Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

By:
Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
For those of us with a darker view of the human experience, life is a battle. You fight, struggle, get knocked down, pick yourself up, then get knocked down again. You don't really know where you are in the battle until the fight is almost over, when the benefits of time and distance afford you the perspective to see clearly...
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Is there room for a child's heritage when he becomes 'Americanized'?
By:
Alexandra Dorante, JE Feature
When she was 2, Jennifer Kelley's mother abandoned her at a Korean train station. She was quickly put into foster care in Korea, and, six months later, a white American couple adopted her. The couple changed her Korean name, Myung Ja Choi, and moved the family to an all-white neighborhood in New Canaan, Conn. With two white brothers and a...
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By:
Joel L. Naroff, JE Feature
Will the recession of 2008 be followed by the recovery of 2009? What a year! It began with the economy faltering -- and then got worse. There was a financial panic, followed by the disappearance of a number of major financial institutions. Companies cut payrolls every month, the stock market cratered, and the recession deepened. In other words, 2008 will...
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Build your own in era of DIY electronics
By:
Justin Jouvenal, JE Feature
While most tech gadget companies carefully guard their products from hackers, start-up Bug Labs is courting them. The company has just released a series of modules, known as the BUG, that snap together like electronic Legos to form an array of different gadgets, from GPS locators to motion detection cameras. It's DIY electronics. The company freely gives away the hardware...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
I'm old enough to remember trudging through the snow to get to school with my ski pants bunched uncomfortably under my dress. Once there, off came the boots and the pants; before going home again, they were yanked back on. My daughters are incredulous that the New York City public schools permitted girls to wear only dresses or skirts in...
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