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Mary Novaria
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Let's be gentle with ourselves this winter... 
With apologies to T.S. Eliot, April is not the cruelest month. February is far more foreboding. Even as hope springs eternal, Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. We're tempted to crawl back into our proverbial holes and, if we have no sweetheart, we m...
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I Found My Voice and Lost My Cheese
NYT best-selling author Laura Munson (This is Not the Story You Think it Is...) opens up her blog to alums of her Haven Writing Retreat in Whitefish, Montana. She asked us to submit pieces about what it took to get ourselves to the retreat, what our blocks ...
NYT best-selling author Laura Munson (This is Not the Story You Think it Is...) opens up her blog to alums of her Haven Writing Retreat in Whitefish, Montana. She asked us to submit pieces about what it took to get ourselves ...
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Enough with the annoying and creepy friend suggestions... 
Credit: someecards.com Facebook’s “people you may know” feature is alternatingly annoying and creepy. The SOTFs (Same Old Tired Faces) dance across my screen daily, urging me to send “friend requests” to people with whom ...
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Confessions of an Email Hoarder (and 4 Tips to Tame an Inbox)
This piece first appeared in the Huffington Post. (Posted 10/22/2014)  I am the cyber equivalent of the lady who's rescued too many cats, collected too many tchotchkes and saved years worth of newspapers and magazines. That's right. I am an email hoarder. I...
This piece first appeared in the Huffington Post. (Posted 10/22/2014)  I am the cyber equivalent of the lady who's rescued too many cats, collected too many tchotchkes and saved years worth of newspap...
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What's in your inbox? 
If there are pileups in one area of my life, there are likely pileups elsewhere, too. So now that I've begun to get a handle on my email, I'm feeling daring enough to close some of the tabs on my Internet browser and maybe even throw in a load of lau...
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Scrabble, we have a problem.
Courtesy of Scrabble Digital Scrabble has become hardscrabble.  What the
Scrabble app dubs a “network error” has become a network TERROR for legions of
wordsmiths who are suffering serious withdrawal as a glitch between Electronic
Arts (EA) and Facebook ent...
Courtesy of Scrabble Digital Scrabble has become hardscrabble.  What the Scrabble app dubs a “network error” has become a network TERROR for legions of wordsmiths who are suffering serious withdrawal as a glitch between E...
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Sandwich generation caregiver blogs about family, friendship and life as a work in progress..
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I began to think of dementia as a Grinch -- descending upon our family, dimming the lights, stealing our baked goods, and taking away my mother's ability to give, which is really all she ever wanted to do....
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Unsettling Facebook Algorithm Redefines the Meaning of a True Friend
Credit: someecards.com Facebook’s “people you may know” feature is alternatingly
annoying and creepy. The SOTFs (Same Old Tired Faces) dance across my screen
daily, urging me to send “friend requests” to people with whom I have little in
common, have never ...
Credit: someecards.com Facebook’s “people you may know” feature is alternatingly annoying and creepy. The SOTFs (Same Old Tired Faces) dance across my screen daily, urging me to send “friend requests” to people with whom ...
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Scrabble, we have a problem.
UPDATE: Friday, October 24 . It has now been three days since EA has posted an update on the Network Error to either Facebook or Twitter. Let's continue to keep the pressure on for a fix! Comment on the Scrabble Digital Facebook page or Tweet @SCRABBLE_EA  ...
UPDATE: Friday, October 24. It has now been three days since EA has posted an update on the Network Error to either Facebook or Twitter. Let's continue to keep the pressure on for a fix! Comment on the Scrabble Digital Facebo...
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Online Scrabble's "Network Error" becomes Network TERROR.
Courtesy of Scrabble Digital Scrabble has become hardscrabble.  What the Scrabble app dubs a “network error” has become a network TERROR for legions of wordsmiths who are suffering serious withdrawal as a glitch between E...
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No, I don't punch a time clock, work on the assembly line or have a corner office. I may have the flexibility to run you to the airport, take my mother to the doctor, or babysit my sister's kid, but it's not because I don't work....
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A Work in Progress. Living between two slices of bread without losing my mind and, hopefully, maintaining a sense of humor and some semblance of grace.
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Scrabble, we have a problem.
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Putting the People Ahead of Privilege
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Open letter from Dani Shapiro: “Dear Disillusioned Reader Who Contacted ...
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'This Thanksgiving Retail Craze Represents The Opposite Of Counting Our ...
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Some of my friends can't wait for the holidays. The rest can't wait for them to be over. It's no wonder we're conflicted. We've allowed our

A Work in Progress
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It started by “getting up on the wrong side of the bed,” as my mother used to say. Of course, I got up on the same side I usually do—the rel

Making Sense of "Social"
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When It Comes to Redheads, Color Me Smitten
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I've got paintings of redheads on my walls and seek out gifts and cards with photos and drawings of those luscious locks. So naturally, I to

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Read the best blogs and join the conversation on topics that matter most to baby boomers: health, retirement, love, sex, parenting and grand

How My Anxiety Nearly Ruined My Family Vacation
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Even with dozens of family trips under my belt, I still can't get myself or the rest of my brood out of the house without a meltdown. And I'

What I Learned in the Move -- Mama Needs a Village, Too
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I had bruises the day after my first massage in L.A., the result of some heretofore unknown (by me, anyway) brand of stabbing, poking bodywo

My Enquiring Mind Needs to Know When to Shut Up
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It could be the reporter in me, trained to ask questions, or maybe I was born this way. Perhaps, as a child, I found the answer, "because I

Unfinished Business
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When I started this blog, I thought I might make it a decorating thing. Paint choices, pillows that I've sewn, crafts for every holiday. My

Caddyshack
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My brother, Terry, is a great golfer. So good in fact that he still competes and often wins tournaments. His interest started when he made t

Why Living Between Two Slices Of Bread Was What I Expected
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I was furious about all of it -- my mother's incapacity, my daughter's teenage angst -- and the fact that I couldn't fix any of it. I am the

Proud of My Daughter and Hopeful for Women
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My daughter voted yesterday for the very first time. I think I was more excited about it than Hannah was, although she took it very seriousl

Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Beverly Hills
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A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Friday morning near Beverly Hills, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occu