LGA: What Fresh Hell is This? ™

Are you tired of your friends besting you with their travel horror stories? Missed connections in Atlanta? Blizzards in Chicago? Well move over Hartsfield and O’Hare. LaGuardia is here with a new Fresh Hell every week! According to a recent Insights™ Survey ®, respondents describe the $8 billion airport overhaul as a “peripatetic blob of […]

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No one has money

No One Has Any Money

Seriously, do you? Right. See what I mean? The gig economy, while undeniably hip, isn’t digging millennials or gen-z-ers out of tens of thousands in student loan debt. Which explains why half of older Americans have dipped into retirement savings to help their grown children. Did you say retirement? Who can retire? Boomers’ median savings is $150,000 […]

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Ode to Cold Cream

Ode to Cold Cream

A pharmacy in Italy. That’s where I spotted a jar of something called “skin cleansing balm.” I’m a sucker for potions, lotions and unguents — especially in foreign countries. So of course, I bought it. It even came with a cunning little cloth…(read the full article on Medium.com here.) I used it on my face, […]

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Being a Fat Woman

Being a Fat Woman

How many times a week do you think about your weight? A dozen? Two dozen? If you are fat American woman, weekly weight-thoughts probably number in the hundreds, if not thousands. Weight permeates the day-to-day reality of practically every American woman. This is why Kristan Higgins’ book “Good Luck With That” is a must-read for all women, of any […]

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Two friends talk race after 40 years

“You thought they were all rednecks!” That’s my friend, Sheryl Jones, describing my 7th grade debut. It was 1977 and I had just arrived in Cincinnati from suburban Long Island, greeting the buckeye state with a chip on my shoulder and my nose in the air. I disdained my peers’ faint southern drawls and pronunciation […]

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5 Ways to Help Election Trauma

Our election night party kicked off with chatter and anticipation. Bowls of chips, guacamole and pico de gallo piled the coffee table, a culinary nose-thumbing toward the Republican candidate. Our guests included a ninety-six-year-old woman who cast her first vote for FDR, an African-American woman from Harlem, a woman of Turkish-Arab descent, and a 24-year-old […]

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Pantsuit Nation Wall of Professions Hits 60K; Call for Hillary to Add “POTUS” Wednesday.

“I’m just curious,” one member of Pantsuit Nation, a closed Facebook Group of 1.7 million women posted on November 1. “What professions are you all in? I’ve loved reading everyone’s stories. (Stay at Home Parent counts!)” Sixty-thousand comments later, the post continues to swell, updating second by second. (A second post was added for people […]

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