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 Feb 19, 2014 / 1 9 Adar I, 5774

Protect your good name online

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Embarrassing photos. Youthful indiscretions. Unguarded comments. In a world where everyone can be -- and is being -- Googled by everyone else, the past can come back to bite you like never before, warns Consumer Reports.

If you're searching for a new job or applying to an educational program, someone in that process is likely to investigate you over the Internet. If you're a self-employed professional or small-business owner, technology now serves up user reviews about you even to people who aren't looking for them.

Positive information, of course, can open doors, but negative reviews might keep them shut. One consultant, worried about a bad critique that popped up when he searched his name, spent $1,000 for help removing it. But Consumer Reports notes that you can preserve and protect your online reputation for a lot less. Here's how:

  • Google yourself. Start by looking for your own name on that search engine as well as on Bing.com and Yahoo.com. In the Internet age, you should regularly keep tabs on what's being said about you. You can even automate this chore. Go to google.com/alerts to set up a daily, weekly or as-new-things-pop-up scan of your name. The results will be emailed to you.

  • Post your own profiles online. This will quickly polish your online reputation, because search engine algorithms tend to push your own positive online disclosures to the top of search results. That pushes negatives lower. Get your name and profile out there by signing up with several key social media sites. Your profile page on LinkedIn.com, essential to anyone employed or looking for a job, will zoom to the No. 1 spot in search results. If you create a YouTube.com profile page, that will probably climb to No. 2 thanks to new blended text-image-video search techniques. Those and Facebook, Twitter and Google+ will help fill up the first page of a Google search, which "89 percent of people never look beyond," says William Arruda, founder and president of Reach Personal Branding, which helps professionals manage their business reputations.

  • Buy the Web address of your own name. Do this even if you don't intend to launch a website. That prevents someone else -- say, an evil ex-spouse -- from getting it. (Shop at a domain name registry service like GoDaddy.com or NetworkSolutions.com.) You can also create your own websites at personal portals like About.me and Flavors.me (no ".com" extension).

  • Create positive content. Don't be intimidated by the need to fill up pages on all those sites. Although more content creation is better than less, you can choose your own pace. "A lot of people establish a bio on Twitter but never actually tweet, because the bio itself will come up high in searches," says Shannon Wilkinson, founder and chief executive officer of Reputation Communications, which works with businesses, philanthropies and politicians. Or you can curate your own content. If you read an article online that's meaningful to you, write a one-sentence description and send the link to friends.

  • If you're really gung-ho, start a blog. The easiest way is on a hosted blog site like Blogger.com, Squarespace.com, TypePad.com or WordPress.com.

  • Take down bad content. The previous steps should go a long way toward burying bad news. But if you think that more action is required, Consumer Reports suggests you start by contacting your Facebook blabbermouth or website tormentor (find the site owner's or administrator's contact information on WhoIs.com) and ask that the information be removed, says Bennet Kelley, attorney and founder of InternetLawCenter.net, a Los Angeles law firm. Appeal to the humanity of your nemesis. If that doesn't work, Kelley advises that you attack the problem as a violation of law, regulation or hosting platform policy -- whichever may apply. Finally, a cease and desist letter from an attorney can be a powerful persuader. It can cost $750 to $2,000, but that's still cheaper than your other option: a lawsuit.

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