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Being Super Girl: Depression in the 21st Century

Ladies, do you ever feel the weight of the world is on your shoulders? We fought for equality for decades, and when we finally achieve it, we experience all the negative emotional stigma attached to it. We as women are supposed to have careers, bear and raise children, be a good friend, a good lover, a dependable professional, and still be what Roseanne Barr terms as the domestic goddess. With these expectations, women are still

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Dear Single Mothers

Dear Single Mothers

Dear Single Mothers, You are superheroes! You don’t need a cape but your superpowers go above and beyond the call of duty. Sleepless nights, followed by a full day of work, topped off with caring for your sweet children. I see you! You are so far from alone. In 2019, statistics show that over 14-million families were led by a single female. That’s 14-million incredible women! The struggles are real; no doubt about that. Especially right now

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Crowning Queens

The world is full of incredible and amazing women! Some are well-known for doing great things, achieving accomplishments, and overcoming some fierce obstacles while many

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New World Through The Pandemic

Technology has seen its wrath this year, with warehouse shutdowns and company adjustments operating through the pandemic COVID-19. Remember back in February 2020 — fear and uncertainty rattled the best of us well-intended individuals — to stay inside, order groceries, with guilt that someone is working for our needs. If you needed to leave the house, you automatically conformed to an exit and return to the home checklist of hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, and reduced

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What Are Communication Skills?

Communication skills are one of those things that are discussed so widely that we sometimes miss the entire point: what are communication skills, anyway? Are they the ability to get what you want from other people? Are they talking endlessly about your feelings? Do good communication skills make someone else feel valued and appreciated? Is it turning a stressful conversation into a pleasant, enjoyable conversation?  The answer is that communication skills factor into all of the above.

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How Do You Know You’re Communicating Effectively?

Everybody wants to be heard and acknowledged by the people around them, whether those people are their boss, their colleagues, their family, their friends, or their significant other. This is a basic cornerstone of the human experience. We crave connection with each other, and the way that we navigate that is through effective communication. But how can you tell whether or not the communication strategies you typically use are effective? How do you know when

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Depression is No Laughing Matter

If it weren’t for my sense of humor, depression would have killed me decades ago. To simplify things, let’s say that there are two kinds of depression: situational depression (brought on by a recent event), and clinical depression (chock-full of lots of other items). Everyone gets onboarded to situational depression throughout their lifetime; it’s natural, and to be expected, when someone dies, a relationship ends, or you discover that you’ve already finished off that box

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Sex at 50

Sex at Fifty

Sure, when you are in your twenties, it’s all about how many times and how quickly you can reach your climax. As you age, your sexual styles and needs change; like it or not. While some may find it a bit uncomfortable accepting change, it doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. Think of your sexual needs changing and how they may change for the better. No, I am not talking about Viagra becoming

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Dealing with Ageism: 5 Subtle Strategies that Could Help You Be Your Best Self at Any Age

‘Age is just a number.‘ ‘You are as young or old as you feel.’ ‘Age has nothing to do with what you can achieve in life.’ You hear these and similar truisms being thrown around all the time. If you are twenty, you are probably saying this to your fifty-year-old aunt on her birthday. If you are the aforementioned fifty-year-old aunt, you are probably saying it to yourself every day in an attempt to buoy

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The Misunderstanding of Turning Fifty

Have you noticed or heard of how many women feel as though they have lost it all at fifty? It starts a few months before turning fifty. They get sad and feel as though they no longer have the looks, the energy, or time to do or involve themselves with anything or anyone. What’s wrong with these women? As someone who is over the threshold of fifty, I can certainly tell you that life is

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Killing it in The Kitchen

Some of you may already have all of the awesome kitchen skills and knowledge passed down through family and friends. Others learned through hands-on experience

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Intersectional Feminism: Its Meaning and Origins

Although it’s been a popular buzzword for the past few years, not everyone is familiar with this term. Perhaps you’ve heard it in conversation but still don’t entirely understand what it means. Intersectional feminism has been around decades – it was a term created in 1989 by a woman named Kimberle Crenshaw. This American professor, who wrote on it as part of a race theory paper, defined it as the study of different intersecting social identities

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The Difference Between Competition and Obsession and Jealousy

