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  Hey everyone – Dr. Kristen checking in from 30,000 feet as I head to Nevertheless She Preached in Austin, TX to celebrate women’s powerful voices in theological spaces. Added bonus for me is that so many favorites will be there, too! A serious Friyay......

Born: September 20, 1878 Kent, England, UK Known For: Pioneering Aviatrix Usually when I do the research for these birthday blogs, I know a little bit about the woman I’m writing about. In this case, I knew nothing about Lilian Bland and I was quite......

We’re back to finish our thoughts on Season 2 of Glow! A lot happened in those final few episodes – from Bash’s AIDS panic and his possibly repressed sexuality to lots of radical honesty from Sam! Join us next for the start of Season 3!......

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Born: September 15, 1977 Enugu, Nigeria Known For: Writer and Public Speaker For today’s HBD Ladies blog we’re dipping into the never-ending resource of TED Talks. You may have seen Chimamanda’s tiny and accessible published essay ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ in......

Hey all! It’s Dr. Erin here with my 5 Friyays. It’s starting to feel a bit like Fall out there – with everything from Halloween decorations in every shop to the return of all things Pumpkin flavored. Although neither of those things made my list......

We’re continuing our coverage of Netflix’s ‘GLOW!’ We’re talking about the potential of a Sophomore Slump – with some lost momentum and character whiplash in the first 5 episodes of the season. Check out our thoughts below! Join us next week when we finish up......

  Hey everyone – Dr. Kristen here with our first Friyays of the fall. I am ready for cozy sweaters and cooler temperatures and I’m happy they seem to be on the way for ARHQ. Let’s crack on with the Friyays, shall we?  Countdown to......

Claudette Colvin Born: September 5, 1939 Montgomery, Alabama, USA Known For: Civil Rights Activist Our birthday blog today celebrates the life and legacy of Claudette Colvin. You might not know who she is, but Claudette was the first black woman to refuse to give up......

The Good Doctors are continuing their coverage of Netflix’s hit show GLOW! In their chat about the last 5 episodes of Season 1 they have a lot of praise for the economy of storytelling and the representation of a diverse range of women’s experiences! If......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest book review. For this week, Dr. Donnelly shares her thoughts on the history of the USA Women’s National Soccer team and their fight for equal pay! If you like what we’re doing, be sure to subscribe to......

Hey all! It’s Dr. Hinson here with her 5 Friyays! Raise your hand if you’re ready for September? I certainly feel like it snuck up on me. There’s been some crazy stuff happen around the world this week (just like every week it seems) so......

Mary Temple Grandin Born: August 29, 1947 Boston, MA, USA Known for: Professor of Animal Science and Autism Spokesperson   For today’s blog, we’re celebrating and life and remarkable contributions of Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin is a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State......

Following our coverage of The Handmaid’s Tale, we decided to pick something much more joyful! We’re tackling Netflix’s hit show GLOW and talking about complicated women and gendered issues on TV. Up first is the first 5 episodes – that way we can get through......

Katherine Johnson Born: August 26, 1918 White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA Known For: Mathematician and NASA employee responsible for helping with the first US space flights Rather than reinvent a wheel that has already been perfected, I’m not going to write a blog celebrating the......

  As has been the theme of 2019, this was a heavy week. However, I managed to find some things worth friyaying about, so let’s crack on! New Zealand, Once Again Crushing It I loved this story from New Zealand about the Speaker of the......

For our final The Handmaid’s Tale post for Season 3 – we’ve got our season recap! We’re talking meta narratives, plot problems, and predictions for Season 4! Jump in, ya’ll! Join us next week when we start talking about Netflix’s hit show ‘GLOW’! If you......

Welcome to The Good Doctors continuing coverage of The Handmaid’s Tale. We’ve got a long recap for you today because we’re talking about Episode 13 ‘Mayday’ the Season 3 finale! Overall we feel it was a satisfying finale to an uneven season. We talk through......

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel Born: August 19, 1883 Saumur, Marie-et-Loire, France Known For: Clothing designer and style icon Today’s birthday blog is another opportunity for me to learn some new information about a woman and name our entire Western pop culture is familiar with. Coco Chanel......

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to my 5 Friyays for the week that was. Dr. Donnelly and I were together for the whole last week, and so we had a few good Friyay ideas along our weekend together. I’m pretty happy with my list, it was......

Margaret Elaine Heafield Hamilton Born: August 17, 1936 Paoli, Indiana Known For: Computer Scientist That Developed the On-Board Flight Software for NASA’s Apollo Space Program  As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the US Moon Landing (July 20th this year) it’s important to recognize the contribution of......

Gerty Theresa Cori Born: August 15, 1896 Prague, Czech Republic Known For: Biochemist and Nobel Prize Winner For today’s birthday blog, we’re celebrating a world renowned chemist! Gerty Cori had to fight for equal recognition as her husband, especially since they worked on many projects......

Welcome to our latest Leadership Voices. In this video, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Sexuality Educator Nadine Thornhill. They had a wide ranging discussion about leadership in her particular space, including the importance of listening and empowerment! Thanks for joining us and see you for the......

The Good Doctors are back with their continuing coverage of The Handmaid’s Tale and today they’re talking Episode 12 ‘Sacrifice.’ We’ve still got some continuity issues and a couple questions about a key scene between Fred and Luke and then we’re gearing up for the......

Happy Friday from ARHQ, where Erin and I are gearing up for a weekend of putting on our PhD hats at the American Sociological Association Annual Conference up in New York. While we put the finishing touches on our presentation on religiosity and imprisonment in  The......

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton Born: August 9, 1757 Albany, New York Known For: Co-Founded First Orphanage in NYC, wife of Alexander Hamilton For our dear readers who know that we’re both obsessed with “Hamilton” the musical – it should come as no surprise that we are......

Margaretha Geertriuda Zelle AKA Mata Hari Born: August 7, 1876 Leeuwarden, Netherlands Known For: Exotic Dancer and Suspected Spy Mata Hari is one of those names of famous women we all know. If you had asked me before I wrote this blog, I would have......

We’re almost done with the 3rd season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Today, we’re talking all things Episode 11 ‘Liars.’ We’ve got some confused men in Commander Lawrence and Fred Waterford – June and Serena are making plans and the Martha’s are everything! Join us next......

Hi all – it’s Dr. Hinson here! I’ve got the 5 Friyays for this week. I’m just back from holidays and so had to dig to find my list of 5. I’ve got an eclectic mix, so let’s crack on, shall we? Yet Another Remake......

Welcome back to The Good Doctors continuing coverage of The Handmaid’s Tale! We’re discussing all the shenanigans in Episode 10 ‘Witness.’ We “enjoyed” this episode a lot more than the previous ones – as much as one enjoys this show, of course. We discover June......

Hello all – it’s Dr. H here back with our latest book review. ‘Good Is The New Cool: Market Like You Give a Damn’ falls into our business category and is good for anyone looking to better understand how marketing, branding, messaging, and finding success......

Happy Friday from ARHQ, where it is blessedly an appropriate summer temperature and not the fecking surface of the sun like it was here in Philly last week. Climate change, man. It’s real. Anyway, I got a pretty varied line-up for you today so let’s......

Alice Ball Born: July 24, 1892 Seattle, Washington, USA Known For: Discovery of the First Treatment for Leprosy In honoring Alice Ball for our HBDLadies Series, we have yet another woman whose accomplishments were hidden from history. Too often women’s role in history is left unwritten,......

Welcome back to The Good Doctors continuing coverage of The Handmaid’s Tale! We’re discussing all the shenanigans in Episode 9 ‘Heroic.’ Dr. Donnelly struggled with the slow pace of this, but Dr. Hinson unpacks why it was important to show the psychological trauma of prolonged......

Hi all! I’m not at all sure how we got past the mid point of July – but that’s where we are. Again faced with another difficult and depressing news cycle this week, I had to think about and find some joyful things for my......

The Good Doctors are back talking Episode 8 ‘Unfit.’ Boy, do they have a lot of thoughts about this season of The Handmaid’s Tale. They discuss trauma, survival, and their favorite Virgin and Whore binary! Join them next for a special video tomorrow discussing race......

Ida B. Wells-Barnett Born: July 16, 1862 Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA Known For: Teacher, Journalist, Civil Rights and Women’s Rights Activist I would like to add Ida B. Wells to the long list of people I feel like I should have learned about in school......

Welcome to our latest Leadership Voices! Dr. Donnelly had a wonderful chat with Tarsha McCrae from the Creative Pursuit School. Tarsha spoke about the importance of inspiration and vision in leadership. She also shared her thoughts on using creativity and personal reflection to develop your......

Hello from Northern Ireland, where I am for a family wedding. This is also a fairly auspicious day in the wee province, but I won’t get into that, since it does not personally fall into my definition of ‘favorites’. What does, however, is the following. ......

