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Where do you find fashion for round tummies?

I'm trying to find clothes that look good and make me happy. The problem? My proportions don't fit the standard clothing mold. I'm plus size, and I don't especially like super baggy clothes. Does anyone know of stores or brands that have apple-proportioned clothes that aren't maternity, are relatively modest, and don't assume that because I'm bigger, I want to hide my body under a sack?

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Joining a freakshow to really feel human: My life as a bearded burly carny lass

Hi. I'm Little Bear. If you haven’t heard of me, I’m a bearded lady. I perform both solo as a singer of opera and show tunes (often incorporating burlesque), and as a member of Seattle-based modern sideshow troupe, Wreckless Freeks. And if the thought of a bearded lady who takes off her clothes, sings on stage, and lies on beds of nails brings to mind the term “attention seeking,” you may be right. However, I have not always been so candid in admitting so.

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Open letter to my teenage self about sex

My "official" first time was pretty much by-the-book. It got better with practice, but I wish someone had spoken with me more honestly about what to expect. If I could write a letter to my teenage self with some advice about how to go about sex, this is what I would say…

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How to handle awkward questions like "Why did you unfriend me?"

I'm planning a Facebook-friend cull of the people in my friends list whom I don't feel especially close to. The thing that's making me put off the cull is the fear of being asked "Why did you unfriend me?" as this has happened during previous culls. What do fellow Homies do in this situation? Do you ignore the messages? Have blanket statements prepared? Tell them the hard truth?

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Why we put our kids' bunk bed in the closet

When we moved in to our home, our daughter's bedroom was a bit of a layout conundrum since we had to work around two closets, a doorway, a window, and a baseboard electric heater PLUS a low ceiling. Then we decided to move the bunk bed into the closet…

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Slow cooker green chile pulled pork: it's a gift for Future You!

So… This pork. It's great in tacos, nachos, or burritos. It's decadent over cheese grits. I've eaten it happily in a bowl of ramen. I suspect it would be great in tamales. Put it in your quesadilla! Put it in your breakfast burrito! Add some to your huevos rancheros! Put it on small roll with shredded cabbage and call it a slider! Enchiladas? Sure! Eaten cold from a bowl straight from the fridge because you can't even be bothered? Absolutely! It's dang versatile, and it freezes beautifully. Make a big batch and freeze some. Future You will appreciate your thoughtfulness.