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How You Acquired the Last Book You Read

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… MilousSK / Shutterstock 1. Two questions in one: what was the last book you finished, and how did you get it? Bookstore? [...]

Danielle, the Girl in the Window

A couple of years ago, we posted a link to a Florida story that gripped the nation. “The Girl in the Window” was the victim of severe neglect. Her name is Danielle, and although she was almost seven years old when she was removed from her home, she could not speak or interact with others, [...]

15 Snowmen You Wish You’d Made

It’s time for snowmen! And snow women, and animals, and pop culture icons …anything you can make out of snow. My daughter packed five-gallon buckets of snow to make a sort-of robot-shaped snowman. Those who have more snow, more time, and a dose of imagination have made some startlingly wondrous creations. For this list, I [...]

The Late Movies: TV Series Finales

I am a TV marathoner. When my boyfriend and I choose a new series to Netflix, our entire social lives disappear until we finish the series. Recently, we finished Six Feet Under, a show that has stayed with me long past the series finale. Here’s a round-up of great series finales. Share your favorites in [...]

6 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from Cheers

Cheers finished a lowly 77th in the ratings after its first season in 1982-83, performing poorly against Simon & Simon and Too Close for Comfort in its 9 p.m. Thursday time slot. Both Paramount and NBC believed in the show, however, and their tenacity certainly paid off. Cheers ended after 11 seasons, but only because [...]