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    China's Torch

    China's Torch
    When we touched on Tibet at the end of last week’s WeeklyDIVA, it seemed to be a situation certain to make more headlines. And that it did. From weeping monks to “fake” monks and more violence, scenes of protests calling for Tibet’s independence from China spanned the globe this week, from Tibet to Nepal to Greece. And while the call for ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Struggle

    The Struggle
    The strain and stress was unmistakable this week, all over the world. From the swift demise of the investment bank Bear Stearns to the turmoil in the stock markets; from U.S. protests marking five years of war in Iraq to Tibetans rising up against China. Bear Stearns and the markets It was last Friday that Bear Stearns announced it would not ...
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    When a Feminist Icon Breaks Your Heart

    When a Feminist Icon Breaks Your Heart
    There is a harsh reality to affirmative action and diversity initiatives: They sometimes make people of color and women uncomfortable. While many of us support affirmative action, it really is a double-edged sword. This sword was in full view in the recent comments of Geraldine Ferraro. Well known as the first woman to run on a major party's Presidential ticket, she ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Top-Ranked Cities for Women: 16 - 25

    #25: Stamford, Connecticut #24: Bethesda, Maryland #23: Atlanta, Georgia #22: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania #21: Portland, Maine #20: Providence, Rhode Island #19: St. Louis, Missouri #18: Madison, Wisconsin #17: Los Angeles, California #16: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota See Cities #6 - #15
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top-Ranked Cities for Women: 1 - 5

    #5: Austin, Texas #4: Washington D.C. #3: New York City, New York #2: Boston, Massachusetts #1: San Francisco, California Back to Main Article
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Best Cities for Women #18: Madison, Wisconsin

    Best Cities for Women #18: Madison, Wisconsin
    Overall Score: 74 Population: 582,174 Description: As the second largest city and fastest growing area in Wisconsin, Madison has a very low unemployment rate and several very pedestrian-friendly areas. Madison also hosts a sprawling state university, as well as the most extensive network of bike trails in the United States. Best For: Singles, Young Couples, Families Median Salary for Women: $45,928 ...
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    Best Cities for Women #12: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Best Cities for Women #12: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Overall Score: 80 Population: 3,888,163 Description: Referred to as "The City of Brotherly Love" (this is the modern greek translation), Philadelphia is the fifth largest metropolitan area in the United States, with a metro-area population of around 5.8 million. As one of the first politically-important state capitals, Philadelphia was the social and geographical crux of the first thirteen American colonies. Best ...
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    Best Cities for Women #6: Berkeley, California

    Best Cities for Women #6: Berkeley, California
    Overall Score: 86 Population: 102,743 Description: On the East shore of San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is one of the oldest settlements in the region of modern California, Berkeley is a progressive, highly conscious city comprised mostly of college students and younger workers. With a high population density and an excellent main strip of bars and restaurants, Berkeley is a safe, peaceful ...
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    Top-Ranked Cities for Women: 6 - 15

    #15: Burlington, Vermont #14: Denver, Colorado #13: Nashville, Tennessee #12: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #11: Chicago, Illinois #10: Portland, Oregon #9: Richmond, Virginia #8: Ithaca, New York #7: Seattle, Washington #6: Berkeley, California See Cities #1 - #5 Back to Cities #16 - #25
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Best Cities for Women #24: Bethesda, Maryland

    Best Cities for Women #24: Bethesda, Maryland
    Overall Score: Population: 55,277 Description: With an excellent public school system and a strong real estate market, Bethesda is one of the smaller city-towns on our list. Home to several major health care providers as well as the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda is a unique city for older women looking for a more residential setting. Best For: Young Couples, Families, ...
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    Best Cities for Women #25: Stamford, Connecticut

    Best Cities for Women #25: Stamford, Connecticut
    Overall Score: 54 Population: 902,775 (metro area) Description: As part of the New York Metropolitan Area, Stamford offers incredibly easy access to larger cities, such as New York City and Hartford. Stamford has ranked as one of the safest cities of its size for 11 straight years, and is rated considerably more affluent than the United States average. Best For: Families, ...
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    Best Cities for Women #3: New York City, New York

