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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 …

Red Flags #5 and #6 That You’re Dating an Asshat!

My online #AsshatRecovery tutorial is up and running on my relationship site and I’m now taking clients who would like to ditch their Asshat and find real love. Pop over and have a look.

How to Seduce Your Wife

Excerpt: “What could my Mother’s Day gift be? A Spanx trousseau which would make me feel like a slatternly bovine and render me petulant and affronted so I could lambast my husband with the misplaced anger I feel about everything else in my life. (Not getting published in Jezebel for starters. Don’t they know I invented Jezebel?!)” Read More.

Love & Sex

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Red Flags #5 and #6 That You’re Dating an Asshat!

My online #AsshatRecovery tutorial is up and running on my relationship site and I’m now taking clients who would like to ditch their Asshat and find real love. Pop over and have a look.

How to Seduce Your Wife

Excerpt: “What could my Mother’s Day gift be? A Spanx trousseau which would make me feel like a slatternly bovine and render me petulant and affronted so I could lambast my husband with the misplaced anger I feel about everything else in my life. (Not getting published in Jezebel for starters. Don’t they know I invented Jezebel?!)” Read More.

Best Dating, Sex, Love & Life Advice Around The Web This Week

Excerpt: Dr. Gary Penn says this about dating, “Say what you want. It’s not desperate to tell a date what you want from life. If a man or woman freaks out because you’re looking for commitment, marriage, a family, that’s good information to have.”

Kids & Parents

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WTH? Alpha Phi are you Serious With This? aka All Blondes Look Alike

Just when you thought it was safe to send your Hispanic, African-American, Asian or Redheaded daughter to college, Alpha Phi of Alabama Recruitment Video Happens. (View Video – and please tell me it’s parody?)

Empathy Kicks Sympathy’s Ass – A Beautiful, 2-Minute Video Explains Why

Have you ever told another person about your deepest pain and had them explain why you shouldn’t feel that way? And what you must absolutely do to fix it?

Have you ever been confronted by someone in a great deal of pain, felt uncertain about how to be helpful?Then you’ve got to see this 2 minute, beautiful animated short. If you’re a wife show it to your husband. If you’re a mom, show it to your kids. If you’re a man – watch it (love you Henry).

My 7 Best Summer Memories from 1975: Throwback Thursday

Excerpt: “If any of his four granddaughters (not-a-one grandson!) complained about the fish guts, he’d yell, ‘Shad-up and do it! You catch ’em, you clean ’em, you cook ’em, I eat ’em.’ I both hated and loved the smell of gutted fish each time grandpa drove us past the gutting station; we four girls riding with the wind in our hair in the open truck bed.” Keep Reading …

Body Image

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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 …

She Lost Her SoulMate, You’ll Be Surprised at What Helped her Through her Grief

Excerpt: Yoga was my ticket to wellness after many months of dealing with my husband’s progressive illness and eventual death. It helped me to stop, to breathe, and to be in the moment. During the past two years since leaving my full-time job, I’ve grown to love going to my weekly yoga classes. Instead of resisting, I am more open to change. Yoga has shown me how to slow down and find greater balance. I have developed a sense of gratitude for all that I can do. Read more …

Beauty, Buy & Bites

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Married Sex: Fact and Fiction is Live!! Countdown to Sale Promotion!

I finally did it! I took all of my married sex stories, along with many previously unpublished interviews (conducted with anonymous subjects under cover of night on a train platform in Gstaad) and compiled them into one freshly edited, integrated book! In addition, I’m including three previously unseen fictional short stories as well.

I Give You The Lady In Red

The invitation had these very specific instructions for attire. My heart sank. Not only did I NOT have a red cocktail dress, I don’t wear red. Period. It clashes with my hair. I even declined joining a particular volunteer group because of the requirement to wear a red polo shirt to all events. But for this birthday boy, who we adore, I decided to suck it up.

