Websites For The Thinking Woman

In the past 200 years, women have made immense strides in contributing to the cultural, educational, literary, philosophical and physical aspects of society. Their contributions in business, family, government and science are impressive. In the age of the Internet, information is instantaneous. There are websites designed specifically for women where they can share their knowledge, inspire others and celebrate their successes. Following are some great websites for the thinking woman.


WOMEN NEWS NETWORK -

Women News Network (WNN) offers in-depth international women's news not found in ordinary media coverage. They explore global issues related to women. Their top-notch journalistic style has earned them ample recognition and awards. Founded by playwright and humanitarian journalist Lys Anzia, WNN's motto is "Educate a woman - Educate the world". The site itself welcomes contributions from writers around the globe. There are links to breaking news, opinion pieces, book reviews and videos. This is a comprehensive website concerning the status of women worldwide.

http://womennewsnetwork.net/


BRAVEHEART WOMEN -

Braveheart Women considers itself a social networking site for women but it's so much more than that. Here is where professional women gather and form groups to inspire, encourage and empower. Members can join communities with like-minded women from around the world. You can read wonderful inspirational blogs or write your own. Braveheart Women boasts many celebrity members including Maya Angelou and a very active Mariel Hemingway. Every year Braveheart Women sponsors an enormous get together called RISE. Its purpose is to inspire women into action in the business world, media and community. Membership is free.

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WOMEN'S eNEWS -

This website covers a lot of ground. It includes news pertaining to women both broadly and with focus. Easy to navigate drop-down links detail everything from the arts and history to politics and education to health and the environment. Women's eNews is always up-to-date and is vigilant when it comes to discussing women's issues. Reader feedback is always welcome. Other subjects available are sports, books, cheers and jeers, business, retirement and aging. Don't forget to check out their excellent videos.

http://www.womensenews.org/


WOMEN'S HEALTH INFORMATION -

This is a U.S. government website packed full of information. There are tips for new mothers, young adults, people with disabilities and seniors. Links are plentiful and can take you to regional and state offices as well as providing women with numerous helpful resources. Established in 1991, the Office on Women's Health strives to educate both consumers and the medical establishment about health issues facing women today. Their goal is to address health care for women through prevention, research and innovative programs. They also encourage career advancement for women in both the medical and scientific professions.

http://www.womenshealth.gov/


SHE TAKES ON THE WORLD -

Canadian Natalie MacNeil who is an award-winning entrepreneur is the brainchild of this comprehensive blog. It is a must-stop website for the thinking woman. In it women can find tips, testimonies, advice and articles that are sure to set business ideas on firm ground. This website discusses career choices, money and business, lifestyle and social media and marketing. She Takes On The World is called the "Home of Successful Women" and has recently won the Blog of the Year award at the Stevies. You won't want to overlook this site.

http://shetakesontheworld.net/


GIRLGEEKS -

GirlGeeks.org. was founded in 1998 when being a female geek was still questionable as an asset. Times have changed and this website is an intelligent tribute to that. Not only do they offer a community for technologically savvy women but provide several useful tools as well. Visitors can access the Job Board and the Resume Database where influential companies like Dell and Microsoft have a presence. There's video coverage of events relevant to women. There are also helpful links on where to get certification and plenty of great reading material to explore.

http://www.girlgeeks.org/about/history.shtml


BELLA ONLINE -

BellaOnline is the second largest women's website on the Internet and prides itself on its supportive and encouraging community. It is a publishing platform for women and by women. With over an impressive 20 million pageviews per month, BellaOnline ensures their content is high-quality and trustworthy. Writers there cover a variety of subject matter from books and music to news and politics. They consider themselves "The Voice of Women" and they really are.

http://www.bellaonline.org/


GUIDE TO WOMEN'S HISTORY -

This website is part of Encyclopedia Britannica's Profiles series. It is titled "300 Women Who Changed The World". This detailed site leaves no stone unturned. Visitors can check out the biographies of influential women throughout history and around the world. Handy links provide insightful information about these women's accomplishments, where and when they lived and other significant issues. There is also a timeline of dates and facts, videos and both written and quotable work from these incredible women. This is a comprehensive website worth exploring.

http://search.eb.com/women


BLOG HER -

With 23 million unique visitors per month, BlogHer.com is a powerhouse for women bloggers and social media networking. Here you can find lively conversation with information savvy writers and readers. Women at BlogHer are not afraid to speak their minds about everything from politics to pregnancy. They pride themselves in bringing excellent writers together with discerning readers. Each year the team at BlogHer sponsors a popular conference gathering bloggers in different genres. Their motto is "Life Well Said".

http://www.blogher.com/


SENIOR WOMEN -

Seniorwomen.com celebrates the wisdom of aging women though the site has visitors ranging in age from their 30's to their 80's. The writing here is international in flavor and they specialize in art and book reviews. Their writers have won several awards including the Garden Writer's Association Garden Globe Awards. Seniorwomen.com covers a variety of interesting topics and emphasize community and connectivity. Easy to navigate links lead the visitor to the various topics on offer.

http://www.seniorwomen.com/index.html

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I'm gonna sneak over to GirlGeek and check them out,hope they don't mind I'm a male,kindof,lol;)


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Hi Mentaist. Thanks for being the first one to comment. You don't have to tell them.


