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  • Teaching teenage girls self-esteem

    By Julie Bien

    December 30, 2014 | 10:01 am

    During a self-empowerment workshop titled “You Are Beautiful,” a 13-year-old girl raised her hand and asked, “Have you ever hurt yourself?” 
    Gabby Diaz, the counselor moderating this particular workshop and a radio host at 105.9 FM (Power 106), was at a loss for words as the...
  • Judaism’s greatest lesson: Behavior matters most

    By Dennis Prager

    February 13, 2013 | 8:29 am

    If I were asked to identify the greatest Jewish teaching, the most important lesson to be learned from all of Judaism, I would argue that, aside from ethical monotheism, it is that behavior matters more than anything else, and certainly more than feelings.

    As the Talmud tells us,...

  • Club Kung Fu teaches special kids lots more than skill

    By Nathan Sobol

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It was Monday, Jan. 8, the day of the college football national championship game, which I was eager to watch, since it was my favorite sport. But the game also fell on the day of the opening of Club Kung Fu at The Friendship Circle. I was a volunteer in the program.

    What should I...

  • Sportsmanship Starts With Parents

    By Julie M. Brown

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Years ago, when my son was beginning his foray into competitive tennis, I entered him in a local, somewhat low-key tournament intended to introduce new players to tennis competition. I thought it would be fun. But as I watched my son's match, the activity one court over distracted...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Singles

    By Stephen A. Simon

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    So you've finally decided to place a personal ad.Can't believe you waited so long. Just describe yourself, the personyou want to meet and -- Shazam! Couple of phone calls, cafe, Italianrestaurant, and you'll be on your way.

    Easier than finding mustard at a hot dogconvention. Maybe you...