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Ghosted: Being excessed hurts

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

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.

Finding peace this Christmas: Let’s focus what unites us, not what divides us

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The lyrics of a carol from the poem "Christmas Bells," written on Christmas Day in 1863 by Henry Wadsworth snaps everything into perspective: “Then pealed the bells loud and deep; God is not dead, nor doth he sleep. The wrong shall fail, the right prevail. With peace on earth, goodwill to men.”

My big fat Italian Thanksgiving

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This year, I will celebrate the gift of family by embracing my Italian tradition

Don’t take that grenade for anyone

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It's not easy to recognize when you are in an abusive relationship — and even harder to leave one.

The slang you use will date you

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Whether you realize it or not, the slang you use says a lot about how old you are.

Eat this, don’t eat that — wait, never mind

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Nutritional studies are right...until they aren't. What are we supposed to believe when studies about butter, red meat, coffee, eggs and more are turned upside down years after they're first accepted?

Puppy love: When it happens to older folks, what will the ‘kids’ think?

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A senior parent dating after a divorce or death of their spouse isn't always easy for their adult children to handle.

Score one for Facebook: BFFs reunited

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A Facebook friend request leads to a reunion of best friends after decades of separation.
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