Tag: New York Times

Great Friendship Stories: The Doria-Dentes from Brooklyn

Published: May 11, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Margaret Doria and Anita Dente have taught at the same two Catholic high schools in Brooklyn, at the same time, for 45 years. At first blush, they seem like the proverbial "odd couple"—an Oscar and Felix with different styles and views of the world. A collegial relationship at first developed into an extraordinary friendship. Fast […]

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Phone Friends: Headed toward Extinction?

Published: March 23, 2011 | Last Updated: March 23, 2011 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Be honest. Do you cringe when the phone rings? Check Caller ID and get annoyed when someone, even your BFF, calls when you’re in the middle of something? Prefer talking when YOU want to rather than when SHE wants to? Do you send a quick text or email with the hopes of avoiding a lengthy […]

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The Friend Trend: Who do you trust?

Published: October 2, 2010 | Last Updated: October 2, 2010 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

As often as I Google and check out Trip Advisor, Zagat, or Amazon for advice or product ratings, I’m just as likely to turn to a friend. Some of my friends are born infomaniacs. They seem to know more than I do about everything. Others are niche specialists: Judy knows the menu of nearly every […]

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Talking about Friendship with NYT Best-Selling Author Jane Green

Published: June 28, 2010 | Last Updated: May 6, 2024 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

New York Times best-selling author Jane Green is a mother of six. Remarkably, she has written a book a year for the past 12 years. Like her other books, the newest one also focuses on the emotional lives of lives of women.

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Should A Child Be Allowed To Have A Best Friend?

Published: June 17, 2010 | Last Updated: March 9, 2023 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

An article in the New York Times challenged the notion a child should be allowed to have a best friend. In my opinion, neither school officials nor parents should be “regulating” friendships.

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Women Who Bicker Over Books

Published: December 9, 2008 | Last Updated: February 9, 2023 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A recent article in the New York Times, Fought Over Any Good Books Lately? by Joanne Kaufman, recounted the story of a woman named Jocelyn Bowie, who was invited to join a book club shortly after she moved back to Indiana. She had hoped she could find a sisterhood of women in the group with whom […]

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Friendship by the Book: An Interview with Anne Roiphe

Published: September 22, 2008 | Last Updated: May 21, 2024 By | Reply Continue Reading

Epilogue (HarperCollins, 2008) is a gripping memoir by National Book Award finalist Anne Roiphe, who was forced to recompose her life after the sudden loss of her husband of 39 years. With compelling candor, Ms. Roiphe shares the intimate memories of her happy marriage and the uncertainties of her life as a new widow. In […]

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Splitting Hairs: The difference between talking and yakking

Published: March 26, 2008 | Last Updated: October 18, 2022 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Beauty salons are just another place for woman to make friends

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The marketing of friendship

Published: November 22, 2007 | Last Updated: August 22, 2022 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

When it comes to marketing, nothing sells like youth, beauty, sex—and female friendships?

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