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  • How to Be a Great Boss

    Author Susan Macaulay

    Woman boss

     We've all worked with mean bosses. We've all worked with good bosses. And some of us have been lucky enough to work with great bosses.

    So, what sets some people apart from the crowd? And if you're an aspiring manager, what kind of skills do you need to be the best boss you can be?

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  • Margaret Mead (Anthropologist/Women's Rights Activist)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    margaret-meadMargaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured writer and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

    She was both a popularizer of the insights of anthropology into modern American and Western culture, and also a respected, if controversial, academic anthropologist.

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  • Bette Midler (Singer/Actress/Comedian)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    bette-midler.jpgBette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedian, also known (by her informal stage name) as The Divine Miss M.

    She has starred in live-action films such as Ruthless People and Hocus Pocus, and featured in animated films such as Oliver & Company and Fantasia 2000.

    During her 40-plus-year career, Midler has been nominated for two Academy Awards; she has won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a special Tony Award.

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  • Louisa May Alcott (Novelist)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    louisa_may_alcott.jpgLouisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women, set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, and published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters.

    Alcott was the daughter of noted transcendentalist and educator Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May Alcott. She shared a birthday with her father on November 29, 1832.

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  • Rita Mae Brown (Writer/Screenwriter)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    rita-mae-brown.jpgRita Mae Brown (born November 28, 1944) is an American writer.

    She is best known for her first novel Rubyfruit Jungle. Published in 1973, it dealt with lesbian themes in an explicit manner unusual for the time. Brown is also a mystery writer and screenwriter.

    Brown was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Florida, and as of 2004 lived outside Charlottesville, Virginia.

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  • 50 Ways to Give Thanks to Yourself

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    sb25Guest blog post by Lydia Criss Mays, Ph.D.

    If you live in the United States, you know November has a focus on giving thanks, specifically on Thanksgiving Day.

    If you live outside of the USA, think lots of turkey basting, potato mashing, parade watching, and camaraderie. The "thanks giving" part of Thanksgiving Day got us thinking about ways to see beautiful.

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  • Kathryn Bigelow (Film Director)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    kathryn-bigelow.jpgKathryn Ann Bigelow (born November 27, 1951) is an American film director.

    Her best-known films are the cult horror film Near Dark (1987), the surfer/bank robbery action picture Point Break (1991), the historical/mystery film The Weight of Water (2000) and the war drama The Hurt Locker (2009).

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  • Indira Gandhi (Indian Prime Minister for Four Terms)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    indira-gandhi.jpgIndira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindi: इंदिरा प्रियदर्शिनी गांधी Indirā Priyadarśinī Gāndhī; née: Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was the Prime Minister of the Republic of India for three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and for a fourth term from 1980 until her assassination  in 1984, a total of fifteen years.

    She was India's first and to date, only female prime minister. She is the world's all time longest serving female Prime Minister.

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  • Dorothy Draper (Pioneer Interior Designer)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    Dorothy DraperDorothy Draper (born Dorothy Tuckerman November 22, 1889, died March 11, 1969) was an influential and innovative American interior decorator of the early to mid 20th century.

    She helped inspire a generation of home improvement devotees with her 1939 book Decorating is Fun!, subtitled "How to Be Your Own Decorator". 

    Her book Entertaining is Fun! How to Be a Popular Hostess, was reissued in 2004.

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