The Good Doctors are back with more of a rant than a recap about Episode 7 ‘Under His Eye.’ Join them in their anger at plot devices and June’s rash actions! It ended up being another fascinating discussion! Join them next for Episode 8! If......

Artemisia Gentileschi Born: July 8, 1593 Rome, Italy Known For: World Renowned Baroque Painter For today’s HBD blog, I’m going to tell you about the 16th century feminist icon you probably have never heard of. We generally don’t think of feminist icons from the heart......

Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón Born: July 6, 1907 Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico Known For: Painter and Political Activist Though Frida Kahlo is now one of the most well-known women painters, that wasn’t always the case. She gained fame within the art community throughout her......

Hey, ya’ll! It’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays! I’m back from holiday, back in America, and finally over my jet lag. I’ve got a pretty happy list for my Friyays this week. We’re getting a little America with a video about one of......

To wrap up our coverage of LGBTQ+ narratives for Pride Month, we’ve done an extra video! It’s important to discuss how TV and film have continued to represent the spectrum of human experiences – both sexualities and gender identities! How are TV and film faring?......

The Good Doctors are finished catching up on episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale! In another bulk blog post we’re sharing our recaps of Episode 4, 5, & 6! Lots happened in these hours – from strange baptismal songs and Luke’s stupidity, to Serena’s visit to......

Maria Wisława Anna Szymborska Born: July 2, 1923 Kórnik, Poland Known For: Jewish Poet and Nobel Laureate We love highlighting women who aren’t well known here at Abbey Research! Though Wisława is a poet superstar in her native Poland, she didn’t really reach international acclaim......

  Good day, dear readers! Today’s Friyays are brought to you by pain killers and a round of steroids as I was put in emergency dental surgery yesterday to fix an abscess I didn’t know I had. Lesson of the day? Something hurts in your......

Welcome back to our coverage of Hulu’s smash success ‘The Handmaid’s Tale!’ The Good Doctors have been busy catching up on HMT from their holidays, and got through the first 3 episodes that dropped for the premier. We have lots to discuss, so let’s crack......

For our final video during Pride Month, we’re talking about the early 2000’s HBO docu-drama ‘The Laramie Project.’ Be sure to check out the show notes for the video to see all our extra content and articles about the controversy. We have lots of thoughts......

Sonia Sotomayor Born: June 25, 1954 The Bronx, New York, USA Known for: First Latinx US Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor graduated from Princeton University in 1976 and received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979 where she was the editor of the Yale Law......

Welcome to the longest day of the year! It’s Dr. Hinson here for my Friyays. I’m writing this today from Belfast – where I’ve been on a work trip and a holiday in my favorite town. I’ve got a good list of Friyays today –......

Shirin Ebadi Born: June 21, 1947 Hamedan, Iran Known for: Founder of Defender of Human Rights Center in Iran and Nobel Prize Winner In 2003, Dr. Shirin Ebadi became the first Muslim woman and only the 5th Muslim to win a Nobel Prize when she......

In our latest edition of Leadership Voices, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Heather Deal. Heather shares her insights into helping people meet their goals and how you can improve your lateral leadership skills through communication and relationship building. Join us again soon for another edition of......

Welcome back to our continuing celebration of Pride Month all throughout June! Each week we’re sharing our review of an important film relating to LGBTQIA issues! Today’s video covers the HBO early 1990s docu-drama ‘And the Band Played On.’ The film documents the epidemiological history......

Lozen Born: c. 1840 – Died: June 17, 1889 Died at the Mount Vernon Barracks, Alabama, USA Known for: Famed Apache warrior. medicine woman, and prophet We know little about the Chihenne Chiricahua Apache warrior known as Lozen. She seems to fall into the stereotypical......

Happy Friday, y’all! But most importantly, a VERY happy birthday to my partner-in-crime and many other things, Dr. Hinson! She’s celebrating in Northern Ireland and I’m celebrating in Norway, and this post is a bit of a celebration of her, too. Every relationship has a......

In their continuing coverage of LGBTQ+ narratives in celebration of Pride Month – The Good Doctors are reviewing one of their favorite ever movies ‘Pride!’ This brilliant film focuses on the shared experiences of humanity and the importance of acceptance, understanding, and love. Be sure......

Margherita Hack Born: June 12, 1922 Florence, Italy Known for: Astrophysicist and scientific disseminator.  Margherita Hack was known as the “Lady of the Stars” and spent her long career as an astronomer who focused on stellar spectroscopy and radio astronomy. Along with over 200 scientific......

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays. Dr. Donnelly is away on her holidays and I’m away next week, so it’s a potted and quick Friyays for me – let’s get going! Hail To The Queen of Jeopardy (for now) It......

Greetings, all! Happy Handmaid’s Tale release day! As much as we wanted to launch right into our coverage of the much anticipated Season 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu had other plans. Both Drs. Donnelly and Hinson planned vacations during June, and so our......

Hello fellow, HMT fans! The Good Doctors are back (sort of) with their continuing coverage of Hulu’s smash success The Handmaid’s Tale. The much-awaited third season airs tomorrow, and so we wanted to share our recaps of Season’s 1 and 2 to help you catch......

Happy Pride Month, dear readers! For a special celebration of LGBTQ+ narratives this month, we’re talking about a series of films to look at queer representation in film over the years. Up first we’ve got a comparison of two big cinematic hits in the last......

Greetings, all! The Good Doctors are back with their latest Leadership Voices. In today’s conversation, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Suzanne Holsomback. They chatted about her work for the Texas Council on Family Violence, the importance of servant leadership, and how you manage being both pragmatic......

  Hello, everyone! Welcome to the last day of May (HOW DID THAT HAPPEN) and the final Friyays for the month. I’ve got a typically mixed bag today – some things that made me think, some that made me cheer, and some that make me......

The Good Doctors are wrapping up their coverage of art you should stream! Today’s video reviews the Netflix original film ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.’ They talk through the beautiful simplicity of the story and Dr. Donnelly shares her experiences working in Malawi. You......

Dr. Hinson joins the fray of book reviews and adds to The Good Doctors gender themed repertoire. One of the biggest recently released books about gender is Caroline Criado Perez’s behemoth ‘Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men.’ It took Dr. Hinson a good span......

Rachel Carson Born: May 27, 1907 Springdale, Pennsylvania, USA Known For: Marine biologist and conservationist. Rachel Carson is best known for the award-winning and policy-influencing book ‘Silent Spring.’ Born in a small town near Pittsburgh, PA, Carson grew up around nature and with a fascination......

Hey all! It’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays for the last full week in May! Still not sure where 2019 has gone – but we keep marching on into the Summer. Some really cool things happened this week, so it wasn’t too difficult......

The Good Doctors are continuing their coverage of streaming shows, documentaries, and movies. Up this week is the documentary “Abducted in Plain Sight.” It is a powerful story of survival, abuse, trauma, and forgiveness, and well worth the watch! If you like what we’re doing,......

Betty Williams Born: May 22, 1943 Belfast, Northern Ireland Known For: Co-Winner of Nobel Peace Prize After witnessing the death of 3 children in a shooting incident in Belfast in 1976, Betty started organizing a movement for peace during the height of the conflict in......

Our latest Leadership Voices is up! In today’s video, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Tara Murray, the Director of Marketing for Benjamin Obdyke! Tara shares her leadership insights while talking about empowerment and employee growth – it’s a great chat! If you like listening to our......

Isabella Tod Born: May 18, 1836 Edinburgh, Scotland Known For: Women’s Rights Activist and Suffragette When I went to research Isabella Tod, a renowned women’s rights activist in Northern Ireland, I found a wonderful short documentary made in 2013 by the BBC. Instead of writing......

Happy Friday, friends and neighbors! I have good news and bad news. Bad news first; my week was still hard. I am creeping closer to vacation and I can feel the need for rest in my bones. Combine that with some hefty adulting and the......

Tamara de Lempicka Born: May 16, 1898 Warsaw, Poland Known For: Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka lived a fascinating life, one that a short blog cannot hope to do justice to. Much like every other historical field, art history is dominated by stories of......

Welcome back to The Good Doctors discussion of online streaming. For this week’s video we have a short discussion about a Netflix documentary on Indian archer Deepika Kumari! If you like what we’re doing, be sure to subscribe to get more awesome video content and......

Dr. Donnelly takes a break from business books and turns to the fiction shelf with this review of The Girls at 17 Swan Street by Yara Zgheib. One of our recommended empathy reads, the reviews of these books are designed to draw your attention to opportunities......

Hey, all! Similar to Dr. Donnelly last week, it’s been a bit harder for me to write my Friyays today. It wasn’t a very positive news week and so it took me longer than normal to find my list. There’s a strong theme of telling......

For today’s HBDLadies post, we’ve done something a bit different. To celebrate the birthday of Sophie Scholl – member of the White Rose resistance movement in Nazi Germany. I reviewed a documentary about the search for understanding the White Rose movement and it’s legacy, as......

