Despite the Equal Pay Act, women earn 82 cents on the dollar

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Equal Pay Day was March 24 this year; several years ago, it was April 4. While the date changes, the reason for Equal Pay Day doesn’t. It marks how far into the new year a woman is working for free if she were being paid the same salary as a man for doing the same job.

Currently, women are paid an average of 82 cents on every dollar earned by a white male. For African American, Latina, and Asian women, that number is closer to 77 cents. Lots of reasons are offered to explain the difference. …

Creating success by setting boundaries with yourself

Boundaries are like fences protecting a lush, beautiful garden. Boundaries protect and comfort you, and they stop others from tromping all over your blooming plans and dreams. They keep you from getting hurt physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Boundaries define what you will and will not do, accept, and tolerate from other people. Boundary setters know that others will treat you with the exact amount of respect you demand- no more, no less. But how much respect are you demanding from yourself?

When it comes to boundaries, is it possible that sometimes you’re the one abusing your time, your mind, and…

How to get and keep customers by giving them what they want most

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“Customer stickiness” is a marketing term that describes a customer’s desire to return to the same business or brand in a competitive environment over and over because the customer perceives the greatest value from that brand or business — be it the best price, the fastest, or the most accurate service. This value makes the customer “stick with you”, and the reason they develop stickiness is different for every consumer.

Customer loyalty, such as using a product because your mother did and your grandmother did, is different

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, 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…

Brigette Schoenung

Writer, M.A. European History, www.blinkcharging/blog, feminist, student of life

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