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I n the novel “Fleishman is in Trouble,” Toby Fleishman is a recently divorced doctor in his 40s, doing his best to start dating again in the Tinder-era.

'Fleishman is in Trouble:' a novel about marriage, divorce, and gender equality

I n the novel “Fleishman is in Trouble,” Toby Fleishman is a recently divorced doctor in his 40s, doing his best to start dating again in the Tinder-era.

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP is the place millions go to for beauty products, crystals, tinctures, and other assorted wellness items.

Gwyneth Paltrow turned wellness into a business and reinvented herself in the process

Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP is the place millions go to for beauty products, crystals, tinctures, and other assorted wellness items.

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What happens when young Jews try to leave their ultra-Orthodox community? They’ve spent their entire lives living in a separate reality, and in some cases, not even learning English.

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What happens when young Jews try to leave their ultra-Orthodox community? They’ve spent their entire lives living in a separate reality, and in some cases, not even learning English.

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