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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

On Family Secrets: Lessons From Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

From a psychological perspective, Downton Abbey continues to demonstrate that while times may change, many aspects of the human experience remain the same. Family secrets, a standout theme from the most recent episode, were as complicated and problematic 1922 as they are today.

Yes, A 'Downton Abbey' Board Game Exists

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

If you want to feel like you live in the world of "Downton Abbey" you're in luck because now there is a board game based on the popular British TV ser...

'Downton Abbey' Gets A Punny Porn Parody

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

Somewhere in Yorkshire county the Dowager Countess -- aghast! -- has dropped a cup of tea. Adult production company UK Harmony Films has decided t...

Sorry, But PBS Isn't Planning On Bringing 'Downton' To The U.S. Any Sooner

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Despite some fans eager to see it earlier, "Downton Abbey" will continue to begin its new seasons on PBS in January, the sys...

'Sherlock' Ratings Versus 'Downton': Who Won?

www.vulture.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

More U.S. viewers are watching "Sherlock" on PBS, but the show so far isn't experiencing an "Abbey"-like surge. Sunday's season-three premiere was see...

Dumbed-Down Abbey: Mysterious Character Reboots for Season 4

Kevin Walsh | Posted 03.22.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

In a successful drama, particularly one with such deeply-written and beloved characters as Downton Abbey it hurts much more to see the personality-lobotomies that have occurred since Matthew's reckless driving/acting career move.

So Soon? Lady Mary Gets Herself A New Suitor

Youyoung Lee | Posted 03.21.2014 | Entertainment
Youyoung Lee

After last week's extremely upsetting episode, many viewers of "Downton Abbey" wondered where the show could possibly go from there, what with a violent attack on one of the show's most beloved characters. The answer is that it just goes on.

Chateau Coutet's Cameo on Downton Abbey

Mary Orlin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

I've never paid much attention to the wine on the Crawley family's dinner table on Downton Abbey. All that changed Sunday night in episode two of t...

Cozying Up to History at London's Criterion Restaurant

Duane Wells | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Duane Wells

When the Criterion first opened its doors, Alexander Graham Bell had yet to claim the patent for the telephone, Thomas Edison was still five years away from inventing a practical light bulb and the first Ford Model T wouldn't see a road for more than three decades.

What Lady Mary Can Teach Us About Mental Health and New Moms

Nitzia Logothetis | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Nitzia Logothetis

Whether this complex fictional woman we have come to love is suffering from postpartum depression, as some speculate, or simply grief, I felt tremendous empathy for her and her infant son George.

Five Reasons I'm Through With Downton Abbey

Mary Dalton | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mary Dalton

Sunday nights are crowded with the best programming of the week, and there's only so much time for time-shifting anyway. To make a little space in the...