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Angelina Jolie: My 6-Year-Old Is a Better Cook Than Me

Jolie admits she isn't much of a cook, adding that her 6-year-old son Pax is better in the kitchen than his mom.

In the new issue of Vogue magazine, which features the Oscar winner on the cover, Jolie admits, "I'm not the best cook."

"Pax is a better cook than me. Pax likes to cook," she said. "But I try to when I can. Any house that we're in, we all chip in. But the kids are very sweet ... so enthusiastic anytime I cook. "

In the article, readers get a glimpse inside the Jolie-Pitt household with its six kids, bulldog named Jacques and nannies who speak Vietnamese to Pax and Cambodian to Maddox.

Jolie says she feels her oldest son Maddox, now 9, almost raised her in a way. She adopted him in 2001. Maddox seems aware of his mother's feelings. He encourages her when she cooks breakfast, saying "Good job!"

She also talks about daughter Shiloh, who recently found a dead bird and wanted to keep it for a pet. Jolie's answer: find a bird from a taxidermist instead.

Jolie shares some of those "every mom" struggles that parents everywhere can identify with. She and longtime partner Brad Pitt make sure one of them is always home with the kids while the other is working.

What makes Jolie different, of course, is the paparazzi follows wherever she and Pitt go.

She's chosen to navigate Hollywood her way, without an agent or a publicist -- which is rare -- especially for an A-list actress.

As for Pitt, Jolie addresses him as "extremely handsome and the most sexy," but feels most in love when she sees him with their six kids.


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      knowitall7@yahoo [Moderator] 1 day ago
      I can't understand why everyone thinks Jolie is sooooo beautiful. She doesn't look beautiful by American standards. She looks like she's of MiddleEast ethnicity. Maybe the desert dwellers think she's hot! Pun intended.
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      fable [Moderator] 1 day ago
      In the past I haven never been a fan of Angelina's. However, I also didn't follow the articles and post replies bashing on her (never quite understood this). However, in the last decade she has made enormous contributions to our society and around the world. I'm not quite sure why people think it's appropriate to comments on her lips (really? Maybe you should post a picture here so we can comment on your features. I bet your looks haven't made you millions); her work schedule ( I know moms that work two jobs and have no help with their kids, yet instead of congratulating her on providing great care for her kid's she's bashed on), her talent (if you don't like her movies or her....why are you reading the article???) and her relationship (in today's world I'm happy for anyone that can find someone and being love and stability to their life and family). Sad that so many prefer that everyone is as bitter and miserable as themselves. If these posts are a reflection of our society I am really sad that people are so petty, bitter and unable to celebrate in the happiness of others.
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      drlily [Moderator] 1 day ago
      "Jolie shares some of those "every mom" struggles that parents everywhere can identify with." With full-time live-in nannies (plural, more than one), Jolie cannot possibly identify with "every mom struggles". Perhaps she should experience an "every mom struggle" of raising 3 kids without a husband, who was killed by a drunk / drugged driver. Perhaps she should try moving in with mom and dad, working 3 jobs to make ends meet, and still trying to be a good mom. I read this because I knew nothing about Jolie, except my disagreement with a few of her publicized political views, and had never seen her in a movie. She appears to be another overpaid, spoiled, over publicized celebrity. Identifying with the every mom struggle - priceless.
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      fable [Moderator] 1 day ago in reply to drlily
      WOW! What a bitter and self involved response. You read the article about a celeb (one of the highest paid and well known) and are surprised that she doesn't have similar daily struggles as you?? REALLY??? And because the struggles aren't identical to yours she doesn't have the right to talk about her struggles as a mom. Hate to break it to ya, but mom's all over the world struggle with balance of career and family, wondering if we're making good parenting choices such as moving for work, breaking up fights with the kids, school assignments. Granted her burdens are different than you worry about moving your kids around the world? Do you require a security detail when you leave the house? It doesn't mean that her struggles and decisions as a mom are less. Why don't you get off your pity pot and try to actually think of someone other than yourself
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      bluestategirl [Moderator] 1 day ago
      Ur 6yr old is probably a better person than you too!
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      capwhan [Moderator] 1 day ago
      She didn't get those lips from sucking on fire hydrants.
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      Boyc_Ottintouch@facebook [Moderator] 1 day ago in reply to capwhan
      Well God forbid your son or daughter should be blessed with full lips courtesy of God and their DNA. Kind of creepy to think pervs like you are out there, looking at kids with full lips, and thinking, 'fellat i o.'
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      ukidnme [Moderator] 2 days ago
      Angelina is gorgeous, and if beauty is skin deep, she is prettier all the time. I like that she has used her "stardom" to further social causes. I admire Brad more now for his choice of partners than I did in the past, not that I mean anything negative about Jennifer Aniston. What a lovely couple Brangelina is !
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      Julie_Leach@facebook [Moderator] 2 days ago
      This mind-numbing article absorbed several precious moments of my life, and added absolutely nothing to me~mentally, emotionally, or otherwise. I feel like less of a person because of this article.
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      fable [Moderator] 1 day ago in reply to Julie_Leach@facebook
      I find it sad you read the article with hopes that it would add something to your mentally or emotionally. IF that is truly your goal and your not just a bitter, celeb basher might I suggest something with a little more literary substance than a Vogue article. Just a thought.
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Ahh comments      :toothy9:

