Monday, January 26, 2015 Shevat 6, 5775

The popularity of 401(k) plans continues to grow among employees, according to a recent survey, which announced a 5 percent increase last year in the number of plans reporting above 90 percent employee participation. However, despite the increase in 401(k) enrollment by employees, most employers report they aren't convinced that the workforce is preparing adequately today for retirement. In fact,...
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Despite repeated health warnings about the dangers of tanning from sunlight and artificial light sources, there are still those whose mantra "bronzed is beautiful" remains unshaken. Dermatologists have long suspected that some people may be addicted to tanning -- similar to addictions to drugs or alcohol --and refuse to alter their behaviors, even knowing they have an increased risk of...
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Throughout her life, Shayna West had a recurring dream that her front teeth were falling out. When she moved her tongue around her mouth on Oct. 9, 2005, and felt open space in place of her front teeth, she couldn't help but again believe she was dreaming. "I'm going to wake up from this," she recalls thinking. "A couple more...
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Are teens too young for the procedure?
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Lindsey Bewley, JE Feature
Brittany Caesar is half the girl she used to be. Two years ago, the 16-year-old from Houston tipped the scales at 404 pounds. Today, she weighs 175 thanks to a radical weight-loss procedure that is usually performed only on adults: gastric bypass surgery, in which the stomach is stapled off, leaving a tiny pouch directly connected to the small intestine...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
In May 2006, a new tax law went into effect that has the potential to affect investors of all stripes. Because the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 received only brief attention from the news media, you may have overlooked some of the changes. It's important to understand how this new tax law applies to your situation. The...
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