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I Didn't Tell!

476 Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 14:47:12 (EST)

The Penn State scandal is keeping child sexual abuse in the headlines and in our national conversation like nothing else ever has.

I think that it's great.

It's great because child abuse is rampant in our society and we still haven't figured out how to handle it when...

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Money, Education and Love

Posted October 13, 2011 | 14:51:02 (EST)

A group of researchers at Columbia University have discovered that money and education both make men and women more attractive in the dating pool, even if they aren't in great shape. We could all have guessed that money is a great leveler for men, but would you have thought that...

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Thoughts on a Roll of Toilet Paper

Posted October 3, 2011 | 11:07:51 (EST)

Have you noticed that toilet paper rolls are getting shorter?

I know because a few years ago when I was decorating a house, I chose these toilet paper holders without bales. The paper is suppose to sit between the two arms, which include rings on the end the exact size...

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The Help Isn't Helping

Posted September 26, 2011 | 21:30:30 (EST)

Have you seen the movie The Help? Did you love it? Did you walk out of the theater with a warm and fuzzy feeling, thinking, "Thank goodness that terrible wrong was righted by one good white woman willing to stand up and be counted?"

I can't tell you how many...

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Summer Means Fun Times on the Water

Posted August 5, 2011 | 10:04:00 (EST)

There are all kinds of people in the world. Some like to live in the suburbs; some like to live in the city. Some want to look at the mountains outside their window; some want to see the sea.

I'm one who likes the water. I not only like...

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Captain America's USA

Posted August 1, 2011 | 15:34:24 (EST)

Captain America is really good. I enjoyed it, but I wonder, what happened to this America of the 40s that spawned the first avenger?

In the movie, it seems like a great place for everyone. A woman leads men in combat and even takes part in some of the...

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How to Build a Better Child

Posted June 28, 2011 | 12:09:57 (EST)

This may seem like a strange subject for me to tackle, but it sort of fell into my lap. I am part sister, part aunt... and part mother and grandmother.

There, I've outed myself. I've never had a child, but years ago I joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of...

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Women in Film

Posted June 20, 2011 | 19:37:59 (EST)

I went to see two movies this past weekend. One was the latest in the onslaught of comic book superheroes, Green Lantern, and the other was the new Woody Allen movie, Midnight in Paris.

I love movies. I always have. I can't help it, and having seen so many,...

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You Need Women Friends. Specifically, You Need A Sheila.

Posted June 13, 2011 | 10:00:00 (EST)

I just lost one of my best girlfriends. Her name was Sheila Ginesin.

Sheila died of melanoma. So, as we begin the summer season, of course I am reminded of the importance of using sun block and limiting sun exposure. People do die from skin cancer. Sheila, like many...

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Men

Posted June 7, 2011 | 09:39:53 (EST)

Can anyone tell me why so many famous and powerful men decide not only to take pictures of their private parts but to text, tweet and email them to people?

How many men have to be caught before men actually learn from the guys who have gone before?

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The Joys of Participation

Posted May 13, 2011 | 09:18:17 (EST)

I just got back from Napa a few days ago where we held the first ever 15 Foundation "It's For The Kids Benefit Concert." What a wonderful weekend! I met so many fantastic fans. We had a great dinner on the lawn at the Villagio in Yountville. It was amazing...

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If Only You Knew

Posted April 12, 2011 | 13:09:42 (EST)

I just watched two documentaries on health and nutrition. Stop it. I can hear you already: "borrrrrrrrrrring". If you're willing to stay with me for just a moment, it could change your life.

For those who need a scientific approach to determining whether the nutritional information you're getting is...

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Goodbye, Liz

Posted March 29, 2011 | 12:34:28 (EST)

When I was growing up, Elizabeth Taylor was the biggest star in the world. All you had to write or say was "Liz" and everyone knew that you meant Liz Taylor. Liz was so much larger than life; you could say she was the Angelina, Lindsay and Paris of her...

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The Charlie Sheen Question

Posted March 8, 2011 | 14:56:01 (EST)

I'm as entertained as anyone with the recent antics of Charlie Sheen, and if capturing the attention of the entire public was the goal, then Charlie is "winning."

Most of us are watching in a kind of awe-inspired horror. This would be great, we think to ourselves, if Charlie...

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The Real Black History

Posted March 3, 2011 | 09:51:11 (EST)

I'm watching African American Lives on PBS, a documentary featuring the ancestry of prominent African Americans. The show features famous entertainers like Chris Rock and Tina Turner and prominent business and community leaders. Usually, when people look up their ancestors it's a happy occasion to learn where you came from...

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Oprah Goes Vegan

Posted February 23, 2011 | 20:28:32 (EST)

Recently, Oprah did a show about 378 members of her staff going vegan for a week. One week of vegan eating isn't much in a lifetime of poor eating habits, but it's something. What small improvements did a vegan diet make to the staffers' health in that short...

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What Makes an Athlete?

Posted November 14, 2010 | 20:28:31 (EST)

I just completed the NYC Marathon in a not-too-respectable 6 hours and 9 minutes. Throughout the six months of training leading up to the event I've been having the same argument with my coach, Joshua Gold. Josh is a triathlete and I have no problem assigning him that title. But...

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Exploring Solutions for Obesity

Posted November 3, 2010 | 16:35:06 (EST)

A friend recently visited the show and announced that after years of struggling with her weight she's decided to have bariatric surgery. It made me sad. I've experienced the same ups and downs, but I always believed there was a natural answer for me. It took a while to find...

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Nutty for Nutrition

Posted October 14, 2010 | 14:03:52 (EST)

I'm nutty for nutrition. I've become one of those people who can't stop talking about the connection between food and health. Like a lot of people, I used to think I was incapable of doing anything about the way I felt everyday. Now that I know how much changing what...

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Secret Ingredients

Posted August 9, 2010 | 16:00:01 (EST)

Growing up, I was comforted to learn about the seal of approval from the USDA. I thought that meant my government was looking out for me, making sure that what landed on my table was safe and nutritious. Looking back I wonder if I was lulled into a false sense...

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