In this issue

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

How paparazzi work

By Marshall Brain

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) We've all seen it - the photo of a famous celebrity caught unaware. He might be lighting a cigarette in front of a child, or she might be hiking up her swimsuit on the beach to cover something that should not be showing. In many of these celebrity photos, the celebrity is scowling or angry.

These photos are the work of the paparazzi. The paparazzi are photographers who take photographs of celebrities in return for money from magazines, newspapers and television shows. Whether you love or hate the paparazzi, you have to admit one thing - their work is becoming more and more a part of daily life.

The first question you might have is this: Where does a word like "paparazzi" come from? It actually comes from the name of a character in a movie. That character - Paparazzo, in the 1961 movie "La Dolce Vita" - is styled after a real Italian photographer named Tazio Secchiaroli. Secchiaroli made a name for himself as a street photographer in the 1950s. He was the first photographer to start taking pictures of stars and politicians "on the street". Prior to that, just about every photo you saw of a star in a newspaper was a publicity photo.

Why do the paparazzi do what they do? At the root of it is the fact that many people have an insatiable appetite for information about celebrities. Photos and videos of celebrities sell magazines and draw viewers to TV shows. Therefore, editors are willing to pay money for photos. That money gives the paparazzi the incentive to do what they do. If a photographer takes a good photo of a celebrity in a compromised position, that photo can be worth thousands of dollars. Photos of celebrity babies and celebrity weddings can also earn big bucks.

The problem is that the big bucks can, at times, turn the paparazzi into a big problem. Especially if you are a celebrity trying to live a relatively normal life. Celebrities can be swarmed by paparazzi when trying to get in and out of hotels or restaurants. They can be blockaded in their homes. Paparazzi have been known to do things that are illegal. For example, they have been known to intentionally collide with the cars of celebrities, or to intentionally pull the fire alarm of a building, in order to get celebrities out in the open so they can be photographed. The whole business can get quite sordid, and it is easy to understand why celebrities get annoyed. The paparazzi can make life miserable.

You might be wondering how the paparazzi find the celebrities. It turns out that the really good paparazzi are a lot like private detectives, and they develop a network of informants who help them locate their prey. For example, a photographer might pay hair stylists, restaurant employees, caterers and so on for information about celebrities. There's even something of a food chain that develops around celebrities. For example, a group of people called autographers follow celebrities around trying to get their autographs (which the autographer then sells). Autographers can often provide information to members of the paparazzi.

Once a member of the paparazzi knows where the celebrity is, it is time for technology. A good camera with a big zoom lens can often be helpful. In most cases, if the paparazzi is taking a picture of a public figure (like a celebrity) in a public place, then it's legal. This allows a photographer to stand on public property and capture a picture of a celebrity using a telephoto lens. Sometimes the paparazzi will go to great lengths. The paparazzi can use helicopters, boats - just about anything they can think of to get a good shot.

If you are sympathetic to the plight of celebrities, you might be wondering whether there is anything that can be done to control the paparazzi. Some countries have taken action. In France, for example, there are laws governing the paparazzi. California has some controls as well, enacted in the wake of Princess Diana's death. It may take another death to get more far-reaching legislation passed.

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