Sonja Paradzik

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Security camera catches USPS worker's amazingly lazy delivery

There will never come a day when you have truly seen it all.<p>As living proof of this belief, might I offer you this footage from the security camera owned by Mark Anderson of LaGrange, Ga.<p>Anderson had set up his home technology primarily to monitor his disabled mother. He linked it to a private …

Men, Divorce, and Love

One night, a few years ago, I went to a party for a professional organization I am a member of. Most people there were getting pretty drunk, feeling the effects of the lousy economy. I saw an old friend of mine, someone I hadn't seen in many years. He flirted with me and told me, "I'm married and …

The Divorcée Stigma That's Alive and Well

The divorcée. What a retro term, don't you think? It conjures a sexy little ex-missus in cocktail dress and kitten heels, presumed to be on the prowl for another woman's husband.<p>While the stigma of being a divorced woman is nothing like it was in the '60s or '70s, let's not fool ourselves into …

What Travelling to 66 Countries Has Taught Me

While I don't covet passport stamps and don't really pay attention to my little blue book anymore, I hit a travel milestone a couple of weeks ago that I couldn't ignore. My trip to Montenegro and Bosnia marked the 65th and 66th countries I've set foot in: a fact that floors me since I never …

Waterfront Home In South Carolina Has Modern Elegance And Old World Charm (PHOTOS)

A real gem has hit the market recently: A waterfront home located in South Carolina that has modern lines but old world charm.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, the house was built in 2005, but was modeled after plantation-styled homes. The classic columns, salt marsh and screened porch …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Quitting caffeine is now a mental health disorder

There's a slight tremor in your hands followed by cold sweats. You snap when a coworker asks you a question, and your piercing headache makes you unable to send the simplest email. It’s only noon but you've given up on accomplishing anything at work.<p>If you think this sounds like the description of …

Mental Health

Funny Divorce: Driver Reveals Relationship Status In Funny License Plate (PHOTO)

What's the most efficient way to let the world know you're single again after a split? Put it on your license plate, obviously.<p>On Thursday, Redditor yessiree223 shared a photo he took of a Cadillac whose driver seems to have done just that. Take a look:<p>Hey, at least you'll always have your …

Why Being Selfish Is the Most Unselfish Thing You Can Do: The Martyr Mentality Myth

The human disposition is cruel. We beat ourselves up for faults big and small; we are our own worst critics. After all, we need to be our best selves if we are to thrive, if we are to attain and maintain the success we've worked so hard to achieve. This process requires critical self-analysis. …

5 Upgrades to Create the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever

Take your go-to recipe, make one of these smart additions, and you won't believe how brilliant this basic treat can taste.<p>Know That Even Screw-Ups …

Dessert

Grilled Brioche Rolls with Toppings Recipe

<b>Makes 8 rolls</b><p>Ingredients<p>4 brioche rolls<br>• 2 tsp. melted butter<br>• Toppings<p>Directions<p><b>To grill brioche:</b> Slice 4 brioche rolls in half lengthwise, then brush …

Buttermilk Bourbon Cherry Tartlets with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Cherry season is in full force and everyone at Brit HQ is loving it! We hope our abundance of cherry recipes this week has given you some new ways to enjoy one of our favorite summer fruits. We started with Cherry Chocolate Banana Bread, then moved on to a Sparkling Cherry Sangria cocktail, and now …

A memoir of female lust

<b>Katherine Angel (Stacey Yates)</b><p>Katherine Angel bares all in a strikingly honest book about women’s desire, and her own sexuality<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>June 9, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>When as a teenager Katherine Angel felt herself suddenly overflowing with lust, she began to wonder: Where are the similarly …

My Mom and I Share the Same Husband

A mother and daughter having sex with the same man may sound hard to believe, but it's a necessity for women in one Bangladeshi tribe. Not that they're thrilled about it.<p>As a child in rural Bangladesh, Orola Dalbot, 30, liked growing up around her mother's second husband, Noten. Her father had died …

Relationships

Dan Savage: Infidelity Is The 'Lesser Of Two Evils'

Author and advice columnist Dan Savage is best known for speaking out about controversial relationship issues. And his belief that cheating can sometimes save a marriage is garnering him attention of late.<p>Savage stopped by Seattle's Q13 Fox station this week to talk about his views on infidelity …

Subway's 'Secret Menu' Revealed By Executive Chef Chris Martone (PHOTOS)

Subway makes a lot of sandwiches -- more than 7,500 every minute, according to the chain's press representative. Each is one of 340,000 possible sandwich combinations, which understandably don't all fit on the chain's menu boards.<p>But some combinations, while not part of Subway's official menu, are …

Divorcing? Move Out of Denial and Into Reality

Facing the truth is much easier than staying in denial, but we do get trapped into thinking otherwise. When facing the end of a marriage we can find ourselves trying desperately to hang on to every little bit of hope -- that perhaps this is just a passing phase and our marriage will be fine.<p>We each …

Coming Full Circle: Stonewall, My Mother, and Me

When I was 13 years old, I sat with my mother in our suburban Long Island paneled living room, she on a rust-colored corduroy recliner; me, stretched out on the brown shag carpet. She was reading the newspaper and I was watching TV. Out of the blue, my mother said, "I don't know what gay means …

Marriage Advice: 15 Things You Only Know About Marriage After Divorce

If you want quality marriage advice, we suggest you ask a divorced person.<p>Why? Because who's more equipped to give you some real talk about marriage than someone who's experienced married life, warts and all?<p>Still not convinced? Below we've compiled 15 things our divorced readers said they wished …

My First Writing Teacher -- Frank McCourt

My first encouragement to write came about in 1983 when I was a 30-year-old special education teacher at Seward Park High School on Grand Street in New York. I had just started teaching and had to take an after-school course on writing held every Tuesday on the second floor. It was a writing …

Coping With Divorceaphobia: What To Do When People Turn On You During Your Divorce

Many years ago when my husband Tim and I were splitting up, I was in the process of moving back into the first house we had bought together. The tenant who had been renting that house had moved out and I was spending my evenings painting the inside before moving my furniture.<p>Different friends had …

Caring for Those Heroes With Invisible Wounds

When a wounded warrior returns home, friends and family gather around the hero with the missing leg, the paralyzed spine or the badly burned and scarred face. But for those veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI), the wounds are invisible. As a society, …

SEX-AT-WORK SURVEY: The Results Are In!

Sex at work, Ryan suggested, is a lot more common than most people think.<p>So instead of acting like a bunch of mortified Puritans about sex at work, Ryan continued, we should just acknowledge the reality and talk about it.<p>Well, we wanted to find out just how prevalent sex at work really is these …