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

Ask Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: Were Tupperware containers ever sold in stores before the home party began? -- S.L.S., Roanoke, Va.

A: The unique containers were invented by and named for Earl Tupper (1907-1983) in 1946. The containers were originally sold in stores and by mail. In 1948, the company introduced the Tupperware Home Party to demonstrate how the products worked. In 1951, all Tupperware products were removed from stores.

Q: My nephew is constantly running, jumping and yelling "Cowabunga!" I know he got it from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. "Cowabunga" sounds like a familiar word from my past. Can you help? -- J.L.M., Redding, Calif.

A: "Cowabunga" was the nonsensical greeting exchanged by Buffalo Bob Smith and Chief Thunderthud on TV's "Howdy Doody." Its use spread through the "Gidget" surfer movies, starring Sandra Dee, and later the Peanuts comic strip.

Q: What was the name of Popeye's ship? -- K.M.W., Sarasota, Fla.

A: His ship is named The Olive.

Q: Where was the State of Franklin in the United States? I'm reading a novel and it is mentioned. I assume it's made up. -- F.A.I., Cape May, N.J.

A: It's not made up. After the Revolutionary War, the original colonies were asked to help pay for the cost of the war. North Carolina had neither the money nor the ability to tax the people in the western portion of the state, and it gladly ceded the land to the Federal government. In 1784, residents of this area established the State of Franklin, but four years later, the idea was abandoned because of the lack of support of Congress. The area was merged with Tennessee.

Q: When was the pull-tab can patented? -- G.O., Woburn, Mass.

A: Ermal Cleon Fraze received a patent for his invention in 1959. Sixteen years later, Continental Can Co. created a non-removable tab. Fraze died in 1989 at the age of 76.

Q: A vegan is a vegetarian who eats no animal products. What about a person, such as myself, who eats dairy products, plus fish and chicken? -- U.J.K., New Orleans

A: You would be a flexitarian or semi-vegetarian. Semi-vegetarians will sometimes eat meat byproducts such as fats, oils and gelatin and wear clothing from animals.

Q: What was the name of the talking Chihuahua in the Taco Bell TV commercials? -- I.M.W., Lafayette, La.

A: Her name was Gidget.

Q: Richard Dean Anderson played the role of MacGyver in the TV series of the same name. What was MacGyver's first name? -- R.T., Evans City, Pa.

A: The character's full name was Angus MacGyver. The show aired from 1985 to 1992.

Q: In mythology, what has the body of a lion, head of a man and tail of a dragon? -- F.G., Hurricane, Utah

A: Just your common, everyday manticore.

Q: What is the highest peak in Canada? -- Y.N., Glenview, Calif.

A: At approximately 19,551 feet (the exact elevation is still unknown because of tectonic uplifting), Mount Logan is the highest peak in Canada and the second highest in North America. Located in the Yukon Territory in the St. Elias Mountains near the Alaska border, the peak was named in 1891 after Sir William Edmond Logan, a Canadian geologist and founder of the Geological Survey of Canada.

Q: The caption under a picture of a ship calls attention to the fact that it is riding low in the water, making reference to its Plimsoll line. What exactly is the "Plimsoll line"? -- E.B., Norfolk, Va.

A: The "Plimsoll line" is a set of lines painted on a ship that indicates when the ship has been loaded to full capacity. A ship loaded to the point where the Plimsoll line is submerged is dangerously overloaded. It is named for Samuel Plimsoll (1824-1898), an English member of Parliament, who promoted the passage of a bill that established markings on every cargo ship.

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