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The In-Demand Jobs Worth Having in 2020 and Beyond
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The In-Demand Jobs Worth Having in 2020 and Beyond

Am I a jobs expert? Nope, nope I am not. Do I know more about the hottest careers than you? Not a chance. I mean, do I even have a career myself? But I interviewed a bunch of HR reps and CEOs for a new Reader’s Digest article about the […]

Happy Birthday, NASA…belatedly
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Happy Birthday, NASA…belatedly

For years I kept straight the names of all of my daughters’ dolls and stuffed animal friends — from the one that was always naked (Naked Baby Betty) to the floppy bunny who insisted on wearing his sneakers to bed (Falafel). I even usually remembered which grades my nieces and […]

Combing out the Teeny Demons
Parenting Blog

Combing out the Teeny Demons

By Andi Jaspersen Parenthood: the fastest path to a Master’s Degree in Disgusting.  Had you asked me a decade ago what I knew about poop, rashes, or how long it takes food at the bottom of a backpack to morph into an unrecognizable science experiment, I would have stared blankly […]

The Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip is Downtown at The Met
Travel

The Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip is Downtown at The Met

A three cheese blend. Artichoke hearts. Sauteed spinach. We’ve all had it somewhere, at some some point. But this here, this version of spinach and artichoke dip was and is next level. The way The Metropolitan Downtown in Cheyenne Wyoming prepares their dip is both richer and lighter, fluffy almost, […]

Mayo Mayo Mayo and more Mayo — The Many Uses For Mayo, from Baking to Cuticle Repair
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Mayo Mayo Mayo and more Mayo — The Many Uses For Mayo, from Baking to Cuticle Repair

It turns out that not only is mayonnaise a kind of super food, it can also keep your cuticles looking sharp, houseplants shiny, and solve your household lice issues. WHO KNEW?! Earlier this year I had the privilege of spending an afternoon with Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Office […]

The Best Cruise Ports in the World
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The Best Cruise Ports in the World

From the tropical island of Galveston Texas to the remote and relatively unknown Caribbean island of Bonaire, and from colorful Bergen Norway to delicious Naples Italy, here are the best cruise ports in the world, some of which you will sail away from and return to, others you will spend […]

Tacos and Root Beer in Cheyenne on a Patio with Dogs, Kids, ‘Bags’ and a New Friend
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Tacos and Root Beer in Cheyenne on a Patio with Dogs, Kids, ‘Bags’ and a New Friend

Bucking broncos, herds of grazing cattle on undulating plains, and maybe a dusty Union Pacific freight train stretched out to kiss the horizon squarely on the lips. These are, if I’m not being too presumptuous, what you (and to be fair, most everyone) would impulsively think of if playing a […]

There’s room for you in Nebraska
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There’s room for you in Nebraska

You’ve flown over Nebraska without giving much thought to the 37th state 37,000 miles below. I get it, you were probing around the bottom of your tiny bag of pretzels in search of loose salt as the forgettable movie played on the seat back in front of you. Maybe you’ve […]

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