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Monday, June 9, 2014

Tweet You know those “best friends” heart-shaped necklaces that you’re supposed to split with your closest gal pal? If you and your BFF like the idea of a jewelry connection but crave an edgier design, Jennifer Gandia of Greenwich Jewelers has a sassy solution. She split a pair of my middle finger emoji stud earrings […]

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tweet I need to thank my gorgeous online friend Marguerite for pointing out the Instagram from Jill Abramson‘s daughter, Cornelia. “Mom’s badass new hobby,” Cornelia wrote as a caption on a picture of Jill in boxing gloves, using the hashtags #girls and #pushy. This Instagram is giving me life! It also made me finalize the […]

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tweet If you’ve been on Twitter today, you already know it: This afternoon, the New York Times reported that Jill Abramson, its executive editor, “is unexpectedly leaving the position and will be replaced by Dean Baquet, the managing editor.” Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. made the announcement in the Times newsroom at 2:30 p.m. ET. Abramson, […]

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Tweet I’ve got the perfect necklace for the folks at US Airways, who sent out a tweet that personifies the meaning of “Not Safe for Work.” If you haven’t seen the photo, you can cautiously approach it via this Buzzfeed story. To give you a hint about what you’re going to see, Buzzfeed says the […]

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Tweet Some days it is challenging to read the newspaper around here … … but I usually prevail after scooping up FitzRoy and depositing him in another room.  Those of you with more recalcitrant cats can catch up with the good stuff online. For instance, last week, the Wall Street Journal ran an interesting series called […]

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tweet Have you seen the story about the fake sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s funeral? Well, even if you have, you haven’t REALLY experienced the story unless you’ve read Michael K’s version on Dlisted. I will not be satisfied until Michael K takes over all reporting for CNN, Fox News, the New York Times […]

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Tweet The news that designer Jeremy Scott has been named creative director at ever-whimsical Moschino, one of my favorite fashion houses, reminded me of an item I had lurking in my blog drafts. Last month, Scott settled with NHS, Inc./Santa Cruz Skateboards after the latter accused Scott of using artist Jimbo Phillips’s distinctive skateboard graphics in […]

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tweet A fascinating article by Eileen Pollack in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine asks, “Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?” It’s worthwhile reading for all wimmins, even those not interested in science, and I’m going to get to why that is … just as soon as I tell you about the science […]

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tweet I figure all my U.S. readers know that, last night, a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the Feb. 26, 2012, shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, black, 17-year-old who was walking home through a gated community after buying Skittles candy and a watermelon-flavored drink. Zimmerman, […]

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tweet I like this quote about jewelry from an interview that fashion designer Miuccia Prada did with the New York Times in May: “I’m interested in jewels … I know what it is: I only like antique jewelry because I like the stories attached to them. I like to know who was wearing them. It’s […]

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