Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775

Maybe not, given noise pollution and its dangerous effects
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Frank Rosci- JE Feature
We live in a noisy world and, at times, a very noisy Philadelphia metropolitan area, where so-called "noise pollution" surrounds, assaults and bombards our senses day and night. It could be the racket and rumble of traffic; the screeching sirens of fire and police vehicles, and ambulances (exceptions, certainly, but still major noise-pollution contributors); low-flying airplanes and helicopters; most motorcycles...
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The first two issues of the much-anticipated revised version of The Paris Review, under its new, young editor Philip Gourevitch, have appeared, and though both were decidedly better than the few issues that trickled out following the death of founding editor George Plimpton, they were also something of a mixed bag. Gourevitch first began making a name for himself as...
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Ever since childhood, Valentine's Day has had the potential to cause me anxiety. I was always worried that I wouldn't get enough Valentines from my schoolmates. I was even more nervous to give my crush a Valentine - what if he didn't give me one back? At least when you're in grade school, you don't have to think about finding...
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Craig Langweiler- JE Feature
<p>When many people hear the term &quot;asset allocation,&quot; they immediately think of an efficient frontier diagram and the work of a pioneering economist.</p> <p>A 25-year-old student at the University of Chicago back in the early 1950s, Harry M. Markowitz really needed a thesis topic. In a chance meeting, a stock broker suggested that he investigate the stock market.</p> <p>At the...
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Frank Rosci- JE Feature
Eytan Schwartz is "The Ambassador," also the name of the mega-popular Israeli TV show/competition won by the 30-year-old this past year. The show, which airs on Israel's Channel 2, begins its second season this month. In addition to all the acclaim and recognition he received as the so-called "Israeli Apprentice" - since the show, created by Keshet Production Company, Tel...
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