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Twelve Tips For Better Sleep

Twelve Tips For Better Sleep

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 08:42:57 in MarloThomas

“The whopper omission here, especially for women, is hormones and the need to address what happens once you hit 45 or so. Without dealing with this a good sound sleep is a fantasy for most women.

Also, try working out 5 days a week and I'm not a weak walk. Get to the gym. Use weights, even low ones.

Lastly, ban sugar. No caffeine after 5 p.m. or so. However, if you don't do the first on this list none of the rest will matter.”
Marissa Mayer: The Most Powerful Pregnant Woman In America

Marissa Mayer: The Most Powerful Pregnant Woman In America

Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 10:06:59 in Parents

“Worst. Headline. Possible.

Marissa Mayer is a powerful woman who happens to be pregnant. Her power comes from being a brilliantly intelligent woman, not from being pregnant.

Are there no feminist writers at Huffington Post anymore?”
Women In Their 40s Are Having Great Sex... Just Not With Their Husbands

Women In Their 40s Are Having Great Sex... Just Not With Their Husbands

Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 10:01:46 in Divorce

“Seriously? This is the most retro and thinly informed column I've read on relationships and women in 15 years. Having actually done duty as a "relationship consultant," as well as done grunt work investigating the adult online world and talking to hundreds of men, I can attest, with research to back it up, that women having affairs didn't blossom in the "past few years."”

Stu Pidashol on Jul 18, 2012 at 11:55:49

“I guess it's ok now for women to come out and say they cheat, too. I've never believed all the hype surrounding how it's just married men that cheat. It does take 2 to tango, as the saying goes.”

smjonz on Jul 18, 2012 at 11:13:55

“Geez...calm down. Your attack is pretty retro (meaning catty) and thinly veiled, too.”
Women's Rights at Stake: Why Iowa Feminists Should Caucus for President Obama

Women's Rights at Stake: Why Iowa Feminists Should Caucus for President Obama

Commented Jan 2, 2012 at 12:41:46 in Politics

“This is embarrassing. Women vote on economics first today. In 2010, Pres. Obama & Dems didn't even make an economic case, the result of which (in brief) turned a record number of state houses over to the right, which led to an assault on the middle class, unions and women's individual freedoms. Then Obama extended the Bush tax cuts, while talking about COLA changes, which impact older women the most.

Before that Pres. Obama empowered conservatives of both parties by codifying Hyde Amendment in health care legislation, which former Speaker Pelosi championed, then the President stiffed poor women in D.C. However, his latest move that scuttled Plan B, putting politics over science AND WOMEN (Plan B is not the same as RU486 & has nothing to do with abortion), sold out all females, particularly young, poor and rural women.

For 30 years I've been hearing threats like Ms. Pelosi's. Today they not only ring hollow, the threats are false, given Pres. Obama's first term record, but also that of Democrats. Here's the proof:

Grumpy Old Dude on Jan 2, 2012 at 14:35:19

“Yes Ms. Marsh....perhaps you will have better luck with right-wing, religious, conservatives!”

lightbulb10 on Jan 2, 2012 at 14:18:42

“I hear your preludes... but mini-P did not sound threatening at all.

Shame is... Obama let down his own envisioned mandate in numerous respects... he acted to emphasize some performing of female leadership and pronounce some respect of some women - none of which recollects well to any. These considerations... too often not as a protected universal right but rather, more as a credence from himself. When "leadership is expected and respected at the leadership table"... why is it that more burgeoning and middle-level female leaders still received brunts of shut-outs, almost as price for the time-keepers' admission?

And how much say do females regularly have in this female leadership reflection, because too much has been made of the poor performance of Janet N., and while Hilda Solis seems great, among others... what's doin'? Really: where are the moments he's made a big media to-do and said, "What are WE putting to the rescue today?" He saved many of those big-kudos-testimonials for the men.

If I hear any more about how chummy he and Elena K are... oh what a good help he may have been for furthering her fundraising endeavors at Harvard University... I may vomit. Just dilutes the message... all the elitism... and leaves the cracks to get filled by those people relate to and actually like.

If Republicans lack in female strategists, not because they think they're smarter.”

hp blogger Christine Pelosi on Jan 2, 2012 at 13:36:16

“These are not threats but reality according to the Republicans who have declared a "war" on women's health, attacked Planned Parenthod, and promoted personhood amendments - and according to te Democrats who fought them.

Does anyone really believe the Republicans would have a Secretary of State like Hillary Clinton who said: “In the Obama administration, we are convinced of the value of investing in women and girls, and we understand there is a direct line between a woman’s reproductive health and her ability to lead a productive, fulfilling life. And therefore, we believe investing in the potential of women and girls is the smartest investment we can make. It is connected to every problem on anyone’s mind around the world today. So we are rededicating ourselves to the global efforts to improve reproductive health for women and girls” and more recently "gay rights are human rights" ?? I think not - yet more reasons I encourage feminists to support President Obama.”

