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On September 26, 2014, I became the mother of my first son, Vassilios. In March of 2015, I resigned from my full time position where I had worked for 3 years as an Academic Director and educator at an English language school. My husband and I, after much debate, decided that daycare was too costly and, consequently, one of us would stay home for the first year. “How wonderful that you can take this time to stay home with your son,” my friends said. “Cherish these moments with him because...
  With "Serial," Making A Murderer and The Jinx , true crime is definitely having a moment. Take a trip back in time with these vintage true crime.    THE DEAD DUKE, HIS SECRET WIFE, AND THE MISSING CORPSE: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and IntrigueBy Piu Marie Eatwell(Liveright) 4/5 BUST rating When it comes to British crime, Jack the Ripper and the Victorian era have a monopoly on our imaginations. But the Whitechapel killer wasn’t the only strange man lurking about. In 1898, Anna Maria Druce announced to the British court that...
Pull out some cheesecake and picture it: The Golden Girls are getting their own Funko Dolls! You can now own miniture Dorothy, miniture Blanche, miniture Rose, and probably to scale Sophia. The Instagram account RYAN AND HIS POP announced the latest addition to the Funko family along with a photo of what the dolls will look like with the caption, "Golden Girls POP! Concept Art from Funko 2016 Catalog"! The dead-on dolls include Dorothy with the smug af arm cross and note that the only one with...
Speed Rack, the all-female speed-bartending competition, is heading to San Francisco this weekend. The competition will serve up prestige drinks mixed by talented females, plus it will raise money for breast cancer charities. The fifth national tour stops in San Francisco this Sunday, February 21. This is the best possible excuse for drinking with your gals. Get pumped up by watching lady mixologists throw down in this video.  WHAT: Speed Rack San Francisco WHERE: Gray Area Art + Technology 2665 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94110 WHEN: Sunday, February 21,...
I kept a secret record in my diary. A red dot at the bottom of the page meant day one of my period, a black dot for the last. I wouldn’t have sex with my boyfriend for one week after the black dot. I knew when I was ovulating. I was a sophomore in high school in a small Midwestern town on Lake Michigan. It was 1972. Some of my girlfriends left it entirely to chance, swept away, they said by passion. They played roulette,...