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Nan Silver
Nan Silver is a journalist and New York Times bestselling author specializing in psychology, parenting and health. With Dr. John Gottman she is co-author of the books What Makes Love Last? and The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work. Connect with her at and on twitter @parentingxtwo.

Entries by Nan Silver

Can't Remember Anything? Blame Google and Your Map App

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 3:13 PM

I recently returned from one of those glorious, soul-nourishing visits with friends at a rustic Maine lake retreat. There were 10 of us, including a potter, baker, furniture maker, history professor, math genius and a cat named Smitty. I'm guessing that our free-ranging dinner conversation was typical of the sort...

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5 Reasons I'm Glad I No Longer Live With Teens

(78) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 7:52 AM

Do you know where your favorite lipstick is? For the first time in years I can say with utter confidence that mine is exactly where I last put it. Now that my nest is newly emptied, no teenager has just swiped it and then left it in her purse/friend's car/friend-of-a-friend's...

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5 Tips For Hosting Your First 'Empty Nest Fest'

(1) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 6:06 AM

The night before my firstborn left for his freshman year of college he strolled into the kitchen with his mp3 player blasting -- one earbud was tucked into his left ear and the other was wedged in his bellybutton. I gave him the requisite maternal smile and eye roll, but...

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Help! My Youngest Is Leaving for College (But First Wants to Pierce Her Bellybutton)

(4) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 12:44 PM

"Don't freak out but I'm getting my bellybutton pierced after work. Just letting you know."

That's the text my 18-year-old daughter sent me from her summer job at a frozen yogurt shop, while I was in our living room, aka: College-Packing Central. I read her message while surrounded by heaps...

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The Latest Republican Fail: Making Fun Of Hillary's Age

(50) Comments | Posted July 7, 2013 | 7:34 AM

How hard will it be for the Democrats to maintain the White House in 2016? About as tough as catching fish in a bathtub -- as long as the already-demographically-challenged Republicans keep up the stupid stuff.

You'd think the 2012 election would have taught them that you can't win the...

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6 Points For Older Job Seekers To Make At A Job Interview (Yeah, Like You Can Even Get One)

(70) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 5:36 AM

Are you over 50 and working for a company that pays you a solid full-time wage, plus benefits? If so, I probably don't know you. Certainly, you're not one of my LinkedIn contacts. Because when I scroll down that list, it turns out that almost every 50-plus person I know...

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Desperately Seeking Menopause

(47) Comments | Posted May 19, 2013 | 8:05 AM

At this very moment, there is a one in four chance that I have my period. That's because it comes like clockwork every 28 days. I have it for one week and then get three weeks "off," which makes mine pretty much the textbook version of a menstrual cycle. Except...

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