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5 ways to get smart about your lady parts
 Everything drops over time, including the lady parts. If a body part was put there by nature to birth or suckle a baby, it’s a lady part, and it’s going to give. The ligaments that keep the breasts perky are made of collagen and elastin, which break down as we age. (This is why your face sags, too.) The muscles that hold up the...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2018

Everything drops over time, including the lady parts. If a body part was put there by nature to birth or suckle a baby, it’s a lady part, and it’s going to give. The ligaments that keep the breasts perky are made of collagen and elastin, which break down as we age. (This is why your face sags, too.) The muscles that hold up the...
Rob Hiaasen’s most important Florida story, and why it still matters
 Any story about Rob Hiaasen should begin with his own words. He was a far better writer than any of us. Here are some of the last words Rob shared with me, on Facebook Messenger, several months ago: It’s not that I was particularly smart. It’s that Rob Hiaasen oozed potential back then, in 1991 — almost half our lives...

11:15 AM Friday, Jul. 06, 2018

Any story about Rob Hiaasen should begin with his own words. He was a far better writer than any of us. Here are some of the last words Rob shared with me, on Facebook Messenger, several months ago: It’s not that I was particularly smart. It’s that Rob Hiaasen oozed potential back then, in 1991 — almost half our lives...
Disney World’s new Toy Story Land is like ‘playing in Andy’s back yard’
 The green Army men who run a tight ship inside Andy's Toy Box in the Toy Story movies got a power boost today for the dedication of Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios -- Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear. ''This is just amazing,'' Allen said as the new land was dedicated. ''Never in all my years with Toy Story did I think I'd...

4:08 PM Friday, Jun. 29, 2018

The green Army men who run a tight ship inside Andy's Toy Box in the Toy Story movies got a power boost today for the dedication of Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios -- Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear. ''This is just amazing,'' Allen said as the new land was dedicated. ''Never in all my years with Toy Story did I think I'd...
SNEAK PEEK: Your first look at Disney World’s new Toy Story Land
 Ready to have fun to infinity and beyond? Toy Story Land opens Saturday at Disney's Hollywood Studios -- that means guests will feel like they just jumped into Andy's toy box in the middle of Andy's back yard.  Toy Story Land includes the popular Toy Story Mania carnival-style ride that's been popular at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Stay...

1:00 PM Thursday, Jun. 28, 2018

Ready to have fun to infinity and beyond? Toy Story Land opens Saturday at Disney's Hollywood Studios -- that means guests will feel like they just jumped into Andy's toy box in the middle of Andy's back yard.  Toy Story Land includes the popular Toy Story Mania carnival-style ride that's been popular at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Stay...
10 tips for enjoying Animal Kingdom at 20
 I’ve been to Disney’s Animal Kingdom at least 60 times in the 20 years the theme park’s been open. First, I went with my own kids, who are now 28 to 38. Then came the grandkids. Over the years, my family has developed a Disney system, from which we never stray: We stay at a Disney resort. We get up very early to be among...

8:51 PM Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018

I’ve been to Disney’s Animal Kingdom at least 60 times in the 20 years the theme park’s been open. First, I went with my own kids, who are now 28 to 38. Then came the grandkids. Over the years, my family has developed a Disney system, from which we never stray: We stay at a Disney resort. We get up very early to be among...
Remembering Michael Vollbracht: ‘I was good-looking… I had a mouth’
 The most handsome fashion designer I ever met was also one of the most interesting: Michael Vollbracht, an artist whose creations dripped with color, glamour and wit, whether they were on fabric or canvas. Vollbracht died June 7 at his home in Safety Harbor, on Florida’s west coast. He was 71 and had esophageal cancer. The rakish Vollbracht...

4:53 PM Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

The most handsome fashion designer I ever met was also one of the most interesting: Michael Vollbracht, an artist whose creations dripped with color, glamour and wit, whether they were on fabric or canvas. Vollbracht died June 7 at his home in Safety Harbor, on Florida’s west coast. He was 71 and had esophageal cancer. The rakish Vollbracht...
Dubin Breast Center: Doctor turns her experience into a healing center
 Eva Andersson Dubin strides past in a flash. She is a blur of white, like a beam in motion: white lab coat, white blouse, blond hair in a tousled topknot. “I just saw the most striking woman walk by. I bet that’s her!” says Diane Gilman, the fashion designer and home-shopping legend who’s sold nearly 10 million pairs...