more below...........

Police catch female murder suspect - Tom Leykis radio caller
unbelievable.. no not really

This young woman murders a guy she went out with just one night. She told him she was having his baby and he had to pay child support which he refused to be part of. Police track her down 5 years after the case was declared death by suicide.

I bet she needs a chiropractor.

this woman is my ex'--fuckin dangerous

what were her first words in the vid?-"i'll take you to court"

why this woman is even near her kids at this stage is beyond me?
the reason she has her kids as if you forgot, because women do not wrong and if they appear to have done something wrong then we blame the nearest male in her life.

how about the Tennessee Mum of 3 girls who shot her preacher hubby in the head while he was sleeping.
Then paraded her daughters in front of his bloody body while packing for a vacation in Gulf Shores Alabama.
Served 3 months in Jail and is free. She claimed her husband made her wear red high heels. Oh the horror some women must endure.     :yikes:
Main / Re: Open Letter to "Strong" Women
Nov 14, 2010, 12:40 PM

Regarding personal ads, I'd borrow Jon Lovett's line from SNL.

"I just wannabe luved, izzat so wrooong?"
Yes I believe you are expecting way to much!
Tell me why do you think you deserve this?    :toothy9:
although it's an old topic I will still give my opinion for whatever it's worth.

Voting can create change if the election process isn't tainted with election fraud.
Introductions / Re: Hello All
Nov 14, 2010, 10:48 AM
Welcome although I think you will be in the minority on politics here.. and we may bump heads a few times...

Elam is also a Saxon name form Lancashire and a place name of an ancient civilization in SW Iran.
Main / Re: Why sisters are good for you
Nov 14, 2010, 09:04 AM

Friends forever or toxic friendship?

The study looked only at the short term, so researchers don't know how co-ruminating affects health over the long term. But preliminary evidence suggests the answer won't be a positive one.

"Other studies have shown that dual stress system activity is related to the highest risk for internalizing symptoms," Byrd-Craven said. "So, depression and anxiety."

"These friends seem to get together specifically for this purpose and tend to do this every time they see each other," Byrd-Craven said. "It's sort of like a shared interest."
Good post.
I think most relationships I've ever been in with females were on the toxic side.

Recently my little sis called me up and asked how I was doing, not that she really cared to hear it and then proceeded to jump on my ass with this statement in a loud manner  "You know what.. you just sound like you hate women!" which implies that I hate ALL women. I was in shock and she then went into "guilty as charged" mode and I'm not listening to you at all anymore, hear me out now... What about our grandMothers and Aunts? I don't think I even mentioned women in our conversation and it sounded as if she called just to bring this up.

(continued)...    I'm still not listening to you or your answers.... hear me whine!
This good church going girl proceeded to break the 10 commandments about 3 more times as she got on the wrong side of me and stuck her nose in my business which she knows little about and proceeded to defend my wife's wrong doing against me.

Ok... So I let her do her damage and kept myself calm...  with an unregulated hypothyroid condition the last thing I wanted was to argue. After whinging for 30 minutes and pissing me off several times she said  "Let me let you go" and quickly hung up.   I just gave it a few days and emailed her with this response
"as per our last conversation I really believe that you owe me an apology" and all I got was "Ermmm.. what did I do that would require an apology?

