Monthly Archives: January 2011

Home Birth….yeh or nay???

I follow many parenting blogs and commentaries. Over the past few weeks there has been much chatter about “home births” “No surprises here. ACOG looked over the scientific evidence once again and found that it still shows that homebirth increases … Continue reading

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Mental Health on Campus….not just college campus

“A new survey shows a rapidly widening gender gap in mental health on campus. Kristina Dell on why young women are surging academically—and falling apart psychologically. When it comes to competing for collegiate dominance, women have become the new MVPs. … Continue reading

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Meditate and change your brain and more….

“M.R.I. brain scans taken before and after the participants’ meditation regimen found increased gray matter in the hippocampus, an area important for learning and memory. The images also showed a reduction of gray matter in the amygdala, a region connected … Continue reading

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“All day long, he eats a vegan diet. But after about 6 p.m., anything goes. In his newest book, “Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating With More Than 75 Recipes,” Mark explains how increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and … Continue reading

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Art or trash???

“WHY hang children’s art on the refrigerator door? Because it’s there. And as an exhibition venue, it’s better than nothing.” A coffee-table book from by Arlene Kriv’s son, Eli Jort. More Photos » “Art is made to be seen,” … Continue reading

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Farewell Sarge Shriver…from “Bono”

What I Learned From Sargent Shriver By BONO Published: January 19, 2011 “The Irish are still mesmerized by the mythical place that is America, but in the ’60s our fascination got out of hand. I was not old enough to … Continue reading

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An Infant Dies, and a Jewish Ritual of Birth Begins

A Young Life Passes, and a Ritual of Birth Begins By MARK S. LITWIN, M.D. Published: January 24, 2011 “My hands trembled as I grasped the tiny sleeve of skin with my forceps and separated it from his pale, still … Continue reading

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Why Caucasian fathers are superior…

Seriously, this is such an amusing piece that responds to the “Tiger Mom”  uproar. I thought we had read just about everything but apparently not so. Given all the commotion that Tiger Mom has generated, I think that it is time … Continue reading

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Fashion Buzzwords….

THE YEAR IN STYLE ‘Worn-Out Fashion Terms By SIMONE S. OLIVER Published: December 30, 2010 LEAVE it to fashionistas to try on new buzzwords like they’re going out of style. Whether it was our bromance with heritage brands, or the … Continue reading

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Cycle For Survival:

Founded in 2007 by patient Jennifer Goodman Linn, Cycle for Survival is the indoor team cycling fundraiser that has raised more than $4.5 million in support of research on rare cancers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. Each year, thousands of cyclists team … Continue reading

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