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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 June 29, 2005 / 22 Sivan, 5765

Disorder du jour on everyone's menu

By Lenore Skenazy


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Item: Nearly half of Americans suffer from some form of mental illness at some point during their lives, says a National Institute of Mental Health study. . . . Many of these problems are mild and temporary. — The Week, June 24 A few temporary mild mental illnesses observed in the course of a day:

Hairanoia: The suspicion that everybody is just saying they love your new haircut, but secretly laughing at it.

Kinsomnia: The inability to fall asleep once one starts thinking about one's family.

Psyintology: To feel wildly conflicting emotions about Tom Cruise. On the one hand, he's a control-freak cult-member nut job. On the other hand, my GOD is he gorgeous. All is forgiven, Tom! Or is it? No. Yes! No. Yes!

Seasonings Affective Disorder: Manifested by the need to "kick things up a notch" even if things taste just fine the way they are.

Hippocondria: The conviction that one's hips look about a mile wide in the outfit one stupidly chose to wear today.

Post Traumatic Dress Disorder: Rage and guilt focused on a bride after she has ordered mauve pouf dresses for her bridesmaids and you are one of them.

Delusions of Grandes: Compulsive fantasizing about one's next Starbucks, even while sipping a Frappucino right now.

Shleptomania: Going from store to store even though you don't really know what you want and are maxed out on your credit cards anyway.

Obsessive-Complainer Disorder: Manifests itself in sing-song statements of fatigue, boredom and the wish to do, eat or be something else. Also see: Whines, whining, whiners, children.

ATMnesia: The inability to remember where you put your bank card moments after you have completed a cash machine transaction.

Bi-stroller Disorder: To experience violent fantasies while being stuck behind someone with a double stroller hogging the whole sidewalk, especially if that someone is on her cell phone.

Clinical Cynical Syndrome: To reply to any idea proposed by a thoughtful adult with, "Yeah, right," or, "Okay, okay already!" Technically known as "adolescence."

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Mallucination: Often triggered by Cinnabon inhalation. Mallucinators see Baby Gaps and Yankee Candle Companies while staring into space.

Duhlirium: The inability to stop responding with the word, "Duh," when someone is trying to explain something.

Dementionate: Compulsively nice behavior — the lending of money, sharing of fries, remembering of birthdays — sparking waves of unworthiness on the part of the recipient.

Pirromania: Obsessive desire to see Jeanine Pirro run for office. Any office.

Passive-Agassive: The compulsion to make rude noises. (See: "Boys.")

Festive-Aggressive: To insist on wearing a party dress, even to the sandbox. (See: "Girls.")

Iraqnaphobia: The inability to turn on the TV or radio for fear of becoming seriously depressed.

Iranaphobia: As yet undiagnosed. Stay tuned.

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