In our continuing coverage of streamings shows we think you should watch, we’re covering a recent documentary on HBO. ‘The Inventor’ tells the story of Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos. It’s fascinating and infuriating. It’s got everything from the fetishization of pretty women and......

With our latest Leadership Voices, Dr. Donnelly spoke to Jonathan Chebra. Jonathan is the Senior Director of Federal Affairs for the New Jersey Hospital Association. He has a wealth of experience in public service and politics, and shared his fascinating insights into servant leadership and......

Elizabeth Jane Cochran “Nellie Bly” Born: May 5, 1864 Cochran’s Mills, Pennsylvania, USA Known For: Investigative journalist and writer Nellie Bly is one of those famous names that many people know, but few people know the story behind. In celebrating her birthday with this blog,......

Hey, y’all. Dr. Donnelly here, and I had a pretty crappy week. One of those where a whole lot of work kept happening – you ever have one of those – and it felt like I was the mythical Sisyphus pushing my daily boulder up......

Maryam Mirzakhani Born: May 3, 1977 Tehran, Iran Known For: First woman and first Iranian to win Fields Medal Born in Tehran, Maryam first gained noticed in the mathematics world with her performances on the Iranian International Mathematical Olympiad team in the mid-1990s. In 1994,......

We’re back with our continuing coverage of things we feel you should watch on streaming services. Our next review hits close to home for both the Good Doctors. We’re talking about a recent documentary on the Miami Showband Massacre, a very troubling event in the......

Catherine II (Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst) Born: May 2, 1726 Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia (now Szczecin, Poland) Known For: Longest Serving Empress of Russia It’s rare with our happy birthday cards when we go back in history further than the 19th century. But, when we spend so......

Samantha Cristoforetti Born: April 26, 1977 Milan, Italy Known For: Italian Astronaut and 3rd European Woman in Space After completing several science degrees as an undergraduate, Cristoforetti began to tackle glass ceilings. With degrees in mechanical engineering and aeronautical sciences, she joined the Italian Air......

Happy Friday, all! It’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays for this past week. For those of you that read Dr. Donnelly’s Friyays from last week, you will have seen her tribute to Lyra McKee, a journalist and writer from Northern Ireland killed by......

The Good Doctors are back with their continuing pop culture coverage! This time we have a hot take on Hulu’s hit show ‘Shrill.’ We may have an unpopular opinion of a popular show, but that hasn’t stopped us before! Join us next week as we......

Manal Al-Sharif Born: April 25, 1979 Mecca, Saudi Arabia Known For: Women’s Rights Activist It’s not often that we get to hear directly from the badass women that we celebrate. Thus, when I have the chance to have one of these phenomenal women tell their......

Rita Levi-Montalchini Born: April 22, 1909 Turin, Italy Known For: Nobel Laureate in Neurobiology Though statistically few women have won the Nobel Prize, especially in the science fields, Rita Levi-Montalchini shared the Nobel Prize in 1986 for Physiology or Medicine with her colleague Stanley Cohen......

Good morning everyone! Dr. Donnelly here with the Friyay duty this week, and this is a somber one. Not only because, liturgically, this is a somber day as Christians around the world commemorate the crucifixion of Christ, but also because of some truly horrible news......

Well folks, we’ve made it to the end of our coverage of AMC’s one-not-so-hit-wonder ‘Dietland.’ In today’s blog we’ve got 2 videos for you. First up is our recap of the series finale, ‘Bedwomb.’ We don’t want to spoil our rants, but it’s safe to......

In Work Wife: The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses, Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo examine not only their own successful work-wife-ship, but examples from a myriad of industries and friendship types. What results is a truly excellent book that should required reading......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest Leadership Voices. In today’s video, Dr. Donnelly chats with Nicole Mann, Founder and Owner of Nikki’s Magic Wands. Nicole talks about her well-honed leadership philosophy, the importance of transparency and much more! Be sure to check out......

Hey all! Spring is definitely in the air here in Pittsburgh and I’m excited to share my 5 Friyays with you! There’s been a lot of happenings since I last wrote some Friyays, so it’s pretty much a mixed bag here. Let’s dive on in!......

The Good Doctors are here with their recap of AMC’s Dietland – the penultimate episode ‘Woman Down.’ This episode is rife with topical themes from the blame, power, and guilt associated with assault to the varieties of perspectives on justice and equality. It was hard......

Mary Jackson Born: April 9, 1921 Hampton, Virginia, USA Known For: Becoming NASA’s first black woman engineer If you didn’t see the hit film ‘Hidden Figures’, you probably haven’t heard of Mary Jackson. The film, based on the book of the same title, told the......

Hey darlings, welcome to this week’s Friyays! Dr. Donnelly here, coming to you from a hotel room in Kansas City. I’ve been here for a few days talking to helping professionals and social service providers about things like sabbath and diversity and how we can......

Welcome back to The Good Doctors continuing coverage of AMC’s Dietland. It should be noted that our discussion of Episode 8 includes talk about sexual assault, victimization, and other very difficult and complex issues. Join us next week for Episode 9 – we’re almost to......

Dr. Donnelly reviews Jessica Honegger’s Imperfect Courage. Honegger is the founder of Noonday Collective, a fair-trade, direct sales jewelry brand based in Austin, TX. According to the blurb on the book, in Imperfect Courage “Jessica takes you by the hand and invites you to trade your comfort......

Wangari Maathai Born: April 1, 1940 Nyeri, Kenya Known for: Environmental activist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize Wangai Maathai accomplished many firsts in her life and career. As we celebrate her birthday today, we celebrate the legacy of her environmental work......

Hey all – it’s Dr. Hinson back with our final Friyays for March! And since we’re still celebrating Women’s History Month here at Abbey Research, I’ve got an all-lady list to close out the month. Let’s get to it! Centering Women in History This past......

The Good Doctors are back with their coverage of Episode 7 of Dietland – ‘Monster High.’ They had some interesting philosophical questions about expectations for women in society – check it out! Join us next week for our continuing coverage!...

Annie Mae Pictou Aquash Born: March 27, 1945 Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada Known For: Indian Rights Activist The story of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, a Canadian-born Mi’kmaq Indian activist, is one of those all too frequent stories where she is known more for her death,......

For our fourth and final blog celebrating Women’s History Month and Irish-American Heritage Month, we are celebrating famed Irish revolutionary, socialist, political, suffragette Countess Constance Markievicz. As one of the leading figures of the Irish revolutionary period (1914-1923), there is no shortage of information about......

Sandra Day O’Connor Born: March 26, 1930 El Paso, Texas Known For: First Woman Justice on the Supreme Court of the US Since we recently reviewed the documentary ‘RBG’ in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s birthday, we decided to spend a little more time celebrating......

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices to Start the Conversation on Mental Health Kelly Jensen (ed.) Algonquin Young Readers, 2018. This essay collection, edited by Kelly Jensen, is an excellent primer on the ways that various brains work. All 33 stories are told from a......

Helloooo good friends! I’ve got Friyays this week after Dr. Hinson’s fabulous Paddy’s Day dictums. My stuff focuses on women, as we wrap up Women’s History Month. It’s a little heavy, because the world felt particularly that way this week, but I end with joy,......

The Good Doctors are over the halfway mark for their discussion of AMC’s ‘Dietland.’ For today’s blog we’re talking about Episode 6, ‘Belly of the Beast.’ This episode covered a lot of ground, from Plum’s journey to the pressures of performing to societal expectations for......

When I began to think about the four Irish women to profile in this month’s joint celebration of Women’s History Month and Irish-American Heritage Month, we had just started celebrating the birthday’s of US First Ladies. It seemed only a natural that I would choose......

  Hey all! It’s Dr. Hinson here with my 5 Friyays for the week of St. Patrick’s Day! The Good Doctors are in Pittsburgh for some work, but are also going to celebrate Ireland’s biggest holiday together tomorrow! I’ve got a crackin’ (and decidedly not-Irish......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest recap of AMC’s ‘Dietland.’ Today’s vlog covers Episode 5 ‘Plum Tuckered.’ They have a lot of thoughts about the half-way mark for the show! Join us next week for Episode 6! If you like what we’re doing,......

Matilde Petra Montoya Lafragua Born: March 14, 1859 Mexico City, Mexico Known For: First Female Physician in Mexico For today’s HBDLadies blog, the Good Doctors are sharing their love for lady doctors and saluting the first female physician in Mexico! Initially, Matilde worked as midwife,......

In our continuing celebration of Irish women during Women’s History Month, today’s blog is introducing landscape and portrait painter Nano Reid. Born Ann Margaret Reid in Drogheda, Ireland, Reid is considered one of the best Irish painters of the 20th Century (pictured above, far left).......

Welcome to our latest Leadership Voices! In today’s video, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Julie Golden, the President of Square 2 Marketing. Learn more about Julie’s leadership philosophy and find her contact details in the show notes of the video! Join us for our next video......

