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  • To Be Confident, Act Confident

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    December 25, 2013 | 12:30 am

    When I was a senior in high school, I was elected to be the Drum Major for the school marching band. That’s the person who stands up in front of the band and directs it, issuing commands during shows and parades using voice, whistle, and baton movements.

    Shortly before I started...

  • 11 observations on life and living

    November 15, 2013 | 11:38 am

    1. We just want someone to listen to us.

    My mother broke her hip, she’s in rehab, she wants to get out but, imprisoned, she needs someone to listen to her story. I’m providing that service.

    That’s what we all want. Someone we don’t have to be our best self with. Someone we can...

  • Welcome to Sacred Parenting

    Elaine Rose Glickman

    October 15, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    B”H

    Welcome to Sacred Parenting!

    I’m Elaine Rose Glickman – a rabbi, an author, and a mother of three (fabulous) children –and I’m delighted to introduce my new blog. The blog takes its name from my book Sacred Parenting: Jewish Wisdom and Practical Guidance for Your Family’s...

  • Dear Dr.L

    By Dr. Limor Blockman

    May 30, 2013 | 12:32 pm

    Dear Dr.L- your real questions answered thoroughly by your devoted Sex & Relationship Counselor Dr.Limor.

    All questioners should be addressed to 

    Doctorlimor@gmail.com

     

    Dear Dr.L ,

    Thank you for answering our questions and for caring, I appreciate it!

    My name is Ron,...

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  • Dear Dr. L

    By Dr. Limor Blockman

    May 16, 2013 | 1:02 pm

    Dear Dr.L- your real questions answered thoroughly by your devoted Sex & Relationship Counselor Dr.Limor.

    All questioners should be addressed to

    Doctorlimor@gmail.com

     

    Dear Dr.Limor,

    I'm contacting you in regards to a matter I have been struggling with, ever since my...

  • Dear Dr.L

    By Dr. Limor Blockman

    May 9, 2013 | 1:53 pm

    Dear Dr.L- your real questions answered thoroughly by your devoted Sex & Relationship Counselor Dr.Limor.

    All questions should be addressed to doctorlimor@gmail.com


    Dear Dr.Limor,
    I'm writing you regarding a matter that has been troubling me immensely in the last couple of...

  • ONLINE DATING DON’TS

    By Ilana Angel

    May 4, 2013 | 7:50 am

    After a week of online dating I feel I must lend a helping hand to the men who are online trying to meet a nice woman.  By men of course I mean man, because in the sea of men available online, I imagine that only one in a million is actually looking for something more than a booty...

  • Thermostat or Thermometer: How Do You Function?

    By Samira Asemanfar

    August 21, 2012 | 10:23 am

    It is very simple. As most genius is (in retrospect).

    As an entrepreneur, mother, friend, lover, spouse or whatever valuable role you play: are you a thermostat or thermometer?
    A thermostat sets the temperature that it expects.
    A thermometer reads the current temperature.

    If you are just an observer, being a thermometer works. But in your life, you are a thermostat. Your company and your family look to you to successfully set expectations and regulate. The dangerous place is to act as a thermometer when you are positioned as a thermostat.

    Check yourself.

  • Dealing with a boss who lies

    By Marcia and Dr. Rick

    September 1, 2011 | 6:04 pm

    Claudia writes: I have a boss that lies constantly and yells a lot. Sometimes he seems genuinely unbalanced.  Complaints to upper management have resulted in my being even more poorly treated. It’s clearly time to leave before I get fired so I am actively looking for another...

  • Job hunting woes

    By Marcia and Dr. Rick

    August 9, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    Peter from New York City writes: 

    I’m having difficulty finding a job. I finished a college degree in 2001 and haven’t found a full time job since. I’ve been applying online to job ads in various industries. I didn’t know what to major in but ended up with a major in Health...

  • Date Down or Slim Down

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    June 14, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Yes, I Still Think You Should Get Skinny
    So as you may know, a while back, I posted a blog about why I think you should get skinny.  You can read it here.  It was reposted as the “this” on Jezebel which you can find here.  And since then, I’ve been taking in what has been a...

  • A little AIPAC advice for Obama

    By Rob Eshman

    May 20, 2011 | 2:20 pm

    I have some advice for President Barack Obama, who is going to be walking into the lion’s den when he speaks before the 10,000 AIPAC delegates at their national conference this Sunday.

    Here’s my advice.  Don’t backpedal.  Look the delegates in their 20,000 eyes and say,...

  • Words from the heart… but not too many

    May 10, 2011 | 5:01 pm

    Jeremy would be standing in front of 220 people the next day, including colleagues, friends, family and his bride. As he walked the streets, the groom-to-be mentally composed his wedding speech. The following evening, without missing a single beat, Jeremy had the audience in fits of...

  • Lisa B.

    May 3, 2011 | 6:32 pm

    Here are 13 things about Lisa she wants you to know:

    1. I am a huge astronomy lover and own the original Chicago Tribune when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, July 20, 1969. 

