My daughter loves to post this photo around the holiday every year as her profile picture on Facebook. That's me. This isn't staged. I'm not drunk. I just used to be intoxicated on perfection. It's a great reminder of what happens when that is your goal during the holidays.
Los Angeles has been experiencing an uncharacteristic cold snap. The temperature in my canyon has dropped precipitously into the 30s at night. (It actually happens every year and every year we insist on calling the idea of cold temperatures in the winter 'uncharacteristic.' It's an L.A. thing.)
Last week, the Women's Health Caucus of the Pennsylvania legislature announced the first phase of a comprehensive Agenda for Women's Health. It is a groundbreaking approach to addressing the unique health needs and concerns of women that could serve as a model for other states who seek to improve the lives of women.
The reality is, motherhood is, while blissful, downright scary and beyond overwhelming -- especially after 40.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone,
On the way home, I remind myself how all of this endless drug-taking and clinical prodding are my privileged choice, my elected First World problem. This thought is mature.
Credit Card Debt,
How To Get Our Of Debt,
How To Save Money,
For a few months I hadn't been able to pay the minimum balance on the card I had, and I was still at a steady pace of charging around $1,000 a month. When I saw the amount of debt I had on my card, I freaked.
This relationship -- like no other -- really needs to find that delicate balance because it's extremely fragile. One wrong look, one inconsiderate behavior, or one off-putting remark from your MIL or DIL can change how you feel about each other forever.
For a company whose vision is "to elevate the world from mediocrity to greatness," I'd say they need to start doing a hell of a lot better job. Can the new CEO do it with Chip Wilson still in the background pulling the strings?
The idea that I was impure for a natural function, one that half the population experienced, was odious. I just kept thinking, this is some DUMB old rule written by DUMB old men.But this belief was at odds with other beliefs I also held. I was a guest in my aunt's house.
I'm a 23-year-old working in corporate America and I'm expected to look clean-cut, professional and sophisticated each day. Executives aren't going to take me seriously if I'm wearing a suit but have alfalfa sprouting from my scalp.
At this point I think the evidence suggests that Disney favors compositions in which women's hands are tiny compared to men's, especially when they are in romantic relationships. How do real men's and women's wrist sizes differ?
Maria Kang Curvy Girl,
Healthy Living News
Posting a picture of a fit woman with three kids in and of itself is not body shaming at all. Posting a picture of a beautiful woman who is brave enough to wear lingerie should be empowering... But both of their words make their movements obsolete. That is the real "shame" of this.
It's not a true lingerie fashion show, highlighting one designer's creations. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show has more in common with a classic beauty pageant. But what struck me this year is that the show appears stuck in some bygone era.
Couples That Sleep Apart,
Good Night's Sleep,
Sleeping With a Snorer,
Talking In Your Sleep,
The man I love is as calm and pleasant as the day is long. He treats me with love and respect. He's gentle and soft-spoken, a perfect joy to be with. But when night falls, Mark undergoes a ghastly transformation.
Women And Friendship,
Our biggest threat is not, as we've come to be told, each other -- it's the people who have convinced us we're each other's enemies.
Are you writing the next "Great American Novel?" According to an oft-quoted 2002 article from The New York Times, 81 percent of Americans believe they have a book in them -- and that they should write it.
A Dying Breed,
Cash For Your Warhol,
El Sol 25,
Steven P. Harrington,
Brooklyn Street Art,
Here's our 2013 wrap-up featuring favorite images of the year by Brooklyn Street Art's Jaime Rojo. When it came to choosing the 112 images for the video that capture the spirit of the street art scene in '13, we were, as usual, sort of overwhelmed to comb through about ten...
I took for granted when I was growing up in my parent's huge house that one day it would be full of their grandchildren. It never crossed my mind that not only would I not be spending the holidays with my parents, but they wouldn't be spending them with each other.
Cooking a person in your guts, pushing it out, and guiding it through the mindf*ck of being suddenly alive is an all-consuming project.
Defining an affair used to be relatively simple. One or both partners in an intimate, exclusive relationship begin a sexual relationship with another person without their partner's knowledge or permission. The emergence of the Internet has widened the playing field.