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Style Stop: Taylor Lloyd — You can call her Second Hand Rose

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Taylor Lloyd was making her way down Main Street in her hometown of Northampton when the Style Stop team noticed her cool style. She literally jumped at the chance to talk to us about her thrifty outfit. nnn Her outfit: Everything I’m wearing is from a thrift store, besides my tights, which are from CVS. I consider myself to have a thrift aesthetic because most of the clothes I own are second-hand. The boots: They’re actually from Lands’ End. But I liked them because I think they make me look tough. Picking today’s outfit: I’m so disorganized. I just grab whatever I can find in …

ID: Mark Alan Miller

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mark Alan Miller is a lifelong resident of western Massachusetts, a hopeless music collector, recording nerd, proud father and happy husband. Prior to his current creative endeavor, Sonelab, a recording studio which opened in 2012, he was the owner of Slaughterhouse Recording Studio in Westhampton. Full name: Mark Alan Miller People know you …

Bruce Watson’s Slice of Life: Summer reading, had me a blast — summer reading, happened so fast

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Summer’s gone, taking with it those “gripping” summer reads. I hope you didn’t think all that page turning, all those beach books, all that bodice ripping was just for fun. Perhaps that used to be true, but these days everything is tested and re-tested. Summer reading, too, will be on the test — my first annual “Summer Reading Wrap-Up Exam.” 1. How many …

John Engel: A family makes room for different ways to replenish

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nothing like beach says summer. Sun, sand and surf equal fun, for many. Beaches, in my experience are usually crowded, surrounded by development — ranging from the ticky-tacky to the clamor of outlet malls — and bland, leaving me subdued. I prefer mountains and forests — preferably together …

Living with Children: Over-indulged 5-year-old needs ‘Vitamin N’

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A father tells me that he tries to give his son, age five and an only child, everything he wants because he wants his son to be happy. But he’s not. He’s petulant, moody, often sullen and is having problems getting along with other children. Furthermore, he doesn’t …

Balancing Act: Can these dolls help solve the STEM problem for girls?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BC-SELF-FAM-LIFE-BALANCE:TB - lifestyle (950 words),1012 Balancing Act: Can these dolls help solve the STEM problem for girls? (Editor’s note: This story is being resent to correct title of university in lead sentence.) By Heidi Stevens Chicago Tribune (TNS) When Isaac Larian was a civil engineering student at California …

Ex-etiquette: Keep or leave husband who lied bigtime about his finances?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BC-FAM-EXETIQUETTE:MCT - lifestyle (550 words),0635 Ex-etiquette: Keep or leave husband who lied bigtime about his finances? By Jann Blackstone Tribune News Service (TNS) Q. After being married for a year I found out my husband was further in debt than he confided prior to our marriage. I now …

It is poor who suffer when water is scarce

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Drought shaming could become a popular pastime in California’s driest summer. Egregious water wasters, especially the ones with massive lawns and high public profiles, are getting called out by reporters and humbled on social media. There’s something to be said for bringing the heedless well-to-do low, but make …

Tantrum proof: How to raise children who don’t feel entitled

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

No one wants to be the parent of a child going viral in a video, screaming in a restaurant or throwing a tantrum in the cereal aisle. So how can parents form a foundation that fights back against …

Not crying in Calif. over spilled water

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

LOS ANGELES — On a recent sweltering Saturday afternoon, I submerged my guilt and filled the bathtub halfway for my 3-year-old twins to play in. It was their first bath in months. The early childhood rituals of spiky-haired …

Liftoff

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Summer brings the World Series of Poker — and with it tens of thousands of poker players from all over the world — to Las Vegas. The mix of players and styles can produce the sort of crazy …

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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