WHITNEY HOUSTON 1963 – 2012

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WHITNEY HOUSTON: 1963 – 2012 Tribute by Teryl Warren   There are some things that are so unimaginable that, no matter what evidence is produced to support the truth, they are simply beyond belief.  For many of us, the headline “Whitney Houston Dead at 48” was one of them.  How is it possible that a [...]

Purse Strings: Girl Scouts of the USA

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ANNA MARIA CHAVEZ, CEO GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA   It’s that time of year, again, and it’s a pretty safe bet that you’ve already placed your order for a few boxes of Samoas, Thin Mints or your other favorite Girl Scout cookie. But what do you really know about the extraordinary organization behind those [...]

FASHION: A CENTURY OF STYLE

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Just as the role of women in society has evolved through the ages, so, too, has women’s fashion.  Here’s a quick look at some of the exciting fashion looks from the 1910’s to today and the style icons who influenced the women who adored them! Photos are public domain.

WHAT HE WANTS

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THE GHOST OF BOYFRIENDS PAST By Drew Allen Ask any man you know, and I’m sure he can tell you about a time when he’s been called “insensitive” for working late and not calling. And, on more than one occasion, I bet any man you know has been accused of cheating after arriving home late [...]

Wiles Films: POWER PLAYERS

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As we all know, it takes a powerful woman to make a lasting impact on society.  And, in Hollywood, it takes a really powerful woman to play a powerful woman!  In celebration of Women’s History Month, this special edition of Wiles Films takes a look at some of our favorite big and small screen portrayals [...]

SERVICE & SISTERHOOD

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MR. RIGHT: LESLIE ODOM, JR

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Intelligent, poetic, talented and jovial – that’s the Leslie Odom, Jr we’ve come to know at Wiles.  Classically trained at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, Leslie Odom, Jr is a throwback to triple-threat talents like Sammy Davis, Jr. and Gregory Hines – both of whom smoothly traversed the worlds of stage, television [...]

HEALTH & WELLNESS: INHERITANCE

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 A LOOK AT GENETIC DISEASE & PREVENTION   Have you ever noticed that visits to the doctor, dentist and hospital usually include a battery of questions about your family’s health history?  Knowing your family’s medical history is important because it may expose the potential for genetic conditions and disorders that may develop in the future.  [...]

THE GREATEST FEMALE WORLD LEADER OF ALL TIME?

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By Marc Alexander Have you ever imagined how tough it must be to be the female leader of a country?  How much you have to overcome? How focused you must be on your goal? How oblivious to the naysayers and the sexism you must be to even get into office? Beginning in 1960 with Sirimavo [...]

Downtime: SENECA FALLS

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By Francesca Merced It’s a wonderful life in Seneca Falls.  At least, rumor has it that it was the inspiration for Frank Capra’s holiday film “It’s A Wonderful Life.”  While movie buffs may delight in that little trivia tidbit, the factual legacy of Seneca Falls as the sight for the historic Women’s Right Convention (Seneca [...]