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101 Nights of Great Sex! The App is Here!

Excerpt: “My name is Laura Corn and I make my living selling sex tricks. With the end of my first marriage to a man who said I was “the worst lay he ever had” I made it my mission to become smoking hot in the sack. ALONG with becoming the vixen I was always meant to be, I ended up creating 500 seductions in 9 best-selling books helping other couples have great sex.

I Got Over my Midlife Crisis in Syrian Refugee Camps

Excerpt: “Then something kind of crazy happened. A friend asked me if I’d be willing to volunteer with her in Syrian refugee camps on the island of Lesvos in Greece. With ISIS no doubt waiting for me to land at Mytilene Airport on that tiny island, there was no fucking way I was going. ‘You’ve got to go,’ my husband Henry commanded. ‘You’re in a major rut.” Keep Reading …

The Unexpected Way Her Father Humiliated Her

Excerpt: “The other night, I caught you putting your boobs on the table.” “What?” (She saw that?) “We were playing Monopoly,” she continued, “and you were wearing your pajamas without a bra and you put them right on the table!” Keep Reading …

Love & Sex

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Gentlemen, Don’t do “THIS” When it Comes to Women …

Excerpt: “I’m a woman, not a fellow man in the dating war theater, down in the trenches under heavy artillery fire with my penis-packing compadres. And sometimes women are considered man-hating harridans when they scold men for Asshattery. But it’s a chance I’ll have to take! Because I am coining Rule #2 to Avoid Becoming a Male Asshat …” Keep Reading:

You’re Never Too Old to Learn New Sex Tricks: The Stranger Game

Excerpt: “Henry and I had been married for 10 years when I made him meet me for a blind date. I’d been nursing an inexplicable obsession with the singer Gavin DeGraw and felt I ought to refocus my energy on real-life sex before I ran off on Gavin’s tour bus to serve Lime Rickey’s in a rhinestone thong.” Keep Reading …

5 New Asshat Recovery Articles on my Relationship Site. (Inc. Family-of-Origin Dysfunction)

I have five new articles on my relationship website. They cover kicking butt for your inner child, vanquishing unwarranted shame, pro-active tasks to figure out what to do with family-of-origin dysfunction and addiction to Asshattery. Click for links!

Kids & Parents

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The Unexpected Way Her Father Humiliated Her

Excerpt: “The other night, I caught you putting your boobs on the table.” “What?” (She saw that?) “We were playing Monopoly,” she continued, “and you were wearing your pajamas without a bra and you put them right on the table!” Keep Reading …

A Colleary Christmas 2015 (The Back Waxing Edition)

Excerpt: “Okay, I told Henry he could write his part of the letter because there was a good chance I’d run amuck. But to prepare your palate for propriety I must first offer the most indecorous moment with Henry of 2015. He had no idea this was coming:” Keep Reading …

A School Art Project in “CandleLight” Gets Fast Tracked to the Sex Ed. Dept.

Redditor sauvignonomatic writes, “I think it’s great to let the students know that each individual can have their own unique ‘candlelight’ and that mine doesn’t necessarily look like that other girl’s. Still, it gets everyone hot just the same.” Keep Reading …

Body Image

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He Says I’m Too Fat, But What Bothers me Most is my Response

Excerpt: I abandon my body completely, as if it were a one-legged stepchild, by saying, “Your right. I do need to lose 3, 5, 10 pounds. I’ll do it soon.” “When?” he’ll ask. “Soon,” I’ll say. Then he usually presses me to pick a time frame. Or a special event as my goal. And I will arbitrarily pick something. By my next birthday. Before I participate in a ballroom dance competition. By Christmas. Keep Reading …

Kate Winslet Takes on Fat Shamers & a Groundbreaking Book asks, “What’s Wrong With Fat?”

Kate Winslet wrote: ““I know I am chubby, I have big feet, and have bad hair days. When I grew up and even now sometimes, I hardly hear any positive reinforcement about body image from any female. I mostly hear negatives. But I know most of the negatives come from the people who are busy rejoicing other people’s insults by liking demeaning posts on Facebook, when in reality they don’t even like themselves.” Keep Reading …

A Vagina Walks Into a Bar …

My Vagina: “I’ll take a vodka martini straight up. And dirty.” The Bartender’s Vagina: “We don’t serve Brazilian wax jobs in this joint.” My Vagina: “I wear nothing but a six-shooter and a smile; get over it.”
Tough Girl’s Vagina: “Are you talkin’ Smack?” Keep Reading …

Beauty, Buy & Bites

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101 Nights of Great Sex! The App is Here!

