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Lindsay Patton-Carson
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Lindsay Patton-Carson is a writer, editor and journalist based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is currently the managing editor of Revue magazine, a West Michigan entertainment guide. Her writing has appeared in xoJane.com, Jezebel.com and some smaller publications you may or may not have heard of. She has been featured on "The Doctors" and was a one-time model for The Onion. She likes running (preferably without pooping her pants), watching TV ("Buffy" and "30 Rock" specifically), spending time with her husband and two rescue dogs and other things you may find boring.

Entries by Lindsay Patton-Carson

9 Things You Should Never Say to a Woman Who Is Turning 30

(13) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 8:07 AM

I just turned 30 in August, and I was excited to hit the big milestone. I was excited because I spent most of my 20s being neurotic, insecure and unsure of what I should be doing with my life. As I approached my late 20s, I began to feel a...

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I Regret Having a Wedding

(140) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 1:52 PM

I wish I never had a wedding.

It's not that I regret being married. No way. My husband is great. It may not be all rainbows and butterflies every day, but I enjoy my life with him. He gets me, he lets me do my thing and I like...

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What I Learned by Eating Less Meat

(2) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 6:27 PM

My friends at Vegan Grand Rapids were the ones who encouraged me to eat less meat.

Always an animal lover, I found as I got older, I had more and more guilt knowing how food got to my plate. It's easy for us to not think about...

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8 Ways Fitness Changed My Life

(6) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 10:26 AM

We hear it all the time: Exercise is good for your health. At every single doctor's appointment, in magazines, on blogs. Jillian Michaels yells it to us through the TV. We get it.

But guess what. Jillian Michaels has reason to yell. Regular fitness keeps your visits to the...

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What #YesAllWomen and Jessica Simpson Have in Common

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 5:46 PM

In the wake of the Santa Barbara tragedy, the hastag #YesAllWomen appeared as a response. Not only were people devastated by the six dead and 13 wounded as a result of the shooting, we were shocked and appalled by the shooter's misogynistic beliefs and attitudes.

In the few days after...

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I Love My Dog Because He's a Huge Jerk

(7) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 1:22 PM

I was absolutely clueless when my husband and I adopted Bowie. Before he came into our lives, I had no clue what his breed -- a puggle -- was. What a stupid name, right?

If I had done research, I would find out that a puggle is a 'designer...

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I'm Known for Pooping My Pants, and I'm OK With That

(47) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 2:58 PM

I am a 29-year-old woman who, just a year and a half ago, pooped my pants while running a marathon. Perhaps you read about it in xoJane.com or saw my appearance on "The Doctors." Yes, I am now known for pooping my pants.

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