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Laurie Nigro Martha Stewart be damned — let’s just say ‘it is what it is’ and enjoy the holiday

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We may dream of perfection, something out of Martha Stewart magazine — then reality interferes.

Laurie NigroParadise found…ever so briefly…at the bottom of an empty laundry basket

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Nirvana: The moment you realize all the laundry is done. All of it. Oh what joy — and oh ... how fleeting.

Life on Purpose The deepest understanding of the paschal mystery comes to us through everyday life

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Whether you consider yourself religious or not, there is great human value in pondering the paschal mystery. Every life is formed with this same pattern. We all endure our own passions, deaths and resurrections many times before our lives come to an end.

Celia Iannelli Choose to light a candle to chase away the dark

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Worry takes you into the dark and steals the joy from your life.

Laurie NigroHe should just admit I’m always right

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His life would be so much easier if he'd just listen to me in the first place.

In the Kitchen How to make a perfectly poached egg

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Sue, you can buy yourself one of those fancy egg poaching pans and I won’t judge you if you go that route, but I will say that you have chosen to suck all of the fun out of poaching eggs.

Laurie Nigro Why are some people blind to wet towels, shoes and dirty socks where they don’t belong? It’s a...

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For people who lack object permanence, once they walk out of the bedroom, the wet towel that they left on the bed ceases to exist. Same with the boots shed directly in front of the door. Or the dirty socks on the radiator.

Life on Purpose A dog’s love is a gift from God

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Of all of God's creatures, service dogs are perhaps one of the greatest physical evidence of His love and protection.

Peconic Bay Medical Center adds to its leadership team with a brand new post: vice president for clinical transformation

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PBMC's vice president for clinical transformation is a newly created position to oversee the development of advanced clinical services at the hospital, which has tapped the former president of Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital to fill it.

Laurie Nigro Confronting our personal demons, laughter is often truly the best medicine —

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People who suffer are not to be ridiculed or mocked. It is not okay to laugh at their pain. Except sometimes, it's ok to laugh with them.