• Harvard Business School's all-male graduating class in 1938. (Getty Images)

    On Monday night, Nitin Nohria, dean of the Harvard Business School (HBS) stood in the packed ballroom of the Ritz-Carton Hotel in San Francisco and said "I'm sorry" to a crowd gathered to honor more than 100 Harvard alumnae by the HBS Association of Northern California. Nohria was making an extraordinary public apology to female students and faculty –– past and present –– for their having been "disrespected, left out, and unloved." He continued, "The school owed you better, and I promise it will be better." 

    In his speech, he also committed to quantifiable changes, including doubling the number of female protagonists used in case studies (real-life situations and analyses used by the school instead of textbooks) from 9 percent to 20 percent. Harvard's case studies are used by as many as 80 percent of business schools internationally, so this change could have an impact on the perception of women business leaders around the world.

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  • Snacking Mistakes That Can Wreck Your DietBy Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D., EatingWell Magazine

    I am a bona fide snack lover. I always have snacks in my desk drawer at work, a piece of fruit in my purse and a bag of almonds in my car. Smart snacking-choosing healthy foods in portions of 200 calories or less if you're trying to lose or maintain weight-can provide instant hunger relief and be a great way to add nutrients to your diet. The right choices can help fill you up for fewer calories and power you through the day.

    But poor snacking habits can cause you to eat too many calories and do a number on your waistline. Americans now consume on average more than two snacks a day and a recent study found that snacking may make up one-fourth of our daily calories. Here are four easy solutions to common snacking mistakes:

    1. You Nosh on Empty Calories.
    Chips, candies, cookies are devoid of nutrients, don't fill you up and may have you reaching for more food sooner than you hoped.

    Solution: Choose snacks that pair

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  • by Brides Staffer

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    Brides-to-be: If you're slimming down before your wedding day, take a look at Victoria's Secret-and not just for the wedding night lingerie ideas. Instead, consider the amazing, bikini-ready bodies of its models! If you've ever caught a glimpse of the winged "angels" at the Victoria's Secret fashion show or peeked at the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated, you've seen the work of personal trainer Justin Gelband. Candice Swanepoel, Kate Upton, and Irina Shayk are just a few of the models he slims and trims with his signature mashup of mixed martial arts, boxing, yoga, and Pilates. "I've trained with Justin for so many years that he can get my body in shape in three to four days," says Swanepoel, a Victoria's Secret regular who also walked in the Michael Kors and Jason Wu fall 2012 shows. "He's really motivating."

    Brides are some of Gelband's favorite-and most motivated-clients. "I had one

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  • Jonny Benjamin, at left, reunites with Neil Laybourn. (Photo via Twitter) Six years ago, Jonny Benjamin stood dangerously close to the precipice of a busy bridge in London, planning to jump and end his life. Morning crowds rushed by the young man, who was struggling to deal with his recently diagnosed schizoaffective disorder, but one stranger stopped to offer kindness, empathy, and a cup of coffee. Neil Laybourn, a 31-year-old personal trainer, managed to persuade Benjamin to step away from the ledge that day. This week, after years of recovery and curiosity about the young man who had saved his life and then disappeared into the crowd, Benjamin finally reunited with him.

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    “I feel like I’ve won the lottery –– I’m totally elated. It means the world to me to finally have the opportunity to say thank you,” Benjamin, 26, said through a statement released by the U.K. organization Rethink Mental Illness, which helped him track down Laybourn.

    Benjamin, who was in such a state that day on the city’s

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  • CorbisThe female hormone estrogen keeps a woman’s sex drive humming and her menstrual cycles regular, but women with naturally high levels — especially those who are diabetic — are at risk for dementia, according to a study of 5,644 post-menopausal women published January 29 in the journal Neurology. French researchers found that the risk for dementia more than doubled for women over the age of 65 who had high estrogen levels. For diabetic women, the risk of dementia increased 14-fold. Scientists measured the women's blood levels of estrogen and then checked them again four years later, comparing the estrogen levels they had observed in 543 women without dementia with those in 132 women who had been diagnosed with it.

    Estrogen therapy (medicine to replace the female hormones that the body stops making after women reach menopause, usually around age 50) has long been hailed for soothing the symptoms of menopause, but there’s been debate in the science world in regard to its safety. In 2002,

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  • Courtesy of PNCCourtesy of PNCBy Jocelyn Voo

    Does a picky eater mean a picky dater? For those who are strict about their (and their partner's) diet or fitness level, these dating sites make matchmaking a bit easier.

