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The Trainwreck Magic Mike Dance-Off
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07/23/2015

We’re living in an age of unprecedented female talent and, more importantly, widespread recognition for female talent. It is an age in which female protagonists can tell stories from a woman’s point of view on TV, Netflix and the “Silver Screen.”

My Workout Heaven
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07/20/2015

I have found my workout heaven. It’s a place where I’m accepted, I belong, and I feel motivated to do my best. But first, let me tell you what my workout heaven is NOT.

My Cubs Inheritance
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07/17/2015

I have been a Chicago Cubs fan for as long as I can remember. Before I even knew the difference between a ball and a strike, I proudly wore Cubby Blue. I’m not a Cubs fan because I’m a North Sider and I’m certainly not a fan because of their track record. No, I am a fan because the Cubs were my grandpa’s team, so they are my team.

Dealing with Anxiety
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07/16/2015

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” I love this quote! But sometimes we have to ask ourselves … now what? How are we supposed to deal with the natural anxieties of life? I think we can begin to answer that question by understanding the mechanisms of anxiety.

Loving the Little Things
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07/15/2015

Well hello there! Welcome to my Oy! post, “Loving the Little Things,” a post that could have also been titled, “Enjoying the Small Stuff” or “Appreciating the Wee Wonders” or “Insert Synonym-Filled Title Here.”

Lighting up a room
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07/13/2015

Every now and then, I think about a little girl I was lucky enough to meet when I first started working at JUF News.

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Presenting the 2015 Chicago Jewish 36 under 36 list!
07/21/2015

From entrepreneurs, to educators, to Jewish professionals paving the way for the future, this city is full of talented, giving, forward-thinking young adults striving to make the world a better place. Take a look at the list!

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A new documentary film asks 'What makes a mensch?'
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07/14/2015

Most of us go through life trying to act like a mensch -- but what does that really mean? Jewish filmmaker Tiffany Shlain wants to know.

Double Chai Check-In: Benjamin Lachman helps expand opportunities for those with disabilities
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07/07/2015

Now is the best time to be deaf – at least according to Benjamin Lachman, a driving force behind the “Cued Speech” movement and a 2014 honoree of Oy!Chicago and YLD’s Double Chai in the Chi, 36 Under 36 list.

18 Ways Jewish Summer Camp Still Affects Your Life
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06/30/2015

There are Jewish kids who go to camp, and those who don’t. This list is for those in the former group; latter group, we don’t expect you to understand. And of course we used plenty of Wet Hot American Summer pics, because that’s the only movie that understands you.

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