Taking Turns: Stories From HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371

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The first cases of AIDS began appearing in 1981. The disease, which at the beginning seemed to infect only gay men, was met with stony silence and active derision by our lords and overseers. Then-president Ronald Reagan refused to acknowledge the outbreak, though his staff and supporters spoke loud and clear.  Pat Buchanan, his communications … Read more

Wrecked

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I don’t think it’s exaggerating to say that college sexual assault has reached epidemic levels in the US. The ridiculous bureaucracy with which it’s often dealt is no doubt a contributing factor. However, it’s also a complex tangle of patriarchal ideas, well-meaning but sometimes misguided advocates, survivor guilt, and lack of effective education. On the … Read more

The Lotterys Plus One

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The Lotterys Plus One is one of the most delightful books I’ve encountered in quite some time. Within a few pages I was openly grinning and giggling out loud. Aimed at 8-12 year-olds, I have to say I can think of some adults who could benefit from reading it as well. This is the story … Read more

Sweet Playtime Gifts for Girls!

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I love these magical dress up sets and girly diary kits that promote creativity and imagination! Quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12. SmitCo LLC has several different diaries with lock and keys and diary sets for girls in Emoji and Diva themes, as well as several different nail art sets to provide … Read more

Google Chromecast Audio

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Perhaps I grew up watching too many movies, but I like to have my own personal soundtrack running throughout my day. There are very few occasions I’ve found that can’t be enhanced with the perfectly chosen song. Between the internet and so many cutting edge tech devices, it’s easier than ever to amass vast music … Read more

My Little Pony 3DLIGHTFX

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3DLIGHTFX are no mere traditional nightlights, unless your nightlight has been downing a combination of energy drinks and steroids. These are much larger than you might expect from looking at the photos. They use fully sculpted, dimensional character heads paired with background stickers to make them pop out of the wall into a magical room … Read more

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland New Slip-Cased Edition

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Arcturus Publishing offers a gorgeous line of illustrated and slip-cased editions of classic works and children’s books. Encompassing titles such as The Wizard of Oz, The Art of War and Gray’s Anatomy and including authors like Oscar Wilde, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen and H.P. Lovecraft, this is a truly magnificent collection as well as an … Read more

Where The Day Takes You with prAna #loveprAna

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** I have received free items and/or payment in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions. We live in strange times. We have the privilege and the ability to find products from all over the world and to know and care about where and how they are made. Such abundance can be a blessing and … Read more

Give The Gift of Books With BOTM!

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This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I think it’s no secret by now that I have a deep and abiding love affair with books. I’ve written entire essays detailing my affection for the written word. My house could rival many city … Read more

Coobie Seamless Bra Giveaway! Ends 12/15

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Bras can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. And, weirdly, sometimes both at once! They keep you supported and keep your cleavage looking perky but they can also dig painfully into your shoulders, leave lines etched into your body where no lines should be and are often the source of endless readjusting and … Read more