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What’s in a Book’s Name? Plenty!

Every writer (and every reader) knows how important a good title can be.  The right title can make a potential reader eagerly reach for your book, while a bad title acts as a reader repellant. When I needed a terrific title for my new collection of funny essays about books and library work, I waited […]

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A Road Map For Those New To Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts is on a mission to educate and help those learning to live with hearing loss. Read more from Shari on her website.   Do you know someone who is new to hearing loss? Maybe they haven’t yet accepted that they have a hearing loss, or maybe they are just starting to acknowledge it, […]

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6 Things I Wish I’d Told My Mother-in-Law

Laurie Stone loved her mother-in-law, and she knows she was fortunate to have her in her life. Read more from Laurie on her blog. Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but the words never came?  Maybe you were embarrassed or got busy but the moment didn’t arrive.  And then it was too late. And you have regrets.  This happened […]

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6 Things I Wish I’d Told My Mother-in-Law

Laurie Stone loved her mother-in-law, and she knows she was fortunate to have her in her life. Read more from Laurie on her blog. Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but the words never came?  Maybe you were embarrassed or got busy but the moment didn’t arrive.  And then it was too late. And you have regrets.  This happened […]

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Killing Time in the Waiting Room

Mona Andrei has excellent observational skills! This post first appeared on Mona’s personal blog, Moxie-Dude. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I recently had a wonky day. Two meetings that started early and ended early had me show up for a doctor’s appointment early. And by early, I mean precisely THREE HOURS before […]

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Did I Teach My Kids Anything??

Beth Blacker thought she did a good job as a mom, until… Read more from Beth on her blog. Kids…I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today. – Bye Bye Birdie While these lyrics were written over 55 years ago, there’s no arguing they still hold true today…well, except us parents thinking we were […]

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Before and After Katrina – a Personal Account

Connie McLeod’s life was already in the middle of a storm when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and sent thousands to her town of Baton Rouge. Here she recounts those days – the good and the bad. Read more from Connie on her blog. Before and after Katrina is how we mark time down here […]

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What’s in a Book’s Name? Plenty!

Every writer (and every reader) knows how important a good title can be.  The right title can make a potential reader eagerly reach for your book, while a bad title acts as a reader repellant. When I needed a terrific title for my new collection of funny essays about books and library work, I waited […]

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A Road Map For Those New To Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts is on a mission to educate and help those learning to live with hearing loss. Read more from Shari on her website.   Do you know someone who is new to hearing loss? Maybe they haven’t yet accepted that they have a hearing loss, or maybe they are just starting to acknowledge it, […]

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Killing Time in the Waiting Room

Mona Andrei has excellent observational skills! This post first appeared on Mona’s personal blog, Moxie-Dude. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I recently had a wonky day. Two meetings that started early and ended early had me show up for a doctor’s appointment early. And by early, I mean precisely THREE HOURS before […]

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Internet Safety Tips

This isn’t the column I planned to write this month. Then the other morning I saw this post on Facebook from a very dear friend. “Click on the link,” the print read, “and get a $300 coupon from Staples.” I regularly receive $5 coupons from Bed Bath & Beyond in the mail. My husband gets […]

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Cranberries for UTI Prevention?

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are much more frequent during warm weather and the prevalence of this persistent health problem is growing for 60 percent of women. While sage advice holds that cranberry juice or cranberry supplements help prevent UTIs that counsel may be too vague to fight off UTIs in the ever-expanding atmosphere of antibiotic resistance. […]

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100 Words for Orgasm

Orgasms, like snowflakes, are infinitely variable, no two ever alike. If the Inuits have over 100 words for snow, shouldn’t the English language do a better job of describing the ultimate sexual destination? With age comes hard-won experience. Here are a few suggestions from my personal catalog of sexual fulfillment. From Eve’s first shiver of […]

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4 Things to Do to Have a Gorgeous Neck

  “It’s sort of funny and it’s sort of sad, because, we’re not neurotic about age – none of us lies about how old she is, for instance, and none of us dresses in a way that’s inappropriate for our years. We all look good for our age.  Except for our necks.” Nora Ephron, I […]

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Cover Your Gray at Sephora

This is a sponsored post. I don’t need an excuse to go to Sephora, so I was excited to have a reason to go and shop for Madison Reed’s best-selling Root Touch Up, a lightweight powder you use to cover gray hair at your part, hairline, and even your eyebrows. We were greeted right away by a […]