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Susan notes: Alicia Keys captures the essence of every woman with this amazing song performed live in Madrid in 2007, and posted here to honour International Women's Day, March 8, 2010.
To introduce the song, Keys says: "OK, if I need to hear some good words, I guess I'm gonna have to write them..." The song lyrics appear below the video clip.
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Susan notes: thanks to the Christmas Traditions website, from which I have borrowed this piece on Mrs. Claus (wife of Santa Claus who rides around the world each year on December 24 in his sleigh drawn by reindeer to distribute gifts and goodies to well-behaved girls and boys).
First introduced to the world in the poem Goody Santa Claus On A Sleigh Ride by poet Katherine Lee Bates (1859-1929), Mrs. Claus has moved out of the kitchen and into the workshop over the past century.
In Bates’ 1889 poem, Mrs. Claus begs to be taken along in the annual Christmas Eve toy delivery sleigh ride with Santa. She has raised perfect candy trees all year long and feels deserving of a chance to participate in the fun.
As they make their deliveries, Santa pops up and down chimneys, and Mrs. Claus stays on the roof and holds the reindeer...
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Susan notes: Thanks to TED for making TED Talks downloadable and embeddable, and for providing the biographical information that goes along with them.
Athlete, actor and activist Aimee Mullins talks about her prosthetic legs -- she's got a dozen amazing pairs -- and the superpowers they grant her: speed, beauty, an extra 6 inches of height ... Quite simply, she redefines what the body can be.
Aimee Mullins was born without fibular bones, and had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was an infant.
She learned to walk on prosthetics, then to run -- competing at the national and international level as a champion sprinter, and setting world records at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta.
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Andrea Jung is a North American business executive. In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal.
Andrea Jung is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Avon Products, Inc., promoted to the position in November 1999.
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Anne M. Mulcahy is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation. She was named CEO of Xerox on August 1, 2001, and chairman on January 1, 2002. In addition to the Xerox board, she has been a member of the boards of directors of Catalyst, Citigroup Inc., Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd. and Target Corporation.
The Wall Street Journal named Mulcahy one of 50 women to watch in 2005 and Forbes Magazine ranked her at the sixth position among the Most Powerful Women in America in 2005. In 2008, she was selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's Best Leaders.
She has been selected as 'CEO of the Year 2008' by Chief Executive magazine. She announced her retirement as CEO on 21 May 2009 prior to the company's annual shareholder meeting.
The World’s Most Powerful Women 2009