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The Ultimate (White) Privilege? Being Meryl Streep

Somewhere deep in the drafts folder for this site is a post called “The Privilege of Being Meryl Streep.” I started it when Meryl and the very white cast of Suffragette donned “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave” shirts and didn’t see the very obvious issue with using this actual quote in our

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Review: Disney’s The Finest Hours

Today, The Finest Hours opens in theaters. Based on the true story of a Coast Guard rescue, the film stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Eric Bana. Chris Pine plays Bernie Webber, a Coast Guard captain who does everything by regulations. His faith in his duty is tested when his CO (played by a very

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Gifts for the Tech Lover / Con Goer

In Part 2 of Whitney’s first year doing gift guides, I thought I’d lay out some of my favorite gadgets for tech on the go. I might not be a tech guru (I prefer the term aficionado), but I do carry my phone with me at all times, and find myself needing to keep my

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Gifts for the Athletic Person in your life

I’m going to try to give you some interesting gifts for this Christmas, even if one of them is a Kickstarter. Things you might not find on every holiday gift guide. (But considering it’s the second Kickstarter for this brand, and they were the #1 selling dress on Kickstarter…. it’s a lock) The Undress v2

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Facebook’s On This Day. How to Protect Your Sanity.

Yesterday, I blogged about Facebook’s On This Day showing me posts from the day I learned a dear friend died. And I realized, with the amount we share- most of us likely have days that we’d rather not relieve. Deaths of friends, Anniversaries with Exes. People who turned your life upside down. Thankfully, there’s a

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Blindsided by grief. Thanks Facebook.

I’ve written a lot about grief- dealing with the sudden death of my best friend Jerad. (Technically, he was my Rejershnivit – we made up a word because it was impossible to pin down what we were to each other. Platonic soulmates is close) I have a habit in the morning. A routine, to be

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NaBloPoMo #5 – WE HAVE A KITCHEN!

In post #1 this month, I talked about the kitchen renovation, and how stressful it’s been. And this week was probably some of the craziest, just because of the number of people working on the house at a time. Yesterday, the cabinet guy came to make some adjustments and put on the last bit of

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#KidletBros: First Impressions of Disney Infinity 3.0

This Sunday, BIL and his girlfriend surprised the KidletBros with Disney Infinity 3.0. The Saga Bundle (w/ Boba Fett!) and a bunch of figures to get them started – it’s their birthday and Christmas present from them. (I should point out it was only a surprise to the Kidlets, they’d asked us ahead of time

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That isn’t a compliment. Really.

So I shared a vlog two days ago, and was excited… because I had a killer thumbnail in which the lighting was great, my makeup was great, and so was my hair. I think I might have told just about everyone who lives in this house that my makeup game was on point. See? Nailed

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[VIDEO] Whitney Watches: Teen Wolf 5.07 “Strange Frequencies”

This video covers episode seven of this season – “Strange Frequencies” So if you’re a fan, who has watched the episodes – this series is my critical look at what’s going on. It’s filled with spoilers, and I assume that you’ve watched the series for this discussion. (If you haven’t watched the episode yet, go

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