• Stress can put on pounds

    Bob Dembicki, 57, of New York City, has always loved to eat, but he never knew how much comfort he got from food until after Sept. 11. Dembicki managed the nursing staff at the surgical trauma unit and burn center at New York Presbyterian Hospital, which treated 22 badly burned victims from the World Trade […]

  • Consequences of Facebooking Your Parents & Other Facebook Sins

    Long gone are the days of Facebook being a student-only club.  If you’re a student there’s a good chance your parents have got a Facebook account too.  But when it comes to friending your mum or dad, do you accept or decline? Let me take you back to my student years…..it was a fun, crazy, […]

  • 30 Things No One Tells You About Before You Get Pregnant

    As a past member of certain “mom” forums and birth boards, I’ve always seen moms speaking of their ailments and then following up with one of two questions: “Am I the only one?” or “Is this normal?” Most of the time, the answers are “No, you’re not the only one,” and “Yes, it’s completely normal.” […]

  • Adventure of moving

    Friday night we still hadn’t heard from our movers to confirm their intended arrival on Saturday morning, even though they’d said they would call us and find out where to put their truck, etc. Finally I called them at 7am on Saturday morning and they sounded like they thought I was nuts for worrying. There […]

  • How {not} To Take Your Kid to College

    TeenOne and I have been friends a long time – 19 years, in fact. Mistake #1:   Don’t think your kid is your BFF, she’s not.  She’s your kid.  You’re the grown up. Since we’re such close friends, there was some kind of subconscious me that didn’t think she’d ever leave.  But this thing called […]

  • Utah’s voucher law: the war against public education

    When future historians write the timeline of the slow destruction of one of America’s most important institutions—free public education—they may trace the beginning of the end to February 12, 2007. On that day, America’s religious right won a major victory in its jihad against public education: Utah Governor Jon Huntsman signed into law a bill […]

  • Fall

    I have a thing for autumn leaves.  The color, the smell, the crunch.  I think it stems from my early childhood living in Florida and visiting grandparents in New York and Massachusetts.  We would fly up for a visit and see the trees in flaming oranges and reds.  Trees – so foreign in my earliest memories.  My […]

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