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The Oprah Magazine: Fear of Frying – beginning to cook

Fear of Frying – beginning to cook – Brief Article Susan Choi SUSAN CHOI was scared to boil water — until the day she found her inner (Julia) child. I KEEP WANTING TO GO TO THE PANtry to admire my newly organized spice rack. It’s alphabetized. I redid the dry-goods cupboard, too: I can see, […]

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Give a Book You Love – recommendations from authors

Give a Book You Love – recommendations from authors – Brief Article Sweaters shrink, watches break, pistachios get eaten. But words have a way of living on. Five writers come up with treasured titles for treasured friends. THIS SEASON IT SEEMS ESPECIALLY important to affirm the power of words in our lives. So we invited […]

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The Oprah Magazine: Faye Wattleton And Felicia Gordon – mothers and daughters

Faye Wattleton And Felicia Gordon – mothers and daughters – Brief Article Jesse Green WHEN FAYE WATTLETON, EXHAUSTED AFTER 14 CONtentious years as president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, faced the painful prospect of quitting the job she loved, whom did she confide in first? Not her colleagues, not her friends, and not […]

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The Oprah Magazine: Rush!

Rush! – Brief Article Robin Oz When good girl ROBIN OZ dared to take up a bad-boy sport at 46, she had no idea of the slippery slope that lay before her. MY BUTT IS FREEZING. I’M SITTING on a hillside at a Vermont ski resort, a wicked wind blowing ice granules against my face. […]

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The Oprah Magazine: Wise Guides

Wise Guides – comments of September 11 Mark Matousek LIVING THROUGH CHALLENGING TIMES CAN BRING OUT a blazing new spirit in people. Mark Matousek asks an extraordinary panel of thinkers, writers, and spiritual leaders: What’s the best way to carry on when things are shaky? THE REVEREND CALVIN BUTTS Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church […]

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The Oprah Magazine: Discovering Christmas – Brief Article

Discovering Christmas – Brief Article – Excerpt Hold on to the spirit of the day. I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a […]

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We Are Family – after September 11 terrorists attacks – Brief Article

We Are Family – after September 11 terrorists attacks – Brief Article – Editorial THE IMAGES ARE INDELIBLE NOW, BURNED INTO HISTORY The capture a moment when we struggled to comprehend the magnitude of thousands of people disappearing in a cloud of smoke and madness, the moment we held not tight to the people we […]

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Creating Your Own

Creating Your Own – family Pam Houston Take a friend. Add a cousin and someone’s sister. Mix, feed, and talk all night. PAM HOUSTON divulges her recipe for homemade family. WHEN I WAS 14 YEARS OLD, I SPENT A YEAR in Wales as an exchange student. I stayed with a family called the Couches, one […]

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The Oprah Magazine: Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills – Brief Article Patricia Volk Her grandmother used tea bags twice. Her great-aunt made curtains out of shawls. And PATRICIA VOLK kept notes in her head to save paper. ANA POLLY HUNG used tinfoil up to dry. You could tell what vegetables she served during the week by what showed up in her […]

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The Oprah Magazine: Dr. Phil: “What do you pledge to focus on now?”

Dr. Phil: “What do you pledge to focus on now?” – Interview PHILLIP C. McGRAW PHILLIP C. McGRAW, PHD, urges us to understand the defining moments–personal and national–that shape us forever. WHEN YOU REFLECT on your life, can you name ten defining moments? If not, says Dr. Phil, you’re missing a powerful opportunity for personal […]