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How to Really Talk with Your Kids
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How to Really Talk with Your Kids

For starters, do not ask them, “How was your day?”

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Your Child Got Divorced?!
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Your Child Got Divorced?!

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I am astounded by people’s utter lack of sensitivity.

The Irate Customer
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The Irate Customer

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A heated argument at my local grocer reminded me how easy it is to completely lose it.

The Problem with Public Displays of Affection
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The Problem with Public Displays of Affection

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Constant PDAs cheapen intimacy.

Stop. It’s a Beautiful World
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Stop. It’s a Beautiful World

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Appreciating breathtaking beauty does not come easily to me.

Don’t Listen to Anna Wintour
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Don’t Listen to Anna Wintour

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Who says we have to accept society’s definition of beauty?

Into the Desert
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Into the Desert

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Reconciling the spiritual and the physical during the holiday of Sukkot.

Don’t Let Your Mistakes Define You
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Don’t Let Your Mistakes Define You

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Like the professional athlete, you’ve got to get back into the game and play to win.

Are You a Social Justice Warrior?
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Are You a Social Justice Warrior?

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It takes a lot more than posting something on Twitter.

My Front Garden Is Not a Garbage Dump!
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My Front Garden Is Not a Garbage Dump!

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So why do people have no problem throwing their trash there?

Waking Up for Rosh Hashanah
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Waking Up for Rosh Hashanah

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Don’t live your life by rote.

The Overprotective Mom in the Park
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The Overprotective Mom in the Park

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By turning a simple playground challenge into a traumatic situation requiring medical attention, she was disabling him.

My Amazing Payback for Keeping My Big Mouth Shut
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My Amazing Payback for Keeping My Big Mouth Shut

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Everyone has one great airline story. Here’s mine.

Facing My Inevitable Death as I Grow Older
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Facing My Inevitable Death as I Grow Older

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This article is invigorating, not depressing!

It Never Rains in California in the Summer
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It Never Rains in California in the Summer

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And then suddenly, one day, it did.

You <i>Cannot</i> Be Anything You Want
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You Cannot Be Anything You Want

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We all have limitations. Deal with it.

Sometimes It Really Is Just a Phase
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Sometimes It Really Is Just a Phase

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Don’t make a bad mood more than it is.

Words of Wisdom from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts
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Words of Wisdom from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

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Taking your ego out of the equation.

Sharing Your Spouse’s Interests (Even When You Really Don’t)
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Sharing Your Spouse’s Interests (Even When You Really Don’t)

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If it’s important to him, I try to make it important to me.

No One’s Perfect
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No One’s Perfect

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I’ve been too judgmental lately.

Trump and Other Topics I Refuse to Talk About
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Trump and Other Topics I Refuse to Talk About

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We are given only a certain number of words to use in our lifetime. Don’t waste them.

Why the Messiah Must be on His Way
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Why the Messiah Must be on His Way

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My unforgettable encounter with unadulterated innocence, sincerity and truth.

Hostile Words
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Hostile Words

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My neighbor accused me of being a thief.

Don’t Say It’s Too Late
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Don’t Say It’s Too Late

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Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

Feeling the Awe on Shavuot
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Feeling the Awe on Shavuot

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Start by taking a walk with a two-year-old.

This Isn’t the Life I Ordered
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This Isn’t the Life I Ordered

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You may be right. But it’s the one you’ve got and it’s your job to make the best of it.

Yelling at Joe Biden’s Teacher
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Yelling at Joe Biden’s Teacher

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His mother showed him that she has his back, but was that enough?

Groundhog Day Revisited
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Groundhog Day Revisited

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Why do I find every morning, afternoon and evening to be the same?

Breaking Routine
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Breaking Routine

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Multi-tasking may be touted as a female trait but it seems to have missed me!

The Line Outside My Bedroom Door
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The Line Outside My Bedroom Door

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If only I had an ensuite bathroom!

Ladies, Don’t Lose Sight of the Essence of Passover
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Ladies, Don’t Lose Sight of the Essence of Passover

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I’d rather organize my cupboards than look at the ways I still need to grow.

My Goal This Passover Seder
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My Goal This Passover Seder

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To simply tell our children the incredible story of what God did for us when He took us out of the slavery in Egypt.

Giving and Receiving Compliments
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Giving and Receiving Compliments

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A small idea that could really change the world.

That Jerk is Also Created in the Image of God
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That Jerk is Also Created in the Image of God

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“I love humanity; it’s just people I can’t stand.”

Don’t Get Smashed on Purim
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Don’t Get Smashed on Purim

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Getting rip-roaring drunk misses the whole point of Purim.

Facebook Rats
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Facebook Rats

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Stop pressing the lever.

Juicy Piece of Gossip
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Juicy Piece of Gossip

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Applying the 24-hour rule to sharing gossip.

How Can I Give Advice?
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How Can I Give Advice?

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With too many variables and unknowns, how do I know what’s right for you, your husband or your child?

Playing the Martyr
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Playing the Martyr

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I’ve been violating every marriage and parenting principle I know.

Telling Kids What to Do
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Telling Kids What to Do

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Are parents afraid to teach their young kids values and proper behavior in a clear, unambiguous manner?

Why Vince Lombardi Was Wrong
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Why Vince Lombardi Was Wrong

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Lessons from playing Foosball with my grandson.

Words and Marriage
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Words and Marriage

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What you say and how you say it make a huge difference, especially in marriage.

The Best Of
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The Best Of

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What we can learn from year-end Top 10 lists.

It’s Not about the Donuts
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It’s Not about the Donuts

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Don’t let the UN vote get you down this Hanukkah.

Shine Your Light
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Shine Your Light

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Every person has their unique light to bring forth to the world.

The $1 Million Hollywood Bar Mitzvah
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The $1 Million Hollywood Bar Mitzvah

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What is driving this kind of insane indulgence?

Lunch at the White House
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Lunch at the White House

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The intoxicating allure of power.

Speech-less
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Speech-less

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We seem to be living in a world of increasing indifference and selfishness.

My Big Birthday
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My Big Birthday

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Every birthday is an opportunity to reflect and be grateful.

Validated by Facebook
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Validated by Facebook

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I was shocked to discover how much I care about what people say about me on Facebook.