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Kristen Houghton
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Kristen Houghton is a lifestyle journalist and the author of the following top selling books - Welcome to Hell

'No Woman Diets Alone - There's Always a Man Behind Her Eating a Doughnut'

"And Then I'll Be Happy! Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness and Put Your Own Life First"

Under the name CK Houghton she writes 'nice little horror stories guaranteed to make you check your locks and look under your bed before going to sleep. Her work appears in the bi-monthly The Horror Zine Magazine

Currently she is at work editing the first book in her new private detective series.

Kristen's portfolio includes interviews and reviews for HBO documentaries, OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, and The Style Channel, writing for More, Today, the innovative, and numerous other in print and online magazines. She appears regularly on TV, radio, and internet shows as a Lifestyle expert.

Kristen Houghton is the former head writer and features editor of Mused Literary Magazine.

A California girl at heart, Kristen and her husband reside in the New York City area.

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Entries by Kristen Houghton

'Dangerous Friendship': The Story of Martin Luther King and the Jewish Community

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 12:08 PM

If you didn't know that Stanley Levison, a Jewish attorney, businessman, and one time leader of the USA branch of the Communist Party, was Martin Luther King's closest white friend, you're not alone. There are many who know very little if anything about this fascinating part of American history.

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Statistically Speaking... I'm Not a Statistic

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 12:27 PM

I have a problem with my doctor and it has nothing to do with his credentials or bedside manner. He's an excellent professional, is up on the latest medical problems and their treatments and doesn't rush from one patient to another; he will actually sit and listen to each one...

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Mom or Mommy? Parenting Adult Children

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 11:32 AM

I have always been one of those people who want to do something; take a class in documentary filmmaking, make more time for my husband and me, take an exotic vacation; the list goes on and on. My mind is filled with ideas that I put it on the back...

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Helping Your Teen Cope With the Dreaded SATs

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 3:38 PM

This is the time of year when most high school students seriously consider taking the dreaded battery of tests known as the SATs. Many colleges use a student's SAT scores as a crucial factor in their admission process. Though the SATs are scheduled at various times of the year, most...

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Addicted to Men? Maybe You're a Boyfriend-aholic

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 3:39 PM

As if drug and alcohol addictions weren't enough we now have boyfriend-aholics! The definition of a woman or girl who is a boyfriend-aholic is as follows:

Someone who is addicted to being coupled up, finding a new guy for a new relationships as soon as her old...

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The Art of the Office Affair Breakup

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 9:12 AM

You and your co-worker had a dating fling and it was fun. Lunch together, secret glances and smiles in the workplace, after-work drinks, weekend movies and dinners; you did all the wonderful "couple things." To top it off, the sex was great too! You think he is the one and...

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Federal Law: Section 504 Helps Students

(3) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 12:24 PM

In most areas of the country the school year is just about half over. Yet you may be noticing that after four months of school, your child seems to be having problems. If you're educational law-savvy, you know that your child has certain rights. Do you know what educational rights...

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Common Core aka NCLB: Why Neither Can Work

(2) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 1:14 PM

The newest buzzwords in education seem to be Common Core Standards. In fact, 45 of the 50 states in the USA, along with the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and four U.S. territories, recently adopted the Common Core Standards for educational achievement. The Common...

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Can't Bear the Holidays Alone? Plan a Singles Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2013 | 2:29 PM

Holidays really should be like commercials; they abound with happy people. From loving couples holding hands while walking in the snow to smiling families all gathered around a dinner table or seated in front of a beautifully decorated tree, commercials make holidays perfect. There is not one solitary person in...

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Square Pegs in Round Holes: The Problem With Standardized Testing

(13) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 9:07 PM

The school year is well under way; children seem to be passing all their subjects, and parents breathe a sigh of relief. What more can you ask for, right?

Plenty if you're concerned about their future educational growth. This is the perfect time to think, at leisure, about your...

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Marrying With Children: The Art of Step-Parenting

(2) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 3:48 PM

You're in love, you're getting married; life looks good and beautiful. There's only one minor hitch; besides becoming a new husband or wife you're going to become an instant Dad or Mom.

One of the hardest jobs to take on is becoming a step-parent. The job becomes even more...

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Virtual Online Dating...It's for Real (Sort of...)

(11) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 7:27 PM

Divorced, looking for love, (or just a decent person to date) in the age of Internet social media? Finding someone through Internet dating is sort of like being set up on a 'blind' date by friends; not all are good or welcome. Some are downright repulsive. Internet dating can be...

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Pretty Is, Well, Pretty Important to Me

(7) Comments | Posted October 6, 2013 | 6:17 PM

My husband and I get up at 5:30 every morning to begin the day. We dawdle over coffee and the news and then go to our respective bathrooms to get ready for work. It takes my husband 30 minutes to shower, shave, brush his teeth and dress -- and that...

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Why We Can't Stop Bullying

(16) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 1:32 PM

Bullying is epidemic. It always was and, despite what school administrators tell the public, it is rampant today. The recent suicide of a 12-year-old girl who was viciously bullied online and in school attests to this.

The awful cruelties inflicted on children by other children is disturbing and sickening; it...

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Why a Facelift Is in My Future

(4) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 8:36 PM

Let me say at the beginning of this article that I like my face, but that I do intend to get a facelift some day in the future. The older I get the more I'm thinking about it; it's on the list so to speak.

The truth is that...

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The Tale of the Infamous, Sexy (And Totally Uncomfortable) Garter Belt

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 4:06 PM

In its simplicity, the unassuming garter belt is a sensual form of erotica. Why? Its simple.
Men like garter belts on women. I know this from personal experience and from talking to the men in my life. They find them sexy, exciting, and as one man told me, "It's...

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Jill of All Trades, Mistress of None

(9) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 6:02 PM

During the last 40 years or so, we women have been told that "we can have it all." We can always look great, run errands with ease, balance family and work seamlessly, throw fantastic parties, have decorator homes and never miss a beat in being fashionable and in the know....

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Stress-Free Adult Time: No Children Allowed

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 5:32 PM

A restaurant that my husband and I frequent has changed its main policy. There is a neatly typed sign on their door that states this change. No, they haven't gone formal attire only or raised their prices. You can still BYOB and they're still open until 1:00 a.m. So what's...

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Pursuing the Divorced Woman

(101) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 3:29 PM

After I conducted a seminar on Dating After Divorce, I received this email from one of the participants. The subject is heartfelt and deserves an answer. Should you pursue a newly divorced woman in the hopes of a solid commitment? Here's the email and the answer.

I've read a couple...
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Is Sex With Your Ex the New Form of Monogamy?

(313) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 11:23 AM

Over the last two months, I have heard of more than three people who were in a relationship which they said gave them happiness, sexual fulfillment, and left them free to date other people. Is this type of relationship brand new or is it simply a new take on an...

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