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Maine’s Tallest Woman: Sylvia Hardy stood Eight Feet Tall

Today is ‘Tall Girl Appreciation Day’. It goes along with the first day of summer being the an extra-long day to celebrate extra-long women. It always lands on the first full day of summer.

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Maine Ranks High In 2016 Best States For Women

WalletHub.com has released their ranking for the 2016 Best & Worst States for Women. The news for women in Maine is great and Maine came in at number four on their list. They combined 15 key metrics to get their rankings. See the complete report right here.

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Susannah Mushatt Jones Oldest Women in the World at 116

Here’s a women that has the right idea. ‘Bacon’! Susannah Mushatt Jones is the oldest women in the world and she credits her long life to ‘bacon’. She claims that is the key to her long life.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

39, The Age Men Become Invisible to Younger Women

Well guys, I hate to burst your ego, but a new survey shows, when a man hits 39 years of age, he becomes invisible to younger women. It’s not the case in all younger women, if you manage to stay fit and healthy and look like George Clooney, but 39 seems to be the cutoff age.

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Photo by Mike Higgins
Photo by Mike Higgins

Fifth Annual Walgreens Women’s Showcase A Big Success

A big crowd of women flocked through the doors at the fifth annual Walgreens Women's Showcase in the North Wing of the Augusta Civic Center all day to check out the offerings by over 30 vendors.

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Women Need More Sleep Than Men

A new study by Duke University says women wake up grumpier than men because women need more sleep than men.  The study found lack of sleep for women can lead to heart  disease and depression, but the amount of sleep a person needs depends on the person, but generally women need at least 20 more minutes a day than a man does.

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Scientific Proof Shows Women Talk More Than Men

It’s been said that women talk more than men and a lot of people say it’s a myth, but now there is biological evidence to support the myth. Psychiatrist Louann Brizendine reports that women speak about 20,000 words a day while men speak only 7,000 a day. She also sights the fact that girls start off with better language skills than boys. A University of Maryland study suggested there’s a higher level of a so-called ‘language protein’ in women than men, it’s 30% higher in women, but they admit the results just opens the door for further research.

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Women Will Soon Be Allowed to Serve in Ground Combat

For the first time, women in the armed forces will be moved into combat roles. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will make the official announcement Thursday.

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Scott Barbour, Getty Images

Portland, ME is One of the Healthiest Places to Live…If You’re a Woman

'Women’s Health Magazine' has named Portland, Maine as one of the healthiest cities in the United States for a woman to live. The magazine’s ranked cities in 41 categories that included nutrition, cost of living and cancer rates.

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Fertile Women Are More Competitive Against Attractive Women

Being good-looking may be beneficial to a woman’s career—unless her boss is also an attractive female, as new research finds that women at the peak of their fertility tend to hold a sharper competitive edge toward other women they find attractive.

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