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Cottage Country

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Cottaging

I'm sharing my cottage experience to make you feel better about the long weekend no matter your plans. Because if you're going to a cottage, you'll be making enduring memories of special time spent with family and friends. But if you're not, you'll be saving yourself an untold amount of aggravation, revulsion, and cash.
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Don't Let the Cottage Tear the Family Apart

Any approach to dealing with an emotionally charged asset such as the family cottage may lead to disagreements. By taking appropriate steps, communicating with one another, finding creative solutions, and by working together as a family, the cottage can continue to be the source of cherished memories for future generations.
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Hotbed of Hatred

Rock throwing. Beatings. Bullets. Shouts of "F----ing kike." Ambushes. Theft. Threats. Tear gas attacks. This is not history. This is today. The French Jewish community expects and deserves a far greater degree of respect, as well as a strategic response to the blatant anti-Semitism they are experiencing.
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A Monster Of A Buyout?

Monster Beverage Corp.'s shares are gaining on a report that Coca-Cola Co. is considering buying the energy drink maker. The Wall Street Journal is reporting on its website Monday that the world's big...
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Why I Took it All Off on Air

My co-host Kris Reyes told me that during a weekend lunch her three-year-old niece, Ella, said "You don't look like you look on your show." Today our producer and I proposed to the rest of the group that we would grab some makeup wipes and towels and just sit there, live, and take off every trace of make-up so all the world could see our "real" faces.
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Child-Free by Choice

Would we be the kind of parents who treat our kid like a status symbol? Would I be the mother who'd run the family into financial ruin to make sure my girl had more Louis Vuitton bags than any of her classmates so she'd have a positive self-image? I suspect I might.