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I took a page from my ex-husband’s book. I started smoking weed.

How Smoking Weed Helped Me Through My Divorce

Smoking weed helped me get through my divorce. The weed was the ripcord that turned my free-fall into a parachute glide for an hour or two. Read...
Allison Theresa of Role Reboot    |   01.19.18   |   SHARE
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 Cozy on up to a bottle of pumpkin spice vodka and let all your fall fantasies come true.

Pumpkin Spice Vodka Has Arrived And I Am Here For It

Friends, I would like to announce that we have reached Peak Fall. How do I know this? Because I have discovered that there is pumpkin spice flavored Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   09.27.17   |   SHARE
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Why I'm Done Making Mommy Wine Jokes

It’s time to get clear on why alcohol is not a cultural cliché or gimmick we should get behind. Really, it only distracts us from solving the social Read...
Sarah Hosseini    |   09.8.17   |   SHARE
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Tequila Changed My Sex Life; How It Did Will Surprise You

This felt dysfunctional. Who needs alcohol to have better sex? That’s ridiculous. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.18.17   |   SHARE
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The young women invented the Smart Straw, a drinking straw that detects the presence of drugs in either alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.

The 'Smart Straw' Can Detect Date-Rape Drugs In Real Time

Three young women in Florida have created a tool for detecting drugs in liquids — the Smart Straw — and they are winning well-deserved attention and Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   06.8.17   |   SHARE
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Black CannaParents: Teaching Children Balance In An Environment Of Extremes

We’re living in a time where parents must do the impossible dance of humanizing the world to their children, while at the same time shielding them Read...
Jasmine Burnett    |   04.17.17   |   SHARE
Alcohol oils the gears to allow this fear to fade away, and I hate it. I want that oil without losing some awareness, or feeling like an exhausted mess the next day. (Image: Shutterstock)

I Hate My Drunken Alter-Ego Because She's Braver Than Me

The odd thing is that when I get drunk, I don't actually drink a lot — much to the hilarity of many people I know — because I'm pretty much a goner Read...
Stephanie Watson    |   11.15.16   |   SHARE
While I didn’t get in trouble, and they let the underage drinking slide, I could feel judgment. I didn’t report my attempted attack. Image: Mamamia team, author.

I Was Almost Raped — And When I Spoke Out, Ended Up With Zero Friends.

I know he did not finish our program duration. I know that I finished the program with no friends, and very few people who even believed me. I Read...
Caitlín Eagen    |   08.9.16   |   SHARE
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