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Snowflakes and Unicorns

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Do you know what a Finsta is? Neither did I, because I am not between the ages of 13 and 34. Anyone 13 to 18 is “Gen Z,” and those aged 18 to 34 are the much-discussed Millennials. Dan Coates studies both groups. His company, yPulse, is a Manhattan marketing research […]

A Global Community Befitting a Global City

BY PENNY ABEYWARDENA AND GALE BREWER | We’re uniquely blessed as New Yorkers. With more than 8.5 million residents and more than half a million commuters a week, New York City is a gathering place for talent in every sector and industry from every corner of our country and around the globe. This city is […]

America’s True Native Fashion

America’s True Native Fashion

BY LENORE SKENAZY | When you think about Native Americans and fashion, your first thought might be “Beads.” (Well, at least mine was.) Wait, no. Feathers! No— buckskin with fringe. What’s more Native American than buckskin pants worn by some high-cheeked hunter about to shoot a deer? Well how about a Louis Vuitton arrow quiver? That […]

“Girls” Is Over; Long Live the Girls

BY LENORE SKENAZY | If you’re thinking of writing a bestseller, I’ve got a word of advice for you: Girl. Put “Girl” in the title and you almost don’t have to do anything else, except figure out a plot, some twists, and an ending. And don’t forget to put a girl character in there, of course. […]

What A Small — and Amazing — World!

What A Small — and Amazing — World!

BY LENORE SKENAZY  | A new airport is about to open on 44th Street, just west of Times Square. It has 17 gates, plenty of parking, 34 gift shops, and, of course, planes taking off and landing day and night. Best of all, a ticket only costs $25. That’s because this airport is the jewel in the […]

Genetic Crystal Ball-Gazing

Genetic Crystal Ball-Gazing

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Congratulations, you’re going to have a baby! Would you like to know if, 50 years or so down the line, he or she might develop colon cancer? And by the way, the baby may also have a slightly increased risk of Alzheimer’s. Would you like to know about that, too? Oh, […]

Rethinking Violent Crime and Prison

Rethinking Violent Crime and Prison

BY LENORE SKENAZY | It’s no secret that America loves to send people to prison. We have less than five percent of the world’s population and more than 20 percent of its prisoners — which is odd for a “Land of Liberty.” Lately it has become common to attribute our mass incarceration to the war on […]

Not Every Fear Need Be Expressed

Not Every Fear Need Be Expressed

BY LENORE SKENAZY | If you see something, say something. That campaign, launched in New York after 9/ 11 and rolled out nationally in 2010, suggests that anyone and anything we see could be out to get us, so our job is to immediately alert the authorities. What a wonderful way to turn kind, caring citizens […]

Movies, Mommies, and Predators

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Ever wonder where our obsession with child predators began? The answer just might be at the movies. And “M” is the picture that started it all. What a creepy film. It opens with a mother puttering around the kitchen, waiting for her daughter to come home from school. We see the clock […]

Of Thee I Sing, Baby!

BY LENORE SKENAZY  | The shower is where America does it — in private, with no one judging, just because it feels good. I’m talking about singing, of course, that once-universal pastime that uplifts the soul, re-boots the body, and doesn’t demand a monthly fee. So why aren’t we singing all the time? In “La […]

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