Remember when Charlize Theron won the Academy Award for Monster? She transformed herself into a female serial killer, which included drastic physical changes, and she was amazing in the role. No disrespect to her and her acting ability, but there’s an unspoken rule that actors who radically alter their appearance for a role are more…

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There’s a famous story about Albert Einstein in which he explains his theory of relativity to his secretary. When she asked him what it was, he said, “When you sit with a pretty girl for two hours, you think it’s only a minute, but when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you…

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Whenever I’m scrolling through Instagram, I invariably come across an influencer who’s promoting a healthy lifestyle. Most of her photos consist of some variation of her with perfectly toned abs and a glass of green juice – or some other kind of liquid meal – in her hand. (Inevitably followed by a picture of her…

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Biscuits and Cookies with Fruit

A few weeks ago, I pulled out my food dehydrator from the back of my closet, dusted it off, and started making some raw food dishes. In case you’re wondering what a dehydrator is, it’s a piece of equipment that “cooks” your food at a very low temperature in order to preserve its nutrients. You…

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A few weeks ago, I had my first colonoscopy. (In case you’re tempted to not click on “Read More,” I promise not to go into the gory details and I promise you that there’s a point to this story.) Since I turned 50 last fall, it was time to bite the bullet and schedule it.…

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The other day I randomly came across the music video for Blondie’s “Heart of Glass.” The very first thing I noticed – other than how great that song is – was how stunningly beautiful Debbie Harry was. I had to look her up and see what she’s doing now, so I Googled her. A slew…

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My daughters and I watched the movie Tootsie the other night, and Jessica Lange – the romantic lead, who I have no doubt was chosen because of how beautiful she is – looked downright matronly compared to today’s standards. She wasn’t ripped, her arms weren’t sculpted, her ass wasn’t tight and toned. It made me…

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Last week, I totally lost it. I came home from the grocery store to unload my bags in a kitchen I had just cleaned an hour ago, in response to the mess that was apparently made after I went to sleep the night before. Instead of the clean kitchen I was expecting, however, I was…

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Have you ever found yourself arguing with one of your children, only to realize later how stupid and pointless it was? “You need to clean your room.” “I don’t want to clean my room.” “But you need to, because I need some help around here.” “I’m tired, and I don’t feel like it.” “Well I’m…

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I love Halloween. And I mean I love it. Ask my daughters — they’ll tell you. I love dressing up, I love trick-or-treating, and I adore binge watching scary movies. Unfortunately, I also used to love binge eating Halloween candy. During the weeks leading up to the holiday, I used to be torn between vowing…

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