Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

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Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
Obesity is the elephant in the room -- the one taboo condition that everyone can see, that most people cannot help but judge, and that daren't be mentioned to the obese. Bring the subject to the table and we risk insulting them, hurting their feelings and irrevocably damaging the relationship we share. Yet, by now, we all know about the...
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Dishing ice cream, producing movies provide Southern comfort for this city icon
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George Medovoy, Jewish Exponent Feature
When the remake of the 1941 horror classic "The Wolfman" hits the big screen on Nov. 6, it's likely that Stratton Leopold, one of the film's executive producers, will be back home here, scooping ice cream behind the counter of his retro ice cream store on historic Broughton Street. Leopold, whose prodigious film credits include "The Sum of All Fears,"...
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Rita Charleston, Jewish Exponent Feature
"How do you balance the desire to be accepted by the people around you with the desire to follow what's in your heart and soul?" asks psychologist Leonard Felder in his book, Fitting In Is Overrated: The Survival Guide for Anyone Who Has Ever Felt Like an Outsider . Felder, who, as a little boy felt like a complete outsider,...
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The Wellness Community of Philadelphia is sponsoring "A Month of Mindfulness for People Affected by Cancer," each Wednesday in September, at its Fairmount Park headquarters. The two-hour sessions, beginning at 1:30 p.m., are hosted by Gabriel Rocco and offer meditation practices. The series kicks off Sept. 2, with "Mindfulness of Breathing," followed by "Mindfulness" of body, Sept. 9; eating, Sept...
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A psychologist/author bares all about getting back into the dating game at 50-plus
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Rita Charleston, Jewish Exponent Feature
According to clinical psychologist and best-selling author Judith Sills, perhaps at no time in human history are women in a better place in which to enjoy their lives -- even our romantic lives, which we may have thought were over. That's one of the reasons why Sills wrote her latest book, Getting Naked Again: Dating, Romance, Sex, and Love When...
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