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Lauren Cahn
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.


Entries by Lauren Cahn

18 Things Only Writers Struggling To Get A Novel Published Can Possibly Understand

(1) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 6:19 PM

You've always wanted to write that novel, and now you're finally deep in the weeds. You tweet "#amwriting" and suddenly you've got a slew of new followers, all of whom are doing the exact same thing. But hey, there are enough readers out there for all of you, and besides,...

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The 'Mad Men' Finale: It's the Real (No)Thing

(3) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 11:20 AM

I'm sure I wasn't alone in fearing that the Mad Men finale would confound and frustrate the way the Sopranos finale did, leaving us in the dark (literally) as to the fates of the characters who'd been rendered so beautifully and in such a complicated manner...

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My Cousin Is the Pope -- and It's Everything

(150) Comments | Posted May 2, 2015 | 4:55 PM

I'm Jewish. I married a Jew. Both of my parents were Jewish. And so on. And yet, apparently, I am the cousin of a Pope - specifically, the still-living but now-retired Pope Benedict XVI. In fact, Pope Benedict XVI and I descend from at least two...

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Does My Pixie Piss You Off?

(6) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 6:08 PM

I got a pixie cut, and I love it so much that it doesn't bother me that no one else does. And to say that no one else likes it is an understatement. The fact that I cut my hair -- going from bra-length to pixie-shorn over a period of...

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Surprisingly Valuable Advice on Giving Unsolicited Advice

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 4:54 PM

Your opinion is valuable, your advice even more precious. So, save it. Keep it for yourself. Odds are, you need it more than I do. So, please don't give that sh*t away, certainly not without even being asked, lest you be perceived as promiscuous (with your advice). And you know...

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I Got Nothin' to Be Sorry About, By Lewis the Beagle

(3) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 6:21 PM


Lewis the Beagle here, and the time for atonement is upon us, at least if you're Jewish like the humans who live in my house.

It starts with this amazing smelling dinner that my humans call "Ruff Hash Onions". The name is a...

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Imagining The Pain: Robin Williams

(2) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 11:12 AM

Try to imagine for a moment that you're rich, successful, talented and loved. But it feels hollow. Perhaps some relationship that you really care about, or more than one, or perhaps every relationship you've ever had, feels broken. And now, you're certain that it's because of something you did or...

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9 Inane Things Yoga Teachers Say

(2) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 9:57 AM

Yoga is my favorite workout -- that's right, I called it a "workout." Because that's why I do it. I do it as a workout. Body and mind, yes, but still, a workout. There was a time when I thought of yoga as the "thinking person's workout." But over time,...

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How to Get Jennifer Lopez's 'I Just Woke Up' Selfie Look

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 7:08 AM

On June 15, 44-year-old Jennifer Lopez shared the following selfie on Instagram, tagging it "no makeup day! #realface #trueselfie #iwokeuplikethis":


By June 17, the selfie, in which Lopez wears no visible makeup but manages to look luminous as she frowns into...

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Teen Talk: What Do Our Teenage Girls Say About #BringBackOurGirls?

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 1:09 AM

Influencers from across the globe are expressing outrage over the abduction in April of nearly 300 teenaged girls from a boarding school in Nigeria. Hillary Clinton calls it an act of terrorism. Angelina Jolie has called for the arrest and severe punishment of the perpetrators --...

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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 --, 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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