Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

Spending a summer in Chengdu? Bring on the pandas and parasols!
By:
Leaya Lee, JE Feature
To walk down any street in Chengdu, the capital of China's southwest Sichuan province, is to feel it on every inch of skin. On summer days, the heat rises from the dirt-caked roads and sidewalks, and the sun slicing through the smog is unforgivingly bright. A sweaty, sticky mass of bodies competes with endless lines of bicycle-riders for slivers of...
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How to change the seemingly unchangeable
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
According to Noah Blumenthal, most of the time people sincerely want to change. They want to be thinner, healthier, more considerate of others or more diligent. They want to be better parents, spouses or leaders. They just don't have a process to guide them through the necessary changes. And that's where his new book, You're Addicted to You: Why It's...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Thinking about annuity plans? An extended nonqualified annuity strategy can provide an extension of tax deferral and allow for a more tax-efficient transfer of assets to multiple generations. The strategy should be discussed with those contract owners who plan to pass their annuity to heirs. Additionally, there are creative features that can be utilized to help ensure the client's goals...
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For New Jersey surfers, it's always an endless summer
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Stacey Marchel waits in the ocean. Floating on her surfboard, she patiently scans the New Jersey shoreline for the next decent wave. In the warm afternoon, conditions are far from perfect. But for Marchel, and the other surfers of Margate, surfing isn't about the biggest waves, it's a way of life. Marchel, 39, lives a stone's throw from one of...
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By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Most students view their summer vacation as a respite from school -- a chance to leave studying behind, enjoy the weather and chill out with friends. But for others, like Philadelphia-area teens Tyler Harris and Jessica Rose, summer is when they spend some of their precious downtime learning to become leaders. For instance, at BBYO's International Training Leadership Conference, they...
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