Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

Heeding differences between disorders
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Dr. H. Michael Zal, JE Feature
All of her life, Nancy had been "high strung," clumsy, accident-prone and suffering from low self-esteem. As a child, she seemed bright but shy in school; at age 6, her teacher wanted to place her in a special class for slow learners. But her parents fought the placement. They had her evaluated by a neurologist and a psychologist. The doctors...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
We've all done it as parents: dumped our kids in front of the television set, or the computer, the DS or the iPod to get some downtime ourselves. We've justified it with excuses like "it's good for them," and "it gives them a chance to relax," but deep down, many of us worry that we're choosing to tune the kids...
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The sounds of silence -- only a few hours beyond Sydney
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
I'm a few hours drive from Sydney, Australia -- far from the city that's home to the second largest Jewish community in the country. With 45,000 Jews -- among them many immigrants from South Africa, New Zealand and the former Soviet Union -- Sydney boasts a fantastic Jewish infrastructure, with several synagogues, Jewish day schools and a Jewish museum that...
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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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