Thursday, March 5, 2015 AdarI 14, 5775
Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it the ... Soviets?
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Steve Savitt, a freshman studying engineering at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, was riding in a crowded subway in early October 1957, when he read that the Soviet Union had launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. That news, 50 years ago, stunned the world and affected Savitt, too. "The enormity of what was done," recounted former engineer...
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Creative quilt project reminds of inroads against Alzheimer's
By:
Diana Aydin, JE Feature
Alison Berger was only a young child when her grandfather, Michael Steinberg, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Before his diagnosis, Berger remembered that he liked gummy worms and would sing the song "Button Up Your Overcoat." "Of course, it would've been wonderful if he didn't have the disease," said Berger, 27, a research assistant. "But I feel like I was...
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A Thanksgiving treat of hope
By:
Diana Aydin, JE Feature
Several months after his youngest child was born, Adam Miller wanted to donate the baby items his infant son had outgrown -- a diaper pail, baby swing and toys. "People are used to dropping stuff off to a Goodwill," said Miller, 33, president of the software firm AmeriCardGold. "They see these big trash bags, and they just literally dump them...
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While fidgety kids may be told that "patience is a virtue," a University of Arkansas philosopher has found patience to be much more profound than simple, passive waiting. Rather, it is "the living heart of ethics." In a presentation last week to the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Irene McMullin discussed patience as a "neglected virtue" little examined by...
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Spare the rod, spoil the child ... This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you. So goes an old saying, and a more modern one, about the practice of punishing children by spanking them. But another school of thought states that spanking is cruel treatment and unnecessary punishment, and that there are other, saner ways to correct...
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