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2015 WHAT'S IN MY BAG

Is it time to give up leather?

After months of trotting around with a broken handbag, I finally found somewhere to mend it. It was a basement shop called Clever with Leather in Brighton. The proprietor examined the piece and announced that “cheap yarn” was the problem. He stitched it beautifully and it’s now back in …

Clothing

This Woman Read 500 Self-Help Books (So You Don't Have To) | Inc.com

These days, no one suffers from a shortage of reading material. From great online content to endless book recommendations and must-read lists, most of us struggle to fit in all the reading we want to do rather than locate cool stuff to check out.<p>One solution is to read more. (You can do it no …

Books

Notes for Young Writers

<i>The following advice was sent to the creative writing students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, following a series of talks Ms.</i> …

I Wrote for 17 Minutes Yesterday!

Last weekend, I participated on two different author panels during the 2016 Newburyport Literary Festival, an event packed with over 70 different authors that drew 2,000 people to our tiny seaside town.<p>The panels were very different. In the morning, I joined Anita Diamant and Yona Zeldis McDonough …

The Science of Making Friends

Our number of friends starts to decrease steadily in adulthood; there are ways to reverse the tide<p>I’ve been going on a series of dates lately.<p>I exchanged numbers with the person sitting next to me at a Cabernet tasting at my favorite wine bar and went for a coffee with a neighbor I met walking my …

Relationships