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OK, maybe not “just.” I discovered it last summer but I’m only getting around to writing about it now. However, I can still help you just discover it! When it comes to eyes, lashes can make a big difference. Some like false strip eyelashes as they are so dramatic, but it’s generally not my preference because they look so, well…false….

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Established in 1973,  Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center is recognized as one of the world leaders in clinical and laboratory research, education, community outreach, and the prevention and control of cancer. The Journey of Hope Fashion Show was part of the One Night One Show One Cause event hosted by PRS Guitars and headlined by Journey – all in support of…

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I have lost some of the dearest people in my life to cancer. I was with my cousin Linda as she struggled with the cancer we never thought would take her; spent days in the hospital with one of my best friends who had brain cancer. In 2009, my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and four weeks later she…

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Aloha from Hawaii. (Before you get jealous, it’s not for fun. But I am trying to make the best of it.) Yesterday I decided to exercise. People unfamiliar with Hawaii imagine it’s all pineapples and mangos, surfers and hula dancers. Since my family and friends are local, it’s less fun in the sun and more like one long meal (which is also…

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I’m on a plane. I got up too early to get myself properly ready for the trip so I look a little haggard. (I always hear older people talk about the days when everyone dressed up for travel. I’m sure it made the occasion special but I’d never make it to the airport in time.) And I don’t travel as…

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I love things that are compact and clever in a practical way. For example, I love those mini-umbrellas you can throw in your purse and carry as an every day staple so you never get caught in the rain. And I love products that are multi-purpose and fussy-free but don’t compromise quality. In my purse, as well as my giant…

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You know how a kid can make you see something in a different way? Or make you realize what you say and do and whether it matters or not? When Lucy first learned to walk, she’d toddle into the bathroom and curiously watch me apply makeup each morning. When she learned to talk, she started saying, “My turn!” As her…

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I recently visited Carmel By-the-Sea, so as you might expect, I went to the sea. The beach is soft white sand surrounded by cypress trees and a sky so blue it’s like a painting. But, in case you didn’t know – as I didn’t – a Carmel summer is colder than a Carmel winter. As I always say, it’s much…

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I’ve been talking to friends about self-perception. If you’ve read earlier things I’ve written, you know I had a baby. And it wasn’t yesterday. It was 2 years ago, and, at this point, I’m feeling like the “you just had a baby” excuse is no longer such a good one. My body has changed – but I’ve just been waiting…

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I’ve been watching the Olympic gymnastics competitions all week. A gymnast would waver slightly off-balance after doing a full-twisting backflip on beam and you’d hear the commentators say something like, “Ah! Oh, that is going to cost her.” If it was worse you might hear something like “this is catastrophic.” So when the reigning world champion didn’t make it into the…

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