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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

Bookmark These: Steps to take to avoid an audit

By Reid Kanaley




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Can you avoid an IRS audit by staying on the straight and narrow when preparing your tax return? There’s no guarantee, but some forethought may help you avoid hassle later.

—Audit predictors: Several factors can predict whether you’ll be audited by the IRS, suggests Jim Wang at U.S. News and World Report. The IRS has formulas, based on millions of returns, to pick out problem filings. Possibilities: Your return doesn’t match your W-2 and 1099 forms, including interest paid to you by banks; you have a Swiss bank account. And if a company paid you for a service and that company gets audited, you might find yourself under the magnifying glass, too. http://bit.ly/zhnciq

—Get it done: Being timely is important. Jeff Schnepper at MSN Money says one of the hardest things for some people is just getting started on tax paperwork. Procrastinators have to will themselves to collect the numbers they’ll need. Learning about the key tax changes from year to year is another important step, and it’s especially good to know about tax credits, which are the most potent items for legitimately reducing your final tax bill. http://on-msn.com/wpfmMQ

—Should you DIY? Mistakes are common on tax returns, the IRS says. If you insist on doing your own forms, accuracy may be enhanced by letting software do the math. Many name-brand tax-software companies allow free online federal filing (but some have surprising charges to file a state return). Via the IRS website, taxpayers with incomes up to $57,000 can use name-brand software without charge. And the IRS has free electronic versions of all its forms. The IRS options for free online filing are outlined at this page. http://freefile.irs.gov

—The IRS backs some free programs in which volunteers assist in tax preparation. These are mostly for lower-income taxpayers and the elderly, but some of the services are open to anyone. Learn more about the programs: http://1.usa.gov/zfCbUg

—More predictors. U.S. News has additional advice here on the sorts of tax write-offs that won’t pass the smell test, and other audit triggers. http://bit.ly/ApkYEC

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Previously:

The most expensive things in life
Resources for budding entrepreneurs
For money decisions, should logic or emotion lead the way?
Navigating real estate industry
Getting the most out of your job search
Set a plan to repair finances
Keeping personal data secure
Income equality
Online moves may help lower your taxes
Death and money
Retirement planning in unusual times
The European Central Bank
Using social media as networks
Enrolling or changing Medicare
Scrape up health care savings
Dust off the old stamp collection
Protect yourself
When your job is at risk
The jobs are out there
Reacting to new bank fees
The daunting task of funding retirement
Managing money
Analyzing the debt debate
Money wasters
How your salary measures up
Watch out for that (financial) banana peel
How to navigate earnings season
Examining exchange-traded funds
Adjusting investments a delicate balancing act
How banks match up
The psychology of investing
Retirement planning for all ages
Get up to speed on cellphones, service plans
Getting a job
How to select a financial planner
Cut down on gas prices
Protecting your online data
Research individual health care policies
Help with individual health insurance
Tax time nears
Resources for retirement
How to ask for a raise
Pros, cons and costs of insurance
Catching business videos online
Avoiding, or recovering from, career mistakes
Making sense of ETFs
All about macroeconomics
Financial aid for returning students
Plumb Web for wisdom on paying for college
Give 'til it helps, your taxes
Take action in 2010 to affect tax outcome
Know the warning signs of impending financial crisis
How to identify, make and pursue opportunity
For richer, for poorer, but hopefully richer
How elections will affect your bottom line
Estate planning distasteful, but necessary
Is college worth the cost?
The pros and cons of early retirement
Decide for yourself if recession is over
Get advice on paying student loans
Find resources to help start a company
Research inflation, deflation to set investment strategy
Pick best app to manage finances
Learn when to refinance mortgage
Options, obstacles complicate seniors' housing
Educate yourself on fiscal, monetary policy
Check out brokers before handing over money
Boning up on exchange-traded funds
Are you paid enough?
Everything you need to know about death and taxes
Social lending cuts banks out of equation
Resources for saving money on summer vacation
Scouting out job opportunities on the Web
Get informed on 401(k) rules
Buy or rent?
Web resources for managing credit
Sites to guide you through headhunting process
Social insecurity
Better work habits
Seek aid online when filing taxes at the last minute
How to save money, or waste it, with a home garden
Web sites to explain the mysteries of inflation
Part-time problems
Tax help
Raise, promotion or new job strategies
Early retirement info on the Web
Self-promotion may be the key to landing that job
Helpful college financial aid sites
Money minders
In a dispute with the IRS?
Tips on how to sell stuff online
W-shaped recovery
Get control of your credit history
Teaching children about the value of money
Facing foreclosure
Just DIY
Starting your own business
Some help for the sandwich generation
Trying not to ‘overqualify’
The art of the deal
How to save money
Paying for college
Hanging onto your job
Got game? These sites got cheats
Who are you?
Online power tools
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Crazy contraptions
Turtles away!
Poetry in action
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Sound off
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Quick, give me a word
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Remembering the creator of Scooby-Doo
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