We've all experienced chilling changes. A loved one unexpectedly dies and in an instant life flips upside-down. You have a shimmery feeling in your gut that you have just met THE ONE, but then he tells you how long he's been president of Blink 182's fan club. There's no way he could ever turn-you-on again and you escape out the bathroom window. 

That's life. Unpredictable... Irrational. We have to adjust somehow. These stories are all over the map. 

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Diversity saves and variation rocks! The Botany of Desire is a PBS documentary based on Michael Pollan's book with the same name.

Pollan explores the relationship between humans and four plants: apples, tulips, marijuana, and potatoes . All of these plants have something we desire: sweetness, beauty, the power to intoxicate and the ability to feed our bellies.  Humans work hard for these plants, therefore the plants flourish and give us more of what we want.

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Super-duper sexual frustration is what makes the most psychoactive weed! Female marijuana plants produce a sticky substance called THC so they can catch the pollen the male plants produce and make babies (seeds). THC also produces the pot high in humans. Savvy pot growers figured out how to trick the female plants into producing a lot more THC by separating the male plants from the females. Not totally, but just keeping them far enough away so the females have to work extra hard to get it. They kick into overdrive and produce extra-potent, sticky, sexy THC to make themselves more desirable and capable of catching the males' pollen. The more THC, the more of the box of Bugles you eat.

And you will learn an overly sweet apple is boring and lacks dimension, which I see as a metaphor for some humans. Watch it! 

This is the trailer. You can watch the whole show here.

Watch Preview Trailer on PBS. See more from Botany of Desire.

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The awesome folks at Minna Life posted a twitter interview we had last month. They asked me the questions this time! They've jazzed our discussion up with pictures and links, so take a breather from the water polo finals and go check it out. While you're at it, check out the rest of their site and don't miss the Ola! More to come!

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Are you running towards something or away? We're really good at knowing what we don't want.

But if we're constantly running away, then where are we going? Somewhere that isn't here? To some job that isn't like this one? To a place where I won't eat this piece of pie?

Sometimes an open field is the destination, but at least we know that's where we're going because we want to be there.

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Better than your TI-82, Claudine teaches us about Lady Math. Note to Yourself: This is only Lady Math 101, so stay-tuned!

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We introduce Age, because she's coming to meet you. She actually introduced herself when your mama started crowning, but it usually takes a little while for her to convince you she's not just an imaginary friend. Age is one, amongst a plethora of exciting, tummy-tickling, heart-jerking, real-deal, new-topics we're exploring here at That's What She Said Project. 

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I was ecstatic when Amanda de Cadenet called me right after the site launched to express her excitement and support for this project. Her encouragement and kindness to share her own story inspired me deeply.  Amanda's show, The Conversation, is profoundly progressive. The beauty is two -fold. She's using the power of celebrity to show ALL women that it's ok to speak honestly about infidelity, sex positions, sagging breasts, death, all kinds of insecurities and so much more. But, Amanda's also breaking down the wall we often feel divides us from the A-listers that seem so Goddess-like they must not even poop. 

We see that these women are flawed, goofy, insecure, and often feel lost just like everyone else.   

We can open any magazine a read about them going to fancy parties and staying at the Ritz, but what resonates is when they talk about the real stuff we all feel. To me, I'm more in-awe of these women now, the same way I'm in awe of all of the women that have opened up in interviews with That's What She Said.

http://www.theconversation.tv/

http://www.theconversation.tv/

WATCH THE CONVERSATION. Amanda rocks so much she immediately posts full episodes online if you miss the show. Check out the community forum and blog posts too because there's a lot of brilliant content.

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love us back. we're going through some changes... our content isn't changing, it's just the context is shifting...  we're playing with ourselves...

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I hear ya sister. I'm finally taking this dream to town!Follow the HOW TO link under my GIF and make one of your own! Fulfill your teenage-boy-like dreams, GIF-yourself doing this, then send it over and we can argue about who is radder.

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One of That's What She Said's new ladies is my 95 year old Granny Ruth. She's let me film her for years and is such a great sport. She is also one of the most amazing women ever born in the history of the universe. Stay tuned!!

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If you want something cool to do, walk around and contemplate all the people doing things you never would in 95 (plus) degree weather. Yesterday at roughly 11:30 am I spotted a girl, wearing tight dark denim jeans and a long sleeved button-down shirt, sitting in direct sunlight at an outdoor cafe drinking a Bud and eating what I understood to be a foot-long ground cheeseburger sub-roll with a side mess of fries smothered in mayo and ketchup. I saw a guy with a bushy head of hair wearing a three-piece-suit. A jogger in sweat-pants wearing Sony-pro headphones. Hey lady, why wear long black pants AND a cardigan? Dude, why are you sitting there under the sun in a black shirt and dark pants smoking a clove cigarette with your hot coffee and jumbo croissant? 

A fur hat in Williamsburg? Say what? Pants in general? Are ya kidding?

Also, why do all the trains smell like everyone's eating mustard salad?

Life can't stop when it's hot, but some of us are weaker than others and have to adjust our entire way of being when the neighborhood turns into a Dutch oven. All I do is wear my vintage summer-muumuus until I'm ready to jump into my 6-foot-deep cucumber slushie pool and wade around drinking iced watermelon juice. 

Channeling->

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