Monthly Archives: March 2015

Hugs: No Longer Free

In the country where there’s a market for anything, hugs can now be bought. Not prostitution—that’s been around forever— but cuddles by a professional, at an hourly rate.  The NJ Star Ledger  wrote about how the industry has taken off in … Continue reading

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Hello, May I Speak to…?

“You answered the phone.” I can still hear my Grandma Mae, calling me at my first post-college job. I couldn’t tell if she was impressed that I was important enough to have a phone to answer or dismayed that whatever … Continue reading

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Oh My Aching Feet

Oh My Aching Feet. My post on Friend for the Ride.

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New Studies: Peanuts, Eggs & Sex

Three latest scientific studies caught my attention: First, peanuts for kids. Growing up, no one was allergic to anything. We ate what we were given and peanut butter was a lunchbox staple. And not crunchy, salt-free, organic but big brands … Continue reading

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Celebrating “Boyhood”

Childhood, as everyone who’s been through it knows, isn’t always fun. Growing up is hard to do and parents can be real jerks some times. Then we become parents ourselves and realize our parents did their best, as we hope … Continue reading

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