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How I deal with online hate (as someone with 20k+ followers)

I get a lot of messages of support and kindness every day from people, both men and women, who say that seeing me, a fat babe, being so confident and at home in my skin is inspiring to them. I also get a lot of hate messages every day from trolls who tell me to kill myself, send death threats, and tell me I'm ugly using every kind of language imaginable. So, how did I get over it? How do I not let the hate get to me…

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What were/are your favorite GOOD books for middle schoolers?

I have a brilliant child who enjoys reading, and I love finding her books that are rich and wonderful. My problem is when she goes to school she brings home these terrible junky books with terrible junky writing. If I give my child a reading list she can usually find the book in the schools library, but I am running out of ideas for her age group. Does any one have a favorite book from middle school that I can recommend for her literary treasure hunt?

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9 tips for getting pets and babies to live together harmoniously

Six months after adopting Molly-Gator, a new baby herself, we were pregnant and realizing that my refusal to part with my animals was an anomaly among new parents, and relinquishing one's pets was part and partial to the nesting process. So, if you are a pet owner and expecting a child, fear not! It can work. Don't let pressures from friends, family, or the man on the street tell you any different. There are just some things you must keep in mind…

How to use ribbons to keep your snake pit of electronic wires in check

I can't be the only one who's taken a look in the electronics drawer and thought "what belongs to what?" Wires tangle easily and all look much the same. The wire that recharges my cell phone looks awfully similar to the wire that recharges my mp3 player… and so on. Fortunately I have come up with a system for keeping the snake pit of wires in my drawer and under my desk in check.

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A week's worth of Megan-simple chicken and rice dishes with different flavors to satisfy picky eaters

I am a picky person… I don't like to eat the same meal more than once a week. I need meals for only one person. I don't like to cook unless I can be eating in 20 minutes or less (preferably much less). But there is hope! I have made a huge (well, to my non-chef-self anyway) list of recipes that help satisfy all of these things. As an added benefit, most of these can be considered at least somewhat healthy and very Megan-simple