Wear Red Tomorrow to Raise Awareness for Women's Heart Health

Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness on women's heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and it disproportionally kills more women than men. A few of the editors at BlogHer threw on some of our favourite red things and listed out ways that we're taking care of our hearts this February. We'd love for you to join along. Just (1) post a picture of yourself wearing something red on your blog or your favourite social media site, (2) say a few words about what you do to protect your heart health, and (3) come here and leave a link to the post in the comment section. ...more
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CVS to Stop Selling Cigarettes This Year

CVS announced this morning that it will stop selling cigarettes in its 7,600 pharmacies across America by October 1, 2014, stating that the selling of cigarettes is "inconsistent with our purpose" as a health care product store. ...more
Call me a cynic, but they have to deal with more regulations, red tape, and taxes selling ...more

The Delicate Act of Reaching Out

The sad irony — in an O. Henry sort of way — is that I had set aside work on the family tree project for four months to finish a deadline....more

Researchers are Stunned that Infertility is Stressful

US News and World Report covered a study last week that found that women who don’t have a child after fertility treatments (adoption wasn’t mentioned, and I don’t think it was specifically tracked within the context of this study*) are three times more likely to divorce than women who do....more

5 Things You Can Be Doing Right Now to Take Care of Your Heart

Today kicks off National Heart Health Awareness Month, in fact, today is the 50th anniversary of this program.  Plus Friday is Go Red for Women to specifically raise awareness for women's heart health. ...more


On days when I miss my grandmother, I say fuck the calories and buy two onion rolls and a Canfield’s Diet Chocolate Fudge soda. I slice them open, buttering the inside, and eat them in huge bites....more


My aunt died....more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your February 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

Kay Jewelers Adoption Advertisment

We’re watching Scott Pilgrim tonight when a Kay Jewelers commercial comes on… set in an adoption agency. Because isn’t that what adoption is like?...more

479th Friday Blog Roundup

I hate it when brands stop selling a product (or create a “new” and “improved” version that may be new but is certainly not improved, but that is a different story)....more