Monday, February 8, 2016 Shevat 29, 5776

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Adam Alper's body hurt. His muscles burned, his joints ached, and the thought of quitting kept drifting through his mind, he recalled. He'd been at it for more than nine hours, starting with a 2.4-mile swim that seemed like it took place ages ago. Then there was a 112-mile bike ride that tested the limits of his thigh muscles. And...
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It's a city that fills a hunger for heritage, as well as history
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
In the garden of the Great Synagogue on Dohány Street in Budapest, a metal willow tree memorial weeps endlessly for the Holocaust dead. In another courtyard lie the remains of thousands of Jews who died in the ghetto during the terrible winter of 1944. And yet, the synagogue is also a place of great beauty. It's twin 143-foot-tall domed towers...
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Every kid knows that moms have "eyes in the back of their heads." Indeed, human beings are adept at fixing their gaze on one object while independently directing attention to others. Salk Institute neurobiologists are beginning to tease apart the complex brain networks that enable humans and other higher mammals to achieve this feat. In a study published in last...
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Symposium works to foster awareness of cancer treatment through the arts
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Boston-based writer Alice Hoffman was an established, best-selling author long before two kinds of breast cancer struck in July 1998. But as a cancer survivor, she turned the adversity of the disease into an even more successful career -- emerging from her fight for life more purposeful and more passionate. In her latest book -- Hoffman's novels are known widely...
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The era of the Internet start-up boom may be over, but the demand for technology professionals continues to rise. Broader use of cheaper, more easily available technology by a variety of industries and a dearth of technology professionals mean that technology will continue to be a hot career choice. The technology industry remains one of the fastest-growing career fields. Employment...
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