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5 Books ABC’s American Housewife is Definitely Reading on Her Couch!

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Fall TV is here and life just makes sense again. I can’t wait to dive into some new shows, especially as so many of them look both adorable and hilarious. Perhaps none look quite as adorable or hilarious as American Housewife on ABC, starring Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, an ultra-curvy outcast housewife who finds it impossible to fit in with the other suburban moms. Who are all size 2. And who only drink kale smoothies. Check out the charming trailer and just try not to fall in love: Mixon stole all our hearts when she played April on the insanely funny Eastbound & Down, so I can’t wait to watch her tackle this new role. I can already tell…

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Who Run the World?! 7 Books for Women’s Equality Day

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First thing’s first – here’s the soundtrack for this article:   On this glorious day, August 26, in the glorious year of 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law. For anyone not up on their Constitutional Amendments (YOU SHOULD BE), that’s the one that gave women the right to vote. So, to commemorate the date, we have Women’s Equality Day, a holiday that celebrates ladies getting a right we should have had from the very beginning. Women’s Equality Day is a well-intentioned holiday that’s still a bit touchy, mainly because the subject of women’s equality is still about as frustrating and divisive as it was in 1920. The gender wage gap is still a…

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