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Tips On Laser Hair Removal

Tips On Laser Hair Removal

Like most women, I have been obsessed with hair removal. I have tried everything from shaving, waxing, sugaring, tweezing, epilators and finally laser hair removal. I have found that lasering is an excellent option, as it is fast, effective and virtually painless. For a number of years I worked as a laser technician and I learned a fare bit about […]

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The Ames GOP Debate: Looking for a Leader

The picture I took while waiting to speak to Hannity. From left to right: Sugarman, Hart, Luntz, Hannity.

“Gingrich won the battle, but Romney won the war.” This was the summary political consultant Frank Luntz gave to Sean Hannity and Michael Barone Thursday night in the media spin room at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, following the GOP debate. Luntz went on to say that he could see Gingrich get the VP nod after his performance. Hannity concurred […]

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Breakfast Television

Courtesy of Dullhunk

Growing up, I remember my mom always telling me I’m not allowed to sit in the living room and eat food. My siblings and I did anyways, just when she wasn’t home. We loved watching cartoons and eating our cereal, or a hot dog (we ate a lot of hot dogs, which is horrible now that I think back to […]

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Tea Party Movement…Or Is It

Tea Party Movement…Or Is It

by futureatlas.com “We don’t want our children to have this burden of debt!” “Stop the spending!” Similar chants have been heard all across the United States as a reaction to America’s debt crisis. The cries come from citizens who seem to have organized themselves as a grassroots movement for Washington to take seriously. However, if one peers behind the curtain, […]

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Postal Service Delivers Message of Debt, Decline and Downsizing

Postal Service Delivers Message of Debt, Decline and Downsizing

Did you know Benjamin Franklin was our country’s first postmaster general? Franklin received this  appointment on July 26, 1775, after successfully establishing a national postal service. In fact, two  hundred years later, one of Franklin’s former homes was converted into a post office, opening on July  26, 1975. The building has housed the post office (as well as a museum detailing the history […]

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Confidence is Victory

Photo courtesy of Dell, Inc.

When I first heard of Lipstick and Politics in 2008, its slogan alone got me instantly interested. “Intelligence is Sexy”. Simple and powerful. Bold. Everything I stand for and represent as a young woman. Three words that capture the essence of all I believe and feel passionate about. I was fortunate enough to be raised around strong, independent women and […]

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Hot Summer Fashions

Hot Summer Fashions

Has the fashion bug bitten you this summer? If not, you’ve got one month to catch the hottest looks for the summer!   We all want to stay current on fashion trends. But what’s hot right now? What’s not? Fashion trends tend to come and go; are there any worth holding onto, that can outlast the current fads? Here are some […]

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One Small Step for Women

Photo courtesy of "Starbooze"

On Monday – in the middle of the debt ceiling fracas – a news story broke that would have been a big deal on any other day. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new mandates for women’s preventative health services. The new guidelines stipulate that insurance companies can no longer charge co-pays for birth control and […]

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Historic Hostess: Lughnasa

Photo by Sarah Amdor

While the majority of us here in the United States are suffering through one of the year’s worst heat waves, it’s hard to believe there are parts of the world planning a wrap up to summer and a kick off to fall. One such event is taking place in Ireland. Lughnasa or Lughnasadh, the ancient Celtic harvest festival gets underway […]

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Amazing Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Amazing Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Baby Shower Gift Ideas Having gone through two pregnancies in the last 4 years, I am well aware of the discomfort that mommies endure during their 9 months of pregnancy. Swollen feet, feeling fat, tired, sore backs, it’s a lot to go through. This is why I have changed the way I treat baby showers. I mean, it’s a great […]

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Notes

Notes

I have this neurotic habit of writing notes and hanging on to them in fear that I might forget an idea or a thought. I’ll frantically jot something down on whatever I can find: a gum wrapper, a piece of cardboard, a receipt or an old magazine and shove what I’ve written into the first drawer I see. Then, months […]

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6 Sizzling Summer Drinks

6 Sizzling Summer Drinks

With summer in full swing, it’s always such a great idea to have delicious chilled beverages on hand especially for those extra hot days. Everyone likes the sound of an ice-cold beer or nice glass of white wine, but something to sip on that won’t make you feel like you need a nap is always a thumbs up. I found […]

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Debt Ceiling

Debt Ceiling

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on the problems facing the nation’s debt ceiling. The debt ceiling, or limit, had nearly been reached. Our leaders in Washington had roughly six weeks to do any combination of the following before the August 2nd deadline: raise the debt ceiling, increase revenue, or decrease spending. Not surprisingly, things quickly devolved along […]

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