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Meena Hart duerson: writer, reporter, haver of life crushes.
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Big inspiration from some very small marathoners

I’ve just gotten more into running in the past six months, so the last time I was in an airport, I grabbed a copy of Runner’s World for the very first time when I had run out of magazines to read. It turned out to be an amazing issue, and I discovered the inspiring story of Juli Windsor and John Young, who are elite runners with dwarfism.

Their stories of how they got into running and the challenges they have taken on were really interesting impressive, and the most moving part is that they were in Boston last year to run the marathon and got less than a mile from the finish line before the race was stopped by the explosions at the finish line. This year, they’re going back to run it again.

I chatted with them for TODAY.com, and they’re a really lovely duo. Here’s my story.

I tried a pair of $1500 socks

This pair of socks costs $1500. Literally.

Why are they so special? Well, the company that makes them says they’re the most exclusive socks in the world — they’re made from the hair of a rare New Zealand deer and only 200 pairs are made per year.

Are they worth it? I took them out for a test drive to see what people thought. Check it out!

In defense of GOOP

It’s a sad time for Gwyneth Paltrow, who announced on GOOP yesterday that she and husband Chris Martin are breaking up.

Seeing as I got a dozen condolence texts, gchats and emails from people over the news, I guess I’ve made my GOOP love clear over the years. Just to clarify why I think it’s so amazing/ridiculous, I wrote a little something in defense of Gwyneth.

It includes some of my favorite gems from GOOPs past, such as “I just took a very impromptu first trip to Marrakesh, Morocco” and “It sounds exotic, but I promise the pigeon pie is a must!”

Hope you like it! In defense of Gwyneth: Why we love to hate GOOP

How To Be 70 Years Old, by Catherine Deneuve.
Seriously, she’s the most glamorous thing ever. (photo by Dominique Issermann/NYMag) Reason #1001 why French women win.

How To Be 70 Years Old, by Catherine Deneuve.

Seriously, she’s the most glamorous thing ever. (photo by Dominique Issermann/NYMag) Reason #1001 why French women win.

In which I learn all the things I didn’t know about cheese, such as the fact that apparently I’ve been storing it incorrectly for all these years, AND that you can eat it even when it has mold on it! Who knew.
How To Be A Grown Up: Vol. 7: Cheeeeeeeeeeese

In which I learn all the things I didn’t know about cheese, such as the fact that apparently I’ve been storing it incorrectly for all these years, AND that you can eat it even when it has mold on it! Who knew.

How To Be A Grown Up: Vol. 7: Cheeeeeeeeeeese

It’s 2014, and I’ve made my new year’s resolution: I’m going to learn How To Be a Grown-up! Please join me and my good friend and fellow non-grown-up Anjali Mullany as we try to become real people this year: http://www.beinggrownups.com/. Sign up for our newsletter and tell us what grown-up skills you want to learn! xox and happy new year!

It’s 2014, and I’ve made my new year’s resolution: I’m going to learn How To Be a Grown-up! Please join me and my good friend and fellow non-grown-up Anjali Mullany as we try to become real people this year: http://www.beinggrownups.com/. Sign up for our newsletter and tell us what grown-up skills you want to learn! xox and happy new year!

Digging this chunky necklace from Bahar Jewelry, my new favorite bling brand (conveniently located around the corner of me!). New Year’s resolution for 2014: Wear more stuff like this.

Digging this chunky necklace from Bahar Jewelry, my new favorite bling brand (conveniently located around the corner of me!). New Year’s resolution for 2014: Wear more stuff like this.