USA TODAY's Your Life Debuts Women Bloggers

Mar 31, 2011, 12:20 ET from USA TODAY

Five new female-focused blogs complement site's health and well-being content

MCLEAN, Va., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY has launched five new blogs by top women writers, now appearing on Each blog complements the core mission of USA TODAY's Your Life, launched online in November, to offer families the up-to-the-minute information they need to thrive personally and professionally, care for themselves and their families, nourish their bodies and shine through life's challenges.
"The addition of these fresh female voices continues the USA TODAY commitment to publishing news and advice on topics that are vital to American families' health and well-being," said Heather Frank, vice president of consumer media for USA TODAY.
The women chosen by USA TODAY's Your Life include entrepreneurial guru Tory Johnson, founder of and well-known psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser, author of How to Be a Grown Up.

The complete list includes:

  • Family and Friends
    Stacy Kaiser is a licensed psychotherapist in Los Angeles and author of How to Be a Grown Up. She focuses on relationships and what she calls the basics of a good partnership: consideration, comfort and compromise. She is called on frequently for sound advice on topics as far ranging as disciplining teens and preserving marriages to surviving in-laws.
  • OWN It
    In partnership with, OWN It features USA TODAY and BlogHer writers in a frank discussion of women and beauty and what beauty means. In collaboration with BlogHer's "Own Your Beauty" campaign, the goal is to encourage and remind grown women that it is never too late to learn to love one's self and influence the lives of those around them - mothers, friends, children, neighbors.
  • Sleep Matters
    What's more interesting than sex these days? It's sleep: How to get enough of it and why it's so vital to our all-around health. Dr. Qanta Ahmed, who has a private practice in New York and is an associate professor of medicine at SUNY offers advice on emerging sleep research, the complicated world of sleep disorders as well as trends in how the American public's lack of sleep can affect mood, weight, health, work and family.   
  • The WE-conomy
    National career and entrepreneurial guru Tory Johnson is the founder of Her informed advice changes the lives of women who come to her workshops to get help with questions that range from how do I get a raise to why are so many moms starting their own businesses? Johnson's WE-conomy will answer reader questions and offer real-life solutions on how to achieve work/life balance.
  • Your Beauty Life
    Lois Joy Johnson is a top beauty editor, writer, author and true product junkie. She was a founding editor of MORE magazine and is the author of the upcoming book, The Makeup Wakeup. Her smart talking, truth telling healthy beauty expertise is spot on. She will offer readers intelligent advice on skincare, weight, hair care, new products, tempting trends and celeb looks.

These five new blogs are the latest additions to Your Life which also includes The Kindness Community, an innovative take on philanthropy moderated by Christie Garton and Paw Print Post, a community where dog and cat lovers unite, moderated by Janice Lloyd. All of these blogs can be found at

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