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The Dress and Social Media

You know what dress we’re talking about – the one that in reality is blue and black but looks white and gold under certain lighting. The question of its color went viral after a photo of it appeared on Tumblr last week. After only two days, Facebook was alive with the controversy and over 11 million tweets had been made arguing about the true shades of the two-tone dress. But the important question isn’t actually what color the dress is. If it were, the scientific explanation for the discrepancy in … Continue reading

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Childhood Friends

I’m in Canada for the week, enjoying time with old friends–all born in ’44. We’ll tour the city that shaped us, share photos of our kids and grandchildren, laugh a lot, I’m sure. I look forward to the stories, to reminiscing and savoring the memories of growing up together. In my next post I’ll write about 10 women, friends since primary school, more than 60 years later. We all face transitions at each stage of life. When Rosemary and I began publishing online 14 years ago, we named our newsletter ‘Stepping … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Nana Be President?

By now you likely know that Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child in the fall. The fact that Hillary Clinton’s daughter will give birth to one of this year’s four million American babies is exhilerating for their family. But it doesn’t deserve the media bashing–that being a grandmother will hold Hillary back if she runs in the 2016 presidential race. There’s no denying that family has an impact on all aspects of our lives. And let me tell you from experience, grandparenting is a highly underrated … Continue reading

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Our Men – Boys Will Be Boys

Are the guys being found out or getting a bum rap? Little boys are cute and funny as they barrel through their young lives. But the rumor is that they lose some of their appeal when they refuse to grow up. It’s been referred to as the Peter Pan syndrome – men who continue to act childlike in their relationships, resist taking on responsibilities and instead focus on the pursuit of pleasure.  Now research completed in England has concluded that, on the average, males tend to ‘grow up’ slower than … Continue reading

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