Catherine ‘Kate’ Wilson Malcom Born: March 10, 1847 Liverpool, England, UK Known for: New Zealand suffragette Born in England, and raised in Scotland, Kate emigrated to New Zealand with her family in 1868. Following her marriage to William Sheppard, Kate began to advocate for women’s......

Happy International Women’s Day! While we celebrate women all day, every day, we want to acknowledge that this is a special day set aside to focus on the incredible achievements that often go unnoticed. We’re trying to rectify the unnoticed bit as best we can......

Anne Bonny Born: 1700(?) Cork(?), Ireland Known For: Irish pirate in the Caribbean  It’s harder to find a more badass broad from history than Anne Bonny. All we know of her life comes from Charles Johnson’s A General History of the Pyrates, first published in 1724. Though the......

The Good Doctors are here with their continuing coverage of AMC’s ‘Dietland.’ Today their talking about Episode 4 ‘F … This’ and breakdown the toxic implications of ‘bangability’ and the multiple representations of feminism in the show. Join them next week for Episode 5 and......

  Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova Born: March 6, 1937 Bolshoye Maslennikovo, Russia Known For: First woman to have flown in space On June 16, 1963 Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space, when she boarded Vostok 6 and preceded to orbit the Earth 48......

Welcome to Abbey Research’s joint celebration of Women’s History Month and Irish-American Heritage Month. In order to celebrate both those auspicious occasions, we have selected four Irish women for our blog. Each Wednesday, just like with Black History Month, we’ll be profiling an Irish woman.......

Miriam Zenzile Makeba Born: March 4, 1932 Prospect Township, Johannesburg, Union of South Africa Known for: Singer and Civil Right Activist that spoke against Apartheid Miriam Makeba rose to fame in the 1960s when she brought a Pan-Africanist musical movement to the United States. Though......

Hey all! It’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays for the last week of February! I’m delighted that it’s March – mostly because it means we’re closer to Spring, but also because March is Women’s History Month! We’ve got a lot of exciting new......

Join The Good Doctors for their latest ‘Dietland’ vlog! In today’s video, we’re talking about Episode 3 ‘Y Not.’ We have lots of thoughts about the weirdness of this episode, and the very irresponsible representation of detoxing from medication. Let’s crack on! Join us next......

Patria Mercedes Mirabal Reyes Born: February, 27, 1924 Salcedo, Dominican Republic Known For: Revolutionary who opposed the Trujillo dictatorship. “We cannot allow our children to grow up in this corrupt and tyrannical regime, we have to fight against it, and I am willing to give......

Welcome back to our series of blogs celebrating Black History Month by highlighting women of color who we think you should know about. We’ve previously talked about Mary Bowser, Julie Dash, and Marian Anderson. Today we’re talking about Dr. Angela Davis. Davis was born in......

We’re here for our latest Leadership Voices video! For today’s video, Dr. Donnelly spoke to mindset and business coach Becky Mollenkamp! They shared a wonderfully philosophical conversation that you won’t want to miss! Be sure to check out the show notes for all the links......

Hello everyone and welcome to the third week of February, which seems insane. Wasn’t I just complaining about how long January was? I digress. I’m traveling a lot – per usual – and spent most of this week in rain-soaked North Carolina. My favorite rainy......

Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon) Born: February 21, 1933 Tryon, North Carolina, USA Known For: Famed Jazz, Blues, Pop Singer and Civil Rights Activist “All I want is equality, for my sister, my brother, my people, me” is the essential truth of Nina Simone’s......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest coverage of AMC’s ‘Dietland.’ For today’s video we’re chatting about Episode 2 ‘Tender Belly.’ We talk through America’s unhealthy relationship with food and how that relates to self and body image. We also take some time to......

Welcome back to our series of blogs celebrating Black History Month by highlighting women of color who we think you should know about. We’ve previously talked about Mary Bowser and Julie Dash, and today we’re focusing on national treasure Marian Anderson. Anderson was born in......

Marta Viera da Silva Born: February 19, 1986 Dois Riachos, Brazil Known for: 6 time FIFA Player of the Year, “Pele in Skirts” Marta Viera da Silva was born in 1986 and was noticed by a Brazilian coach at age 14. She started playing club......

Queen Seondeok of Silla 595 CE – Feb 17, 647 Born: Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea Known for: being the first female sovereign of Silla  Despite the high probability that Seondeok was born of a prominent family, there are not many reliable records......

Hiya! It’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays for the week that was. Though we’ve had a wintry week in Pittsburgh, the days are getting longer and a bit brighter, and Spring feels like it’s finally on the way. I’ve got a crackin’ list......

Drs. Donnelly and Hinson are back with their pop culture analysis of thought-provoking, interesting, or culturally relevant TV shows. For the next 10 blogs they’ll be discussing AMC’s 1 season wonder ‘Dietland.’ After a few disclaimers, they have lots of thoughts about the first episode......

Welcome back to our series of blogs celebrating Black History Month by highlighting women of color who we think you should know about. Last week, we covered Mary Bowser, and this week we’re moving forward a century or so and talking about Julie Dash. Born......

We’re back with our latest Leadership Voices blog! Today’s post features Business Coach Emi Kirschner! Emi believes that leadership is about inspiring your people and we certainly found her story to be inspiring! Check it out! Be sure to check out the show notes for......

Greetings from cold and rainy Philadelphia, where we are bracing for another cold snap! Hope your weather is more palatable than ours. I had a fabulous week of networking and meeting fellow leadership folks around our area, and I know Dr. H has done the......

Happy February, everyone!! It’s Dr. Hinson here, back with my 5 Friyays! I’m in the camp that felt like January lasted a YEAR, so I could not be happier to see the new month. We’ve a lot going on at Abbey Research but our busyness......

We’re back with our final Netflix recommendation! Today’s video talks through the wonderfulness (yes, that’s a word) of the episode of Chef’s Table featuring Philly based chef Cristina Martinez. This episode is a story of love, food, home, community and migration. Stories that so many......

  Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman Born: Feb 7, 1979 Ta’izz, Yemen Known For: Yemeni journalist, leader of the Jasmine Revolution, face of the Yemeni piece of the Arab Spring     2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman is a journalist, activist, and leader. In......

  As many of you are aware February is Black History Month, a time where we celebrate, highlight, and bring awareness to the impact and achievements of black history and culture on a global scale. For our part, Abbey Research is dedicating a blog series......

    Happiest of birthdays to Mary Fields – known as Stagecoach Mary – the first African American female mail carrier in the U.S. (and the second woman overall). While she was never a formal employee of the USPS due to the nature of mail......

  The Good Doctors wish the very happiest of birthdays to Nobel Prize recipient, Liberian peace activist, and all around complete hero – Leymah Gbowee. Awarded the Nobel Prize in 2011 for her peace work in 2003, but she has not treated that as a......

Bessie Coleman Born: January 26, 1892 Atlanta, Texas, USA Known For: First US woman of African-American and first woman of Native-American descent to hold pilots license Bessie grew up in Texas but moved to Chicago during World War I in order to make a future......

Hello from snowy Pittsburgh! I’m at ARPgh this week as Dr. Hinson and I work away on all the amazing content we are bringing you this year. Y’all, it is intense and awesome. We are spending so much time together, it’s a good thing we’re......

Drs. Donnelly and Hinson are here with their latest Netflix recommendation ‘Atypical.’ Though the Good Doctors differ slightly in their opinions of the show, they both recommend it for different reasons! Check out their thoughts and give Atypical some of your Netflix time! Join us......

Hey all, we’re back with our latest Leadership Voices! In today’s video, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Kathryn Binkley the founder of Alyght! Kathryn is a business strategist and coach. She has some fabulous leadership insights to share with us! Don’t forget to check out all......

Hiya! It’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays for the week of January 18th! We’re busy here at AR HQ getting ready for some exciting new things for 2019 – but I still had time to find my five favorite things from the week......

Have you seen ‘Dumplin” yet? The Good Doctors are back with their latest recommendation of Netflix original content. They have nothing but kind words for this delightful film. Dr. Donnelly shares her personal insights, be sure to check it out! Thanks for joining us! Tune......

Jill Tarter Born: January 16, 1944 New York, USA Known For: Co-Founder of the SETI Institute Jill Tarter has spent more than 40 years working on the search for extraterrestrial life, she is a radio astronomer and the co-founder of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial......

The Good Doctors decided to return to their Hot(ish) Takes series to start the new year! In today’s video they are breaking down Brexit or the British Exit from the European Union. With their expertise in Northern Ireland culture and politics, they have many thoughts......

Janet Campbell Hale Born: January 11, 1946 Riverside, California, USA Known For: Prominent Native American writer Hale comes from Coeur d’Alene, Kutenai, Cree, and Irish heritage. She grew up on the Coeur d’Alene reservation in Idaho and Yakima reservation in Washington. Her parents’ identity and......

