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…As an unconventional way to welcome 2015, I’m offering up my final recap from our South Beach vacation. I’ll let the serene images speak for themselves…

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This post isn’t about heating your house in winter. It’s a compilation of the best stuff that I’ve uncovered, consumed and coveted during the past month. It’s the stuff that keeps me going—and now, I’m passing along my secrets to lucky you…

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Even though I recently turned forty and January is the month for ambitious New Year’s resolutions, I’m not considering cosmetic surgery (yet!). We are, however, weighing our options for doing a “pull-and-replace” cosmetic renovation of our upstairs bathroom.

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Doesn’t it seem like yesterday when we were ushering in 2013? And yet due to some weird cosmic time accelerator, here we are on the doorstep of 2014. That’s crazy! According to the Chinese calendar, 2013 was the Year of the Snake. However, for me, there was a different theme that stood out loud and clear. It was the Year of the New.

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Like a lot of folks, I’m fascinated by the rise of wearable technology. My Nike Fuelband has replaced my colorful Nixon watches as my timekeeper of choice. I wear it everyday, mixed in with costume jewelry as well as the real stuff…

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This is one of the most candid posts I’ve ever written. As the rational, practical-minded daughter of scientists, I can become extremely introspective at year’s end and am prone to assess the past in an unflinching way. So what’s my verdict on 2012?

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Well, folks, it’s that time of year again. Time for me to jump on the bandwagon and compile a “Best Of” list. Time to scroll through the sixty-nine blog posts I unleashed into the world in 2012 and select some favorites…