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Lauren Cahn is obsessed with words the way you're obsessed with politics, reality television and getting rid of those love handles.

For the better part of - well, let's just say for a while now - that obsession has left Ms. Cahn with the insatiable need to put words together into what some astute observers may recognize as essays and fiction. Her topics run the gamut from life and style, entertainment, politics, law, religion, health and yoga. And other stuff too like the suspense novel she's hoping will see the light of publishing day by early 2015: The Trust Game.

Results may vary. Side effects may include inappropriate laughter and a desire to embark upon the Master Cleanse or write up a Wikipedia entry about yourself. Call a doctor immediately if you feel the uncontrollable urge to smash your laptop to bits.

Or you can simply tweet me at @yogachickie. A good time is promised to be had by all, and by "all", I mean "me". Probably you too though.

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Entries by Lauren Cahn

Martha Stewart: I Asked Her Nothing; She Tells Me Everything

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 12:20 AM

She's the Ultimate Homeownah from the Hamlet of Katonah. She puts the CAN in Cantitoe. She's got a greenhouse that's bigger than your entire house, with better lighting and a view of Ralph Lauren's place. She's got a driver named Carlos who's so good with a camera, she sends him...

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Yoga and Baseball: 108 Degrees of Harmonic Convergence

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 8:08 PM

Spring and baseball. Baseball and Spring. They arrive together just as surely as winter and spring converge at the vernal equinox and just as surely as it wouldn't be the change of seasons if yogis the world over weren't threatening to perform 108 Sun Salutations (how often does...

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10 Things Wikipedia Says Are More Notable Than You

(5) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 4:33 PM

Ever google yourself and find that there's a Wikipedia article about you?

Nope, me neither.

For me, that comes as no surprise. I mean, as fascinating as I might believe myself to be, I've never been under the illusion that anyone would have...

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How to Boost Your IQ Using Your Facebook News Feed

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 2:01 PM

Some people think of Facebook as a time-suck. I am not one of those people. I use Facebook to make myself smarter. I think of it as my own personal "Lumosity", except that it doesn't rely on the "science of neuroplasticity", which is definitely a thing,...

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It Happened to Me: There Are No Fat People in My Yoga Class, and I'm Suddenly Uncomfortable With It

(4) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 9:36 AM

I needed to catch up on my current events, so I went to my go-to source for all things relevant -- xoJane.com, which is how I stumbled upon this gut-wrenching confessional about the day a black woman ruined Jen Caron's yoga practice. Being a yogi myself, compassion is...

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CSI's Most Awesome Tool, Now Available at a Museum Near You

(4) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 12:43 PM

Crime involving art is nothing new.

Most of us heard about the multimillion dollar Rotterdam Art Heist. For those who haven't, Romanian filmmaker Tudor Giurgiu has announced plans to turn it into a movie. Most of us know that art forgeries happen, and we...

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11 Douchebags You'll Meet On Twitter

(14) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 6:07 PM

I've been on Twitter since 2008. I didn't know what Twitter was for when I joined, but I did know that "famous people" tweeted and sometimes even to relative nobodies such as myself, and I'd be damned if I were going to pass up an to chat about childbirth with...

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9 Totally Random Election Day Facts You NEED to Know

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 5:17 PM

It's the first Tuesday after the first Monday of the Month of November. We all know what that means, right?

It means "Election Day": the day on which the law provides that Federal elections must be conducted. This does not mean that non-federal elections cannot be conducted on Election Day....

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How My Kid's Camp Counselor Got Me Into Bed (Finally!)

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 4:38 PM

It's time for bed. But I'm not tired.

Sure, I was tired at 6:45 a.m., when my alarm went off. I was tired at 1:00 p.m., after three hours of writing. And I was tired at 6:00 p.m. when I still had hours to push through before my teenage boys...

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Blurred Lines and the Art of Catcalling

(4) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 11:58 AM

Poor Robin Thicke.

He had the best of intentions when he and Pharrell Williams spent "about a half hour" writing "Blurred Lines" -- and "no idea" that the public wouldn't recognize the song's "feminist movement within itself." Still the song's been derided...

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9-Step Yoga Sun Salutation -- To Find Balance on the Autumnal Equinox

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 9:24 AM

The seasons are in that awkward phase again -- I can tell from the way my sundress reproaches me for pairing her with suede boots. To loosely paraphrase the philosopher Britney Spears, "it's not summer, not yet autumn." But it's nothing I can't deal with by engaging in my seasonal...

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Why I Don't Care If the NSA Reads My Emails

(326) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 12:01 PM

If the NSA wants to read my emails, that's pretty much okay by me. I know I'm not alone in this sentiment, but I am surprised at how many people seem to disagree.

I've been using email since the early '80s, when I accessed it at Tufts University's "Computer Lab,"...

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Listening to Weiner: 7 Ways to Sound Pretty Much Exactly Like a Total Liar

(6) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 12:21 PM

A recent poll suggests that voters may have been willing to put Anthony Weiner's 2011 sexting scandal in the past. Then news broke that Weiner was at it again -- with the sexting, the barely-legal women and the threat that we would soon see more photos...

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7 Fundamentals of Effective Nanny-Hiring

(15) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 12:38 PM

Marina Krim was just taking her 3-year-old to swim class. She left her other two young children at home with their nanny, Yoselyn. When Marina Krim arrived home again, her children were dead -- Yoselyn allegedly had slashed their throats (although Yoselyn has since denied it; her court...

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Ray Manzarek: A Friend's Tribute

(12) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 6:09 PM

When I heard that Ray Manzarek had died, I immediately grabbed my iPod and clicked on The Doors' "Riders on the Storm." I listened as the sound of rain transformed into Manzarek's cascading keyboards, evoking the sound of rain more powerfully than the sound of rain...

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9 Kids' Books With Powerfully Useful Life-Lessons

(4) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 12:35 PM

On June 10, 2013, Maurice Sendak would have been 85. Maurice Sendak was the author of the beloved children's book, Where The Wild Things Are, in which a boy named Max makes mischief "of one kind or another" before announcing to his mom his intention of...

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The House My Rack Built

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 2:36 PM

My dad passed away in March from lung cancer that had lain dormant for eight years after his initial diagnosis. The unstoppable force of his final illness was a painful blow for my entire family, but it hit me in a highly personal way to which...

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If Reconstructed Breasts Are Good Enough for Brad, They Should Be Good Enough for You

(8) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 10:59 AM

In 1974, Betty Ford changed the breast cancer game by announcing that she was battling the illness, introducing breast cancer as an acceptable conversation (and possibly spiking that year's then-record increase in women seeking breast cancer screening). In 1979, Tamoxifen changed the game by providing an...

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Breasts: What's Really Wrong With Breast Cancer

(5) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 5:47 PM

What is it about breast cancer?

What makes it so disgusting on the one hand, and yet so compelling on the other? Why is it so difficult for a woman to tell a man that she's had breast cancer -- without blushing? Why is it so difficult to tell...

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Am I the Only One Who Isn't Comforted By Patton Oswalt's Essay?

(6) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 4:28 PM

It started out awesome: "Boston. Fucking horrible."

More than 252,000 people liked Patton Oswalt's Facebook update regarding Monday's horrifying Boston Marathon attack. More than 48,000 people clicked "like" on The Huffington Post's reprint thus far. Obviously, Patton Oswalt's sage words are helping many to heal from the...

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