The older we get the harder it is to find unique and suitable gifts, especially for those who have everything. Well, hold on to your stocking cap, because today's holiday gift guide has some ideas that you won't want to miss. Nothing like a pair of colorful, cozy socks for winter--but not just ANY . . .
Not to rush the season, but can we talk about winter, and the pleasures of curling up with an afghan (hound or blanket, you choose), a cup of tea and a great book? And maybe, like me, you enjoy giving books as holiday gifts. So, I've got some book recommendations you might enjoy yourself-- or give . . .
The Scene Thousands of women. Annual BlogHer Conference. San Jose, CA. July 24-26. Weather: in the 90s, feels like 104. I COULD write about the BlogHer sessions (largely useless) or about the speakers (eh). I COULD write about the BlogHer giveaways (lots) or the vendors (far, far fewer than . . .
You know I love all things India, so when I heard about Dosha Pops-- handmade lollipops with ingredients that support a healthier lifestyle based on your Ayurvedic dosha--I wanted to know more. And lollipops made of herbal tea? Intriguing. So a big YES! when the NYC-based company asked if I wanted . . .
Ever met a porn star? Porn star Ginger Lynn sat next to me on a plane once. I knew it was her because her sateen jacket said so, not because I recognized her. Truth is, in her videos she looked like any other blonde porn star (I looked her up) and on the plane she looked pretty beat. So when my . . .
Serving Life. It's the name of a moving documentary about a hospice program at Angola State Prison in Louisiana. The program was the brainchild of the prison warden, who saw that the super-long sentences of many Louisiana prisoners meant they got sick and died in prison. A believer in . . .
I knew this day would come, eventually: the day we'd have to say good by to Dr. Christina Yang on Grey's Anatomy. "We've only got two Kleenex boxes near the TV," my husband pointed out. "Think you should get another?" Christina. From an arrogant young, smart intern to the brilliant, confident . . .
It's a Saturday. My To-Do list waits expectantly on my desk, pen nearby and ready to cross out my accomplishments. But really, I feel like doing nothing. Nothing at all. I could do nothing more often, if not for the guilt. We're supposed to DO something, right? Be PRODUCTIVE. Get our chores . . .
I was interested to read recently that Trader Joe's got high ratings from consumers, or so says Consumer Reports. The store's exemplary ratings for service and cleanliness are definitely deserved. But very good marks for perishables runs counter to my own experience. Trader Joe's has been around . . .
Moms have been sending care packages to college students since, well, certainly since I was in college. Like most students, I loved getting a surprise box in the mail--it made life at college more homey. Besides, who doesn't love a surprise? If there's a college student in your life, you've . . .