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Cultivating Happiness

A six year old is standing with her mother on a very long, slow-moving line at the supermarket. As they move to within striking distance of the register, the ...
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Secrets to a Successful Summer

Many community members own summer homes and others visit them for long periods of time as their guests. This can be stressful for both the home owner and their ...
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Stellas Sephardic Table

In 1986 a humble ring-bound cookbook was independently published in Zimbabwe and quickly became known throughout the world as the book on the subject of Jewish Sephardic cooking. Now, ...
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Life Can Change In the Blink of an Eye

In 1888, the first camera was offered for sale by George Eastman. It was a very simple box camera with a fixed-focus lens and single shutter speed. The camera ...
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Supersized Leadership

Government is, or ought to be instituted for the common benefit, protection and security of the people, nation or community; of all the various forms of government, that is ...
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Should Israel Attack Iran?

An Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities seems like a “bad idea,” because the benefits are uncertain and the consequences dire. An effective strike would require multiple attacks over ...
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Anti-Semitism Is Growing in Europe

Jews in France have lived in safety, and participated freely in French public life, for the past several decades. Although there were anti-Semitic attacks, during that time, most targeted ...
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Americans Are Getting Hosed at the Gas Pumps

While high unemployment rates and punishing gas prices are taking a huge toll on the economy and the pockets of average Americans,  The big five oil companies (ExxonMobil, Shell, ...
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The Minority Rules

If Im not mistaken, the premise of a democratic government is that majority rules.  Decisions are made through voting, which means the elected officials will follow the majority, or ...