Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775

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By Diane McManus, Special Sections Feature
Most advice on avoiding cancer can be followed painlessly enough: Don’t smoke; limit sun exposure; eat healthy, low-fat foods; exercise regularly. None of these requires time in a doctor’s office. Follow these words of wisdom, and we’ll be fine, correct? To an extent, yes: a healthy lifestyle can help minimize visits to the doctor, and countless studies show the positive...
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Lynne Bluumberg, Special Sections Feature
Illustrating the magical elements commonly associated with prayer is a final scene in the Coen Brothers’ film, O Brother Where Art Thou? Everett, played by George Clooney, gets down on his knees and prays to God to save him and his three buddies from being hung by the movie’s villain. The moment Everett finishes praying, a tidal wave crashes through...
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Rachel Vigoda, Special Sections Feature
Like most clichés, there’s some truth behind it: Once you survive cancer, you stop sweating the small stuff. “You take the trivial and get rid of it. You start living life to the fullest. It sounds trite, but it’s the truth,” says Ellen Coren, who was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer at age 44. She found the lump in October...
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It's not hard to find a store that carries paraphernalia for your Philly sports team of choice. But it's not as easy to find clever, unique local sports apparel, which is why we're tipping our hat to Philly Phaithful. Founded by MOT Dan Hershberg, Philly Phaithful offers snarky tees, tanks,...
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Israel swims upstream in advancing aquaculture
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Jeffrey F. Barken, JNS.org
At a time when ocean fish populations are threatened worldwide, Israeli fish farmers are developing innovative new technologies and breeding methods revolutionizing their industry. Faced with managing scarce water resources in a desert ecosystem, the Israeli government has supported the solutions of kibbutzim — and more recently, those of “Dagim,” the Fish Breeders Association — to promote healthy, environmentally sound...
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