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

suziecat Thanks for this Hub...these are very good! I will be checking them out! Happy New Year!


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Scribenet - Happy New Year to you too. Thanks for reading.


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GusTheRedneck 5 years ago from USA

Well OK, suziecat - I will refrain from visiting "GirlGeek." My bride wants me to stick with being what I know best - eating her cooking and to not learn too much about females.

Gus :-)))


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Darlene Sabella 5 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

My Dear Susi, you have outdone yourself on this hub, this is simply excellent. I plan on visiting all these sites and what a grand idea to share with up. I rate this up and thank you for your research and for sharing...love & peace darski


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Gus - That's cool too. Thanks for stopping by.


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Jaynie2000 5 years ago

Great hub. I'll have to check some of these out. Thanks for sharing.


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okmom23 5 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

susiecat,

Excellent hub! I will visit each site as they all look very interesting. Thanks for sharing your research. Have a wonderful New Year!


Domain For Sale 5 years ago

Thank you for informative tips.we shall follow your tips for best results.I like your hub!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, this is great! I am going to bookmark it and come back whenever I want to take a look, thanks nell


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C_Pinto 5 years ago from USA

I found the resources excellent. Thanks for sharing!


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Darlene - It's always good to see you.Thank you for your kind comments.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Jaynie - Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment.


Germaine Reilly 5 years ago

thanks for compiling interesting websites dedicated to women. I love history, so will definitely be checking that one out, along with the women's enews site.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Why are there no websites for the thinking man?

Oh, right.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Okmom - Hope your new year is wonderful as well.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Nell - You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

C Pinto - Thanks for reading and for taking the time to comment.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Germaine - The Guide to Womn's History is a very comprehensive site. I enjoy it myself. Thanks so much for reading.


Natalie MacNeil 5 years ago

Thank you so much for including She Takes on the World here among the other fabulous websites for women. I really appreciate you sharing our community on HubPages. Best wishes for 2011!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

I love Woman's New Network. All of the sites sound very interesting. She takes on the world sounds especially inviting. Thanks for the great information.


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lorlie6 5 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Beautiful job, Susiecat. I'm off to check these websites out!

Thanks.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

WillStarr - Ha! You're too funny. Thanks for stopping by.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Natalie - She Takes On The World is a great site and had to be included. Happy New Year to you!


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ugagirl66 5 years ago from South Carolina

Great Hub. Enjoyed it very much!


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

Wonderful sites, Suzie - I need to check them out and thanks so much for giving us such a beautifully presented list! Happy New Year!


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stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Always looking for interesting websites - thanks for the great list! Cannot wait for school to start for the kids so I can check them out. :)


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

KoffeeKlatch - Yes, these are really great sites. Thanks for reading.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Lorlie - You're welcome. Good to see you.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Ugagirl - Glad you enjoyed.


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CookieB 5 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

WOW love the girl power vibe from this hub


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lctodd1947 5 years ago from USA

This is a list of great importance. I knew about Bellaonlin but the others, I did not. Thank you for sharing these places to read and gain knowledge.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Akirchner - Always nice to see you. Happy New Year to you too.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Stephhicks - you are welcome. Thanks for reading.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Cookie - Many of the women you can meet at these sites are dynamos. Thank you for your comment.


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

Wow - this is a great resource for women and women's issues! Great hub! Happy New Year, Susie!


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gusripper 5 years ago

Happy new year.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. Thanks for writing about this. I never knew all these websites. Good work, my friend. Have a great day!

Prasetio:)


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samironwebtrack 5 years ago

very informative hub, i like to read your hubs..u r good hubber.


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Real Estate Lady 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Thanks for the wonderful hub. I love bellaonline and saw several others on your list that I'd like to take a look at. This was great. . .thanks so much.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Ictodd. I think they are great websites too. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Happy New Year to you too, Dolores. So glad you could stop by.


Max Dashu 5 years ago

Re Encyclopedia Brittanica link, it is heavily weighted toward Europe and the US, as well as to female rulers and heads of state. Not saying these shouldn't be known, but it continues a distortion of our overall picture. I invite you to check out http://www.suppressedhistories.net and especially the Women's Power link. There's more to women's history than the (mostly modern) famous women, especially looking to indigenous women, female shamans,and the life-support technologies invented by anonymous women that we all live on, even today.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Gusripper - Same to you. Thanks for stopping by.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Pras - It's always good to see you. Thank you for reading my Hub.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Samiron - thanks!


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RegStier 5 years ago

This world needs more Thinking Women. And Thinking Men too while we're on the subject.


hubpageswriter 5 years ago

A very good list. Women are becoming more reliable, independent and intelligent as time passes by. This is a great tribute to great thinking women out there. Hub up.=)


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SUSIE42 5 years ago

Thanks for this hub. I am going to check out these sites.


