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  • proper n. A female given name of Irish origin, a variant of Sheila.


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  • What’s obvious is this: Relics called Sheela Na Gigs have been found all over Ireland, France, Scotland, Wales, and England although the greatest concentration is found in Ireland, dated approximately 1200-1400 C.E. They are images of women crouching to expose their regenerative members in a blatant display of female power—the power of birth and, by association, of death and rebirth.

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  • Davos veterans include Sheela Patel, founder of SPARC in India and Slum Dwellers International which works with informal economies across 22 countries

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  • Sheela Sathyanarayana, an environmental health pediatrician at Seattle Children's Hospital and an assistant professor at the University of Washington, says she's seen kids become "extremely sensitized" from formaldehyde exposures.

    Group finds carcinogens in kids bath products

  • Most unmarried couples who live together will split up or get married within two years, said Sheela Kennedy, a University of Minnesota demographer who studies cohabitation.

    In economic downturn, an uptick in couples living together before marriage

  • Sheela Maini Søgaard, BIG's chief executive, who joined the firm in August 2008, describes projects like the library as "more of an investment than an income generator."

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  • Not only a chocolate “Venus of Willendorf” but a chocolate Sheela na Gig.

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  • The obit that made the most impression on me was yet another "I remember" piece from a reader, about Sheela Basrur, a doctor and public servent who was Ontario's public face during the 2003 SARS crisis.

    feeling a bit old, and not.

  • Sheela offers many delicious ways to use this spread.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Throughout the 1980s, Spero continued her commitment to woman as protagonist in her artwork: she exhibited To The Revolution (1981 – 1983), Sky Goddess (1986), Fleeing Woman/Irradiated (1986), and Sheela and the Dildo Dancer (1987).

    Nancy Spero.

  • Here, canned jackfruit is cooked into a quick and easy Green Jackfruit Curry by Sheela of Delectable Victuals.

    Archive 2007-03-01


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