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Tap Dance

Image: bestbuy.com Keep sunscreen off your touchscreen with the Modal Stylus Pen.  Use the stylus tip to tap away on tablet or phone.  And the rollerball side comes in handy when you want to power down. ($14.99 each; bestbuy.com)

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  Image: Healthygoodness.com Brewla Bars are high-end popsicles that ship nationwide on dry ice. They are made with great ingredients, like peach puree and white tea; and come in adultish flavors: Cold Brewed Coffee, Cherry Pomegranate & Red Tea and … Continue reading

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  Image: amazon.com Ruth Reichl is quite a storyteller. The former Editor in Chief of Gourmet magazine and recipient of six James Beard Awards for food writing tells her story about her evolution as a food critic in New York, specifically at … Continue reading

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Image: Loveandlemons.com I love lemons. In fact, I can’t get enough lemon in my water and most recipes, too. I follow lemony foods on Pinterest, love the color yellow because it makes me happy, and am always perusing blogs with … Continue reading

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Chez Panisse

    Image: Foodista.com A friend gave me this book recently and I am absolutely smitten by this Shining Moment.  40 Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering is a photographic tribute to the Berkeley restaurant that traces its cultural history through … Continue reading

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  Image: Goodreads.com Looking for your group’s next book? Try Anna Quindlen’s new book called, Miller’s Valley. This was such an entertaining, thought provoking read. Taking place from the 1960s to the present, the story follows Mimi Miller as she … Continue reading

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Image: books.simonandschuster.com   Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of the TODAY show, tells the stories of people who pushed through hardship and uncertainty to discover their life callings.  From a cook turned doctor to a retired couple who adopted Haitian children, each … Continue reading

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Passover Goodies It’s that time of year again where we have to eat unleavened bread and live on matzo! As we prepare for the holiday, I’ve found a few goodies that I would love to share with you. They are … Continue reading

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Empathy Cards

www.emilymcdowell.com As you all know, I have talked and talked (and talked!) about cancer etiquette. It is stupendously important for friends of people who have cancer to know how to connect and communicate about sickness and suffering without bringing dreaded … Continue reading

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  Image: audioeditions.com Looking for your group’s next book? Try this one, it’s such a page-turner. The story follows Anna Forster, a 38-year-old with early-onset Alzheimer’s, as she moves into an assisted living facility. There she meets Luke, the only … Continue reading

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