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You (Haven't) Come A Long Way Baby
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You (Haven't) Come A Long Way Baby

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There is a new feminist battle to be fought.

Fighting Fair
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Fighting Fair

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Five rules on having a good fight with your spouse.

The Sacred Place
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The Sacred Place

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Too many couples have sacrificed closeness to the call of The Late Show.

Building Fences
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Building Fences

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Don't rely on willpower alone to keep your resolutions.

I'm Rooting for Harry
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I'm Rooting for Harry

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J.K. Rowling can end the Harry Potter series with hope and optimism, or cynicism and disillusionment. Let's hope she chooses wisely.

Advice from Miss Deitz's Third-Grade Class
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Advice from Miss Deitz's Third-Grade Class

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Marriage is about more than giving. It's about putting our spouse's needs constantly and completely before our own.

We're Gonna Have a Ball!
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We're Gonna Have a Ball!

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Funerals can be a powerful force for change.

The Sandwich Generation
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The Sandwich Generation

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Reaching middle age doesn't have to mean getting squished from our growing children on one side and our aging parents on the other.

Your Red Pen
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Your Red Pen

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We all know the pain and humiliation of being the victim of an unedited speaker.

It's Not About the Diamond
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It's Not About the Diamond

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Presents are nice. Luxurious presents may be nicer. But don't confuse them with real thoughtfulness and caring.

Littering the Holy Land
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Littering the Holy Land

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Thank God, the streets of Jerusalem are alive once again. There is bustle and energy, hope and joy. And sadly, lots of garbage.

Waste Not
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Waste Not

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Putting your leftovers to maximum use.

Respect Your Elders
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Respect Your Elders

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No matter what your age, it's never too late to make a difference.

Fashion Statement
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Fashion Statement

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If you don't want to be treated like an object, don't dress like one.

Kvetching
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Kvetching

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Complaining isn't just a bad habit. It actually makes the problem worse.

Wrinkles and All
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Wrinkles and All

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The pleasures of reaching middle age.

Bonding through Mutual Dislike
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Bonding through Mutual Dislike

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Is gossip really a good way to create relationships?

Getting the Ear of the President
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Getting the Ear of the President

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Everyday you get the opportunity to meet the most important leader of the world. Are you ready?

Starting the New Year Right
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Starting the New Year Right

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We frequently spend our time on trivial pursuits at the expense of more important ones.

A Fresh Start
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A Fresh Start

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Yom Kippur is one of the most hopeful days of the year.

School Supplies Run Amok
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School Supplies Run Amok

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Mixed with delight and relief on the first day of school is the fear of the dreaded school supply lists.

Just the Two of Us
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Just the Two of Us

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There's nothing like a short vacation – just you and your spouse, with no kids – to strengthen your marriage.

Kindness Begins at Home
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Kindness Begins at Home

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Why do we feel proud of ourselves for cooking for an acquaintance who just gave birth and burdened by making dinner for our families?

Not in the Mood
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Not in the Mood

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It's the giving that counts, not the feeling.

Warmth on the Glacier
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Warmth on the Glacier

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Jewish unity in Alaska.

Unimaginable Perseverance
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Unimaginable Perseverance

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Brooke Ellison is a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down, and she's running for NY State senator.

19 Minutes a Day
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19 Minutes a Day

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Is that enough time to let your child know he or she is a top priority?

Standing Up for Israel
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Standing Up for Israel

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This is a time of trouble for our people, and there is no standing on the sidelines. We all need to be counted.

You've Got a Friend
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You've Got a Friend

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Our support and trust network is shrinking, and yes we should care.

Shamu and the Happy Marriage
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Shamu and the Happy Marriage

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Want to change your spouse's behavior? Reward desired action and ignore the undesirable.

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

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If teachers believed in the abilities of all of their students, they'd all achieve significantly more.

You're Beautiful
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You're Beautiful

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Of course it's more important to be kind, but beauty matters.

The Meaningful Job
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The Meaningful Job

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No job, however important, can provide our lives with all the meaning we need and seek.

Leave It to Mrs. Cleaver
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Leave It to Mrs. Cleaver

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Eating together as a family is not a luxury.

Hardwired
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Hardwired

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It's in the hardwiring, but does that make gossip good?

Distracted by Television
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Distracted by Television

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Turn off the TV and relate to your spouse.

Future Predictions
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Future Predictions

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We spend too much time on big worries for the future, and too little on the small kindnesses of the present.

Letting Go Revisited
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Letting Go Revisited

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Sending off my kids to Israel is getting harder, not easier.

Understanding of the Heart
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Understanding of the Heart

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Women's problems aren't new; the angst is. Here's the first step toward sanity

Living to Eat
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Living to Eat

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What should food mean to us?

Limiting Our Children's Education
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Limiting Our Children's Education

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Being well-rounded is neither an appropriate nor useful goal for children's education.

Re-Inventing Our Lives
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Re-Inventing Our Lives

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Don't believe the women's magazines. Passover tells us how to truly re-invent ourselves.

Passover: The Ultimate Immersion Course
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Passover: The Ultimate Immersion Course

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Passover so dominates our minds and actions, it's almost impossible not to grow from the experience.

Good and Bad Advice
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Good and Bad Advice

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This line has got to be one of the worst pieces of advice.

Hovering Too Low
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Hovering Too Low

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Many parents today are hovering over their children and denying them the opportunity to be responsible.

Post-Feminism Discontent
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Post-Feminism Discontent

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A new study shows that just maybe marriages with more rigidly defined roles lead to happier women.

Dressing Up at Home
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Dressing Up at Home

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Casual is not an attitude for a Jewish woman.

Who's Afraid of Commitment?
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Who's Afraid of Commitment?

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Getting married warrants a good dose of fear.

A Private Affair
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A Private Affair

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The boundaries between public and private, family and community, have all become blurred, to our detriment.

Big Bully
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Big Bully

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To make a real change in the school yard, we need to stop rewarding bullying in the business world.