Happily Ever After…

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I read lots of journals.  With some of them I maintain absolute currency; others languish in a pile until I can’t stand it anymore and then I rumple through the stack, seeking out tidbits of knowledge and insight that do no one any good if they remain unread.

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Teenage Employment

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So, I was examining some publications from UVa recently and found one really interesting. Up until I realized it was really from the gin mill run by Rick Berman. (I‘ve written about Rick Berman and his Employment Policies Institute . But, most of the time, the articles (biased and conclusions developed BEFORE the research is completed) are written by a different author. As such, I kept reading- and now will share them with you. I will be editorializing at points- but, as opposed to Berman’s minions, I will make sure you know when, where, and why.)

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Pass the apple and the broccoli… I want to feel better.

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English: Fruit on display at La Boqueria marke...

English: Fruit on display at La Boqueria market in Barcelona. Français : Fruits à l’étal dans le marché de La Boqueria à Barcelone. Español: Fruta en el mercado de La Boquería, en Barcelona. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Tekia

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My mom and my 2 daughters at my mom's 2nd weddingToday is the first of two days of the new month.  The month of Elul.  The month before Rosh Hashana (which month is called Tishrei).  This means there is no moon in the sky last night or tonight.  (The Tora says- ‘there  was evening, there was morning’; the day starts on the eve…)

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Gender Equality and Our Children

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We always knew that the real life examples we provide are what really teach our kids.  Sometimes, our examples are what they want to emulate.  Sometimes, it’s the opposite of what they hope to see.  Now, it turns out that fathers sharing household duties are critical factors in the raising of daughters.

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SAA

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Psst.  Wake up.  I can’t stop going to the bathroom…

Those ten words changed my life forever.  In the middle of the night of the 21st of August, 1979, my (then) wife woke me to tell me those words.  I immediately knew she was not incontinent- but that her water had broken.  And, in a flash, I grabbed her bag (the one that had been packed for a few days- since the due date was 9 September), told her to dress, put on a pair of pants and a shirt and drove to Martha Jefferson Hospital.

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Gateway

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You know that crap that we don’t timeslice or multitask?  Do you not walk around and talk on the phone?  What about when you are cooking?  (You DO cook, right?)  You are thinking of the next ingredient to add as you tend to the dissolution, sautéing, or mixing of what is in front of you.

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Gimme some Vitamin D

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Most people know that extreme vitamin D deficiency causes rickets (softening of bones, so they become distorted and bowed). Plus, even a moderate lack of vitamin D will exacerbate your risk of bone fractures. Vitamin D is not just about bones, though- with a shortage of this vitamin,  we leave ourselves more susceptible to infections, at risk to autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and Sjoegren’s, and we even face the risk of developing certain cancers.

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What can we learn from this sad event?

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It’s been a hell of week.  First, my post appeared about the genetic marker for suicide…only to be almost immediately followed by the news that one of my favorite comedians and actors took that path.

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Just, wow…

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When I was little, I used to watch the sea at night.  It was convenient, since it was right there.  I loved watching the waves, the moon reflecting off the water.

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