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Nikki Luongo
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Nicole is a Freelance writer In Boston, currently working on her first novel Confessions of a Mafia Princess, a memoir of growing up with Love Laughter and a Learning Disability. Nicole has contributed to many sites and is frequently on Facebook and Twitter.

Entries by Nikki Luongo

Saying Goodbye to a Shooting Star

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 1:32 AM

In The Sandlot movie, When the Babe comes to Benny in his dream to tell him what to do about the ball in Mr. Mertle's yard, he sums up how life should be

"Let me tell you something kid; Everybody gets one chance to do something great. Most people never...

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Is There Life Beyond the iPhone?

(3) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 2:20 AM

It's impossible to believe but coming in September, like a bad sequel, will be the new iPhone 6 with all new features, updates and more reasons to disassociate from society and become a bigger introvert. This new phone is coming on the heels of last year's new iPhone 5 and...

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Boston Strong One Year Later

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 2:46 AM

Our generation has lived through so many traumatic events in the past 12 years: 9/11, Newtown, the Aurora shooting, the movie theater shooting. And for the most part, it has affected us -- but not in a way that absolutely paralyzed us. In some ways, the mentality was "It's in...

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Selena: Still Dreaming of You

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 2:35 PM

On a warm march day in 1995, radio announcers broke the news that another rock n' roll tragedy had happened -- 23-year-old Queen of Tejano Music, Selena, had been shot and killed by her fan club president at a Days Inn in Corpus Christi, Texas, just days before her 24th...

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The Zsa Zsa Obsession

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 4:54 PM

Before the Karadashians, there were three sisters of Hollywood: Eva Madga and Zsa Zsa from Hungary and when they arrived in Hollywood, they took it and it's male population by storm. They not only created some iconic roles in movies and television, but in the tabloids as well. They became...

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Why Can't We Be Friends?

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 2:56 PM

The social media world has changed how we think and feel about different things, about people, music movies and various topics. We create groups and join pages of our favorite things, we connect to people who wouldn't normally give us the time of day and it's funny, we make these...

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Elaine Stritch: Just Shoot Me

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 5:20 PM

On a cold New York city day in 2012, a strange woman wearing a fur coat, large eye glasses and blonde hair under a fedora, patent leather shoes and a shirt with panty hose -- no pants -- wandered around. At first glance, it seems like she's just another lost...

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Big Girls Don't Cry

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 1:29 PM

A few years ago, there was this great song by a one hit wonder band, Lillix. "It's About Time" is about the phases we go through in life, the ups and downs, moments where you slap your forehead in horror going "what was I thinking" or the good moments where...

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As Long as I'm Laughing With You: Sid Caesar

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 3:23 AM

The Year is 1949 and this new medium of Entertainment called TV has just arrived on the scene, there's this new comic from New York named Sid Caesar, who's also making his network debut as well. Sid's routine is about how dating had changed over a 10 year span, where...

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A Present for Colin

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 6:05 PM

In the 1960s on Sid and Marty Kroft's HR Pufnstuf, the Grande Dame of the music scene at the time, Cass Elliot, was dressed as a witch and sang about how how wonderful it is to be different and that as long as you stay true to yourself, you'll never...

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Shirley Temple: A Little Princess Remembered

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 12:50 PM

Shocking Hollywood news broke Tuesday when beloved actress Shirley Temple Black, child star turned UN Ambassador passed away at 85, although her cause of death has yet to be revealed, it's believed she died of natural causes. The life of Shirley Temple was one of the rare Hollywood success stories:...

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The Beatles: A 50-year Celebration

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 2:22 AM

Imagine if you can, the year is 1962, the world hasn't quite gone into chaos with the Cuban Missile Crisis, Marilyn Monroe has less than 7 months to live, John Glenn will orbit the earth and four fellas from Liverpool will take the music and world by storm. Sitting in...

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Sister, Can You Spare a Dime?

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 1:35 AM

"I don't know what, they want from me

It's like the more money we come across

The more problems we see" -- Notorious B.I.G

The biggest concern our generation and our parents generation right now is the economic struggle to just survive. The cash that used to flow isn't coming...

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Looking toward the Dark Side

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 10:11 AM

There's a well-known club in Hollywood that many celebrities under 30 aren't exactly eager to join. It's the 27 Club which is for young celebrities join after dying young and tragically, the list for the 27 club is sadly growing larger every year due to alcohol and drug dependency but...

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Lizzie Borden Took an Axe

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 4:52 PM

Throughout history, there have been many famous cases in which children have committed murders against their parents, most famously the Menendez Brothers and of course Lizzie Borden, who was acquitted for the murders of her father and stepmother. The facts of the case have always been a bit muddled because...

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A Life Full of Laughter: Betty White

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 3:50 PM

In one of the most poignant scenes of the "Golden Girls", Betty White's character, Rose Nylund's celebrating a birthday. She bakes a cake and lights the candles, leaves her kitchen and then comes back in, surprised at the cake. In breaking the 4th wall, begins to tell Charlie how lonely...

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You Don't Have to Go Home But You Can't Stay Here

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 2:36 AM

Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis's movie Friends with Benefits was a different view of a relationship in the movies, instead of the guy and girl hopelessly falling in, they instead decided to simply forgo the whole relationship thing and just be each others sex buddy, no commitments anything but especially...

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A 90s Kid Living in 2014: Then and Now

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 10:25 AM

We grew up in a world where something was cool for about 10 minutes then it was over, onto the next big fad. But now it seems like trends last about a minute and a half and it's over; about as long as it takes to create a new web...

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Pass the Pie, Charlie Brown

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 12:38 PM

Impossible to believe that it's nearly Thanksgiving. Seems like the summer just happened, and now we're onto the holiday season, which is being crammed down our throats earlier and earlier by all the TV channels showing holiday movies practically the day after Halloween. I'm still hanging on to a bit...

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Say Goodbye to the Cactus

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 1:35 PM

Growing up in Massachusetts, there are some traditions that live on from the past generation: eating clams at Kelly's Roast Beef, walking through Faneuil Hall giving the wrong directions to lost tourists, sitting in the blazing sun to watch the Red Sox play or walking to the grocery store in...

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