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By Ashley Haynes@facebook on A Few of Their Favorite Things

Gwyneth Paltrow
The occasional acting and semi-passionate blogging,
While donning cashmere sweats when tread-mill jogging,
Recommending as X-mas gifts casual 1st class trips to Beijing,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm 5

By 2230495986@twitter on A Few of Their Favorite Things

Rob Ford
Sweating and swearing and inebriation
Destroying a city and its reputation
Sanity tenuously held by a string
These are a few of my favorite things.
OH AND ALSO CRACK I FUCKING LOVE CRACK.

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm 12

By rightclicksave on 10 Things My Yoga Instructor Said That Almost Made Me Quit Yoga

Hmm, I mean yoga teachers definitely say a lot of irritatingly cheery/medically unsound bullshit, but it also raises my hackles when they take the opposite tack e.g. "LET'S STRETCH THIS OUT, NO PRISONERS NO NEW AGE CHAKRA TALK JUST SWEAT" I'm happy I found a teacher who keeps the spiritual/meditative part of yoga intact without slipping into ridiculousness. (Not that everybody has to practice the spiritual/meditative part of yoga, of course; to give context, I grew up in an Eastern religion and I'm a little defensive of people either dismissing it as woo-woo or appropriating it.)

Edited for clarity

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 5:53 pm 5

By Graydon Gordian on 10 Things My Yoga Instructor Said That Almost Made Me Quit Yoga

One of my instructors repeatedly asks women of a certain body type if they used to be "athletic, like a wrestler," which personally is not something I would say to a woman. Although there's nothing specifically yoga-y about that particular brand of tone-deafness.

She also calls me "Ricky Ricardo," presumably cause I'm Latin and she can't remember my name but, eh, I don't mind.

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 5:34 pm 3

By bocadelperro on 10 Things My Yoga Instructor Said That Almost Made Me Quit Yoga

"Picture your bottom as a flower, gently opening." That was the first and last time I went to yoga.

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm 19

By Lili B. on How to Make Krupnik, an Old-Timey Polish Honey-Spice Cordial

This sounds delicious and amazing, and I am also picturing Anastasia Krupnik's family drinking these while her dad reads poetry.

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm 11

By angelinha on I Dreamed of Being a Plus-Sized J.C. Penney Catalog Model

This is great. It's disappointing to see so many people saying they hate the author's parents and calling them assholes. I think relationships with our parents are so complex that even when we tell stories that make them look really terrible, it hurts for other people to call them names. Thanks for bravely telling it how it was Shanna! (And hilariously.)

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm 9

By PistolPackinMama on I Dreamed of Being a Plus-Sized J.C. Penney Catalog Model

@melis Who, I would like to point out, wasn't even assassinated a little bit, much less all the way.

Also, it is at this time I would like to say, I am fully aware I won the parent lottery. Thanks, mom and dad.

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm 12

By Daisy Razor on I Dreamed of Being a Plus-Sized J.C. Penney Catalog Model

Wow. From the image and the attitudes towards women, I absolutely did not expect this to be set in 1996. That is depressing.

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm 28

By Valley Girl on My History of Being Fat

@regina dentata YES, to the point where I feel guilty and shitty that sharing my visceral emotional reaction invalidates the writer's story, like so many of the comments above imply. But, goddamnit it, that fairy tale weight loss narrative is so exhausted and exhausting. Don't try to sell it to me under a headline that makes me think this will be one of the few times it won't be flogged yet again.

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm 5