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Wednesday, Jul 29th 2015
I received this short email recently from one of my readers: "My skin used to be so oily, I was always complaining about the shine. And now that I'm going through menopause, things have changed. It's so dry that it feels like my face will crack! I'd like to get some oil back. Any ideas?"
Tuesday, Jul 21st 2015
I remember years ago when my grandfather was about 75, he had hip replacement surgery to help relieve the severe arthritis pain that limited his activities. From what I recall, it was a tough surgery and resulted in a lot of time in the hospital, followed by rehab, followed by more time to get back to his normal activities. And I knew plenty of other elderly people who were undergoing the same surgery.
Friday, Jul 17th 2015
I pass the Holocaust exhibit at Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, NJ, each day when I go to my yoga class. It's a constant reminder of the atrocities that Jewish people endured during World War II. I shudder every time I look at the pictures on display.
Wednesday, Jul 15th 2015
"I've never eaten so much at a food show," said my friend J as we exited the Summer Fancy Food Show held at the Javits Center in New York City last week.
"Me either," I replied, after five hours of walking through what seemed like hundreds of booths filled with all kinds of foods.
Tuesday, Jul 07th 2015
A national survey conducted by Harris Poll for the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) recently discovered that a lot of us are lying to our dentists. No, it's not about how much sugar-laden candy we're eating or how often we brush (or don't brush) our teeth. It's about something that potentially has more impact on our health than that.
Twenty-seven percent of us lie about how often we floss.
Tuesday, Jun 30th 2015
It's funny how there were certain things that, as a young girl, I looked forward to with longing and couldn't wait to happen. Yet, once they happened, the thrill wore off quickly. For instance, I couldn't wait to get my period. I couldn't wait to finally be able to call myself a "teenager." I couldn't wait to earn my own money. (Well, that thrill still lives on).
I couldn't wait to shave.
Sunday, Jun 28th 2015
This week, I was pleased to be interviewed by Bill Magill, founder of the Interprize Group, which helps "post-career individuals achieve their grand, legacy ambitions while leading deeper, more mindful lives."
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 2015
Being that this past weekend was Father's Day, it got me thinking about my late father, whom I'm quite sure I will never stop missing.
My father liked to say there were two kinds of people in the world: dog lovers and non-dog lovers. You can guess the ones he preferred to hang out with.