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Mar, 2016

This Thing Called Love

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Imagine a world without pain; without heartbreak and disappointment and confusion.  That doesn’t sound all too bad does it?  It actually sounds quite nice.  But to take away the pain you must also take away the happiness and excitement and love.

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Dec, 2015

Don’t let sex screw you

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Sex and high school go hand in hand. You’re either thinking about it, having it, not having it, or talking about it. It really can, well for lack of a better word, screw you… pun intended. At this age, with your hormones raging out of control and realizing that the boys in your class have never looked so good, it’s really hard to think about anything else. I’m not saying that all teens are crazy horn-balls- despite what my parents believe. There just seems to be an unspoken (or even […]

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Jun, 2015

Making Important Memories

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This weekend I had the opportunity to go visit my cousin in Idaho for her wedding. I haven’t been out to that part of the country to visit her in over ten years, and I got to see many of my family members from the west as well! While we were catching up, my cousins brought up our grandmother, who lives in my hometown. They hadn’t seen her in almost a decade, and were curious to see how she was doing….

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Apr, 2015

Played

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From the moment that we are born, our parents, teachers, babysitters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, all encouraged us to play games. “There’s nothin’ better than a good ol’ game of Chutes and Ladders to cure a rainy day,” Pops would always say, slouched in his brown leather recliner while nursing a steaming cup of peppermint tea. “Why don’t you girls run along and play with your Barbies while mommy and I have a grown up talk,” Bubbie would often persuade as she stooped over the stove preparing Passover dinner.

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Feb, 2015

Dear Julia: I woke up next to him, I am not on birth control!

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Dear Julia, “Dan had a pretty wild party last night. His parents were out of town so his older brother bought us a keg. I am not a drinker but ended up playing a few rounds of beer pong and the last thing I remember is hanging out by the bonfire with Joe. We’ve been kind of dating, nothing official…we hang out a lot and talk every night. My plan was to stay at a friends house, but I woke up in bed with Joe…and I’m not on birth control!  […]

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