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Caring about Wrinkles
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Caring about Wrinkles

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Comparing myself to those who are taller, richer, healthier and who have smoother skin.

Dogs over Motherhood
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Dogs over Motherhood

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Puppies are a lot easier.

Grocery Shopping as Contact Sport
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Grocery Shopping as Contact Sport

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Where human behavior is on display – at its best and, more frequently, at its worst.

6 Educational Principles from the Passover Seder
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6 Educational Principles from the Passover Seder

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Ask questions, tell stories and make learning fun.

Passover’s Freedom
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Passover’s Freedom

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Getting rid of the leaven inside our hearts.

Dealing with Telemarketers
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Dealing with Telemarketers

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Take a deep breath….

Israeli Courage
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Israeli Courage

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An encounter with Jews who put their lives on the line for the Jewish people.

Suckered by Sales
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Suckered by Sales

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Those ads know exactly how to get me.

Is AIPAC’s Influence in Decline?
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Is AIPAC’s Influence in Decline?

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If it is, here’s an important Purim silver lining.

Malala and Queen Esther
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Malala and Queen Esther

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It took a young girl from Pakistan to help me identify the incredible courage women possess today.

Cheating to Win
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Cheating to Win

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Do our kids realize that losing is not the worst thing to happen? Do we?

Looking Good for Your Husband
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Looking Good for Your Husband

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It tells him: you’re the most important person in the world to me.

I Will Never Quit
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I Will Never Quit

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Living with the Navy Seals code.

Five Illusions about Love
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Five Illusions about Love

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Five myths that hamper our ability to create a thriving, loving marriage.

The Casablanca Perspective
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The Casablanca Perspective

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Looking at life in the grand scheme of things.

If Only Syndrome
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If Only Syndrome

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The surefire way to unhappiness.

My Manicurist
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My Manicurist

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I had no idea the Vietnamese woman doing my nails was a courageous heroine as tough as nails.

My New Floor
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My New Floor

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My surprising new obsession.

Lessons from Extreme Makeover Weight Loss
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Lessons from Extreme Makeover Weight Loss

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How would you be different if you had the ultimate coach who believed in you?

Gratitude Leads to Happiness
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Gratitude Leads to Happiness

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How to bring the gratitude attitude into our homes and daily lives.

The Secret to a Happy Marriage: For Men
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The Secret to a Happy Marriage: For Men

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She needs to feel that in your eyes, she is in first place. And show it with your actions.

The Secret to a Happy Marriage: For Women
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The Secret to a Happy Marriage: For Women

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Make your husband your priority.

Let It All Hang Out
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Let It All Hang Out

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Our home is not Club Med. It is not a place where anything goes.

Insensitive Gaffes
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Insensitive Gaffes

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You can mean well and still cause a lot of hurt.

Hanukkah is NOT Thanksgiving
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Hanukkah is NOT Thanksgiving

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Why Hanukkah is the most anti-American holiday of all.

People, Not Objects
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People, Not Objects

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A valuable lesson from my not-so-nice behavior.

No More Mask
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No More Mask

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As we get older, with fewer defenses and inhibitions to provide any filters, our real selves poke through.

Find Your Passion, Later
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Find Your Passion, Later

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Hard work and success lead to passion. Not the other way around.

God’s Most Amazing Creature
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God’s Most Amazing Creature

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And it doesn’t have four legs.

The Family Dinner
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The Family Dinner

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Why it needs to be a priority in your home.

Fighting in Front of the Children
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Fighting in Front of the Children

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Kids need to see some disagreements – and amicable conflict resolution.

Tough Teachers
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Tough Teachers

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The gift of great expectations.

Embarrassed by Spouse
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Embarrassed by Spouse

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No matter what, we should always have our spouse’s back.

Living Outside the Comfort Zone
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Living Outside the Comfort Zone

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Sukkot lifts us above our world of illusions.

Pushing the Reset Button
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Pushing the Reset Button

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This Yom Kippur, know your adversary.

Lasting Change this Rosh Hashanah
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Lasting Change this Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah is about commitments, not resolutions.

Two Funerals
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Two Funerals

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Personal lessons from two upsetting, sobering experiences.

Our No-Cell-Phone Vacation
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Our No-Cell-Phone Vacation

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I realized just how much interaction we lose on a daily basis due to our preoccupation with the phone.

Kate Middleton’s Post-Pregnancy Paunch
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Kate Middleton’s Post-Pregnancy Paunch

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We should be embarrassed that we even noticed it.

Time Alone
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Time Alone

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Why do we have such a hard time spending quiet time alone with just ourselves?

News Junkie
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News Junkie

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The never-ending news cycle has become a freak show. Can we disengage?

Hold On to the Moment
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Hold On to the Moment

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Stopping my mind from wandering into those negative places.

Longing for God
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Longing for God

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Tisha B’Av is an opportune time to recapture our intense drive to connect with our Creator.

Making Summer Count
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Making Summer Count

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Chilling out is fine. But three months hanging out poolside?

Visionary
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Visionary

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A lesson in greatness from George Marston.

MYOB
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MYOB

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It’s getting really hard to keep your private life private.

Advice for Sick Friends
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Advice for Sick Friends

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Sometimes our advice is not only wrong, it’s hurtful.

It’s the Little Things
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It’s the Little Things

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Every act of kindness counts.

Mirror Mirror Off the Wall
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Mirror Mirror Off the Wall

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Making character our primary focus does not mean that we should go around unkempt, wearing a burlap sack.

Personal Hygiene in Public
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Personal Hygiene in Public

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When did it become okay to floss your teeth and clean your ears in public?