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Friday News Bites: Cosby Comeuppance, Confederacy Crackdown + More

Happy Friday, one and all. I am looking forward to the weekend because my birthday is on Sunday, but yes, yes, let’s get to the actual news. Lots to cover, so 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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Health

Six Years of Exhaustion: Living With Chronic Illness

Having lived with chronic fatigue syndrome for six years, and fibromyalgia for at least four years, I wish I could tell you that I’ve made peace with my illnesses. Though I’ve made progress in how I manage my symptoms, I still struggle with knowing that This will never go away.

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Friday News Bites: Chapel Hill Shooting, Network Shake-ups + More

Happy Friday, everyone. You can’t see it right now, but I’m making very disappointed faces in Brian Williams’ direction. Let’s get started with that and other news stories that caught my eye this week.

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Friday News Bites: Arts, SCIENCE! + More

Happy Friday and Happy Halloween, everyone! If you’re celebrating the holiday today, whether at a party or with your munchkins, I hope you have a fun time. We’ve got a lot of science-y links to cap off the week, as well as the usual mixed bag of things I found interesting. Let’s get to it.

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Friday News Bites: FDA vs. Cheesemongers, Gun Violence Stats, SPACE! + More

Happy Friday, Persephoneers! Let’s work on our night cheese, and catch up on some stories that caught my attention this past week.

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Health

3 Facts You May Not Know About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In the past, I’ve written a fair amount about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, covering subjects like parenting, managing expectations, and just how I think I got it in the first place. Because I am still a relatively busy person when it comes to writing and involvement in my local creative community, it’s important that people have information […]

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Parenting

Parenting with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Update

In my previous post about parenting two children while having chronic fatigue syndrome, my daughter was in school and I felt much worse at the time. I’m pleased to say I’ve made some progress.

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Health

Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Managing Expectations

Living with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) means constantly weighing what you think you “should” be able to do and what you actually can do. Three years into it, I’m still learning how.

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Books

Book Review: “Beat Fatigue with Yoga” by Fiona Agombar

The title Beat Fatigue with Yoga sounds like something one would see on an infomercial, I know. To be honest, I don’t think I’d have even considered the book had it not been recommended by someone with similar health issues. Once I was done rolling my eyes at the title, I found quite a bit of […]

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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 […]