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US Open tennis fashion: the men

My last post highlighted a number of female players tennis fashion at the US Open. While men's tennis fashion is rarely as interesting as women's, this year shows some innovative patterns and, notably, more bright colors than we typically see in a single tournament. Tennis fashion goes green The most prominent color for men this year is green. Bright green. Neon green. It showed up on Milos Raonic, although I noticed his haircut as much as his shirt color.   Crazy green works … [Read More...]

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US Open tennis fashion: the women

Almost as much fun as watching the matches is checking out the US Open tennis fashion. This year continues a trend towards variety of colors -- not only in women's clothes, but also in their shoes. Here are some ladies tennis fashions I've noticed so … [Read More...]

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Back to school, back to anxiety

It’s that time of year again. Yes, it’s exciting to enter a new year at school, meet new friends, learn new things. But many back-to-school experiences are infused with anxiety -- both for students and their parents. Student anxiety Students of … [Read More...]

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Messy today, empty tomorrow

Today my house is messy and happy. We just returned from vacation, so there are suitcases everywhere, mounds of laundry, mail spilling off the entry table. Plus the packing activities of my youngest son, who leaves for his second year of college … [Read More...]

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Have YouTube don’t need Mom

Say you're a teenage boy. There's a girl you have a crush on, and you want to ask her to the school dance. But you can't begin to tell anyone or get tips on how to act calm when you're nervous.  Least of all, you can't discuss it with your mom. She … [Read More...]

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Communicating with your college student

When my eldest child left for college, he chose not to call, text or email us for three weeks. This was his way of separating, but I didn't like it. My daughter, on the other hand, follows the more typical college student practice of phoning me on … [Read More...]

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Yoga for TMJ: does it work?

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint, or jaw pain and stiffness associated with stress, clenching and grinding the teeth -- often while asleep. Over ten million US adults suffer TMJ symptoms, with women experiencing it at twice the rate of men: … [Read More...]

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Two weeks, two graduations, what’s next for me?

Last month we celebrated. First was college graduation for my eldest on the East Coast, then back home for the last rites of high school with my youngest. There were so many parties and official events that I powered through by focusing on logistics. … [Read More...]