Love It/Hate It: Disney

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Crystal Coleman

Florida girl living on the west coast. During the day, I consult in social media and community management. I have a really cute puppy (Elphaba) and a British husband (I keep him for his accent) as well as an unhealthy relationship with parentheses. http://thatgirlcrystal.com
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Today’s biting LI/HI is about a subject we know was an important part of many of your childhoods.

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Love It/Hate It: Facebook

[E] Selena MacIntosh*Op Ed9 Comments

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Editor-in-Chief at Persephone Magazine
Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.
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It’s a Love It/Hate It extravaganza this week, as we bring you not one, not two, but three gripping tales of things some of us like that some of us don’t like. Today’s topic: Facebook. Today’s players: Hillary and me, Selena.

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Friday Night Discussion: The Satire Defense

[E] HillaryOp Ed14 Comments

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Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.
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High school senior Suzy Lee Weiss made waves when her op-ed about the college admissions process was published in the Wall Street Journal last Friday. Ms. Weiss had a GPA of 4.5, scored 2120 on the SAT, and had served as a Senate page, but when she got rejection letters from several top schools in one day, she decided to … Read More

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From Diapers to Thongs: Discuss

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Dr. Deah Schwartz

Dr. Deah Schwartz, clinician, educator, and authorspecializes in Expressive Arts Therapies, Eating Disorders and Body Image.Deah is the Co Author of the NAAFA award winning Off-Broadway Play, Leftovers, and its companion DVD/Workbook Set.An outspoken “New Yawker,” Deah believes that it is everyone’s responsibility to point out and eliminate size discrimination even when it means battling the mainstream media, and even worse, family members!To find out more about Dr. Deah’s work or to book a session visit her website at www.drdeah.com
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On March 18, 2013, I found an article in my inbox sent by a colleague with the note, “YOU HAVE to blog about this!!” The piece, “Victoria’s Secret is coming for your Middle Schooler,” was written by Amy Gerwing and posted on the website, The Black Sphere.

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Admit It: You Totally Get Off On Doing Good

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Bryn Donovan

Romance writer, poet, quilter, and dog cuddler.
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Doing something kind or charitable makes us happy the way food and sexual pleasure make us happy, according to several studies. “Oh, really? What studies?” you may ask. Well, this one, this one, and the ones cited here, for instance. SEVERAL STUDIES.

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The Problem is Us

SusanOp Ed5 Comments

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Susan

I am old and wise.Perhaps more old than wise, but once you're old, you don't give a shit about details anymore.
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“I expect something like this from Fox News, but CNN?” – Facebook commenter on my feed. [Trigger warning for discussion of rape.]

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It’s Time For the Grammar Police To Retire

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Bryn Donovan

Romance writer, poet, quilter, and dog cuddler.
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My pet peeve is “sneak peek” spelled like “sneak peak.” What the hell would “sneak peak” even mean? Hey, who’s that creeping up behind me? OMG, it’s Mount St. Helens!

Bryn DonovanIt’s Time For the Grammar Police To Retire