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    For the Fitness Singles
    Dinner and drinks are a thing of the past. For those who think bonding over a run or in tree pose is more appealing, Fitness Singles (www.fitness-singles.com) may be more your speed. Free to sign up, the site claims it has over a hundred searchable categories, from bodybuilding to rock climbing. Talk about a date with a nice (rear) view!

    For Gluten-Free Dating
    If you're more concerned about whether your dinner contains wheat than whether the conversation is crashing, you might have more peace of mind starting here. Developed by two friends sharing gluten sensitivities (one with celiac disease, the other with gluten intolerance) and free to sign up, Gluten Free Singles (www.glutenfreesingles.com) is an online

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  •  11 best ways to soothe symptoms and speed up recovery 11 best ways to soothe symptoms and speed up recoveryBy the Editors of Prevention

    First, the bad news: There's no actual cure for cold or flu. But on the bright side, these viruses do tend to clear up pretty quickly--within 3 to 10 days, in most cases. While you can't kill the bugs with medications, you can treat the symptoms so you feel more comfortable and prevent complications, like bronchitis or pneumonia. Here, 11 things you should do at the first sign of sniffles and sneezes.

    *Excerpted from
    Don't Get Sick: A Panic-Free Pocket Guide to Living in a Germ-Filled World!

    Is it cold or flu?
    Cold symptoms are mostly respiratory--sore throat, coughing, sneezing, runny nose. The flu can have these symptoms too, but it's much more likely to produce fever and chills, along with headache, muscle aches, and fatigue. "It comes on more suddenly, and the symptoms tend to be much worse than with a cold," says Christopher Czaja, MD, an infection control officer for the National Jewish Health Hospital in Denver. Knowing the difference is Read More »from 11 Ways to Bounce Back from a Cold or Flu—Fast!
  • The probiotics news just keeps getting better and better!The potential pros of probiotics range from regulating gut health, to boosting immunity, reducing stress, depression and anxiety, clearing acne and easing allergies. A yogurt-soaked tampon can even cure yeast infections. A new study is adding another line to the list: helping women lose weight and keep it off.

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    In the study, from the Université Laval in Quebec and published online in December 2013 by the British Journal of Nutrition, obese men and women followed a 12-week weight-loss diet followed by another 12 weeks of supervised but unrestricted weight maintenance. Half of the 125 subjects took probiotics-two capsules of Lactobacillus rhamnosus daily. Though there were no differences among the men in each group, the women in the probiotics group lost significantly more weight than the placebo group (9.7 pounds versus 5.7 pounds, on average, respectively). What's more, while women on the placebo gained weight back during the

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  • By Jane Bianchi

    When I walked in the door after two weeks away with my husband, I was hit with reality: There was no food in our home, and we were too exhausted after our six-hour flight to go grocery shopping. Then, a delivery man showed up with a giant box of treats, from mini bagels and cream cheese to butternut squash soup. These surprise "welcome home" goodies were courtesy of my friend Sarah-and were the most thoughtful gift I've ever received. I was so touched that she seemed to read my mind and know exactly what I wanted. Now I'm trying to be more like Sarah and do something sweet for my friends on occasion. If you'd like to join me in making others smile, check out these clever ideas. Realizing how grateful you are for your friends is bound to lift your spirits too. Photo by Getty Images

    1. Celebrate Exciting News
    We tend to commemorate major milestones-new baby! big birthday!-but your pal's promotion, weight loss and other accomplishments are worth recognizing, too. Read More »from The 10 Best Ways to Make a Friend Feel Special
  • .By Kristin Booker, Refinery29

    Our obsession love affair with showers and baths and the products we use are such an ingrained part of Western civilization, we could potentially put a hurtin' on the economy if we decided to go all medieval and stop taking them so much. Wait, you ask, why is daily bathing even a question? Well, evidently, it is. From the news desk that brought you the gal who hadn't washed her hair for five years comes an even bigger debate: Are we showering too much?

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    A Jezebel writer posed the question in a recent article after her lack of this particular hygiene practice inspired a conversation (with a capital C) or three between her and her husband, who lathers up on the daily. The writer, who slowed down her shower frequency when she was pregnant a few years ago (and is so not sorry she's not sorry), explores all sorts of news stories, surveys, and expert opinions to get to the bottom of whether or not curtailing the

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