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The Lesson I Learned in High School That Has Changed The Way I See Things

I was a nervous wreck my junior year of high school—nightmares about college admissions and SAT scores haunted me; I couldn’t seem to get a grasp on physics and I completely ignored social concepts like dating because they were far,...Read More
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  • ‘Tis The Season: Quick Guide To Grilling + Sticky Ribs Recipe

    First off, let me just tell you how excited I am to be joining the team here at What The Flicka! I cannot wait to share all my fun recipes and great tips from the kitchen. I want to be your go-to guy when it comes to mastering your kitchen,...

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  • Once Upon a Condom

    Just so you know, I was not prepared when the time came to have this talk. My sons, now thirteen and almost fifteen, were eleven and thirteen when the moment fell, scratch that, slammed into our laps. It all started with a girl ...

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  • Confessions

    How To Write A Wedding Toast For A Couple You Don’t Like And A Wedding You Don’t Support

    We’ve all seen it happen: A train wreck of a marriage, headed down a one-way track to Miseryville, with a small layover at Domestic Violence, USA.

    Whether it’s family, friends, or the librarian we’ve befriended in an effort to reverse erroneous late fees, most of us have witnessed the marriage of two people who should probably just honor the restraining orders and keep their distance. READ MORE

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  • Anatomy Of A Mid-Life Crisis

    As I approach a big birthday (why is it that we mainly commemorate the ones that end in 5’s and 0’s?), I find myself reflecting on the truths of life—both life in general and mine in particular. And while I’m old enough to know that...

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  • You Can Probably Guess Exactly What’s About To Happen Here

    Yikes! That’s one way to cool off on a hot day. Or develop a lifelong phobia of water balloons. ...

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  • Lessons

    Latitude Adjustments

    Geographically speaking, 10 degrees separate Oberlin, Ohio (82˚) from Richmond (72˚), at least on the longitudinal scale. In 54 years—my entire life—I never lived anywhere other than northeast Ohio. Then, last September, I moved to Richmond. On the life-experience scale, the...Read More
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  • Men Trying On Spanx For The First Time

    These men are having their very first Spanx experience. But what they don’t know yet? You don’t know Spanx until you know the pain of having to take all of your clothes off just so you can pee. ...

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  • Love You Long Time

    Holy shit, ya'll, I think I'm in the middle of my sexual peak. I've always been pretty tame with sex but lately I have the desire to do it any time, any way, and all the time. I can get turned on by the simplest things and if I had my way, ...

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  • Confessions
    Angela Keck

    7 Things I Am Way Too Old For

    When I was a kid, maybe a teenager, I remember hearing my mother say she was too old for a certain type of clothing. If my memory serves correctly it was a sleeveless top I suggested that she wear in the heat of the summer and she said she was too old for sleeveless tops. I remember thinking, in my infinite wisdom of youth, complete lack of understanding, that if I was hot I was damn well going to wear a sleeveless top so I could cool off and not sweat myself to death! READ MORE

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    Complaints

    The Checkout Line Makes People Ask Dumb Adoption Questions

    Remember when your teacher told you, “The only dumb question is one you don’t ask.” That is not always true. This is a true story about dumb questions....Read More
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  • How To: Lie Like a Mother – You know you do it.

    Alright moms – today’s MommyTube is dedicated to you and the lies we sometimes have to tell. It’s okay, we know it had to be done – for our own sanity. So sit back with your glass of wine, or chocolate milk in a sipp...

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  • Best Reaction Ever

    We all love technology and all it can do for us, but we’re pretty sure nobody loves it as much as this kid....

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  • Confessions

    The Sex Toy Scandal

    You know that feeling when you get home from a long trip? No more hotels, no more suitcases, no more security lines. With the journey behind you, you can finally relax in the comfort of home sweet home. You shower...Read More
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  • Surviving the Holidays with Your In-Laws

    When I was first married I was painfully naïve about how my relationship with my in-laws would be over the years. I thought that getting married would mean I had an additional family! I would have two mothers, and two fathers. I would have...

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  • Mommytube: Jack vs The Mail… and The Wind!

    Thanks to Stephanie Ueda for submitting this video! This adorable boy is trying to do something good by helping out with the mail, but the elements of nature are in his way. His frustration is the cutest thing!...

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