Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

New research has traced elevated levels of a specific compound in the brain to problem-solving deficits in patients with schizophrenia. The finding suggests that drugs used to suppress the compound, called kynurenic acid, might be an important supplement to antipsychotic medicines, as these adjuncts could be used to treat the disorder's most-resistant symptoms -- cognitive impairments. Though schizophrenia is commonly...
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Tobago's a go-to island for laid-back lifestyle
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Gordon Steven, JE Feature
Tobago is often known only as the little sister of Trinidad -- as in Trinidad and Tobago -- and this doesn't, in any way, do it justice. A Tobago vacation is a vacation on an unusual Caribbean Island, still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. It lies some 20 miles northeast of Venezuela and around 150 miles south of Barbados. What...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
I've just finished unpacking my simcha suitcase. Due to the prodigious size of my husband's family, we're often en route to cities like New York, Minneapolis or San Francisco to attend yet another wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We have it down to a science: Nice outfits are hung in a garment bag, and everything else is divided into carry-ons. The...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, Staff Writer
Kids today face a considerable assortment of gadgets and technologies to master: cell phones, BlackBerrys, iPods and the vast world of the Internet. It's no wonder, then, that the young focus so much on material goods; if the majority of a child's friends have the latest appurtenances, chances are he or she will be asking for them, too. Add to...
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Or is it back to square one with your sense of perspective and style
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Experts agree that being hip is about having an "in" outlook, a certain "with-it" stance that identifies one as cutting-edge, contemporary, "in sync" with the times and even a bit ahead of the popular-culture curve. While the word "hip" is used most often in connection with young and younger people, there are a number of older people, too -- those...
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