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Obesity Gets a Boost From the White House

Americans love to chant, “We’re No. 1!” But sometimes that’s not a good thing — like being the fattest nation in the world. Yep, that’s us. USA! USA! According to a recent survey from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and … Continue reading

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All Of This For Only $2.75?

Is it me, or is the subway system out of control? Aggressive panhandlers and other miscreants are back in force, and delays are rampant. This week I was affected by both. As the uptown 1 train thundered into the 23rd Street … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Stephen: You’ve Come a Long Way

Raised in the deep south and the youngest of 11 children, Stephen was never like the other kids. Somewhat of a loner, he escaped into fantasy by reading science fiction and playing Dungeons & Dragons. His South Carolina upbringing included … Continue reading

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Is This the Biggest Con in American History?

Who doesn’t love charming con artists? Sure, people who’ve been scammed by them, but let’s not nitpick. Check forger and fake airline pilot Frank Abagnale was immortalized in the movie “Catch Me If You Can.” Charles Ponzi tricked investors out … Continue reading

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Will de Blasio Thank Trump if he’s Reelected?

A year ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio was struggling. His approval ratings were low and potential rivals were smelling blood. The carriage horse fiasco had hurt the mayor, while the taint of corruption haunted him. But as 2016 drew to … Continue reading

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Why The Aliens Aren’t Worried About Us

Prepare for departure! And I don’t mean on United Airlines, whose slogan now reads, “Fly the friendly skies. Ha ha, just kidding.” I mean, “To the moon, Alice!” Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, was recently discovered to have nearly perfect … Continue reading

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May I Have a Word With You?

Quetzal. Know what it means? If you’re a Scrabble player, you might. Thursday is National Scrabble Day, which reminds me how much pleasure being a Scrabble nerd has given me since childhood__and how stupid we’ve become as a nation. Sure, … Continue reading

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The Real Housewives of the White House

What comes to mind when you think of conflict, chaos, extravagance and treachery? Hollywood? Politics? Perhaps Ramona, Teresa, and Bethenny of Bravo’s The Real Housewives? Or Ivanka, Melania, Kellyanne, and Omarosa of the Real White House? It’s getting harder and … Continue reading

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Trump Has Resigned! April Fool!

Nothing says love more than making fools of your loved ones. On Saturday, thousands of misguided mischief-seekers will attempt to prove both their wit and affection by pulling April Fools’ Day pranks on their siblings, friends or partner. A word … Continue reading

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Palm Beach Residents Getting Heated Over Trump Visits

Escaping the NYC cold wave down in South Florida, I dropped by Palm Beach’s Mar-a-Lago vicinity to check the temperature of the locals on President Trump’s non-stop visits to his seaside palace. Many were boiling. As if residents don’t have … Continue reading

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