Fertility Setback #899: My Phone Rang Friday the 13th…

Per usual, I darted down two flights of stairs and out into the humid summer air to escape our open office environment so I could speak on my phone without being surrounded by 25 colleagues. It's Friday the 13th. Of course this is bad news. Even though I just had a two-hour IVF talk on …

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IVF Real Talk: How I Spent $10k To Gain 10 Pounds (but more importantly, why)

Hey friends. Surprise! I've added a new category to this blog. Fertility. But before you X-out, I promise there will be fun anecdotes relevant to many life things embedded within this new tale I'm telling. But back to fertility for a sec, because, well, that's the topic: a topic I've heard people fret over a …

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Addiction: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

“These violent delights have violent ends/And in their triumph die, like fire and powder/Which, as they kiss, consume.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Tragic love stories are timeless. Toxic relationships have gripped human intrigue for at least as long as written records have existed. Poor old Romeo and Juliet —two long-dead, fictitious star-crossed lovers—  …

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Innocence Lost: A Story of Friendship, Heartbreak, and a Toothbrush

Toothbrush Was I 15? Could have been 16 or pushing 17, I suppose. Regardless, this is a true story of the power of a toothbrush—or, perhaps more notably, the lack thereof. Miranda* was a year older and had a car she could use full time—a totally legitimate basis for high school friendship. She was also whip-smart, …

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How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Traditional I've added a few layers to this old cake metaphor: un-riddling this inconvenient, age-old, conundrum. So go ahead — have the best (but still, also, worst) of both worlds. Just follow these seven simple steps: Step 1.) See cake. Immediately start salivating like one of Pavlov's dogs. Marvel in its innate ability to simultaneously awaken …

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Trump’s Tribal Mentality: How Love Actually Trumps Hate

WAGNER.             Excuse me, but it gives the greatest satisfaction             to view the spirit of another age,             to see how wise men thought before our days,             and to rejoice how far we’ve come at last. FAUST.             Oh yes, a journey to the stars! -Faust, Play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1808 …

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