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Marianne Dougherty

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on Feb 01, 2008
Last November, I spent Thanksgiving in Scotland with my daughter Erin, who's working on her Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh. Aside from attending a literary pub crawl, visiting Edinburgh Castle, which rises majestically out of a slab of volcanic rock, and eating dinner nearly every night at Henderson's, one of
on Jan 01, 2008
Now that the holidays are over, it's time to implement those New Year's resolutions we made when we had a little too much Champagne and thought that losing 30 pounds by Easter would be a cakewalk. Or not. Last fall I spent a weekend at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, with my friend Lori, where we engaged in a variety
on Dec 01, 2007
One of my first initiatives as editor in chief of American Salon was to completely redesign the magazine. The last time we'd done so was in 1997, so it seemed like a good time to take a look at what was working and what wasn't. Magazines have changed a lot in the past 10 years. Readers want their information in
on Nov 01, 2007
When Bennie Pollard, owner of BennieFactor Products and Bennie & Friends Salon in Louisville, KY, won a NAHA award in the Contemporary Classic category this July, he dedicated it to his mentor, Lyle McCaig, who passed away recently. I was saddened to learn of McCaig's death and wanted to remember him here. For
on Oct 01, 2007
I had two incredible experiences this summer. The first was meeting Genie O'Malley, who founded ibreathelife, a company dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families through the healing power of the breath. She also created the Movement of the Heart Foundation, a nonprofit that inspires women to

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