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CNN: 6 questions for Jane Fonda

Posted on December 4, 2012, in Inner Circle, with 13 Comments

By Jennifer Bixler, CNN

CNN) — In the 1980s, Jane Fonda was the face of fitness for millions of Americans.

“The Jane Fonda Workout” became the highest-selling home video ever, with more than a million copies purchased. Since then, Fonda has produced and starred in over 20 home exercise tapes and DVDs.

After a 15-year hiatus, the Oscar award-winning …

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Jane Fonda calls for more public attention to sexual violence during the Holocaust

Posted on November 12, 2012, in Inner Circle, with 1 Comment

Oscar winner performs dramatic reading of work by Israeli author Nava Semel at a US symposium promoting study of a long overlooked topic

By DANIEL WEIZMANN November 9, 2012

Jane Fonda (second from left) appears with scholars Dan Leshem, Jessica Neuwirth (second from right) and Rochelle G. Saidel at a Los Angeles symposium on sexual violence during the Holocaust. (Photo …

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Keep Walking to Stay Mentally Sharp

Posted on January 4, 2012, in Inner Circle, with 3 Comments

By: Gary W. Small, M.D.

My wife’s 103-year-old grandmother lived in a third floor walk-up apartment in New York City. Every day she walked up and down those stairs several times to go shopping, to the post office, the dry cleaner’s and do other little errands. At 103, she was as sharp as a tack. She never forgot a birthday, …

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What we’ve learned from Penn State

Posted on November 26, 2011, in Inner Circle, with 5 Comments

By: Debra W. Haffner

There is nothing new about child sexual abuse, and there is nothing surprising about the events unfolding at Penn State University (and now Syracuse University) or at religious congregations around the country. In fact, if there is a surprise, it’s that this issue generally receives so little attention, and that so few institutions and parents take …

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Over It

Posted on November 15, 2011, in Inner Circle, with 0 Comments

By: Eve Ensler

I am over rape.

I am over rape culture, rape mentality, rape pages on Facebook.

I am over the thousands of people who signed those pages with their real names without shame.

I am over people demanding their right to rape pages, and calling it freedom of speech or justifying it as a joke.

I am over …

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The Birth Control Solution

Posted on November 3, 2011, in Inner Circle, with 3 Comments


What if there were a solution to many of the global problems that confront us, from climate change to poverty to civil wars? There is, but it is starved of resources. It’s called family planning, and it has been a victim of America’s religious wars.

Partly for that reason, the world’s population just raced past the …

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Through a Dog’s Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World.

Posted on September 28, 2011, in Inner Circle, with 1 Comment

A Book By: Jennifer Arnold
Spiegel & Grau
New York, 2010

Jennifer Arnold is the founder of Canine Assist, a company in Atlanta that trains dogs to assist people who are challenged in various ways. Arnold’s dog is a golden retriever named Nick. This is an excerpt from a chapter in her book called Emotion.


The request to see …

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Webcam 101 for Seniors….

Posted on September 16, 2011, in Inner Circle, with 2 Comments

In case you missed this, I just had to share. I LOVE this. Enjoy!

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Is the Obama Administration Putting Corporate Profits Above Public Health?

Posted on September 11, 2011, in Inner Circle, with 2 Comments

By: Robert Redford

One reason I supported President Obama is because he said we must protect clean air, water and lands. But what good is it to say the right thing unless you act on it?

Since early August, three administration decisions — on Arctic drilling, the Keystone XL pipeline and the ozone that causes smog — have all favored …

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