7:43 PM Monday, Jun. 11, 2018

Eva Andersson Dubin strides past in a flash. She is a blur of white, like a beam in motion: white lab coat, white blouse, blond hair in a tousled topknot. “I just saw the most striking woman walk by. I bet that’s her!” says Diane Gilman, the fashion designer and home-shopping legend who’s sold nearly 10 million pairs...
What are 3 traits of top nurses?
 We asked Jane Forsythe, chief nursing officer at JFK Medical Center, and Maggie Primeau, director of Women’s and Children’s Services at JFK, what they look for in the nurses they hire, besides technical skill and medical experience. Here’s what they said: THEY LISTEN: “A good nurse is a good listener,” Forsythe...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018

We asked Jane Forsythe, chief nursing officer at JFK Medical Center, and Maggie Primeau, director of Women’s and Children’s Services at JFK, what they look for in the nurses they hire, besides technical skill and medical experience. Here’s what they said: THEY LISTEN: “A good nurse is a good listener,” Forsythe...
Babies and Blessings
 Hensley Blanc enters the world with a head of brown curls, a sweet squeal and 7 pounds, 4 ounces of handsome. The first words he hears come from labor and delivery nurse Janis Miller, who exclaims: “We got a boy! Great job, Mama!” Hensley and his mama, Erna Francois, are in some of the best hands in the birthing business: Miller...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018

Hensley Blanc enters the world with a head of brown curls, a sweet squeal and 7 pounds, 4 ounces of handsome. The first words he hears come from labor and delivery nurse Janis Miller, who exclaims: “We got a boy! Great job, Mama!” Hensley and his mama, Erna Francois, are in some of the best hands in the birthing business: Miller...
Guess how old these gals are! (P.S. We don’t care if you know.)
 I had lunch with my friend Roxanne Stein the other day, and she did something that surprised me: She ordered fried zucchini. Turns out, that’s her favorite food at one of her favorite restaurants, Il Bellagio in CityPlace. If you know Roxanne — and many of you do, since she spent 24 years as morning anchor on WPTV-Channel 5 &mdash...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018

I had lunch with my friend Roxanne Stein the other day, and she did something that surprised me: She ordered fried zucchini. Turns out, that’s her favorite food at one of her favorite restaurants, Il Bellagio in CityPlace. If you know Roxanne — and many of you do, since she spent 24 years as morning anchor on WPTV-Channel 5 &mdash...
Post reader turns newspaper clipping into display for late mother
 A few months ago, a loyal Palm Beach Post reader came to The Post’s office in West Palm Beach. Christine French had a folded newspaper page in her hands. It was a beautifully illustrated page of seashells created by Post artist and designer Rebecca Vaughan that ran in the newspaper six years ago. Christine wanted to know: Could she...

3:21 PM Monday, Apr. 09, 2018

A few months ago, a loyal Palm Beach Post reader came to The Post’s office in West Palm Beach. Christine French had a folded newspaper page in her hands. It was a beautifully illustrated page of seashells created by Post artist and designer Rebecca Vaughan that ran in the newspaper six years ago. Christine wanted to know: Could she...
What’s Roxanne Stein going to do on her first day of retirement?
 March 27, 2018 was Roxanne Stein’s 19th wedding anniversary. Her gift to husband Steve Moss comes this week, when instead of saying goodnight to him at 6 p.m. and going to sleep, Roxanne will make her husband dinner. She may even stay up with him and watch some prime-time TV. For the first time in their marriage, she’ll be making...

7:10 PM Monday, Mar. 26, 2018

March 27, 2018 was Roxanne Stein’s 19th wedding anniversary. Her gift to husband Steve Moss comes this week, when instead of saying goodnight to him at 6 p.m. and going to sleep, Roxanne will make her husband dinner. She may even stay up with him and watch some prime-time TV. For the first time in their marriage, she’ll be making...
SARI CENTER: 10 YEARS OF HELPING CANCER PATIENTS
 First, you cry. Then, you realize that crying doesn’t solve your problem. You need to get your mind straight and strong to fight the enemy. You need to be reminded that life is wonderful, even if you’re bald and nauseated and your chest is burned from radiation. You need a hug, a pep talk, an empathetic ear. You need the Sari...

