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Got Muscles and Proud of It? Barbell Denim Debuts Jeans Made Specifically For Athletes and Our... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise   I’m sure these were the prototype. Remember that time I ripped the crotch out of my jeans when my muscular thighs Incredible-Hulked my wussy J.Crew’s ... Read on »
Life Lessons From the Yoga Mat: You Have to Look Up to Lift Up [New study says if you want to be... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Face down on my yoga mat is my least favorite position. Mostly because I never remember to wash the thing and it does a really good job as a “sticky mat” as ev ... Read on »
New Study Shows Teen Girls See Sexual Violence As Normal; Game of Thrones Shows Why [Spoiler Alert] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Caption: She was on her own, so I made my move… and told the guys hassling her to back off. They were really crossing the line. (Taken from the ad campaign Make ... Read on »
Our Community Garden Adventure: How to Garden When You Don’t Have Room For a Garden by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise  Look at me doing my best farmer impression! It only occurred to me after we snapped the pic that the piece of hay in my mouth was laying on top of manure three ... Read on »
The Things We Do Not Say: Talking About the Unspeakable by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise “Silence is not the absence of something but the presence of everything” Something happened this weekend. It was heart-rending and immense and the repercussi ... Read on »
Only in the Gym: The Ridiculous Things You Can Say Only While Wearing Spandex by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise “Wow, you’ve got a perfect snatch!” Yes, those words actually left my lips the other day. I was helping a friend with her kettlebell moves and that was it, I swe ... Read on »
The Modern Woman’s Dilemma: Do You Get Workout Guilt? “I Used to Feel Guilty If I... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise “Leaving so soon?” asked one of the personal trainers as my friend and I were leaving the gym the other morning. “Um, we’ve been here for an hour,” I shrug ... Read on »
Woman Proudly Bares Stretch Marks, Internet Freaks Out [Why We Should Love Our Tummies!] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I was all set to hate Sharny Kieser, I’ll admit it. I first came across her and her bikini pictures in an article declaring that moms should schedule a post-na ... Read on »
Do You Get “Hangry”? Science Says Hungry-Angry is Legit [Plus: 11 More Funny... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Growing up, “food fight” didn’t necessarily mean gleeful spaghetti slinging or flour flinging, like in the movies. (Although there was the time my sister rolle ... Read on »
The Things I Do Because I Love My Luna (I may have eaten cat food) by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Our cat is not spoiled. I could just be in denial – after all, isn’t cat spoiling the stereotype? – but with four young kids I figure she earns her keep (and not ju ... Read on »
Oil Pulling Experiment Results! [My Teeth Are Not Whiter But I've Gotten Really Awesome At Charades] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A month ago I set out on a quest – a quest to find healthier teeth, a brighter smile and who my real parents are. (Kidding, mom and dad! I love you!) So I jump ... Read on »
Eight Weird Fitness Talents I Wish I Had [What's your secret fitness weapon?] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise  Handstand toe archery! Best fitness talent ever. And hey, my gym only says no GUNS allowed on the premises. I’m sure they’d be totally cool with this. Eve ... Read on »
Should I Have Just Taken the Tamiflu? [New meta-analysis says anti-virals don't work, we were duped] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Bad flu shot marketing or genius way to sell Airborne? “Well, if you want to stick around for a flu test, I can give you some Tamiflu.” “No thank you,” ... Read on »
How To Find Yourself When You Are Lost [10 Tips For Your Next Identity Crisis] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I’ve lost myself. Oh don’t worry, it’s not serious. Not like the time I ate the special brownies and  tried to join Gwar  only to get eaten by a giant cockroac ... Read on »
Dear Kirstie Alley: Why Fat Shaming Doesn’t Work, Even on Yourself ["I'm fat but at least... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Dear Kirstie Alley, I got your press release about how you’re going back to your first diet love, Jenny Craig. (I really appreciated the personal touch of includi ... Read on »
Self Mag Editor Fired Over #Tutugate: When is an Apology Not Enough?” by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Tutus are kind of my thing – so much so that when I moved from Minnesota last year my gym buddies threw me a  going away workout part y where everyone wore tutus ... Read on »
Are Vegetarians Really Less Healthy Than Meat Eaters? New Study Says Yes by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise  Don’t get mad at me, the scientists said it. (Plus, you know how I love a good pun!) Eating animals has been one of the greatest existential problems of m ... Read on »
Runners, Dancers and Yogis Beware: Why You Should Never Ignore Hip Pain [And what to do if you... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This picture alone is why America needs to have more subways. Yoga is supposed to be the ultimate non-competitive exercise but if you’ve ever spent time in ... Read on »
New Makeup Ads Make Me Surprisingly Weepy [Hiding the Outside to Make People See the Real You on... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise  Can you see the person in this pic? Liu Bolin is an artist who specializes in hiding in plain sight. Hair extensions, colored contacts, spray tans, cosmet ... Read on »
The Five Stages of Grief… for My Huge Pus-Spewing Zit [Anyone have a good blemish remedy?] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Bounding into my room this morning at still-too-early-o’thirty (official Kid Standard Time), Jelly Bean threw herself across my slumbering back and did a perfe ... Read on »