NWOslave on Jan 2, 2012 at 13:23:48

“Plan B prevents a newly formed zygote from attaching to the uterine wall. Once conception has taken place a seperate being has been formed. Preventing a zygote from completing the natural biological process which all human life derives terminates that seperate life form through direct intervetion.”

VikingQuest on Jan 2, 2012 at 13:23:34

“"In 2010, Pres. Obama & Dems didn't even make an economic case, the result of which (in brief) turned a record number of state houses over to the right, which led to an assault on the middle class, unions and women's individual freedoms"

Obama and the Democrats did make an economic case, the Congressional Democrats and Bush passed TARP . . . they passed a stimulus and a health care bill.

That was their case.”
Michele Bachmann Not Ready To Be President: Former Staffer

Michele Bachmann Not Ready To Be President: Former Staffer

Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 10:10:55 in Politics

“Oh, good grief. Now, I'm a liberal, so my politics aren't Mrs. Bachmann's. But wake up, people. Pawlenty booster is blasting Bachmann, because if she wins Iowa T-Paw is toast, though it's pretty clear he is already, so it's desperation time.

If Republicans can't figure out the politics of this one they deserve who they get.”

sunbeltvoter on Jun 28, 2011 at 10:16:33

“This staffer quit or got fired after working for MB for five months. If she wins, he is not going to get a DC appointment from her. So he is hitching his wagon to another GOPer candidate and hopes his kind words will employ him inside the beltway soon. He is just sucking up looking for a job.”

Jack Wiseley on Jun 28, 2011 at 10:12:03

“Pawlenty is toast regardless of what happens to Bachmann. He has little to no support in Iowa.”
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The One Unfulfilled Wish of My Career

Commented Jun 20, 2011 at 10:44:40 in Entertainment

“I've had the joy of singing in a Broadway show, so I *so* understand how you feel. Since you are a non-singer, I've got some very simple advice, a place to begin. Start by talking through a song with a voice coach; singing begins with your speaking voice. The rest gets down to guts, which you've got in abundance.”

MCOConnor on Jun 20, 2011 at 12:25:29

“Agreed. Good advice, Taylor.”
Why Anthony Weiner Should Resign

Why Anthony Weiner Should Resign

Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 07:12:40 in Politics

“This post is an embarrassment. No wonder Democrats lose political arguments so often. They allow Republican self-righteousness to win every time, because Dems are so often filled with self-loathing.

Rep. Weiner should resign after Sen. Vitter does.”

Captain Doobie on Jun 8, 2011 at 07:57:00

“F&F. Well articulated and soooo right, much better than I should have expressed in my feelings about this bump in the road.”

lwilkerson50 on Jun 8, 2011 at 07:20:22

“Thank you for your post.
Vitter has not resigned and his job is to get investigate the Obama administration.
Great post.”

onedivasinger on Jun 8, 2011 at 07:15:28

Death, Destruction Hit Joplin, Missouri

Death, Destruction Hit Joplin, Missouri

Commented May 23, 2011 at 10:35:50 in Education

“Hi Randy. My big brother & my dad were born in Joplin. Talked to Larry (my brother) this morning, who lives in Columbia, where I was born. The news is horrifying. It's hard to believe St. John's hospital is gone, but Joplin High School? Stunning.

Prayers to everyone in Joplin.”

rturner229 on May 23, 2011 at 12:20:22

“Thank you for the kind words. They are much appreciated.”
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How Much Longer for the "Royals"?

Commented Apr 29, 2011 at 11:28:48 in Politics

“This is the problem with writing posts without knowing anything about the two people on which it's centered or appreciating the importance and deep meaning of ceremony surrounding a country's history and heritage.

Marriage is also a moment where there can be renewal, a new beginning. If ever there was an opportunity for this, including for the British monarchy, today was it.”

deluk on May 1, 2011 at 16:49:12

“Goodness, you nailed that succinctly.”
America's Richest Taxpayers See Federal Taxes Dramatically Drop

America's Richest Taxpayers See Federal Taxes Dramatically Drop

Commented Apr 18, 2011 at 09:07:55 in Business

“Republicans shriek and cry "class warfare" when anyone suggests the super rich deserve to be taxed at new levels.

However, what this column proves is that we need is real class warfare in this country. Not just Pres. Obama's jawboning campaign speeches, but serious blow torch rhetoric that raises the roof on what's happening to the middle and working class in this country.

cashman2020 on Apr 18, 2011 at 09:09:45

“Great idea. End Union corruption. Eliminate the penalty for bringing profits back to the US. Restore a sensible market based system.”
Amber Rose Reveals Her Weight, Asks 'How Am I Fat?'

