From the monthly archives: February 2016

The reopening of the Renwick is cause for celebration:WONDER is setting attendance records and turning visitors into instant Instagrammers. Eye Level recently sat down with Renwick curators Nicholas Bell (The Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge) and Nora Atkinson (Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft) to talk about the museum’s renovation, […]

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Traveling With a Purpose

On February 23, 2016 By

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

There’s so much more to travel than just crossing a place off on a bucket list!  Today, […]

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Last week amidst the deluge of Consumer Electronics Show coverage, Farhad Majoo of the New York Times wrote that we’re in a era of lots of exciting new ideas that aren’t quite ready for prime time: “Welcome to Prototype World…during which everything new will more or less stink.”

Nonetheless: those embryonic ideas still need to […]

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How many times today did you feel rushed? 

How often do you worry? 

We tend to pride ourselves on how much we can accomplish at warp speed, while juggling several tasks, simultaneously. Technology and societal values delude us into believing we are indeed effectively driving, drinking our coffee, talking on the phone, thinking of […]

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Fat or Fiction

On February 11, 2016 By


Braving your local coffee shop means answering a series of seemingly fruitless questions. Would you like 2%, whole milk or half and half? Yes. Whipped soymilk? Sure. One pump or two? Pump me. Eventually you may even escape with something trendy called a “skinny carmelcachino”—a cousin to coffee topped with foam and elegantly drizzled […]

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Should investors be rejoicing?

The economy is growing. Unemployment is declining. Wage growth is finally picking up. Investors should be rejoicing. Wrong!

Now the Federal Reserve will need to raise interest rates to keep the economy from growing too fast. It would seem that good news is really bad news for investors – or is […]

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How to Master Your Age

On February 4, 2016 By

Age Does Not Determine Your Fitness Level.

I wrote“Fitness After 40: Your STRONG Body at 40, 50, 60 and Beyond!” with one goal in mind:  to empower you in the best half of your life to take control of your body and master how it ages.  No matter what your age or skill level, you were […]

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On Friday, December 18, 2015 President Obama signed the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act into law. Among its many provisions it is the permanent extension of the ability for a taxpayer to make qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) from individual retirement accounts (IRAs).

In the legislation signed by the President on December 18, 2015 the IRA charitable […]

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