Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

Though never much of a hiker, Avi Lazar will be traveling to Tanzania on Aug. 26 where he'll attempt to climb the more than 19,000-foot-tall Mt. Kilimanjaro. Though the challenge may loom large -- it will take seven days and up to 50 hours to complete -- Lazar's making the trek for a good cause. The company where he works,...
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From an educational standpoint, Sara Landman's first start-up could be deemed a success. Over the past academic year, 10 families participated in the free literacy program she developed with help from the Tribe 12 Social Entrepreneur Fellowship. Several parents have asked to do it again. From a business standpoint, Landman's project is a labor of love, far from sustainable without...
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Sheldon Pavel puffed on his pipe as he sat in his air-conditioned office, wearing shorts, sneakers and a burgundy Central High School T-shirt. With students gone for the summer and just six weeks to go until his official retirement after 28 years at the helm of one of the nation's oldest and most venerated public high schools, Pavel could be...
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The hot flashes and night sweats that most women experience early in menopause are not linked to increased levels of cardiovascular disease risk markers unless the symptoms persist or start many years after actual menopause begins. This information was announced at last weekend's presentation by the Endocrine Society at its 94th annual meeting in Houston. "Our study provides reassurance that...
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As Israeli tennis standout Nadine Fahoum struck a forehand, the pounded fuzz of a ball left the racquet strings on a perfect trajectory, accelerating and ascending well above the net, revolving dozens of times per second before descending and crashing deep in the court -- a puff of clay rising in its wake. Most people who pick up a racquet...
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