Monday, January 26, 2015 Shevat 6, 5775

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Shani is sitting on the floor, cross-legged and barefoot. She asks her peers, who are modeling the behaviors of teenage girls, to list some of the unhealthy things they do. One "girl" tells the group she doesn't sleep enough; another admits she has bad skin. A third rather nonchalantly mentions that she smokes "three or four a day." As a...
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Inside a South Philadelphia shooting range, a man rattles off round after round of ammunition using a high-powered 357 magnum. Just a few lanes away, Sloane Milstein -- equipped with ear muffs and eye protection -- methodically positions her feet, loads a small pellet into an air pistol, then slowly raises her gun straight ahead. With seemingly endless, piercing shots...
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What do American triathlete Sarah Shulman, Australian soccer player Tal Karp and Ukrainian runner Zhanna Pintusevich-Block have in common? Not only do all three excel in their respective sports, but they're all Jewish. With the start of the new year comes the second-ever Hadassah-Brandeis Institute's 15-month calendar, "Jewish + Female = Athlete." It features information and photographs of 18 of...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
Whoosh -- there it goes: That's the sound of the year flying by again. Summer is over. Soon, it will be Thanksgiving and we'll head right into winter, marching inexorably toward 2007. At the risk of asking a rather depressing question, doesn't it seem like just yesterday morning it was 2004? What contributes to this pace of life? Is it...
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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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