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Yes, folks, today is my 39th birthday! I wear it proudly because, well, what other choice do you have? If you’re not aging, you’re either a freak of nature, a vampire or…six feet under. This past year, I bought my first house (turns out that having a mortgage feels very adult), attended the coolest conference […]

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Thirteen years ago today, my dad died suddenly of a massive heart attack. He was 61 years old. Sometimes it feels like yesterday; sometimes it feels like a lifetime ago. For me, grief has been a good teacher. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that life can change on a dime…

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If you can’t spend time with your mom in person today, just be sure to give her a call (or do a Skype or FaceTime chat). Studies show that talking to your mom can reduce stress hormones like cortisol and increase comfort hormones like oxytocin…

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Here’s a confession: I have mixed feelings about the month of May…

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My dad took this photo of me when I was maybe four years old. (Lovely ’70s furniture in our old apartment, right?)…

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This photo could be from The Royal Tenenbaums, the book True Prep and/or the Ralph Lauren dreams of a young Korean-American girl…

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You probably know that the autumnal equinox occurred last Friday the 23rd, signaling the official start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Who doesn’t love this time of year when the leaves change color and the air turns crisp?