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Cleaning Tips You Can Use and Eat Too!

September 14, 2018
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Cleaning News You Can Eat!

          Does all the gloom and doom of the news get you down? Well, cheer up! Here’s household news you can use … and eat too! It’s all thanks to this…

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Caffeinated and Infatuated: My Steamy, Dreamy Barista

August 22, 2018
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caffeinated and infatuated

    For the record: I’m no coffee connoisseur. I drink lattes because they satisfy my two chief criteria for coffee – lots of milk and lots of room for sugar. But recently, I met…

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Emails. Evites. Emojis. Oh, My!

August 3, 2018
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Emails. Evites. Emojis. Oh, My

    Two decades ago, my mother refused to buy a CD player. After switching from 78-rpm to 33 1/3-rpm records; from cassette to 8-track tapes; from mono to stereo to quadrophonic sound, she was…

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Laws Against Sexism, Selfies, and Such

July 12, 2018
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Laws Needed Sexism, Selfies and Such

    In Belgium, they recently convicted a man of sexism. It’s true. For the first time since a law was passed four years ago, a criminal court there convicted a man of “sexism in…

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Hunger Games, Restaurant Edition

June 21, 2018
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Hunger Games, Restaurant Edition

    Eating out used to be special. It used to be fun. Now it’s noisy, crowded, pricy, and pretentious. It’s more hunger games, the restaurant edition, than fun and games. Where to begin my…

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The Kids Won’t Leave. So, I’m Running Away

May 16, 2018
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The Kids Won't Leave Home. So, I'm running Away

“More Americans 18-to-34 Now Live with Parents Than with Spouse.” That’s the terrifying finding from a recent U.S. Census Bureau study. And for all you aspiring empty nesters, the bad news continues: “There are now…

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The Exercise Pill: One Swallow, Then Svelte

April 12, 2018
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The Exercise Pill: One Swallow, Then Svelte

    Just in time for Spring and Summer, well, almost, well, maybe  — an exercise pill. Think of it. One swallow away from svelte! It’s true. Well, sort of. What’s true is that scientists…

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Wither the Olive Oil? Oy, Oy!

March 28, 2018
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            Both the mighty and the not-so-mighty worry. Shakespeare’s Prince Hamlet pondered lofty questions from his castle keep; I ponder less esoteric topics like how best to keep olive oil.…

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You Can Own A Smart Home, But You Cannot Make an Owner Smart

March 15, 2018
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You Can Own a Smart Home, But You Can Not Make an Owner Smart

  You can own a smart house, but you cannot make a homeowner smart. I know from first-hand experience. You see, I live in a smart house. “Live” is perhaps an inaccurate description. “Trapped” is…

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Throw in the Towel: The Path to Enlightenment

March 7, 2018
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Throw in the towel

You know the expression “to throw in the towel”- meaning to give up? Well, I am trying the opposite. I’m turning to towels, dishtowels to be specific, for inspiration and wisdom. Maybe it is the…

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