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Bits and Pieces

Home Living Bits and Pieces

Oh, the drama! Why do some people thrive on it?

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You know the type. Everything is a crisis. Everything is always all about them.

Don’t patronize us because we’re older

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Tired of being spoken to like a child? Or told you're 'adorable?' Or that you 'look good for your age?'

Who let the cat out of the bag?

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OK, I tried not to listen, but the conversation was so titillating... It was the real-life version of "50 Shades of Grey."

Time away makes home even more special

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A three-week vacation to Italy made columnist Celia Marszal-Iannelli appreciate home even more.

What’s in a name? Plenty!

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An ill-fated trip to the DMV to apply for an enhanced driver's license leads to an existential crisis for Cecilia Constance (Lucia) aka Ceil aka Cookie.

The little green monster that can ruin your life

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Jealousy can ruin lives, wreck marriages and other relationships and lead to revenge and even murder.

Narcissism reigns in our ‘me-me’ world

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What are the impacts of living in this narcissistic age? Look what happened to Narcissus.

Beware 30-somethings in spandex

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The gal in the blue spandex invited me to join her in a high-intensity interval-training workout. I accepted. Big mistake.

The value — and limits — of a backup plan

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When you work 'in the cloud' you really need to keep a copy of everything on your computer, right? And who would leave home without a backup bag packed with just-in-case necessities?

Gifts from the heart are always the right size and color

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Gifts given from a warm hand and a warm heart are always appreciated.
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