Pursuit of Happiness Hour: Friday the 13th Edition
Sep13

Pursuit of Happiness Hour: Friday the 13th Edition

At this time last week, we were counting the hours to cruise missiles inevitably raining on Syria. Today, not so much. So as far as we’re concerned, we’re coming out ahead THIS Friday the 13th! That doesn’t mean it’s going to be all smooth sailing ahead: The economy is still tanking for most of us, and the Republicans in Congress are poised for another fiscal showdown (“Defund Obamacare or we’ll...

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Pursuit of Happiness Hour: Mother’s Day Edition
May11

Pursuit of Happiness Hour: Mother’s Day Edition

Like many American families, our Mother’s Day tradition involves Sunday brunch, which usually includes a lovely, sweet mimosa. After all, if a day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine, what would you call a celebration without champagne? The wonderful thing about mimosas is how easy they are to make: Half chilled orange juice and half chilled sparkling wine, and it’s okay to use the budget label. I’d...

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Pursuit of Happiness Hour, Cinco de Mayo Edition: Margaritas For the Court
May04

Pursuit of Happiness Hour, Cinco de Mayo Edition: Margaritas For the Court

If you’re a political junkie (and we’re betting that visitors to this site share that trait with us), 2012 will either be the ultimate thrill ride (if the Democrats do well) or a tragedy (if the GOP takes back the Senate and/or the Presidency). That’s why we don’t feel we need an excuse to enjoy a Pursuit of Happiness Hour cocktail, even when the calendar gives us such lovely ones like Cinco de Mayo. And...

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Pursuit of Happiness Hour: The SAHM Chocolate BonBon Martini
Apr13

Pursuit of Happiness Hour: The SAHM Chocolate BonBon Martini

Today may be Friday the 13th, but Wednesday night was unlucky for Democratic strategist and political commentator Hilary Rosen, thanks to an unfortunate observation about Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann. We hate the misconception that persists, that stay-at-home moms are sitting around the house, eating bon-bons… which is why this week’s Pursuit of Happiness Hour recipe is such an ironic choice.

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Special Mad Men Themed Pursuit of Happiness Hour
Mar23

Special Mad Men Themed Pursuit of Happiness Hour

Believe it or not, I’m not consumed with politics 24/7. I also watch a lot of escapist television. I think it makes a nice counterweight against the unrelenting march of right-wing nuttery I immerse myself in just by keeping up on the news. So I’m especially excited about this weekend’s premiere of the long-awaited fifth season of Mad Men — which isn’t as purely escapist as you might think. Every episode...

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