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January 21, 2011, 9:00 am

Climate Control

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For the record, “snowpocalypse” is not one of my favorite blurred terms. Ever since the first big storm hit the Northeast this winter—through to this week, with me in Dubai and my family in Connecticut, where power was out one night because of an ice storm and half a foot of snow … [continue reading... ]

January 20, 2011, 9:01 am

Dummied to Death?

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As I reflect on the brain more than ever this year, I’ve been thinking about how dumb we’ve all become in the hopes of getting smart.

It all started with those Dummies books that used to be wildly popular (although there are 753 of them listed on Amazon and they keep coming, so … [continue reading... ]

January 19, 2011, 9:01 am

Meet the Gypsetters

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After I named ’70s-inspired looks to my “Hot/Not” list for 2011 (they’re going to be hot), a friend pointed me to a beautiful coffee table book called Gypset Style. I love a blended trend term probably more than most people (I’m still hoping my own “Chindia” will take off as much as … [continue reading... ]

January 18, 2011, 9:01 am

Gabby Giffords and the Resilience of the Brain

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Like the rest of the world, I watched with horror as events unfolded in Tucson, resulting in the death of six people and critically injuring Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. As talk swirled of right-wing conspiracies and out-of-control anger, people of all backgrounds prayed for Giffords and wondered how she could possibly survive after … [continue reading... ]

January 17, 2011, 9:01 am

Too Much, Too Soon

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In the wake of so much bad news 24/7, most of us cheered up a bit at Ted Williams’ rags-to-riches story. We all know the details: After a viral hit YouTube video, the golden-throated homeless man in Columbus, Ohio, became a guest on all the best couches (“Today,” “Late Night with Jimmy … [continue reading... ]