Beginning from early childhood, we’ve all been programmed into entering the game of competing; whether it be in school, the home, relationships, and last but not least competing in the workforce for the almighty dollar! Competition is a healthy emotion, providing it is not escalated to the extreme. It may be perpetuated by your parents; thereby, comparing you to another sibling. Why didn’t you work hard enough to make the track team? Your sister gets

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Relationships and Sex

The funny thing about relationships and sex is that it can sometimes make or break the relationship. Sex, whether anyone wants to admit it or not, is a big part of a relationship. If there’s any slacking going on, most likely someone in the relationship will cheat to fill that void. Everything can be going fine and lovely in a relationship for years, but if the sexual side of the relationship diminishes or dilutes, the

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Don’t Have an Affair

Considering an affair? It makes so much sense. Doesn’t it? Perhaps your marriage or partnership has grown predictably stale. Maybe you’ve gone too long without having impersonal, sterile sex. Adding to your confusion are the attractive coworkers, charming store clerks, and chiseled personal trainers that have you making unnecessary errand runs and volunteering for extra shifts. Does any of this sound familiar? If so, welcome to marriage. Under the worst conditions, an affair won’t fill

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Redefining Life in 2020

Redefining Life In 2020

Introduction In the modern age of technology, COVID, and social distancing, many people are re-evaluating their lives. People are setting new priorities, exploring new hobbies, and experiencing the natural world in a new way. This extreme change in how people are living creates many stresses; yet, it also offers an opportunity to redefine who and what we value. Redefining Life through Quarantine Christina Aguilera said, “It’s impossible to redefine yourself and your life overnight.”1 Yet, in

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Being Supergirl

Being Super Girl: Depression in the 21st Century

Ladies, do you ever feel the weight of the world is on your shoulders? We fought for equality for decades, and when we finally achieve it, we experience all the negative emotional stigma attached to it. We as women are supposed to have careers, bear and raise children, be a good friend, a good lover, a dependable professional, and still be what Roseanne Barr terms as the domestic goddess. With these expectations, women are still

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The Importance Of Regular Sex

Understanding The Importance of Regular Sex in Your Relationship

Relationships are about intimacy. Emotional intimacy is, of course, very important. However, many people place so much emphasis on this type of bond that the importance of physical intimacy is nearly forgotten. I’ve learned through personal experience that regular sex is vital in relationships, keeping couples happy, healthy, and close to each other on multiple levels. Here are a few helpful hints to follow. Delight in Fulfilling Each Other’s Needs Regardless of gender, age, or

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Redefining Life in 2020

Redefining Life In 2020

Introduction In the modern age of technology, COVID, and social distancing, many people are re-evaluating their lives. People are setting new priorities, exploring new hobbies,

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Female Friendship Movies That Pass the Bechdel Test

What exactly is the Bechdel test? It’s a way to measure the active representation of well-rounded female characters in a movie. For the flick to pass, it only requires three simple rules: Feature at least two named women in it These women need to talk to each other The conversation needs to be about something besides a man Unfortunately, most movies in Hollywood don’t pass this test. They’re usually filmed from the perspective of the

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The House In Which Women Stay

Flashback to a frilly white apron covered in flour from the bread baking in the oven. Flashback to vacuuming in heels, all smiles when the husband comes home from work. Flashback to putting band-aids on boo-boos and wiping away tears on sticky faces.  Reality Check: This is where the state-of-the-world is leading us. Feminism is in regression.  The pandemic, despite arguments and blame-games, is nobody’s fault. However, what we are allowing it to do to

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The Lens of Age and Time Part 3

If you’ve read the first two parts, of this three-part series, you’ll undoubtedly see a pattern emerging; being that women are amazing, have come a long way, and can do anything. Women today, have more choices than ever before. We’re not bound to stereotypical lifestyles which dictated our paths just a century before. The only limits we have, are the ones we allow to stop us, although some of those obstacles can be tough on

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The Lens of Age and Time Part 2

Have you ever looked in the mirror, and asked yourself, “What the hell am I doing with my life?” The good news is that we all have. Women are especially hard on ourselves, particularly when we feel like we should be further along in life by this point, but aren’t. Rest assured that all women face doubt. But it appears that it manifests differently, depending on which part of our lives we’re in. As though

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The Lens Of Age and Time-Part 1

Moving through the seasons of life can be tricky, frustrating, liberating, and hilarious. Regardless of your personal stats, women have common denominators, linking us together. In this three-part series, we’ll take a look at life, through the lens of age and time. As we age, we’ll face things we never saw coming, and others we did see coming, but could not fend off despite the fact. Living in the 21st Century has been a wild

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Self Defense: Is It Worth Learning?

