Man Vs. Food Vs. Social Media

This is a rotten excuse for a human being. His awful attitudes should not be promoted. Please signal boost this and let the Travel Channel know how you feel about Richman’s deplorable behavior.

Turning Up the Knob on Your Humanity

I find that so often these days it’s considered “cool” or “edgy” to be “brutally honest,” which is usually synonymous with being just plain mean. Mean never made the world better. Being fake nice isn’t any good either. Being genuinely kind is the only way.

Laura A. Lord

Photo: Shawn Allen via Flickr Shawn Allen via Flickr

As the person behind Gunmetal Geisha, it’s my pleasure to guest blog here. Please remember, women’s issues are human issues.

Do you roll eyes at so-called inspirational quotes and self-betterment platitudes? I know I do, which means if you don’t, you’re already a step ahead of me in terms of grace. After all, what is it to me if people find themselves uplifted where I might not? I should have the grace to summon neutrality in myself, rather than contempt, when it comes to how others choose to spread what they believe is goodness. And I’m working on it. In fact, I’m working on eliminating all contempt within myself in relation to other people’s tastes and beliefs that differ from my own. As my friend Joshua says, no need to “yuck anyone’s yum.”

Still, you can imagine how I struggled with writing a “messagey” piece…

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Love Does Not Come In a Pill

Oh goody, our very own Bitch Fest Blog!

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke? That’s so yesterday! Or two days ago. Or something. Hell, I don’t know. I hadn’t even seen it previously.

Who cares, though? Here’s what’s important! You can have love, if you just take the Raspberry Ketone Pill!

Let me let you all in on a little secret, in case you didn’t know.

Ketosis is bad for you. Diabetics try to avoid ketosis.

Ketosis is hard on your kidneys.

This product is bullshit.

This doesn’t even try for bullshit pseudoscience. It’s just straight up snake oil.

Anyway, thanks for inviting me to bitch!