recent from 101 Win An Amazon Gift Card! Enter By Taking A 10-Question Survey
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recent from 100 The Art of Wasting Time: Loitering in Libraries
The Art of Wasting Time – Loitering in Libraries  By Judith Marks-White I recently found myself engaged in conversation with a friend, who views most life experiences cerebrally. She is the one to whom I turn when I seek logic – the one who cuts through the mundane in place of solid reasoning. I rely on her... Read More
recent from 100 The Art of Wasting Time: Loitering in Libraries
The Art of Wasting Time – Loitering in Libraries  By Judith Marks-White I recently found myself engaged in conversation with a friend, who views most life experiences cerebrally. She is the one to whom I turn when I seek logic – the one who cuts through the mundane in place of solid reasoning. I rely on her... Read More
recent from 98 Angela Bassett: “I Just Try to Keep Smiling”
By Cindy Pearlman- What’s age got to do with it? Absolutely nothing! Actress Angela Bassett says she refuses to fret over the numbers. “I’m fighting the good fight when it comes to aging,” says the woman who had arms of steel and great guns before Michelle Obama picked up her first weight. Bassett, now... Read More
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recent from 99 Baby Boomer Music: Why Did It Have Such a Lasting Impact?
Music changes us. Music sticks with us. The music of the baby boomer generation blazed new trails and had a lasting impact. Now, as we look back with particular fondness, we’re touched once again by both the innocence and energy of those songs. From Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” to Aretha Franklin’s... Read More
recent from 97 David Ferrer: A Quiet Role Model for Kids
By Ben Dutka- Parents and grandparents around the world wish youngsters had better role models, especially in the world of professional sports. Amid courtroom battles, widespread drug issues, and an embarrassing variety of scandals and seedy situations, where to find the athlete a child should emulate? ... Read More
recent from 43 SMILE!
By Cornelia Fortier— “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ― Thích Nhat Hanh Good news!  Smiling, scientists tell us, has the power to elevate our moods, extend our lifespan, predict a happy marriage and even shorten a period of grief.  ... Read More
recent from 89 IS IT FITTING?
When it comes to men’s fashion, what’s in for fall?  If an Act Two man wants to look current, what should he wear that shows he’s not locked into another era? Trends come and go, but one thing remains constant—style is about fit.  Nothing dates a man more than oversized clothing. Wear trimmer-fitting... Read More
recent from 57 SPORTS SPOTLIGHT: The Ryder Cup
By John Torsiello— The recent Ryder Cup in Scotland proved one thing:  European professional golfers are better than those in the United States. The reasons for this are somewhat complicated.  The U.S., which lost 16.5-11.5, was lacking several of its stars, i.e. Tiger Woods, who is rehabbing from injuries,... Read More
recent from 93 UNDERNEATH THE SURFACE
By Donna Giachetti— Fashion model Jacky O’Shaughnessy is having a birthday in December.  She will be 63. Her 2012 photo shoot for American Apparel was her first modeling job ever (!), but O’Shaughnessy approached it with seemingly unfaltering confidence.  “I was game the whole time,” she said in an... Read More
recent from 24 UPDIKE ON ART
Always Looking: Essays on Art by John Updike, Alfred A. Knopf 2012— John Updike’s literary coffee-table book, Always Looking: Essays on Art, reminds us that he studied to be a graphic designer at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford and in fact wanted to be a cartoonist before he became a... Read More
recent from 84 TAKE A HIKE
By John Torsiello— Hiking is a pure back-to-nature activity.  Putting on a good pair of hiking boots or shoes, heading off on a woodland path with friends (or perhaps by yourself), drinking in nature, and working up a good sweat as you make your way through hill and dale provide a magical stress release.... Read More