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Home Living Bits and Pieces

Ghosted: Being excessed hurts

Ghosting happens in different contexts and situations, but it always hurts.

Divisive times breed a new kind of holiday stress: guest anxiety

How sad that things on both sides of the aisle (or Christmas table), have disintegrated to such a degree that folks are perpetually full of angst.

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

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

Don’t patronize us because we’re older

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?

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

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

What’s in a name? Plenty!

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

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

Narcissism reigns in our ‘me-me’ world

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

Beware 30-somethings in spandex

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