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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

News of the Weird: HUH!?

By Chuck Shepherd

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In March, William Ernst, 57, owner of the QC Mart chain of Iowa convenience stores, excitedly announced a company-wide employee contest with a prize of $10 for guessing the next worker that Ernst will fire for breaking rules.

"Once we fire the person, we will open all the envelopes (containing the entries), award the prize, and start the contest again." Ernst added, "And no fair picking Mike Miller from (the Rockingham Road store). He was fired at around 11:30 a.m. today for wearing a hat and talking on his cellphone. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!"

(After firing a cashier who had complained about Ernst's attitude, he challenged the woman's unemployment-compensation claim, but in October, a judge ruled in her favor.) [Des Moines Register, 10-3-2011]

Even in a flagging economy, Christie's auction house in New York City was able to attract a record sales price for a photograph.

In November, a 1999 photo by German artist Andreas Gursky, of a scenic view of the Rhine River, sold for $4.3 million.

(It is possible, of course, that buying the actual waterfront property that Gursky photographed from -- to enjoy the same view every day -- would have been less expensive.)

[Washington Post-AP, 11-11-2011]

Unfortunately, Manulife Financial Corp. is a Canadian firm, and thus it had a very bad year. If exactly the same company had been magically relocated to anywhere in the United States, it would have had an outstanding year.

Under Canada's hard-nosed accounting rules, Manulife was forced to post a loss last year of $1.28 billion. However, under the more feel-good U.S. accounting rules, according to the company, it would have shown a profit of $2.2 billion and been flush with $16 billion more in shareholder value. [The Globe and Mail (Toronto), 11-3-2011]

Following October arrests by Nigeria's Abuja Environmental Protection Board, authorities learned that local prostitutes earned premium fees by selling their customers' semen to "juju priests," who use it as "medicines" in rituals.

Police who rounded up the sex workers found inventories of condoms with the necks tied. [Codewit World News, 10-12-2011]


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Previously:


Our Animal Overlords

Wait . . . What!?; Cutting-Edge Science

Least Competent Criminals

Our Litigious Society

Ironies

Reigning cats and . . . replacing man

Well, that certainly explains it

Least Competent Criminals

Recent Alarming Headlines

Almost too-good-to-be-true police reports

Great, ahem, Art!

Government for the People!?

Armed and Clumsy (All-New!)

Bright Ideas

Cutting-Edge Tactics?

Society's collective yelp for help

Casualties in the culture-war?; bloody sick

Unclear on the Concept

Ultimate Catfighting; Mixed Evidence on Smoking

Do names portend the future?; Hey, It Could've Happened

Can't Possibly Be True!

You can't be trusted not to hurt yourself, citizens!

They warp faith

Inscrutable Asians

HUH!?

Questionable Judgments

Leading Economic Indicators; A News of the Weird Classic (January 1995)

DMV Is a Dangerous Place

The Entrepreneurial Spirit!

Weird Science; Recent Alarming Headlines

What passes for cutting-edge fashion; Least Competent Criminals

Compelling Explanations; Unclear on the Concept

The Litigious Society

Oh, the sweet irony!; Least Competent Criminals

Bureaucrat's Delight; Creme de la Weird

News That Sounds Like a Joke; (Very) Undignified Death

Great, ahem, Art!

Government in Action!

A ride to die for --- literally!; Least Competent Criminals

Fine Points of the Law

People Different From Us

The Continuing Crisis

Risky Business Models; News of the Self-Indulgent

Oops!; ‘Sorry, Honey. I Was Aiming at the Dog’

No Respect

Unclear on the Concept

Don't read on a full stomach; Inexplicable

Can't Possibly Be True!

Direct Pipelines from the Pentagon to U.S. Enemies

This can't be true!

All cultures are equal!?

People With Issues; Least Competent Criminals

The perfect marriage?; heavenly points for trying?

Pervs on Parade; Least Competent People

HUH!????

Our Animal Sidekicks

No, Thanks!

For Self-Indulgent Crackpots

The Pervo-American Community; Least Competent Criminals

The Continuing Crisis

Compelling Explanations?

Ironies

Government turns TLC into crime, fine

The Pervo-American Community; truly bizarre historical trivia

Coincidence?; Catch-22; Unclear on the Concept

Jobs-for-life; Bats' Rights

Government in Action!

Ironic twist on ‘affirmative action’; Ah, art!

Names in the News (For Immature Readers Only, Please!); Pathetic losers

The continuing crisis, con't; The Pervo-American Community

The Continuing Crisis

New meaning for ‘adult toy’; OOPS! Wrong crime

THE NERVE!

Police Blotter

Recent Confusing Headlines; People With Issues

Unclear on the Concept

Can't Possibly Be True!

Respect all cultures!?; screwed for something he didn't

Least Competent Criminals; He's full of . . . .

MORE Questionable Judgments

Questionable Judgments

Cultural Diversity

White men can …; Cutting-Edge Research

Undignified Deaths; Recurring Themes

People Different From Us --- And Most!; Leading Economic Indicators

Civilization in Decline: Growing Up Early

The Entrepreneurial Spirit!

Life lessons for make-believe world; Armed and Clumsy (all-new!)

Recurring Themes; Update

You just had to open that yap of yours, didn't you!?

