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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...

  • The Rules of Girlfriend Friendship

    By Ilana Angel

    March 20, 2013 | 8:08 am

    Everyone has their own set of rules when it comes to friendship, myself included.  Those rules can get complicated when you are in love with your best friend, but that is another blog for another day.  When it comes to a girlfriend, I have a very specific stance.  If trust is lost,...

  • Go Ahead, Lick Your Lips

    By Leora Alhadeff

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When you clean your house for Pesach, don't forget your drawer full of makeup. Yes, makeup. Your lipstick, lip gloss, foundation and eye shadow may contain wheat and oats that some rabbis say you need to stash away with the rest of your unleavened food products.

    But for ladies who...

  • Active Camps for the Unathletic

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Jordan Cinnamon, 15, has been crazy about the ocean since he was a little kid, so when it came to choosing a way to spend the summer, the idea of going to a regular sports camps didn't appeal to him.

    "I really don't like that many sports," admitted the high school freshman from...

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  • The Sabra Seduction

    By Gali Wexler

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It was an offer I could refuse -- but only for a short time. Yaniv was his name, and his sweet entreaty epitomized the dating habits of the macho, cocky Israeli man (can you say caveman with a cell phone and Chanel sunglasses?). He cunningly wanted to prepare hot cocoa for me in his...

  • To the Graduates

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    I can't remember a word spoken by Ira Goldstein, the Plainview (NY) High School valedictorian, Class of 1965, but I'm sure his graduation address was brilliant. Ira, who apparently was in the Philosophy Club with me for three now-forgotten years, was the most brilliant boy in a class...