If you don’t mind shameless product placement

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Starring Michael Douglas as Sandy Kominsky and Alan Arkin as Norman Newlander, there are many reasons to love The Kominsky Method on Netflix — the social commentary, the satire of modern society, the battle between generations; it’s all wrapped up in a pretty package and sprinkled with wickedly funny one-liners and sledgehammer wit. Not to mention the season cliffhangers that leave us wanting more, the streaming addicts that we’ve all become.

But there is one glaring problem with the series and it hangs over Season 3 like a smelly fart that won’t go away. I’m talking about the shameless product…


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The gritty, realistic aspect of the original Roseanne sitcom and The Conners reboot is what I have always both loved and loathed about the show. Of course, even the most realistic sitcom is still a sitcom and not exactly real life. But the shouting and one-liner cut downs felt more like home than other corny 80s shows like Full House or Growing Pains. …


Live on the edge with these 6 iconic suits

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His name is Bond, James Bond, and he’s been sent on a dangerous mission with a license to kill — and look impossibly handsome.

You can take on the world in a good suit.

— Conor McGregor

These James Bond-approved wardrobe essentials are the first step in cultivating the mindset of a highly successful member of the superclass:

1. The double-breasted waistcoat

Worn by Roger Moore in Live and Let Die, this dandy suit is a classic piece with six buttons in a keystone formation for an eye-catching accent. Even for 1973, this suit was considered old-fashioned but perfect for making a major fashion…


Accessorize your dream dress du jour with inspiration from the Golden Age of Hollywood

Photo of Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Pixabay

“Know first, who you are; and then adorn yourself…accordingly.” — Epictetus

Whatever style and silhouette you choose, use this guide like your own personal stylist to help you find the perfect accessories that accentuate your evening wardrobe.

Pro tip: Keep the colors balanced

When it comes to accessorizing, keep your look balanced by looking for accents instead of matching colors. For example, if your dress is royal blue with crystal embellishments, a silver bag and shoes would perfectly compliment the look.


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I didn’t mean to, which made it even more confusing

All I wanted was a shiny new bike, the award for winning first place in an essay contest at my elementary school.

My family was poor, so I never got a new bike for Christmas or birthdays. And by poor I mean running out of food and Dollar Store back-to-school outfits for the entire school year. It wasn’t India-level poverty with a family of 14 living on piles of garbage in the slums of Mumbai.

In my household it was more like Little House on the Prairie in the 1880s but with atheism and electricity. I always had a hand-me-down…


8 surprising bubbles of wisdom from Bikini Bottom

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At first glance, SpongeBob SquarePants looks like a kid’s show. But au contraire! There are many hidden nuggets of wisdom meant for adults. Here are some surprising life lessons I learned from the iconic series:

1. Take care of your pets

When Gary brings home a stray snail, Spongebob thinks they’re just playing but Patrick isn’t so sure. The next day, it looks like they were more than just ‘friends’ because SpongeBob and the cute little snail turned into 30 babies overnight.

Now SpongeBob’s pineapple house is overrun with total chaos and mayhem. …


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Try these 5 therapies — they’re free and DIY

If you have debilitating chronic pain and don’t want to suffer the common side effects of pain pills, including constipation, mood swings, addiction, and nausea, I hear you.

My personal journey with chronic pain

Due to several chronic conditions, I’ve had to deal with nearly 20 years of severe neuropathic pain in my hip, lower back, and on bad flare-up days, all over my whole body.

Opiates aren’t a long-term solution

I’ve also been-there-done-that when it comes to the long list of typical pain medications prescribed by doctors — from opiates and anti-anxiety meds to antidepressants.

Some of these drugs…


Be careful Pete

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Whether it’s witnessed by the world or on a small personal scale, breakups and hookups are all the same. And it’s no different with celebrities.

Of course, this is just speculation, but here’s my theory on how the unlikely and random — maybe not so random — romance between Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor got started:

This article includes content about suicide and relationship challenges, which may be triggering for some. If you or someone you know needs help, there are places you can go for support. Please see the description below for resources.

The doomed romance between Regé-Jean Page…


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When your heart is broken into a million pieces, sometimes the only thing that helps is a good cry, a screaming session, or dancing in your living room while listening to a thoughtfully curated playlist.

Or maybe you just want to Rain Man that one song over and over again while you cry yourself to sleep.

The narcissist ex

  • See You When You’re 40/Dido
  • My Lovin’(You’re Never Gonna Get It)/En Vogue
  • You’re So Vain/Carly Simon
  • I’m Too Sexy/Right Said Fred
  • Praying/Kesha
  • Lose You to Love Me/Selena Gomez
  • Sorry Not Sorry/Demi Lovato

The avoidant partner that puts you in the friend…


Your newsletter of support and recognition

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Leaf blowers of every creed in color — both documented and undocumented — I feel your pain. Any time of year can be especially difficult, with thousands upon thousands of leaves fluttering in the breeze and scattering incessantly all over streets, lawns, and sidewalks across America.

Even when it’s not autumn, a windy day is like a bad case of tree dandruff, and the leaves just won’t stop. All that fascist foliage is probably right back in the pile of dirt you so thoroughly blasted away outside people’s bedroom windows at 7:00 am.

Listen up Leaf blowers. You have a…

Jesse Whitman

Founder of the Dinner and Movie Night blog

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