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Nina In New York: The DNA Of The MTA Is As Filthy As You’d Expect

A lighthearted look at news, events, culture and everyday life in New York. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

02/06/2015

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Nina In New York: Does This Taxi Make Pickups In The Outer Galaxies?

A bit of good news amid the bad: plans to commence voluntary evacuation of the planet Earth are already underway.

02/04/2015

Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show

Nina In New York: This Is How A Toddler Watches The Super Bowl

Living the American dream. Until next year, football.

02/02/2015

A Brooklyn street is viewed the morning after a major winter storm on January 27, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Nina In New York: It’s Weird That We Even Wanted A Blizzard, Juno?

Oh, hey, was it supposed to snow or something?

01/28/2015

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Nina In New York: Fare Thee Well, SkyMall. It’s Too Soon To Say Goodbye.

Late last week, SkyMall filed for bankruptcy.

01/26/2015

The Castle Bravo atomic weapons test - Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands - Mar 1, 1954 - Photo: U.S. Department of Energy

Nina In New York: It’s (Three Minutes To) The End Of The World As We Know It

So, don’t freak out or anything, but the end is nigh.

01/23/2015

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Nina In New York: Respect The RSVP Or Feel The Mom-Wrath

Did you hear the one about the five-year-old in England who got charged for being a no-show at a classmate’s birthday party?

01/21/2015

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Nina In New York: Sitting Is The New Black . . . Plague.

A lighthearted look at news, events, culture and everyday life in New York. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

01/16/2015

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Nina In New York: We Can’t Think Without Our iPhones, Which Is . . . Bad, Or Something

A new study from the University of Missouri has determined that iPhone (and, logically, all smartphone) users experience a debilitating form of separation anxiety when apart from their phones.

01/14/2015

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Nina In New York: Optimists Live Longer, Look Better, Are Happier And Healthier, But Are They Really Better Off?

According to a new study from the University of Illinois, optimists evidently twice as likely to have healthy hearts, and even have lower blood sugar and cholesterol.

01/12/2015

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Nina In New York: Does Your Baby Know Chinese Yet? Why, Don’t You Love Her?

A lighthearted look at news, events, culture and everyday life in New York. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

01/09/2015

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Nina In New York: You’re Never Too Young To Make Resolutions

I imaginary asked my daughter to make some of her own resolutions, and these are her imaginary (but pretty likely) answers. I like her list way better than my own.

01/07/2015

People cheer as the ball drops at midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2015 in New York City. An estimated one million people from around the world are expected to pack Times Square to ring in 2015. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Nina In New York: It’s Resolution Time For This Mom

In the spirit of all the unsolicited suggestions I receive from family, other moms and internet writers, here I go a-resolutionin’.

01/05/2015

Baby Hedgehogs.

Nina In New York: So Long, 2014. You Were . . . Well, You Did Your Best.

A lighthearted look at news, events, culture and everyday life in New York. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

12/19/2014