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Life

We Need To Trust Ourselves

I am not a trusting person. This stems from a childhood with a deadbeat biological father who made a ton of promises he didn’t intend to keep. Yes, clichéd “daddy issues.” One of the many reasons I knew my husband was the one I wanted to marry is because he is the first man I […]

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Ask the Editors

Ask the Editors: Facebook Fiends

Dear Editors: A lady who is a very distant acquaintance (and I’m not “friends” with her on facebook) is using my deceased father’s photo as her Facebook profile image.

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Life

Seriously? Who Says That?!?

I went to a party this weekend with my extended family, most of whom I see very rarely. As with most large family gatherings, someone opened their stupid mouth and was a total jerk.

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Life

Death by Text: The Pathology of a Bad Breakup

For Joel”¦ I had a pretty shite weekend. I broke my toe and spent a goodly amount of time in bed, pain meds made my tummy sour so I couldn’t eat the soup my honey concocted for me, and I was too drowsy to even enjoy a full episode of Downton Abbey on DVD. The weekend was […]

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Ladyguides

Seven Tips to Surviving Colic: A Ladyguide

Let’s just get this out there up front: Colic is bullshit. For one, it’s not really a diagnosis. (Okay, so I know some docs say it’s reflux, but every baby has reflux [Hello? Spit up anyone?] so I think that’s a little too easy. And the medical community is mixed on this belief, anyway.) I […]

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Ladyguides

Single LadyGuide: 5 Warning Signs that You’re on a Date with a Jerk

My dating life has been rather busy lately thanks to a reactivated online dating profile. Because I have taken many of these coffee dates into boyfriend territory, I’ve developed a list of red flags that let me know if I’m on a date with a jerk. Trust me when I say that 9 times out of […]

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Ladyguides

How to Deal with an Unreasonable Neighbour

I had a very strange experience last week. The day had been awesome, the skies were blue even at 7:30 pm, I was waiting for my best friend at the bottom of the hill from where I live. We were going to a Greek dinner. Exciting.

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Op Ed

Everyone on the Internet is Racist

This post’s title and topic were inspired by my husband, who frequently comments about how seemingly everyone on the internet is a big, flaming racist. “Everyone,” in this case, will have to stand in for Americans, as he frequents mostly American websites and news sources. In his experience (and mine), American internet commenters tend to […]

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Op Ed

Racist or just a jerk? How do you decide?

Recently, my boyfriend and I were looking at apartments.  When we exited one, we looked across the hall to see a woman peering out of her door and she appeared to be glaring at us.  Later we talked about it.  “She’s going to be trouble.  She’s going to tell us our music is too loud,” […]