Why We All Need a Little Stuart Smalley in Our Lives

Growing up in the 70s, I was exposed to so many interesting and memorable television characters. Some of my friends saw themselves as the next Bionic Woman; some wished they were one of Charlie’s Angels. Laverne and Shirley. Rhoda. They all had such vivid personas, but the one character that really stood out in my mind was Horshack: the dweeby, nerdy, needy kid on Welcome Back, Kotter. You couldn’t help but feel bad for the guy, and I couldn’t help but identify with him....more
jashley I forgot about Ms. Blakeney. That's terrible! And how has shooting a basketball through ...more

Nude Photos! (Just kidding. Why The Content of Stolen Photos Doesn't Matter.)

I usually don't have much to say about celebrities and their nude photos, serial marriages, sex tapes, dubious diet plans, and questionable expertise on scientific and medical issues. But I want to say something about the actress Jennifer Lawrence and her nude photos, which, if you haven't heard, were stolen when someone hacked the cloud-based service on which she had stored them. (Read more here.)...more

Glee star Lea Michele dishes on new book and diet

Lea Michele is beloved for her role as Rachel on "Glee." She's also a successful singer on her own with albums such as "...more

Don’t Read His Post If You Hate Fatphobia, Says Wil Wheaton

I support health at every size. I support doing what you personally have to do to feel good in your skin, and in your body. And if that means weight loss, then it means weight loss—in a healthy way that works for you, not by super-restrictive diets and starvation. So, Wil Wheaton, who recently mentioned that he was working on getting healthier and wanted to share that with his fans, has my full support. I totally think it's great he wants to be healthier. ...more
Disclaimer: I am roughly 55 lbs. overwieght - morbidly obese by standard medical doctrine but my ...more

Go Passionate, Go Deep Weekend! Moon in Scorpio

Beginning early Saturday morning, August 30, 2014, the Moon sizzles in sensitive, sensual Scorpio. When the Lunar orb is in the 8th sign of the Zodiac, we can be intense. Going after whom or what you want is just the way it is. Use the seductive energy wisely....more

Hello Kitty is a Cat: My Open Letter to Sanrio

In case you haven’t heard, Hello Kitty is not a cat. Well, that’s what author Christine R. Yano was told by Sanrio (the company that owns Hello Kitty and her friends) when she was preparing her script for a Hello Kitty exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum. ...more
If it looks like a kitty and it's name is Kitty than it's a kitty.more

New Season Breathes Life Back into Doctor Who

"Deep Breath," the title of Doctor Who’s season premiere, is more than just a reference to its featured villains (although, because said villains are cyborgs hell-bent on organ-harvesting their way to the status of "living," it’s a shame we won’t be spending more time with them). Based on the evidence, "Deep Breath" is actually a message to the fans, a warning that after several seasons of glossy explosions, love triangles, and soapy melodrama, their beloved show is about to head in a very different direction. ...more
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6 "Get Out" Songs for Teachers to Mentally Sing When Kicking a Student Out

For many of my dear friends, it is that time of year. Yes, teachers, I am talking to you. And yes... school is starting - or worse - has started....more