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It's not uncommon to see female presidents, CEOs, and judges (okay, well, it's sort of sometimes happens) on TV now. But there was a time when a woman even having a job on TV was revolutionary. Check out this list to see how things have changed in the last four decades.

Last week's Supreme Court Ruling McCuthcheon vs. FEC removed spending limits from political contributions. How will this affect the composition of Congress--will women and minorities have a harder time getting elected?

How do you you love the ACA--let us count the ways. There are at least six real tangible benefits for women from the passage of this bill that makes healthcare more available to more Americans. Even oft-ignored family caregivers will get a benefit.

Over the last few decades, women have been making some gains in pay. The Pew Charitable Trust just released a study that tracked the earnings of two generations--mothers and daughters, fathers and sons. There are a few interesting conclusions.

Our TV screens are looking more equal these days with high-profile women anchoring more shows, but as a new report from the Women's Media Center shows, we've still got a long way to go. Men dominate all media - to the tune of 63%.

If you're missing Downton Abby, don't despair. PBS has two other Sunday night offerings that might make you feel better. They're both period pieces and they both feature actresses with English accents.

This fall, an estimated 12 million women will enroll in college. The number of women students surpassed men in 1980, and the gap has been widening ever since. Since 2011, more working women have held college degrees than working men. Of the 80 highest ranked schools in the country, here is a roundup of some of the best colleges for women.

Portfolia, a site that connects first-time investors with start-ups that deliver products mostly for women, is seeking to change the old-school venture capital boy's club. If you have as little as $1,000, you can now invest it in a company you believe in.

Perimeter Institute is trying to make sure more women are among the next leaders in research and innovation. It recently began The Emmy Noether Fellowship, in which women physicists in their early careers are granted six months to do research away from the travails of teaching and administrative duties.

Catapult, the crowd-funding platform dedicated to raising money for projects aimed at helping women and girls, has created a powerful "Cover Story" campaign to bring gender justice issues to a wider audience.
Kayleigh Kulp, author of "Booze for Babes: the Smart Woman's Guide to Drinking Spirits Right," describes five drinks women should get more familiar with. Though the title is tongue-in-cheek, it's actually a serious spirits reference, a must-have manual for every woman who loves good food and the finer things in life but is not yet spirits savvy.
Wall Street is typically known as a boy's club, but somehow Goldman Sachs has turned out some powerful and ratio-changing women who are making a mark in entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and business culture.

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