Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
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Diane McManus, JE Feature
When young athletes come together, as they will for the Maccabi Games to be hosted by the Kaiserman JCC from Aug. 14 to 19, it is no surprise that they have trained hard, achieved goals and come to their events well prepared. Another reality of the games -- which will bring some 1,000 teenagers from across the country and the...
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Why the 'only child' has new company and popularity in contemporary societ
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Elyse Glickman
The adage "less is more" is taking on a more profound meaning when it comes to the way modern couples go about family planning. Although a century ago, social stigma and stereotypes swirled around single-child families, today having only one child is becoming increasingly viewed as a common-sense decision rather than a sorrowful circumstance or an act of selfishness. The...
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At age 54, Esther Goldberg has danced in front of 46,000 people at a sold-out Phillies game and behind a casino bar wearing little more than a see-through mesh shirt over a sparkly bra. This is what Zumba can do to an otherwise mild-mannered masseuse and yoga instructor from Northeast Philly. If you haven't heard about Zumba yet, Goldberg and...
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Philadelphia Award winner on lifelong battle to defeat Celiac Disease
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Elyse Glickman
Thanks to Alice Salomon Bast's dedication, people with sensitivities to wheat- and gluten-based products cannot only be liberated from the painful effects of Celiac Disease, but also be freed up to enjoy the flavors and textures that normally make eating a pleasure. Her extensive accomplishments, including founding the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness in 2003, were spotlighted recently when she...
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Older men dating younger women? So? What's the problem?
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
According to a recent German study, if a man marries a woman 15 to 17 years his junior, his chances of prematurely dying are cut by one-fifth. A new book considers all the permutations of such a move.
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