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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

Ask Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: In August, Kim Kardashian was involved in a multimillion-dollar publicity marriage ceremony. The wedding was on the front page of many newspapers, especially those in the supermarket. TV news led with stories of her wedding, and it was the buzz in the office where I work. My question is, who the heck is Kim Kardashian? -- L.Z., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

A: Kimberly Kardashian was born in October 1980, and biographies list her as a socialite, television personality, model and actress. I would also add that she's an incredible self-promoter.

Her first fling with fame came in 2007, when a sex tape of her and then-boyfriend R&B singer Ray J was made public. Later that year, E! television premiered her "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" reality show. There have been several spin-offs, all starring members of the Kardashian family.

Kim Kardashian co-owns a clothing boutique called D-A-S-H. She has introduced a perfume, appeared in at least two movies and on several TV shows, competed on "Dancing With the Stars" (finishing 11th in a field of 13) and released an autobiography. She's also posed for Playboy magazine, released a workout DVD series, helped create a line of jewelry, sold a clothing line on QVC and created another clothing line for Sears. If you go to Madame Tussauds in New York, you will see a wax figure of her. Her marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets is her second trip down the aisle.

Q: Angie Harmon stars as Detective Jane Rizzoli on the television series "Rizzoli & Isles." Is she related to Mark Harmon of "NCIS" fame? They both have beautiful smiles. --K.R., Hannibal, Mo.

A: No, they are not related, but there is a football connection.

Angela Michelle "Angie" Harmon was born in August 1972. She achieved stardom for her roles in "Baywatch Nights" and "Law & Order."

Thomas Mark Harmon was born in September 1951 and has been starring in TV programs since the mid-1970s. Since 2003, he has starred as Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the series "NCIS."

As for the football connection, Angie Harmon is married to former NFL defensive back Jason Sehorn. Mark Harmon was the starting quarterback for the UCLA Bruins football team in 1972 and 1973. In 1972, the team won the national championship, upsetting the defending champion Nebraska Cornhuskers. His father, Tom Harmon, was a University of Michigan football All-American and Heisman Trophy winner.

Q: One day while looking at a map of California, I spotted a town named Kelsey. That's my last name! I've been having a ball with this, telling folks the town was named after my family. I've also added some other wild stories. No one believes me, which is part of the fun. Now I'm curious. How did this town get its name? -- B.K., New York A: You will love this. I noticed you signed your letter "Ben." According to some, the town was named after Benjamin Kelsey, who discovered gold at the site in 1848. The town was originally known as Kelsey's Diggings. However, some say it was also named after Samuel, Benjamin's brother. I also came across one reference claiming Andrew Kelsey was the founder of the community.

Q: What is the term applied to non-human or non-living things that take on human characteristics in drawings, paintings or other forms of art? -- H.T.D., Memphis, Tenn.

A: Look up the word "anthropomorphism." The word comes from the combination of Greek words meaning "human" and "shape." The word was coined in the mid-1700s.

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