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Cider House Rules at This Brisk Time of the Year

  When my boys were younger, we had hot cider for them and the neighborhood kids after a hard day playing in the leaves. Now...
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Here Rests No Ordinary Challah

  Sheila Epstein, my longtime friend from California, is a cook extraordinaire. She can effortlessly whip up dinner for 12, as she did on Sukkot,...
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50 Shades of Great: Dr. Ruth at 84

Born Karola Ruth Siegel in Frankfurt, Germany, the woman now known as “Dr. Ruth” saw her father arrested by Nazis and said a final...
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The Great Pumpkin

Instead of stuffing your face with pumpkin desserts, side dishes and lattes, why not put it on your face instead? Health experts, dermatologists and...
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Breast-Cancer Free by Year 2015?

Chances are we all know someone who has had breast cancer. The most common cancer to afflict women, it accounts for 29 percent of...
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Cancer on the Move

“Location, location, location”— this is a popular maxim among real estate agents and home buyers, determining the price and desirability of a property. But...
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You Want Me to Drink … What?!

Most advice on avoiding cancer can be followed painlessly enough: Don’t smoke; limit sun exposure; eat healthy, low-fat foods; exercise regularly. None of these...
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The Panacea of Prayer

Illustrating the magical elements commonly associated with prayer is a final scene in the Coen Brothers’ film, O Brother Where Art Thou? Everett, played...
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Survivor

Like most clichés, there’s some truth behind it: Once you survive cancer, you stop sweating the small stuff. “You take the trivial and get rid...
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Haute Cuisine and How to Dress a Chicken

  We don’t hear the expression “a meat-and-potatoes man” very much these days, if at all (too sexist, too unhealthy, etc.). But the truth is...