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Jun 28, 2018
Actor and Deaf Activist Marlee Matlin Opens Up About Using Her Success to Break Barriers
In First For Women’s exclusive cover story, actress, deaf activist, mom of four, and author Marlee Matlin reveals how she continues to use her success to inspire others. Marlee was the first deaf...
Jun 1, 2018
I Tried 8 Rounds of Chemo, a Double Mastectomy, and Gamma Knife Therapy to Remove 21 Brain Tumors
Lynn Wyatt, a mom of two, is an Atlanta native and a breast-cancer-patient advocate and grant reviewer with Susan G. Komen Atlanta. At age 40, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is the...
Apr 19, 2018
My Seven-Year-Old Survived a Heart Transplant — And Now She's Unstoppable
As her little girl Azri was dying in a hospital, Khylie Brown wrote a text message no mother would ever want to write. "I told my partner, Anna, I was going to bring our daughter home to die," she...
Apr 9, 2018
Kathie Lee Gifford Opens Up About What's Kept Her Going Since Her Husband's Death
Can you believe Kathie Lee Gifford has greeted us almost every weekday morning for the past 10 years? As the TODAY Show host celebrates her 10-year anniversary at the popular morning show, we're...
Feb 22, 2018
Kathie Lee Gifford Gets Real About Reclaiming Her Life After Heartbreak
Kathie Lee Gifford, 64, opens up to First for Women, in its cover story on stands now, about the self-care strategies that helped her heal after the loss of her husband of 29 years, Frank, in 2015...
Dec 22, 2017
Once Too Big for a Roller Coaster, Woman Loses 98 Pounds With Healthy Makeover
Louise Duffy still remembers the time when she took her little nephew to a carnival a few years back. It was supposed to be a fun day full of enjoying rides together, but it turned out to be a...
Nov 6, 2017
TJ Maxx's Parent Company Still Pays Employees at Closed Stores in Puerto Rico
There's nothing more uplifting than a bright light in a dark situation, and in the case of recent hurricane devastation, that shining light comes from TJX. The parent company of TJ Maxx, HomeGoods,...
Aug 11, 2017
Woman Lost 72 Pounds in One Year By Using One Simple Device
Not every reddit story leads to an inspiring transformation, but that was totally the case with reddit user ‘EdmontonAB83’ and her weight loss journey. Starting out at 210 pounds, she lost 72...
Aug 11, 2017
Her Airplane Seatbelt Refused to Close, So She Lost 100 Pounds
Leandie Williams was on a flight for work when she realized something alarming: She was not able to buckle herself into her plane seat. At 275 pounds, the belt was not closing above her lap. "I...
Aug 7, 2017
She Lost 78 Pounds in a Year by Using a Weight Loss App
Mom of three Kari Hammond couldn't remember a time when she wasn't overweight. The 42-year-old had started gaining weight during puberty, but the pounds really started to pack on after she had her...
Jul 27, 2017
Depressed, Overweight Woman Loses 80 Pounds and Gains Her Life Back
Back in 2014, Lydia Dziubanek felt a sense of "complete and utter hopelessness." Not only was she feeling depressed and trapped in an emotionally abusive relationship while raising three sons, she...
Jul 25, 2017
She Said, 'It's Time to Change,' And Lost 200 Pounds in Two Years
Jenna Winchester always weighed more than her peers while she was growing up. But when her father's weight-related insults started piling on in her teen years, so did more pounds on her already...
Jul 19, 2017
Iconic "Little House on the Prairie" Cabin Is Getting a Whole New Look
Big changes are coming for the "Little House on the Prairie." The deteriorating log cabin at the famous Kansas site is set for a makeover. And it's about time! The current log cabin was re-created...
Jul 19, 2017
America's Richest Self-Made Woman Earned Her Title by Making Pizza
Meet Marian Ilitch. You've probably never heard her name before, but at 84 years old, she's the owner of a hockey team — the Detroit Red Wings — and a casino. Oh, and the Detroit Tigers baseball...
Jul 19, 2017
3 Months Into Remission, Shannen Doherty Feels "Blessed"
Like you, we were absolutely ecstatic when Shannen Doherty announced her breast cancer had gone into remission three months ago. And we were even more excited to see the actress emerge again after...
