Shari Lewis, the creator of the beloved children's show "Lamb Chop," would have been 84 today. Besides being an incredible and groundbreaking puppeteer, Lewis was an actress, writer, and orchestra…director. Oh and she was almost a ballerina too. Really, what wasn't Lewis good at? Because of how awesome she is, we made a video that highlight some fun facts you didn't know about Lewis. Watch below to find out more: https://youtu.be/EuR2Yo3pPXY Read More: 4 Things You Should Do When Your Friend Loses a Spouse Sheryl… >> Read More
The day my daughter died started out like any other day. My husband made us fruit smoothies for breakfast and we went to work together as we always did. I sat at my desk and began to work. I drank my…smoothie and smiled for my daughter, who liked the drink and often kicked when I took a sip. I had been feeling her less and less, and now at 37 weeks, I had started to drop. Being full-term meant there was not a lot of room in there for her to move around and so… >> Read More
Luise Rainer--the first actress to win consecutive Academy Awards--would have been 107 today. She died two years ago at her home in London at 104 years old. If you don't know who she is, you're…about to, because her story is so fascinating--and shouldn't be forgotten with the passing of time. Rainer, the daughter of a middle-class Jewish family who escaped Nazi Germany, was born in Dusseldorf in 1910 and raised in Austria. By age 13, she was studying acting under the expertise of Max Reinhardt, Austria’s premier stage director at the time.… >> Read More
This Sunday, a horrific tragedy took place in Jerusalem. A mother of four girls strangled her children to death and then committed suicide.
When things like this happen, I've noticed that people…tend to respond in one of two ways. The first type of response is rage: "What a horrible monster! How could a woman murder her own children?!" The second type of response is trying to understand: "She had a mental illness and apparently just lost it... the poor woman." It seems to me that the… >> Read More
A devastating, unfathomable tragedy happened in Jerusalem on January 1, the start of the new year--which seems strikingly symbolic. Four children, ages 9, 7, 2 and 11 months, were found dead in a…locked room on fire, while their 36-year-old mother hanged to death on a nearby balcony, according to the Times of Israel. That sounds like something straight out of a horror movie.So, what exactly happened? After the autopsies, two of the older children showed signs of being strangled prior to being locked in a room set ablaze.… >> Read More