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Self Indulgence

Just Because: Treats

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 12.14.2016 | Books
Gretchen Rubin

The treats of childhood retain a special power. As a child, I was rarely allowed to drink soda or to buy a book instead of checking it out from the library. What do I do now, with abandon?

Do Not Love Your Neighbor as Yourself... Yet

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

Loving our neighbor as ourselves is one of the overarching spiritual laws of our time. It is an irreducible commandment, intended to remind us that w...

People, Edit Thyselves

Carine Fabius | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment
Carine Fabius

There is a case to be made for epic films like The Godfather (2 hours, 58 minutes), but they are surely the exception. The problem is that most filmmakers now consider their movies to be epics. Get over yourselves, will you?

Following My Bliss

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 02.16.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I've reached an age when I fully believe that I've earned the right to follow my bliss, and I should be able to do it without fear of controversy or conflict.

Sex In The City: Street Art That is NSFW

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 12.24.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

This art is not safe for work or school, even though it's openly on display out in the public. It sounds strange to say it but these images of street...

Indulge Yourself

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 06.23.2012 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Reinventing your life can be exhilarating, rewarding and fun.

The Importance Of A Little Self-Indulgence

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

We defer too much, we delay too often and we therefore deprive ourselves of things that have given us -- and can still give us -- great pleasure.

Mother and Pearls

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

It wasn't simply that I loved the ring. The ring personified all things metaphorically a pearl: Simple, raw, unprocessed, valuable -- and yet refined. In other words, the ring defined Mom.

Come out of the Literary Closet: Buy *Yourself* a Kids' Book this Holiday

Joanne Rendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Joanne Rendell

Kids' fiction unleashes our long-ago dampened imaginations, so take a break from that Salman Rushdie book you're reading, and treat your mind to a kids book this holiday.