Jul 14, 2017
Michael Bublé's Wife Shares First Photo of Son Since His Cancer Diagnosis
Michael Bublé’s wife, Luisana Lopilato, has opened up about their son Noah’s cancer battle in an emotional sit-down interview. The actress — who shares Noah, three-and-a-half, and Elias, 17...
Jul 6, 2017
Jerry Mathers Loses 55 Pounds After Unsettling Health Diagnosis
Former 'Leave it to Beaver' actor Jerry Mathers is finally opening up about a terrifying health diagnosis he received many years ago—and the important lessons he learned about taking care of...
Jun 29, 2017
Shania Twain Gets Candid About the Most 'Devastating' Time of Her Life
It's no secret that Shania Twain is an incredibly strong woman. But now, as the country star prepares to release her first album in 15 years, she's revealing the painful journey it took to get to...
Jun 12, 2017
New Tapes of Princess Diana's Darkest Moments Prove How Strong She Was
Every Princess Diana fan knows she was unhappy in her marriage to Prince Charles. But newly-released audio transcripts from the beloved royal herself show just how dark things got for the late...
May 30, 2017
Jenna Bush Hager Reveals Secret She Told Her Daughters
As if we didn't love Jenna Bush Hager enough already, the TODAY host goes and writes this incredibly inspiring open letter to her daughters. And we can't thank her enough for publicly sharing an...
May 22, 2017
Watch Céline Dion Perform "My Heart Will Go On" at Billboard Awards and Totally Steal the Show
Céline Dion celebrated the 20th anniversary of her famous song "My Heart Will Go On" in a way only the iconic singer could—by performing said hit live at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. In honor...
May 19, 2017
After a Friend's Heartbreaking Facebook Post, She Lost 40 Pounds to Save Him
It's not unusual to hear a woman's weight loss story that talks about how she saved her own life. But this woman lost weight in order to save someone else's life instead. Rebekah Ceidro weighed...
May 17, 2017
11 Times First Responders Went Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
Yes, it's their job to help their fellow citizens, but so often police officers, firefighters, and paramedics reach into souls (and pockets) to do the right thing. We celebrate some of their...
May 15, 2017
Hoda Kotb Was On Air When She Spotted Woman So Distressed, She Ran to Help
Hoda Kotb to the rescue! That's what many viewers must have been thinking when they saw her step in the middle of what could have been a distressing situation on the TODAY Show. During a fashion...
May 9, 2017
10-Year-Old Is Bitten by an Alligator and Angels Are the Only Explanation for What Happened Next
When a young girl was bitten by an alligator in Florida, her death-defying escape proves there are absolutely guardian angels out there. In what could be described as a miracle, 10-year-old...
Apr 28, 2017
Mom of Six Donates 17 Feet of Hair with Results the Internet Is Eating Up
As parents, the only thing we can do is try to be the best role models possible for our kids, and one mom is setting the bar pretty darn high. Phoebe Kannisto and her family—which includes seven...
Apr 21, 2017
Prince William Makes Family Confession to Kate Middleton--In Front of Harry
Putting their royal heads together! Prince William, Prince Harry, and Kate Middleton sat down to have a poignant conversation about mental health in a new video for their "Heads Together" campaign....
Apr 17, 2017
Sandra Bullock Proves She's Miss Congeniality By Going Above and Beyond for Stranger
Actress Sandra Bullock just proved her "Miss Congeniality" title was well-deserved after her random act of kindness went viral. The Proposal star donated $5,000 to an elderly man who was down on...
Apr 4, 2017
Cashier Pressured 2-Year-Old to Buy Doll That "Looks Like Her," But the Tot's Response Was Perfect
When 2-year-old Sophia found out she could pick out a gift for herself after finishing potty training, she knew exactly what to get--a potty training doll. Specifically, she had her eye on quite...
Mar 28, 2017
12 Before-and-After Weight Loss Wedding Dress Photos That Are Truly Jaw-Dropping
For most women, shedding a few pounds here or there may be ideal. But when the scales began to dangerously tip up, losing weight becomes an even more important concern. By staying fit, you can...