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Falling in Love at the Gay Synagogue

By Alison Channon

A LOOK FROM THE BIMA

“The chazzan, I could do worse,” Mitchell thought as he looked up at Bruce on the Bima. It was 1982 and Bruce was serving as the High Holiday Cantorial Soloist at Or Chadash, Chicago’s Gay and Lesbian synagogue. Bruce had noticed Mitchell too. “Who could miss him with the red beard and all the hair he once had? He was cute.”

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Healthy relationships and sexual health when you’re LGBTQ+ (or straight/cis!)

Becka Wall | @beckawall

It’s Saturday brunch. You’re gossiping with your friends about the latest details of their dates and romantic life, when it dawns on you: how would I know if any of my friends are in unhealthy relationships? What are the big warning signs to look for? What advice do I give them if they are worried about their reproductive health?

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There’s An App for That: Breaking Up Without Breaking Down

By Alexis Cheney – @akcheney

With dating often comes heartbreak, and we sometimes deal with the excruciating pain of break-ups in unhealthy ways: rebound hookups, eating tubs of ice cream while binge-watching TV, fixating on our hang-ups and convincing ourselves we are unworthy of love… the list of self-destruction goes on.

 

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6 Steps to Help Your Parents Plan for Their Golden Years

By Alexis Cheney – @akcheney

It was only when my dad called from a hospital bed after driving his mower off the ledge of his yard and onto a rocky ravine did I consider my parents — already 78 and 63 — will not live forever.

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Women Who Found ‘The One’ Shed Light on Finding True Love

By Alexis Cheney – @akcheney

I have been single for my entire life except for three months of high school when I dated someone I refused to kiss (Even at 14, I had the foresight to know he wasn’t worth it). I have dated people I’ve met on dating apps and at bars, but our relationships never panned out to anything serious enough to deserve a title.

This past August, a guy approached me at a dance party and we struck up the usual conversation – about our jobs, our opinions of the city, our interests, etc. As we chatted, my mind drifted: Was I attracted to this stranger? Were we connecting? Was I supposed to know whether or not I liked him within these first few minutes?

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What being single for so long taught me

Mary Ruland | @IRuleThisLand__

For as long as I can remember, I was forever single. I had moments of complete satisfaction being alone. Other times, I found myself swiping right on dating apps,  hoping to find a perfect match. Through it all, I always seemed to look at relationships as something I could do, but not something that would make or break me. I managed to find my own way around in this world, and having someone along for the ride seemed nice, but not a necessity.

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Beauty and the Beast

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

The long-awaited “Beauty and the Beast” live-action film finally hit theaters this past weekend and 90’s kids everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief into jumbo buckets of popcorn. Not only was this musical as good as the animated original, but it expanded the feminist premises established in its 1991 counterpart regarding the traditional princess perception.

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Just Another (Positive) IUD Story

Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

As an editor for Moxie Media for more than a year now, I’ve heard my fair share of IUD horror stories – the excruciating cramping, painful bleeding, dizziness and nausea. We even published such a story- Getting an IUD (Might) Hurt– which, frankly, hurt my lady parts to read. So, you can imagine my level of anxiety when I walked into the gynecologist office for my insertion appointment. Here’s a hint: I brought my Mommy.

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Know the Players for Your Online Dating Game

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

The holiday season is officially over and the season of New Year’s resolutions has taken it’s place. Among the weight loss, budgeting and new career goals set for 2017, you might be a single lady planning to expand your dating game.

The easiest way to jump start this specific resolution is to create an online dating profile. Let’s face it, we’d all rather meet someone in person, but the more than 49,000,000 people using online dating ups the ante for you to meet your special someone….and most likely a whole lot of other someones along the way.
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