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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
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

Nature blogs spring to life

By Randy A. Salas


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Spring is finally here. It might not be as noticeable in northern climes, but it's slowly blooming across the country, as chronicled in these nature blogs from various regions. Their photo-driven accounts of everyday natural wonders are fascinating no matter where you live.



NORTH

birdbrainedstories.blogspot.com

In Bird Brained Stories, Gwyn Calvetti follows the feathered fauna of the beautiful Coulee Region, which encompasses western Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. In recent postings, the avid storyteller wondered which horned lark would be the last "winter" bird of the season and reveled in black-capped chickadees feeding out of her hand - "nothing short of magical," she writes.



SOUTH

naturejournals.blogspot.com

Jace Stansbury writes his Journals of an Amateur Naturalist from Texas. Posts run the gamut from his taking pride in a colony of purple martins that he fostered to figuring out what killed a dove based on the clues left behind at the scene (a gray fox?). A sense of wonder pervades all, such as an elusive bobcat that paused long enough for a photo and then "was gone like an apparition - like it never had even existed."



EAST

www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeekMain.html

Bill Hilton Jr.'s This Week at Hilton Pond is particularly fitting today because his online journal focuses on phenology, or the study of changes in nature, such as seasonal transitions. It originates from the Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History in York, S.C., where he recently was startled by a loud thump against his office window. The creature that caused the noise was nowhere to be found, but its feather dander left behind "the perfect, ghostly silhouette of a bird with outstretched wings" on the glass, he wrote. From that physical evidence, he deduced that the bird was probably a female mourning dove. Cool.



WEST

www.faultline.org

Nature and science writer Chris Clarke is just as likely to mix in politics and music with his posts about goings-on in his California environs, which include the Bay Area wilderness and treks to the desert. Running throughout his recent posts about his favorite plants, gardening and shoveling horse manure is a black ribbon of sorrow over the February death of his beloved dog, Zeke. "The task is to kill time until I follow him," he pines.



CENTRAL

www.roundrockjournal.com

Paul Lamble's Roundrock Journal is probably updated more than any other blog covered today. He writes almost daily about his explorations of his 80-acre spread, whether it's plant (an acorn stash in a fallen tree), animal (bleached-out turtle shells) or mineral (the cannonball concretions that give his blog its name). There is much to do on his parcel, he says, but "when the weekends come and I find myself at Roundrock, I tend to forget my list of chores and just take comfort in the comfy chair under the shady tarp overlooking the empty lake in my little bit of forest on the edge of the Missouri Ozarks."



ALL OVER

www.naturalvisionsphoto.com/weblog2

Birds dominate the beautifully shot images from the travels of nature photographer Kevin Doxstater, whether it's an unusual green jay at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in Texas or a white-crowned sparrow near Hungry Horse, Mont. But lots of other critters show up in his Natural Visions blog, too, such as a yawning river otter he caught spectacularly in central Florida and a Hopi chipmunk snapped in Utah. Doxstater always seems to be on the move, much to the delight of online nature lovers.

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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.



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“300” more than Ancient history
Looking for E.T.
Put on a smiley face :-)
Speaking of accents
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AnsaThat finds its answer
On top of the world
Another day, another dollar
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
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Websites that help you find books that are right for you
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Some serious face time
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In reply to your e-mail ...
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Music for everyone
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Central characters
E-mail @ 35
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Funny money
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