What to Expect After You Walk Away From a Problem Person

If you have a person in your life that is toxic or is the cause of major problems, one of the hardest things you may have to do is to walk away from the relationship....more
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Who's Holding Women Back at Work? It's Not Men

When women speak up in the workplace, they are viewed in a negative light—that is, when they're not interrupted by men first—according to a new piece in the New York Times....more

Why the Best Life Advice to My Teenage Self Was "Learn to Love It"

I fell into bed. Knees aching, head sore from where I had smacked it on the pavement earlier in the day. I had no idea how I was going to make it through another day of this. I could just give up. No need to put my body through this. ...more

I Am Charlie Hebdo... Or Maybe I'm Ahmed Merabet

On January 7th, 2015 the world froze in terror as reports of the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris came to light. Three gunmen, enraged at the satirical magazine's various depictions of Islam in their publications, took their revenge and murdered twelve people. In the days since the world has spoken from either side of the controversy. For many, this killing was not only an attack on innocent people but an attack on freedom of speech and journalism as a whole....more
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I'm Going to Try to Be More "Normal" In My Fifties

Johnny Depp, who really should call me, once said normal people are the most fascinating people, because he finds them the weirdest of all. I completely agree with that, which incidentally means Johnny Depp and I should mate, often and ardently, and did I mention he really should call me? Image: LaVladina...more
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What's on Your Midlife Bucket List?

I’m not going to live forever. You might be reading this and thinking “duh,” but those six words are hard to type. Like many people, I don’t like to think about my own mortality. It’s funny how we’re so reluctant to think about death because nobody lives forever … unless you’re a Cullen....more
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3 Approaches for How to Organize Your Closet

It's January, and you're revved on resolutions, right? You're going to get organized and save money and be green and not buy anything off the clearance rack! I applaud you, inspired person! Let my mistakes be your helping guide....more
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Can You Be Happy After Infertility if You Don't Have Children?

I've been thinking the last few days about those very early days of learning we will have a life without children. First, infertility, then childlessness. I remember those days, even though they were many years ago. I felt as if I had been slammed into a brick wall. ...more
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Let's Uphold Freedom of the Press for Charlie Hebdo

When I was in journalism school, I had a professor who told us that whatever we did as journalists, we always had to be honest and play by our profession’s ethics. But more importantly, he told us, we had to play by our own personal ethics. The media has the power to make or break someone’s career. Words written in the media, much like words written on the Internet, last forever. Whatever we did, we needed to act with integrity....more

Can I Leave My Dog's Poop in My Neighbor's Garbage?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,Whenever I take my dog for a walk, he inevitably poops after about 10 minutes....more
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