4:00 AM Monday, Mar. 19, 2018

First, you cry. Then, you realize that crying doesn’t solve your problem. You need to get your mind straight and strong to fight the enemy. You need to be reminded that life is wonderful, even if you’re bald and nauseated and your chest is burned from radiation. You need a hug, a pep talk, an empathetic ear. You need the Sari...
Thank you for sharing: Post readers donate a record $879,370
 One anonymous donor left $100,000 to Season to Share in her will. Another wrote a check for $50 and printed, in fine handwriting, her wishes for where the money should go. She gave each of The Post’s 2017 Season to Share families some money, so no one would feel left out. Readers made 2,224 donations to our 11 featured families and...

1:30 PM Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018

One anonymous donor left $100,000 to Season to Share in her will. Another wrote a check for $50 and printed, in fine handwriting, her wishes for where the money should go. She gave each of The Post’s 2017 Season to Share families some money, so no one would feel left out. Readers made 2,224 donations to our 11 featured families and...
25 things to experience at Epcot Flower & Garden Festival
 It’s the most colorful time of year at Disney World. The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival runs until May 28 — with 30 million blooms, 15 outdoor kitchens serving specialty food and drink, and more than 100 topiaries — including Belle, Snow White, Anna, Elsa and just about every Disney character ever sprouted...

2:58 PM Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2018

It’s the most colorful time of year at Disney World. The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival runs until May 28 — with 30 million blooms, 15 outdoor kitchens serving specialty food and drink, and more than 100 topiaries — including Belle, Snow White, Anna, Elsa and just about every Disney character ever sprouted...
Enjoying today... and planning for the future
 Tad and Betty Bowen are poster people for what retirement living looks like in Palm Beach County. He bikes 20 miles a couple times a week and kayaks regularly at Burt Reynolds Park. She walks around The Gardens mall often and works out at her community’s state-of-the-art wellness center.  They live at La Posada in Palm Beach Gardens...

7:19 PM Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Tad and Betty Bowen are poster people for what retirement living looks like in Palm Beach County. He bikes 20 miles a couple times a week and kayaks regularly at Burt Reynolds Park. She walks around The Gardens mall often and works out at her community’s state-of-the-art wellness center.  They live at La Posada in Palm Beach Gardens...
THE COMEBACK QUEEN
 Renee Thornton glows with exuberance for life. There’s no such thing as a bad day, she says. “If you’re alive, it’s a good day,” she says. It’s a good day when you can walk up the stairs in your home instead of crawling on your hands and knees. It’s a good day when you can pump iron and rock CrossFit...

4:26 PM Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

Renee Thornton glows with exuberance for life. There’s no such thing as a bad day, she says. “If you’re alive, it’s a good day,” she says. It’s a good day when you can walk up the stairs in your home instead of crawling on your hands and knees. It’s a good day when you can pump iron and rock CrossFit...
Five surprising strengths of middle children
 Some time in early March 2018, Britain’s Princess Charlotte will become a middle child. Her mother, Duchess Kate, is around 12 weeks pregnant with her third child. We know this because Buckingham Palace and the duchess’ husband, Prince William, announced last week she was suffering from acute morning sickness, as she did with...

10:00 PM Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

Some time in early March 2018, Britain’s Princess Charlotte will become a middle child. Her mother, Duchess Kate, is around 12 weeks pregnant with her third child. We know this because Buckingham Palace and the duchess’ husband, Prince William, announced last week she was suffering from acute morning sickness, as she did with...
How to learn the art of face-to-face conversation
 The great Broadway actress Carol Channing once told me: “Everybody’s shy.” Deep down inside, everybody — even a woman who makes her living entertaining people — is shy. No wonder a whole generation finds it easier to text, tweet or post than talk face-to-face. Channing also said that clamming up because you&rsquo...

8:33 PM Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

The great Broadway actress Carol Channing once told me: “Everybody’s shy.” Deep down inside, everybody — even a woman who makes her living entertaining people — is shy. No wonder a whole generation finds it easier to text, tweet or post than talk face-to-face. Channing also said that clamming up because you&rsquo...
Can we talk? Four tips for better chitchat
 Why do so many people find it hard to have meaningful conversations? Maybe it’s because we’re afraid of sounding stupid — or afraid the other person won’t respond the way we hope.  Maybe you’re the type who feels too shy to look a stranger in the eye.  Maybe you don’t like yourself … and...

11:00 AM Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Why do so many people find it hard to have meaningful conversations? Maybe it’s because we’re afraid of sounding stupid — or afraid the other person won’t respond the way we hope.  Maybe you’re the type who feels too shy to look a stranger in the eye.  Maybe you don’t like yourself … and...
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