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Will Cosmetic Surgery Help?
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Will Cosmetic Surgery Help?

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A facelift is not the solution to the real problem at hand.

The Duggar Family
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The Duggar Family

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She's expecting her 20th child. Why all the vitriol?

An Open Letter to Teachers
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An Open Letter to Teachers

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Before our parent/teacher meeting, allow me to explain where I'm coming from.

Android & Me
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Android & Me

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I took the plunge and acquired the latest Android phone. It went downhill from there.

The Kim Kardashian Spectacle
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The Kim Kardashian Spectacle

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This new low reminds us of the toxicity of Reality TV.

My Day of Silence
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My Day of Silence

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What I learned from not talking for one day.

Friendship & Empathy
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Friendship & Empathy

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Rare and precious is the friend who experiences your pain like his or her own.

Sukkot: Intense Closeness
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Sukkot: Intense Closeness

The holiday reminds me of the special times of marrying off my daughters.

Nothing's Perfect
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Nothing's Perfect

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This Yom Kippur, I regret looking at what doesn't work, and I'm learning to focus on the positive.

Three Ideas for Rosh Hashanah
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Three Ideas for Rosh Hashanah

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Bringing down to earth the machzor's central ideas.

Rosh Hashanah Opportunity
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Rosh Hashanah Opportunity

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God wants to grant us another year of life. Are we ready to embrace it?

My Relentless Taskmaster
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My Relentless Taskmaster

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The tyranny of To-Do lists.

Even The Food Channel
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Even The Food Channel

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Humiliation as a form of entertainment.

Surviving a Family Vacation
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Surviving a Family Vacation

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Laughter is really the only way.

How to Win Friends
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How to Win Friends

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A world about me is a very lonely place. A world about others is rich and fulfilling.

Thoughtful Gift
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Thoughtful Gift

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Small stuff counts.

Feeling the Pain
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Feeling the Pain

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Since the death of my granddaughter I carry a sense of pain wherever I go.

Family Vacation
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Family Vacation

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It doesn't have to be an oxymoron.

The Alzheimer's Risk
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The Alzheimer's Risk

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Relinquishing our illusion of control.

God's Most Fascinating Creature
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God's Most Fascinating Creature

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Who needs reality TV? Just look around you.

Girl Talk
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Girl Talk

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Is complimenting a girl on her looks so bad?

Summer Is Here
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Summer Is Here

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It’s been all of three days and I’m pulling my hair out!

Baseball and Blackberry
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Baseball and Blackberry

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Are you addicted?

Me, a Crook?
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Me, a Crook?

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A librarian had the chutzpah to insinuate I'm a thief.

Waiting for Passion
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Waiting for Passion

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There are so many good causes. Pick one and throw yourself into it.

My Shavuot Preparation
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My Shavuot Preparation

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Appreciating the gift of Torah.

Guinea Pig Kids
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Guinea Pig Kids

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The gender-less baby: There’s a bit of Kathy Witterick and David Stocker in all of us.

Waiting in Line
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Waiting in Line

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I can't let everyone go ahead of me. What's a religious Jewish woman to do?

The Manicure
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The Manicure

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My hands carry the war wounds of serious work in the kitchen. They are a badge of honor.

Happiness Is Not the Goal
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Happiness Is Not the Goal

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The secret to happiness is to not focus on it.

Marriage After Children
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Marriage After Children

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Two-thirds of couples see the quality of their relationship drop within three years of the birth of a child.

Preventing Resentment in Marriage
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Preventing Resentment in Marriage

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Six strategies on how to deal with the common frustrations in marriage.

Missing the Main Event
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Missing the Main Event

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Amidst all the Passover cleaning, cooking and shopping, the Seder gets short shrift.

Beneath the Betrayal
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Beneath the Betrayal

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Looking for meaning in all the wrong places.

Dressing Our Girls
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Dressing Our Girls

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Jennifer Moses needs to act on her concerns about how society is objectifying girls.

Foodies
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Foodies

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Are you living to eat or eating to live?

What Is Bullying?
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What Is Bullying?

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If every act of cruelty is bullying, then the word loses all meaning.

Bullying: Some Perspective Please
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Bullying: Some Perspective Please

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I think the school's zero tolerance towards bullying is going too far.

The Business of Marriage
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The Business of Marriage

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Applying effective business principles to marriage.

Call Me Mrs. Braverman Revisited
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Call Me Mrs. Braverman Revisited

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Calling someone by their first name is an expression of closeness that I reserve for the relationships that really count.

Telling Lies
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Telling Lies

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When is it appropriate to shade the truth?

I'll Love You If…
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I'll Love You If…

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Great marriages are based on unconditional commitment.

Turn Off the TV and Leave them Alone
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Turn Off the TV and Leave them Alone

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Two simple, cost-free suggestions to nurture your kids' creativity.

Creativity & Kids
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Creativity & Kids

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Do standardized tests and structure thwart creativity and talent?

Reality of Abortion
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Reality of Abortion

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It’s unbearable to see some parents anxiously straining to hear a heartbeat, while others seek to still that beat forever.

Kissinger and Words
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Kissinger and Words

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Will your words come back to haunt you?

Learning from the Holocaust
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Learning from the Holocaust

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Survivors put my petty selfishness and complaints to shame.

Accepting Compliments
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Accepting Compliments

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It’s important to know how to give. It’s just as important to know how to receive.

My Most Important List
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My Most Important List

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A surprising and humbling lesson from a gourmet food magazine.

Saying No
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Saying No

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What to do when the person won't take no as the answer.