Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774

By:
Diane McManus
You never meant to overindulge. But an evening out with friends made you forget. Another beer? Another glass of wine? No problem -- or so you thought. Perhaps you are given to migraines, but it was a stressful day, and the time with friends felt like magic. Nothing bad could happen in such a setting, could it? The next day,...
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By:
Lori Samlin Miller
Inside that hard skull of yours, the brain is a soft organ surrounded by spinal fluid. Normally, the fluid cushions your brain and keeps it from banging into your skull. But if your head or your body is hit unexpectedly hard, your brain can suddenly crash into your skull and temporarily stop working normally, bringing on a concussion. There are...
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Sure, now, says South Africa, not ignoring its turbulent history
By:
Elyse Glickman
Last summer, we were glued to our televisions during the World Cup in South Africa in ways that transcended the action on the soccer field. With media attention that followed, including the array of travel stories on sites along the Vanda Waterfront and Table Mountain, people got an extensive look at how the legendary Nelson Mandela's vision of coexistence is...
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Why 'Life's Journey' begins at home
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Elyse Glickman
If you are single, chances are this thought went through your head: Billions of people in the world and thousands of nice Jewish singles in your own city -- so, why are you still single? Or, if you are attached, but hitting road blocks in your dealings with your significant other, you may be wondering why the person sitting in...
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Close to San Juan, but far and away, it has a style all its own
By:
Sharon McDonnell
I'm in Vieques, Puerto Rico, in the lobby of the new W Retreat & Spa -- where Alain Ducasse, the three-Michelin-star French chef, opened his first restaurant in the Caribbean. I'm talking to Patricia Urquiola, the Spanish lead designer behind the blend of the whimsical and recycled at the resort. But only for a minute; the designer of everything from...
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