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  • The powers and pitfalls of the boomer brain

    July 19, 2013 | 1:27 pm

    “I’m reading a great book about the middle-aged brain,” I recently told a friend, “but I can’t remember the title.”

    Welcome to the boomer brain. Grasping for names. Walking into a room only to wonder what you went there for. Getting halfway through a book before realizing you’ve...

  • Obama’s Big Brain Map

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 3, 2013 | 9:26 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    On Sunday, there was an article in the Los Angeles Times about a potential 10-year project proposed by the Obama Administration. In ten years, we could see fully detailed and clearly landscaped images and movies of a human brain in action. In ten years, we could...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 22, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Israeli President, Shimon Peres, welcomed the new Egyptian and Jordanian ambassadors in Israel earlier this week. The Egyptian ambassador, Atef Salem, is the first ambassador sent by the new Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi. At his welcoming meeting with Peres, Salem announced...

  • The Dance of Love

    By Ilana Angel

    July 18, 2012 | 10:00 pm

    I have been dating a man for a little over four months.  By dating of course I mean I have been in a relationship.  From our first date there was a connection and we simply fell into a relationship without really dating.  It has been fun, effortless, complicated, and exhausting.  I...

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  • Jewish Education - Teaching Emotional Intelligence

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 6, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    For centuries there has been an ongoing debate as to where ethics are grounded as universal attributes in the human condition. The philosopher Immanuel Kant grounded ethics in reason, whereas David Hume looked toward emotions such as sympathy, empathy, and compassion. Today,...

  • Soviet Dentists and My Anxiety…

    By Julia Bendis

    June 13, 2011 | 9:46 pm

    Is it just me or do other people have a huge phobia of Dentists?  I don’t know why I have such a fear of them, but I do know that I’d rather have another baby than go to the Dentist.  Actually, now that I think about it, I would even prefer a colonoscopy to having someone put...

  • An Israeli Workout for the Brain

    By David Brinn

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm


    What do limousine drivers, breast cancer patients and retirees have in common? They're all the beneficiaries of the applications developed by CogniFit, an Israeli company.

    CogniFit creates state-of-the-art applications that assess, train and enhance cognitive and psychomotor...

  • Total Recall

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Twice in the past couple of days, I've been in conversation and found myself grasping for a word. On both occasions, my 4-year-old supplied the word before I could come up with it. And, of course, there are the times that I walk into a room only to realize that I have no idea what I...

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