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Arts & Culture · Fine Art

The Fine Art of Aging

By Stacia Friedman
By Stacia Friedman

“Better she should learn how to cook for her husband than make like Picasso,” Hilda’s relatives said. To her credit, Hilda never turned on the stove. And she never stopped painting.

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Travel

Spring Jaunt: Philly Off the Hook

By Stacia Friedman
By Stacia Friedman

Here’s an insider’s guide designed to entice you to keep on exploring this captivating city after you’ve paid your respects to the iconic buildings on Independence Square.

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Emotional Health · Family & Friends

Book Review: On Recovering from Sibling Rivalry

By Stacia Friedman
By Stacia Friedman

“I had an older brother, but he was never a brother to me," Jeanne Safer writes. "We spent our childhoods at the same address with the same biological parents, ate dinner at the same table every night, and even shared a room for a few years at first, although we never shared a single confidence while we occupied it.”

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Emotional Health · Family & Friends · Lifestyle

Poker, Bunco, and Other Games Women Play

By Deborah Harkins
By Deborah Harkins

The conversation can get spirited; these are not the clenched-teeth poker sessions you see in old Western movies . . . gunslingers silently throwing down cards. “There are a lot of egos around the table,” Brownmiller says, “and lots of things have happened to people around the table in the last few weeks . . . . We are all competitive, and nobody likes to lose."

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Lifestyle

Damn All the Experts, Full Speed Ahead!

By Stacia Friedman
By Stacia Friedman

Rather than having a panic attack over the very real possibility of putting the nuclear button in the hand of a political novice who never ran for office, practiced law or served in the military, let’s take a deep breadth and look at the other ways to put experienced professionals where they belong. In the unemployment line!

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Marriage & Life Partners · Relationships & Dating

My Not-So-Funny Valentine

By Stacia Friedman
By Stacia Friedman

Without washing the tears off my face, I rushed back down to the street and jumped in a cab. I needn’t have bothered with the erotic lingerie. It came off too quickly for him to notice. Xavier and I drank Champagne and ate moo shu pork naked in bed. I looked at the clock. It was 2 a.m. Thank God. Valentine’s Day was over.

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Lifestyle · Money & Careers

Is Frugality in Your Gene Pool?

By Stacia Friedman
By Stacia Friedman

In the late 1960s, Grandma still had flapper dresses tucked in her closet, and she showed up to work at her Center City pharmacy attired like a silent-film star. Her penny-pinching had nothing to do with her finances. By all standards, Grandma was loaded.

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Books

Book Review: ‘Our Bodies, Our Shelves,’ by Roz Warren

By Stacia Friedman
By Stacia Friedman

"Librarians aren’t allowed to exhibit any emotion other than politeness," mild-mannered Roz Warren notes in her hilarious new book about the peccadillos of patrons in the Bala-Cynwyd library. "Not even when patrons curse, refuse to pay fines, or use cherry-flavored condoms for bookmarks."

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