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Nina In New York: How To Take A Toddler To The Pool In 41 Easy Steps

Given this extreme heat, one finds oneself in want of a swimming pool.


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Nina In New York: Who Will Be America’s Next Top Idiot?

The idiot race this week is a hot one. Here are the finalists. I can’t wait to see who wins!



Nina In New York: Once A Dummy, Always A Dummy

I voluntarily chose to drive a total of 400 miles, alone, with a toddler in the backseat.


The majestic spiral galaxy NGC 4414 as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope. (Photo by NASA)

Nina In New York: Earth To Space, Come In Space. (We’ll Pay For The Call.)

A science-loving, enigmatic (presumably), Russian entrepreneur comes out of the woodwork with $100 million to put towards the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)? Yes!


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Nina In New York: Breaking News: Dads Are A Little Fat.

But forgive me if I laugh when I see in national news that there was a legitimate, published scientific study which concluded that fatherhood leads to weight gain.


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Nina In New York: A Toast From The Flower Girl

So here we are at the wedding! It’s a fun wedding, as far as I can tell.


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Nina In New York: The Fountain Of Youth Never Felt So Far Away

A recent study has proven what everyone over the age of thirty has long suspected: people age at different rates.


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Nina In New York: The Foodies Shall Inherit The Earth

Way to go, western world. Thanks to our proliferation of fast food joints, highly processed ingredients and fatty fat fatness, our crappy diet is now literally poisoning other cultures.


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Nina In New York: Turns Out The Princess And The Pea Is Basically The Worst Story Ever Written

Here’s the thing about this story, in case anyone has forgotten: it’s actually the worst. Completely terrible. Thoroughly, utterly lacking in any redeeming qualities.


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Nina In New York: These United States Of Hot Dog And Pizza

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


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Nina In New York: Here’s Looking At U-Rine

Just in time to ruin everyone’s summer, the Centers for Disease Control and General Buzzkilling has released a public service announcement on the dangers of Recreational Water Illnesses, or RWIs.


The White House is lightened in the rainbow colors in Washington on June 26. 2015. The US Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay marriage is a nationwide right, a landmark decision in one of the most keenly awaited announcements in decades and sparking scenes of jubilation. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Nina In New York: Love Is Love, And That Is That.

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


Tokyo 2020 Olympics president Yosihro Mori (L) answers questions beside CEO Toshiro Muto (R) during a press conference after their executive board meeting on June 12, 2015. They announced the short list of 26 sports that could be added to the Games in Japan, ahead of a decision by the International Olympic Committee later this year. (Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)

Nina In New York: Potential New Olympic Sport Games Are So Sports! And So Can I!

Good news sports fans! The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo are shaping up to be slightly more full of sports!


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Nina In New York: Told You So (This One’s Also About Sharks)

Earlier this week, two teenagers lost limbs in separate shark attacks on the same North Carolina beach on the same day.


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Nina In New York: I’ll Show You Mine If You’ll Show Me Yours (Diet Plan, That Is)

Researchers have published a study that concludes that people are more likely to successfully stick to diets when the rules are set forth by someone else, rather than being of their own making.