7 Tips to Feel Sexy, Healthy and Fresh Each Day

Excerpt: 1. I wear a dress. I hated dresses as a child because I had older brothers to play War with in the lemon grove next door. That meant building forts and throwing dirt clods as hard as I could at their heads. Difficult to execute in a dress. But now there’s actually a different kind of freedom in wearing a dress. There’s no binding waistline, my legs are nice and should be showcased, there’s a cool breeze blowing in places that have turned into a heated sauna. And wearing a dress just makes me feel pretty. Read More …

True Hollywood Tales

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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.)

That Time I Was Offered Work in a Brothel

Excerpt: I’m in the Torture Room at Fran’s Ranch, a whorehouse in Beatty, Nevada. We’re shooting a scene for a low-budget movie called Leta Has Two Lovers, and I’m worried the only reason I have a part in the film is because the director, Benjamin, who resembles a woodchuck with mossy teeth, is trying to get in my pants. Bea is one of the “girls” at the ranch. She sits next to me holding a riding crop across her pale, dimpled thighs. Her corset’s too small and her soft baby-bottom flesh squeezes out through the gaps in the trusses. Keep Reading:

Is it Just Me or is Lady Mary of Downton Abbey an Asshole?

Initially it’s true I thought Lady Edith a bit, how shall we say, church mouse-ish in appearance, but how she grows on you with her vulnerability, her dewy eyes, her gentle, yet steely resolve to raise her own child, while that fucking Lady Mary sees her own baby for five minutes between teas and vagina kegels to create the steel glove that entraps unsuspecting lords and dignitaries! Keep reading!

Travel Bug

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Top 14 Things To Do In Italy (That Travel Guides Don’t Tell You!)

Excerpt: “You will get lost in Rome. You will get lost in Florence. You will get lost in San Gimignano and anywhere there is a paved road or a goat trail. And it won’t be charming. You will be at each other’s throats and you will probably run over someone on a Vespa. You may not kill them, but you will definitely maim them and you will get lost trying to transport them to the hospital and will run over six more people inexplicably having an on-foot Saint Parade in the middle of the Amalfi Coast Highway during rush hour. Read More.

What to do in London: Our Tour Through London’s West End Theater Productions

Excerpt: During one particularly gruesome scene, a character, who’d also provided comic relief, kills himself by slitting both wrists and allowing his life’s blood to gush down two metal spears stuck into two copper bowls which fill with the red stuff almost six inches deep. One theater goer had a brief fainting spell during that bit. Keep reading!

I Went in for a Massage and Might Have had a Happy Ending (London)

Thwackah! This was the sound of the 4′ 6′ Shimura whipping both sheets off of me like a magician revealing the fact he’s made his assistant disappear. Except, in my case, revealing my entirely naked, and now clenched, ass. Was this normal? Did everyone here have entirely exposed buttocks for their butt massage? Maybe this was like that Korean spa on Western where thickset Korean women with arms like tree trucks flay your entirely naked body with sea salt before they hose you down like fish on a wharf? I’m sure this is just like that and is totally not a happy ending …

When I Met a Very Rude Boy

Excerpt: The mom in me really wanted to kind of step outside my body, grab him by the ear and say, “Listen you privileged little shit, who do you think you are treating this well-meaning middle-aged woman so poorly when she was trying to rescue you from social isolation? Not everyone gets to go to Princeton and think they know everything!”

Growing Up Slutty

Excerpt: Back in the car heading north on I-35, I sat sucker-punched. I hadn’t been called “slutty” since high school, and just like then, I had no idea how to react. While I tried to keep my twitching leg and foot from connecting violently with my taunter’s crotch, I realized I didn’t know what she meant. I only knew this was coming from a woman who had married her high school sweetheart and only sexual partner. (Unless you count the bedpost that took her virginity during a sneak attack of hide and seek when we were in junior high … but that’s another story). Keep Reading …

What do Returning War Veterans and Stay-At-Home Moms Have in Common? And How Can we Help?

If you haven’t read Sebastion Junger’s latest piece in Vanity Fair, The Never-Ending War: The Bonds of Battle, you must. Especially if you care about the veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. I’ve long had a passion for war literature and the psychology of men and women who put themselves on the front lines both as journalists and soldiers, but I was shocked that Junger’s well-researched theory about why returning war veterans struggle with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) might be the same reason many new moms suffer from post-partum depression.