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Planting my 1st vegetable garden, thinking of Dad

November 3, 2015

Once upon a time, gorgeous yellow lillies bloomed in my front yard. Then, I ripped them out to grow veggies instead. The urge to try farming in some small way […]

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Green Festival Expo — photos of new food & home products

April 26, 2015

For three intoxicating hours at Green Festival Expo, I stuffed my face on organic food samples and marveled at hundreds of new products. This was heaven for impulse shoppers, which […]

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My messy kitchen drawer, with photos: why cleaning at home is good

August 14, 2013

I’m always wondering what to keep and what to discard. Over the years, the issue comes up during changes in everything from career and relationships to personal goals. Letting go […]

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4 reasons to avoid sugar

July 23, 2013

If you’re not interested in dealing with the issue of sugar addiction, the new August issue of National Geographic might change your mind. The cover story on the evils of […]

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Art trend: Collage, from Picasso to Facebook, Twitter & more

July 2, 2013

I just saw an exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art that explains how we’re each curators of our own lives on social media. But first, let’s make sure we’re […]

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Improving vision naturally with Marc Grossman

April 8, 2013

Note: This post was first published on April 8, 2013 and was updated on Jan. 12, 2024. All the links are working now.  Seeing things clearly can be such an […]

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In praise of the suburbs, or, why I’m never moving back to NYC

February 18, 2013

I never thought I’d lived to see the day when anyone would call my life in the suburbs a hot trend. But that’s what The New York Times is saying, […]

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