Sunday, May 24, 2015 Sivan 6, 5775
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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A study by an international team of cardiac-imaging specialists, led by researchers at Johns Hopkins, concludes that sophisticated computed tomography, or CT, scans of the heart and its surrounding arteries are almost as reliable and accurate as more invasive procedures to check for blockages. Researchers say the newer, 64-slice CT scans -- first introduced in the United States in 2005...
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Lasers are currently at the cutting edge of surgery: From cosmetic to brain surgery, intense beams of coherent light are gradually replacing the steel scalpel for many procedures. Despite this increasing popularity, there is still a lot that scientists do not know about the ways in which laser light interacts with living tissue. Now, some of these basic questions have...
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