By Emma Simonoff If you miss “Lizzie McGuire,” watch “Ally McBeal” If Lizzie McGuire went to Harvard Law School, she would become Ally McBeal. Like Lizzie, J.D. from “Scrubs” and Addie from “Unfabulous” combined, Ally has a lively and visual imagination. She pictures heads blowing up, people being thrown into dump trucks and babies dancing […]

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By Emma Simonoff The Hamptons are a symbol of elegance — of old money getting away from the dirty muck of summer in Manhattan. When I picture the Hamptons, I imagine manicured families wearing all white to polite barbecues and getting up early to play tennis at the beach house before going to the club […]

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By Emma Simonoff Here is a list of reality competition hosts and their role in their show’s hypothetical family. Jeff Probst: The rich uncle “Survivor” host Jeff Probst is that combination of down-to-earth and detached person who says, “We’re family but we’re not friends.” He’s on the family vacation, but he’s staying at a nicer […]

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By Emma Simonoff Hungry Hungry Hippos is a classic American board game. Although I don’t remember playing it myself, I remember the Tanners playing it on “Full House,” so it was a big part of my childhood. Hungry Hungry Hippos strongly embodies the American hard-working spirit. The game brings families together to prepare children for […]

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