24 Things Women Over 30 Should Wear

Warning:Curves Ahead

This morning, as I was perusing my Facebook timeline, I happened upon an article that a lovely friend shared. It was entitled “24 Things Women Should Stop Wearing After Age 30”, and it triggered Maximum Eye-Rolling from everyone who took the time out to read it.

Written by Kallie Provencher for RantChic.com, this “article” (I use the term loosely) highlighted things such as “leopard print”, “graphic tees”, and “short dresses” (because “By this age, women should know it’s always better to leave something to the imagination”). Kallie, it seems, has a number of opinions on what women over 30 should and shouldn’t be doing, having also penned “30 Things Women Over 30 Shouldn’t Own” and “20 Pictures Women Over 30 Need To Stop Posting Online”. (What is this magical post-30 land where women are suddenly not allowed to do or own so many things?!)

Motivated by Kallie’s “article”, I decided to…

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Mr. and Mrs. B

Love this!


Alexander Chee | Apology Magazine | Winter 2014 | 19 minutes (4,822 words)

This essay by novelist Alexander Chee first appeared in Apology magazine’s third issue (Winter 2014). Apology is a semiannual print journal of art, interviews and literature, created by ex-Vice editor-in-chief Jesse Pearson. The fourth issue is available for preorder. Our thanks to Alexander Chee and Apology for allowing us to reprint this essay here.

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How could you, my friends would ask, when I told them. How could you work for someone like him? Do you ever want to just pick up a knife and stab him in the neck? Poison his food?

You would be a hero, one friend said.

I did not want to stab him, and I did not want to poison him. From our first meeting, it was clear, he was in decline. And as for how could I, well, like…

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Chronic Fatigue Treatments not being researched aggressively enough

  Today’s fact:  11 trials in the last five years for chronic fatigue vs 80 in the last one year for multiple sclerosis.  (Source: http://www.cortjohnson.org/blog/2015/05/16/the-decline-and-fall-of-an-mecfs-researcher-the-case-of-andrew-lloyd/ –actually not even the main point of this article!
Not that the ms folks don’t deserve all that research, but this is why I spend so much time crazily trying to run studies on myself with my incredibly non-scientific, brain foggy brain.  All the time knowing I can’t fix this complex illness myself, but who am I to get help from when science barely looks at it?

Time to start sending letters, getting vocal.  It can’t be that hard to figure this out.  😣 

Btw: the research on Fibromyalgia (which includes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but also includes pain all over)  is undoubtedly even les than for Chronic Fatigue.