Domestic Violence: Are We Finally Talking About It?

A few weeks ago, there was a disturbing story in the news about celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who had been photographed in a London restaurant having an argument with her husband Charles Saatchi. In a photo that was widely distributed across the web, he was observed putting his hand around Nigella's throat....more
@ewokmama Me, too. I'm confused by it. more

Domestic Violence: Are We Finally Talking About It?

A few weeks ago, there was a disturbing story in the news about celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who had been photographed in a London restaurant having an argument with her husband Charles Saatchi. In a photo that was widely distributed across the web, he was observed putting his hand around Nigella's throat....more
@LBDDiaries Because it's a form of control. more

Domestic Violence: Are We Finally Talking About It?

A few weeks ago, there was a disturbing story in the news about celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who had been photographed in a London restaurant having an argument with her husband Charles Saatchi. In a photo that was widely distributed across the web, he was observed putting his hand around Nigella's throat....more
@SKirkconnell It's an invasion of privacy - like reading someone's diary. It says more about the ... more

Domestic Violence: Are We Finally Talking About It?

A few weeks ago, there was a disturbing story in the news about celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who had been photographed in a London restaurant having an argument with her husband Charles Saatchi. In a photo that was widely distributed across the web, he was observed putting his hand around Nigella's throat....more
@carolinabeckey Of course, I think we all do. But there's a difference in being snarky and ... more

Flying While Something Other Than Whatever Bigots Think is Acceptable

Recently I got into a Twitter conversation with a friend who lives on the West Coast of the United States and is planning a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend.From couches they could crash along the way, the talk soon turned to race and safety.My friend is Black. And while most major U.S. cities have their minority-friendly zones, the vast spaces between those major cities can sometimes be questionably comfortable for non-white people....more
@remie  @Shannon Also, manners are important and just because the kids in question are playing, ... more

Is It Selfish To Choose A Life Without Prescribed Medications?

Is it really so wrong for someone to choose not to live a life that is extended through prescribed medications? I have asked myself this question many, many times, and I always come back to the same conclusion: I refuse to live my life taking prescription drugs, no matter what the cost. It is my life, after all!...more
I wrote a blog about this awhile back called Valley of the Dolls... It's a dilemma. You have to ... more

15 Hot Summer Reads

Ah, the lazy hazy days of the summer. You'd be hard-pressed to find anything better than chilling out in the shade with a good book, unless it's chilling out with a good book by the pool or on the beach. But what books should you throw in your summer tote bag? We've got your answers right here. ...more
 @After the Bubbly Congratulations. I look forward to reading it. more

15 Hot Summer Reads

Ah, the lazy hazy days of the summer. You'd be hard-pressed to find anything better than chilling out in the shade with a good book, unless it's chilling out with a good book by the pool or on the beach. But what books should you throw in your summer tote bag? We've got your answers right here. ...more
Can't wait. I've seen a couple of them making the rounds. Just startedTen Thousand Saints by ... more

Announcing Martha Stewart as Featured Keynote Speaker at BlogHer '12

BlogHer '12 is shaping up to be our most exciting event yet, due in no small part to being able to announce today that the Lunch Keynote Speaker on Friday, August 3 will be none other than ... Martha Stewart!...more
This is fantastic.   more

Do You Worry About the Lyrics Your Kids Are Singing?

I was at a kid’s party and "Teenage Dream" came on the Sirius XM pop station. Surveying the room, the seven-year-olds were singing let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans as free and easy as the Spongebob Squarepants theme. One of the mom’s was outraged by the overt sexual nature of the lyrics. “This music is entirely inappropriate,” she said, her face contorted with judgment, as if the kids not only understood the machinations of baby-making and the implications of pubescent lust, they were colluding with Katy Perry’s fantasy to have the same happen to them....more
Kids only get suspicious of the content when we're appalled, then it only fuels their curiosity. ... more