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Alone, but Not Lonely

Margie Pensak

After I lost my husband, I kept hearing about an organization for widowed women. Why, I wondered, would anyone want to wallow in misery with a bunch of other widows? Then I went on a weekend trip to New England that changed everything.

 

Hunting for Happiness

Tzivi Zuckerman

What’s the secret to living a more content, joyful life? Researchers, psychologists, and other happiness hunters have been trying to figure that out. Here are some of the strategies they turned up.

 

An Elusive Disorder

Shlomo Dovid Freedman, MA, MBA

Most medical conditions are easy to spot. But attention deficit disorder (ADD) falls into a category of its own — not only is it similar to hundreds of other conditions, but the symptoms look like regular character flaws (think impulsivity and absentmindedness). The result: Millions of people remain undiagnosed — and untreated.

 

Home Where I Belong

Yael Ehrenpreis Meyer

“I just know you are going to love it here …” The sugary voice of the real estate agent broke through my daydream, in which our future house featured prominently. “This yishuv is known for its warm and friendly atmosphere, there are several shuls to choose from, you’ll never find a house at this price so close to Jerusalem, and the schools are some of the best in the country.”

 

Honor Sets the Stage

Debbie Greenblatt

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We’re In It Together
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Every person makes the world complete
Harvard Rejects Learn their Lesson
Yonoson Rosenblum SAT scores aren’t human decency scores
Now That We Know
Eytan Kobre “I think the Internet is broken”
What’s Your Spacesuit?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik How to remember who you are
Not the Best Idea
Jacob L. Freedman Where ethics and friendship sometimes clash
The Postdate Blues
Libi Astaire Tickets to Financial Ruin
Man Without a Name
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Ron?! There’s no such name!”
DNA Today
Faigy Peritzman Good family dynamics create deep-seated virtues
Stepping Stones
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz How a stumbling block becomes a stepping stone
Professional Organizer: Part IV
D. Himy & Zivia Reischer Create your own mnemonics to remember information