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Monday, Mar. 30, 2015
  • Should This Reader Break Up with Her Boyfriend?
    Anonymous in Hood River, Oregon, writes:I broke off a three-year relationship with my boyfriend D. because I got tired of him supporting his 25-year-old son N., who is a medicinal marijuana smoker and works only three days a week. He used his brother’s urine to pass a drug test to obtain his current part-time job. […]
  • Mad Men Bow Out: The Final Analysis of Don Draper and Company
    As fans rally round the Sterling Cooper water cooler for the last time this season, it's easy to become nostalgic about our love affair with AMC's Mad Men. So what might we expect from the unpredictable characters we've come to know? If anyone is capable of taking a wagered guess, it just might be Stephanie […]
  • Cha-Cha-Ching! ‘Shark’ Robert Herjavec Cuts a Rug on Dancing with the Stars
    From his birthplace of Varazdin, Croatia in Eastern Europe to the ballroom of Dancing with the Stars, Robert Herjavec means business. This “Shark,” business leader, entrepreneur, author and race car driver shakes it up with professional dancing partner Kym Johnson. Anyone who's watched Robert on Shark Tank or on the dance floor knows he's there […]
  • Behind the Scenes of The Breakfast Club
    Have you gone to see The Breakfast Club on the big screen? If you haven't, it will be in theaters across the country on Tuesday, March 31. Trust me; it's worth another watch. There are many reasons why movies stay relevant for decades--in this case, three of them--after they come out. John Hughes was great […]
  • Interpreting Dreams
    M.B. in Winneba, Ghana, writes: Do you interpret dreams? Marilyn responds:No, and no one can do this. The most you can learn by reflecting on a dream is what you probably already know–that you’re comfortable or insecure; or happy about an upcoming event or worried about the future, etc. In other words, if you’re having nightmares […]
  • 11 Quotes We Love From The Breakfast Club
    Remember the great John Hughes film The Breakfast Club, in which five high school students (labeled as “the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess and the criminal”) are forced to peacefully coexist in Saturday detention? As the movie celebrates its 30th anniversary, cinemas throughout the United States are screening a special newly restored version […]
  • Showbiz Analysis with KC and The Sunshine Band's Harry Wayne Casey
    Harry Wayne Casey's music has been making people dance and smile for decades. His songs have become staples at major sporting events, political conventions and national celebrations, and pretty much every bar and bat mitzvah I ever attended. And the Grammy winner and founder and force behind KC and The Sunshine Band, and their mega […]
  • 25 Scrumptious Brunch Dishes To Wow Your Easter Guests
    Easter morning is the perfect occasion to host a fabulous brunch celebration with your loved ones. Show your family and friends special love this Easter with one of these scrumptious brunch dishes. Scroll through the gallery for 25 Brunch dishes to “Wow” your guests this Easter.   About the Author: Melissa Sperka is the creator, […]
  • Make Your Easter Extra Yummy
    If you haven’t noticed, there is less than a week until Easter Sunday! Time to glaze the ham and color the eggs because Peter Cottontail will be hopping our way soon. Here are some tasty dishes to add to your Easter table, and even a couple fun things for the little ones! 1. Skillet Candied […]
  • DIY Panoramic Easter Eggs
    These DIY Panoramic Easter Eggs are always a hit, especially with kids. They are a cheap, easy, and beautiful decoration to display in your home around Easter time. Once you see how easy these are to make, they will quickly become a favorite Easter tradition! Click through the gallery for a step-by-step guide. View the […]
  • 5 Fabulous Flourless Desserts for Passover
    Jennifer Segal is the chef behind Once Upon a Chef, a family-friendly cooking website featuring tested and perfected recipes and step-by-step photos. Not only are these desserts perfect for Passover, they are also gluten-free! 1. Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache — (pictured above) Adapted from Maida Heatter’s Cakes, this is my all-time […]
  • Celebrate Coca-Cola! 9 Recipes Using the Classic Soft Drink
    Want a Coke? In the South, that could refer to any sugary, dark brown carbonated soda. Or it could mean the real thing: Coca-Cola! America's favorite drink celebrates its 129th anniversary on March 29. A tall, refreshing glass of Coca-Cola pairs perfectly with a large bowl of popcorn, a picnic lunch, or as a mixer […]
  • Easter Sunday Special
    Take the stress out of serving something special next Sunday--or at any brunch--with this sweet, rich strata. Similar to a bread pudding, it easily comes together the night before. The Lemon Raspberry Sauce adds a spring-y punch of citrus, and it's simple: Dump everything into a pot and boil. View the original at Parade or […]
  • 7 of the Peanuttiest Recipes for National Peanut Month
    Harvey Morris is the creator of Baked Chicago, an original recipe website featuring deliciously simple recipes to conquer the kitchen, and the author of Baked Chicago’s Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook, which has 55,000+ copies in distribution in 10 countries and an Amazon top-rated chocolate dessert-making cookbook. Peanut Butter-Banana Nut Pound Cake (pictured above) – This is minimalism dessert perfection for […]
  • How William Shatner Does It Himself: Remodeling, Health and Life
    While researching today's honored Mind Your Body guest, William Shatner, I came upon a new article on the British movie website, Empire. How could I resist delving into “The 25 Shatneriest William Shatner Moments of All Time,”? More than that, how does anyone pick just 25 from a guy who, as he describes on @WilliamShatner, […]
  • Last-Minute Halloween Ideas Inspired by TV's Toughest Women
    I'm a pretty modest dresser for the most part. While I favor the chic or trendy I reserve the sizzle (and jiggle) for special occasions and worthy audiences. And I'm guessing that's part of a similar reasoning behind the very exposed Halloween costumes that seem most popular these days. The notion that as a society […]
  • No Tricks, Just Treats
    While technically Halloween is supposed to be a holiday for kids, it’s hard for adults not to want to join in the fun. And whether you’re shuttling the wee ones around or staying home and handing out candy, you might want to treat yourself (or an equally weary friend) to one of these not just […]
  • Jenny McCarthy on Guilty Pleasures, Marriage, and Maintaining That Killer Bod
    Jenny McCarthy is one of the most refreshingly candid personalities in popular culture today. In fact, there are few topics the newlywed (to Donnie Wahlberg) and host of “Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy” on SiriusXM radio won’t dish on. We had the chance to chat with the incredibly down-to-earth star and SkinnyStix brand ambassador while she was […]
  • Why You Should Tell Elderly Parents They’re Fabulous
    The risks and benefits of alcohol seem to see-saw back-and-forth in the health literature. We know that too much alcohol harms the heart, brain and eventually more. Moderate drinking is the key: no more than two drinks for men, one for women, each day. For the plus side, new research finds that for people 60 […]

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