The Newtown Tragedy and Asperger's Syndrome

The tragic shooting that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday is just unfathomable.  I get a lump in my throat and my eyes burn with tears just thinking about it.  How are those folks in Newtown, Connecticut even breathing today? ...more

Red Fraggle is a Feminist Icon

It wasn’t until I learned that I was pregnant with Theo that I suddenly realized how very little I knew about babies and children. My response to this was to immediately go out and buy a ton of books about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. I also went online and joined a bunch of pregnancy and parenting communities. After sifting through all of the information available to us, Matt and I began to try to come up with the Best Plan Possible for raising our kid. Because, you know, that’s totally a thing that’s going to work out....more
@Karen Ballum I would love, love, love a Fraggle movie. I wonder if the death of Jerry Nelson, ...more

How Celebs Can Overcome Embarrassing Media Reports

By: Stan Popovich Many celebrities and entertainers sometimes have to deal with embarrassing media reports which can cause a lot of problems. Here are a few suggestions on how to deal with these kinds of media reports. 1. Determine A Strategy Beforehand Chances are that if you’re a celebrity you will have to deal with some kind of media report in your career. Don’t wait until something happens. Plan ahead of time so that when something does happen you will know what to do to prevent negative consequences to your career. 2....more

The New Seventeen

Sunday, October 21, 2012A Whole New Seventeen ...more

The Disappearance of the Average Girl

The Media and the Election: Where Are the Working Women?

Both Michelle Obama and Ann Romney's celebrated convention speeches last week highlighted their role as mothers rather than using the moment to discuss the issues women face in the workplace, including the pay gap. ...more

Oh, That Vicious Pit Bull!

Between Lennox in Belfast and Dre in Colorado, it seems like sad stories about pit bulls are everywhere. Both, make me so sad that it's hard to follow them closely, because it just so incredibly upsetting....more
Great story. Thank you.more

Olympic Medalists, Wells and Harper, Bring Us All Down

It pains me, when on a world stage, medalists in the Olympics bring fellow-athletes down—especially female athletes....more
@BlogHer this was disappointingmore

The Gabrielle Impact: Why The Black Woman Is No Longer An Alien In America

The out pour of support and defense surrounding Gabrielle Douglas's hair on the web is wonderfully refreshing, since her monumental success there have been more attempts at ostracism, but its failure comes as no surprise. In the words of Evelyn Lozada, It’s a “non-factor”. Black women have come very far from the days of disregard, backbiting and self-hatred. We've made an astonishing transformation in the areas of renewal and self-actualization in the past decade....more
 @Shellireads  Don't be sorry:) Evelyn is not a role model for positivity, from what I've seen. ...more

Tragedy and Reality: When The American Dream Becomes A Nightmare

Even though we want to be living the dream, sometimes it takes a nightmare to wake us up. I literally just woke  up from a nightmare but it wasn't really a nightmare it played out like a movie. It was actually based on a movie I had actually seen before I guess in my head it was an extended updated version. I say it wasn't really a nightmare because it was subtle, but the underlying concept was one thing I fear the most: Ignorance....more