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What your selfie stick says about you
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05/18/2015

After all this time, I’m sure you’re wondering: When will one of the writers at Oy!Chicago tackle the “selfie stick?”

Can a Personal Worst Be a Personal Best?
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05/15/2015

Yesterday my brother stuck his head through my window in the Hebrew school carpool line and asked if I’m ready to quit. Like the rest of my family, Jeff doesn’t approve of my marathon habit, and while he hasn’t yet staged a full-blown intervention, he asked me the same question after my first one. And second. And third.

Oh, You Work Here Now?
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05/13/2015

I have felt looked down upon many times in the various customer service jobs I have held over the years. I’ve often felt the need -- especially when unexpectedly reencountering former classmates -- to explain that my work at the mall/gym/concession stand was only temporary and that I was in fact studying/writing/traveling in my spare time.

Amazing Unbelievable Coincidences
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05/12/2015

Do you believe in miracles? Of course you maybe do or don’t! In my 28 years on the third rock from the sun (not the TV show, I mean Earth), I’ve experienced a lot that has truly blown my mind

Culture of kindness
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05/11/2015

When I was in junior high, I learned the hard way what it felt like to be bullied. Out of the blue, these three girls who'd been close friends of mine only the day before suddenly started taunting me.

Bad Mommy in the Bad Bikini
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05/08/2015

Guilty. I was that mean mommy. You know the one all the perfect parents shield their children’s eyes from? Yup, that was me.

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Why not write a blog post for dear old Dad?
05/20/2015

Give an unforgettable gift this Father’s Day. Oy!Chicago is looking for guest writers of all experience levels to contribute to our next special blog series, “World’s Greatest (Jewish) Dads,” a collection of stories recognizing and honoring fathers.

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05/12/2015

When new Emojis rolled out for the iPhone last month (including the Israeli flag!), we got to thinking – there aren’t enough Emojis for Jews. Be it for the multitude of holiday greetings or just texting with your mother, a visual aid would make your conversation that much easier.

Call for nominations for the 2015 Chicago Jewish 36 under 36 list
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04/30/2015

Who is an extraordinary Jew you know? We are looking for the young leaders, humanitarians, educators, social activists and movers and shakers of Chicago to be part of Double Chai in the Chi: Chicago’s annual Jewish 36 under 36 list.

An interview with Ivanka Trump
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04/14/2015

The name 'Trump' has been a household name for decades. But lately Donald is sharing the spotlight with the younger generation of Trumps—his sons and his daughter, Ivanka.

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