Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief and Reconciliation Act of 2003 changed how dividends are taxed. Investors now pay lower tax rates on certain qualifying dividends. The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers the following refresher on the taxation of dividends, along with some advice for investors. The maximum tax rate on qualifying dividends dropped to 15 percent for...
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Ongoing research has shown that tart cherries contain high concentrations of potent antioxidants that have been proven to potentially alleviate joint pain caused from gout and other joint inflammation symptoms. According to researchers, the daily consumption of tart cherries has the potential to reduce the pain associated with joint inflammation. Tart cherries naturally contain anthocyanins and bioflavonoids, which may prevent...
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Life thrives in all sorts of hostile environments, including the extreme salinity of the Dead Sea. A team of scientists has uncovered a strategy that helps a plant-like, microscopic alga to happily proliferate in such inhospitable surroundings - and their findings have unexpectedly shed light on the working of human kidneys. Over the years, a number of Weizmann Institute scientists...
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Six months after it opened, Berlin's Jewish memorial has become something of an icon
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Berlin likes to pride itself on the fact that it's not just the capital of Germany, but the capital of Europe. Most visitors concur: Berlin possesses the ingredients to become the European cultural capital, if it isn't already. After all, 170 museums, three opera houses, eight orchestras and 17 theaters, as well as 300 communal and private galleries, and more...
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Cosmetic surgery graduates to a new style and look
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Ongoing advances in plastic-surgery treatments and techniques, notably the latest trends in non- and less-invasive procedures, are being put to good use by area plastic surgeons. "Non-invasive treatments offer quicker healing, less expense and less downtime," said Bruce Genter, M.D., FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience in the field, and founder and medical director...
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