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Five Celebrities Who Make Quirky Sexy

November 14, 2011
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I am fairly certain Keith Nelson was my first unconventional crush. He liked art. He worked in a gas station. His best friend was a tomboy. Those things didn’t fly at the American High School. Or really on my list either. But yes, Keith. And did you know, John Hughes fans, that he wrote Some […]

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10 Remakes That Are Better Than the Originals. (Or at Least as Good.)

October 28, 2011
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I tweeted, recently, about how I don’t understand the need for the Footloose remake. The original still works. Sure, it is dated, but that only adds to its appeal. The music is still good, the movie still holds up. Why do we feel the need to mess with a good thing? And that’s when someone […]

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You and Me: A Story of Magic

October 10, 2011

At the surface you may think that this is a story about the 2010 movie Blue Valentine. You may think it’s a story about how Ryan Gosling might just be a little bit perfection. You may think it’s about the power of soul music, the kind that when you hear it you just need to […]

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Ten MORE Books Every Woman Should Read

September 13, 2011

Back in December, I gave you a list of ten books I think that every woman should read. It is, to date, the most successful piece of writing I have ever done on the internet. I still get comments on it; I still get emails about it; I still mentally add books to the list […]

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Find the Perfect Jeans For Your Body Type

July 29, 2011

No body is created equal. We are shaped like apples and pears, like hourglasses and rectangles. Luckily for all of our bodies, jean manufacturers are starting to realize that none of us are created equal, and most brands carry many different styles, cuts, shapes and colors. The perfect pair of jeans for you is out […]

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Our Top Five Celebrities Who NEED Their Facial Hair

July 14, 2011

Sometimes, bad facial hair happens to good people. I mean, come on, does anyone not remember that time Brad Pitt seemed to be growing things inside that frightening mess that was living on top of that lovely face of is. Remember how we all prayed that it was for some role where he was playing […]

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Ten Indie Movies You Need to See Right Now.

June 17, 2011

They are quirky. They are thinky. They are off-beat. They are artsy. They have good soundtracks. But it seems that as indie movies move further into the mainstream, the definition may have changed from what was once thought of as simply “low budget.” While, yes, independent films are typically made with small, small budgets, they […]

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Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

June 8, 2011

Some have rare paintings. Some have priceless jewels.  We have homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. In my house, these are a family treasure. Once a year, my stepmother rolls up her sleeves and makes, easily, thousands of these delicious treats. She puts them in individual containers and freezes them. When guests come over, or the […]

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Don’t Judge a Book By its Movie: When Books Are Better

June 2, 2011

I have to say, I am worried about the film adaptation of The Help. I saw the trailer early this week, and I actually gasped out loud at various scenes as my mind was flooded with the memory of that amazing book. It has been over a year since I devoured that entire novel in […]

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It’s All in the Genes: A Tale of the Pre-Pre-Teenage Girl.

March 24, 2011

My oldest daughter just turned ten this month. There’s a conversation we have, the two of us. It seems to be on lather, rinse, repeat these days. It goes almost exactly like this: “Mommy. I’m fat.” “bfaraksstrtnkaWHA?” “I know I’m fat. You can tell me. I know it’s true.” “Emily. You are NOT fat. You […]

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