Amber Rose Reveals Her Weight, Asks 'How Am I Fat?'

Commented Mar 14, 2011 at 17:06:40 in Entertainment

“Worst shoe choice ever.”
Beyond Left And Right: It's About Reality

Beyond Left And Right: It's About Reality

Commented Feb 11, 2011 at 10:13:30 in Business

“Shorter Goodman: We're joining the "no labels" craze. Point to Mark McKinnon.

Mika and Joe Scarborough will be giddy.”

Jack Mahoney on Feb 11, 2011 at 10:17:34

“Obfuscating one's agenda seems to work elsewhere in the media; why not here?”
It's a Whole New Ballgame for Obama

It's a Whole New Ballgame for Obama

Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 23:45:55 in Politics

“Absolutely and she should have been. Don't forget that TIME's "Person of the Year" isn't awarded simply because of great things accomplished, but can be for a myriad of reasons. No one was more influential to the midterm elections than Sarah Palin. Ask now Gov. Nikki Haley. Look at the Republicans' reaction to Christine O'Donnell, Sarah's pick, and the loss of Delaware. I realize people don't like hearing it, but it's true.

whirlybird on Jan 8, 2011 at 02:59:59

“Purely subjective opinion...”
It's a Whole New Ballgame for Obama

It's a Whole New Ballgame for Obama

Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 23:41:38 in Politics

“Naschkatze, Mr. Sperling is *not* in favor of privatizing Social Security, this is incorrect. Lawrence O'Donnell talked about this on "Morning Joe" on Thursday, I believe was the day. You can probably get the video over at MSNBC.”
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Obama's 2010 Moment

Commented Jan 1, 2011 at 09:06:51 in Politics

“Clausewitz called war the continuation of politics by other means. As long as man is around this will remain the case. I'm not sure nature doesn't also have it's own version through survival of the fittest. It's the way of living creatures fighting to rule their spot on earth. That said, your thought is a wonderful hope for the future of this planet on a day we begin a New Year.”

Neaguy on Jan 1, 2011 at 11:47:36

“Survival of the fittest does not equal war.
You misunderstand both.
Darwin is rolling in his grave right now as he contemplates this fundamental misunderstanding.”
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WikiLeaks Further Proves 2010 Middle East Story Is Sad

Commented Dec 22, 2010 at 15:30:24 in World

“The facts backing up what I wrote above are provided through the links above, but you actually have to click on them. You obviously also don't know who Daniel Levy is, so a Google search might also help you before offering an uninformed opinion. The links also take you to a detailed report from Tali Nir, which I heard via the forum at New America Foundation.”

Richard Pearce on Dec 22, 2010 at 17:27:59

“TM, if you click on the last link in my post above, you'll see why pointing out that you did indeed provide facts will bounce off of DC's programming.
PS, I'd have to have an exchange with DC to know for sure if it was an expert system masquarading as a padriot (a person who mindlessly echoes the 'patriotic' slogans they've been told) or a real person.  I did encounter such a computer program in another media forum website over a year ago, and the only noticable difference was the occasional hashed response (the individual parts of the post conformed to english language rules, but even a dissociated human would not have made such a nonsense statement)”

TIME's "Person of the Year" Should Have Been Sarah Palin

Commented Dec 16, 2010 at 15:06:54 in Politics

“Partisans can argue pro and con, but it's not just that she dominated the news. Sarah Palin forced the establishment Republicans boys' club to alter their talking points.

Additionally, Sarah Palin has had Pres. Obama and the administration on defense for a very long time. Her campaigning and pushing Tea Party talking points absolutely made the difference in the midterms.”

mrpuddles on Dec 16, 2010 at 23:19:42


She hasn't.”
The Clinton Crew Takes Over

The Clinton Crew Takes Over

Commented Dec 9, 2010 at 13:29:44 in Politics

“Mr. Fineman knows his insider material well, but he's missing a key element. Pres. Obama is a bull in a china closet when it comes to messaging on economics. William Jefferson Clinton had the charm & grace, but also the southern boy up from nothing lingo, to make people feel he cared about their plight, even as he was making time with the Wall Street honchos. Obama doesn't have half of his talent on this score, and Joe Biden handled the tax deal using his mouth as a mallet. So, the House brought it down on them, because they've had enough of being treated like fan club members instead of members of Congress.”

