Why Abortion Access Became More Important to Me When I Came Out

After President Trump was elected, I had a miniature — read: major — breakdown, so I decided to focus on a specific issue: Abortion access. In January of 2017, I joined the board of directors at NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, which works on everything from pro-choice legislation to running a volunteer clinic escort program. At the time, I was still in […]

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I Can't Have a Baby — Because of Money

I named her. That was a mistake. In my head, I can so clearly see this curly-haired wild child, running around our house, terrorizing her older brothers, and having us wrapped right around her finger. Emily is her name, chosen simply because I like the sound of it, not named after anyone in particular. I didn’t love being pregnant, but I’d be willing to endure the anxiety […]

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I Stopped Weekend Workouts Because of My Kids

When my twins were toddlers, I was pretty near fanatical about working out. The combination of needing an outlet after going from no kids to suddenly having two, and the fact that my 40th birthday was approaching, made me put fitness on the front burner. And it was great. My six-days-a-week exercise routine got us out of the house and over to the gym, which […]

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How Elton John Keeps His Sons Grounded: I ‘Leave Elton on the Stage’

Pro tip! Elton John shares two sons with his husband, David Furnish, and opened up about how he keeps 8-year-old Zachary and 6-year-old Elijah grounded at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, February 24. “They know that daddy is famous but … when we are out in the summer and people are taking our photograph or asking for a […]

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I wouldn’t wish an exercise addiction on anyone

“I wish I had an exercise addiction", is a quip physiotherapist and nutritionist Dr Vanessa Alford has heard many times. As an elite marathon runner, sponsored by Nike, New Balance, and sports drink HTW-O, Alford was a fitspiration pin-up-girl for our go-hard-or-go-home exercise culture. Former exercise addict, Vanessa Alford, had to scale her exercise sessions back from 14 a week […]

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Am I bipolar? When to see a doctor

Bipolar disorder interferes with a person’s moods and activity level. Doctors diagnose people of all ages with bipolar disorder. However, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the average age of a person developing bipolar disorder is 25. There are many treatments available to help people with bipolar manage their symptoms. Signs and symptoms People with bipolar disorder can […]

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In this photo I am living my best life. The reality was very different

In pictures, Jill Stark seemed happy. But the reality was very different. In the photograph I am living my best life. Dressed in a fire engine red evening gown, I am clutching a glass of champagne at a glamorous arts festival ball with one of my closest friends. The photographer captures me mid-laugh, a candid moment which will later prompt […]

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Operation Red Nose helped more than 1,200 Saskatchewan drivers get home safely

Thanks to Operation Red Nose more than 1,200 Saskatchewan motorists were able to get a safe ride home over the holiday season. In a release, Operation Red Nose said 724 volunteers participated in this province helping to achieve that number. In Saskatoon, 228 volunteers got 356 people home safely and the Bridge City received $9,944 in donations for three charities […]

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Jillian Michaels On What Aging Means to Her: "I’m a Very Different Person Than I Was at 34 and 24"

What does the expression “aging gracefully” mean to you? I think generally it’s come to mean, “Oh, just accept it.” For me, aging gracefully is striking a balance—between your emotional state, physical state, and your psychological state—that allows you to have longevity, vitality, and quality of life for years to come. It’s not accepting a slow descent into decrepitude. There’s […]

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