Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

An Israeli brings power to the new online University of the People
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Timing is everything in business. Somewhere along the way, Israeli entrepreneur Shai Reshef became interested in educational services and realized that one issue unites people around the globe: a need for improved education. The problem, however: "The tools for providing accessible higher education were out there, but the price was too high." That's when he discovered the strength of online...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
My introduction to the group hinged on my clue: "car-crash competition." If they got this clue for the game Cranium Hoopla, perhaps I would be in. Well, I was already in, sort of. But my acceptance really hinged on my ability to construct an alliterative clue to an off-the-wall thing for this game, a mix of Pictionary, charades and Trivial...
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As the economy worsens and the demand for social services increases, the faith-based community -- more than any other -- is providing the safety net and social services for people in need, according to local academic Ram Cnaan. Still, questions remain over the constitutionality and practicality of federal funding for such decidedly effective religious institutions. The sticking point remains whether...
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New research in an animal model suggests that a diet high in inorganic phosphates -- found in a variety of processed foods, including meats, cheeses, beverages and bakery products -- might speed the growth of lung-cancer tumors and may even contribute to the development of those tumors in individuals predisposed to the disease. The study also suggests that dietary regulation...
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By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Even at 6 a.m., standing on Holland America Line's cruise ship ms/Zuiderdam and sipping a mimosa (or, if you prefer, a cup of hot chocolate), I opened my eyes wide, wiped away the cobwebs and stared out in the dim light of dawn to see one of the wonders of the world. At this moment, six days after leaving Fort...
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