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Facing a fat-girl nemesis (image by puroticorico)

The fire alarm went off in our ancient office building today -- welcome to Monday morning! After covering our ears and exchanging "really?" glances, we reluctantly allowed ourselves to be herded toward the stairwell, where we began descending the stairs -- all 17 flights of
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Self-appreciation comes when we reframe our "imperfections"


One of my favorite movie moments comes from the film Shirley Valentine, the story of an under-appreciated mom who ditches her husband and teenagers to pursue her decades-long dream of traveling to Greece. She meets a handsome local who seduces her on his sailboat, kissing her
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In recent years, many people have become interested in the alkaline diet. In response to this interest, a number of products have become available that are intended to create an alkaline body chemistry. Among other choices, you can find alkaline bottled water, alkaline water machines, and alkaline nutritional supplements, as well as books
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When was the last time you had s'mores? I'm not talking about a S'more Pop-Tart or a bowl of S'more Crunch Cereal (anyone remember that?). I'm referring to crispy, gooey, chocolatey, honest-to-goodness s'mores (short for "some more" as in, "try one and you'll beg for s'more!"). This delectable dessert was the stuff your childhood camping
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Confidence is your best asset in front of the lens (Photo by JenniferBanks21)


This week, we asked our FGG fans on Facebook how they felt about having their picture taken, and the responses weren't too surprising:

"I'm WAY happier BEHIND the lens because I'm always shocked that the girl looking back
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A "date" dress by molmanik
Dear FGG: I have five weddings (3 indoor, 2 outdoor) and a christening to attend before Labor Day. Got any suggestions about finding fun & tasteful special-occasion dresses in plus sizes? Thanks!

Girl, are you ever in good company! Spring and summer are boon times for weddings, graduations,
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It's been swirling around the blogosphere since last week, but in case you haven't heard, reports emerged stating that two television networks, Fox and ABC, refused to air Lane Bryant's new ad for Cacique lingerie. However, both networks run similarly racy Victoria's Secret ads during prime time viewing hours, leading to speculation over
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A low acidic food diet, sometimes known alternatively as the acid alkaline diet, or just the alkaline diet, is a superb nutritionally based vehicle to help you shed those unwanted pounds, boost your energy, and assist in remedying a variety of common health issues.

But why a low acidic food diet, I hear you say; what
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Compromise. It's a fine art when trying to balance somewhat responsible eating habits with really good food. Especially when you find yourself undeniably hooked on good-tasting but not-so-healthy eats, like bar food. Case in point: I'm addicted to the boneless wings with spicy garlic sauce at Buffalo Wild Wings. While on a five
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Gulf Coast, 2006: The day we built a playground with KaBOOM!

I was racking my brain Wednesday night for a way to kick off this week’s Guide (okay, truthfully I was watching “American Idol” at my friend’s house), when the show’s annual philanthropy-fest, “Idol Gives Back,” aired a piece that outlined the important work
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