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Growing up, I was quite the little tomboy. Much to my mother’s chagrin, I’d much rather hang out with my father under the hood of his… Read More

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When wellness specialist Latham Thomas’s 11-year-old son DJ Fulano Librizzi was a 5-year-old DJ in training, he made an announcement… Read More

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With strangers, the ritual goes like this: I meet a parent at the playground, the market, the park, or at a birthday party. As our… Read More

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Some say it’s learned behavior; others believe it’s genetic. But if “procrastination” is your middle name; your father’s… Read More

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