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Empress Pulcheria: A woman truly ahead of her time.

One might wonder what the early fifth century Byzantine world would have been like if Aelia Pulcheria was not around and her younger brother Theodosius II was led by other ambitious men? 472 more words

Byzantine History

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Dame Nellie Melba

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The incredible Nellie Melba was a woman truly ahead of her time. She ignored society’s views of a woman’s place being at home, to forge herself an extraordinary career as an operatic soprano. 780 more words

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Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Turia Pitt.

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This weekend I will be watching with great interest the Hawaiian Ironman. The race itself, a test of endurance, mental strength and courage is a demanding 225.8 kilometre event, which involves a 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike ride and a 42 km run. 547 more words

Women's History

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Claudia Cardinale

Foreign films are a guilty pleasure in my household. Among them are some of the greats Ameile, Cinema Paradiso, 8 ½, and… 516 more words

Women's History

Hot Flashes, by Barbara Raskin***

“Hot flashes are rolls of unreasonable, unseasonable heat that create a rush—a flush that floods the face from neck to hairline. A hot flash is itchy, prickly and provocative—like a sudden spike of fever that produces a mean and cranky irritability.” 728 more words

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