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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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8 Tips to Help You Stop Being Defensive

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UPDATED April 26, 2018 Last week I looked over some old press clippings about myself from 10 years ago, profiles in places like the New York Times and Chicago Tribune. The articles talked about me in the context of the release of my first…

Dating After Divorce: How Soon is Too Soon?

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UPDATED April 26, 2018 Does dating immediately after divorce mean you're on the rebound? Or have you really moved on and are ready to explore new possibilities? Is there such a thing as the perfect moment to start dating again? The most…
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Should You Stay or Should You Leave Your Relationship?

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UPDATED April 20th, 2018 If you are asking yourself whether or not you should leave your relationship, that in itself should be a red flag. But breaking up isn’t so simple, especially if you have kids. Asking your friends for advice…

Perk Up: 10 Unexpected Ways to Get Your Breasts Back After Baby

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UPDATED April 16th, 2018 Pregnancy is a time of major changes in a woman’s physique, from the rise and fall of different hormones, to the rise and fall of a woman’s breasts. Whether or not you choose to breastfeed, pregnancy alone will…
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A Latina's Journey to Bulimia and Back

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UPDATED March 26th, 2018 When I was 16, I was a straight-A student, but I was also a wallflower and extremely shy. I lacked self-confidence and didn't like my looks. Books became my best friends. One day a peer told me I better watch my thighs.…
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How to Handle Passive-Aggressive Emails

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Whoever started that tidbit about how emails shouldn’t be read into was outright lying. Emails are made of words. And words are fully loaded with meaning. You can twist them around. Toss them. Fast-pitch a strike with…
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Words Can and Do Hurt: Tips to Handle Name-Calling

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 By now, many of us are aware of the school bus monitor who was teased to tears by boys who posted the video on YouTube. Karen Klein, 68, has received support worldwide, and more than $650,000 has been donated to a…
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Miss Bum Bum Brazil Pageant: Proud of their Booty? Or Pure Exploitation?

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 There are a million and one beauty pageants in Latin America to celebrate Latina beauty. At the tail end of the contest spectrum, there’s the Miss Bum Bum Brazil Pageant, where over 500 candidates from all over Brazil…
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10 Reasons Anastasia Steele From ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is No Role Model

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 I had no intention of reading Fifty Shades of Grey, the novel by E.L. James that has sold 30 million copies in a few months and has been often tagged as “mommy porn” based on its appealed to so-called frustrated…