Holiday Shopping: Some Rules For The Road

Here we are again! It’s that time of year for credit cards and fruitcakes and bright and shiny lights! No one is excluded and all checkbooks are welcome everywhere! If you are wondering what to buy for whom, read on for a little holiday advice. It won’t help at all, but maybe you will have … [ Read More ]

Jon the ATM

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A former boss of mine, Brian, was shooting a commercial for WeHadAMoment.com, and he asked if I could help out.  As a graduate fresh out of film school, I jumped at the opportunity.  The lead actress’s name, for the purposes of this story, was Emma Encore.  (And if you think that’s crazy, her actual name was … [ Read More ]

How We Learn

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I’m nearing the end of a Drivers Ed lesson with a slightly nervous teenage girl. We role our 1995 Chevy Malibu onto an empty dead-end road and I instruct the girl to stop in the street, a few feet away from the curb. My driver is about to attempt parallel parking for the first time. [ Read More ]

To Exercise or No? How Many Choices Do I Have?

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As the owner of a treadmill that is dusty from disuse and functions as an on-and-off hanger and saddle holder, I am, without a doubt, the last person in the world qualified to write an article about the importance of exercise in every day life. Still, there’s something about being a non-authority and setting a … [ Read More ]

Q&A Tuesday*: Is It OK to Love Some of Your Money More Than The Rest of Your Money

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Today on Q&A Tuesday, we address a very important question about money:   [ Read More ]

Cleaning the Garage [PODCAST]

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Dan offers some useful thoughts for the ever-intimidating subject of cleaning the garage. What’s hidden away in your garage? [ Read More ]

Walk This Way (Or Any Way. Just Walk!)

Anyone who has ever lived in, or even been in, New York knows how noisy, energetic, and sometimes tiring the city can be. On a day when I was noticing all of these things with a particular touch of hypersensitivity, I decided to take a walk and see if I could find a bit of … [ Read More ]

The Royal Baby: A Q&A With The Smiles For All Team

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July 23, 2013, 2:22pm EST– Prince William, future Kind of England, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby boy yesterday at 4:24 UK time. The Royal Couple has yet to announce the name of their first child, a new heir to the throne. Here are our answers to some questions that we … [ Read More ]

You Could Be A Star!

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During my third year at university I was having trouble deciding on a major. In an agonizing discussion with my adviser, I decided to double major in astrophysics and theater. [ Read More ]

We Need to Find Your Mom [PODCAST]

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Chanelle tells the story of seeing a woman figure out the best way to handle her son in public. This is a tip worth writing down! [ Read More ]

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