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Bob’s Burgers: Every Breath You Tikka Masala Burger

We’ve been watching a lot of Bob’s Burgers lately, and one of the things I love are the names of the Burgers of the Day. Punny, funny, and they hint at flavor combinations that I’d love to try. In one episode, Bob threw out the name of a burger (Yes, the Every Breath You Tikka

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[Vlog] March & April Ipsy Bag

It’s been a crazy couple of months. So much so that I actually didn’t get to open my ipsy bags until now. So… unboxing video! Ipsy is a monthly subscription service, like Birchbox. Only it’s $10/month. While you might not get as high end items as you would with some of the competitors, I love

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[Vlog] Whitney Wears: 5 Minute Makeup

The vlog is back! I’ve been asked how I can cram in time for makeup with kids. And honestly, there are a lot of mornings I don’t – but this is my 5 minute routine for when I want to look pulled together. So what’s the secret? Figure out what you want to focus on,

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Whitney, thy name is Insecurity

(I swear, I spent 5 minutes debating which way it goes. Is it Insecurity, thy name is Whitney? I don’t even know anymore) My brain is an exhausting space. Despite the fact that my therapist said I’m over my trauma and don’t need to go to therapy on a biweekly schedule… there’s a lot of

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When Movements are Co-Opted: MOVE ON. SPEAK UP.

Today, Calgary Expo kicked out an exhibitor who had applied for a table under false pretenses. It was a GamerGate group, who used one of the exhibitor’s webcomics as a ruse to put up GG branded signage. And they then started to derail feminist panels- such as last night’s Women in Comics panel. TheMarySue does

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UVA Rape Case: Let’s Talk About Media Coverage

Yesterday, police announced that they found no evidence to support Rolling Stone’s story about a rape at UVA. I collected a few tweets from news agencies, going from most recent to oldest. Police say they've found no evidence to support Rolling Stone's story about a rape at UVA http://t.co/icPam4IJ88 — Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March

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Comedy or Public Shaming: Fan Fic Theatre

Earlier this week, I saw a post going around Tumblr talking about Chris Gore’s upcoming panel at WonderCon – in which a group of comedians would read fanfic. And fic writers were terrified. And it’s tricky. Because I don’t blame the people who were outraged, even though the bulk of them aren’t attending WonderCon. As

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Where did the posts go?

Strangely, writer’s block hasn’t been the issue. On the contrary- I’ve had too many ideas, and somehow the appropriate reaction is to decide not to write anything than make time to write it all and then schedule out the posts. My brain, it is a weird place. Also, there were about two weeks where Little

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I Skipped the Oscars and Patricia Arquette was WRONG.

(I should state that these opinions are my own. They are not a reflection of anyone that I know who works in Hollywood. Wouldn’t want any of you to get flack for my opinions.) I didn’t watch the Oscars this year. And I’m happy I didn’t. I did catch John Legend and Common’s performance. And

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Why I gave up on #100happydays and it’s okay.

Last year, I attempted to do #100happydays. It’s a thing where you post a picture of something that made you happy once a day for 100 days. The idea is that by the end of the 100 days, you’ll be looking for the happy moments, rather than focusing on the negativity. I stopped posting after

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