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Is Fat Passé?

LONDON – At the risk of lobbing a hand grenade into the collective female unconscious, let me...

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Coloring Books for Adults? Cheaper Than Therapy!

LONDON – Have you heard? Five out of the top ten best sellers on Amazon right now are coloring...

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Dear USA: It’s Time For A New Maternity Leave Policy

In the seemingly endless competition to see which country ranks “best” on a host of...

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  • Is Fat Passé?

    LONDON – At the risk of lobbing a hand grenade into the collective female unconscious, let me throw out some food for thought: I think that, slowly, the whole idea of being “fat” is becoming passé. It’s not that I believe that body image has ceased to be one of the central parameters for how […]

    Posted on April 22, 2015 0 comments
  • Friday Pix: Recommended Reading for the Weekend

    On occasional Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere: 1. If you’re a math geek – and even if you aren’t – you’ll love this word problem from Singapore that went viral. This one reunited practically my entire High School calculus class on Facebook. 2. And while we’re at it, check out […]

    Posted on April 17, 2015 0 comments
  • Coloring Books for Adults? Cheaper Than Therapy!

    LONDON – Have you heard? Five out of the top ten best sellers on Amazon right now are coloring books… for grown ups! That’s right, folks. Drop the briefcase. Cash in that advanced degree. The secret to happiness and success in life lies in that box of Crayolas your three-year-old is clutching. If, like me, you […]

    Posted on April 13, 2015 0 comments
  • Dear USA: It’s Time For A New Maternity Leave Policy

    In the seemingly endless competition to see which country ranks “best” on a host of well-being indicators, here’s one race the United States will never win: its policy on maternity leave. This point was driven home by the announcement last week by the telecommunications giant, Vodaphone, that the company will now guarantee a minimum of 16 weeks’ […]

    Posted on March 10, 2015 1 comment
  • Top Ten Signs You’re Turning 50

    I had a birthday recently. It wasn’t *that* birthday. But that one’s coming soon enough. My 11-year-old daughter often asks me if I “feel old.” Hell no, I tell her. I feel young. And I do. (It helps that I still eat pop tarts and, worse, enjoy them…but I digress.) So while I’m fully on board with […]

    Posted on February 17, 2015 0 comments