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#SaveUsBacon: Kevin Bacon Invited To Protest Party

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Oh, Canada!

While I’m a proud Canuck, it pains me to bring you the latest news out of the Great White North.

In a ridiculous new bylaw, the small town of Taber, Alberta has outlawed swearing and has set a nightly curfew time for the town’s teens.

If you’re suddenly thinking this sounds like the storyline of a fabulous ’80s teen drama-musical, you’re not the only one!

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Latest Birthing Trend: “Gentle” or “Family-Centered” C-Section

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After I gave birth to my first child via C-section, I was determined to have a VBAC.

The birth itself was nerve-wracking — from the gigantic needle going into my spinal cord, to the “epidural shakes,” to not eating or drinking, to not seeing my baby being born, to the permanent scar and long recovery. Not to mention, my husband was a nervous wreck and still talks about the horror of seeing my insides on the operating table.

But the worst part of having a C-section was not being able to hold and breastfeed my baby immediately after giving birth.

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Deep Thoughts As I Approach The Big 4-0

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If all goes according to plan, I’ll turn 40 at the end of this month.

As I approach the fourth decade of my life, I’ve been reflecting on getting older and what it all means. Such. Deep. Thoughts.

MORE: Is it March 2015? Lordy, Lordy, I’m Turning 40!

Looking back, I had a happy childhood filled with a fierce and fabulous “short hair don’t care” attitude, which turned into a boy-crazy teenage era, leaving room for my Julia Roberts-’do and my growing independence in my early adulthood.

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Kelly Clarkson Responds To Fat-Shaming Cyberbully: “I’m Awesome”

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Did you hear how Kelly Clarkson schooled a cyberbully?

The Grammy Award-winning singer, 32, was recently bullied by British TV presenter Katie Hopkins.

Last week, Hopkins took to Twitter to attack the beloved American Idol winner, who welcomed daughter River Rose in June 2014.

“Look chubsters, Kelly Clarkson had a baby a year ago. That is no longer baby weight. That is carrot cake weight. Get over yourselves,” she tweeted.

In response to the backlash from Kelly’s fans, Hopkins added: “Darling, if you had a baby a year ago, that is not baby weight. It is fat. Quit calling it cute names to make yourself feel better.”

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#WhyIStayed: Women Speak Out on Domestic Violence

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In honor of International Women’s Day, we are re-posting the following article on violence against women.

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Why does a women stay in an abusive relationship? Why wouldn’t she just walk away from her abuser? How weak are these women?

These, and many more questions creep to the surface when talking about domestic abuse. Not only are these statements judgemental, they are ignorant and blame the victim.

Victim blaming been at the forefront of discussion after TMZ released a shocking video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice violently attacking his fiancée Janay Palmer.

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#FeelGoodFriday: Viral Video Says Love Has No Limits

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Feel good Friday!

Who knew that skeletons could be so inspirational?

#FeelGoodFriday: Teen Mom Pumps Breastmilk For Adoptive Family

In case you missed it, this fabulous viral video showcases a bunch of skeletons kissing, hugging and dancing in front of a crowd.

But it’s the loving message that has everyone talking, not the cool visuals.

#FeelGoodFriday: Heartwarming Story Of Adoption Goes Viral

There’s no bones about it, love is love. Start your weekend on a positive note and take the time to watch this inspirational clip.

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