Sergeant on Dec 9, 2010 at 13:43:38

“I think you are right. I was never a Clinton fan but was amazed at his political sophistication. You had to respect the guys intelligence and success. Clinton, like Reagan, surrounded himself with smart people who could work with liberals and Gingrich alike. That's political prowess that has not been seen since then, Bush included.”
Obama May Be Missing Key Force That Helped Reagan & Clinton Roar Back From Midterm Grief

Obama May Be Missing Key Force That Helped Reagan & Clinton Roar Back From Midterm Grief

Commented Nov 17, 2010 at 10:56:01 in Politics

“There is also that little element of the white working-class, those people across the rust belt and the industrial Midwest. It's not racism that drove them away, it's that Democrats didn't focus on their problems. Pres. Obama had the chance to institute a foreclosure moratorium, but also fight on middle class tax cuts *before* the midterms. Not learning the lessons, Obama & Dems are now focused on the Debt Commission recommendations ignoring that no matter how much you cut you will not create a single job, fix trade or do anything about corporations exporting their cash outside the country. The cable chatter continues to support the conventional conservative wisdom, which is anything but smart.”
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What Jon Stewart Missed

Commented Oct 31, 2010 at 07:56:42 in Politics

“Unfortunately, the false equivalency Stewart offered yesterday is not going to solve the problem of insanity. It adds to it.”

blucaller on Oct 31, 2010 at 08:38:58

“Will you continue to say it added to it if the rally succeeded in establishing Jon Stewart as an arbiter of reasonable discourse and expands an audience that may tune in Mon-Thurs to see the excesses of the right? The lefts excesses are not as pernicious or frequent, and Stewart and Colbert are, above all, extolling discernment. Something you are not giving us much credit for.”
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What Jon Stewart Missed

Commented Oct 31, 2010 at 07:54:48 in Politics

“You're absolutely right, thanks so much for pointing that out. A little early, so I've made the edit.”
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Sarah Palin's Team Sends Smoke Signal on 2012

Commented Oct 23, 2010 at 12:52:26 in Politics

“Just a note to remind you that it was Sarah's own team who was trumpeting the Harvard study, which is why I mentioned it in the first place.”
Dems Get In Touch With Their Feminine Side

Dems Get In Touch With Their Feminine Side

Commented Oct 22, 2010 at 00:12:34 in Politics

“Key words: "last ditch effort." That's for sure.”
Glee's GQ Photo Shoot Blasted By Katie Couric (VIDEO)

Glee's GQ Photo Shoot Blasted By Katie Couric (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 21, 2010 at 11:54:07 in Media

“These photos aren't being seen on "Glee." It reminds me of what happened when Harry Potter performed in "Equus," though women never have the same freedom of expression as men do on these issues.

Wake up, Katie. Young women are not ashamed of flaunting their youth and shouldn't be. These are gorgeous shots by two young women who are feeling their most beautiful, because they are in their prime.

This is a good example of why network news is not long for this world.”

MrsVantini on Oct 21, 2010 at 12:50:12

“The reference to Daniel Radcliffe and his appearance in Equus and the photo associated with it, is not the same as this photoshoot. He appeared in that picture to promote Equus, not Harry Potter. With this shoot, the background is lockers which is suggestive of a school environment and school is used as the primary set for Glee. The actors are also dressed, albeit very sexually, as students, once again in keeping with their characters on Glee.”

Dionita on Oct 21, 2010 at 12:10:08

“Taylor, these women are NOT flaunting youth. They ARE beautiful women, and yes we do live in an age where photos like these are considered relatively tame for most folks. However, I question why these young women need to consistently push for more and more exposure until…I don’t even want to guess what comes next.”

Rubius Hagrid on Oct 21, 2010 at 12:09:46

“The idea that their "prime" is when they are so young seems to be bothering people.

You are right, women in their 30's or later should no longer consider themselves to be at their "most beautiful".

Sounds like a horrible thing to say when it comes from me though doesn't it?”

LongTimeLiberal52 on Oct 21, 2010 at 12:07:40

“But Daniel Radcliffe was not appearing nude IN CHARACTER as Harry Potter. Don't you see the distinction?”

WiltonDiary on Oct 21, 2010 at 12:06:41

“Network news still has a combined total of over 25 Million viewers a night. That is far far from extinct.

Cable news is not news, it's entertainment as well as slanted and biased opinions and commentary.”
Bob Guccione Dead: Penthouse Founder Dies At 79

Bob Guccione Dead: Penthouse Founder Dies At 79

Commented Oct 21, 2010 at 11:45:40 in Media

“I actually attended a swanky party of Mr. Guccione's at a big mansion outside New York City back in the '90s celebrating the man's art collection. He was an odd individual when meeting him casually. I've still got the "Guccione Collection" pamphlet that was handed out at the event. The cast of characters at the event was wild, but what a fashion scene it was.”
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