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Cue the Latest Yoga … Sex Scandal?

John Friend, the national yoga superstar who popularized a brand of yoga he cooked up in Texas in the late 1990s, has recently been outed […]

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Linsanity Hits Home

Last night, I subscribed to Jeremy Lin’s Facebook profile. The Knicks’ come-from-nowhere star has amassed more than 60,000 subscribers in just two days. Not bad […]

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Reimagining Whitney Houston

In high school I liked to put safety pins in my ears and listen to The Clash. Needless to say, Whitney Houston’s albums weren’t part […]

Arts & Entertainment

Will the Real Star of the Super Bowl Please Stand Up?

There was a distinctly weird moment during Sunday’s Super Bowl, and I’m not talking about Ahmad Bradshaw falling backward into the end-zone for that touchdown […]

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How Much Do Teachers Matter?

Earlier this month, economists at Columbia and Harvard released the findings from a study that followed 2.5 million students from third through eighth grade well […]

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Beyonce, Jay-Z Welcome Blue Ivy

Most mothers I know were thrilled if they could secure a hospital room to themselves when they delivered their first baby. I, for one, was […]

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No Parents Allowed

A year ago I was fretting that our kids would never know the true joy of outdoor play in winter. On one particularly bleak afternoon, […]

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'Tis the Season to Overparent

Theories abound about why our generation of parents has become a generation of control freaks. Here are two interesting takes from interviews I did while […]

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New Study: Mom's Multitasking is a Full-Time Job

While doing research for my December feature story, “Welcome to the Age of Overparenting,” in which I come clean about my struggles as a helicopter […]

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Traveling with Kids and Learning to Enjoy the Ride

For us, Thanksgiving weekend meant, among other things, many hours in a packed car with three kids under the age of nine. This was not […]

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Make These Cute Holiday Desserts and Feel Better Instantly

What is it about parenting and holidays that has us wanting to make adorable pumpkin-muffin turkeys like these? Or sugar-cone tepee treats likes these? And, […]

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Anti-Vaccine Group Crosses the Line with Chickenpox-Laced Lollipop

Just when you were wondering if you should throw out the rest of that Halloween candy, here’s an idea. In an ironic twist in this […]

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Aren't We Beyond Saying Mother Needs a Little Helper?

Yet another way our generation disappoints: We don’t even choose cool, generation-defining drugs. In an article in The New York Times this weekend titled “Sleep […]

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What To Do with Leftover Halloween Candy

In our house the Halloween candy typically lasts straight through until Christmas. This is because our children, who are usually so hesitant to walk even […]

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Faces Nightclub Makes Its Final Exit

Few stories have been as fun for me to report as the one I wrote about Faces nightclub this past spring. I had no idea […]