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2009-09-15 01:15:00

Growing up with Catholic, control-freak parents who urged my brother, sister and me to keep our expectations low for fear of disappointment, I vowed that I would always believe in my own kids, and tell them to work hard and reach for the stars. So, when my only son was very young and announced he wanted to be an astronaut, I said, Awesome! He was greeted with the same reaction when he promised to single-handedly carry on the late Steve Irwin's international wildlife conservation efforts. And...

2009-09-10 01:15:00

(Editor's note: Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're tackling motherhood in the 21st century -- or being tackled by it. This is the latest in a series of reflections by UPI writers.) SKOKIE, Ill., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Ah, young love. My son came in for Labor Day weekend and got up at 5 a.m.

2009-08-25 01:15:00

I should have seen this coming. I've always known my son was too much like me. When I took him to kindergarten the first time, he never looked back. I'm told I did the same thing. And the second time he went to overnight camp, I think I got one postcard.

2008-10-10 03:00:09

By McAlister, Joan Faber When I entered graduate school at the University of Iowa in 1996,1 had a partner, but no children. When I applied for my first tenure track job at Drake University in 2004, we had three children under the age of four.

2008-10-08 03:00:07

By Bloch, Lucienne S A PERSON I HADN'T thought of in decades sprang to mind recently with the zing of an arrow released from a bow. I was waiting for a bus on Lexington Avenue, headed downtown to a movie. There was no one else at the bus stop.

2008-10-02 15:00:37

By EUNNIE PARK, STAFF WRITER WHO: Diahann Carroll WHAT: "The Legs Are the Last to Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying and Other Things I Learned the Hard Way." WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday. WHERE: Bookends, 232 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood. 201-445- 0726; book-ends.com.

2008-09-22 15:00:33

By DAVID HOROVITZ Paul McCartney, just turned 15, was introduced to John Lennon, all of 16, at a church fete in Woolton, Liverpool, at which Lennon's skiffle group, The Quarrymen, was playing.

2008-09-16 09:00:33

By Interview by Paul Dalgarno PERFORMING AS THE STREETS IS really fun now because there are so many songs to choose from. It doesn't ever feel like we're playing anything average.

2008-09-10 21:00:21

By CHELSEY WINTRINGER Education means pretty much the world to me; I grew up in a poor family in a poor neighborhood with my mom, brother and sister. I never though about my future much.

2008-09-02 00:00:06

By Tessie Lim GEORGE W. Bush said: "I'm the decider." He also said "the vast majority of our imports come from outside the country", "it's important for folks to understand...


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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.