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Who ever came up with the ridiculous rule to stop wearing white after Labor Day? Carried to it's stupid extremes... woe be it to the bride who marries after that venerable week-end.

Eggs have been getting a bad rap, particularly by drug companies that make statins. They want to frighten us into avoiding one of the best, and cheapest sources of protein, and brainwashing us with false information about the dangers of cholesterol.

Does the Boomer Generation, along with individuals in their 30’s, 40’s and up fear the prospect of aging? You bet they do…and with good reason. As generations of Americans see themselves gaining weight, possessing less energy, developing illness, and losing the attributes of youth, they are panicking, wondering if there is any way to turn this horrid scenario around.

Do you find that title intriguing? Frankly, the whole phenomenon of being publicized as an internationally-recognized Cougar is shocking for me. For years, no matter how hard I tried to appear on TV to share my life mission to transform aging, I couldn't make any headway.

. . . Time (2011)
I do not know
If I have the time
To convey the meaning
Of every beat of my heart
The whisper of my soul
Nor the fire of my spirit

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The lime green umbrellas and tables are back, and SoHo residents have been curious as to when the gates of LentSpace (just west of Duarte Square) will be open. So far the answer is 11am - 3pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, with food trucks in attendance to give those tables some purpose.

CUTTING CALORIES HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT: Not all calories are created equal. Attention must be paid to how a food is cooked. Fried foods and foods filled with artificial ingredients may be low in calories, but since the body can't metabolize them properly, they can make, or keep you, fat. Check out my RetroAge” 4 Steps to a Younger YOU!” book to master the healthiest and most effective way to be fit and thin for life. It's available through Amazon.

With “It’s Magic: Nine Decades of Songs from Warner Bros.,” the 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists closed its 2011-2012 season in great form. Guided by a dapper and knowledgeable Rex Reed, this was one of the most satisfying of the series. Joining Reed were Christine Andreas, Polly Bergen, Jason Graae, Sue Raney and Tom Wopat, all experienced and polished singing actors.

The Queen’s Company’s is devoted to giving classical and contemporary dramatic works the all-female treatment. If their current production, Shakespeare’s "As You Like It" at Walkerspace in Tribeca, is an example of their fare, then the Company and its Artistic Director, Rebecca Patterson are providing a fresh look at these works without the usual attendant harsh political/social rhetoric. This "As You Like It" is fresh, modern, yet devoted to the Shakespeare text. There is no gender bending: the women merely play all the parts, male and female.