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Are redheads more emotionally sensitive?

Are redheads more emotionally sensitive?
We already know that redheads are more sensitive to hot and cold, and need more anesthesia, and have a higher pain tolerance. But could redheads also be more emotionally sensitive? At some point, I realized that I noticed a lot of autistic people happen to be redheads. And as we know, people with autism tend... Read more »

Horoscopes for Redheads

Over the past few years, I’ve been getting my hands dirty in astrology. And not like “my horoscope said that today I’m going to pet a goat and then the goat will bite my finger off, but it’s OK because I’ll win $13.50 at the petting zoo raffle.” Since obviously, that could be applied to... Read more »

Women Want Redheaded Babies

Women Want Redheaded Babies
I hate Facebook and yet, I keep posting on it all the while trying to avoid looking at my wall. With the exception of international friends, I pretty much consider the medium the message when people try to interact with me on such a base social media platform. Maybe that’s my redheaded temper showing up?... Read more »
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Red Hair Fading

Red Hair Fading
Got my hair cut yesterday for the first time since March. I went to the same salon, but tried a different stylist this time around. She asked me if I enhanced my hair somehow, explaining to me that it looked like it was blonde but that I added the red. You don’t even know how... Read more »

On Being Different

On Being Different
I am unique. And not in the “I’m a Millennial, look at me!” way. Instead, I am statistically unique: 2 Percent: I have the rarest hair color in the world: red. 1 Percent: Even rarer, I have the rarest hair/eye combination in the world: red/blue. 1 Percent: I have the rarest personality type in the... Read more »

Redhead Days Festival Carrot Cake Competition

Redhead Days Festival Carrot Cake Competition
This weekend, a dream I never even knew I had came true: I judged a carrot cake contest at Redhead Days in Highwood, IL. I gave myself permission to ignore my doctor’s advice and my (mild) dairy & egg allergies in order to participate, because I couldn’t let a few rashes and my throat closing... Read more »
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Top 10 Posts of 2015

Top 10 Posts of 2015
To be serious for a minute: 2015 saw me recovering from a year-long illness. From July 2014 through March 2015, I went to my doctor again and again and again. After testing me for a plethora of very scary illnesses, he gave up and told told me I was depressed and that I needed to... Read more »

Quiz: Are you a ginger, daywalker, ginger phile or none of the above?

Quiz: Are you a ginger, daywalker, ginger phile or none of the above?
1. Do you have red hair? a. Yes b. No c. It’s “strawberry blonde” or “auburn”, not red. d. No but 15 of my ex-girlfriends/boyfriends did. 2. How much sunscreen do you wear to go for a 5-minute car ride? a. I wear SPF 50 bajillion, even though everyone knows after SPF 15, it doesn’t... Read more »

A Homeland for Gingers

A Homeland for Gingers
I’m currently reading “My Life” by Golda Meir. Without reading a certain other book by the same title, I can tell you this one is far more thrilling. If you don’t know who she is, Meir is the former prime minister of Israel, and she helped to turn it into a state. Regardless of your... Read more »
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Red Until Dead

Red Until Dead
Whenever people see the picture of my family I have in my living room, they ask if my brother and I are adopted. “You look exactly alike each other but nothing like either of your parents,” they exclaim. Because both of my parents have dark hair, while my brother and I obviously have red hair. And... Read more »
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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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