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s pretty frigid here in Philadelphia, and therefore I am thankful for warm places to sleep and work. Our thoughts are also with the nearly 1 million federal workers in the U.S. who will miss a paycheck today. If you aren’t among......

Hi, everyone! The Good Doctors are back with their second installment of recommended Netflix original content. Today’s video we discuss Hasan Minhaj’s stand-up special ‘Homecoming King.’ There’s so much to love about this vulnerable, complex, and hilarious show – let’s dig in! Thanks for joining......

Rigoberta Menchú Tum Born: January 9, 1959 Laj Chimel, Quiché, Guatamala Known For: Civil Rights Activism for Indigenous Women and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize Rigoberta was raised in the Quiché branch of the Mayan culture but became involved in social justice work through the Catholic......

Michaela DePrince Born: January 6, 1995 Sierra Leone Known For: Surviving a civil war, becoming a principle ballet dancer. For today’s blog, we’re wishing a very happy birthday to Michaela DePrince, a Sierra Leonean-American ballet dancer. Michaela was born Mabinty Bangura in the war-torn Sierra......

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s Dr. Hinson back with my first Friyays list of 2019! I’m not a big celebrator of the new year, and don’t really truck with resolutions, more on that here, but I do love our weekly celebrations of what we find......

While filling the time before our next TV show analysis, The Good Doctors decided to recommend (and analyze) six of our favorite Netflix original productions. In our first video, we tackle the ever depressing and yet enthralling 7-part documentary series ‘The Keepers.’ Join us next......

Eufrosina Cruz Born: January 1, 1979 Santa María Quiegolani, Oaxaca, Mexico Known For: First indigenous woman to be elected President of the State Congress for Oaxaca.  Welcome to The Good Doctors first Happy Birthday Card to historic women. We will be continuing these HBD posts......

Greetings, all! The Good Doctors are back with their last review of a Hallmark Christmas Movie for 2018! In today’s video, we’re talking tropes and favorite actors – it was definitely our favorite movie of the Christmas movie season, so find out why! Thanks for......

Welcome to the last Friyays of 2018! My week has been full of celebrating and family, with some other moments of joy. Below are the pieces of this week that apply to more than me – or are even a little shareable! Sadly, you all......

Hello, Hallmark lovers! The Good Doctors are back with their second film review of a Hallmark Christmas movie! Due to some technical difficulties they were not able to review ‘Entertaining Christmas’ but since Dr. Donnelly had loads of back-ups on her DVR, we found ‘Pride,......

Greetings everyone! It’s Dr. Hinson here with her 5 Friyays! The Good Doctors have just about recovered from Dr. Donnelly’s family wedding last weekend. Since we spent so much time listening to Christmas music during the festivities, I thought I would share my top 5......

The Good Doctors are delighted to bring a new video feature to our blog! Since it’s almost the end of the year, we are spending our last few videos discussing Hallmark Christmas Movies. In today’s video, we introduce the idea of Hallmark tropes. We also......

Welcome to the middle of December! For us here at ARHQ, we are in the throws of wedding mania as my baby brother ties the knot to his beloved this weekend. We have folks in from a few different countries and several states, and the......

Hey hey, everybody! It’s time for the Season Finale of Season 2!! The Good Doctors are talking about “Mystery Man” which has a crock-pot full of drama and gossip to end out the year! Drs. Donnelly and Hinson are covering it all – so let’s......

  Hey everyone! It’s Dr. Hinson here and purely by chance I’m back with an all video 5 Friyays! Usually, I keep a list of my 5 Friyays by my desk and as I read, hear, see, encounter things, I write them down and as......

Hi, everyone! It’s Dr. Hinson here and in today’s blog I’m sharing my thoughts on our yearly practice of reviewing the whole year at the end, or year end reviews. We do them for movies, music, TV shows, politics, books, you name it, as well......

Welcome to our Friday edition of The Crown video blog! Today, The Good Doctors are talking Episode 9 ‘Paterfamilias.’ This episode gives us juicy backstory into Philip and Charles’ relationship but still fails to really involve THE CROWN in the show. Check out our thoughts......

    HOW IS IT ESSENTIALLY DECEMBER?! I don’t understand. This year feels both 300 years long and gone in the blink of an eye. Alright, I should get on with the Friyays instead of opining about the nature of time. I got off my......

Greetings, all! It’s AR’s resident introvert, Dr. Hinson, here, with my top tips for planning an introvert friendly holiday party at the office. Coming into the last month of the year, it’s the time for office get-togethers, after work drinks, and other celebratory events. For......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest Leadership Voices video! In this interview, Dr. Donnelly spoke with anupama (anu) jain, the Executive Director of the Gender Equity Commission in Pittsburgh and the Founder of Inclusant. anu has wonderful insights to share, check them out......

Happy Friday, folks! Drs. Donnelly and Hinson are back with their latest review of The Crown’s Season 2, Episode 8 “Dear Mrs. Kennedy.” To be frank, The Good Doctors are perplexed by this episode and question its historical accuracy. Find out their thoughts below! We’re......

Hello, everyone! The Good Doctors are off this post-Thanksgiving Friday, so I wrote my 5 Friyays a few days early this week. I’ve put together a rather random list, but diversity is good food for the soul. Speaking of food – let’s get to list!......

Greetings, all! Here in the US of A many people are gearing up for the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow. I’m cooking a family favorite – carrot casserole – and am VERY excited for the long weekend ahead. Each year around this time, Dr. Donnelly and I......

Drs. Donnelly and Hinson don’t have many critical thoughts on Episode 7 ‘Matrimonium’ to share, and instead they decide to discuss the way the show approaches narratives and storytelling. Always happy to recommend changes to the show writers, who are no doubt eager to hear......

  Hello everyone! Dr. Donnelly here with five things to think about this week. I’ve been traveling since I last got to share with you – to Michigan and South Carolina – and as I write this I’m in Florida with my beloved siblings for......

The Good Doctors are here with their latest installment of Leadership Voices. In this video, Dr. Donnelly chats with Carrie Sharpe a communication consultant and speak with He Says, She Says. Carrie shares her thoughts on communication and leadership! Be sure to check out the......

The Good Doctors are talking about Episode 6 ‘Vergangenheit’ in today’s video recap! Dr. Donnelly puts on her pastor hat to talk about the significance of Billy Graham and the Duke of Windsor’s super sketchy Nazi connections! Join us next week for Episode 7!...

Greetings, all – it’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays for this past week. It’s my first Friyays since tragedy struck my hometown of Pittsburgh. Writing this on the day of yet another mass shooting, it took some time for me to come up......

The Good Doctors are back talking about Episode 5 ‘Marionettes.’ This truly fascinating episode was a joy to discuss, and Drs. Donnelly and Hinson cover the changing monarchy, the humanity of the Queen, and the modernization of the royal family! Join them next week for......

Hello all, Dr. Donnelly here! It has been a season of manic juggling for me, and trying to sort self-care amidst a lot of folks needing a lot of things from me. I also find myself in a posture of lament – emotionally prostrate on......

Greetings, all! It’s Dr. Hinson here wishing you a Happy Halloween! To celebrate this spooky holiday, today I am talking about the dangers of developing a toxic work culture. Though Dr. Donnelly and I are not huge fans of Halloween, we couldn’t pass up the......

The Good Doctors are here with their recap of Episode 4 ‘Beryl.’ Not big fans of the Margaret storyline that dominates the episode, Drs. Donnelly and Hinson turn the video into their recommendations for other royal content they love to consume. Check out the show......

Hey all! It’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays for this week! Can you hardly believe it’s almost Halloween? I have no idea where this year went, but time rolls on. I think I’ve got a pretty eclectic mix this week, so let’s get......

The Good Doctors are back with their research essentials features, outlining key parts of conducting research as well as highlighting the services that we can offer here at Abbey Research. For many people, the biggest question when facing a large writing project is simply: where......

Our latest Leadership Voices video is live! In this talk, Dr. Donnelly chats with Kim Guy of Pure Power Coaching. Kim believes that “leadership isn’t a title, it’s how you behave.” Check it out to learn much more! Join us soon for our next Leadership......

Hello all! We’re back with our continued coverage of The Crown and today’s blog is all about Episode 3 ‘Lisbon.’ This episode sees the end of the Eden premiership, the Queen balancing her humanity and the Crown, and more marriage woes for Philip and Lizzie.......

Hello, fellow researchers! Continuing in our series of Research Essentials, this blog post will focus on outlining how to find and use academic and non-academic sources for your research project. All new research should be framed within and supported by previous research conducted on that......

Greetings, all! The Good Doctors are back with their latest recap for The Crown and today we’re talking Episode 2 ‘A Company of Men.’ The majority of the focus for this episode was on Philip, which continues to puzzle Drs. Donnelly and Hinson. Join them......