Ironies

Fan-atic$; Unclear on the Concept

Easily Offended

Criminals With Chutzpah; Least Competent Non-Criminals

Almost (Deservedly) Dead in Bed; Gee, whiz genius; They Call it Art!

More of your Government in Action!

Government in Action!

The Aristocrats!

Oops!

The Continuing Crisis

Bright Ideas

OOPS!

People With Issues

News That Sounds Like a Joke; Inexplicable

Can't Possibly Be True!, II

Can't Possibly Be True!

T-moo-I!; Unclear on the Concept

Creme de la Weird; Least Competent Gun-Handling

HUH!?; Questionable Judgments

Our screwed-up world

The Classic Middle Name (all-new!); Unclear on the Concept

Least Competent Patient; Rights of the Disabled

Procreation Interventions; Weird Animals

Who says we're in a recession!?; Navel Observatory

Fine Points of the Law; Medical Marvels

How the Saudis hold beauty contests; The Entrepreneurial Spirit!; Noses Know

Cliche Come to Life; art!?; worse

I Demand My Rights!; Signs of the Times

Compelling Explanations; 'Wrong' Impressions

Ironies

Least Competent Criminals

HUH!?

When government bombs; Bizarre ‘art’

Chutzpah!

Pakistan finds a use for ‘transgendered’; People With Issues

Least Competent Criminals; Usual consequence for an unqualified student

Why Unions Are Unpopular; Score One for Death Penalty Advocates

Those who don't know when to shut their yap

Overreaching

Oops!; Wheeee!

Least Competent Criminals; Last Words

Inexplicable

HUH!?

Can't Possibly Be True!

Zero Tolerance?; Willing to go to Indonesia to cure for emphysema?

FANatic; what a putz — literally!

The ultimate loser; chutzpah X2

Illegals become animals; When ‘grow up!’ is not just a rebuke

'Good Housekeeping' for the bomber set; evolutionary hardiness in American drinkers?

In case you are getting sentenced; when a ‘best friend’ betrays

Clever victim outwits thief

Do names portend the future?

Questionable Judgments

They are definitely not US!

Smooth Reactions; Least Competent Criminals

People With Too Much Money

The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Product Giveaways

Weird Science

Whoever said life is fair?

Creme de la Weird; The Litigious Society

Ironies

Least Competent Criminals; Classic weirdness

News That Sounds Like a Joke; The Weirdo-American Community

Pathetic creeps

Government in Action!

People Different From Us; Least Competent Criminals Not Ready for Prime Time

Not So Bright Ideas

No Sense of Shame!

Yikes!

Change, the old fashioned way; Another ‘Sovereign’ Citizen

Elusive Perps; The Country Afraid of Its Own Shadow

More ‘Can't Possibly Be True!’

Inexplicable

Can't Possibly Be True

Things that make say ‘HUH!?’

Least Competent Criminals; Classic

SICK! SICK! SICK!

Questionable Judgments

All cultures are equal?

Feeeeeeeh!

Least Competent Criminals; She's repulsive, they're jealous

The Entrepreneurial Spirit; Not Your Father's Scotch

Science on the Cutting Edge

Privacy v. ‘art’; The Continuing Crisis

Recurring Themes; A News of the Weird Classic

People With Issues; Least Competent Criminals

Economics and witchcraft; Ironies

From victims to tourist attractions; Wacky lawsuit

Compelling Explanations

Least Competent Criminals; People Who Ran Over Themselves

Surprise!; 'That Was Easy!'

Government in Action!

Bizarre ‘art’

Getting Old, Young; from the archives

Undignified Deaths

Bright Ideas; Least Competent Criminals

Oops!; Failed to Think It Through

The Continuing Crisis; Beloved Banker

The ear has a ‘G-spot’

Respect for All Cultures?

First Things First

Questionable State Regulation; Can't Possibly Be True

Unclear on the Concept; Least Competent Criminals

Where down is up; Can't Possibly Be True

Least Competent Criminals; Things that Make You Say: Huh!?

News That Sounds Like a Joke

Cultural Diversity; eggs-ellent! (from the archives)

News from Islam-land; Latest Cutting-Edge Research

Those Ingenious Western Spies!; Cultural Diversity

Can't Possibly Be True; Motherly Love

Least Competent Criminals; Questionable Judgments

This mafia really are animals; out of control businesses

Science on the Cutting Edge

Daring New Products

Least Competent Criminals; from the archives

If Life Gives You …

Their Crimes Fit Their Names; Bright Ideas

Latest ‘Rights’; Compelling Explanations

One of the world's most bizarre conferences; delicious ironies

Thinning the herd; Downgrade Cut Short; from the archives

Cleverest Non-Humans; Medicare In Action

Oops!; The Weirdo-American Community; Least Competent Criminals

Life Imitates a Drew Barrymore Movie; Weird Science; Questionable Judgments

Questionable Judgments; Great, ahem, Art!

Fine Points of the Law; Thank Goodness for Narcissists

Cliches Come to Life; First Things First; Fine Points of the Law

News That Sounds Like a Joke; Suspicions Confirmed; Yikes!

Do They Know?; Yikes!

Catch-22 Catches Disabled Veteran; The Continuing Crisis; Best Not to Ask Why

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