Liz Langley

Back to the Future: How 1980s 'greed is good' culture spawned Donald Trump

If you were a 20something in 1980something you’re probably loving the recent pop culture revival of that decade. Stranger Things, has a fourth season due out this yearAmerican Horror Story: 1984 is streaming on Hulu  and if I had anywhere to go I might rock some chunky pearls and taffeta, too, but as charming as this nostalgia is there was nothing quite like being there. The 70’s was my favorite decade aesthetically, but, truth, it was homespun, handmade, gritty and populist. The most popular TV shows were about poor and working class people, we never questioned polyester) and in 1977 President Jimmy Carter blew off riding in the presidential limo and walked from his swearing in to the White House, in part, as he wrote in his diary, to show his intention of “a reduction in the imperial status of the president and his family.”

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Pollution, anxiety, and death: How Trump is poisoning the country and literally making us sick

If youve ever said Donald Trump makes me sick,it was probably a metaphorical statement. Or was it?

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What I Learned Volunteering at America’s Largest No-Kill Animal Sanctuary

The puppies are all over us, wagging, kissing and peeing. They’re being exposed to things like doorbells, vacuum cleaners and cameras so they’ll learn to deal with novelty confidently. It’s healthy. Plus, an adaptable dog is an adoptable dog.

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5 Crazy Ideas About Female Sexual Desire in History

At 51, my sex drive is no longer the needy pest it once was, just a pleasant and regular visitor. True, it gave me some of the greatest times of my life, but it also caused a lot of problems.

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Inside the Death Cafe: A Gathering Place For People to Talk About Dying

A woman at the Death Cafe, where we’ve gathered to discuss end-of-life issues, gets up to use the restroom. The group continues to  discuss matters related to shuffling off this mortal coil, like planning ahead for your family’s benefit, do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and living meaningfully while you can. Suddenly someone realizes the woman has been gone a long time.

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8 Ways to Deal With Anger

“My dear, you have to take control of your feelings before they take control of you” ---- Violet Grantham, Dowager Countess, Downton Abbey

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10 Most Gruesome Creatures in Nature to Spook You This Halloween

The supernatural reigns supreme on Halloween, but don’t sell Mother Nature short when it comes to the macabre. The natural world has some delightfully ghoulish creatures who don’t reserve their gruesome habits or wild looks to a single holiday.

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Navigating the World as an Atheist: 6 Helpful Reflections

“Always beware of a sinner turned saint,” my mother used to say. We’ve all suffered the boring verve of a blabby convert, whether to an actual religion, yoga, Apple, or whatever they’ve become smitten with. I did it when I decided to make the leap of no faith to atheism.

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Forget the Stupid Bucket List and Just Say 'F#@* It!" 5 Things I Will Probably Never Do

“You’re never gonna climb a mountain.”

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12 Ways to Feel Great About Your Body

What’s going on under your clothes?

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