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Babysitter’s Club 2.0

in Economy & Innovation/Life, Culture & Sports
Photo Credit: Popinz

Ya’ara Cohen grew up in Jerusalem as the eldest of 5 sisters and surrounded by plenty of cousins, and inevitably, as a babysitter. She was always the oldest at family affairs and the youngest employee in her offices. She found herself in high demand, and was always being asked the same question – “can you…

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Early diagnosis of autism has 88% chance of Saving Lives

in Health & Science/Monthly Report
Photo Credit: Mifne Center

“There has to be another way,” thought Dr. Hanna Alonim, as she saw 6-year old children tied to their beds, over-stimulated and over-medicated. When Hanna started her professional career in the 80’s and later received her PhD in Mental Health, she spent time working with a group of deaf children. What she discovered was frightening.…

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Stories from the Holy Land: Kid-o-Fun

in Life, Culture & Sports
Israeli men like children, and they don't just want 1 or 2, they favour 3 (Credit: Gefen Yaakov, GPO)

‘If you ask me, three children are one too many.’ When my mother made this statement about her idea of family planning last week, I suddenly started to feel uneasy. Don’t get me wrong, I love my mum. She is a wise lady, a mother, a former teacher, and she is right most of the…

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Waze’s new life saving function

in Health & Science

The media platform The Verge reports a new function of the navigation app Waze that is developed in order to save the lives of kids forgotten in cars. Statistics show that in the US alone 37 children passed died on average from heatstrokes in vehicles since 1998. Also in Israel, where it can get terribly…

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First trust fund for every child

in Economy & Innovation
They will benefit from the new trust fund - every child below 18 is included (Credit: Einat Anker, GPO)

The National Insurance Institute’s Administration is going to introduce a plan called ‘Savings for every child’ on January 1 2017. The plan will enable everyone reaching age 18 to begin their adult life with NIS 20,000 in the bank. “The new trust fund for every child will go a long way to narrow the social…

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