I Army nurse continues the fight

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NORMAN -- When Mabel Ruth "Mike" Stephanic rolls down the halls of the Norman Veterans Center in her wheelchair that's decked out in her favorite collegiate color, she greets everyone who crosses her path with a warm smile and a hearty Oklahoma hello.

Stephanic doesn't care much that she's an Oklahoma State fan living in Sooner country. After ...Read more

There's no single way to view the ordination of women in the Catholic Church

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Q: Two of your last columns are tied together in my mind. Recently, you offered a prayer for the new pope, and said that "Old practices that are true but not popular need to be preserved. Old practices that are just old and not true need to be let go." The week before, you asked readers for the one question they'd ask God. After reading these ...Read more

Resolve to reduce stress in the year ahead

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Aloha from Hawaii. Given the amazing beauty here, it's no surprise that, according to a Gallup poll last year, Hawaii residents were the least stressed in the entire country. So I'm in the least-stressed state during the most stressful time of the year: the holidays. A survey by Consumer Reports found that 90 percent of Americans find at least ...Read more

Clothes can be a trigger for recalling life's significant events

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A gold-sequin tube top and leopard-print harem pants marked a milestone in Vancouver resident Jane Cook's life: New Year's Eve 1979.

"I still remember what I was wearing that night," said Cook, now 53. "I wondered what the 1980s might be like for me. There was a lot of promise. I was saying goodbye to one decade, finishing high school and going...Read more

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