If I hadn’t studied martial arts and self-defense for many years, I doubt I’d be the person I am today. Taking karate and tai chi classes helped me to learn how to protect myself, assert myself, and be more confident. As have many other martial arts students, I became an advocate for studying it and have taught lessons to groups and individuals. Earlier this year I taught a self-defense course for three sessions to a

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IF you don't play you can't win

If You Don’t Play, You Can’t Win

As a woman who has worn many hats, I am an advocate for women pursuing their visions and dreams. I believe that self-confidence and determination are the keys to success. Too many are held back by the fear of success or listening to negative advice from others. My motto has always been “if you don’t play, you can’t win, and have turned a deaf ear to anyone who has tried to dissuade me from moving

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Cannabis for Menopause

Many women consider “the change,” also known as menopause, to mean a loss of femininity or sexuality. It’s the opposite. Menopause is a chapter that

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I Want to be Thinner

Girls and women alike have been sold a bill of goods. We are nearly force-fed daily doses of propaganda that whispers in our ears, “Want

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Killing it in The Kitchen

Some of you may already have all of the awesome kitchen skills and knowledge passed down through family and friends. Others learned through hands-on experience

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Would I Wear That?

Okay, tell me if this ever happens to you. You are flipping through a magazine, watching TV, walking down the street, or see someone at

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Motivational Podcasts to Light Your Fire

2020 hasn’t been the easiest year to stay motivated in. Motivation is something we all strive towards, but sometimes, being drained mentally and emotionally can make it challenging. Some days, I just wake up tired, frustrated about world events, and void of inspiration. To add insult to injury, the mundane nature of working from home during COVID-19 has us all burned out more than usual. Lucky for us, there’s a secret tool to fostering that

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Communication is the Key to Great Sex!

Many couples wonder how you can make sex fun, sexy, and last. They go through all the trouble in the world buying books, sex toys, and DVD’s, but cannot find the actual answer to having great sex. Some couples may find themselves going crazy trying to figure it out, only to lose themselves in the search process, eventually giving up and the relationship falling apart. So what’s the key to great sex? The bottom line

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Feminism: What It Is & What It Isn’t

According to Britannica, the word Feminism is defined as “the belief in social, economic, and political equality of the sexes. Although largely originating in the West, feminism is manifested worldwide and is represented by various institutions committed to activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests.” Unfortunately, too many people are under the impression that if a woman is a feminist, she hates and loathes men. Many also believe that all feminists are women! Both

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“Put ‘Em Out to Pasture”

Dear ladies over the age of 50, Before you get your knickers in an uproar, I too have hit this age criterion and am pleased to share that I couldn’t feel better about myself. Over the years I have made my mistakes, learned from them, and find my own company far more interesting and entertaining than in my youth. Unfortunately, there is a group of insecure men who are fixated on the numbers and have

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Table Manners from Hell

We’ve trained our dogs and even our cats so now we need to take it to the next level and train our men how to eat properly at the dinner table. For those of you lucky enough to be with a guy who has good table manners, this won’t apply to you; however, consider yourself lucky. I happen to have a problem with men who don’t understand the proper use of eating utensils. There seems

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5 Things Awesome Communicators Do

Can men and women ever really understand each other? I think that they can, but I also think it takes a great deal of effort on both sides. This effort is often squandered in dumb arguments that go nowhere or end up hurting the feelings of all involved. I define “success” in communication as being able to achieve a resolution to an issue while addressing the resulting feelings on both sides. Some people really have

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Simple Ways to Help a Friend Who Is In An Abusive Relationship

If you have a female friend who is in an abusive relationship, you know it is an extremely difficult situation. It’s painful to watch someone you care about suffer, and it can be frustrating to see her voluntarily endure the abuse. While the choice to leave is ultimately up to your friend, there are things you can do to help her along the way. Be Available. In abusive relationships, women are typically forced into physical

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I Want to be Thinner

Girls and women alike have been sold a bill of goods. We are nearly force-fed daily doses of propaganda that whispers in our ears, “Want

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Girlfriend Getaways During a Pandemic

