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Mitigating Our Wintry Blues

Bill Stieger | Posted 04.28.2014 | TV
Bill Stieger

The entire winter here in Minnesota is relentless enough that I'd perhaps accept a vacation to Siberia. The severity of our winter blues, however, finds excuse for couch potatoism. With our work ethic abated, my wife and I have fallen to drugging ourselves with television.

Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone: Lessons from Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Leave it to London to set the stage for these small, barefoot steps in the sand that just might lead to a larger and long awaited love!

Minnie Driver And Ellen Audition For 'Downton Abbey'

Posted 02.25.2014 | TV

Could Ellen DeGeneres and Minnie Driver be the newest residents on "Downton Abbey?" Driver has a dream to be on the hit British import series. So o...

'Downton Abbey' Creator Just Perpetuated A Dangerous Myth About Sexual Assault

Nicola Kraus | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Nicola Kraus

How is it that a writer who seems so determined to examine issues of sexual orientation, racial discrimination and gender inequality can promulgate one of the most dangerous stereotypes of all?

A Gorgeous Finale For 'Downton'

Youyoung Lee | Posted 04.25.2014 | TV
Youyoung Lee

Season 4's two-hour finale, with its gorgeous gowns and magical ball and arrival of some very special American guests, has surely restored faith again in our beloved British series.

Lauren Duca

How Accurate Is 'Downton Abbey'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 02.21.2014 | TV

Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 4, Episodes 1 through 9 of PBS' "Downton Abbey." Historical accuracy can be tricky to...

Facing Rejection With Dignity: Lessons From Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Daisy's dignified goodbye is relevant for anyone struggling to accept the rejection by another.

Review: The Monument's Men -- Give it a Break!

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

While George Clooney has never looked more like Clark Gable, it is his choice in material that matters. A team of seven art historians, curators and A...

'Downton Abbey' Recap, Season 4, Episode 7: A Desire Of Suitors

Youyoung Lee | Posted 04.18.2014 | TV
Youyoung Lee

Every action has an equal and opposition reaction, Newton once prescribed, and no more is the third law of motion more evident than in tonight's episode of "Downton Abbey."

'Downton Abbey' Gets Three New Characters For Season 5

Posted 02.14.2014 | TV

Some new faces will be gracing the halls of Downton soon. Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" may come to an end on Feb. 23, but we can look forward to see...

Movie Review: Winter's Tale

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Helprin's book is a tad precious, but Goldsman has no trouble shmaltzing it up in a way that undercuts the magic, while calling attention to the massive effort he needs to create the kind of wizardry that Helprin can do with a sentence or two.

Call in the Auntie Brigade! Lessons from Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Sometimes the most important role an aunt plays, much like Aunt Rosamund, is as a supportive sounding board.

This Is What The 'Downton Abbey' Cast Looks Like In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.12.2014 | TV

It's no secret that "Downton Abbey" is one of the most popular shows on TV, and we watch it for a lot of reasons. For the Dowager's zingers, for the l...

Pigs, Eggs And An Unwelcome Visitor

Youyoung Lee | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
Youyoung Lee

In case you needed a break from all the snow sport action of the Winter Olympics at Sochi, Downton was there last night to whisk you back into its rapidly changing household.

The 10 Surprises Your Aging Body Has In Store For You

Renee Fisher | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

An alert reader has sent Life in the Boomer Lane an article from purpleclover.com titled '17 Surprises Your Body Has in Store for You Post 50.' By the time LBL was finished reading the title, she had come up with over 30 items of her own.

Member Stations Diminish PBS Black History Month Programming

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 04.09.2014 | Black Voices
Michael Fauntroy

Black History Month programming is getting the short shrift because America can't get enough Downton Abbey and Antiques Roadshow.

Those Slackers at Downton Abbey

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

They don't work for a living; they keep making babies; and they have a tremendous sense of entitlement. I'm talking about the Crawleys, of course, the fictional blue bloods who live at Downton Abbey.

Matters of the Heart: Lessons From Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

As Valentine's Day approaches, love is in the air in all shapes and forms at Downton Abbey. When it comes to matters of the heart, Sunday night's episode reminds us that whether it is 1922 or 2014, certain truths about love are timeless.

From Downton Abbey to Downtown Chic

Alessandra Wood | Posted 04.05.2014 | HuffPost Home
Alessandra Wood

Do you ever dream about what it would be like to live in Downton Abbey? The glamorous, aristocratic lifestyle, the formal and luxurious interior design. I worked with Vi from Tastemaker to create an interior design inspired by Downton Abbey.

What Happens When A Black Singer Enters Downton

Youyoung Lee | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Youyoung Lee

Wow, things have just gotten so modern at Downton, haven't they?

Respecting the Past and Embracing the Future: Lessons From Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

With clients, we explore what the changes in their profession mean to them, and we strategize to locate opportunities to embrace change and flourish in this new economy. Lately, I have also encouraged clients to watch Downton Abbey.

This 'Downton Abbey' Cat Parody Is A Meow-sterpiece!

Posted 01.31.2014 | TV

The "Downton Abbey" parodies and puns are never ending it seems. The beloved series has gotten a porn spoof and a board game, and now there's a cat pa...

Shirley MacLaine's Stay Young Secrets From The Set Of Downton Abbey

KnowMore TV | Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty
KnowMore TV

Legendary actress Shirley MacLaine is not out on a limb. She's actually sitting in a chair at a picnic.

Mike Huckabee Turned My Girlfriend into a Sex Maniac

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

When my girlfriend, Myra, took birth control pills she was rarely in the mood for sex. At first, whenever the prospect of intercourse... ahem... arose...

A Happy Ending For Bates And Anna?

Youyoung Lee | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment
Youyoung Lee

Even with the arrivals baby George and baby Sybill in the house, Downton is suddenly beginning to feel very empty