Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

When costs skyrocket, how do you bring them down to earth?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Health-care costs are skyrocketing for everyone these days, including for business owners, many of whom are left scrambling for practical solutions. The cost of prescription drugs, for example, is rising by 17 percent to 20 percent a year. And $2,000 MRI tests have become the standard, supplanting still effective but barely used $100 X-rays. "Employers have been facing double-digit increases...
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Although human genes contribute significantly to a person's health and behavior, these two kinds of traits aren't closely linked at all. In fact, a study appearing this month in the Public Library of Science found absolutely no connection between the hard-driving personality and heart disease, contrary to previous studies and conventional wisdom. This is among the first findings of a...
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Who put tuxedos on those birds anyway?
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
It was a long, long wait, but the time had finally come. The beautiful Norwegian ship -- the M/S Nordnorge -- was waiting for us, and soon we were on our way on what was called "The Journey of Discovery" to the world's last wilderness: Antarctica. The Nordnorge , one of several ships of the Norwegian Coastal Voyage fleet, is...
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Ryan Teitman
In the spring of 2005, Professor Ed Smith, director of the Vertical Lift Research Center at Penn State University, was looking for a team to work with his students in the annual competition held by the American Helicopter Society. The project was to design a high-performance, two-seat, trainer helicopter, and he wanted his students to get an experience akin to...
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As colorful lights flashed from all directions, male and female models sauntered down a long white runway, while ultra-trendy songs from CDs by Justin Timberlake and Paris Hilton provided high-energy background noise. As model after model showed off new examples from the collections of upscale retailers, audience members got a sizable sneak peek at some new styles for the fall...
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