Today is my birthday. I am 47 years old. That is almost 50. At 46 I felt like I was still teetering towards the low end of the 40's but I am now officially well into my 40's and actually closer to 50. I don't care about birthdays that much, and truly have no fear about getting...
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Facebook acquired an Israeli company that specializes in facial recognition software.
The terms of the deal between Facebook and Face.com were not disclosed by either company, according to the New York Times, which reported the deal on Monday.
Face.com has been used by Facebook in the past two years for its “tag” feature in order to identify individuals across Facebook.
The facial recognition technology used by Face.com is designed to identify individuals by their gender and age.
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August 21, 2008 | 12:07 amNot long ago, a guy I know, a good guy who to all outward appearances seems happy and successful, replied to a birthday e-mail I sent him at work -- "go home and blow out some candles" -- with this:
"I'm 40-f---ing-8, give me a break. They tell me that's close to 50, but I refuse...
February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pmParticipants:* 634
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Steering committee: 14
Executive director: 1
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January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pmIf you're a middle-aged man (or already past it) here's what should be on your menu today: tomato sauce, watermelon, stir-fried tofu and veggies, selenium and vitamin E. Wash it all down with a swig of green tea or pomegranate juice and you may be able to ward off prostate cancer....
August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm
"I have the worst possible news," said our friend Avram Bar-Shai, calling from LAX. "Zvika has been killed in a helicopter crash and we are on the way to his funeral."
She was referring to the death of Tzvi Luft, who died on July 24. He was 42. Esther and Avram Bar-Shai, Agoura...
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Ellen Bartel died July 10 at 89. She is survived by her husband, Nathan; and sons Marvin (Maria) and Alan (Lisa). Malinow and Silverman
Emma Bernhard died July 12 at 86. She is survived by her son, Joe (Mary); daughters, Nona (Barry) Fein and Liz; grandsons, David and Nicholas Fein;...
July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm
In a few weeks I'll turn 33 and, sadly, I realize I'm long past being anything "for my age." I'm no longer cute for my age, talented for my age, a good reader for my age. All qualifications and special considerations have long passed. There's nothing I can get away with now because,...
February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
I am a senior citizen. I'm 82, look 65 and feel like 40. It is a very confusing time of life. People assume that you are over the hill. You know that you are still vital and have the ability to contribute to society.
At the age of 50, I classified myself as lower-middle age. As the...
October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm
It was the first day of preschool and 2-year-old Jessica didn't know any of other children in her new class at B'nai Tikvah Congregation Nursery School. But the child's anxiety paled in comparison that of her mother.
"I worried that Jessica would get her feelings hurt or that she...
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When she was in her 30s, Hansi Goetter developed a mysterious illness. Although her doctors couldn't determine the cause, they told her she had only a few months to live.
That was 70 years ago. Last month, Goetter celebrated her 104th birthday in the company of her daughter, Erica...
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October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm
This is the American Jewish world, by the numbers, as revealed in the just-released National Jewish Population Survey 2000-2001 (NJPS)
The Jewish population now stands at 5.2 million, down 5.45 percent from 5.5 million in 1990.
Jews represent 2 percent of...
June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm
I'm two hours late for a noon invitation, my eyes itching from the unfamiliar weight of mascara so early in the day, and as I drive through town I'm rehearsing the many excuses I think I'll have to offer my host. It's a Sunday in June, and I'm about to celebrate a cousin's high...
May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm
At first glance, it would be hard to imagine two women with less in common than my mother and my husband's mother. You can begin with the obvious differences in cultural and religious background: my mother grew up Jewish in the Bronx, while my mother-in-law, a Presbyterian, has lived...