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You're Gonna Miss This

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 08.04.2015 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

How often does this happen? That rare opportunity when, after years of struggle and uncertainty, the storm clouds part and all your hard choices pay off. When the big picture is finally revealed -- and suddenly, it all makes sense.

The Faithful Shopper: Happy Hosts and Hostesses

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.01.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Those of you lucky enough to be invited to spend a day, weekend or longer at a friend's beach house had best have something special in hand when you arrive.

On Being American

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 06.16.2015 | Media
Nigel Hamilton

I became an American on Nov. 4, 2010, at an elegant ceremony in Great Hall of Bullfinch's Faneuil Hall, Boston, beneath a vast painting of Daniel Webster debating the preservation of the Union with Robert Hayne of South Carolina.

Mad Men: Om Is Where the Heart Is

Maya Mathias | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Maya Mathias

Thank you Matthew Weiner, for creating a world that we could luxuriate in and learn from. And thank you for ending it on a largely optimistic note. These days, we need every ounce of hope we can get.

I Hate To See 'Mad Men' Go, But I Love To Watch It Leave

Leslie Bowman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Bowman

Mad Men has everything to do with Ferguson. It has relevance in congressional stalemates, with e-commerce. But perhaps the most perplexing result of the displacing plot techniques of Mad Men is the idea that the show isn't about men at all -- it's about American women.

Mad Men Season 7: Don's Long Goodbye

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

The tragedy of King Draper is that now that he is "ready" (as he tells "Di"), the tough new girl in his life reveals that she is not. She needs to suffer a bit more for her past misdeeds. And so it goes. The heaping mess of karma, born long before Dick Whitman even entered this world, is still inflicting its vengeance on our late-blooming ad man.

Domestic Violence: Silence Is Its Greatest Ally

Kristen Lewis | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Kristen Lewis

Domestic violence is a pervasive, complicated public health issue that requires an equally pervasive and multi-layered response.

Faithful Shopper: Tops of 2014

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.28.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

This past year has been eventful in New York City retail, from market newcomers to high-tech stores to welcome announcements of what's to come. And of course, my last column of 2014 is the perfect time to discuss my favorite new stores of the year. Let me know what you think!

The Statement Piece

Michael Rohrer | Posted 11.12.2014 | Style
Michael Rohrer

To me, fashion is about expression, personality, experimentation. One just needs to be brave enough to make bold choices and possess the confidence to own the room.

Fabulous Fictional Females Once Framed in Retail Window Find Permanent Home Between Pages Of Clever New Book

Bob Richter | Posted 07.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Many decorators have a list of dream clients. Some are lucky enough to work with those people, while some ... just keep dreaming. Painter, Designer, Curator and Bon Vivant Deborah Buck didn't sit around and wait for her dream clients. Instead she invented them, decorated for them and sold all of their home furnishings at a profit.

Jewelry Store Robber Ties Up Worker, Takes Off With $54K In Merchandise

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK, April 12 (Reuters) - Police are searching for a man they say stole jewelry worth $54,000 after tying up a woman who worked in a jewelry st...

The Importance of Voiceover in the Digital Age: Interview With Joan Baker

James Grundvig | Posted 06.02.2014 | Entertainment
James Grundvig

How important is it today to have a human voice speak in a TV advertisement over a digital one? For the man who gave legs to AOL's memorable, "You'v...

Why I've Never Truly Let Love in Before

Lisa Guest | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written i...

A Constant Bullying

Dave Pruett | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dave Pruett

Most of us pay no heed to our mythology. It's the water we swim in, and we take it completely for granted. Or worse, we discount whatever smells of mythology. "That's just a myth," the saying goes, meaning an untruth, something believed without a shred of evidence.

The Faithful Shopper: Spring Vacation

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.16.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Are you as done with winter as I am? I've never seen our friends and neighbors in more need of a spring break in the sun! While it may be cold and sno...

Love on the BMT, or One "L" of a Courtship

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Two thoughts strike her -- he's the handsomest straphanger she's ever seen, and she knows him from somewhere. But where?

The Faithful Shopper: Happy Hostess

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away, it seems like everyone has made plans to visit family, friends and other loved ones for this quintessen...

Letter to Hollywood -- I Don't Have a Beard or Side Curls and I Look Just Like You: American Judaism's Image Problem

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

Why do the entertainment and advertising industries need us to look like hasids or caricatures of Jewishness? Why is the image of a female rabbi, or a clean-shaven, young, attractive male rabbi with all his hair so rare? Why do they insist on "other-ing" us?

The Faithful Shopper: Power of the Purse

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.31.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Our mothers were right - the right purse makes all the difference to an outfit, and there's never been a better time for a new statement. We all know ...

The Inside Game: Why Jay Z Shouldn't Back Out of Barney's Deal

Shamara McCoy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Shamara McCoy

This may not be the prevailing view in the Black community, but I don't think Jay Z should drop out of his upcoming holiday collaboration with Barney's. Now before you unleash a barrage of nasty criticism in the comment box, just hear me out.

Retail Chatter

June Haynes | Posted 11.05.2013 | Style
June Haynes

Last week, I attended a dinner party. As we all know, if no one remotely interesting ends up sitting on the left or right of you, it can end up being a long and boring night. Well, I got lucky.

What About Bob? Mad Men, Episode 12

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
James Marshall Crotty

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...

July in the Mobile-Cloud: Interview With July Systems' CEO Rajesh Reddy

James Grundvig | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

Has July figured out -- with its fourth-generation flagship platform JulyMX -- how to bring a kind of PowerPoint simplicity and speed to development of mobile apps?

Latinos on Madison Avenue: A Call to Action

Melissa Pitts | Posted 03.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Melissa Pitts

Where are the leaders on Madison Avenue? Perhaps its time for a little soul searching within the community.

Reality Bites: Why Are So Many Readers Obsessed With 'Realism'?

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.23.2012 | Books
Peter Mandel

Give us escape-craving readers a break, I say. Since when did fiction -- whether on a screen or in a ream of pages -- hinge on the quality of its imitation?