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poojabrahmi 5 years ago

Your list is helpful to majority of the women after all it has a website to loose weight. The one thing that women crib about is their "weight"

Secondly, braveheartwomen is my fav website..


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Real Estate Lady - Glad you enjoyed. Bellaonline is a great site for women.


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Rose Kolowinski 5 years ago

This is a great list! Thank you for researching and sharing. I'll have to check out the senior site. : )


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

This is the good stuff, thank you so much for sharing the 10 great websites for the thinking woman! :) Katie


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Rose - You are welcome.

Katiem - Glad you liked. Thanks for reading.


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mecheshier 5 years ago

What a wonderful Hub! Such great information and excellent links. I am book marking this one. Thank you!


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Pam Kellogg 5 years ago

Thank you for such a wonderful collection of Women's Websites. It'll take me awhile to check them all out but I'm so glad I found your Hub on this subject!

Pam


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Audarah 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Bookmarked! I didn't know some of those sites exist; going to check them out.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Thank you all for your kind words and for taking the time to comment. Hugs.


Sophia Angelique 5 years ago

Personally, I've never been gender specific. It has never occurred to me that anything is closed to me because I'm a woman. To me, being a woman is incidental. Being a human is primary.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Sophia - Though human, I do celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world who have made great strides in all aspects of life. Ideally, you are right. But many world societies are not ideal for women and were not so until rcently in many others. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment.


Sophia Angelique 5 years ago

@Susiecat. Firstly, we're not living is notzn a world where women are second class citizens. Secondly, I have lived in a country where women are second class citizens. So did my mother, and despite all that, she was the first woman to do quite a few things. I don't see any reason to celebrate doing something just because one was a woman or a man or pink or purple. There are several reasons for that. The first is that, regardless of the effort of the person, if societal conditions hadn't been right for change, that person would not have succeeded. The environment has to support the effort to one degree or another. Secondly, at this point in western cultuire, I think it's downright rediculous to think there's anything special about the mindset that it's more difficult for a woman to do something than a man. There are a lot of other factors involved, but in the name of brevity, I can't go into them here.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Sophia - Your opinion is duly noted.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Excellent hub, thank you. I plan to check these sites out soon.


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danatheteacher 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

I can honestly say that I have never been to any one of these sites! Nice picks to check out!


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dingdondingdon 5 years ago

I'm recommending some of these to my girlfriend. BlogHer looks especially good!


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Genna - Glad you could stop by.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Dana - These sites are well worth the visit. Thanks for reading.


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MikeNV 5 years ago from Henderson, NV

Your title caught me off guard there is an implication that only certain women think. it could have easily been titled 10 great websites for women. Oxymoronic?


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Joesy Shmoesy 5 years ago from New England

Great Hub. I'm off to check out some of those websites. They sound really cool, and I have not heard of most of them. Thanks for sharing and I do look forward to some serious thinking. I need it lately.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Dingdon - thanks.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

MikeNV - Some websites are more intelligent than others. Some are just fluff. I don't believe the title is oxymoronic at all.


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smartnet 5 years ago

Great Hub Suziecat7


kims3003 5 years ago

what a wonderful idea for a hub! Nicely done and well written


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nikitha p 5 years ago from India

Very informative hub thanks for sharing this.


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Avamum 5 years ago from Canada

Good subject matter, well laid-out and informative hub. Voted up and bookmarked!


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CARTER32071 5 years ago

Hi Suziecat7, great hub, thanks for sharing,

Carter


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6hotfingers3 5 years ago

Thank you for such a well written hub. I will thumbtack this site for future reference. I would like to visit the sites you mentioned and see if I can find my fit. Thank you!


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Joesy - You're welcome - enjoy!


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azure_sky 5 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

Wow!! This is packed full of info! Thanks so much for bringing it to our attention!


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thumbs up on this on suzie, wonderful and awesome information, thank you so much for sharing it.Godspeed. creativeone59


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Thanks, guys. I appreciate you all taking time to read and comment.


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susannah42 5 years ago from Florida

I will check out every one of these sites. Thanks for sharing.


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StarCreate 5 years ago from Spain

Great collection of links here, I shall enjoy checking out some I've never come across before- thank you!


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funmontrealgirl 5 years ago from Montreal

Gotta check these out.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Susannah, Starcreate, funmontrealgirl - I hope you enjoy - these sites are well worth a look at. Thank you all so much for commenting and reading.


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Julie McM 5 years ago from Southern California

I have to check these out. Thanks for sharing with us.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Julie - You're welcome.


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suejanet 5 years ago

Very informative hub. I have looked at some of these sites and they are great.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

This looks like information that will be very useful for me. I’m bookmarking it to come back to again.


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miscellanea 4 years ago from Morocco

Great, well delineated hub, but I think women spend more time now on Pinterest:)


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Viva Jones 3 years ago from UK

To my shame I hadn't come across any of these before - thank you for drawing them to my attention!


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stirringtrouble 3 years ago from London, United Kingdom

Thanks for sharing the women s news.


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

I checked out a couple of these websites. Thanks for the information.

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