Health

Fat Shaming: Time To End Open Season On Fat People

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April 8, 2014
Fat Shaming

Believe me, I know very well how those who aren’t obese feel about us fat people. We’re lazy, stupid, unmotivated, slovenly, ignorant, and ugly. And that’s on a good day.
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Not A Bad Way To Go

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April 2, 2014
Not A Bad Way To Go

No sooner had they reached the “to you” part of the song when the guest of honor dropped dead in the cake.
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I’m Just Fat–Yippee!

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1
March 25, 2014
I'm fat not sick

I left her office with the number of the Breast Center I had to call for an ultrasound-I had my goddamn funeral dress picked out.
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The Dark Side Of Processed Foods

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March 18, 2014
dark side of processed foods

My parents went out for dinner with friends most Saturday nights, leaving me home with a Swanson TV dinner. I was in heaven.
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March Madness! Conquer Your Menopause Mood Swings

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March 18, 2014
march madness menopause

If you are speaking with a woman in perimenopause or menopause, “March Madness” is not a game she wants to go into overtime with.
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Increase Your Orgasm With A New Medical Procedure

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March 13, 2014
medical help for orgasm

In addition to improving your sex life, the O-Shot also promises to cure urinary incontinence due to weak pelvic floor muscles.
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Women and Alcohol At Midlife: Part 3

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March 11, 2014
boomers and addiction, alcohol at midlife

You can stop, you promise yourself. And you could. But you don’t really want to.
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The Wisdom Of A Father

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March 5, 2014
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When I grow up I want to be just like my father, and I’m no kid- I’m an adult with a recently past milestone birthday that rhymes with nifty.
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Does Your Child Have A Weight Issue?

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March 4, 2014
Head shot

Mom: “I made a delicious fruit salad for dessert!” Teenage daughter: “Are you telling me I’m fat?”
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How A Body Can Be Better After 50: Ten Things I Know For Sure

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March 3, 2014
looking great at any age

My body fat is half of what it was before I turned 50. My skin is brighter, I have more energy, my digestion is better, I sleep better and I’m in the best shape of my life...
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How To Get Your Aging Parents To Accept More Help

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March 3, 2014
how do you get your elderly parents more help

Plan ahead to take advantage of an upcoming trip to visit parents or other aging relatives. These suggestions can help you make the most of a visit to transition to more help...
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A Must Have Book For Women With Breast Cancer

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March 1, 2014
A must have book for women with breast cancer

From the book’s first poem, in which Myers caustically observes that any book actually titled, “Oh Fuck! I Have Cancer!” would become an instant bestseller, the collection follows the arc of her cancer journey...
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Is Long Term Care Insurance Necessary?

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February 26, 2014
is long term care insurance necessary

No matter your age, long term care is in your future—you should start preparing now.
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Waiting For Our Mammogram Results

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February 25, 2014
Waiting for Mammogram Results

For a moment we are not bitches, anorexics, cougars, or gold diggers, we are simply women that share the same anxieties and concerns... that we might walk out with a new label, breast cancer patient.
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How Do We Take Care Of Our Mothers?

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February 25, 2014
How Do We Take Care of Our Mothers

There was this magical thing called "quality of life," but who knew what that looked like for an elderly woman sliding into dementia? We’re all Elder Experts. Let’s share the wealth. Post your comments please.
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Do I Have Permission To Remarry After You’re Dead?

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February 24, 2014
til death do us part

As my dad used to say, there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. It's best to get things things sorted out.
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When Your Husband Gets Fat

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February 23, 2014
overweight husband, what to do with husband gaining weight, spouse weight gain

I don’t yell “Fatso!” when my beloved enters the room. But I can’t deny that a part of me wants to.
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Women And Alcoholism At Midlife: Part 2

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February 20, 2014
boomers and addiction, alcohol at midlife

I didn’t have a drinking problem. I had an aging problem I solved with drinking.
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Wrinkle Free Skin: 5 Steps

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February 18, 2014
5 steps to wrinkle free skin

Over-scrubbing can break down collagen leading to sagging, or make your skin more vulnerable to bacteria...and really, few things are more annoying than pimples after thirty.
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Prevent Alzheimer’s: Read This Book!

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February 17, 2014
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“100 Simple Things” is a grab bag of advice to follow if you want to stop the big A in its tracks, from the predictable (“Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods”) to the unexpected (“Consider Medical Marijuana.”)
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