Now that I’m 18

Well, my teenager daughter finally reached a milestone.. she turned 18! By Cindy Goodman and Raquel Alderman She could not wait for the day she was legally an adult. The first thing she did.. buy a lottery ticket! That was the rite of passage to adulthood. She could go to the counter and ask for…


Shane’s Inspiration playground project in South Africa

A racehorse trainer from Texas has donated 5 million to the KwaZulu-Natal Children’s Hospital in Durban. The money is for a playground suitable for children with disabilities. Susan Moulton said she stepped in after hearing of an appeal for funding from the chief executive of the hospital’s trust, Dr Arthi Ramkissoon. “I visited Durban a…


Women of Wine Series, Part 1: Kitá Honors Chumash Legacy

By Terry Nozick Culver City, CA, In wine there is truth … and beauty … and memories. Here are a few of my wine truths. Kitá: Purity and Balance Samala is the native language of Central California’s Chumash Indian tribe, and their word Kitá means “our valley oak.” Oak trees dot the 1,400 acres of vineyard property,…

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The Secret Language of Girls on Instagram

Girls have quietly repurposed the photo-sharing app into a barometer for popularity, friendship status and self-worth. Here’s how they’re using it. Our Bodies, Our Selfies: The Feminist Photo Revolution Secrecy is hardly new on Planet Girl: as many an eye-rolling boy will tell you, girls excel at eluding the prying questions of grown ups. And…

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Patricia Tallman has an amazing opportunity!

“Dear Friends and Travel Lovers! Patricia Tallman has an amazing opportunity for an adventure in Hawaii! Only 10 slots open, and you have to move fast to get this deal. September 9-15 2015. Hang out with Sci Fi celebrities. Zip line over water falls, snorkeling with sea turtles, night snorkel and dive with Manta Rays, helicopter…

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