It’s been many months since the pandemic hit and pandemic fatigue is starting to take over. Do you find yourself asking, “Where can I go for a getaway and still be safe?” Are you missing your girlfriends and need a girl’s weekend? It is possible to enjoy a vacation with a few extra precautions. So, get ready for that rejuvenating weekend with your best gal pal because I’m going to give you a few tips

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Five Easy Ways to Build Your Confidence

Most people have a little voice in their heads that occasionally whispers some very critical things in their ears – things that drain self-esteem and flush confidence down the toilet. If your inner jerk is being more vocal than usual, and you find yourself in need of a confidence boost, here are five things you can start doing today that will get you into a better mindset. ​ Learn to Accept a Compliment Sometimes, the

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Ten Riveting Books By Women of Color

Nothing’s better than getting cozy with a hot drink and a good read. But we’re finding that all too often, book stores are filled with white, male authors. Many of us find encounter difficulties when trying to find books written by women of color, which is another frustrating instance of marginalized communities being pushed to the side.  At TWW, we want to honor those valuable and diverse writers – these books are some of the

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Balance Through Scheduling

Introduction A mom has many jobs. Moms scrub floors and nurse scrapped knees all while balancing checkbooks and stocking the pantry. Today’s woman is on the go from the time she wakes up until the time she falls asleep. To help moms and women around the globe create some balance, here are three easy tips that you can incorporate into your life.  Scheduling Create balance through scheduling. Scheduling is an important tool. Teachers send you

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Divorce Survival Kit

Having been through a divorce myself, I know better than to try to convince anyone that divorce is easy. It isn’t. It’s one of the hardest things I’ve endured in my forty-two years. It causes stress for the whole family, obviously for both parents and children, but also potentially for relationships that were forged with in-laws and friends. But I also have a positive message: I survived it, and so can you. Here are some

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The Importance of “Me Time”

I Encourage You To Take Some! “Me Time” turns easily into “We Time” when kids are involved. The bathroom, grocery store, private moments, during phone calls, and in the middle of the most inappropriate times that could exist, your kids will be there. There are insanely beautiful ups that come with those downs and trust me, one day you’ll miss the weirdest things! However, this article is all about you getting that “Me Time”! The

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How Freelancing Can Improve Your Finances During COVID-19

What Is Freelancing & Why Should You Start? Freelancing is about being self-employed and earning your money on a per-job basis usually with a skill you enjoy. This method of earning money includes writing gigs to graphic design work and even renting out your property on Air BnB. Those were just a few ideas to help you better understand your options in freelancing. With the use of technology, you can be your own boss from

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Color Me Beautiful

Well, many, many years ago, when women were aimlessly wandering through the fashion world, someone came up with a fantastic idea to make fashion more exciting, more fun, and more rewarding.  That, someone, was Carole Jackson, and in 1980, she helped to change the way we look at fashion and ourselves. She wrote a book called Color Me Beautiful. On the cover as well as the second page, she writes, “discover your natural beauty through the

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Communicating With Your Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist

As a New York make-up artist, hairstylist, and former model, I can’t express how imperative it is to communicate and express your opinion when having your make-up and hair done for a photoshoot, an event, make-over, or your frequent trip for your cut and color. Do not worry about being offensive or that “this is not your expertise so you’ll leave it up to them.” Regardless of whether you are up to date in fashion,

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How to Overcome Passive-Aggressiveness

If you’re not sure that you’ve ever dealt with a passive-aggressive person, one of these scenarios may sound familiar: You: “Friend, can I borrow your car tomorrow morning?” Friend: “Well, I kind of need it for myself, but I guess you can borrow it. Do you need me to fill the gas tank?” Or: Husband: (Returns home late from work and hasn’t texted wife all day) “Hi…why are you so quiet?” Wife: (Rolls her eyes

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Discrimination: It Still Happens

Ladies: Have you ever been to a store where the staff looks at you as if you are some strange being from another planet? Do they make comments which make you feel like less than a human being? It happens more often than you might think. Facebook hosts all sorts of videos that teach morals about treating one another fairly, which have been called fake, non-realistic, and other negative labels. While these stories might seem

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Killing it in The Kitchen

Some of you may already have all of the awesome kitchen skills and knowledge passed down through family and friends. Others learned through hands-on experience and training in a class or restaurant. However, not all of us have a kitchen guide (you know the one that has the crazy secret knowledge you didn’t even realize existed) to pass anything down to us. Even for some of us who DO have one, it doesn’t mean they’re

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Would I Wear That?

