Ah, January, the month when our attention turns to clearing out the junk in our apartments and houses to make room for the new junk we got during the holidays! Fortunately, when it comes to clothing, housewares, kitchen utensils, etc., you can usually take any of those to a secondhand store so other folks can get some use out of them. But when it comes to “feminine” products, especially those marketed specifically to women, recycling is usually not an option

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‘Tis the season for....going through the motions. Now that the gift-giving, gorging and guilting has worn off, we get a chance to start fresh with a brand new year. It’s no secret that resolutions are born broken, but maybe the promises we make to be better people are D.O.A  (Dead On Arrival) because we’re not being realistic with what society truly needs. You’ll never fix world hunger or your family, but here are 10 easy changes we can be making

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Historically, the New Year has been a time for contemplation, goal setting, and ample self-loathing. The New Year also pressures individuals to meet face to face, often in a public space, with an unspoken expectation (or in my case, specific instructions) to change out of pajamas and wear “normal” clothing. And you may not even like these anti-pajama people - keep pouring that champagne! Life is short, especially in my family due to pesky genetic dispositions. Over the years I’ve politely said

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About a year after I moved back to the States, I heard foodies (who were sort of pseudo-self-consciously trying not to sound too much like foodies) talking about sous-vide. Although I've enjoyed food from a lot of different places and had parents with years of Gourmet Magazine on their bookshelf, I had no idea what they were talking about. I was like: Sue Who? They were talking about cooking steak in sous-vide and sous-viding eggs and blah, blah. Steak Sue

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