Hey, all! It’s Dr. Hinson here, back with my 5 Friyays for this week. As always, it’s a bit scattered, with tidbits from both home and abroad! Lots to dive into, so let’s crack on! 5 Year Old Feminism Feminism is the belief in the......

Hey, everybody! We’re back with our third blog post about introducing research essentials. For a refresher from our qualitative entry, we learned that quantitative research methods are concerned with measurable quantities. In the simplest form, quantitative research analyses things we can count. So what shape does......

  Cheerio, all! The Good Doctors are continuing their delivery of sharp wit and in-depth analysis on Netflix’s smash hit The Crown. We’re all done with Season 1, and today’s post covers Season 2’s opener ‘Misadventure.’ Drs. Donnelly and Hinson found this to be a......

Greetings, dear readers! We’re back with our second installment in our Research Essentials series! This series is designed to introduce the basics of conducting research, and how we use our research skills to serve our clients. In our first entry, Starting a research project, we......

At first glance, Lisa Messenger’s book “Daring and Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur” is yet another book in a long line of business self-help books, filled with inspiring stories, embarrassing failures, and eventual triumph. The model is one both Dr. Donnelly and I are well familiar......

  The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of the Season 1 finale ‘Gloriana.’ We have lots of thoughts about Philip and Margaret and express our continual sympathy for the Queen. Join us next week when we start Season 2!...

  Hey everyone – it’s Dr. Hinson here with my top 5 things of the week! It’s been a heavy week for a lot of people, myself included, but I’m writing live from AR HQ in Philly and I’ve wrangled a pretty good list for......

  Greetings all! The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of Episode 9 ‘Assassins.’ Not caring as much about Tory politics as the show writers seem to, they focus psychoanalyzing Phillip and having a quick chat with Lizzie! Join us next week......

  As this posts, my husband and I (Dr. Donnelly) are wrapping up our vacation. We’ve hit up a few cities in Japan courtesy of Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, and have eaten our way through this trip to places we’ve never been. Both......

Starting this week, the Good Doctors are introducing a feature on Research Essentials. Within these posts, we will present and define essential elements of research design which will aim to help you understand and plan your future research projects. These features will also highlight how......

Greetings, fellow Anglophiles! The Good Doctors are here with their recap and analysis of Episode 8 ‘Pride and Joy.’ We feel much more sympathy for the balancing act that is Elizabeth’s life and Phillip gives us some unintended leadership lessons. Come back next week for......

Hello, all! It’s Dr. Hinson here with my 5 Friyays for this week! As we speak Dr. Donnelly is finishing a whirlwind tour of Shanghai on her holiday, but back here in Pittsburgh, we’ve had a quiet week that started with an improbable first Steelers......

In our extensive coverage of The Handmaid’s Tale (have you seen it? Catch up on our YouTube channel!), we covered many themes. When I reflect upon them, however, I (Dr. Donnelly) can distill 3 specific lessons that Gilead can teach us about organizational culture. People Matter......

The Good Doctors are back with our latest entry to the Leadership Voices catalogue. In this video, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Jessica Prater of J Prater Consulting! Find out more about Jessica’s awesome work on her website and via Facebook! Be sure to check out......

I tell this story frequently, so forgive me if you’ve heard it.   I had been in Northern Ireland for about 72 hours. I was a touch jet lagged, sure, but I think I still had every right to be confused when one of my......

Greetings everyone! Dr. Donnelly here with your Friyays this week. I’ve been traveling this week for our parent company and am about to head off on a long overdue vacation next week, so my brain is a bit scattershot. Do you ever have weeks like......

Hello all! Due to some technical difficulties (oh the internet) we didn’t get our Episode 6 recap up. What this means is that this week you get two episodes instead of one! In Episode 6 ‘Gelignite’ Drs. Donnelly and Hinson spend more time explaining Northern......

Whenever we, The Good Doctors, are asked for a piece of advice on how to be a stronger leader, we respond with ‘be a stronger listener’. Listening well is easily the most undervalued and yet mandatory skill that any good leader (or, honestly, good humans!)......

Hey all – it’s Dr. Hinson back with my 5 Friyays for the week that was. My list is a bit scattered, mostly covering summer entertainment, a few fun videos and some lessons on leadership from a hockey player. We are coming up to the......

We’re back with our latest edition of Leadership Voices! This week Dr. Donnelly spoke with Sasha Gray of The Positive Choices! We certainly enjoyed her insights and learned so much! See ya’ll next time and in the meantime be brave, creative, and pragmatic!...

Greetings all!! It’s Dr. Hinson here with a special short blog post in celebration of Women’s Equality Day. If you haven’t heard of this wonderful and important day on your calendar, I’m here to educate. Women’s Equality Day was proclaimed on August 26th, 1973, which......

The Good Doctors are both firm believers in the adage that the best leaders are readers, and we take it to heart! Both of us can frequently be found with Kindles in hand, both for relaxation and enrichment. I (Dr. Donnelly) have recently been on......

Hello, royal watchers! The Good Doctors are here with their detailed analysis of Episode 5 ‘Smoke and Mirrors.’ This episode covers some fascinating insights into the Elizabeth’s coronation. Drs. Donnelly and Hinson discuss her constant need to balance family and duty and Dr. Donnelly rants......

  Hello, everyone! I (Dr. Donnelly) am, once again, not in Philly HQ this week because I travel an absolutely obscene amount at the moment. My life is largely about travel sized toiletries and iPhone apps at the moment, so I thought I’d share a......

Financial planning is about imagining a stable financial future and forecasting how to meet those goals in the present. In many circumstances, people investing in their future take current or future family members into consideration for those plans. Therefore, through our research we found the......

Hello, dear introverts! It’s Abbey Research’s resident professional introvert, Dr. Hinson here, with tips and tricks for surviving all the Summer activities in your office, organization, or team. When the weather turns for the better, many offices and groups begin to make social plans to......

One of the buzziest of buzzwords in business these days is ‘competitive advantage’. You’ll hear it bandied about in conferences, books, seminars… “What’s your competitive advantage?” some enthusiastic speaker will ask you, and you may pause. Is it your product? Is it your people? It......

It’s Friday, which means the Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of The Crown’s Episode 4 ‘Act of God.’ Drs. Donnelly and Hinson did not care for the topic of this episode, and again felt it put too much focus on the......

  Hey everyone, it’s Dr. Hinson here with my 5 Friyays for this past week. I was in Philly to start the week, so it’s a bit of a mixed bag, but I managed to find 5 really interesting pieces for you – so let’s......

Hello, dear readers! If you recall a few weeks’ back, I talked about the rather transformative experience of seeing the play ‘Miss Holmes’ while on holiday in Colorado. I wanted to take a bit more time to explain why this piece of art is so......

Continuing our exploration into building long-term relationships within financial planning advisor/client engagement, today we are covering the development of a personal relationship with a client. If we think about reasons why we return to certain business or services, most of us would agree that how......

Happy Friday, everyone! The Good Doctors are back with their recap of Episode 3 ‘Windsor.’ We spend a lot of time in this episode with David, the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward and neither Dr. Donnelly or Dr. Hinson are very happy about it.......

  Greetings from Philadelphia HQ, where we have been slowly melting into piles of goo from the insane humidity. I, in fact, am typing this to you as my new state as a melted person. Hello from the melty side.  In all seriousness, this was......

Last week, I (Dr. Donnelly) attended an event hosted by Modern Wealth Concepts here in Philly, where Lauren Simmons was the keynote speaker. Lauren, for anyone who missed the story several months ago, is currently the only female trader on the floor of the New......

In our continuing efforts to provide timely insights into key issues for our clients, Abbey Research has designed a new feature for our weekly blogs. The Industry Insider blogs will specifically focus on industries with the potential for long-term client relationships. It is our goal......

The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of Episode 2 ‘Hyde Park Corner.’ There was a lot of movement in the plot, but most significantly, we get to see how quickly Elizabeth is thrust into the Monarchy with the sudden death of......

Hi all! It’s Dr. Hinson here with my 5 Friyays. I’m just back from a week’s vacation, so my list is mostly comprised of things I learned about or watched while on my holidays. Let’s jump in and see what I’ve got! ‘Miss Holmes’ While......

Hello everyone! Dr. Donnelly here with Friyays duty this week. I don’t know about where you are, but the weather is pants here at ARHQ – thunderstorms, humidity, rapidly changing, and all together miserable for those of us with headache disorders. So this week has......

Following their analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale, the Good Doctors are back with their next academic recap and analysis of a popular TV show! They are tackling Netflix’s hit show The Crown, discussing gender roles, women in leadership, power, tradition, history, and a host of......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest installment of Leadership Voices. In this video, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Ann Marie O’Braskin, owner of Crafty Marketing. Watch the video below to gain insights into Ann Marie’s business and leadership philosophies! Learn more about Ann Marie’s......

This Summer we’ve already discussed the growing trend of Summer Fridays, as well as presenting the argument for a shorter work week. With the increase in jobs offering this perk to their employees over the past few years, it’s no surprise that other businesses are......

