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Slaves: Silent Heroes Who Laid the Foundation for Inauguration Day

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

In a grand full circle moment, America's first black president will walk up steps that were built by slaves.

Why Do Women Begrudge Men a Nap?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Earle McLeod

Forget sex, communication, in-laws and the toilet seat wars. If you really want to stir up a hornet's nest inside a marriage, just bring up the subject of naps.

The Vague God of Your Understanding is Good Enough

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

People say there are no atheists in a foxhole. I would also say there aren't too many atheists during an economic collapse.

Oprah's Not The Only One Packin' On the Pounds

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Oprah's fat again, and - ahem, not to mention any names - but a few of the rest of us have porked up right along with her. America's favorite yo-yo ...

Gut-Wrenching Moments In Money

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

It's like a rock in the pit of your stomach, a cold clammy feeling that spreads up your gut and momentarily stops your breath. It's the awful moment...

Why Both Sides of the Abortion Debate Are Right, And Wrong

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Earle McLeod

I'm tired of all the fighting I'm tired of warring religious groups trying to kill each other in the name of God. I'm tired of pandering politicia...

Angst in the Air: Will You Choose Fear Or Love?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

As depressing as our collective and individual situations may be, the last thing we need to do is let our fear get the best of us. If you spend all day worried and anxious, guess who wins? The Fear.

Why Do Men Cheat? Bless Their Lyin' Little Scumbag Hearts

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Why makes a man cheat? For the very same reason disgruntled office workers pilfer clips and people pout at family reunions: lack of appreciation.

Is Your Mind Expanding Your Girth?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

The key to weight loss is swapping negative habits and self-talk with something more positive.

The "Which Candidate Would I Invite To Dinner" Debate

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Earle McLeod

I'm just as guilty as the next person of being more interested in a candidate's wedding pictures than I am their policy positions -- but get a grip, people.

The Secret Shame of Going Broke

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

There's nothing more embarrassing than money. Or rather, the lack of it. People are more willing to talk about their sex lives than they are their f...

Are Your In-Laws Trapped In The Triangle of Truth?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

The pressure may be subtle or it might be full-on war, but there's not a person alive who hasn't felt criticized by their in-laws. Whether it's your...

The Triangle of Truth: Just Because I'm Right Doesn't Mean You're Wrong

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

It's another political season, and the spin doctors are priming the pump. The name of the game is division. Splitting complex issues into polar opposi...

Warning: Faking It May Cause Embarrassing Personal Leakage

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Don't you just hate it when the real you leaks out? Like that time when, after one too many sloe gin fizzes, you finally told your sister-in-law wh...

Why Husbands Get Dumped: A Public Service Announcement

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

I've noticed many husbands caught completely off guard when their wife announces that she wants out. So wake up guys -- wedded bliss takes work, and counselors are cheaper than alimony.

Is The Office The New Bordello?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

I'm sure you have a lovely navel, but that doesn't mean I want to see it at the office. Yes, this is a rant. At the risk of sounding like my grand...

Are you flawed or fabulous?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

We all have weaknesses. What are yours? I'm not talking about jiggly thighs or belly flab. I'm talking about all those "needs improvement" areas tha...