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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

Ask Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: Would you know what happened to Brian Hyland? He had several hit songs, including "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" and "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?" We were classmates in Woodhaven, N.Y. -- H.R., Stroudsburg, Pa.

A: Teen idol Brian Hyland was born in November 1943 in the Woodhaven neighborhood of Queens, N.Y. He was only 16 in 1960 when he scored his first and only No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini." Two years later he had success with "Sealed With a Kiss," which reached No. 3 on the charts.

The popularity of a teen idol is usually very short-lived, as it was for Hyland. In 1977, he moved to New Orleans, where he continues to make music, record songs and tour, often with his son, Bodi. He did not record "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor?" Lonnie Donegan released that song in 1959.

Some super trivia: Brian Hyland is a cousin by marriage to the late Louis Feinberg, better known as Larry Fine of the Three Stooges.

Q: I have a child's chair that is stamped "American Seating Co., Grand Rapids, Mich." Can you tell me anything about the chair and how old it is? -- D.B., Owosso, Mich.

A: I can tell you about the company, but nothing about your chair. American Seating was originally founded in 1886 as Grand Rapids School Furniture. The company was the first to introduce a combined student desk and chair unit. Thanks to the success of its initial product, the company was able to expand and move into other major markets. In 1912, it provided seating for Fenway Park in Boston.

Today, American Seating continues to manufacture seating for outdoor sports stadiums, indoor arenas and any other place where people need to sit. Call the company's main office at (616) 732-6600; someone there may be able to help identify your chair.


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DID YOU KNOW? Paul Newman thought his first Hollywood film, "The Silver Chalice" (1954), was so bad that when the movie was broadcast on television in 1966, he took out a magazine advertisement urging people not to watch it.


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Q: I was born June 25, 1941. I have always been told that this was a special date and one to be celebrated. I have no idea what the special occurrence is. Do you? --J.T.S., Kerrville, Texas

A: On your birth date, Finland declared war on the Soviet Union. I'm not sure that is cause for celebration. You celebrate your birthday along with many well-known individuals, including George Orwell (1903), June Lockhart (1925), Carly Simon (1945) and George Michael (1963). A long list of events occurred in history on June 25, but none stands out and cries for attention, other than your birthday, of course.

Q: I saw a made-for-TV movie, "The Magic of Ordinary Days." Skeet Ulrich played the role of the farmer. What do you know about him? Is he related to Robert Ulrich? -- B.S. Greenfield, Ill.

A: Skeet's birth name is Bryan Ray Trout; he was born in January 1970 in Lynchburg, Va. His parents divorced while he was only a child. His mother later married D.K. Ulrich, who was involved with NASCAR and appeared in the TV movie "Daytona 500" (1979).

While playing in Little League baseball, Bryan's coach gave him the nickname "Skeeter" because he was small, like a mosquito. He later shortened it to "Skeet." He has appeared in nearly two dozen big-screen and TV movies; he's also appeared in many TV series. He is not related to actor Robert Urich (1946?2002). Super trivia: Skeet Ulrich is the nephew of NASCAR driver Ricky Rudd.

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