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Lauren Cole Norton

By Lauren Cole Norton Owning a house has been a dream of mine since I was a kid, when I would spend my days building dens in the wooded area behind my family’s home.  I would clear brush and brambles till my forearms were a bloody patchwork, then fill my space with purloined items from…

By Lauren Norton I’m not always proud to be Irish.  We have been an independent nation for less than a century, and our track record in that time has drawn the attention of both Nobel Prize committees and human rights…

By Lauren Norton I was back in Midtown less than 24 hours when I got my first parking ticket of 2015.  As often happens, the lovely ladies at Capital Nails convinced me to upgrade my $12 manicure into a full blown spa treatment.  The hour on the meter ticked by while my hands were…

By Lauren Norton I have loved sandwiches since I was a little kid.  Growing up in Ireland, my Mom always made me a packed lunch to take to school, a tradition she continued well into my high school years.  Everyone at school knew about my mom’s sandwiches, and she would often make me extras to…