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Beth Levine

  • The hi-tech gadgets women need now!

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Every time a new techno-gadget catalog turns up in my mail, I'm disappointed before I even open it. And it's not because keeping up with technology is next to impossible -- unless you're under the age of 18 and have a less-than-active social life. It's due to the fact that few of the...
  • Eight ways to give a great toast

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Making a toast at an event is a touching way to let friends and family know how much you value them and wish them well. I still get misty-eyed when I think of the beautiful toast that my brother-in-law gave at my wedding welcoming me to the family. But public speaking doesn't come...
  • Personal Touch Can Tame Parties, Trim Expenses

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Not too long ago, some Jewish mothers and I were discussing our kids' upcoming b'nai mitzvah. We were wondering how to tame the ever-escalating, three-ring circus that the parties have become.

    We are commanded to celebrate this important day in our children's lives as if it were a...

  • What You See Isn’t Quite What You Get

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I am at my desk, trying to read papers and look at my computer screen. Sounds simple, right? Ha. This entails putting on my reading glasses when I want to look at the papers. But then to see the computer screen I need to flip the glasses up and use only my contact lenses (contacts so...

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  • Clearing the Air About Allergies

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Scary statistic to contemplate: About 10 to 15 percent of kids suffer from allergies, and the rate has been rising steadily for the past 20 years. Though no one knows why allergies are skyrocketing, we do know what causes them. Allergies are an immunological "overreaction" to a...