Apparently, Pink is the most beautiful person alive. At least, according to People. The 38-year-old Jewish pop star and mom of two graces the cover of the magazine's "Beautiful Issue."
On the The…Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, she talked about how it's important to be beautiful in different ways, inside and out: I love the way things are changing and I love that our perception of beauty has completely been knocked on its head. There's nothing wrong with beautiful, and there's nothing wrong with beautiful on the inside, beautiful on… >> Read More
I love Israel, but I also recognize that it isn’t a perfect place. I have mixed feelings about the Jewish state’s politics and policies — but that matters exactly 0% in the approach I take…toward sharing Israel’s Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, with my kids. The definition of “independence” is not something most little kids can easily articulate, which can make a meaningful recognition of Yom Ha’atzmaut — which starts this year on the evening of Wednesday, April 18 — difficult with very young children. Difficult, perhaps — but not impossible.… >> Read More
Right in time for Wednesday evening, the start of Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel's Independence Day, which commemorates the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948), your favorite Jewish a capella…group is back with an original song. Yup, we're talking about The Maccabeats. They wrote and produced an original song and video for "Megillat Ha'atzmaut," which draws lyrics from Israel's Proclamation of Independence. We're not going spoil the song for you. Check it out below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6UcozPpJvs >> Read More
Finally, there's a good reason not to eat salad: it could kill you.
An new outbreak of E. coli, linked to chopped romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, has been reported in 11 states. Because of…this, Consumer Reports (for the second time this year) recommends avoiding all romaine lettuce for now. Their recommendation, for what it's worth, goes beyond what the CDC has told consumers: to buy or order romaine at a store or restaurant only after confirming it's not from Yuma. "Consumer Reports is making this recommendation given the potentially… >> Read More
Divorce is a word that automatically sends a chill down your spine — at least, if you're married. And yet, given that it's extremely common (about 40 to 50 percent of U.S. married couples divorce),…it's clearly a reality and a fact of life. And, apparently, divorce is also contagious. According to a recent study, which used research from across three U.S. universities, couples are 75 percent (!) more likely to get divorced if they have a close friend who also gets divorced. Yes, that's a really big number. Then again,… >> Read More