Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
Do students do better scholastically if they study what they're eating?
By:
Blake Gernstetter, JE Feature
When Sunday night rolls around and none of his homework is done, Brandon Burr keeps procrastinating. The University of Illinois sophomore plays Minesweeper marathons, watches college football and snacks on goldfish crackers and burritos, stressing over how he's going to accomplish so much in so little time. His roommate Mark eats a tube of Pringles every day. The good news...
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A rabbi and minister transplant sickness into health
By:
Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Six little words: "I'll give you one of mine." This exchange forever changed the lives of two people -- one a rabbi, another a minister. Rabbi Andrew Bossov, 47, of Temple Adath Emanu-El in Mount Laurel, N.J., and Rev. Karen Onesti, 49, pastor of the Masonville-Rancocas United Methodist Church, were total strangers until four years ago, when both took over...
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By:
Zorik Pesochinsky, JE Feature
Anyone who owns (and actually wears) a "Geeks Are Hot" T-shirt can tell you that the dictionary definition of a geek -- "a stupid or inept person" -- is passé. Call them geeks, dorks or nerds, those once-uncool people ostracized for loving comics, obscure card games and computer code have loads of allure these days. Socially awkward Seth Cohen on...
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Chef/author faces down the ugliness of childhood obesity
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When I was a chubby little baby, I was my Bubby Minnie's pride and joy. She believed, as many other Jewish mothers and grandmothers believed, that a big baby was a healthy baby. Thank goodness, I lost the weight as I grew older -- and got much healthier along the way, too. But Harry Schwartz, known around the country as...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
A colonoscopy is one of the most highly recommended medical tests today and, perhaps, one of the least understood and most feared by men and women alike. But people shouldn't be hesitant or afraid to have the test, medical professionals agree, since the days of discomfort, doubt and danger often associated with it are long gone. And, first and foremost,...
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