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A book Sharon recently read and thoroughly enjoyed: And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass.

For those of us who imagine heaven as a place filled with books.

You might be able to borrow ebooks through your Kindle from your library?


Cars and California were meant for each other, as shown in this collection of photos.

More and more blogs and websites are touting these Tiny Houses for retirees and people who are interested in simplifying their lives. Could you live in such a small space?

If you’re looking for a house in San Francisco, be prepared to spend at least $1 million for 40% of the homes on the market.

If you’re feeling old, take a look at these photos of some of the oldest things in the world. Not so old anymore!

Do you ever want to just shout to the world “don’t be rude!

Break out that Starbucks’ gold card. Coffee can reduce your risk of diabetes.


Why yes, old people are taking over the world. Hooray for old people!

You have to admire this little girl’s confidence. Let’s hope her dad benefits.

The borders for baseball fans, an interactive map.

After 131 years, Ladies’ Home Journal is ceasing monthly publication.


This portable Beats speaker system is just so dang cute. And it sounds amazing, too. If anyone asks, this is what Sharon wants for Mother’s Day!

Nostalgia alert! Do you remember Tangee lipstick? It’s orange in the tube, but turns a different color for each user.

100 Years of Fashion in 100 Seconds. This doesn’t include the unfortunate rainbow toe socks Sharon wore in junior high.

100 years of fashion in 100 seconds from aneel on Vimeo.

If you want bold spring colors for you manicure, Danyelle of The Cubicle Chick has 5 hot nail polish colors to recommend.


A list of apps for fashionistas.

Twitter has updated its interface. Dresden at Creating Motherhood has a Twitter Header Guide that helps you optimize the new, bigger header.

Is Net Neutrality dead? Sounds like it.


Because we all secretly wish we could live like they do sometimes, right? 20 Fun Facts About the Golden Girls.

If you like Wes Anderson’s movies, you’ll enjoy these commercials that he directed.

Apparently Tom Cruise is still looking for a date.

These two dogs are the cutest things ever…at least this week.

If you’ve ever felt “unbeautiful” you’ll appreciate this NPR article on why Lupita Nyong’o as “People” magazine’s most beautiful is significant.

Sharon Greenthal

Sharon's blog, Empty House Full Mind, focuses on observations of the world from the midlife empty nest. Sharon is the Young Adults Expert on Sharon writes for the Huffington Post and Purple Clover. Sharon is the mother of two grown children - a daughter, 26 and a son, 24. She lives in Long Beach, CA with her husband and their perfect dog, Lambeau. Instagram: sharongreenthal

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Judy Freedman

Friday 25th of April 2014

I just think Lupita Nyong'o's stylist is superb. Lupita always looks so amazing in all her outfits.

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