Lifestyle

5 takeaways from the 2013 ALCS so far

I know we're only potentially halfway through the 2013 ALCS so far, but seriously, how amazing has it been so far? You don't need to hear it again, but I have to fill 300 words to appease Google, so: One yea...
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Please don't call me "ma'am"

There is so much attached to turning 30. People expect things from you. They think you should be married…or at least on the marriage track. They think you should have a fulfilling career and the beginnings of ...
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Sex, Sleeping Beauty & Seven Year Olds

My 7-year-old daughter asked me a question yesterday that sparked a conversation about sex, pleasure, consent, rape, marriage, sexual fantasies, communication and respect. I want to share it with you for a c...

Why I hate “The Big Bang Theory”

At first, the Big Bang Theory as an entire concept seems like a great idea. It’s a TV sitcom that takes a handful of male nerds and has them live in an apartment complex across from a beautiful blonde woman...
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Catcalls vs Compliments: Some Guidelines

Street harassment is very much in my news feeds these days. It’s something many of us are paying more attention to. I see a lot of women talking about it – and a lot of men responding somewhat defensively, “We’...

October is Let’s Talk Month

October is Let’s Talk Month, so, let's talk about sex (among other things). I thought I was ahead of the curve. I really did. I’ve talked to my kids about their bodies, about dating, about making out, about se...
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She rides topless so that you can too

Nudity and protesting often have gone hand-in-hand -- the Sons of Freedom, FEMEN, Topfreedom, and transgender rights to name a few. In 2011, Andrea Jones went topless to protest the fact that the state of Te...
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Female Personal Trainers Are Tough Too

As a female becoming a personal trainer, I was afraid I would be pigeon-holed as only working with women, and being too easy on my clients. There is a stereotype (that I myself bought into for years, until I be...

My Story: I’m afraid of death

It was Thanksgiving and I lay curled up on the bathroom floor. Like a child in a womb, trying to insulate myself from one menacing truth: Someday, I will be dead. Not "someday I will die." Because it isn't t...
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What the Bible says about Abortion

Abortion is very much in the news again with various states restricting it left and right, trying to legislate it away, while a couple of very brave, bold states are actually expanding access. While legally, n...
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8 Reasons NOT to Send Your Son to College

If you want to know if you're about to post a sexist bit of tripe, try swapping out the genders before you post. If your arguments still seem reasonable, carry on. If they suddenly appear to be a bit ridiculous...