Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
By:
Lori Samlin Miller
Inside that hard skull of yours, the brain is a soft organ surrounded by spinal fluid. Normally, the fluid cushions your brain and keeps it from banging into your skull. But if your head or your body is hit unexpectedly hard, your brain can suddenly crash into your skull and temporarily stop working normally, bringing on a concussion. There are...
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Why 'Life's Journey' begins at home
By:
Elyse Glickman
If you are single, chances are this thought went through your head: Billions of people in the world and thousands of nice Jewish singles in your own city -- so, why are you still single? Or, if you are attached, but hitting road blocks in your dealings with your significant other, you may be wondering why the person sitting in...
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Allen Shawn's 'Twin' deals with his autistic sister, or is it a mirror to his prominent family?
By:
Rachel Vigoda, Jewish Exponent Feature
Allen Shawn just came out with Twin: A Memoir , his second deeply personal book about his life and family. But neither manuscript was supposed to be a memoir. The first, Wish I Could Be There: Notes From a Phobic Life , chronicled Shawn's struggle with agoraphobia, among other fears. "I don't like heights," he wrote. "I don't like being...
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A new twist on the practice seeks out Jewish well-being
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
In the late 1960s, popular culture introduced a generation to yoga as a way to "tune in and turn on." While yoga in its many forms (Hatha, Iyengar, Kundalini and Flow, among others) still carries with it that old-school caché of peace, love and harmony, it has turned into a contemporary way to reduce stress, get fit -- and meet...
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A mother's journey to help her sons heal meant re-evaluating that confidence
By:
Lori Samlin Miller, Jewish Exponent Feature
"No mother wants her child to suffer," Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick states in the beginning of her story, introducing the duality she explores in her new book, Little Patient, Big Doctor: One Mother's Journey . On the surface, it would appear that Resnick -- a Cherry Hill, N.J., Jewish mother of Iranian decent -- is responding to the blotchy rash that...
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