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“. . . the novel’s epic sweep, engaging prose, suspenseful plot, sense of humor, and introduction to a fascinating subculture outweigh its flaws.” - from my New York Journal of Books review. For additional remarks also see my examiner article.
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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
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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
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15 Shocking Tales of How Sex Laws Are Screwing the American People
In New York the statutory rape laws have an exception for a teen or young adult whose age is within three years of his/her partner's age; that should be a model for other states.

UK plans universal access to high-speed Internet
Another way we in the USA are falling behind the rest of the developed world.

The Terrorist Threat: Right-Wing Radicals and the Eliminationist Mindset
Understanding the dangerous worldview that led to the murder of an innocent doctor and an attack at the Holocaust Museum.
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15 Shocking Tales of How Sex Laws Are Screwing the American People
In New York the statutory rape laws have an exception for a teen or young adult whose age is within three years of his/her partner's age; that should be a model for other states.

UK plans universal access to high-speed Internet
Another way we in the USA are falling behind the rest of the developed world.

The Terrorist Threat: Right-Wing Radicals and the Eliminationist Mindset
Understanding the dangerous worldview that led to the murder of an innocent doctor and an attack at the Holocaust Museum.
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'Lost city of the Incas' was not a true city - Discovery.com- msnbc.com

Machu Picchu may have been less of a city, than a spiritual destination for the Inca. New research argues the ceremonial path into the city was conceived as a replica of the path followed by the first Incas in cosmological myth.
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'Lost city of the Incas' was not a true city - Discovery.com- msnbc.com

Machu Picchu may have been less of a city, than a spiritual destination for the Inca. New research argues the ceremonial path into the city was conceived as a replica of the path followed by the first Incas in cosmological myth.
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Something To Consider - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates: "To be a true conservative is to be more disturbed by victimology, than actual victimizing."
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Something To Consider - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates: "To be a true conservative is to be more disturbed by victimology, than actual victimizing."
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Four events of interest to Jewish New Yorkers this weekend

Examiner's publication tool won't let me edit this article (otherwise it would have looked a lot better) (The publishing tool works in Firefox but not in Safari).
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Four events of interest to Jewish New Yorkers this weekend

Examiner's publication tool won't let me edit this article (otherwise it would have looked a lot better) (The publishing tool works in Firefox but not in Safari).
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overweight women have more sex

If the study had divided the women into three groups, overweight, normal or healthy weight, and underweight I think the underweight women would be the least sexually active. Not only does starving oneself not put one in the mood it may also indicate a discomfort with sexuality and a nostalgia for the sexual ignorance of childhood. Anorexic women equate being thin with being "good"; they want to be "good girls" and have an irrational fear of adult sexuality.

On the other hand obesity poses significant health risks. I doubt that having diabetes, heart disease, or cancer enhance one's libido. As in so much else in life there is a healthy middle ground, a range of weight that avoids both obesity and anorexia. When managing one's weight becomes an obsession one is less likely to actually think sexual thoughts. Feeling comfortable with oneself and one's body makes one feel sexy, and feeling sexy increases the opportunities to actually have sex.
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overweight women have more sex

If the study had divided the women into three groups, overweight, normal or healthy weight, and underweight I think the underweight women would be the least sexually active. Not only does starving oneself not put one in the mood it may also indicate a discomfort with sexuality and a nostalgia for the sexual ignorance of childhood. Anorexic women equate being thin with being "good"; they want to be "good girls" and have an irrational fear of adult sexuality.

On the other hand obesity poses significant health risks. I doubt that having diabetes, heart disease, or cancer enhance one's libido. As in so much else in life there is a healthy middle ground, a range of weight that avoids both obesity and anorexia. When managing one's weight becomes an obsession one is less likely to actually think sexual thoughts. Feeling comfortable with oneself and one's body makes one feel sexy, and feeling sexy increases the opportunities to actually have sex.
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Gaza kids 'training to kill Jews'

Eleven-year-old trainee: I'd rather die fighting the occupation than die at home from a missile. Islamic Jihad threatens to unleash 'the fires of hell' on Israel.

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