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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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  • Fairuz (Singer/Diva)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    fairuz.jpgNouhad Wadi Haddad (Arabic: نهاد حداد‎) (born November 21, 1935), famously known as Fairuz (Arabic: فيروز‎), is a Lebanese singer who is widely considered to be the most famous living singer in the Arab world and one of the best known of all time.

    She was born in Jabal al Arz (Cedar Mountain) to a Syriac Catholic father and a Maronite mother, and converted to Greek Orthodoxy when she married Assi Rahbani, one of two brothers who helped shape her career.

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  • Billie Jean King (Winner of 39 Grand Slams)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    billie-jean-king.jpgBillie Jean King (née Moffitt; born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

    She won 12 Grand Slam  singles titles, 16 Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

    King has long been an advocate against sexism in sports and society.

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  • Alice Ramsey (Driver / Maverick / Pioneer)

    Author Susan Macaulay

    Alice Huyler RamseyAlice Huyler Ramsey (11 November 1886 – 10 September 1983) was the first woman to drive across the United States from coast to coast.

    Ramsey was born Alice Taylor Huyler, the daughter of John Edwin Huyler, a lumber dealer, and Ada Mumford Farr.

    She graduated from Vassar College in 1907.

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