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Benjamin Rubenstein
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How Not to Raise Your Tween Daughter
As published on The Huffington Post I am the "father" to my nearly-12-year-old bone marrow "daughter." Twelve years ago, I received a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome. My bone marrow donor was an anonymous baby girl, whose umbilical ...
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Why Everyone on the Planet Should Read or Watch ‘Emperor of All Maladies’
I speak at George Mason University every semester. Professor K invites me to share my story with students in her men’s health and human sexuality classes. My memoir is now part of the curriculum for the men’s health class, and Professor K’s students were re...
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A Calorie-Restricting, Coffee-Addict's Love Affair With Irish Coffee
My friends dropped their Irish cream and whiskey shots into Guinness and gulped as quickly as they could before their drinks curdled. Most succeeded, but Downtown wasn’t so lucky. I laughed at him, disgusted at the thought of Downtown’s drink. My decade-lon...
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The Fragility of Life and Lung: My Dad's Severe Pneumonia Story
As published on The Huffington Post The first message arrived midday on a Sunday, picking up the latest in the long paper and electronic trail that chronicles our family's health. Mom , Jan. 4, 12:49 p.m.: Yesterday morning Dad woke up very sick. He has a t...
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My Dad is Sylvester Stalloneing Pneumonia
My dad has been at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center since Friday, January 9, 2015, with the flu and pneumonia. Many of his wonderful family, coworkers and friends have been reaching out to us to wish him a complete and speedy recovery. I decided to ...
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Thank you for sharing this! I'll take that compliment for sure. His illness has been horrific but he's improving every day.
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Benjamin, Here’s What Your Year Looked Like!
Apparently my 2014 was too boring for Facebook to create my 2014 Year in Review. Or I didn’t really post anything, leaving Facebook nothing to work with. Regardless, I missed out on something horrific and I hate missing out. So I created my own Year in Revi...
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Everyone Needs a Doppelgänger
In 2013 it was written, and in 2014 it was sealed. The German term “doppelgänger,” dating back to 1851, was used in fiction and folklore and meant a spirit that looks like a living person. Often, the look-alike signified bad luck, illness or even death. Dop...
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HuffPost Live, I Am with You: Love Letters to Cancer Patients, and Cancervention
Now that March Madness is over I am allowed to be busy. I will be on HuffPost Live today, Tuesday, April 14, at 3 p.m. ET . Don't judge when my makeup isn't up to the standard of Kim Kardashian. HuffPost Live is a live-streaming network that attempts to cre...
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It is Madness Balancing the Adult and Child in Me
“March Madness is the only time when I feel like a kid again.” – my brother, JD Hamburgers' friends, Hamburgers and I  at 2014 March Madness  in Raleigh, NC,  to see University of Virginia crush Memphis I don’t normally watch much television but I make it u...
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Weeks ago I wrote about my dad's pneumonia hospitalization. Today I share what it was like to live in the hospital with him for seventeen days.
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Google+ is kind of baller sometimes. #happynewyear2015  friends.
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U.S. Needs to Claim Justin Bieber (Before Putin Does)
As published on The Huffington Post Justin Bieber and I have much in common. Besides age, wealth, status, success and possibly gender, our only other differences are that he sings horrific music, has stupider tattoos, and doesn't have United States citizens...
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Trying to be funny and inspiring. To discuss potential articles for your site or publication, contact me directly. To inquire about booking me for speaking, contact Jonathan: jrubenst(at)gmail(dot)com
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I write books and blogs, and speak about being a two-time childhood cancer survivor to anyone who wants to listen or laugh at my quirkiness
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Author of the children's book Secrets of the Cancer-Slaying Super Man and the memoir Twice. Blogger for cancerslayerblog and The Huffington Post. Motivational and educational speaker. Healthy lifestyle expert. Possible superhuman. Professional at watching football and eating jelly beans. Cancer and broken finger survivor.
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I've never seen CSI or Law & Order
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  • University of Virginia
  • Osbourn Park High School
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Ben Rubenstein
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Tiffany's Bookshelf: Twice: How I Became a Cancer-Slaying Super Man Befo...
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Benjamin seemed like an ordinary teenager, but when, at the age of 16, he is diagnosed with cancer, he must summon his inner super hero. Giv