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More Than A Multivitamin, Smarty Pants Helps Shrink My ‘Food Clock’
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More Than A Multivitamin, Smarty Pants Helps Shrink My ‘Food Clock’

This story is told in partnership with Smarty Pants Vitamins. In the end it will be known as the picture that saved my life. We were together on a press trip, on the Florida panhandle, offseason but still seasonably pleasant enough for time spent relaxing on the finely crushed quartz […]

The Future of Life Insurance for the Freelance Life in the New Gig Economy
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The Future of Life Insurance for the Freelance Life in the New Gig Economy

A new roof, fresh vinyl siding, the gutting and redoing of two bathrooms, installation of a new hot water heater, and the transformation of an ironically dank sunroom and a slim, cluttered garage into one massive, high-ceilinged family room. Those are the ambitious (read: expensive) home improvement projects we began […]

This Is What’s Happening Before You Show Up At My House
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This Is What’s Happening Before You Show Up At My House

It’s a joke, but not really. I invited you over not for the cheery conversation bubble you’ll pull me into or because your presence will undoubtedly fill our humble home with good spirit. No, you got that precious invite because having guests over is the kick-in-the-butt I need to clean […]

The Best Of Both Worlds
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The Best Of Both Worlds

It’s often described as a tightrope but that’s not terribly accurate; there is no risk of falling off either side. This period of life, the immeasurable, undefinable, delicate space between childhood and young adulthood, is more akin to finding yourself in the middle of a meadow. It can be peaceful […]

How To Frame Playbills Without Spending A Fortune
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How To Frame Playbills Without Spending A Fortune

The best thing about the delis, restaurants and bars that are every bit as integral a part of New York City’s theater district scene as the Barrymore, New Amsterdam and Schoenfeld isn’t the food, the cramped tables or considerable wait times to snag one, it’s the signed headshots lining the […]

Silence, a cacophony, and then silence again
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Silence, a cacophony, and then silence again

My boyhood home spans 2400 square feet if it does an inch. With a fully furnished basement, a sloping front yard, and a rectangular in-ground pool framed by a brick patio out back, space was never at a premium. But the field of wheat grass and wildflowers that once bumped […]

Giving up on my little bird
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Giving up on my little bird

There’s a certain amount of giving up requisite to keeping your wits about you, certain concessions necessary to remain something in the neighborhood of happy. Your GPS will heave as it searches for the address, whilst you concede point after point to keep everyone’s smile above half mast. Take the […]

The Safety of Math (But How I’m Scared I’ve Made My Final School Lunches This Morning)
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The Safety of Math (But How I’m Scared I’ve Made My Final School Lunches This Morning)

Last year, a friend asked me about traveling to Europe. She had never been and desperately wanted to go, but was understandably frightened after bombings and shoot-ups in train stations and concert halls respectively. I turned to math, as I’m wont to do, and made the sensible case that the […]

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