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Shaffer: Fighting the gender wage gap

Women got their yearly reminder this week of how far we still have to go in the workplace as the world celebrated Equal Pay Day. Each April, we’re bombarded with the humbling data that we still make far less than our male counterparts for doing the same work.

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Hot Topic: Paltrow is better than you at everything; just ask her

Gwyneth Paltrow is pretty good at making it look like she’s better at life than the rest of us. Granted, she’s going through a tough time with her “conscious uncoupling” – aka divorce – from husband Chris Martin. But instead of invoking sympathy from working moms going through the same heart-wrenching experience, she managed to further alienate us common folk.

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Helpful Hint: Use whisk for egg dyeing

FARGO – A whisk isn’t just for scrambling eggs. Now you can use the often neglected kitchen utensil to for Easter dyeing, too.

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Hot topic: Empowerment meant for girls and boys PressPass

For me, feminism is all about having the choice to be whoever you want. As our cover feature today and several hot-button stories from around the country this week shows, finding out who you are starts as a child – boy or girl.

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Hot Topic: Gaga’s latest stunt gross, damaging

Avant garde wardrobes and shocking stage performances helped propel Lady Gaga to fame. But the pop star’s on-stage antics at last week’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, went beyond art.

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#FMgram: Artist, jewelry designer shares her creations PressPass

To suggest local Instagram accounts for this weekly feature, use the hashtag #FMgram when tagging photos in the social media app.

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Shaffer: #banbossy movement takes off PressPass

Last week “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg, along with Girl Scouts of America, started a movement to ban the word “bossy.” “When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a ‘leader.’ Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy,’ ” Sandberg writes.

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Hot topic: Survey finds ‘dream woman’ doesn’t sip beer PressPass

A recent survey from a dating app, shows men prefer a woman who drinks wine or a lady-like cocktail instead of beer.

Review: New Crest toothpaste flavors leave bad taste in mouth PressPass

The initial thought of Crest’s new “Be” toothpaste flavors left a sour taste in my mouth.

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Hot Topics: New collection helps rid stock photos of stereotypes PressPass

In my two years as SheSays editor, I’ve seen my share of photos of females. Recently, when trying to find a compelling image to tell the often-faceless story of military sexual trauma, I typed the words “women, military” into iStock.com for inspiration.

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Diversion Discussion: Dredging Red River ineffective flood-fighting measure PressPass

FARGO - Many questions surround the proposed Red River diversion. Forum readers can ask their diversion questions and get answers straight from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in this bi-weekly column.

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