Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

Discussing the pros and cons of the homeschool trend
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As Hannah Newman typed the first few words of her novel, she started developing a story about a young girl who finds a penny on the ground. After picking it up, the girl realizes that this is no ordinary coin, but one with magical powers. Soon, a beautiful fairy appears, and the protagonist is whisked away to an adventurous world,...
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A Thanksgiving treat of hope
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
Several months after his youngest child was born, Adam Miller wanted to donate the baby items his infant son had outgrown -- a diaper pail, baby swing and toys. "People are used to dropping stuff off to a Goodwill," said Miller, 33, president of the software firm AmeriCardGold. "They see these big trash bags, and they just literally dump them...
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Creative quilt project reminds of inroads against Alzheimer's
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
Alison Berger was only a young child when her grandfather, Michael Steinberg, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Before his diagnosis, Berger remembered that he liked gummy worms and would sing the song "Button Up Your Overcoat." "Of course, it would've been wonderful if he didn't have the disease," said Berger, 27, a research assistant. "But I feel like I was...
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When planning a wedding, it's important to keep your guests' finances in mind, especially the ones who are traveling from out of town -- and especially if it's over a holiday. The cost of attending a wedding can be significant, but there are some small steps you can take to make your family and friends' stay easier on them and...
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This may indeed be the most turkey of times to travel all year: The Thanksgiving holiday is the bane of the bashed-up flyer, who gets the stuffing knocked out of him when trying to wedge a 200-pound carry-on into a 3-foot overhead compartment. As a service to Jewish Exponent readers, here are a few tips on how to avoid those...
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