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The Center for Responsive Politics estimates that nearly $4 billion will be spent on television advertising for the 2014 midterm elections, up from $3.6 billion in 2010.  My question: Who is watching these ads? We’re about two weeks from Election Day, and I have yet to see a single political ad on television. I suspect…

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One of our routines at the dinner table is to talk about the best part of each one of our days. Charlie is only two years-old and doesn’t quite get it, but whenever we ask, his answer is almost always the same: “Yoga!” He says this even if it’s been a week since he has…

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Author Shelli Johnson posted a list entitled 10 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was 20.  As such, I was inspired to write my own list. Unlike Johnson, who was 25 when she wrote her list, I am more than two decades away from 20 and perhaps have greater perspective on the issue. I…

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Slate’s Seth Stevenson argues in favor of not saying goodbye. Ghosting—aka the Irish goodbye, the French exit, and any number of other vaguely ethnophobic terms—refers to leaving a social gathering without saying your farewells. One moment you’re at the bar, or the house party, or the Sunday morning wedding brunch. The next moment you’re gone.…

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You’ve probably heard of Rate My Professors and Rate My Teachers.   I’m thinking of launching a new startup: Rate My Parents Go online and rate you parents in a number of pertinent categories. Rate My Professors and Rate My Teachers use the following three criteria: Helpfulness Clarity Easiness These are fine criteria, but I…

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