    2. I have revised this list 9 times. Niiinnnee timmmess. 

    3. I have severe disdain toward shorthand...

  • ANALYSIS: Who advises McCain and Obama?

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 28, 2008 | 5:50 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- When the question of recognizing Israel landed on President Harry Truman's desk in May 1948, he had to balance the advice of his old friend, Clark Clifford, against the general he deeply admired, George Marshall.

    In the end Truman went with his friend,...
  • Life lessons from the trenches of cancer survival

    By Roberto Loiederman

    September 4, 2008 | 1:36 am

    On my neck there's a large, upside-down L-shaped scar. One leg of the L runs from my right shoulder blade upward to just below my right ear; the other leg takes a 90-degree turn, following the jaw line to my chin. The right side of my neck -- the inside of the L -- looks as if it's...
  • Settle down

    By Amy Klein

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    When it comes to dating, even Tobey Maguire is interested in the concept of settling.

    Now, I have no idea about Spidey's love life -- last I heard he was with Lois Lane, wait, no, that's Superman, not Spider-Man, and this just in -- the real Maguire is married and expecting his...

  • Leave the house

    By Teresa Strasser

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    There's nothing more smug and insidious than a girl who has finally fallen in love and thinks she now has all the answers. She can save you from your sad, pathetic, damaged love life and cure you of your nasty man-repellant habits. No matter what condescending tip she's giving you,...
  • Eight ways to give a great toast

    By Beth Levine

    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...
  • Research and references are the key to selecting assisted living facility

    By Dr. Rachelle Zukerman

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Many potential residents pin their hopes on assisted living and its menu of services as a means to keep them independent for as long as possible. Seniors who require help and support in managing their daily activities, but who don't need medical oversight or intense supervision, are...
  • Five ways to find your purpose after 50 or 60 or 70 or . . .

    By David Corbett

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Most people can now expect to live longer. Those extra years are a great gift. But they can be an albatross if people don't know what to do with them. A minority of people like to stay the course, whatever it is. But most people find they need to dig down to their core selves and...
  • Six-pointed plan for victory

    By Rob Eshman

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Last week, Karl Rove, the architect of George W. Bush's election victories, offered Barack Obama free advice on how to defeat Hillary Clinton.

    In that spirit, I'd like to offer you my six-pointed plan on how to win the Jewish vote in '08.

    What makes me such an expert? I'm no Karl...

  • Dear Abby of Cyberspace

    By Leda Siskind

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    For a while this past year, several thousand girls between the ages of 10 and 14 read my words every day by logging on to Allykatzz.com, an Internet site for "'tween" girls that provides a safe alternative to MySpace and Facebook.

    They wrote to me about their parents' divorce or...

  • Raising pint-sized ‘People of the Book’

    By Sharon Duke Estroff

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    To harried modern parents, few things sound more luxurious than a quiet weekend away -- no cell phones, no televisions -- with a pile of unread books. To the vast majority of their children, few things sound more torturous. It's not that modern-day kids don't enjoy reading. Most do....
  • Flower choices can make your simcha a blooming success

    By Jenny Stamos

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    You may not wear white for your wedding or hold your ceremony in a synagogue, but chances are you'll incorporate flowers into your day somehow, whether it's with an extravagant bouquet or a simple hair accessory. Here's what to consider when choosing your blooms:
    First Things First...
  • Listen, kids, and you shall hear—it ain’t gonna be easy

    By Ted Roberts

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Listen my children, and you shall hear
    The bar mitzvah course that we shall steer.
    The purpose of this speech is to prepare you for your bar mitzvah. And to let you know -- as Noah thought when he received the blueprints from the Master Shipbuilder -- this ain't gonna be easy....
  • Brotherly Advice

    By Adam Wills

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In the last year, my younger brother has been asking for and taking my dating advice on an almost daily basis. It's a fact that continues to astound me. This isn't to say I don't have anything worthwhile to say on the topic, despite the fact that I'm married now and raising two kids....
  • Happiness—maybe it’s not ‘out there’

    By Alisa Ruby

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It all started with the phone call from my Jewish mother in the Philadelphia suburbs about five years ago: "My friend's son is moving to L.A. I think he has an on-again-off-again girlfriend. But, he's cute and nice. Anyway, he's going to call you for coffee." Innocent enough, or so I...
  • Briefs: Peres elected President of Israel; Oprah criticized for pro-Israel stance

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Peres Elected President of Israel

    Shimon Peres became Israel's ninth president. In parliamentary voting Wednesday, the longtime leader defeated rival Knesset members Reuven Rivlin and Colette Avital. Rivlin and Avital dropped out after the first round, having received 37 and 21...
  • Note to new grads: it’s just the beginning!

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    College graduation: the distinctive rite of passage that marks a child as an adult. Adorned in ceremonious celebration and family gathering, it is an event that simultaneously acknowledges our accomplishments and introduces us to the possibilities -- and realities -- of our futures,...
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