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Facebook: Still Not Evil Enough to Drop

OK, let me add my own resounding yes to the cacophony of outrage over the injustice of the recent Facebook privacy settlement. YES! It is […]

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Mexico Overtakes U.S. as Leading Country for Obesity

Just when you think you’ve got a handle on something, it slips away. The United States, known above all else as the land of fleshy […]

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Why Am I Such A Pottymouth?

Being in a hospital makes me cranky. So when I saw the Jefferson University Hospital nurse headed my way Wednesday, her hands full with the […]

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Will Smith Writes Back to Young Fan—Two Years Later

They teach ’em manners—even if belated ones—in West Philadelphia. Hollywood A-Lister (and Sixers co-owner) Will Smith finally got around to answering fan mail from Monte […]

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T & L Says Philadelphians Are Really, Really, Really Ugly

Our fair city is near the bottom of a list yet again. This time Travel & Leisure ranked Philadelphia 33rd out of 35 cities on […]

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Facebook Introduces “Couples Pages” Because Gross

We’ve all know couples who refused to abide by Facebook’s rules and chose to share a single account right? And in the cases where we […]

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A New Parent Advises You to Shut Up With Your Platitudes

So, a few weeks back, I was visiting with a pretty good friend who asked how things were going with my new twins, Eli and […]

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Hurricane Sandy Isn’t the Only One Rearranging Lawn Furniture

Like most of the rest of the East Coast, I spent the weekend trying to fit my lawn furniture into my garage. Oh, sure, I […]

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Of Course Michelle Obama and Ann Romney Both Wore Pink

I don’t look good in pink. Never have. I do own a lovely Brooks Brothers pink oxford, and when I am feeling daring, which is […]

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Solve America’s Obesity Problem With Shame

Several years ago, one of the best-loved theme parks in the world shut down a classic ride so it could make some adjustments: People had […]

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Blame Lazy Americans for Bad Customer Service

I am in the process of selling my house in New Jersey, which is a whole other story than the one I am about to […]

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Princeton Student’s Secret Photos Expose Ivy League Entitlement

I wish I could say I was shocked by the news that a Princeton University student was arrested last Friday for taking sexually explicit photos […]

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In the Land of the One Percent

Because of a family funeral, we spent the weekend, in which Mitt Romney finally released the tax returns that showed a mysterious disappearing $7.2 million, […]

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Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.

F-bomb you! What the F-bomb? Go F-bomb yourself. With “F-bomb” now anointed to the sacred text of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, it is — by definition […]

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Is Facebook Making Penn Students Binge Drink?

The University of Pennsylvania has posted the numbers for this year’s New Student Orientation, a.k.a. NSO, and alcohol-related hospital transports went up 76 percent over […]