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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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Health Reads Part II: You feel how you eat

Continued from Part I: Gutbliss: A 10-Day Plan to Ban Bloat, Flush Toxins, and Dump your Digestive Baggage by Dr. Robynne Chutkan This was the book that started it all for me. The reason I got started looking into solving and perfecting my health was because I had such a messed up GI system. Terrible […]

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Health Reads Part I: Every woman should read…

To quote an awesome movie: If you haven’t got your health, then you haven’t got anything. – Count Rugen from The Princess Bride Over the past three years or so, I started paying attention to my health and started asking questions. Lots of questions. And as is my way (because I’m basically an American, muggle version […]

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Certainly Not News: Practical Advice Because Sometimes, Life Sucks.

I’m not going to do one of those annoying, cryptic updates where I say that I’m upset and “you” know who you are and why. I’m not 13. But I will give some general advice to people who encounter others having a hard time. We all know that sometimes life sucks. Be it “just one of […]

What do you give the President who has everything?

The Story: Obama Keeping Low Profile on  53rd Birthday  But really, this is the story: On Friday, President Obama took questions at a press conference and after he was asked about something related to, ya know, the state of his country, Pres. Obama said, “I thought that you guys were going to ask me how I was […]

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Over Labeled

The Story: Food Fight Builds as U.S. Regulators Weigh ‘added sugar’ label Sugar is everywhere and now regulars (the FDA) are considering making an additional requirement of food companies to add a label on their packages of foods containing “added sugar.” My take: Sigh. Go to your pantry, pick up a box or a can […]

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It’s not every day someone will pay you to tell them they’re stupid

The Story: TSA offering cash for ideas to speed up screening lines The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) admits that their lines are too long and that sucks for travelers (my words not theirs). So much so, they’re offering $15,000 to anyone who can come up with a good enough idea to fix their problem. The challenge, […]

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