Thursday, March 5, 2015 AdarI 14, 5775

A University of Illinois at Chicago study reveals a link between smoking during pregnancy and very early-childhood behavior problems. The research, published in the July/August issue of the journal Child Development, found that 2-year-olds regularly exposed to cigarette smoke in utero were nearly 12 times more likely to show clinical levels of behavior problems compared to toddlers who were not...
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Using unusually rigorous scientific conditions and measures, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that the active agent in "sacred mushrooms" can induce mystical/spiritual experiences descriptively identical to spontaneous ones people have reported for centuries. The resulting experiences apparently prompt positive changes in behavior and attitude that last several months, at least. The agent -- a plant alkaloid called psilocybin -- mimics...
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Want to see how life should be lived and enjoyed? When you land in Greece, the birthplace of Western civilization, motor into Athens and walk under the clear blue sky through the Plaka section, which is the old town at the base of the Acropolis. Sitting and chatting leisurely with friends, listening to rousing Greek music, relaxing in the coolness...
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What to do with the detritus from relationships
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
As I shifted the boxes and debris on my desk, I sifted through some small piles of old newspaper and magazine clippings. The stuff had accumulated on my desk for at least a year or two. A self-confessed pack rat, I'm not an outright slob. I straighten up my room every now and then, frequently clean it with Windex and...
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Joan Waldbaum is not your typical 75-year-old. Not only does she swim to stay healthy, but she just so happens to excel in the sport, and did so during a recent international competition. "I like to think that I could show young people that, just because you're older, it doesn't mean you're dead," she said. "I love it when 50-year-olds...
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