Lisa Davis was gracious enough to have me as her guest on It’s Your Health Radio for the next two weeks. We are going to be discussing some provocative and uplifting topics that I am hope you will enjoy and connect with!
By: Mia Bencivenga
Now that Kim Kardashian’s behemoth of a wedding has concluded, one would think that we, the common folk, would be given a brief reprieve from the constant barrage of magazine covers and E! News specials featuring nothing but the aforementioned family.
However, it seems that the head honcho running things upstairs has one heckuva sense of humor, and so, the endless flow of pointless information continues to trickle down into our everyday lives, clogging up our smart phones with its drudgery.
Point being; the Kardashian clan is not going away. Not for a long, long time. So, instead of fighting them, I’ve decided to simply act as a guide. A voice, if you will, speaking for the people, telling them what we want to see them do.
Here are my humble suggestions:
By: Libby Keatinge
Your friend just told you about a great guy she wants to set you up with. She tells you about his awesome sense of humor and he’s – hooray – best friends with her boyfriend!
Imagine the potential for double dates and couples’ trips! You reluctantly agree; you hate blind dates, but too late - the time is set: Tuesday at 3 pm you will meet this “great guy” for a coffee downtown.
“What’s his name?” you ask before you rush home to your computer.
(Maybe you even Google him right there on your iPhone.)
By: Tracey Steinberg, Dateologist
Now that beach season in full swing, you may have had a few thoughts like, “Is this really how my body looks?”
Next time you are tempted to think negatively about your body parts, I recommend that you instead focus on what your body is capable of by taking the emphasis off of your looks. Think of all the amazing things your body can do!
By: Mia Bencivenga
Reality television rarely, if ever, captures actual reality.
The Real Housewives of *insert city* series is a testament to this tradition of televised frivolity. These women prance around their oversized homes, sipping champagne and talking a mile a minute about the latest all-consuming drama.
But, in its own twisted way, watching these women and the ridiculousness that surrounds their lives is woefully entertaining. It’s hard to believe that there are people who actually live in that kind of a bubble, where the day-to-day difficulties of life that most of us encounter, simply do not occur.
A new twist on internet dating...
A while back, I wrote an article for Betty Confidential about the concept of asexuality and how people within this community are often ostracized from the mainstream population.
Most people question why someone wouldn’t want to have sex. And, since certain people don’t want to have sex, is there ever a chance for them to have a long-lasting, romantic love and an emotionally intimate relationship?
Don’t sex and intimacy go hand in hand?
Breaking up is hard to do...so you might as well cash in....
I have gotten advice questions in the past from women and men who ended their relationship with their future partner and weren’t quite sure what to do with the bling that went along with it.
In the world of celebrity weddings and celebrity divorces, we are bombarded with images of over-the-top engagement rings and outrageous divorce settlements. But, what happens when you don’t actually walk down the aisle? Should you keep the ring, or give back the bling?
Taking “PC” to a new level of insanity...
I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of schools not standing up to teens that are being threatened, bullied or harassed. School is a place where you should feel safe, a place where you can secure a higher education and understanding of the world around you. You should not be panicked to attend class for fear of someone calling you a “homo”, “fag”, “slut”, “dyke” or “loser”.
Words hurt. No matter what anyone says, it hurts to hear negative things being said about you and it hurts even worse when those in authority, who are there to protect you, do nothing and stand idly aside all in the name of being “politically correct.”
This disturbs me, as I’m sure it disturbs many of you out there, whether or not you have children.
Think outside the cuff....
For more than one month, 24-year-old Jason Dean, (never trust a man with two first names, my grandma always told me) had been pining for his co-worker, identified only as Rebecca, 18. She was so uncomfortable with his unwanted advances, that she even switched her work shifts around to avoid being harassed by him.
By: Mia Bencivenga
In my ever present quest for insanity within popular culture to comment on (it’s not a quest so much as I wake up every morning, turn on the news and go “oh, well that works”) I have come across a story that, surprisingly, gives me mixed feelings.
Facts aren’t nearly as fun as Sean screaming at you...
We knew it was coming. There was no way Fox News was going to sit by and quietly watch women (for the first time in our history) gain some ground in the march towards gender equality by passing the historic bill that will make insurance companies cover birth control and not say a word. Wasn’t going to happen.
A woman gripped by grief...
I have been hearing about this particular episode on TLC’s, My Strange Addiction, for a few days now and was not going to blog about it because it seemed wrong to exploit a woman who is truly saddened and lost after the sudden death of her husband. But, the more I thought about it, I wondered, maybe there is something we can all identify with in this tragic tale of loss.
Seriously? Is this seriously an option?
Recently, TeleNav Inc. commissioned a national survey of 514 U.S. mobile phone users (260 female/254 male) to discover what Americans are willing to give up in order to keep their precious smart phones.
Not surprisingly, iPhone users were willing to give up the most earthly pleasures for a week to hang on to their glorious handheld devices more so than BlackBerry or Android users.
Here are some interesting facts discovered detailing what exactly Americans are willing to sacrifice in order to stay connected....
This therapy doesn’t seem homoerotic at all...
So, now we know who is really to blame for homosexuality.
Well, more specifically, dads that weren’t very affectionate and loving. Proponents of cuddle conversion (real name) think that the reason men are gay is because of a lack of healthy same-sex affection that they missed out on as a child. Therefore, as adults, they eroticize all male touch.