Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

With at least half of all marriages ending in divorce, there must be something better than chocolate to bring lasting happiness to couples. Psychologists and married couple Peter L. Sheras and Phyllis Koch-Sheras have developed a creative, positive approach called couple-power therapy that teaches partners positive ways to create fulfilling loving relationships -- and have more fun together. Sheras and...
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You don't have to speak the language to understand its lore -- and lure
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Mort Alper, JEFeature
Who would believe that in 20 years a book collection could escalate from 70,000 books to 11/2 million? But it has happened. And the driving force behind this tremendous growth has been Aaron Lansky, president of the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. In 1980, Lansky, then a 24-year-old graduate student of Yiddish literature, realized that irreplaceable Yiddish books...
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When it comes to manners in the air, U.S. travelers are in dire need of some airplane etiquette lessons. According to a new poll by Harris Interactive and Yahoo! FareChase, large overhead luggage, talkative seat mates, armrest hogs and overly aromatic passengers top the list of traveler aggravations. Yahoo! commissioned the survey in connection with the recent launch of its...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
My friends Jonathan and Amie finally got married. It only took them nine years to get there. Theirs is a love story as much as it is a story about the lives young single people live in the 21st century. Normally, I wouldn't pay much attention to somebody else's romance story. But I was there at the beginning, and followed...
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A peace center with a piece of doll-like legend
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
With a population of about 500,000, Oslo, Norway, is one of the smaller capitals in the world, but still offers a beautiful setting with much to see and do, ensuring that not one visitor will ever be disappointed. Founded more than 1,000 years ago, the city is relatively compact and easily accessible, with its beauty actually three-fold: The scenic approach...
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