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Call the Cultbusters!

November 28, 2014
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Call the Cultbusters!

Did your daughter just shave her head?  Has the little woman started getting mail from The Rosicrucians?  Call the Cultbusters now, before it’s too late! Dear Cultbusters: Our daughter Francine had a wonderful job as…

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Ask Mr. Postal Service Person

November 27, 2014
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Ask Mr. Postal Service Person

Everybody loves the daily walk down to the mailbox this time of the year, when it’s chock full of greeting cards and catalogs that cause Mr. Postal Service severe back pain and make him just…

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The Old Curmudgeon Gets the Lesbian Blues

November 25, 2014
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The Old Curmudgeon Gets the Lesbian Blues

It’s the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the only people you see coming into work in Boston are those who either have to be here–like me–or guys like my partner the Old Curmudgeon, whose wife can’t…

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“Shopping-Driven Life” Changing Lives, One Credit Card at a Time

November 25, 2014
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“Shopping-Driven Life” Changing Lives, One Credit Card at a Time

BEVERLY HILLS, California.  Along Rodeo Drive, the Mecca of luxury shopping west of the Mississippi, a transformation of sorts is taking place.  “We see people turning to materialism in a time of spiritual turmoil,” says…

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Rocky, St. Thomas and Me

November 24, 2014
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Rocky, St. Thomas and Me

Impressed by a quote he came across in a newspaper editorial, Nelson Rockefeller asked a staff aid to arrange a meeting with St. Thomas Aquinas, who died in 1274. Review of “On His Own Terms:…

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Luring the Recluse

November 22, 2014
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Luring the Recluse

A 17-year-old Hungarian girl lured chess champ Bobby Fischer out of seclusion with a letter that began “I would like to sell you the world’s best vacuum cleaner! Now that I have your interest, turn…

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She’s Too Sexy for My Shirt

November 21, 2014
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She’s Too Sexy for My Shirt

One of my chores was to manage the product closet.  One day my crush came by to chat.  The next thing I knew he was kissing me.  The closet connected to a conference room, so…

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Animal Mythbusters!

November 20, 2014
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Animal Mythbusters!

Even though everyone reading this post is an animal, many people carry myths about animals around in their heads.  How’s your Animal IQ?  Take the Animal Mythbusters true-false test and find out! Exhibit A  …

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As Folk Music Returns to Roots, Some Try to Bury Them

November 20, 2014
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As Folk Music Returns to Roots, Some Try to Bury Them

ACTON, Mass.  It’s Folk Music Night at The Den of Iniquity, a coffeehouse in  the basement of an Episcopal Church here that serves as a meeting place for  those whose tastes are offended by the…

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Bring-Your-Mother-to-Work Day Spreads as Helicopter Kids Grow Up

November 19, 2014
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Bring-Your-Mother-to-Work Day Spreads as Helicopter Kids Grow Up

NEW YORK. Safra Cohen is a lowly first-year associate at a corporate law firm with offices in mid-town Manhattan who has spent her first six months on the job as the junior member of a…

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