My Flabby Friends

Mr. W and I decided to tackle our first building project together. We had been at Cost Plus World Market, my favorite candy store for home décor I covet, when we came across a shelving system that doubled as a full length mirror. It was gorgeous, made of dark wood, and swiveled so you could use the shelves on one side to store all your miscellaneous crap and then turn it around to hide it all while you checked out your appearance on the mirror side. For a clutter monger like me, this was a brilliant way to make my mess look chic....more

Products You Just Can’t Live Without!

Today, more than ever, body image is a huge self-esteem issue for women and girls. We are constantly bombarded with messages about how to be perfect — Get Thin Fast; I Hate My Hair; Surgery-Free Boob Jobs; LongerLegs, Leaner Lines, Sexier Silhouette. Speaking in a recent issue of People magazine, the 23-year-old reality television celebrity and sage adviser Heidi Montag, who underwent 10 plastic surgeries in one day, admitted that she plans to “keep using surgery to make me as perfect as I can be.” And as Heidi knows all too well, beauty isn’t cheap. But even if you don’t have $30K to overhaul yourself in the New Year, AAUW resolves to make you the ideal woman from head to toe in 2010 with a few beauty products you would be loathe to do without....more

Conservative Reaction to Wanda Sykes's "Roast"

Wanda Sykes needs to either give up comedy or else study up on the fine form that was Nipsey Russell's before she attempts to confuse malicious attacks with comedic jabs. Wishing death upon someone simply because they disagree with the current administration isn't funny; it's despicable. Instead of condemnation we get laughter from champagne swillers and a former cocaine user. ...more

I love to laugh.  I think laughter and having a sense of humor are very healing things in our ...more

Musing from a black woman: Barack Obama = African American


I think the discriminations the Italians and Irish got is probably similar to what we see ...more

Gays are Terrorists?

An urban Representative in Oklahoma has just become a national star on the political stage. Sadly, for her of course, is the reason she is such a rising star is because she's also a rising joke. ...more