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Jan 17 2014

Hits of the Week from Kveller: Jan 13 – 17

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     This week’s most popular posts, in case you missed them.

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#ThrowbackThursday with Mayim Bialik and Cyndi Lauper. This is the best #TBT ever. Here’s an adorable picture of 10-year-old Mayim posing with Cyndi Lauper in overalls on Melrose.

14 Things You Should Know Before Getting Married. Renee and her husband just celebrated their 40th anniversary. In light of their long and successful marriage, she put together a list of all the things married people should know before saying “I do.”

I’m Glad to Be Done with Breastfeeding. Jordana is officially done with breastfeeding. Because even if “breast is best,” if it’s driving mama clinically insane, that’s not best for anyone.

Top 10 Ways to Respond to People Who Ask if You’re Pregnant (When You’re Not). Ever been asked if you were pregnant when you weren’t? We asked our readers how they would respond to such a bold question, and the results were hilarious!

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Jan 17 2014

Getting Ready For the 2014 SAG Awards with Mayim Bialik

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Alright, people. The last of the January awards shows is this weekend. The SAG Awards are the awards of the union of actors of which I am part of. The votes are cast by actors, for actors. It’s a peer event and I am feeling the weight of that with every fiber of my being.

Trust me on this one. It is a true honor to be acknowledged by people who know exactly how hard it is to be an actor and to make choices we actors make, and all of that artsy crafty actor stuff that non-actors think sounds bonkers and just really dumb.

I am nominated as part of our cast and individually as an actress in a category that is comprised of lead actresses and little old me. Yeah, I was shocked, too. Read more →

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Jan 16 2014

#ThrowbackThursday with Mayim Bialik & Cyndi Lauper

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For #tbt, here’s me with Cyndi Lauper. I was 10 (pre-acting). She was shopping on Melrose a block from where I grew up.

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Jan 14 2014

Mayim Bialik’s Recap from the 2014 Golden Globes

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1. Lighting

I picked this week to take out my dining room fixture. It’s the brightest and best light in the house and it’s in the room where I get my hair and makeup done but I have disliked it for many years. For a ton of interesting and not interesting reasons, I chose this week to finally be done with it and remove it from the ceiling, thus leaving my hair and makeup team no good light with which to make me up. Don’t ask. So I gathered every other lamp I could and plugged them in and thank goodness make-up lady Linda brought a light to clamp to a chair, so we were all good. But didn’t I feel like a dolt. Yeah, I did. Here’s some of the lamps in my dining room.

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2. Limo

Snazzy limo in effect. Neon lights. Big enough for 10 of my closest friends even though I did not have 10 friends with me. Here’s the limo: Read more →

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Jan 10 2014

Hits of the Week from Kveller: Jan 6 – 10

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    This week’s most popular posts, in case you missed them.

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What Mayim Bialik Learned From Her Day as a Model. Mayim isn’t one to do many glamour shots, but for this photographer, she obliged. Here she shares five things she learned during her magazine photo shoot.

Tell Your Friends #WhatILikeAboutYou. Jordana took part in a Facebook movement this week when she wrote a compliment for each friend that “liked” her status. Her piece reminds us that the simple act of giving a compliment is so valued, and shouldn’t be so rare.

Infertility is Not a Competition. Risa shares her story of getting IVF, inculcating that the sisterhood bond of “infertility” should not include one-upping each other with an “I had a worse IVF experience than you” story.

Oh, The Wacky Adjustments I Make For My Baby.  All first time mama’s can relate to Ilana’s story of going above and beyond for their baby, which of course, compromises her and her husband’s sleep and eating habits.

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Jan 9 2014

Throwback Thursday with Mayim Bialik: From 5-Year-Old to Israeli Soldier

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A very special #ThrowbackThursday: Here’s me and my cousin’s son when he was 5 and now, 15 or so years later, as an Israeli soldier. Sweet!

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Jan 9 2014

What Mayim Bialik Learned From Her Day as a Model

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As many of you know, a fashion-y photo shoot recently came out in Regard Magazine (it begins on page 110). I’ve never done a shoot like this before and, who knows, I may never do one like this again. In all seriousness, my shoot with Regard Magazine was very efficient (we did about 15 looks in under three hours).

For many reasons which I won’t go into, this is not the kind of shoot I’m normally asked to do, and I would definitely file this one under “outside of my comfort zone.” The stylist did a great job finding fairly modest dresses, and with the exception of a few hemlines and a few adjustments of slits, I’m pretty pleased with the amount of skin covered up. Here are the things that every model knows, which I didn’t know, but learned during my shoot.

1. Suck in your gut at all times.

Without exception, the photographer reminded me every two clicks of the camera to suck in my stomach. Apparently the goal is to make people think you’re skinnier than you even are. Read more →

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Jan 7 2014

Mayim Bialik Update from Israel: The West Bank, The Kotel, The Family

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After my initial time with my not religious family on the kibbutz, I spent the rest of my time on this trip with my religious family in the West Bank. Trying to avoid politics and religion with anyone in Israel is a challenge, and even moreso with my religious family! But we had a great time. Here are some highlights.

1. The Kotel

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I always visit the Kotel (Western Wall) whenever I come to Israel. This time was very emotional. I thought it wouldn’t be, since my religious life and observance are in a constant state of emotional flux this past year or so and I didn’t know if I would feel “it,” whatever “it” is. Well, I felt it. It’s kind of indescribable, and it may come from so many people so devoted to one space and concept in space and time. The wall seems to throb with some sort of passion. It hums and it moans and it speaks to us. It’s the remnant of so much and the hope for so much. It’s a powerful place indeed.  Read more →

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Jan 3 2014

Hits of the Week from Kveller: Dec 30 – Jan 3

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   This week’s most popular posts, in case you missed them.

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Top 10 Most Popular Kveller Posts of 2013. Happy New Year! We rounded up the 10 most widely read Kveller posts of 2013; from placentas to bar mitzvahs and so much more.

Mayim Bialik and the Kids Take Israel. Mayim decided to take her sons to Israel for 10 days, and she shares her plans for hummus, time at the Kotel, and meeting a fellow Kvellerite.

Finally a Disney Movie That’s Not About Boy-Girl Love. Tova took her son to a snowy movie showing of Disney’s Frozen, and was pleased to find out this wasn’t a typical boy-saves-girl princess story. Disney finally gets it right!

The Day of a Thousand Parenting Fails. Jordana, mom of five, has one of those days filled with total disorganization and self-deprecating moments.

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Jan 2 2014

Mayim Bialik Update from Israel: The Flight, The Kibbutz, The Family

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mayim bialik with cow in israel

Well, my children have adjusted great to Israel. I, on the other hand, have adjusted about as well as my mother says I adjusted to daylight savings as a baby which is to say horribly. My “worst case scenario” for them for the first night actually became my own worst case scenario, with me sleeping only a few hours before darting awake, unable to sleep and armed with the energy to take a jog or make a cake, neither of which I can do in the kibbutz apartment I am in. My boys snored quietly and rhythmically in a cold room, warm under blankets and content in their dreamy homeland.

Leaving aside politics and religion (because that’s the best way to come to Israel: leaving those aside if you can), this is a rare beauty, this Israel thing. Read more →

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About Mayim

Mayim Bialik is the grandchild of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the mother of two young boys. She is best known for her lead role in the 1990s NBC sitcom Blossom, as well as her current role as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS' The Big Bang Theory.

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