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Cathy Williams says: November 25th, 2009 at 1:26 am

Tomorrow THE LIVE DESK with Martha and Trace they will be featuring elin & clara military hats in their UBER COOL holiday gift ideas. All the elin & clara products..hats, belts, scarves, and keychains are a hot trend right now! On BLACK friday will be offering $25.00 gift cards to the first 50 online orders. Give it away to someone you love or keep it for yourself!

Harriett says: August 11th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Here’s a link to that article you asked about:

Norris McCaughey says: August 11th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I am looking for the recipe that was in a past issue of Real Simple that was Whole Wheat Linguine with waslnuts. I cut it out but cannot find it and I would like to make it again it was delicious. thank you.

Joe Amiel says: May 2nd, 2009 at 12:36 pm

The article on how to Twitter (or send a Tweet) is the best piece of information on how to get one’s brain around the intricacies of this now communication tool that I’ve seen, and believe me, I’ve been searching. I was advised that one of the best ways to get people to notice the new comedy-mystery series I’ve created for showing on the Internet (“Ain’t That Life”) was to dive off the Twitter board right into the deep end. But how and what and where? All I did was register a user name, which was my own — that may or not be a mistake (I’m too raw yet to know) — and started following a group that was also producing work in the comedy field. I was quickly told that a lot of them were now following me! Such is the electron speed of the Internet that I now have followers, haven’t Twittered a single word yet, and my series won’t be ready for viewing on the Internet for weeks. Most perplexing of all: How to get all of that down to 140 characters?

Anonymous says: February 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 pm People facing Layoffs should know about this!!!! The WARN law. very good to know. Does an old boss owe you $$$$

Another thing: What to do with shoes you love but can’t walk in! Show them off one last time in dramatic fashion! Carry a pair or single around the city with you, you never know when you might see a public figure you want to throw one at….

Amanda says: March 12th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

I wish I had learned sooner how truly important it is to take care of myself—physically, mentally, emotionally, and sprititually—before I can take care of others. I wasted years of my life giving my everything to those around me only to end up physically broken, emotionally spent, mentally wasted and spiritually empty. I now face the knowledge that I taught my children that women give it all up for their families, friends, and jobs. I am working hard to change that by showing them what I have learned as I strive to take care of myself in all ways, including setting aside time to do the things that fill me up in all ways. Life is too short to give it all away and end up empty.

Jilda says: March 10th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Everyone should stop buy Sak’s this thursday, for new spring shoes! Brian Atwood will be here between 4 and 7 PM! Lots of other good things going on in the store, including electronic gift cards for the day when you spend $250 or more. Call me if I can give you more info or make a appointment to meet Brian! Jilda

Jim says: February 22nd, 2008 at 8:10 am

Your article “Over 50, female and want a sex life?” made me reflect on the old adage, “Sex Sells.” The title caught my attention. The information in the articles referred to were interesting but I ended up thinking that age and sex share a common trait — it’s never too late to start enjoying your childhood or sexuality.

TennesseeAnn says: January 28th, 2008 at 9:02 am

All the years that I obsessed over my weight was a total waste of time. Always worried about what other people were thinking and critically assessing everyone I saw sucked the true life out of me. We all have “Glamour Do” and “Glamour Don’t” moments, laugh and get over it.

Susan says: December 21st, 2007 at 5:28 pm

I wish I had learned to be feminine at work.I think men like it best when you are a\”lady\” and you are confident enough to know that you know the right answer but respecting their fundamental insecurity and need to be looked up to by you.This is a hard trick if you drive yourself hard and are naturally aggressive.

Michele Ostrove says: December 21st, 2007 at 5:27 pm

It took a fire in my living room (a floor light behind my couch caught the back of the couch on fire) to make me go out and buy fire extinguishers for every level of the house and LEARN HOW TO USE THEM. I know first-hand how panicky you feel when faced with that situation and learned the hard way there’s no substitute for a fire extinguisher (the blanket I threw on it went up like tissue paper and we couldn’t get enough water on the fire fast enough). It’s one of those things that’s easy to put off buying but you never know when you are going to need it.

