Monthly Archives: June 2008

Mary Wells Does It Her Way

I had a moment when I realized I was the boss. I didn’t feel joyful. I felt alone. And awed. It took a while but I remember clearly suddenly feeling a little kick of knowing I could do things my way.

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Mary Wells: Sweet Is Not Sexy

I like perfume that doesn’t smell like perfume. There are a lot of good ones. Hermes has a couple, Ambre Narguile and Brin de Reglisse. The men in my life have preferred the smell of soap and wouldn’t sleep in sheets that had a fragrance left by a softener. That was and is fine with […]

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Eunice’s Period. Stopped

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Eunice remembered the day she got her Period. Yippee. Cause She was late and nearly Thirteen. Some friends would blush about it all But on her red-banner day, Eunice brazenly entered Murphy’s Pharmacy. “A box of Kotex,” she said, loudly — proudly, “And a belt with pins for sanitation napkins.” “Congratulations, Eunice,” said Mr. Murphy. […]

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Mary Wells: It’s What Makes Us Different

I don’t think anything physical about me is special – good or bad. In recent years there has been such a change in what we perceive as a beautiful woman or handsome man — we are all so mixed up now, like a salad or a good stew, and we continue to produce more and […]

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Mary Wells Finds Balance

I have a financial intuition-imagination that has worked for me but my husband rattled on and on to me about compound interest so much I finally sat down and gave it the serious thought and research he wanted and was convinced. I realized that there is danger in believing you have a good intuition for […]

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Mary Wells: Ignorance Is Bliss

I could not live without my daughters. That is my greatest fear. I frequently have to work hard to ignore their flights and their very busy lives that are sometimes far from mine

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To Hell and Back: One Woman’s Story of Surviving a Car Bomb in Iraq

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Editor’s Note: Kimberly Dozier has been a CBS News correspondent since 2003. A Wellesley graduate, she started her career at CBS radio in Cairo in 1992. She moved to Israel, where she has had a home outside Jerusalem since 2003. Her new book, Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report and Survive the War in Iraq, […]

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Mary Wells: It’s a Toss-Up

I would be Bono. He is a happy man and should be, he is a natural actor, he is very funny and can tell a great story, he is devoted to a family and friends who love him dearly, he is working to make the world a better place. Otherwise I would be Mick Jagger. […]

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Different World, Different Woes

[slideshow] Can you put your feet up and join me in a different world with its own different problems for a few minutes – just to refresh our brain cells? The entire boating world is changing. There are 2000 mega-yachts today over 120-feet long and 200,000 people jumping up and down to buy one. There […]

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Mary Wells Wants To Know Everything

To me it would mean never having to hire a techy to fix or adapt something on my computer and knowing much more about everything than I do. But I think the term is more loosely used to suggest having good health, a happy marriage, healthy children, money and a great career.

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