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8 Women You Should Know: Champions of Unpopular Causes

The Women Leaders Global Forum gathered to recognize and celebrate women making a positive difference in the world. While many deserving women won prestigious awards, I couldn't help but think of the many amazing women who are at least as worthy of recognition yet are never mentioned at any of these secular events. 

In their various causes and through very different work, these eight women speak up for those who, in our culture, have little to no voice: the unborn, those with disabilities, or victims of the sexual revolution. In doing so, they stand courageously against powerful cultural norms. If they worked on behalf of culturally acceptable causes, their names would be celebrated with the others.

James Holzhauer and Susan B. Anthony: The Privilege of Eternal Significance

James Holzhauer won Jeopardy! thirty-two straight times and was poised to take over the top spot on the show’s all-time, regular-play winnings list. That was before Emma Boettcher, a librarian from Chicago, defeated him in last night’s episode. While Holzhauer’s loss is making headlines this morning, another event that happened a century ago today is receiving far less attention than it deserves.

Why Halloween Is Much More Dangerous for Adults Than Kids

I grew up in a day when Halloween was little more than pumpkins, fall festivals, hayrides and dressing up as a pirate or a farmer to go trick-or-treating. And that’s also what it was like for my (now) very post-Halloween-age children. But while I still hold to the childlike fun the night can hold, I no longer view the day itself as innocent.

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