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When the Going Gets Tough …

Barbara Bensoussan

There used to be a toy called a Bobo doll, a five-foot inflatable clown with a rounded, weighted base, which when pushed, kicked, or punched, keeled over, and then righted itself, no matter how many times it was hit. Lala Bessler is like a Bobo doll.

 

Here Comes the Boss

Brocha Miller

You have a great position, great hours, great pay. But you dread going to work — and it’s all because of the boss. Whether he’s a mini dictator, non-communicator, or credit hog, here are some coping strategies.

 

Turning Tides: At Hope’s Door

As told to Leah Gebber

Until my baby was declared brain dead, I never knew what it meant to hope in the darkness. Never give up hope. It’s a rule my husband talks about, thinks about, lives by. And now was my turn to take his lesson and make it my own.

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Vi Elult’zich?
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