Laura G Owens on March 4th, 2019

One of the few demands I gave Taylor when she started college (besides work hard, be safe and guard your Solo cup at parties) was that she graduate on time. No child of mine was going to be a professional college student, someone who never quite figures out what she wants. Except that Taylor’s never given […]

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Mom told to cover-up takes different approach. (Facebook/Carol Lockwood) This won’t win me any friends but I agree with Orlando Sentinel’s David Whitley‘s view on women breastfeeding without covering up (at all). He gently thinks out loud about his own discomfort. “Breastfeeding is normal, nurturing and nobody should be shamed for doing it. On top of that, […]

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This is an interesting yet ambiguous Supreme Court ruling. It’s not a clear win for social conservatives or the LGBTQ community. A baker in Colorado refused to bake a cake for a gay couple’s wedding citing religious objections. He says he has no problem selling a gay customer baked goods. But he refuses to bake […]

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Laura G Owens on May 3rd, 2018

From Miami Herald Columnist, Leonard Pitts: (Senator Rubio) I specifically asked you three questions: “What do you stand for?” “What could Trump do to make you say, ‘Enough?’ ” and “What’s the functional difference between being a bigot and just voting for one?” You gave me cricket arias in response. So let me offer some thoughts. […]

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Laura G Owens on April 19th, 2018

In a quiet, distant voice I tell my husband Mark that I want to die. Not exactly dead, I clarify, but not this. I tell him not to worry. I tell him love, guilt, duty will always matter more. I promise. But he has to understand, he has to reconcile what I’m saying with the fact that […]

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Laura G Owens on February 12th, 2018

  You’ve You’ve probably noticed the small disclaimer on every salt package, “This salt supplies iodide, a necessary nutrient,” or “This salt does not contain iodide, a necessary nutrient.” But have you ever wondered why? Iodine is a trace element essential for a number of critical functions in the body, including fetal brain development, immune support, and […]

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Laura G Owens on January 29th, 2018

Originally published on If you have a college-bound kid, I know you’re feeling it. The anxiety. The competition. The intensity. The bombardment of well-meaning but sometimes conflicting advice from other parents. I almost lost my mind trying to keep up with the list of do’s and don’ts of college admissions. The fact is, requirements […]

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  Posted November 19th, 2016 on Huffington Post. My husband was worried about me as the election returns came in. “Why are you so damn calm? She’s losing in some important states and you seem fine. It’s scary.” “Because she’s going to win. I know it.” I knew it the day she announced her run. […]

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Laura G Owens on July 18th, 2017

Excerpted from Corpina’s article, “Phenibut’s INSANE Benefits and Brutally Awful Side Effects”  Phenibut is commonly used as a nootropic, an anti-anxiety medication, and sleep aid. Everyone’s always asking me how much they should take. Here’s my answer…   Everyone’s phenibut experience is unique, but in general, men should take about 2 – 2.5 grams and women […]

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Laura G Owens on July 7th, 2017

The problem isn’t just about politics anymore, it’s about Trump, the very-bad-no-good person in the Oval Office. It’s about the impenetrable bond between Trump and his most loyal, rabid fans who refuse to see this guy as anything but their nation’s over due bad-ass savior, and a victim of a media witch hunt. Perhaps to […]

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