Hello faithful viewers! The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of Episode 13 ‘The Word.’ Many thoughts have been shared about the season finale and we’re no exception. Prepare yourselves for a video that’s light on the analysis and heaving on the......

Hello everyone, it’s Dr. Hinson back here with my 5 top news bits for the week that was. You may have noticed that Dr. D did not contribute last week, but in fairness to her, she was literally on a plane half the week (and......

Throughout this summer, we are spending some time discussing the idea of taking Fridays off, a trend called Summer Fridays which is growing in popularity in the US. Exploring this concept begs the question – what are the potential benefits of a shorter work week,......

Hello all! The Good Doctors are here with their recap and analysis of Season 2, Episode 12 ‘Postpartum.’ Most of this episode fell into Dr. Donnelly’s wheelhouse, so Dr. Hinson took over the recap before handing over the reigns (so many mixed metaphors). Dr. Donnelly......

I (Dr. Donnelly) was surfing channels in my hotel room recently when I stumbled upon the following short documentary. It chronicles the journey of Patrima Sherpa, a Nepalese woman seeking to become the first pro woman golfer in her nation’s history. Ms. Sherpa was raised......

Greetings, faithful viewers! The Good Doctors are back with their episode recap and analysis of Episode 11 ‘Holly.’ Aside from being blown away by the sheer power of women, Dr. Donnelly didn’t have much from her end. She tackles the recap and Dr. Hinson spends......

Aloha, dear readers! It’s Dr. Hinson here, returned from my travels (for now) and back with my top 5 items of interest for this week. It was a bit of an odd week with the 4th falling smack in the middle, but as ever we’re......

Helllllllllloooooo everyone! (I hope you heard that in the Mrs. Doubtfire voice, right after she puts the whipped cream on her face, for that is how I intended it.) Happy end of June! How is 2018 half-way over? The days are long, but the months......

The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of Episode 10 ‘The Last Ceremony.’ Trigger warning: this video contains discussions of graphic rape and sexual assault. This video is a bit shorter, with Drs. Donnelly and Hinson both fresh from watching the episode.......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest installment of our Leadership Voices series. Watch below to learn more about Andrea Layne, the fabulous work she does at Creative Spring, and her own thoughts on leadership in business. To learn even more you can find......

Hello, dear readers! The Good Doctors are back with their academic recap and analysis of Episode 9, ‘Smart Power.’ A whole lot of stuff happened in this episode, so Dr. Hinson breaks it all down in her recap, throws in a few quick bits about......

Greetings, all! It’s Dr. Hinson coming to you for my 5 Friyays this week! As you read this, I am currently on a wee vacation in Ireland before attending a conference in Belfast next week, so I’ve written this list a few days in advance.......

Since The Good Doctors are academics working a business world, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to translate our research to a wide range of audiences. With this in mind, I’ve put together my list of top tips for taking your research......

In Aly Raisman’s memoir, Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything, Raisman delivers a powerful message of self-awareness particularly aimed at adolescent girls. However, since I have a sinking suspicion that our teenage insecurities stay with us for our entire lives, this book is good......

The Good Doctors are back again with their academic recap and analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale Episode 8 ‘A Woman’s Work.’ There was some very serious material in this episode, mostly in Dr. Donnelly’s wheelhouse, so Dr. Hinson took over the recap duties and then......

Hiya all! It’s Dr. Donnelly here with your Friyays coverage this week. For anyone who caught our HMT recap, you know that I’ve been traveling to one of our sister companies this week, in my capacity as member of the ownership team. Thus, I spent......

The Good Doctors are back with their latest video of Leadership Voices. In this video, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Laura Templeton of 30 Second Success. Laura talks through how she got started, why you should ditch the pitch, and delves into her own leadership philosophy!......

Since The Good Doctors work with both businesses and non profit organizations, we have to navigate between the two seemingly disparate worlds to serve all our clients. In reflecting on some of the major issues facing our potential clients, we have realized there are striking......

Hello, dear readers!! The Good Doctors are back with their academic analysis and recap of Episode 7 for this season of The Handmaid’s Tale! This episode certainly moved the plot but didn’t hold a lot of thematic content for Drs. Donnelly and Hinson. They still......

Hey everyone, it’s Dr. Hinson here with this weeks’ 5 Friyays! I’m taking a page from Dr. Donnelly’s book and doing a bit of a different list this week. I just turned the page on my quote calendar and today’s quote is “Music washes away......

  Dr. Donnelly here this week with our celebration of awesome. I had a weird May – did anyone else? I traveled a lot, spent some time in waiting rooms, and did my fair share of hurrying up and waiting, so I barged through quite......

  Hello, fellow HMT fanatics! The Good Doctors are back with their recap and analysis of Episode 6 ‘First Blood’ – we’re almost half way through the season! In this video, Drs. Donnelly and Hinson pepper their analysis in through the recap, since this episode didn’t......

Hello, dear HMT fans! The Good Doctors are back with their analysis of Episode 5. They both had so much to say that they did two separate videos. Part 1 includes their synopsis and Dr. Hinson’s analysis of the imprisonment narratives, specifically arguing that love......

  Hello, dear readers! It’s Dr. Hinson back with you for a varied list of top 5 news stories this week. So many things caught my eye this week but these are the stories I most wanted to highlight. The Irish Referendum Since Dr. Donnelly......

  Season 2, Episode 4: Other Women Hello, dear readers! The Good Doctors are back with their latest academic recap of The Handmaid’s Tale Episode 4 ‘Other Women.’ And what an episode it was! Drs. Donnelly and Hinson wade through their pages and pages of......

  Dr. Donnelly here with this week’s Friyay coverage. It was mostly a quiet week around ARHQ and The Good Doctors were busy putting plans into motion for surprises coming your way later in the year. I read a lot and so we’re light on videos......

Greetings, all! We’re back again this week with our latest edition of our Leadership Voices vlog. This week Dr. Donnelly chats with Katelyn Lesk, an online health and fitness coach based in Pittsburgh. Katelyn has a background in tech and is also working to tell......

Season 2, Episode 3: Baggage Are yinz ready for our next video recap and analysis?? How are you holding up with these first few episodes? Take a deep breath before you dive into our analysis of the third episode of season 2 for Hulu’s The......

Greetings, all! It’s Dr. Hinson here with my list of 5 favorites new stories from the week that was. It’s been a busy week here for us at Abbey Research but a couple fun stories caught my eye and were worthy enough to make the......

Greetings, dear readers! Since Mother’s Day is this Sunday the 13th, I (Dr. Hinson) wanted to hop on the old blog and share a couple leadership lessons I’ve learned from my fabulous Mum. Parents ‘lead’ their children, and in some cases, instill ideals of leadership,......

Dr. Donnelly here, y’all! As you may remember from last week, The Good Doctors kicked off the week by seeingHamilton, and Dr. Hinson warned you that this may be an All Hamilton All The Time Friyays. Sorry/not sorry, it kind of is, but I will......

Season 2, Episode 2: ‘Unwomen’ Hello, fellow Handmaid’s analysts, aficionados, and fans! We’re back with our video analysis of Episode 2, ‘Unwomen.’ The episode was dark and full of terrors (literally and metaphorically) as we followed Emily in the Colonies and June wherever she is......

Hello, dear readers and viewers! We’re back with another installment of our Leadership Voices series! This week we return to our video interviews and Dr. Donnelly chats with Diane Danforth, the founder of Americat Company. Americat sells made in America cat products that are made......

Well hello, everyone! We hope you’ve recovered from the launch of Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale. The first two episodes dropped this week and yesterday The Good Doctors took to Facebook Live to collectively shake their heads and break down the key moments from......

Greetings all! It’s Dr. Hinson here with you for this week’s edition of my top 5 Friyays! I hope you’ve had a good week, as we’ve finally crawled toward spring weather, we’re getting ready to close out another busy month for Abbey Research! I’ve got quite......

The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 1 Recap Greetings, dear readers! We’re really excited to launch our next installment of Handmaid’s Tale content this week, in line with the release of Hulu’s Emmy Award Winning show later this evening! If you missed our Season 1 content,......

We are in the throws of what I (Dr. Donnelly) am referring to as HamilWeek – The Good Doctors, along with some favorites, are off to see the phenomenon known as Hamilton this coming Sunday in New York. Excitement doesn’t really cover it, folks, I need to......

Hello everyone! Congratulations on making it to Friday. Whatever this week was for you, we hope you can take at least a few minutes over the next few days to breathe and find rest. I’ve got Friyay duty this week, as Dr. Hinson is off......

Today’s leadership voice comes to us from Leah Lizarondo, the founder and ED of 412 Food Rescue in Pittsburgh. Leah grew up in the Philippines and came to the U.S. after college, stopping first in New York to work with Palmolive and then settling in Pittsburgh to......

