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July 5, 2019
Candie Minnick is a woman who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty — literally. The 52-year-old has made a lifelong career in the manufacturing industry, first with FDL Foods and for the past 15½ years in various building and assembly roles with John Deere Dubuque Works. Today, she works as a cog in the...
A team of local women win by making contact playing roller derby on the skating rink. Strong and entertaining competitors, the Dubuque Bomb Squad is eager to share their passion for the game and need for a new home. They admit not everyone might know them or understand roller derby, which typically is played by...
“Sure he was great, but don’t forget that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did … backwards and in high heels.” It’s a quote that originated in a 1982 “Frank and Ernest” cartoon, illustrated by Bob Thaves. And it’s one that has come to embody the idea that women can do anything that men can...
At your child’s next check-up, don’t be surprised if your pediatrician recommends a healthy dose of play. Beyond the typical preventive care strategies for healthy child development, more pediatricians are recognizing play’s multifaceted benefits. Play is fundamentally important for developing 21st century skills, including social, emotional, language and cognitive skills, according to a recent clinical...
The definition of an overachiever is someone who goes above and beyond their daily responsibilities to make a positive impact on the world. Celebrated actor, author and humanitarian Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a true overachiever. As the new G2 Overachievers spokesperson, she is sharing tips for discovering the overachiever in all of us and how...
The Her Hacks team made a resolution this year to get back down to basics. What followed was seven months of debate trying to decide what constitutes “back to basics.” After much debate, some small committee work, a couple of ice breakers, five all-nighters, a reboot, several hundred memoranda and a tense, five-day vote the...
The Her Hacks team made a resolution this year to get back down to basics. What followed was seven months of debate trying to decide what constitutes “back to basics.” After much debate, some small committee work, a couple of ice breakers, five all-nighters, a reboot, several hundred memoranda and a tense, five-day vote the...
The Her Hacks team made a resolution this year to get back down to basics. What followed was seven months of debate trying to decide what constitutes “back to basics.” After much debate, some small committee work, a couple of ice breakers, five all-nighters, a reboot, several hundred memoranda and a tense, five-day vote the...
Taking care of the people around them is almost every woman’s first priority. This “second shift” tends to lean toward women in many homes all over the world. Women often are the household workers. They are the main caretaker for children, the planners and the cleaners. All of these tasks can lead not only to...
What can you do to help empower women caregivers? Did you know that women are caregivers in 85 to 95% of cases? In order to reduce the burden of caregiving on women, there is a need for the community to find ways to creatively offer a hand. There are several kind and simple actions that...
Americans are known to overeat, abuse credit cards, marinate for hours on social media and break New Year’s resolutions before the end of January. Self-discipline doesn’t seem to be a strength. And achieving it — and the success that can come with it — might never have been harder than it is in this instant-gratification...
As a child growing up in Montreal, Stephanie Helmer, M.D., unknowingly prepared to be a heart surgeon by practicing the cello. “If you’re preparing for a performance, every note has to be perfect and everything has to sound right,” Helmer said. “You go over phrases until it’s perfect, or as close to perfect as you...
The other day, I was walking through the store, and there was a lady trying on a few dresses to find the perfect outfit for a wedding. She had a group of friends for support and input. With so many colors, cuts, styles, trends she wanted input to make sure she was making a good...
Empower women. Enable breastfeeding. This is the theme of World Breastfeeding Week, Aug 1-7. This week is set aside to highlight breastfeeding and its vital importance to women, infants and the community. Communities across the country, including those in the tri-states, will host events to recognize breastfeeding and empower the mothers who dedicate themselves to...
The coffee shops and restaurants in Dubuque are frequent meeting spots for people running for office and for their supporters. But even beyond these meeting places, something’s abuzz across Iowa and the U.S. During primary season, residents in Iowa brace themselves for the arrival of politicians because the state has long been considered a pulse...

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