She was raised in a household where competitiveness meant who could get the biggest laugh from the rest of the family. Asa result, she has a blended sense of humor from both parents: Her father’s love of words and puns and her mother’s ability to make a risqué double entendre out of just about any statement or situation. In her free time, she belongs to a walking/hiking club and is a genuine tree-hugging nature freak. Given the current “me too” movement, she never hugs the tree without first asking its permission.

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There appears to be a vast difference between the form and function of men's underwear versus women's underwear. Men's underwear fulfills the basic purpose of underwear, in that it protects his outer pants from unexpected bodily accidents.  Their underwear, which costs very little, is constructed of a piece of plain, white, serviceable, and comfortable cotton large enough to upholster an ottoman. There is nothing sexy, or even vaguely appealing about them. Apparently, men feel that during foreplay, once they have

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I grew up in the kind of small, sleepy, Midwestern town that comedians joke about. You may have heard the joke. “If my doctor told me that I had only six months to live, I’d move there because the time would seem twice as long.” A young lady’s expectations of life and career were narrow and simple. They were slimmer than our chances at winning the lottery or being struck by lightning. Nobody told me that I could be anything

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MY AGING BRAIN: A FLEA MARKET OF USELESS INFORMATION When I was a schoolgirl, I absorbed information effortlessly. Newly acquired data rolled into my brain, where it was instantaneously arranged into neat and tidy, easily retrievable nuggets of useful information.  I could appear to ignore the teacher’s droning voice as I doodled on a piece of notebook paper, filed my nails, and carried on a covert conversation with my best friend across the room via sign language. If the teacher,

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Self-exams and mammograms are the two most effective ways to catch unusual changes in your breasts which can signify breast cancer. I like to refer to my annual mammogram as “The Annual Pressing of the Breasts.” It gives the event an air of solemnity and reverence

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