Afraid you give away too much? Personal empowerment requires the time and energy to put your own goals first

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The entire world takes from women. Others can take so much from us, time disappears and before we know it, we realize we lived our lives in service to other people’s dreams instead of our own.

Others take our energy, our freedom, our time, our work, and our bodies. Women are expected to be all things to all people, to the point that many believe it’s inappropriate for women to have boundaries at all, or that it’s selfish to have boundaries with a husband, child, parent, or boss.

The sheer amount of responsibility women have today is emotionally and physically…


Rural Americans Haven’t Embraced the EV, but Financial Challenges May Change The Landscape

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Everyone knows EVs abound in major cities like NYC, and in ones with warmer climates like Los Angeles and Miami, which already have charging station infrastructures. Introducing EVs into rural areas has been more difficult.

There are many reasons rural communities have been unable to fully embrace electric vehicles, from driving distance to lack of funds. Over 40% of new vehicle sales are predicted to be electric by 2040. As EVs take over the roadway, rural America may be left behind.


My feeling is that there's a lot of resentment. The Meghan I watched during the interview is a LADY. From the way she spoke, her soft tone of voice, she never interrupted, she never spoke ill of anyone, her dress, the skirt length, the shoes, the hair, she even had the "duchess slant" down keeping her legs together the correct direction. She's elegant down to her toe nails, and I think it bothers a lot of white women to see a black woman as they would say "putting on airs" (they'd never phrase it that way with Kate of course)…


Our host information sheets take the guesswork out of talking about EVs

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According to Electrek.com, results of a survey show that nearly three in four U.S. drivers believe electric vehicles are “the future of driving.” It’s closer to 79% among EV drivers. According to Clean Technica, EVs could reach a 70% year-over-year increase, with sales increasing to 585,375 in 2021 from 345,285 in 2020, while international sales could rise 50% in just one year, a figure predicted by analysts at Morgan Stanley.

And yet, according to a Sierra Club study, they’re virtually impossible to find or test drive at a dealership. The number of dealerships which do not carry EVs is significantly…


Don’t Let Silly Mistakes Brand You as a Newbie

So you want to be a screenwriter. You know you’re a good writer and you start daydreaming about writing film scripts — the big deals, the parties with celebrities, the L.A. sunshine…once the Hollywood bug bites you, it’s almost impossible to exterminate.

The truth is getting your script read is extremely difficult, but if you do, there are newbie mistakes that will land your script in the trash and stop anyone from reading your work again. Fix these 5 errors fast:

1 — Writing what can’t be filmed.

This is the biggest mistake brand new screenwriters make. Once you think…


These are the products even celebrities sometimes have to go on waitlists to get

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I can say from personal experience there is no self-hatred quite so poignant as what you feel after you spend money you didn’t have on a skincare product that doesn’t work. You feel like ashamed, like a chump, and more helpless than ever, leaving many women feeling like it’s all marketing nonsense and nothing works. Most of it is.

There are a few products however that actually do what they say they will do. …


For a hundred years we’ve been proving we can do anything, but why do we have to do everything?

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From working more than 40 hours a week, to cooking dinner, to cleaning the house, to teaching out-of-school children, do you feel like you do everything? Like you’re overworked, underpaid, about to snap, and that traditional “feminism” is of zero use to you right now? You’re not alone. Women are at our breaking point.

While the pandemic didn’t create the problem, it has made women’s workload heavier, and has shed light on just how unequal most women’s daily lives are.

But the solution is on the horizon. The next wave of feminism we create together must serve over-worked, over-stressed women…


Among dealerships, misinformation is common

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Be prepared to be shocked by just so much misinformation and personal bias goes into selling (or not selling) electric vehicles.

According to Electrek.com, results of a survey show that nearly three in four U.S. drivers believe electric vehicles are “the future of driving.” It’s closer to 79% among EV drivers. According to Clean Technica, EVs could reach a 70% year-over-year increase, with sales increasing to 585,375 in 2021 from 345,285 in 2020, while international sales could rise 50% in just one year, a figure predicted by analysts at Morgan Stanley.

And yet, according to a dismally depressing Sierra Club…


CRY Magazine | Emotions

Mourning the flawed man who first empowered my voice

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During the quiet evenings of my childhood, when the silence was broken only by the sound of crickets, I would walk into my father’s study, inhaling the scents that always defined him — the smell of skin that had been in the sun all day, sweat, and old pipe tobacco, mixed with the malty smell of beer and smoky scent of whiskey, his constant companions. I will never forget the creak of his antique desk chair, the soundtrack of my life. I would walk into the room silently and sit down. He didn’t ask me why I was there; he…


"I'm a writer" is transformative. Because I'm not making a lot of money at it (yet), my whole life I've said "I want to be a writer." A couple of months ago I realized here I am making actual money as a freelance writer and still saying "I want to be a writer." I'm into the Law of Attraction and I think that made me question myself. Stephen King once said "if you've ever gotten a check for something you've written and used that check to pay your light bill, you're a professional writer." I no longer say "I want to be" just because I'm not making the money I want/need to make

Brigette Schoenung

Writer, M.A. European History, www.blinkcharging/blog, https://www.instagram.com/brigetteschoenung/ feminist, student of life

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