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New Beauty Brands Boast Affordability

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
by on Living Around

In an already glutted beauty product market, launching a new line successfully is a formidable task. Wide availability, great publicity, attractive packaging, and alluring names

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You Mean to Say You Don’t Have a Prom Dress Yet?!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
by on Shopping Around

Assuming the event is scheduled for late May, early June, you still have time. Most proms have trended away from the youthful, princess look in

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Bachelor of the Month: Elton Vyfhuis – Veterinarian

Friday, May 1st, 2015
by on Living Around

Elton Vyfhuis loves animals. As a child, he begged his parents for a puppy. A favorite aunt finally granted his wish, allowing him to keep

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Avengers: Age of Ultron: Tony Stark is Dr. Frankenstein

Friday, May 1st, 2015
by on Playing Around

Everyone creates the thing they fear.  Men of peace create engines of war.  Avengers create invaders.  Parents create children that will supplant them. That bit

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Carey Mulligan in Thomas Hardy’s
Far from the Madding Crowd

Friday, May 1st, 2015
by on Playing Around

Thomas Hardy was the romance writer of his day, his plots, featuring tangled love affairs and class struggles, serving as a template for many other

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The Devastating Earthquake in Nepal:
What We Have Lost and What We Are Left With

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
by on Living Around

What started off as a normal day, turned into the biggest nightmare for the nation of Nepal as a regular Sunday afternoon was ravaged with

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The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Twelve

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
by on Living Around

Kate Roosevelt and her diary were about to wrap-up the year 1912 and as I read her entry for December 28th, I was beginning to

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Mothers’ Day Comes Early to the Bronx Zoo

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
by on Living Around

The Wildlife Conservation Society (known locally as the “Bronx Zoo”) administers research and conservation efforts in more than 100 countries around the globe. Nonetheless, its

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