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How to Build Your Brand in 6 Minutes!

Excerpt: “Your Real Self + Your Alter Ego = Your Brand. What do I mean by that? You can ask Clark Kent, or Bruce Wayne or Beyonce. But if you can’t get any of those peeps on the phone, you can watch my 6-minute video where I spoke on a panel at the fantastic BAM (Bloggers At Midlife) 2016 Conference in Vegas last week.
Viewer Warning: There will be bodacious ta-tas, aged vajaylaws and a heap of good information for wild, renegade mavericks out their building their own business:

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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.

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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:

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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!

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This Post Will Make You Love Yourself in 1 Minute and 13 Seconds (Real Beauty)

This 1 minute 13 second video demonstrates that all of us want what we don’t have. That we all think the Grass is Greener on someone else’s face or body. It reminds us we’re not alone. It makes conscious all of the unconscious, negative, self-hating things we tell ourselves everyday since we’ve absorbed an impossible standard of beauty from the advertising community and celebrity culture. Moms and Dads, be sure to show this to your daughters …

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Beautiful Book App: Classic Books, Gorgeous Looks

I have a cousin who is a creative genius. He created two of my book covers. Then he kind of took a step backward as an animator on How To Train Your Dragon I and II. It was sad, really, his downward spiral from helping me to helping Steven Spielberg. Things are looking up, however, as Matt has created a stunning new app called Beautiful Book! Read More…

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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.

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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.

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What My Hair Was Trying To Tell Me

Excerpt: I was living with a man, at the time, who consistently broke my heart and was pursuing a career that didn’t want me. I didn’t draw a correlation between how I was dying inside with my need to cut off all of my hair. It’s funny to me now that I didn’t see the connection. After all, my hair had defined me at various stages throughout my life. Read More …

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100 Years of Women’s Fashion in 2 Minutes! (Video)

I love this video of one woman being dressed in the current fashions of each era. The 70s were fairly atrocious. You can tell people were smoking too much weed and participating in too many key parties to have much sense. But the 80s were hands down the absolute worst look possible. What were we all thinking?? Watch now!

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I Love These Guys and Their Quest to “Craft a Cup of Wellness” at Java Elixir!

I’ve been supplementing my coffee for the last 8 days.

I’ll admit there was not an instant Jesus-Has-Returned moment, but over the course of time I’m noticing an accumulation of well-being and marked uptick in energy. I’m one of those people who almost never remembers names and faces. Which might be a sign of oncoming dementia and/or The Apocalypse.

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Branding for Shannon Colleary dot Com via Jeannine Chanin Penn

You’ve got to see the branding for my new relationship site, shannoncolleary.com. If you’re launching a new business or website you can’t find anyone more innovative, efficient and brilliant as Jeannine. She also makes a mean cafe latte and will feed you Fig Newmans during your consultation.

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The Design Mom Book is a Must Have – How to Live With Kids: A Room by Room Guide

If you don’t know Gabrielle Stanley Blair you absolutely need to. Because she’s one of those people who turns everything she touches into a beautiful Wes Anderson movie set. I’m in love with her because she’s kind, generous and is the type of person I aspire to be someday. She’s the mother of six wildly intelligent, creative children who she integrates not just into the fabric of her life, but into the fabric of the work she does.

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The Man With No Feet

Excerpt: This cannot be happening, Shannon. Last week you end up with a happy ending massage in Chinatown and this week you’re going to be the victim of a foot-ectomy by a footless magazine salesman who likely has a Tree Gear bone saw he bought at Cabela’s under the ruse of being a deer hunter! Keep reading …

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10 Things I Know About Beauty at 50!

Excerpt: #10. GIVE YOUR LOVER A PROPER KISS ONCE A DAY: That means wrapping your arms around his back. Running your hands through his hair (if he has any). Pressing your cheek to his, so you can feel his stubble, smell his skin. Looking him in the eye, even if it frightens him a little, and then, to paraphrase Roland Barthes, pressing your lips to his so that through your mouth your soul can pass into his.

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IPL Before and After Pictures

I feel it’s my responsibility to try out all dermatological anti-aging procedures before you do, in case they are disastrous. I suppose you can think of me as your minion who tastes your food before you do, in case it’s poisoned. Didn’t someone do that for Jesus? Or was it Voldemort? I can’t be sure. In any case, this time I’ve tried IPL, also known as Intense Pulsed Light Therapy. I had my four treatments at Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald’s office on Larchmont Ave. in Los Angeles.

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Just What You’ve Been Waiting For: The Chocolate Anus

Dear Mother of God, can it be true? Is it possible that there’s a chocolatier who actually uses the casting of an Unknown Woman’s Anus to make high-quality Belgian chocolate? Yes, Dorothy, it’s true.

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A Paraplegic Dancer Ends Up Homeless, Then This Happens (Video) …

If you weren’t crying you will be. Jill Smokler of Scary Mommy published my story, My Name Is Tom, about my encounter with a homeless man with my daughters in tow, which was initially frightening, then quickly turned into a moment I’ll never forget. Keep reading …

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Daphne Brogdon Uses her Powers for Good, Not Evil With her new Show, Daphne Dishes on The Food Network (not sponsored btw)

There is a woman I love who epitomizes the word mensch even though I think she’s a shiksa. So I was thrilled to discover her hilarity and prowess in the culinary arts is being rewarded by getting her own show …

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Do These Panties Make me Look Fat?

The Granny panties. You know the ones, tall and white and slippery and just tight enough to give almost any ass the appearance of a broad pancake. The kind that should only be worn when you’re cast adrift on a raft from a sunken cruise liner, in order to flag down planes from a mile in the sky.

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#FashionFriday w/ Bungalow 20: Rejected by Meredith Viera!

So Meredith Viera called. Okay, she didn’t call, but her producer did. They wanted to fly me to New York for the show where they would grill me about my shopping addiction. My first thought was, Do I really want

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Fashion Friday! It’s Fall at Bungalow 20!

Okay, who says we West L.A. moms won’t bust a cap in your ass if you get up into our sweet junk? Because we can throw some chingasos if needed. You can tell how tough we are by our tattoos:

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I’m in Love With Chef Melissa Mayo! She Reveals her “Lose the Fat, Not the Flavor” Secrets!

Chef Melissa Mayo is not only a culinary master with a six-pack, she’s also one of my dearest friends. I first laid eyes on this South African firecracker at a Music-and-Me class with our then-infants Jade and Bridget. For me

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My First Fashion Friday! Bungalow 20-Style

As many of you know from my 71 Dresses in 71 Days project I love clothes. I blame my dad. His philosophy during my childhood was “if you’re clean and covered it’s good enough,” which lead Ralph Conroy to ask me

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What Makes You Feel Desirable?

At 49 I’m just not ashamed of wanting to be attractive and even desirable anymore. I don’t care that some people may think desiring to be desirable is an affront to my husband and my marriage. Or that they may think I need to get a life and help build houses for Habitat for Humanity. Or that they may think I’m guilty of the 3 Vs. Vapidity, Vacuousness and Vanity.

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