Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
Why the 'only child' has new company and popularity in contemporary societ
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Elyse Glickman
The adage "less is more" is taking on a more profound meaning when it comes to the way modern couples go about family planning. Although a century ago, social stigma and stereotypes swirled around single-child families, today having only one child is becoming increasingly viewed as a common-sense decision rather than a sorrowful circumstance or an act of selfishness. The...
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At age 54, Esther Goldberg has danced in front of 46,000 people at a sold-out Phillies game and behind a casino bar wearing little more than a see-through mesh shirt over a sparkly bra. This is what Zumba can do to an otherwise mild-mannered masseuse and yoga instructor from Northeast Philly. If you haven't heard about Zumba yet, Goldberg and...
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Philadelphia Award winner on lifelong battle to defeat Celiac Disease
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Elyse Glickman
Thanks to Alice Salomon Bast's dedication, people with sensitivities to wheat- and gluten-based products cannot only be liberated from the painful effects of Celiac Disease, but also be freed up to enjoy the flavors and textures that normally make eating a pleasure. Her extensive accomplishments, including founding the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness in 2003, were spotlighted recently when she...
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Older men dating younger women? So? What's the problem?
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
According to a recent German study, if a man marries a woman 15 to 17 years his junior, his chances of prematurely dying are cut by one-fifth. A new book considers all the permutations of such a move.
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Race raises funds to outrun prostate cancer growth
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Rachel Vigoda, Jewish Exponent Feature
Father's Day is a particularly meaningful time to get the word out about the disease that affects one in six men -- even if not one of those six wants to talk about it. "Prostate cancer is an uncomfortable topic," says Shelley Schwartz, founder of Prostate Health International. "Men don't want to discuss it. A group of men can meet...
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