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Depression’s Evolutionary Roots: Scientific American

August 31, 2009

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Depression’s Evolutionary Roots: Scientific American. It turns out that ruminating on a problem is both the cause and the cure. Advertisements

“Inappropriate for the Shabbos Table”

August 21, 2009

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A moving essay that starts with what social scientists call “the trauma of civility” (learning another culture’s manners) and ends in self-acceptance: Inappropriate for the Shabbos Table

Full Frontal Peep Show For L Train Riders – Gothamist

August 20, 2009

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Full Frontal Peep Show For L Train Riders – Gothamist. According to the article, most straphangers were “blasé. But one woman started screaming and an elderly man next to her got the shakes.” Hyman’s series of nudes in public only feature women because, as he explains, “photographing females in public is easier than males. People […]

Can pregnancy become addictive?

August 19, 2009

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Bumpaholics

Now that’s how to reply to right-wing protesters!

August 19, 2009

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Palestinian Arabs’ Jewish ancestry

August 14, 2009

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Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: Israel: More ‘hidden’ Jews Many if not most Palestinian Arabs are descended from Jews who were forced to convert to Islam over the past one thousand years. There are numerous stories of Arabs remembering Jewish customs and knowing of specific ancestors who converted. Apparently most Jews did not […]

vacation pics

August 12, 2009

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Photographs I took on our Maine vacation Shoshana uploaded her photos to her Facebook photo album.