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OCD Packing Protocol

(or) How Not to Forget Things When Leaving Town

Toys Should Grow One’s Imagination

Children like and need to use their imaginations

The Impact of Movie Lines on Feelings About the Approaching Season

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” So goes one of my favorite lines from the 1998 Tom Hanks / Meg Ryan classic, You’ve Got Mail. Today feels like the […]

Razing Cities

The recession is forcing law makers confront yet another difficult question: what to do with ever-declining cities? Dan Kildee, treasurer of Genesee County, Michigan, says some need to be returned to nature. While his solution might seem “defeatist,” Kildee “insist[s] it [is] ‘no more defeatist than pruning an overgrown tree so it can bear fruit […]


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Bride Wants Divorce After Airport Loo Stop

Don’t marry anybody like this guy.