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The Inner Makeup Monologue

When I was in college, it seemed like each one of my five roommates had enough makeup to completely cover the bathroom counter. I was the lone exception with only two items — and now I’ve expanded my collection so much, I can fit it all in one little handbag with room to spare. I guess I’m a makeup minimalist. I never use more than I have to, and I never stray far from the neutral look. This isn’t because I’m unadventurous. It’s just that bolder makeup  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

To Stay Awake, Perchance to Be Productive

People ask me if I’m an early bird or a night owl. I don’t think I’m either one. When I think early bird or morning person, the image that immediately comes to mind is one of a hardcore spartan who lives on granola and celery and gets up at sunrise every day to go on a 5-mile jog. Well, that’s not me, exactly, which my worn-out snooze button would tell you if it could talk. And when I think night owl, I think of my freshman year college roommates, who  ...

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On the Lighter Side

Coffee Lovers’ 1 Corinthians 13

Though I stock my kitchen with the prettiest of cups and the fanciest of coffeemakers, and have not coffee, I am become as grounds in the pot or curdled half-n-half.And though I host parties like Martha Stewart, and understand the tastes and preferences of all my guests, and though I have all money, so that I could afford all delicacies, and have not coffee, I am nothing.And though I set my alarm for an early hour, and though I determine to get through my to-do list quickly, and have not  ...

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What Flexibility Is, and Is Not

OK, class, today we are having a pop quiz. Ready? “Last minute” people (a.k.a. procrastinators) are flexible. “Planners” are rigid and inflexible. True or False? For years I believed the answer was True. I myself am of the “planner” variety, and this natural inclination of mine occasionally bumps up against the tendencies of people who are of a more “last minute” persuasion. More often than not, this results in mutual irritation and their  ...

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