Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775

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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Why 'Life's Journey' begins at home
By:
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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By:
Sharon McDonnell
I've sailed the British Virgin Islands. I've sailed off the coast of Tangiers. I've sailed off Martha's Vineyard. So what the heck am I doing sailing on dry land? In a contraption that looks like a go-kart but attached to a sail -- a silly grin pasted on my face -- I'm whipping around a track really, really fast on...
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Transplant websites offer the chance to save a life
By:
Rachel Vigoda
Every day for a week, Rabbi Adam Wohlberg of Temple Sinai in Dresher woke up exhausted and achy. He had to stay home from services and skipped a few meetings. But the rabbi wasn't worried. It was all in the name of pikuach nefesh -- saving a life. Wohlberg's symptoms were brought on by a bad cold, likely exacerbated by...
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