Who Let These Guys On?

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The mob at the entry to the theatre howled and cheered. I, too far back in the line to immediately see what prompted the eruption, stood all the way up on tip toes, high enough to see the top of Sharon Osborne’s head as she entered the building. I love Sharon, who along with Howie Mandel and Piers Morgan are the judges on “America’s Got Talent.” I was in NYC with a group of women from the Huntington Breast Cancer Coalition which, like other charities whose members filled the seats of the theatre, would be the beneficiaries of donations the show was making based on how many seats a charity filled.

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A Tisket, a Tasket—What to Put in an Easter Basket

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Years of tradition have long dictated that Easter baskets be filled with loads of sugary sweet treats and tantalizing goodies. While chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and marshmallow Peeps are all timeless Easter traditions, nothing says parents can’t get creative with gift giving fun. Try a few of the following ideas to mix it up a bit this Easter:

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The Happy Enough Stepmother

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I was on National Public Radio the other day to talk about being a stepmother and paired with an “expert,” a woman named Rachelle Katz, who had written a book, The Happy Stepmother: Stay Sane, Empower Yourself, Thrive in Your New Family (Harlequin).

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The History of April Fools' Day

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The actual origins of April Fools’ Day are foggy at best. Most accept the idea that April Fools’ Day came out of the switch to the Gregorian calendar in the 16th century. Literary buffs however, will sometimes argue that Chaucer made mention of April Fools’ Day in his famous “Canterbury Tales,” which was written more than a century earlier. Still another explanation about the origins of April Fools’ Day emerged in 1989 from a history professor by the name of Joseph Boskin. This explanation was later revealed to be an April Fools’ joke in and of itself.

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