Use science, psychology and apps to keep New Year’s Resolutions

Some years it’s easier to keep New Year’s Resolutions and other years, not so.  Modern life has blessed us with more tools than the sheer willpower our ancestors had to use to instill new habits.  Science, psychology, and technology can be used to our advantage. TIps to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions 1.  Make sure […]

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Best costumes from Salem

Here are the rest of the photos from my trip.  No city beats Salem for inventive costumes and ‘spirit,’ although Manhattan comes close with their Annual Greenwich Village Halloween parade (postponed this year til next week).  Anyone who wants to have a fun time should book their hotel early for next year.  I know I […]

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Meatballs and the Mob in Little Italy

Sometimes decisions about meatballs and Cosmos are made because someone makes you laugh.  It was like that on a recent summer evening in Little Italy.  With friends from out of town, we wandered down Mulberry Street in search of the perfect authentic Italian meal. Most of the restaurants have hawkers posted on the sidewalk to […]

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Sandcastles, safaris, and rice ball mascots

Castles in the Czech Republic, Broadway fantasy camp, farmhouse rentals in Tuscany, Canadian Grand Prix, African safaris…  These are not dreams or daydreams I’ve recently had, but destination ideas from the New York Times Travel Show 2012.  I have attended the show for the past several years and always go on ‘press day’ which is […]

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March 10, 2012

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Dragons breathe good luck into 2012

For everyone born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 (and those coming in 2012, like my newest nephew today)  – this is your year and it’s gonna be a lucky one!  According to Chinese lore, 2012 is the year of the Dragon and it means prosperity for all. The Chinese Zodiac consists […]

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