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I don’t like Victoria’s Secret for three reasons — their bra straps are too thin, they make patrons provide driver’s licenses during returns even if they have their original receipts, and they objectify women. (Are those “angels” even real women???) This week, the store gave me a fourth reason — they are doing pseudo-marketing to [...]

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My mom had Little Girl yesterday. Me, I was working. This week just won’t stop. Okay, so she goes out and, as usual, brings her home with food. In this case she’s got two muffins from the local bagel store — a chocolate chip for Big Girl and a blueberry for Little Girl. They arrive [...]

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This weekend was Big Girl’s birthday. To celebrate, we went into New York City and visited American Girl Place. We had dinner in the cafe, and shopped afterward for Big Girl’s very first real American Girl doll — number 35, a red-head with straight hair and green eyes. While we were there we made a [...]

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One of the most wasteful places, in my opinion, is the school lunchroom. Lots, and I do mean LOTS, of single-serve containers, wrappers, and packages. Take fruit leather, for example. They usually come in a box, each fruit bar individually wrapped. The boxes cost $4 for eight. (Or about $.50 each.) Recently, I came upon [...]

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You have, no doubt, heard about the 28 million box Kellogg’s cereal recall. The company recalled select boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops and Apple Jacks cereals. Consumers said there was an “off” taste and smell. Oh, and that they were giving some people nausea and diarrhea. Kellogg’s said the packages were [...]

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I started my career writing about technology and business. I was on staff at several computer pubs including PC Magazine where I wrote one or two product reviews daily. When I left to finish my master’s and freelance (on October 16, 1999) I was extremely lucky. I continued writing reviews and product-related stories, seeing my [...]

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Quick! Which underwear do you have on? Are you wearing the old ones? The ones that you bought on eBay (new, of course) and have owned for more than a decade? Or are you wearing the really cute (yet still cotton, of course) hip-huggers you bought at Aerie? The ones your husband says look adorable [...]

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This is a quick one. We went shopping tonight. My husband’s mother babysat. We went out to the outlet stores. My husband needs new dress pants and shirts. After almost 20 years of listening to my shopping mantra — only buy things on deep discount — he is used to shopping at Macy’s or Kohl’s [...]

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I will come out on record now: I never got caught up in the SATC trend back in the late 1990s. Yes, we had HBO at the time. Yes, I was a female 20-something. But I just never bothered. I was too busy watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Charmed. (Those shows — and [...]

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I own the HTC G1. I bought it on May 3, 2009. I love it. LOVE it. Or at least I loved it until a few days ago. It’s got a full flip out keyboard, lots of apps, a touch screen. I can check my personal email and my work email. I can text. I’ve [...]

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