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

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

Everything and a Happy Ending

  The world can be an uncertain and scary place, even more so lately for many people that I know. It’s easy to fall into the pattern of self-fulfilling pessimism, especially when the world seems to be conspiring against even it’s own best interests. I don’t like making resolutions, but one promise I’ve made to … 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

Helping Our Water Babies Grow Olympic-Sized Dreams #LetsPowerTheirDreams

*This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. Our family is filled with girls, from babies to teens, and every one of them has turned out to be a water nymph. Nightly baths that stretch into soggy playtime adventures involving every toy they own are usually the only way to calm them down before bed. And … Read more

Give Dad a Wild New World With Samsung Gear VR

**The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free I’ve been fascinated by the possibilities of virtual reality since childhood, the science fiction books I read helping to spin wild fantasies of breathtaking virtual worlds limited only by my ability … Read more

Create Your Own Romantic Floral Topiary

Fresh flowers are one of my passions in life. They make me feel like a decadently pampered Victorian lady, surrounded by boisterous bouquets, stunning stems and divinely scented nosegays. My dream is to one day have entire fields teeming with a wild array of blooms, ready to be snipped at a moments notice. Or perhaps … Read more