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Calm-Downers, Resisters, and Bags by the Door

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My new essay Calm-Downers, Resisters, and Bags by the Door. Sparked by a post-election day conversation about politics and protests. How do you stay engaged and zen at the same time? It’s in the premier issue of Scoundrel Time, a … Continue reading

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I Think I Love Him

I Think I Love Him is an excerpt from my book CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush (Harper Collins, 2016).    

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10 Reasons to Feel Hope About Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s disease and good news? Somehow, these two terms don’t fit. In 2016 alone, Alzheimer’s and other related dementias cost America an estimated $236 billion. While that figure is staggering, the real cost to families and caregivers is immeasurable. After … Continue reading

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Healthy Enough to Run the Country?

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How should we evaluate presidential candidates?  In the wake of Clinton, Sanders and Trump, the oldest candidates in history, my report Healthy Enough to Run the Country? explores the role age still plays in our decisions? But more than focusing … Continue reading

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Caring for Our Wounded Warriors

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“I thought I was going to spend the next few years dreaming about retirement, not taking care of my injured son.” So said a woman in her early fifties to me at a party several years ago, as she described … Continue reading

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Technology, Dating and You

The latest technology trends that are supposed to make life easier for us can add layers of complication to your dating life. Why? Technology opens the Pandora’s box of modern romance. Once you start texting, Internet stalking, and friending dates, … Continue reading

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Finding Pride and Home: The State of LGBT Housing

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I’m honored to win my second National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Excellence in Online Journalism Award for my Caring.com report, Finding Pride and Home: A Look at Housing for Older LGBT Adults, and to be one of Huffington Post’s … Continue reading

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Love You Bushels: A Memoir of Mom

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“In my hall closet, behind the vacuum cleaner and under a pile of books, I found the box of greeting cards.”  Like many friends my age, I’m looking for ways to latch onto memories while my parent is still here. … Continue reading

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Three Short Essays on Celebrity

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1. Why Do Celebrities Play Such A Big Part In Our Imagination? I have a theory that celebrities are just characters in my head. At any moment driving to work or walking down the street, I think about the people in … Continue reading

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Dating 101 for Boomer Women

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When it comes to dating & relationships, I write for all ages, sexes, orientations, and…just about every type that comes to mind…getting the latest from experts, interviewing people about their experiences, offering my own thoughts, and bringing the latest research … Continue reading

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