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Driving in DC

Driving in a Residential Area? Slow Down.

by Rebekah August 28, 2012 Living

This post originally appeared in my now-defunct column on the Washington Times Communities website on December 2, 2011. I’m resurrecting it here because I’ve noticed an uptick in people speeding in my neighborhood again and it’s making me crazy. School is starting and there are a lot of kids walking around. Drivers need to be […]

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Want To Improve The Look Of Your Curly Hair? Lose The Shampoo!

by Rebekah June 13, 2012 Beauty

I don’t shampoo my hair. Now that you’ve all scooted your chairs back from your computer to escape any dirty-hair smell that might have rubbed off on this post, let me explain that a bit. I clean my hair pretty much daily using conditioner but I stopped using shampoo a couple of years ago and I’ve […]

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The US Census Bureau Says Dads Are The Same As Nannies

by Rebekah February 16, 2012 News

Last week, the NY Times Motherlode blog reported that the US Census Bureau doesn’t consider what dads do with kids actual parenting. Instead it’s a child care arrangement. According to the new census report “Who’s Minding The Kids?,” the Census Bureau assumes the mother is the “designated parent” and any time she is not caring […]

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DC Mom-preneur: Michelle Barce of Snazzits (Plus a Giveaway!)

by Rebekah February 1, 2012 Living

Michelle Barce looks like a dancer. Tall, slim and blonde, she carries herself confidently. She tells me dance is one of her lifelong passions, though she studied psychology in college. What she never studied was business administration, product design and manufacturing, patent law, or marketing. That’s what makes her story so cool. We met at […]

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Why Does Maternity Fashion Suck?

by Rebekah January 10, 2012 Fashion

Have you ever made a grave fashion error and only realized it well after that fact? That’s what happened to me recently. My error? Having a second child with a due date six months different than my first. How is this a fashion disaster? All my maternity clothes are the wrong season. Since I don’t […]

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The Right To Breastfeed

by Rebekah December 15, 2011 News

A DC area woman recently filed a report with the D.C Office of Human Rights after an incident in which she was asked not to breastfeed in a corridor at the DMV. According to her recounting of events, she first attempted to nurse while sitting on the floor of the hallway and when told by […]

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Dear Retailers: Please Chill on the Christmas Stuff

by Rebekah November 7, 2011 Living

Dear Retailers: Let me be direct: can it with the Christmas stuff. I mean it. Put it away. As I write this, my house is still filled with recently acquired trick-or-treats and Halloween crafts adorn my walls. The leaves on the trees outside my window are gloriously yellow and orange, and I haven’t even thought […]

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On Bullying: Safe Space for Victims?

by Rebekah October 20, 2011 Politics

I read an article in Time about the Alliance School is Milwaukee, a school for kids who have been bullied, many of them over their sexuality. The school was started by a teacher who was outed in her previous school and she took that opportunity to create a thriving gay-straight alliance for the students there. […]

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HPV: Vaccines, Politics, and Reality

by Rebekah September 15, 2011 Politics

This week, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) made some waves by questioning Texas Governor, and fellow Presidential hopeful, Rick Perry about an executive order he issued mandating the HPV vaccine for girls in his state as part of the battery of vaccines required for public school eligibility. Bachmann suggested that Perry had been mandating an untested […]

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Celebrity Crush: Henry Rollins

by Rebekah September 9, 2011 Celeb Crush

  Name: Henry Rollins (Born Henry Lawrence Garfield) Age: 50 Hometown: Washington, DC Marital Status: Single You Know Him From: the punk rock scene where he fronted Black Flag and the Rollins Band as well as his work as an author, spoken word artist, activist, and actor in movies like “The Chase” and “Heat” and […]

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