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s hard to believe we’re half-way through the month of April, the year is flying by here at Abbey Research! It’s Dr. Hinson back with you for my 5 Friyays. There was a lot to talk about this week, so let’s see......

Hello, dear readers! It’s Dr. H here with you and today I’m delving into my personal experiences in the art world, to bring you some key lessons I’ve learned about creativity. If you don’t already know, creativity is our Q2 intention (if you missed our......

We spent March looking at women; historical rulers, current heroes, and issues facing them in public spaces. We focused a bit on it in a series of videos and one of the particular foci of the discussion regarded pay equity. If this is not an issue......

I, Dr. Donnelly, was wandering through my library several weeks back and a bright red book caught my eye. That’s What She Said: What Men Need To Know (And Women Need To Tell Them) about Working Together by Joanne Lipman was released earlier this year and could......

Hello everyone! Dr. Donnelly here and I’m on Friyay duty this week. This was not a week of great focus for me, I need to admit. March was a rough month for me (more about that at the end), and so the start of April......

WARNING: If rape, sexual assault, or sexual violence are triggering for you, please watch this video with care and caution.  Hello from our proverbial soapboxes! In our Hot(ish) Takes, Dr. Donnelly and I spend a few minutes unpacking an important issue that we’ve been thinking......

Greetings, dear readers! Today’s Leadership Voices vlog features Dr. Donnelly’s chat with Pamela Israel of Unlock Your History. Featuring another business from the Pittsburgh region, Pamela offers translation and history services, researching family trees and family documents. Unlock Your History also provides the social, historical,......

Since yesterday marked National Reconciliation Day, I (Dr. Hinson) thought it would be an opportune time to talk about ways that the concept of restorative justice can help resolve office conflicts. Restorative justice is principle used around the world as an alternative form to criminal......

Happy Friday, dear readers! It’s Dr. Hinson back again curating my list of 5 favorite new stories from the week that was! It’s a short week for AR since today is Good Friday and we hope that whatever your beliefs or practices you find moments......

In 2005, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected President of Liberia, making her the first female head of state on the continent of Africa. Her victory was hailed as a milestone for women, Liberia, and the entire continent. Her administration lasted 12 years, and the conversation in......

Happy Monday, everyone! Welcome to our third and final installment of our Women in Ireland video series! Each week we’ve shared with you leading voices of women researchers working in and on Ireland. Our final interview with Dr. Órfhlaith Campbell goes beyond the first two,......

Y’all, I am so over snow I can’t even with it. Dr. Hinson and I both are, but I will be your primary whiner today. Nor’easters keep topsy turvying plans and it’s making me feel like I never know what day it is since meetings......

Hello, dear readers! We’re back today with another video installment of our Leadership Voices series! In today’s video, Dr. Donnelly speaks with Sara Jane Lowry, a business and leadership coach and consultant in the Pittsburgh area. Sara Jane has extensive experience in a range of......

Hi everyone! It’s Dr. Hinson here with you today to talk about our third non-Western women ruler! We’ve been celebrating awesome and inspiring women throughout Women’s History Month with particular attention to stories of lesser known women. Our third installment is a divisive figure in......

Greetings all! We hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day weekend (if you celebrated) and that you’ve recovered in time for Monday morning work. We’re coming to you with our second edition of our Women in Ireland series, covering women researchers working on the......

Dia dhuit (dee-yah gwitch), dear readers! That’s Irish for ‘hello’ or ‘God be with you’ more specifically! It’s Dr. Hinson, AR’s resident Irish-American coming to you today for a very special, St. Patrick’s Day-themed 5 Friyays. Having both spent over 5 years living on the......

Just like last week’s lady who leads, I (Dr. Donnelly) found out about this historical queen from a book, except this time it was a non-fiction treatment. Sarah’s Vowell’s Unfamiliar Fishes tells the story of how Hawaii came to be part of the United States and there......

Hello, dear readers! Since Dr. Donnelly and I both spent several years on the island of Ireland doing our PhD research and living our lives, we are particularly connected to that tiny piece of rock in the Atlantic. As part of our month-long celebration of Women’s......

Why helllloooooo everyone and welcome to the March 9th edition of 5 Friyays! Dr. Donnelly at the helm today, and I’m excited to tell you about some of the rad things that crossed my eyeballs this week. Spoiler alert: they’re going to be all about......

Greetings, dear readers! If you watched my (Dr. Hinson) Facebook Live yesterday, you heard me talk about how as part of our celebration of Women’s History Month we’ll be bringing you four amazing stories of non-Western women rulers. These are stories that as white American......

In this installment of Leadership Voices, Dr. Donnelly spoke with Mary Jayne McCullough, the Founder and Director of Global Wordsmiths. Dr. Donnelly learned a lot about efforts to improve language proficiency in the Pittsburgh region, and Mary Jayne spoke to the importance of understanding the......

In this edition of Leadership Voices, Dr. Donnelly chats with Dr. Kathrine McAleese of Mind to Win. Dr. McAleese is an expert in mindset training – understanding the power of your brain to achieve or thwart your goals. This is also the debut of LV......

Happy Friday, Happy March, and Happy Women’s History Month everybody! It is a blustery but sunny day here in the city of bridges – I hope wherever you are reading this from you are trying to enjoy the view! I’ve got a hoppin’ selection of......

Greetings, loyal readers! It’s Dr. Hinson here, excited to start celebrating March as Women’s History Month! Having already spent February spotlighting black ladies who lead, this month we’ll be featuring a series of blogs on non-Western women rulers as we continue to tell lesser known......

Hello, dear readers! Dr. Donnelly was meant to take this final installment of black ladies who lead for our celebration of Black History Month, but due to some last minute changing deadlines, I (Dr. Hinson) am back with you again! This week I decided to......

Dr. Donnelly here, with the Friyays of the week. It’s been an odd one around here; I spent 1/2 in Philly and 1/2 in Pittsburgh and that shaking of the routine has meant my rhythms are all wonky! How do you deal with that –......

Hey all – it’s Dr. Hinson here with our third installment of Ladies Who Lead during Black History Month. We’ve already talked about the personal impact of two leading black women, Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey. Today I’m shifting focus to talk about an inspiring......

Today in Leadership Voices, Dr. Donnelly chats with Kathy Marcino, who owns and operates KMM Disc Consulting. She specializes in sales coaching and human behavior, using the DISC model, to help improve communication, enhance productivity, and increase sales effectiveness. We’re so thrilled to share Kathy’s......

“Missus, see here, what do you think of our politics?” The question was posed to me by a student in one of my* sociology classes in Belfast. I had gotten versions of it for years – in pubs, in church halls, in living rooms. Northern......

Happy Friday, folks! It’s Dr. Hinson coming to you today from AR HQ in Philly. Dr Donnelly and I have been out ‘in the wild’ this week from Doylestown and King of Prussia, to City Hall and back, so my top 5 are as broad......

She needs no introduction. Queen Oprah has been a force in American culture for my (Dr. Donnelly) entire life and has shaped more of how we speak to each other and think about each other than I think we admit. Last week, Dr. Hinson talked......

If you have followed ANY of our social media this week, you may be aware that we’re excited about the Eagles Super Bowl win! Dr. Donnelly may or may not have stopped breathing several times on Sunday evening and has not really been focused this......

In this edition of Leadership Voices, Jenny Salisbury talks about leadership in fundraising and the importance of collaboration. Jenny is the Director of the Bucks County Community College Foundation , which raises money for scholarships and special projects for the school. She oversees all the......

“I think that if we really want to break it down, that non-black filmmakers have had many, many years and many, many opportunities to tell many, many stories about themselves, and black filmmakers have not had as many years, as many opportunities, as many films......

Greetings all, it’s Dr. Hinson coming to you from Pittsburgh with our latest installment of 5 Friyays! Happy Groundhog’s Day to you all – isn’t it nice to know we only have 6 weeks till Spring (or 6 weeks left of Winter)? I guess Phil......

If you’ve been following our social media posts in the New Year, you’ll know that for Quarter 1, Dr. Donnelly and I are focusing on bravery as an intention, and using Brené Brown’s Braving the Wilderness as our guiding text. In the book, Brown spends......

Hellooooooo! Dr. Donnelly here with this week’s edition of Friyays. As I write this, the city of Philadelphia is enthralled with our Eagles, as they are Super Bowl bound! We haven’t had a championship in this city in 10 years and the Eagles haven’t won......

In today’s Leadership Voices, we’re talking to Rebecca Kahn, the owner of RebeccaFit Life Coaching and Training. She focuses on fitness of mind and body, and how the two integrate to help people become the best versions of themselves. Rebecca has great thoughts on leadership......

Happy Friday, folks! It’s Dr. Hinson here with our latest installment of 5 Friyays – my list of 5 newsworthy stories from the week that was. Following Dr. Donnelly’s focus on oration last week, this week is admittedly a bit more scattered. I am busy......

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