Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Want to see how life should be lived and enjoyed? When you land in Greece, the birthplace of Western civilization, motor into Athens and walk under the clear blue sky through the Plaka section, which is the old town at the base of the Acropolis. Sitting and chatting leisurely with friends, listening to rousing Greek music, relaxing in the coolness...
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Using unusually rigorous scientific conditions and measures, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that the active agent in "sacred mushrooms" can induce mystical/spiritual experiences descriptively identical to spontaneous ones people have reported for centuries. The resulting experiences apparently prompt positive changes in behavior and attitude that last several months, at least. The agent -- a plant alkaloid called psilocybin -- mimics...
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A University of Illinois at Chicago study reveals a link between smoking during pregnancy and very early-childhood behavior problems. The research, published in the July/August issue of the journal Child Development, found that 2-year-olds regularly exposed to cigarette smoke in utero were nearly 12 times more likely to show clinical levels of behavior problems compared to toddlers who were not...
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In the summer of 2002 -- some 35 years after its founding -- the Reconstructionist movement got into the Jewish camping business. For decades, other religious denominations had considered summer camps vital for developing a strong sense of Jewish identity and inspiring the next generation of leaders. Now, four years after following suit, the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation has officially moved...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
For the eighth consecutive year, Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management brought together fledgling companies in search of development/expansion capital, and investors with dollars to roll out, up and into the right company's coffers. New this year, with a special nod to the importance and relevance of ethics and ethical behavior, was the inclusion of so-called social entrepreneurship...
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