Have you seen the iVillage list..

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Have you seen the iVillage list..
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Fri, 03-23-2012 - 8:18am

Have you seen the exlusive iVillage 50 Best to Worst States for Women? Each state's ranking was based on six criteria: health, economy, affordable childcare, female representation, education, and reproductive rights.

Where does your state rank on the list? Do you think it is an accurate assessment?

Karla
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 03-23-2012 - 12:35pm

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Fri, 03-23-2012 - 12:58pm

Hi TJ,

I'm sorry you're having difficulties and I've passed your comments on. I've personally found that the browser I use can make a remarkable difference. If you'd like to private message or e-mail me (allhealthcm@mail.ivillage.com) I would be happy to try to help you.

Karla
Community ModeratoriVillage.com

Avatar for trapperjane2001
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sat, 03-24-2012 - 10:50am

My browser isn't the problem.

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Registered: 10-19-2000
Sun, 03-25-2012 - 7:37pm

To be quite honest, Karla, I don't much care how the iVillage staff rates anything!!

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My Web sites:
50 & Up Friends | Ladybug’s Recipes | Menopause Oasis

You are loved ~~ far more than you may ever know!

Avatar for matts_momma
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Registered: 04-25-2007
Mon, 03-26-2012 - 12:20pm

Hi Karla! =)

I'm in Minnesota and we're ranked #8. I'd say it's a fair assessment. I definitely agree with child care being super expensive. Though I'm out of that stage, it was expensive years ago and it seems to keep rising, which is understandable, but when the economy is what it is, the cost of child care makes it easier to just stay home rather than work to pay it.

I like to see how sites like iVillage rate various aspects of life.

Judy

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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 12:56pm

Hello, matts.momma.

Co-Community Leader at:
50 & Up Friends | Menopause & Perimenopause
 
My Web sites:
50 & Up Friends | Ladybug’s Recipes | Menopause Oasis

You are loved ~~ far more than you may ever know!

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Registered: 04-25-2007
Mon, 03-26-2012 - 2:00pm

Hi, Kt.

I visit a bunch of boards here at iVillage. I've been here since 2001. I've been through two format changes here. First was when we dropped the one line format (oh how I loved doing the pretty designs on the subjects! My favorite was always the ~^~^~ type ones!). Now this one. I have no problems getting on here. I did when using IE9, but thankfully when I asked for help Firefox was recommended. I'm flying now! Have you tried any of those? I did some reading up on them after and found that IE is slower than all the other browsers out there. Smiley I appreciate the articles, but even if the topics annoyed me, I wouldn't take it out on a moderator. It might not be obvious, but I read the response as unnecessarily harsh. Just from a new to the board perspective since I saw this listed as an active post and clicked thru.

Thanks for the welcome. I hope to post more. Today is grandkid day though. Outside in the fresh air.

Judy

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Registered: 06-15-2002
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 7:31am
Welcome from me, too! It's also good to see a new face and meet a new friend!!!
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 12:06am
I live in Louisiana and I'm not surprised that we scored low. This is the south - lots of fried food and sweet tea, and with that comes a lot of obesity...There are very few parks (for exercising) and a lot of crime in certain areas which make it unsafe to be outdoors for many...Our schools are old and over-crowded; it seems the money goes elsewhere...In the area where I live there is excellent healthcare available. We have high-rated hospitals and a top rated ER; however that would not be the case in rural areas...I love living in the South but there are many social and economic problems here and much room for improvement. On the subject of Ivillage. I am one of the lucky ones who have no problems posting here from my PC or my ipad. I mostly post on FB because so many of my friends are there now. Sad to have lost so many gals to FB, but I tend to go where they are so I can "see" the most people in the shortest amount of time.
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