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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Ask Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: I like Kevin O'Connor as host of the TV series "This Old House," but I also liked former host Steve Thomas. What happened to Steve? Why did he leave the show? -- B.T.M., Stuart, Fla.

A: In 1989, Steve Thomas replaced the original host of "This Old House," Bob Vila, who had hosted since 1979. The show's producers credit Steve with the successful launch of a new series, "Ask This Old House." After 14 years, Steve decided it was time to move in a different career direction.

In late 2002, Kevin O'Connor was a vice president at a Boston bank. He and his wife appeared on an episode of "Ask This Old House," seeking help in removing paint-encrusted wallpaper from their 1894 Queen Anne Victorian home in north Boston. He was later asked if he wanted to "help out." He, of course, thought he was wanted for his financial expertise. Instead, the show's execs asked him to do a screen test. He took over for Steve Thomas in 2003.

Steve has since made many appearances on TV talk shows, hosted "Renovation Nation" and is currently involved in Habitat for Humanity.

DID YOU KNOW? The medical term for snow blindness is chionablepsia.

Q: When did Wild West shows come to an end? When did they begin? -- V.J., Parsons, Kan.

A: The first and most famous Wild West shows were staged by William "Buffalo Bill" Cody beginning in 1883. The shows featured rope tricks, melodramas and sharpshooters performing for crowds around the world. Wild West shows enjoyed tremendous popularity for several years, but with the "taming" of the Western frontier in the early 1900s, the popularity of the shows dwindled.

After World War I, several attempts were made to revive the shows, but they all failed. Historians generally agree that "Colonel Tim McCoy's Real Wild West and Rough Riders of the World," which ran for only one month in 1938, was the last of the great traditional shows.

Before entering the world of entertainment, Tim McCoy (1891-1978) was decorated in World War I. During World War II he rose to the rank of colonel. Some might remember him as an on-screen cowboy in TV and movies. McCoy was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and appeared on the box of Wheaties cereal.

DID YOU KNOW? Although James Cagney is best remembered for his gangster roles, his first job as an entertainer was as a female dancer in a chorus line.

Q: During a coffee break, someone wondered how many people in the United States were drinking coffee at the same time we were. Is there such a stat? -- T.M.U., San Francisco

A: I found your answer in the November 2011 issue of Specialty Coffee Retailer magazine. In Jack Groot's column, "Jack's Blend," he says: "Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, making the United States the leading coffee consumer in the world. Break that down, and we drink 16.7 million cups per hour, 300,000 cups per minute or 5,000 cups every second."

Jack Groot owns JP's Coffee in Holland, Mich.

DID YOU KNOW? The first guest on the Oct. 1, 1962, premiere of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" was Groucho Marx, who introduced the host.

Q: From the days of my youth I recall the advertising slogan "Buy'em by the sack." I don't remember the product being promoted. Do you know? -- C.J.L., Gallatin, Tenn.

A: You are recalling the ad slogan for White Castle hamburgers. There is a good book available, "Selling 'em by the Sack: White Castle and the Creation of American Food" by David G. Hogan about the restaurant.

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