Jess Lahitou

Jess Lahitou

Bio

Jess is a literature lover, former teacher, new(ish) mother, and politics junkie. Currently in Miami, this Colorado native is embracing the culture shock. Art Basel? Wynwood? Ropa Vieja? Yes, please.

Jess Lahitou Articles

Reporters, prepare to be shushed. (Image Credit: Michael Vadon / Flickr)

Donald Trump Is Donald Trump: Notes On His First Press Conference As President-elect

Will every story that Trump doesn’t approve of get the “fake news” label, its authors permanently blacklisted forever?

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6 Tips For Surviving As A Work-At-Home Mom

It’s safe to assume most work-at-home moms (WAHMs) had different plans when first they embarked upon career-hood. My plans involved working twelve-hour shifts in DC as a devoted political staffer.

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Sinking to new lows as POTUS. (Image Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

Donald Trump's Speech To Joint Session Of Congress: A New Level Of Egomaniac Emerges, Hidden Under Rapturous Applause

This is the first time I’ve seen a sitting president “spin” a clear military defeat to save his own ego, and use a bereft and heartbroken wife in order to get away with it. Disgust is not the right word. Horror, maybe. Disbelief and revulsion crashing into each other.

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#nastywomen becomes a battle cry. (Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Trump Attempts To Insult, #nastywomen Everywhere Drop Mic On Him

ICYMI, towards the close of last night’s final (handclap for that) presidential debate, Donald Trump lobbed an insult Clinton’s way.

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Claire Hopple and husband, American Gothic version.

#RavsWriters: Claire Hopple —Writer, Dancer, Obscure Mural Lover

Welcome to #RavsWriters, an opportunity for you to get to know some of the outstanding human beings who fervently type to make Ravishly the aw

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For teens, there's never a real "off" time.

Is The Internet Ruining Teenagers' Lives? Um... It Might Be

As the headline article (“Anxiety, Depression and the American Adolescent”) points out, depression has been replaced with anxiety as the leading mental health struggle of today’s adolescent. The one possible cause that stood out to me most was the impact of social media. With smartphone in hand, teens can be reading harmless texts, or – as was the case for one young female interviewed – they could be viewing disturbing Instagram posts, or reading about distant tragedies, or scrolling through hateful Facebook comments. Maybe even comments about them.

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Who would you nominate?

Embarrassing! Guess Which Women Republicans Want To Put On The 10-Dollar Bill?

During last Wednesday night’s CNN Republican Presidential Debate, moderator Jake Tapper gave the ultimate softball question: What woman would you put on the ten-dollar bill? Instead, answers ranged from decent to head-scratching to laughable to flat-out embarrassing.

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Fox says goodbye to good sense. (Image Credit: YouTube)

With Megyn Kelly's Departure, Fox News Is Headed For Straight-Up Propaganda Land

So I’m writing today from Elevation 8,080 ft., here in Avon, Colorado.

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Is it worth it to you?

Should You Support The Salvation Army?

If you’ve heard recent Internet claims that The Salvation Army doesn’t deserve your money, and you are now wondering whether or not to toss a few coins in the red can on your way to stock up on Christmas goodies, here’s a thought experiment:

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Love Or Hate Trump, One Thing's For Sure: With Trump TV, We All Got Played

Just in case you thought Trump would go away after the election (provided Secretary Clinton wins), allow me to help you prepare for what might be h

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