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Ladyguides

How to Apply Eye Make-up

The eye makeup I wear most days is comprised of a bunch of shimmery neutral colors, and while there are a lot of steps involved, it’s actually a pretty quick routine. I’ve taken some pictures so I can take you through it step by step. (I had no idea taking pictures of your own eye […]

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Ladyguides

Ask a Makeup Artist

What’s the best way to cover up old acne scarring and discoloration on your cheeks? I would recommend either a primer or a concealer that is made specifically for the type of discoloration you have. For example, I have a lot of redness in my skin, so I use a primer that is tinted green […]

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Movies

The Most Intriguing Women in Horror Movies

In the spirit of Halloween, I’ve compiled a list of the female characters in horror movies that I find most intriguing. I’m sure I’m leaving a lot of great characters out, so please leave your favorites in the comments!

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Life

How To Be A Good Theme Park Guest

At the end of my first day of an Orlando theme park vacation, my friend and I (both childless and in our twenties)  met an adorable family on line for a ride in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom. This wouldn’t normally be something that would have such an impact on me, but we had spent the […]

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Movies

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Vs. Fright Night

There are two horror movies playing in most theaters right now. If you like horror movies and can only see one of them, this is your guide to figuring out which one is right for you. This will include mild spoilers about the general plot points of the movies, but I’m not going to spill […]

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Books

Book Review: The Kid by Sapphire

Some books create a wonderful place or adventure to escape to, something that is a refreshing change from real life. The Kid is just the opposite. It is a novel that is very much rooted in a part of reality that most people would rather not think about. There are few stories as harrowing and uncomfortable […]

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Op Ed

I Hate Sookie

Sookie Stackhouse is the worst. She is just plain awful. In the “Southern Vampire Mystery” books by Charlaine Harris or in the TV show True Blood, Sookie is one of the most irritating protagonists I have ever come across.

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Perspectives

I Am Not My Boobs

I have breast implants.  Not reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy, not part of sex reassignment surgery,  just straight up bags of saline shoved in my tits because I simply wanted bigger boobs.  I spent several thousand dollars on a completely cosmetic operation to modify my perfectly healthy body. That’s right, I paid someone to cut […]

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Life

Wash Before You Wear!

I have a few quirks when it comes to how I deal with germy things. I refuse to keep my toothbrush in the bathroom because I’m convinced that microscopic bits of poop will get on it from people flushing. I get checked for STDs way more often than necessary. 

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Food

Super Easy Fancy Meal

A pan-seared tuna in a pepper-sesame-lime crust. This is my go-to impressive dinner. It isn’t hard at all, but people seem to think it’s something special.

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Life

Living With Your Parents as an Adult: How to Make it Suck Less

I’ve made a huge mistake.  Two years ago, I was a college student living in an off-campus house with a bunch of other students. I paid bills and split chores and did my own cooking. I was independent and looking forward to moving out of my parents’ house forever.  I had the skills needed to […]

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Perspectives

What Do You Do?

I’m meeting someone new. Maybe this time it’s a friend of a friend or even that cute boy at the bar I’ve been making eyes at all night. It’s always the third question. Right after they ask my name and how I know our mutual friend, or if I live around here.

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Perspectives

My First Day

The first day of my first teaching job was a faculty prep day right before the beginning of the school year. I was 22 and scared out of my mind, and had no idea what I was in for. I got the call about a week before; the details of my job were vague. It […]

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Movies

We Try It! Movie: Dumplings

I recently watched a really strange horror film called Dumplings. The movie is all about women, abortion, the pressure women feel to look young, and because this is horror it’s also about cannibalism.  Dumplings can be found on Netflix instant in two different forms, as the 40 minute short film in “3 Extremes” and as […]