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Women Connect More with Daughters over Phone as They Age

Women Connect More with Daughters over Phone as They Age

Michael Blann/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — All it took researchers was two billion cellphone calls and a half-a-billion text messages to figure out what mom could have told them already: as she gets older, she tends to bond more with an adult…

Bachmann: Stay-at-Home Moms Understand Economy Better Than Husbands

Bachmann: Stay-at-Home Moms Understand Economy Better Than Husbands

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann fiercely defended Ann Romney and stay-at-home moms Sunday, blasting Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen’s criticism that Romney “has never worked a day in h…

Hilary Rosen Cancels "Meet The Press" Appearance

Hilary Rosen Cancels "Meet The Press" Appearance

Mark Von Holden/WireImage for MTV Networks(WASHINGTON) — After a 48-hour maelstrom of criticism from every corner of the political spectrum, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen canceled her scheduled appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press this Sunday…

Mitt Romney on Offense on ‘War on Women’

Mitt Romney on Offense on ‘War on Women’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(HARTFORD, Conn.) — The Mitt Romney campaign is going on the offense addressing a perceived gender gap, filing in groups of women at his events, repeating again and again their argument that more than 92 percent of jobs los…

Ann Romney Fights Back: Debuts on Twitter to Counter DNC Adviser’s Insult

Ann Romney Fights Back: Debuts on Twitter to Counter DNC Adviser’s Insult

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(PROVIDENCE, R.I) — Ann Romney’s debut on Twitter couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.Ann’s first tweet came just moments after Democratic strategist and DNC adviser Hilary Rosen lobbed an insult at…

War Over Women Comes to White House

War Over Women Comes to White House

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — In the thick of a battle over women, the White House is seizing on the Republican Party’s struggle to woo female voters by inviting scores of them to Washington to tell the administration what the…

Human Rights Watch Cites Abusive Treatment of Afghan Women

Human Rights Watch Cites Abusive Treatment of Afghan Women

Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A new report by the Human Rights Watch alleges that women in Afghanistan are still treated as second-class citizens even under the guise of a democratic government.In a statement, the group’s executive director Ke…

Activists Sending Knitted Vaginas to Congressmen

Activists Sending Knitted Vaginas to Congressmen

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Amid the stacks of constituent letters, national newspapers and co-sponsor requests, some members of Congress are about find a plush, pink, hand-knitted uterus tucked into their daily mail deliveries. For a growing…

Prenatal Pollutants Linked to Childhood Anxiety, ADHD

Prenatal Pollutants Linked to Childhood Anxiety, ADHD

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Inner-city women who breathe powerful airborne pollutants called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons while pregnant are more likely to have children who develop behavioral problems by the time they reach school age, r…

Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush Come Together for Women of Afghanistan

Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush Come Together for Women of Afghanistan

Astrid Riecken/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former first lady Laura Bush may have been political opposites as first ladies, but they’re in lock step on one important issue: improving the lives of women in Afg…

Orgasm With Exercise Is Real, Study Says

Orgasm With Exercise Is Real, Study Says

FogStock/Thinkstock(BLOOMINGTON, Ind.) — Some women don’t need a lover or sexual fantasy to experience sexual pleasure or even orgasm.  As a new study suggests, exercise can do the trick.For years, fitness and women’s magazines have touted the ap…

Ann Romney "Loves It" That Women Are Upset

Ann Romney "Loves It" That Women Are Upset

Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images(MOLINE, Ill.) — Both Mitt and Ann Romney turned their attention to the concerns of women voters at a pancake breakfast in western Illinois Sunday morning, focusing on issues such as spending and high gas prices.&ldquo…

Adult Acne on Rise as Women Age and Hormones Kick In

Adult Acne on Rise as Women Age and Hormones Kick In

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — As the American Academy of Dermatologists (AAD) convenes for its annual meeting in San Diego on Friday, doctors say adult-onset acne is on the rise in women over the age of 25, as well as those well into their 40s a…

Study Offers Reasons Behind Women’s ‘Vocalizations’ During Sex

Study Offers Reasons Behind Women’s ‘Vocalizations’ During Sex

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Women often moan loudly while being sexually intimate with their partners, but what drives them to make noises in the bedroom? Researchers in the U.K. decided to examine the issue of what they call “copulatory voca…

Documentary Reveals the Good, Bad, Ugly of Menopause

Documentary Reveals the Good, Bad, Ugly of Menopause

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — “When I think of menopause, I think of hate, pure clean hate,” one woman said in the new documentary Hot Flash Havoc.”I told my wife if she goes through menopause again, we’re getting a divorce,” a husband said.Never…

Mikulski to Become Longest Serving Female Member of Congress

Mikulski to Become Longest Serving Female Member of Congress

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — She’s already won the title as the longest serving female in the U.S. Senate. Now, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., this weekend will become the longest serving female member in all of Congress.On Saturday, the 75…

Study Highlights Shocking HIV Rates Among Black Women in US

Study Highlights Shocking HIV Rates Among Black Women in US

Bananastock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The HIV rate among black women living in some U.S. cities is the same rate as that of some African countries, according to a new multi-center study presented Thursday at the 19th Conference of Retroviruses and Opport…

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama Honor 10 Female Heroes

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama Honor 10 Female Heroes

Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih of Sudan embraces first lady Michelle Obama as Secretary Hillary Clinton (R) looks on. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When Colombian investigative journalist Jineth Bedoya strode into a Colombian prison 12 y…

Women Concerned Over New Code of Conduct in Afghanistan

Women Concerned Over New Code of Conduct in Afghanistan

Abid Katib/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — As the world recognizes International Women’s Day, women in Afghanistan are concerned about a new set of rules issued by Muslim clerics that could backtrack the progress of women’s rights in the country.Th…

Women and Stress: Could Your Hectic Life Be Killing You?

Women and Stress: Could Your Hectic Life Be Killing You?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — Many women deal with stress on a daily basis, and new research indicates it could be killing them. Nearly 50 percent of American women say they don’t have enough free time, according to a study by the Families…

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