I Broke Up With My Best Friend

Three years ago, I broke up with my best friend. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done—we've known each other for thirty-five years. I know it was the right decision, but there are many days when I still miss her. ...more

9 Swapsies to Save You Money

[Editor's Note: This great list of suggestions spans clothes to food to utilities.]Budgeting and saving doesn't have to mean sacrificing. It might just mean making small changes or tweaks in what you've been accustomed to. Swapping should be easy and ...more

5 Products to Ease Your Neck & Back Pain

Did you know back pain is one of the most common reasons for missing work? I know there are few things that will get me away from my laptop faster than a back pain flare-up. If you or someone you care about struggles with back pain, here is the guide ...more

We Skipped College to Buy a House at 24

We've been planning and preparing for this moment for years. Working hard, saving harder, and the day has finally come. We're able to move out of our third-story, two-bedroom apartment and into a home with enough rooms for each child to have one and ...more

A New Tattoo: On the Art of Healing

It’s been a week since I had my 3 new (well, 2 new and a cover-up) tattoos done , and I’ve had a new observation. As I’ve watched my tattoos heal, I realize how much the process reflects not just the symbols I’ve inked into my body, but also how ...more

Before You Judge: Here's What You Don't See

See that smiling woman cuddling her kids? You don't see her anxiety and her battle every day with post-partum depression....more
Excellent points. My anxiety tends to try to convince me that everyone hates me. I've tried to ...more

The Importance of Sucking At Life

Failure, by its very existence, is as important to life as success, for without one, the other means nothing....more
I so wish I would've known all this stuff so many years before I learned it. Yes, you can do ...more

Midlife: Between Youth and Old Age

You think about things. You think about how your grandmother was younger than you when you were born. How your mother was younger than you when you had your first baby. How much of your life is behind you, at 52. Most of the big events — the wedding, the births of your children, their college graduations — those things are done. ...more
A beautiful read. Thank you for this.more

Maternity Style - Kelly Rowland Still Working Out

Kelly Rowland is now in her third trimester of pregnancy, but she is still working out, and keeping fit. Wow, what dedication, I need some of that! ...more

Daddy Time - TeeBillz Spends Quality Time With His Children in LA

Teebillz has proved yesterday that while they may be apart, his wife of just a few months remains his #1 woman. TeeBillz is visiting his children by another woman in LA and is spending most of the school summer break with the kids who are both less than 10.The proud and happy father has been sharing pictures with the children on Instagram. See some of them below.. ....more

Widows Open Up on Their Sex Life And How They Cope

The perception that a widow doesn’t and shouldn’t have a sexual need lies in the minds of the ignorant. The urge is there, stronger, deeper and certainly more intense. Punch asked a few widows what their experience has been like.53-year-old school teacher, Getrude Oyetayo said she had had to battle with the issue of loneliness since her husband, Williams, passed on five years ago ....more

Facebook Page Shares Pastor Chris And Anita Oyakhilome's Divorce Update

The Facebook page that initially brought to light the issues between Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and Pastor Anita has become operational again. Their stated aim is to reconcile the couple and prevent divorce, but it seems bridges can no more be mended. The message below was posted a week before the news about Pastor Anita filing for divorce emerged ....more

A Powerful Irony

Dearest Pepe, This week you’ve been on my heart minute to minute as the anniversary of our final kiss has loomed large. Flashes of the last week we shared as husband and wife have been spontaneously popping into my head with surprising clarity. There is no rhyme or reason to these recollections, and the bittersweetness of memory has both plagued and comforted me as the anniversary of your death has arrived with its usual inevitability There are still times when your physical absence takes my breath away ....more

Murals

From Architectural Digest: A 1970s Twigs reproduction of Dufour’s circa-1814 Monuments of Paris scenic panoramic lines Andrea Anson’s double parlor in Manhattan. The design illustrates some of the French capital’s notable landmarks—yet all stand on the banks of the Seine, which is impossible in some cases, given their actual locations. Scenic panoramics were meant to be evocative rather than accurate ....more

Omoni Oboli at the Being Mrs. Elliot Official Movie Premiere

Omoni Oboli had gotten some flack for her choice of outfit to the presidential screening of her debut directiorial effort, a romantic comedy titled, Being Mrs. Elliot. But for the official movie premiere, the actress, mother and director can't be faulted.Her white gown cannot be faulted, figure hugging but modest at the same time with a beaded asymmetric neckline ....more

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home is the debut thriller of Maryland author Amy Schisler. In striking contrast to the quaintness of the Eastern Shore where the story is set, the book deals with corruption and crime in government circles, particularly the scourge of human trafficking. The heroine, Susan O'Neil, finds two small children picking through her garbage for food ....more

The Duping of Bogie and Bacall

From the Intercollegiate Review: Unbelievable as it may seem, Lauren Bacall later said that as she and Bogie and the others flew to Washington, they did not know that most of the unfriendlies called to testify were secretly members of the Communist Party. “We didn’t realize until much later,” she admitted, “that we were being used to some degree by the Unfriendly Ten.” She conceded that they had been foolishly naïve, headstrong, emotional, and that they had hastily strolled into something “we knew nothing about.”Most members of the Committee for the First Amendment felt that way. The group fell silent, withered, and died ....more