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Posts by Melanie Locay

Cooking with the Stars

I love cookbooks. Yet, I rarely cook. When I do, I am more inclined to cook with an experimental zeal and do not necessarily follow any printed guidance from experts in the field of cookery. However, I thoroughly enjoy reading how simple little ingredients can get weird with each other and become delicious meals. The cookbooks that I am most enthusiastic about are by people who are well known in various mediums (none of which include food preparation).

For example, I would like entrée advice from Coolio. Luckily, there is

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Make Your Move

There is a good chance that you are starting your summer off in a new home. May, which has been referred to as National Moving Month, kicked off the relocation season. Anyone who has ever moved knows that it is a very involved process. It is so involved, that at times (perhaps while figuring out pet transportation or carrying boxes full of books), you might want to rethink the whole thing. Flooded basement filled with zombies? A wacky obstacle you might rather live with instead of 

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Face First: Resources on Cosmetics

In the film The Truth About Cats & Dogs there is a scene where Janeane Garafalo’s character Abby is at a cosmetics counter in a department store. Abby has been dragged there by her new friend and total opposite Noelle, played by Uma Thurman. The salesperson warns Abby of the dire condition her skin is in and how she can take action to counter her “huge pore” situation. Abby quips that it sounds more like the salesperson is planning to stage a military coup rather than 

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The Ticketless Traveler: Paris in the Springtime

Paris in the Spring just sounds fantastic doesn’t it? It could be argued that adding "Springtime" to anything can make it sound lovely, just ask The Producers... though Paris alone is a good selling point. We can begin planning our trip of a lifetime by researching affordable travel deals in the most recent issues of Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, full electronic access is available onsite at any 

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As Patience and Fortitude Look Forward, They Leave Behind Their Wreaths

Update: Wreaths Returning to The New York Public Library’s Iconic Lions (12/05/13)

Visitors to the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building have been greeted for nearly 100 years by Patience, the proud lion statue which guards the south side of the main steps and Fortitude, guardian of the north side. Together, they are iconic and 

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Plus: A Review

The most important lesson Bee has learned in her 17 years is that sometimes dreams change.  Bee is a freshman at Columbia University and wondering if she wouldn’t be having more fun if she had decided to be something cool like a spy instead of a doctor.

At 5’9, Bee is pretty sure if she grows any taller giraffe wranglers will be pursuing her for the zoo.  But Brian, her perfect boyfriend, who could give Brad and Angelina a run for their money in the public service department, is actually taller than she is.  Brian is 6’2 (part of his perfectness) 

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