Recently, the web comic XKCD addressed the question, "What if everyone had only one soul mate, a random person somewhere in the world?" XKCD's response was not optimistic -- in particular, a graph of "found soul mate" versus "alone forever" is disturbing. Do you have a different take? Is there any way around the pessimistic conclusion that it is unlikely that most people will actually find their soul mates?...
Dear Miriam, I'm living with a roommate, who I love, but the problem is her STUFF. It's everywhere, and there's a ton of it! I don't want to use the word hoarder, but we're getting there. How do I approach her gently, before we both get buried?
Signed, Writing from Under a Pile of Clothes
The relationship with a roommate is a delicate one. Similar to how good fences make good neighbors, I'd say that good door-closing habits make good roommates. ...
I am extremely proud to be both a member of the Philadelphia young adult Jewish community and a professional working to make the community the best it can be.
I work full time as the director of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Graduate Student Network. My husband, Marc, likes to say that I knew more people within a week of moving to Philadelphia than he knew after six years here.
I’m originally from the tiny town of Fredonia, NY, and sometimes I still stare at the skyscrapers and marvel at how many Jews I know.
I am a co-founder of Minyan Tikvah (a lay-led prayer group in Center City Philadelphia that meets once a month for traditional egalitarian Shabbat services), a founder of and matchmaker for GradMatch.org, a children’s book reviewer, a former elementary school teacher, a pretty decent cook and a mom to two beautiful children.