Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

Mothers of young children are more likely to be obese when they perceive their neighborhoods as unsafe, according to a new study in the journal Obesity. Researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Mathematica Policy Research and the University of Pennsylvania analyzed perceived neighborhood safety and obesity in women with young children. Connection with one's neighbors, characterized as neighborhood cohesion,...
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Author says get over it with new guide
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Why, I wondered, is Dr. Susan Jeffers so often connecting the word "fear" with love? Three of Dr. Jeffers' previous books are titled, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, Feel the Fear … and Beyond, and Feel the Fear Power Planner. In her current book, Feel the Fear Guide to Lasting Love, she suggests ways to overcome one's fears,...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
The savings habits of American consumers raised eyebrows in 2005 when it was widely reported that the personal savings rate tracked by the Commerce Department actually fell to zero. It seemed like an event with potentially ominous repercussions, especially when you consider that Americans saved 10.8 percent of their after-tax income in 1984. That rate has been drifting downward ever...
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Joel L. Naroff, JE Feature
The good news is that the labor market is solid; the bad news is that the labor market is solid. And while that may sound like an economist joke, it isn't. What should make us all smile is that the economy is now an efficient job-creation machine: U.S. businesses and governments added a very respectable 211,000 new positions in March...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Many of us in this country, and certainly in the Delaware Valley, long for the day we can be in business for ourselves. That fact was quite evident recently as dozens of men and women sat in the auditorium of the Federal Reserve Bank in Center City recently minding their own businesses - asking questions and helped along by the...
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