Well It's not true that I hate ALL women but I have just been alienated from one more and really don't want anything to do with this one ever again. I thought we got along fair after she had grown up but she just proved that wrong.

My oldest sister was like the wicked witch of the north and all her friends mimicked her behavior towards me til she was nearly 20. I forgave her hundreds of times and looked up to her as a kid but she had no remorse about her poor treatment of the only brother she had. After she grew into adult years she still had no idea how to treat her only brother. Well I learned how to treat her... as if she don't exist.. Anytime she got near I would regret it. Purely Toxic and now she has rubbed off on my little sis. Oh well, wish I could say it was nice knowing you all but.. I would be lying.

I see my sisters on the list of names of those who have been quite good at being difficult and just being a pain in the ass and put me through years of abuse because they could run to Dad and lie about me while getting their rocks off at the power they had over our Father. He would never believe that his angels were lying being the mangina he was. When I saw this article I could only laugh at the thought of "sisters being good for you".

Main / Why sisters are good for you
Nov 13, 2010, 10:33 PM
Why sisters are good for you

A new report adds to the evidence that having sisters benefits your mental health. Lucy Mangan feels vindicated in her belief that girls rule

Lucy Mangan, Thursday 28 October 2010

Girls are top! That is the conclusion of yet another study, this time by researchers at Brigham Young University, that purports to show that having loving siblings of either gender - but especially girls - is the best prophylactic against adolescent unhappiness. No matter whether the sister is younger or older, or the age difference between you, they increase wellbeing and even your penchant for doing good deeds in the world - above and beyond that which even loving parents manage to promote.

The report follows a study involving 571 families by De Montfort University and the University of Ulster published last year, which showed that siblings who lived with their sisters scored higher on the standard range of tests for good mental health. The project was prompted by an earlier investigation that revealed girls with sisters suffered less distress when they encountered trouble later in their lives than those without. Researchers wanted to find out how extensive the effects of sisterhood could be.

Looking back on the complexities of my own sororal relationship makes me glad that I am not a sociologist charged with unpicking the multiple strands of joy and woe with which such bonds are made. My first memory of my sister is of a shattered peace. For three years it had been just me, Mum and Dad. But then they started hankering after Kipling's "family square" and one day brought home a red-faced, squalling bundle - I believed for many years from the local newsagents - that changed everything, and not for the better. It is notable that all the above studies locate the benefits of sisterhood as arising in older childhood - once the initial sibling rivalry and the smarting pain of the knowledge that from now on there will always be someone younger and cuter than you around to grab the attention has worn off.

Because wear off it does, and it did. Most children bond in the face of what is interpreted as - wholly correctly in our case, I will insist until my last breath - increasing parental unreasonableness. I vividly remember our first overt alliance, when we united in the face of our mother's strictures about not having a drink with soup ("Soup's a meal and a drink!") to maintain that we were both dangerously dehydrated and required two glasses of water instantly. We didn't get them, but it was a beautiful moment, that first exercise of mutual support, and gave us something to build on as we became thirsty for even more heady freedoms in the years to come. (We also learned to bunk each other up to reach the tap.)

Most of the reports suggest that it is girls' greater capacity for emotional expression that provides most of the benefits to the family that has them. As Professor Tony Cassidy, of the 2009 study from the University of Ulster, puts it: "Where there are a number of boys together, there is almost a conspiracy of silence." Huh?? Can't be serious?

Of course, this is to speak in generalisations, but when I think of how differently I talk to my closest male friends and female friends, I understand how difficult it would be to replicate with a brother my almost daily communications - by phone, as the silly cow now lives in Bristol - with my sister. We have a shorthand and an understanding that arises not just from our shared history but also from our shared gender. When I say, "I lay in bed this morning crippled by a nameless sense of guilt and couldn't rise until I had allocated some of it to specific tasks left undone and worked out how I was going to punish myself for the undefined rest," she doesn't try to have me sectioned, as a male interlocutor might (and my husband wishes to); she comprehends instantly, entirely and absolutely.

Of course, it would be better if I had a sister who wasn't taller, blonder, cleverer and had boobs quantitatively and qualitatively better than mine, but you can't have everything. Sometimes love and understanding just has to be enough.

Read these and many more lies at..

