Stories by Leanne Italie

Team USA hopefuls weigh in on motherhood, career goals

In the lead-up to the Rio de Janeiro Games starting Aug. 5 - and Sept. 7 for the Paralympics - we asked three Team USA hopefuls who also happen to be moms how they're doing it all:
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Game theory can help parents, author says

NEW YORK - Game theory, a branch of mathe­matics dealing with strategic thinking, has been applied to scenarios of war, business and biology.
By Leanne Italie

Friday, April 22, 2016

Mom offers pearls of wisdom in book for new grads

Becky Blades wrote her oldest daughter a letter after she left home for college offering all the advice and words of wisdom she wished she had dispensed beforehand.
By Leanne Italie

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Emojis growing as part of daily talk, text

Here in 2016, it's all emojis, all the time. Here's a look at the growing impacts of emojis.
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Leap Year full of rich traditions, long history

Here's a look at that magical mark on the calendar as it relates to love and marriage, courtesy of Mon­mouth University historian Katherine Parkin, who has researched the topic.
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Book captures decades of pop culture moments that scream love

NEW YORK — Fashion and style have forever been in bed with film, television and music, especially the moments that scream love.
By Leanne Italie

Fur balls take to the field in Hallmark's third Kitten Bowl

NEW YORK - On the field, the four-legged fur balls of the Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl III were all business. But off? Well, let's just say there were some impurr-prieties dogging these feline ...
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

Fashion designers team up with NFL for charity

With Super Bowl 50 on the horizon, the NFL and the Council of Fashion Designers of America teamed up to deck out a half-century's worth of pigskins to raise money for the league's charitable ...
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Barely there gowns hit bridal styles

NEW YORK - Sexy in bridal gowns isn't new, but barely there looks have leaped off the red carpet and the backs of Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez and made their way to weddings.
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Dating book says women aren't at fault

NEW YORK - Think Freakonomics and Moneyball if you run across Date-Onomics, a by-the-numbers book on dating that argues advice-givers serving up tips for women on how to a find a man have it all ...
By Leanne Italie

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Don't wait to talk about safe use of over-the-counter drugs

NEW YORK - There's so much for parents to talk about with teens heading off to college. There's the safe-sex talk, the nutrition talk, the get-enough-sleep talk, the partying talk and the ...
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Invite young people into the Cecil conversation with books

NEW YORK - The death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe at the hands of an American bow hunter continues to generate outrage around the world, but bringing kids into the conversation might require ...
By Leanne Italie

Friday, July 31, 2015

Talking with kids about pot can be tough for parents

NEW YORK - Soon after Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, Todd Mitchem's son proposed using the plant for a horticulture project at his Montessori school in Denver.
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Back to school time for ushering kids to independence

NEW YORK - Much is made about two distinct styles of parenting. We've got the hovering helicopters and the risk-taking free-rangers, and back-to-school season can bring out the beast in both.
By Leanne Italie

Students to be equipped with fresh, fun gear as school starts

NEW YORK - For kids of all ages, one big thing helps soften the blow of summer turning into fall: fresh and fun back-to-school gear.
By Leanne Italie

Thursday, June 25, 2015

'Fresh Dressed' explores hip-hop fashion

From slave-era church outfits and Little Richard to the South Bronx and Dapper Dan the knockoff king of Harlem, the roots of hip-hop culture stretch beyond the music.
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Carolla talks daddyhood in new book

NEW YORK - Professional ranter Adam Carolla speaks volumes in the title of his latest book: Daddy, Stop Talking! The comedian and Guinness World Record-holding podcaster (for most downloads) is ...
By Leanne Italie

Thursday, June 18, 2015

If you think shaving's the pits, this trend might be for you

Hairy underarms on women are having a fashion moment.
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Celebrate Mother's Day every day

NEW YORK - Moms. Everybody has one. Not everybody remembers to thank them when it's well-deserved. In time for Mother's Day, Lisa Erspamer takes care of that in her third "letter" book, A Letter ...
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Writer tells good, bad of 19 years of online dating

NEW YORK - Mark Miller has survived 19 years of online dating since his 1995 divorce, yet he still has a smile on his face.
By Leanne Italie
 
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