On Saturday I did not get out of bed until almost 9 in the evening. I got up, had a cup of tea, and went straight back to bed. I didn’t answer my phone except to talk with my son who was with his dad for a couple of days. I slept, read, prayed, and tried to get a little...
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Courtney Myrick, 27, trained to be a massage therapist several years ago but found that customer service jobs paid the bills. After 10 years in the industry, however, jobs became scarce and less stable.
After a layoff in June, Myrick enrolled in BankWorks, a free program...
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I absolutely love being Jewish, I love everything about it, the food, the culture, the faith itself. However, the terrible thing about being Jewish is that constant feeling that there is something wrong with you. Seriously, worry is our “thing”! That’s just what we do, what has...
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As if getting myself into college hadn't been difficult enough, now I'm embarking on the adventure of navigating my son through the process. I call it an "adventure," because it truly is nothing less -- a roller-coaster ride fraught with sudden turns, unexpected pitfalls,...
February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm
No one deserves a spa experience more than you do. Just picture it -- warm tubs scented with essential oils, invigorating body scrubs, refreshing botanical blend face masks smoothed on in soothing circular massaging motions and misty showers with luscious gels.
Sound divine? You...
February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
John F. Kennedy once said, "When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity."
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January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Our youngest son has just celebrated his bar mitzvah, and I am recovering from a case of Post-Bar Mitzvah Stress Disorder. This is a seriously underreported malady, yet shockingly, the government has yet to allocate a single dollar to research. If this doesn't change soon, I'm going...
November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
My Aunt Naomi is overwhelmed.
Now 78, she was widowed three years ago. She lost her husband, but inherited his piles of files, cancelled checks and warranties for current and formerly owned equipment.
Aunt Naomi also has her own collections -- beloved tchotchkes that are scattered...
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Back in the go-go years of the stock market, when it seemed that everyone was getting rich, a certain recently retired rabbi started buying shares in a handful of high-flying Internet stocks. The shares skyrocketed. The man bought more. Within no time, he became a millionaire many...
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For most parents, preparing a child for a bar or bat mitzvah is just another of many coming-of-age stresses. But for parents whose children have special needs, the stress can be almost unbearable. Yet arranging b'nai mitzvah ceremonies for such children are not impossible, with a...
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Are you the designated bridal shower giver this season? Don't let the happy occasion of your daughter, your best friend's daughter or even your fourth cousin-once-removed's daughter give you the jitters. This is a time to be joyful. A time to be extravagant. A time to spend, to...
December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Often I find myself staring at walls or lying on my bed staring at the ceiling, blank-minded. But I am not one who has the luxury to
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Perry Factor looks like an ideal college applicant. The Harvard-Westlake senior scored 1530 on his SAT and maintains a 4.036 (weighted) GPA. He's volunteered for years at his former elementary school, is a production editor on the high...
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I was drinking a martini on the terrace of the King David Hotel when I started counting sirens. An ultra-Orthodox social worker had told me earlier in the week that that is what people often do here, count sirens. One siren is probably a heart attack. Two might be a fire. If you hear...
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Americans are in the process of healing from the events of Sept. 11. Most of us are under additional stress that shows up in our bodies by lack of sleep, headaches, overeating and irritation. To combat the symptoms of stress and fatigue I recommend a good dose of yoga.
Yoga has been...
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