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Blind Dates With Books

Little Free Libraries are just what the name says—free book exchanges. Folks build a little house, essentially, in their yard. If you have a book to share, you leave one; ...

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A Tiki-tastic Good Time

Not too long ago, a friend shared an article with me that longed for the resurgence of the in-house cocktail party. Why, it asked, do we always seem to suggest ...

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A Common Identity

Our Jackson community is full of shared traditions that bind us together and create a shared common identity.

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Here’s to the Ballet

It's been five years since the Oscar gauntlet of Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," but I've nonetheless remained a bit fascinated with the world of ballet and dancers.

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The Art of Play

As an avid consumer of pop, fashion, and celebrity culture, I know full well about the cult of youth and the pursuit of it.

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A Place for Ideas

One of the things I often say is cool about Jackson is that it seems that if you have a creative idea, there's something about this place that makes it ...

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The Hazards of Being a Thinking Woman at Bars

"Why should I apologize for being smart?" my friend asked me. This came on the heels of a couple of instances that I've come to collectively refer to as "Hazards ...

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Your Own Oxygen Mask

Dear readers, you may recall that a while back, I took a restorative yoga class at Tara Yoga Studio. Turns out, it gave me an epiphany.

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The Beauty of Blowouts

Good hair just makes you feel better, and a blowout can be a little indulgence that just makes you feel more confident, or a little sexier. And who doesn't like ...

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Buy the Lady a Drink

I firmly believe manners are ultimately about being gracious and courteous and making others comfortable. They're not about being bossy or controlling or making others feel inferior.

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It’s Complicated

My relationship with the kitchen is a somewhat complicated one. Growing up, I had a really close relationship with my grandfather, who was a bit of a gourmand. Thanks to ...

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Don’t Be That Guy

I recently found myself in a situation that left me not only coming up with better responses after the fact but also made me reflect on its deeper implications of ...

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Happy Energy

I'm not a very Zen person. I'm not good at doing nothing, or in general, just relaxing. I think it's somewhat genetic.

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Resolution Not Necessary

As February comes to a close, I wonder how many people vowed to start the year with a new commitment—to health, to fitness, to self-improvement—and how they've fared so far. ...

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New Ideas

There is no doubt that I love Jackson. But I also love to travel, both because there's so much out there to see in the world, and because having new ...

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