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These days when people call my neurology practice in New York’s Hudson Valley, the first three things they want to know are: Does the office participate in my insurance plan? Are the hours a good fit for my schedule? And, of course, how long will I have to wait? All are important questions. But if that's the only information you look for, chances are you will miss what's really critical: finding a highly qualified doctor who puts your b
In the past eight years, I moved from a 2700-square-foot condo to a 900-square-foot home with a full basement to a 900-square-foot home with no basement to an 825-square-foot apartment.So I know a little something about shedding possessions to fit into a smaller space. These days I live in my mother’s house. She died three years ago, after a full life that lasted nearly 102 years. And now I’m cleaning out her abundant thin
Marie Kondo doesn't know everything
I lost my hair-color virginity at a very tender age. I was barely in my 20s when I applied my first box of drugstore hair dye, hoping to cover up the gray hairs that had been reproducing on my head faster than I could hunt-and-pluck them.Back then, there was no “gray positive movement” breathing down my neck, self-righteously touting the benefits to older women of letting our tresses go gray, insisting that going gray is liberating—ev
A new study finds that harmful stereotypes can also lead to more health problems