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Emily Southwood

Writer

Emily Southwood is a Los Angeles writer working on a memoir. She pens "love and sex" articles for BettyConfidential.com and blogs at http://emilysouthwood.com/.
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Are We Overbearing Puppy Parents?

Popular wisdom alleges that acquiring a puppy can prepare you for having a baby. I always thought that was hogwash, until puppy rearing offered me a preview of how psycho a mom I could unwittingly become.
03/24/2012 03:43 EDT
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Generation Poor

For the last couple of years my husband and I have been living on the edge. We're not skydivers or stunt pilots or Cirque du Soleil performers. We're simply your regular children of baby boomers, navigating a crappy economy and a world of student debt, all the while aspiring to do what we love.
12/08/2011 10:52 EST

Cleanses, Diets and Mixed Messages

Is cleansing a great, or even necessary, way to eliminate environmental toxins in this dirty day and age? Or is it a quick, possibly detrimental, weight loss gimmick that rarely maintains results? There's no secret to how one becomes this ambivalent. There is so much conflicting advice out there.
09/20/2011 07:34 EDT