Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774

By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Susan Stoutz has had 12 vacations since last October, and in all of them, the Philadelphia grandmother enjoyed top-notch accommodations without spending a dime. A subscriber to the swapping service HomeExchange.com! , Stoutz has vacationed in Mexico; Virginia; Miami; Washington, D.C.; Montreal; the Hamptons; and the Poconos. As part of the deal, she exchanges her home with residents of those...
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Recession may be ending, but, oh, those bumps along the way
By:
Joel L. Naroff
The longest recession since the end of the Great Depression is just about over. Consumers are spending, housing is improving, manufacturing is rebounding, and even the services sector is showing signs of life -- or so they say. But why isn't everyone happy? Simple. A rising unemployment rate is not something that makes people want to smile. Unfortunately, that problem...
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By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Portland is one of America's greenest cities, a place where half the power comes from renewable sources and a quarter of the Oregon city's workforce commutes by bike, carpool or public transit. You wouldn't necessarily expect Portland's eco-friendliness to manifest in a toilet stall, but that was the unlikely site of my first introduction. I'd just landed in the city...
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Beth Forman Rondinelli, JE Feature
I am lucky. Today is the day. It is my last day of undergoing radiation for breast cancer. At least, I'm hoping it will be. It is a great day -- or is it? Sure, I won't have to drive a half-hour to the cancer center each way for a few minutes of lying on a table, baring everything above...
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Yes, and despite some improvements, the battle's not over
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's the acronym that sends chills down the spine of every parent of a newborn: SIDS, a syndrome that is terrifying for its lack of explanation and for striking with seeming abandon. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome accounts for the loss of some 2,500 babies each year in the United States, although the numbers could be higher, according to Dr. Betty...
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