    Best Cities for Women #3: New York City, New York
    Overall Score: 94 Population: 8,214,426 Description: Officially the largest city in the United States, New York City has over 8.2 million residents. New York City is incredibly diverse, and usually considered the cultural hot-spot of the entire United States of America. Best For: Singles, Young Couples, Families Median Salary for Women: $43,434 Overall Diversity (Higher is Better) :5 / 5 Crime ...
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    Best Cities for Women #15: Burlington, Vermont

    Best Cities for Women #15: Burlington, Vermont
    Overall Score: 76 Population: 38,889 Description: With a very tiny population in the city proper, Burlington is admittedly a bit of an oddball on the list. Nonetheless, Burlington is a beautiful and quaint city supported by a fairly large university, as well as an inspiring art and music scene. Best For: Singles, Young Couples, Retirees Median Salary for Women: $37,500 Overall ...
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    Best Cities for Women #4: Washington D.C.

    Best Cities for Women #4: Washington D.C.
    Overall Score: 91 Population: 582,174 Description: As the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. has a population of over 5 million, and is considered one of the fastest growing regions in the nation. Best For: Singles, Young Couples, Families Median Salary for Women: $47,221 Overall Diversity (Higher is Better): 3 / 5 Crime Rating (Lower is Better): 84 / 100 ...
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    Best Cities for Women #20: Providence, Rhode Island

    Best Cities for Women #20: Providence, Rhode Island
    Overall Score: 70 Population: 175,255 Description: Providence city, often referred to as "The Renaissance City", is home to eight hospitals and seven institutions of higher learning, which has generated a unique young and spirited culture. With a tremendous amount of city-sponsored activities downtown, this city manages to host a thrilling night-life despite its size. Best For: Singles, Families, Retirees Median Salary ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Best Cities for Women #9: Richmond, Virginia

    Best Cities for Women #9: Richmond, Virginia
    Overall Score: 84 Population: 1,160,347 Description: As the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond is an independent city and not a part of any county. Richmond's economy is primarily driven by law, finance and government, with a surplus of local governmental agencies in the downtown area. Best For: Singles, Young Couples, Retirees Median Salary for Women: $34,396 Overall Diversity (Higher ...
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    Best Cities for Women #14: Denver, Colorado

    Best Cities for Women #14: Denver, Colorado
    Overall Score: 76 Population: 2,408,750 Description: Nicknamed the Mile High City, Denver is the capital and most populous city in the state of Colorado. Best For: Families, Retirees Median Salary for Women: $42,370 Overall Diversity (Higher is Better) :2 / 5 Crime Rating (Lower is Better): 52 / 100 Cost-of-Living Index (Natl. Average is 100, Higher is Better): 74 Transportation: 73 ...
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    Best Cities for Women #5: Austin, Texas

    Best Cities for Women #5: Austin, Texas
    Overall Score: 89 Population: 1,415,324 Description: A hotbed for university professors, lobbyists, aspiring rock musicians, techies, and workers, Austin is by far the most eclectic and progressively-styled region in Texas. Best For: Singles, Young Couples, Empty Nesters Median Salary for Women: $43,731 Overall Diversity (Higher is Better) :3 / 5 Crime Rating (Lower is Better): 55 / 100 Cost-of-Living Index (Natl. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Best Cities for Women #16: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

    Best Cities for Women #16: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
    Overall Score: 76 Population: 3,175,041 Description: Actually composed of 188 sub-cities and towns, the twin cities region comprises the country's 16th largest metropolitan area. With a large number of theaters, universities, and a generally strong economy, the twin cities boast a music scene that warrants national attention and an extensive recreational and park system. Best For: Singles, Young Couples, Empty Nesters, ...
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    Best Cities for Women #13: Nashville, Tennessee

    Best Cities for Women #13: Nashville, Tennessee
    Overall Score: 79 Population: 1,398,214 Description: As the capital and second most populous city in Tennessee, Nashville is a major center for music, health care, publishing, and transportation industries. Best For: Singles, Empty Nesters, Families Median Salary for Women: $40,214 Overall Diversity (Higher is Better) :2 / 5 Crime Rating (Lower is Better): 70 / 100 Cost-of-Living Index (Natl. Average is ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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