Entries by Laura Carbonell

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How to Survive an Affair

UPDATED: August 1st, 2016 Emma (not her real name) never understood women who had extramarital affairs, until she had one. “I was very judgemental. I imagined it to be something premeditated. Then I realized it could happen to anyone, including me. And it wasn’t pretty.” Feeling unappreciated by her husband of 10 years and exhausted […]

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10 Tips to Beat a Shopping Addiction

For most women shopping is fun. Looking for that perfect pair of shoes you really need for that outfit, a new purse, or just browsing the sales racks and snagging a great bargain is satisfying. The high from making a purchase can be so uplifting! For some, however, shopping can become addictive and have devastating […]

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Back to Unitasking! The Joy of Doing One Thing at a Time

Multitasking is the new norm. We check phone messages while we’re in the bathroom, we work simultaneously on making dinner, meeting deadlines and helping with the kids’ homework. With everything that needs to be done—yesterday—how can we not try to multitask? Unfortunately, according to Daniel Kahneman, psychologist and Nobel laureate, there is no such thing […]

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International Picnic Day Ideas

Editor’s Note: Today is International Picnic Day. Time to take fabulous food into the great outdoors! It’s that time of the year when the warm weather calls for spending the day outdoors. This includes dining, and there is no reason to bring the same old finger foods. You can make picnic food more exquisite and exciting […]

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Fun Activities for Kids in San Francisco

San Francisco is a fun, family friendly city where you won’t need a car to get around. It has great public transportation, as much as San Franciscans may complain about it. You can get all around town on buses, metro, old fashioned trams and the beautiful cable cars, which even city dwellers use for fun. […]

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Teaching Kids About Peace in a Violent World

Last Christmas I sat with my godchild to draw and, as our picture progressed, I drew a girl crying. My godchild asked me why. I told her that she was sad because the world was in trouble, with wars going on, shootings in schools and universities, and climate change due to the damage we humans […]