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Feminism

The Problem With Self-Help Guides and the “Lean In” Phenomenon

I’ve been thinking a lot about self-help books lately. With my current situation of transitioning out of grad school and into the working world (at least for a year or two until I decide if I want to pursue a Ph.D. or not), I’ve contemplated frequently about my skill set and abilities. Like with most […]

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Books

Do Your Work: A Short and Sweet Recap of “The War Of Art”

Here is my recap and review of The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Step 1. Read this book. Step 2. Do your work.

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Books

Book Review: “Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies, and Suicide” by Stephanie Schroeder

I have a crisis, scheme, idea or depression.. subway riders viewing my grotesque facial grimaces + head twisting staring me in the face in my 37th year. I prefer death, nothing less than the face of hate, the fate of hate, the stench of death. Live = Death               […]

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Books

Do You Have More Time Than You Think?

Laura Vanderkam thinks you do. She’s convinced me that I am dicking around way too much and that I could be significantly more amazing if I changed that.

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Perspectives

One Pasty At A Time: Ultimate Self-Confidence

Off the top of your head, what’s the most important thing a burlesque performer needs to have? It’s hard to narrow down. Costumes, makeup, a routine, music, eyelashes that don’t rip your skin off, pasties that don’t fall off, and always, always more of everything.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: 10/12/11

Today’s LTP is simple.  Or maybe complex if you are a reader of multiple books at one time.  What are you reading right now?  This is, after all, a blog for bookish women.  Also, would you recommend the book you are reading?

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Op Ed

Ask STFU Jezzies 1/5

Hey everyone! It’s Ask STFU Jezzies time!  I’m ready to answer your questions about life, moral dilemmas, manners, whatever! So let’s get to today’s questions. My roommate is 21 going on 14 and decided to get kittens (a brother and sister) right after I moved in. I’m pretty sure she got them purely for the […]

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Just for Fun

Call for Questions!

My mom (Gracie Tucker aka Mama Grace) and I (Luci Furious) have talked for years about doing an advice column together – a mother/daughter perspective from two women from different generations who are very opinionated and don’t always agree.