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I Really, Really Hate the Word “Flattering”

To me, the word flattering should mean “what I personally feel looks best on me, based on my own personal standards for my appearance.” Unfortunately, in our thin-obsessed fashion world, it has become code for “smaller.” I hate -- like, really, really, R ...

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How to Crochet a DIY Snuffle Mat for Your Dog

(This post may contain affiliate links.) Have you heard of snuffle mats? I hadn't until recently, when Wesley started his obedience class. It's a mat that has strips of fabric coming out of it, like a long shag rug. You toss treats into it, and the ide ...

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Loving My Difficult Dog

I adore my little chihuahua, Wesley. But he is not an easy dog. He came to me in a way that let me know he wouldn't be simple. He was malnourished, unneutered (at an estimated 9 years old), had a skin problem and a heart condition, and he had been aban ...

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Why I’m Not Wearing My Pussy Hat This Year

Last year, hundreds of thousands of people came together to march against Trump. Unfortunately, I had some sort of plague-like cold, so I was not among them, but I watched the events unfold from under a fuzzy blanket on social media. One of the symbols o ...

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Let’s (Not) Talk About Trump’s Weight

I really don’t like having to defend anything about Donald Trump. Look what you’ve made me do. It came out that “President” Trump, following a physical, is supposedly 6'3" and 239 pounds. Why we are supposed to care about this, I don’t know (actually I d ...

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Things I Will Never Say About Food

Our culture has a pretty messed-up attitude toward food. That's not really up for debate, as the evidence is everywhere. Diet culture is rampant, and many culturally-acceptable things that get said about eating, not eating, exercising, weight, and so fort ...

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I’m Just Here for the Savasana

How many yoga classes a week are too many? I'm asking for a friend. OK, I'm kidding. But I have become a little bit obsessed with yoga lately. Now, I don't want to come across as the type of person who will tell you that it will fix everything from ...

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Keep Your Body Issues Away From My Dog

I briefly mentioned Wesley, my foster chihuahua, awhile back in a general post about life. Since then, I have officially adopted him and we're very happy together. What I'm not happy about, however, is the comments I get from strangers about his body. ...

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More Fact-Based Shows, Please

I've been obsessed for a little while now with the show Adam Ruins Everything. If you've never watched it, you should. The premise is basically to use experts and factual sources to debunk commonly-held misconceptions. They've tackled a lot of topics, lik ...