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‘Sleepless in America’ reveals eye-opening truth about lack of sleep

by Gerri Miller

November 25, 2014 | 12:10 pm

Insufficient sleep not only makes us tired and unable to function, it makes us vulnerable to disease. Photo by Ugurhan Betin Brkovic

Can’t fall asleep? Not getting enough sleep? You’re not alone, and that sleep deprivation may be causing a lot more damage than you realize.

Waking up earlier, going to bed later and... read full article

  • Daughter finds the write words from dad

    by Rachel Heller Zaimont

    November 25, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    My father rarely wrote anything down. Take birthday cards, for example: While my mother would embellish the printed message with sweet, loving passages and hand-drawn hearts, my father’s heavy script only appeared at the bottom, where he signed his name. It seemed strange for a man...

  • Saving money on retirement fees

    by Brian Blum, Israel21c

    November 25, 2014 | 11:51 am

    When the Israeli crowdsourced traffic app Waze was acquired by Google for close to $1 billion last year, co-founder Uri Levine had a choice to make: Continue with his creation at Google or look for the next sexy segment to be democratized by the power of the crowd. He chose to move...

  • A passion for antique purses

    By Elyse Glickman

    October 23, 2014 | 11:02 am

    Lori Blaser’s home is a shrine to women’s handbags. With 2,500 pieces in her collection — the oldest of which dates back to the 16th century — she displays her treasures with the eye of a skilled interior decorator (which she is). Beaded and mesh bags nonchalantly dangle from the...

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  • Turning off the aging process

    by Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c

    October 23, 2014 | 10:56 am

    Studies in yeast, worms, flies, monkeys and even humans seem to prove that restricting calories is one of the few sure ways to combat the effects of aging. But Israeli doctoral Keren Yizhak is out to prove that there may be a more agreeable way to achieve long life than dooming...

  • Sharing wisdom of the elders through USC’s Zekenim Project

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    September 10, 2014 | 1:41 pm

    Seniors have a lifetime of experience behind them, but too often we don’t take the opportunity to learn from them and apply that wisdom to our own lives.

    Now, thanks to a dedicated team at the USC Davis School of Gerontology and a three-year, $250,000 grant from the Jewish...

  • Photojournalist Phil Stern: From WWII to James Dean

    By Elyse Glickman

    September 10, 2014 | 1:06 pm

    Some life journeys are so epic, it seems there’s no way they could be captured, even in a Hollywood movie. And yet, as it turned out, all photojournalist Phil Stern needed was his trusty camera.  

    A heralded chronicler of World War II and Hollywood icons such as James Dean and...

  • Ms. Senior California Pageant: Where age is beauty

    By Ryan Torok

    September 10, 2014 | 11:46 am

    There was hardly anyone left in the audience at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster, as the 14 contestants of Ms. Senior California 2014 stood in a long line on the stage and posed for photographs. 

    Sandra Erkus, 80, a Granada Hills resident and member of Temple Ahavat Shalom...

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