Excerpt: “My name is Laura Corn and I make my living selling sex tricks. With the end of my first marriage to a man who said I was “the worst lay he ever had” I made it my mission to become smoking hot in the sack. ALONG with becoming the vixen I was always meant to be, I ended up creating 500 seductions in 9 best-selling books helping other couples have great sex.

She Looked 10 Years Younger: Perfect Derma Chemical Peel

Excerpt: “I didn’t think I looked that bad, but the look on their faces made me wonder if I should have worn a hat and veil like the iconic episode of “Sex in the City” when Samantha attends Carrie’s book signing event after a face peel!” Keep Reading:

10 Fun and Easy Ways to Change Up Your Style

As you know I’m prone to Shopaholism. Here’s what I’m trying to keep my credit card from exploding: Every woman goes through phases of being uninspired with her wardrobe. You likely know the symptoms: wearing the same few items over and over, staring at your closet for hours, and not being excited to get dressed. This means that it is time to shake up your closet and change your style. Fear not: this won’t require revamping your entire wardrobe or spending your entire paycheck. Here are 10 easy ways to mix up your style without breaking the bank: Check it Out!

True Hollywood Tales

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Oscar Predictions of 2016 from a Hollywood Screenwriter (aka me)

Excerpt: “the emotional life of The Revenant, a father’s love for his son, fell flat for me and DiCaprio’s ability to walk and fight after so many near-death injuries stretched the limits of my willingness to believe. After injuries like that he wouldn’t have any functioning internal organs let alone unbroken bones.” Keep Reading:

What do Jack Nicholson, Jane Fonda, James Dean and Me Have in Common?

I don’t know what’s happening, but a hole opens in my chest. It’s a vortex that everything dark and broken gets sucked down into. “I’m not the good girl! I’m so sick of trying to make everyone happy I could explode!” Over this Jeff yells, “Go To Scene!” The lines from the play aren’t on the page anymore; they erupt out of my mouth, “I had no right to do what I did! It was too bad a thing to do. There’s no happy thing possible because a me. I can’t leave this house cause it’s my crime!” Keep Reading.

Daniel Radcliffe Fails Epically in his New Role (Video)

Well I think we always knew that Mr. Radcliff was a one-act pony. (I suppose this can also serve as a pun for his desnuded turn with a horse in Eqqus on Broadway). Monsieur Harry Potter, how could you be so adept at killing Voldemort and now this? (Don’t let your children watch, it may scar them.)

Travel/Aid

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I Got Over my Midlife Crisis in Syrian Refugee Camps

Excerpt: “Then something kind of crazy happened. A friend asked me if I’d be willing to volunteer with her in Syrian refugee camps on the island of Lesvos in Greece. With ISIS no doubt waiting for me to land at Mytilene Airport on that tiny island, there was no fucking way I was going. ‘You’ve got to go,’ my husband Henry commanded. ‘You’re in a major rut.” Keep Reading …

From Los Angeles Mom to Helping Syrian Refugees

Excerpt: “Things get real when I’m handed the three-year-old son of the pregnant woman.

He keeps trying to run back into the water, back into the boat where his mom has gone into labor while in the throes of hypothermia. He isn’t crying, he’s stoic, which somehow makes it worse. I can’t help imagining how terrified my children would’ve been in this situation. How traumatized they’d be to see their mother suffer like this.” Keep reading.

How Syrian Refugees can Trump Donald Trump (hint: a mouse)

Excerpt: “But Sunni and Shia death squads began targeting Iraqis working for the coalition. Z survived one kidnapping and one assassination attempt in which a man with a machete tried to behead her right in front of the Green Zone.” Keep Reading …

I Got Over my Midlife Crisis in Syrian Refugee Camps

Excerpt: “Then something kind of crazy happened. A friend asked me if I’d be willing to volunteer with her in Syrian refugee camps on the island of Lesvos in Greece. With ISIS no doubt waiting for me to land at Mytilene Airport on that tiny island, there was no fucking way I was going. ‘You’ve got to go,’ my husband Henry commanded. ‘You’re in a major rut.” Keep Reading …

How Safe is Your Vagina from These 7 Deadly Afflictions?

Excerpt, “I was particularly self-conscious after my injury because I was sure all the juvenile delinquents camped next to us (my first introduction to the allure of The Bad Boy) could tell, by the way I walked, that my 13-year old lady bits were the size of a catcher’s mitt.” Keep Reading …

Beware the Black Hair! (5 Things Older Women Know That Young Women Don’t)

I was minding my own business, tweezing my eyebrows using a high powered magnifying mirror, capable of lighting up the crevices of your aging face like floodlights used to interrogate Colombian drug kingpins during the Pablo Escobar era, when I saw it. It was small, even demure, but it was there! … Keep Reading!