LIFE TIPS FROM MTV’S ‘IT GIRL’

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Here’s my New Year’s resolution: watch successful New Yorkers and do what they do. I truly believe that if I follow this new path, the usual things that I resolve to do (lose weight, get more freelance work, lose weight, improve personal relationships, lose weight, etc.) will all fall into place. I have decided to [&hellip
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TALES FROM THE BEDROOM (AND ELSEWHERE)

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Honest, reassuring sexuality from a woman’s perspective in a literary format. That was Paula Derrow’s goal in compiling Behind the Bedroom Door: Getting It, Giving It, Loving It, Missing It (Delacorte Press, a division of Random House), a frank, often uproarious anthology released on Dec. 30. The collection features 26 of today’s most accomplished female [&hellip
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A DIFFERENT TWIST ON PRESERVATION

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Remember, there are eight days of Chanukah and 12 days of Christmas. So don’t put all your holy/holiday eggs in one basket. Fast movers, slow down. And smile, don’t forget that! Sing, too. Ah, if only sing-a-longs were, say, even a fourth as popular as concerts are. Music is good for what ails us when [&hellip
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MUGGING, THRIFT AND URBAN ALTRUISM

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Here’s a riddle: how did I get mugged, overhear a TV executive get fired by cell phone and get called the best person in all Manhattan by a Holocaust survivor? Answer: by making split-second decisions to share taxis. The following is a partial memoir of an unrepentant cab sharer—who saves nearly a hundred dollars a [&hellip
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‘TIS THE SEASON FOR AN ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT

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I’m actually enjoying Christmas in New York this year. Unusually calm for the holiday season, I find myself stopping and smelling the pine trees being sold on the street, as well as trying to observe all the decorations around the neighborhood. I don’t know how or why I’m feeling so good as we end ‘08 [&hellip
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AN OBVIOUS CHOICE FOR SENATE

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There are days when political things seem so obvious. From the day Hillary Clinton announced that she would accept Barack Obama’s invitation to be Secretary of State, I have believed that the obvious candidate to take her place would be Caroline Kennedy. She is a big-time New Yorker, her name is recognizable around the world, [&hellip
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A NIGHT OUT IN TINSELTOWN

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I am on a mission. A ballsy mission. I’ve written a funny script with great roles for Jerry Stiller’s acting family, and I plan to tell him so. I’m limping to 42nd Street for the gala honoring movie star, director, writer and producer Ben Stiller. My toes are getting shredded by my evening pumps. I [&hellip
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REFLECTING ON THE AFTERMATH OF TWO TRAGEDIES

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“All Americans need to reflect on this tragedy as we approach this season which should be goodwill toward all humankind, and ensure that it never happens again.” The Dec. 1 New York Times wisely printed a letter from Nevada-based Michael Pravica whose concluding words begin this column. The letter was titled “Black Friday Sale Shouldn’t [&hellip
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