Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

How consumers fare in the good life
Luxury consumers in the United States and much of Western Europe are remarkably similar in many ways, especially in the emphasis consumers place on experiences, rather than something that one has or owns, according to a report just released by the Consumer Research Center of the Conference Board. The report was sponsored by Condé Nast Publications, Gucci Group, Gibson USA,...
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Jared Shelly, JEFeature
For 9-year-old Noah Brinton, helping his father fill a shopping cart with pencils, erasers and notebooks at the Staples store in Narberth can mean only one thing. "Going back to school!" announced the boy, who will enter the fourth grade in September. The back-to-school shopping season is in full swing, and while it may not rival the December rush, stores...
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Federation Early Learning Services is teaming up with Congregation Kol Ami to jointly administer the nursery school that's housed at the synagogue's home in Elkins Park. Under the new partnership, the school will keep its current teaching staff in place, but FELS will now oversee much of the administrative aspects involved with the the running of the preschool, including curriculum...
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'Freshman 15': It's not an introductory course to the classics.
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Bianca Posterli, JE Feature
Leaving home for the first time is scary enough. But the idea that you're probably going to gain weight when you go off to college can make that first year at school even more frightening. Here's something that may surprise you: The legendary "Freshman 15" is actually an over-exaggerated urban myth. "Headlines grab attention, and this is one example," according...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Few people can imagine eating 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes under the hazy Independence Day sun. Or the "Cool Hand Luke"-esque feat of downing 65 hard-boiled eggs in seven minutes or less. But for the newly crowned champions of competitive eating, such gastronomic trials are all in a day's work. But what effect does this massive consumption have on...
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