Category Archives: Lifestyle

The Day Grandma Left Heaven for Dead

You see I’ve always wanted to believe in heaven. When I was a little girl and Santa’s beard fell off to reveal Uncle Seymour, I dropped my belief in Santa. I took Santa Seymour’s gifts with sadness, because Mr. Claus was for me no more. Heaven was different. I held on to heaven right up […]

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Danny Thomas to Daughter Marlo: “Run Your Own Race”

Marlo Thomas remembers the man who helped shape her Looking back, I think the most amazing thing about my father as a parent was how he included his children in his work. Most men of that era left their home and kids and went off to their jobs. Not my father. He would often take […]

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Quiz: Do You Make Other People Happy?

Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin on creating your own personal happiness

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Aging at the Apple Store

Okay, so I’m at the Apple Store yesterday, here in our fancy-schmancy end of Scottsdale, AZ, sitting at the ‘genius bar,’ — (a counter where you go when you have a question about your Apple product), and a song comes over the music system in the store. It’s an old song, something from maybe the […]

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What a Difference 100 Years Can Make

Feeling low about our economy? Take a look at how far we’ve come

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To Sleep or Not to Sleep

There are basically two kinds of people in the world – not pretty and ugly, not mean and kind, but those who can drop off to sleep at the touch of a pillow and those who crush their pillow with tossing and turning. I’m the latter. As a kid, I remember the annoyance in my […]

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Following Mireille Guiliano

Bestselling author Mireille Guiliano graces web pages from France Today to Pinterest with her style, wit and wisdom.

We hope you enjoy these latest gems from and about our dear friend!

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Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Hearing — Up Close Part II

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As I got close to the Court on my way to the DOMA hearing, I was greeted with big, ugly posters with Hate Fag language.  Soon, I did see our people, and they took up all the rest of the street.  A large press area was cordoned off.  Once inside the Gallery, I saw a […]

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Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Hearing — Up Close

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My feelings are full & complex after today in the Prop 8 hearing.  Since they started with Chief Justice Roberts interrupting the Proponents’ lawyer, Cooper – barely a sentence in – to say he wanted to hear about whether they even had standing to  bring the case, there was a full-throated bombardment from virtually every […]

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Julie Morgenstern Brings Us The Search for the Perfect Handbag

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Organizing expert Julie Morgenstern on how to optomize your purse

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