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Jeff Gabbay claims he can help reduce wrinkles with his copper-oxide pillow case

By Candice Krieger, September 5, 2008

Worried about wrinkles? Textile scientist Jeff Gabbay suggests you sleep on the problem.

Mr Gabbay is the founder of Israel-based medical-device company Cupron, which has developed a pillow case made with copper oxide that he claims can reduce the appearance of fine lines and crows' feet. Clinical trials claim to show that those who used the pillow for four weeks demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in numbers of wrinkles than those using conventional bedding.

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Anne and Peter Goldstein launch a website designed to help parents boost their children’s foreign-language skills

By Candice Krieger, August 28, 2008

Last week's GCSE statistics revealed a slump in the number of students studying modern languages. Husband and wife Peter and Anne Goldstein think they have an answer: they have set up language-
exchange website to boost children's interest and expertise in learning foreign languages.

The couple, who believe the most effective way to improve a language is to live in the country where it is spoken, have created www.lingoo.eu, which enables parents to organise language-exchange holidays for their children.

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Alex Brummer tackles the credit crunch in his latest publication

By Candice Krieger, August 28, 2008

Confused by the credit crunch? JC columnist and Daily Mail City editor Alex Brummer helps explain all in his latest publication, The Crunch: The Scandal of Northern Rock and the Escalating Credit Crisis.

In it, he traces the course of the recent financial crisis from its origins in the US subprime market to its impact on the international scene. And you don't have to be a financial whiz to understand it.

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Eva Schloss is using her experience of Auschwitz and the Nazis to fight knife crime

By Candice Krieger, August 28, 2008

The growing incidence of knife violence by young people bears an alarming resemblance to the way the Nazis behaved during the Holocaust, warns survivor Eva Schloss.

Ms Schloss, 79, step-sister of diarist Anne Frank, who died in the Holocaust, is a campaigner against hatred. She aims to show young people that using a knife or shooting someone for no reason is an act of extreme hatred, and no different to how the Nazis behaved towards the Jews and other innocent people.

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Lawrie Simonson shows his ‘junk’ sculptures at London Zoo

By Candice Krieger, August 28, 2008

Sculptor Lawrie Simonson is exhibiting his latest pieces at London Zoo - and by his own admission, they are a pile of junk. For the 58-year-old's creations are mainly made from scrap metal found in skips.

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Adam Goldstein indulges his American football fantasy by jetting off to watch 35 matches in 17 weeks, at a cost of £30,000

By Candice Krieger, August 28, 2008

Is this the American National Football League's biggest fan?

Essex local Adam Goldstein loves the game so much that he has sold his flat in London Docklands to pay for a £30,000, 17-week trip to the States, where he will attend 35 NFL games.

Mr Goldstein, 28, who leaves on Monday for the start of the NFL season three days later, has also quit his job as a drama tutor. He leaves behind his girlfriend.

He tells People: "I always wanted to be an NFL player, but at 6 ft 2 in and 10 stone it wasn't going to happen.

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Olivia Lee shows off her Naughty Bits in a new Channel 4 show

By Candice Krieger, August 22, 2008

Recognise this lady? If so, you may have been an unsuspecting victim for her upcoming Channel 4 show,

Olivia Lee's Naughty Bits.

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Mike Mendoza airs his concerns on the future of Jewish radio

By Candice Krieger, August 22, 2008

Former TalkSport radio presenter Mike Mendoza believes there is no future in Jewish radio.

Mr Mendoza co-founded the now defunct Shalom FM in 2002. He has since been publicly critical of other Jewish radio station attempts, notably by JCom (Jewish Communications Limited), which was recently forced to close after it lost a libel case brought by George Galloway MP.

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Barry Schwartz creates a siddur that you can download to your iPhone

By Candice Krieger, August 22, 2008

Calling all iPhone users - particularly those with a penchant for praying. US-based technology buff Barry Schwartz has created an iPhone-friendly siddur - not to be used on Shabbat, of course. The application, which can be downloaded on any iPhone or iPod Touch, acts as a weekly-prayer book. It provides Ashkenazi and Sephardi versions of davening, including weekday Shacharis, Mincha, Ma'ariv, plus standard brachot.

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Philip Jay launches an online version of Asia's first Jewish newspaper

By Candice Krieger, August 22, 2008

Philip Jay is doing his bit to boost Hong Kong's Jewish community.

Two years ago, he launched the Jewish Times Asia - credited as Asia's first Jewish newspaper. He has recently launched the paper's online version, www.jewishtimesasia.org, in an attempt to raise the profile of Hong Kong's Jewish communities. He edits both editions.

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