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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

Ask Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: Ty Cobb played in three World Series. How many did his team win, and how many home runs did he hit? -- C.V., El Dorado, Ark.

A: The answer to both questions is zero. His Detroit Tigers lost to the Chicago Cubs in 1907 and 1908, while the following year, they lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates. His batting average for those three series was 0.262.

Q: When President Ronald Reagan left office, he moved to a multi-million-dollar ranch. I recall that a request was made to the post office for a new house number. Why? -- R.J., Scottsbluff, Neb.

A: The ranch was located at 666 St. Cloud Dr. in the wealthy Bel-Air district of Los Angeles. Many believe that 666 is the number of Satan, so Reagan had his friends send mail to 668 St. Cloud Dr.

Q: I came across the following on the Internet: "Denver lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger. The trademark for the name 'cheeseburger' was awarded in 1935 to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In. Ballast claimed to have come up with the idea while testing hamburger toppings." My question is, is this true? -- M.S., St. Marys, Ohio

A: I called the Denver Tourist Board, and it's true! There is a plaque commemorating the site of the first cheeseburger at 2776 Speer Blvd.

Q: Suspenders have made a strange evolution from becoming practical to chic. How long have they been holding up the britches of men in the world? -- W.J., Somerset, Ken.

A: Suspenders have been around in some fashion for many years, but Albert Thurston manufactured the first modern versions in the 1820s in England -- they were known there as "braces." Author Samuel Clemens (you might know him as Mark Twain) received a patent for them in 1871.

Q: The Great Pyramid of Cheops was the tallest man-made structure in the world for thousands of years. Which structure made it the second tallest building? -- I.L., Refugio, Texas

A: At 481 feet tall, the Great Pyramid of Giza -- it is known by both names -- was the world's tallest structure for more than 3,800 years. Then, in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was completed, standing at 1,063 feet tall, making it the world's tallest man-made structure at the time.

Q: I was in an international grocery store and saw a package of Bombay duck. What is it? -- Y.C., Prince Frederick, Md.

A: Bombay duck is actually dried, salted fish. Indian cooks use it as flavoring. It's also a snack food. How it got its name, no one knows.


Q: When did Babe Ruth get his first major league home run? -- R.T., Peoria, Ill.

A: On May 6, 1915, wearing a Boston Red Sox uniform, "The Sultan of Swat" knocked his first of 714 round-trippers out of the stadium. The opposing team? The New York Yankees, a team for which he'd play 14 seasons.

Q: In the program of a play I attended recently, credit was given to a nameless character as the "harridan." In the play, she was an elderly woman with a sharp tongue, always in a bad mood and always interfering in other people's business. She was used as comic relief. What is a harridan? -- S.J., Santa Rosa, Calif.

A: Your explanation was perfect. The word is believed to come from the French word "haridelle," which describes an old horse or woman. The word harridan has been around since the 1700s.

Q: Who is the Everest of Mount Everest? -- T.D., Ephrata, Pa.

A: Sir George Everest (1790-1866) was a British surveyor. He was the head of the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India and later the Surveyor General in India during the early 19th century.

Everest was relentless in his pursuit of accuracy and often modified or created new equipment to help complete the surveying of the subcontinent. It was his methods that led his successor, Andrew Waugh, to determine the world's highest peak, then called Peak XV. Waugh pushed to change the name to honor Everest, an honor Everest himself did not support.


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