Main / Re: Men's Calendar
Nov 13, 2010, 09:27 PM
I agree Tesla was an amazing

how about Vlad the impaler?
He did what Charles 'the hammer' Martel did but in the middle of Europe.
He kept the Muslims from invading part of Europe. What a butcher the man was. His enemies feared him like no other. His enemies were many and not only Muslims.
Main / Re: Open Letter to "Strong" Women
Nov 13, 2010, 09:01 PM
Strong woman usually means the said female doesn't mind being called a bitch and even accepts the name as a compliment.

MTV reality star Amber Portwood is under investigation for domestic abuse -- after the Indiana state police, and millions of viewers, watched her attack her estranged fiance Gary Shirley on an episode of Teen Mom. According to new reports, Amber Portwood could face felony charges -- meaning jail -- for punching Gary Shirley in front of their 18-month-old daughter Leah. Not only that, but MTV staffers could be facing misdemeanor charges for witnessing domestic abuse and not reporting it. (Watch the Today show's report on the investigation, including clips from the show, below.)

Teen Mom, obviously, is supposed to be gritty: a real-life abstinence PSA, and a counter-argument to those who think 16 and Pregnant  romanticized teen pregnancy. The girls on this show lead difficult, unenviable lives. Amber Portwood obviously doesn't have the adult coping skills necessary to deal with her situation: Instead of solving her problems, she lashes out, sometimes violently. Is there a lesson in there? Yes. Is it compelling TV? Sure. But should MTV have stopped rolling film when people started getting hurt? That's the tricky part.

Portwood's fiance is a large guy, and we'd venture to guess if he'd punched her (and not vice versa), then somebody would have called the police. The disturbing thing is that Amber is not kidding around with those punches. It looks like she may have actually wounded Shirley. Which leads to the worst revelation of all: Amber Portwood is a violent person raising a very young child. Even if she's never laid a hand on her daughter, she's exhibiting a pattern of behavior that could put her child in danger. (Her confession on Tuesday's Teen Mom reunion show that she doesn't remember the incident makes the whole thing even scarier.) And that's why Child Protective Services has stepped in.

Here's what MTV needs to teach its staffers: Children who witness violent behavior are more likely to exhibit violent behavior. They're even more likely to become abusers as adults. If children are witnessing violence at home, then they are not in a safe home, period. Anybody who witnesses a child in a dangerous situation has a moral obligation to speak up -- even if it doesn't make for great TV.

Do you think Teen Mom star Amber Portwood should go to jail? What about the MTV crew? Chime in below!

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I had to go in to the doctor one time and stand up for my husband. He was on the cholesterol drugs, and was exhausted all the time. He went from working out every day and hiking on weekends to going to bed at 7 pm and sleeping until noon on weekends. The doctor tried to shame my husband and called him fat and lazy. I ripped him up one side and down the other and told the doctor that if Dave was too tired to hike it was a serious problem and I didn't appreciate him thinking my husband was a liar. I finally told him we were not taking the meds any longer, and what use was a stupid number when the option for treatment was severe liver damage and being too tired to live his life.
I was so angry. Dave has not been back to the doctor since as far as I know.
Time for a new Doctor!

Don't allow him to let one doctor keep him from treatment. I've been feeling bad for 6 months or so.
I went to the doctor in June. Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism which effects every cell in your body.

Symptoms are numerous and include sleeping disorders. It's very dangerous. Sleep apnea may be a problem and cause heart attacks and stroke and he may not wake up one morning.
It's also very common today for people of northern European descent(white people) to have thyroid issues at middle age. I apologize for being White male.... ermm, just kiddin, I won't apologize!
Stop the thyroid madness

Here is a list of symptoms and may be missing a few.

   * Less stamina than others
   * Less energy than others
   * Long recovery period after any activity
   * Inability to hold children for very long
   * Arms feeling like dead weights after activity
   * Chronic Low Grade Depression
   * Suicidal Thoughts
   * Often feeling cold
   * Cold hands and feet
   * High or rising cholesterol
   * Heart disease
   * Palpitations
   * Fibrillations
   * Plaque buildup
   * Bizarre and Debilitating reaction to exercise
   * Hard stools
   * Constipation
   * No eyebrows or thinning outer eyebrows
   * Dry Hair
   * Hair Loss
   * White hairs growing in
   * No hair growth, breaks faster than it grows
   * Dry cracking skin
   * Nodding off easily
   * Requires naps in the afternoon
   * Sleep Apnea (which can also be associated with low cortisol)

