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Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Shannon Bradley-Colleary blogs at The Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful. She's also a contributing blogger on The Huffington Post. Her posts have landed her on The Today Show, NPR, CNN, Raising America with Kyra Phillips, Fox11News and more. She's been published in The DailyMail Online, Babble, Blogher and MomsLA. Her book, Into The Child: 40 Weeks in the Gestational Wilderness was named one of the Top 100 Indie Books of 2012 by the Kirkus Review. Her book, Smash, Crash and Burn: Tales From The Edge Of Celebrity, details her life as an L.A. Wacktress (waiter/actress) in the early 90s; including her relationship with Brandon Bruce Lee and a her tête-à-tête with David Schwimmer. She kisses and tells. Shannon is thrilled to be a monthly columnist on Midlife Boulevard.

Shannon Colleary

Never Date an Asshat Again

Dating over 50? Let’s just assume you’re going to live to be 100. That is what’s going to happen. So, if you’re dating over 50, you’re a spring chicken. In your 60s, you’re just beginning to get a clue. In your 70s, you’re starting to figure out your self-destructive patterns, and in your 80s you’re ready …

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Kinky Sex = Better Mental Health?

A new study by the Journal of Sexual Medicine surveyed 902 people who practice “kinky sex”, i.e.,  BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Sadism and Masochism) and 432 people who practice “vanilla sex” (no kink involved) and discovered that the BDSM group scored higher on indicators of mental health! Which made me wonder if my husband Henry and I …

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Petitioning CEO of Yves Saint Laurent, Francesca Bellettini, to Stop Using Anorexic Models

I was sitting in my office (the bathroom) flipping through the latest Vanity Fair feeling annoyed that Julia Roberts is on the cover with legs as long as the Great Wall of China sitting on the steel-hewn lap of that aphrodisiacal Idris Elba (she’s my new Gwyneth Paltrow object of jealousy) when I flipped to …

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