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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

Stump Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: When Dell Computer Corp. first started, it was known by a different name. Do you know what it was? When did the company start? -- G.K., Joplin, Mo.

A: In 1984, Michael Dell started PC's Limited in his University of Texas dormitory room. At age 19, he dropped out of college to run his business full time. In 1987, the company name was changed to Dell Computer Corp. In 2003, the name was changed to Dell Inc.

Q: Before Diane Keaton became an actress, her name was Diane Hall. Did she act under that name? I recall an actress named Dianne Hall. Keaton and Woody Allen were a couple for a while -- did her last name have any influence on the movie "Annie Hall"? -- J.L.B., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

A: Diane Hall took her mother's maiden name, Keaton, to avoid confusion with the already-established actress Dianne Hall. Woody Allen did adopt her given last name and nickname for the 1977 movie in which Diane Keaton had the title role. According to several sources, one of her childhood nicknames was Annie.

Q: My husband and I recall a TV show in the 1980s that was about life aboard an aircraft carrier. Do you recall the show? -- D.W., Pueblo West, Colo.

A: "Supercarrier" ran for about six months in 1988. The hourlong drama depicted life aboard the aircraft carrier USS Georgetown. The series was based on a book of the same name written by George Wilson. The aircraft carrier USS Kennedy was used in the filming of the show.

Q: What were Thomas Edison's first and last patents? -- E.L., Albany, Ga.

A: Edison applied for his first patent on Oct. 28, 1868. It was for an Electrographic Vote-Recorder, which he unsuccessfully attempted to market to the Massachusetts Legislature. On Jan. 9, 1931, he applied for his final U.S. patent -- his 1,093rd -- which was a Holder for Article to be Electroplated. Edison died later in 1931; the patent was issued in 1933.

Q: Years ago, my grandmother often talked of having "freedom steak" when she was a kid. I have often wondered what she was eating. I can't ask her, but I'll ask you if you know. -- A.L.B., Reading, Pa.

A: In the philosophy of having "freedom fries" and "freedom toast," during World War I, many Americans had "freedom cabbage" (sauerkraut) or "freedom steak (hamburger) -- or even owned a liberty dog (dachshund).



Q: I saw a drawing of John Rolfe and his wife Rebecca. This is John Rolfe of the Jamestown, Va., colony who married Pocahontas. Who is Rebecca? -- C.L., Woburn, Mass.

A: John Rolfe and Pocahontas married on April 5, 1614. Earlier, Pocahontas converted to Christianity and took the name Rebecca for her baptism. Pocahontas, who was born Matoaka, was the daughter of Indian chief Powhatan.

Q: What was the middle name of novelist Ernest Hemingway? -- F.L.M., Ocala, Fla.

A: Miller.

Q: I recently purchased a Jack Russell terrier. How did the breed get its name? -- D.J., Lima, Ohio

A: It was named after English clergyman John Russell (1795-1883), who developed the dog through breeding.

Q: From time to time I see the phrase "six flags over Texas." What are the six flags? -- M.S., Bristol, Conn.

A: From 1519 to the present day, six different flags have flown over at least a part of the second-largest state. From 1519 to 1685, that flag was Spanish. In 1685 to 1690, the flag was French. The Spanish flag flew again from 1690 until 1821, when the Mexican flag replaced it -- that's flag No. 3, if you're keeping track. From 1836 to 1845, it was the flag for the Republic of Texas. In 1845, Texas became part of the United States, flying the Stars and Stripes. From 1861 to 1865, the sixth flag was the Stars and Bars of the Confederacy. Since 1865, the Stars and Stripes flies atop flag poles in Texas.


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