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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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

Another day, another dollar

By Randy A. Salas


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) The U.S. Mint cashed in last week with the introduction of a new dollar coin that pays tribute to U.S. presidents. The question now is whether George Washington and his successors can succeed where previous $1 coins featuring Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea failed.

www.usmint.gov/$1coin

As it is wont to do, the U.S. Mint has put together a rip-roaring site to promote the new dollar coins and educate people about them. Four coins are due this year, the first featuring George Washington with designs for the other presidents following every three months. The entire program is explained in detail, including a release schedule for those salivating to know when, say, Rutherford B. Hayes is due (third quarter of 2011). Best of all, there's a wealth of educational materials that banks, businesses, teachers and consumers can download or order. They include nifty freebies such as bookmarks, posters and display coin holders. I like the FAQ, which answers the question of how people can obtain the presidential coins by suggesting that they ask businesses for the coins in change. I can already see the blank stares from cashiers.

psychohistory.wordpress.com

Adam Nash offers some good reasons why the new coins might be a hit with fans like him in his Psychohistory blog. (Use www.startribune.com/a2318 to go right to the post.) The biggest reason is that lettering stamped into the edge of the coins will be randomly placed, including upside down and right side up. "Now, that's an ingredient for some additional collectibility," he says. His write-up is a good catch-all source for a nongovernment take on the venture because it includes a link to the New York Times' excellent examination of the new coins and a previous informational post by him.

www.smalldollars.com

Small Dollars is ideal for students doing research or anyone who's just curious about the federal government's hits and misses with dollar coins, which first appeared in 1794. The main focus is on recent history with the Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea dollars. "From day one, the Anthony Dollar was rejected and ridiculed," the site says about the coin's 1979 debut. "The portrait was considered ugly and the coins were not easily distinguished from the quarter dollar." The gold-colored Sacagawea coin fared better when it came out in 2000, but it also quickly fell out of favor. The site presents a variety of images, as well as links to the legislation that created them.

money.cnn.com/POLLSERVER/results/30089.html

In a recent online poll, CNN Money readers were asked if the new presidential coins are a good idea. Of the 45,000 respondents, 64 percent said yes. Now, let's see if those people actually spend them.

www.discover.com/issues/feb-07/rd/smell-metal-sweat-coin

You know the "signature metallic smell" of coins? It's from the sweat of all the hands that have handled it before you. Discover's website has the lowdown on one chemist's study using various metal objects and artificial sweat — with pictures! Ick. Keep that in mind as you try to get your sweaty palms on the new currency.

coins.search.ebay.com/presidential-coin

You can find the new $1 coins at banks and some businesses in ample supplies, the U.S. Mint vows. The price? Well, $1 each, naturally. Leave it to eBay sellers, though, to create a market for just about anything. On the online auction site last week, many listings showed a $25 roll of the coins going for $30 or more plus $6 for shipping. I wonder if any of the sellers would take Sacagawea dollars in payment?

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Randy A. Salas is a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Do you have a favorite Web site or a question about how to find something on the Internet? Send a note by clicking here.



Previously:

Prank you very much
How much is enough?
Sound off
Readers have questions, concerns
Quick, give me a word
Driving you crazy
The joy of Bob Ross
Online goes prime time
You don't need to know this
Remembering the creator of Scooby-Doo
Do-it-yourself art
‘Leave me alone!’
Special deliveries
Weight-loss journeys
Daily routines
Working without a map
Just you watch!
New year, new diet
Your mail answered
Chatting: Central characters
Wonders never cease
Secret messages
For your consideration
Freaky food forays
Best of 2006 online
Missed marketing
H.G. Wells’ legacy endures
A quest for dragons
E-mails you've sent
In the news
It's free!
Websites that help you find books that are right for you
Coping with illness
Some serious face time
Some serious face time
In reply to your e-mail ...
Turn your handwriting into a computer-based font that will allow you to churn out homespun greetings
Music for everyone
'Elusive planet' can be viewed clearly from Earth with the naked eye
Central characters
E-mail @ 35
Idle chatter
Funny money
Classic artwork in motion
For an unusual Thanksgiving
Your slip is showing
Best of the worst
Test your mind power
Remain anonymous

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