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Tuesday, Jun 16th 2015
"Let's go to spin class together, Mom! There's a new Soul Cycle that opened in Westport."
How could I resist my darling 29-year-old son's request? I'm an empty-nester, after all, and we don't get to spend much one-on-one time together. Jonathan was planning on visiting for the day, and what better way to kick off the morning than with some high-energy exercise?
Tuesday, Jun 02nd 2015
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of turning a virtual friend into a "real" friend when fellow writer Ruth Pennebaker and her husband moved from her native Texas to New York City for a year. I found Ruth to be as brilliant and witty in person as she was on the page and after spending time with her, I always felt enriched and somehow smarter.
Tuesday, May 26th 2015
Each year, about 300,000 people in the United States will catch Lyme disease. Here's how to not be one of them.
Ticks may be tiny, but don't let their diminutive stature fool you: they can prove to be powerful foes.
Although most tick bites aren't harmful, disease does lurk within these insects, scientifically classified as Arachnida, a group that also includes spiders.
Friday, May 22nd 2015
You've looked forward to it all year … researched, planned and anticipated. It's finally here—vacation time!
And you're determined not to let anything ruin it.
Unfortunately, no matter how meticulously you plan, there are a lot of things that can derail a vacation. Some are simply out of your control—like delayed flights, lost luggage and perhaps the most infamous of all—the weather.
Wednesday, May 20th 2015
by Arar Han
More hair in the drain? Dry and frizzy hair that just won't behave?
Aging hair can be a pain. Let's talk about how to take care of it—with some Whitney Houston inspiration. You can do a lot to make your beautiful mane extend beyond that "One Moment in Time!"
"All At Once"
We all know about going gray, but hair loss is thought of as something only men have to worry about, right?
Monday, May 18th 2015
Sunday, May 17th 2015
May is Women's Health Month, so if you haven't done anything to take care of yourself this month, then I ask you to take a moment to stop, breathe and be.
My yoga teacher N sometimes reminds us that “we are all human beings and that we should spend more time being instead of constantly doing.”