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I hope you all had a great time welcoming in the new year, whether as a quiet evening at home, a big night on the town, or something in between. On the first day of the new year (or, okay, the first weekend of the new year), why not invite a little good luck into
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I realize that not everyone owns an iPhone, or even wants to. But one look around any public space and you'll notice that like it or not, the smartphone is here to stay. The good news: the technology is rapidly advancing in terms of performance and the array of inexpensive downloads (known as "applications," or
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I'll even add a hot sparkle for emphasis

As 2009 lumbers on out of here, taking the first decade of the new century with it, we thought this would be a great opportunity to bid the year farewell. Why? Looking back and letting go allows us to make room for new and better things to enter
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Toni's cute Keens


Here's a recent question for Ask FGG:
Can you help a sister find some wide width shoes that donít look like they belong to someone's grandma?

We loved this question, because we get it. Although not all fat girls wear a wide width and not all grandmas are dowdy, we are familiar with
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Surely we can't be the only ones who think gingerbread consumption should be encouraged year-round. Its rich flavor is so satisfying that it's tough to over-snack on them. We also love yoga for its restorative powers and the way regular practice encourages us to slow down and be in tune with our bodies, so these
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Who you callin' fat by Jamie Bates

Choosing this month's photo challenge winner was tough because so many new and colorful photos landed in our FGG Girls photo group. Jamie's image (above) is December's winning photo because of her distinctive, electrifying, and inspiring self portraiture style. Congrats, Jamie! Send
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Hopefully everyone's still off enjoying the day, but I wanted to share with you a quick and easy recipe (I wish I could remember where it came from) that's great for the cold, snowy weekend that many of us are experiencing. I think these lasagna rolls are easier than regular lasagna and -- bonus --
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A handmade ornament from Toni's childhood

We hope you're all as busy as we are with holiday prep and cheer, but I wanted to break for a shout-out to all our fantastic readers: we hope your holidays are full of all the yummy goodness - in the kitchen and out - that you can imagine.
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My self-portrait project was both scary and liberating


Can you tell we love to see your self portraits? We're always elbowing you to get in on the FGG Girls Flickr group, and now we're willing to materially reward you for it. That's because we know how powerful a self-portrait series can be...especially when grappling with
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Tailor's Shop, by Twenty Questions
What exactly can a tailor do to clothes? What parts are alterable and what parts are not?

I've never had anything tailored (is the picture of me as a hopeless fashion offender forming clearly in your mind yet?), so I took this question to one of San Francisco's favorite custom tailors,
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