   * Air Hunger (feeling like you can't get enough air)
   * Inability to concentrate or read long periods of time
   * Forgetfulness
   * Foggy thinking
    * Inability to lose weight
   * Always gaining weight
   * Inability to function in a relationship with anyone
   * NO sex drive
   * Failure to ovulate and/or constant bleeding (see Rainbow's story)
   * Moody periods
   * PMS
   * Inability to get pregnant; miscarriages
   * Excruciating pain during period
   * Nausea
   * Swelling/edema/puffiness
   * Aching bones/muscles
   * Osteoporosis
   * Bumps on legs
   * Acne on face and in hair
   * Breakout on chest and arms
   * Hives
   * Exhaustion in every dimension-physical, mental, spiritual, emotional
   * Inability to work full-time
   * Inability to stand on feet for long periods
   * Complete lack of motivation
   * Slowing to a snail's pace when walking up slight grade
   * Extremely crabby, irritable, intolerant of others
   * Handwriting nearly illegible
   * Internal itching of ears
   * Broken/peeling fingernails
   * Dry skin or snake skin
   * Major anxiety/worry
   * Ringing in ears
   * Lactose Intolerance
   * Inability to eat in the mornings
   * Joint pain
   * Carpal tunnel symptoms
   * No Appetite
   * Fluid retention to the point of Congestive Heart Failure
   * Swollen legs that prevented walking
   * Blood Pressure problems
   * Varicose Veins
   * Oral thrush
   * Dizziness from fluid on the inner ear
   * Low body temperature
   * Raised temperature
   * Tightness in throat; sore throat
   * Swollen lymph glands
   * Allergies (which can also be a result of low cortisol-common with hypothyroid patients)
   * Headaches and Migraines
   * Sore feet (plantar fascitis); painful soles of feet
   * a cold bum, butt, derriere, fanny, gluteus maximus, haunches, hindquarters, posterior, rear, and/or cheeks. Yup, really exists.
   * colitis
   * irritable bowel syndrome
   * painful bladder
   * Extreme hunger, especially at nighttime
   * Dysphagia, which is nerve damage and causes the inability to swallow fluid, food or your own saliva and leads to "aspiration pneumonia".
   * And few more I could add

I have many of these symptoms -- including the Inability to get pregnant;      :laughing7:

Did I say it effects every cell in your body? It really does.

Other important things for males, mainly middle age or older include Testosterone and no it's not only for Sexual purposes but for energy and Strength. Without good levels of T we males would be lazier than 90 year old women.  No offense of your 90 or more...  

Low-T Symptoms include:
Lack of sexual desire,
Erectile dysfunction
Lack of enjoyment for things once enjoyed
Lack of desire for living
Lack of energy
and many more

There are also certain medical conditions that increase the odds of having Low T, such as:
   High blood pressure
   High cholesterol
   Asthma/Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

So I quit smoking 13.5 months ago.. Hope it's not too late.
I smoked for 35 years, though I am only 41 now.     :laughing7:

In June I was diagnosed with Low-T, Sleep Apnea, High Cholesterol & Triglycerides, Borderline Diabetic, COPD, Hypothyroid, all of which can be triggered by the last one. Let me say I felt like death warmed over. I
m too young for this.. Twice  I've been told by women, Growing old aint for whimps. (A big Fuk you too) I'm not old yet.

the cholesterol meds made me sick too. I just stayed in a recliner for days and didn't want to get up.
I stop taking them and felt somewhat better. I stayed away from milk products and anything with high Cholesterol.

Your husband should get an appointment with a sleep specialist and a endocrinologist neither of which will tell him he is fat and lazy. Because they know health issue cause these things.
Good luck to you both

For whatever reasons we have a very high male suicide rate.
The world don't seem to care much for males unless they are wealthy.

A good man is a rich man
It appears that nature blessed women with better immune systems.

How many women look like beach whales for 40 or 50 years and never exercise, eat poorly and outlive their active husbands? And many of them are miserable for many of those years which is a huge drain on their systems.

Natures way of keeping women with bad habits capable of reproducing for decades.

Remember the old joke?
Why do married men die before their wives?
Because they want to!