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Perspectives

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time! It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

The 2015 Girl Scout cookie season is underway across the country. Earlier today, my daughter and I tallied her sales and emailed them to our cookie manager. This year, my fourth grader approached many customers herself, went knocking on neighbors’ doors and called relatives. She wrote down the orders herself, gave totals, and is currently […]

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Bodies

Kickstartable: Element Botanicals Project Make. More. Grow.

This week’s Kickstartable spoke to me because HELLO WINTER. As soon as the air turns cold, my skin turns dry and cracked. I am always looking for quality skin products that can up my moisture retention rate. Element Botanicals seems to have products that will fit that bill. Their Project Make. More. Grow. will help […]

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Books

Interview: Tawna Fenske, Author of “Frisky Business”

Tawna Fenske is hilarious. She’s the author I want to hang out with while drinking wine, swapping dirty jokes and digging our toes in the sand.

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Politics

The Price of Bureaucracy

I’m not one for “leaning in” Sheryl Sandberg style. I’m not even one for volunteering beyond one-off opportunities. I don’t like long-term commitments because they usually mean I can’t just walk away when I want to spend a day reading a book instead. But I recently got involved with a city project, and I’m remembering […]

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Perspectives

My Life in Burlesque: Getting Back on the (Glitter)Horse

In the moments after, I swore that I was an ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE PERFORMER and I WAS NEVER DOING THIS NUMBER AGAIN.

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Ladyguides

10 Tips for Successful Crowd Funding

My crowd funding experience began in May of 2012 when a friend and her three children were threatened with eviction from their home after months of inability to pay the rent. I told her that I had seen several people raise money on Tumblr and Facebook by posting their stories with a PayPal link. With […]

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Politics

My (Two!) Phone Calls with the President

Last week, I shared my experience meeting the delightful Michelle Obama. Now, I’ll tell you how I had two very important phone calls with her husband.