Diane says: December 21st, 2007 at 5:22 pm

I have an amazing tip for kitchen burns – especially important with the day in the kitchen this Thursday! I have now burned my hand badly twice on the same recipe (yes call me silly!) – it\’s one of those that you start with the skillet on the stovetop and then put it in the oven to finish. I guess its just too tempting to touch that handle (OUCH!!!). So my natural path from there was ice. But it really really hurt and was bad. So before making my husband take me to the emergency room on a Saturday night I went on line to see if there was anything else that could be done. After much hunting I found a blog all about burns and egg whites. Yes you heard me egg whites. So having nothing to loose and a dozen eggs in the fridge I followed the instructions and I swear to you it was a miracle. So much so that when I did the same thing a second time about 2 months later I didn\’t panic I just went for the egg whites. Let me share the process……
Separate 3-4 eggwhites into a bowl. Stick a towel/cloth in the bowl as well and stick your hand into the egg whites that also now has the saturated cloth and just leave it there. It will take a good hour or more (although the burning really does stop while its in the whites) and just keep your hand burn totally saturated with the egg whites. You might need to add some more whites if things dry out a bit. Bottomline after about 60-90 minutes (you\’ll know when) not only is the burning 100% gone but there is NO blistering at all! It is truely a miracle to kitchen burns.

Becky says: December 21st, 2007 at 5:21 pm

I really messed up when I didn’t finish college before I got married and had to go back to college for undergrad and grad school when we had children.

Anonymous says: December 21st, 2007 at 5:17 pm

I wished I had learned sooner that I am not responsible for making everyone I come in contact with happy.

Tommy Bussey says: March 31st, 2010 at 3:50 pm

There is a wonderful place in Barcelona, it’s located on the PERE IV. It is one of the Sol Melia brand hotels and is called ME Barcelona.

This place really lets you “melt” into the rich Spanish culture of Barcelona. The staff is very professional and actually seem to have a real passion for the experience of every guest.

I think you can visit the website at to get some more details and to look at the beautiful pictures!

Harriett says: August 4th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Hi Susan,
‘Twas fun seeing you and Bruce for breakfast. You sure have done a great job on your property the design maintaining your privacy but with an open feeling. Steven forwarded your blog and I liked what you said about Vienna one of my favorite places. I lived there from Jan to June in 1962 a much different place then.
Pamela and I visited there 10 years ago and were constantly on the move for two weeks. We really liked the Hotel Koenig von Ungarn(King of Hungary). very well located right behind St Stevens and small(33 rooms all different) old(1815) with a real old world charm. Other things I wouldn\’t miss: the Teatre an der Wien(close to the Secession Building perfect venue for opera-Fidelio had it debut there) Restaurent Steiereck(elegant space wonderful food) Grinzing in the Vienna Woods for new wines in old settings(huerige) and their version of kitch moderne the cluster of apartments designed by Friedenreich Hundertwasser. Very humorous……..
If you had any extra time a day or two along the Danube in the Wachau Velley is extraordinary. The narrowest passage of the Danube where ships were extorted to pass in earlier days Richard the Lionharted was held hostage nearby by Leopold and a wonderful small museum devoted to Egon Schiele if you like him is in the small nearby town of Tulln. All the hotels along this stretch of river have loaner bikes to ride along the extensive bike paths.
To the east of Vienna toward Hungary you could drive through the asparagus fields to a large wildlife sanctuary where many birds stopover on route to Africa.
Needless to say we love it there. Have fun on your next journey. Ron Harrison.

Lucy Hill says: June 24th, 2008 at 3:17 am

Discover the Baltic is a new on-line guide for cruise passengers who want a bit more adventure ashore than organized bus tours.

It tells about port facilities, public transport, shopping, etc. at each destination in the Baltic Sea, plus a really entertaining explanation of the sights worth seeing.

So far only Helsinki is covered, at, but St Petersburg, Tallinn and Stockholm will be ready in a month. The umbrella site, showing all the main destinations we aim to cover by next year, is at

Ours is an independent effort. We aren’t biased towards any particular cruise line and the writers are people who really understand what visitors want.

Harriett says: February 25th, 2008 at 3:30 am

Two friends we really respect are part of a team at Metta Journeys who have put together an amazing 7-day trip to Rwanda. From May 3-10, 2008, you will be energized, excited and nourished through a unique combination of African adventure (even mountain gorillas), yoga, meditation, and philanthropy. More…And you’ll be enriching the lives of the women who live there through a personal and direct connection with Women for Women International.

Those guiding the yoga/meditation are among the most sought after in the field — Sarah Powers, and Chandra Easton. The woman behind Metta Journeys is Jo Ousterhout, who serves on the International Board of Advisors for Women’s International Networking. But don’t think this trip is for women only — it’s for couples, singles, partners, males, and females. And it’s limited to only twenty participants.

For more information call 1-888-886-2425 or email or go to

Africa, Yoga, Gorillas & Wildlife, Wonderful People, Philanthropy — what could be better?!