Okay, tell me if this ever happens to you. You are flipping through a magazine, watching TV, walking down the street, or see someone at work, and you catch yourself gazing at their whole outfit thinking how well it is put together. Or you are drawn to a part of their outfit, like a necklace, scarf, belt, the shoes and you think how cool, how great looking, how different the item is. Then after a

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Can Fashion Be Compared to Real Estate?

Hey, what is the mantra of real estate? It is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. That is a good philosophy and is useful in a variety of areas — where you work, your favorite restaurant, shopping, sex, and, oh yes, fashion!!! Think about it. Where you put what you wear can make or break your appearance. Let’s talk about this, shall we? Location is important. Now, if you are a tall, lanky, perfectly aligned model type, you

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Dear Single Mothers

Dear Single Mothers, You are superheroes! You don’t need a cape but your superpowers go above and beyond the call of duty. Sleepless nights, followed

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Cannabis for Menopause

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Women’s Hygiene: True Care For Your Fancy Bit

Our lady parts are known by many names, but regardless of what you may call it, the vagina needs special care. A healthy vagina is a happy vagina! (Yes, I just said that!!)  When was the last time you took a walk down the feminine hygiene products aisle? And, I mean look at the massive amount of products out there for a woman’s fancy bit. We don’t need all of that mess in our life,

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Cannabis for Menopause

Many women consider “the change,” also known as menopause, to mean a loss of femininity or sexuality. It’s the opposite. Menopause is a chapter that no woman can avoid, and it’s normal to dread it, especially with the ageist stigma surrounding it. Many women feel like when they get older, they become invisible to society. But instead of our womanhood fading away, it’s a reminder that you’re a champion. It’s an empowering new token of

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Ho’ oponopono: The Practice of Forgiveness and Self-Healing

Ho’ oponopono, pronounced Ho-po-op-pon-no, is an ancient spiritual practice, that is indicative of those living in Hawaii but originated from the Polynesian islands, of the South Pacific.  Formally, a carefully guarded secret, Ho’opnopono (Huna) was a traditional form of “cleansing” only administrated by spiritual shamanism. Used once only by kahuna Lapa ‘au Kahea, one who heals with words and chants, now centuries later, the practice is available for all to share!  So why should we do it?

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Understanding Self Intimacy: Breaking the Stigma of Female Masturbation

The female orgasm is a magical unicorn. It lasts longer than its male counterpart, and don’t necessarily have a recovery period like men, allowing for multiple, rolling orgasms that feel earth-shattering. But even through these orgasmic blessings, many women haven’t discovered the untapped potential of their bodies. Masturbation reduces stress, increases confidence, and helps you get to know your body better. Unfortunately, the female orgasm has been badly neglected by both society and the media.

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I Want to be Thinner

Girls and women alike have been sold a bill of goods. We are nearly force-fed daily doses of propaganda that whispers in our ears, “Want to know how to make guys want you? Easy – lose weight!” When we take in this propaganda without filtering it first for both suitability and truthfulness, we get two messages – “guys want thin women” and “getting guys to want you is the most important goal”. While neither of

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Self Care During an Emotional Crisis

It happens to the best of us; you’re hit with something you never thought you’d have to deal with, even if you knew that you’d have to deal with it. This can be the death of a parent, spouse, or close friend; a breakup, a job loss, the demise of a pet, or just an accumulation of all the stuff that’s wrong with the world that settles directly onto your shoulders. The result is crippling

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Nip, Tuck And The Needle

As a well-known makeup artist and beauty author, I’ve received numerous requests to write an article regarding nip, tuck, and the needle. Let me begin by stating that I wholeheartedly endorse plastic surgery and injections, provided they are kept in perspective. Without mentioning names, we all know who has gone overboard. They’ve walked away looking like a cartoon character, or in extreme cases, unrecognizable. If going under the knife or having your fix of injections

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Don’t Have an Affair

Considering an affair? It makes so much sense. Doesn’t it? Perhaps your marriage or partnership has grown predictably stale. Maybe you’ve gone too long without

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Sex at Fifty

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Dear Single Mothers, You are superheroes! You don’t need a cape but your superpowers go above and beyond the call of duty. Sleepless nights, followed