CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

CHRISTINA CAPECCHI
August 3, 2018  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

Janet Easter is experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions as she arranges a bouquet in her backyard, and she is unfazed.

“I’m having contractions, which is hilarious,” she says, stripping the leaves off a hydrangea in one swift stroke.


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July 6, 2018  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI
The numbers don’t look good for the U.S. Postal Service. Last year it reported its sixth straight annual operating loss, in the amount of $2.7 billion. During fiscal year 2017, the USPS delivered 149 billion pieces of mail, down from 154 billion the previous year — and a major drop from its peak of 213 billion in 2006.
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June 1, 2018  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI
The big news from the Social Security Administration is the ousting of a champion: Liam has dethroned Noah as the nation’s most popular boy name. This was the headline of its newly released baby-name report, an annual synthesis of Social Security card applications from the past year that offers a fascinating cultural statement and doubles as a tip sheet for expectant parents.
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May 4, 2018  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

When Oprah Winfrey was first asked the question, the talk-show queen was left tongue-tied.

She was doing a live television interview with the late film critic Gene Siskel to promote her film “Beloved,” and he concluded by asking, “Tell me, what do you know for sure?”


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March 2, 2018  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI
Little did he know what a noble purpose awaited him when Don Ritchie settled into a house on Old South Head Road back in 1964. The former Navy seaman and retired salesman was eager to soak in the stunning view with his wife: an ocean cliff at Watsons Bay in Eastern Sydney known as The Gap.
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February 2, 2018  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI
When it came time to interview prospective sailors for his expedition across Antarctica, Ernest Shackleton had clear-cut criteria. He had to pick the right men for his journey to the bottom of the world, a news-making attempt to be the first to cross the continent via the coldest place on Earth: the South Pole.
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January 19, 2018  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI
The themes emerge predictably. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, we gravitate toward the biggies: get healthy, get organized, get a life. We vow to travel more, read more, save more and volunteer more. We conjure visions of the expansive, to live life to the fullest.
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November 17, 2017  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

Even before she was married, Emily Stimpson Chapman asked for baby prayers.

“I’d be in an antique store buying little trinkets for the wedding decorations, and I would be asking strangers: Pray that we have a baby!’” she said.


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September 1, 2017  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI
The rain fell heavy Monday morning in Des Moines, Iowa. Bleary-eyed travelers plotted alternative routes over eggs and potatoes at the Embassy Suites. A white-haired man wearing a Saturn shirt had heard it would be clearer in Columbia, Mo., than Kansas City, Mo., and decided to attempt the added hour of travel for a better view of the Great American Eclipse.
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July 7, 2017  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI
The old man with the typewriter would like a word with us texters and tweeters: Don’t be a blockhead.
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February 3, 2017  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI
Spend a day in a surgery waiting room and you’ll witness a hundred quiet acts of mercy.
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January 20, 2017  |  
Don Currey was a 30-year-old graduate student when he cut down the world’s oldest tree.
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