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Best Christmas Video EVER

This is so me, without the New York Jewish mother bit. Or the red hair and five o’clock shadow. And those outfits, yikes! But, you know, it’s me. I LOVE the tree! I don’t love the mess or the work but I love to have and see and enjoy the tree. And it really does […]

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The Girl Effect

Thanks to Megan Heuter and her blog Because I Played Sports, I finally saw this incredible advocacy campaign called the Girl Effect. In Kenya, 1.6 million girls are high school dropouts. If they could finish their secondary education, they would make 30% more money – and contribute $3.2 billion to the Kenyan economy every year. […]

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What the In-Laws Left at Our House

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Roasted Almonds 3 lb can of Planter’s Peanuts Almost an entire box of Zone bars in my fave two flavors 2 packages waffle-press cookies (taste like ice cream cones) 2 lb bag of Simply Naked pita chips Harry & David pepper and onion relish (to be poured over cream cheese and eaten with pita chips, […]

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Female Grandmasters and MMA Fighters: Dana White Channels Pat Robertson

Skip straight to 4:25 on this video to hear the shocking part. Dana White is lighting up a tiny bit of press (why not a helluva lot more??) with his recent answer to the question: “Do you think you’ll do a female season of Ultimate Fighter?” “Here’s the thing,” Dana says, and we all wait […]

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Avatar: Aliens plus Strong Women, Sign Me Up

Anyone can tell you that I’m not a huge movie buff, so when one catches my attention it’s a standout. I love sci fi, drama, and most especially strong female characters (surprise!). Avatar is crammed with cliches and I can tell you right now how it’s going to end but I don’t even care. I […]

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Elizabeth Lambert, Part 2

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The Elizabeth Lambert story has captured tremendous mainstream attention and generated some good conversation (and some garbage, of course). After posting my own response, reading widely and talking intently about the video, I believe that there are two really helpful questions we should be centering our discussion around: In this hypercompetitive society, what do we […]

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My Birthday Month Wish List

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November is my birthday: all Glowbird (that’s my Twitter name), all the time. I even have a hashtag that has nothing to do with mustaches or writing novels: My hashtag is #nanoglomo, and it stands for National November is Glowbird’s [Birthday] Month. It can be affixed to your tweets as you discuss your plans; that […]

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Halloween Toes

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Boys, I’m not even going to apologize for posting this ’cause I am so rockin‘ the black Halloween toenail polish. I wanted to ask the professionals who applied it if they could add little skulls, or aliens, or Disney princesses, or a swine flu virus molecule or something scary but I figured it would be […]

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Worst Halloween Decor Ever

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It’s not like I expected elegance; I was at the Dollar Store. But these bad girls smacked me in the eyeballs as soon as I walked in and I nearly took a cramp from the pain. Yikes. You know those ugly ceramic masks everyone except for us hung on their wall in the 80’s? Mardi […]

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7 Sports and Hobbies that are Better than Boxing

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Ok, so I did the post about how boxing is better than 11 other sports and hobbies, and I promised to work it the the other way around, too, and several of you rose to the challenge and contributed the material. So I hereby present to you seven (and one honorable mention) sports and hobbies […]

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