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  • Enslaving Expectations

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    2 weeks ago

    In 2012, the late Joan Rivers said that Johnny Carson had given her the biggest break of her career.  She became very close to him and even substitute hosted when he was on vacation.  When she accepted her own show, opposite his, Carson cut all tie with Rivers.

    I once acted as an...

  • Dating with Children: Hope & Expectations

    By Ilana Angel

    April 15, 2012 | 1:08 pm

    Dating is hard.  Dating with young children is harder.  Dating with older children in nerve wracking.  My son is 16 and now has opinions about who I date.  He wants me to be happy and is very protective of my heart.  He has seen it get broken and so he wants to make sure I date...

  • Grading Parents on Report Card Day

    By Julie G Fax

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Report card season is meant as judgment day for kids, but in many cases it is the parents who come under scrutiny -- most notably by the kids themselves.

    How a parent reacts can bring a kid's self-esteem up or knock it down, can encourage them to put forth more effort or...

  • The Perfect Woman

    By Mark Miller

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    One of the greatest mysteries in my life, besides how to program my Tivo, is why it's taking me so long to meet my soulmate.

    After all, Los Angeles is filled with hundreds of thousands of women, maybe even millions, looking for their soulmate. And I've had coffee dates with...

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  • Spying the Future

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In "Happiness Is a Choice" (Fawcett, 1991), Barry Neil Kaufman, founder of the Option Institute, tells an amazing story about a young patient named Katie, whose parents brought her to him in a last-ditch effort to give her a "decent future." She had severe disabilities and came to...

  • Damaged Goods

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Have you ever noticed how people who buy a newspaper from a coin-operated rack tend to ignore the top paper, and dig down for the second or third copy?

    It's basically an attempt to get a more pristine copy, for fear that the top copy may be damaged or missing something. Many folks...

  • Building Up

    By Elizabeth Much

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When I heard his voice on my office voice mail, I knew right away that I'd like him. My girlfriend in San Francisco had just left a message forewarning me of this eligible divorcé's phone call.

    "He looks like JFK Jr.," she raved.

    Though he was extremely geographically undesirable,...

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