Elizabeth says: December 21st, 2007 at 6:53 pm

Take along Pepto, Antacid, Aleve/Advil and put some into small ziplock snack bag to put in your purse during the day. If you have to try to find a pharmacy (especially in another country) when you’re in need of any of these suddenly, you won’t be happy.

Trish says: December 21st, 2007 at 6:52 pm

Take along a bit of foreign currency for cash incidentals so you don’t have to hunt for an ATM before you catch a taxi or train.

Katherine says: December 21st, 2007 at 6:51 pm

Make sure you know which terminal you’ll be flying in and out of. A mistake of A to F in Paris De Gaulle will cost you 40 minutes walking time, including the electronic sidewalks.

Erika says: January 31st, 2008 at 7:16 pm

I travel a great deal for work, and often leave the country for vacation.

I bought a Bagalinni which stays, hung in my closet with the travel-size toilette items (labeled, in Ziplock bags), ready to go. I can see everything at a glance in the clear plastic compartments. My packing list is there as well so before a trip I supplement what I need. A snap to hang the Bagalinni in the bathroom if pressed for space or unpack, if space permits. Also a snap to unpack upon return.

Rather than guess in winter what to take on a warm-climate break, (or visa-versa), I photograph all wardrobe items including accessories, matching tops, jewelry, too. That way I don’t have to think about putting something together when I’m too pressed for time. The picture is worth the proverbial thousand words. Trust me, the small investment in time is worth it ….

Andrea says: December 21st, 2007 at 5:36 pm

Every year I go to a really good greeting card store and buy all the greeting cards I think I might need for the upcoming year. I don’t have to stop in a store when an occasion comes up and read through dozens of cards each time–I get it all done at once.

Harriett Levin Balkind says: December 21st, 2007 at 5:34 pm

Belong to a health club? Keep a little exercise bag.
It should have a credit card, about 40$, your health club ID, a small bottle of water, your keys and that’s about it. Saves you from running around the house to find your overstuffed bag when you’re late.

Harriett Levin Balkind says: December 21st, 2007 at 5:33 pm

Take notes: Yes you will forget it even though you swear you won’t.
Keep a pencil and paper by your bed every night. You’ll sleep better knowing your mental to do list– and that 3AM genius thought — won’t go by the wayside. During the day keep a notepad handy or jot in your PDA.

Anonymous says: May 29th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Harriett, It has been years, but glad to see you are still one of the successful ones. Nina Hill (your ex broker ) was worried that Starr might still have your $$.
Still keep in touch with the U of A boys . We hold a reunion every 2 years.
A few more wrinkles , many more lbs. , but still they still perceive life as a never ending comedy.
I hope you haven’t lost that Little Rock twang . Subliminally , it has something to do with your success.
Best regards

meredith luce RD says: February 27th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

The reason that almost everyone in America is fat is that all diets cut calories– even if they talk carbs– but calories are NOT the bottom line. Stomach size is the best determinant of success in keeping pounds off. Only if a diet limits quantity will long term success be possible.

John Pearson says: November 14th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

Harriett, I am super impressed with your creation of When you first told me about it, I thought it might go the way of our plans many years ago to open a frozen yogurt shop here in San Francisco. You must be very proud of what it has become. I lost the web address and today, while moving my bookmarks to a new computer, I stumbled upon it and opened your impressive website. I hope to become a “regular”!

Harriett says: April 16th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

I think addiction is a genetic predisposition (which is now a fact), and I’m not sure if that makes it a “disease.” But like a disease I think it can be treated and, sometimes, overcome. I don’t think addiction is a sign of weakness but do believe that overcoming it is a sign of strength. Please read the two Newsweek magazines articles on addiction that are on this site listed under “News to Know” and “Family, Friends & You”.

Melodie Merritt says: April 16th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

I am currently a college student writing a research paper on whether or not addiction is a disease. I would like your thoughts and why or why not. Thank you for your time!

Devin says: January 24th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

You should see the movie “Persepolis.” One of the most profound films I’ve seen in a long (years) time. It tells the true story of the life of a driven remarkably intelligent and wise young girl as she goes through pre-revolution and post revolution Iran examining the relationship between women and Islam the relationship between child and family between individual and society etc.

Truly one of the most important films of the last few years… and it’s soooo relevant to current events.

Jessica says: January 22nd, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Check out Grandaisy Bakery at either of their 2 locations in New York, one on Sullivan St. and one at West 72nd St. The bresaola panino and tortino di cioccolato are to die for. After spending the last few months in Paris and Italy, I’m confident in saying this is the closest I’ve seen anywhere in the US come to either of those delicacy producing places.