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The Mars-Venus thing explains a lot, but —

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In the end, though it may be helpful to know from which planet your spouse hails, you ultimately have to live together on this one.

The enlightenment of letting go

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Letting go of what I thought life should be means gratefully embracing what life really is.

Love at first sight: confessions of a brand-new ‘glam-mom’

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You know those picture-carrying, push-the-phone-in-your-face grand-moms? I felt they were over the top. I vowed I would never be one of “them.” OK, I am one of them.

Tiny tick bite causes a sea change in cooking and eating habits

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When beef, pork, lamb, veal and venison are off the menu, what's a chef to do?

My Zen of aging, interrupted

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I try to believe that each sunset has followed a day where I have learned something new, that each season waxes and wanes as I search for a deeper happiness, that each revolution around the sun has made me a better person. But then my husband hobbles all over my Zen with an arthritic toe.

Stuffed chicken made simple, but dressed up with goat cheese and sun-dried tomato filling

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Goat cheese and sun-dried tomato stuffed chicken — sounds complicated. It's not. But it is delicious.

The real reason (some) moms don’t wear makeup might surprise you

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I am no artist and I think any makeup that I try to apply would end up making me look much less like a hot mom and much more like I was auditioning for clown school. And I don't ever want anyone to call me Krusty — for any reason.

Free breast cancer screenings at Peconic Bay Medical Center highlighted at awareness event

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Peconic Bay Medical Center, Grossman Imaging Center and Cancer Services of Suffolk County partnered this month to raise awareness for breast cancer, a disease that kills 2,700 women each each year in New York state alone.

What — me worry? (No one said this was rational)

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So what exactly happens to us when we have kids? What part of our brain turns away from our own selves and our wants and needs, only to embrace all the crazy of motherhood?

What to do when prayers go unanswered: Keep praying

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God will always give us what we are really asking for — the wisdom to know that life is deeper than our answered prayers, that every life and trial holds a purpose and we are never alone in our struggles.