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Twelve Months With No Period!
If you are a woman between the ages of 45 and 55, you know the significance of twelve successive months with no period. It means, according to medical experts, IT’S OVER!!!
Introducing the New Article Series: "The Ugly Truth About Fat" (working title)
Lately, I've been in a particularly deep depression and shame spiral. There are many causes and many things that are worsening the situation, but somehow, in my mind, everything that goes badly in my life seems invariably tied into my weight.
PCOS and Me
I never wanted children. That's the cosmic joke; as a teenager, and even a young adult, I was decided against the idea of having children. Not because I dislike them in any way, but because I was certain I was not mother material. Then, after years of work on my mental health, after getting out of a bad relationship, after calming my fears I had a thought -
I’m not going to rant
I’m not going to rant. Not this time. Yes, there’s another sex pest. Yes, he works in my industry. But I’m not going to rant. I’m going to write dark, delicious stories about secrets, desire and flying women.
A quick note to men You may be tempted to skip this, thinking it's not for you. Don't. Unless you live on an island populated entirely by males, there are insights here for you as well. And if you already know them, then you might have something to add. If you have a daughter, or niece, or female students, then this is absolutely for your consideration. It is likely that a girl would prefer to get a commemmorative gift from her mother, or another female relative. The other stuff? They need that from both parents.
It intrigues me sometimes the things we find beauty in. However, as a licensed esthetitician and artist, with years of experience in this segment of industry, I've witnessed firsthand how people's perceptions of beauty can impact their self-esteem and create a desire to conform to societal expectations. The paradoxical nature of beauty becomes evident as individuals seek to alter their appearance while simultaneously using makeup to boost their confidence and self-perception. Having been in the makeup/beauty industry for over 20+ years, I often deal with the vein side of people, and with that comes the expectation of pleasing everyone and insecurities. So, while it is subjective, I don’t seek to judge it, only understand it.
That Bloody Ride
As part of James & Oneg’s Summer Writing Challenge Extravaganza, we present to you the Awkward Elevator Challenge! The challenge is to write about a time you did something embarrassing (or make it up), and the person that saw it happen, suddenly gets in an elevator with you shortly after. There is no time or word count limit. And remember, make sure you tag some folks to participate, and share the original challenge post linked above in your entries.
Miniature Mind Musings #5
Content Warning: Mention made of bodily excretions and female anatomy (but conflicted if I even need this warning flag?) ***
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My love of Flowers
A flower is also known as a bloom or a blossom. They are like bursts of laughter from the Earth. Flowers are complex; they are made up of vegetative organs -sepals that enclose and protect the developing flower , petals that attract pollinators as well as reproductive organs that produce gametophytes ,which in flowering plants produce gametes. The male gametophytes that produce sperm , are enclosed within pollen grains produced in the anthers.Most flowering plants are dependent upon animals, such as bees, moths, and butterflies to transfer their pollen betweeen different flowers. They have evolved to attract these pollinators by various methods , including brightly coloured, conspicuous petals , attractive scents, and the production of nectar. Some of my favourite flowers are roses, tulips , and hydrangea. Roses are one of favourite flowers. Some background information on roses. A rose is either a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears. There are over 300 species and tens of thousands of cultivars. The name rose is derived from Latin rosa which was perhaps borrowed from Oscan, Greek, and Persian. In botanical terms , the leaves are borne alternately on the stem. In most species of the rose flower , they measure 5-15 centimetres ( 2.0 to 5.9 in) long pinnate, with (3–) 5–9 (−13) leaflets and basal stipules; the leaflets usually have a serrated margin, and often a few small prickles on the underside of the stem.
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Power BI and Data Analytics Services: Transforming Insights into Action
In today's data-driven landscape, businesses are increasingly turning to advanced tools and services to extract meaningful insights from their data. Power BI, coupled with robust data analytics services, has emerged as a powerful combination for organizations seeking to transform raw data into actionable strategies. In this blog post, we'll explore the synergy between Power BI and data analytics services, uncovering the benefits, challenges, and best practices in leveraging these technologies.
Semi Famous Ghanian Called Me a "Typical, Angry, Black American, Woman!"
Saturday, 25 November 2023 By: TB Obwoge Everyday, in every way Ghana or a Ghanian finds a way to insult the shit out of me, even when I'm not in Ghana.
A Look at Lena Yada's Brief and Interesting WWE Run
First off, Happy Thanksgiving! So while I was on YouTube, I found something that just absolutely surprised me and warmed my heart: Ring The Belle, a YouTube page that features various interviews from many stars of women's wrestling, featured quite a surprising guest in the form of Lena Yada. DS Shin, the host of the Ring The Belle interviews, is just amazing; he always brings it and gets pretty much everyone from the world of women's wrestling, so I really shouldn't have been surprised when he managed to get an interview with Lena Yada, who I am still a huge fan of.
Tap into Your Creative Prowess with the Magic of Audio Loops!
In the ever-evolving landscape of creative expression, artists and content creators constantly seek innovative tools to amplify their work. One such enchanting tool that has been transforming the way music is made, podcasts are produced, and videos come to life is the magical realm of audio loops. These rhythmic snippets of sound have become the secret sauce for unlocking boundless creativity.
Argentina's Political Landscape Shifts as Javier Milei Claims Presidency
On November 19, 2023, Argentina experienced a significant shift in its political landscape as Javier Milei, an outspoken and unconventional far-right libertarian, emerged victorious in the presidential runoff election. His triumph signals a departure from the traditional two-party system that has dominated Argentine politics for decades, ushering in an era of uncertainty and anticipation for the South American nation.
The Lasting Legacy of the Garcia Twins
Today, the Garcia Twins, Brie and Nikki, celebrate another milestone. It's a very personal milestone for the twins: the big 4-0. I'm always amazed by these legendary women; they have done a hell of a lot in their overall careers, going from wrestlers and champions to bonafide celebrities in one fell swoop.
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