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Entries for May 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012
“Advice You Can Click On — Virtual Fortune Cookies with a Twist” by New World Library assistant editor Jonathan Wichmann
By Samy AbulEla

Imagine you’ve just finished a delicious meal of your favorite Chinese food. The server hands you the check and, true to form, a fortune cookie. You pick it up and break it open . . .

Even if you’re nowhere near any tea or chopsticks, you’re in luck — you can play our fortune cookie game. Just pick a number from 1 to 7 and then find that number’s fortune in the list below:

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Healing the World by Mothering Ourselves: An Excerpt from Love Has Wings by Isha Judd
By Samy AbulEla

I was only four years old when my mother first told me that I was adopted. The news sent me into panic, and something inside me froze.

The shock of the situation was so great that it triggered a drastic change in me. Up until that moment, I had always been a very affectionate, innocent child. Afterward, I started to avoid all physical contact. I wriggled uncomfortably whenever someone tried to embrace me; I hated being touched in any way. I decided that overtures of love could not be trusted, because the people who loved me had lied to me. I came to expect dishonesty from anyone who showed me affection, rejecting all who came too close.

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