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The Story: Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes rates fuel national health crisis If the data from this story is accurate, half of American adults suffer from “pre-diabetes” or diabetes. And this is a major factor in healthcare costs and overall well-being of our population. My take:  or Two things that are wrong with this article A) “Pre-diabetes” is not […]

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My Gift to Pres. Obama

The Story: Obama’s Speech on ISIS, in Plain English Please click the link above and read. I can’t say it better than The Atlantic in this case. In short, our Commander in Chief, the person to whom our entire nation looks to for strength and leadership responded to a serious threat to our nation with a high […]

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Not News: “As a woman…”

The phrase “as a woman” rarely  escapes my lips. I don’t like it. I don’t understand it. I can’t understand why people, women, say it. A) It’s redundant. If you are a woman, how else can you experience or perceive something? I’m not a man, so I can’t perceive or experience things as a man. […]

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1 Million Reasons Birth Control Should Grow On Trees

The Story: GOP Senate hopefuls favor over-the-counter birth control Currently, you can only purchase “The Pill” if you have a prescription from your doctor – with the exception of Plan B, which is an “emergency” contraceptive. (Really Plan B is a super concentrated version of The Pill – so it’s basically the same thing as […]

Sometimes I Wish I Didn’t Give A Damn: ISIS, HAMAS & Extreme Islam

The Stories: Palmira Silva, 82, beheaded in London Garden It’s pretty much all in the headline – a little old lady had her head hacked off. Some news comes out faster than others.  Rotherham child abuse scandal: 1,400 children exploited, report finds This one takes a little more digging – how could this possibly happen […]

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Not News: The Perfect Handbag

Remember the show Caroline in the City from the 90’s? It was about cartoonist living in New York (why is always New York!?!) and has hijinks ensue.  Any way – there was one episode where Caroline, played by Lea Thompson (who I LOVED from Back to the Future), damaged her favorite pair of black pumps. The […]

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Annie Get Your Gun

The Story: 9-Year-Old Competitive Shooter, Dad Weigh in on Gun Range Accident (video) Based on: Accidental Fatal Shooting of Gun Instructor by 9-Year-Old Girl Sparks Debate Most everyone has heard about the terribly sad event – and seen the video – of a young girl firing a machine gun and accidentally killing her instructor. But, […]

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Health Reads Part IV: Work smarter, not longer

Continued from Part III: Body by Science: A Research-Based Program for Strength Training, Body Building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week by Dr. Doug mcGuff and John Little I used to love to work out. Really I did. I found it cathartic, energizing, fun and empowering. Two mornings a week you’d find me […]

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Call the Beygency – Beyonce is Overrated and a Bad Role Model

There I said it. This will be me in about 10 seconds: Can she sing? Can she dance? Does she have a style and voice all her own? Is she a loving daughter, wife, sister and mom? Is she an incredibly savvy and successful business woman? Does she portray sexual acts that should be within […]

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Health Reads Part III: Epigenetics will blow your mind

Continued from Part II: The Better Baby Book: How to Have a Healthier, Smarter, Happier Baby by Dr. Lana Asprey and Dave Asprey Before I get too far into this book allow me to set the record completely straight: I am not pregnant. I have no immediate plans to become pregnant. And if I were, […]

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