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Friday News Bites: Planned Parenthood Funding, #BaeofPigs + More

Hello, unicorns! I’ve been full of piss and vinegar regarding the GOP and anti-choice activists this week, but there are lots of science and entertainment stories I’d like to cover here too. Let’s get started:

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Books

Book Review: Devotion: A Memoir by Dani Shapiro

When I was ten years old, I decided I would no longer eat pork. Partly brought on by the appreciation for the animal itself, I realized that I’d never much liked pork to begin with. Rather than say to people something like, “Well, I hate pork chops, but sometimes I end up eating sausage when […]

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News

News in Asia

Hello, my fellow glitter unicorns. I hope the weekend was fantastic. I had dinner on Friday with my bestie at the little Thai place about a 5 minute drive from my house. It has the best pad thai that I’ve had since I came home from Thailand. To my dismay, I found out that the […]

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History

Has It Always Been The End?

“I’m breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus/This is it, the apocalypse/Whoa.” -“Radioactive,” by Imagine Dragons, aka the official song of 2013.

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Books

Reading the Man Booker Prize 2013 – A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

This was the one book on the Man Booker Prize shortlist that I wasn’t particularly excited about. But then it was right there in front of me in the library, so it moved up on my reading list. Afterwards, I still wasn’t particularly excited about it. So here I am, trying to put my feelings […]

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Parenting

About That Santa Thing…

On Saturday, my five-year-old son said to me, “I know you’re Santa.”

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Perspectives

His Holiness and Us: How We Can All Be More Like The Dalai Lama

Before I saw the Dalai Lama speak at the Long Beach Convention Center this weekend, I lacked concrete expectations. I have never read any of his books, I haven’t listened to any of his speeches or watched any videos. All I knew was that he was Buddhist, everyone calls him “His Holiness”, and he is […]

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Books

Book Review: “How to Be Sick” by Toni Bernhard (and My Story of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

During a trip to Disney World in April 2009, I suffered a massive cold. Almost all of us did – my husband, my daughter (then five years old), my mom and myself. Only my 18-month-old son escaped with just a runny nose, but then he had his own porta-crib away from the rest of our […]