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The Nature Of Worry Boston

The Nature Of Worry

By Sharon Brody

Worrying is folly. It represents a flailing effort to gain, or to pretend to gain, some power over the unpredictable comings and goings of life.

Why Jokes Matter Humor

Why Jokes Matter

By Julie Wittes Schlack

Jokes are stories, mini-epiphanies. They help us see ourselves as others do, and as they disappear, or morph with time, we’re losing those opportunities for insight.

Why The Olympics Left Me Cold Sports

Why The Olympics Left Me Cold

By Carey Goldberg

I’m just missing the gene that allows me to derive meaning from sports, whether it’s Olympic figure skating, or even — dare I say it? — Red Sox baseball.

A Political ‘Good’ Wife No More Politics

A Political ‘Good’ Wife No More

By Hinda Mandell

Eliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, are divorcing after more than two decades of marriage. This has Hinda Mandell rethinking the sex-scandal script.

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The Nature Of Worry Boston

The Nature Of Worry

By Sharon Brody

Worrying is folly. It represents a flailing effort to gain, or to pretend to gain, some power over the unpredictable comings and goings of life.

The Children Who Didn’t Survive Health

The Children Who Didn’t Survive

By Pamela Katz Ressler

Children are not supposed to die. But when they do, they become our teachers. Their legacy is to show the rest of us how to confront the unimaginable.

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A Letter To My New Daughter About Love Life

A Letter To My New Daughter About Love

By Steve Almond

What makes your birthday special — aside from the fact, of course, that you entered our world — is that it marks a fundamental victory for the cause of love over hate.

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The End Of The Mommy Wars Life

The End Of The Mommy Wars

By Carey Goldberg

The purported battle between “stay-at-home” mothers and “working” mothers is officially over. But was there ever really a conflict to begin with?

The Blessings Of Memory, Even Now Boston

The Blessings Of Memory, Even Now

By Lynda Morgenroth

In Boston’s delicate early spring, subject to changing temperatures and still wintry nights, we are haunted by memories, good and bad.

Sheryl Sandberg’s Biggest Blind Spot Life

Sheryl Sandberg’s Biggest Blind Spot

By Carey Goldberg

“Lean In” pushes women to work full-time in high-powered jobs, even through motherhood. But it seems to willfully disregard one glaring fact: A great many of us don’t want to.

A Small Decision, Carefully Considered The Kennedys

A Small Decision, Carefully Considered

By Madeleine Blais

We proudly displayed the Kennedy’s card for decades. But this year I decided against it. Ted is gone, Joan has had a hard life, Kara died much too young. Treating their overbearingly cheerful card as a cartoon seemed wrong.

How To Deliver A Child To College Family

How To Deliver A Child To College

By Sharon Brody

Getting ready to drop your progeny off at the college of his/her choosing? Contributor Sharon Brody offers some helpful hints to guide you through a smooth and dignified delivery.

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Chick-fil-A And The Value Of Values Family

Chick-fil-A And The Value Of Values

By Greg M. Epstein

In the wake of the recent Chick-fil-A controversy, Greg M. Epstein argues that the religious right has long held an unjustified monopoly on “family values.” But, he asks, what about the rest of us?

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