HOME & FAMILYWITH ALL OF ME
by SARA GLASER
Presenting here Part II of Chapter 2 from a short but very worthwhile book by SARA GLASER, known to a wide public as the initiator of the Lifesaver's Guide. We hope you find this autobiography, making its debut in YATED, interesting and inspirational.
Below, a Yated reader describes to a friend just how special those "special" children really are.
The garden was in full bloom. The earth was freshly moist, soft and fertile, its rich scent filling the courtyard with vitality. Tiny shoots of green began peeking their heads through the soil -- an occasional one maturing earlier than others, and sprouting a colorful bud.
The Elul Diet
Some time back, a good friend mentioned that a different friend was looking into a new diet and fitness program designed for frum women. Apparently this friend was annoyed to see that she had gained back the weight that she had worked hard to lose on a previous diet plan.
ASK THE SHADCHAN
Question: "I really enjoyed your articles in YATED but could you please clarify how do we know if our friends are trying to work on their middos -- it's not a usual thing that is announced to the world!"
Your Medical Questions Answered!
I get asked questions about sleep very often. The most common question -- asked once again by a correspondent in Ramot -- is can sleep be banked -- i.e. can you make a deficit and then make it all up by sleeping a lot? The answer, I am sad to say, is no. People who stay up all night need more than one day to return to normal. Lack of sleep lowers the body's resistance.
The search for ways to prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease
proceeds, but without much results. A gene for the disorder
has been identified. The form of Alzheimer's caused by this
gene, however, is not the form most people get. Most people
don't get Alzheimer's or any other dementia (B"H),
though the risk does rise significantly with age, especially
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