Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
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Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
Young and fit, the runners fix their sights on the finish line: Almost there! A goal about to be realized! There is magic in this moment for many athletes. But on Nov. 20, 2011, two Philadelphia Marathon runners, both apparently healthy and fit -- one with an under three-hour marathon finish close at hand, the other crossing the finish line...
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Susan Perloff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Nina Zucker has no children. Mostly that's OK. "But the major issue I have is that every Rosh Hashanah, rabbis focus on the Torah parshah about Hannah being childless and her prayers finally being answered by God," says Zucker. "And then they call on the young children in the congregation to come up to the bimah. So the message, clear...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
It is interesting to note that The Secret Lives of Wives appeared in bookstores around the same time the television series Desperate Housewives began its final season this past fall. Though the hit show brought dark comedy and Hollywood sizzle to "what could go wrong" scenarios of suburban married life, Iris Krasnow's investigation of real-life long-term relationships brings the vow...
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
The promise of a new year prompts us to clean the slate and make the next 365 days better than the last.
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Throughout the interior spaces of humans and other warm-blooded creatures is a special type of tissue known as brown fat, which may hold the secret to diets and weight-loss programs of the future. Unlike ordinary "white" fat, in which the body stores excess calories, brown fat can burn calories to heat up the body. It's one of the things that...
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