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Entries by Dr. Irene S. Levine from 07/2010

Friend or Foe: Don't mess with my kid

| Posted 07.06.2010 | Healthy Living

QUESTION Dear Irene, I'm having a difficult time moving on after ending a toxic friendship. I began distancing myself from this friend once I realiz...

Once Best Friends: Can this friendship survive?

| Posted 07.09.2010 | Healthy Living

QUESTION Hi, I've had the same best friend for more than 20 years. We were so close that we even have matching tattoos. We don't live near each oth...

Friend Poaching: It's Complicated

| Posted 07.12.2010 | Healthy Living

QUESTION Dear Irene, I'm 45 years old and feel like a 7th grader due to a mutual friend situation. I have been good friends with two neighbors for o...

7 Things You Thought You Knew About Introverts (PHOTOS)

| Posted 07.14.2010 | Healthy Living

Sure, introverts look mild-mannered, but don't be fooled. They can be as surly as the next guy--at least in their heads.

Ice Cream Worth the Trip: A Ferry Ride to Vieux-Levis, Quebec

| Posted 07.15.2010 | Travel

It's not surprising that many tourists' memories of Quebec are gastronomical. I added another one after visiting Vieux-Levis (Old Levis), a city on th...

5 Tips for Handling a Friend who Talks Too Much

| Posted 07.17.2010 | Healthy Living

Have you ever sat down for lunch with a friend who talks non-stop---without giving you the slightest chance to get a word in edgewise? You begin to fe...

An Open Letter to Lindsay Lohan: You need the right kind of friends

| Posted 07.18.2010 | Entertainment

Dear Lindsay, Anyone who isn't living under a rock has already heard you were sentenced to 90 days in the LA County Jail for violating your DUI proba...

A Day in Bologna

| Posted 07.20.2010 | Travel

Having visited Bologna two years ago, we were drawn back for many of the same reasons people travel to Florence: jaw-dropping art and architecture; wonderful food and wine; stylish shops; and warm people.

Cin Cin: Italy or Eataly?

| Posted 07.21.2010 | Travel

With the prospect of Eataly, an outpost of the world's biggest food and wine market, slated to open in New York in mid-September, foodies will be able to indulge in culinary travel closer to home.

Discovering Victoria's Secrets

| Posted 07.23.2010 | Travel

Every cruise has a mix of virgins and veterans but about half of those who sail on Queen Victoria have already cruised on other Cunard ships. Much lik...

Bringing Home a Taste of Bologna

| Posted 07.27.2010 | Travel

It's another day to explore Bologna, a city so mouth-watering that tourists seem to live from meal to meal.This morning my husband, my 22-year-old son, and I are taking a pasta-making course

6 Tips for Letting Go of a Toxic Friendship---Gently

| Posted 07.29.2010 | Healthy Living

Question: How do you back away from an unhealthy friendship without hurting someone's feelings? Answer: Here are a few tips to help you handle a ...

Chelsea's Getting Married: What About Her Friends?

| Posted 07.30.2010 | Style

Just as it is for any other bride, whittling down the guest list is one of the toughest tasks in planning a wedding. Chelsea never asked my advice but had she, I would have suggested the following when deciding which friends to invite.