Amy Tallmadge

Amy Tallmadge

Stop That Cough in its Tracks!

It’s that special time of year where everyone around you seems to be coughing and sneezing. So, you’re more careful to wash your hands, you make sure to get good sleep, and you try to avoid that guy in your office who sneezes into his hands and then uses the water cooler. Even with all [ keep reading ]

Dolly Parton is a Treasure We Don’t Deserve

When I was a kid growing up in small town Saskatchewan, I remember Dolly Parton being the butt of many jokes. Her makeup was too heavy, her breasts were too big, her hair was too outrageous… She was just “too” everything. Meanwhile, she didn’t care what any of us thought and continued churning out country [ keep reading ]

Why You Need a Foam Roller for Your Workout

I’m an avid exerciser and lately, I’ve been dealing with some pain and tightness in my right hamstring. I am pretty good about stretching after a workout, but no amount of it seemed to alleviate my discomfort. Someone suggested I try using a foam roller to fix my problem, and I was skeptical. How would [ keep reading ]

Should the Braves Change Their Name?

For years, many sports teams have been the subject of controversy for using Native American imagery. Though they’re far from the only offenders, the Atlanta Braves are frequently at the center of this criticism. Some people think that every reference to Native American culture (the Tomahawk Chop, the logos, the team name) needs to go. [ keep reading ]

The Super Bowl Halftime Show: Should Performers be Paid?

If you haven’t heard, Super Bowl LIV will be in Miami in February of next year. Though it’s still a bit early to make predictions on participating teams (ugh, come ON, Falcons), the NFL recently announced who will be headlining the halftime show (AKA – the reason I watch besides the commercials). Singers Jennifer Lopez [ keep reading ]

Election 2020: Will Voting Machines Get Hacked?

The last presidential election in 2016 seemed more contentious than usual. It looks like the next one could be even more divisive. After reports surfaced that hackers broke into the voter databases for two different counties in Florida, many people called for tighter security around voting machines. Def Con Voting Village, an annual hacker’s conference, [ keep reading ]

The Area 51 Raid Didn’t Happen and I’m Sad

I’ve long believed that we aren’t alone in the universe. I could say it’s because I’ve carefully considered the vastness of existing space and decided that it’s extremely plausible that there is other intelligent life out there. But really, it’s because I’ve long been a fan of “Unsolved Mysteries” and those alien stories always scared [ keep reading ]

Why is College so Expensive?

We’ve all heard the news – the price of college tuition has increased dramatically. But there seems to be very little discussion regarding why. Some people blame it on the fact that wages have remained stagnant while other costs – for everything, not just tuition – have increased. Others say it’s not that college is [ keep reading ]

Is a Career in Voice Over Right for You?

I fell into my voice over career by accident. I attended a beginning voice over workshop on a whim, because I figured that, as an actor, it might be another useful skill to add to my resume. Much to my surprise, I ended up really loving it. Fast forward several years, and I’ve narrated projects [ keep reading ]

The Easiest Way to Style Naturally-Curly Hair

Some people have a gift for styling hair. I am not one of those people. I am also blessed with delicate, curly hair and live in the southern US. This means that straightening my hair in such a humid climate is almost impossible. I recognize the hair of other women who try – straight, but [ keep reading ]

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